Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines Thursdays 10th January 2019

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Today’s Newtelegraph Newspaper Headlines, Thursdays 10th January 2019

Buhari’s govt has failed on all fronts ‘Saraki
Thu, 10 Jan 2019

The President of the Senate and Director-General PDP/Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, catalogued the alleged failures of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He described the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as very corrupt.

Although Saraki, who spoke in a 30-minute interview on Channels Television, failed short of describing Buhari as personally corrupt, he said that since the buck stops at the President’s table, he could not be absolved of corruption, when he is protecting corrupt people in his government.
Saraki also said that despite propaganda from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigerians were worse off today than in 2015, when he and other members of the party, came together and sacked the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Senate President was also emphatic that the President has failed to deliver on the three pillars – Security, economy and anti-corruption – on which Buhari and the APC campaigned for in 2015.

He carpeted the Buhari-led government for its insincerity in fighting corruption, pointing that none of the government officials that has been involved in corruption cases have either been charged or prosecuted.
He alleged massive fraud in the oil sector, stating that the 50 million litres daily consumption of fuel as claimed by the government is a big scam.

He stated: “Remember, the fuel subsidy issue is one of the points that was used in the corruption allegation to campaign against the Goodluck Jonathan government, who even during his days in power was challenged when the daily fuel consumption was 22 million litres. It’s a big scam for anyone to say that we are consuming 50 milion litres of fuel daily. Nigeria cannot consume 50 million litres of fuel daily.”

The Senate President said what is presently going on in the corporation was a far cry from what happened during the Jonathan administration.
“There is no doubt that there are corrupt people around the president. If you represent a government, you must take responsibility.

“If you head a government that is full of corrupt people and you can’t do anything about it, you are also responsible,” Saraki said, alluding to the culpability of the president.

