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Nigerian Newspaper: Vanguard Headlines Today, Thursday 8th November, 2018

Murderous rage of domestic servants
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Vengeful domestic staff turn the heat on employers Domestic servants used to be at the receiving end of maltreatment and violence, but in the last couple of years, they have cut short the joy of many homes; they have sent several employers to their early graves, reports ABIODUN BELLO When the Chairman, Credit []The post Murderous rage of domestic servants appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New Telegraph Awards: I’m motivated to serve more, says Dickson
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has commended the management of Daily Telegraph Publishing Limited for recognising him as Governor of the Year in the Good Governance category. Describing the recognition as a marker for service delivery to Nigerians and humanity, the governor said the award would motivate him to keep doing the []The post New Telegraph Awards: I’m motivated to serve more, says Dickson appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo highlights SMEs’ input to national devt
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Micro Small and Medium scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are currently driving Nigeria’s economic growth, contributing just under 50 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and also employing over 80 per cent of country’s entire labour force. Osinbajo stated this while touring the Ketu international market in Lagos to monitor the disbursement of the []The post Osinbajo highlights SMEs’ input to national devt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I inherited a mismanaged Nigeria- Buhari
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that he inherited a mind blogging mismanaged Nigeria under the previous governments. The President, while receiving a group from the South-East part of the country under the aegis of One-on-One Nigeria, Tuesday night at the presidential villa, said: ‘We are trying to organize the country.’ A statement by the Special []The post I inherited a mismanaged Nigeria- Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekweremadu: Senate, S’East govs reject Police’s claim
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
want security agencies to probe assassination attempt The Senate, yesterday, vehemently rejected the claim by the Nigeria Police Force, that Tuesday’s alleged assassination attempt on the life of the Deputy President of the Senate, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, was a mere burglary action by hoodlums. The Senate also berated the Police for perceived unprofessional handling []The post Ekweremadu: Senate, SEast govs reject Polices claim appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC Primaries: How govs put Oshiomhole in trouble
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) between some governors of the party and its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, took another turn over the weekend as the Department of State Services (DSS) reportedly detained and interrogated Oshimhole. New Telegraph gathered yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari, who was not aware of the DSS’ []The post APC Primaries: How govs put Oshiomhole in trouble appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NNPC raked in $470m, remits N128.4bn to Federation Account in August
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it remitted N118.4 billion to the Federation Account in August after it recorded crude oil and gas export sale of $470million in the month. The crude oil and gas sale, the corporation said in its Monthly Financial Report released yesterday in Abuja, indicated an upsurge []The post NNPC raked in $470m, remits N128.4bn to Federation Account in August appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN: Domestic debt servicing cost hits N941.9bn in H1 2018
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Domestic debt servicing rose to N941.99billion in the first half of this year from N687.37 billion at end-June 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. The apex bank disclosed this in its Half Year Activity report posted on its website yesterday. According to the banking watchdog, the increase in domestic debt servicing []The post CBN: Domestic debt servicing cost hits N941.9bn in H1 2018 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE records midweek loss
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday experienced a bear run, as the overall market performance indices dropped by 0.14 per cent. Transactions on the stock market had the previous day closed on the positive trajectory. However, at the close of trading yesterday, the All-Share Index fell by 45 []The post NSE records midweek loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sultan canvasses dialogue for security challenges
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III said dialogue and truth were panacea for security challenges facing the country. Alhaji Abubakar spoke yesterday in Abuja at a public presentation of biography of former Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, which was also part of the activities to mark his 70th birthday. []The post Sultan canvasses dialogue for security challenges appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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UNILAG VC seeks Nigeria, China’s partnership for mutual growth
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, yesterday said that there was the need for both Nigerian and Chinese civilization to interact with a view to identifying strength and weaknesses of each so as to provide a platform for mutual growth. He said Nigeria was one of those friends that []The post UNILAG VC seeks Nigeria, Chinas partnership for mutual growth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NIGCOMSAT re-strategizes for $268bn satellite market
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Seven years after the launch of a replacement for Nigeria’s communications satellite, NigComSat -1R, the country’s satellite company is now set to take position in the burgeoning satellite industry. Checks by New Telegraph revealed that NIGCOMSAT is rolling out new business strategies that would attract Internet Service Providers, telecoms operators, Pay TV operators []The post NIGCOMSAT re-strategizes for $268bn satellite market appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Somefun: Top Asian firm, others eye Unity Bank
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Unity Bank PLC is on the verge of finalizing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will recapitalize the lender, New Telegraph has learnt. The bank’s Managing Director/CEO, Mrs. Tomi Somefun, said this yesterday in Lagos during an interaction with journalists in Lagos. She however, failed to disclose the identity of the parties. ‘All I []The post Somefun: Top Asian firm, others eye Unity Bank appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Leveraging Fintech for financial inclusion
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
With the increasing number of Financial Technology (Fintech) companies in Nigeria, the country now stands a better chance of achieving its 80 per cent financial inclusion target by 2020. However, to bring these potential to bear, current challenges facing the Fintech ecosystem must be addressed. SAMSON AKINTARO reports Despite concerns by commercial banks over []The post Leveraging Fintech for financial inclusion appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Knocks, kudos over asset sales to fund budget
