Headlines of major newspapers in Nigeria for June 2,2020

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NATION
*Osun govt, clerics to meet on worship centres
*CAN happy with reopening plan
*Budget deficit hits N4.5tr, says DMO DG
*Banks, hotels, others back as govt reopens businesses
*11 Lagos councils, Abuja, Ota lead in COVID-19 cases
*IG’s forensic team in Edo to investigate UNIBEN student’s death
*Why maritime crime persists in Gulf of Guinea
*Two years after, National Single Window remains in limbo
*Executive Order 10: An instrument for strengthening our constitutional institutions
*New vista as planes get set for domestic travels
*PDP, Fayemi trade words over ‘sale of Governor’s Lodge’
*Strategy for post-COVID-19 agriculture financing in Nigeria
*Obaship crisis splits Ekiti community
*Bayelsa confirms one death, nine fresh cases
*Navy lifts Ogun community with PPE, others
*Ex-lawmaker lauds Oyetola for containing pandemic in Osun
*‘How Aregbesola helped boost rights activism’
*Navy unveils 40-bed space isolation centre for personnel
*Leading your organisation through pandemic
*Bello locks down Kabba/Bunu council for 14 days
*BREAKING: COVID-19 hits 10578 cases in Nigeria
*Day Ngige feted kinsmen
* Ondo records two deaths
*Nigerian scientists seek financial assistance for preventive vaccines’ research
*Adeyemi doles out N3.1m palliatives to Kogi West

DAILY TRUST
*COVID-19: The grotesque conspiracy against Bill Gates
*Underutilised eastern seaports
*Sustaining Kano’s devt amid COVID-19 contagion
*Edo 2020: The politics of performance vs scheming
*Garba Nabaruma: Fine jurist, gentle and good man
*Balarabe Maikaba: Passage of a munificent scholar
*Marketers vow to comply as FG announces new fuel price
*PenCom prioritises infrastructure, housing in pension fund investments
*Ogun moves to curb mortgage business abuses
*Nigeria opens licensing round for marginal fields
*Stockbrokers urge public to invest in FG’s Sukuk Bond
*Sylva congratulates new NNPC board members
*How Dangote wins World Travel Market award
*FG has fulfilled disbursement criteria for $3.4bn loan – IMF
*Equities market opens bullish as investors gain N25bn
*‘COVID-19 offers Nigeria opportunity to grow agri-business’
*Protecting your child from COVID-19 pandemic
*Coronavirus patients can safely see others within 10 days of symptoms – CDC
*Merck Foundation to empower infertile Nigerian women
*Fresh arguments as Orji Kalu challenges continued detention
*COVID -19: 3 women refuse their samples taken in Abaji
*2 cops on trial over murder of 17-year- old girl
*Man allegedly defiles 15-year-old daughter in Abuja
*Court remands man over incest
*Ex-Exxon Mobil engineer gets 15 years jail term for raping tenant’s niece
*Ahmadu Bello Foundation supports FCTA’s fight against COVID-19
*Lawmaker writes Ogun Gov, laments deplorable roads
*3 men docked for alleged impersonation
*I didn’t choose direct primary for Edo – Oshiomhole
*Obaseki meets Buhari, wants truce with Oshiomhole
*DSS confirms ‘alteration’ in Bayelsa deputy governor’s NYSC certificate
*INEC asks parties to submit mode of primaries
*How Plateau’s COVID-19 index case is battling stigma after leak
*Man United confirm Ighalo loan extension until January 2021
*Messi’s Barcelona exit clause expires
*Buffon urged to play on beyond his 43rd birthday
*James Ogebe – A titan among judges (II)
*Daily Covid-19 infections rise to 416 after Sunday’s lull

VANGUARD
*Two dead, others injured as monarch escapes lynching by Ibeshe Youths
*covid-19: MC Oluomo donates face masks to journalists in Lagos
*Richard Akinjide in his own words (2)
*NDDC in need of effective cleansing
*nigeria participates in sports for fun ― Onigbinde
*COVID-19: ‘i’ve never felt so ill in my entire life’ ― Gabby Agbonlahor
*Man city star mahrez losses 500k worth of possessions to burglars
*Arsenal, man united consider move for bernadeschi
*I like it when men approach me ― Chelsea Edogun

