NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2020*

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*THE NATION*

Tinubu hails Emir Sulu-Gambari at 80

Govt, Labour in talks, says PTF

JoshuaFury fight confirmed for 2021

10,000 Nigerians tested as NCDC laments underuse of facilities

Mathew may extend Lillestrom contract

Omotayo Quadris Rio 2016 feat revived my career

Activists hail Cameroons indictment of Armys role in civilian killings

More knocks for Umahi as governor denies barring reporters

Govt declares Kano situation worrisome

108 new virus cases

COVID-19 patients reject transfer to treatment centres

Razak urges Muslims pray to defeat COVID-19

Lawan seeks prayer against COVID-19

Weve disbursed N23b out of Abacha loot

Ramadan starts today, says Sultan

WHO projects 700,000 malaria cases in sub-Saharan Africa

Niger to quarantine returnees from Kano

Immigration extends temporary suspension of passport

Dirty politics deserves a break

Abiodun: Maximising benefits of lockdown

Ogun will triumph over pandemic

Kogi West: Dino Melaye, PDP close case at election tribunal

Dotman joins Labo Entertainment

Ex-Beauty queen to launch book on Climate change

Woli Arole engages fans with The Chat Room show

Actor Uchemba reaches out to slum communities

Ycee advises fans to support Nigerian creatives

Kemi Adetiba offers four roles to fans in King Of Boys 2

*VANGUARD*

Nigerian, Benin Navies foil pirates’ attack on Portuguese vessel, rescue 11 crewmen

UN agency calls for $1 trn developing world debt write-off

FCTA to evacuate recalcitrant COVID-19 patients to treatment centres ‘ Minister says

COVID-19: FRSC embarks on production of facemasks

BREAKING: Lagos records 78 new COVID-19 cases, as Nigeria’s total hits 981

Strange deaths: We bury more corpses now than before, says Kano undertakers

RAMADAN: Do not partake in rituals that can spread coronavirus, Buhari warns

COVID-19: FG expresses disappointment over racial discrimination of Nigerians in China

UPDATED: Sultan announces commencement of Ramadan

BAF presents food items to Keke and Okada riders in Isoko nation

COVID-19: Countries have different approaches to testing ‘NCDC

Darling Nigeria supports small scale salons, stylists and frontline health workers

Join me to feed the poor, Omashola tells Dangote, Otedola, E-Money others

COVID-19: Abuja Computerized Vehicle Testing Service donates food items to support efforts of FCT

Kano’s mystery deaths and fake vaccines

UBA records double-digit earnings Q1 growth

Girls in ICT Day: NITDA says sector needs more women, girls

With oil prices volatility, cooperation between Sudan, South Sudan becomes more important

Don’t shoot the messenger

Should you believe what ECA is saying about Africa

When an antelope prised itself from a lion’s mouth

COVID-19: NABTEB postpones 2020 May/June Certificate examinations

Registration of new students ongoing at National Open University ‘Management

We still have 1 COVID-19 patient in Osun, says Gov. Oyetola

New York test of 3,000 people finds 14% with coronavirus antibodies

Malaria infection, risk factor for increase COVID-19 fatality ‘ PSN

COVID-19: 3 doctors test positive in Lagos

WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic

*THISDAY*

Q1: UBA Starts Strong with N147bn Earnings, N33bn Profit

COVID-19: Firms Urged to Protect Employees Interest

FBNQuest Records N4.2bn Profit

Dangote Cement Raises N150bn as Bond Offer Records Oversubscription

Nigerian Breweries Posts N83bn Revenue, N5.5bn Profit in Three Months

Customs Agents Decry Violation of FGs Order on Demurrage Waiver

Aero May Expand Aircraft Maintenance to Uyo Facility

COVID-19: Air Cargo to the Rescue

NSC Directs Haulage Operators to Reduce Freight Rates at Ports

Seafarers Get Certificate Validity Extension

CRC Credit Bureau Offers Automated Lending Service

Mbanuzuo: Airlines Employees Will Bear Pain of COVID-19 Disruptions

Ethiopian Finalises Distribution of Jack Mas Additional Medical Supplies

International Carriers Sack Workers

Delta Launches Cargo-only Flights to Atlanta

Jumia and P&G Partner to Provide Easy Access to Hygiene, Sanitary Products in Nigeria

