NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020*

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THE NATION

Court strikes out N1.2b debt suit against CBN, four banks

Appease our gods or die- monarch tells rape victim

Kidnappers abduct, kill three UNIPORT students

As women leaders provide best COVID-19 responses globally

Ghanas Awako credits TB Joshua for World Cup success

About Tafsir

Military airstrike destroys BHarams logistics base in Borno

Imo Speaker, deputy move into official quarters after one year in hotel

PSG eyes Ndidi

Ramadan calls for sober reflection, says ALGON

Council opens free Iftar centre

The Amir in us all

Ijaw leaders mount pressure on ex-Gov Dickson to join senatorial contest

Davido promises to dole out N1.4 million in 14 days

COVID-19: Deputy governor in trouble

Who invaded Akereles residence

Will GSM avert the impeachment of his deputy

Lockdown, almajirai and panicky northern governors

Two Nigeria reality TV shows catch CNNs attention

Actress Chacha Eke Faani shares parenting tips

Focus more on rural communities

Yoruba movie stars sensitise fans on COVID-19 in a new awareness video

Allow Nigerian scientists research into local herbs

Chevelle Franklyn drops two singles amid COVID-19 to inspire hope

Olamide, Kaffy, top entertainers mourn video vixen and dancer, Kodak

The role of health in nation building

COVID-19, mental health and the vast knowledge test

I became a widow after being popular for the same role STELLA DAMASUS

*VANGUARD*

COVID-19: Corpses transported to Ekiti must undergo tests -Taskforce

COVID-19: NCDC recorded highest daily test of 2000 samples on April 30

May Day: Release of N2.4bn gratuity excites NLC

Why more Nigerians risk COVID-19 infection

Anioma v Igbo

Kwara Govt releases 101 inmates

One dies, 15 injure as fire guts tanker in Lagos

Rivers police exhumes rotten corpses of 3 kidnapped Uniport students

Borno team on COVID-19 suspends daily media briefing

COVID-19: FG cautions hospitals forcing pregnant women to pay for PPE

Oil Slump, Coronavirus Create a perfect Storm for Nigeria’s Economy

Senatorial bye-elections: Ijaw leaders root for Dickson

I will prioritise Ondo workers welfare if voted as governor ‘ Hon Ayorinde

Neville reveals how Man United squad reacted to Ronaldo’s infamous ‘wink

Pochettino ‘wants to manage Spurs’ again

Social distancing: Actor, Blessing Egbe expresses dilemma with kissing scenes

I want to give something magical to music lovers ‘ Playboycasted

Sexy singer, Ednaco releases ‘Carry on’ video amid COVID-19 lockdown

Seyi Hunter kills role as pimping madam in new movie ‘The Return

Secret relationship is a fraud ‘ Mandy Ujunwa

COVID-19: People owing me should not die ‘ Sotayo Sobola

The strongest woman I know ‘ Davido

What Ramadan’s fasting means to Muslims

Let’s use Ramadan to end Covid-19, Ex-deputy Gov, Adebule tells Muslims

Holy Mosques to open for Muslims soon ‘ Al-Sudais

Nnoli, still adored in Dar Es Salaam

Marriage Na scam

Life has to go on, but differently!

*THISDAY*

Wapic Insurance Celebrates Health Workers

Moghalu Warns against Sovereign Debt Crisis

Wapic Insurance Premium Refund Excites Customers

Time to Protect Nigerian Companies and Jobs

Nyesom Wike, the Cowboy from Obio-Akpor

Curtailing the Spread of COVID-19 in Katsina

How Sylva, Mele Kyari are Changing the Oil Industry

I will Not Succumb to Blackmail, Intimidation, Otti Tells Ikpeazu

Fragrance Specialist, Rachael Salisu Set Introduces her new Perfume Lines

Victor Moses Romance with Conte Threatened

Tega Wanoghos Long Journey to NFL Draft

PAN Nigeria Receives Argungu Motor Race 2020 Trophy

Rohr Accepts Pay Cut to Retain Eagles Job

Athletes Get COVID-19 Relief Payments

*PUNCH*

Nigerias COVID-19 deaths hit 68

Gombes COVID-19 cases rise steadily, near 100

Russian minister hospitalised with coronavirus

Eavesdropper: Easy does it Nigerians

My marriage to Oluwo built on falsehood Chanel Chin, monarchs estranged wife

Before stardom withEtinosa Idemudia

My marriagewith Akpororo

My favourite with Blackface

You can still conceive even after menopause

Its emotionally draining

Abba Kyari: As Nigerians await Buharis next Chief of Staff

Sexual purity gives you power to have all you wish for (1)