PUNCH
*LASG hosts drive-in concert
*Lagos dredges 235 channels to curb flooding
*Madagascar’s COVID-Organics: Masterstroke or menace?
*Tragedy looms: Security agents, NNPC asleep as pipeline vandals steal N16.5m fuel in Lagos
*CAN awaits details as FG opens churches, mosques, relaxes curfew
*IG deploys squad as protest rocks Benin over UNIBEN student’s killing
*Ex-oil firm engineer jailed for raping tenant’s niece
*Aggressive campaigns gave us LG poll victory –Benue PDP
*Group asks court to compel DSS, police to probe Omo-Agege
*Bayelsa posts N1.2bn IGR for March
*Bayelsa shuts six churches for flouting COVID-19 directive
*Slain Katsina district head buried, investigation begins
*COVID-19: Ekiti inaugurates lab, plans 400 tests daily
*Nasarawa SSG indicted on N1bn scandal, to refund N248m
*B’Haram built battle trenches in Borno community –DHQ
*NIS introduces passport reminder system
*Court remands three suspected killers of NYSC member
*More explanations on round off, round up
*Palliatives: Pharmacists decry alleged neglect of Rivers widows
*Time to mobilise for food self-sufficiency
*Nine coronavirus patients die in Lagos
*Poly seeks support to produce hands washing machines
*The rise of nation-building professionals
*Ikpeazu, exco submit samples to NCDC for testing
*Labour begs AbdulRazaq to pay N30,000 minimum wage
*Abductions: Be security conscious, CAN tells churches
*FMDQ lists Flour Mills’ N30bn commercial papers
*NECO must conduct exams on health standards – Reps
*Biafra: When will Nigeria learn any lesson?
*COVID-19, Ebola, patent war to come
*Gunmen invade Oyo communities, kill three
*Navy donates palliatives to FCT communities
*George Floyd: Racism and the sting of humanity
*Ondo SDP faction suspends Olu Agunloye

*George Floyd: Racism and the sting of humanity
*Ondo SDP faction suspends Olu Agunloye
*Stock market begins June with N25bn gain
*Kaduna tests 29,771 households for COVID-19
*NMA, resident doctors knock Abiodun over comment on strike
*Rivers begins decontamination of schools, markets
*There’ll be heavy flooding this year – FG
*Rivers launches free bus scheme
*FCT inaugurates community policing committee
*Leadway Assurance pays N38.5bn claims
*COVID-19: Bello declares two-week lockdown in Kogi LG
*Nigerian researchers developing COVID-19 preventive vaccines
*Science academies call public funding of research
*AXA Mansard’s Q1 gross written premium rises to N21bn
*Igbo community gives palliatives to 100 C’River aged, sick
*Presco reports 15% drop in Q1 profit
*Group seeks support for sexual, domestic violence victims
*Ex-UNILORIN director tasks FG on research fund

THISDAY
*Two Corps Members Receive State, Sultan’s Meritorious Awards in Sokoto
*We Don’t Collect Bribe to Approve Flights, Says Sirika

