NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S NEW TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 AUGUST, 2018].

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 Boosting Nigeria’s oil refining capacity
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The recent initiative by the Federal Government to enhance crude oil refining capacity has raised the prospect of Nigeria becoming self-sufficient in refined petroleum products and gradually ending years of unprofitable swaps. Since it has become almost impossible to overhaul the existing refineries with several failed turn around maintenance (TAM) programmes or build a []The post Boosting Nigeria’s oil refining capacity appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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That shooting scare at Maiduguri Airport
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The recent protest at the Maiduguri Airport by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole prosecuting the fight against insurgency in Borno State and the North-East is one reaction that should hardly be wished away by the Federal Government, nay the nation’s military high command. The aggrieved soldiers who were part of the special force deployed []The post That shooting scare at Maiduguri Airport appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fashola, DISCOs spat amid darkness
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
From what has transpired in the last three years since this administration came into power, Nigeria obviously is still very far from extricating itself from the grip of darkness. Considering the series of disagreements, diatribes and frustration manifested by the Federal Government through the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and []The post Fashola, DISCOs spat amid darkness appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Economy: IT firms shun 1% technology devt fund
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Contributions to the National Technology Development Fund (NITDEF) is now shrinking, as some information technology companies expected to chip in one per cent of their yearly profit before tax are unable to do so. New Telegraph gathered that the development is occasioned by tough economic condition and unfavourable operating environment, which has left many []The post Economy: IT firms shun 1% technology devt fund appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria leads in Google’s Launchpad Africa programme
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Four Nigerian start-ups have emerged finalists in the second class of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa. The four are among 11 selected from six African countries. First announced in July, 2017, the programme is Google’s initiatives that support the African entrepreneurial ecosystem, and builds on the Launchpad programmes. The 11 finalists from six countries include []The post Nigeria leads in Google’s Launchpad Africa programme appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Addressing call masking challenge
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
What came up early this year as a mere violation of industry regulation in form of call masking is now becoming a behemoth, threatening survival of licensed operators and national security. Having defied regulatory sanctions imposed on some companies suspected to have been involved, the regulator may have to go beyond its traditional rules enforcement []The post Addressing call masking challenge appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why I chose not to be a nomadic politician ‘ Ganduje
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje believes that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will remain strong despite the recent defection of some of its members, including his predecessor and mentor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor, acknowledged that though he and Kwankwaso had come a long way as political []The post Why I chose not to be a nomadic politician ‘ Ganduje appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Export: Pitfalls to watch as ECC takes off
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The recent suspension of Export Expansion Grant (EEG) and its replacement with revised Export Credit Certificate (ECC) has continued to resonate in export circle among the organised private sector (OPS). Abdulwahab Isa reports Nigeria’s economic potential in non-oil sector is inexhaustibly huge. The sector is gifted with all that is required to outclass the []The post Export: Pitfalls to watch as ECC takes off appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Defection: Group warns APC against Kashamu’s plan to join party
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Ogun Youth Consultative Vanguard (OGYV), a political pressure group in Ogun State, has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) against welcoming into its fold the senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, into its fold. Kashamu, who was recently expelled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is said to have concluded []The post Defection: Group warns APC against Kashamu’s plan to join party appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Instinct Wave, ATCON begin nominations for telecom awards
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Instinct Wave, Africa’s Premium B2B event and the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) have commenced nominations for the 2018 edition of Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA). Now in its second year, the Award celebrates the impact of Fintech and public sector use of ICT for national growth. Announcing the commencement []The post Instinct Wave, ATCON begin nominations for telecom awards appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’ll remain in APC to honour Buhari ‘ Shittu
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Chief Adebayo Shittu, Communications Minister and gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, spoke with SOLA ADEYEMO in Ibadan on the state of affairs in the party as a result of recent defection of some members of the party to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), among other issues You have []The post I’ll remain in APC to honour Buhari ‘ Shittu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okoro: S’East will benefit with Kalu in Senate
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Hon. Maduka Okoro is the Media Aide (South East) to Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and also the Executive Director of Reality Organization, a Non-Governmental Organisation with headquarters in Abia State. In this interview, he speaks on the 2019 general elections and the chances of his principal in the race for Abia North senatorial zone seat. []The post Okoro: S’East will benefit with Kalu in Senate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ebonyi youths ask for free, fair polls in 2019
