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Governors move against senators
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
It is battle royale ahead of the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as eight state governors, who have declared interest to contest for senatorial seats in the 2019 general elections, have moved against serving senators for tickets of their respective parties. The governors, who would be []The post Governors move against senators appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Atiku consults Southern, Middle Belt leaders
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
lists restructuring, unity, economy, security as priorities Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday renewed his advocacy for the restructuring of the federation, insisting that it was inevitable if Nigeria must attain her full potentials. Atiku, a frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also said he would take steps []The post 2019: Atiku consults Southern, Middle Belt leaders appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: I’m not against e-voting, card readers ‘ Buhari
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that he is not against the use of electronic systems, including card readers in the conduct of the 2019 general elections. He said the use of card readers for the 2019 elections was an already done deal that would make the electoral process credible. Senior Special Assistant to President on []The post 2019: I’m not against e-voting, card readers ‘ Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Senator Dariye buys APC nomination form from prison
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The Senator representing Plateau Central Zone in the National Assembly, Joshua Dariye, who is currently serving a 14-year jail term, has purchased the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form to return to the Senate in 2019. New Telegraph reliably gathered yesterday that the Legislative Aide of the Senator, one Abel, had purchased the Senate nomination []The post Senator Dariye buys APC nomination form from prison appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kogi uncovers N4.3bn pension fraud
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Bello vows to prosecute culprits The Kogi State Government has uncovered a multi-billion naira pension fraud perpetrated under the administrations of former Governors Ibrahim Idris and Idris Wada. According to an audit report made available to newsmen, the fraud stood at over N4.3 billion between 2010 and 2015. The report shows that the syndicate []The post Kogi uncovers N4.3bn pension fraud appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NAMA to shut airports over N4bn debt
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Airlines to divert flights Many aerodromes and airstrips owned by private firms and state governments may be closed over debt in excess of N4 billion. New Telegraph learnt that most of the aerodromes are hugely indebted to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), just as paucityof funds has overstretched the finances of the airspace []The post NAMA to shut airports over N4bn debt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC primaries: 18 states defy Oshiomhole, opt for indirect primaries
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the method to be adopted in the election of its candidates for the 2019 general elections is assuming a frightening dimension as more state chapters of the party continue to dare the party’s leadership by opting for indirect primaries rather than direct primaries as directed by []The post APC primaries: 18 states defy Oshiomhole, opt for indirect primaries appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fish oil during pregnancy boosts kids’ growth
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Researchers from Denmark said the children of women who take fish oil supplement during pregnancy gain healthy weights more quickly for the first six years of their lives. The findings of the new study, which is published in the ‘British Medical Journal (BMJ)’ revealed a sustained higher body mass index (BMI) from 12 months old []The post Fish oil during pregnancy boosts kids’ growth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2,835 graduates for NDDC’s foreign scholarship
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has conducted computer-based tests (CBT) for 2,835 candidates of the 4,000 who applied for the commissions Post- Graduate Foreign Scholarship Scheme for 2018. Speaking at the Rivers State University ICT Centre, venue of the aptitude test, Director, Education, Health and Social Services, Mr. Joshua Okejoto, explained that the choice []The post 2,835 graduates for NDDCs foreign scholarship appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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BoI: TraderMoni has no political affiliation
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has debunked claims that access to its TradeMoni loan initiative by Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) required political affiliations or the use of Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC). The Bank explained that several allegations on social media regarding the TraderMoni programme, which had its sixth sensitization event in Osun State []The post BoI: TraderMoni has no political affiliation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N144.5bn under-recovery alters FG’s oil revenue outlook
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Subsidy gulps 6.85% of remitted funds The N144.5 billion cumulative under-recoveries incurred over subsidy on premium motor spirit (PMS) also known as petrol in one year has altered Nigeria’s 2017-2018 oil revenue outlook. The nation’s oil revenue outlook, which had already been depleted by over seven per cent, New Telegraph gathered, is a []The post N144.5bn under-recovery alters FG’s oil revenue outlook appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PZ Cussons: Harsh milieu hurts profit
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Nigeria’s unfavourable operating environment has resulted in a sharp decline in PZ Cussons’ profits. Chris Ugwu writes While Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit, particularly electricity supply and bad road networks, continue to hurt manufacturers, at times forcing some of them to fold up, the prevailing macro-economic indicators also point to a sector, which is headed for []The post PZ Cussons: Harsh milieu hurts profit appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Acting CEO for NOVA Merchant Bank
