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CBN vs MTN: Exploring the roundtable option
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Last week’s decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a rapprochement between it, mobile telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, and four banks ‘ Diamond Bank, Standard Chartered, Stanbic IBTC and Citi Bank ‘ aftermath of sanction meted out to them in an alleged infraction is an action that should be commended. The action has []The post CBN vs MTN: Exploring the roundtable option appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Police’s misadventure with Senator Adeleke
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari last week stopped what would have been another disgraceful outing by the Nigerian Police Force. The president had soon after the police went into another overdrive in its now common overzealousness, ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to stop the invitation of the candidate of the Peoples []The post Police’s misadventure with Senator Adeleke appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kogi school where learning is a nightmare
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
DE CAY With the level of decay of 40-year-old Ofante Community High School, Ofante-Ogugu in Kogi State, where learning has become a nightmare, the community and the old students are calling on the state government to rescue the school. CALEB ONWE, who visited the school, reports For the steel signpost erected at a []The post Kogi school where learning is a nightmare appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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School fees, cost of materials as albatross
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Parents: Govt should intervene Booksellers: There’s low patronage due to low income HIGH COST As schools reopen for new academic session, parents are agonising over high cost of sending their children and wards to school, owing to the high school fees and other school materials. TUNRAYO ADERIBIGBE and TOSIN EWEJOBI report These []The post School fees, cost of materials as albatross appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rector challenges youths to develop relevant skills
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
As the curtains were lowered on this year’s edition of the 2018 World Youth Skills Day, the Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe, has encouraged youths in the nation to develop and expand their skills in order to be a force to be reckoned with in the future. He gave the []The post Rector challenges youths to develop relevant skills appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Union seeks support, pledges transparent operations
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The newly sworn-in President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Cooperative Multipurpose Society (CMS), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Mr. Babatope Fagbolagun, has pledged his readiness to make the operations of the society more dynamic and without compromising its extant laws. Fagbolagun made the pledge in his acceptance speech shortly after undertaken the []The post Union seeks support, pledges transparent operations appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NECO embarks on reforms to ensure quality service
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has embarked on reforms aimed at ensuring quality service delivery and to reposition activities in the organisation, which would in turn benefit the candidates.NECO Acting Registrar, Mr. Abubakar Gana, disclosed that as part of the reforms, the examination body had commenced immediate implementation of the manpower development plan recommended by []The post NECO embarks on reforms to ensure quality service appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oshiomhole: We’ve learnt lesson from Saraki, Dogara’s defection
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the defection of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be a lesson for the ruling party. Oshiomhole, who spoke in Abuja yesterday while addressing []The post Oshiomhole: We’ve learnt lesson from Saraki, Dogaras defection appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Police disperse Kwankwasiyya group’s meeting in Kano
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
as Kwankwaso visits to put house in order Police officers who were armed to the teeth yesterday stormed the Kano State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat, dispersing hundreds of Kwankwasiyya members, including some House of Representatives members and other top Kwankwaso followers, who were holding a meeting. The police officers, who said they were []The post Police disperse Kwankwasiyya group’s meeting in Kano appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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MTN loses 1.3m subscribers in 1 month
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
9mobile loses 154,141 Airtel overtakes Globacom Largest telecommunications operator in Nigeria, MTN, lost 1,382,649 subscribers in the month of August, New Telegraph has learnt. Monthly industry statics released yesterday by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), however, showed that the telco still maintained the lead with 40 per cent market share and 64,106,166 subscriptions []The post MTN loses 1.3m subscribers in 1 month appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP NWC, BoT disagree over convention venue
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, yesterday, sharply disagreed over the venue for the presidential primary where the candidate of the party in next years presidential election would emerge. The partys stakeholders meeting held last week on the venue was deadlocked. []The post PDP NWC, BoT disagree over convention venue appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP heads to court over Osun guber
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it would challenge the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare last Saturdays Osun governorship election inconclusive. The party, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said INEC erred by not announcing its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. It, []The post PDP heads to court over Osun guber appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pegi IDPs: Abandoned to fate, receive succour
