NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY 2ND APRIL 2021.

 

*THE NATION*

AHEADEDO 2021: Riversvow to emergeoverall winners

BetKing pledges support to MoC Grand Prix

Lagos govt, Osborne Foreshore residents bicker over approval plan

Common sense massacre

U.S report on Lekki shooting prejudicial, says Falana

On our common bond

Alleged N2.1b fraud: Appeal Court frees Dokpesi, his firm

2023: Law on electronic voting needed

NIN not mandatory for voter registration, says INEC

Glo-sponsored African Voices hosts two Nigerians this weekend

Insecurity hurtful to economy, says IG

Kidnapping, banditry: 53 held in Osun, Kwara, others

Only Olu of Warri can suspend Ologbotsere, say princes

How plot to extend APC caretaker panel tenure was stalled

Strike paralyses hospitals

Search begins for Air Force jet missing in Boko Haram action

Once upon a time in Singapore

Furore over Kwara APC membership registration

Why PDP cant bounce back in Ebonyi, by commissioner

Group commends Makinde for infrastructure development

Ilori, Aregbesolas aide, mourns Iyaloja of Ondo State

Row over Lagos council poll

Aspirant commends Abiodun for his silent revolution

Dealers kick against plan to ban vehicle importation

UN: Nigerias GDP to expand 1.5%

Baby wins N2m in PZ promo

*VANGUARD*

Food scarcity is source of insecurity ‘ Scientist

Easter: Kaduna govt urges compliance with COVID-19 protocols

NSE opens April with N67bn loss ahead Easter celebrations

NIS warns Nigerians against fake marriages with foreigners

Senate Lampoons FCT- IRS over N1billion remittance to FIRS

Easter: IBEDC deploys special team to mitigate disruption of electricity supply

Crovation Limited emerges Property Company of the Year

NDLEA arrests Chadian, 35, for drug deal

Ekarika to Akpabio: Watch your tongue

Attempt on Gov Ortom’s life

Don’t scrap UBE counterpart funding

Plot to hold SW congress splits PDP NWC as Secondus, Nat’l Secretary, others insist on obedience to court order

Kano LG polls: Court reserves day for judgment over use of PDP logo

Essien Udim crisis: Restore law, order ‘ Gov Emmanuel orders security agencies

FG restates commitment to quality road projects

NiMet explains prevalent hazy weather condition

NBA berates CCT chairman, Umar over assault on security guard

STATE OF THE NATION: True federalism’ll end secession clamours

Again APC extends membership registration, revalidation exercise by 3 weeks

Suspect arrested over attack on Soludo

DBN loans to small, medium businesses rise 89% to N191.9bn

60m unbanked: Expert advocate open banking

FBNHoldings grows total assets to N7.7trn, as profit hits N89bn in 2020

We’ve so far registered 51m for NIN, 189m SIM cards ‘ Minister

SunshineGzuz: Next rated Nigerian artiste capable of winning Grammy award

Uniport problem

Osinbajo would make a great prime minister to Buhari’s ceremonial presidency

An administration and its silver linings

WAEC council recommends forum for education ministers of member-states

OPEC+ approves only modest oil output increases

FCTA begins COVID-19 vaccination of journalists to enhance public confidence

New coronavirus variant detected in traveler from Tanzania

Be patient with FG, Minister pleads with striking resident doctors

Don’t use Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients, WHO, others caution

818, 865 receive 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria ‘ NPHCDA

Over 15,959 receive COVID-19 dose in Gombe

Senate probes failed policy on local production of syringes, needles

Pfizer vaccine effective for 12-15-year-olds

Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under-60s over clots

718,412 receive 1st dose of vaccine ‘ NPHCDA

HR professionals are heroes of COVID-19 pandemic, says CIPM President

FG, resident doctors sign agreement after 7-hour long negotiation

Beggars protest low patronage in Oyo

Police confirm attack on Sango, former sports minister

PICTORIAL: Protest grounds Ibadan, as Customs break into Bodija rice traders’ shops

