Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Thursday, 2 July, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines

GUARDIAN

Coronavirus becoming more endemic, WHO cries out

Ize-Iyamu appears in court today over alleged N700m fraud

Kill me, don’t charge me to court, ex-convict nabbed for robbery, rape begs police

Plateau PHC shut as three workers test positive for COVID-19

Crisis looms in health sector over COVID-19 hazard allowance

Kano revenue service sacks 500 workers, 60 consultants

Concerns heighten over delayed PIB fiscal framework

Investors bemoan N2 trillion losses in equities in three years

Experts canvass need to equip research institutions for innovation

COVID-19: China actively participated in international cooperation

NASS halts 774,000 public works recruitment scheme

Fuel price hits N143.80 per litre, labour fumes

13 ex-militant groups threaten hostilities over alleged corruption in NDDC

British and German remdesivir stocks ‘sufficient’ as US buys up supply

Alleged N2.5bn fraud: FG re-arraigns suspended DG of NBC

At least 59 killed in two days of Ethiopia protests

PUNCH

Naabba, Agbakoba, Utomi, Ezekwesili, others form new political group

CSOs seek stricter enforcement of anti-torture law

Funding: Corporates turn to commercial papers, shun loans, shares

Power firms want acquisition debts, CBN loans restructured

Used Android phone demand surges amid dwindling supply

Petrol price hits N143.8, stakeholders push for total deregulation

Alleged N32.9bn fraud: Momphas trial resumes

Senate summons Ahmed, Emefiele, others over expatriate tax evasion

Domestic flights resume in Lagos, Abuja July 8

Committee disowns survey on NBA presidential candidates

EU opens borders to 15 countries, excludes Nigeria, others

Nigerian banks forex shortage to hit $5bn Moodys

OPEC oil production hits 20-year low amid cuts

Nigerian oil, gas stocks lose N178bn in six months

Sovereign Trust Insurance grows profit by 51.5%

FG approves N18.9bn roads, Lagos airport runaway contracts

Hoodlums invade Lokoja FMC, steal computers, COVID-19 files

BREAKING: 603 dead as Nigerias COVID-19 cases hit 26,484

Shell completes 20km gas pipeline expansion in Abia

Delta top officials panic as Okowa, wife test positive

US development bank invests $530m in Nigerian projects

Army not considering dialogue with bandits CAS

Wanted ex-NSITF boss, Olejeme, to forfeit 48 property

Malabu Oil, others arraigned for laundering $1bn

BREAKING: FG increases petrol pump price to N143.80

VIDEO: 172 Nigerians return home from Uganda, Kenya

Court orders Uzodinma to reinstate sacked Imo LG chairmen

Afe Babalola seeks law prescribing castration for rapists

VIDEO: Supporters of El-Zakzaky protest in Abuja, demand his release

[BREAKING] 774,000 jobs: NASS suspends recruitment exercise

THISDAY

Moodys: Nigerian Banks to Face Pressure with Reduced Dollar Deposit

Pandemic Accelerating Digital Transformation, Says RMB Boss

BudgIT Launches Open Nigerian States Data Portal

Report: Global e-Waste Surged by 21% in Five Years

Nigeria Computer Society Advocates New Digital Culture

Improvement in IGR Will Drive Socio-economic Indices

$14m Debt: Court to Hear Sahara Groups Suit against Ecobank

Okonjo-Iweala Touts Fresh Eyes, Reform Record in DG Bid

MAN: Border Closure Raised Manufacturers Production Value by 41.8%

SUN

New voters won’t participate in Ondo guber poll ‘INEC

PDP sweeps all 16 councils in Taraba local elections

C’River PDP congress: Ayade’s faction withdraws suit over ward, LG exco inauguration

COVID-19: FG announces N2.3trn stimulus package

Court orders forfeiture of 46 houses, land linked to ex-NSITF boss, Olejeme

Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

COVID 19: Fear grips Ondo monarchs, lawmakers

Ohanaeze chieftain hails CAC for deregistering splinter group

VANGUARD

NDDC probe: APTI writes NASS urging stoppage of all procurements, payment of allowances

14 parties nominate candidates for Edo 2020 guber poll

RISING DEBT:Nigeria, others face fresh rating downgrade, says Fitch

FG borrows N1.54trn through bond auctions in H1’20

Lagos CP refunds N500,000 extorted from Lagosian, arrests 4 officers

COVID-19: Nigeria records 15,839 new positive cases, 317 deaths in 30 days

7 suspected land speculators may cough out N60m as damages if found guilty

Flood Disaster: Oyo govt to relocate victims

Shi’ites lockdown Abuja over El-Zakzaky’s detention, incessant killings

EFCC arraigns Malabu oil, 6 others over alleged $1bn fraud

SON raises alarm over fake imported engine oil

774,000: We’ll resolve our differences with FG in 24hrs ‘ Gbajabiamila

UPDATED: PPPRA raises July fuel price to N140.80 per litre

TRIBUNE

Jealous housewife cuts off husband’s penis in Taraba

COVID-19: Nigeria records 790 new cases, total rises to 26,484

Imported petrol Nigeria buys from Europe ‘dirtier’ than black market fuel

BREAKING: Lagos, Abuja airports to resume operations from July 8, says minister

Give derivation fund directly to host communities, group tells Buhari

COVID-19: Africa records over 400,000 cases, 10,000 deaths

Equities market opens week positive by 0.5 per cent

FAAN to stagger flight departures

COVID-19: Stakeholders set target for flight resumption

FG concession plans of four airports long overdue

COVID-19: Sultan, CAN President declare three days fasting, prayers

Ibadan flooding: Recent dredging mitigated effects ‘ Residents, House Committee

Court stops Oyo govt from demolishing Assets Oil and Gas

46-year-old man sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for not wearing facemask in Osun