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Youths of the two major political parties in Ebonyi state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), have called for transparent elections in 2019 general election . The youths, however, warned against manipulation, saying they were ready to protect their votes in the elections. The youths spoke in Abakaliki at a []The post Ebonyi youths ask for free, fair polls in 2019 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Post-2015 polls: APC maintains lead over PDP
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has continued to maintain its dominance over the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since the 2015 general elections when the then opposition party turned the political table against the ruling party. The ruling party has seized the opportunity of governorship elections so far conducted in six states, where gubernatorial polls []The post Post-2015 polls: APC maintains lead over PDP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dissecting impact of new tax directive for MSMEs
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has frowned at the recent decision of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) directing banks to freeze accounts of tax defaulting operators under MSMEs sector. Taiwo Hassan reports No doubt, in any industrialised economy, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have the potential to greatly []The post Dissecting impact of new tax directive for MSMEs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Access Bank posts N39bn HY’2018 PAT
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Access Bank Plc has recorded a profit after tax of N39.625 billion for the half year ended June 30, 2018 from a profit of N39.459 billion recorded in 2017. The unaudited financial results for the half year (H1) ended showed an increase of 2.6 per cent in gross earnings to N253.024 billion from N246.575 billion []The post Access Bank posts N39bn HY’2018 PAT appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC women leaders clash
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Hoodlums invade Lagos secretariat It was free for all at the Lagos State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday as aides and supporters of South-West Woman Leader of the party, Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson and her Lagos counterpart, Hon. Olajumoke Okoya-Thomas clashed, leaving some party faithful injured and property destroyed. New []The post APC women leaders clash appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Barcelona to move for Pogba in 2019
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Barcelona are reportedly keeping tabs on Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie de Jong ahead of next summer. The La Liga champions were linked with a move for Pogba over the summer, with Sky Sports News claiming that Barca offered 45m plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes for the World Cup winner. Rabiot has been []The post Barcelona to move for Pogba in 2019 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari media centre appoints Strategic Adviser, Head of contact and mobilization
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The Buhari New Media Centre (BNMC) has announced the appointment of Mr. Tobi Johannes Wojuola as its Strategic Adviser, and Ayo Ismail Akanji as Head of Contact and Mobilization. Mr. Akanji will be assisted by Abdulkadir A. Shehu (Sardauna), Hon. Oguntoyinbo O. Ismaeel and Imaobong Akpan. This is preceding the launch of its website, an []The post Buhari media centre appoints Strategic Adviser, Head of contact and mobilization appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FDC: Raising tax rates won’t stimulate economic growth
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Although the Federal Government needs to urgently look for ways of boosting non-oil revenues in order to accelerate economic growth, raising tax rates should not be one of the strategies it may be considering, Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited has said. The Lagos-based financial advisory and research firm gave this advice in a report []The post FDC: Raising tax rates won’t stimulate economic growth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Experts: Why Nigerians can’t access affordable housing
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Despite various efforts by government and private developers to provide affordable housing units to Nigerians, only a few citizens can access these houses due to low-income, New Telegraph has learnt. The built professionals said this in one of their discussions in Lagos. Specifically, they said with low national minimum wage of N18,000 per month, []The post Experts: Why Nigerians can’t access affordable housing appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osun 2018: PDP kicks off governorship campaign, presents Sen. Adeleke as candidate
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, on Tuesday, kicked off its campaign for the Sept. 22 governorship election at the party secretariat, Osogbo, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the campaign started with official presentation of the party’s governorship candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke and his deputy, Mr Albert Adeogun, []The post Osun 2018: PDP kicks off governorship campaign, presents Sen. Adeleke as candidate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Falconets’ coach, Danjuma, rubbishes report on unpaid allowances
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Head Coach of the U-20 Women National Team, Chris Danjuma, has described as utter falsehood and a cluster of esoteric jargons, a story in one online publication on Wednesday that an official of his team claimed players and officials were not paid their entitlements before and during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in []The post Falconets coach, Danjuma, rubbishes report on unpaid allowances appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Denying Ayade ticket’ll destroy PDP in C’River ‘ Okon
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Ntufam John Okon is a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State and currently the chairman of Seven Alive Southern Senatorial District Support Group. In this interview with CLEMENT JAMES, he speaks on 2019 governorship poll in Cross River and the Ben Ayade administration What is your []The post Denying Ayade ticketll destroy PDP in C’River ‘ Okon appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Quest for nation building through dialogue
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The need to address the leadership question in Nigeria from religious and traditional perspectives was the kernel of a recent stakeholders dialogue in Lagos. WALE ELEGBEDE reports Nigeria is one of the most religious countries in the world. Although the constitution of the country does not stipulate a particular religion, the two most []The post Quest for nation building through dialogue appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON: S’Africa’s coach warns against complacency
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