Covid 19: Between Nigeria, UK and America

A Governors Wartime Performance

Appointment of Chief of Staff: The Daura Option

The Illegal IMC of NDDC and Its Dubious Forensic Audit

Abba Kyari: Never Knew it Would Come to this Tragic End

Malam Abba Kyari: A Great Public Servant

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Bleak Future for Some National Teams as NFF…

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, Debunks COVID-19 Speculations

Lagos Badminton Classic Postponed Due to COVID-19

Setback for UEFA as Dutch Govt Shutdown Football until September

SArabias Proposed Takeover of Newcastle Utd Creating Buzz in UK

Coronavirus Outbreak: Round-the-clock Updates (II)

*PUNCH*

Katsina locks down LG as cases hit 21

Adhere to lockdown directives

22 traders in container arrested at Rivers boundary

FG, envoy meet over Nigerians positive cases in China

Buhari, others urge prayers as Ramadan starts today

Trigger-happy cop shoots, kills policewoman in Rivers

Stay in your state of residence, Ortom warns indigenes

Carry out thorough probe into Ohafia killing Ikpeazu

Bauchi bans Almajiri school, okada, religious gatherings

Weve stopped torturing suspects to make confessions Rivers CP

Zamfara boundary restriction violator will be punished Matawalle

Mulling the tiptoe back to normalcy

Police have always released any herdsmen arrested for attacking us Ondo monarch

So, Geoffrey Onyeama believed the Chinese

COVID-19: Between freedom, repression and challenges of legitimacy (1)

COVID-19: Experimental drug remdesivir failed in human trial Reports

UNCTAD seeks $3.4tn debt write-off for Nigeria, others

Eliminate wastage, block leakages to unlock funding, say experts

Oil crash: LCCI, experts call for adjustment models

Fish, poultry farmers lament losses, solicit govt patronage

Consumers complain about failed electronic transactions, others FCCPC

Private sector to hand over isolation centres, others

ILO urges social protection, job retention

NMA fumes as FG says 40 health workers test positive

Umahi life ban on journalists, anti-people, draconian NBA

Tension as CBN increases exchange rate for cargo imports

Nasarawa isolation centre not ready

Oyo confirms first COVID-19 death, cases reach 17

*DAILY TRUST*

Maltreatment of Nigerians in China

Abba Kyari: A story retold

Abba Kyari: A great public servant

Mal. Abba Kyari: Rare gem with personal courage of conviction

COVID-19: How to open Nigerian economy

How new proposed US restrictions on chip-making equipment will affect Africa

We have taken measures to tackle kidnapping ‘ Kwali chair

Why we will monitor palliatives distribution

Group commends FCTA’s inclusive distribution of palliatives in Abaji

Top things about MTV Shuga’s new series

With tech, we’re transforming branding

U.N. agency calls for $1 trn developing world debt write-off

WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic

Trump ‘partially’ signs suspension of immigration to US

Two more COVID-19 deaths recorded in Lagos

Oxford University launches human trial of coronavirus vaccine

Implement critical but difficult policies now, Buhari advises ECOWAS leaders

COVID-19: FMN redeems N1bn, gives $1.5m ventilators, medical kits donation to NCDC

