NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY 9TH APRIL 2021.



*THE NATION*


UTME: JAMB puts registration on hold


Brume, Nwokocha ignite athletics event


Rodriguezs skills thrilled Iwobi at Everton


Durodola defends African boxing title in Tanzania

Ekiti handball players shortlisted for national team

Lagos intervenes in contractor, residents feud

EDO 2020: LOC okays continuation

MTN, banks talks over USSD deadlocked

EDO 2020: Funding: Fed Govt reiterates commitment

The Nigeria of our dream is yet to come

Aisha Buhari: If this is being different, so be it

Proposed defection of Matawalle will undermine Supreme Court judgment

UI, UNILAG, OAU, others get Governing Councils

London, our Presidents medical haven

Foreign reserves rise to $34.85b on Naira for Dollar policy

API, AEC sign MoU on capacity building

Off-grid power solution wont work until grid power works

Harnessing gas for growth

Three years after, N50b floating dock still in limbo

How I went from hardwork to owning Sujimoto

*VANGUARD*

Police arrest 3 community leaders over alleged jungle justice

Agbolaya urges Itsekiri to rally round Olu of Warri designate

HP seizes over 4.5m counterfeit products in 2020 ‘ Official

Israel remembers Holocaust victims, mourns those lost to pandemic

FCCPC casts shadows on Shoprite exit from Nigeria

Abia govt investigates explosives found in primary school

Saving up on emerging oil windfall

Ogun governor calls for prayer against security, economic challenges

Jonathan’s administration, best in Nigeria history ‘ Gbagi

Bandits surrender 26 rifles to police in Katsina

Army confirms killing of 11 personnel in Benue, vows to go after perpetrators

We’ll collaborate with Amotekun, others on security, says OPC’s new leader

Chidi, Ekwueme’s daughter joins Anambra guber race

PDP govs brainstorm over insecurity

First Lady’s role is unquestionable ‘ Tinubu

2023: Igbo presidency will end agitations for secession’ Udeogaranya

2023: Drop your presidential ambition for Party Chairmanship, APC Council tells Bello

NNPC reiterates commitment to renewable energy project

SEC warns of proliferation of unregistered foreign online platforms

Viva emerges official sponsor of Kano Pillars, as club sign MoU with Aspira

CAPPA, Kannywood make case for smoke-free movies

Farewell to Joy

Nigeria must make its ‘forced marriage’ work, or it will break up

COVID-19: Kogi govt inaugurates team to monitor, investigate vaccine’s tolerance ‘ Commissioner

Lingering issues with FG make doctors go on strike -ARD

*THISDAY*

Knocks, Kudos Trail New Airport Projects

DLM Capital Acquires Links MFB

AirSmat to Participate in Global AI Conference

FG to Enforce IMO Sulphur Regulation on Nigerian Waterways

Access Bank Lagos Marathon to Feature Virtual Participation

AGF Commits to Prompt Production of Govt Financial Reports

Securities Dealers Call for Integrated Market to Harness Opportunities

ETI Appoints Fashina as Group Executive, Operations & Technology

APM Terminals Acquires More Equipment to Aid Inspection

A Controversial Modular Floating Dockyard

Court Grants Permission for Fraud Claim against Transocean, Ernst & Young, Others

Ethiopian Records Strong On-time Performance

How RMB Assisted Ghana in $3bn Eurobond Issue

ICRC Okays Development of Jabi Lake

Operators Seek FGs Support to Build Viable Shipping Industry

Driving Sustainability in Nigerias Upstream Sector

Improving Air Safety through Self-regulation

Need for Major Aircraft Maintenance in Nigeria

Our Long-shot, Short-cut to Regional and National Transformation

As Amotekun operations begin in Ogun

Why Buhari Should Inaugurate NDDC Board Now

Buhari and Nigerias Albatross of Insecurity

Tinubu: Nigeria is Not Lagos (1)

EatNGo Expands to East Africa, Acquires Dominos Pizza And Coldstone Franchise In Kenya

