New Telegraph Newspaper Today, Tuesday 13th November 2018

New Telegraph Newspaper Today, Tuesday 13th November 2018

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Buhari: I’m frustrated over stolen funds, assets
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that he is getting frustrated over the amount of funds stolen from the national treasury currently stashed in banks in the United States of America and Europe. The President stated this during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, France. As part of his administration’s anti-corruption war, Buhari []The post Buhari: I’m frustrated over stolen funds, assets appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okowa, Ganduje applaud New Telegraph Awards
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Kano gov: Why we’re investing in health, education Governors Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta) and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano) have applauded New Telegraph over their recognition in various sectors of the economy. Okowa has emerged as Governor of the Year in Human Capital Development and Infrastructure while the Kano helmsman is Governor of the Year in Health []The post Okowa, Ganduje applaud New Telegraph Awards appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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1,801 killed, 50,212 displaced in Plateau attacks ‘IDP C’ittee
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
says 87 villages destroyed, annexed by herdsmen At least 1,801 people were killed, while 50,212 others were displaced from their ancestral homes in the recent attacks on communities in Plateau State. The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the state government, disclosed this yesterday while presenting its report to []The post 1,801 killed, 50,212 displaced in Plateau attacks ‘IDP C’ittee appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Teleology finally takes over 9Mobile
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Ado Bayero heads new board Teleology Holdings, the preferred bidder for acquisition of the telecommunications company, 9Mobile, has finally taken over the company. The telecommunications regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is believed to have sanctioned the take over after being satisfied with the technical capabilities of the new owners. Teleology, in statement signed by []The post Teleology finally takes over 9Mobile appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Obasanjo chides govs opposed to LGs’ autonomy
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, criticised state governors opposed to local government autonomy in Nigeria, describing them as enemies of the people.Obasanjo, who decried how state governments have financially incapacitated local governments, said there must be sustained efforts by stakeholders to liberate councils to enhance their development. He spoke when members of a non-governmental organization, []The post Obasanjo chides govs opposed to LGs’ autonomy appeared first on
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Domestic football deserves much more
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Nigeria’s fortunes in the domestic league have continued to nosedive in recent years. Many reasons can be adduced for this, but most importantly the league is very crucial especially in the evaluation of the standard of the game in any country. The domestic league witnessed a shock decision recently when Lobi Stars were declared []The post Domestic football deserves much more appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Minimum wage: Averting the next strike
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The palpable tension created by organised labour with its intention to embark on a nationwide strike on November 6th is still re-echoing. In a country where over 80 per cent of its citizens survive on income that comes their way daily, the threat of going on strike, no matter the reason, is as debilitating as []The post Minimum wage: Averting the next strike appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos: Two kids, dog found dead inside freezer
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos were on Sunday thrown into mourning when the corpses of two children and a dog were found in a freezer. The incident, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo- Baiyeku Local Government Development Area at 4.30p.m. A neighbour, who preferred []The post Lagos: Two kids, dog found dead inside freezer appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My arrest, a hoax sponsored by Okorocha ‘ Uzodinma
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has said that there was no iota of truth in story trending online that he was arrested Sunday night by the Special Presidential investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Properties. But a statement from the panel said that it had been investigating []The post My arrest, a hoax sponsored by Okorocha ‘ Uzodinma appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zinc deficiency increases autism risk
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
A new research has confirmed that there is a link between zinc deficiency and the early development of autism. The new findings, published in the journal; Frontiers, had been confirmed in a study of brain cells connections from rats hippocampal neurons. Autism or autism spectrum disorders refers to a broad range of conditions characterised by []The post Zinc deficiency increases autism risk appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku: My search, a premeditated intimidation tactic
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has maintained that the search of his chartered jet by security operatives on Sunday, was a premeditated intimidation tactic on him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government. Atiku, in a statement by his campaign organization, yesterday, said his Dubai trip []The post Atiku: My search, a premeditated intimidation tactic appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Corruption under Jonathan was grand, not ordinary ‘ Osinbajo
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
For the umpteenth time, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has once again condemned what he described as grand corruption that he alleged characterised the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. According to Osinbajo, what transpired under the administration of the former leader could not be described as ordinary corruption, saying monies were freely withdrawn from the Central []The post Corruption under Jonathan was grand, not ordinary ‘ Osinbajo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NYSC decries vandalism of transformer, others in Imo
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Imo state has decried vandalism of its transformer and other equipment at its permanent orientation camp and appealed to government to come to its aid. NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Sunday Aroni made the appeal yesterday at the official closing ceremony of orientation course for the Batch ‘C’ Stream []The post NYSC decries vandalism of transformer, others in Imo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Outrageous bill: Senate takes fact-finding mission to Discos
