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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, April 16, 2020


  • COVID-19: Nigeria, South Africa, others lose $4.2bn, says IMF
  • Why I rejected Arsenal, Barca, Juve – Osimhen
  • National Assembly to reconvene over budget, N500bn COVID-19 fund
  • CAN declares one week daily prayers against COVID-19
  • Infidelity: Husband bathes wife with pepper-laced hot water
  • FG pays N200bn to offset Gencos’ gas bill
  • Katsina, highest recipient of conditional cash disbursements
  • 14 more days of ‘hunger down’
  • Ebonyi grandmother pours pepper into maid’s genitals, eyes
  • Interpol foils Nigeria-linked €1.5m face mask fraud
  • Oil firms’ N4.58tn loan repayment under threat – Investigation
  • Lockdown: Niger turns back trailer-load of Lagos returnees
  • Security agencies killed 18 during lockdown –NHRC
  • Samples: Lagos creates 20 centres, FCT combs residents’ houses
  • Bribe-seeking Abia NSCDC officer shoots dead commercial driver
  • Lockdown: One dies as hoodlums attack Lagos communities
  • FG’s plan to feed schoolchildren during lockdown insulting –Falana
  • Infidelity: Husband bathes wife with pepper-laced hot water
  • Ebonyi grandmother pours pepper into maid’s genitals, eyes
  • Four Benue men arraigned for killing Ekiti chief
  • 50-year-old Kogi woman hacked to death
  • Two suspected cattle thieves nabbed in Niger
  • Delta mob set man caught with gun ablaze
  • Lockdown: Workers set Chinese company’s vehicle ablaze in Ogun
  • Vehicle crushes LAWMA worker to death
  • Why I rejected Arsenal, Barca, Juve – Osimhen
  • Uche wants Chukwueze to stick with Villarreal
  • FIFA, La Liga celebrate Finidi at 49
  • We’ve not discussed Edo, Ondo gov polls’ postponement –INEC
  • Ogun PDP crisis: Suspended chairman, Kashamu clash
  • Nasarawa lawmakers order arrest of SSG’s aides
  • PDP demands total lockdown in Edo
  • ‘Enugu has decontaminated 35 markets’
  • Cross River feeds street children


The Nation

  • Boko Haram confronts Buratai with mortar gun attacks in Borno camp 
  • Fear grips residents as Kano records first COVID-19 death 
  • Barca boss eyes UCL trophy glory
  • Our battle against fake news, by minister 
  • Agripreneurs to compete for $100, 000 prize
  • LAWMA official killed in Lagos 
  • Sule Lamido, orderly, driver test negative for COVID-19 
  • No Chinese doctor tested positive for COVID-19, says Fed Govt 
  • Osimhen eyes top EPL team 
  • Zakari sets target with Real Betis
  • ‘Include us in palliatives’ 
  • Green to NFF: Don’t renew Rohr’s contract 
  • Conditional cash transfer: Lagos, Delta, Borno yet to benefit 
  • Blatter tips USA to take over 2022 WC from Qatar
  • Nigeria was sick before COVID-19 
  • Qatar Airways, StanChart sign $850m aircraft finance deal 
  • CAN president calls for seven days prayer 
  • BREAKING: Kano records first COVID-19 death, confirms 12 
  • Sterling Bank introduces palliative measures for customers 
  • I am still COVID-19 positive – El-Rufai
  • Curfew will avert disaster, says APC 
  • REA electrifies four COVID-19 health facilities with solar
  • Tinubu: massive spending way out of economic crisis 
  • FBN Holdings divests from insurance 
  • Woman nabbed for pouring pepper into girl’s private part, eyes 
  • IMF to Nigeria: deploy $3.5b loan to healthcare, education funding 
  • Fire razes shops in Ibadan 
  • Woman, son held for selling four-year-old in Niger 
  • Lagos doctor dies of coronavirus after treating infected patient 
  • Police dismantle roadblocks, desert Lagos roads
  • ‘Deploy disinfectant to Asokoro Hospital’ 
  • Governors seek control of palliatives’ distribution 
  • NCDC begins door-to-door sample collection in Lagos, FCT 
  • ‘Ban foreign medical trips for one year’ 
  • Palliatives not for Nigerians with more than N5,000 bank balance 
  • Break COVID-19 transmission link, Buhari urges PTF 
  • 35 discharged in FCT, Lagos, Osun, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom as cases rise to 407 
  • Niger SSG turns back trailer carrying people from Lagos 
  • Lagosians get relief materials 
  • Why Dayo was removed as Ogun PDP chair, by Kashamu 
  • Ecobank seeks account opening with Mobile *326# 
  • Report: CACOVID formed to tackle Coronavirus pandemic 
  • Fed Govt cuts fertiliser’s price by 20%
  • ADC to opposition: no time for politics 
  • We’ve stopped maltreatment of Nigerians in China, says Gbajabiamila




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