Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Monday 24th December 2018

Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Monday 24th December 2018
 2019 Budget: Buhari versus ‘unruly’ lawmakers
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Each side of the political divide in Nigeria has attempted to put a spin to the Wednesday, December 21, partisan display by the caucus of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a sprinkling of aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the National Assembly. The occasion was the joint sitting of []The post 2019 Budget: Buhari versus unruly lawmakers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Need for issue-based campaigns
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Campaigns for the 2019 general election have commenced in line with the provisions of Section 99 (1) of the Electoral Act, as amended. That section states that ‘the period of campaigning in public by every political party shall commence 90 days before polling day and end 24 hours prior to that day.’ According to []The post Need for issue-based campaigns appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria can’t meet sugar production target ‘ NSDC boss
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Dr. Latif Demola Busari is the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC). In this interview with Abdulwahab Isa in Abuja, the former Chief Research Officer and Head, Sugarcane Research Programme and former Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Sciences of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, gave reasons why the target of 1.8 []The post Nigeria can’t meet sugar production target ‘ NSDC boss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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11-year-old girl develops VVF after serial sexual violation
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
An 11-year-old girl has developed Vesico- Vaginal Fistula (VVF) after series of sexual abuse by Mr. Zakari Yusuf, at Minna, Niger State. Although Yusuf was arrested for the alleged crime, but a Minna Chief Magistrate Court 3 has granted Yusuf bail, attracting outrage. The Court also adjourned hearing till January 8, 2018. According to PRNigeria, []The post 11-year-old girl develops VVF after serial sexual violation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Yuletide: Anger, frustration on high cost of fares
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Less than 24hours to the Christmas celebration, travellers from Lagos to different parts of the country are gnashing their teeth over the high cost of transport fares. From the airports to different motor parks in Lagos and other states travellers have been caught in the frenzy of last minutes interstate journeys. Some travellers bitterly complained []The post Yuletide: Anger, frustration on high cost of fares appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Era of policy stillbirth
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The insurance sector in the outgoing year was riddled with some regulatory capitulations that were ironically allowed to ensure peace, harmony and stability in the system. Sunday Ojeme reports The common words of wisdom that the end of an experience shall be greater than the former appear to have tactically eluded the insurance []The post Era of policy stillbirth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Christmas: Anger, frustration over 100% hike in fares
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Members of the House of Representatives are celebrating this years Christmas in serious anger and frustration, as they vacated for the season without any money released to them by the House leadership. However, the story is different with their Senate counterparts, as the senators reportedly went home with reasonable amount of funds released to them []The post Christmas: Anger, frustration over 100% hike in fares appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2023 Presidency: Buhari, Osinbajo not sincere with S/E, S/W ‘PDP
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
VP to Nigerians: Don’t be deceived by empty promises The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of insincerity and desperation over their conflicting promises to cede power to the South East and South West geo-political zones in 2023. It said that promising []The post 2023 Presidency: Buhari, Osinbajo not sincere with S/E, S/W ‘PDP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N100bn Sukuk oversubscribed, says DMO
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced the result of recently concluded N100 billion Sukuk offer, recording over subscription rate of N232 billion. It also confirmed that over 2,073 investors bided for the bond, DMO management stated via a statement issued. ‘The high success rate of the Sukuk, which is the second by the Federal []The post N100bn Sukuk oversubscribed, says DMO appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Strike: ASUU accuses FG of insincerity, to meet INEC January 4
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said its two-month old industrial action would continue in the New Year since the Federal Government had failed to grant its requests, adding that the union was not bothered on anxiety being raised by Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in respect []The post Strike: ASUU accuses FG of insincerity, to meet INEC January 4 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo to Nigerians: Don’t be deceived by empty promises
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
as Vice President visits Serinki Hausawa of Agege Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians not to listen to empty promises as the 2019 general elections are fast approaching, saying the electorate should not allow anybody to deceive them with empty promises. He said President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC administration deserved to []The post Osinbajo to Nigerians: Don’t be deceived by empty promises appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Minimum wage: NLC to embark on nationwide strike
