Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Saturday, 1 May 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines

PUNCH

Why Pantami needs to step aside for investigation PFN Leader

Buhari criticism: Presidency opens can of worms on Mbaka, clerics supporters kick

Notorious bandit leader who masterminded Kankara abduction killed

Why fuel subsidy cant continue -FG

Killings: Presidency’s response to criticism shows Fulani bias, Ortom insists

Indian strain: Nigeria at risk of COVID-19 third wave, expert warns

Police continue VIP duties as bandits, terrorists kill over 269 in April

Insecurity: Umahi, INEC disagree over 2023 election dates announcement

ICAN president advises 1,628 members on new skills

Nigeria needs motivated workforce to defeat pandemic Adewole

FG rules out major electricity tariff hike

NNPC denies financial struggle, cites bloated fuel subsidy

First Bank implements CBN directive on new board

Fast-track PIB passage, NUPENG urges National Assembly

FG approves implementation of adjustment to pension benefits

AFN kicks as Dare dissolves federations

Mum told me to pray when I discouraged her from attending Lagos party -Daughter of hospital worker who died in auto crash

Days our children spent in bandits dens in Katsina, Niger, others were the most traumatic of our lives Parents

My abductors got N600,000 ransom, gave me N500 and requested prayers -Oyo farmer

Nine die in Benue, Delta herders attack, market levy tussle

Many displaced as suspected herders burn houses in Nasarawa community

Im third person to make first class in my family Ahmadu, EKSU graduate

Saturday PUNCH reviews CCTV evidence: Baba Ijesha seen kissing, fondling female minor

Cross River, Nasarawa, Bauchi plan anti-corruption agencies after Lagos

May Day: Workers conditions have worsened under Buhari, say ASUU, Atiku

Nollywood doesnt need Oscar to be taken seriously Dakore Egbuson-Akande

I had to choose between greatness and death Burna Boy

Rapists should face death penalty or castration Tonto Dikeh

Dare dissolves federations ahead of Olympics, appoints Caretaker Committees

No plans to relocate to Ghana yet, says Twitter founder

Mbaka aggrieved because Buhari rejected contract request Presidency

VIDEO: How Canada bound Nigerian woman, was hacked to death by hoodlums in Lagos

Insecurity: Seeking US support doesnt mean Buhari lacks capacity, says Sule

Development banks, partners pledge over $17bn towards food security

THISDAY

First Bank: Adeduntan Resumes, Assures Depositors, Shareholders of Stability

NBS to Ngige: You Lied, Our Unemployment Statistics Accurate

COVID 19: NAFDAC Approves Pfizer-BionTech Vaccine for Emergency Use

IG Overhauls South-east Security, Appoints New CP for Anambra

Planes in Maiden Flight Land in Newly Opened Anambra Airport

Amotekun Arrests 45 Northern Youths, Allegedly for Military Training in…

Drug Trafficker Excretes N360m Cocaine at Lagos Airport

LCCI e-commerce group will Drive conducive policy, regulatory framework for sector DG

Military, Police Ring Abuja to Forestall Boko Haram Attack

Bauchi Gov: NNPC Zero Remittance to FAAC, Recipe for Crisis

FG: Legal Challenges Hindering $5.8bn Mambilla Power Project’s Take-off

Jonathan Pushes for LG Reform, Autonomy

House Concurs with Senate, Approves $1.5bn, ‘995m External Loans

FG Transforming Agric Sector, Says Osinbajo

Presidency Rebukes Ortom for Attacks on Buhari over Benue Killings

SUN

Buhari’s actions encouraging secessionists ‘Pa Ayo Adebanjo

North not enjoying dividends of democracy under Buhari ‘ACF spokesman

Anambra guber: PDP clears Okonkwo, Ekwunife, Ozigbo, 13 other aspirants for June 26 primaries

Fr. Mbaka asked for compensation for supporting Buhari ‘ Presidency

We’re not broke -NNPC

CBN swoops on Otudeko’s Honeywell Plc, orders loan repayment in 48 hours

Workers’ Day: We’ll resist non-payment of minimum wage ‘NLC, TUC

FG charges NEXIM Bank to boost real sector funding

Insecurity: Im prepared to defeat you, Buhari warns insurgents, bandits, others

Ebubeagu not formed to fight IPOB, ESN SEast Govs.

