Nigerian Newspaper: New Telegraph Headlines Today, Tuesday 30 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: New Telegraph Headlines Today, Tuesday 30 October, 2018.

16 killed as Shiites, soldiers clash in Abuja
Tue, 30 Oct 2018

At least 16 people were feared dead yesterday, as soldiers clashed with protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise called Shiites. The clash occurred within the Karu Bridge/ Nyanya stretch of the ever- busy AYA-Keffi Expressway on a day hundreds of Shiites members continued their protest, which began over the weekend.

Those reportedly killed included the IMN members and passers-by, who were either hit by stray bullets from gunshots, or hit by panic-stricken motorists, who made detour to safety. Witnesses said trouble started when the protesters, armed with stones and other dangerous objects, attempted to remove barricades erected by troops of the Nigerian Army, around the Karu bridge area.

The effrontery was said to have provoked the soldiers, who were in their combat gears. A witness, who gave his name simply as Okonkwo, said initially the soldiers did not shoot at the Shiites; they only mounted barricade to prevent the protesters from going beyond the bridge.

He said: “Even when the protesters kept advancing, the soldiers only fired warning shots, perhaps to show them that they were not there to joke. “It was when the adamant men and women dared the gallant men further, that they opened fire to curtail their advancement.” Another witness, who claimed to have climbed the roof of his house about a hundred metres from the scene of the encounter, said: “I can tell you that up to 20 bodies, if not more, were seen within the area.

“The soldiers showed enough restraint, but they were pushed to open sporadic fire by those Shiites, who would have overrun Abuja today (yesterday).” It was learnt that attempts to bury some of the bodies at a place identified as cemetery were rejected, “ostensibly because they were considered to be of the Shiites sect”.

However, one of the leaders of the group, Abdullahi Mohammed, corroborated the witnesses’ claims, in a telephone interview with our correspondent. He said: “Right now, we have not been able to get exactly the accurate number of people that were killed, but I can confirm that over 10 deaths have been recorded, because the military men opened fire on our members as soon as we approached the checkpoint. “Almost all the people in the front, both men and women, were affected by the shooting of the military men. I survived the shootings because I was not in the front.”

