News Update; April 5 Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

NATION
*Opposition’s candidate, Julius Bio wins Sierra Leone’s presidential poll
*Oyegun loses extension bid as Buhari stays firm
*Three dead, six injured as concrete road sign falls on bus
*MPC predicts fragile but promising growth
*Buhari releases $1 billion to battle insurgency
*Ekiti 2018: INEC issues election notice
*Fed Govt to deregister NGOs over terrorism, money laundering
*CJN’s order: Have heads of courts complied?
*We respect party constitution, say APC governors
*Monday’s APC NEC to decide on tenure extension’
*‘Port congestion likely over closure of road, bridge in Apapa’
*Facebook says data leak hits 87m users, widening privacy scandal

DAILY TRUST
*Rain wreaks havoc inIlorin
*Presidency to Nigerians: Count your blessings under Buhari
*FUTO student goes missing
*Kings College old students donate waste management facility
*Danjuma’s self-defence comment unacceptable – Rescue party
*FG tasked on fight against rice smuggling
*Save now for the ‘rainy day’ – CBN tells FG, States
*7,000 youths receive ICT training in Kaduna
*Terrorists using NGOs for money laundering – NFIU
*Brain drain our greatest challenge at EKSUTH – CMD
*Army denies killing man in Taraba
*FG orders review of 120 air safety recommendations
*Senator Bukar Mustapha buried in Daura
*Tension in 5 Niger LGAs over planned withdrawal of soldiers
*We got no report of rape at Enugu concert – Police
*Nigerian Army must look inward for defence needs – Buratai
*El-Rufai earmarks land to develop community school
*Obaseki sacks environment commissioner, retires waste mgt board GM
*Buhari approves N360bn for arms procurement
*20 APC govs demand convention committee
*270,000 smallholder farmers to benefit from AGRA support
*Terrorists using NGOs for money laundering – NFIU

VANGUARD
*24 APC Govs Back Buhari To End Oyegun, Others’ Tenure
*Tales From 2018 Lagos Theatre Festival
*Pope Appoints Olawoore Co-Bishop Of Ilorin Diocese
*Sports Teaches Us Lessons Of Life – Proprietor
*APC Chieftain, Others Laud Ugwuanyi’s Achievement
*Diagold Week Sensitises Students On Career Choice
*Shi’a Muslims Block Aso Villa Gate Over El-Zakzaky’s Continued Detention
*Maritime Stakeholder Tasks Customs On National Security
*The Significance Of Oranmiyan Staff And Ife Immovable Heritage Resource
*OXFAM-EDC Offers Devt Programme For Nigerian SMEs
*OAU Partners Towson On STEM
*Thugs Should Not Provide Security At Our Airports
*Stop APC Before It Grounds Nigeria —PDP Chieftain
“Naira Appreciates To N360.15/$ In I&E Window
*Court Acquits Nine Persons Charged With Assault Of Anglican Priest
*Inclusion Of Bala Mohammed In Alleged Looter’s List: Constituency Members Disagree With Lai Mohammed

THE SUN
*Presidency boasts over Buhari’s achievement
*Insecurity: Gunmen wipe out family of 4 in Taraba
*Igbo are Jews, says Bishop Orizu
*3 die in Lagos accident
*APC govs shop for new chairman
*Plateau guber: I’ll contest in 2019 –Useni
“MPC retains interest rate, 2 other ratios
*US, UK envoys visit Otedola, hold talks on economy

GUARDIAN
*Liverpool stun Man City in Champions League quarter-final first leg
*Trump orders National Guard to Mexican border
*Wenger hopes Britain-Russia tensions don’t affect Arsenal tie
*Putin urges ‘common sense’ to prevail in spy row
*America remembers Martin Luther King Jr, 50 years on
*Amid growing firestorm, Facebook’s Zuckerberg sets Congress date
*Libya court acquits Saadi Kadhafi of murdering football coach
*’Not in a trade war with China’ says Trump
*Brazil’s Supreme Court to rule on prison for Lula
*Two own-goals help Barca take charge of quarter-final against Roma
*Lopes strikes again as Monaco stumble at Rennes
*Tiger effect sees surge of golf fans ahead of Masters
*Former England football captain Wilkins dies aged 61
*Djokovic splits from Agassi, Stepanek
*Sevilla curse their luck after letting Bayern munich lead slip
*MPC retains lending rate at 14%
*Fresh hope for economy as CBN’s policy committee resumes meeting
*Investors staked N136.24 billion in equities in March
*UN blacklists 27 ships, 21 firms for helping North Korea circumvent sanctions