names team for Libya South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has warned to his squad and fans that their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will not be a one-sided affair. Baxter was speaking as he named a 22-man squad for Group E clash in Durban on 8 September. Bafana Bafana are looking to bounce []The post AFCON: S’Africas coach warns against complacency appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba zoom into q’final
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Alalades late goal sends team top of Group D Substitute Wasiu Alalade was the hero for Enyimba of Aba in their final group game CAF Confederation Cup match as his last minute goal secured a 1-0 victory against CARA Brazaville and also earn the team a place in the quarterfinal of the competition. The []The post CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba zoom into qfinal appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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US Open: Djokovic, Sharapova move on
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova held off a spirited fightback from Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder to reach the second round of the US Open. The Russian defeated Schnyder who, at 39, is the oldest player ever to make the main draw of a Grand Slam via qualifying 6-2 7-6 (8-6). The match []The post US Open: Djokovic, Sharapova move on appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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D’Tigress not scared of tough group ‘ Coach
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Coach of the country’s womens senior national team, DTigress, Otis Hughley, has said his players are not afraid of the opponents in their group as they are focused on the task ahead. D’Tigress have been drawn with Argentina, Turkey and 2006 champions Australia in Group B tagged the ‘group of death’ of the 2018 []The post D’Tigress not scared of tough group ‘ Coach appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nwosu: Lack of creativity, bane of Eagles
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
says Nigeria needs an ideal No. 10 An ex-international and a former national team coach, Henry Nwosu, has decried lack of creativity in the Super Eagles in recent time. Nwosu stressed that the physical nature of the Nigerian team requires a traditional number 10 to dictate the pace of the game. He argued that []The post Nwosu: Lack of creativity, bane of Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ozil didn’t consult me before retirement ‘ Low
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Germany head coach Joachim Low has claimed that Mesut Ozil did not speak to him before announcing his international retirement. Last month, the Arsenal midfielder revealed that he would no longer be playing for Germany after accusing some German FA officials of racism. In a statement posted on social media in July, Ozil also said []The post Ozil didnt consult me before retirement Low appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Registration begins Sept 3 for Lagos City marathon
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
The registration for the fourth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will officially begin on Monday, September 3, 2018. In a statement by Olukayode Thomas, Director of Communications and Media, the General Manager for the Lagos Marathon, Yussuf Alli said that the 2019 edition is going to be more community-based. According to Alli, []The post Registration begins Sept 3 for Lagos City marathon appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Salah, Egypt FA in a fresh row
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah, is again unhappy with the Egyptian FA and is demanding the resignation of officials if they cannot offer him protection while on international duties. According to Daily Mail, the Liverpool striker is the main source of attention for supporters when Egypt play, but that has led to fans knocking on his []The post Salah, Egypt FA in a fresh row appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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A walking or working President
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
We should never judge a President by his age, only by his works ‘ Thomas Jefferson In 1984, during a US Presidential debate between Republican candidate Ronald Reagan and the Democratic candidate, Walter Mondale, Reagan who was having old age as an electoral baggage compared to his much younger opponent had this to say: I []The post A walking or working President’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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What does Segun Oni really want
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.’ ‘Potter Stewart There is no gain saying that the legal ember stoked by Engr. Olusegun Oni against Dr. Kayode Fayemi to deck the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State in the toga of a divided []The post What does Segun Oni really want’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Thoughts on a Tambuwal Presidency
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Prince Kassim Afegbua`s intervention on this page last week threw up some interesting aspects of the unfolding drama around the 2019 presidency, especially as it concerns the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. The governor`s yet to be declared ambition is said to be a major headache to the ruling party, from []The post Thoughts on a Tambuwal Presidency appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Funding of engineering education, training for reliance
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
For a proper understanding of the subject matter, it is of critical importance to appreciate from the start that quality education, whether in Engineering, Law, Medicine, the Sciences or Humanities is a very expensive enterprise which government alone cannot fund having regard to several competing areas of need. When education is not properly funded, institutions []The post Funding of engineering education, training for reliance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Like Nostradamus, I saw today (3)
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
CURTAIN CALL This week, we shall continue with our constitutional, legal and political analysis of the political rumble in the legislative jungle of the 8th National Assembly. Continuing with the factors that threw up Saraki and Dogara, which we started last week. FACTORS THAT THREW UP SARAKI AND DOGARA EXISTENCE OF TOO MANY TENDENCIES []The post Like Nostradamus, I saw today (3) appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Steal spotlight in see-through top
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Once seen as the epitome of bad taste, sheer fabrics and risqu outfits have become a key element of some of the world’s chicest wardrobes. Celebrities often push the boundaries of fashion on the red carpet but a bigger trend that began taking off in 2016 was the ‘naked’ dress ‘ gowns, tops and []The post Steal spotlight in see-through top appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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