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
mulls harmonised energy theft, vandalism bills The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy has begun fact-finding mission on ‘crazy billing’, prepaid metering and other issues rocking the power sector to 11 distribution companies across the country. The committee also promised to harmonise all laws concerning energy theft, and vandalism scattered in []The post Outrageous bill: Senate takes fact-finding mission to Discos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Crude swap: A second look at Shell, ExxonMobil’s return
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Two super oil majors, Shell and ExxonMobil, could, any moment from now, secure juicy crude swap deals from the Federal Government. Adeola Yusuf looks at what the return of the duo, which exited the downstream sector some years ago portends for the industry The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Upstream, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), []The post Crude swap: A second look at Shell, ExxonMobil’s return appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Epileptic power despite $200m injection unacceptable
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The power supply gap in Nigeria despite investment of over $200 million by the African Development Bank (AfDB) is unacceptable, the lender has said. President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, stated this at the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Cape Town, South Africa. The lender also identified some failures in the ongoing energy reforms []The post ‘Epileptic power despite $200m injection unacceptable’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Service condition crisis brews in aviation sector
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Financial institutions back national carrier project Crisis is brewing in the aviation sector over alleged unjust delay of the release of workers condition of service for over seven years. Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that the continued delay in the release of aviation agencies’ condition of service has continued to affect the morale of []The post Service condition crisis brews in aviation sector appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Faulty foundations delay N200bn Lagos housing scheme
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Fresh facts have emerged on why Lagos State government may not be able to deliver the N200 billion Ilubirin Housing Scheme this year as promised. It was learnt that the state government and its partner on the project might have no option than to restructure the housing project due to some identified faulty piles []The post Faulty foundations delay N200bn Lagos housing scheme appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Real estate: Developers eye mid-tier market
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
While other real estate developers are closing shops due to Nigeria’s unimpressive business climate, others have put on their thinking caps, eyeing opportunities in untapped segment of the market. Dayo Ayeyemi reports Despite the downturn in the real estate sector, many developers and investors have been creating a niche market for themselves to ensure []The post Real estate: Developers eye mid-tier market appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Triangular market: Airlines’ undoing
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Most of the airlines in Nigeria jostle and compete for the triangular market of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt considered to be the money spinner for operators. But concentration on this route has eroded other routes’ development, WOLE SHADARE writes The clincher The triangular route of Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt seems to be clincher []The post Triangular market: Airlines’ undoing’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How Pirates attacked LNG carrier offshore Nigeria
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
More facts emerged last weekend on how a liquefied natural gas carrier, LNG River Niger fended off a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea, near Nigeria. Bermuda Government’s Department of Marine & Port Services said that the RCC Bermuda received an SSAS (Ship Security Alerting System) from the 141,000-cbm tanker at 2:25 am on []The post How Pirates attacked LNG carrier offshore Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Snags as gluts rock Nigeria’s 2.1m bopd crude
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Nigeria’s 2.1 million barrels daily crude grades suffered fresh sale drought in the last one week, as gluts rocked the country’s biggest revenue earner at the global market. But rates for taking Nigeria’s crude grades to Asia, the market for their bullish sales, skyrocketed near the highest in the last two years. Nigeria derives []The post Snags as gluts rock Nigeria’s 2.1m bopd crude appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCC, NIESV partner on economy, others
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) may have opened a new dimension to boost the nation’s economy through valuation of intellectual property. NCC Zonal Director, Lagos, Mr. Ezeilo Obi, dropped this hint during a training programme organised by the Business Assets & Intellectual Valuation Faculty, []The post NCC, NIESV partner on economy, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ondo Assembly: Politics of leadership change
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Baba tope Okeowo reports that the Ondo State House of Assembly has, again, been thrown into crisis over a plan to change its leadership The scenario that played out few days to the expiration of the tenure of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State when some lawmakers elected under the platform of the []The post Ondo Assembly: Politics of leadership change appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Primaries: Reps probe parties over violation of Electoral Act
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The House of Representatives, last week, constituted a 10-man committee to investigate political parties and the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) over allegations of violation of the Electoral Act in the conduct of their primaries, PHILIP NYAM reports The House of Representatives has constituted a 10-man ad hoc committee headed by Hon. Bashir Baballe []The post Primaries: Reps probe parties over violation of Electoral Act appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okei-Odumakin: Women are critical stakeholders in governance
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, a human rights activist and gender advocate, is the President of Women Arise for Change Initiative. In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, she speaks on women participation in politics, vote-buying and the 2019 general elections According to the list of the 79 presidential candidates released by the Independent National Electoral Commission []The post Okei-Odumakin: Women are critical stakeholders in governance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP group: ‘We’ve no candidates for Borno governorship, central senatorial polls