THISDAY
*Four Top Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail
*Man Hacks Son to Death in Enugu
*Lagos Moves to Tackle Arms Proliferation, Gender-based Crimes, Others
*Seven Discos Fail to Pay NBET in January
*Teleology Clarifies on $50m Cash Deposit, Restates Commitment
*Telcos Groan under Heavy Taxes, Seek FG’s Intervention c
*ISPON Restates Commitment to Developing Software Strategy for Nigeria
*Cisco: Nigeria Lags Behind in Trained Cybersecurity Personnel
*FG Urged to Focus on South-east Devt, Employment Plan
*NIMC Pledges Commitment to National Card Issuance
*New Dell Technologies Research Reveals Divided Future
*The Role AI Robotics in Arbitration
*Empowerment as Catalyst for Market Growth
*Oloruntimehin: Organisations Must Mitigate Ransomware Attacks
*Inside First Bank’s Business Strategy
*Okocha Brought Magic to EPL, Says Phil Brown
*NPFL: Red Hot Lokosa Hits Goal Number 14 for Kano Pillars
*Champions League: Brilliant Reds Hammer City 3-0, Barca Beats Roma
*CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba Departs for Jo’burg
*Obafemi Martins out Of Nigeria’s World Cup Plans
*Former Chelsea’s Coach, Ray Wilkins, is Dead
*SWAN Reappoints Wike as Sole Patron
*Beyond The Banditry in Zamfara
*EUROPA: Iwobi Versus Ahmed Musa as Arsenal Takes on CSKA Moscow
*Addressing Nigeria’s Low Life Expectancy
*Nigeria Loses N300b Annually to Prevention, Treatment of Malaria
*‘Brain Drain, Funding Greatest Threats to Health Sector’
*WHARC Partners Community on Maternal, Infant Mortality
*Empower 54, Promasidor Align to Fight Malnutrition in Africa
*FMN Sugar Estate, an Economic Boost
*Adediran: We Need More Women in Politics
*HMO Launches Operations with Affordable Insurance Plans
*Is Nigeria’s Unity, Devt in Danger?
*CPC Opens Inquiry over ‘Blue Band Spread’ Controversy
*FG Strengthens Mines Surveillance Task Force, Others with 50 Vehicles
*Mohammed: We’re Not Panicking
*‘STEM Education Key Foundation for Economic Success’
*FG Earmarks 8 Teaching Hospitals for Support Facilities
*THE PATH OF CONSISTENCY AND INTEGRITY
*THE MONKEYS IN GBAGADA
*Group Expresses Desire to Address Male Sexual Abuse
*US Firm Introduces Smartcurrency to Boost Healthcare System in Nigeria
*FG Trains 120 Professionals in Lagos Open Data Boot Camp
*Wednesday 4th April 2018
*Tackling Threat to Food Security
*Oxfam to Double Efforts in Challenging Stereotypes Hindering Women Progress
*Plastic Bags: Environmental Hazard or Modern-Day Convenience?
*Leaving an Inheritance for Your Children
Bauchi Group Faults FG for Labelling Bala Mohammed Treasury Looter
*Sokoto to Repeal Obsolete Laws as IGR Jumps by 98%
*Edo Fertilizer Plant Begins Sales to Farmers
*Benue Assembly Passes N190bn Budget for 2018
*Environmental NGO Backs Litigation Against Shell in Netherlands
*Oyo Sets up Taskforce on Kidnappings
*Niger Communities Plead with FG to Retain Soldiers in Five LGAs
*Man Sentenced to Death for Robbery in Ekiti

PUNCH
*BREAKING: Bio Baada wins Sierra Leone presidential election
*We’ve increased monitoring of domestic airlines – NCAA
*Woman killed, baby abducted during outing with friend
*Six passengers, driver die in Lagos crashes
*Alumni, others tackle Covenant University for shaving students’ hair
*LASG seals firm over emissions
*Buhari okays $1bn equipment for military
*Flavour’s concert: Police call for victims
*Pastor defiles 12-year-old housemaid
*Oyegun: Govs back Buhari, APC to meet on fresh congresses
*MPC wants reduced allocations to FG, states, LGs
*Reject ambitious critics, Presidency tells Nigerians
*Domestic debt servicing gulps N3.72tn in three years
*FG constitutes 10-man panel on aviation safety
*N12.5bn loot: I’m not a thief, Jang tells FG
*Obaseki sacks commissioner over sweepers’ protest