Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Saturday, 23 May, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Africa COVID-19 cases top 100,000 in 14 weeks

Buhari signs Executive Order on financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

Imo State Gov signs Bill to stop payment of pensions, gratuity of Ex-Governors, Speakers, Others

Police, acting on tipoff, kill 8 kidnappers in Taraba

Eid-e-Fitr: IGP says mass socio-religious gatherings remain banned

Reps warn MDA’s against tampering with 2020 Budget

COVID-19: Buhari to observe Eid-el-Fitr prayers at home, cancels homages

Buhari appoints Obioma as new NECO Registrar


Christianity made our girls stop dancing naked Momodu II, Ojirua of Irrua

How COVID-19 exposed weakness of FGs social welfare programmes

FG confused over management of Chinese COVID-19 medical team Okechukwu, Reps Dep minority leader

My worst moment as father was carrying my sons decomposing body Man whose childs killing triggered Imo protest

Seven ways to support COVID-19 survivors

I suffer discrimination but I dont dwell on it Aina, deaf lawyer

UPDATED: Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 7,261

Four die of COVID-19 in Lagos

Retired Justice Karibi-Whyte dies at 88

Army rejects N150m demanded by student shot by soldier

Gunmen kill 20 in fresh Kaduna attack

VIDEO: Nigerians soldiers weep, curse after being ambushed by Boko Haram

FRSC deploys special patrol to enforce interstate travel ban

UPDATED: No moon sighted, fasting continues tomorrow Sultan

41 bodies recovered in Pakistan plane crash

COVID-19: Pray at home, FCT tells Muslims

Lagos makes more money than 26 states combined- Report

Malabu: UK court throws out Nigerias $1bn bribery case

Kyari, another late official, others still listed as Buharis aides

Oil, gas revenue dropped by N425.52bn in Q1 Minister

FG inaugurates NPA, NIMASA boards three months after

Ondo, Borno, Edo, five others reject home treatment for COVID-19 patients

Insurance industry gives FG N500m to fight COVID-19

APC NWC cant decide Edo primary mode, Obaseki tells Oshiomhole

Buhari grants financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

States IGR rose to N1.33tn in 2019 NBS

Group leader who allegedly caned Ebonyi pastor turns self in to police Seven suspected robbers arrested in Oyo

Court asked to suspend sovereign wealth MD, order forensic audit of accounts

Govs reject Reps demand to drop Tambuwal from IDB committee

Dont tamper with 2020 budget, Reps warn MDAs

Buhari appoints Ebonyi REC, Obioma new NECO registrar

Firm I engaged to recover $62.5bn debt not mine Malami

Eid: IG assures Nigerians of security, CAN congratulates Sultan, Muslims

Buhari appoints new registrar for NECO

Eid-el-Fitri: Enforcement of restrictions still in place IG

Suspected homosexual in police net for allegedly raping boy

I arranged my brothers killing because dad trusted him more than me Kaduna kidnap suspect

Wife of Abia lawyer accused of abusing gov: My 11-year-old daughter attempted suicide over her fathers continued detention

Police kill eight suspected kidnappers in Taraba

Two die, 12 injured in Anambra road crash

Police arrest Niger suspected kidnapper, rescue victim

Police arrest alleged kidnapper of Imo Catholic priest

Agent engaged to recover $62.5bn oil debt not mine Malami

COVID-19: NCDC validates viral RNA extraction

COVID-19: Buhari bars govt officials, others from paying Sallah homage

10 family members test positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna

Plane carrying 98 passengers crashes into residential area in Pakistan

Myanmar court jails editor for reporting false COVID-19 death

Edo/Ondo polls: INEC to meet stakeholders next week

Host attacks guests, kill seven during fishing trip


World Bank to Decide Nigerias $1.5bn Loan July, Says Country Rep

Ndukwe: Why Powerful Forces Oppose FGs Forensic Audit of NDDC

Sports is Life which cant be Lived without, Says Oghomienor

COVID-19: Enough of Restrictions, Curfew, Anxiety


Mass movement of Almajirai to south frightening -Afenifere leader Ayo Adebanjo

Why Obaseki, Oshiomhole’s feud festers ‘ Archbishop Akubeze, President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria

Cross River: PDP, APC jostle for Northern senatorial seat, as INEC gives nod for by-election

Edo, Ondo guber: INEC to prioritize public safety, mitigate COVID-19 health risks

2023: We won’t allow rascals drag us to failure ‘ Plateau PDP

APC grants Ize-Iyamu waiver to contest party primary

Edo guber: Imansuangbon purchases PDP N20m nomination form, expresses confidence of securing ticket

Abia LG boss raises alarm over influx of Almajirai from Akwa Ibom

Why I stopped Okorocha, others’ jumbo pay ‘Uzodimma

Buhari appoints Ebonyi INEC REC, Prof. Obioma, NECO boss

EFCC: Magu and futile efforts to unseat him

Police kill 8 kidnappers in Taraba

Why former Petroleum Minister, Ibe Kachikwu broke silence

COVID-19: Buhari bows to Sultan, cancels sallah homage


COVID-19: Restaurant serves free meals to Lagos communities

Don’t lockdown entertainment, create your movie gallery at home

Mass socio-religious gatherings remain prohibited, says IGP

Kidnapped boy killed, buried in house after father paid N4.5m ransom

NCDC bill suffers setback in Senate

IOC: Debt collectors don’t work for me – Malami

Again, NMA raises concern of possible COVID-19 deaths in Cross River

Sons’ forgiveness in Khashoggi murder ‘parody of justice’: UN expert

Reps reads the riot act to MDA’s on tampering with 2020 Budget

Nigerian Navy destroy 2,287 illegal refineries

Biden: African Americans mulling Trump vote ‘ain’t black

Osaka tops Serena as world’s highest-paid female athlete

NDDC: Auditor General raised queries on payments made to Rodnab and the contract itself