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State has been advised against fielding ineligible candidates for the governorship forthcoming governorship election as well as Borno Central senatorial district seat. A coalition within the party, Yerwa-Oodua PDP Support Group, which gave the advise at the weekend, declared that except the PDP forwards the names []The post PDP group: ‘We’ve no candidates for Borno governorship, central senatorial polls appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sen. Uzodinma denies arrest, as group condemns media report
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Senator Hope Uzodinma, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has denied the report of his arrest by security men, just as National Association of Igbo Youths condemned the media report. Uzodinma made the denial of his arrest in a statement issued by the National Secretary of the Association, Chuks []The post Sen. Uzodinma denies arrest, as group condemns media report appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles must restore pride in S’ Africa ‘ Fashanu
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Former football star, John Fashanu, has urged the Super Eagles to redeem their pride by beating Bafana Bafana of South Africa in this weekend’s 2019 AFCON qualifier slated for Johannesburg. The former Wimbledon of England striker is convinced that Nigeria who led the group heading into the penultimate round of matches have done []The post Eagles must restore pride in S’ Africa ‘ Fashanu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Falode condoles with Ajuma Otache’s family
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has on behalf of the board of the NWFL, sent a condolence message to the family of late former Super Falcons player, Ajumah Otache, over the sudden death of the ex-international, who was also a member of the coaching staff of the national U-17 Womens []The post Falode condoles with Ajuma Otaches family appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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S’Africa vs Nigeria: Omeruo, Idowu, Chukwueze hit camp today
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Three Super Eagles players -Kenneth Omeruo, Brian Idowu and Samuel Chukwueze- are expected to join the team’s camp in Asaba, Delta State, ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa scheduled for November 17 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Leganes defender, Omeruo, posted on social media on Monday morning the []The post S’Africa vs Nigeria: Omeruo, Idowu, Chukwueze hit camp today appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mutual Benefits Badminton: Adesokan, Adeyori vow to defend titles
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Reigning champions, Dorcas Adesokan and Anu Opeyori, have vowed to defend their titles at the Mutual Benefits Badminton Championship which begins today (Tuesday) at the Mutual Benefits/Police Badminton Hall, Police College, Ikeja, Lagos. Adesokan said she was expecting to repeat her last year’s gold-winning performance despite challenges from her rivals. ‘My desire is to win []The post Mutual Benefits Badminton: Adesokan, Adeyori vow to defend titles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON qualifiers: Nine players arrive camp in Asaba
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Super Eagles camp in Asaba for the crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Desk Western Plus Hotels, came alive on Monday as nine players arrived camp. Galatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru, was one of the early arrivals, ready to transform his club form into action with the []The post AFCON qualifiers: Nine players arrive camp in Asaba appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NB Plc charges Eagles to beat S’ Africa
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
as team begins training today in Asaba Nigerias leading brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, has urged the Super Eagles to extract their pound of flesh from the Bafana Bafana of South Africa when the two sides meet on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match day five game at the FNB stadium []The post NB Plc charges Eagles to beat S’ Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Natasha’s Soccer Talent Hunt: Pinnick, Fresh, others storm Kogi
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
President of Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, led other executive members of the federation as well as other top shots in Nigerian football to Ihima, Okene LGA of Kogi State on Sunday to grace a soccer talent hunt organised by the Natasha Akpoti Foundation, to promote grassroot soccer talents in the State. The final of []The post Natashas Soccer Talent Hunt: Pinnick, Fresh, others storm Kogi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pogba, Martial out of France squad
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have been withdrawn from the France squad for the upcoming fixtures against the Netherlands and Uruguay. The news was confirmed by the French Football Federation (h/t Tom Coast of Sport Witness) on Monday, with Arsenals Alexandre Lacazette and Tottenham Hotspurs Moussa Sissoko called up to replace the []The post Pogba, Martial out of France squad appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ndidi joins Hazard, Silva in Team of the Week
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Wilfred Ndidi has made it into the Premier League Team of the Week after shining in Leicester Citys goalless draw against Burnley at the King Power Stadium last Saturday. The Super Eagles midfielder was the only Foxes player selected in the top eleven outstanding players in each position by Whoscored. Ndidi lined up with Chelsea []The post Ndidi joins Hazard, Silva in Team of the Week appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New Telegraph’s correspondent gets LSSA role
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
New Telegraph correspondent, Charles Ogundiya, was on Monday among 37 members of the Lagos State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria that were selected as Media Officers of the various Sports Associations in Lagos State. According to the list compiled by Lagos SWAN approved by Lagos State Sports Commission, Ogundiya, one of Nigeria’s best []The post New Telegraph’s correspondent gets LSSA role appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Buhari, anti-corruption and poverty
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
I am yet to reconcile the relationship between anti-corruption, good governance and extreme poverty rating of the President Muhammadu Buhari government. It is not that I lack the intuition to understand the rubrics of anti-corruption, I am just wondering why poverty has hit the roof top under a government that preaches anti-corruption with so much []The post 2019: Buhari, anti-corruption and poverty appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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