No one couldve made me allow my child home -Ekiti man whose child returned from Lagos despite lockdown

I wont rest till I get justice for my son killed by Customs men Father of man killed in Ogun

Sickle cell and prenatal testing

Customs men killed my twin brother, took away his corpse Taiwo

North Koreas Kim makes first public appearance in three weeks

Your kids wellbeing matters now more than ever

US COVID-19 deaths near 65,000

Coronavirus: FG tracing 12,000 contacts, says NCDC DG

Seven things you shouldnt do when lockdown ends

Fuel subsidy will not return, FG assures IMF

Coronavirus: Controversial bill empowers FG to convert private properties to isolation centres

Group warns FG against plunging Nigerians into perpetual debt

Group warns FG against plunging Nigerians into perpetual debt

Kyari: NBA chairman, others, sue Buhari, SGF for violation of COVID-19 regulations

Police prosecute 929 lockdown violators in Niger, Katsina

14 projects threatened in Nigeria as Shell posts loss

*DAILY TRUST*

Weed is not a remedy

Digitalization of Africa’s Tax System, Panacea for Revenue Loss

We are not on strike because of IPPIS, ASUU tells FG

NOUN to begin virtual training on digital literacy

Trump says evidence ties China lab to virus

Biden: alleged sexual assault ‘never happened

Synthetic antibodies built with bacterial superglue could help fight emerging viruses

Recreating how smoke toxins damage DNA

Boil’ Try warm compress

92 new cases in Kano as Nigeria’s coronavirus burden hits 2,170

Kano to start discharging COVID-19 patients

RAMADAN AMID CORONAVIRUS 2 ‘ ‘AS KANO MOURNS DAILY

Jinkam, Daniel optimistic Team badminton will qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Usman Abdallah: I left Enyimba because I wasn’t given free hand to do my job

Premier League re-states commitment to finish season

*THE SUN*

PSG shops for N25bn Ndidi

Kano govt accuses ex-NHIS boss of playing politics with COVID-19

Okada rider rapes pregnant woman in Ondo, steals her belongings

Stop funding NFF, Oronsaye panel tells FG

Boboye against cancelation of the NPFL

Covid-19: Kano may set Nigeria on fire ‘ Prof Usman Yusuf, ex-NHIS boss

COVID-19: FG calls for researches on local cure

Ding-dong over COVID-19 cure

EPL clubs to finish season behind closed doors

Why Igbo youths are unhappy in Nigeria ‘ Elliot Ukoh

Workers Day: Sanwo-Olu doubles life insurance for Lagos health workers

COVID-19 lockdown: Fraudsters bombard Nigerians

Legendary Fela’s drummer, Tony Allen, is dead

Makinde slashes salaries of political appointees by 50%

ADC slams Obaseki over planned renovation of Edo INEC office

We’ll adhere to FIFA’s conditions for palliatives ‘ NFF

7 Mike Adenuga’s best decisions

Of love forged on campus, solemnised outside it: The marital tale of Sir Robert and Lady Helen Ekwuribe

Bayelsa West: Asari Dokubo, Ijaw leaders endorse Seriake Dickson

Why business magnate AbdulSamad Rabiu’s extra N3.3bn is a big deal

Stop threatening S’East, S’South leaders with probe, IPOB warns FG

Old school and Christian race

Laliga president hopeful for restart in June

Ex-beauty Queen, Helen Prest-Ajayi, mourns late hubby

Maltreatment of Africans in China

Ekiti PDP crisis: Olujimi’s caucus suffers setback

Murder so cruel

Why you may have low libido during this pandemic

*GUARDIAN*

Edo government chides group over ‘mock APC primary,’ tackles Oshiomole

PDP NWC faults list of ward, chapter excos released by Cross River

COVID-19: Helpgate Foundation distributes relief packages to the needy

ARISE women group donates medical supplies to Lagos

COVID-19: Wear It All Luxury boss berths charity foundation

DR Congo reports 41 virus cases in overcrowded jail

Judge rules against US women’s soccer team in equal pay case

Blaugrana Boss calls for united front against COVID-19

Sanwo-Olu promises workers cordial relationship, better welfare

Kano Lockdown: Government should be flexible,says Junaid Mohammed

Buhari extols Nigerian workers, says FG working to protect, create jobs post COVID-19