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
NOVA Merchant Bank Limited has appointed Mr. Anya Duroha as its acting managing director/chief executive officer. The appointment, which is subject to approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), became effective on August 30, 2018, according to a statement from the lender. His appointment follows the exit of Mr. Chinedu Ikwudinma, who has decided []The post Acting CEO for NOVA Merchant Bank appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stanbic IBTC surrenders venture capital licence
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) that its subsidiary, Stanbic IBTC Ventures Limited (SIVL) has applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to surrender its licence as a Venture Capital Manager. The Group in a notice signed by Chidi Okezie, its Company Secretary, said the surrender was entirely voluntary []The post Stanbic IBTC surrenders venture capital licence appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aviation firm gets MD, 3 EDs
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has appointed Mr. Basil Agboarumi as its new managing director and chief executive officer (CEO). A statement from the firm said Agboarumi had already served in acting capacity for six months before his new appointment. Also appointed as executive directors are Mrs. Boma Ukwunna, Cargo services & Operations; Mr.Olaniyi []The post Aviation firm gets MD, 3 EDs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSPMC names MD, 3 directors
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) has appointed Abbas Masanawa as its managing director. Also appointed are Abubakar Sule Minjibir, Chris Orewa and Tunji Kazeem as executive directors, according to a statement from the firm. The appointments were made as a sequel to the recommendation by the Governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN), []The post NSPMC names MD, 3 directors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FBNInsurance reaffirms commitment to customer care
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
FBNInsurance has restated its commitment to outstanding customer service through the firm’s sponsorship of the 2018 Customer Amazement Revolution Masterclass with renowned customer service expert, Shep Hykens, and accomplished economist, Prof Benjamin Akande. Speaking at the conference, Hyken, who was the Lead Facilitator, emphasised the need for every business to realise that today’s customer no []The post FBNInsurance reaffirms commitment to customer care appeared first on Newtelegra
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Otedola bridge accident: Nigerians learning the hard way
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
More Nigerians might have realised the importance of having insurance cover for their life and assets from the recent position of the industry stakeholders that most victims of the last fuel tanker tragedy, who did not insure their vehicles, would not be compensated. Sunday Ojeme reports Last week’s revelation by the Director-General, Nigerian []The post Otedola bridge accident: Nigerians learning the hard way appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Underwriters sustain N35bn premium loss
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
as NBS data put vehicles at 11.7m Nigerian insurance operators have again lamented the huge premium loss to fake motor vehicle insurance certificates in the face of growing number of motor vehicles across the country. This is coming despite efforts by the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIM) to ensure all vehicles are duly insured []The post Underwriters sustain N35bn premium loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Telcos target 161m customers with financial services
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Though deprived full licenses, the four mobile network operators (MNOs) in Nigeria, MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile, are teaming up to deploy financial services to the over 161 million subscribers on their networks. This move, if successful, is bound to disrupt the financial service sector, which is currently dominated by banks and, of recent, []The post Telcos target 161m customers with financial services appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Senate on the cards for out-going governors
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
For eight state governors on the last lap of their second terms, the fear of precipitous loss in stature after attainment of great heights in politics has prompted them to declare for the Senate in order to remain relevant in the polity, FELIX NWANERI reports Less than six months to the 2019 general elections, []The post Senate on the cards for out-going governors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogun: Amosun vs Tejuosho
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The battle for nomination between Governor Ibikunle Amosun and incumbent Senator Lanre Tejuoso, who recently claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari prevailed on him to stay back in APC, promises to be an interesting one, KUNLE OLAYENI reports Governor Ibikunle Amosun certainly wants to rewrite the history of political transition in Ogun State. Apart from []The post Ogun: Amosun vs Tejuosho appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okorocha locks horn with Uzodinma for Imo West
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
STEVE UZOECHI reports that Governor Rochas Okorocha may have had a jolly ride to the Senate given the political dynamics in Imo State at the moment The scenario in Imo State ahead the 2019 elections is not entirely different from the prevailing reality across the country. As early as the year 2017, Governor Rochas []The post Okorocha locks horn with Uzodinma for Imo West appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oyo: Ajimobi battles Akanbi
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Sola Adeyemo reports on Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s bid to return to the Senate, which is likely to cost the incumbent, Senator Soji Akanbi, his seat It is no longer news that the two-term governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is poised to return to the Senate in next year election. He is going []The post Oyo: Ajimobi battles Akanbi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Yobe: Geidam confronts ex-Gov Ibrahim
