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Self-service for GOtv subscribers
LCCI chief praises CBNs N3.5tr grant to firms

N587.7million fraud: ECOWAS official agrees to forfeit N245million asset
ABCON directs BDCs to sell forex at CBNs rate
Nasarawa SSG collected N1b without payment voucher
Court fixes judgment in Sanusis suit
Ex-IGP gives scholarship to students
Bauchi governor, family members in self isolation
AMCON moves to seize Ogborus 22 accounts
My son not at play lounge in Abuja, says Atiku
We dont operate social media handles, says DSS
Federal Govt to Nigerians: get ready for tough measures
Police disperse Shiites protesters
Presidency accuses Reps of avoiding screening at airport
Bala Mohammed will only serve a term in Bauchi
Awori strategising for future polls, says Olagbayi
How to end Lagos Assembly crisis, by lawmaker
Okowa, Delta PDP and politics of succession
Katsina: Aggrieved PDP aspirants demand cancellation of Congresses
COVID-19: Recession looms, says IMFs chief
Petrol scarcity looms, says IPMAN
Lagos Airport records lull in commercial activities
Manufacturers to protect workers against covid-19
Revenue challenge: FIRS urges workers to meet N8.

5tr target
Insecurity threatens $422.9m savings from wheat import
Estate valuation contribution to devt dipping
Brains and Hammers unveils 3400-unit housing estate
Architecture: HND graduates need more modules to be registered

Hope Uzodinma assigns portfolios to commissioners

COVID-19: PDP suspends political activities
COVID-19: FBNQuest projects hiccups in trade activities
FAAC shares N582bn to FG, states, LGs: Revenue falls by N64.4bn
COVID-19: NPA, Shippers’ Council on lockdown
COVID-19: Christian Council of Nigeria says no to public gathering
RAGING CORONAVIRUS: Let’s lock down now, says Aisha Buhari
COVID-19: S’West states move to stem spread
Money Laundering Charge: Ex-HoS, Oyo-Ita docked, secures N100m bail
Police disperse violent protest by El-Zakzaky’s sect in Abuja
Ebonyi govt bans burial, wedding ceremonies, night clubs, others
New Minimum Wage: NLC, TUC declare strike in Rivers over differences with govt
COVID 19: Economic challenges won’t hinder project completion, salary payment ‘ Fayemi
Isolation: Minister threatens to publish names of people unwilling to comply
Akeredolu approves appointment of Saraki’s Ex-Aide as Olupenmen
COVID-19 : Nigeria seeks China support, as cases reach 36
Abuja resident doctors suspend strike over surge in Coronavirus spread
COVID-19: We need radical measures
COVID 19-: Ondo PDP reacts to ban on political gathering by state government
COVID-19: Oil price sheds gains, dips to $22 per barrel
IMF projects negative outlook for global growth in 2020
Olayinka becomes acting MD of Keystone Bank
Crude oil price crash will raise Nigeria’s debt-to-revenue ratio ‘ FDC
COVID-19: Investors lose N259.2bn as NSE Index drops 2.2%
Agric-business: World Bank ranks Nigeria 7th in Africa
Naira devaluation to pressure banks’ assets in 2020 ‘ Moody’s
UEFA postpones Champions League, Europa League finals
A destiny among the nations (1)


PPPRA: Marketers to Leverage Price Cap Removal, Resume Petrol Import
NERC Considering Take or Pay Penalty for DISCOs
Rising to Oil Price Slump Challenge
PwC Unveils Solution to Simplify Tax Process
NCDMB Earmarks $50m for Research, Development
Kunle: Now is Time to End Subsidy, Withdraw from OPEC
IB Plc Inaugurates N44m Health Centre in Rivers Community
AfDB Supports Blue Economy with $800,000 Grant
COVID-19: Zinox Unveils Solution to Address School Shut-down
COVID-19: Microsoft to Offer Free Remote Working Solution
Street Business School Empowers Indigent Women
ANMFIN Takes Over HoneyPays
Malta Guinness Supports Argungu Festival
Winners Emerge in Bartender Competition
Stanbic IBTC to Reward Customers
Incubation Programme Launched
Covid-19: Telcos Move to Ensure Hitch-free Telecoms Services
Inching Towards a Lockdown
How COVID-19 Challenges the Responsiveness of the 9th Senate
Enyimba Confirm Kidnap of Dayo Ojo in Ondo State
Crisis Rocks Katsina PDP over Congresses
Rangers Reveal Insurance Package for Late Ifeanyi George
NOC Backs President Buhari on Postponement of Edo 2020
Dare, Amokachi Hail 1980 Green Eagles
Corona Chronicles
Why Schools Must Give Attention to Sports, by PTA Boss
Sleeping at the Wheel


