Connect with us

New Telegraph Newspaper

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Monday 3rd December 2018

Published

on

Buhari: People wished me dead, lobbied Osinbajo
Mon, 03 Dec 2018

For the first time in several months after his existence and true identity have been questioned, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared that he is real and not cloned as being speculated. Various reports, particularly in the social media, had alleged that President Buhari was dead and is being represented in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by one ‘Jubril’ from Sudan. Speaking in Krakow, Poland, during an interaction with Nigerians at a town hall meeting, President Buhari said many people had hoped that he was dead.

The president also declared that some people lobbied Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to be his deputy, presuming that he (Buhari) was dead. Buhari, however, did not disclose the identities of those plotting to be vice president to Osinbajo in the event his rumoured death was true. A Nigerian had sought to know from the president himself if he was the real person elected in 2015 to lead the country or if the rumour about his death was true. Responding to the enquiry, Buhari stressed that: “It’s real me, I assure you.”

The president, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, promised to celebrate his 76th birthday on December 17 with strength and agility. He said: “I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong.” President Buhari described the authors of the confusion about him as “ignorant and irreligious.” According to him, “A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. Some even reached out to the vice president to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead.

“That embarrassed him a lot and, of course, he visited me when I was in London convalescing… It’s real me; I assure you. “If I am getting harassed by anyone, it is my grandchildren, who are getting too many.” Reports indicate that many Nigerians, including the elite, had believed the rumour of the president’s alleged imposture in Aso Rock. Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, last week, created a scene in Abuja when he joked about the ‘Jubril’ rumour. Atiku, who was invited to the microphone to address members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) when an unidentified member shouted: “Jubril must go!”

seemed to have been caught unaware, hesitated before responding: “Which Jubril? Is it the one in Sudan or the one in Abuja?” The former vice president’s comment was followed by spontaneous laughter from NEC members and other persons present at the meeting. Yesterday’s clarification by President Buhari himself may have put to rest the rumour that has since filled the political space ahead of the 2019 general elections. President Buhari, at the meeting in Poland, also reiterated that his government will continue to remain focused and deliver on the three focal points of his campaign in 2015: security, economy and the fight against corruption.

“Those in the North-East will tell you that in spite of the recent setbacks, there is a difference between the time we came and before. “We are not doing badly on security, economy and agriculture. We have virtually stopped the importation of food, especially rice and we are saving a lot of money. “We now have food security and that has come with fiscal security, because a lot of young educated people have not regretted going back to the farms and earning a respectable living. “I am afraid, this is not receiving good publicity, but a lot of people in the rural areas are enjoying the benefits of our interventions in agriculture,” he said.

read more…

Ex-Niger Delta militants mobilise for Atiku
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
APC intensifies effort to woo South-East Members of the disbanded Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) have regrouped ahead of the 2019 general elections and have commenced intense mobilisation for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. New Telegraph gathered that the mobilisation is being []The post Ex-Niger Delta militants mobilise for Atiku appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

FG yet to release $1bn to fight Boko Haram ‘ Army
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The Nigerian Army has said that about seven months after the sum of $1 billion was approved by the Federal Government to fight Boko Haram and other security threats across the country, it was yet to access its share of the fund. It regretted that the fund was still domiciled in the Central Bank of []The post FG yet to release $1bn to fight Boko Haram ‘ Army appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

FG’s suspicious stance on Atiku’s U.S. visa
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is the strongest opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition in 2019. Hence, Atiku has literarily become a nightmare for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). That is evidenced in the various darts of corruption, lack of integrity, inability []The post FG’s suspicious stance on Atiku’s U.S. visa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Benue attack: How herdsmen killed our husbands ‘Widows
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Bereaved students lament, seek help Wives of victims of herders’ attack on Saint Ignatius Quasi-Parish in Benue State yesterday recalled their horrible experiences when the invaders suddenly turned them to widows. This came barely eight months after armed herdsmen believed to be of Fulani extraction invaded Saint Ignatius Quasi-Parish in Ayar-Mbalom in Gwer East []The post Benue attack: How herdsmen killed our husbands ‘Widows appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

