Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Friday 14th December 2018

Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Friday 14th December 2018

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Gov’s adviser impregnates 15-yr-old girl, dates mother
Fri, 14 Dec 2018

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Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor on Biodiversity, Mr. Edet Okon Asim, is now in police custody for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl (names withheld), for three years running and causing her to have three abortions for him. The girl, a student of the Federal Government Girls College, Calabar, was allegedly lured into an illicit relationship with the former commissioner, who was said to be dating her mother.

The relationship with the teenager, however, resulted into two previous abortions. However, the third abortion, which was said to have been with the knowledge of her mother, whose name was simply given as Madam Stella, allegedly damaged her uterus, a development that has brought the matter into public glare.

The 15-year-old girl has been hospitalised in Calabar due to complications from the third abortion. It was further gathered that Stella, who was Asim’s mistress, had consented to the relationship between him and her daughter. Stella has also been arrested. A source, who did not wish to be named, disclosed that Stella was married to a popular Calabarbased pastor, now late, who was a good friend to Asim. Stella had two children for the deceased clergyman; the first one happened to be the victim, while the second is a boy. Not long after the pastor died, the source added, Stella went into a relationship with Asim, a former Cross River State Commissioner for Information, whom she called her “Destiny Saver.”

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The victim’s mother, who is said to be a caterer, maintains apartments in Uyo and Calabar where the victim stays. It was further alleged that Stella warned her daughter not to reveal the incident or her present predicament to anyone. After the third abortion had been carried out by a quack, her womb became perforated. The girl’s teacher, whose name was shielded, was said to have found out and shared the story on a WhatsApp group where human rights activist and the founder of Project Alert, a non-governmental organization (NGO), which specializes in handling such cases, Mrs. Josephine Chukwuma, is a member. Chukwuma was said to have swung into action and contacted the Basic Rights Council Initiative founded by child rights activist, Barrister James Ibor.

The police were eventually contacted, leading to the arrest of Asim and Stella. Asim and Stella, according to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, would be moved from the Airport Division, where the case was reported, to the state command at Diamond Hill, Calabar. When our correspondent called the PPRO to confirm the matter, she said: “Yes, they are in our custody.

