NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY 1ST MAY 2020*

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*THE NATION*

Suspected COVID-19 patient held sneaking out of Anambra

Ex-Beauty Queen Helen Prest-Ajayi is bereaved

Osun, Kaduna turn back passenger buses

COVID-19: APC chieftain urges Lagosians to cooperate with govt

Police arrest 594 in Niger

Katsina slashes budget by 30 per cent

Fayemi names man who insisted on sons test after trip as COVID-19 Ambassador

Royal family reaffirms ownership of Iganmu land

CMD for Igbinedion Hospital

No dispute over Moremi

Kaduna community seeks el-Rufais support for road network

New projects excite Rivers residents

Firm supports Fed Govts COVID effort with N1b

Pathetic plight of OAUTHs unpaid employees

Electricity chiefs stress safety at seminar

Kashamu sues for peace, says Were ready for reconciliation in Ogun PDP

Omisande breaks into Bollywood

Anita Joseph, husband address fans on COVID-19

Instagram comedian gets N5m SUV birthday gift

Harrysong seeks more investment in education

Adey-Kosh: Im a weird, amazing wife

Mr. Eazi gives 10,000 lockdown meals

Davido pens heart warming message to celebrate Chioma on her birthday

No agreement yet on free electricity

Coronavirus will bring significant changes to businesses

*VANGUARD*

Lagos Govt issues fresh guidelines for public transport operations

COVID-19: FG on top of situation in Kano, says PTF

COVID-19: Stallion begins rice, fish distribution in Abuja hospitals

COVID-19: Transporters ask FG to set up N20bn intervention fund for sector

COVID-19: Health advocate thumps up tricycle owners on regulations

COVID-19: Kano overtakes FCT with total confirmed cases, records 80 in 24 hours

May Day: Don’t worsen matters with post-COVID sacks, NUPENG tells employers

NCDC not aware of Control of Infectious Diseases Bill ‘ Ihekweazu

Dead’ coronavirus particles may cause recovered patients to test positive

Buhari extends tenure of NDDC interim management committee

Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick

COVID-19: Reps maintain stand on 2 months free electricity to Nigerians ‘ SPOKESMAN

AfDB approves ‘12.33 for Abidjan-Lagos Highway

May Day under lockdown

We are ready for genuine reconciliation ‘ Kashamu

May Day: FG assures workers of job security

COVID-19: Lagos issues fresh guidelines for public transport operations

Twitter records loss despite user surge in pandemic

Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies

Bollywood mourns another star as Rishi Kapoor dies at 67

Eminem confronts intruder in his living room

Look not upon me, because I am Black

Kano conundrum: Why it matters

68-year-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom

PZ Cussons Foundation supports hand washing against COVID-19

25-year-old dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

*THISDAY*

Shareholders Commend Access Bank on Performance, Dividend Payout

CBN Extends Deadline for Microfinance Banks Recapitalisation

Access Bank Cautions Customers against Fraud

9.5m Nigerians Use Our USSD Banking Service, Says FirstBank

Union Bank Posts Double-digit Growth in Q1 Earnings, Profit before Tax

FG May Declare Aviation Agencies Staff Redundant

FG Urged to Stimulate Export to Avoid FX Scarcity

Recovered Funds Should Be Invested in Aviation Sector

Kwara Reverses Aviation College Staff Leave-without-pay Directive

African Airlines Traffic Falls by 43%

Polaris Bank, Strong in Performance Indicators

Assessing High Labour Mobility in Aviation Sector

Port Concessionaires Donate N700m to Support FGs COVID-19 Fight

Mixta Africa Supports Lagos Community

Chi Limited Supports FG, States

Airbus Releases Q1 2020 Results

Cranfield University to Train Students on new Forms of Energy

FCMB (UK), Seso Global Partner on Nigerian Real Estate Opportunity Webinar Series