Fani-Kayode roots for restructuring, lauds, Kanu, Igboho

Kaduna: Bandits kill 323, kidnap 949 in 3 months

World Malaria Day: NGO takes battle to Lagos community

Minimum wage: Buhari approves payment of consequential adjustment to pensioners

Asari Dokubo condemns attacks on police, others in South-East

GUARDIAN

Chad army says killed ‘several hundred’ rebels

Germany to start returning Benin bronzes from 2022

Car bomb blamed on Taliban kills 21 in Afghan city

Lagos outlaws illegal occupation of abandoned buildings over security challenges

Digital marketing is vital for youth development

Umahi seeks reconciliation, negotiations with bandits in Ebonyi

Anambra airport records maiden flight

EFCC arrests Access Bank staff over N34m fraud

Board members kick as minister dissolves 31 sporting federations

Zero FAAC allocation: AGF douses tension, says news remains rumour

Inside story of arson, killings as unknown gunmen terrorise Southeast

PCN Seals 536 pharmacies, patent shops in Sokoto

APC cautions Mbaka against inflammatory statements, threatens to expose him

Indonesia to salvage submarine after deadly sinking disaster

2 businessmen in court for alleged N16.5m fraud

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine sales hit $275 mn in first quarter

It Is What It Is This Friday With Adekunle Gold

NSCDC boss assures adequate security amid threat attack on airports

VANGUARD

Insecurity: Umahi seeks reconciliation, negotiations with bandits in Ebonyi

Don’t loose hope in Nigeria, Obaseki urges Nigerian youths

No plans by APC Reps to dump party, says Doguwa

Biometrics: Gombe govt suspends 668 workers

Local vigilante helping us to address insecurity ‘ Governor Zulum

NAFDAC approves Pfizer -BioTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use in Nigeria

Buhari reappoints Runsewe, others

How we transmitted 5,801.6MW to DISCOs without hitch ‘ TCN

My predecessor’s housing projects are now miscreants’ den ‘ Abiodun

Security Challenges: Buhari vows to defeat forces of evil

Zungeru Hydro Electricity Dam ready to commence full operations ‘ Niger govt

2023: Many APC Reps ‘ve indicated interest to join PDP ‘ Elumelu, Minority Leader

Insecurity: Lagos bans illegal occupation of abandoned, uncompleted buildings

Alleged N10bn scam: Secondus demands N1bn, retraction from Afegbua

Invite Akpabio to name ‘APC leaders with terrorism elements’, PDP urges DSS

Attacks on S’East: We must explore all options of negotiation ‘ Stakeholders urge Igbo

Tambuwal, Okowa, Darius, others grace PDP national caucus meeting

Insecurity: let’s forget about 2023, mend fences ‘ Umahi

NGX moves 328.39m shares worth N3.11bn in positive trading

Victims, casualties and profiteers of the malaria war

US announces priority appointments for student visa applicants

UNILAG sets date for 2018/2019 graduates’ convocation

Why we’re honouring health experts with ‘Healthcare Excellence’ Award 2021 ‘ PharmAccess, NHEA 2021

Don wants evidence against COVID-19 vaccine

Bayelsa community, soldiers clash over alleged stolen crude oil

Driver, 39, in court for alleged N14m car theft

FCT: Police launch clampdown on tinted vehicles, covered number plates

Again, Fani-Kayode warns Gumi, says stop insulting, provoking the South

Revealed: Why Mbaka is angry with Buhari ‘ Presidency

Buhari hails Father Mbaka for courage in faulting Jonathan’s govt

Why govt is yet to reopen burnt Lagos Airport flyover ‘ Sanwo-Olu’s aide

Southeast Security: IGP commences overhauling of Security architecture, appoints new CP for Anambra