Military arrests 23 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Plateau

*THISDAY*

Stock Market Loses N634bn in First Quarter

Arik Wins Award

DPR Assures of Products Availability

Air Peace Deploys B777 to Enugu

BPE Boss Seeks Increased PPP in Maritime Sector

HP Launches New Laptops

Samsungs New Smartphones Excite Customers

GNI Pledges Improved Service Delivery

AMANO Applauds MANs Improved Facility

Shippers Council Moves to End Indiscriminate Boarding of Vessels

Elumelu: UBA Positioned to Deliver Higher Returns to Stakeholders

Minister Bemoans Insurgents Attack on Power Facilities in North-east

Glenfiddich Unveils New Product

Chivita Wins Award

FBN Holdings Records 22% Growth in Profit

CCGs Strike Force Generates N1bn in Q1

Dock Workers Collective Bargaining Agreement

Ethiopian Airlines Named Best International Airline in Nigeria

Onyema: Aircraft Maintenance Abroad Cost Over N1bn Per Plane

Emirates Marks UAE Vaccination Milestone

Mahmoud: Lack of Capacity Restricting Air Travel in Nigeria

Maximising FGs Delineation of Free Trade Zones at Airports

OCP Africa Partners Agencies to Grow Wheat with Specialised Fertilizer

Dissecting Buharis Fertiliser Revolution

High Airfares May Linger Till July, Analysts Predict

Inoyo Harps on Capacity Building

Anambra PDP Stakeholders Should Give the Partys Governorshio Flag to …

Shippers Council Moves to End Indiscriminate Boarding of Vessels Research Identifies Factors Delaying Energy Transmission Targets in Africa

A President Africa Deserves

Long Live Eze Aro, Diaspora and Identity

For National Assembly Staff, Its a New Deal

OPEC, Allies Agree to Ease Oil Production Curbs

Buhari, Bandits and the Law

Ramos Suffers Calf Injury ahead of Madrid, Liverpool UCL Clash

UEFA Considering Bigger Teams for European Championship

Rivers States Target is to Win Edo 2020, Says Iyaye

NFF Commends MTN Over Robust Relationship with Nigerian Football

Odaudu to Lead DTigers Scouting Team to Edo 2020

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Pinnick Confirms Lagos as New Home for Super Eagles

Former NBA Star, Ekezie, to Redefine Basketball Academy April 5

GOtv BOXING NIGHT 22 Everybodyll Enjoy My Fight Except My Opponent, Boasts Gonze

AFCON 2021QUALIFIER 33 Export Lager Beer Thumbs Up Eagles Qualification for Cameroon 2021

No Plans to Move National Sports Festival to Abuja, Says LOC Chairman

FG: 51m Nigerians Have Enrolled for NIN

Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Confirmation of Abdullahi as FCT CJ

Appeal Court Acquits Dokpesi of N2.1bn Fraud Charges

At Easter, Buhari Aknowledges Efforts of Frontline Health Workers in Fight Against COVID-19

Search for Missing NAF Jet Continues, Air Force Chief Arrives Maiduguri

Wizkid, Burna Boy Top Spotify’s Most Streamed Artists List

Resident Doctors Begin Strike

Ogun Pledges to Complete Arepo, Journalists’ Estate Road in Record Time

Gunmen Attack: Anambra CP Visits Soludo, Arrests One Suspect

Moghalu: Obiano’s Performance Offers APC Best Chance to Win Anambra

*DAILY TIMES*

Ebonyi Killings: Things falling apart, House Deputy Minority Leader warns

Socialist Party of Nigeria condemns Buharis trip to London

APC releases schedule for FCT Area Council election

PDP mocks APC, says extending membership registration ploy to inflate figure

N300m Damages: Court reserves judgment in PDPs suit against Kano electoral commission

Tinubus Kano Colloquium: Key factors that may scuttle Jagaban 2023 Presidency

Gunmen attack Soludo, kill police guards

Boeing urges U.S. to separate China trade and human rights

Assorted pains

Group raises concerns over lack of justice for sexual rights violations

FG assures investigation of alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in diaspora