Wike Decries FGs Neglect of Rivers in Fight against Pandemic

Should Nigerians Abroad be Allowed to Vote

Thirty Days of Blessings and Simple Hopes in a Rare Year

Solidarity is the Word of the Moment

COVID: 19: and Virtual May Day

CAFs May 5 Deadline Leaves Nigerian Officials with Four Options

Osimhens Lille Miss out of UEFA Champions League, PSG Retain Title

Serie A Set to Follow Ligue 1 with Cancelation of Season

La Liga Plans Rapid Return to Training

George Foreman Advises against Tyson Come-back Bid at 53

*PUNCH*

Joe Biden launches VP search committee

How to pull Nigeria from the brink

Straight-talking doctors and WHO are what we need

Electrocuted man not our employee BEDC

Infected health workers rise from 40 to 113 in one week

UPDATED: Kano records 118 COVID-19 cases in two days

El-Zakzaky, wife ask court to quash charges against them

425 Katsina inmates regain freedom

Atiku faults more foreign loans, large presidential fleet

Abuja cemeteries pose no threats to people FCT

Yobe confirms COVID-19 index case

COVID-19: 12 health workers among positive cases in Sokoto

INEC to review resumption, pending polls next week

Before reopening the economy

INEC asks tribunal to dismiss Melayes petition

FG uploads e-learning, education rooms across states

COVID-19: Nigerian science at the margins

N50bn COVID-19 fund: CBN begins disbursement, 3,256 on list

Industrialists supporting us against COVID-19, says Edo

Freight forwarders shut Apapa port over demurrage waivers

Screen vehicles conveying agric produce thoroughly FG

States using COVID-19 to make money, northern elders allege

NERC develops framework to address TCN, Discos conflicts

MTN, others plan $4.8bn investment in Nigeria

National Assembly, Atiku, others hail Nigerians on Workers Day

$3.4bn support: IMF to conduct due diligence on CBN

Well focus on macroeconomic stability after COVID-19 FG

COVID-19: Infected health workers rise from 40 to 113 in one week

*DAILY TRUST*

2020 Workers’ Day in tears

Fate of Borno PDP factions hang on S/Court ruling

PRP asks FG to ensure safety, well-being of workers

5G and NASS vaccination conspiracy theory

COVID-19: Employers and workers in Nigeria

Govs ban on almajiri: Cheap, quick but unbalanced action

COVID-19: Why NCDC’s communication crisis must improve

ABU’s new Vice Chancellor, Bala, takes over

Wanner, Ayca, McEwan emerge 2020 Goethe medalists

Man allegedly rapes, strangles teenager

3 pastors arrested in Ekiti for alleged public disturbance

Fayemi appoints retired FRSC official COVID-19 ambassador for rejecting son who breached lockdown

Coronavirus: Sanwo-Olu reduces bus capacity to 60%, stops use of AC in BRT

Imam sacked for defying ban on public gatherings

FCT minister condoles with Adamawa gov. over mother’s death

Palliatives distribution: FCTA to reward best area council

COVID -19: Aduda gives palliatives, hand sanitizers to residents

May Day: FCT workers want payment of minimum wage arrears

Biden fields committee to help pick running mate

China says it has no interest in meddling in U.S. election

Coronavirus cases in Russia surge past 100,000

113 healthcare workers test positive for COVID-19 already ‘ FG

Edo nursing mother declared wanted after testing positive for Covid-19

Akwa Ibom records second Covid-19 death, 3 new cases

Former Man Utd star Cole starts kidney research fund

Doctors mobilise to provide protective gear, as shortage rankles groups

COVID-19: The wicked state, Kano and the age of citizen action

CBN extends MFBs’ recapitalization deadline to 2021-2022

*THE SUN*

INEC may review Edo, Ondo guber timetable next week

COVID-19: Pains, gains of lockdown

Edo APC governorship aspirants’ meeting deadlocked

Ekiti PDP rejects swearing in of factional ward excos

Kogi West: Dino Melaye’s petition lacks merit ‘ INEC tells tribunal

INEC may review Edo, Ondo guber timetable next week

Cross River PDP inaugurates new ward exco

Group condemns media attack against Senator Oduah

Cross River PDP inaugurates new ward exco

Plateau PDP’s purported swear-in of ward exco ‘ll split party ahead 2023-Useni

COVID-19: Nigerian athletes get relief funds

Diogu eyes retirement after 2021 Afrobasket

NFF consults FG on resumption of football ‘ Pinnick

Finishing Premier League season will be good for football ‘ Mourinho

CBN begins disbursement of N50bn COVID-19 loan

Lagos partners Stanbic IBTC for improved civil service

Glo reassures Nigerian workers of better days ahead

COVID-19: Indigenous oil producers, banks panic over N1.6trn loan

CBN commences disbursement of N50bn COVID-19 loan

Fayemi appoints man who rejected son in viral video ambassador

I don’t want to be King over dead bodies ‘ Ooni of Ife

12 Sokoto health workers test positive for COVID-19

Bauchi authorises use of chloroquine for treatment

Yobe confirms index case

Hospital owner, mortuary attendant arraigned over missing corpse in Ondo

Zulum inaugurates committee to probe first case

We’re ready for genuine reconciliation ‘ Kashamu

COVID-19: FG moves to provide palliative for media industries

*GUARDIAN*

Man rapes teenage wife to death 20 days after marriage

How family of six died in their sleep in Enugu, only son in coma

Trump says evidence ties China lab to virus, threatens tariffs

One Canadian dead, five missing after navy helicopter crash

D’Tigers team captain, Diogu eyes retirement

Cristiano Ronaldo has three or four tricks

World Cup 2022 ambassador tests positive for virus

FMBN mulls up to one year loan moratorium

NITDA launchesfree virtual learning academy to bridge capacity gap

Time running out on financial lifelines for air travel reboot

Signs of global reopening push oil price up

Equities sustain rising profile as ASI increases further by 0.67 per cent

Priority for Nigerian workers’ rights

Those who want university lecturers to die

Clearing agents embark on warning strike over non-compliance with demurrage waiver

