NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY 5TH MAY 2020*

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*THE NATION*

Nigerias COVID-19 deaths rise to 93

Monarchs tackle Deji of Akure

Oyetola urges traders to use face masks

Kashamu: Ogun PDP congress followed due process

Oyo to shut markets

Let there be better coordination

Wanted: transparent judges appointment process

NDDC: Akpabio, IMC get kudos

Avert post-COVID-19 food shortage

LASEPA takes COVID-19 campaign to grassroots

Lockdown, other measures still in force, says Enugu govt

I didnt launder money through contract scam

Alleged N715m fraud: Ex-Minister Turaki granted bail

Senate scrutinises Conditional Cash Transfer register

Oonis motorised fumigator cause stir

Kano boils

Stakeholders seek intervention fund

Scholar urges Nigerians to avoid junk foods

Ministry gets Customs N40.8m relief materials

Facemasks everywhere as Nigerians ignore distancing guidelines

How to wage a successful COVID-19 war, by experts

NCDC announces 254 new cases as Lagos discharges 14

Nigeria receives $311m Abacha assets from U.S., Jersey

Wike clamps 24-hour indefinite lockdown on Port Harcourt, Obio-Akporlocal govts

Hospitals shouldnt turn back patients with other ailments

House-to-house search for virus syptoms carriers in Kano

Dangers of virus spread are now more serious, says PTF

Govt to decontaminate schools before resumption

*VANGUARD*

N-Delta ex-militants commend Buhari for extending tenure of NDDC IMC

$311.7m Abacha loot from US, Jersey: We’ll ensure transparent use of cash on key projects ‘ Malami

Abia APC, Anambra community reject Buhari’s appointees for FCC

COVID-19: Evacuation of 700 Nigerians from US begins May 10

Covid-19: Wike locks down Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor

IPOB accuses north of infecting S-East with COVID-19 through Almajirai

Herdsmen/Boko Haram more lethal than coronavirus ‘ Anambra CAN

COVID-19: How we spent N1bn ‘ Edo govt

39 CSOs kick against NCDC Bill over threat to human rights

Oshiomhole hails CBN, Bankers Committee for protecting bank jobs

Come to our rescue, Ubima community begs Wike, Ameachi over alleged marginalisation by oil firms

Sokoto govt announces death of former governor, Nadama

AfDB, ECOWAS engage EYon human capital strategy development

82.9m Nigerians below poverty line ‘ NBS

GTBank advises customers as work resumes today

Henceforth, no PPE, no work, Medical Guild warns

COVID-19 task force threatens to seal banks violating social distancing in Ebonyi

COVID-19: Akeredolu bans daily operations in Ondo markets

COVID-19: 4,000 Nigerians abroad willing to return ‘ Minister

Transcorp unveils new strategic vision, records N7.9bn profit

Abitto Global carries out stability, speed test on its newest AWL M5 series

Reflections on the post-Coronavirus International Economic Order

[ICYMI] Covid-19 is cause of mysterious deaths in Kano, says PTF C’ttee Leader

We spend N17m monthly on other things, not Speaker’s guest house ‘ Lagos lawmakers

Covid-19: Kano may subsequently carry out house to house sample collection, says Ganduje

Nwobodo mourns ex-Gov Goni, laments widening Country’s division

COVID-19: Police promises to enforce govt new guidelines

Who is Abba Kyari” dominates Google search questions in Nigeria

*THISDAY*

Nigeria Spent N752 Billion on Subsidy in 2019

Experts Call for Measures to Support Naira Stability

COVID-19 Nestl Donates N32m to Kano State

Tribute to Francesca Yetunde Emanuel

Upfield Foods Supports Covid-19 Fight

Shareholders of FCMBGroupApprove N2.8 Billion Dividend Goddy Egene

Ajumogobia: Its Time to Restructure Nigerias Oil Industry

Experts Canvass Urgent Repositioning of Nigerias Oil Industry

Report: IOCs Under-Reporting Gas Flare Figures to Evade New Levies

IEA: Global Energy Demand to Record Sharp Decline in 2020

BudgIT Harps on Open Budget

DPR Donates PPE to Lagos

Communication Facilitators Support Families

COVID-19: Analysts Highlight Lessons from China

The Accusation is against George Udom, but the Yoke is on…

The Accusation is against George Udom, but the Yoke is on…

Guinness Nigeria Posts N96bn Revenue, N2bn Profit in Nine Months

PWAN Presents Food Items to Residents of Lagos Community

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Unveils 80-bed Isolation, Treatment Centre at Landmark Village