2023: Falana, others set to form mega movement

Ogun Governor, Abiodun decorates Wole Soyinka as Amotekun super marshall

Ghost firms received N1.7 billion from Ex-Niger Governor, Babangida Aliyu, witness tells court

Buhari sends strong Easter message to Nigerians

Senate queries FCT revenue agency over N1bn salary payment to 117 FIRS staff

Anambra Gunmen Attack: CP Visits Soludo, Arrests One Suspect

Am committed to unity of APC in Osun Senate spokesperson

Ramos set to miss Barcelona, Liverpool clash

Venue for 2023 Womens World Cup announced

LeBron James joins Liverpool ownership group

Oshoala goal helps Barcelona reach Champions League semi-final

Kane sets new record in game against Poland

Maguire helps England pick maximum point against Poland

Sierra Leone to appeal Cafs decision on Benin match

Germany shocked by North Macedonia on home soil

Jagaban Borgu at 69 and 2023 race to Presidential Villa

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

Racking up NDLEA’s drug war

COVID-19: Lagos seals 450 night clubs,event centres, arrests 700

Easter: We won’t abandon the weak, poor ‘ Buhari

How NNPC secured Afreximbank’s $1bn fund for Port Harcourt Refinery repair ‘ Kyari

Soyinka warns police, others against ‘silly’ rivalry with Amotekun

Herdsmen’s attacks: Ndigbo calls for govs, Ohanaeze security meeting

Discordant tunes as minister, INEC differ on NIN’s primacy

SEC approves CEOs’ appointment for demutualised NSE

Ban on new SIMs cripples vehicle tracking business, others

IMF: Rich countries can use taxes to reduce inequalities

Appeal Court quashes N2.1b fraud charges against Dokpesi

UN report confirms Nigeria’s food security challenge

Rising fertiliser price portends danger for food security

Nigeria spends N587.5bn on 247,000 tonnes wheat production

Delta promises wealth creating channels for youth

Customs lauds Guinness’ efforts on tax remittances

Edo partners agency to deepen tech talent

Fidelity Bank reports N28.1bn PBT in 2020

NDIC tasks ICAN member auditors on accuracy, integrity

FCMB: More naira devaluation’ll boost profits

FBN Holdings posts N90bn profit as total assets hit N7.7trn

Ebonyi PDP: A defection foretold

2023: PDP has no preferred candidate in mind ‘ Agbo

Eagles shift focus to World Cup qualifiers

Our target is to win in Edo ‘ Iyaye

MTN appreciates NFF for opportunity to serve Nigeria

GOtv Boxing Night 22: Real One, Baby Face go for WBF world titles today

Finally, National Sports Festival berths in Edo

Ultimate Football League debuts with 20 teams

Police determine cause of Tiger Woods crash, but it might never be revealed

Qatar 2022: North Macedonia inflict historic qualifying defeat on Germany

Qatar 2022: England need late Maguire strike to beat Poland

*BLUE PRINT*

Weak awareness slows insurance policy uptake ‘ Report

Using tech tools to drive insurance market acceptance

NAICOM targets June for new guidelines implementation

Stakeholders stress need to diversify insurance sector

15 Hadiths About Ramadan

People and Prayer in the Month of Ramadan ‘ II

Osaka’s 23 match winning streak ended by Sakkari

5 soldiers, civil defender killed as bandits raze Niger military base

The menace of street trading

INEC: NIN not mandatory, CVR resumes June 28 ahead Anambra governorship poll

Senate seeks more revenue from BOI

Ebonyi ALGON backs law against open grazing

Ebonyi killings: FG not doing enough ‘ Group

INEC validates PWDs inclusion document

Zulum shares N325m, food to 100,000 Monguno households

N544m fraud’: Ex-SGF Babachir asks court to reject EFCC documents

Kogi resident doctors join nationwide strike

FCT CP assures residents of hitch-free Easter celebration

Flooding: FEMA embarks on sensitisation of FCT residents

Uzodimma sets up whitepaper on land use, rejig cabinet

Ogun: Abiodun names Soyinka Super Marshall for Amotekun

Obaro stool: Appeal Court upholds Ilajo royal family claims

Akwa Ibom govt donates equipment worth millions to people with disability

EFCC arrests 34 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan, Lagos

After Blueprint reports, Abiodun inaugurates Amotekun in Ogun

Lekkilies: Group wants AI, others sanctioned as US vindicates Nigerian Army

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Easter celebration: NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel, others