19 children drown in Kwara boat accident
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Ahmed mourns About 19 children were drowned when a boat in which they were travelling capsized at Lafiagi in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State over the weekend. Although the police said they were yet to receive an accurate figure of the incident, local sources claimed that the affected boat was conveying 22 passengers []The post 19 children drown in Kwara boat accident appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Fuel scarcity looms as marketers give FG 7-day ultimatum
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
demand N800bn subsidy payment Firms to sack workers Acute shortage of premium motor spirit (PMS) also known as petrol is looming as oil marketers yesterday gave the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to settle outstanding debts of about N800 billion. The marketers also threatened that operations at depots across the country would also []The post Fuel scarcity looms as marketers give FG 7-day ultimatum appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Call for IGP, INEC boss’ sack: APC raises red flag on PDP’s demands
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the red flag over the demand by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu and the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over alleged bias in their conduct towards the opposition. National Chairman []The post Call for IGP, INEC boss’ sack: APC raises red flag on PDP’s demands appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

2019: Crisis brews in PDP campaign council
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Atikus loyalists fault Saraki Niger Delta warlords mobilise for ex-VP All seem not to be well within the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was inaugurated last Thursday in Abuja. The over 100-member council has the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as its Director-General with six zonal []The post 2019: Crisis brews in PDP campaign council appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Stock market shelves N581bn in November
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) finished the month of November 2018 on the negative trajectory with a record of N581 billion loss to close at N11.271 trillion in market capitalisation as growing political tension takes toll on the equity market. Some market analysts believed investors should trade cautiously in the []The post Stock market shelves N581bn in November appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Crash diets increase risk of belly fat
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Scientists in the United States (US) have raised the alarm over the negative health impact of crash diets, saying they cause short-term changes in the body that may lead to long-term health consequences, including more abdominal fat. The new study, which was conducted by researchers at Georgetown University in Washington DC, was released by the []The post Crash diets increase risk of belly fat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Oil subsidy: Marketers give FG 7-day ultimatum to refund N800bn
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Oil marketers yesterday in Lagos gave the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to settle outstanding debt totalling N800 billion, failing which depots would cease operation across the country. The marketers, comprising Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and the Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs), said failure to []The post Oil subsidy: Marketers give FG 7-day ultimatum to refund N800bn appeared first o
read more…

Wike: Rivers won’t be intimidated over neighbourhood watch
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the government and the people of the state would not be intimidated no matter the level of intimidation and use of force by the security agents in the country. This was as the governor condemned invasion of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency training camp by []The post Wike: Rivers won’t be intimidated over neighbourhood watch appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Hussain: Corruption cause of banks’ bad debts
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Principal Partner, Yomi, Hussain & Co, Mr. Yomi Hussain, has over 27 years experience In Financial Services. He Is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) as well as the Chartered Institute Of Taxation Of Nigeria (CITN.) In this Interview with Tony Chukwunyem and Joseph Agumagu, he speaks on topical financial []The post Hussain: Corruption cause of banks’ bad debts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Ending reclassification: Beginning of more trials
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
With the Tier Based Minimum Solvency Capital (TBMSC) policy cancelled by the insurance industry regulator, the general feeling is such that more stringent rules may be applied on the operators henceforth. Sunday Ojeme reports The move by the National Insurance commission (NAICOM) to give a new face to the nation’s insurance sector through []The post Ending reclassification: Beginning of more trials appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Aluminum firm hires CEO
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
First Aluminum Nigeria Plc has appointed Mr. Elias Igbinakenzua as its managing director/ chief executive officer. A statement from the company, said Igbinakenzua had worked as an executive director with Zenith Bank and Access Bank Plc. He is a seasoned banker with over 27 years professional experience, which cuts across audit & internal control, treasury []The post Aluminum firm hires CEO appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

