Nigerian News From EkohotBlog: Major Headlines Today Friday, October 11th, 2019

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG roundup of top Major Nigerian headlines for today, Friday, October 11th, 2019

1. PDP Berates Buhari Over Statistics Claim

The People Democratic Party PDP has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his claim that statistics provided by foreign groups were wild estimations that do not confirm with Nigeria’s reality.

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2. Okorocha Reveals He Lacks Expertise In Culture And Tourism

The Chairman Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has revealed that he lacked expertise in culture and tourism.

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3. No African Country Is Corruption Free – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that no country in Africa can boast of being corruption free.

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4. EFCC Arraigns 7 Sim Swap Suspects

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on Thursday arraigned seven suspected SIM Swap criminals in Kaduna.

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5. Ondo Lawyer Drags Buhari Regime To Court

An Akure-based legal practitioner, Kariakitei Kokowei, has dragged the President Muhammadu Buhari government to the court over its failure to appoint an indigene of Ondo State as the managing director (MD) of the NDDC.

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6. Building Collapse Injures 3 In Lagos

Three persons have been reportedly injured as a three-storey building at Sharks Squad, Abijo on Lekki Expressway collapsed at about 7:14 p.m on Thursday.

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7. Sanwo-Olu Donates 50 Cars To Magistrates

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has donated 50 new cars to magistrates in the state as part of efforts to enhance dispensation of justice.

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8. Jonathan Declines Comment After Meeting With Buhari

The former President Goodluck Jonathan has refused to comment on the meeting he had with President Buhari at the State House.

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9. Family Appeals To Obiano Over Paralysed Daughter

A man, Okechukwu Odika, whose daughter is paralysed, has appealed to Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano for help.

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10. Why Bad Roads Now Loom Across Nigeria —Fashola

The minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, gave reasons for the looming bad roads across the country

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11. CUPP Alleges Plot To Undermine Seniority In Selection Of Justice Panel As Atiku Goes To Supreme Court

The Coalition of United Political Parties has raised alarm over the alleged plot by the ruling All Progressive Congress APC to undermined seniority in the selection of panel of justice as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar goes to the Supreme Court.

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12. WAEC Appoints New Registrar

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has appointed Mr. Pateh Bah as its new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer for a five-year tenure.

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13. NOUN Appoints New DVC, Approves 15 More Courses

The Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has announced the appointment of Prof. Uduma Orji Uduma of the Department of Philosophy as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

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14. Court Grant Suit To Detain Maina And Son In EFCC’s Custody

The Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, has granted the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC to detain the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, and his son, Faisal, in its custody pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation.

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15. CBN Issues Fresh Guidelines On Payments System

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday issued regulatory guidelines for the operation of Indirect Participants in the Payments System, with effect from Nov. 11.

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16. Tokyo 2020: Osaka selects Japanese citizenship

Two time tennis grand slam champion, Naomi Osaka, intends to play for the hosts at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after choosing to maintain Japanese citizenship.

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17. International Friendly: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Senegal

Brazil drew 1-1 with Senegal in a friendly in Singapore on Thursday as their run without a win stretched to three games, the longest since coach Tite took over in 2016.

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18. International Friendly: Again, Super Eagles Star Opt Out Of Brazil Match

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is not just a happy man as some of his key players have withdrawn from the much talked about friendly clash with Samba Boys of Brazil on Sunday.

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19. Ban Big Brother Naija, CLO Tells FG

Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged the Federal Government to ban the Big Brother Naija show from the nation’s television telecast space.

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20. Charlyboy loses mother, Margaret Oputa

Mrs Margaret Oputa, wife of late Supreme Court Justice, Chukwudifu Oputa and mother of foremost Nigerian showbiz maestro and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, has passed on.

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