Nigerian Newspaper: New Telegraph Headlines Today, Tuesday 6th November, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: New Telegraph Headlines Today, Tuesday 6th November, 2018.

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New Minimum Wage: Labour suspends strike
Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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T he organized labour has suspended its proposed strike scheduled to commence nationwide today. The development followed the decision of the Federal Government to accede to the demand of the Labour for the implementation of a new minimum wage.

President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, announced the decision late last night after over 10 hours of marathon meeting between government representatives and the leadership of the NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC). Wabba, however, said the new minimum wage agreed by the parties would be announced today after the tripartite committee on minimum wage presents its report to President Muhammadu Buhari by 4p.m. He said the parties have signed agreement on the new minimum wage. Sources at the meeting told New Telegraph that the parties have shifted grounds in their demand and offer.

The Federal Government was proposing N24,000 while organized labour until yesterday insisted on N30,000. The Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Bagudu, who was the representative of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, stormed out of the meeting. Bagudu left the venue of the meeting without talking to journalists.

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The governor didn’t return for the second segment of the meeting rescheduled for 10p.m. The meeting was convened by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to avert the nationwide industrial action proposed by the organised labour.

The meeting, which started about 12 noon yesterday lasted for about nine hours but had to be adjourned at 8p.m. with a promise to reconvene at 10p.m. to explore more opportunities to reach a consensus. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who addressed the media during the recess, said that both the N24,000 and N30,000 figures still stand, but that the committee would reconvene after the President’s opinion was sought on the two conflicting figures. Ngige noted that the major factor that would determine the consensus report of the committee, would be the affordability of the figures by all parties involved in the negotiation.

“We are making progress. The governors’ figure should be the Federal Government’s figure. We are just trying to carry them along. That is why we made the discussion tripartite plus. “The state governments have no choice now, because they have attached themselves to us because we are the supreme sovereign, the governors are the minor sovereign. The leaders of labour are here. When we come back, we decide,” he said.