EDO 2020: Presidency Intervenes, Saves NSF from Cancellation

Chess: Blessing Davies Rescues Edo from Defeat against Delta

Ex-Eagles Take on Comedy Stars in Celebration of Oba Elegushis Birthday

Sports Festival to Restore Edos Sporting Heritage, Says Shaibu

Brume, Moreno Arrive to Boost Team Deltas Chances of Retaining Title

*DAILY TIMES*

Names of Nigerian ambassadors and their assigned countries 2021

Aisha Buhari has been a worthy collaborator to this government Osinbajo

Gunmen abduct Doctor, Nurse in Ogun

Land Dispute: Ewhrudjakpo Tasks Isoni, Azama Communities on Peaceful Coexistence

2023: APC Group tells Yahaya Bello to drop Presidential ambition

PDP to APC: Dont play politics with peoples misfortune, leave Matawalle alone

Why I want to be Anambra governor Ekwuemes daughter

PDP to partner ANC in saving, deepening democracy in Africa

2023: APC group to identify credible persons for political posts in Bauchi

PDP moves to reconcile Fayose, Makinde

Ukraine accused of provocations by Putin in phone call with Merkel

Nigeria needs more varsities to serve growing population FG

JAMB puts 2021 UTME registration on hold over NIN

2023: Well mobilise 65m Christians to vote out bad leaders PFN

House Cttee to issue warrant of arrest on MDCN registrar, Sanusi

City Council suspends German Mayor for Skipping COVID-19 Vaccine Queue

2023: Tinubus Enemies Are Within APC Onu

Abducted RCCG members regain freedom

Mount, Chillwell on target as Chelsea cruise against Porto

Osimhens impact not enough as Juve beat Napoli

Former Arsenal star Song wins league title in Djibouti

Choupo-Moting strike not enough as Bayern Munich lose against Paris Saint-Germain

ITF, FG dependable ally Minister

Tonto Dikeh named UN Ambassador

Lessons football teaches

Free Trade Zone Scheme: Classic model for infrastructure devolution

Islam, Christianity: Why the unending hullabaloo

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

Insecurity: Why the new IGP must be different

FG committed to diversifying economy ‘Minister

Suspicious $160m forex deal triggered freezing of 11 bank accounts

Amachree: DSS alerted police, Uzodinma a week before Imo attacks

Ekwueme’s daughter joins Anambra guber race

Season of strikes: Economy heading for doom ‘Industrialists

We’re working to send Nigerian vessels to sea ‘NLNG boss

Revealed: Nigeria, 44 others get below 2% of COVID-19 vaccines in 5 weeks

The South has businesses to lose in the North ‘Gov Matawalle

Kissing boosts immune system, wellness

Tinubu: Aisha Buhari, voice of conscience in the Presidency

Portland paints reports N313m loss in FY’20

Insecurity, poor access to fertilisers herald food crisis

Unemployment scare, industrial actions take toll

Cashew: Poor infrastructure dips Nigeria’s $2bn export target

Seedling scarcity looms as firms suspend supply

Nigeria’s quest for full digitisation takes shape

IMF: Higher interest rates’ll hurt economic recovery

We are committed to youth empowerment

Access Bank: 2021 Lagos City Marathon to hold virtually

Pope to IMF, World Bank: Cut poor countries’ debt

AAC Crisis: Sowore battles on all fronts

Odumakin: Flurry of eulogies for Afenifere man

Why Umahi is passionate about good governance ‘ Orji

Yinka: Basking in the shadow that you cast

North Central APC to Bello: Your Presidential ambition injurious to our chairmanship chances

Ekwueme’s daughter joins Anambra guber race

Crisis brews in Zamfara APC over Matawalle’s defection

Edo 2020: Swan president frowns at poor treatment of members

La Liga El Clasico, Premier League and Serie A matches, Live on GOtv Max

Nwora: D’Tigers’ success opened doors for Africans in NBA

Crisis hits National Sports Festival as Edo shuts MOC office

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Organisers hold World Press Conference

Iheanacho wins Leicester’s Goal of Month Award

Edo 2020: Presidency, Minister, Edo govt resolve issue, games continue

Edo 2020: State govt shuts MOC office

JUST IN: Sports ministry insists Edo 2020 continues

Serie A: Lukaku helps Inter move 11 points clear with Sassuolo win

*BLUE PRINT*

RMRDC boss seeks more research on Shea products

Barely 24 hours after IGP Baba takes over: Gunmen hit third Imo Police station, abduct monarch, cabinet chiefs