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Nigeriens, Chadians, Sudanese to vote in 2019 ‘ CUPP, PDP
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Buhari’s campaign: It’s a sign of your imminent defeat The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) and the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have said that the plan by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Niger, Chad and Sudan to vote in 2019, is []The post Nigeriens, Chadians, Sudanese to vote in 2019 ‘ CUPP, PDP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG files $1.1bn suit against Shell, Eni in London
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The Federal Gove r nment yesterday commencement of prosecution of the Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in London Court over shady oil deals that cost the country over $6 billion. In a legal fireworks expected to unravel the mysterious Malabu oil deals, lawyers for the government said that they had filed a $1.1 billion lawsuit []The post FG files $1.1bn suit against Shell, Eni in London appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CJN to judges: Expose lawyers acting as conduit for politicians
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
As the 2019 general elections approach, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen yesterday cautioned judges to shun and expose lawyers that are acting as conduit for politicians. He further implored judges to safeguard the independence of the judiciary by sticking to the Code of Conduct and the dictates of the law as []The post CJN to judges: Expose lawyers acting as conduit for politicians appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New wage: Employers seek implementation by January 1
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Following the perceived silence on the proposed N30,000 new minimum wage, the Nigerian Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has called on the Federal Government to expedite action on it in order to commence its implementation by January 1, 2019, at the latest. Briefing the media yesterday in Lagos, the President of the association, Dr. Mohammed Yinusa, []The post New wage: Employers seek implementation by January 1 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ajaokuta: Senate approves $1bn completion fund
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The Senate, yesterday, gave approval that the sum of $1 billion from the Federal Government’s share of Excess Crude revenue should be devoted to the immediate completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Company. The Senate also said that all monies that might be appropriated and authorized by any tier of government from time to time should []The post Ajaokuta: Senate approves $1bn completion fund appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Christmas raises risk of heart attacks
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
As the yuletide season approaches, researchers in Sweden have alerted the world community about numerous events around Christmas and New Year, saying that acute experience of anger, anxiety, sadness, grief, and stressful activities associated with Christmas increase the risk of a heart attack. According to the findings of an observational study published in the ‘British []The post Christmas raises risk of heart attacks appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Babachir Lawal attends campaign event in Aso Rock
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, on Wednesday night showed up at the launch of a campaign group for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election. The event, tagged ‘Together Nigeria’, was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and organised by the Wife of the []The post Babachir Lawal attends campaign event in Aso Rock appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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A’Ibom: 10,000 to benefit from Aisha Buhari’s pet project
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
More than 10,000 indigenes of Akwa Ibom State are to benefit from the ‘Future Assured Programme,’ a pet project of the wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari. The programme, which was also supported by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Godswill Akpabio and other members of the []The post A’Ibom: 10,000 to benefit from Aisha Buharis pet project appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ensuring safe motherhood, child delivery
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
There are considerable efforts and progress in addressing maternal mortality in Nigeria but the efforts are not good enough, hence the death of so many mothers and children. This is the reason Bayelsa State under the leadership of Henry Seriake Dickson has decided to venture into safe motherhood initiative, a legacy he wants to leave []The post Ensuring safe motherhood, child delivery appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Reps threaten boycott as Buhari presents 2019 budget Dec 19
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
At last, President Muhammadu Buhari is due to present to a joint session of the National Assembly the proposal for the 2019 budget on December 19, 2018. This is just as members of the House of Representatives have threatened to boycott the presentation of the budget estimates by the President unless the Minister of Budget []The post Reps threaten boycott as Buhari presents 2019 budget Dec 19 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Food import ban as catalyst for national devt
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The recent announcement by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that Nigeria had saved over $21 billion on food imports in the last three years has shown that the nation’s quest to prioritise agriculture is a step in the right direction. Taiwo Hassan writes. Indeed, statistics from various key government agencies, such as []The post Food import ban as catalyst for national devt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AHCN mulls construction of 37,000 housing units
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Apparently worried by Nigeria’s increasing housing deficit and affordability challenge, the Association of Housing Corporation of Nigeria (AHCN) plans building 37,000 dwelling units across the states of the federation. President/Chairman of Council of AHCN, Mohammed Baba Adamu, said this at a workshop in Abuja. Specifically, he said the association had reached advanced stage of []The post AHCN mulls construction of 37,000 housing units appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ganduje promises better deal for labour