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
HASSAN JIRGI writes on the looming battle between the incumbent Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Geidam and former Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim Governor Ibrahim Geidam was elected deputy governor of Yobe State on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2007, but became governor on January 27, 2009 following the death of []The post Yobe: Geidam confronts ex-Gov Ibrahim appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zamfara: Godfather steps down for godson
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
IDRIS SALISU reports that Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima, a former governor of Zamfara State, who presently represents Zamfara West in the Senate, has offered to relinquish the seat for his political godson, Governor Abdul’azeez Yari as reward for his loyalty In Zamfara State, Governor Abdul’azeez Yari is eyeing Zamfara West senatorial district seat presently []The post Zamfara: Godfather steps down for godson appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nasarawa: Al-Makura gears to battle Adokwe
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
CHEKE EMMANUEL reports on the battle for Nasarawa South Senatorial seat between Governor Tanko Al-Makura and incumbent Senator Suleiman Adokwe The battle for Nasarawa South Senatorial seat in 2019 between the current Senator, Suleiman Adokwe and the incumbent governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura started during the governor’s June 27 formal declaration []The post Nasarawa: Al-Makura gears to battle Adokwe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kwara: Ahmed contends with Rafiu
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
In Kwara, it is a contest between two loyalists of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for the Kwara South PDP ticket, Biodun Oyeleye reports Kwara State governor, Alhaji AbdulFattah Ahmed, will to slug it out with the chairman, Senate Committee on Banking and other Financial Institutions, Dr. Rafiu Ibrahim, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) []The post Kwara: Ahmed contends with Rafiu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okadigbo showed cerebral vibrancy at Senate ‘Gwadabe
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe was elected Senator for the Federal Capital Territory Constituency, Abuja, at the start of the Fourth Republic on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform and served from 1999 to 2003. She served in committees on the Environment, Health, Women Affairs (chairman), Federal Character, Tourism and Culture and Federal Capital Territory. The Zaria-born []The post Okadigbo showed cerebral vibrancy at Senate ‘Gwadabe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Gladiators tussling for Osun votes
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
With the Osun State governorship election fast approaching, the gladiators in the state have begun strategising. The war of words is on as the political juggernauts are warming up with the battle line drawn. ADEOLU ADEYEMO, in this analysis x-rays some outstanding governorship contenders and their chances From all indications, there are many gubernatorial []The post Gladiators tussling for Osun votes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Elonu’s presence boosts D’Tigress campher
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The camp of the D’Tigress received a major boost on Saturday following the arrival of team captain, Adaora Elonu. Adaora, who was recently named team captain by Head Coach, Otis Hughley, left the team’s camp in Atlanta to join her new club, Atlanta Dreams for the WNBA playoffs. With her arrival, the number of players []The post Elonu’s presence boosts D’Tigress campher appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rohr targets four points against Libya
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
as Musa hails Seychelles win After putting the Super Eagles African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track with a 3-0 away win against the Pirates of Seychelles, Coach Gernot Rohr has set his sight on getting four points from the two-legged encounter against Group E leaders, Libya. The North African side []The post Rohr targets four points against Libya appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON 2019: Amuneke hails Tanzania team after Uganda draw
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
New Tanzania national team coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has hailed his team’s resilience after they picked up a valuable point away in Uganda on Saturday, AOIFootball. com reports. The former Eagles’ star, who had 10 days to work with his players, ensured Tanzania remained unbeaten after two rounds as they held their nerves to force out []The post AFCON 2019: Amuneke hails Tanzania team after Uganda draw appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pinnick, Akinwunmi deserve another term ‘ Ayodele
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
A director of the League Management Company, Dr. Isaac Ayodele, has thrown his weight behind the current board of the Nigeria Football Federation led by the president, Amaju Pinnick, ahead of the September 20 election of the NFF board in Katsina. The former chairman of the Ekiti State Football Association told our correspondent that Pinnick []The post Pinnick, Akinwunmi deserve another term ‘ Ayodele appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Balogun shifts focus to Liberia clash after Seychelles win
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has shifted his focus to friendly encounter against Liberia at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex on Tuesday. On Saturday, the 30-year old played a key role to help Gernot Rohr’s men defeat Seychelles 3-0 in an African Cup of Nations qualifying game. In an effort to ensure a solid []The post Balogun shifts focus to Liberia clash after Seychelles win appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NPFL stars join Eagles for Liberia friendly
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
