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*THE NATION*

PTF gets ICPC guidelines on COVID-19 relief funds

PTF gets ICPC guidelines on COVID-19 relief funds

UKs confirmed COVID-19 death toll tops 30,000

Four doctors, 18 nurses, others test positive in Bauchi, Kano

256 Nigerians return from UAE

256 Nigerians return from UAE

80% of infected persons dont require hospital admission

80% of infected persons dont require hospital admission

N24b loss cripples aviation sector

N24b loss cripples aviation sector

Govt goes tough on breach of anti-virus rules

Govt goes tough on breach of anti-virus rules

Verbal autopsy in Jigawa after strange deaths

Verbal autopsy in Jigawa after strange deaths

Minister to engage with Lagos police chief over journalists movement

Minister to engage with Lagos police chief over journalists movement

Why I described loot as Abacha Assets, by Malami

Revolution in Nigeria: Lets face reality

Why I described loot as Abacha Assets, by Malami

Fast-rising singer, Princess Peters, bags award

COVID-19: Firm donates N500m facility to Lagos

FCMB shareholders okay N2.77b dividend payment

Debt managers ask banks to share risks for big ticket deals

Wema Bank marks 75th anniversary

FirstBank processes N156b ATM transactions in five weeks

Ecobank pledges improved customer satisfaction

*VANGUARD*

Petrol to sell at N117 per litre, as PPMC slashes ex-depot prices

CACOVID strengthens Rivers, Enugu states against COVID-19

COVID-19: ABCON donates relief materials to 2000 families

Union Bank shareholders endorse 25 kobo dividend

Premier League faces legal action if three teams are not promoted

COVID 19: Ibadan Technical University to produce ventilator

Premier League matches could be less than 90 mins

COVID-19: See every patient now as suspected carrier, MHWUN tells health workers

Composition of Federal Character Commission favours one zone’ Afenifere

Should China pay

*THISDAY*

Obiora Now NEXIM Bank Chairman

Notore Posts N2.7bn Income in First Half

First Bank to Hold Virtual SME Clinic

UBA Rewards Customers in Promo

Promasidor Joins COVID-19 Fight with N280m Donation

No Dividend as UACN Property Development Company Posts Loss of N16bn Loss

The Potential of Technology to Reduce Human Error

ATCON Donates Medical Equipment to Lagos Govt

Food, Current Affairs Dominate Google Search

Jumia Supplies 100,000 Face Masks

US Billboard Ranks Nigerian Gospel Artist High

Eagles Job: Rohr Admits No Decision Yet on His Contract Renewal

Condolences Pour in for Late Chidi Ofo Okenwa

Rivers United Eye NPFL Title, Commends Eunisell for Support

COVID-19 Tests for Barcelona Players Today

Many Feared Freedom of Information Act Would Allow Government Pry into…

On Gbajabiamilas Coronavirus Bill

COVID-19 and Shortage of Bed Spaces, Ventilators, PPE

University Don Harps On Benefits of Egg Consumption

NGO Advises FG to Reverse Self on Lockdown Relaxation

Amidst COVID-19 Global Lockdown, NIPRD Retains International ISO Accreditation

*PUNCH*

The atheist vs. the religion of peace

Taraba dep gov, Fayose behind Ekiti PDP crisis Olujimi

Afenifere urges Senate to reject Taraba FCC nominee

Imperatives of an outbreak revolving fund in Nigeria

41 suspected robbers, kidnappers, cultists paraded in CRiver

Lagos AG condoles with ThisDay over judiciary reporters death

Akinseye-George faults post-retirement housing plan for CJN

Surviving and thriving through COVID-19 and beyond (1)

COVID-19: Anything wrong with Nigerians

Seafarers protest prolonged stay aboard vessels

Ekiti to prosecute soldiers wife for importing COVID-19

No apologies for using Chloroquine to cure coronavirus Bauchi gov

Despite lockdown, stock market investors gain N897bn

Suspected herdsmen kill man, pregnant wife in Benue

Banks at risk of loan default, says MPC member

Woman gives birth on Dubai flight evacuating 265 Nigerians

Fuel marketers, others list measures against sharp practices

Lockdown relaxation depends on Lagos, says Ogun

NNPC reduces petrol depot price to N108

FG, statesll feed schoolchildren at home, minister insists

Nigerian content board urges trainers to redesign programmes

Customs donate N40.9m relief materials to ministry

Security agents must stop violation of interstate lockdown, says NGF

Discos owe NBET N76bn in two months

Opening markets, closing churches for COVID-19 wrong Oyedepo

Electricity workers say expansion projectsll save jobs

Why I called $311m looted fund Abacha assets Malami

Maritime workers caution employers against salary cut

*DAILY TRUST*

Rising cases of COVID-19 not unexpected -FG

Muhammed Goni (1942-2020)

