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*THE NATION*

Obi urges caution on lockdown

Olukoya directs seven-day fasting, prayers

Buharis wife donates food items, others to Kano

BUA Group donates additional N3.3b to COVID-19 fund

Agbakoba seeks backing for local cure

NNPC, IOCs in talks over production cut

CBN lifts suspension on cheque clearing

The rule of Sahur

Terminal operators donate N700m

Senator to feed two million households

APC elders back lockdown order

Abba Kyari: The passage of a good man

Ondo denies rejecting Fed Govts palliatives

Lawyer urges Akeredolu to reverse action on Odua

Gunmen kidnap businessman, politician in Cross River

200 Lagos community widows, aged women get palliatives

The new normal

Kogi West: Drama and contradictions at tribunal

Osun: Opon Imo as a sign-post for good governance

Couple recreate scenes from Game of Thrones, Ghost during lockdown

Airtel unveils Ultra Plus

Mastercard boosts fraud detective, other skills

Inlaks: IT, others vital to defeat COVID-19

Cyber bullies threaten online learning

Stakeholders seek scanners provision

Reviving Kaduna Inland Dry Port

Wanted: Stimulus package for airlines

How nationwide lockdown will affect COVID-19

*VANGUARD*

Only less than 10 percent of COVID-19 palliatives to Ondo appears unhealthy for consumption ‘ Committee

Lockdown: Kano CJ inaugurates 11 mobile courts to try offenders

Diesel Leakage: Concept Novaoffers fuel control solution to essential service providers

Taraba confirms 2 more cases of COVID-19

Buhari directs mandatory use of face masks in public places nationwide

Alhaji Kyari, Shehu of Bama, is dead

Behind the Scene photos of president Buhari’s nationwide broadcast

UPDATED: Buhari approves gradual easing of lockdown in FCT, Lagos, Ogun

UPDATED: Buhari declares nationwide curfew, 8pm to 6am

UPDATED: Buhari bans non-essential inter-state passenger travel till further notice

Buhari signs COVID-19 proclamation order on Lagos, FCT, others

Lagos, FCT, Ogun COVID-19 lockdown ends May 4 ‘ Buhari

Atiku’s son recovers from COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Abule Ado: Kudos to LASG

Uzodinma rejects Ihedioha’s N800m renovation of govt House

Ban on Journalists: PDP has a duty to rein in Gov. Umahi ‘ Ebonyi indigenes

NIMASA investigates dead fish along Niger Delta coastline, warns public

Liberalization of fuel price underway

Insurers provide N11bn life cover for COVID-19 health workers

COVID-19: Fight on the economy side lacks proper co-ordination ‘ Kpakol

Oil traders await Nigeria’s May, June lifting programmes

Archbishop M.O Kattey: A Glorious Departure

Payment of salaries: We’re hopeful government will waive BVN condition ‘ ASUU

Viruses and civilisation

The present and the past flu (3)

Coronavirus and our fault lines

Taraba confirms 2 more cases of COVID-19

COVID-19: Health professionals differ over insurance policy

*THISDAY*

Manchester Business School Donates over N2m Medical Equipment to NCDC

Access Bank, Star Lagers Partnership Excites Music Industry

Abba Kyari: The Passage of a Good Man

Coping with Coronanomics

COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns

Ronaldinho Opens Up on Paraguayan Prison Experience

Nadal, Murray, Others Set for Virtual Madrid Open

Tysons Marijuana Company Wants Barcas Camp Nou Naming Rights

NFF Assures COVID-19 Wont Affect Tourney

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

COVID-19: LASACO Assurance Provides N1billion Free Insurance Cover for Health Workers in Osun State

*PUNCH*

El-Rufai to relax restrictions

Oyo records second COVID-19 death

Elumelu distributes rice in parents towns

AIbom debunks reported infection of nine commissioners

Dokpesi tests positive for COVID-19

Kano attacks FG, adopts verbal autopsy to unravel deaths

Coronavirus patient gives birth at LUTH

Richard Akinjide: Eminently talented, immensely flawed

I relaxed lockdown to avert starvation, unrest Obiano

Sometimes, help comes from unusual quarters

UNICEF, Borno introduce radio learning programme

Richard Akinjide in national politics

Gombe sends almajiris back to home states

ASUU strike: An endless phenomenon’ (2)

