Nigerian News From EkohotBlog: Major Headlines Today Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG roundup of top Major Nigerian headlines for today, Saturday, October 12th, 2019

1. Lagos To Close Ilupeju Railway Crossing

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has announced that the Ilupeju Railway Level Crossing will be closed to vehicular movement from 9:00pm, Saturday, 12 to 8:00am, Sunday, 13 2019.


2. Social Media, a critical tool in crime fighting – IGP Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has advised policemen to take advantage of the social Media in engaging the public in crime-related issues and awareness creation.


3. Information Technology Crucial To Driving T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda – Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo has stated that technological innovations will play a crucial role in the implementation of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.


4. Election Tribunal Vindicates Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri

The Election Petition Tribunal in Adamawa State has upheld the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri in the 2019 gubernatorial election.


5. Osinbajo, Okowa Advocate Collaborative Efforts In Tackling Poverty

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Delta State Governor , Ifeanyi Okowa have called for strong collaboration among the three tiers of government in the fight against poverty in the country


6. PDP To Sagay: Tell Buhari The Truth, Corruption Resides In His Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP, has called on the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay to tell President Buhari that corruption resides in his Presidency.


7. CSOs Commend President Buhari Over Early Submission Of 2020 Budget

A coalition of 23 Nigerian civil society organisations, under the aegis of Partnership for Advocacy on Child & Family Health ( PACFaH @Scale) , has commended the Federal Government for the early submission of the 2020 budget to the National Assembly while calling for timely passage, full release , efficient and effective utilisation of the budgetary allocations


8. Breaking: NNPC Announces The Discovery Of Hydrocarbon In The Northeast

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has announced that its drilling team on Thursday discovered hydrocarbon in the Northeast.


9. Kidnapper Demands N20m For The Release Of Principal

Kidnappers of the Principal of Government Technical College, Kajuru, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, Mr. Francis Maji have called the family,demanding for N20 million ransom for his release.


10. Abiodun Promises To Rehabilitate Isara General Hospital

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured the people of Ode Remo and environs that the General Hospital , Isara, would be rehabilitated and equipped to meet their health needs


11. Crisis Hits Bayelsa APC As Two Factions Emerge

With less than six weeks to the November 16 Bayelsa State gubernatorial election , another major crisis is presently rocking the state chapter of the All Progressive Congress ( APC ) as two factions emerged yesterday. While the two factions laid claim to leadership , they were also suspending each other ’s executives


12. Scientists Discover Immune Cell That May Stop Breast Cancer

Breast cancer patients have been given hope after scientists found an immune cell which may stop the disease returning.


13. President Buhari Stops Ministers, Others From Travelling Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari has barred all ministers and heads of federal agencies from travelling abroad following the warning issued by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on the defence of the 2020 budget before the National Assembly.


14. Actor Robert Forster Dies, Aged 78

Robert Forster , a character acting stalwart who was nominated for an Oscar thanks to his work in Jackie Brown , has died. He was 78.


15. US Acting Secretary Of Homeland Security Resigns, Says Trump

The acting secretary of US Homeland security, Kevin McAleenan submitted his resignation to the White House on Friday, announced President Donald Trump


16. Saudi Treats 8,000 Eye Patients, Conducts 694 Surgeries In Nigeria

The volunteer medical campaign by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to combat blindness and its causes said it diagnosed and treated 8,000 patients of eye-related free of charge in Ibadan.


17. Check Out Who Emerges Winner ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria’ 2019

Miss Rivers, Nyekachi Douglas has won the just-concluded Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2019 held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Bayelsa.


18. Watch As BBNaija Winner Mercy And Tacha Reconcile

The Winner of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2019, Mercy Eke and ex-housemate Tacha were seen on Friday hugging each other as it seems the duo have finally reconciled


19. Minister Vows To Fight Piracy In Entertainment Industry

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo while being visited by the members of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Abuja Chapter disclosed the Federal Government would intensify efforts to fight piracy in the entertainment industry.


20. Liverpool Manager Klopp Emerges EPL Manager Of The Month

German tactician and Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has been named English Premier League (EPL) manager of the month, the second time in a row after his impressive run under the month in review.


21. Arsenal Star Emerges Premier League Player Of The Month

Arsenal FC striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has emerged the English Premier League (EPL) Player of the Month for September, following his impressive performance and form in the month under review.


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