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Unrestrained incursions into dangerous terrains
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The first railroad in Nigeria was constructed by the British colonial government in the year 1898. Shortly after that, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) entered a long period of decline, inept management and, eventually, a complete lack of maintenance of rail and locomotive assets. In 1970, a passenger train carrying large number of people []The post Unrestrained incursions into dangerous terrains appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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E-waste: Importing death through used electronics
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Experts have said that some used electronics coming into the country from the United States of America (USA), European and Asian countries contained chemicals which could induce skin diseases, damage the nervous system, kidneys and respiratory organs, BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports In the last three years, eight countries have consistently used Nigerian market as a []The post E-waste: Importing death through used electronics appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG moves to ban trucks on Lagos/Ibadan highway
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
as Buhari holds special FEC session over 2019 budget The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to compel persons transporting cargo along the Lagos/Ibadan highway in trucks and heavy duty vehicles to use the rail system. Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said the idea is to preserve Lagos/Ibadan road when the rail reconstruction is completed. []The post FG moves to ban trucks on Lagos/Ibadan highway appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Senate approves Buhari’s N338bn local debt payment request
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Senate, yesterday, approved a request by the executive for the payment of N338.9 billion local debts owed by the Federal Government through a promissory note programme and bond issuance. The amount consists of N102 billion as refund for federal projects executed by Delta and Taraba states; N43.5 billion for debts owed five contractors, and []The post Senate approves Buharis N338bn local debt payment request appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Opening up Enugu, Ebonyi communities
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
For farmers, motorists and residents in some neighbouring Enugu and Ebonyi communities, the ongoing construction of the deplorable Uburu/Uduma/ Nenwe and Nome/ Mburumbu/Nara/ Obegu/Uduma roads comes as a huge relief. UCHENNA INYA reports from Abakaliki Neighbouring communities in Enugu and Ebonyi states, including Nenwe, Nara, Obegu, Uduma, Uburu, Mburumbu and Ishiagu are predominantly []The post Opening up Enugu, Ebonyi communities appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Criminals, drug barons buy houses for Police ‘Ex-IGP
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Idris wants IGs appointment without Senate’s confirmation A former Inspector-General of Police and Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, yesterday, shocked Nigerians when he told the Senate that the rot in the Police Force had got to a point where criminals and drug bandits give gift of houses to serving policemen. Smith made the []The post Criminals, drug barons buy houses for Police ‘Ex-IGP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Saving Igbo language, culture from extinction
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The fear that the Igbo language and culture may soon go into extinction if nothing is done urgently was brought to the front burner at the launch of a book on Igbo proverbs in Umuahia, Abia State capital with a call on parents and teachers to popularize the teaching and speaking of the language in []The post Saving Igbo language, culture from extinction appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Slow progress in tackling HIV among adolescents
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Despite concerted efforts by the Federal Government and donor agencies, Nigeria ranks the second largest country with global burden of HIV/AIDS, and contributes the largest proportion of new vertically acquired HIV infections amongst children. REGINA OTOKPA examines the consequences of not knowing one’s HIV status, as well as the link between living with the virus []The post Slow progress in tackling HIV among adolescents appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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A’Ibom flays Akpabio, denies illegal deductions from workers’ salaries
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Akwa Ibom State Head of Service (HoS), Mrs. Ekereobong Akpan, yesterday said that there was no iota of truth in the claim that the state government deducted money from workers’ salaries for government’s events and activities. She, however, warned politicians to desist from making baseless and misleading comments that could bring the wrath of God []The post AIbom flays Akpabio, denies illegal deductions from workers’ salaries appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria has highest TB, drug resistance rates globally
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Christopher Macek is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SystemOne. In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on how technology is being used to fight tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria Why are you in Nigeria’ I am in Nigeria to meet with the tuberculosis (TB) team so as to align the TB programme with []The post ‘Nigeria has highest TB, drug resistance rates globally’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dickson warns against shortchanging Bayelsa in oil deals
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has frowned against actions and practices that deprive the state of its interests and benefits in oil and gas deals. The Governor spoke while declaring open the 8th Practical Nigerian Content Forum with the theme: Driving Economic Development and Sustainability at the Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House []The post Dickson warns against shortchanging Bayelsa in oil deals appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ambode’s commissioner dumps APC, endorses Agbaje
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general election, Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo yesterday dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), citing denial of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode second term ticket through irregularities and unfairness in the state’s APC governorship primary election behind his actions. This []The post Ambodes commissioner dumps APC, endorses Agbaje appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Naira appreciates against dollar in parallel market
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
