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How StanCharts $50m donation will be distributed

Cleric urges Muslims to invest Umrah money in palliatives

The case against high interest rates in time of contagion

Ecobank posts $90million profit in Q1

CRC Credit Bureau gets director

Obaseki renews attack on Oshiomhole

Osun arrests 27 illegal miners

Why APC Unity Forum is unsettled

Ighalo regrets non-scoring debut

Lagos to discharged patients: self-isolate for 14 days

English FA Cup slated for Aug 8

Dont open schools, religious centres, Mufti cautions govt

Fayemi names governing board for Amotekun

Promoters fine tune Joshua-Fury fight

PDP, APC trade blame over palliative distribution

Bamgbose-led Ogun PDP exco has come to stay

Oyedele: I will make difference as governor

EFCC: Covid-19 cant stop anti-graft war

How Ondo can develop, by Adetula

Firm unveils loan package

Experts advise govt to protect naira from depreciation

FirstBank USSD platform serves 9.5m

Fidelity Bank reassures stakeholders at AGM

CBN, Bankers Committee halt mass sack in banks

How CBN can boost production and investment, by Tinubu

Strategies for road traffic crash reduction

Toyota unveils COVID-19 ambulance

Porsche restarts manufacturing today

FMBN chief: You can own a home with 0% equity

*VANGUARD*

Lockdown Violations: Abuja Pastor scales fence, 22 violators caught hiding under beans sacks

IGP says Nigerians attacked, assaulted 27 police personnel during lockdown

Curfew: We will be aggressive in enforcing FG’s order in Ogun ‘ Police

All Aboard’! Steering Nigeria’s COVID-19 Action Train

COVID-19: CBN, Bankers’ committee suspend retrenchment of banks’ staff

Cross River preparing for life after COVID-19 ‘ Gov. Ayade

Coronanomics should now take centre stage

Gunmen ambush vigilantes, kill 4 in Kaduna

MTN asks US court to throw out Afghan anti-terrorism suit

Allegation against Gov Ishaku: Taraba group cautions against malicious reportage

COVID-19: Attendees at Abba Kyari’s burial test negative

Three Uniport students: Buhari orders arrest of remaining suspects

Ali Modu Sheriff not running from Covid-19 test, report malicious ‘ Aide

Mother of six arrested for slapping policeman 13 times

Don’t resume, stay at home, Sanwo-Olu orders Lagos civil servants

Ali Modu Sheriff debunks report of fleeing to Abuja to avoid COVID-19 test

Who really is Kenneth Gbagi

How Federal Government raised COVID-19 war chest

Alphabet CEO received annual compensation worth $281m

Alphabet shares soar on Google Cloud, YouTube expansion

Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx raise data privacy concerns