Our friend, Abba

Re-examining lockdown restrictions

UPDATED: Nigeria records 64 new COVID-19 cases, total now 1,337

COVID-19: Buhari bans inter-state travel

Global cases of COVID-19 exceed three million

COVID-19: Lagos discharges Indian, 14 Nigerians

US oil falls below $11 per barrel

Be ready to pay higher for fuel PPPRA

IMF may approve Nigerias $3.4bn loan today

NNPC delays oil export plans, negotiates with producers

Oyo set to upgrade Akufo Farm Settlement

Buhari declares interstate lockdown as nationwide curfew begins Monday

Of Chief of Staff, staffers, staff and staffs

US lawmakers fault Trumps plan to cut WHO fund

*DAILY TRUST*

Evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad

After COVID-19 break, legislative interventions, others await lawmakers

Falalu demands easing of lockdown, threatens legal action

INEC denies postponing Edo, Ondo gov’ship polls

Trump and the ‘Africanisation’ of American politics

Nigeria and the need for non-interference

Abba Kyari: The passage of a good man

COVID-19 and mysterious deaths in Kano: A call on for urgent action

COVID-19: Auto mechanics resort to online, home services

How we are enforcing lockdown in FCT ‘ Nigerian Legion

Groups donate malaria drugs to Bwari PHC

FCT minister urges AEDC on steady power supply

Woman killed as building collapses in Ibadan

Ivory Coast King to order procession of naked women to ward off coronavirus

DR Congo attacks kill 43’officials

Over 100,000 people recover from COVID-19 in Spain

There should be interstate COVID-19 screening for people moving around

Enlighten us about Panic Attack Disorder

Protective masks can be effectively disinfected at home ‘ Study

No evidence coronavirus cases are immune from reinfection ‘ WHO

Why Kano recorded many COVID-19 cases within days

Coronavirus kills 151 Italian doctors

Sokoto, Taraba confirm 14 more cases of COVID-19

Akwa Ibom discharges 3 patients, says ‘nine commissioners not positive for COVID-19

Abba Kyari: One of the Kaduna boys

PPPRA parleys CBN on forex support for oil marketers

TCN, AEDC bicker over power outages, faulty networks

Bauchi plans 2020 budget review, creates stabilization account

*THE SUN*

Ndidi opens up on 50m Man Utd, Arsenal transfer talk

PDP calls for probe of NDDC over alleged fraud

I’ve learnt a lot from Leon Balogun ‘Ekong

Reps’ COVID-19 response raises hope

Voted Leicester’s best player this season

Uzodinma has done well in first 100 days ‘Ikpamezie, OCDA boss

Celtic, Rangers chase Maja

Okuomose: We ‘ll get back on track again

Makinde: Understanding the man, his politics

Covid-19: Ogunade bemoans financial loss on NBBF

Obaseki’s ex-CoS, Akerele, gets accolades for quitting job

INEC may adjust Edo, Ondo guber polls

WFN ‘ll thrive to honour Yahaya’s demise ‘Nwankwo

FIFA proposes up to 5 substitutions per match on a temporary basis

Petroleum products pricing: PPPRA engages CBN on forex transaction rate

Corporate earnings drive NSE market index up 0.07%

TCN management incompetent, lacks expertise, says AEDC

Storage worries mount as oil drops below $20

How to benefit from FG’s N20,000 cash transfer

Lending still possible during COVID-19 ‘CRC

GTBank reports profit before tax of N58.2bn in Q1

May&Baker donates PPEs to support COVID -19 fight

FBN Holdings shareholders ratify 38k dividend at virtual AGM

Banks urged to support customers survive COVID-19 shock

N7.74bn fraud: More trouble for Kenny Martins as court gives fresh hearing date

Akeredolu blames security agencies as Ondo records 8 COVID-19 cases

3 Coronavirus patients run away in Kano as state records 2 more deaths

Almajiri kids from Kano among new cases in Kaduna

*GUARDIAN*

Woman seeks help over alleged missing twin in Lagos

Fire destroys NNPC station, stores, vehicles in Lagos

The Guardian journalist harassed by officers of Makinde police station

Lumos Nigeria provides solar electricity to power lab facilities at LASG Isolation