7Up gets vice chair, MD
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc has appointed Mr Ziad Maalouf as its managing director. Also, the company in a statement, appointed Mr. Sunil Sawhney as its vice chairman. It said that the appointment of the duo was in line with its succession planning policy, adding that it was approved at a meeting of the Board of []The post 7Up gets vice chair, MD appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

NCC probes MNOs over cyber fraud
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
To meet CBN, security agencies in January Inundated by complaints from subscribers who had lost millions of naira to fraudsters who use mobile numbers and short codes to empty unsuspecting Nigerians’ bank accounts, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to establish whether Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are culpable through an ongoing investigation. While []The post NCC probes MNOs over cyber fraud appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Non-executive director for UAC
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
UAC Nigeria Plc has appointed Bolaji Adekunle Odunsi as its non-executive director. Adekunle according to a statement from the firm, replaces Olufunke Ighodaro , who resigned from the board to take up an executive role in South Africa. Odunsi is a financier with over 25 years of international investment experience in a variety of industry []The post Non-executive director for UAC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Nigeria exports N650bn gas from Onne Port
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Despite the activities of pirates in the Bonny channel, more than 2.06 million tons of liquefied natural gas have been exported through Onne Port in the last 10 months, New Telegraph has learnt. The gas, which left the port between February and November, 2018 was valued at N650billion ($1.8billion) The gas was lifted from []The post Nigeria exports N650bn gas from Onne Port appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Diamond gets CBN approval to operate as national bank
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Diamond Bank Plc has received the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) following its application to operate as a National Bank with immediate effect (subject to conclusion of the sale of Diamond Bank UK- DB UK Plc). With this approval, according to a statement, the bank will cease to operate as an International []The post Diamond gets CBN approval to operate as national bank appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

CIS: Local investors still bugged by fear, others
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The President of Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers (CIS) Mr. Adekoje Adedapo, has said that despite the full restoration of the stock market after the 2008 global meltdown, and continuous involvement of reputable foreign investors, the local investors are still bugged down by fear and low levels of confidence and as such, have not been []The post CIS: Local investors still bugged by fear, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

FMDQ reports N13.35trn October turnover
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Turnover in the Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) market for the month ended October 31, 2018 amounted to N13.35 trillion, representing a 19.81 per cent (N3.30 trillion) MoM decrease on the turnover of N16.65 trillion recorded in September, and a 9.60 per cent N1.17 trillion) YoY increase In a report obtained by New Telegraph, []The post FMDQ reports N13.35trn October turnover appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Presidency, NFF welcome Super Falcons home
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The Chief of Staff to the President and Commander-In- Chief of the Federal Republic, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), Alhaji Abba Kyari, was at the head of a delegation of prominent Nigerians and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation that received the Super Falcons on arrival in Abuja on Sunday evening. Nine-time African champions, Super []The post Presidency, NFF welcome Super Falcons home appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Rivers Governor’s Badminton Championship begins Dec 19
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The first edition of the Rivers Governor’s Badminton Championship is scheduled to take place at the Alfred Diette-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt from December 19 to 22. It will be the first ever national badminton championship to be held in Port Harcourt Rivers State.Organisers of the championship, Badminton Federation of Nigeria, says all entries must []The post Rivers Governor’s Badminton Championship begins Dec 19 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

AWCON: Dalung, Okowa, Nigeria Breweries salute Falcons
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The amazing feat achieved by the Super Falcons on Saturday in Accra has attracted positive reactions from administrators and corporate bodies. This followed their victory in another hard-fought final of the Africa Women Cup of Nations against South Africa’s Bayana Bayana on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium. Falcons won 4-3 after penalty shootout. It []The post AWCON: Dalung, Okowa, Nigeria Breweries salute Falcons appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Oshoala may lose CAF’s top prize
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Asisat Oshoala’s average outing at the just concluded 2018 AWCON is likely to cost her a lot especially because it will be tough to retain the CAF Women Player of the Year. The China-based striker, could have had at least a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Zambia but she made up for it with []The post Oshoala may lose CAF’s top prize appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