Almajiri: View from the bottom

Nigerian tourism and possible post-COVID-19 turn around

Who should be new COS to the president

The ripple effect: How COVID-19 is sending waves across the health system

Ebonyi takes steps to build reading, writing ability of pupils ‘ SUBEB Chair

e-learning sites get free data

FG says schools must recruit tech-savvy teachers

Anambra contemplates morning, afternoon classes as post-lockdown strategy

Lagos police arraign 325 curfew violators

Lockdown: Karu residents want FCTA to curb violations

COVID-19: Police commence curfew enforcement in FCT

Wear face mask or be prosecuted, Ekiti tells residents

500 households in Osun benefit from Kuwait food relief

Oyo govt arrests 8 illegal business operators on school premises

Why Landmark partnered Lagos govt on 80-bed treatment, isolation centre

Woman pours hot water on husband

Julius Berger donates palliatives to Kuje council

Car crushes man to death while he’s on video call

WHO confirms 7 fresh cases of Ebola in DRC

WHO confirms 7 fresh cases of Ebola in DRC

Pompeo presses China but acknowledges ‘no certainty’ virus from lab

Bauchi COVID-19 positive cases rise to 80

Trump backtracks on scrapping of White House coronavirus task force

Niger receives ‘anti-coronavirus herbal tea’ from Madagascar

Lockdown lift: How to keep your workplace safe

UK could start easing virus lockdown next week’PM

Africa approaches 50,000 COVID-19 cases, 2,000 deaths

Freedom of speech at risk in Ethiopia amid COVID-19-related restrictions

Namibia selected on int’l air transport advisory council

Now that we’ve lost our heads

FG decries violation of protocols at banks, others

as Customers besiege banks, shun social distancing in Ogun

Union Bank shareholders approve 0.25k/share dividend

NUPENG, PENGASSAN warn against arbitrary sack of workers

We raised N30.42trn investment interest, impacted 333m lives ‘ AfDB

Merkel gives go-ahead for Bundesliga to resume in mid-May

Survey rates Nigeria low on budget’s public inputs, transparency

COVID-19: Germany’s stock market volume up 168%

Algeria’s football star to be tried for masturbating in public

Customs P/Harcourt Command rakes in N16.18bn in Q1

Germany to give green light to restart football in May

*THE SUN*

How to make elections in Nigeria free, fair, credible ‘Prof. Oni

PDP alleges plot to loot $311m repatriated fund

2023: We’ll go all out for Presidency ‘Ohanaeze

Covid-19: FG should investigate activities of security agencies ‘Akintunde

PDP frustrated by lack of access to recovered stolen public funds, says APC

Enugu LG Polls: 17 Chairmen, 260 Councilors know fate June 29

APC youths advise Oshiomhole against imposition of governorship candidate

Control of Infectious Diseases Bill must not be rushed ‘ Oligbo, PDP chieftain

Minister places late Yekini’s mother on monthly stipend

Ahmed Musa buys N100m G-Wagon

Okagbare, Oduduru, others to benefit from IAF $500,000 fund

Rohr gives update on Super Eagles new contract

Ejaria waits on FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Condolences pour in for late Okenwa

Nigerian Akpejiori fancies fight with AJ in Nigeria

Serie A club’s player tests positive for coronavirus ahead of training return

COVID-19: Spain to end women’s football season

Piracy:Nigeria loses $1.5bn monthly ‘IMB

Quickteller Paypoint pledges support for agents

FG slashes revenue, oil earnings to N3tr, N1.1tr

COVID-19: Reps, AON knock FG over foreign carriers evacuating Nigerians

As FG decries violation of standard protocols, warns against backlash

COVID-19: Nigeria’ll remain investment destination ‘NIPC

PSN urges manufacturers to increase production with CBN fund

Community pharmacists lament exemption from CBN grant

OPS calls for interest-free loans to mitigate COVID-19 impact

FG slashes revenue, oil earnings to N3tr, N1.1tr

Hours gridlock in Onitsha, Asaba over tanker’s crash on Niger Bridge

*GUARDIAN*

Family sends SOS to AGF over attempt to release condemned criminal

Lagos returns to normalcy with gridlock, market reopening

Foundation supports 7000 vulnerable households in Lagos, Osun, Kwara

One-chance robbers fleece widow of N47,000

Trump vetoes measure limiting his war powers in Iran

Okenwa’s death will affect grassroots sports, says Akwa Ibom FA Boss

Telcos to engage Senate on 5G as spending drops by 0.8 per cent

Insurers to drive new policy with 15 per cent premium rebate to health workers

Dybala gets coronavirus all-clear but Torino player tests positive

Airlines, tourism operators seek $10b relief to save industry

How Keystone Bank empowered customers with Online Masterclasses during lockdown

Bullish rally raises index further by 1.40%

Ishaku shuts down markets as Taraba records three COVID-19 cases

NUPENG, PENGASSAN condemn move by employers to sack workers, threaten to downtool

