Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Wednesday, 6 May, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


COVID-19: UK death toll becomes highest in Europe

1.1 million NEast children vulnerable to coronavirus UNICEF

COVID-19 war would’ve been tougher without Abacha loot -Presidency

You lied against Osinbajo, BMO tell PDP

Navy suspends training of new recruits

Senate awaiting details of Buharis N850bn domestic loan request

Enforce hotels, beer parlours closure, Wike orders monarchs

Anambra community opposes petition against Buharis FCC nominee

Gbajabiamila bars Reps with COVID-19 contact, defends NCDC Bill

Motorists sleep on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway amid curfew

COVID-19: Lagos battles shortage of reagents, FCT runs out of test kits

COVID-19 patients, family lament starvation in Bauchi isolation centre

Malami knocked for calling Abacha loot late dictators assets

Commissioner alleges plan to import COVID-19 into Kogi

FCT begins trial of persons without face masks

Atiku varsity sacks 400 staff members

Kaduna confirms 72 COVID-19 cases, discharges two

Lebanese community supports LASG with food, ambulance

COVID-19 pandemic puts digital transformation back on agenda

Mixed reactions as Senates quarantine bill passes first reading

CAN writes Gbajabiamila, demands Infectious Disease Bills withdrawal

Gunmen kidnap 15, kill one in Kaduna communities

Ebonyi man arrested for beating 11-year-old boy to death

Senate recommends decentralisation of police, community policing

Sierra Leones COVID-19 cases rise to 199

UPDATED: Nigeria records 148 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,950

265 Nigerians arrive in Lagos from Dubai Wednesday FG

Budget: FG mulls $20 oil benchmark

FG waives import duty on medical supplies

COVID-19: Governors should take more responsibility

Driver, friend kill Ogun businesswoman, steal N400,000

20 Sokoto travellers intercepted in Ondo

Lagos bricklayer spends six years in prison for phantom robbery

Were fighting COVID-19, not Nigerians or Africans Chinese Ambassador

COVID-19: FIFA money not relief fund, says Pinnick

$311m Abacha loot already allocated Presidency

BREAKING: Lagos discharges 60 COVID-19 patients

COVID-19: AU in talks with Madagascar over herbal remedy

All public office holders have failed Melaye

10 doctors contract COVID-19 at Kano teaching hospital

Doctor who treated first US COVID-19 patient fears second outbreak

One dies, 14 recover from COVID-19 in Lagos

NCDC driver tests positive for COVID-19

Oyakhilome slams pastors for shutting down churches over COVID-19


Lagos Discharges 60 More COVID-19 Patients lol

Gbajabiamila Sets up Committee to Probe Bribery Allegation

Senate Calls for Decentralisation of Nigeria Police

COVID-19: SEC Urges Investors to Explore Capital Market Opportunities

Senate Probes Status of 5G Network in Nigeria

Kano Discharges 3 COVID-19 Patients

Former Sokoto Gov, Garba Nadama, Dies at 82

Appropriate Time to Enact Infectious Disease Bill, Says Gbajabiamila

Kaduna Has 72 Active Covid-19 Cases, 65 are Almajiris Repatriated from Kano

NEMA: Stop Dragging Osinbajo into Your Impending Implosion, Group Tells PDP

Digital Encode Becomes NITDAs Data Protection Compliance Licensee

Odegbami: Nigeria Cannot Produce another Rashidi Yekini with this Environment


Furore over appointments in Federal Character Commission

How we’ll retain Delta in 2023 ‘ PDP chair

Port revenue under threat as COVID-19 grounds global economy

APM Terminals invests N184bn in Apapa port, commisions new cranes

COVID-19: Terminal operators back FG with N700m

Oil industry workers warn employers against arbitrary sack, salary cut

ULC urges FG to shelve planned workers layoff

How working at home can expose you open to hackers

COVID-19: ATCON donates medical supplies to Lagos

8 killed as gunmen attack Taraba community

I’m not hearing you’ wrong

Land grab: Enugu communities petition Police Commission over alleged rights abuse

Before the mass burial for the dead

Murder: Family sends SOS to IGP, AGF over attempt to release condemned convict

Kidnappers abduct Radio Nigeria staff in Umuahia, demand N20m ransom

COVID-19: 121 suspects arrested, 80 vehicles impounded for violating curfew in Lagos

Discrimination against blacks: Nigerians in China thank Reps Speaker, urge passage of bill

