Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Sunday 6th January 2019

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Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Sunday 6th January 2019

Unrelenting attacks on the military by terrorists
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
That Boko Haram has continued to wreak havoc in the North-East of Nigeria with regularity and recklessness is a fact that gives cause for concern. But of more concern is the daring nature of the attacks. The sect has become so emboldened that it now invades military formations with impunity. The Federal Government had repeatedly []The post Unrelenting attacks on the military by terrorists appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Atiku on same page with Igbo leaders, says Sen Utazi
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Senator Chukwuka Utazi, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and represents Enugu North Senatorial District, is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes. In this interview with CHUKWU DAVID he speaks on the recently passed South-East Development Commission Bill and 2019 general elections among other national issues Shortly []The post 2019: Atiku on same page with Igbo leaders, says Sen Utazi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Wrong choice of spouse may hasten partner’s journey to hell
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Right spouse is help meet, it helps when one is weak ‘Elder Ogbodo ”Choice of going to hell or heaven is personal’ One factor many Nigerians, especially Christians say to determine the chances of two partners in marriage going to Heaven or Hell is one’s choice of spouse. Seventy per cent of the people []The post Wrong choice of spouse may hasten partner’s journey to hell appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why Buhari will extend Idris’ tenure
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
IGP’s exit now politically inexpedient ‘He does not deserve extension, says Ejiofor ‘Were not briefed yet ‘Presidency There were strong indications over the weekend that President Muhammadu Buhari will extend the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who supposed to have bowed out from the Force last week having enlisted in []The post Why Buhari will extend Idris’ tenure appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Adebutu mobilises Atiku support groups, warns APC against rigging
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
A House of Representatives member, Oladipupo Adebutu, yesterday, declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will fail in its machinations to rig next month’s general elections in the country. Adebutu, representing Remo Federal Constituency in Ogun State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the will of Nigerians to defend []The post Adebutu mobilises Atiku support groups, warns APC against rigging appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Emulate Shagari’s virtues, Atiku urges Nigerians
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Aubakar says Nigerians should emulate the virtues of the late President Shehu Shagari who worked for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria. Atiku Abubakar said this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after paying a condolence visit to the family of []The post Emulate Shagaris virtues, Atiku urges Nigerians appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Igwe of Alor celebrates scintillating Ofala festival
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Igwe MacAnthony Chinedu Okonkwo, Eze di Alor Mma 3 (Eze Ora-zulukwe) sat gracefully on his throne, flanked by his conclave of Ndi Ichie (Elders) while he did the honours of praying and breaking the traditional kola nut. The occasion was the second Ofala festival of the Igwe of Alor, held in his palace in Alor, []The post Igwe of Alor celebrates scintillating Ofala festival appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ex-PDP chair, senator mobilise for Buhari in Lagos
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Head, Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Support Group (South West) Alhaji Moshood Salvador has said President Muhammadu Buhari will win next month election. Salvador who spoke yesterday at an APC rally in Maryland, Lagos said the votes from the North West and South West was fully guaranteed to the President. The APC chieftain added that Peoples []The post Ex-PDP chair, senator mobilise for Buhari in Lagos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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February election is about the future of Nigeria ‘Obi
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
urges Christians to pray for Nigeria The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi has called on Nigerians to see the February general elections as a decisive event which will shape the feature economic progress of Nigeria and not about the usual casting of votes because of vested []The post February election is about the future of Nigeria ‘Obi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari to inaugurate presidential campaign council tomorrow
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow officially inaugurate the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council for the February 16 election at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. In a release signed by the Council’s spokesman, Festus Keyamo (SAN), said the event would start at 10: 00 in the morning. Those expected to be present at the []The post Buhari to inaugurate presidential campaign council tomorrow appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Enugu Fire: Ugwuanyi replaces burnt commercial bus, tricycles for victims
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