Military kills 496 terrorists, bandits across North

By their rice we shall know them

Violence, exploitation threatens irregular migrants from Nigeria, says IOM

Step up community testing to curtail COVID-19 spread, says AHAPN

COVID-19 and natural selection in Africa

TUC seeks policies to reduce inflation, encourage investment at post COVID-19

SFH warns against complacency on COVID-19 containment measures

Sadiya Farouq and the burden of expectations

Igbinedion varsity teaching hospital appoints Bazuaye CMD

Afenifere faults composition of federal character commission

Abba Kyari: Blind loyalty or presidential abdication

Lower interest, N50b credit can boost agric, diversify economy

ASUU protests against non-implementation of Buhari’s directive to pay salary

UNIZIK dismisses don over alleged discovery of COVID-19 drug

*DAILY TIMES*

NCDC records 195 new cases of COVID-19, five deaths

BMO expresses confidence in Buharis COVID-19 expenditure framework

WHO deploys additional personnel to support COVID-19 response in Kano State

Gombe COVID-19 protest manifestation of prevailing socioeconomic, psychological challenges Govt

Breaking: Nigeria records 5 deaths, 195 new cases of COVID-19

U.S. COVID-19 assistance to Nigeria rises to N11.6bn

COVID-19: UKs death toll tops 30,000

Buhari condoles with Chief of Army Staff, Buratai, over mothers death

Buhari prays for speedy recovery of Emir of Daura

NCDC using data to drive response to COVID-19, say Dr Ihekweazu

Daily Times Newspaper, Thursday, May 07, 2020

Bundesliga to resume on May 15

COVID-19: FG to dialogue with Govs on almajirai movement

COVID-19: Juventus confirms Dybala free

Super Eagles and Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Okoye seeks loan move

Abacha loot: PDP, APC trade words over $311m repatriated fund

Troops eliminate 343 terrorists, 153 bandits in 47 days DHQ

Bundesliga sets return date as German government gives green light

FG to utilise COVID-19 donations in funding supplementary budget

Lockdown: Kano mobile courts convict 717 violators

Bayelsa urges residents to discountenance myths on COVID-19

COVID-19: 2 patients abscond from Oyo isolation centre

COVID-19: Plateau places 11 family members on supervised isolation

COVID-19: ICPC draws guidelines for PTF management on relief funds

Adele shared a rare photo of herself in a black minidress on 32nd her birthday

Tom Cruise aims higher with movie shot on space station

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Police Arrest 40 Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists In C/River

Edo 2020: Why We’re Championing Esan Candidate For Governor ‘ Okpebholo

Ifo Community Laments Neglect By Ogun State Government

COVID -19: Sagay Frowns At Violation Of Safety Guidelines

COVID-19: PTF Urges Governors To Handle ‘Almajiri’ Pupils’ Issue Squarely

COVID-19: APC Distributes Assorted Grains To Members, Vulnerable In Zamfara

Buhari Prays For Speedy Recovery Of Emir Of Daura

Enugu LG Polls: 17 Chairmen, 260 Councilors Know Fate June 29

Reps Kick As FG Uses Foreign Airlines To Evacuate Nigerians Abroad

COVID-19 Responsible For Fall In Nigeria’s PMI ‘ Report

CACOVID Strengthens Rivers, Enugu States Against COVID-19

Manchester Restaurant On Post-coronavirus Lockdown Service

Lloyds Delivers $1.23bn Bounce Back Loan Cash To Customers

Samsung Heir Lee Issues Apology Over Succession

Global Renewables Use 1.5% Higher Than 2019 ‘ Report

Equities Market Sustains Bullish Streak, Up 1.4%

Eko DisCo Explains Delay Of Meter Roll Out

H1 2020: Notore Grows Revenue, Posts N2.7bn Income

Germany To Restart Football League

Mike Tyson Offered $1m To Fight Sonny Bill Williams

Tennis: U.S Open Winner Andreescu Stays Focused On Becoming World No. 1

How Policy Inconsistency Is Stalling Fight Against COVID-19

Onitsha Traders Beg Obiano To Save Their Shops From Gully Erosion

COVID-19: Ekiti To Prosecute Female Positive Case

COVID-19: Lagos Urges Residents To Take Responsibility For Safety

Students In Wuhan Return To School

IRENA, ESCAP To Support Asia Pacific’s Crisis Response

EU Economy Faces Historic Recession

*TRIBUNE*

NNPC reduces ex-depot price of petrol

Nigeria records 195 new cases of coronavirus as total hits 3,145

BREAKING: Petrol depot price reduced to N108, diesel N164

Researchers find new malaria control alternative

How Oyo is making gain of COVID-19

A study of Africa’s post-colonial culture

Why I’m after Akeredolu’s job in Ondo ‘Adelami

The rapist father in Akwa Ibom

Reasons Oronsaye’s report will put Nigeria’s aviation in disarray

Pandemics in history: Was Nigeria prepared for Covid-19’ (1)

