Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Friday 11th January 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Friday 11th January 2019

Govs absent as Buhari holds campaign council meeting
Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were yesterday conspicuously absent at the inaugural meeting of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari during the February 16 election. The President presided over the meeting, which held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It was unclear why the governors, who have vital roles to play in the council as state coordinators, stayed away from the meeting. Many of the governors were at the inauguration of the PCC on Monday. Findings indicate that yesterday’s session, which was a strategy meeting, needed the inputs of the governors as the campaigns for the 2019 general elections gather momentum. Neither the presidency nor the APC, however, gave official explanations for the absence of the APC governors. Speaking at the event, Buhari said the meeting was to outline the operational structure of the Council with a view to assigning key responsibilities to members for effective planning and delivery to achieve success during the campaigns. “Our main objective is to serve as the forum for collective decision-making to enhance the effectiveness of the campaign effort,” he said. The President said the agenda was also to further consider and approve the terms of reference of the various directorates and organogram that will determine how members will relate with each other and discharge their roles in the campaign. Buhari appealed to the team to dedicate and commit themselves once again to the task at hand as victory was already at the horizon.
He said: “There is no doubt that victory is with us: it is ours, but that shouldn’t mean we should rest even for a moment. “Even though we are confident of winning, I urge you to work as hard as you can so that we can maximize the scale and extent of our victory. I urge you to rise to the challenge of the great expectations this party and Nigerians have for you and the confidence that I personally have in the ability of all of you to deliver.
“You are the cream of the party and I assure you that with unity of purpose and effective harmony and communication, there is no political opponent you cannot overcome. “I trust this will ensure a smooth campaign and a resounding victory for our party and its candidates. I, therefore, urge you to carefully read the documents and make observations designed to improve our performance.” Buhari had, during the inauguration of the campaign council last week in Abuja, announced that his re-election campaign in 2019 would be headed by former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said the PCC will cover all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) within the stipulated campaign period. He spoke when he fielded questions from State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting. He said that the meeting reviewed the programme of activities and calendar of campaigns for the presidential campaign. According to him, the APC intends to campaign across the length and breadth of the country, to canvass for votes for the party at all levels.Oshiohmole added that the campaign train would continue to remind Nigerians that the Buhari administration had done a lot for the country, having inherited a battered economy from previous administration. “The key issue was to go through the programme of activities, calendar of campaigns, various interest groups within the country, the business community, the youth, women, people with disabilities and various special interest groups.

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APC planning to rig presidential election ‘ Atiku
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not embarking on campaign because it wants to rig the February 16 presidential election. Also, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has challenged Northern elders to speak out on the growing []The post APC planning to rig presidential election ‘ Atiku appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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9mobile: Adrian Wood’s exit demonstrates rascality
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Telecommunications company, 9mobile, has described the exit of one of its shareholders and non-executive director, Adrian Wood, as a demonstration of ‘rascality, impatience and knavery. The firm said Adrian Wood’s Teleology Holdings Limited, which owned a minority stake in Teleology Nigeria Limited, had failed to fulfill its obligations to the business since inception. Teleology Holdings []The post 9mobile: Adrian Wood’s exit demonstrates rascality appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Abdulsalami, Dangote, Amaechi, Otedola, SGF for NIMASA merit awards
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Employers of labour and workers will be rewarded on Saturday for outstanding performance by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) at its merit awards and corporate dinner in Lagos. The agency, in a statement made available to New Telegraph, said former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), Secretary to the Government of []The post Abdulsalami, Dangote, Amaechi, Otedola, SGF for NIMASA merit awards appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Passengers escape death as train derails in Lagos
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Hundreds of passengers yesterday narrowly escaped death after a train they were riding derailed at the Mangoro area of Lagos State. Traders, who witnessed the accident, blamed it on faulty track. Witnesses said the train was coming from Ijoko in Ogun State and was heading to Ebute-Metta, when it suddenly derailed at Ashade Market, Mangoro []The post Passengers escape death as train derails in Lagos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ABUAD marks 9th year of uninterrupted academic works
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, literally rolled out the drums last Friday (January 4, 2019) to celebrate the 9th Anniversary of the commencement of uninterrupted academic works in the 21st century university which has earned itself a name in the league of world class universities, its short history of existence notwithstanding. It has become part []The post ABUAD marks 9th year of uninterrupted academic works appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG mobilises road contractors with N100bn Sukuk bond