Security agencies allow COVID-19 infected persons into Rivers, alleges Wike

Lagosians worry over impact of curfew on livelihood

I wish people would look at me with admiration, not pity, when I introduce myself as a teacher- Aramide Akintimehin

Rivers police arrest suspects who killed, buried three students Uniport

Eight ‘Cs’ that can kill your business

Victor Moses may land permanent deal in Milan

Sagir Adamu: Exploring Google Maps to showcase medical and emergency facilities

*DAILY TIMES*

WHO chief reiterates coronavirus had natural origin; US states continue to open

Coronavirus confirmed at Victorian meat plant

2020 May Day: Spend COVID-19 donations on two sectors, NLC advises FG

Daily Times Newspaper, Saturday, May 02, 2020

Old school dating tips still rocking 21st century

2020 May Day: Spend COVID-19 donations on two sectors, NLC advises FG

FG planning for post COVID-19 economy Ngige

15 home remedies for curing heartburn

Gov. Yahaya Bello Resumption Of Civil Servants On GL 12 & Above On May 4 In Kogi

FG planning for post COVID-19 economy Ngige

Gov. Yahaya Bello Resumption Of Civil Servants On GL 12 & Above On May 4 In Kogi

Kim Jong Un may be holed up with his 2,000-woman Pleasure Squad: report

Nasarawa Assembly losses member

Worlds greatest drummer and afrobeat pioneer dies at 79

Serie A teams set to defy govt and return to training

Kim Jong Uns health issues reportedly caused by stress, alcohol

Makinde slashes salaries of political appointees by 50 percent

US Food and Drug Administration allows emergency use of drug for coronavirus

How to communicate with an Autistic child

Former Beauty Queen, Helen Prest loses husband

May Day: Release of N2.4bn gratuity excites Kebbi NLC

Bundesliga restart blow as three test positive for coronavirus at Cologne

BudgIT expresses concern over Nigerias unsatisfactory score in 2019 OBS report

How AIbom lost out from N43bn FG grants to states Udom

Afro Nola rapper, Don Paapi releases of hope in two-track project

Why Nigeria may lose $26bn over dwindling crude oil sales

Enugu lawmakers advocate community testing of COVID-19

Harrysong tasks FG on education

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

COVID-19: UNIBEN Clarifies Directive On Resumption Of Work

Let’s Appreciate Frontline Workers’ Efforts Against COVID-19- Umahi’s Aide

Workers Day: Borno Urges Workers To Stay Safe From COVID-19 Pandemic

PDP Disowns Purported Executives List For Cross River

COVID-19: Kogi Directs Workers On GL 12, Above To Resume May 4

South Africans Protest Job Cuts

Ondo 2020: No Consensus Candidate For PDP Primary ‘ Kunlere

BoE Announces Release Time Of May 7 Rate Decision

Farelogix, Sabre Walk Away From Merger

Makinde Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees By 50 Percent

Enugu Lawmakers Advocate Community Testing Of Covid-19

FCA Goes To Court Over Business Insurance

May Day: El-Rufai Salutes Workers, Says Sacrifice, Solidarity Needed In Difficult Times