There was wild jubilation at the Government House, Enugu weekend, when three victims of the recent fire outbreak at a petrol station in Trans Ekulu, Enugu, whose commercial bus and two tricycles were burnt during the inferno took delivery of new ones donated by the governor, in fulfillment of his promise when he visited the []The post Enugu Fire: Ugwuanyi replaces burnt commercial bus, tricycles for victims appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SDP protests alleged attack by APGA loyalists in Anambra
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
We are investigating it, say Police, APGA Police have waded into the alleged illegal arrest, abduction, brutalization and humiliation of some Social Democratic Party (SDP) members by hired thugs of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at Nnobi, Idemili South Council and Abatete, Idemili North Council areas for displaying posters of their party candidates []The post SDP protests alleged attack by APGA loyalists in Anambra appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Trend du jour; Pretty in yellow
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Yellow is such a happy colour, maybe because it is such a reflection of sunlight. Whatever the reason though, we love how bright, fun and fierce we look in it. Choose a style in a nice and bright shade of yellow and see how you come off looking pretty as a picture or a []The post Trend du jour; Pretty in yellow appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAC extends 50% discount on business registration
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has extended the 50 per cent discount on business name registration till March 31. In a statement released on its Twitter page, the commission said it took the decision to deepen the benefits of its reform initiatives. In October, 2018, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had announced that the Federal Government []The post CAC extends 50% discount on business registration appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NPA fails to review port concession programme
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
as deadline elapses The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) failed to meet the three-month deadline it set for the review of port concession agreements it signed with the terminal operators. NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman, on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in Abuja, had said that the organisation would complete the review of ports concessioning agreement []The post NPA fails to review port concession programme appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Travellers: Customs, bad road, gridlock ruined our Christmas
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Every year, people of Igbo extraction migrate home en masse from all parts of Nigeria and beyond, for the Christmas and New Year festivities despite the high cost of transport and discomfort associated with the trip. This year was no exception, but some of the home-goers told PAUL OGBUOKIRI that this year’s journey was as []The post Travellers: Customs, bad road, gridlock ruined our Christmas appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Group calls for ban on palm oil importation
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Consumers’ cooperatives in the South- East and South-South geopolitical zones have called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of palm oil and things the country has the capacity to produce locally, saying that encourage local producers and farmers and boost domestic production. This was the highpoint of a recent four-day capacity building []The post Group calls for ban on palm oil importation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Yuletide: Foreign rice floods markets, price up 15%
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Rice which is known to the traditional food at Christmas was not in short supply during the Christmas and New Year celebrations in most of the markets in the Lagos metropolis. However, Sunday Telegraph observed that despite the fact that the Federal Government claimed to have reduced importation of rice by 90 per cent, []The post Yuletide: Foreign rice floods markets, price up 15% appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Carmakers embracing ride-hailer, delivery drivers in Africa
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Auto companies are linking up with fast-growing ride-hailing or delivery services around the world, aiming to transform a threat to their business into a growth opportunity. They offer discounts or financing deals for drivers in the hope they will pick their cars or vans, which could also encourage their clients to buy them. General Motors []The post Carmakers embracing ride-hailer, delivery drivers in Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ford trained 1600 motorists in Africa, Middle East in 2018
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) has wrapped up 2018 having enjoyed its most successful year yet with over 1 600 motorists having benefitted from the programme across the Middle East and Africa region, including South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Providing free training and instilling safe driving practices, the DSFL programme offered an []The post Ford trained 1600 motorists in Africa, Middle East in 2018 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nuclear Technologies Key to Sustainable Growth in Nigeria
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Recently, Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom participated in and was a gold sponsor of the 15th Future Energy Nigeria Conference & Expo in Lagos, Nigeria. During the event representatives of Rosatom showcased presentations on the benefits of nuclear energy, as well as stressed the vital importance of the peaceful atom for the industrialization of []The post Nuclear Technologies Key to Sustainable Growth in Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New minimum wage: Governors as spoilers
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