Covid-19: US donates $21.4m to Nigeria

COVID-19: ECOWAS, UN rep call for cancellation of Africa countries’ debts

Italy launches antibody tests for virus immunity

China to give WHO $30 million more after US freezes funds

Mayor of South Korea’s Busan quits over sexual harassment

Does it really matter who succeeds Abba Kyari

Spain’s coronavirus death toll tops 22,000

Why I suspended green cards ‘ Trump

PenCom, National Assembly refute N9bn probe rumour

Black market forex dealers cash on scarcity, sell N415/$

*THE SUN*

Ondo guber: Deputy gov disowns PDP campaign posters

Lockdown: Experts give tips to reignite aviation sector

Bayelsa West poll: APC chieftain, party disagree over Dickson’s endorsement

Chelsea plans summer move for Osimhen

Rights group releases report on distribution of Abacha’s $322m loot

COVID-19 ‘ll push 49m people into extreme poverty, says World Bank

COVID-19: Sports Ministry expands digital training for youths

Kogi West: I’m not an expert in electoral matters, Dino’s witness tells Tribunal

Yobo: COVID-19 delaying my coaching badge

Bayelsa West Election: APC chieftain, party disagree on Dickson endorsement

W’Bank slashes outlook for oil, metals

Ondo 2020: Serving dep gov disowns PDP campaign poster, video

COVID-19 lockdown: Rensource launches digital distribution platform

Egypt’s FA extends suspension of football activities until mid-May

COVID-19: Shippers lose N5trn in 1 month

Ondo 2020: Serving dep gov disowns PDP campaign poster, video

Merge tennis governing bodies, says Federer

Bayelsa House of Assembly pass 2020 Appropriation Bill

Adebayor: I won’t donate towards COVID-19 fight in Togo

NABTEB postpones 2020 May/June OL certificate exams

Edo guber: I ‘ll support whoever emerges APC flagbearer

NSE securities lending transactions hit N34.8bn

Establish voluntary offshore asset repatriation window, ABCON charges CBN

Consumers to pay more as CBN raises exchange rate for cargo imports

COVID-19: Supreme Court plans virtual proceedings

COVID-19: 55 test negative as Borno begins 14-day lockdown

Fayemi unveils COVID-19 response website

40 health workers test positive for coronavirus ‘ FG

*GUARDIAN*

Uzodinma takes all, shuns Okorocha, son-in-law, others in appointments

Katsina records 20 cases of COVID-19, one death, Delta has six

Woman allegedly beats maid to death, claims suicide

Adamawa bars journalists over coronavirus

Sanwo-Olu pledges better support for police

Yoruba elders canvass geopolitical restructuring

Ogun doctors seek protection, better hazard allowance over COVID-19

Police nab travellers from Abidjan at Ibadan tollgate

South Africa to gradually ‘ease’ virus lockdown from May 1

Woods versus Mickelson second match confirmed for next month

Olopade counts cost of COVID-19

Ahmed Musa on self-isolation, denies being infected with COVID-19

Black women sue golf course that called cops alleging they were playing too slow

How government can fast-track economic recovery post-COVID-19

FG hopeful of sustained oil production amidst low prices

Stock market indices slump by N162b amid losses in bellwethers

Nigeria, South Africa hard hit by air travel disruption, losses

APM Terminals Apapa invests $80 million in facility upgrade

5G networks not slowing down, says GlobalData

COVID-19: Building skilled digital capacities as recovery strategy

Abba Kyari: A great public servant

The way we are

Nigerians have politicised coronavirus

On the death of Eldred Durosimi Jones

Richard Akinjide in national politics

A long COVID-19 war

My last contact with Abba Kyari

Only one case tested positive for COVID-19 out of 70 in Ekiti State, says Fayemi

*DAILY TIMES*

FBNQuest increases profit by 48% to N4.2bn

NIRSAL eases farmers access to finance, training

Speaker: Coronavirus lock down not effective

Change of strategy, canvasses intelligent lockdown says Anap

Bayelsa West Election: APC chieftain, party at loggerhead over Dickson endorsement

There is leadership vacuum in Nigeria, Buhari missing in action says Adeyanju

Lagos political groups fete children in Ojokoro, seek compliance with lockdown order

