March 16 Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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NATION
*APC governors hold pro-Oshiomhole meeting in Abuja
*UNICEF hails Osun’s return to 6-3-3-4 education system
*‘APC’ll come out stronger under Oshiomhole’
*IYC, others urge Niger Delta governors to diversify economy
*Agusto & Co. assigns A-(f) rating to Cordros Fund
*Unity Bank unveils USSD in Nigerian languages
*Polaris Bank marks World Kidney Day
*Sterling seeks end to police-youth violence
*IWD: Rosabon gives grants to female entrepreneurs
*Lagos plans Guinness Record with 10m human chain
*CBN mulls lower rate to boost growth, says Emefiele
*Lagos govt goes tough on violators of ‘greening’ laws
*‘APC crisis may breed a third force’
*Sanwo-olu’s wife, Sport minister partner Baptist Church on expansion project
*Lagos APC elders wade into Assembly crisis
*Don’t dump refuse in drainages, Deputy Governor warns residents
*APC crisis and travails of comrade-chairman
*Lagos to implement policy on plastic waste management
*Free medical outreach in Oyo
*Kwara commissioner is TRCN certified
*Governor’s wife seeks support for cancer eradication
*Appeal Court upholds monarch’s installation
*Grant us visas to bury our dead, family urges U.S. Consulate
*Why I visited Alaafin, by Fayemi
*Suspension of Lokpobiri, others may worsen Bayelsa APC crisis
*Ooni to intevene in Ekiti traditional council crisis
*‘New judge for Shema’s trial’
*SERAP threatens to sue govt over Abacha loot
*Nigerian Embassy in U.S. suspends passport interviews, biometric capturing
*Two foreign-based Nigerian doctors die from COVID-19
*Sanusi dethronement: Count me out, says Malami
*Baby burnt to death with parents, say rescuers
*Watch out, Mr. President
*COVID-19: Vatican cancels open Easter celebrations
*Why we hosted deposed Emir Sanusi, by Nasarawa governor
*2023: A different form of ailment
*‘Accidents claimed 287,153 lives in 46 years’
*’18m Nigerians infected with hepatitis virus’
*Foreign capital inflows dip 32% to $3.8b over naira woes
*Anti-Oshiomhole forces undermining Buhari’s govt, says Tinubu
*Fed Govt to arraign lawyer charged with forgery
*Explosions rock Lagos
*The place of culture in civilisation
*Senate constitution review panel to receive memoranda, says Omo-Agege
*Omo-Agege: fifth columnists fuelling Southsouth APC crisis
*Obasanjo’s grandstanding on restructuring
*Babalakin: A case of intellectual honesty
*No Storm can Stop you!
*Ogun to upgrade state hospitals
*New panacea for unemployment
*‘Take ownership of govt projects’
*Ogun to enforce right of ways, water channels
*Tackling Voter Suppression in Nigeria
*Sanitising NDDC

DAILY TRUST
*20m Nigerians unemployed due to skills deficiency – ITF
*Despite Coronavirus, insecurity, 41st Kaduna Trade Fair was a huge success – KADCCIMA president
*Nigeria earned N416.32bn from solid minerals in 12 yrs – NEITI
*Enugu appropriated N3.4bn to support SMEs in 2020
*Experts list options for CBN on prudent foreign reserves mgt
*Cross River govt, Navy bicker over property
*Abandoned buildings which fail integrity test will be demolished – FCT minister
*Haven Homes partners Seso Global in new estate launch
*Unsung heroes of Abuja master plan
*FERMA scored high on budget implementation in 2019
*Technology in the age of COVID-19
*FG targets digital entrepreneurs via MIT-REAP
*Glo gets 6m new customers
*Minister woos unemployed youths to science and tech expo
*Buhari to unveil 5-year broadband plan, 3 IT projects Thursday
*We have the required medical equipment, personnel – Kano FA
*No days off for Oboabona amidst Covid-19 outbreak
*Capital market has better capacity to unlock credit for commodities – Uduk
“Outcome of ICNCM 2020 expected to spur capital market, economy – SEC
*Plateau Utd survive Nasarawa Utd scare to pull away from title contenders
*Mutiu Adepoju: Life is ‘boring’ without football
*Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge
*Kaduna YSFON pledges to help promote badminton at grass roots
*Coronavirus: Rooney says footballers treated like ‘guinea pigs’
*Onazi provides assist in Denizlispor win
*Ex-international, Dominic Iorfa mourns Mrs. Maureen Ipevnor

VANGUARD
*Majekodunmi’s Down2Music concert celebrates people with Down syndrome
*Olaosebikan harps on technology, financing for improved healthcare
*COVID-19: CBN braces up for policy challenges
*COVID-19 has clobbered 2020 budget into coma
*Meristem launches N1bn ETF offer for subscription
*COVID-19: 150m Nigerians lack access to hand-washing facilities — WaterAid
*Nigeria’s dysfunctional healthcare delivery system and COVID-19 incubus
*I will ask questions with stones: Odia Ofeimun at 70
*Covid19: Saving our economy from distress
*Kaduna Magistrate Defies High Court, Insists on Odinkalu’s Trial
*Herdsmen attacks: House Minority leader urges FG to sack service chiefs
*Derivation: Okowa doubts funds declared by NNPC
*School children among 15 killed in Lagos explosion
*$27b loan: FG should desist from reckless borrowings —PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt
*APC CRISIS: Pro-Oshiomhole forces fight back