We’ll take punitive measures against Borno absentee council chairmen, others’ says Zulum

Cyclone toll hits 95 as Bangladesh and India start mopping up

Buhari appoints Professor Godswill Obioma as NECO registrar


Trump says US states must allow religious services to resume

Kidnappers panic over plan to destroy camps in Delta bushes

COVID-19: Why Ogun extended lockdown again by one week

KILLING FIELDS: Violence kills 2,771 Nigerians in five months

Coronavirus could give rise to dictators ‘ Jonathan warns

Nigerians only use face masks to avoid police harassment ‘ Erigga

Buhari appoints Prof Adamu Usman as Chairman, UBEC Governing Board

If we can’t do something very well, we don’t do it’ Prof Elegido, PAU’s VC

Black Wall Street unleashes two programs to redefine African commerce from colonial past

10 Kaduna family members test positive for COVID-19

Breaking: Finally, Canada refuses Air Peace from evacuating stranded Nigerians

NEWS EXTRA: Chinese Medical doctors do not treat Covid-19, they play advisory role ‘ CCECC

UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals


Kano repatriates 61 almajarai to Kebbi

Ogun govt extends lockdown by another week

Edo 2020: Confusion in APCover waiver for Ize Iyamu

JUST IN: Moon not sighted, Sultan says Ramadan ends on Saturday

COVID-19: Nigeria records 245 new cases, total now 7,261

Fayemi acted legally in appointing Ekiti traditional ruler

Plea to governors on coronavirus, evidence of FG’s failure, says PDP

Naomi Osaka topples Serena Williams to become world’s highest-paid female athlete

Buhari’s Executive Order gives financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

Chinese medical team not in Nigeria to treat coronavirus cases, says CCECC

Recession: Don calls for downward review of politicians’ salaries, allowances


MOSOP insists on justicefor Ogoni martyrs 26 years after

Proprietors attack Northern govs over mass repatriation of almajirai

COVID-19: Why governors took the risk of lifting ban on worship centres

Malabu: UK court dismisses Nigerias $1bn bribery case against Eni, Shell

The austere side of Buharis new Chief of Staff

Kano to perform Eid prayers tomorrow, says govt.

States holding open Eid-el-Fitri prayers despite lockdown

COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine linked to deaths, heart risks Study

Why FG cant tackle COVID-19 pandemic PDP

ACF backs Governors on Almajirai repatriation

MOSOP insists on justice for Ogoni Martyres


Sacked Kano Commissioner recovers from Coronavirus, discharged

NNPC to build hospitals when 4 refineries have been out of service for years-Shehu Sani

COVID-19: Accept failure, PDP mocks Buhari over plea to Govs

Bloodbath as 111 houses burnt, Scores killed, 66 kidnapped in Kaduna

Buhari appoints Prof. Godswill Obioma as NECO registrar

I rather task my brain than tax my people, says Gov Ayade as he exempts low income earners from paying tax

NLC charges FG to ensure job security, incomes

107 people dead in an airplane crash near Jinnah Intl Airport, Karachi, Pakistan

Chinese doctors only came to assist prevent Covid-19 among staff, not to treat cases in Nigeria-CCECC reveals

No COVID-19 Patient was detained-National Hospital

Reps warn MDAs against tampering with 2020 Budget

Buhari authorises direct funds allocation to states Legislature, Judiciary


Pakistan plane crashes into houses, with 107 on board

Death toll hit 95 as India, Bangladesh clean up after devastating cyclone

FG must not dash hope on Ajaokuta’s revival

Corruption and Poverty are Killing Nigerians more than COVID-19

Buhari appoints Ebonyi REC as NECO registrar

600 Dutch slaughter house employees face coronavirus quarantine

Libyan govt forces tighten noose on rival city amid UN concern

Yemen’s health system ‘has in effect collapsed’ as COVID spreads, UN says

COVID-19: INEC releases new guidelines on Edo, Ondo governorship polls

Ekiti govt resolves monarch’s rift with 30 chiefs

Police charge 17 hoodlums to court

Court jails fraudster via virtual proceedings

COVID-19: FCTA arrests 84 over travel ban violation

Coronavirus: FG begins upgrade of Abuja hospital


10 more persons contract Coronavirus in Kaduna; 2 discharged

Breaking: 10 more persons contract Coronavirus in Kaduna; 2 discharged

Edo, Ondo: INEC okays policy document on polls conduct amidst Covid-19

Edo poll: Group raises Covid-19 alarm, rejects direct primaries for parties

New NECO registrar Godswill Obioma assumes duty

Covid-19 may increase school drop-outs, girl-child enrolment ‘ FG


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