Muslims urged to pray against pandemic, comply with government directives

IGP team arrests court officials for allegedly extorting from motorists over face masks

Governors task health workers on oath to save lives

Food for thought

Isoko youths urge Buhari to disband NDDC’s interim committee

Action plan for job creation during COVID-19 in Nigeria

Army arrests fake colonel, major, others in Lagos

NUJ gets palliative from Kwara government

Yobe okays N17b for 3,600 housing units

*DAILY TIMES*

PSG awarded Ligue 1 title as French football season declared over

Lockdown forced Sex workers to suspend activities- Coordinator

Covid-19: Russian Prime Minister test positive

COVID-19: Citizens groan as Gov. Lalong extends lockdown

FG to revive creative industry post COVID-19

COVID-19 lockdown: Why we are introducing new directives in Plateau, by Gov Lalong

COVID-19: Lagos council boss hails weeklong Sanwo-Olu free daily meal

CNPP demands conduct of council polls in Cross River amidst coronavirus pandemic

Deportation of Almajiris by northern govs unconstitutional, abuse of fundamental rights, says CSO

Niger Delta youths protest alleged plot to reinstate Dokubo to Amnesty Programme

Germany to extend social restrictions until May 10, official says

Just In: Nigerian Catholic priest develops drug for Covid-19 cure

Daily Times Newspaper, Friday, May 01, 2020

May Day: No job losses arising from COVID-19 FG

Buhari tasks Armed Forces on counter insurgency operations

Lagos issues fresh guidelines for public transport operations

Workers Day: TUC calls for rebuilding of economy to avoid recession

COVID-19: Benue repatriates destitute to own states

COVID-19: Zulum raises cttee to probe Bornos index case

COVID-19: FG beefs up response to Kano

Obaseki extends dusk-to-dawn curfew for another 14 days

INEC meets May 7 to adopt guidelines for resumption of activities

Lyon reserve right to appeal no European qualification

COVID-19: FG begins payment of N50,000 relief money to athletes

Breaking: PSG named 2019-20 Ligue 1 champions, Season declared over

Arsenal struggling to tie down Bukayo Saka

Psychiatrist says football ghost games would have great benefits

Recapitalisation: CBN extends deadline for MfBs to April 2022

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Internet Fraudster Bags 6 Months Jail Term For Impersonation

COVID-19: NYSC Members Donate Allowance, Other Items To Anambra

Operation Checkmate: Army Parades 13 Suspects For Alleged Impersonation In Lagos

Rivers State University Resumes Online Lectures Monday’ Registrar

No Record Of COVID-19 In Our Correctional Facilities’ Aregbesola

FG Approves Partial Resumption For Senior Public Servants

Buhari Engages Yobe Governor, Tasks Security Agencies On Counter Operations

COVID-19: INEC Meets March 7 To Adopt Guidelines For Resumption

COVID-19: Aisha Buhari Donates Food Items To Widows, Vulnerable Women

Egyptian President Condoles With Buhari Over Kyari’s Death

Lockdown: National Task Team Warns Against Restriction Of Agric Products

NASS Actions Against COVID-19 Yielding No Results’ Yiaga Africa

Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN): Exit Of A Legal And Political Colossus

Stakeholders Advocate Policy Intervention To Cushion Oil Industry Exposure To Bank Debt

3,256 Benefit From CBN N50bn COVID-19 Credit Facility ‘NIRSAL

COVID-19: FG, States Should Increase Health Sector Investments, Funding ‘Ex-Minister

British Airways To Axe 12,000 Jobs

Amazon To Impose Unpaid Leave Restrictions For Workers

B&Q Reopens All Its UK Stores

Oasis, Warehouse Group To Cease Trading

ECB Intensifies Crisis Response With New Loans

McDonald’s Takes Financial Hit Due To Lockdown Order

Dangote, CACOVID Donations Reflect Commitment To Business Sustainability’ LCCI

FG To Revive Creative Industry Post COVID-19

Rohr Accepts NFF Conditions Over New Contract

Diogu To Retire After 2021 Afrobasket

NFF Consulting With FG On Resumption Of Football ‘Pinnick

COVID-19: Athletes Receive Relief Funds

*TRIBUNE*

COVID-19: Osun govt extends lockdown by three days

COVID-19: Nigeria records 204 new cases, total now 1932

Buhari approves N6.2 billion fund for Niger Delta, extends tenure of NDDC mgt

Nigerian govt will replace $300 million Abacha loot fully if diverted, says US

Judging Matters: An entertaining and exciting takeoff

Access yourself

Stage or screen’ Both are very important to me ‘ Babatunde Ojobaro a.k.a Broda Kata

