Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Newspaper Headlines

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1. [COVID-19] NCDC Records 377 New Cases, 2 Deaths

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms that Nigeria now has a total of 203,081 COVID-19 cases.

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2. COVID-19: FEC Approves ₦836m For Oxygen Plants Nationwide

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved ₦836 million for the establishment of oxygen production plants for COVID-19 pandemic intervention across the country.

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3. Jega Wants Nigeria To Return To 12-State Structure

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has called for the reduction of the number of states in the country from 36 to 12 to fast-track the development of the country.⁣⁣

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4. INEC Suspends Voter Registration In Bauchi, Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has suspended the Continuous Voter Registration exercise in Bauchi State

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5. Minister Laments Increasing Destruction Of National Assets In Abuja

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, has decried the spate of destruction of critical national assets in the nation’s capital.

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6. Digital Currency: CBN Set Date To Officially Launch E-Naira

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) set to launch the e-naira, a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on October 1.

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7. Why Nigeria needs digital currency – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained the economic implications and importance of a centralised and regulated digital currency in Nigeria.

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8. Sanwo-Olu’s Aide Reacts To Northern Elders Forum Comment On 2023 Presidency

An aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has reacted to the statement of the Northern Elders Forum, on 2023 presidency.

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9. Ex-Gov Ahmed Clears Air On AMCON Takeover

Immediate past Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, says the reported take over of his Ilorin property by a lawyer purporting to represent AMCON was unnecessary and overzealous due to ongoing talks to resolve previous transactions with two defunct banks

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10. Osun IGR Grows To N19.6 Billion

The Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in Osun State has increased from N13.8 billion to N19.6 billion, the Auditor-General of the state, Folorunso Adesina, has said.

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11. Akeredolu Charts Course For Revenue Creation From Diaspora Remittances

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has advanced discussions with Senior Special Assistant (Diaspora Affairs) to Ekiti State Governor and Chairman Nigeria’s Diaspora Focal Point Officers’ Forum, Femi Odere, on exploring revenue creation via diaspora remittances.

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12. Lagos Govt Announces Diversion Of Traffic On Iyana-Era Road

The Lagos State Government gave assurance that the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) would be available to direct traffic.

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13. JUST IN: Again, Gunmen Strike In Abuja, Kill Policeman, Injure Others

EKOHOTBLOG reports that gunmen have attacked the Hilltop International Premium Hotel at Tunga-Maje in the Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

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14. Truck Crushes Corps Member To Death In Benin

A serving corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) identified as Oluwale Abidemi was crushed to death by a truck in Benin City, Edo State.

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15. Gunmen Abduct Pregnant Woman, Two Others In Ogun

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have abducted a pregnant woman and two others in Ogun State.

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16. Actress Eucharia Anunobi Addresses People Who Do Not Apologize Over Their Wrongdoings

Veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, in her latest post on Instagram, blasted arrogant and proud people who do not know how to apologize.

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17. Simi And Ayra Starr Shut Down A Bitter Troll

Fast-rising singer, Ayra Starr has reacted to her colleague, Simi’s post after she blasted a troll for calling her irrelevant.

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18. Netflix Launches Free Plan For Faster Growth Rates

Netflix set to roll-out a free plan for users in Kenya over the next few weeks.

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19. Embattled Singer R. Kelly Declines To Testify In Sex Trafficking Trial

Embattled R&B singer, R. Kelly on Wednesday declined to testify in his own defense at his federal sex trafficking trial to avoid the risk of a potentially brutal cross-examination.

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20. BBNaija: Saga’s Sister Accuses Big Brother Of Mental Health Disregard

The sister of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Shine Ya Eye housemate, Saga have expressed worry over his mental health as his fellow housemate and love interest, Nini remains “missing”.

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21. #BBNaija Nini Returns From Biggie’s Secret Task

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) ‘Shine Ya Eye’ housemate Nini has returned from Biggies’ secret task.

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