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has begun mobilisation of its members to embark on a nationwide protest on January 8 following Federal Governments continued delay in implementing N30, 000 new minimum wage being proposed by the workers’ union. This was even as congress has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate allegations []The post Minimum wage: NLC to embark on nationwide strike appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ndoma-Egba: APC concerned with intensity of campaign, not length
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was concerned with the intensity of its Presidential campaign and not the length. Ndoma Egba, who spoke with journalists in Abuja at an interactive session, stated that as a party in []The post Ndoma-Egba: APC concerned with intensity of campaign, not length appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari urges Nigerians to vote credible politicians in 2019 elections
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has said only politicians of impeccable integrity were capable of lifting the nation completely out of the woods, urging Nigerians not to look out for candidates of their choice but credible ones who fear God for the 2019 elections. President Buhari, who reaffirmed his commitment to move Nigeria forward if considered fit []The post Buhari urges Nigerians to vote credible politicians in 2019 elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Empowerment of widows not political, says APC chieftain
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Inibehe Okori, at the weekend said his desire to empower widows in the state was not driven by the need to canvass political support for future elections. He said the gesture was borne out of his genuine desire to touch the lives of []The post Empowerment of widows not political, says APC chieftain appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okowa charges security agents to live up to expectation
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed his wish for Nigeria and how those elected or appointed into positions of authority should work passionately for the growth and development of the country. The governor said the country would be a better place for its citizens and the toast of local and foreign investors if those []The post Okowa charges security agents to live up to expectation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC, PDP are two sides of the same coin, says Byron
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Dr. Sina Fagbenro Byron (SFB), a former Governance Adviser with the United Kingdoms Department for International Development (DFID), is the presidential candidate of the KOWA Party. In this interview with WALE ELEGBEDE, he speaks on his ambition, how to create employment for the teeming youths and the need for inclusive governance, among other issues []The post APC, PDP are two sides of the same coin, says Byron appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Opposition candidates cash in on Buhari’s popularity
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
It is interesting times in Nigeria’s polity ahead of the 2019 general elections as the various political parties and the respective candidates device strategies to win the polls, which include members of the opposition campaigning with President Muhammadu Buhari’s name. FELIX NWANERI reports The build-up to the 2019 general elections has forced []The post 2019: Opposition candidates cash in on Buhari’s popularity appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Wrestling champion counts blessings in 2018
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
National wrestling champion, Sunmisola Balogun, has described 2018 as her breakthrough year and looks forward to a more successful 2019. The 17-year-old won gold medal in the wrestling 65kg category at the National Sports Festival which followed her success at the African Youth Olympic Games in Algeria. ‘It is a great privilege for me to []The post Wrestling champion counts blessings in 2018 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Opeyori, Adesokan win Rivers Governor’s National Badminton Championship
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Top seeds, Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Dorcas Adesokan have emerged the champions of the first edition of the Rivers Governors Badminton Championship, which ended in Port Harcourt at the weekend. Opeyori defeated doubles partner and friend, Godwin Olofua, 2-0 (22-20, 21-17) in the mens category, while Adesokan beat Deborah Ukeh 2-1 (21-14, 18-21, 21-17) in the []The post Opeyori, Adesokan win Rivers Governors National Badminton Championship appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos SWAN dares FUBS at 2018 Seyi Akinwummi charity day
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Sport Writers Association of Nigeria Lagos chapter, has set their sight on getting a win against Family United by Sports, a leading whatsapp group in the country as both take on each other in supportof SeyiAkinwunmiCharityFoundation. The match promises to be very exciting, highly entertaining and explosive given the players to be paraded by both []The post Lagos SWAN dares FUBS at 2018 Seyi Akinwummi charity day appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Balogun frustrated at Brighton’s away loss to Bournemouth
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Super Eagles’ defender, Leon Balogun, has expressed his frustration following his side’s 2-0 loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, positing that the Seagulls must now look beyond it and focus on their next game on Wednesday. Balogun started his fourth league game of the season and his seventh overall as two goals []The post Balogun frustrated at Brighton’s away loss to Bournemouth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dangote, BUA Group redeem pledge to Falcons
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Dangote Group at the weekend fulfilled the pledge of N50 million promised the Super Falcons after their record ninth Africa Women Cup of Nations triumph in Ghana in November. The presentation of the cheque was done during the celebration of all the sponsors of the Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday in Lagos. Apart from Dangote, []The post Dangote, BUA Group redeem pledge to Falcons appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kalu, Iwobi score, Ndidi wins