THE SUN
*Gains or deficits of democracy in a failing state
*COVID-19: Our e-learning experiences, by pupils, students
*Provost seeks support of police, DSS in FCET Umunze
*NAPTAN urges FG to recall SS3, JSS3 students for WAEC, NECO exams
*Bayelsa community under landslide
*Home feeding for school children
*Nigeria’s story in democracy and leadership challenge
*Covid-19, effects and lessons for us
*Ighalo’s new loan deal fetches Shenhua N1.7B
*Napoli tables offer for Osimhen
*Joshua: I can’t fight Mike Tyson
*NPFL, NWFL, others to kick off soon –Pinnick
*NPFL season ending: More clubs kick against LMC plan
*Ayade: Unerringly right
*Ekiti commissions mobile laboratory
*Kogi gov orders lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA over index case
*Kaduna Catholic Hospital opts for salary cut, recalls 120 workers
*Oyo new CP harps on discipline, human rights
*COVID-19: 2 die, 3 new cases confirmed in Ondo
*Boko Haram kills 4, injures 3 in Borno village
*Over N10bn losses await speculators as ABCON hits forex market
*Ecobank urges children to embrace e-learning
*Obaseki presents re-election form to Buhari
*UnityBank announces 2020 One Minute Genius contest
*GTBank named Africa’s Most Admired Finance Brand
*Banks charged to restructure downstream sector loans to attract investments
*N-Power and Sadiya Farouq’s detractors
*PDP’s aborted mission to rescue Imo
*Cross River Assembly and perils of vested interests
*COVID-19: Ugwuanyi’s exceptional leadership in a time of crisis
*Edo guber: Uncertainty, horse-trading as Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu battle for APC ticket
*Don’t handover COVID-19 fight to govs, NMA warns FG
*Nigeria making only $3 profit from oil barrel
*StarTimes enhances digital TV access
*NGO shares face masks in Ogun community
*Edo guber: INEC warns parties over deadline for candidates nomination
*IPOB leader blackmailing me to control Biafra struggle –Uwazuruike
*Federal High Court dismisses case against APGA, Oye
*Navy inaugurates 40 bed isolation centre in Lagos
*Ulama Forum tasks govt on COVID-19 measures
*How to boost post-COVID-19 Nigerian economy –Mayor Obi
*Lagos court sentences 730 violators to community service
*3 killed as suspected herdsmen invade 3 villages in Ibadan
*In Kebbi, NYSC member donates wheelchairs to special students
*COVID-19: Firm urges Nigerians to embrace information technology
*When love turns sour: Ex-lover seeks N9m compensation from Customs boss’ new wife
*UNIBEN student murder : IGP vows to bring perpetrators to book, deploys more detectives to Edo State
*Court sentences man to death for killing his father
*Bandits kill Katsina district head
*Gunmen disguise as patients, abduct Delta doctor
*Shooting of Tina Ezekwe: Police commence disciplinary procedures against indicted Officers
*More terrorists surrender as military intensifies onslaught on Boko Haram/ISWAP
*Banks, offices, churches, mosques to reopen fully
*Panic in Imo community as herdsmen kill security operative
*Enugu taxi operators hail Ugwuanyi on palliatives
*Prepare for self-defence, ASETU tells Igbo communities
*21 opposition parties hail Ayade on achievements
*COVID-19: Wike rolls out 28 free transport buses
*Delta appeals for support towards re-opening of schools
*Obi of Onitsha appeals for assistance from states, FG over erosion menace
*Personal finance management: How to prepare 6-month budget
*Alleged corruption: Court stops Edo govt, Obaseki from prosecuting Oshiomhole
*Group backs NASS revised condition of service
*Oshiomhole endorses Akeredolu, says Edo gov yet to reject direct primaries
*FG flags-off 2020 marginal fields bid round
*NIPOST tackles FIRS over stamp duty collection
*Work resumes at Enugu Airport
*NERC sets target to generate 2,000MW via renewable energy
*COVID-19: Neconde Energy donates medical equipment to Delta
*9mobile appoints Sinfield as CEO
*Recession looms as budget deficit hits N4.5trn
*FG reduces petrol price to N121.50k/litre

GUARDIAN
*Ex-Exxon Mobil engineer bags 15-year jail term for raping tenant’s niece
*Ekiti opens laboratory to run COVID-19 test
*Group urges Buhari to reconsider his appointments
*Criticism trails Northwest governors’ performance after five years in office
*Ayade: Unerringly right
*How COVID-19 forced Chinese club to hands off on Ighalo
*Researchers develop roadmap for effective treatment of COVID-19
*Court dismisses PDP’s application against Dambazau
*Bello locks down Kabba/Bunu LG for 14 days
*Computer village traders protest against harassment, extortion by market leaders

NEW TELEGRAPH
*Rescuing orphanage homes from hunger
*COVID-19: Racing against time for accommodation
*Ogunji: ABSUTH assures residents of safety against COVID-19
*APC chieftain warns Oyegun against causing disaffection in party
*Benue impounds truck conveying 17 bike riders to South-East
*We attacked magistrate’s house, abducted his daughter –Suspect, 22
*ASP, Inspector on trial for teenager’s murder –Police
*Murder in church: We’ll get UNIBEN student’s killers –IG
*Gunmen disguise as patients, kidnap doctor
*We were on 7th floor when eight-storey building collapsed – Survivors
*Edo guber: How Ize-Iyamu emerged as APC ‘consensus candidate’
*Adapting to ‘new normal’ in Nigerian aviation industry
*Discordant tunes over proposed islands
*AMCON: Why Nigerian airlines are weak
*Seplat heightens plans for OML 21, 53 gas deposit.

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