Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Monday 7th January 2019

Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Monday 7th January 2019

Armed soldiers invade Daily Trust, shut Abuja, Lagos, Borno offices
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Heavily armed soldiers yesterday invaded and shut down the corporate headquarters of Daily Trust Newspapers located in the Jabi District of Abuja. The soldiers, who arrived the premises of the media organisation in three trucks, cordoned off the whole building and dismissed the Mobile Police Officers who were guarding the place. An eyewitness said []The post Armed soldiers invade Daily Trust, shut Abuja, Lagos, Borno offices appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aso Rock Clinic gulps N9.17bn in four years
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Despite top Presidency officials routinely flying out of the country to seek medical attention, the Federal Government allocated a total of N9.17 billion for the operations of the State House Medical Centre between 2015 and 2018, findings by New Telegraph show. The figure could, in fact, hit N10 billion if the N823.44 million the []The post Aso Rock Clinic gulps N9.17bn in four years appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC devolves distribution of PVCs to 207 registration areas of Plateau
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Determined to ensure that registered voters participate in the forthcoming general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has devolved the collection of PVCs in Plateau State to 207 registration areas (RAs) of the state. Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Plateau State, Mr. Osaretin Imahiyereobo, in a statement signed and issued to []The post INEC devolves distribution of PVCs to 207 registration areas of Plateau appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC’ll defeat PDP in guber poll, says Ogboru
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru, yesterday said the party would defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this year general election. This was just as he apologised and appealed to aggrieved leaders, elders and stakeholders of Uvwie Local Government chapter of the party on the []The post APC’ll defeat PDP in guber poll, says Ogboru appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amina Zakari: PDP seeks intervention of peace c’ttee
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
petitions CJN on clampdown of CSO, opposition leaders Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has called on the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee, to speak out on the appointment of Mrs. Amina Zakari as head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc committee for the collation of the 2019 presidential election []The post Amina Zakari: PDP seeks intervention of peace c’ttee appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Army flags off Operation Python Dance III in Ebonyi
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Army yesterday pleaded with the people of South-East geopolitical zone to cooperate with it in its operation python dance 111 across the zone. The military said the exercise which it noted was across the country was in the best interest of the people. General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major- []The post Army flags off Operation Python Dance III in Ebonyi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Wike: Rivers people’ll end dictatorial tendencies of godfathers
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike yesterday said that the 2019 general election in the state would be used by the people to put an end to the dictatorial tendencies of political godfathers. Governor Wike also said that Rivers politics cannot be controlled by any single politician, because Rivers was not a state in the South-West, []The post Wike: Rivers people’ll end dictatorial tendencies of godfathers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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20,000 Anambra residents receive Peter Obi
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
No fewer than 20,000 residents of Anambra state from the 21 local government areas of the state and beyond gathered at Emmaus House to formally receive Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi after he was named as running mate to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku. The crowd that spilled over []The post 20,000 Anambra residents receive Peter Obi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari hosts Amosun, Ogun APM guber candidate
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hosted Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and the state governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Prior to yesterdays meeting with the President, Amosun, accompanied by the APM National Chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Dantalle, had in December 2018, met with the president at the []The post Buhari hosts Amosun, Ogun APM guber candidate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Don’t reject Kukah’s move to train 1m Almajiri children
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Rather than completely reject a proposal by Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Reverend Mathew Hasan Kukah, to train one million Almajiri children, National President of Harmonised Traders Union, Dr. Bature AbdulAziz, has said that northerners should ask the bishop to explain his strategy on how he would carry out the exercise. AbdulAziz, who described the []The post ‘Don’t reject Kukah’s move to train 1m Almajiri children’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Vitafoam: Efficient cost mgt drives earnings
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Despite consumer goods industry struggling with operational challenges, Vitafoam Plc has recorded considerable performance in earnings in the current year. Chris Ugwu reports The state of the Nigerian economy and the business environment has remained challenging, although marginal improvement was witnessed over the previous year’s performance, economic activities remained weak as major macro-economic indicators []The post Vitafoam: Efficient cost mgt drives earnings appeared first on Newte
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Stock market closes week bearish with 1.29% loss
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange finished the first week of January on the negative rout as the NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 1.28 per cent while Market Capitalisation appreciated by 0.78 per cent to close the week at 30,638.90 and N11.426 trillion respectively. All other indices finished lower with the []The post Stock market closes week bearish with 1.29% loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kaduna govt misses 2018 revenue target by N12bn
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) has missed its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) byN12billion in 2018. The state collected about N30 billion as IGR between January and December, 2018. The state government had targeted N42 billion for 2018, but was able to generate only about N30 billion at the end of the year. The Executive []The post Kaduna govt misses 2018 revenue target by N12bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank pioneers account blocking
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
In line with its policy of ensuring that customers are always protected and operate their accounts in a safe and secure environment, Zenith Bank has scored yet another first with the introduction of Account Blocking code *966*911#. A statement by the bank at the weekend said customers who suspect their accounts have been compromised, []The post Zenith Bank pioneers account blocking appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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OPEC quota threatens 2019 N8.8trn budget revenue plan
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The new oil production quota slammed on Nigeria by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has been considered a threat to the country’s N8.8 trillion 2019 budget. OPEC production cut comes at a time when Africa’s biggest crude exporter has projected its oil production to hit 2.2 million bpd by early 2019 as []The post OPEC quota threatens 2019 N8.8trn budget revenue plan appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Experts to NMRC: Disclose beneficiaries of N18bn loan
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