British Airways To Get 900m In Loans

Chevron Opposes U.S. Oil Bailouts

Irish Airline Cuts Up To 3,000 Jobs Due To Pandemic

2020 Farming Season: IFAD/FGN-VCDP Inaugurates Agro Inputs-distribution In Anambra

May Day: Release Of N2.4bn Gratuity Excites NLC

2 U.S. Sprinters, 1 Kenyan Provisionally Suspended Over Whereabouts Failure

COVID-19: Pole Vault Trio Set For Unique Garden Challenge During Lockdown

COVID-19 Lockdown: Police Commissioner Tasks Personnel On Professionalism

Switzerland Expands COVID-19 Guarantee Scheme

Taxpayers Apply For COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

EAA Cancels Convention Due To Pandemic

Robots To Clean Japan Hotel For COVID-19 Patients

EU Warns Israel Against Annexation

China Surveys, Cleans Up Mount Everest

Rwanda Appoints New EAC Minister

*TRIBUNE*

WHO to identify animal source of COVID-19 ‘ Director-General

COVID-19: Lagos inaugurates 118-bed Gbagada isolation centre

Nigeria records 238 new cases of coronavirus, total hits 2,170

Kidnappers release woman abducted with Ekiti commissioner

Our fears living close to isolation centres ‘Residents

Nigeria COVID-19 survivor: ‘An experience I don’t wish on anyone

Should babies, children get routine vaccines during coronavirus pandemic

The greatest challenge to respect and love in marriage

My fears for Nigeria at this delicate time ‘Actress, Opeyemi Aiyeola

Owo soup is your go-to fast meal

Kemi Olunloyo throws jabs at Davido’s fiance, Chioma on her birthday

Covid-19: Osun govt gets food materials from construction company

COVID-19: Cute, efficient face masks

Bank alerts customers as fraud rises during COVID-19 crisis

*BLUE PRINT*

US rolls out drug for Coronavirus treatment

Breaking: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shocks many, shows up days after death rumour

COVID-19: NASS bars 70% of staff from work

9 years on, I feel significantly accomplished ‘ Blueprint’s publisher

Covid-19: We all are victims

How to pull Nigeria from the brink

Decongesting correctional centres

Rehabilitation of Lagos ‘ Epe expressway

To end AIDS, we must end inequality

Why the hue and cry over Senate’s approval of Buhari’s N850bn loan request

Breaking: Kano leads again as Nigeria records highest daily Covid-19 tally, total now 2170

GOTEL: Why I sacked my staff ‘ Atiku

In Kaduna, El-Rufai lists locations of temporary neighbourhood markets

Northern govs mull mobile testing, decry inadequate centres

Demand for BVN before paying our salaries fraudulent, ASUU tells FG

Breaking: AIT’s Raymond Dokpesi, wife, 6 other family members test positive for Covid-19

BUK Covid-19 testing centre world-class ‘ NCDC

IPAC backs Popoola as Osun Chair, warns Oyetola against dealing with impersonator

Julius Berger fumigates Lagos airport against coronavirus

Nigerian workers deserve to be celebrated ‘ Omo-Agege

Minimum wage: Ogun TUC warns against pay cut

Expert proffers solution for Covid-19

Osun govt to deport northerners for lockdown breach

May Day: Labour wants govt to end official corruption

Buhari thumbs up workers amidst Covid-19 difficulties

Covid-19: FCT NLC tasks FCTA on protective wears, others

Oyetola extends lockdown in Osun

*SPORTS*

2 U.S. Sprinters, 1 Kenyan Provisionally Suspended Over Whereabouts Failure – Daily Independent

5 Things You Perhaps Didn’t Know About Sergio Ramos – Complete Sports

7 Football Records & Statistics Which Come With an Asterisk – FTBpro

African Legends Cup of Nations: Abedi Pele vs Gyan – Goal

Aguero won’t rule out return to Spain as Man City deal ticks down – Goal

Aguero: Players ‘scared’ about possible return – CNN

Amiens to appeal Ligue 1 relegation after season cancelled due to coronavirus – Goal

Athletes Get COVID-19 Relief Payments – Thisday

Blaugrana Boss calls for united front against COVID-19 – Guardian

Boboye against cancelation of the NPFL – The Sun

Bundesliga restart blow as three test positive for coronavirus at Cologne – Daily Times

Coronavirus: Access to COVID-19 testing key for NHL – Yahoo

Coronavirus: It is always difficult without football – Man City star Laporte talks life in lockdown – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Lancashire Cricket Club CEO says safety must be guaranteed – BBC

Coronavirus: Montpellier president warns clubs over Ligue 1 appeals – Yahoo

Coronavirus: NBA ‘postpones draft lottery, combine – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Pandemic has taught me important lessons – Ihezuo – Goal

Coronavirus: SuperSport United’s Williams improving dribbling skills – Goal

Coronavirus: Warriors finally granted exemption to enter Australia – Yahoo

COVID-19 palliatives: NFF will follow FIFA guidelines, says Sanusi – Punch

COVID-19: Pole Vault Trio Set For Unique Garden Challenge During Lockdown – Daily Independent

COVID-19: Sports ministry pays athletes N50,000 relief fund – Punch

Darren Webster demolishes Group 15 to book place in next round of PDC Home Tour – Yahoo

Djokovic will be finding it tough as he plays grand slam catch up, says Becker – CNN

Dudu-Orumen Salutes Edo State Sports Commission Staff, Athletes, Coaches On Workers’ Day – Complete Sports

EPL clubs to finish season behind closed doors – The Sun

FC Koln confirm three positive coronavirus tests after return to training – Goal

Fonseca ‘will do everything’ to keep Smalling at Roma – Yahoo

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