Senate expunges compulsory vaccination from Health Bill, Reps bow to pressure

COVID-19: Wike accuses FG of double standards on almajiri


Britain reports second-highest toll as countries ease virus lockdowns

Senate urges suspension of 5G network deployment in Nigeria

CSOs urge Wike to review lockdown of Rivers councils

Zamfara places ban on markets, religious gatherings after emir’s death

Lagos to blacklist contractors, firms flouting COVID-19 guidelines at construction sites

NDLEA arrests 18 suspected drug traffickers at Lagos airport

Kidnappers abduct radio presenter, demand N20 million ransom

COVID-19 patient who escaped Delta isolation centre nabbed in Enugu

Minister’s N11m COVID-19 palliative fund tears athletes apart

Investors’ fortunes rise further by N375 billion

83 per cent businesses to reduce salaries, downsize over revenue losses

How businesses can stay ahead during COVID-19, by experts

GenCos raise alarm over nation’s weak national grid

MAN issues guidelines to members as factories re-open

Seaborne trade to crash to 35-year low amid COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 to cut IT spending in nearly every industry in 2020

Buhari displays treachery against ASUU

Senate dares critics, considers health bill

Reps condemn rights abuses, extortion of Nigerians by security operatives

Explosion averted as tankers collide, spills content on Otedola bridge

Nigeria, others may witness sharp decline in productivity, jobs, revenues

Bank customers beseech banks, defy social distancing, wearing of nosemask

Tithe Is My Way Of Partnering With God – Toke Makinwa

Reps invite Akpabio, NDDC management over alleged N40bn irregular expenditure

PTF recruits 3300 persons for house-to-house search of suspected coronavirus cases in Kano

Lagos discharges 60 coronavirus patients

NEMA northeast coordinator Ahmed Minin dies

Nigeria using remdesivir to manage COVID-19 patients, says health minister

Presidency says $311m returned Abacha loot will fund 2nd Niger Bridge, other projects


Shi’ites vow to resume ‘Free Zakzaky’ protests

Equities defy COVID-19 gloom, as investors gain N896bn

Global economy’s rebound will determine shipping’s ‘fate

Shippers Council reduces working hours, phases resumption of workers

Soldiers turn hire drivers at Tin can port

COVID-19: Seafarers attack one another over long stay onboard

Captain Kuti, first Nigerian pilot to fly Boeing 747 dies at 78

Lockdown: Lawyers sue FG, demand categorization of Legal practice as essential service

CAN cautions on passage of proposed infectious bill

President Buhari approves 5 accounts for COVID-19 donations

COVID-19: FG engages Northern Traditional Leaders Committee to halt community transmission

Yoruba never demanded Nigeria’s breakup ‘ Prof. Akintoye

Yar’Adua a patriot with passion for the masses ‘ Buhari

DStv, GOtv hike price asMultiChoice implements 7.5% VAT

Customs strike force rakes N2.1bn in 4 months

COVID-19: Apapa youths threaten to shut down port operations over neglect

Senate asks FG to suspend deployment of 5G network in Nigeria

World Hygiene Day: WHO harps on importance of handwashing

Presidency may approve local herbs to battle COVID-19 ‘ Health Minister

COVID-19: 34 Kano doctors test positive, one dies ‘ NMA

Hand hygiene critical to prevent COVID-19 ‘ WHO

After killing 2, fleeing truck driver crushes only child to death in Cross River

Fire outbreak averted as tankers collide on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

Presidency may approve local herbs to battle COVID-19 ‘ Health Minister

Gunmen kidnap journalist in Umuahia

COVID-19: Lagos discharges unprecedented 60 patients, total rises to 321

COVID-19: Oyo Assembly mandates Makinde to pay attention to porous boundary

Osun Assembly suspends council chairman over misappropriation of fund

COVID-19: Group advocates review of Infectious Diseases Bill


1.9 million people displaced in North-East, 60% of them children, says UNICEF

NCDC confirms 148 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,950

COVID-19: Sick Emir of Daura in intensive care

COVID-19: Nasarawa govt begins tracing of 74 people who had contact with late lawmaker

CIBN to FG: Diversify economy from over-reliance on crude oil

Global central banks provided $90bn support amid COVID-19 pandemic ‘ Fitch

Suspected coronavirus patients protest treatment at isolation centre, vow never to go back