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Onazi injured, may be out of season Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu scored his second goal of the season for his side Bordeaux in their 1-1 home draw with Amiens in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. The Nigerian who started his ninth game in 13 appearances for the club, netted in the 22nd minute []The post Kalu, Iwobi score, Ndidi wins appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rangers through to final round of CAFCC qualifiers
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Nigeria representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enugu Rangers are a step closer mto the group stage of the competition after evicting Union Sportive Madinet Bel Abbes of Algeria in their second round qualifiers played on Sunday. Rangers played out a goalless draw in the first leg away in Algeria while finishing the job at []The post Rangers through to final round of CAFCC qualifiers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFN ready for 2019 season ‘Adeleye
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Technical Director of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Sunday Adeleye, has said the AFN has started preparation for the event packed 2019 after the conclusion of the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja. With the All Africa Games and the World Championships scheduled for the New Year, the former athlete said all hands were []The post AFN ready for 2019 season ‘Adeleye appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ndidi hails Leicester’s win over Chelsea
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Wilfred Ndidi has praised Leicester City after upsetting Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League encounter. Jamie Vardys 51st-minute effort helped Claude Puel’s men end a four-game winless run. The victory saw the King Power Stadium outfit climb to the ninth spot in the league log after garnering 25 points from 18 games. The 22-year-old who featured []The post Ndidi hails Leicesters win over Chelsea appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The rise and fall of Jose Mourinho
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Jose Mourinho’s acrimonious departure from Manchester United cannot mask the fact that the Portuguese is still undoubtedly one of the finest managers of his generation, writes Tunde Sulaiman Albert Einstein, the universally acclaimed German-born theoretical physicist, who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics), once []The post The rise and fall of Jose Mourinho appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Not a budget of hope
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 Budget Proposals to the joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday 20th December, 2018. Its key aim is to, according to the President, ‘further place the economy on the path of inclusive, diversified and sustainable growth in order to continue to lift significant numbers of our citizens out []The post Not a budget of hope appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Alex Badeh: Metaphor for a failed state
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
INTRODUCTION Nigerians woke up few days ago to the horrific news of the cold blooded murder of Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh. Badeh had risen through the ranks to become Nigerias’ Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Defence Staff. But in a most grisly, horrendous and chilling manner, his body, from pictures []The post Alex Badeh: Metaphor for a failed state appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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At As’tele Hangout, feast of music, dance, poetry performances
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
For the live enthusiasts including critics, artistes, culture enthusiasts, gathered in the auditorium of the serene Shodex Gardens, in Lagos, it was another evening of unforgettable theatrical performances. The show, tagged Astele Hangout 2.0, was indeed a rich potpourri of dance, music, poetry, including drums ensemble as well as visual art. As a project, Astele []The post At Astele Hangout, feast of music, dance, poetry performances appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SONTA 2019: Hosts set up LOC
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The President of the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA), Professor Alex Chinwuba Asigbo, has commended members of staff of the Department of Theatre Arts, Niger Delta University (NDU), Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, for constituting the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of SONTA 2019. Professor Asigbo said constituting the LOC, in less than two weeks, after []The post SONTA 2019: Hosts set up LOC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Steve Rhodes taught me everything ‘ Alex O
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Celebrated Nigerian pop musician, singer, songwriter and producer, Alex Okoroigwe, popularly known as Alex O, recently announced his return to scene with the release of a new single. The Imo State-born musician, who is best known for his song Celebrate, in this interview with TONY OKUYEME, tells the story of his music career, how the []The post Steve Rhodes taught me everything ‘ Alex O appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The secret of my successful marriage to Olu Jacobs ‘ Joke Silva
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
It is not unusual for celebrity marriages to crash. In fact, these days, it’s almost expected. But despite the downfall of many, a few Nollywood relationships have stood the test of time. The union of veteran actors, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, is a shining example in this regard. Having recently celebrated their 33rd wedding []The post The secret of my successful marriage to Olu Jacobs ‘ Joke Silva appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nothing wrong with brightening your skin, says Toke Makinwa