CBN commences special fx sales to BDCs today The naira continued to recover from its slump against the dollar last Thursday, as the local currency yesterday closed at N365/$ in the parallel market from N369 per dollar the previous day, traders said. Forex dealers said the naira had exchanged at N364 per dollar []The post Naira appreciates against dollar in parallel market appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Telecoms: Porting activities decline by 24%
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Mobile number porting activities across the four GSM networks dropped by 23.5 per cent in October, New Telegraph has learnt. A total of 6,478 incoming porting were recorded in the month compared with 8,468 recorded in September. The figure of subscribers moving from one network to the other, which reached a peak of 22,539 []The post Telecoms: Porting activities decline by 24% appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How Nigeria is missing real mobile economy
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Lack of infrastructure continues to deprive Nigeria huge opportunities in mobile phone production, as manufacturers shun the establishment of plants in the country. They are however, willing to change their current stance if current challenges are addressed. SAMSON AKINTARO reports Just last week, once popular mobile phone brand whose fortune had dimmed globally due []The post How Nigeria is missing real mobile economy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Revised capital: Roadmap for MFBs’ redemption
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Weak capital base and scarcity of loanable funds are some of the lots confronting microfinance banks. To tackle these plethora of challenges that have made this special bank unable to attack poverty and promote small and medium businesses (SMEs), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has come up with a roadmap, which include new capital []The post Revised capital: Roadmap for MFBs’ redemption appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Banks’ credits to ICT sector hit N737bn in Q3
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Nigerian banks extended credit facilities worth N736.8 billion to companies in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in the third quarter of the year, New Telegraph has learnt. This however, represented 9.5 per cent decline compared with 814.5 billion the sector got in the second quarter, according to the latest statistics released []The post Banks’ credits to ICT sector hit N737bn in Q3 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dangote controls 65% of local cement market share
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Dangote Cement Plc has disclosed that it is currently controlling about 65 per cent market share of the country’s cement industry. Its Sales Manager, Moemeke Josiah, who made this known in Lagos. He said the company was committed to the expansion of Nigeria’s cement industry in line with Federal Government’s quest to attain self-sufficiency []The post ‘Dangote controls 65% of local cement market share’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ETLS: Much ado about sub-region’s free trade pact
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has alerted West African countries that widespread smuggling and abuse of the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS) are hampering trade in the sub-region. Taiwo Hassan reports Over time, statistics have shown that many African countries prefer to trade with their European, American and Chinese counterparts rather than within []The post ETLS: Much ado about sub-region’s free trade pact appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE: Introduction of ETPs, strategy to enhance diversification
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has said that the introduction of ETPs is one of the Exchange’s strategy to enhance diversification as well as broaden the options available in the capital market to support the efficient implementation of investment strategies across diverse asset classes and instruments. The Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyema stated []The post NSE: Introduction of ETPs, strategy to enhance diversification appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE advances on blue chip firms
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The bulls maintained their grip on the market activities at the Nigerian Stick Exchange (NSE), as stocks sustained rally for the second trading session following gains recorded majorly by blue chip stocks. The key market performance measures, the NSE All Share Index and market capitalisation, rose by 0.09 per cent, as market sentiments extended gaining []The post NSE advances on blue chip firms appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N43bn debt: ‘Defaulters impending housing delivery
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Real estate professionals and other have condemned actions of developers, who collected housing loans from the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), but refused to pay back for more than seven years now. This was the consensus of stakeholders in the industry, who spoke with New Telegraph in Lagos. The unpaid housing loans have []The post N43bn debt: ‘Defaulters impending housing delivery’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Etiebet: Political leaders’ve abandoned Gov. Emmanuel
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Otuekong Don Etiebet is a former Minister of Petroleum and Caucus Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State. In this interview with TONY ANICHEBE, he speaks on the party’s chances in the forthcoming governorship election in the state and the crisis in the House of Assembly, among other issues []The post Etiebet: Political leaders’ve abandoned Gov. Emmanuel appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Liberian VP, Howard Taylor, tasks African nations on less privileged
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Liberian Vice President, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, has called on African nations to embrace charity and pay more attention to the less privileged in the society. The Liberian number two citizen made the remark during a welcome reception held in her honour at the Sheraton hotel, Ikeja, Lagos by the Esther Ajayi Foundation. Senator Taylor, []The post Liberian VP, Howard Taylor, tasks African nations on less privileged appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Guber race: Ogun indigenes in Diaspora back Adewale, canvass support for ANRP
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The governorship aspiration of the candidate of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) in Ogun State, Mr. Adewale Omoniyi, received a major boost over the weekend following his endorsement by indigenes of the state in the Diaspora. At a support parley held at Manchester in the United Kingdom, the Diaspora groups said their decision to back []The post Guber race: Ogun indigenes in Diaspora back Adewale, canvass support for ANRP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lobi, Rangers through to next round of CAF Cup