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Hint that the Federal Government may dispose of some national assets to fund 2018 budget has drawn varied opinions. Abdulwahab Isa reports In the heat of economic recession of 2016, debate about propriety of selling some states’ assets to oil the wheel of ailing economy took centrestage. Given the dire straits economy had been []The post Knocks, kudos over asset sales to fund budget appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FX restriction as boost for local industries
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Three years after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) restricted access to foreign exchange for 41 items, it has reiterated that the policy helped to save the economy from collapse, as well as boosted the profile of local industries. Taiwo Hassan reports. Indeed, the decision taken by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to []The post FX restriction as boost for local industries appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Forex: ‘CBN’s intervention buoys firms’ profitability
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The positive developments in the manufacturing sector have been attributed to easy access to foreign exchange. Chairman, PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, Chief Kolawole Jamodu, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos. He said industrialists acknowledged that Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s flexibility to access forex has buoyed their capacity to procure []The post Forex: ‘CBN’s intervention buoys firms’ profitability’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stakeholders charge FMDQ on demutualization
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Stakeholders have called on the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange to explore demutualising the Exchange to bring the Nigerian capital market at par with other international jurisdictions. This they said would enhance governance, transparency and visibility whilst attracting strategic partners, investors and good quality issuers. The first shot came from Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede , former GMD []The post Stakeholders charge FMDQ on demutualization appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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BPE to allot SAHCOL shares to 360 federal wards
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the shares of Skyway Aviation billed to open next Monday would be allotted on the basis of equality between the 360 federal constituencies in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has said. Director General, BPE, Alex Okoh was said this in []The post BPE to allot SAHCOL shares to 360 federal wards appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCS tasks govt on effective IT policy execution
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has called for proper implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policies to enhance adoption in the country. The NCS President, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, made the call at a media briefing to announce the society’s 40th Anniversary and its forthcoming National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA) programmes. According to him, []The post NCS tasks govt on effective IT policy execution appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCAC, Rivers laud Airtel on NAFEST 2018 sponsorship
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The National Council for Arts & Culture (NCAC) and the River State Government have commended telecommunications service provider, Airtel for its sponsorship of the 2018 National Festival of Arts And Culture (NAFEST) hosted by Rivers. According to Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director General, National Council for Arts & Culture and Chairman, National Planning Committee of NAFEST []The post NCAC, Rivers laud Airtel on NAFEST 2018 sponsorship appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bucknor-Akerele: Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele is a former deputy governor of Lagos State and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, she speaks on development in the state and the 2019 elections, among other issues How prepared is your party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general []The post Bucknor-Akerele: Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Isiaka: Last man standing for Ogun West agenda
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, could easily pass off as the last man standing in the struggle by Yewa-Awori people to produce governor in 2019 for the first time in the history of the state. KUNLE OLAYENI reports After two consecutive failed attempts, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, []The post Isiaka: Last man standing for Ogun West agenda appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sham primaries’ll limit choices in 2019 ‘Nwankwo
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Mr. Clement Nwankwo, Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is the Chairman of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room. In this interview monitored on African Independent Television (AIT), he speaks on the primaries of the various political parties, and the 2019 general elections, among other issues. WALE ELEGBEDE reports Do you think []The post Sham primaries’ll limit choices in 2019 ‘Nwankwo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP supporters group to launch book on party’s achievements
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
A group, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Core Supporters Network, says a book on the achievements of the party while in government for 16 years will be launched on Dec. 18. The group, in a statement by Alhaji Kabiru Attajiri and Mr Dare Balogun, the National Coordinator and National Secretary respectively, in Abuja on Wednesday, said []The post PDP supporters group to launch book on party’s achievements appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC displays 1.9m provisional voters register for verification in Sokoto
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has displayed provisional register of 1,910,281 voters at 3,035 polling units across Sokoto State for verification to ensure that credible voters register for 2019 general elections. Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) told newsmen on Wednesday in Sokoto that the register was displayed for community members to []The post INEC displays 1.9m provisional voters register for verification in Sokoto appeared first on Ne
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INEC begins display of voters’ register in Borno ‘ REC
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that it had commenced display of voters’ register in the 27 Local Government Areas of Borno. The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the commission had also embarked on the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards []The post INEC begins display of voters’ register in Borno ‘ REC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat’s ticket excites Lagos APC chairman
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Ahead of 2019 general elections, the chairman of Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Tunde Balogun has urged Lagosians, to vote for the party’s governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat. Speaking at the weekend during the presentation of Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate, Balogun said Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat []The post Sanwo-Olu, Hamzats ticket excites Lagos APC chairman appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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S’Africa v Nigeria: Nwosu charges Iwobi over Eagles’ No.10 role