As organised labour moves to call out Nigerians for another industrial action in a few days over governments positions, both at states and federal levels, on the proposed new minimum wage, it is better to forestall it to prevent more problems on the economy and the tensed political atmosphere. Sunday Ojeme reports Expectedly, the []The post New minimum wage: Governors as spoilers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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As Kwara political gladiators play waiting game
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Shorn of intrigues and suspense, politics will be dull and drab. Take these two ingredients away, Nigerian politicians are like fish out of water. Welcome to Kwara State where the political calculations are in a state of flux. The major gladiators are tentative, quite unsure of how and when to call the first shot. []The post As Kwara political gladiators play waiting game appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oshoala rubs shoulders with world’s 100 best footballers
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Gone are the days when Nigerian footballers regularly made waves on the international scene frequently getting mentioned in the same breathe as the best players on the planet. Sadly the slid is continuing which is why in the latest of such rankings, female footballer, Asisat Oshoala is the only Nigerian to make ‘The 100 best []The post Oshoala rubs shoulders with world’s 100 best footballers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mikel ends tie with Tianjin Teda
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has ended his relationship with his Chinese club, Tianjin Teda, after reaching an agreement with the club to terminate his contract after two years at the club. Speaking in an interview with Tianjin TV Sports New Visionprogram, the former Chelsea midfielder revealed that he already broke his contract with []The post Mikel ends tie with Tianjin Teda appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Jan transfer window: Club-byclub guide for Premier League
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The midwinter window is open and will close on January 31 ‘ what do the Premier League clubs want and who can they get’ Arsenal Unai Emery is two men down because of long-term injuries to Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck and so he would be open to adding a defender and striker. But with []The post Jan transfer window: Club-byclub guide for Premier League appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NFF denies prosecution report on Pinnick
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday described as outright falsehood, a news item in the media claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the Federations President, Amaju Pinnick should be prosecuted. ‘The attention of the Nigeria Football Federation has been drawn to a news item circulating in a section of the media saying []The post NFF denies prosecution report on Pinnick appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pochettino to reject Man United job for Champions League glory with Tottenham
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has dropped a heavy hint he’s set to reject the Manchester United job. The Argentine is United’s first choice to permanently replace Jose Mourinho and the former Southampton boss was initially coy about the links by refusing to dismiss the speculation. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s strong start at Old Trafford has []The post Pochettino to reject Man United job for Champions League glory with Tottenham appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FA Cup: Solskjaer maintains perfect start, as Hammers, Burnley also progress
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his fifth successive victory since being named interim manager as his much-changed side beat second-tier strugglers Reading 2-0 at home in the FA Cup. Saturday’s victory was in the third round of the competition. Juan Mata’s penalty kick and a well-taken effort in first half stoppage time by Romelu []The post FA Cup: Solskjaer maintains perfect start, as Hammers, Burnley also progress appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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It was wrong to allow Toriola, osHONAIKE, OT HERS compete at National Sports Festival ‘Ekeji
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Chief Patrick Ekeji is a former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission. In this interview with LUKMAN OLOGUNRO, Ekeji, who was also a former member of the national men’s football team, bared his mind on salient issues concerning sports in Nigeria. Review of 2018 and 2019 projection The year was satisfactory. []The post It was wrong to allow Toriola, osHONAIKE, OT HERS compete at National Sports Festival ‘Ekeji appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Samuel Chukwueze: The rise of a talented Eagle
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
As the major European leagues entered the latter stage in the New Year, Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, looks set to have his stocks rise having impressed for most part of the season. The youngster has continuously hugged the headlines with eye-catching displays for his struggling side which has led to being sought after by []The post Samuel Chukwueze: The rise of a talented Eagle appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAF names Grisha for Lobi, Sundown showdown
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Egyptian referee, Ghead Zaglol Grisha, will be in charge of Lobi Stars first group match against Mamelodi Sundown in the CAF Champions League according to a release by Confederations of African Football. The Nigerian representative in the CAF Champions League qualified for the group stages of the competition and will be playing their first []The post CAF names Grisha for Lobi, Sundown showdown appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria in the throes of Anarchy: On the unconstitutional siege laid by the Nigeria Police on Senator Dino Melaye’s house
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