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The country’s representatives on the continent, Lobi Stars and Rangers, are through to the next round of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively. Lobi Stars defeated UMS de Loum of Cameroon 2-0 in Enugu in the Champions League to progress 2-1 on aggregates after the first leg a week ago ended 1-0. []The post Lobi, Rangers through to next round of CAF Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Women World Cup: NFF meets with UEFA over friendlies for Falcons
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
approves Dennerby’s programme The Super Falcons will play grade A friendly matches with top European countries as the Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick, meets with the President of European Union Football Association, Aleksander Ceferin, with a view to securing games for the AWCON champions. The Falcons did not play a single friendly []The post Women World Cup: NFF meets with UEFA over friendlies for Falcons appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Balogun lauds Brighton’s fans after derby win
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Leon Balogun has lauded Brighton and Hove Albion supporters for spurring the team to a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday. The 30-year-old set a Premier League record with his maiden English Premier League after replacing Pascal Gross in the 31st minute. Glenn Murray had opened the scoring at the Amex Stadium from the []The post Balogun lauds Brightons fans after derby win appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCC Tennis League: Tech Vibes wins, set up final clash with Team Offikwu
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Tech Vibes has progressed to the final of 2018 Nigerian Communications Commission Tennis League after beating beat Leadway Team (from Lagos) 4-1 in the semifinal played in Enugu. The team will now meet the winners of the Abuja semifinals, Team Offikwu, which had defeated Team Goshen 5-2; while the finals will come in Lagos on []The post NCC Tennis League: Tech Vibes wins, set up final clash with Team Offikwu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Delta, Rivers, Lagos target NSF glory
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Festival starts today after six years in limbo Crisis rocks Edo, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti camps States dangle incentives before athletes Defending champions of the National Sports Festival, Delta State, will be hopeful of retaining the title they won six years ago when the competition was held in Lagos. Team Delta topped the []The post Delta, Rivers, Lagos target NSF glory appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fit-again Onazi ready for Trabzonspor action
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Super Eagles and Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has revealed that he has recovered from the minor injury and ready for action later this weekend, AOIFootball.com can authoritatively confirm. Onazi has been making headlines for his kind gesture to Kano Pillars and Lobi Stars and was recently adjudged the best ball-winning midfielder in []The post Fit-again Onazi ready for Trabzonspor action appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Players angry over NANPF elections
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Ex-internationals declare polls null and void Some former internationals are currently at war with the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers over the recently concluded election of the association. Former National team captain, Henry Nwosu, said he had nothing against the election, but insisted was of the opinion that no []The post Players angry over NANPF elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ikoyi Club, Seven-Up to host Secondary School Tennis competition
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
As part of its commitment to promote Lawn tennis game development in Nigeria. Tennis section of the prestigious Ikoyi Club is set to host the maiden edition of secondary school lawn tennis competition in partnership with Seven-Up bottling company in Lagos. The championship, which will be open to boys and girls of senior and junior []The post Ikoyi Club, Seven-Up to host Secondary School Tennis competition appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Wilder wants Fury rematch as soon as possible
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on Tuesday said he was eager for a rematch with Tyson Fury, after the two undefeated boxers fought to a thrilling, but controversial split decision draw on Saturday in Los Angeles. The American knocked his opponent down twice, including a brutal takedown in the 12th round, but the towering Fury []The post Wilder wants Fury rematch as soon as possible appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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GOtv Boxing Night 17: Burna Boy, Wande Coal to perform
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The 17th edition of GOtv Boxing Night will feature musical performances by four big acts, the organisers have revealed. The artistes scheduled to perform at the event, which takes place on December 28 at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, are Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni Da Entertainer and Daddy Showkey. According to Jenkins Alumona, []The post GOtv Boxing Night 17: Burna Boy, Wande Coal to perform appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The American Visa and 2019
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
I think for a lot of so-called post-colonial peoples, there’s a feeling of not being quite legitimate, of not being pure enough’ ‘ Jesica Hadgedorn I am of the view that every Nigerian politician should frequently check themselves of signs of colonial mentality as the attitude appears deep rooted in them. Otherwise how else []The post The American Visa and 2019 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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For Next Masters exhibition, banquet of creativity
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
La Floraison (The Bloom 1) is the title of a group exhibition which opens this Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Alexis Galleries, Victoria Island, Lagos. The show is the first in the series of what has been put together to be an annual feast, and it will feature works by 15 leading contemporary []The post For Next Masters exhibition, banquet of creativity appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How to discover new meaning to life
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Book Title: The Hope Author: Uwana Michael Publisher: EndFront Express Ventures Year of Publication: 2011 Number of Pages: 104 Reviewer: Oladipo Kehinde The Hope is a book that envisions better tomorrow for Nigeria and other African countries. Every change that comes to any nation comes with a price. Change is inevitable. The author tries []The post How to discover new meaning to life appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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