PUNCH
*Oil crash: Nigeria may lose $8.63bn in six months
*Anti-Oshiomhole forces weakening APC, Buhari regime, Tinubu warns
*I’ve no record of how much Abacha stole — Malami
*South-East govs unveil security outfit in April, says Umahi
*Page Financials pledges support for arts
*Insurers’ assets to grow by 26.5% –Report
*Three men nabbed for gang-rape in Ekiti
*Principal, 16 others killed, 50 houses razed in Lagos gas plant explosion
*Eight nabbed for killing police inspector in Ogun
*Fake naval officer arrested for mutilating man’s private parts
*Car crushes couple to death in Ogun
*Ifeanyi Ubah: Police charge lawyer with forgery
*Buhari celebrates late Awolowo’s secretary, Ofeimun, at 70
*Kwara probes civil service to weed out ghost workers
*First Bank in merger talks with local, foreign banks
*Edo readies for rains, inspect flood control projects
*Ebonyi teenager defiles five minors in one week
*IPPIS: Lecturers protest deductions, non-payment of sabbatical scholars
*Fayemi visits Alaafin over face-off with Ekiti monarchs
*I won’t ask NFF for contract renewal – Rohr
*Three men nabbed for gang-rape in Ekiti
*Ighalo undergoes two tests daily
*Onazi rues fans absence in Denizlispor’s win
*Joshua’s bout with Pulev doubtful
*Pinnick, match commissioners test NPFL medical facilities
*NFF, Simba Group renew partnership
*Paralympic gold medalist Ishaku new NPPF president
*Confed Cup loss: Horoya used ‘werepe’ on Enyimba, alleges Osho
*Insurers’ assets to grow by 26.5% –Report
*Edo 2020: Plateau’s 345-man contingent targets big win
*Principal, 16 others killed, 50 houses razed in Lagos gas plant explosion
*Eight nabbed for killing police inspector in Ogun
*Fake naval officer arrested for mutilating man’s private parts
*Car crushes couple to death in Ogun

THISDAY
*EU Advocates Gender Equality in Nigeria
*Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Oppose FG’s Plan to Borrow $22.7bn
*One Dies, Scores Injured as Customs, Smugglers Clash in Ogun
*Fayemi, Alaafin Hold Talks over Crisis in Ekiti Council of Obas
*Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Fayemi Commiserate with Victims of Lagos Explosion
*NEITI: Nigeria Earned N416bn from Solid Minerals Mining in 12 Years
*How Coronavirus Pandemic is Sweeping Across Continents
*Dividends of Hosting 2020 Police Games in Anambra
*Scorecard for Lagos State Police Command
*Doubling Commitment to Train Women in Africa
*Services Weaken as COVID-19 Hits Global Economy
*Access Bank Unveils DiamondXtra Season 12
*Polaris Bank Promotes SMEs
*Airtel Crashes Data Tariff, Incentivises Customers
*FirstBank Commits to Women Empowerment
*Foundation Commemorates #MyFreedomDay
*Building Resilience to External Shocks
*Mechanic Team Wins Maiden Yamaha Cup in Lagos
*‘Agribusiness Expo to Boost Export Potential of Local Farmers’
*Experts Call for Attitudinal Change among Nigerians
*Wema Bank Supports Women-owned Businesses
*COVID-19: Turkish Airlines Adopts Safety Measures
*Heritage Bank, GEZAWA Seek to Boost Agric Sector
*Aliyu Unveils N70m Aquaculture Centre
*Air Peace Deploys Measures to Protect Passengers, Staff against Coronavirus
*NASC Deploys Smart Cards to Tackle Seed Counterfeiting
*Bello: With Coronavirus Disruptions, Economic Diversification Crucial
*Investors Count Losses as Stock Market Sheds N1.8 Trillion
*‘How Receivables Finance Can Close SME Gaps’
*FG Seeks Swedish Govt’s Support on Broadband Deployment
*Nnamani Hails Report on Broadband
*Xpress Payments Appoints CEO
*‘Venture Capital Will Shape Nigeria, Others’ Future’
*Rosabon Empowers Female Entrepreneurs
*Polaris Marks World Kidney Day
*Policy Makers Advocate Urgent Reforms to Boost Nutrition in Africa
*In Kano, the Royal Baton Changes from One Brother to Another
*Firms Partner to Facilitate Travelling
*CRC Gets Recognition
*N68.922bn Extra Budgetary Spending: Senate Probes INEC, NSA, Others

TELEGRAPH
*Ebonyi earmarks N3bn for kidney, liver transplant
*Rohr in trouble as NFF gets new coach
*Fayemi visits Alaafin over Ekiti obaship crisis
*We’ll partner University Press to develop education –Makinde
*How to tackle aviation infrastructure woes’
*Analysts: Coronavirus impact’ll drive fixed income yields
*NSE closes week red with 13.49% loss
*AfDB launches $2.2m project to boost fertilizer supply
*Compensate victims, APC begs Lagos
*2 Rev sisters, 5 students, 9 others die as explosion rocks Lagos
*Man defiles five girls in one week
*Seven suspected illegal immigrants arrested in Lagos
*Edo gears up for rainy season, inspects flood control projects in Benin.

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