Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines

NATION

Chinese claim new drug can stop pandemic without vaccine

Oil crosses $35 on output cuts signals

NAFDAC begins testing of four virus remedy drugs

No guarantee for returnees from France, says minister

Covid-19: Kwara PDP, APC disagree over palliative distribution

Ooni donates motorised modular fumigators to Edo, Delta

Reps to Fed Govt: set up N15b emergency fund

Ibadan firm with 49 positive workers: weve adopted protective measures

LUTH delivers fourth COVID-19 patient of twins

Pandemic teaching world humility, say WHO DG, T.B. Joshua

Children group donates N50m to Fed Govts coronavirus response

Rivers withdraws charges against pilots, passengers

El-Rufai pays May salaries ahead of Sallah celebration

COVID-19: Reps to meet Ministers over salaries, PPE for Health Workers

NASS to rearrange its agenda to reflect COVID-19 realities Gbajabiamila

We cant afford mass infection with eased lockdown, says FG

FG to Nigerians: prepare for the worst on COVID-19

Premier League confirms six positive COVID-19 cases after testing

UK penalises Oyakhilomes TV over 5G/COVID-19 claims

 

PUNCH

Joint squad arrives Katsina for special operation against bandits

Oyo firm with 57 positive workers curtails COVID-19 spread

NDDC N40bn: Senate demands written explanation from Akpabio, CBN

Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias, dies at 74

Almajirai migration to South shows North is shifting its burden National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo

FG sacks Mohammed as TCN boss, appoints Abdulaziz

Employers association condemns Customs processes, high duty

22-year-old COVID-19 patient gives birth to twins in Lagos

Senate demands immediate reversal of power privatisation

Nigerias active oil rigs fall by 24% to 16

Reps demand 40-year socioeconomic plan from FG

Lawmakers probe NBETs finances in six years

PPPRA clears marketers to import petrol

Senate begins Nigerias local content law amendment

FGs disinfection teams visit states, FAAN fumigates airports

Ill lead Kano-Kaduna boundary patrol on Sallah day El-Rufai

Reps tackle health minister over explanation on Chinese doctors

ICYMI: How ICPC indicted ex-FIIRO DG for academic fraud

Wike alleges plan to declare emergency in Rivers

Military kills scores as Boko Haram attacks Dapchi

Many top Nigerians dying due to COVID-19 home care FG

Well use self-help to stop Almajirai Ohanaeze, Anambra elders

NDA dismisses 13 cadets, demotes one for exam fraud

Foreign soldiers saving Nigerians from bandits Senator

Demolished Rivers hotel manager to appeal confinement, N50,000 fine

IGs parallel team invitation to anarchy Rivers lawmakers

Bandits kill 12 in fresh Zamfara attacks

N76bn uncompleted building: EFCC has cleared me, says perm sec

UPDATED: Nigeria records 226 new cases of COVID-19, total now 6,401

Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 patients dies of virus

FCC commissioner-designate dies 21 days after appointment

Man reunites with parents 32 years after abduction

WHO lists African countries with less COVID-19 cases

FG deploys special forces in Plateau

Terrorists attack Dapchi, kill one, loot shops

Osun intercepts 35 Sokoto-bound youths

Gunmen kill Ijaw group spokesman in Delta

THISDAY

Visa’s Fast Track Program Propels Growth of the Fintech Industry Worldwide

Lagos Discharges 9 Additional COVID-19 Patients

Buhari Sacks TCN Managing Director, Announces Replacement

Fayemi: Promasidors $5m Investment in Ekiti will Boost Economy

Sylva: Nigeria Has Lost Much to Non-passage of PIB

ACCA Introduces Online Exams

Police Arrest 30 Persons over Attacks on Adamawa Communities

SUN

Edo, Ondo guber elections’ dates sacrosanct -‘INEC

It is derogatory to call Uzodinma ‘Supreme Court Governor’ ‘ Imo Elders

Biafra in future will teach Nigeria how to run a democracy, says Kanu

COVID-19: ICC recommends rule to ban use of saliva on balls

Nigeria to prosecute 10 men arrested under new anti-piracy law

Trade facilitation: Tin Can Customs deploys TRS, rakes in N117.8bn revenue

Fresh optimism for 2020 budget as oil price nears $35 p/b

NASS member assembles 300 community volunteers against COVID-19

IGP orders strict enforcement of inter-state movement restriction orders

GUARDIAN

Again, unions advocate NLNG model for refineries resuscitation

Afghan mosque attack kills 8 worshippers breaking fast

Shippers’ council partners NCDC to curtail spread of COVID-19 to port community

Contractors threaten ministry over N17b debt

Maximise COVID-19 to digitise payment systems, experts urge

Customs seizes N8b contrabands amid border closure

Gains in bellwethers lift market index further by N136 billion

Almajirai’s provocative exodus to southern Nigeria

Perm sec denies wrongdoing as HoSF queries N48b expenditure

Accountability to electricity consumers, stakeholders key to sustainability

Kano, Nasarawa relax restriction on worship centres

Minister, Edo move to rescue ailing Eagles former defender, Sunday Eboigbe

Delta unveils Operation Hawks to tackle herdsmen attacks, insecurity, crimes

Senate seeks suspension of planned electricity tariff hike

Another coronavirus patient gives birth to twins in Lagos

Reps orders WRPC to reinstate 300 casual workers , probe NNPC on recruitment of graduates trainees

Bread price to increase by 60 percent over rising materials cost, say Lagos Bakers

Road commuters pay between N200 and N5000 to defile inter-state travel ban – group alleges

VANGUARD

BREAKING: APC fixes dates for Edo, Ondo Guber Primary as INEC sticks to timetable