AMCON moves against Ogboru, firm over N784m debt
Ogun residents beg Abiodun over Ilaro-Owode road
Benue uncovers 3,460 ghost workers in 23 LGs
Two Delta social workers jailed for child trafficking
Uzodinma inaugurates commissioners, advisers
EFCC re-arraigns ex-NDDC director, others for N3.6bn bribery
El-Rufai directs strict enforcement of restriction order
Troops kill 54 BHaram terrorists, recover AK-47 rifles
Oyinlola, others exit wont affect Oyetola, APC Osun chair
Stop instigating political hatred
CCB launches online asset declaration platform
CRiver PDP leadership tussle tears party apart
No president invested in agric like Buhari VON DG
People watching more content amid coronavirus pandemic Netflix
Myths about coronavirus disease (covid-19)
COVID-19: Keep seaports open, terminal operators urge government
Lock down Nigeria now!
Python community to groom AI developers in Nigeria
Rotary seeks to combat maternal, child mortality
Sanusi II: Sacked for talking too much
First commercial gold mine construction begins in Osun
COVID-19: Why Nigeria may be worse than Italy
Publisher urges students to imbibe reading culture
Rapid, collective action is solution to COVID-19 pandemic
Samsung, Oppo, Vivo halt smartphone production in India
Nigeria will be in serious crisis should COVID-19 last for six more months Afrinvest MD
COVID-19: Neimeth advocates regular use of antiseptics
NOHIL advises trauma patients to seek early treatment

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Daily Trust 

COVID-19: N/Assembly set to shutdown today
Osun Assembly shuts down over coronavirus
INEC suspends activities over coronavirus
APC, PDP shutdown secretariats
APC crisis: NWC member enforces court order, locks Onilu’s office
LG poll: C’River acting CJ constitutes election tribunals
Ayade gives 121 party bigwigs, loyalists appointments
Lagos speaker denies contract manipulation allegation
Ajimobi apologises, vows to reposition Oyo APC
Covid-19: Imo govt defies own ban on gathering, inaugurates commissioners, aides
COVID-19: UNILAG staff to stay at home for 2 weeks
32-year-old man gets N200,000 bail for allegedly stealing N40,000 phone
Coronavirus: Anambra Police command test personnel
Coronavirus spreading faster, now over 330,000 cases globally ‘ WHO
Coronavirus: How many people will die
Imam dies from coronavirus in Gambia
Coronavirus kills 2 senior military officers in Egypt
Celebrities hit by the coronavirus
Coronavirus: Nigeria’s confirmed cases rise to 40
Coronavirus: Nigeria denies buying used protective gear from China
Barau Dikko restricts hospital visitation over Covid-19
Adamawa gets committee to contain Covid-19
Covid-19: We’re witnessing unprecedented demand for chloroquine’ACPN
BREAKING: Nigeria records first death from coronavirus
UPDATED: Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 36
The Airport is closed
COVID-19: Nigerian businesses should brace up for greater challenges ahead ‘ Stanbic IBTC CEO
COVID-19 shutdown won’t dry up my goals- Mustapha Ibrahim