Emulate FCT minister, youth group tells politicians

Disasters: NEMA to strengthen collaboration with FCT Fire Service

Ebonyi killings: Senator wants FG shoot at sight order implemented

Bad governance: Group canvasses support for Bala Mohammed’s presidency

Breaking: Air Chief arrives Maiduguri to coordinate search for missing NAF aircraft

2023 presidency: Group begins mobilisation for Bala’s aspiration

Breaking: APC extends membership registration, revalidation exercise for another 3 weeks

*THE SUN*

Insecurity: OPC determined to protect South West ‘Gani Adams

Wike has changed the face of Rivers state ‘Danagogo

Why insecurity persists in Nigeria ‘Mustapha Kanti Bello, Katsina Commissioner

NASS should legalise electronic voting ‘Banire, ex-APC National Legal Adviser

APC extends membership, validation exercise

PDP fixes dates for zonal congress in S’West, N’West, N’Central

2023: INEC resumes voters’ registration June 28

Olafeso promises to reunite PDP in South West

BUA grosses N209.4bn in revenue

Bethy’s Properties plans big for Lagos residents

DBN’s disbursements hit N191.7bn in 2020

FY’20: Fidelity Bank announces 51% rise in operating profit

2,800 companies vie for honours in NECA awards

CAP records N8.7bn revenue in 2020

CNN African voices celebrates Nigerian fashion, arts entrepreneurs

Don’t let environment define you, CIPM charges 521 new inductees

N67m donkey skins destroyed by NAQS

Eat’N’Go expands its footprint to Northern Nigeria

Appeal Court quashes N2.1bn fraud charges against Dokpesi

NYSC wants deployment of more troops to orientation camps

NDIC boss charges ICAN-member auditors on integrity

Fayemi has no plans to cede Ekiti land for ranching

Niger: Gunmen hit military base, kill 5 solders, Mopol, 7 others, abduct 10

Anxiety as NAF plane goes missing

IGP identifies joint, multi-agency training as solution to security problem

Military arrests 23 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Plateau

Kalu, Nwaogu felicitate with Christians

Easter: Dont allow mischief mongers fragment our unity Buhari

Politicisation of refinery and fuel matters

Attahiru vows to rebuild soldiers’ fighting spirit, end insurgency, banditry, others

Aba Federal Constituency election and South East presidency

On national security threat posed by NSA Babagana Monguno (2)

Bring back the presidential chat

We are still here

Ndigbo, leadership and sustainability of consensus

Threats to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The case for Ogun cargo airport

COVID-19, minimum wage in focus at 2021 session of NLAC

Dissecting Buharis fertiliser revolution

Abdulkareem and his revival at Unilorin

The alarm on Nigerias food insecurity

*GUARDIAN*

MTN made Super Eagles’ boat trip to Porto Novo possible, says Pinnick

Ramos suffers calf injury ahead of Liverpool tie

Loew faces calls to go now after Germany lose to North Macedonia

Real Madrid president Perez calls for new club elections

Arsenal to discuss Lacazette future at end of season, says Arteta

Five talking points from European World Cup qualifiers

UEFA ‘considering’ allowing expanded squads for Euro 2020

Akpabio’s purported emergence as party leader splits Akwa Ibom APC

No going back on self-determination, Akintoye restates

NDLEA nabs Chadian Boko Haram drug supplier in Taraba, trans-border trafficker in Yobe

