Nigerian News From EkohotBlog: Major Headlines Today Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG roundup of top Major Nigerian headlines for today, Thursday, September 19th, 2019

1. HAJJ 2019: Lagos Begins Refund Of Excess Payment To Pilgrims

In fulfilment of the promise made during a one-day seminar organised for its intending pilgrims, the Lagos State Government has commenced the refund of N100,000 to all the pilgrims that performed the Y2019 Holy pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


2. Buhari Approves Activities For Independence Day Celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved activities for Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary Celebration.


3. Emir Sanusi Speaks On Buhari’s Appointment Of New Economic Team

The ‎Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, ‎has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for constituting an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) comprising first-rate ‎professionals and academics.


4. Kogi Guber: INEC, Police Reiterate Commitment For A Hitch-Free Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it is determined to ensure a more efficient and hitch-free electoral service delivery in the conduct of the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi State.


5. Aregbesola Receives El-Rufai In Abuja

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has called on State Governors to emulate the Kaduna State Government’s model of tackling insecurity through the deployment of modern technology to support the efforts of the Federal Government.


6. FEC Approves New Fund For Road Projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, in Abuja approved N8.2billion for the completion and construction of roads across the country.


7. My Husband Doesn’t Pray, Separate Us – Wife Begs Court

A housewife, Shamsiya Muhammad, on Wednesday begged a Sharia Court ll, sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State to dissolve her marriage with Sani Adamu, over his refusal to pray.


8. National Youth Games: Lagos Sports Commission Commends Athletes

The Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) has commended Team Lagos’ performance at the just concluded 5th National Youth Games (NYG) held in Ilorin, Kwara State.


9. Former PDP Senator Defects To PDP

A former senator, Sen. Nimi Barigha-Amange has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).


10. Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Wins At Tribunal

The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia on Wednesday dismissed the petition against the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, challenging his re-election as senator for Abia South.


11. Popular Actor Advises Genevieve Not To Lower Standards For Men

Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu through his Instagram post sends message to actress Genevieve Nnaji not to lower her standard for men.


12. Toyin Abraham Proved Lizzy Anjorin Wrong (Video)

Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham has once again reacted to some of the claims made by her colleague Lizzy Anjorin as the duo drama continues.


13. Legendary Producer ID Cabasa Narrates How Police Slapped Him

Legendary music producer, ID Cabasa narrated his experience in hands of the Nigeria Police as he lamented the inhumane manners they treat Nigerian citizens.


14. BBNaija 2019: Drama As Bunch Of Plantains Went Missing

It was all drama in the Big Brother’s house, as a bunch of plantains belonging to the housemates went missing after Tuesday’s task, 


15. Lagos Sports Commission Discloses When Teslim Balogun Stadium Will Be Fully Ready

Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) Director-General, Oluwatoyin Gafar, in an interview with NAN on Wednesday in Ilorin disclosed that the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, which is under renovation, would be ready in December.


16. Champions League: PSG Humiliate Real Madrid

Angel di Maria scored twice as Paris St-Germain punished Real Madrid 3-0 in their Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday at the Parc de France.


17. Champions League: Atletico, Juventus Played 2-2 Draw In Dramatic Comeback

Atletico Madrid completes a fightback as Substitute Hector Herrera scored a 90th-minute leveller as they played 2-2 draw with Juventus in Champions League Group D opener on Wednesday.


18. Champions League: Tottenham Squander Two-Goal Lead In Olympiakos Draw

Tottenham Hotspur squandered two-goal lead in 2-2 draw against Olympiakos in Champions League Group B opener in Greece on Wednesday.


19. Champions League: Manchester City Stroll Past Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City bounced after a shocking defeat to Norwich City in the English Premier League, as they begin their Champions League campaign in style with a deserved victory at Shakhtar Donetsk.


20. American Singer Chris Brown Offers To Be Davido’s Groomsman

Popular Nigeria music star, David Adeleke, better known as Davido revealed that American singer Chris Brown has offered to be part of his groomsmen.


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