Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, July 11th, 2020

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Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Saturday, July 11th, 2020

1. COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 700 As NCDC Confirms 575 New cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday disclosed that the country has recorded five hundred and seventy five fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection.


2. Sanwo-Olu, Dangote, Elumelu, 6 Others Honored For Fight Against COVID-19

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Africa’s wealthiest man and Chairman of Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, and the Chairman of UBA Group /Founder, Heirs Holding, Mr. Tony Elumelu, are three of the nine Nigerians among 40 individuals listed on the Neusroom 100, a global list of 100 people, organisations, countries, and things that are helping the world conquer COVID-19 pandemic.


3. Oba Of Lagos Refutes Report Of Testing Positive For COVID-19

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, The 1st has debunked reports he is battling with the virulent COVID-19 infection.


4. Awosika, Adeboye, Others Proffer Solution To Crisis Management

Assessing the role of the Board of Directors in managing crisis in workplaces was the center of discourse during an online webinar platform organized by the Women on Boards, WIMBoard, under the Women in Management, Business and Public Service.


5. Protest Rocks Mali After Rejection Of President Keita’s Concessions

Protesters staged another large demonstration in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday after a coalition opposed to President Ibrahim Keita rejected concessions aimed at resolving a months-long political stand-off.


6. N11.86trn Expenditure Projected For 2021 , FG

The Federal Government has projected an aggregate expenditure of N11.86 trillion for 2021.


7. Ex Lagos Speaker, Jokotola Mourns Braimoh

A former speaker of Lagos state house of assembly, Jokotola Pelumi has commiserated with the family of Braimoh over the death of their patriarch, Tunde Braimoh.


8. Nigeria Immigration Service Deny 58 Medical Doctors Access For UK Training

The Nigeria Immigration has refused to allow 58 Nigerian medical doctors travel to London for a training programme, while providing the basis for the refusal and also asserting that the affected medical personnel have no valid travelling documents.


9. Lafia Infectious Diseases Control Centre Ready For Use –Gov. Sule

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the Infectious Diseases Control Centre in Lafia is ready for use.


10. Notorious Cultist, ESCATO Arrested In Enugu

The Nsukka Central Neighbourhood Watch alongside the Ede-Oballa Neighbourhood Watch on Thursday arrested one Mr Eze Ejike, popularly known as ESCATO, a suspected notorious assassin who is suspected to be the leader behind the serial killings in Nsukka LG area, Enugu State.


11. Union Bank To Provide Portable Water In Six Geo-political Zones

Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) said on Friday that it would provide potable water to the six geo-political zones in the country as part of its support and Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerians.


12. Ondo poll: 11 APC Aspirants Cleared, One Disqualified

All Progressives Congress Screening Committee for Ondo State Governorship Primary Election on Friday cleared eleven out of twelve aspirants to contest for the sole ticket.


13. Reps Urged FG To Reconsider Cancellation Of 2020 WASSCE

The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services has pleaded with the Federal Government to repeal its’ decision to call off the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.


14. Celebrities Storms Regina Daniels And Ned Nwoko’s Son’s Naming Ceremony

Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko have christened their son, Munir Neji Ned Nwoko.


15. 32-Yr-Old Man Shot To Death By Police In Ibadan

32-year-old man, identified as Yemi Ajayi, was allegedly shot dead by a police officer at the Iwo Road interchange, in Ibadan the Oyo state capital today July 10.


16. Buhari Is Fair To Southeast Despite Low Votes In 2015, 2019 Polls  – Adesina

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina says President, Muhammadu Buhari, has been fair to the South East region in political appointments and infrastructural projects.


17. COVID-19: FCTA Health Secretary Tests Positive

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) acting secretary of the Health and Human Services Secretariat, Mohammed Kawu has tested positive for Covid-19.


18. COVID-19 Relief: ‘There’s No Money To Chop At NDDC’ Says Cairo Ojougboh, As Commission Defends N3.14bn

The interim management committee (I MC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was on Thursday grilled by an ad hoc senate panel over the N3.14 billion it disbursed to its 4,000 workers and police commands in nine states as COVID-19 relief.


19. Nigerian Detainees In Lebanon To Return Home In A Week Time- Reps

The Nigerian House of Representatives has hinted that Nigerians who are held captive in Lebanon and prevented from leaving the country would return to Nigeria within this week.


20. Reps Want Completion Of 7000 MW Siemens Power Project

The House of Representatives thursday called for the completion of 7,000 megawatt electricity project agreement entered into by the Federal Government and the German company, Siemens.


21. Resilience [Forging Ahead] Part III – By Bashorun J.K. Randle

It is simply amazing how the list of those who are keen to appear on Resilience TV has gown longer and longer despite the channel’s declared policy of no mention of the Corona Virus [Covid-19] pandemic.


22. COVID-19 In Nigeria: Insight Into How Lagos State Is Battling The Virulent Pandemic

The Lagos state government has disclosed the type of drugs used for COVID-19 patients in the state in order to ensure their recovery from the virulent infection.


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