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Newspaper headlines for 16/04/2020

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES 16/04/2020 *The Punch* Doctor treating COVID-19 patient dies in Lagos 12 dead as Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 407 N’Assembly to reconvene over budget, N500bn COVID-19 fund Interpol foils €1.5m face masks fraud traced to Nigeria Samples: Lagos creates 20 centres, FCT combs residents’ houses Departing Britons to pay N242,000 for airfare — Envoy Oil firms’ N4.58tn loan repayment under threat – Investigation Stock market sustains uptrend, investors gain N344bn FG to auction N60bn April bonds We’ve not discussed Edo, Ondo gov polls’ postponement –INEC Security agencies killed 18 during lockdown –NHRC Include us in palliatives, pensioners tell Buhari CAN declares one week daily prayers against COVID-19 Heritage Bank celebrates health workers GTBank extends SME loan repayment by 90 days FBN Holdings to sell 65% insurance business I volunteer to donate my blood for COVID-19 research –Makinde Ayade approves N30,000 monthly salary for 8,000 youths C’River has only 33 doctors — NMA Plateau extends lockdown by one week, counsels residents Bribe-seeking Abia NSCDC officer shoots dead commercial driver Ebonyi grandmother pours pepper into maid’s genitals, eyes Lockdown: One dies as hoodlums attack Lagos communities Impounded vehicles will be released after lockdown – LASG Oyo traders defy lockdown as fire guts Dugbe market Imo police rescue kidnapped victim, arrest suspect Police probe alleged N69m diversion by Kogi ex-commissioner Four Benue men arraigned for killing Ekiti chief 50-year-old Kogi woman hacked to death Bayelsa billionaire, Okoko, dies during surgery Pupils build ventilator prototype from used car parts *The Nation* World leaders flay Trump’s halt of funding to WHO WHO cautions countries lifting lockdown Coronavirus: Zimbabwe goes herbal…Yoruba go for ewe akoko, agiri, awopa… 35 discharged in FCT, Lagos, Osun, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom as cases rise to 407 NCDC begins door-to-door sample collection in Lagos, FCT Fed Govt gets 50 ventilators, medical kits from UN Buhari greets British PM over recovery from COVID-19 We’ve stopped maltreatment of Nigerians in China, says Gbajabiamila FAAC to hold meeting by video conferencing No fee charged on COVID-19 loan applications -CBN Fed Govt approves waiver for visitors affected by travel ban Fed Govt cuts fertiliser’s price by 20% No Chinese doctor tested positive for COVID-19, says Fed Govt CAN president calls for seven days prayer Covid-19: Principals endorse virtual learning/radio programmes Blatter tips USA to take over 2022 WC from Qatar Olajuwon praised for Houston Rockets’ title-winning years Sanwo-Olu approves three-month moratorium on MSMEs loan worth N2.8 billion AbdulRazaq holds virtual council meeting Niger SSG turns back trailer carrying people from Lagos Flour mills, Gasland donate over N25m to Oyo Civil defence man kills bus driver in Abia Woman, son held for selling four-year-old in Niger Three convicted for disobeying stay-home order in Kwara Mob set armed robber ablaze in Delta Navy destroys illegal refining sites, arrest wooden boats Lockdown: Heavy burden on poorly-paid teachers *Vanguard* WORLD LEADERS BUILD $8TRN WAR CHEST AGAINST COVID-19 IMF advocates more fiscal support to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria OIL WATCH: OIL PRICE DROPS BELOW $20 PER BARREL Pelosi vows to fight Trump’s ‘dangerous, illegal’ WHO funding cut FCT discharges nine COVID-19 patients COVID-19 Lockdown: IGP warns transporters against night journeys COVID-19: FG reduces price of NPK fertilizer for farmers NSE pushes for transparency in conduct of virtual meetings COVID 19: ANEEJ, MANTRA partners monitor returned $322.5m Abacha loot COVID-19: ANCOPSS URGES COMPLIANCE, HOLISTIC FIGHT AGAINST PANDEMIC Nigeria recording extra-judicial deaths more than coronavirus deaths – NHRC I haven’t been cleared of COVID-19 – El-Rufa’I speaks COVID-19: Ortom extends lockdown, dusk-to-dawn cur

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