Depression: When sadness becomes a disorder

Positive sentiments persist as equities market records 8th consecutive gain

Why FG needs to rescue FAAN from post COVID-19 disaster ‘Idu

Merging aviation agencies will drag sector backward

*BLUE PRINT*

INEC releases 20 additional vehicles to PTF for fight against COVID-19

COVID-19: Aviation sector loses N21bn, airlines may not survive post-pandemic ‘ Minister

Video: 256 Nigerians return from Dubai, enter isolation

Blueprint ePaper 7th May 2020

Breaking: At 57, Evander Holyfield stages boxing comeback

Buhari condoles with Buratai over mother’s death

Journalists on essential service list, exempted from curfew, PTF tells security agents

COVID-19 rising cases: Increase isolation centres, FG appeals to states

NGO distributes palliatives to Nyanya community

Muhammed resumes as DG NEMA

COVID-19: NPHCDA tasks northern traditional leaders to stop community transmission

Nigerian Army collaborates with FCTA to fight COVID -19

COVID-19: Govts using pandemic against free press ‘ Reuters

Coronavirus: Ondo CP orders test for police officers

COVID-19 : Security agencies to start enforcing social distancing in Oyo- NSCDC

Rano gets new emir

Breaking: 103 dead as Nigeria records 195 new Coronavirus cases, surpasses 3000

Breaking: Army officer emerges Emir in Zamfara

Protest rocks Niger isolation centre, one escapes; doctor, 2 other returnees swell Covid-19 cases

Breaking: NNPC slashes ‘petrol price

COVID -19: NYCN flags off distribution of palliatives to youth

$500,000 donation from FIFA not COVID-19 palliative ‘ Pinnick

Bauchi records first suspected coronavirus death

Ramadan: Sen. Goje donates trucks of rice to constituents

Curfew: FCTA apprehends night travellers from neighbouring states

*SPORTS*

Adebayor shows off 9 expensive cars weeks after refusing to donate to COVID-19 fight – Daily Trust

Ahmed Musa buys N100m G-Wagon – The Sun

Algeria’s football star to be tried for masturbating in public – Daily Trust

Athletes grumble over exclusion from ministrys N50,000 palliative – Punch

Boris Johnson could ditch ‘stay at home’ slogan as plan to ease coronavirus lockdown moves forward – Yahoo

Bundesliga sets return date as German government gives green light – Daily Times

Bundesliga to resume on May 15 – Daily Times

Complete Sports Nigeria Is RealFevr’s Newest Media Partner – Complete Sports

Condolences Pour in for Late Chidi Ofo Okenwa – Thisday

Condolences pour in for late Okenwa – The Sun

Coronavirus: Conor McGregor ready to go on ‘Fight Island’ ‘ UFC boss White – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Impossible to give a date for Serie A return ‘ Spadafora – Yahoo

Coronavirus: It’s ‘bull****’, I won’t be bullied into vaccination ‘ Titans’ Cartwright hits back at PM – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Lyon president Aulas still hoping Ligue 1 season may resume – Yahoo

Coronavirus: New Zealand teams set to play in Super Rugby Aotearoa beginning next month – Yahoo

Coronavirus: NFL sets plan to have teams ready to open facilities by May 15 – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Putting England men’s matches first can help safeguard future of women’s team – Connor – Yahoo

Coronavirus: Torino player tests positive for COVID-19 – Yahoo

COVID-19 Tests for Barcelona Players Today – Thisday

COVID-19: Juventus confirms Dybala free – Daily Times

COVID-19: Spain to end women’s football season – The Sun

Dani Alves: The Maverick Who’s Just Too Good to Be Copied – FTBpro

Donald Trump says coronavirus ‘worse attack’ than Pearl Harbour – Yahoo

Dybala gets coronavirus all-clear but Torino player tests positive – Guardian

Dybala recovers from COVID-19, Torino player tests positive – Punch

Eagles Job: Rohr Admits No Decision Yet on His Contract Renewal – Thisday

Ejaria commits future to Nigeria – Punch

Ejaria waits on FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria – The Sun

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