Kogi constitutes 36-member economic advisory council

Troops kill dozens of bandits in Kaduna communities

Breaking: Another 5 kidnapped Kaduna students freed

Weak underwriters urged to embrace mergers, acquisitions for big business

Pension expert advises retirees to invest in treasury bills

AXA Mansard boosts SMEs with insurance plan

NAICOM warns contravening corporate governance

Dangote is Africa’s premier Dollar billionaire ‘ Forbes

CBN launches investigation into suspicious bank accounts

Gas operators demand use of $32bn pensions fund to drive investment

U.S trade deficit surges to record high as economy rebounds

Stock market index rises by 0.07%, as investors gain N14bn

Economic recovery imminent amid fluffy performance indicators ‘ Rewane

SEC warns on proliferation of unregistered online platforms

FG deepens renewable energy to power critical infrastructure

Shell’s yearly payment to FG down 42.5%, lowest in 6 years

Constitute, empower NYSC boards, DG urges states

Aisha Buhari’s actions have redefined First Lady office ‘ Osinbajo

Tinubu meets Buni over grandmother’s death

Group advoctaes youth inclusion in governance

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

2023 presidency: Group to mobilise 37m supporters for Yahaya Bello

2023: Drop your presidential ambition, APC group tells Yahaya Bello

APC canvases for politics without bitterness in Bauchi

Cult war: Police arrest two suspects, recover vehicle, other exhibits

China administers nearly 140 million COVID-19 vaccines

Imo villagers set fleeing prisoner ablaze

Lake Chad institute sells 2 Jeeps worth N31m for N1.5m

Minister urges synergy among nations for wealth creation

NYSC DG commends states on camp development

PDP NWC moves to foster reconciliation, smooth South-west congress

Bonta-Ukpute crisis: Ortom should take blame over escalation ‘ Group

AMAC’s right to tenement rates backed by law -Candido

UCH delivers first IVF triplets

Ishaku to northern govs: Tackle drug consumption now

Invest $1.2bn on water, sanitation, WaterAid tasks FG

*THE SUN*

Disquiet in Zamfara APC over Matawalle’s alleged planned defection

PDP: It’s time for Secondus to go ‘Afegbua

PDP postpones South West congress

Madu, Africa Union agency chief, joins Anambra guber race

2023 presidency: APC North-Central leaders want ticket zoned to South

Turn of southern Nigeria to produce president ‘SWAGA

PDP governors meet over state of nation

2023: Group wants Abia Governorship candidate to emerge from Ohafia

Area Councils: IPAC kicks against FCT primaries’ election timetable

PDP postpones South-West zonal congress

Iheanacho wins Leicester’s Goal Of The Month for March

Edo 2020: Presidency, Minister, Edo Gov. resolve issue, Games continue

Golf: Andrew Odoh to Olo’s retirement kitty

La Liga El Clasico, Premier League, Serie A matches, air on GOtv Max

Nigeria’s Ofili crowned world’s fastest U20 runner

Sports ministry insists National Sports Festival continues

Edo 2020: Edo govt shuts down MOC office

FAAN pensioners making unconstitutional demands

FMDQ Exchange to commence derivatives trading soon

3 in police net for vandalising EEDC property

Air Peace appreciates customers with ‘Random Acts of Love’ campaign

BUA tackles Dangote on letter to minister

Champion Breweries, Guinness shares rise 230% Ytd

SEC warns against unregistered online platforms

Nigeria earned $150m from coconut oil in 2020, targets $250m in 2021 ‘Minister

PenCom attains ISO 27001: 2013 certification for information security

Air Peace appreciates customers with ‘Random Acts of Love’ campaign

Kidnapped RCCG members freed Adeboye

Osibanjo lauds The Guardian at book launch

Doctors strike: Reps summon MDCN registrar

Imo attacks: Police, Uzodimma ignored DSS alert, says ex-director

Gunmen attack another police station in Imo

Tension in Aba as police kill resident, destroy vehicles

Council chairman kidnapped in Rivers

Afaka 39: 5 more kidnapped students released

Imo monarch, cabinet chiefs kidnapped

Gani Adams CSO bows out of active service

Powerless legislature made by weak constitution

Army to provide security for NYSC members during elections

Senator Bashir Lado: Kano’s loss, Nigeria’s gain

Unknown armed men of the South-East

Imo mayhem and the looming anarchy

Unemployment, underemployment and related economy challenges

Abandoned to fate

Abiodun Adefulire: Home honour for distinguished retired chief magistrate

The police I met, served and led Okiro (2)

Nigerias great feat on global payment system

Osun Food Support Scheme: Feeding the needy in thousands

Fishing for young talent for the entertainment industry

*GUARDIAN*

Italian press slam Napoli boss Gattuso for not starting Osimhen in loss to Juventus