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Matching police pay rise with better policing
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The recent increase in the salaries and allowances of personnel of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been greeted by wide jubilations in the Force and in many barracks and police formations across the country. Coming at a period when Nigerian policemen’s remuneration is comparatively very poor and inadequate, the raise gives them a big leap, []The post Matching police pay rise with better policing appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari’s govt has failed on all fronts ‘Saraki
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The President of the Senate and Director-General PDP/Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, catalogued the alleged failures of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. He described the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as very corrupt. Although Saraki, who spoke in a 30-minute interview on Channels Television, failed short of describing Buhari as []The post Buhari’s govt has failed on all fronts ‘Saraki appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG to review salaries of CBN, FIRS, NNPC, NPA, others
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Rewane heads technical c’ttee on new minimum wage The Federal Government is set to review the salaries of workers currently earning above the national minimum wage. President Muhammadu Buhari made the revelation yesterday while inaugurating an advisory technical committee for the implementation of the proposed N30,000 new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, shortly before []The post FG to review salaries of CBN, FIRS, NNPC, NPA, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG to review salaries of CBN, FIRS, NNPC, NPA, others
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Rewane heads technical c’ttee on new minimum wage The Federal Government is set to review the salaries of workers currently earning above the national minimum wage. President Muhammadu Buhari made the revelation yesterday while inaugurating an advisory technical committee for the implementation of the proposed N30,000 new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, shortly before []The post FG to review salaries of CBN, FIRS, NNPC, NPA, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We’ve been victims of fake news ‘ Osinbajo, Soyinka, INEC
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Egbemode, Okoye brainstorm on remedies Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday raised the alarm over the growing menace of fake news in Nigeria and around the world, disclosing that he had been a victim. The revelation came same day the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka also confessed he had been a victim of []The post We’ve been victims of fake news ‘ Osinbajo, Soyinka, INEC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We’ve been victims of fake news ‘ Osinbajo, Soyinka, INEC
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Egbemode, Okoye brainstorm on remedies Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday raised the alarm over the growing menace of fake news in Nigeria and around the world, disclosing that he had been a victim. The revelation came same day the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka also confessed he had been a victim of []The post We’ve been victims of fake news ‘ Osinbajo, Soyinka, INEC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Re-addressing banks’ role in SMEs’ funding
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The inability of SMEs operators to access the five per cent fund set aside by banks to grow the sector has continued to impact negatively on the operators. Taiwo Hassan reports Recently, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said that over N60 billion of the five per cent contribution from commercial []The post Re-addressing banks role in SMEs funding appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s satellite maintenance to gulp N1.2bn
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Federal Government will this year spend N1.2 billion on the maintenance of the country’s satellite, NIGCOMSAT 1R. NIGCOMSAT Limited, the government-owned company managing the satellite, is to spend substantial part of the amount on insurance and upgrade of the facility, New Telegraph has learnt. This is, however, a 52 per cent drop from []The post Nigeria’s satellite maintenance to gulp N1.2bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N-Power gets FG’s social intervention scheme
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Survey has revealed that the N-Power, one of the various Federal Government’s social intervention programmes focused on job creation and employment has remained the most popular initiative by the current administration. According to the report on the national awareness levels of social investment programme, which was conducted by the research arm of the Presidential Delivery []The post N-Power gets FG’s social intervention scheme appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tackling obstacles to effective budget implementation
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
With the 2019 budget laid before the National Assembly, timely approval by the legislative arm, prompt cash backing for capital projects by the executive will make the implementation effective.Abdulwahab Isa reports Annual budget presentation was an exciting experience before now. During the Second Republic, the late President Shehu Shagari, as routine commitment of his []The post Tackling obstacles to effective budget implementation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos to improve asphalt plants for road repairs
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
As part of efforts to rehabilitate the various inner roads, three asphalt plants in Lagos State would be turned around and put to work in order to make the state’s roads motorable throughout the year. Already, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said in its report that about 260,000 people come into Lagos []The post Lagos to improve asphalt plants for road repairs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogun PDP: Kashamu rejects Adebutu’s presidential campaign council
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Senator Buruji Kashamu, yesterday rejected inauguration of a presidential campaign council for the state under the chairmanship of a House of Representatives’ member, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu. Kashamu, who currently represents Ogun East senatorial district in the National Assembly, described the composition of the presidential campaign council as fake. The council, which was inaugurated in Abeokuta []The post Ogun PDP: Kashamu rejects Adebutus presidential campaign council appeared first on N
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NITDA automates IT clearance processes
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said it had streamlined and fully automated its processes aimed at fast-tracking IT projects clearing house mandate. Director-General of the agency, Dr Isa Pantami, disclosed this in a statement released and addressed to ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), government owned companies, other government establishments as well as the []The post NITDA automates IT clearance processes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCC: How Nigeria attained 31% broadband penetration