JAMB makes interim remittance of N7bn for 2020, promises additional

Coming in from the cold

Fellow Nigerians and governors they do not deserve

The gullibility of the era of coronavirus

This is your time of healing

Covid-19: Tackle situation in Kano now before it worsens ‘ Journalists tell FG

JAMB makes interim remittance of N7bn for 2020

*THISDAY*

Wapic Insurance Offers Health Workers 15% Premium Rebates

Transcorp CEO Commits to Improved Performance

Interswitch Group, Employees Raise N305m Response Fund

FG Urged to Prioritise Dangote Refinery

FG Urged Deepen Economic Diversification

Ecobank Pledges Improved Customer Satisfaction

Expert Urges States to Float Pandemic Bonds

CAFEi Harps on Cashless Policy

Work-from-Home Survey Launched

ALAT Marks Third Anniversary

Total Health Trust Provides Covid-19 Relief Materials

Group Rolls Out Palliative to Lagos Community

Bent Over by a Burden of Debts

Again, Acute Water Scarcity Hits Katsina

Italian Govt Gives All-clear for Serie A Clubs to Resume Training…

Ndidi, Iheanacho, Others May Complete Premier League Season in Australia

Victor Osimhen: Is Anfield

Influx of Foreign-born Players into Super Eagles: A Blessing or Curse

*PUNCH*

Anambra begins community search for COVID-19 patients

Nasarawa repatriates 788 Almajiris

NMA rejects planned salary cut by Kogi

Convert seized buildings to isolation centres, SERAP tells FG

Pharmacists caution residents as FG relaxes lockdown

Taraba discharges 124 from isolation centre

Press Freedom Day: Lawan, Gbajabiamila hail Nigerian journalists

NIN officers to get PPE against COVID-19

Gideon Orkar: The man who saw tomorrow

Tribute to Akinjide

Steering Nigerias COVID-19 action train (1)

Kyari burial attendees test negative, discharged

COVID-19: Searching for local remedy

Of new debts and economic priorities

MASSOB urges Igbo to embark on farming

Post-covid-19 banking reforms

Nigeria records 170 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,558

COVID19 and the state of public hospital buildings

COVID-19: Kano in trouble, says Ganduje

Impeachment: Trump hits Bush for failing to support him

COVID-19: Theres PPE shortage in Lagos, says Sanwo-Olu

Task force to arrest motorists defying new rules as Lagos re-opens

Dont resume on Monday, Sanwo-Olu orders civil servants

Niger labour minister dies at 55

UPDATED: Nigeria records highest COVID-19 cases, deaths in West Africa

Kyari: Burial attendees test negative for COVID-19

Confusion as Italy prepares to ease lockdown

COVID-19: FMC Abeokuta shuts unit after pregnant patient dies

*DAILY TRUST*

Need for Executive Order to decongest correctional centres

Oronsaye Report: Lawyers, lawmakers set template for implementation

Why Ayade will not respond to Wike’s ‘Buhari boy’ comment ‘ Commissioner

Disquiet trails Reps’ Quarantine bill as Senate considers own version tomorrow

IMF should issue special drawing rights as grants to Africa

This roaming army will kill us someday!

Virtual May Day

COVID-19: Private schools in Kaduna operating secretly ‘ govt

Jarman Kano, Prof Isa Hashim dies

Emir of Rano dies at 74

As coronavirus cases rise: Patients Face Difficulties Accessing Healthcare in Kano

Pompeo says ‘enormous evidence’ COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab

Iran to reopen many mosques as lockdown eases

Russia registers more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections in 1 day

FUTA researchers recommend ‘Cocoa-Zobo-Ginger’ beverage to boost immunity against COVID-19

COVID-19 death toll rises to 28 in Lagos

All Aboard: Steering Nigeria’s COVID-19 action train

CBN, Bankers’ Committee urge banks to halt workers’ sack

Unilever supports COVID-19 fight with food, hygiene

COVID-19: FG will prioritize mining to reposition economy ‘ Minister

MTNN, Nestle & Tier 1 banks’ stocks boost market value

Buhari appoints Thomas as NAICOM boss, NDIC board members

NSE Digital Closing Gong has shown that the world is changing ‘ Sterling Bank CEO

Opeyori confident COVID-19 won’t abort his Tokyo Olympics ambition

Okoye: D’Tigers talented enough for podium finish at Tokyo Olympics

Roma joins Serie A clubs returning to training

De Bruyne eyes swift return to action

Badminton federation to build players, coaches, umpires database

*THE SUN*

Ondo guber: Aspirants mount pressure on Aregbesola to ensure Tinubu’s support

What governors must do to survive crash in oil price ‘Oshiomhole

Confusion in APC as Abia North endorses Buhari’s appointee rejected by party

COVID-19 fund raising: Ikeme to auction last Super Eagles shirt

C’River PDP crisis deepens as Court orders status quo maintained

NFF’s austerity measure must start with Rohr’s exit ‘Ndubuoke

Lyon, Rennes slug it out for Moses Simon

NFF, CAF, Everton celebrate Iwobi on his birthday

Okoye sets Olympics, 2022 Afrobasket finish targets

Athletes commend Dare over relief fund payment

Saudi Arabia offers 400m for Joshua, Tyson fight

Liverpool should be awarded Premier League title, ex-manager Houllier says

COVID-19: Nigeria’s economy in dire straits ‘Say experts

Rising public debts: Nigerian becoming slave to foreign creditors

Buhari appoints Thomas Commissioner for Insurance

TUC cautions employers against unlawful employee’ disengagments

Agric: Skepticism over enforcement ofNational Fertiliser Quality Control Act 2019

