Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Thursday 17th January 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 17th January 2019

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Non-declaration of assets: FG freezes CJN’s accounts
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Federal Government, yesterday, directed the Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to freeze the bank accounts belonging to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen which are subject to investigation and prosecution. The Federal Government is prosecuting the CJN before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja on six-count []The post Non-declaration of assets: FG freezes CJNs accounts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Averting the looming electoral violence
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
On February 16th and March 2nd, Nigerians will exercise their civic rights of choosing a new set of leaders at the national and state elections. At the elections, voters will choose a president, governors for 29 of the country’s 36 states, as well as federal and state lawmakers. President Muhammadu Buhari of the All []The post Averting the looming electoral violence appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Piracy: Condemning intellectual property owners to penury
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Unending tears of writers, publishers The Nigerian society has witnessed the administration of different governments; yet, none has been able to curtail piracy, rendering many owners of intellectual property angry, frustrated and penniless. In this report, JULIANA FRANCIS takes a look at latest victims, probing the challenges of Nigerian Copyrights Commission Mr. []The post Piracy: Condemning intellectual property owners to penury appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari: I’ll jail looters, recover loot if re-elected
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Atiku: Therell be no sacred cows under my watch The war against corruption took centre stage yesterday as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar intensified their campaigns ahead of the February []The post Buhari: Ill jail looters, recover loot if re-elected appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ex-Chief of Air Staff finally forfeits N2.2bn to FG
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of N2.2 billion recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu Nunayon (rtd). The order was sequel to the granting of a motion filed by the anti-graft []The post Ex-Chief of Air Staff finally forfeits N2.2bn to FG appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EEG: Not yet uhuru for non-oil export
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Despite having a backlog of unpaid incentives for non-oil exporters hovering at about N1.2 trillion, the Federal Government said, this year, it would honour only N5.12 billion of such debts based on provisions made in the 2019 budget. Taiwo Hassan reports No doubt, the implementation of the improved Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme []The post EEG: Not yet uhuru for non-oil export appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tackling cyber fraud through collaborations
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Telecommunications operators in the country have, in recent times, faced accusation of connivance in the increasing theft of money via mobile phones and bank accounts by cyber criminals. While they deny this, collaborations between the banking and telecom’s regulators, as well as the security agencies, will go a long way in tackling this problem. SAMSON []The post Tackling cyber fraud through collaborations appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s inflation increases to 11.44% ‘ NBS
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The consumer price index (CPI) which measures inflation increased slightly to 11.44 per cent (year-on-year) in December 2018 against November figure of 11.28 per cent, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) confirmed on its website yesterday. The latest figure represents 0.16 per cent points higher than the rate recorded in November 2018 (11.28) per cent, in []The post Nigerias inflation increases to 11.44% ‘ NBS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE lifts suspension on C& I Leasing shares
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has lifted the suspension placed on trading in the shares of C & I Leasing Plc. According to a notice obtained from NSE, the suspension on trading in shares of the company, which was lifted on January 14, 2019, were placed on full suspension on December 15, 2018 to []The post NSE lifts suspension on C& I Leasing shares appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 elections must not hinder governance ‘Saraki
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
says 8th Senate passed 257 bills from 2015-2018 The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, tasked the senators not to allow the election campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections to affect their legislative responsibilities to the nation and the people. Saraki, who made the statement in his address of welcome to senators []The post 2019 elections must not hinder governance ‘Saraki appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stock market records mid week gain
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday closed upswing as the overall market performance indices grew by 1.07 per cent. Transactions on the stock market had also the previous day closed on the positive trajectory. However, at the close of trading yesterday, the All-Share Index grew by 323.15 basis []The post Stock market records mid week gain appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Customs generates N1.8bn in Sokoto
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara Zonal Command has generated N1.8 billion revenue in the last one year. The service also seized N454.8 million worth of contraband in the period. Its Public Relations Officer, Mr Magaji Mailafiya, said in Sokoto, that the amount showed an increase from N1.4 billion generated along with N450.5 []The post Customs generates N1.8bn in Sokoto appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo: Buhari had no prior knowledge of Onnoghen’s trial
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Until last Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari was oblivious of the impending trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the Federal Government. The Federal Government had dragged the CJN before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), over allegations bothering on non-declaration of assets. Though, the trial was scheduled to commence on []The post Osinbajo: Buhari had no prior knowledge of Onnoghens trial appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AfDB approves $32m climate fund for Nigeria, others
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $32.5 million equity investment in Climate Investor One’s Construction Equity Fund (CEF). The bank’s Director of Energy Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulation, Wale Shonibare, noted that the bank would be playing a key role as knowledge repository for Africa. The fund will be used in Nigeria, Ghana and other []The post AfDB approves $32m climate fund for Nigeria, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Basic screenings, key to wellness in new year