Timi Frank slams Nigerian Government for receiving COVID-19 aides from China

Be vigilant, stay at home, Lagos lawmakers pleads with constituents

Daily Times Newspaper, Friday, April 24, 2020

FG to Health workers: Dont treat COVID-19 patients without PPE

Buhari welcomes Ramadan fast

COVID-19: Ugwuanyi monitors land boundaries as Army intercepts 150 passengers

Economic stimulus: Osinbajos cttee receives 3 reports

COVID-19: NNPC, partners donate 6 ambulances, medical kits to SWest states

We fear hunger, not COVID-19, Asaba, Ukwani, Ibusa residents tell Okowa

Niger to quarantine any visitor from Kano for 14 days

AbdulRasaq flags- off social investment programme in Kwara

Coronavirus: Udom extends lockdown in AIbom

Toulouse president objects to Top 14 playoff plan

Beaumont ready to open up game if re-elected World Rugby chairman

CAH Consultancy floated to boost IGR-Director

Bauchi to invest more on Agric to beat economic downturn

COVID-19: Create special intervention fund for air transport, Rep Nnaji urges FG

Dangote Cement bond records over-subscription

Coca-Cola Foundation supports Red Cross, other to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

COVID-19: Nigeria, South Africa, others top Africas biggest losers-IATA

FG meets sanitiser producers, calls for compulsory wearing of face masks

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Factors Buhari Must Consider Before Appointing New Chief Of Staff ‘ Sagay

OPU Donates N5m To South-West, Kwara, Kogi States

COVID-19: NHRC’s Report On Killing Of Nigerians By Securitymen

African Airlines To Lose N2.6trn To COVID-19 ‘IATA

April Bond Auction Raises N176.06bn For FG ‘DMO

Simba TVS Donates Food, Safety Equipment To Keke Riders Nationwide

Big Partnership Names New CEO

Jaguar Land Rover To Restart Some European Output From May

Unilever Keeps Dividend, Prepares For Lasting Changes In Consumer Behaviour

Chris Rokos Reopens Hedge Fund To Raise $1 Billion

Shakib Al Hasan Raises $24,000 After Auctioning 2019 World Cup Bat

Burrow Inspires Thousands To Sign Online Petition

Diamond League Postpones June Events Due To Virus Crisis

Rugby Australia: Raelene Castle Resigns

Neymar Joins Other Players, Football Staff In Fight Against COVID-19

COVID-19: Emmanuel Adebayor Slams Critics For Asking Him To Donate

Poland Launches New Rules To Prevent Takeovers By Investors

Bulgaria’s Fibank Increases Number Of Shares It Plans To Issue

Aston Martin Set To Reopen South Wales Factory

Afghanistan Seeks International Help In Fight Against Coronavirus

No Border Between Russia, Belarus Will Be Created’ Lavrov

Slovakia’s Coronavirus Cases Jump To 1,325

Nestle Guarantees Employee Pay For 12 Weeks

Muslims In India Blamed For Coronavirus Outbreak

Ex-secret Police Go On Trial For War Crimes

Man Arrested For Stepping On Qur’an

*TRIBUNE*

Nigeria records 108 new cases of COVID-19, as total rises to 981

COVID-19: NCAC mass produces cultural face masks, sanitisers, others for media houses, stakeholders

We have reports that some COVID-19 patients in Abuja now treat themselves at home, says FCT minister

When will peace return to Ogun PDP

Unnecessary loss of lives at Adiatu/Odo Oru axis in Ogbomoso

COVID-19: In Kwara, govt, residents sustain fight against a mounting pandemic

Why I am passionate about retelling African narratives ‘ AyaworanHO3D

Abba Kyari: A great public servant

When alumni saved school from going into extinction

NASS’ verdict on SIP

COVID-19: Reps’ salary donation a collective decision ‘Minority caucus spokesman

Group advocates community development initiatives

Two new reality TV series to launch on Africa Magic

*BLUE PRINT*

Oyo lawmakers commended over allocation cut to combat COVID-19

COVID-19: We’re concerned over rising cases in Kano ‘ FG

US counts near 50,000 Covid-19 deaths, records over 800,000 cases

Abbah Kyari: Villain turned hero at death

CBN stimulus package and Ozigbo’s gesture

Nigeria in deeper revenue crisis as Bonny light crude crashes further

World Earth Day: Ikeazor advocates renewed global action to fight COVID-19

Covid-19: NITDA warns on fake relief disbursement sites

Revealed! ‘Ronaldo not best footballer in Juventus

COVID-19: Gateway Utd extend break, urge players to stay home, fit

Sunshine, 3SC, Plateau players make cash donations to families of late colleagues