Fidelity Bank grosses N6.6bn in Q1 profits, reassures stakeholders

COVID 19: BEDC donates food items to franchise states

Use COVID-19 to crash interest rates, Tinubu charges CBN

Sylva, Kyari and changing face of Nigeria’s oil, gas industry

CBN, Bankers Committee suspend planned lay-offs in banks

COVID-19: Ebonyi’s cases hit 5, Gov Umahi calls for calm

COVID-19 has exposed Nigeria’s poor leadership ‘Okogie

FMC Abeokuta confirms death of pregnant woman

World Press Freedom Day: Let’s guarantee the rights and safety of journalists ‘ Goodluck Jonathan Foundation

Imo workers lament 3 months unpaid salaries

Nasarawa gov shuts House of Assembly as lawmaker dies of COVID-19

*GUARDIAN*

Cross River PDP sues Secondus, others as ward suspends state chairman

COVID-19 Relief response ‘Unites’ political opponents in Kogi

Olujimi faults Fayose’s loyalists as ward executives

PDP accuses Buhari of ‘abandoning’ Nigerians over COVID-19

Police extortion was our biggest challenge during five weeks of lockdown, Nigerians lament

250 young tailors volunteer to give out one million face masks

Trump says US to have coronavirus vaccine by end of year

Niger labour minister dies aged 55

Trump aides say business-loan plan working, ‘pause’ comes next

Wilder told to let Joshua fight Fury, take on winner in 2021

Drogba’ a fall patriotism, compassion could not halt

Poor technology, inadequate facilities stunting Nigeria’s football development, says Shorunmu

TB Joshua helped us win U-20 World Cup, says Ghana’s Awako

Stan Okoye targets Olympics, 2022 Afrobasket glory

Brownhill Foundation gives palliatives to communities amid lockdown

Netherlands coach Koeman hospitalised with heart problem

Stanbic IBTC supports Lagos to improve workforce

Underwriters refund policyholders’ motor premium over lockdown

CIIN lauds government over efforts in curbing COVID-19 spread

FG commends insurance industry on N11bn free cover for health workers

Insurers pay policyholders N1.7b as fire outbreak claims hit N2.7 billion

Cost optimisation, others lift Zenth Bank Q1, 2020 profits

Bank’s support against COVID-19 spread will boost governments efforts

Anticipated bailout, others lift market indices by 1.87 per cent

The lockdown and family bonding

COVID-19 response: Medium and long term recommendations

Let’s talk witchcraft

Group laments lack of blueprint to end gas flaring

*DAILY TIMES*

Buhari confirms Thomas as substantive NAICOM boss

Enormous evidence virus came from China lab- Pompeo

Access Bank restructures salaries, operations

The Haymarket Square Riot Its Effect Today

Lockdown: Wike leads Rivers security council on monitoring tour

Lagos Assembly Deputy Majority Leader, assures state remains resolute on COVID-19 war

Lagos PDP chairman, Doherty queries Gbajabiamilas interest in COVID-19 vaccination bill

Presidency assures Lagos, FG will continue Home-Grown Feeding Programme despite school closure

Covid-19/Ramadan: Lagos lawmaker, Abiru reaches Muslim faithful with special packages

COVID 19: Lagos council Enforcement Team seals up hotel, make arrest over violation.