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, located at Pegi village in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, is facing multiple challenges. That prompted some well-meaning Nigerians to come to their rescue recently. REGINA OTOKPA reports Pegi, a remote village in Kuje Area Council is just like many other rural communities in the []The post Pegi IDPs: Abandoned to fate, receive succour appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Giving 460 amputees limbs
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, in collaboration with IshK Limbs, recently provided more than 460 free prosthetic limbs for persons with disabilities. DEBORAH OCHENI reports It was a special event organised to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent Indian civil right activist and promoter of peace during []The post Giving 460 amputees limbs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Gas flaring: FG threatens to revoke licences of oil companies
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Federal Government will, from 2019, commence the revocation of the licences of oil companies that fail to stop gas flaring in their operations in the country. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, made this known while speaking at the 2018 Buyers’ Forum/Stakeholders’ Engagement organised by the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria []The post Gas flaring: FG threatens to revoke licences of oil companies appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: PDP screens 13 presidential aspirants
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Thirteen aspirants, who purchased the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form for the 2019 presidential election yesterday, faced the presidential screening committee set up by the party. A 10-man committee headed by a former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, screened nine of the aspirants at the time of filling this report. That was as the []The post 2019: PDP screens 13 presidential aspirants appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Getting rid of growth inhibitors
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Having identified some growth inhibitors in real estate sector, experts want government to direct policies towards addressing some of the issues raised. Dayo Ayeyemi reports Stakeholders in real estate industry have brought to the fore some issues hindering the growth of the sector in the face of Nigeria’s economic climate. Despite some progress Nigeria []The post Getting rid of growth inhibitors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IMF to Nigeria, others: High debt hinders SDGs’ execution
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The high debt profile of Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries as well as other low income countries may make it difficult for them to implement the ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. IMF’s Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, stated this in her keynote address at the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level []The post IMF to Nigeria, others: High debt hinders SDGs’ execution appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Compliance: NSE lauds Berger Paints
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has commended Berger Paints Nigeria Plc for adhering to the post-listing requirements, one of which requires regular provision of information by every quoted company to enable investors make investment decision. The Exchange also advised the company to sustain its strategic and operational efforts aimed at ensuring shareholder value. Addressing the []The post Compliance: NSE lauds Berger Paints appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stanbic IBTC’ll not be debited for $2.632bn
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed that the banking subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc will not be debited for $2.632 billion, being the portion of the remittances the Bank had made on the basis of the Certificates of Capital Importation, which the apex bank had previously suggested that the lender should also []The post ‘Stanbic IBTC’ll not be debited for $2.632bn’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SEC approves extension of Mutual Benefits’ rights issue
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc has obtained approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend the closure date of its Rights Issue to Friday, September 28, 2018 as against Friday, September 14, 2018 earlier announced, according to a statement obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The insurance firm is offering a Rights Issue []The post SEC approves extension of Mutual Benefits’ rights issue appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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80% of Nigeria’s rural settlements suffer off-grid power
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Kaduna Electric install over 130 transformers Eighty per cent of rural settlements in Nigeria remain unconnected to the power grid, the network of Nigeria civil society organisations (CSOs) has said. Spokesman for the network, Agbonkpolor Splendor, said this at a citizen’s engagement campaign tagged ‘I stand with Nigeria,’ in Abuja, in a statement signed by []The post 80% of Nigeria’s rural settlements suffer off-grid power appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian Stock Exchange shaves off N32bn
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The equities market closed yesterday on a negative note, commencing the weekly trading activities on the downswing after the market closed last Friday on a positive note. The market performance indices, NSE ASI depreciated by 0.30 per cent each. At the close of business, there were 13 gainers as against 23 losers. The downswing []The post Nigerian Stock Exchange shaves off N32bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN releases circular on revised cheque standard
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revised the Nigerian Cheque Standard (NCS) and the Nigerian Cheque Printers Accreditation Scheme (NICPAS), and fixed the implementation date at February 1, 2019. In a circular posted on its website, the apex bank said the new and old standard shall run concurrently for one and half years, after []The post CBN releases circular on revised cheque standard appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Access Bank CEO advocates gender equality