FG bars CBN, PTF from unbudgeted spending COVID-19 donations

One doctor died, 32 tested positive after contact with COVID-19 patients, says Kano NMA chairman

NDDC: Reps summon Minister of Niger Delta over N40bn NDDC emergency projects

Senate asks FG, NCC to halt deployment of 5G network

Four out of 11 Sokoto travellers intercepted in Ibadan test positive for coronavirus


Nigeria not ruling out local herbs for COVID-19 treatment

IMF disburses $3.4b loan to Nigeria

Lawmakers urge Makinde to extend testing to boundaries

34 more doctors positive

Curfew: Lagos police chief Odumosu shuts out journalists

Fed Govt playing double standard with almajirai, says Wike

60% of IDP children vulnerable, says UNICEF

Four defaulters test positive in Oyo

Runaway patient from Delta caught in Enugu

COVID-19: One doctor dies, 32 others test positive in Kano NMA chair

Lagos discharges 60 more COVID-19 patients

Nigerias economy to shrink by 3.4 percent FG

DAAR Communications never lost any staff to COVID-19

CAN writes Gbajabiamila over proposed bill on infectious disease


NCDC new guidelines discourage sharing of work equipment, computers, tools, phones, desks

Buhari approves 5 accounts for COVID-19 donations

Breaking: NCDC records 148 new cases of COVID-19

Kemi Olunloyo Blasts Igbo Tribe Says Their Girls Are Least Educated In Nigeria

Bill Gates $10bn bribery allegation: Reps threaten action


American University of Nigeria, Yola, sacks 400 staff

Covid-19 : FG to evacuate 265 Nigerians from Dubai Wednesday

3 charged for killing guard who told customer to wear face mask

60 patients recover in Lagos, total rises to 321

Gbajabiamila defends control of infectious disease bill

Nigeria must adopt nonpartisan approach in fighting COVID-19, says Dr. Matazu

NCDC driver tests positive for COVID-19

COVID-19: 83% of businesses to slash salaries, cut jobs

PenCom dissolves First Guarantee Pensions’ mgt committee

SEC asks Nigerians to explore capital market investment options

AfCFTA kick-off uncertain as COVID-19 pandemic lingers

Investors gain N375bn on blue chip stocks’ demand

Senate urges FG to discontinue 5G deployment plan

Coronavirus deaths top 250,000 as billions raised for vaccine push

IMF forecasts $11.4bn drop in Nigeria’s portfolio investment


COVID-19: Kebbi enforces compulsory quarantine, wearing of face masks

Lagos Govt partners Ubah on palliatives for Ndigbo

Covid-19: FG to commence evacuation of Nigerians in diaspora on Wednesday

Edo indigenes launch Welfare and Food Bank Project

Nigeria records 245 new cases of COVID-19, total now 2,802

Nigerians afraid of hunger, not Covid-19, says activist

COVID 19: Fear Grips Kogi Residents As Trailer Loads Of Almajiri, Okada Riders Arrives Lokoja


Health experts outline 3 priorities for Nigeria in Covid-19 fight

Covid-19: LCCI recommends 1-year tax break for manufacturers, suspension of 50% VAT

Nigeria faces high risk of food insecurity amid coronavirus spread in north

Nigeria faces a debilitating 8% GDP slump, say economists

Nigeria’s healthcare system in the eye of the storm

COVID-19, Nigerian banks and employee loyalty

Insurance industry increasingly impacting as Covid-19 takes greater toll on economy


COVID-19: FG Should Invest In Local Production Of Medical Products ‘ Ohuabunwa, PSN President

COVID-19: Pharmacists Task Nigerians On Precautionary Measures Over Lockdown Relaxation

COVID-19: Aregbesola Warns Nigerians To Stay Indoors To Curb Spread

COVID-19: Ilorin Aviation College Announces Pay Cut, Unpaid Leave For Staff

COVID-19: Okowa’s Aide Urges MWUN Leadership On Members’ Adherence To Government Directives

Link Between Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases And Infertility


APC desperate to destabilize peace, tranquility in Oyo state ‘ PDP raises alarm.

Clearing agents’ strike illegal, an act of sabotage ‘ CRFFN

You can’t force us to reduce charges, boat operators tell NIWA

NITDA opens free virtual learning academy to foster digital skills acquisition

Niger: Customers in chaotic show off with banks

CSO’s call for unity in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic

How govt’ll utilise $311m Abacha loot returned from United States ‘ Presidency

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