Daily Times Newspaper, Monday, May 04, 2020

CBN, Bankers cttee shelve workers lay-off

COVID-19: Matawalle appoints consortium to fumigate Zamfara

Oronsaye report: Over 100 MDAs to go as Buhari orders implementation

COVID-19: Kwara imposes curfew, bars inter-LG travels

FG medical team links Kano strange deaths to COVID-19

2020 UTME: JAMB returns N7bn to FG

Imo workers cry out over unpaid 3 month salaries

COVID-19: Nasarawa evacuates 788 almajiris to states of origin

Poor welfare package: Ogun resident Doctors begin warning strike

Scottish FA vice-president fears total disaster of cancelling next season

Netherlands coach Koeman hospitalised with heart problem

Stanbic IBTC tops in gender balance with 43% female directors

Osinbajo optimistic of Nigerias economy emerging stronger post-COVID-19

COVID-19: NAMA boss cautions staff on safety guidelines

COVID-19: Fund research institutes to solve economy challenges, ULC tells FG

COVID-19: Global Smartphone sales dip by 56m in Q1 2020

Tinubu wants CBN to review high interest rate policy

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Plateau: Family Of Kidnap Victim Call For Justice Against 6 Suspects In Police Net

Why I’m Opposed To Akeredolu’s Re-Election Bid ‘Oyedele

COVID-19: How Has Boss Mustapha-Led PTF Fared

CEPEJ Lauds Okowa for Presenting Participatory Citizens Budget

COVID-19: Relaxing Lockdown Not Best Solution- Etek Notions

Edo PDP Charges Journalists To Be Fearless, Objective

The Controlled Easing Of COVID-19 Lockdown

Averting Further Mysterious Deaths In Kano

Anxiety Greets FG’s Push To Reopen Economy

FIRS’ Advance Tax Request Inimical To Ease Of Doing Business

ADNOC Restarts Ruwais Oil Refinery

Virgin Media, O2 In Talks Over Tie-up

Hiscox Sued Over Lockdown Insurance

Oil Price Drop, Naira Devaluation May Stall Banks’ Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Shareholders Commend Access Bank’s 2019 Performance

COVID-19: Givefood.ng Donates 10,000 Meals

FCMB Shareholders Approve N2.77bn Dividend

Simba Group Donates Food Items In Kebbi

Wang Ki-chun Arrested Over Alleged Sexual Assault

COVID-19: 3 Persons At FC Cologne Test Positive, Club Announces

COVID-19 Lockdown And Crime Resurgence In Ekiti

Taskforce Seals Bakery For Violating Face Mask Order In Delta

Armenia Reopens Bars Despite Increase In Coronavirus Cases

Japan’s Abe Looks To Extend State Of Emergency Until May 31

Coronavirus Restrictions Curb Smuggling In Lebanon

UNICEF Promotes Vaccination Campaigns In Middle East

Police Kill 18 Extremists In Sinai Raid

5 Sudanese Arrested Along Israel Border

*TRIBUNE*

Nigeria records 170 new coronavirus cases, total now 2,558

COVID 19: Tolaram Group supports FG with N1b

Why investors, customers renewed interest in GTBank, Zenith Bank

With the Okada ban, we are focusing on logistics ‘Opay MD

Awo: The man who saw tomorrow

External reserves drop by 15.43% to $33.44bn in 4 months

Access Bank alerts customers as fraud rises during COVID-19 crisis

Marketing during crises

Seplat recorded $33.1m gross profit in Q1:2020

Q1’2020: MTN Nigeria PAT increase by 5.6% to N51.1bn

Transcorp assures shareholders of improved dividend

Stanbic IBTC tops banks with gender balance in executive positions

*BLUE PRINT*

High interest rate, foreign loans: Tinubu canvasses way out

Why we suspended banks from sacking workers ‘ CBN

Breaking: Ronaldo trapped

Breaking: Popular European coach lands in hospital

APC accuses Atiku of serving under a short-sighted, failed govt

Ondo govt distribution of palliatives partial ‘ PDP

COVID-19: Don urges FG, states to provide more palliatives to people

Ex-governors speak on Goni’s demise

Why PDP suspended C’River state chairman

ActionAid, others raise concern over palliatives for smallholder farmers

Post COVID-19: AFAN calls for stakeholders synergy on food sufficiency

World Press Day: Lawan celebrates Nigerian journalists

Group hails Buhari on sack of NEMA DG

Breaking: Covid-19 cases decline in Lagos, Kano; shoot up in Ogun, Bauchi as Nigeria records over 2500