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New Telegraph Award, credit for sustainable developmental goals ‘Access Bank
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
For its commitment to ensuring sustainability in financial management and rewarding business developmental goals, Access Bank Plc. has been recognised and consequently nominated for the ‘Sustainability Award of the Year 2018’ in the forthcoming New Telegraph Awards. The award ceremonies come up on November 17, 2018 at Balmoral Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, []The post New Telegraph Award, credit for sustainable developmental goals ‘Access Bank appeared first on Newte
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SDP crisis: Jerry Gana seeks Donald Duke’s disqualification
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential aspirant, Prof. Jerry Gana, and the Middle Belt Forum have kicked against the emergence of Mr. Donald Duke as the presidential candidate of the party on the grounds that the process that produced him violated the constitution of the party. Duke, a former Governor of Cross River, polled 812 []The post SDP crisis: Jerry Gana seeks Donald Dukes disqualification appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sanwo-Olu’s endorsement by some parties fraudulent ‘ Salis
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The Lagos governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the 2019 general election, Chief Owolabi Salis, has flayed the endorsement of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Jide Sanwoolu, by some leaders of 40 political parties, saying the act was fraudulent. This is just as the governorship candidate blamed []The post Sanwo-Olu’s endorsement by some parties fraudulent ‘ Salis appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kanu’s renewed call for election boycott
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Since October 21 when the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, made an online broadcast after disappearing for months, there have been renewed agitations in the South-East by members of his group. Perhaps, Kanu’s reappearance and the broadcast from an unknown location was the impetus his disillusioned members needed to []The post Kanu’s renewed call for election boycott appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Minimum wage: Govt, labour on warpath
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Last week’s decision by organised labour to go ahead with the November 6 strike following Federal Government’s failure to accept and adopt the report on N30,000 minimum wage by the Tripartite Committee on New Minimum Wage did not come as a surprise. Having given the federal and state governments enough leash to put their houses []The post Minimum wage: Govt, labour on warpath appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Taming lawyers from forging judgements
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Globally, lawyers are a set of respected people, not only for their knowledge of law, but for ensuring that rule of law and justice becomes the grundnorm of any civilized society. Nigeria is not exempted, especially in the array of eminent and distinguished lawyers it has produced over the years, even before independence. []The post Taming lawyers from forging judgements appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stakeholders chart direction for education quality
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
paint gloomy picture of sector at Edu360 launch Minister: We need to reverse the ugly trend DYSFUNCTION Stakeholders, last week, rose to the challenges of fixing the education sector, which, according to them, needs to be repositioned to meet the needs of the country Stakeholders have bemoaned the glowing dysfunction in the education []The post Stakeholders chart direction for education quality appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Concerns rise over dearth of female VCs
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
SHORTAGE The dearth of female vice-chancellors in Nigerian universities is raising a fresh concern, but stakeholders claimed that the dynamics is a reflection of the low proportion of female to male professors in the system. KAYODE OLANREWAJU examines the development Okebukola: Figure still alright in Nigerian varsities The dearth of female Vice- Chancellors in []The post Concerns rise over dearth of female VCs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ruga: A community hit by blindness
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Ruga, a makeshift community, located two kilometres away from the Abuja City Gate, was relatively unknown to many until recently when a strange illness that was making both children and adults go blind in an unbelievable manner came to town. CALEB ONWE reports It was the strange illness that drew global attention to this []The post Ruga: A community hit by blindness appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lighting up widows, youths’ lives
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA) has continued to empower widows, youths and vulnerable women with sustainable skills. EMMANUEL ONANI writes that 220 beneficiaries were unveiled at a recent event in Abuja The Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA), over the weekend, selected 220 widows and youths, to participate in its []The post Lighting up widows, youths’ lives appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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100 aspirants in Ondo sue Oshiomhole, INEC, APC
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
One hundred House of Representatives and House of Assembly aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, dragged the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court, over the outcome of the primaries in Ondo State. The grouse of the aspirants, led []The post 100 aspirants in Ondo sue Oshiomhole, INEC, APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Don’t go on strike, Buhari begs Labour
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to consider the giant steps taken by his administration to uplift the economic and political fortunes of the country. The President said this feat was possible despite the huge challenges of resources inherited by the government. Buhari’s plea to the NLC is connected []The post Don’t go on strike, Buhari begs Labour appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Cambridge: Why we can’t authenticate Buhari’s result
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), now known as Cambridge Assessment, has declined to authenticate the West African School Certificate (WASC) result recently issued to President Muhammadu Buhari by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Nigeria. The attestation of result, which was delivered to Buhari last Friday sparked a fresh controversy []The post Cambridge: Why we cant authenticate Buharis result appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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11 unions vow to ground hospitals, schools, transport
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Following the refusal of the Federal Government to implement N30,000 as the new minimum wage, 11 different unions under the organised labour have mobilized their members to down tools today, pending when government meets the demands of workers in the country. The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Association of []The post 11 unions vow to ground hospitals, schools, transport appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tackling macro-economic measures for effective housing delivery