LEADERSHIP

NAFDAC Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

Mbaka Angry For Failing To Get Contract ‘ Presidency

IGP Orders Re-posting of Tactical Commanders In South-East

BREAKING: Abductor Of Kankara Schoolboys Shot Dead

God Is Using Mbaka Example To Warn Clerics Against Working For Politicians ‘ Adeyanju

Why NAFDAC Approved Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

Board Dissolution: FBN Holdings’ Shares Drop By 6.75%

Big Brother Naija: Season 6 Audition Begins May 3

JUST-IN: Mbaka Angry With Buhari Because He Didn’t Get Contracts ‘ Presidency

2023: Retired Generals Drum Support For Gov Bello

Aso Rock Clinic Now Self-sufficient ‘ Presidency

Buhari Approves Re-appointment Of SERVICOM Coordinator

TRIBUNE

Nigeria records 55 new COVID-19 infections, total now 165,110

Prime kidnap locations in Oyo revealed, govt mounts cameras

May Day: Workers have been turned to beggars by govt ‘Labour leader

I bought my AK-47 in Zamfara for N.5m ‘Suspect confesses

Detractors behind story of my using palliatives for empowerment ‘Lagos lawmaker, Mojisolaoluwa Alli-Macaulay

Nigerian government needs more education around blockchain, digital currencies ‘Ugochukwu Aronu, founder of Africa’s first DeFi platform

Gum disease linked to severe COVID-19 outcomes

Again, suspected herdsmen kill five in Benue

Insecurity: IGP commences overhauling of security architecture in south-east

Baba Ijesha Saga: Lagos reiterates zero tolerance to child molestation

You have one year to challenge our decision, WAEC tells candidates whose results are cancelled over malpractice

Amotekun arrrests 45 northern youths inside trailer at Ondo community

Father Mbaka asked for contracts and his requests were rejected by Buhari, says Presidency

Letter to AGF: Revenue projection not reflection of our financial standing says NNPC

NATION

CBN orders First Bank to recover loans from Honeywell Flour Mills

NDLEA trails syndicate over N30bn money laundering scheme

Okowa to EFCC: Take over NDDCs forensic audit

Pfizer, BioNTech seek EUs approval to use COVID-19 vaccine on kids

COVID-19: NAFDAC approves Pfizer Biotech Vaccine for emergency use authorisation

BREAKING: Mbaka wanted contracts but was denied Presidency

Well do all it takes to end insecurity Buhari

Police rescue kidnapped Pastor, four children in Kaduna

Youth arrest six suspected kidnappers, raze building in Kwara

Bayelsa community, soldiers clash over crude tankers

Buhari approves Akajemelis reappointment as SERVICOM boss

Nigerian teen gets 19 scholarship offers worth $5m in US, Canada

Curfew: Thousands of travellers stranded at Rivers checkpoints

Major shakeup as IGP redeploys Anambra CP, others

DAILY TIMES

Minimum wage: PTAD gets presidential approval to implement pension benefits

Revenue projection not a reflection of our overall financial standing NNPC clarifies

WHO caution against relaxed COVID-19 measures

May Day: APC salutes Nigeria workers

Buhari reappoints Runsewe for another four years

EFCC arrests banker for alleged N34m fraud

Terrorism: Invite Akpabio for questioning, PDP urges DSS

Why Father Mbaka wants Buhari impeached- Presidency

Adesina: Nigeria will be better if we all listen to pastors like Kumuyi

Miyetti Allah, Nnamdi Kanu fight over alleged killing of herdsmen

Military Funding: Senate Committee Summons Finance Minister

Ebonyi State: Umahi orders compulsory registration of native doctors, others

FG Declares Public Holiday To Celebrate Workers Day

FEC calls for security beef-up in IDP camps

INEC Chairman to Politicians: Sponsors of electoral offences ll soon face prosecution