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2019: PDP can’t distract Buhari over certificate issue ‘Presidency
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The Presidency yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be distracted by fresh antics by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over certificate issues ahead of 2019 general elections. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the issues of Buhari’s certificates have since been settled []The post 2019: PDP can’t distract Buhari over certificate issue ‘Presidency appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New Telegraph Award’ll bring out the best in me ‘Umahi
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Following his commitment to improving the fortunes of his people, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has emerged as Governor of the Year 2018 in Agriculture, Youth Empowerment and Road Infrastructure. The governor was picked by a panel of assessors that painstakingly scanned through developments in these areas. In his acceptance letter []The post New Telegraph Award’ll bring out the best in me ‘Umahi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ex-Lagos Speaker, Pelumi, arrested for murder
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Police chase suspects into ex-speaker’s house ‘Aide Police have arrested former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Jokotola Pelumi, and others believed to be political thugs, for the alleged murder of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Akingboju Akindele, and the abduction of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). Akindele, attached to []The post Ex-Lagos Speaker, Pelumi, arrested for murder appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NNPC failed to remit N1.076trn crude sales ‘ NEITI
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) owed unremitted crude oil sales amounting to N1.076 trillion accruable to the Federal Government. The report also stated that NNPC and other stakeholders in the industry are yet to remit $22.06 billion and N481.75 billion to the Federation Account. []The post NNPC failed to remit N1.076trn crude sales ‘ NEITI appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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S’East to produce Senate President in 2019 ‘ Abia APC scribe
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has allayed the fears of the South-East ahead of the 2019 general elections, assuring the people of the zone that they will produce the Senate President in the next dispensation. Abia State APC Secretary, Perfect Okorie, who disclosed this yesterday, said the APC-led government, despite propaganda being sponsored by the []The post S’East to produce Senate President in 2019 ‘ Abia APC scribe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG, govs disagree over minimum wage
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
NGF holds emergency meeting today The Federal Government and governors of the 36 states of the federation have not agreed over the amount payable to Nigerian workers as new minimum wage. The Economic Management Team (EMT) set up by the Federal Government, yesterday, met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the governors of Kebbi, []The post FG, govs disagree over minimum wage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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WHO: air pollut ion kills 600,000 children yearly
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm over the deadly impact of air pollution, saying, exposure to its toxic air kills 600,000 children under the age of 15 every year. Going by the data issued by the world body, every day, 93 per cent of children under the age of 15, a full []The post WHO: air pollut ion kills 600,000 children yearly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Q3: MTN Nigeria lifts Group with N84bn revenue
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Amidst rows with the Federal Government over claims of illegal repatriation of funds and underpaid taxes, MTN Nigeria outshined other operations of the MTN Group in the third quarter as it lifted the telecoms giant with N84 billion revenue. Earlier in the first and second quarters, the company had generated a cumulative N457 billion from []The post Q3: MTN Nigeria lifts Group with N84bn revenue appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogun LP members protest in court, warn Daniel, Kashamu against hijacking party
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Scores of Labour Party (LP) members in Ogun State yesterday stormed premises of a Federal High Court, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta to protest against an alleged plot to hijack their party ahead of 2019 general election. The protesters, led by the state LP Chairman, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi, alleged that there was a grand plot by former governor []The post Ogun LP members protest in court, warn Daniel, Kashamu against hijacking party appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ochanya: Rage over sexual molestation, death of minor
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Last week, some civil society organisations staged a peaceful march to mourn and demand for justice on behalf of the late Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, a 13-year-old girl and victim of sexual abuse. CALEB ONWE reports The procession was peaceful but emotions were high as they converged at the Unity Fountain, opposite the Transcorp Hilton, []The post Ochanya: Rage over sexual molestation, death of minor appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mixed grill over shift in DISCOs’ 5-year tenor review
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) trade blames over causes of major shift in the date for a Five-year review of the sale of assets belonging to the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Adeola Yusuf reports The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and Nigerian Electricity []The post Mixed grill over shift in DISCOs’ 5-year tenor review appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Affordable housing: Using the Rwanda model
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
While Nigeria’s government is still grappling with affordable housing crisis, Rwanda has deployed strategies to succeed in this sector. Dayo Ayeyemi reports If it is to go by the way of policies of successive governments on provision of affordable housing, Nigerians would have been the most housed in the world. However, years after, these []The post Affordable housing: Using the Rwanda model appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s gas-powered automobiles hit 5,600
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
A total of 5,600 vehicle-engines in Nigeria have been converted from petrol to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The gas major and CNG advocate, NIPCO Plc, which revealed this at the weekend, added that this is one of its efforts at providing access and alternative to motorist to power their automobiles. Managing []The post Nigeria’s gas-powered automobiles hit 5,600 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Banks spurn fresh $700m power investors’ loan request