The Sun

Cross River congress: Stakeholders storm PDP secretariat, demand fair, free contest
Furore over Senate’s move to ban generator importation
Delta 2023: Those angling to succeed Okowa
Alaba International Market suffering from serious neglect ‘Nnabuike
Sanusi should not have been Emir of Kano ‘Mustapha, Islamic cleric
COVID-19: Osun House of Assembly suspends legislative activities
Uzodinma to commissioners: Don’t abuse your oath of office
Rangers announces insurance package for George
Coronavirus: Osimhen, Chukwueze cry for Nigeria
Kalu Nigeria’s top dribbler in Europe
Dare mourns Rangers’ George
Abducted Enyimba players: Kidnappers demand N20m ransom
Liverpool shortlists Chukwueze, 2 others
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Nigeria silent as Canada, Australia pull out
Tokyo Olympics postponed til 2021 due to coronavirus
Kidnappers demand N20m for release of Enyimba, Abia Comets players
COVID-19: Ex-Man United midfielder Marouane Fellaini tests positive
NSE: Investors pump up transaction volume by 22.4%
Stimulus: Central banks in haste to raise wobbly economies
Covid-19: Seaports remain open ‘NPA
Jamoh meets stakeholders, pledges to move NIMASA forward
Personal finance management: How to budget for Coronavirus crisis
COVID-19: FG urges MAN to increase production of essential commodities
Keystone, LCCI partner on MSMEs consultancy
Forex: ABCON orders members to sell at N380/$
9mobile boosts customer confidence at Channel Partners Conference
BPP trains procurement officers on public expenditure
Ex-VP clears air on son’s COVID -19 case


Oshiomhole shuts down APC secretariat as PDP directs partial closure
Ngwa old boys meet tomorrow amid Covid-19 scare
Teacher nabbed for defiling 14-year-old student in Ogun
Our insurers have started processing compensation for late George’s family
Arsenal cancel training despite players completing 14-day quarantine
Fury’s decision to return license may save him from UKAD
NFF set to battle with Dutch counterparts for Zirkzee
Barcelona ready to sell Griezmann
Cameroun legend, Eto’o pleads with Africans over Covid-19
Awaziem ready to leave Porto on permanent deal
FiberOne Broadband expands further within Lekki
NLC seeks extension of fuel price reduction to other products
We are still open for business, says Eko Hotels
Nigeria must allow petrol prices move with parity, says Baru
Companies, ICT firms go remote as COVID-19 spreads
Vessels’ call at Lagos port shrinks, amid coronavirus fears
Samsung records major milestones, expands activities in Lagos shipyard
TUC urges Sanwo-Olu to expand restriction order to curtail COVID-19 spread
The Senate and certificates for high offices
Diversification, states and their mineral resources
Deliver us from evil
The Nigeria of my dream at 60: It is up to us, now – Part 2
Turning the tides against infectious diseases: The microbial pathologist’s nexus – Part 6
Survival of Boko Haram is crucial for Nigeria
Revisiting a national political debate
Covid-19: Why we must panic
NEPZA’s complicity in frustrating foreign investments in free zones
Court jails man for insulting DPO in Abuja

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Daily Times 

COVID-19: Police chief orders decongestion of police cells
FCT resident doctors suspends 8 -day warning strike
FAAC shares N581.5bn for February
COVID-19: Rivers closes public parks, nightclubs, cinemas
COVID-19: INEC suspends regular activities for 14 days
IPPIS: ASUU commences indefinite strike action
Niger imposes dawn to dusk curfew to avert coronavirus outbreak
COVID-19: Osun House of Assembly suspends legislative activities
Ize-Iyamu commends Buhari for bringing APC crisis to an end
I will remove any LG Chairman when it comes to insecurity Gov. Lalong
2023 Presidency: South East begins grassroots mobilisation
2023 Presidency: Southeast begins grassroots mobilization
Just In: Oshiomhole orders Shut down of APC National Secretariat over Covid-19
Just In: Court grants Oyo-Ita N100m bail
COVID 19 : Gov. Fintiri suspends official trips, cuts down budget
Southern Youth Leader commends Abba Kyari for exemplary management of presidential office
5 Tanzania railways officials killed in train accident
Vitamin C, cure for Covid-19
COVID-19: We have the capacity to handle infected patients Gov Lalong
Your pets cant give you Coronavirus
Federal parliament passes virus packages
Tuberculosis: Stakeholders take awareness campaign to market
Just In: Covid19: NCDC announces five new confirmed cases
Access to water is critical to fighting COVID-19 pandemic WHO
Daily Times Newspaper, Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Coronavirus: FG orders closure of all land borders
COVID-19: IMF warns of looming global financial crisis
COVID-19: CJN Orders temporary closure of Courts