DAILY TRUST

Boko Haram: Victims Recount ISWAP’s 5-day Reign of Terror In Geidam

Presidency: Mbaka Distressed Because Buhari Denied Him Contracts

…APC Threatens to Report Mbaka to Pope

Three Aircraft Land At Inaguration of Anambra International Airport

US to Prioriise Students’ Visa Application

Abductor of Kankara Schoolboys Killed By Rival Gang

No Plan to Hike Electricity Tariff – Minister

HERALD

Smuggling: Customs decry communities’ dwindling collaboration

Ogun govt empowers fish farmers with smoking kilns

Reps task Interior ministry, NIS on prompt issuance of Passports

CBN sacks Awosika, Otudeko, appoints new board for First Bank

COVID-19: Nigeria records 62 new cases, zero deaths

EFCC takes campaign against cybercrime to Adeleke University in Osun

(Full Text): CBN Governor Emefiele’s Statement Announcing Sacking Of First Bank Board

Insecurity: Group urges FG to deploy drone surveillance

Benue Killings: Presidency frowns at Ortom’s unfounded accusations against President Buhari

BUSINESSDAY

Celebrate worker’s day with these books on OkadaBooks this weekend

News Roundup: Oil price slip, CBN sacks board of First Bank, Dogecoin, India’s crisis

Did she say yes’ 3 suit styles for your big day

National Assembly, ‘toothless bulldogs’ and the theatrics over insecurity

Oil pauses rally but may yet cross $70 in weeks

Africa told to be on guard as Indian virus variant reaches Uganda

Reps seek control of import, export of Nigerian agric commodities

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Ngbo Attack: Ado LG Boss Accuses Gov Umahi Of Inciting Violence

No Credible Elections In Nigeria Without Good Governance ‘ Appeal Court Judge

3 Aircraft Land As Anambra Int’l Cargo Airport Undergoes Test-Run

Power Minister Allays Fears Of Hike In Electricity Tariff

May Day: Atiku Bemoans Hardship, Says Nigerian Workers Have Never Had It So Bad

LASU Commences Partnership With Cornell University ‘ Governor Sanwo-Olu

Let’s Drive Sustainable Development ‘ Akeredolu to NDDC

Terrorism: PDP Charges DSS, Others To Invite Akpabio For Questioning

Alleged Defilement: Lagos DSVRT Takes Over Actor ‘Baba Ijesha’ Case

MAY DAY: Nigerians Enduring Double Portion Of Corruption, Insecurity, ASUU Tells Buhari

South African Woman Born With Internal Testicles Opens Up

NEW TELEGRAPH

NAFDAC approves Pfizer-Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria

Terrorism: Invite Akpabio for questioning, PDP tells DSS

Experts commend CBN’s intervention in First Bank

Presidency: Fr. Mbaka begged Buhari for contracts

Release of election timetable: Conducting election amid worsening insecurity risky, dicey ‘ Ezeife, Arogbofa

Again, herdsmen attack two LGA’s in Benue, kill 5 people

BLUEPRINT

Incorporate Buratai, other ex-service chiefs in security architecture, PFN tells Buhari

Northeast insecurity: Group heaps blame on ex-Borno gov

Ekeji thumbs up dissolution of sports federation boards

Excitement as 2 Airpeace aircrafs test-run Anambra Int’l passenger, cargo airport

FG issues shoot-at-sight order against Prisons’ attackers, fleeing inmates

Bala urges states, LGs to implement VAPP law

FG begins Rivers to Borno rail line rehabilitation

Bill seeking more 111 NASS seats for women passes second reading

NIGERIAN PILOT

Unilag succumbs to pressures from CASER, Dawodu

PDP passes vote on confidence on Secondus, NWC

Audit personnel, military equipment now, Armed Forces Reform Committee tells FG

APC administration clueless, lacks capacity Gov. Bala Mohammed

Election Network calls for passage of Electoral Amendment Bill

Nigerias Insecurity has assumed worrisome dimension, Akpabio laments

 

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