COVID 19: Ebonyi LG rejects natives’ corpses

Breaking: At last, PTF reveals real cause of strange deaths in Kano

Breaking: Coronavirus status of Buhari’s aides, PTF members, others who attended Abba Kyari’s burial revealed

I’ll stop at nothing to ensure Dickson secures senatorial ticket ‘ Wilson

Lockdown violations: FCTA turns back 22 travelers, seals up church indefinitely, as pastor escapes arrest

Covid-19 relief package: Obaseki shuts out Journalists

Fear grips residents, politicians, others as Coronavirus kills lawmaker in Nasarawa, assembly complex shut

Rescind lockdown easing decision; Reps’ PDP Caucus tells Buhari

Covid-19: Osun records 2 new cases

Covid-19: Emejuru defends Bill Gates, tells Buhari how to distribute palliative to poor Nigerians

Covid-19: Lagos issues guidelines for reopening of markets

COVID-19: Sule directs Nasarawa lawmakers to go on isolation

Bauchi residents lament over havoc cause by Triacta’s rock blasts

Covid-19: Nasarawa returns 788 Almajiri children to five states

*SPORTS*

30 years of dreaming: Liverpool’s agonizing wait for English football’s biggest prize – CNN

A lot of players want to come here’ – Inter Miami address James Rodriguez links – Goal

A lot of players want to come here’ – Inter Miami address James Rodriguez links – Yahoo

African Legends Cup of Nations: Aubameyang vs McCarthy – Goal

Algeria Football Federation to pay Alcaraz ‘1.5m compensation – Goal

Athletes commend Dare over relief fund payment – The Sun

Australia’s Labuschagne ‘very disappointed’ at missing County Cricket – Yahoo

Badminton federation to build players, coaches, umpires database – Daily Trust

Barcelona Legend Koeman Undergoes Heart Procedure – Complete Sports

Billie Jean King’s advice to record-chasing Serena… – CNN

Breaking: Popular European coach lands in hospital – Blueprint

Brownhill Foundation gives palliatives to communities amid lockdown – Guardian

Cole tips Man Utd to challenge for Premier League title in next few seasons – Goal

Cole tips Man Utd to challenge for Premier League title in next few seasons – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Cologne plan quarantine-like training camp, Verstraete backtracks over comments – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Liverpool being denied Premier League title would be ‘cruel’, says Lloris – Yahoo

Coronavirus: NHL players would need to follow quarantine measures ‘ Canada PM Trudeau – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Spadafora reaffirms May 18 date for Serie A clubs to resume team training – Yahoo

COVID-19 fund raising: Ikeme to auction last Super Eagles shirt – The Sun

COVID-19: 3 Persons At FC Cologne Test Positive, Club Announces – Daily Independent

De Bruyne eyes swift return to action – Daily Trust

Dejan Lovren Opens Up on ‘Psychological’ Battle of Coronavirus Lockdown – FTBpro

Drogba’ a fall patriotism, compassion could not halt – Guardian

El Shaarawy admits he was close to Roma return – Goal

El Shaarawy admits he was close to Roma return – Yahoo

El Shaarawy confirms January interest from Roma – Yahoo

Ferguson taught us all to be like a robot’ – Evra opens up on winning at Man Utd – Goal

Ferguson taught us all to be like a robot’ – Evra opens up on winning at Man Utd – Yahoo

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