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has again expressed his willingness to pay N30, 600 as new minimum wage to workers in the state. He said this in Kano during the inauguration of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) executives for the 44 local government areas in the state. The governor promised to continue working []The post Ganduje promises better deal for labour appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Group tasks FG on increased funding for agriculture
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANT) has called on the Federal Government to increase funding and monitoring mechanisms of agricultural policies to create the much-needed impact on the populace. President of the association, Mr Ken Ukaoha, said this at the joint sector review of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and National Agricultural Investment []The post Group tasks FG on increased funding for agriculture appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shipping lines to waive N335.4bn surcharges
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Shipping lines are billed to relinquish N335.4billion following their resolution to suspend the collection of container deposits and demurrage from importers and truckers, New Telegraph has learnt. No fewer than 373,955 imported containers are expected to arrive at the Nigerian ports between this month and February 2019. Also, an average of 180,000 empty containers []The post Shipping lines to waive N335.4bn surcharges appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NASCON unveils Dangote’s classic seasoning mix
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
NASCON Allied Plc, a subsidiary of the Dangote Industries Limited, has introduced a new classic seasoning cube, which consumers have described as tasty and flavorful with a unique taste and aroma. Executive Director, Commercial, NASCON Allied Plc, Hajiya Fatima Aliko Dangote, who described the new classic seasoning as an innovation birthed after years of consumer []The post NASCON unveils Dangote’s classic seasoning mix appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE: Bear run persists
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Equities market further closed yesterday on a negative note, as NSEASI depreciated by -0.24 per cent to close at 30,568.05 basis points as against -0.25 percent depreciation recorded previously. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -20.07 per cent. At the close of trading yesterday, the All-Share Index dropped by74.3 basis points or 0.24 per []The post NSE: Bear run persists appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PZ Cussons: Weakened economy, currency hamper business
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Soap and cosmetics maker PZ Cussons Plc warned on Thursday it was facing weaker consumer demand across its main markets, with its dominant African business hampered by a weakened economy and currency in Nigeria. The owner of the Imperial Leather brand faced major disruptions in getting goods into Nigeria, and first-half contribution to profits from []The post PZ Cussons: Weakened economy, currency hamper business appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IMF: World debt hits record $184trn
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Global debt has hit a new record at $184trillion according to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest Global Debt Database (GDD) unveiled yesterday. The GDD is a comprehensive dataset covering public and private debt for virtually the entire world (190 countries) dating back to the 1950s. According to the IMF, the latest GDD offers for []The post IMF: World debt hits record $184trn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PENGASSAN tackles FG over urgent refinery repairs
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Oil workers under the auspices of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have once again called on the Federal Government to hurry up on the repairs of the nation’s refineries. Making the call in Abuja, the President of the association, Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson, also warned against the planned sale of []The post PENGASSAN tackles FG over urgent refinery repairs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Enhancing reportage of women in 2019 elections
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The need for the media to be gender sensitive in reporting electoral issues ahead of the 2019 general elections and change the negative stereotyping of female politicians, was the pivot of a one-day seminar held in Lagos by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its partners. WALE ELEGBEDE reports On theoretical grounds, []The post Enhancing reportage of women in 2019 elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Osinbajo takes campaign to door posts of Lagosians
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports on the flag-off of All Progressives Congress (APC) door-to-door in Lagos State ahead of the 2019 presidential election by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo With less than 70 days to the February 16, 2019 presidential election, political parties are painting the towns and cities across the country red with billboards and posters. []The post 2019: Osinbajo takes campaign to door posts of Lagosians appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lawal slams Rohr over tech c’mtte
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
says German coach hasn’t won anything Ex-international Garba Lawal has slammed the Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, for refusing to work with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation. The powerful committee had worked with successive coaches before Rohr’s arrival but the German tactician told his employers he would like to operate []The post Lawal slams Rohr over tech c’mtte appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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It’s tough to stop Hazard ‘Balogun
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Ahead of the visit of Chelsea to the American Express Community Stadium on Sunday, Leon Balogun believes he has masterminded a method to prevent Belgium World Cup star Eden Hazard from finding the net. The Nigeria international defender is no stranger to facing world class strikers as he came up against the likes of Gonzalo []The post It’s tough to stop Hazard ‘Balogun appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osimhen to remain with Charleroi amid interest from Ajax
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen remains very much determined to see off his current loan deal with Belgian club, Sporting Charleroi despite strong interest from Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam, AOIFootball. com can authoritatively confirm. A close source to the player revealed to AOIFootball. com exclusively that although there are interests from different top clubs for []The post Osimhen to remain with Charleroi amid interest from Ajax appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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WAFU Cup: F’Eagles target final slot against Mali
