10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Saturday morning, May 2, 2020

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Saturday morning, May 2, 2020
1. Dokpesi Snr, wife, 3 children, 3 relatives test positive for COVID-19
The founding Chairman of DAAR Communication, High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi, and seven other members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
2. 238 new COVID-19 cases confirmed as Nigeria’s total climbs to 2170
The spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Kano State reached a new high Friday night after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 92 fresh cases in the state. Read more
3. No employer should retrench workers without due process ―Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday the Federal Government would ensure that no employer, especially in the private sector, retrenched workers without following the due process. Read more
4. Oshiomhole advises governors against slashing workers’ salaries over COVID-19
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, Friday warned state governors against slashing workers’ salaries over the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. Read more
5. Lagos discharges 26 more COVID-19 patients
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, confirmed the discharge of 26 COVID-19 patients from the state’s isolation facilities. Read more
6. COVID-19: Access Bank begins pay cuts, mass sack, shutdown of some branches (Video)
Access Bank Plc has revealed its intention to embark on mass retrenchment of staff, pay cut for the rest of its workforce and closure of several of its branches nationwide as measures against the sweeping adverse impact of COVID-19 on the lender. Read more
7. Time for far-reaching restructuring of Nigeria’s economy —Moghalu
A former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, Friday charged the Federal Government to commence a far-reaching restructuring and repositioning of Nigeria’s economy. Read more
8. COVID-19: Nigerian govt cautions hospitals forcing pregnant women to pay for PPE
The Minister of Health, State, Olorunnimbe Mamora, Friday warned hospitals forcing pregnant women to pay for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to desist from it. Read more
9. Uzodinma grants pardon to 36 prisoners in Imo
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, Friday approved the release of 36 prisoners as part of efforts to decongest correctional centres in the country. Read more
10. One dies, 15 injured in Lagos fuel tanker fire (Video)
One person was killed and 15 others injured in a fuel tanker fire in Obalende area of Lagos Friday. Read more
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