Professional Football in Spain Aiming to Restart in June

HEAVYWEIGHT UNIFICATION BLOCKBUSTER, Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Clash Nudging Closer to Reality

*PUNCH*

FG, Oyo at war over controversial COVID-19 rice

Ahead of resumption, JAMB disinfects offices nationwide

PDP, APC senators join Obaseki to battle COVID-19

Internet, mobile technology underutilised Report

Edo varsity begins lectures online

NYSC donates foodstuffs, dispenser to Lagos, Kwara

COVID-19: Oil prices rise as countries ease lockdown

Access Bank denies sacking 75% workers, closing branches

Stock market advances with N36bn gain

Group advises CBN to mop up dirty notes

Food, current affairs dominate Google Search Nigeria

PenCom concludes nine-year intervention in First Guarantee Pension

Tech start-up funding gap may worsen, say experts

FUPRE warns lecturers, students over sex, money for grades

Smartphone shipments fell by 17% in Q1

Remita, Cellulant partner to improve Nigerias payment services

Firms unveil work-from-home survey for professionals

Gunmen kidnap banker, ex-council boss spouse in Benue

Three Ondo health workers infected with COVID-19

Four killed in fresh Cross River cult clashes

82.9 million Nigerians live in poverty NBS

Court awards lawyer assaulted during #RevolutionNow protest N1m

Kano quarantines 431 Almajirai ahead of repatriation

Buhari, NAM leaders meet, back search for COVID-19 vaccine

Ex-minister Turaki arraigned for alleged N854m fraud

FG plans to disinfect schools nationwide

IMF releases $226m to help Cameroon against COVID-19

Appeal Court restores shutdown

*DAILY TRUST*

Man, wife die in Gada- Biyu auto crash

Rotary Club distributes palliatives to FCT residents

Coronavirus deaths top 250,000 as billions raised for vaccine push

IMF forecasts $11.4bn drop in Nigeria’s portfolio investment

Richard Akinjide (1932-2020)

Stir in PDP over ‘forged’ C/River executives’ list

Emir of Kaura Namoda led with piety ‘ Jaji

Don’t fight FG, APC warns Gov Makinde

Protect workers from COVID-19, APC chieftain advises Obiano

Infectious Diseases Legislation: More haste, less speed

Gender influences risk of dying from COVID-19

Boko Haram: Voice of Shekau, hand of Salkida

How Nigeria can improve its higher education standard ‘ experts

COVID-19: Canada Prime Minister unsure if his kids would return as schools reopen

JAMB remits N3.5bn to FG

Red Cross, Crescent societies get lifeline from Coca-Cola to fight COVID-19

Drivers who violate lockdown order will forfeit vehicles to Ekiti govt ‘ Fayemi

Post lockdown: Oyetola begs Osun residents to maintain social distance, use facemask

Police arraign 65 party goers for violating lockdown

COVID-19: Gridlock on Airport road as workers resume work

Abuja transporters hike fares

Church distributes foodstuff, money to Lugbe residents

Adebutu donates ambulances to Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun governments

Relief in Lagos as lockdown ends

COVID-19: Gridlock in Abuja as govt, economic activities resume

US government projects virus deaths to soar in May

Love during lockdown: Singles in US reinvent dating

Iran reopens mosques, records almost 80,000 hospital recoveries

*THE SUN*

NGF condoles with Gov. Masari over loss of mother-in-law

Sokoto govt. announces death of former governor, Nadama

Fireworks over NCDC bill before Reps

PDP seeks prosecution of ex-NEMA boss over alleged N33bn fraud

Kashamu defends Ogun PDP congress

Bayelsa guber: LM floors PDP as Tribunal strikes out deputy governor’s application