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The prevalence of hypertension, which is highest in the African Region is put at 46 per cent of adults aged 25 years and above, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). But knowledge about an individual’s blood pressure state and other health conditions begins with subjecting oneself to medical check-up, reports APPOLONIA ADEYEMI The []The post Basic screenings, key to wellness in new year appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Caution over planned tinkering with wage structure
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Confronted with rising wage bill, the federal Government is planning downward salaries review in certain categories of agencies. But experts say doing so will be counter productive. Abdulwahab Isa reports The sum of N 2.1 trillion was voted for personnel cost across Federal Government’s ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) in 2018 budget. In the []The post Caution over planned tinkering with wage structure appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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MSMEs’ expansion key to economic growth ‘Atiku
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said job creation plays an integral role in the economy’s growth. He disclosed this during a business summit at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, with stakeholders in the business sector to discuss the state of the economy and how to get Nigeria working again. []The post MSMEs’ expansion key to economic growth ‘Atiku appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Python Dance 3: Return of anxiety in Igboland
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
With the flag-off of Operation Python Dance 3 in the South-East by the military last week, anxiety has returned to the zone. UCHENNA INYA reports, that the Nigerian Army, last week, flagged-off its third show of force code-named Operation Python Dance III in the South-East geopolitical zone While the first edition of Operation Python []The post Python Dance 3: Return of anxiety in Igboland appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N165bn debt: NCC, telcos opt for amicable settlement
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Debtors commence payment The telecommunications sector may have averted an impending service disruption following recent disconnection approval over mounting interconnection debt. New Telegraph gathered that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which late last year granted the disconnection approval, has now advised the telecom companies to work out peaceful settlement of the over N165 billion []The post N165bn debt: NCC, telcos opt for amicable settlement appeared first on Newtelegrap
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Akande’s 80th birthday: Osinbajo, el-Rufai, Ajimobi, others harp on restructuring
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The strident call for restructuring of Nigeria reverberated in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, yesterday when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi and his counterpart from Kaduna State, Mallam el-Nasir Rufai, along with some other stakeholders across the land, said that the only panacea for the myriad of problems confronting the nation was []The post Akandes 80th birthday: Osinbajo, el-Rufai, Ajimobi, others harp on restructuring appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NITDA to enforce Public Internet Access regulation
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to enforce compliance with the Public Internet Access (PIA) Regulation, issued pursuant to Section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007. The agency in a statement signed by its Director General, Dr Isa Pantami, said this was in line with its mandate of promoting and regulating []The post NITDA to enforce Public Internet Access regulation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NJC lacks power over assets declaration offence ‘ Sagay
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
justifies trial of Justice Onnoghen before CCT The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itsey Sagay, yesterday said that the National Judicial Council (NJC) lacks power to sit over the case of any judge that is accused of not declaring his assets according to the provision of the Code of []The post NJC lacks power over assets declaration offence ‘ Sagay appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okurounmu: Afenifere not against Buhari, but his philosophy
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Senator Femi Okurounmu, a chieftain of pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, served as Chairman of the 2014 National Conference Presidential Committee. He speaks with Adewal e Ajay i on the state of the nation and the forthcoming general elections, among other issues Why is it taking Afenifere time to come up with the name of []The post Okurounmu: Afenifere not against Buhari, but his philosophy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Falcons face China today in invitational tourney
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Super Falcons will face China’s female national team, Steel Roses, in the opening game of the 18th edition of the China Invitational Tournament on Wednesday. While Nigeria face China in the opening game, Romania and the Korea Republic will trade tackles in the other tie of the day. The winner of both ties will face []The post Falcons face China today in invitational tourney appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles’ 35-man list out April, final squad emerges May
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Rohr to test new players for Seychelles, big guns for Egypt ‘The coach has submitted his programme and has already been approved. There was a slight adjustment after the Confederation of African Football changed the host of the competition from Cameroon to Egypt,’ a source in the squad told New Telegraph. []The post Eagles’ 35-man list out April, final squad emerges May appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mikel hails retiring Cech
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Mikel Obi has praised his former Chelsea teammate and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech who on Tuesday announced his decision to retire at the end of this season. The goalie started his career with Chmel Blsany and played for Sparta Prague, Rennes before joining the Blues in 2004. Cech won four English Premier League titles, four []The post Mikel hails retiring Cech appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup: Organisers ready for final stages
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The organisers of the third edition of the Delta State Principals’ Cup football competition sponsored by Zenith Bank are all set for the final stages of the competition. All secondary schools in Delta State are involved from the preliminary stage which started in October 2018 but the organisers are now working round the clock to []The post Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup: Organisers ready for final stages appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lobi fined N5.4m by CAF
