Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Saturday, 16 May, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Trump threatens to cut China ties over COVID-19 spread

Brazil health minister resigns amid COVID-19 crisis

Fleeing BHaram terrorists abandon 72 family members, says DHQ

11 ISWAP terrorists surrendered in Adamawa Army

35 Almajirai recover from COVID-19 in Kaduna

Liberia withdraws corruption charges against ex-presidents son

CJN orders Chief Judges to ensure speedy trial, prison decongestion

Dont abandon solid minerals development, miners tell FG

FG, States, LGs share N606.196bn, revenue drops by N227.265bn

Kajuru killings: El-Rufai meets monarchs, political leaders, security chiefs

Coronavirus: FG to increase weekly testing by over 9,000

FG gives FAAN, NAMA, others 45 days to relocate HQs to Abuja

NANS plans nationwide protest as FG insists on school feeding

Military to reintegrate repentant BHaram fighters by June DHQ

Quarantine: FG halts footing hotel, feeding bills of Nigerian returnees

CJN orders release of prison inmates without criminal cases

FG to pick 16 new permanent secretaries in June

Ondo Assembly probes N4.3bn in secret account, summons finance commissioner, AG

COVID-19: Again, Ogun extends lockdown by one week

31 almajirai test positive for COVID-19 in Jigawa

Enugu seals the Lords Chosen church headquarters

EFCC hands over Diezanis property to Lagos as isolation centre

Three doctors, five nurses in Lagos hospital test COVID-19 positive

Were implementing new VAT, not raising prices MultiChoice

COVID-19: Isolation may trigger drug abuse, group warns

Dokpesis son recovers, laments COVID-19 experience

CRiver to employ 5,000 youths in cocoa plantations

UPDATED: Nigeria records 288 new COVID-19 cases, total now 5,445

US court reopens Trump foreign earnings case

Chinese police seize fake cash worth $59m


NBS: Nigerians Spent N40.20tn on Food, Transport, Others in 2019

Lekki Port Donates Food Items to Host Communities

Hanan Buharis SIM Card Controversy: Court Awards N10m against DSS

Bala-Usman: Why NPA Created Special Window for Non-oil Export

Demand for Nigerias Gas Yet to Plunge, Says FG

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

Investors Decry Wikes Shutdown of Rivers, Onne Port


I dumped PDP moment El-Rufai made my daughter running mate ‘Kaduna Deputy Governor’s father, Abubakar Mohammed

2023: Nigeria needs a president with Ojukwu’s passion for Biafra ‘Olisa Agbakoba

Mayweather demands 500m to fight again

FG orders aviation agencies to relocate headquarters to Abuja in 45 days

Hospital rejection of non-COVID-19 patients responsible for ‘unnecessary deaths’ ‘FG

COVID-19: Almajirai attack Northern governors over alleged maltreatment

FG, States, LGAs share N606.196 bn for April

COVID-19: EFCC hands Allison-Madueke’s forfeited property to Lagos for isolation centre

CJN orders Chief Judges to ensure speedy trial of cases, decongestion of custodial centres

Almajirai relocation to South is for sinister agenda ‘IPOB, MASSOB

Nigerian Engineers have key role to play in fight against COVID- 19


Body of missing seven-year-old found in co-tenant’s vehicle in Ekiti

Police arraign man who beat wife, posted photo online

Gunmen kill son of former Milad at drinking joint In Lagos

Hotel demolition: Wike acted on false information, says wanted PDP youth leader

COVID-19: Bauchi has discharged 40 patients so far, says Commissioner

Iran reports 2,102 new virus cases, highest in over month

Russia registers more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

UN won’t vote electronically in Security Council election

Minister orders aviation agency to relocate headquarters to Abuja

Buhari, El-Rufai not committed to end Kajuri killings, alleges CAN

Almajirai are potential threats of COVID-19 transmission, says Ganduje

Kano will not remain under indefinite lockdown, says Ganduje

Dokpesi, two grandchildren recover from COVID-19, discharged


Call for reopening of churches inhuman, insensitive ‘ Religious leaders, activists

Influx of suspected insurgents, Almajiris disturbing ‘YCE, Afenifere, Agbekoya, OPC

Fears of Boko Haram attacks, spread in COVID-19 cases soar in South

Leaders, stakeholders ask S’South govs to stop invasion

Admission of Yoruba nation into UNPO can lead to self-governance ‘ Prof. Banji Akintoye

COVID-19: Investing in telecom, ICT easy way to revive our economy ‘Infravision Boss

COVID-19: Plateau govt counter NCDC on number of cases

Nigeria still ranks low on table of free press operation ‘ ActionAid, JAP, others

UPDATED: COVID-19: Delta discharges index case, 4 others

NCDC should ask Wike to proceed on isolation immediately ‘ Dr Uche Igwe

Why FG’ll continue to determine petrol price, after deregulation of downstream sector ‘ Minister


FG to submit list of school feeding vendors to EFCC ‘ Minister

Lagos posts 179 out of 288 new COVID-19 cases, national total now 5,445

79-year-old retired Nigerian doctor, wife die of coronavirus in UK 10 days apart

EFCC hands over Diezani’s forfeited property to Lagos Govt for use as isolation centre

Minister orders relocation of aviation agencies to Abuja

Confusion trails move to deny Air Peace rights to evacuate Nigerians from Canada

BREAKING: CJN urges Heads of Court to ensure speedy trial of cases, decongestion of prisons over COVID-19