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Ex-international, Henry Nwosu, believes Alex Iwobi should enforce himself to the playmaker role in the Super Eagles pointing that the Arsenal man should make a big statement in the midfield in the upcoming 2019 AFCON Qualifier against South Africa. Nwosu, himself a midfielder during his active days, declared that the Arsenal man was in []The post S’Africa v Nigeria: Nwosu charges Iwobi over Eagles’ No.10 role appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank Women B’ball: Amangbo promises more support as First Bank retain title
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has assured the Nigeria Basketball Federation that the organisation will continue to support women basketball in the country. Speaking at the final of the 14th edition of the womens league sponsored by the bank, Amangbo said it was no longer a sponsorship but a []The post Zenith Bank Women Bball: Amangbo promises more support as First Bank retain title appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles to enjoy Stephen Keshi Stadium ‘ Pinnick
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has predicted that the Super Eagles will enjoy playing on the pitch of Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, because it is one of the best in the country at present. In contrast with reports that Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, is adverse to lining the squad out at the arena in []The post Eagles to enjoy Stephen Keshi Stadium ‘ Pinnick appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ighalo injured, doubtful for South Africa clash
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, is doubtful for the November 17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa after sustaining an injury in a Chinese Super League match on Wednesday. Ighalo, who has been on fire having netted six timers for Nigeria in his last three matches including five in the back-to-back wins []The post Ighalo injured, doubtful for South Africa clash appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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StarTimes to beam Europa League matches live
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The world most exciting football league continues on Thursday with unbeatable live matches from the Europa League season as Chelsea head into their Europa League fixture with BATE Borisov and Arsenal hosting Sporting CP’s while Real Betis face a tough test with AC Milan for the qualification to the knockout stages. StarTimes Nigeria has assured []The post StarTimes to beam Europa League matches live appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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European Super League: FIFA threatens players with World Cup ban
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs like Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich []The post European Super League: FIFA threatens players with World Cup ban appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Guinness hosts Ferdinand in Nigeria
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Guinness Nigeria recently unveiled an exciting new partnership with legendary for English Premier League footballer, Rio Ferdinand. The former Manchester United defender will be visiting Nigeria from November 30 to December 1 to join Guinness’ efforts to find and celebrate Nigerian football fans that are Made of More. According to a press statement, in anticipation []The post Guinness hosts Ferdinand in Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NOC rolls out red carpet for Abuja investiture night
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
The Nigeria Olympic Committee will roll out the red carpets today for its investiture ceremony on deserving Nigerians at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja starting from 7pm. The second leg of the investiture which comes after the Lagos leg held at the Palace of Oba Elegushi two weeks ago will see six eminent Nigerians []The post NOC rolls out red carpet for Abuja investiture night appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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B’Bafana seek inspiration from Bartlett to stop Eagles
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Ex Bafana Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett is among those ramping up support for South Africa ahead of the ‘crucial’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria. In 2004 Bartlett played against the Super Eagles in an international friendly on November 17 and he scored the first of two goals in Bafana’s 2-1 victory. The []The post B’Bafana seek inspiration from Bartlett to stop Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ghana 2018: Dennerby names Oshoala, Oparanozie, 19 others for AWCON
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Super Falcons Coach, Thomas Dennerby, has named CAF Women Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, alongside striker,Desire Oparanozie, in his final 21 man list for the African Women Cup of Nations scheduled for Ghana. The championship starts next week, with cup holders Nigeria heading Group B of the competition, to contend with South Africa, []The post Ghana 2018: Dennerby names Oshoala, Oparanozie, 19 others for AWCON appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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South-East and Buhari’s fairness
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
You are all my people; I will treat you all as mine. I will work for those who voted for me, voted against me and those who didn’t vote at all’ -Muhammadu Buhari Lately, President Muhammadu Buhari has found himself enmeshed in a peculiar political muddle where he has been undulating from one problem []The post South-East and Buharis fairness appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How you can control your blood pressure with diet
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
What is hypertension’ Hypertension or high blood pressure refers to the pressure of blood against your artery walls. Over time, high blood pressure can cause blood vessel damage that leads to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and other problems. Hypertension is sometimes called the silent killer because it produces no symptoms and can go unnoticed []The post How you can control your blood pressure with diet appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Top 10 Richest Musicians in Ghana
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Ghana is taking its share in Africa’s music industry. Thanks to a number of talented musicians, Ghanaian music now ranks impressively when compared to that from other African countries. Here are 10 Ghanaian musicians whose talent has been the source of their growing wealth. Ghanaian musicians could soon be among the top ten richest musicians []The post Top 10 Richest Musicians in Ghana appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Need for re-organization of Nigeria’s healthcare system
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Title: Fixing Healthcare in Nigeria Author: Dr. Ola Brown Year of Publication: 2018 Pagination: 40 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme Public health is not doubt imperative to national development. As an important element of national security, it serves not only to provide adequate and timely medical care, but also track, monitor, and control disease outbreak. []The post Need for re-organization of Nigeria’s healthcare system appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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