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Over 200 members of African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF), who converged on Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire, have affirmed their readiness to address challenges and opportunities in Africa’s housing finance chain. Dayo Ayeyemi reports If some of the declarations made at the end of this year’s African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) are anything to []The post Tackling macro-economic measures for effective housing delivery appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Another look at PIGB, NNPC’s assets sale
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The planned listing of 40 per cent flagship asset of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through Initial Public Offering (IPO) may be a stillbirth. Adeola Yusuf writes Penultimate weekend, it was, that clouds thickened over the planned listing of 40 per cent flagship asset of the NNPC. The action, billed for execution through []The post Another look at PIGB, NNPC’s assets sale appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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VAT removal: Antidote to reduced air fares
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) on air transport was a long awaited one. However, the starting point should be a reassessment of the many taxes imposed on operators in the country. WOLE SHADARE writes Long awaited action One of the problems that had confronted Nigeria’s aviation industry for many decades was in []The post VAT removal: Antidote to reduced air fares’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oil firms flare 2,750.54MW worth of gas daily
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Deplete Nigeria’s July gas revenue projection Oil firms ‘ super majors and indigenous producers ‘ operating in Nigeria have burnt 2,750.54 Mega Watt (MW) worth of gas daily in July, depleting the projected gas revenues by the country by 9.33 per cent, New Telegraph has learnt. This loss, according to investigations, came []The post Oil firms flare 2,750.54MW worth of gas daily appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shell’s operations cash generation hits $12.1bn in 3 months
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Royal Dutch Shell saw its cash generation from operations in between July and September rise by nearly 60 per cent to $12.1 billion, as deep cost savings in recent years filtered through. The company, which revealed this in its third quarter report, added that the profits soared to its highest in four years. The increase []The post Shell’s operations cash generation hits $12.1bn in 3 months appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We don’t charge customers N100, 000 for prepaid meters
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The management of Ikeja Electric, IE, has thrown more light on its advanced metering strategy, debunking recent reports that the company charges customers N100, 000 for prepaid meters. Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr. Anthony Youdeowei, said this on the sideline of the commissioning of the firm’s PTC Undertaking office at GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. []The post ‘We don’t charge customers N100, 000 for prepaid meters’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE benchmark index dips by 0.24%
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed yesterday on a negative note, as the NSE All Share Index depreciated by -0.24 per cent, extending losing streak Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -16.20 per cent. Consequently, the All-Share Index shed 76.76 basis points or 0.24 per cent to close at 32,048.18 index points as []The post NSE benchmark index dips by 0.24% appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dearth of air traffic controllers hit aviation
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
NAMA records 700 deficits Nigeria’s aviation market is grappling with a paucity of traffic controllers to meet growing demand, New Telegraph has learnt. President, National Air Traffic Controllers of Nigeria (NATCA), Victor Eyaru, told this newspaper that the shortfall meant existing controllers are overworked. Eyaru, who spoke in Lagos, said it is a worrisome []The post Dearth of air traffic controllers hit aviation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SAHCOL builds fuel bowser for aviation ground support
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) team has built a Ground Support Equipment from scratch at the SAHCOL Engineering and Maintenance workshop to fuel Aviation Ground Support equipment in Lagos. The disclosure was made by spokeswoman for SAHCOL, Mrs. Vanessa Uansohia. She said that the fuel bowser is the first in the history of []The post SAHCOL builds fuel bowser for aviation ground support appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SAHCO eyes N1.9bn from IPO
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) has announced plans to raise up to N1.9billion in an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos yesterday, the Chairman, SAHCO, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, stated that the IPO was being undertaken based on terms of the executed Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (SSPA) that []The post SAHCO eyes N1.9bn from IPO appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Iyang-Eyen: Emmanuel not playing politics with projects
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The Commissioner for Works in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ephraim Iyang-Eyen, in this interview, speaks about on-going road projects in the state and governments efforts to complete them within the next few months. TONY ANICHEBE repors With the time left before this administration terminates, how many of the state’s road projects do you think []The post Iyang-Eyen: Emmanuel not playing politics with projects appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Three female presidential candidates, shameful ‘ Anifowose
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Mrs. Jumoke Anifowose, a former Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, is an ex-chairman of Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, she speaks on the 2019 elections, APC post-primary election crises and women participation in politics What is your take on the post-primary elections crises in your []The post Three female presidential candidates, shameful ‘ Anifowose appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Succession: Hope dashed for second term deputy govs
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
It was dashed succession bid for some deputy governors on their second term, who indicated interest for the 2019 governorship election as none of them was considered worthy to succeed their principals, FELIX NWANERI reports Section 186 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) provides for the office of a deputy governor for each state []The post Succession: Hope dashed for second term deputy govs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okorocha: The czar learns the hard way