PDP shifts South-West zonal congress venue from Ibadan to Osogbo

North Central APC chieftains push for power shift to south

Council officials, political appointees pledge to leave PDP with Ayade

PDP seeks youths education to curb insecurity, unemployment

Ekiti guber aspirant asks Fayose, Olujimi, others to unite for party’s victory

PDP targets over 163,000 new members in Anambra, berates APGA, APC

PDP moves to reconcile members in South West

France’s Macron announces end of elite ENA college

Virginia becomes first southern US state to legalize pot

India suffers vaccine shortages as virus surges

Macron to abolish elite French college

Death toll in Sudan Darfur clashes rises to 132: governor

Sweden looks to tighten immigration law

Ex-VP Pence to pen memoir ahead of 2024 race: publisher

Iran’s Rouhani says Vienna talks open ‘new chapter

US warns China over moves on Philippines, Taiwan

Northern Ireland violence condemned as lawmakers hold emergency debate

Athletes celebrate as Edo, FG agree to continue with National Sports Festival

Nagode wins maiden Nasarawa Easter Motorsports Fiesta

We want to win football gold medal for Imo State, says Anyagwa

All eyes on Brume, Eraiyokan,Nwokocha as track/field events begin today

Arsenal denied Europa League win by late Slavia goal

Rashford and Fernandes ensure United brush off Granada

Leeds’s Bielsa prepares for Guardiola’s bag of surprises

Ibrahimovic becomes Antivirus in next Asterix film

Boateng’s confirmed exit sparks tension at Bayern Munich

Forget Iheanacho, Simy is Nigeria’s deadliest striker in Europe

Dealing with the cancer scourge

Compassionate use’ approach to vaccine

Food for thought

Tinubu: Standing out in the crowd

Lessons football teaches

Stop hiking food prices inRamadan

Why the west is paranoid about China

*TRIBUNE*

Aswani market road: Time to cage monsters in Lagos

Tinubu pays condolence visit to Buni over grandmother’s death

Crisis brews in Zamfara APC over Matawalle’s defection

Water provision: Country confronted with expanding population growth ‘ Minister

Lagos govt to collaborate with UFUK Dialogue to eradicate poverty

Tech-U VC felicitates Adeaga on emergence as CCII’s president-elect

Gunmen abduct doctor, nurse on highway in Ogun

Nigeria records 83 new COVID-19 infections, total now 163,581

Whenever you travel during holidays, keep this in mind

[Review] Libra TV scores a hit with Okoto: The series
When Rite foods, Bigi drinks, toasted Nollywood at ‘Prophetess’ premiere

Heineken unveils new UCL merchandise, weekly surprises with Nancy Isime, Uti, VJ Adams, Chike

Playing the saxophone has opened many doors of opportunity for me ‘ Laykay Sax

Aftermath Customs’ rice raid: Our nightmare not over ‘Bodija traders

NASFAT, UNICEF collaborate to tackle violence against women, girls

Moon sighting for Ramadan fast

20 UI students get UIMGA scholarships

Akinola commiserates with Ibadan traders, pledges to support rebuilding of burnt market with N5m

China’s online tourism consumption hits trillion yuan

SEC raises alarm over unregistered online platforms

Access Bank challenges women to take the center stage in IWD fireside chat

NIMN commences mentoring programs for budding marketers

What is Bitcoin

Ethiopian Airlines records 91% three months’ on-time performance above industry average

Cargo Airport: Ekiti begins payment of compensation to farmers

*SPORTS*

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Organisers hold World Press Conference – New Telegraph

AFC Champions League: Who are FC Goa’s opponents in Group E – Goal

Africa Cup of Nations: Picking every team’s key player – Goal

All eyes on Brume, Eraiyokan,Nwokocha as track/field events begin today – Guardian

Angelo Gabriel becomes youngest goalscorer in Copa Libertadores history – CNN

Arsenal 1-1 Slavia Prague: Gunners Europa League ambitions hit by late goal – BBC

Arsenal boss Arteta gives update on Odegaard injury after Real Madrid loanee misses Slavia draw – Goal

Arsenal denied Europa League win by late Slavia goal – Guardian

Arsenal didn’t deserve anything against Liverpool ‘ Aubameyang – Goal

Arsenal only have themselves to blame for conceding late Slavia Prague equaliser, says Mikel Arteta – Yahoo

Arsenal vs Slavia Prague result: Gunners cause own issues as Europa League hopes hang in the balance – Yahoo