INTRODUCTION On Friday, the 28th of December, 2018, a team of plain-clothed policemen, stormed Senator Dino Melaye’s house at No 11 Sangha Street, Maitama, Abuja, and barricaded the entire street before eventually forcefully gaining entry into his compound. The said plain-clothed policemen proceeded to beat up Melaye’s security whom they immediately handcuffed. They also arrested []The post Nigeria in the throes of Anarchy: On the unconstitutional siege laid by the Nigeria Police on Se
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My 2019 prediction for you
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Wow, its 2019 already; happy New Year friends! I told you you’ll make it. I knew you would. Glad you were able to scale through the huddles and trials in 2018; I’m happy you are still standing. I have no doubts that 2019 will be your best year ever. At the beginning of the year, []The post My 2019 prediction for you appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why fans call me Nigeria’s Lady Gaga ‘Uche Ogbodo
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Beautiful and talented actress, Uche Ogbodo, needs no introduction. Uche has featured in over 50 movies since her debut in Nollywood. The beautiful mother of one speaks with ABIOLA ALABA PETERS, revealing her plans for the New Year and why she’s called Nigeria’s ‘Lady Gaga’ Its 2019, what are your plans and what do []The post Why fans call me Nigeria’s Lady Gaga ‘Uche Ogbodo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Adeboye releases 2019 prophecies, Olukoya sees strange happenings
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday night refrained from giving straightforward prophesies for 2019 for fear that politicians might twist the prophecies to suit their purposes. While preaching during the evening service to herald the New Year, the cleric said when enquiring from God what 2019 []The post Adeboye releases 2019 prophecies, Olukoya sees strange happenings appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I ignore men that make passes at me ‘Zynnell Zuh
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Zynnell Zuh is a leading Ghanaian actress, writer, producer, television personality and philanthropist. The actress is a major trendsetter in the Ghanaian showbiz and also acts in some major Nollywood movies. Anytime she steps out, she always leaves an indelible mark. Zynnel’s beauty and curves make her ‘slay’ effortlessly in whatever she wears and her []The post I ignore men that make passes at me ‘Zynnell Zuh appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Desmond Elliot: Savvy actor
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Honourable Desmond Oluwashola Elliot is a Nigerian actor and director and also a politician, which he recently added as one of the many feathers on his already decorated cap. He is one of Nollywood’s leading actors, having appeared in over 200 films and a number of television shows and soap operas. He was elected []The post Desmond Elliot: Savvy actor appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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World record whiskey sells for N406m
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
T he whiskey lovers should be proud to know that their beloved ‘poison’ of choice was considered valuable enough to be sold at a staggering price of 848.750. The 60 year old rare bottle of scotch whiskey was produced in 1926 by Macallan who commissioned Valerio Adami, a popular Italian pop artist and British []The post World record whiskey sells for N406m appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Arrest eyes in red
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Red has always been a very sexy colour and unlike fashion, it doesn’t change with the times. On the contrary, it gets even more popular as the years go by. Even this era that is filled with fashion forward and fearless brides, we get to see brides rock sexy dresses on their special day. []The post Arrest eyes in red appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ooze glamour in Ankara jumpsuits
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
We all know that Ankara clothing style is very beautiful and colourful. Its jumpsuits styles are also the same. Some ladies don’t like jumpsuits. They prefer other clothing styles but a well-designed jumpsuit will attract a lot of positive attentions for its rocker. An Ankara jumpsuit is an easy way to look stylish and []The post Ooze glamour in Ankara jumpsuits appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Donald Duke becomes grandfather
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Handsome and articulate politician, who once served as the Governor of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke, after a couple of years since he left as the number one indigene of Cross River State is once again in the public space as he presently stands as one of the hopefuls in the presidential race that will []The post Donald Duke becomes grandfather appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kayode Ajulo smiles again over new baby boy a year after son’s death
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Those who have come in contact with top lawyer and politician, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, will steadily tell you that aside his job and passion for humanity that basically takes his time, another thing that occupies his space and as a matter of fact, gets him excited is his family. The Ondo State-born dynamic dude []The post Kayode Ajulo smiles again over new baby boy a year after son’s death appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Obukeme Ibru hosts New Year gig
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Patriarch of the popular Ibru Dynasty, Olorogun Michael Ibru may have joined his ancestors in the great beyond, but while not only his memories live, many of his works still exist just as his children also keep the flag flying. Among these children is Obukeme, one of the most popular of the Ibru sisters []The post Obukeme Ibru hosts New Year gig appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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