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Communications (NCC) has reaffirmed its claim of 31 per cent broadband penetration in the country, saying that all empirical indices pointed to the feat. The Commission noted that contrary to claims in some quarters, the target was achieved based on the estimated 190 million population of the country and 169 million connected []The post NCC: How Nigeria attained 31% broadband penetration appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Paradise of thorns: Cries of girls trafficked to Saudi
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Pains, anguish of Nigerian slave girls in Saudi Arabia Thousands of Nigerian girls and young women who went to Saudi Arabia and Oman as domestic workers are living in slave-like conditions, and crying out daily for help. JULIANA FRANCIS captures the stories and suffering of these victims At first glimpse of the video, []The post Paradise of thorns: Cries of girls trafficked to Saudi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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A medical mission to farmers
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Over 2,000 patients and farmers in some communities in Edda clan, Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have received free medical attention through a United States of America-based Non- Governmental Organization, Healthcare Educational Liaison Project. The project is courtesy of Dr. John Kalu Ijem, as UCHENNA INYA, in Abakaliki, reports For about []The post A medical mission to farmers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Rep denies supporting Buhari, pledges loyalty to Atiku
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Amidst speculations that he may have switched allegiance to the ruling party, Chairman, House Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, Hon. Timothy Simon Golu, yesterday said that he was supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar and not President Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Golu, who []The post 2019: Rep denies supporting Buhari, pledges loyalty to Atiku appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Bode George backs Agbaje, says Tinubu is Lagos’ common enemy
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the governorship candidate of the party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, have said that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu was the common enemy of Lagos and its residents. George, who also declared that the PDP []The post 2019: Bode George backs Agbaje, says Tinubu is Lagos common enemy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Manufacturers invest N4.42trn in economy, says report
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Reports have shown that Nigeria’s economy raked in about N4.42 trillion from manufacturing investment in the last four and half years (2013-mid 2018) based on data generated from surveys conducted by Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). Particularly, the report showed that the estimated cumulative investment from 2013 to 2017 was N4.12 trillion, while in []The post Manufacturers invest N4.42trn in economy, says report appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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40.1m adult Nigerians financially excluded in 2018′ CBN
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
No fewer than 40.1 million adult Nigerians( 41.6per cent) were financially excluded in 2018 according to Central Bank of Nigeria’s ( CBN) revised National Financial Inclusion Strategy report released on Wednesday. Further analysis of the report revealed that 55.1per cent of the excluded population were women, 61.4per cent of the excluded population were within the []The post 40.1m adult Nigerians financially excluded in 2018′ CBN appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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An exhibition to manage waste
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
It is a move aimed at addressing the mind of people who care less about the environment. It was an exhibition targeted at converting waste to wealth. Kenneth Ofoma reports from ENUGU Many people may not be aware that they can make a vocation, and by extension money from wastes that litre the environment. []The post An exhibition to manage waste appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Exploring panacea for rising telecoms debts
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Recent regulatory approval of disconnection of telecommunications players owing their counterparts interconnect fees has raised more concerns over the age-long sector problem as stakeholders put forward suggestions to address the situation going forward. SAMSON AKINTARO reports Before now, it was more of a family affair with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) playing the []The post Exploring panacea for rising telecoms debts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku: Nigeria lost more lives in peacetime under Buhari
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said that under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government, Nigeria has lost more lives at peacetime than any other time in the nations history. Atiku and Secondus spoke yesterday at different fora. The PDP presidential candidate, at a campaign rally in Minna, []The post Atiku: Nigeria lost more lives in peacetime under Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FirstBank offers educational products
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
As schools resume throughout the country, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has restated its support for the education sector by highlighting its array of educational products. In a statement, the bank said its array of educational based products and solutions are targeted at enabling schools acquire their required educational facilities for continued expansion. The bank’s []The post FirstBank offers educational products appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Africa’s year of democratic test
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
It is an interesting year for Africa as no fewer than 20 countries will be going to the polls for presidential, parliamentary or council elections. WALE ELEGBEDE reports on the electoral activities, the personalities in the race and the issues that will shape the polls The age long perception of Africa as a continent []The post 2019: Africa’s year of democratic test appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We won’t allow a mediocre to rule Bauchi again ‘ Mohammed
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, is the Bauchi State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general elections. He speaks on his gubernatorial ambition and his vision for Bauchi State if elected as governor. ALI GARBA reports What troubles you about Bauchi State that informed []The post We won’t allow a mediocre to rule Bauchi again ‘ Mohammed appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We did not step down for Gov.Bindow ‘ Adamawa governorship candidates
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Some governorship candidates in Adamawa have rejected the inclusion of their names among the 11 governorship candidates that stepped down for Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the forthcoming general elections. Mrs Na’ama Bulama of Progressives People Alliance (PPA), and Mrs Lami Musa of the People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN) []The post We did not step down for Gov.Bindow ‘ Adamawa governorship candidates appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amaechi charges APC members to secure votes