Controversy over Ayade’s new 252 appointments

Melaye sues Gbajabiamila, others over infectious diseases bill

Ighalo: I never worth Man U offer

Troost-Ekong donates cash to former club caught in Coronavirus crisis

COVID-19 relaxation: NFSC advises Nigerians, athletes to keep to NCDC’s guidelines

World Athletics in talks with IOC over Olympics revenue share

Dare remembers Super Eagles’ legend, Yekini

FIFA, NFF honour late Rashidi Yekini

Chevron slashes capex by $2bn to protect dividend

COVID-19: Oilserv donates medical, food supplies

FG urged to explore other revenue sources

NSE transactions rise 63.6% amid COVID-19 chaos

Shippers urge FG to declare state of emergency on nation’s ports

FCMB shareholders approve N2.77bn dividend

Stanbic IBTC tops others on gender balance

Shareholders laud Access Bank’s performance

COVID-19: Banks roll out plans to protect staff, customers from cash transmission

Ecobank pledges improved customer satisfaction

Wike places Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor LGAs on total lockdown

IPOB alleges plot to use almajiri to spread COVID-19 in South East

Lockdown, other measures still in force ‘Enugu

Jubilation in Onitsha as markets re-open for business

*GUARDIAN*

Why journalists need protection as frontline workers in COVID-19 fight

Pressure mounts on Reps to suspend infectious disease bill

Wike locks down Port Harcourt , Obio/Akpor councils over COVID-19

Why COVID-19 cases may rise as govt eases lockdown

COVID-19 impact on legal system in Nigeria is devastating, says Etomi

When Gbajabiamila amplified COVID-19 vaccine test fears with hurried bill

Unity eludes Ondo APC internal opposition against Akeredolu

Imo speaker indicts other lawmakers for certificate scandal

Many flee as man slumps at ATM gallery

How COVID-19 patient’s travail raises testing integrity

Doctor who treated first US COVID patient fears second wave

Evra reveals death threats after Suarez racism row

Ndubuoke urges NFF to sack Rohr as part of austerity measures

How majors’ stake in gas, lower margins hedged against price volatility

World airlines set for new sitting arrangement in post-restriction era

SAA ends operations over bailout denial, $1.4 billion losses

Labour rejects proposals by hotels to owe workers’ salaries

Driver sentenced to death in Lagos’ first virtual court sitting

Police to arrest persons without face masks in Lagos

Immigration resumes issuance of passports

Delta community laments rising cases of snakebites

Hondurans block highway to prevent COVID-19 burials

Ronaldo returns to Turin after coronavirus lockdown

Tyson Fury brands Joshua a ‘big cuddly baby,’ insists Wilder is more dangerous

Omokaro urges NFF to insist on NPFL clause in coach’s new deal

Shareholders urge bank to review sectoral allocation to agriculture

PenCom concludes intervention in First Guarantee Pension

Federal Government plans post-COVID-19 mining economy

*DAILY TIMES*

COVID-19: Cure pathways Nigeria should adopt

COVID-19: Lagos lawmaker charges constituents to be more careful as ease of lockdown begins

Lagos Assembly debunks alleged N17millon monthly expenditure on Speakers Guest House

COVID-19: 40 countries pledge 7.4bn for vaccine research, devt WHO

COVID-19: Nasarawa tracks, returns 4 escapees to quarantine centre

Benue suspends 3 monarchs over communal crisis

Police arraign 2 clerics over religious gathering in Nasarawa

Kidnapped Ekiti commissioner regains freedom, unites with family

Shareholders of Fidelity Bank approve N5.8bn dividend payout

CJN directs courts to hear only urgent matters

COVID-19: Dont reject persons seeking medical help, PTF charges health workers

Lagos police to enforce curfew on highways, streets, inner routes

Survival anxiety arising from COVID-19 pandemic

Now that we are in trouble

BREAKING: Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,802

Breaking: Sokoto govt. announces death of former governor, Nadama

S. Korea begins payment of N318, 770 relief to each household

Let Us Be Wise Like Noah Bimbo Oshin Advise

Union Bank staff dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

Breaking: Nigeria reports 245 new cases of COVID-19

Police Squadron Commander, Dies In Kano

COVID-19: There is no doubt Kano is in trouble, says Ganduje

Monkey drags toddler in viral video

COVID-19: Yobe Govt imposes curfew on the state from 8pm to 6am

Lagos council chair, Apatira assures constituents on Sanwo-Olu Free Daily Meal Stimulus Program