Athletes celebrate as Edo, FG agree to continue with National Sports Festival – Guardian

Boateng’s confirmed exit sparks tension at Bayern Munich – Guardian

Brume, Moreno Arrive to Boost Team Deltas Chances of Retaining Title – Thisday

Chess: Blessing Davies Rescues Edo from Defeat against Delta – Thisday

Choupo-Moting strike not enough as Bayern Munich lose against Paris Saint-Germain – Daily Times

Chukwueze helps Villarreal extend winning run against Atiemwen’s Dinamo Zagreb – Goal

Crisis hits National Sports Festival as Edo shuts MOC office – New Telegraph

Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer Slams ‘Gossip Bloggers’ over Report About Suspicious Baseballs – Bleacher Report

Draymond Green Says Comments About Women’s Pay Were ‘Extremely Misconstrued – Bleacher Report

Edo 2020: Edo govt shuts down MOC office – The Sun

EDO 2020: Presidency Intervenes, Saves NSF from Cancellation – Thisday

Edo 2020: Presidency, Minister, Edo Gov. resolve issue, Games continue – The Sun

Edo 2020: Presidency, Minister, Edo govt resolve issue, games continue – New Telegraph

Edo 2020: State govt shuts MOC office – New Telegraph

Edo 2020: Swan president frowns at poor treatment of members – New Telegraph

Eduardo Rodriguez Leads Red Sox Past Orioles in Return from Myocarditis – Bleacher Report

Europa Q/Finals: Chukwueze Helps Villarreal Clinch Away Win Vs Dinamo Zagreb As Olayinka’s Slavia Prague Hold Arsenal At The Emirates – Complete Sports

Ex-Eagles Take on Comedy Stars in Celebration of Oba Elegushis Birthday – Thisday

Felix Afena Ohene Gyan: New AS Roma recruit lays out ambitions after fine start – Goal

FG rejects Edos threat to cancel national sports festival – The Cable

Forget Iheanacho, Simy is Nigeria’s deadliest striker in Europe – Guardian

Former Arsenal star Song wins league title in Djibouti – Daily Times

French Open postponed by a week due to Covid-19 pandemic – CNN

Frozen Four 2021: St. Cloud State Beats Minnesota State, Advances to Men’s Final – Bleacher Report

Ghana coach Akonnor should be serious about his job – Aboagye – Goal

Golf: Andrew Odoh to Olo’s retirement kitty – The Sun

Granada 0-2 Manchester United: Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes on target in first leg – BBC

Granada vs Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes scored penalty ‘with one eye’, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Yahoo

Grand National 2021: Pinstickers’ guide to Aintree runners & riders – BBC

Heats’ Victor Oladipo Exits vs. Lakers After Suffering Apparent Knee Injury – Bleacher Report

Henderson Hand Social Media Accounts Over To Anti-cyberbullying Charity – Daily Independent

Hungarian FM questions EU’s ‘freedom of expression’ after coach sacked over homophobic and xenophobic comments – CNN

I should ask for an autographed glove’: Rory McIlroy hits father with ball in sloppy first round of Masters – CNN

I was waiting for this moment for a long time’ ‘ Gbamin delighted with Everton return – Goal

Ibrahimovic becomes Antivirus in next Asterix film – Guardian

Iheanacho wins Leicester City Goal of the Month award – Goal

Iheanacho wins Leicester’s Goal of Month Award – New Telegraph

Iheanacho wins Leicester’s Goal Of The Month for March – The Sun

IMPACT Wrestling Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from April 8 – Bleacher Report

Indian Football: Records and achievements of legend IM Vijayan – Goal

Italian press slam Napoli boss Gattuso for not starting Osimhen in loss to Juventus – Guardian

Jimmy Butler Drops 28 Points as Heat Hold off Injury-Riddled Lakers – Bleacher Report

Johnny Gargano Beats Bronson Reed, Retains North American Title at NXT TakeOver – Bleacher Report

Jordan Clarkson Out for Jazz vs. Trail Blazers with Ankle Injury – Bleacher Report

Josh Barnett Beats Jon Moxley at GCW Bloodsport 6 – Bleacher Report

JUST IN: Sports ministry insists Edo 2020 continues – New Telegraph

Justin Rose overcomes ‘glass-like’ greens to claim early Masters lead – Yahoo

Justin Rose Talks Return from Back Injury After Opening-Round 65 at Masters – Bleacher Report