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Federal Government has made financial commitment to contractors engaged for the construction of 28 key economic roads across six geo-political zones of the country using the N100 billion Sukuk bond proceeds raised by the Debt Manage- ment Office (DMO). The N100 billion Sovereign Sukuk bond proceeds will be used to construct 642.69km roads []The post FG mobilises road contractors with N100bn Sukuk bond appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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294,851 apply for 10,000 Police jobs
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday said it received a total of 294,851 applications for recruitment into the Police Force. This is in spite of the fact that the ongoing recruitment exercise is for only 10,000 constables. Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement, said the entries []The post 294,851 apply for 10,000 Police jobs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Taking tea during pregnancy poses risk to baby
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Scientists from Ireland yesterday said consuming caffeine during pregnancy may be bad for the health of the unborn baby. Findings of a study published in ‘The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,’ showed a consistent link between caffeine sourced from coffee and tea and adverse birth outcomes. According to the researchers, regardless of the caffeine source, []The post Taking tea during pregnancy poses risk to baby appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sex for a penny: Tragic world of young prostitutes
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
One of the myths about prostitution is that, it is one of the oldest professions in the society. Today, it is not only limited to adults, it has actually been expanded by youths who have plunged into it with all their might. They give no damn to the social perception about them. IFEOMA CHIMEZIRI x-rays []The post Sex for a penny: Tragic world of young prostitutes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Abia monarchs endorse Kalu for Senate
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Traditional rulers of Bende Local Government of Abia State, made up Umunna and Ikwuisii, have endorsed the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu for the Senate. In a brief but colourful ceremony held at the palace of the chairman of Bende Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Patrick Use, Isiobu 1, the monarchs said []The post Abia monarchs endorse Kalu for Senate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Sanction APC for violating campaign law, Atiku tells INEC
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to sanction the All Progressives Congress (APC) for using state resources to campaign. The former vice president recalled that the electoral umpire in December last year, warned incumbent office holders against using state resources []The post 2019: Sanction APC for violating campaign law, Atiku tells INEC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Checking tomato scarcity with cottage arrangement
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria (TOGAN) is canvassing the establishment of cottage processing plants to check seasonal scarcity of the produce. Taiwo Hassan reports Survey by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed that inadequate storage, processing facilities and wastage in tomatoes value chain cost Nigeria about $15 billion post-harvest losses []The post Checking tomato scarcity with cottage arrangement appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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OPS warns over impending economic recession
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Members of the organised private sector (OPS) have warned that the dwindling crude oil price, shrinking external reserves, 2019 budget delay, distortions in manufacturing performance index are signs of imminent recession except the Federal Government redirects its priorities to halt the process. They also explained that the massive electioneering campaign spending towards next month’s []The post OPS warns over impending economic recession appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New wage demand gone beyond negotiation stage
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Solomon Adelegan, has said that the current demand for a new minimum wage has gone beyond negotiation stage. Speaking in Lagos during the sensitisation rally organised by labour to pree home demand for a new minimum wage of N30,000 from government, he said labour would not renege until []The post ‘New wage demand gone beyond negotiation stage’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Boosting staple crop’s productivity
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The yield of many staple crops could be boosted by 40 per cent by a new process that adjusts the way they turn sunlight into energy, potentially feeding hundreds of millions of more people, agro-researchers have said. Crops such as rice, wheat and soybeans, as well as fruits and vegetables have a naturally occurring ‘glitch’ []The post Boosting staple crop’s productivity appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CISLAC flays use of consultants in tax matters
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned the use of consultants and other unofficial method in tax collection. Condemning the development at a two-day roundtable discussion with newsroom managers and media practictioners under the Tax Justice and Governance Platform in Nigeria, the Programme Officer, CISLAC, Mr. Chinedu Bassey, said the use of []The post CISLAC flays use of consultants in tax matters appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NATCOMS tasks NCC on interconnect debt payment
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS) has called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that operators pay their interconnect debts. The National President of NATCOMS, Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo made the call non settlement of interconnect debts among service providers was part of the cause of poor service rendered in the industry. Interconnect []The post NATCOMS tasks NCC on interconnect debt payment appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Heritage Bank set to deepen retail banking