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Media personality and beauty entrepreneur, Toke Makinwa, says she does not perceive people with lighter skin as better than those with dark skin. She said there is ‘absolutely nothing wrong with’ seeking to brighten one’s skin ‘as far as it is done safely’. Makinwa made the comment in response to the criticism of her new []The post Nothing wrong with brightening your skin, says Toke Makinwa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Itel’s Love Always On touches over 6,000 lives across Nigeria
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
With Christmas widely regarded as the season of love, some families across the country have enjoyed the early coming of Santa Claus who brought amazing gifts and donations from one of Africa’s customer centric brand, itel Mobile. Spreading love through its Christmas CSR campaign train Love Always On, it has been a gift-bearing tour of []The post Itel’s Love Always On touches over 6,000 lives across Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My switch to gospel music, a transformation ‘ Zbyte
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Formerly known as Zbyte in the secular world, Onukwugha Onyekachi Stanley has not only made a u-turn with his music but also his name. Stanley, who is now known as Psalms David, is a full-fledged gospel act with a brand new song, ‘Ginikachi’, with its video currently enjoying rave reviews across different platforms. In this []The post My switch to gospel music, a transformation ‘ Zbyte appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Davido’s ‘Fall’ is first Nigerian music video to reach 100m Youtube views
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Davido’s 2017 hit song, ‘Fall’, has become the first Nigerian music video to hit 100 million views on YouTube, with the Daps-directed video thereby becoming the most-viewed Nigerian music video of all time. With 2018, which has seen Davido ruled the scene largely getting even better, the pop superstar’s music video overtook the video of []The post Davido’s ‘Fall’ is first Nigerian music video to reach 100m Youtube views appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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When I pray for a husband, I pray for a man like D’banj’ ‘Toke Makinwa
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Popular Radio girl, Toke Makinwa ran into music star, D’banj shopping with his wife in a Lagos mall and this has reminded her of her status as a single woman. Despite her banging body and successful feats, the 34-year-old divorcee is seriously praying for a man to call her own, especially after she sees []The post When I pray for a husband, I pray for a man like D’banj’ ‘Toke Makinwa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Trending news of the week: Actress, Chika Ike, slays effortlessly in new released photos
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
These are interesting photos of Chika Ike slaying effortlessly on her social media page. Her dress sense and colour combination is indirect lecture notes for ladies who follow her online. Apart from being beautiful, the 33-year-old single woman says she has set her eyes on Christmas. Chika Nancy Ike is an actress, television personality, producer, []The post Trending news of the week: Actress, Chika Ike, slays effortlessly in new released photos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Calling me fat doesn’t hurt my feelings ‘Eniola Badmus
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Eniola Badmus has reacted to comments made by social media bullies who are fat-shaming her body size. Eniola Badmus in a message to fat body bullies on social media said, ‘calling me fat does not hurt my feelings’. The actress made a note on Instagram in a bid to remind critics of her lack of []The post Calling me fat doesn’t hurt my feelings ‘Eniola Badmus appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mo’Abudu’s movie, ‘Chief Daddy’ sells N42 million cinema tickets in first opening
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Chief Daddy Nollywood movie sells N42 million cinema tickets in the first opening weekend; taking momentum from Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King of Boys’. In its first opening weekend, Mo Abudu’s December film, ‘Chief Daddy’ sold a whopping N42 million worth of tickets at the Nigerian box office, making it the 3rd highest earner for any Nollywood []The post Mo’Abudu’s movie, ‘Chief Daddy’ sells N42 million cinema tickets in first opening appeared first on Ne
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Peejay Edozie wins 2018 Aforevo’s ‘Yes You Can
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Fast rising Nigerian entertainer, Edozie Peter Jr. Chigozie, otherwise known as Peejay Edozie has been declared winner of the 2018 maiden edition of the ‘Yes You Can’ TV reality show. The show, which was organised by one of Nigeria’s leading digital television, Aforevo, started a few months ago with several contestants, mostly Nigerians who battled []The post Peejay Edozie wins 2018 Aforevo’s ‘Yes You Can’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My relationship with 2Face Idibia ‘Tunde ‘Tune Day’ Ogundipe
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Tunde Ogundipe, popularly called ‘Tune Day’ is an expert in music directing and digital strategy. This allowed him to enter almost every avenue in music over the last 15 years. In this interview, the Spotify ambassador shares with ABIOLA ALABA PETERS, how relationship with 2face Idibia and King Sunny Ade swayed his career in the []The post My relationship with 2Face Idibia ‘Tunde ‘Tune Day’ Ogundipe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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White Christmas ensemble
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Traditional outfits are becoming popular with men when it comes to their mode of dressing. The festive period is the best time to display your exotic designs made by creative designers. This season, relatively trending is traditional outfits in all-white fabric. This can be made with different types of textiles ranging from brocade, the []The post White Christmas ensemble appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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