There is a cold war currently brewing between the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) and housing /mortgage providers over acclaimed total loans disbursements by the former in 2018. No sooner had NMRC, through its Managing Director, Mr. Kehinde Ogundimu, announced that the company refinanced mortgage loans totaling N18 billion as of December 2018, housing []The post Experts to NMRC: Disclose beneficiaries of N18bn loan appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerians transfer N292bn via mobile in 2018
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Funds transfer through mobile devices rose to N292 billion in 2018, New Telegraph has learnt. This represented a 49 per cent growth compared with N196 billion worth of transfers recorded in 2017. According to data released by Nigeria Interbank Settlement Service (NIBSS) the volume of mobile transfer also rose to 7.2 million from 5.1 []The post Nigerians transfer N292bn via mobile in 2018 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Chemical firm appoints 3 non-executive directors
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The board of directors of Notore Chemical Industries Plc has approved the appointment of three new non executives. They are Mr Ovie Ukiri, Mr Olusoii Adekunle Emiola and Mr. Tseyi Louis Hammond. A statement by the company noted that the board was confident that the appointment of the directors would drive its business growth []The post Chemical firm appoints 3 non-executive directors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Reinsurance names new acting company secretary
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Continental Reinsurance Plc has appointed Patricia Ifewulu as its new company secretary. A statement by the insurer stated that Ifewulu took over from Abimbola Falana, who was advised to retire with effect from December 31, 2018. The statement further stated that she obtained a law degree from Enugu State University of Science and Technology in []The post Reinsurance names new acting company secretary appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Communications firm gets independent director
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
DAAR Communications Plc has appointed Mr Nornah Awoh as its independent director. Awoh is the founder and chief equity analyst/chief executive officer of Palesa Capital Markets Associates. He has over three decades experience in business journalism, having worked as an erstwhile correspondent/head of capital market & investment at now defunct Business Concord and Nigerian Television []The post Communications firm gets independent director appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerians who’ll shape 2019 elections
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
2019: Political actors, leaders, others who will determine outcome of polls The undue advantage, which power confers on some political actors, especially in developing countries like Nigeria, explains why they determine the direction of their nation’s politics. FELIX NWANERI, TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE and WALE ELEGBEDE report on eminent Nigerians who will shape the 2019 general []The post Nigerians who’ll shape 2019 elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku’s men set to tackle Buhari for northern votes
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
In the last elections, it was like a taboo to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North. Those who did not like the President either hid in their houses or kept quiet. But the situation has changed with the coming elections as many of those that defected to []The post Atikus men set to tackle Buhari for northern votes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON 2019: NFF to monitor Rohr, targets trophy
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation will closely monitor the Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr and the NFF is also looking forward to winning the 2019 African Cup of Nations title. The NFF President Amaju Pinnick said that although it would not entirely interfere with Rohr’s selection of his team, the football body would be part []The post AFCON 2019: NFF to monitor Rohr, targets trophy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fenerbahce move for Mikel
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi could play in the Turkish Super Lig as Fenerbahce open negotiation with the former Chelsea player. According to sports daily Fanatik, a representative of Mikel has contacted Fenerbahce and negotiations will begin if the technical staff gives a positive report. Mikel has already terminated his contract with Tianjin Teda, []The post Fenerbahce move for Mikel appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Build Eagles’ attack around Iwobi, Fashanu tells Rohr
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
He’s vital for AFCON -Omeruo Nigeria’s manager, Gernot Rohr, must make good use of Alex Iwobi’s impressive form by building the Super Eagles around the midfielder for this year’s AFCON, says former football star, John Fashanu. The Arsenal player has been on top of his game and Fashanu said it was important the []The post Build Eagles attack around Iwobi, Fashanu tells Rohr appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ITTF rankings: Quadri maintains top spot in Africa
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Aruna Quadri begins 2019 as the highest-ranked player in Africa following the latest world ranking by the International Table Tennis Federation. The Nigerian and African table tennis star is currently ranked 26th in the world while also retaining his number one spot in Africa ahead of his fiercest rival, Omar Assar of Egypt. Assar however []The post ITTF rankings: Quadri maintains top spot in Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAF set to announce new AFCON hosts this week
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
African football ruling body, CAF, is expected to announce the new host of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after its executive committee meeting scheduled for Dakar, Senegal today. Morocco, Egypt and South Africa are the front runners to host the competition, which was originally scheduled to take place in Cameroon. Cameroon was stripped of []The post CAF set to announce new AFCON hosts this week appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Collection of running kits begins on Monday
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
All is set for the 4th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon billed to take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019. In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications and Media for the marathon, the kit collection for intending runners that have completed the registration process will officially begin on Monday (today). []The post 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Collection of running kits begins on Monday appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Man City thrash Rotherham 7-0
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
English Premier League champions Manchester City began their FA Cup campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Rotherham on Sunday but Fulham, battling to avoid relegation from the Premier League, were beaten 2-1 by fourth-tier Oldham. Barnet ensured there would be a non-league presence in the fourth round with a 1-0 win away to second-tier Championship []The post Man City thrash Rotherham 7-0 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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53 para powerlifters resume camp in Lagos for Int’l Championships
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation has announced a 53-man list for a three-week intensive camping exercise ahead of the 2019 International Para Powerlifting Championships scheduled for January 24-31 2018. The three week exercise under the supervision of the head coach, Prince Are Feyisetan, assistant coaches, Patience Igbiti, Oluwakemi Gbadebo and seven others at the National []The post 53 para powerlifters resume camp in Lagos for Int’l Championships appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The Maiduguri protest
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
In what appeared like a drama, residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, recently protested against a 24-hour supply of electricity to their communities. For them, rather than rejoicing, the constant electricity supply has increased the amount they pay for electricity and has led to ridiculous and ‘outrageous billings’, as they called for []The post The Maiduguri protest appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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