Economic sustainability plan will protect weak, vulnerable Nigerians ‘ Buhari

FG not shielding soldiers involved in Wadume’s case ‘ AGF

FEC okays N20.36bn infrastructure contracts

NATION

Delta records 166 COVID-19 cases

Army wont dialogue with bandits, says Buratai

Attack: FMC Lokoja shut as workers begin indefinite strike

Can virtual hearing work in litigation, arbitration

Fed Govt to agencies: reject any letter from officials seeking to influence recruitment

NaAba, Utomi, Falana, Agbakoba float party

COVID-19 cases, deaths highest in June

Aviation unions kick against planned concession of airports

Nigeria to realise $1.1bn from digital switch over Mohammed

BREAKING: Nigerian stocks down by N1.14tr in first half

Senate summons Minister of Finance, CBN, EFCC, ICPC, others

FEC approves N20.366bn projects

DAILY TIMES

Court remands herbalist, 4 others over alleged possession of human hands

Senate tasks security agencies to probe herdsmen attack on Benue communities

ECOWAS Court dismisses suit against Nigeria over independent candidacy

EFCC arraigns Malabu Oil, others over alleged $1bn money laundering

Senate mulls blocking revenue losses through money laundering, tax evasion

Lagos East Bye-election: APC chieftains favours late Osinowos son as replacement

CRiver PDP congress: Peace return as Ayades faction withdraws suit over ward, LG exco inauguration

16 UTME examination best engineering candidates bag NSE 5 year scholarships

DAILY TRUST

Oil prices climb after U.S. inventory drop signals demand rise

Nigeria: 17 die from COVID-19 on Tuesday as infections hit 25,694

Again, Nigerian Fintech Start-ups get 80,000 grant

World Trade: Technology, skills key to developing countries’ integration

Despite COVID-19, banks opened 35m accounts in five months

COVID-19: Dangote supports PTF on returnees’ testing

Customs generates N1.1bn from undervalued goods in 190 days

Electricity: How N190bn debt is crushing operations at 8 plants ‘ FGN

N2.3trn stimulus package may face hurdles ‘ Advisory council

BUSINESSDAY

Why we are against increasing electricity tariff now ‘ DisCos

COVID-19: Nigeria turns to precision lockdown to halt mounting community transmission

FG to announce palliatives for aviation industry next week

Interest in rent-to-own housing schemes remains low despite reduced entry barrier

Extreme ownership is the secret for sustainable productivity

Osinbajo to lead consultation on electricity tariff increase today

DAILY INDEPENDENT

NASS Wants Recruitment Of 774,000 Workers Suspended

Nigeria’s Economy Faces Bleak Outlook In 2nd Half 2020 ‘ Analysts

2023: Na’Abba, Falana, Ezekwesili, Agbakoba, Umar Float Political Movement

COVID-19 May Affect 21 Million Jobs In Nigeria ‘ FG

$265m Revenue: NPA, INTELS Set For Another Showdown

13 Niger Delta Militant Groups Threaten Renewed Hostility

NEW TELEGRAPH

FG targets $1.1bn from spectrum, TV licenses’ sale

Labour kicks as PPPRA raises petrol price to N143.80

NASS suspends recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians

774,000 recruitment: NASS leadership to resolve rift with minister

Buhari: We’ll protect vulnerable, poor Nigerians

WHO warns against use of masks during exercise

PEOPLESDAILY

774,000 job slots: Keyamo snubs apology demand by Senators, Reps

Court refuses to stop Reps from passing Infectious Disease Bill

FG moves to recover 5-year stamp duty backlog

FG approves temporary site for College of Education, Jama’are

Buhari flags off AKK Gas Pipeline Project project

Stipulate punishment for non use of facemask, NGO tells FG

COVID-19: Community involvement crucial in facilitating reopening of schools ‘ Expert

Obaseki kicks as Ize-Iyamu hijacks Covid-19 health workers’ protest

BLUEPRINT

54-year-old cleric defiles girl,12, in Ogun

Soldiers’ prosecution: AGF opens up on Wadume’s case

FIRS records 1,000% increase in stamp duty collection

Breaking: At last, FG reveals when domestic flights will resume in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Owerri, other airports

Senate summons finance minister, CBN governor, EFCC chair, others over revenue leakages

FG’ll generate $1.1bn, create 2 million jobs through digital switchover ‘ Minister

Ex-LUTH accountant bags 15 years for fraud

Court orders interim forfeiture of 48 property linked to ex-NSTIF chair

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