Trump appears to confirm that North Korean’s Kim is alive

Maikaba urges prayers for Kano amid rapid deaths in ancient emirate

HIFL picks 29 schools for 2020 universities’ league

FIFA’s Infantino suspected of intervening to stop probe

West Ham, Brighton players return to training grounds

Investors lose N1.8 trillion in two months of COVID-19 in Nigeria

AUDA-NEPAD, Ecobank seek continental framework to support MSMEs

Telephony services slow as telcos seek additional temporary spectrum

NECA, firm conduct free online training for entrepreneurs

ILO defers conference until 2021 due to COVID-19

Workers seek tax relief, suspension on loan deductions

MWUN urges Federal Government to prosecute lockdown violators

Commission warns against extending service of civil servants

An economy lying prostrate

Richard Akinjide’s footprints

Cross-border movements amid COVID-19

COVID-19 and the inherent health dangers

The mind of haters

Black man, you are on your own

Taraba, Kebbi, Ebonyi, Bayelsa get COVID-19 index cases

Senate may okay N500 billion coronavirus intervention fund today

UN Ambassadors launch $200 million appeal fund for rural communities

Tinubu tests negative, says Coronavirus is real

FIFA wants teams to use five substitutes during backlog matches

*DAILY TIMES*

COVID-19: Reps consider Buharis plans to jump start economy today

Senate resumes plenary today

Kano testing centre resumes activities NCDC

Price Is Right announcer George Gray recovering after 3 heart attacks

COVID-19: Police arrest violators of lockdown in Nasarawa

Abductors of Ekiti commissioner demands N30m ransom

COVID-19: Taraba records 2 more cases

COVID-19: Anambra to re-open 63 major markets May 4

Coronavirus cause of Gene Deitch death

COVID-19: Ebonyi, Kebbi record first cases

COVID-19: PRP says Lockdown not solution to COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

Reps Speaker, Gbajabiamila celebrates Elegushi on his 10th anniversary on throne

How I saved Imo N2bn monthly fraud through BVN Uzodinma

New Zealand has won battle against community transmission of Covid-19-Prime minister

Chinas Wuhan City discharges all coronavirus patients

Senegal use its AIDS and Ebola experience to develop a $1 COVID-19 testing kit.

New York state to reopen with phased strategy, says governor

How Strict Lockdown compliance relieved China from Covid -19

UK alerts on new sickness linked to Covid-19

Pro- Buhari group hails Military for consistent assault on Boko Haram, bandits

Group to FG, states: Commence massive Covid-19 testing in all local governments

Ondo State denies rejecting FG palliative rice

Argentine football season declared over due to virus

UEFA releases 236 mn euros to aid member federations

FIFA proposes five substitutes when play resumes

COVID-19: Spain not expecting football to return before summer- Health Minister

French Open Now Eyeing September 27 Start

GIROUD extends chelsea contract until June 2021

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Lockdown: 2 Pastors Arraigned For Holding Religious Gathering In Ekiti

AU Inaugurates COVID-19 Response Situation Room In Nigeria

Four Arraigned For Murder In Ebonyi

Anambra To Re-Open 63 Major Markets May 4

Kaduna Confirms 5 New COVID-19 Cases

Palliative: FCT Inaugurates Committee For PLWD

COVID-19: Ishaku Confirms 6 Index Cases In Taraba

Ondo Denies Rejecting FG’s Rice Palliative

COVID-19: FG Should Embrace Ayeleye, Others’ Solution- Comrade Dorsu

Nigeria Halts Oil Export Over Output Cut

Global e-Commerce Hits $25.6trn ‘ UNCTAD

Restaurants In Gaza Allowed To Reopen

European Airlines Unwilling To Refund Passengers For Cancelled Flights

Low Oil Prices: Nigeria Offers Three LNG Cargoes

Groups To Buhari: Open Up On Fuel Subsidy, Revamp Of Refineries Now

Porsche Deliveries Slump By 5% In Q1 2020

AGIP Moves To Protect Workers Against COVID-19

Death Of Globe Motors Chairman A Big Shock ‘NAJA

COVID-19: NLC Expresses Worry On Workers’ Plight, Writes Presidential Task Force

British Grand Prix To Take Place Without Fans

COVID-19: Arsenal’s Players Return To Team Training Ground For Individual Sessions

BREAKING: NNPC Filling Station In Ogba Gutted By Fire

COVID-19: Nadal Pessimistic Over Chances Of Return To Normal For Tennis

How Zainab Ahmed Is Steering Nigeria’s Economy Through Turbulent Times

Creating New Kingdoms Amidst Agitations

Assault: Woman Writes IGP, Demands N200m Compensation

NAF@56: NAFOWA Reaches Out To Aged, Less Privileged In Lagos Community

COVID-19: All Entry Points Into Benue Remain Closed, Ortom Insists

*TRIBUNE*

What Buhari told Nigerians

Borno Govt confirms Shehu of Bama’s demise

COVID-19: Fayemi extends lockdown in Ekiti by six days, relaxes sit-at-home order for 3 days weekly

CBN lifts suspension on cheque clearing

Buhari signs proclamation order on COVID-19 management

(BUHARI’S SPEECH): For frontline workers who get infected, govt will support you and your families

(BUHARI’S SPEECH): Total lockdown announced by Kano government shall remain enforced for the full duration