NASS to change legislative agenda in line with COVID-19 realities

Gambari’s appointment, great asset to Nigeria, Africa, says Ex-UN Scribe

Senate commends Buhari over military action against banditry

Shippers’ Council asks CBN to give maritime, logistics sector priority

Customs deploy TRS to enhance trade facilitation, revenue generation

Breaking: ‘James Kolo’, Buhari’s nominee for FEC job is dead

Privatization Council approves Health Sector Reform draft Bill

IGP Adamu orders strict enforcement of inter-state movement restriction orders

Global firms fear prolonged global recession, others ‘ WEF

NDLEA in Imo begins manhunt of killers for command’s officer

Expedite actions on completion of Ajaokuta Steel, Senate tells FG

TRIBUNE

Apologise to Nigerians for denying links with Chinese doctors, PDP tells FG

Insecurity: Troops kill scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Yobe

COVID-19: IGP orders strict enforcement of inter-state movement restriction orders

Security: Buhari not discriminating against states ‘ Presidency

COVID-19: Introduce national policy on online education, Reps tell FG

Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 must ensure best practice, Gbajabiamila tasks Reps’ Ad-hoc Committee

COVID-19: Reps chide FG over delayed payment of health workers salaries

COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 226 new cases, total now 6,401

Buhari removes TCN MD one month after he reportedly sacked labour leader

Reps to conduct forensic audit of NNPC’s recent recruitment

NCDMB’s BrentPlus initiative to drive innovations in oil and gas sector

Coronavirus won’t stop our programme for Ondo, Edo governorship elections, INEC says

Senate to probe N1.532trn intervention fund to Power sector

I’m not aware of plan to deport 15,000 Nigerian students from Malaysia, says minister

EFCC not a political tool, APC chieftain tells Obaseki over panel report on Oshiomhole

We can’t listen to Trump on hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, says PTF

Reps set for final passage of bill on police, host community partnership bill

We have failed if we don’t learn from COVID-19 to build institutions ‘ PTF

DAILY TIMES

AIbom: Udom cuts salaries of political appointees over fall in oil price

IGP orders strict enforcement of inter-state movement restriction order

Teenager commits suicide in Delta after quarrel with sister

APC slams Rivers monarchs, urges President Buhari to disregard their request on disbandment of Joint Taskforce

Wike withdraws charges against pilots, passengers who violated Executive order

Just one COVID-19 test conducted in Kogi since the outbreak NCDC

Akwa Ibom slashes salaries of political appointees by 20%

Chinese Doctors: PDP berates FG for concealment, deception

Senate hails Buhari on military action against banditry in Kastina

Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over alarming lack of independence from China

Not all hand sanitisers in circulation are good enough for use Health Minister

Reps to Ehanire: Provide full details of the activities and whereabouts of Chinese doctors

Katsina releases N77m scholarship allowance for medical students

Nigeria records 4 Covid-19 births as Patient gives birth to Twins In LUTH

Senate probes N1.532trn power sector intervention

COVID-19: Kaduna slashes 2020 budget by N37.71bn

LUTH delivers 4th COVID-19 patient of twins

Chimamanda Adichie becomes 1st black woman to deliver UPenns commencement address

Atiku Abubakar celebrates veteran musician, Lagbaja as he marks 60th birthday

Oba Of Benin Welcomes First Prince As Monarch

Ooni of Ifes wife, Queen Naomi Ogunwusi denies breakup with the Monarch

US blames WHO for pandemic deaths as others demand global unity

Poland celebrates 100th anniversary of Pope John Paul IIs birth

Trump says he is taking controversial anti-malarial drug

Germany, France propose half-trillion-euro virus package for Europe

Brazil to employ Cuban doctors to help with Covid-19

DAILY TRUST

Unaffected by Covid-19, online sales platforms hit record profits

Rivers withdraws charges against Caverton Helicopter Pilots

New COVID-19 vaccine tested on 45 people

9 die as Nigeria records 216 new COVID-19 cases, total now 6,175

I deceived my wife to keep kidnapped cleric’s twins ‘ Suspect

Vice President tests positive for coronavirus in South Sudan

Iranian Parliament approves law creating virtual embassy in Jerusalem ‘ reports

BUSINESSDAY

Nigerian employers in gruelling battle to keep staff

FG asks businesses, schools, others to adopt new strategies ahead of reopening

Businesses lose billions in 5-week lockdown as SMEs rethink models

The tough decisions needed to strengthen the Nigerian economy post COVID-19

Why Nigeria needs new strategy to promote agro exports amid COVID-19

Almajiris and northern governors: Absence of leadership and vision!

Terms Nigeria must meet to access $1.5bn World Bank credit

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Calls For Good Roads In Egbema Heighten As Group Tasks Governments, Others

Lack Of PPE, Our Biggest Challenge In Fight Against COVID-19 ‘ Hospital Pharmacists

Stakeholders Laud Teach-For-Nigeria Initiative, Advocate Digital Learning For Teachers

EdTech Firms To Be More Prominent In Talent Development Post-COVID 19 ‘ Prof Atayero

Accept Pharmacists’ Certificate As Collateral For N10m Loan, ACPN Urges CBN

PEOPLESDAILY

Troops kill several Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, destroy gun truck, recover weapons in Borno

Save the Children donates N50m worth of COVID-19 response supply to FG

Covid-19 Pandemic beyond technology, resources, says Buhari

Senate decry breach of presidential order on inter-state movement

NCDC Bill: Reps summons Ugochinyere to appear risk arrest

Gambari relinquishes Savannah Chiar position

Bill to legalise Virtual Court proceedings passes 1st reading in Senate

Gbajabiamila intervenes in FCT health workers’ planned strike

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