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Heritage Bank Plc has restated its commitment to deepen its full stream retail banking franchise to match the rapidly changing needs of its customer, as well give the unbanked, especially in the rural areas the opportunity to enjoy seamless financial services. The MD/CEO of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, made this known yesterday in a statement []The post Heritage Bank set to deepen retail banking appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ambode: Lagos workers happy to retire
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has said that despite anxiety associated with retirement, officers of the Lagos State Public Service are always happy to retire as the state is always prepared to fulfill their retirement expectations. Speaking at a retreat for Lagos’s trade union leaders at Michael Imoudu Institute, Ilorin, Kwara State, Ambode, who []The post Ambode: Lagos workers happy to retire appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s noodles market valued at N200bn per annum
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Nigerian noodles market has been valued at between N200 billion and N250 billion at a rate of 16 per cent and 20 per cent per annum, New Telegraph has learnt. According to commodity report by analysts from Bismark Rewane-led Financial Derivatives Company (FDC), Nigerians dwelling in the country’s urban centres are now consuming more []The post ‘Nigeria’s noodles market valued at N200bn per annum’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Confusion over N178.3bn port investment
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
as NPA delays concession review Failure by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to review port concession agreements before the end of 2018 has affected the cost of operation in all terminals at the seaport. It was learnt that the cost of doing business had risen by 328 per cent at the Lagos terminals after []The post Confusion over N178.3bn port investment appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogboru’s roadmap’ll address Delta’s needs ‘ Ofehe
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Comrade Sunny Ofehe is a human rights activist and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain. In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on Delta State and 2019 general elections You are from Delta State and have been living in Europe more than 23 years now as an international activist on environmental and human []The post Ogboru’s roadmapll address Delta’s needs ‘ Ofehe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019: Decision hour for the Tiv
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
We can hardly procrastinate further on the urgency to engage with all Tiv people, irrespective of all artificial boundaries that now make us feel we belong in different states in the Nigerian nation. There is no doubt that politics is a game; real game of numbers which involves intrigues, maneuverings, sagacity, bargains, proper engagement and []The post 2019: Decision hour for the Tiv appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NASS poll: 69 senators in return bid
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
CHUKWU DAVID reports that only 69 out of the 109 senators currently serving in the 8th Senate will contest the February 16 National Assembly election, to return to the upper chamber of the nations legislature The various political parties across the country conducted their primary elections between September and October 2018, ahead of []The post NASS poll: 69 senators in return bid appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Celestine Babayaro: Ndidi didn’t do enough to make CAF’s Finest XI
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
says young Eagles’ll dominate Africa soon Former Super Eagles and Chelsea ace defender, Celestine Babayaro, has said Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City did not have a better 2018 than the players selected ahead of him in the CAF’s Finest XI during the recently concluded CAF Awards. The omission of Ndidi infuriated most Nigerians who []The post Celestine Babayaro: Ndidi didn’t do enough to make CAF’s Finest XI appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Enyeama: I’m not ready to quit football
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has declared that he is not yet ready to hang up his gloves. Enyeama has been in the cold since his contract with Lille was terminated a few months ago but despite his advance age he still wants to be at the tick of action. The 2013 AFCON winner []The post Enyeama: I’m not ready to quit football appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ighalo wants EPL return
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo is bidding to make a return to the English Premier League during this Janaury transfer window. According to SkySports News, the former Watford forward has attracted suitors in the EPL and he is said to be keen on making a retrun two years after he moved to the Chinese Super []The post Ighalo wants EPL return appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lobi begin CAF Champions League quest today
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Idoko charges team to go for maximum points The country’s representative in the CAF Champions League, Lobi Stars’ will on Friday (today) begin their journey in the group stage of the competition against former champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, the adopted home of the team. Moroccans Wydad Casablanca, South Africans Mamelodi []The post Lobi begin CAF Champions League quest today appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kada City emerge NNL champions, beat Bendel Insurance on penalties
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Kada City of Kaduna, who are barely nine months old, have today been crowned champions of the Nigeria National League after they beat Bendel Insurance 4-3 on penalties after full-time scores stood at 1-1. ‘We were not rated (for the Super 8), but at the end are champions,’ said Kada City coach Adams Usman. ‘This []The post Kada City emerge NNL champions, beat Bendel Insurance on penalties appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Super Falcons to play 10 matches before World Cup