Post COVID-19: Why Africa will be at the forefront of future hospitality investment

House of Reps’ response packages on COVID-19

Scenic beauty of Kufena Hills

The national inter-state lockdown

Ondo State leadership and post-COVID-19 challenges

Helpless Kano

IBTCE Winnipeg 2020 postponed

Shareholders commend Access Bank’s 2019 performance at AGM

*BLUE PRINT*

NWFL not sure of resumption date

Why I look older than my age ‘ Uzoho

Diogu eyes retirement after 2021 Afrobasket

Rohr accepts pay cut to remain S/Eagles gaffer

Breaking: At last, Trump reveals where, how Covid-19 originated

Kwara reversed college’s leave directive

Don urges Rivers to retain radio/tv school learning

In Zaria, new ABU VC assumes duty

Breaking: Kano overtakes Abuja as Nigeria records 204 highest daily Covid-19 cases, 58 dead

After recording first Covid-19 death, Jigawa locks down state capital, 7 LGs

May Day: Kwara NLC urges workers not to lose guard

Pandemic spotlights need greater R&D investment

Workers to FG amidst COVID-19 trauma: Protect Nigerians from uncharitable employers

Why I authorised chloroquine, zithromax for COVID-19 ‘ Bala

Buhari extends tenure of NDDC interim management committee, okays N6.2bn for COVID-19 fight in Niger Delta

COVID-19: FG mulls palliatives for media industry

Benin monarch donates foodstuff, sanitizers to journalists

Abba Kyari: Egyptian President condoles with Buhari

Buhari condoles with Dr Sani Aliyu over father’s death, mourns Governor Mohammed Goni

COVID-19: Governors, police, NURTW to halt inter states movement

FG orders senior workers to resume work

COVID-19: FG reveals 113 doctors test positive for Coronavirus, pursues vigorous probe of Kano deaths

Lockdown: Kaduna turns back 2 passenger-loaded lorries

Breaking: Many trapped, dead as building collapses in Imo

May Day: TUC wants price of foods, drugs reduced over covid-19

May Day: Gbajabiamila, Wase salute Nigerian workers, urge productivity

Ramadan: El-Rufai warns traders over hiking foodstuff prices, neighbourhood markets

Kaduna NUJ scribe loses mother

*SPORTS*

“Messi is God,” and 10 other La Liga quotes you must know – Goal

2022 World Cup ambassador, Khamis, tests positive for COVID-19 – Punch

Accident cost me 1996 Olympic gold medal ‘ Kennedy Boboye – Goal

Amanda Holden releases debut single in honour of NHS heroes who ‘saved her life – Yahoo

Arsenal struggling to tie down Bukayo Saka – Daily Times

Astros’ Verlander makes significant progress following groin surgery – Yahoo

Badminton star Jinkam explains switch from singles to doubles event – Daily Trust

Bhaichung Bhutia – Chuni Goswami was a true gentleman – Goal

Bhaichung Bhutia – Chuni Goswami was a true gentleman – Yahoo

Boris Johnson prepares plan for UK’s lockdown exit after declaring nation ‘past peak’ of coronavirus – Yahoo

Breaking: PSG named 2019-20 Ligue 1 champions, Season declared over – Daily Times

CAFs May 5 Deadline Leaves Nigerian Officials with Four Options – Thisday

Coronavirus: Bettman says 2020-21 NHL season could start in December – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Broncos star Miller says he’s been cleared of COVID-19 – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Broncos using Brady as inspiration ahead of NRL return – Yahoo

Coronavirus: RFL receiving 16m emergency loan from government – Yahoo

COVID-19: Athletes Receive Relief Funds – Daily Independent

COVID-19: FG begins payment of N50,000 relief money to athletes – Daily Times

COVID-19: Nigerian athletes get relief funds – The Sun

COVID-19: Nigerian Lady Professionals Wary Of ‘No Action – Daily Independent

Cristiano Ronaldo has three or four tricks – Guardian

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Dortmund sensation Haaland – Yahoo

D’Tigers team captain, Diogu eyes retirement – Guardian

Dayot Upamecano Poised to Disappoint Suitors & Pen New RB Leipzig Deal – FTBpro

Diogu eyes retirement after 2021 Afrobasket – Blueprint

Diogu eyes retirement after 2021 Afrobasket – The Sun

Diogu To Retire After 2021 Afrobasket – Daily Independent

Djokovic finds it tough to adjust to uncertainty – Daily Trust

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