COVID-19: Kano may record upsurge in positive cases ‘ Ganduje

Despite COVID-19, bandits still kill in the North ‘Momodu, varsity don

Spain quarantines overseas travellers as coronavirus death toll pace slows

Curfew: NMA decries members’ harassment, urges PTF to intervene

EU diplomat calls for independent investigation of coronavirus origin

Infectious Diseases Bill: House of Reps does not legislate for states

COVID-19: Obasanjo joins world leaders in call for ‘people’s vaccine


Ondo Assembly to probe N4.3bn hidden in bank for 10 years

Terrorists abandon wives, kids as troops intensify onslaught

FG blames high death rate on COVID-19 fears

Okpanam killings: Igbo group allays fear of reprisal attacks in north

COVID-19: Governors give PTF headache

Pandemics economic impact could hit $8.8tr, says ADB

Nigerians are willing to travel even now, says NANTA president

COVID-19: Nigeria, others to get UNWTO technical assistance

Family petitions AIG over sons death in Osun police custody

Davidos hit song, Blow my mind, crosses 40 million on YouTube

How my aunt sold my one-month-old son to child trafficking syndicate for N950,000 20-yr-old orphan

EFCC hands over seized Diezanis building for use as isolation centre

Returnee Nigerians to pay for quarantine

Senate reacts to Governors call to suspend Infectious Disease Bill


NASS leadership meets Finance minister over 2020 budget amendment

Edo 2020: Well leverage on APC crisis to claim victory ADC

Ill expose new Chief of Staff, Gambari soon-Reno Omokri

Just In: CJN orders Chief Judges to decongest prisons over COVID-19

Im innocent, PDP Youth leader declared wanted by Gov. Wike speaks from hideout

Covid-19: Delta, Anambra police collaborate to enforce boundary closure

Return home and fight for Biafra, MASSOB tells Kanu

COVID-19: Ekiti receives N600m as donations, records 4 new cases

Nigerian officials sign loan documents in Chinese Language-Rep

COVID-19: Obasanjo joins world leaders in call for peoples vaccine

We need cooperation to end pandemic, do not cut ties China to Trump

Weigh consequences lifting lockdown, PTF tells states

We dont know how IOC money will be spent, Tokyo 2020 chief says

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 288 new cases

COVID-19: Lagos online polls will not determine decision on another lockdown Official

COVID-19 could deepen food insecurity, malnutrition in Africa WHO

8,000 health workers in Ogun get life insurance

Brown Ideye threatens to expose corrupt practices in Nigeria Football Federation

COVID-19: Nigeria Risks Losing 950 Under-five Children Daily UNICEF

COVID-19 could lead to 500,000 extra AIDS-related deaths in Africa Report

FAAC shares N606.2bn to three tiers of govt for April

COVID-19: Kano may record upsurge in positive cases Ganduje

Amazons CEO Jeff Bezos could be worlds first trillionaire by 2026-Report

COVID-19: PTF expresses concern over failure of returnees to adhere to rules

Police in Imo nab 2 soldiers, 1 other for kidnapping

Germany bracing for spending cuts as tax revenue shrinks 10 per cent

Delta assembly urges FG to investigate death of fishes on shore lines


COVID:19 ‘ 100 FCT schools get medical materials from Chinese government

Unproven Covid-19 remedy could fuel drug-resistant malaria

Nigeria records new 288 Covid-19 cases

Controversy trails evacuation of Nigerians from Canada

Ogun extends Covid-19 lockdown a third time

Nigerians abroad to pay N297,600 for isolation stay before evacuation

COVID-19: German economy plunges into recession

ABU Covid-19 herbal remedy meant to boost immunity


COVID-19: Dokpesi recovers, urges govt to invest in health care

UNN to convert event centres to emergency classrooms

Pope joins interreligious prayer, begs God to end pandemic ‘ Catholic News Service

N4.3bn lodged in secret account 10 years ago uncovered in Ondo

Special Report: 620 Nigerian Christians hacked to death in 4 months ‘ Intersociety

FG denies importing herbal covid-19 products from Madagascar

Slash budget by 25%, Atiku advises FG

INFECTIOUS DISEASES BILL 2020: Igbo group kicks against its passage

FG okays marginal oil field licensing before year end


Covid-19: Kano to open testing centers in rural areas

Oyo discharges 11 Coronavirus cases at Olodo Infectious Disease Centre

Lagos drives new rise in Nigeria’s Covid-19 infections, with 288 cases added; total 5445

FX market reverses gain, opens at N387.10k to dollar

FAAC disbursement for April declines by 22.4%, as FG, States, LGAs share N606.196 bn

Customs intercepts COVID-19 branded vehicle smuggling frozen poultry in Ogun


Military air raid kill 27 bandits along Katsina-Zamfara border

Troops kill scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

COVID-19: 950 more Nigerian children under five could die every day- UNICEF

Nigeria in good hands with Gambari as Chief of Staff- Savannah Centre

Coronavirus: Presidency unveils Buhari’s economic blueprint

Buhari vows to end insecurity quickly

Court convicts herdsman for violating open grazing law

Maritime workers suspend planned nationwide strike


Ex-agitators kick against extended tenure of interim amnesty committee, want coordinator appointed

Despite Covid-19, Jeff Bezos wealth swells, set to become first trillionaire

Covid-19: Politics of almajiri North to South movement

Covid-19: Rethinking food production in Nigeria

Covid-19 palliatives and disdain for humanitarian affairs ministry

COVID-19: EFCC hands over Allison-Madueke’s property to Lagos for isolation centre

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