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Access Bank’s Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe has reiterated the Bank’s interest and commitment towards creating equal opportunity for its employees irrespective of their gender. He stated this while speaking at a session held at the Bank’s Head Office in Lagos to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Nigeria Sustainability Banking Principle. The session themed, []The post Access Bank CEO advocates gender equality appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Power crisis: NERC seeks local content
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Nigeria Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) has led five other stakeholders to canvassed for a more robust integration of local content expertise and the building of a better transmission network into the current drive to improve power generation and supply in the country. Another stakeholder that joined NERC in this demand is the Transmission Company []The post Power crisis: NERC seeks local content appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Women have a way of stabilising polity, governance ‘ Onwudiwe
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Youthful and articulate grassroots politician, Iyom Ifeoma Anthonet Onwudiwe aspires to represent Anambra East Local Government in the state House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). In this interview with PAUL OGBUOKIRI, Onwudiwe says she drew inspiration from late Dora Akunyili What informed your decision to join politics’ []The post Women have a way of stabilising polity, governance ‘ Onwudiwe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Defection threatens APC in Jigawa
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The gale of defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)in Jigawa State on the grounds of alleged poor performance of the former, casts doubts on the return of the APC in 2019, writes DAHIRU SULEIMAN Jigawa, like other states in the federation, has witnessed series of defections from []The post Defection threatens APC in Jigawa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osun rerun: APC, PDP scramble for votes
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State yesterday began reaching out to leaders and elders of other political parties ahead of Thursday rerun governorship election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the governorship election held on Saturday inconclusive, after the PDP candidate, []The post Osun rerun: APC, PDP scramble for votes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria must be rescued from misery, says Mark
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Former President of the Senate and leading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark, has said that his party has the blueprint designed to end the misery and poverty unleashed on Nigerians in the last three years. Senator Mark told party faithful in Kebbi, Sokoto and Jigawa States that whether he clinches []The post Nigeria must be rescued from misery, says Mark appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC: Osun guber result, prelude to PDP’s rigging plans for 2019
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Ruling party tells opposition to go to court The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the aftermath of Saturday’s inconclusive Osun State governorship election as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prelude on how to rig the general elections next year. The ruling party, which accused the PDP of deploying all means, schemes, shenanigans []The post APC: Osun guber result, prelude to PDP’s rigging plans for 2019 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oyetola denies rift with Aregbesola
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has denied there is rift between him and Governor Rauf Aregbesola, over last Saturdays election. Oyetola, who described insinuations in some quarters of a rift between him and the governor as ‘irrational and present only in the imagination of detractors out to []The post Oyetola denies rift with Aregbesola appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tension as PDP members protest, chieftain attacked
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Diekola, was allegedly attacked yesterday by some political hoodlums believed to be loyal to the (APC). The politician, who is from Oshogbo, decamped from the APC to PDP. Reasons for the attack against the chieftain was still cloudy as at the time []The post Tension as PDP members protest, chieftain attacked appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CNPP faults INEC on declaration of poll inconclusive
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the Osun State governorship election inconclusive. In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, CNPP described INEC’s action as a rape of basic democratic process and rule of law. CNPP argued that []The post CNPP faults INEC on declaration of poll inconclusive appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bug of inclusive elections
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s) declaration of last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State as inconclusive has brought to the fore, the bug of inconclusive polls that ushered in the current management of the nation’s electoral umpire, FELIX NWANERI reports Has the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) []The post Bug of inclusive elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos Guber: I won’t step down for Ambode ‘ Jide Sanwo-Olu
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu, a frontline APC Gubernatorial Aspirant for Lagos State Governorship Primaries slated for Saturday, 29th of September, 2018, has denied stepping down from the race. In a statement signed by his campaign organisation, the campaign group described the purported stepping down of Mr Sanwo-Olu as false and misleading. The statement added that the []The post Lagos Guber: I wont step down for Ambode Jide Sanwo-Olu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Woods wins first time in five years
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
An emotional Tiger Woods completed an astonishing comeback to win the season-ending Tour Championship by two shots and record his first win in five years. The 42-year-olds victory in Atlanta was his 80th PGA Tour title only fellow American Sam Snead has more but his first since August 2013. Less than a year []The post Woods wins first time in five years appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress take on Argentina today