Cross River APC chair denies Ayade is funding his party in state

Daily Times Newspaper, Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Nigerias poorest people now 82.9m NBS

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Chaotic Scenes After Easing Of Lockdown Unacceptable ‘ FG

We’ve Received $311m Abacha Loot From U.S., Jersey ‘ FG

Buhari, World Leaders Seek Solution To COVID-19 Pandemic

16 Doctors Infected With COVID-19 In Lagos ‘ Medical Guild

82.9m Nigerians Are Poor ‘ NBS

Court Slams N1m Fine On FG For Disrupting #RevolutionNow Protest

Relaxed Lockdown: The Lagos Hustling Resumes | TV Independent

No COVID-19 Vaccine Was Discovered In Unizik ‘ Management

Nigerian Troops Eliminate 134 Terrorists, Apprehend 16 Informants In Borno- DHQ

Police Arrest Ebonyi LG Chairman, Lawmaker Over Cult Clash

Driver Bags Death Sentence For Murder In First Virtual Court Sitting In Lagos

Appraising Okowa’s Efforts In Combating COVID-19 In Delta

COVID-19: Obaseki, Oshiomhole Bicker Over Lockdown Violation

COVID-19: Delta Sets Up Boundary Enforcement Task Force Team

Jennie Formby No Longer Labour General Secretary

COVID-19: Compliance To Directives On Lockdown Ease Poor- PTF

COVID-19: 4,000 Nigerians Abroad Willing To Return’ Minister

COVID-19: Nigeria Joins Global Solidarity Trial Of Medicines

Responding To The Growing Challenge Of COVID-19

OPS Petitions FG Over Pump Price Of Diesel, Calls For Slashing

Labour Frowns At FG’s Plan To Retrench Workers

Access Bank Denies Plan To Sack 75% Workforce, Close Branches

Deloitte UK Scraps Summer Internships

Vienna Airport Offers COVID-19 Tests To Avoid Quarantine

Norwegian Air Shareholders Agree To Get Loan Guarantees

Communities Appreciate Lafarge Africa’s N500m Food, Infrastructure Intervention

Nigeria, Others E+P Revenues To Fall By $1trn

*TRIBUNE*

Ondo APC Unity Group: Altruism or personal interest

South-West PDP speaks on ‘removal’ of Adagunodo as Osun chair

Tackling child labour in cassava farming through improved weed control

Lockdown and police extortion

Lockdown: NIPOST providing essential services to society, communities

Former Sokoto governor, Nadama, dies at 82

COVID-19: Governors and workers’ sacrifice

Farm Innovation launches e-extension service to enhance farmers’ productivity in Adamawa, Gombe

Smartphone market suffers worst ever loss ‘Report

Global coronavirus death toll tops 250,000, says Johns Hopkins varsity

S/Korea begins payment of $11.65bn disaster relief money to households

COVID-19: Police seal Emir of Daura’s palace

How Can Nigerian Businesses Plan Ahead for the Post-Corona Future

Benue gov suspends three district heads over alleged involvement in communal clashes

Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,802

14 medical staff test positive for COVID-19 in Katsina

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, welcomes fourth child in America

Music wakes up my spirits, no world without sound, Sonorous Kanye discloses

Omowura: Man who sat on 200 needles

Navigating uncharted waters

No proof radiations from telecoms equipment dangerous to health ‘Experts

When size meets decay: Inside South-West’s largest 24-hour foodstuff market

Water scarcity: Why Nigerians can’t stay safe during COVID-19

Delta farmer harvests world’s largest cassava tuber

The case for and against remote hearing in court

World Vegetable Centre, Olam Nigeria partner on high yield tomato production

COVID-19: WHO supports scientifically-proven traditional medicine

Equities market opens week with 0.30% gain, crosses N12trn

*BLUE PRINT*

Covid-19: Kaduna shuts main markets, losses N6bn IGR in 6 weeks

Uneasy calm as angry security guard ‘stabs man to death’ in Anambra

Tips for starting your car safely after lockdown

Volkswagen profits plunge, begs govt for assistance

New Land Rover Defender to arrive showrooms by June

Confectionery business very lucrative ‘ Caterer

Nigerian government’s unique palliatives on Covid-19

Buhari to Non-Aligned Movt: Let’s empower experts on COVID-19

COVID-19: FG begins evacuation of 4,000 Nigerians willing to return home Wednesday