(BUHARI’S SPEECH): We won’t tolerate any human rights abuses from security agencies

(BUHARI’S SPEECH): Distribution and expansion of palliatives are ongoing in transparent manner

(BUHARI’S SPEECH): We have increased bed capacity to 3,000, trained 10,000 healthcare workers

COVID-19: Declare emergency in water sector now, AUPCTRE tells FG

NASS will not allow mismanagement of COVID-19 funds ‘Lawan’s aide

COVID-19: How govt, residents scaled up fight against pandemic in Ogun

COVID-19: G20 agric ministers move to boost food supply

The Mamman Daura template on new CoS

What we are saying about COVID-19, telecoms equipment safety ‘Adeyemi, NIEEE Chairman

Covid-19 economic impact and business relief interventions

Maize farmers seek govt’s support amid COVID-19

Reviving agricultural research institutes in Nigeria

COVID-19: A wake-up call to strengthen social protection systems ‘ ILO

Global e-commerce hits $25.6 trillion ‘ UNCTAD

*BLUE PRINT*

Harnessing the benefits from Kannywood movies

COVID-19: Telecoms industry invincibility vs banks vulnerability

Taraba and effort to rid state of Covid-19

At last, NCDC opens up on Kano rising Coronavirus cases

Anambra index case discharged, 68 samples negative

Covid-19 and the price of incompetence

Returnee almajirai among new cases in Kaduna ‘ Commissioner

Rainstorm kills one, renders over 500 homeless in Delta

Ishaku promises to checkmate COVID-19 spread in Taraba

COVID-19: Making brisks business through Ankara facemask

2 Chinese nabbed over illegal mining in Zamfara

Gombe sends 700 almajirai back to states of origin

FG’s rice: Customs wants Oyo govt to probe ‘contamination

Benue COVID-19 committee busts trafficked persons’ camp, quarantine suspects

Oyo records 2 COVID-19 deaths, 8 active cases

NCFRMI distributes palliatives to Benue IDPs

Gombe bans use of commercial motorcycles

Nasarawa stakeholders applaud SSG on reforms

Abductors of Ekiti commissioner demand N30m ransom

Updated: Borno govt confirms Shehu of Bama’s demise

COVID-19: Buhari signs proclamation order on FCT, Lagos, Ogun, Kano lockdown

COVID-19: Kano lab reopens, test commences ‘ FG

NDDC stinks ‘ PDP

*SPORTS*

African Legends Cup of Nations: Enyeama vs Drogba – Goal

Aguero defends Messi amid Argentina criticism – Yahoo

Amuneke Picks Queiroz Best Coach He Worked With, Snubs Mourinho, Van Gaal – Complete Sports

Argentine football season declared over due to virus – Daily Times

Belgian Pro League resumption remains possible as clubs postpone vote to abandon season – Yahoo

Blackhawks surprisingly release John McDonough as president and CEO – Yahoo

BREAKING: NNPC Filling Station In Ogba Gutted By Fire – Daily Independent

Britain to hold minute’s silence in honour of key workers who have died with coronavirus – Yahoo

British Grand Prix To Take Place Without Fans – Daily Independent

Celtic, Rangers chase Maja – The Sun

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reunites with family – Al Jazeera

Coronavirus: ‘Where’s my player going’!’ ‘ Murray provides entertainment during virtual Madrid Open – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Argentine Football Association to cancel season ‘ Tapia – Yahoo

Coronavirus: It would be much easier to end Serie A season now ‘ Spadafora – Yahoo

Coronavirus: La Liga clubs will need at least five weeks to prepare for return, says Lopetegui – Goal

Coronavirus: Panthers confirm NRL investigating Cleary incident – Yahoo

COVID-19: Argentine FA ends season, suspends relegation for two years – Punch

COVID-19: Arsenal’s Players Return To Team Training Ground For Individual Sessions – Daily Independent

COVID-19: Nadal Pessimistic Over Chances Of Return To Normal For Tennis – Daily Independent

COVID-19: NFF to get N180m relief funds from FIFA – Daily Times

Covid-19: Ogunade bemoans financial loss on NBBF – The Sun

COVID-19: Spain not expecting football to return before summer- Health Minister – Daily Times

Donald Trump: I have a very good idea how Kim Jong-un is doing but can’t talk about it now – Yahoo

El Salvador inmates crammed together in prison lockdown – Al Jazeera

England prop Ellis Genge planning to create new players’ union – Yahoo

English Premier League to return soon UK govt – Punch

English soccer club ‘appalled’ after striker appears to breach lockdown to attend party – CNN

English soccer club ‘appalled’ after striker Moise Kean appears to breach lockdown to attend party – CNN

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