CAF Confederation Cup quarter finalists Enyimba FC’s captain, Mfon Udoh and four other home ‘ based professionals have been included in the list of 18 Super Eagles who will play the Lone Star of Liberia in an international friendly in Monrovia on Tuesday. Coach Gernot Rohr has also listed goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa (also with Enyimba []The post NPFL stars join Eagles for Liberia friendly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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US Open: Serena bags $17,000 fine for code violations
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
There was more bad news for Serena Williams following her US Open final defeat at the hands of Naomi Osaka. The 23-time Grand Slam winner was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by Osaka at Flushing Meadows on Saturday as the 20-year-old became the first Japanese female Grand Slam winner. However, the match was marred by controversy as []The post US Open: Serena bags $17,000 fine for code violations appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aiteo Cup: Heartland, Shooting crash out
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Nigeria Professional Football League side, Heartland, and two Nigeria National League sides Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Insurance of Benin, were the biggest casualties of the Aiteo Cup Round of 64 matches played at the weekend across various centres in the country. Heartland were sent packing by non-league side, Cofine FC, who won the game []The post Aiteo Cup: Heartland, Shooting crash out appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tuareg’s coach recants ‘juju’ comment after Nigeria protest to CAF
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Libya national team coach, Adel Amrouche, has apologised to Nigeria after he labeled the country of relying on ‘juju’ to win matches. Amrouche, after he guided the Tuareg to a goalless result against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Durban on Saturday, said his team relied on their []The post ‘Tuareg’s coach recants juju comment after Nigeria protest to CAF appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stars’ with Eaglets, duds with Eagles: How age cheating ‘killing’ Nigerian football
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
In recent times, the subject of age has once again become a big issue in our football following the large number of supposedly youngsters failing to make the Golden Eaglets due to issues over their ages. Here, Tunde Sulaiman takes a look at how the problem has not only grown but has subsequently also affected []The post ‘Stars’ with Eaglets, duds with Eagles: How age cheating ‘killing’ Nigerian football appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Miracle of a ‘New African Civilization
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Worldwide, economic globalization shreds the fabrics of societies. It divides and weakens the majority in nations across the globe. Confronted with civil discontent, its leading proponents are now in hasty retreat ‘ America to ‘America First’ and the UK to ‘A Global Britain’ as it grapples with the Battle of Brexit. For Africa, the moment []The post Miracle of a ‘New African Civilization’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The legal implications of purchase of nomination form for President Buhari by some persons
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
SECTION 90(1) OF THE ELECTORAL ACT specifically gives INEC the power to limit the amount of money or assets an individual can contribute to a political party. The section provides as follows: ‘The Commission shall have power to place limitation on the amount of money or other assets, which an individual or group of []The post The legal implications of purchase of nomination form for President Buhari by some persons appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Adesuwa Etomi Wellignton: Beauty with brains
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Tolutope Adesuwa Etomi Wellignton is a Nigerian actress. She was born in Owerri, Imo State on 22nd February 1988. Her father is a soldier of Esan decent, and her mother is an engineer of Yoruba decent. She is the youngest of three siblings. After obtaining a diploma in physical theatre, musical theatre and performing []The post Adesuwa Etomi Wellignton: Beauty with brains appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Trending news of the week: I’m not only a snack, am a full bakery ‘Anita Joseph
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Nobody is going to make you feel good about yourself except you and that is exactly what Anita Joseph is saying as she reveals that she’s not only a snack but a full bakery! The sexy and voluptuous actress made this known via her Instagram page earlier in the week, where she shared a very []The post Trending news of the week: I’m not only a snack, am a full bakery ‘Anita Joseph appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bossladies 67: Love: A feeling learnt!
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Aunty prophetess was distraught. She tried to lift Debola up, but couldn’t. ‘It’s as if my tummy is on fire. What’s happening to me” Debola asked. The fear in her eyes were unmistakable. Prophetess was scared to tell her. ‘I don’t know. But I think you need a doctor. You really do,’ she said. []The post Bossladies 67: Love: A feeling learnt! appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Edgy Ankara styles for men
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Fashion industry keeps growing every year and the Ankara fashion surprises its lovers with its amazing combination of different fabrics and styles. Ankara provides men with an opportunity to be proud as Africans since they are made from the unique fabric that makes it suitable for any occasion. Ankara styles give a man the []The post Edgy Ankara styles for men appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lady Gaga vs. Bam Bam: Who wore feathers best
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is definitely an event where celebrities go all out with their outfits. Some outfits definitely stood out as the most talked about looks. Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, BamBam was easily the most talked about star at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards. She was styled in []The post Lady Gaga vs. Bam Bam: Who wore feathers best’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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