LASTMA officers apprehend ‘one-chance’ robbers at Lekki-Ajah axis

Police nab 50-year-old fake lawyer in Ogun

Lagos shut 430 event centres, clubs for violating COVID-19 protocols

Bandits attack former minister’s house, kill police

Hotel guard remanded for allegedly inflicting matchete cuts on guest in Osun

Police arrest three cable thieves in Delta

Lagos lawmaker urges citizens to take proactive steps on health status

Military arrest 23 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Plateau

Almost one in seven suffers long Covid, UK study finds

OPEC+ expected to stay cautious in face of market jitters

Iraq PM seeks to soothe security concern on Saudi visit

Microsoft wins $22 bn US army contract for augmented reality gear

Finland withdraws lockdown plans over legal issues

Allies raise alarm over health of hunger-striking Navalny

Pfizer/BioNTech say vaccine effective against South Africa variant

Crovation Limited bags property company of the year

The leadership challenge of Good Friday

Taming the unemployment monster

Body language

Leah Sharibu and the broken presidential promises

Assorted pains

Issues at stake on true federalism

The feat of Burna Boy’s Grammy award

Paris Fund: When governors chose lawlessness – Part 2

*TRIBUNE*

NDIC boss charges ICAN member-auditors on accuracy, integrity

Oyo CP donates items to physically challenged, motherless babies homes in Ibadan

13 council chairmen, 64 coordinators declare support for law banning open grazing in Ebonyi

Refugees commission distributes relief items to victims of armed banditry in Niger

FG launches initiative to enhance smart education in schools

Abiru to launch traders’ assistance programme, scholarship scheme for indigent students

Don’t go beyond your bounds, Abiodun warns Amotekun operatives, decorates Soyinka as Super Marshal

Soludo attack: We have arrested one suspect ‘ Police

Professor Michael Abiola Omolewa, a man of many parts at 80

Why making impacts in one’s native land is important ‘ Gboleru

Error from applicants affecting our 60-day C of O policy ‘Abdu-Raheem, Oyo Lands Commissioner

How Zamfara is pushing to have peace ‘ Dosara, Commissioner for Information

Nigeria records 106 new COVID-19 infections, total now 162,997

After killing rival with pestle, Minna housewife, three others remanded

Katsina commences N900m road to Maradi

NAQS destroys donkey skin worth N67 million

NBA condemns, investigates assault on security guard by CCT chairman

Why NASS must legalise electronic voting ‘ Banire

Nigerian beauty queen PhD student shot dead outside her home in US

Jaiz Bank presents ‘125m to winners COVID-19 challenge

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Digital Assets as a Pathway to Beating Poverty and Building Wealth

COVID-19 opened Nigerians to reality in doing business ‘Obatunde

*SPORTS*

49ers’ George Kittle Tweets He’s Joining Jaguars in April Fools Day Joke – Bleacher Report

49ers’ Raheem Mostert: ‘I Believe Jimmy Garoppolo Will Be Our Starting QB’ in 2021 – Bleacher Report

76ers’ Dwight Howard: ‘It’s Lights Out’ When Joel Embiid Returns from Knee Injury – Bleacher Report

AFCON 2021QUALIFIER 33 Export Lager Beer Thumbs Up Eagles Qualification for Cameroon 2021 – Thisday

Al Hilal Omdurman vs Mamelodi Sundowns Preview: Kick-off time, TV channel, squad news – Goal

Arsenal chief fears abuse in stadiums when fans return – Yahoo

Arsenal to discuss Lacazette future at end of season, says Arteta – Guardian

Arsenal vs Liverpool FC: Premier League prediction, team news, TV channel, live stream, h2h results, odds – Yahoo

Arsenal Women offered online abuse training before new WSL broadcast deal – Yahoo

Arsenal won’t rule out social media boycott over abuse, says chief executive Venkatesham – Goal

Bailey Peacock-Farrell prepared to keep on waiting for Burnley opportunity – Yahoo

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester have shown they can compete with the ‘Big Six – Yahoo

Carlos Correa: Contract Extension Talks with Astros ‘Didn’t Get Close at All – Bleacher Report

Champions Cup: Europe’s premier club competition returns with wide open field – BBC

Chioma Ajuwa Pledges To Encourage Nigerian Girl Child In sports – Daily Independent