Daily Independent 

COVID-19: Kenya Nears Lockdown
Community Leaders Worried Over School Feeding Programme In Enugu
Ukwa East PDP Stakeholders Adopt Former Speaker For State Chairmanship
We Planted 70 Churches, Built Over 120 Primary, Secondary Schools ‘Niger Anglican Diocese
Enugu Govt To Organize Talent Hunt After Seven Years
APC: One Week, One Trouble
Nigerian Leaders Must Have Political Will To Tackle Coronavirus ‘Daniel
COVID-19: Nigeria’s Medical Response Capacity Inefficient ‘Obaze
Delta APC Should Stop Unnecessary Criticism, Join Hands With Okowa ‘Onuesoke
COVID-19: Osun Bans Overloading Of Commercial Buses
COVID-19: ‘Come To Work Once A Week’, Dapo Abiodun Orders Workers
Time to Reposition Nigeria Beyond Oil
COVID-19: FIRS Assures On N8.5trn Target
Capital Market Can Rescue Nigeria’s Economy ‘ Amosun
Global Lockdown Crashes Oil Price
Coronavirus: FG, MAN, Fine-Tune Plans To Protect Local Industries
NNPC Posts N5.28bn Trading Surplus In December 2019
NDDC Begins Documentation For Quick Service Delivery
Lagos Gets Residents’ Nod On Soluyi Network Of Roads
National Tourism Transportation Summit Suspended
Impending Shrink In Global Oil Demand Puts Nigeria On The Edge
Covid-19: Stakeholders Canvass Support For Nigerian Airlines
June 7 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Cancelled
Chelsea Women Agree To Sign Bayern Munich’s Melanie Leupolz
COVID-19: NRL Suspends 2020 Season
Man Utd In Talks With 90M Transfer Target
WHO, FIFA Launch Campaign To ‘Kick Out Covid-19
BREAKING: Coronavirus: Presidency Writes Gbajabiamila Over Members’ Evasion Of Airport Screening, Self Isolation


Oyo govt orders closure of all night clubs, limits gatherings at wedding, burial ceremonies to 30
Coronavirus: Ganduje orders closure of event centres in Kano
COVID-19: Ondo PDP cancels congress
Ecobank shuts Abuja branch after customer dies from coronavirus
BREAKING: Nigeria records four new cases of coronavirus, total now 40
FG orders civil servants on Levels 1 to 12 to work from home, officers who travelled recently to self-isolate
COVID-19: Stay at home, FG tells Abuja, Lagos residents

BREAKING: Edmund Obilo, popular Ibadan-based broadcast journalist, tests negative to coronavirus
Coronavirus: Messi, Owen, Tour, Eto’o lead 26 footballers to launch WHO, FIFA joint campaign
Why Nigeria needs more investment in rice
SSASCGOC-AUCPTRE: NIC finally settles crisis
Lagos to introduce policy on plastic waste management
Edo PDP not used to congress ‘Oduyoye
Benin City hosts maiden Green Hangout
Power tussle over PDP structures
HOMEF, CSOs, farmer groups stage anti-GMO foods protest in Lagos
Subscriber group seeks NCC’s collaboration to strengthen consumer protection
African Tech, Creative Group launch ten MyAfCFTA Nodes across Africa
Jumia Nigeria announces Tech Week 2020, Stay Safe campaign
Dangote cement to issue N300bn bonds
FIRS workers pledge to achieve N8.5trn target
Equities investors lose N259.2bn on gloomy trades