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council and Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Ameachi has charged APC members to follow their votes from their wards to state level during collation. Amaechi, who stated this yesterday at the flag-off campaign of Adamawa State APC governorship candidate, Senator Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow said []The post Amaechi charges APC members to secure votes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON 2019: Chukwu charges Eagles to stun Africa in Egypt
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Ex-international, Christian Chukwu, has charged the Super Eagles to perform up the expectations by winning the 2019 African Cup of Nations. Egypt are the hosts of the 2019 edition after winning the hosting right ahead of South Africa and Chukwu said the Eagles could soar regardless of the venue of the event. The former Eagles []The post AFCON 2019: Chukwu charges Eagles to stun Africa in Egypt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAF Awards: Adepoju, Udeze disagree over Eagles’ no-show
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Players not done enough to merit gong’ Ndidi deserves place in Finest 11, says Udeze Ex-internationals, Mutiu Adepoju and Ifeanyi Udeze, have disagreed over the inability of any Nigerian player to be part of the CAF Finest 11 which was announced on Tuesday at a Gala Night in Dakar, Senegal. Only Wilfred Ndidi []The post CAF Awards: Adepoju, Udeze disagree over Eagles no-show appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Falcons hit camp Wednesday to begin World Cup prep
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
African Cup of Nations Womens champions, Super Falcons, have been directed to report to camp in preparation for the four-nation competition in China later in the month and the major build-up outing at a 16-nation invitational in Cyprus next month. The Nigeria Football Federation has urged the Super Falcons Coach Thomas Dennerby to invite the []The post Falcons hit camp Wednesday to begin World Cup prep appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ikpeba predicts player’s dominance
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Former Nigeria international, Victor Ikpeba has tipped Egypt’s Mohamed Salah to dominate the CAF Player of the Year. Ikpeba, winner of the award in 19995 described the Liverpool striker as a top class act predicting he will be for so some time to come for as long as he is fit. Salah, who has been []The post ‘Ikpeba predicts player’s dominance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NNL Super 8: Insurance, Remo, Kada, Gombe confirm promotion
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Bendel Insurance, Remo Stars, Kada City and Gombe United, have all secured promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League after emerging first and second respectively in their groups at the just concluded Nigeria National League Super 8 in Aba, Abia State. Kada City and Gombe United on Wednesday morning confirmed their promotion to Nigeria’s top []The post NNL Super 8: Insurance, Remo, Kada, Gombe confirm promotion appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Salah targets AFCON glory
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
After being crowned 2018 African Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah has set his sights on lifting the 2019 African Cup of Nations which is set to be hosted in his country. In what was reminiscent of his triumph last year, Salah beat off competitions from Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang []The post Salah targets AFCON glory appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aiteo CAF Awards: Iwobi best Nigerian, 6th in Africa
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, was picked as the best Nigerian footballer for 2018 after the AiteoCAF Awards which took place in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday. Iwobi, who was the only Nigerian in CAF’s top 10, was ranked sixth best player in Africa behind Mehdi Benatia, Riyad Mahrez, his Arsenal teammate, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Liverpool []The post Aiteo CAF Awards: Iwobi best Nigerian, 6th in Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Delta State Principals’ Cup: Zenith Bank charges participants over fair play
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Zenith Bank, the sponsors of the ongoing Delta State Principals Cup, has charged all the remaining 26 teams in the competition to embrace fair play. The frontline bank in partnership with the government of Delta State under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa revived the competition in 2017 to boost grassroots development in the state. The 3rd edition []The post Delta State Principals’ Cup: Zenith Bank charges participants over fair play appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogu faults CAF for snubbing Nigerian players in Finest XI
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Super Eagles’ midfielder, John Ogu, has expressed frustration over the non-inclusion of Nigerian players in the CAF finest XI, positing that the likes of Wilfred Ndidi and William Troost-Ekong deserved places in the selection. In the year under review, Nigeria featured at the World Cup in Russia and followed it up with qualification for []The post Ogu faults CAF for snubbing Nigerian players in Finest XI appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Media Marathon Committee meets Tandoh, solicits Lagos’ support
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Members of the Lagos Media Marathon Committee on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission Dr Kweku Tandoh. Among other things, the visit was mainly to solicit support from Lagos State towards the success of the maiden media marathon in Nigeria slated for May 1, 2019. The []The post Media Marathon Committee meets Tandoh, solicits Lagos support appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My prediction as Zakari collates uncle’s results
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Predictions are but guesses ‘ when they come true, they are prophecies; when they dont, we salvage the situation by calling them allegories.’ ‘ Mike Klepper The signs are there, all over the place that 2019 general elections in Nigeria are not going to be peaceful. Peaceful elections are no rock science, they are []The post My prediction as Zakari collates uncles results appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Foods that can lower blood pressure
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
What you eat affects your blood pressure in several ways. Eating a lot of foods which are high in saturated fats can cause a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis causes your blood vessels to narrow, resulting in high blood pressure. Foods that are high in fat or sugar can also contribute to obesity, which increases your []The post Foods that can lower blood pressure appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mavin Records is doing fine ‘ Donjazzy
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Renowned music producer, Michael Collins-Ajereh a.k.a. Don Jazzy says his record label, ‘Mavin Records’ very relevant and doing fine in the Nigerian music industry. He made the assertion while responding to a tweet on Tuesday by a fan with twitter handle @AmbroseOkwoli asking if Mavin Records now belongs to the past. Okwoli wrote: ‘Mr Jazzy []The post Mavin Records is doing fine Donjazzy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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