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Investors mull loan refinancing Nigerian banks have shunned loans requests amounting to about $700 million from new investors in the power sector, as embargo on implementation of new electricity tariff haunts the sector, New Telegraph has learnt. The fresh apathy developed by lenders, according to checks by this newspaper, was buoyed by lack []The post Banks spurn fresh $700m power investors’ loan request appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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P’Harcourt terminal: Risen from the ashes
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The Port-Harcourt airport, which had always been adjudged as worst in the world, has suddenly shed the toga, writes WOLE SHADARE Worst airport toga The messy state of the Port-Harcourt airport in Rivers State was once described as a shameful portrait of Nigerian aviation sector. That situation lingered for many years until the Federal []The post P’Harcourt terminal: Risen from the ashes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Experts fret over Nigeria’s huge aviation facility deficit
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
IATA forecasts 8.2bn global traffic by 2037 ‘Nigeria projected to hit 31m by 2030 Following the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion by 2037, aviation experts said there is need to urgently address the country’s aviation infrastructure challenges. President, []The post Experts fret over Nigeria’s huge aviation facility deficit appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Police arrest Katsina ‘ Daura power tower vandals
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has commended efforts of Katsina State Police Command for arresting four suspects in connection with the vandalism of TCNs’ transmission towers in Ajuwa area of Katsina State. The unfortunate act,cwhich resulted in the collapse of Towers 70 and 71 along Katsina ‘ Daura 132kV transmission line, also witnessed []The post Police arrest Katsina ‘ Daura power tower vandals appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Give priority to human capital devt, stakeholders task FG
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Stakeholders in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector have tasked the Federal Government to give priority to the development of human capital, capable of driving operations in the industry. The stakeholders including the Chairman, Africa Oil & Gas Talent Summit (AOGS), Advisory Council, Engineer Felix Amieyeofori, said at the opening of the 3rd AOG summit []The post Give priority to human capital devt, stakeholders task FG appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Firm canvasses digitisation of construction industry
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
In order to promote growth of the sector, the Managing Director of ITB Nigeria, Mr. Ramzi Chidiac, has called for the digitisation of the construction industry in the country. Speaking in Lagos, Chidiac noted that digital technology would foster growth in construction industry, minimise project delays, reduce accidents and guarantee cost effective building projects. In []The post Firm canvasses digitisation of construction industry appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New director for ETI
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed Mrs. Aichatou Agne Pouye into its Board of Directors. Pouye, a Senegalese, is a professional with over 30 years of experience in the private sector, public administration and international organisations. She has held leadership positions in many organisations both in private and public sectors. Also, Pouye has strong skills []The post New director for ETI appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oshiomhole has vindicated Oyegun ‘ Okechukwu
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Osita Okechukwu is the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with Felix Nwaneri , he speaks on the impasse over the party’s primaries and calls by some members of the party for resignation of the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole []The post Oshiomhole has vindicated Oyegun ‘ Okechukwu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amosun: Fighting the battle from within
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State is used to fighting political battles, but whether he will succeed in the tussle with those opposed to him producing his successor is a hanging question. WALE ELEGBEDE writes When it comes to political battles, Senator Ibikunle Amosun is not a greenhorn. The synopsis of his political []The post Amosun: Fighting the battle from within appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My blueprint’ll lift 80m Nigerians out of poverty ‘ Ezekwesili
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday, said she has a blueprint on how to revamp the countrys economy and lift over 80 million Nigerians out of poverty if voted as president come 2019. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Ezekwesili, who is former Minister of Education []The post My blueprint’ll lift 80m Nigerians out of poverty ‘ Ezekwesili appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Akiyode-Afolabi: Political contest unfavourable to women
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi is the Chairperson, Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) and Founding Director, Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC). She speaks with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE on women participation in politics and vote-buying, among other issues How would you react to the list of the presidential candidates considering that only three women, which is about []The post Akiyode-Afolabi: Political contest unfavourable to women appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bello transforming Kogi despite meager resources ‘ Fanwo
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Kingsley Olorunfemi Fanwo is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi State and also the Director General of Media and Publicity to Governor Yahaya Bello. In this interview with WALE ELEGBEDE, he speaks about his governor’s achievements, upcoming elections in the state and other political issues []The post Bello transforming Kogi despite meager resources ‘ Fanwo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Accord Party harps on education, economy, lauds Ogun secretary
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The Chairman, Accord Party in Ogun State, Elder Isiaka Amusa, has lauded the increased popularity of the party in many parts of the country, stating that it is an indication that it will make great inroads in 2019 elections. Amusa, who stated this in Abeokuta, said that the party remains committed to the nation’s []The post Accord Party harps on education, economy, lauds Ogun secretary appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amosun: Fighting the battle from within