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Blue Print 

Akwa United chairman holds grand wedding for Canada-based son in Lagos
NFF blames coronavirus for delay in Rohr’s contract renewal
Breaking: Nigeria records 40 cases, 4 new COVID-19 patients discovered
Breaking ‘ COVID-19: Stay at home, Ramaphosa orders residents
Breaking: Zamfara shuts down over Coronavirus
Breaking ‘ COVID-19: UK shuts down
COVID-19: FG shuts land borders, suspends FEC, Council of State meetings, tells Abuja, Lagos residents, civil servants what next to do
Coronavirus: Presidency writes Gbajabiamila over Reps’ disdain for airport screening
Grassroots club owners decries spate of deaths in Nigerian football
Nigerian players’ union writes police, demands release of kidnapped footballers
NOUN secures NUC approval to run 6 new courses
Reps’continuous drama over MDAs’ audited accounts
To end AIDS, we must end inequality
Breaking: Finally, France ‘gets total cure for Coronavirus
Communities in 4 LGs take ownership of govt projects
ITF suspends graduation ceremonies due to Coronavirus
Fresh recruitment: DSS opens up on employment procedure, gives out official email address
CJN shuts down courts over COVID19
Identity of COVID -19 patient in Edo revealed
Publish names of all who arrived in the last one week, group tells FG
Will NASS shutdown over Coronavirus
Insecurity: Laws prohibiting arms for private security obsolete, practitioners insist
Religious leaders, media urged to shun fake news, misinformation
Breaking ‘ COVID19: Wike makes fresh pronouncements, threatens LG Chairmen
Insecurity: RCCG pastor raises alarm over threat to brother’s life
APC shuts national secretariat for 2 weeks over Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Group mobilises Nigerians to clean country of filth, dirt
Japan soccer player Kawasumi pulls out of torch relay

2019-2021 FIBA Table Official Course to hold in April – Peoples Daily
40 years after Nations Cup victory: Shagari, market women inspired us to win trophy, says Owolabi – New Telegraph
7 of the Best Moments of Johan Cruyff’s Career – FTBpro
A-League and Australian football news LIVE: FFA announce suspension of the A-League – Goal
Abducted Enyimba players: Kidnappers demand N20m ransom – The Sun
Anderlecht players asked to give up one month’s wages – Daily Trust
Arsenal cancel training after 14-day isolation period – Daily Trust
Arsenal cancel training despite players completing 14-day quarantine – Guardian
Arteta opens up on recovery from Coronavirus – Daily Times
Arteta: I’ve recovered from coronavirus – New Telegraph
Ashley criticised as Sports Direct remains open despite government lockdown over coronavirus – Goal
Awaziem ready to leave Porto on permanent deal – Guardian
Azerbaijan Grand Prix postponed amid pandemic – CNN
Barcelona ready to sell Griezmann – Guardian
Cameroun legend, Eto’o pleads with Africans over Covid-19 – Guardian
Can Nketiah replace Aubameyang as Arsenal’s attacking lynchpin – Goal
Canada first out of Olympics as Japan admits Games not viable – Daily Times
Chelsea Women Agree To Sign Bayern Munich’s Melanie Leupolz – Daily Independent
Coronavirus: Boxing Olympic qualifying event to be suspended from Monday night
Peoples Daily
Coronavirus: Champions League and Europa League could be decided by mini-tournament – Peoples Daily
Coronavirus: Everton legend Yobo’s words of hope – Goal
Coronavirus: Former Real Madrid President Sanz Dies After Contracting Virus – Daily Times
Coronavirus: Messi, Owen, Tour, Eto’o lead 26 footballers to launch WHO, FIFA joint campaign – Tribune
Coronavirus: Olympic champion Van der Burgh on ‘worst virus ever – BBC
Coronavirus: Osimhen, Chukwueze cry for Nigeria – The Sun
Covid 19: FG shuts down all national stadia – Daily Trust
COVID-19 shutdown won’t dry up my goals- Mustapha Ibrahim – Daily Trust
COVID-19: Ex-Man United midfielder Marouane Fellaini tests positive – The Sun
COVID-19: FCT Minister inaugurates emergency response team – Peoples Daily
COVID-19: NRL Suspends 2020 Season – Daily Independent
CSED Provides Free Lunch To 5,000 IDPs To Mark End Of 6-Day Netball Coach Seminar – Peoples Daily
Dare mourns Rangers’ George – The Sun
Dare, Amokachi Hail 1980 Green Eagles – Thisday
Does Ighalo deserve Premier League stay after Manchester United spell – Goal
Eddie Hearn predicts many fighters will have to leave boxing because of coronavirus crisis – BBC
Enugu Rangers star George dies in road accident – Peoples Daily
Enyimba Confirm Kidnap of Dayo Ojo in Ondo State 

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