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Nigerias flag bearers in this years CAF Champions League, Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi, have been fined $15,000 by the organisers for crowd encroachment during the preliminary tie against Gor Mahia of Kenya. Lobis player John Lawrence was also suspended from two matches due to his unruly action during the encounter. Lawrence had already []The post Lobi fined N5.4m by CAF appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles, pray against injury in AFCON ‘Shorunmu
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Ex-international Ike Shorunmu has urged the Super Eagles players to pray against major injuries that could jeopardise the team’s chances at the forthcoming African Cup of Nations slated to take place in Egypt next June. The former first choice goalie said the team was capable of making strong appearance at the tournament after they []The post Eagles, pray against injury in AFCON ‘Shorunmu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NPFL: Go Round stun Abia Warriors in Umuahia
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
as MFM return to winning ways Go Round were the biggest winners of the MatchDay 2 of the 2018/19 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League after stunning home team, Abia Warriors, in Umuahia on Wednesday. The privately owned team started brightly as they took the lead from Ololade Sadiq’s brilliant strike in the []The post NPFL: Go Round stun Abia Warriors in Umuahia appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aussie Open: Nadal beats Ebden to reach third round
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Wozniacki, Kerber, Sharapova also through Second seed Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Australian Open with a straightforward victory over Australias Matthew Ebden. The Spaniard, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, overcame his 47th-ranked opponent 6-3 6-2 6-2 in Melbourne. Nadal is aiming to become the first man in the Open era to []The post Aussie Open: Nadal beats Ebden to reach third round appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fbregas: I feel young again after Monaco move
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Cesc Fbregas says the 13 years he spent in London with Arsenal and Chelsea left him feeling ‘more English than Spanish’, but believes the time was right to seek a new challenge at Monaco after seeing his playing time increasingly limited. Speaking for the first time since his departure for the Ligue 1 side was []The post Fbregas: I feel young again after Monaco move appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Qatar, FIFA to decide on 48-team World Cup in March
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Parading 48 teams at World cup in 2022 is not a signed sealed and delivered decision yet, a Senior Gulf tournament Organiser declared on Wednesday. Any decision by FIFA to increase the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams will only be made in agreement with hosts Qatar Nasser al-Khater, talking to journalists in Doha, said []The post Qatar, FIFA to decide on 48-team World Cup in March appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The journey to 1984
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean. – Chen Shui-bian A fortnight ago in this space I attempted making predictions about what may happen in the polity in 2019. I said that indexes that make for a non-peaceful []The post The journey to 1984 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Foods that can lower blood pressure (2)
Thu, 17 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 (2) appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris checks into rehab
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Paris, the daughter of late American pop star, Michael Jackson has checked into a rehabilitation facility to get help regarding her emotional health. According to the magazine, PEOPLE, the 20-year-old decided that she needed to take some time off the scene in order ‘to reboot, realign and prioritise her physical and emotional health. ‘She checked []The post Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris checks into rehab appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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MC Oluomo discharged from Lagos hospital, travels abroad
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
A chieftain of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya a.k.a MC Oluomo, was on Tuesday night discharged from a Lagos hospital, where he was receiving treatment. MC Oluomo was attacked at an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Ikeja on Jan. 8 and was immediately taken to Eko Hospital, following injuries he []The post MC Oluomo discharged from Lagos hospital, travels abroad appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rescuing National Troupe from imminent collapse
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
There is palpable anger and anxiety in the National Troupe of Nigeria over lack of artistic activities or projects. Cultural Diplomacy as a significant policy of the present Federal Government, is also the mainstay of the National Troupe of Nigeria. The Troupe is the Cultural Ambassador of Nigeria. It has exhibited this []The post Rescuing National Troupe from imminent collapse appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Preserving some contemporary events for future generations
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Book title: Onigegewura, Echoes Across the Niger, Historical Tales of Contemporary Events in Nigeria Author: Lanrewaju Akinsola Year of publication: 2018 Publisher: ASCO Publishers, Yaba, Lagos. Year of publication: 2018 Pages: 562 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme Lanrewaju Akinsola, known by readers as Onigegewura, is a lawyer and the owner of the famous historical Onigegewura Blog, []The post Preserving some contemporary events for future generations appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dinner with Stars debuts on TV
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Dinner with Stars, an enlightenment television show which is touted to shape the face of reality TV show in the country has been launched. The event which took place at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos is on the verge of nurturing Nigerian youths to be the best in areas such as entertainment, business and other field []The post Dinner with Stars debuts on TV appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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BBNaija 2019 to be staged in Nigeria
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The fourth season of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) will be staged in Nigeria, the organisers have announced. It will be the first time the reality television show will be shot outside South Africa. During the second season of the show, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, had directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to []The post BBNaija 2019 to be staged in Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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