NCC Tennis League: Team Offikwu romps into final
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Team Offikwu has qualified for the final of this years Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Tennis League taking place later in the year at prestigious Lagos Lawn Tennis Club with a awesome 5-2 victory over Team Ghosen. Team Offikwu represented by Nigerias top seeds Sylvester Emmanuel, Christian Paul, Henry Atseye, Shehu Lawal, Christy Agubom and Moses []The post NCC Tennis League: Team Offikwu romps into final appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

SA steps in as emergency host of 2019 AFCON
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The South African Football Association (SAFA) has accepted a request from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to step in as emergency host of the 2019 African Nations Cup. CAFs desperate SOS to SA came just days after the continental body stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights’ citing fears over security and delays in preparations []The post SA steps in as emergency host of 2019 AFCON appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

WBC heavyweight title fight: Wilder, Fury in stunning draw
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
re-match on the cards Tyson Furys shot at completing a remarkable return to the top of world boxing saw him survive two knockdowns in an enthralling draw with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles. In one of the most thrilling heavyweight contests for years, the Briton was floored in the ninth round []The post WBC heavyweight title fight: Wilder, Fury in stunning draw appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

SWAN wants Falcons overhauled
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria has applauded the resilience of the Super Falcons for overcoming all odds to win the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana. SWAN in a release signed by Administrative Secretary, Martins Mejabi, said: We are happy that the team despite the numerous challenges, also reaffirmed the never []The post SWAN wants Falcons overhauled appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Cryo Homes partners Cross River for Governor’s Cup
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
The Cross River State Football Association has announced Cryo Homes Ltd as one of its official partners for the 2018 Governor’s Cup. The agreement signed recently in Calabar will see the partnership come into immediate effect during the 2018 edition holding between 16th and 23 of December, 2018. The event which will feature teams from []The post Cryo Homes partners Cross River for Governor’s Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

The battle for the soul of Imo
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Ordinarily, it would have been morally wrong for any political party in Imo State to field anyone from Orlu senatorial zone as governorship candidate in the 2019 election. Such choice(s) would not have accorded with the principles of equity, justice and good conscience. The reason is simple: Orlu zone has occupied the seat of governor []The post The battle for the soul of Imo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Buhari’s frank talk on Nigerians, police trust crisis
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Not every Nigerian believes in the widely acclaimed cliche’ that ‘Police is your friend,’. As an institution, the Police as it obtains in advanced democracies, are entrusted with the power to even take away life and liberty in order to ‘protect and serve’, a system which places an extraordinary level of trust in the people []The post Buhari’s frank talk on Nigerians, police trust crisis appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Buhari’s travel ban on targeted Nigerians: An extreme panicky measure of desperation (5)
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
CURTAIN CALL Today, we shall be concluding our series on this vexed issue above. THE LEGAL POSITION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (continues) In Corfield v. Coryell 6 Fed. Cas. 546, (E.D, Pa.1823), the US Supreme Court acknowledged the travel right in explaining the relationship between the ‘free ingress and regress’ clause in []The post Buhari’s travel ban on targeted Nigerians: An extreme panicky measure of desperation (5) appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Flavour, Anna Banner at loggerheads over new baby with Sandra Okagbue
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Popular highlife singer, Flavour, welcomed his third child with Sandra Okagbue recently in Dallas, Texas hospital. Flavour already has a four-year-old daughter with the beauty queen, Sandra and another daughter with ex-beauty queen, Anna Banner. This is coming after former beauty queen, Anna Banner, disclosed earlier in the year that she can never be jealous []The post Flavour, Anna Banner at loggerheads over new baby with Sandra Okagbue appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Djinn’s day out 2
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Dave blinked his eyes a number of times. He wished he was seeing an apparition. But no, she stood there, her eyes as round as saucers. He wished he had magical powers that could turnaround this situation. He had woken up with a funny taste in his mouth which had stayed all day. Brushing []The post Djinn’s day out 2 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
read more…

Do you have news, eyewitness or press release, send for free publication: naijanewspaper@gmail.com, Request for news credit or take down email info@naijanewspapers.com.ng

Advertisement
Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Related Post:

Trending