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State seems to have been taught bitter lessons of politics by those opposed to his succession plan given the exclusion of his son-in-law and anointed successor, Uche Nwosu, from the governorship contest by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Felix Nwaneri reports It is evident that these []The post Okorocha: The czar learns the hard way appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Three female presidential candidates shameful ‘ Anifowose
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Mrs. Jumoke Anifowose, a former Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, is an ex-chairman of Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, she speaks on the 2019 elections, APC post-primary election crises and women participation in politics What is your take on the post-primary elections crises in your []The post Three female presidential candidates shameful ‘ Anifowose appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Liberal democracy and devt in Nigeria: 4th Republic in perspective
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Being a text of the Lecture delivered by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State at the 2nd Distinguished Personality Lecture, Department of Political Science and Diplomatic Studies , BOWEN University, Iwo, Osun State Protocol Let me express my profound gratitude to the Management of the Bowen University, especially the Faculty of []The post Liberal democracy and devt in Nigeria: 4th Republic in perspective appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCC Tennis League: Teams Offikwu, Leadway Assurance, Tech Vibes, Goshen qualify for semis
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The group phase of the NCC Tennis League was concluded over the weekend in six cities with Team Offikwu of Kaduna and Team Leadway Assurance fo Lagos emerging from the White Group while Team Tech Vibes of Jos led the White Group with Team Goshen of Ilorin clinching the second spot. In their final group []The post NCC Tennis League: Teams Offikwu, Leadway Assurance, Tech Vibes, Goshen qualify for semis appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria won’t escape defeat in Jo’Bourg ‘ S’Africa coach
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Coach Stuart Baxter has said Bafana Bafana will fancy their chances to beat the Super Eagles again when both teams clash on November 17. South Africa stunned hosts Nigeria 2-0 when both teams clashed in June 2017. It was the South Africans’ first-ever win over Nigeria in an official game. Baxter said Bafana Bafana could []The post Nigeria won’t escape defeat in Jo’Bourg ‘ SAfrica coach appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles won’t miss Uzoho against B’ Bafana ‘ Dosu
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Ex-international, Joseph Dosu, has said the Super Eagles will not miss current first choice in goal, Francis Uzoho, against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the next Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for November 17 in Johannesburg. Speaking on the backdrop of the injury sustained by the Elche of Spain’s goalkeeper, which []The post Eagles won’t miss Uzoho against B’ Bafana ‘ Dosu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Iwobi overtakes Ndidi as Nigeria’s most valuable player
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has overtaken Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as the most valuable Nigerian footballer, according to the latest monthly update by CIES Football Observatory. With a market value of ‘52.4 million, the Hale End Academy product is the only Nigerian player worth above ’50 million euros across the top five leagues in []The post Iwobi overtakes Ndidi as Nigeria’s most valuable player appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank Women’s B’Ball League: MFM maintain winning streak in Final Six
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The new entrant into the National Women Basketball League, the Mountain of Fire Basketball Club, on Monday completed a back-to-back victory in their first ever appearance in the final phase of the competition. In the abridged format which is on a home and away basis, the MFM ladies defeated Nigeria Customs in the reverse fixture []The post Zenith Bank Women’s B’Ball League: MFM maintain winning streak in Final Six appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian player dies in Turkey
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
A 23-year-old Nigerian footballer, Ekundayo Mawoyeka, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match, yesterday, in Turkey. The Saraykyspor striker collapsed in the 35th minute of his side’s match against Yesilkyspor at the Servergazi Stadium and was rushed to the Servergazi State Hospital where he was confirmed dead. While reacting to the news, []The post Nigerian player dies in Turkey appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ghana 2018: Falcons off to Abidjan for final camping
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Cup holders, Super Falcons of Nigeria will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title before arriving in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals. The team, which has been camping in the magnificent Jubilee Chalets and Resort in []The post Ghana 2018: Falcons off to Abidjan for final camping appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos City Marathon: Media accreditation commences
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The accreditation process for media practitioners interested in covering the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has officially commenced. The Head of Communications and Media for the marathon, Olukayode Thomas, said on Monday that the process of accreditation which would last for two months would be done strictly online as journalists are required to visit []The post Lagos City Marathon: Media accreditation commences appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FWC vows to return NPFL action to FCT
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The management board of the Family Worship Centre Champions Football Club has vowed to return Nigeria Professional Football League action to the Federal Capital in coming years. With the team currently playing at the state level, the management board hinted that plans were already on the table to play in the lowest division of []The post FWC vows to return NPFL action to FCT appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amputee team returns to Nigeria today
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
After making their debut at the just concluded Amputee World Cup in Mexico, the first batch of the Nigerian team will be returning to the country on Tuesday (today) with the remaining three players, including the coach coming home on Wednesday. The competition which ended at the weekend saw Angola winning the trophy with []The post Amputee team returns to Nigeria today appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Blood on their hands
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
There is nothing more appropriate to underscore a nation with broken consciousness and moral fibre than its present army of occupation across the country. It is a sign of dithering hope, fractured nationality, broken dialogue, and a clear absence of national cohesion and unanimity of purpose. Under a democracy, the Police are vested with the []The post Blood on their hands appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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