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
as the Senior Special Assistant on Taxation and Revenue to Amosun between 2011 and 2014 before he was elected into the lower chamber of the National Assembly in 2015. Akinlade, who the governor had at various times referred to as the next ‘Whiz Kid’ of Ogun State hailed from the Yewa/Awori zone of []The post Amosun: Fighting the battle from within appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AWCON 2018: Falcons’ coach trims number of players in camp
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby has cut the number of home ‘based professionals in camp for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals holding in Ghana. The team has been training at the impressive Jubilee Chalets & Resort Epe, Lagos. The Swede, who graciously allowed the players to feature for their respective clubs []The post AWCON 2018: Falcons coach trims number of players in camp appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank Women’s B’ball League: First Bank, Dolphins in bright start
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
as Borno suffers heavy defeat in Abuja It was a perfect start for defending champions of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League, First Bank, as they defeated latest entrant into the league, MFM, 95 points to 50 in their first game played on Sunday in Enugu. Apart from First Bank who are in Enugu []The post Zenith Bank Women’s B’ball League: First Bank, Dolphins in bright start appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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South Africa vs Nigeria: Mikel opts out, Onazi snubbed as Rohr names 23 for tie
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Osimhen returns, two home-based stars make team Squad also to face Uganda in Asaba Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has again opted of out their next engagements as Manager Gernot Rohr did not name him in the 23-man squad list released on Monday for the team’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South []The post South Africa vs Nigeria: Mikel opts out, Onazi snubbed as Rohr names 23 for tie appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Soccer City show excites Aina
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Nigerian defender Ola Aina says he is looking forward to facing South Africa in next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg. The teams will meet in a Group E clash at the FNB Stadium on November 17, with the Super Eagles looking to avenge their surprise 2-0 loss at home to Bafana []The post Soccer City show excites Aina appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIFA adds Eagles’ captain World Cup jersey to museum
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The jersey worn by Nigeria captain Mikel Obi at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the Fifa museum collection. The football governing announced that the shirt will be at the museum located in Zurich after Gernot Rohr’s became the first team to beat Iceland at the World Cup finals. Argentina couldnt claim three []The post FIFA adds Eagles captain World Cup jersey to museum appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ndidi, Musa, Iheanacho pay tribute to late Leicester boss
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Three Nigeria internationals with close links to Leicester City, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, have paid tribute to late owner of the club Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. On Sunday, Leicester City confirmed through their official website the passing of their chairman, Srivaddhanaprabha. A helicopter owned by the Thai billionaire businessman crashed following the English Premier []The post Ndidi, Musa, Iheanacho pay tribute to late Leicester boss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I can’t promise 2019 AFCON title ‘Rohr
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has said he cannot promise to bring back the African Cup of Nation trophy from Cameroon next year June. Nigeria has won the trophy three times but the German gaffer said his focus was to qualify for the tournament first and not about winning the title. The Super Eagles have []The post I can’t promise 2019 AFCON title ‘Rohr appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria misses out of Africa Tennis Cup
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Nigeria has surprisingly not been listed among countries set to send players to this year’s Africa Tennis Cup of Nations in Botswana. With the competition set to begin on Monday, November 4 in Gaborone, Nigeria’s tennis talents may not be found in the numbers, as the country was not named among participants confirmed by []The post Nigeria misses out of Africa Tennis Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCC Tennis League: Teams Leadway Assurance, Offikwu secure semifinal spots
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Lagos based Team Leadway Assurance and Team Offikwu with Kaduna as their home base, have secure semifinal places from the Blue Group in the ongoing NCC Tennis League. The two teams, top seeds in the group, are by their semi-final qualification guaranteed a minimum of N2m which is the prize for the fourth place finisher. []The post NCC Tennis League: Teams Leadway Assurance, Offikwu secure semifinal spots appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Msport Link Afrika targets talented stars
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Management of Msport Link Afrika has concluded plans towards discovering and developing young and talented football stars to stardom. With the programme official flagged off over the weekend in Lagos, Msport link Afrika already have BUBS Godis, Addrant, Ciro Ristorante and Bar as some of her foreign partners amidst plans to have several trained coaches []The post Msport Link Afrika targets talented stars appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Religion without righteousness
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
A right step in the right direction, the Conference on ‘Religious Harmony in Nigeria: Towards the 2019 General Elections’ was held at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, between October 11 and 14, 2018. Convened by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, through their Interfaith Initiative []The post Religion without righteousness appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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President’s missing certificate
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
In the build-up to the 2015 general elections when the issue of certificate or no certificate became the fulcrum of the political debate, as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) then, I added my voice in support of General Muhammadu Buhari to contest that election. My position was taken on account of two []The post Presidents missing certificate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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