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The Flying Eagles are looking to overrun Mali when the two sides meet in the semi-final of the West African Football Union U-20 Cup of Nations in Mali today. The Paul Aigbogun’s side came from behind to record a 4-2 win over Ghana in their last group game and will be expecting another tough encounter []The post WAFU Cup: F’Eagles target final slot against Mali appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Weah accepts invite for ‘The Match,’ sends Christmas card to Ambode
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Former World Footballer of the Year and President of Liberia, George Opong Weah, has accepted invite to be part of ‘The Match’ aimed at celebrating the sports achievements of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Speaking at the Government House in Liberia yesterday when two of the organizers of the match, ex-internationals Waidi Akanni and Samson []The post Weah accepts invite for ‘The Match,’ sends Christmas card to Ambode appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos’ instant cash reward was a surprise ‘Karate athlete
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
When Aishat Ahmed was called out to receive a cash prize for winning silver medal in the female karate event, she was surprised. She confessed that she did not know that a reward was in the offing for her. ‘Honestly, I would have put more effort to win gold medal of my event. ‘I want []The post Lagos’ instant cash reward was a surprise ‘Karate athlete appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSF ’18: Upset in women 400m final
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
FCT, Bayelsa in football final Upsets continued at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja as National Youth Games winner in 400m, Imaobong Nse- Uko, against all odds defeated all established quarter milers in the country to emerge champion. Running in lane six and a little behind African Senior Championships silver medalist, Yinka Ajayi, []The post NSF ’18: Upset in women 400m final appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NFF’s reform body’ll change face of football ‘Akinwunmi
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The first Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, on Wednesday said the NFF Reform Committee will change the face of football administration in the country. Akinwunmi stressed that the newly-inaugurated body would not be ‘business as usual,’ rather, the committee would address all the problem areas of Nigerian football. The Lagos FA []The post NFF’s reform bodyll change face of football ‘Akinwunmi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My father admitted being wrong to discourage me from acting ‘ Oyelowo
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Hugely respected Nigerian-British actor, David Oyelowo, said like many people of his generation, his father was not favourably disposed to his decision to become an actor when he was starting out in the movie industry. According to the Gringo actor, his father, Stephen Oyelowo, reacted like a typical Nigerian parent when he made his intention []The post My father admitted being wrong to discourage me from acting ‘ Oyelowo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Adetiba’s King of Boys amasses N200m in Box Office earnings
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
King of Boys, a 2018 movie by Kemi Adetiba, has hit a whopping N200 million in Box Office earnings in seven weeks. Adetiba, the producer and director of the movie who made an instant impression as director of Wedding Party, made this known in a post on Instagram, writing: ‘If you know the journey it []The post Adetiba’s King of Boys amasses N200m in Box Office earnings appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sex Toys as ‘Killers’ (2)
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
I Sex Toys as ‘Killers’ (2) n the last edition, I highlighted some researched and medically-explained side effects of sex toys, especially vibrators. Women are mostly affected because, in this part of the world, the use of sex toys is not so much an African man’s thing. Before I delve into the harms done to []The post Sex Toys as ‘Killers’ (2) appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rhymesonny’s G.O.A.T album set for launch
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
He celebrated 10 years of active poetry performance in Ghana not long ago with an experience and resume season two of his weekly poetry event ‘The Rhyme Show’. Rhymesonny has graced great high profile events in Ghana and the UK this year and couldn’t end the year better than giving the world a part of []The post Rhymesonny’s G.O.A.T album set for launch appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Reekado Banks unveils Banks Music, days after announcing Mavin Records’ exit
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Days after announcing his exit from Mavin Records, which launched him to fame and fortune following his discovery back in 2014, Reekado Banks has launched his own record label. The 25-year-old artiste made the announcement on Instagram, with the words: ‘Growing forward, Banks Music’ acting as caption for the video unveiling the label. Like a []The post Reekado Banks unveils Banks Music, days after announcing Mavin Records’ exit appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2018 Soundcity MVP Awards: Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade top nomination list
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Nigerian music artistes, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade top the list for the third edition of the Soundcity MVP Awards scheduled for January 5 in Lagos. The awards is an event presented by Soundcity TV which awards plaques to musicians and performers across Africa, choosen by viewers and fans by visiting #TheMVPs’ website. []The post 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards: Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade top nomination list appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Toyin Abraham, Joke Silva, star in kathryn fasegha’s ‘2 weeks in lagos
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Award winning filmmaker Kathryn Fasega is set to produce an unusual love story in Lagos Nigeria which features prominent Nigerian actors like Joke Silva, Jide Kosoko, Tina Mba, Beverly Naya, Toyin Abraham, Shaffy Bello, Fathia Williams, Mawuli Gavor, Tina Mba and many more. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday the 11th Of December, Kathryn []The post Toyin Abraham, Joke Silva, star in kathryn fasegha’s ‘2 weeks in lagos’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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