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation has firmed up plans to provide African champions, Super Falcons, with what could turn out to be their best ‘ever preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, thenff. com can reveal. Participation in the Four ‘Nation Invitational Tournament in China, January 17 ‘ 20, will be followed by participation in []The post Super Falcons to play 10 matches before World Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osimhen, Chukwueze’s form excites Rohr ahead AFCON 2019
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr is impressed with the form of attacking duo of Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen ahead of the African Cup of Nations finals, one of the backroom staff of the senior national team disclosed. The staff who pleaded for anonymity said their form was giving the Franco-German so much joy. Osimhen []The post Osimhen, Chukwueze’s form excites Rohr ahead AFCON 2019 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I won’t sign any player in January ‘ Emery
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Arsenal will not be making any permanent signings during the January transfer window, Unai Emery has confirmed. The Gunners strengthened considerably in the previous winter period, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both added to the squad. Arsenal then paid fees for Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi in the summer window []The post I won’t sign any player in January ‘ Emery appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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20 new stadia for Edo State
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
With renovation work already going on at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Edo State, the state government has approved the construction of new 20 stadiums across the various local government of Edo State. Making this disclosure to New Telegraph was the chairman of the Edo State Football Association, Frank Ilaboya. According to the journalist []The post 20 new stadia for Edo State appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos SWAN picks date for CANON training
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Lagos Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in partnership with Canon Nigeria will hold the inaugural training of its members at its secretariat on Friday, January, 25th 2019. The training is part of the capacity building agreement signed between Lagos SWAN and one of the leading manufacturers in the field of professional []The post Lagos SWAN picks date for CANON training appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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In love with single moms
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The reluctance with which some men accept single mothers as life partners amazes me. It appears being a single mom, in this modern age, still comes with a burden of stigmatization. I knew it was so many years ago especially in the 1950, 60s, 70s and, by mid-80s, the level of dishonour associated with single []The post In love with single moms appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AT 8, I WAS EXPOSED TO TELEVISION STUDIOS ‘PAUL ADAMS
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Veteran actor, filmmaker and show host, Paul Adams, turns 62 years on January 28. In this interview with TONY OKUYEME, the Edo State born thespian recalls how it started. He also talks about the journey so far, the secret behind his youthful look, his expectations in 2019, among other issues You will be 62 []The post AT 8, I WAS EXPOSED TO TELEVISION STUDIOS ‘PAUL ADAMS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Phyno, Kcee, HumbleSmith, Bracket, others light up Ojoto
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Prominent artists Phyno, Kcee limpopo, Humble Smith, Ruff coin nwa aba, Bracket, Funny Bone, Frank De Don, Jimmy Jatt and a host of many other celebrities including the Super Eagles Legend, Dan the bull Amokachi were all present at Ojoto Unity Carnival organised by the millennial real estate entrepreneur and philantropist Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo, who []The post Phyno, Kcee, HumbleSmith, Bracket, others light up Ojoto appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kizz Daniel knows I didn’t slap his manager ‘ Davido
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Afropop singer Davido has maintained his denial of an alleged assault on Tumi Lawrence, manager of Kizz Daniel. The superstar, real name David Adeleke, said he ‘can never’ do what he has been accused of. Lawrence had alleged that he was assaulted by the ‘Fall’ singer and his crew members at the Davido Live Concert []The post Kizz Daniel knows I didn’t slap his manager ‘ Davido appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The Exorcism of Alu’: My most challenging project ‘ Basketmouth
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Nigerian entertainer, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, is set to release his first feature movie. The comedian-actor says the horror/thriller film, titled ‘The Exorcism of Alu’, will be out in the cinemas on January 15. Basketmouth revealed that he has been working on the movie for six years, describing it as his ‘most challenging []The post ‘The Exorcism of Alu’: My most challenging project ‘ Basketmouth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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MultiChoice excites DStv, GOtv subscribers with ‘Step Up Campaign
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has kicked of the new year for DStv and GOtv customers with a brand-new offer tagged ‘Step Up’. From Tuesday, 15 January till Monday, 15 April, 2019 the Step-Up campaign offer will give all active and disconnected DStv Compact, Family and Access customers the opportunity to pay for an []The post MultiChoice excites DStv, GOtv subscribers with ‘Step Up Campaign’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Doris Ariole’s stories rated among top 20 movies of 2018
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Five movies written by Doris Ariole are among the top 20 movies of 2018 on iROKOtv, based on audience reviews and ratings. The movies are ‘Love in Sight’, ‘Akunne’, ‘Never Yours’, ‘Expired Maiden’ and ‘In Every Way’. In the ratings released this week by the entertainment platform, ‘Love in Sight’ was audience’s third favourite movie []The post Doris Ariole’s stories rated among top 20 movies of 2018 appeared first on Newtelegr
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