I nurse no grudge against Oliseh again ‘ Enyeama

Chinese doctors, nurses to undergo COVID-19 testing ‘ FG

Buhari salutes Emir of Ilorin at 80

See 10 countries with highest Coronavirus cases

Breaking: Govs push for 14-day inter-state lockdown

Breaking: Coronavirus hits Adamawa as cases near 1000 in Nigeria, 28 dead

Breaking: Kano deports 524 Almajiri children to Jigawa

CAF, NFF, Chelsea, others celebrate Mikel Obi at 33

COVID-19: Group lauds NSCDC for non-violent lockdown enforcement

Lockdown: Throneroom donates N6m to Jama’a LGA

Palliative: Group distributes food items to Nupe residents in Ilorin

VON loses pioneer director information

Ex-lawmaker donates palliatives to Imo NUJ

Confusion as Corp members get COVID-19 on NYSC clearance status

Edo: Panic as Police deputy commissioner dies from COVID-19

COVID-19: Yari donates grains to APC members for Ramadan

Your projects ‘ll be a reference point in Yobe, Buni tells NNPC, Shell

*SPORTS*

Adebayor: I won’t donate towards COVID-19 fight in Togo – The Sun

African stars set for Belarus Women’s Championship resumption on April 30 – Goal

Ahmed Musa on self-isolation, denies being infected with COVID-19 – Guardian

Anatomy of a Hat-Trick: Ronaldo’s Glorious Champions League Treble Against Manchester United in 2003 – FTBpro

Aussie GP could have gone ahead safely, says F1 team boss – CNN

Bale gives 500,000 to special Cardiff hospital – Punch

Balogun reveals crazy exchanges with Rohr – Punch

Beaumont ready to open up game if re-elected World Rugby chairman – Daily Times

Bengals select Joe Burrow with the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft – CNN

Bengals’ Burrow revels in ‘crazy’ rise to number one – Yahoo

Black women sue golf course that called cops alleging they were playing too slow – Guardian

Blue Jackets G Elvis Merzlikins signs contract extension – Yahoo

Blues lead race for Nnamdi – Punch

BREAKING NEWS: Cincinnati Bengals select Joe Burrow first overall – Yahoo

Buccaneers trade with 49ers to pick Wirfs to protect Brady – Yahoo

Burrow Inspires Thousands To Sign Online Petition – Daily Independent

Champions League qualification ‘will be worked out on sporting merit’ ‘ UEFA – Daily Trust

Chelsea contact Lille over Osimhen deal – Punch

Chelsea plans summer move for Osimhen – The Sun

Cincinnati Bengals select hometown hero Joe Burrow with no. 1 pick at 2020 NFL Draft – Yahoo

Classic PFA Team of the Season: 1997/97 Season – FTBpro

Coronavirus: Decision on NRL season structure set to be finalised ‘ V’landys – Yahoo

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Bleak Future for Some National Teams as NFF… – Thisday

COVID-19: Ahmed Musa denies testing positive – Daily Trust

COVID-19: Chelsea star buys protective masks for traders in Sierra Leone – Daily Trust

COVID-19: Emmanuel Adebayor Slams Critics For Asking Him To Donate – Daily Independent

COVID-19: Sports Ministry expands digital training for youths – The Sun

COVID-19: Youth and Sports Ministry Expands Digital Training, Innovation Opportunities – Complete Sports

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