SIP: Senate kicks against beneficiaries’ register

Disquiet as doctor dies after raising Covid-19 alarm

COVID-19: Chaotic scenes in banks, markets, other places dangerous ‘ PTF

COVID-19: Workers, judiciary, markets, others resume in Anambra with face masks

Confirmed: 5 Killed, mosque destroyed in Plateau fresh attack

Lockdown: Zamfara Police impounds 101 vehicles, prosecutes violators

COVID-19: Zamfara to fumigate state

Ex-convict bags 30 months jail for stealing mobile phone in Osun

COVID-19: Diri extends lockdown by one week in Bayelsa

Residents troop out as Oyetola eases lockdown in Osun

Breaking: Wike tables fresh conditions for oil workers over Covid-19

Ogun state PDP congress followed due process ‘ Kashamu

Edo begins arrest, prosecution of violators of order on face mask

Breaking: Bama gets new Emir

Breaking: In Taraba, runaway Covid-19 patient returns as govt rejects 100 almajiris from Nasarawa

COVID-19: Taraba govt rejects 100 almajiri kids repatriated from Nasarawa

Jigawa records 2nd death from Coronavirus

Zamfara: Ex-APC gov aspirant, Jaji mourns Emir of Kaura-Namoda

*SPORTS*

8 years after, Nigeria yet to immortalise Rashidi Yekini – Daily Trust

Athletes Commend Sports Minister Over Payment of Relief Fund – Peoples Daily

British and Irish Lions open to moving 2021 South Africa tour to autumn – BBC

Broncos CEO White focused on Brisbane, not NRL vacancy – Yahoo

Car sales almost wiped out as registrations collapse to lowest level for 74 years amid coronavirus crisis – Yahoo

Chelsea given transfer boost with reported targets Andre Onana and Federico Chiesa available for ‘right price – Yahoo

Chris Froome fears large crowds at this year’s Tour de France – CNN

Colts decline fifth-year option on safety Hooker – Yahoo

Coronavirus: ‘It was tough’ ‘ Tuivasa-Sheck provides insight into Warriors’ training return – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Eagles coach donates percentage of three-month salary – Peoples Daily

Coronavirus: I never thought I’d miss football so much ‘ Juve star Dybala – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Kalou suspended by Hertha for flouting safety rules in social media video – BBC

Coronavirus: NFL to announce 2020 schedule on Thursday – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Rabbitohs trio cleared of COVID-19 infection – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Rahimo FC get Champions League ticket as Burkina Faso league ends – Goal

Coronavirus: UFC 251 in Perth postponed due to COVID-19 – Yahoo

COVID-19 relaxation: NFSC advises Nigerians, athletes to keep to NCDC’s guidelines – The Sun

Covid-19: Ghana Premier League players don’t favour matches without fans – PFAG – Goal

COVID-19: Nigeria Govt. begins payment of relief money to athletes – Peoples Daily

COVID-19: World Beach Games Postponed To 2023 – Peoples Daily

Dare remembers Super Eagles’ legend, Yekini – The Sun

Diani signs PSG extension to become second-highest female earner – Goal

Dont hurry to quit Villarreal, Uche tells Chukwueze – Punch

Egyptian tennis player Hossam banned for life – PM News

English FA bracing for long spell without fans – Daily Trust

Erling Haaland Hails Virgil van Dijk & Kylian Mbappe Following Champions League Exploits – FTBpro

Evra reveals death threats after Suarez racism row – Guardian

Ex-Chelsea forward Kalou suspended for handshake video – Vanguard

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