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Nigerias senior women’s national team, D Tigress, will play their last group match against Argentina Tuesday night to pick a ticket to the next stage of the FIBA Women’s World Cup. Although the Nigerian ladies lost their first match to Australia, they came back strongly against 7th-ranked team Turkey on Sunday recording a 74-68 victory []The post FIBA Womens World Cup: D’Tigress take on Argentina today appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIFA Awards: Luka Modric rules the world
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
breaks Ronaldo, Messis 10-year dominance Luka Modric was named Best Fifa Mens Footballer of the Year at a ceremony in London, beating Mohamed Salah and an absentee Cristiano Ronaldo to the top prize. Ronaldo had won the award for the last two years, but Modrics exceptional 2017/18 season was deemed to have surpassed the []The post FIFA Awards: Luka Modric rules the world appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Iheanacho ready for Carabao Cup challenge
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho is looking to reignite his Carabao Cup form when his side Leicester City face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round of the tournament today. The Carabao Cup may not be the biggest concern for English Premier League clubs these days, but it will always be a special competition for []The post Iheanacho ready for Carabao Cup challenge appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Confed Cup: Enyimba get govt support to win title
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Following their qualification to the last-four of the CAF Confederations Cup, Enyimba FC have been promised full support to see them through all oppositions, according to Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu. The Peoples Elephant booked a semi-final clash with Raja Casablanca of Morocco, after whitewashing Rayon Sport of Rwanda 5-1 on Sunday and []The post Confed Cup: Enyimba get govt support to win title appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSA commends NFF over successful elections
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Unmissable Incentive, organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award, NSA has congratulated Nigerian football fraternity on the successful conduct of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF’s election held last week in Katsina which culminated in the formation of a new board headed by Amaju Pinnick, who was re-elected for another four-year term. While felicitating with the new board []The post NSA commends NFF over successful elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Obaseki names Dudu-Orumen head of Edo Sports Council
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, at the weekend appointed ace journalist and reputable sports manager, Godwin Dudu Orumen to act as the interim Chairman of the Edo State Sports Commission, pending ratification by the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA). Obaseki said the government of the state believed in Dudu-Orumen to reposition sports in the []The post Obaseki names Dudu-Orumen head of Edo Sports Council appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kwese Premier League: Gombe Bulls through to Final Eight
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
On Day Four of the Savannah Conference at the ongoing Kwese Premier League, the Gombe Bulls Basketball Club of Gombe became the first team to qualify for the Final Eight championship tournament. In a thrilling encounter at the Bauchi Multipurpose indoor sportshall, Gombe Bulls overpowered the host team Bauchi Nets 60-75. Bauchi led Gombe in []The post Kwese Premier League: Gombe Bulls through to Final Eight appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Police, Lagos embrace new sports
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
All is now set for the Nigeria Police athletics trials which the force in organising in conjunction with Lagos State Track and Field Athletics Coaches Association holding on Friday, September 28, at the Police College ground , GRA, Ikeja, Lagos Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Police Force Track and Field Athletics Association Solomon Aliyu, an []The post Police, Lagos embrace new sports appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Udoka hails D’Tigress, calls for focus
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Ahmedu commends dunkers A former national basketball team captain, Mfom Udoka, has hailed the impressive win of D’Tigress against Turkey on Sunday at the ongoing FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain. Udoka, who was part of the Nigerian team to the World Cup in 2006, stated that the 74-68 win over the Europeans was []The post Udoka hails D’Tigress, calls for focus appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos and the godfather syndrome
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
For quite some days now, the politics of Lagos State and who gets the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assumed a dizzying height, that spiritual prayer warriors had to reportedly engage in night vigils to soften the heart of stone of some political demagogues who have since acquired the powers of the []The post Lagos and the godfather syndrome appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EFCC’s overdrive on Fayose
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
Ekiti State Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose wrote the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) saying he would come to EFCC’s office on October 16th, a day after his tenure ‘ and immunity ‘ as governor lapses, to answer questions the agency ostensibly had been itching to ask him. The agency replied that Fayose should []The post EFCC’s overdrive on Fayose appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Make Music Lagos holds Education Benefit Concert
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
The independence weekend is around the corner and Courage Education Foundation (CEF) in partnership with L’avenida Event Centre and Showgear Limited has announced a special independence edition of Make Music Lagos (MML) which will feature a FREE education benefit concert at the L’avenida Multipurpose Centre, Ikota, Lekki, on Sunday, September 30. There will be performances []The post Make Music Lagos holds Education Benefit Concert appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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