College Slam Dunk Contest 2021: Morgan State’s Troy Baxter Jr. Takes Home Title – Bleacher Report

Comebacks, late winners and records – Top five wins under Antonio Habas – Goal

Could North and South Korea joint host the 2032 Olympics – CNN

Covid: Tennis bodies urge hesitant players to get vaccine – BBC

Danielle Collins steps away from WTA Tour for endometriosis surgery – BBC

Daryl Morey Tweets ‘What the F–K Is That’ GIF at Hornets During Blowout vs. Nets – Bleacher Report

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw Laments 2021 Debut vs. Rockies: ‘It Wasn’t Great – Bleacher Report

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts: No One’s to Blame for Cody Bellinger HR Gaffe vs. Rockies – Bleacher Report

Eagles shift focus to World Cup qualifiers – New Telegraph

England squad: Roy Hodgson backs Gareth Southgate to ignore the noise and name the right 23 players for Euros – Yahoo

Erling Braut Haaland: Barcelona & Real Madrid meet with agent Mino Raiola – Balague – BBC

ETSU Basketball Players Believe Jason Shay Fired for Supporting Anthem Protest – Bleacher Report

Evelina Duljan: Nigerian forward joins Vaxjo on loan from Kristianstads – Goal

Falcons Announce 2021 NFL Game at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Bleacher Report

Fantasy Premier League tips: FPL gameweek 30 transfers, captain picks, differentials and bargains – Yahoo

Finally, National Sports Festival berths in Edo – New Telegraph

Five talking points from European World Cup qualifiers – Guardian

Florida’s Scottie Lewis Signs with Agent, Declares for 2021 NBA Draft – Bleacher Report

Former NBA Star, Ekezie, to Redefine Basketball Academy April 5 – Thisday

From giant-killers to I-League champions: Gokulam Kerala’s steady climb in Indian football – Goal

Gareth Southgate managing expectations ahead of naming England Euro 2020 squad – Yahoo

Gareth Southgate may select fewer defenders in England’s Euro 2020 squad – Yahoo

Germany shocked by North Macedonia on home soil – Daily Times

Ghana new boy Gyasi ‘shocked’ how Ronaldo remembers him – Goal

Golf Star Brooks Koepka Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Jena Sims – Bleacher Report

GOtv BOXING NIGHT 22 Everybodyll Enjoy My Fight Except My Opponent, Boasts Gonze – Thisday

GOtv Boxing Night 22: Real One, Baby Face go for WBF world titles today – New Telegraph

Ibrahimovic & Lukaku fines to be donated to charity, AC Milan & Inter confirm – Goal

Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka given England hope for Euros as Gareth Southgate makes attacking vow – Yahoo

Kalvin Phillips believes ‘sky’s the limit’ as he chases England Euro 2020 spot – Yahoo

Kalvin Phillips: Playing for England still ‘surreal’ but I won’t suffer from Euro heartbreak – Yahoo

Kamara: Why Sierra Leone will appeal Caf’s decision in Benin match – Goal

Kane sets new record in game against Poland – Daily Times

Kentucky’s John Calipari Congratulates Roy Williams After Retirement from UNC – Bleacher Report

Kevin Durant Says He’s Sorry People Saw Language Used in Michael Rapaport DMs – Bleacher Report

Kevin Durant’s Homophobic, Misogynistic DMs Discussed by Nets, Steve Nash Says – Bleacher Report

Kevin Holland Announces Marvin Vettori UFC Fight After Darren Till Injury – Bleacher Report

Lakers Rumors: Andre Drummond Not Expected to Miss More Than 2 Games with Injury – Bleacher Report

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 11 and 9 in Nets Debut as Brooklyn Romps Past Hornets – Bleacher Report

LeBron James joins Liverpool ownership group – Daily Times

Lee Collins: Yeovil Town captain dies aged 32 – Yahoo

Liverpool’s Mane: Senegal need to be more serious after draw against Congo and Eswatini – Goal

Loew faces calls to go now after Germany lose to North Macedonia – Guardian

Maguire helps England pick maximum point against Poland – Daily Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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