Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Friday 18th January 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Friday 18th January 2019

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The task ahead of IGP Adamu
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Contrary to expectations, President Muhammadu Buhari pandered to the yearnings of many Nigerians last Tuesday by replacing Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the 19th Inspector-General of Police, who had the rare privilege of reaching the retirement age of 60 and climaxing his 35 years of service on the same day. Idris’ exit was, however, headlined by his []The post The task ahead of IGP Adamu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Victim: I was tortured for not having N100m ransom
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Kidnapping has become the biggest business in Ondo State with untaxed millions of naira accruing to the kidnappers. After four days in the den of kidnappers, one of the civil servants abducted on Owo-Ikare Road, Mr. Bunmi Falodun, has said the forests in Ondo State were in the firm grip of Fulani herdsmen and suspected []The post Victim: I was tortured for not having N100m ransom appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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At last, Atiku lands in U.S.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday arrived Washington D.C on a visit to the United States. In a post on Twitter, Atiku said: ‘Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with U.S. government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis and the business community. -AA’, []The post At last, Atiku lands in U.S. appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC clears Buhari, Atiku, 70 others for presidency
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The contest for the 2019 general elections is getting clearer as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday released list of presidential and National Assembly candidates. Among the cleared candidates are the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Their []The post INEC clears Buhari, Atiku, 70 others for presidency appeared first on Newtelegraph
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I’m no longer safe in my office-Tinubu
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Senate orders NASS Mgt to investigate all burglary cases The Senate, yesterday, directed the National Assembly management to investigate all burglary issues that had been reported so far, and furnish the leadership of the chamber with the outcome of its investigations as soon as possible. The Senate made the resolution following a point of []The post I’m no longer safe in my office-Tinubu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’ll focus on capacity devt, infrastructure, teachers ‘Sanwo-Olu
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Agbaje: I’ll use technology to drive Lagos education Gbadamosi: I’ll build more schools like Jakande The governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos State have unveiled measures they will adopt to tackle challenges facing the educational sector in the state if elected []The post I’ll focus on capacity devt, infrastructure, teachers ‘Sanwo-Olu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lack of service on Saraki stalls suit to stop CJN’s trial
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Hearing in the two separate suits seeking to stop the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was, yesterday, stalled before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The Federal Government had filed a six-count criminal charge against the CJN over alleged nondeclaration of []The post Lack of service on Saraki stalls suit to stop CJNs trial appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Senate urges FG to immortalise Shagari
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Senate, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to immortalise the first executive President of the country, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, by naming a national monument after him. Shagari died on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the age of 93. The Senate, which observed one minute prayer in honour of the deceased first executive President, resolved to []The post Senate urges FG to immortalise Shagari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC disciplinary committee recommends expulsion of Okorocha
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
A nine-man disciplinary committee set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee in Imo State, yesterday recommended that Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, be expelled from the APC for engaging in anti-party activities. The letter from the disciplinary committee, was made available to newsmen in Owerri, and was signed by the committee chairman, []The post APC disciplinary committee recommends expulsion of Okorocha appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogun: INEC publishes Kashamu-backed N’Assembly candidates
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday laid to rest controversy on who would become candidates for the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the February 16 and March 2 elections. In the final list of Senatorial and House of Representatives’ candidates published by the Commission on its website,www. inecnigeria.org, []The post Ogun: INEC publishes Kashamu-backed N’Assembly candidates appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Assets declaration charge: Onnoghen should step down ‘ el-Rufai
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
says Christians in Southern Kaduna won’t vote for him with Pope as running mate Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to protect the institution he represented by stepping down from his office. The Federal Government had over at weekend slammed six counts []The post Assets declaration charge: Onnoghen should step down ‘ el-Rufai appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New tool could calculate breast cancer risk
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Scientists in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed an online calculator that could enable doctors to more accurately predict a patient’s chance of developing breast cancer. According to the researchers currently conducting a trial of the equipment, if rolled out, the new tool could change the way in which the breast cancer is treated. The []The post New tool could calculate breast cancer risk appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Multiple port agencies impeding agric importers’ business
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Multiple government agencies pose problems for importers of agricultural items at Lagos ports as the challenges have become worrisome for investors. Taiwo Hassan reports The country’s agric sector has come to be one of the key sectors contributing to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, following support given by the current administration under President Muhammadu []The post Multiple port agencies impeding agric importers’ business appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mining sector under threat over stalled access to $100m loan
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Some contractors among the10 exploration and consulting companies that won mining contracts in the country are facing stiff funding challenges due to inability to access $100 million intervention fund approved by government. A reliable source in one of the firms that won the mining bid, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed that []The post Mining sector under threat over stalled access to $100m loan appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Labour: Revenue from customs, others can pay minimum wage
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Secretary-General of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has said the funds generated by Federal Government through the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Stamp Duty, Value Added Tax (VAT) and others is enough to pay the proposed N30,000 minimum wage. According to the Secretary General of the association, Mr Bashir Lawal, ‘government []The post Labour: Revenue from customs, others can pay minimum wage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ARCN: We create sustainable employment for farmers
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) has said that its commitment into the training of young farmers is to create an avenue for sustainable employment for the young and unemployed. Declaring this in keffi, Nasarawa state during one of its training programmes, the Acting Executive Secretary of the council, Alhaji Saidu Auakar Madagwa, said []The post ARCN: We create sustainable employment for farmers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tax: ‘Govts should do more to unlock technology
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Tax authorities could do more to realise the full potential of new technology to reduce the tax compliance burden on taxpayers, according to the 2019 edition of the annual Paying Taxes report, produced by PwC and the World Bank Group. The report has found that the global average results for the compliance burden for business []The post Tax: ‘Govts should do more to unlock technology’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Micro-pension: FG targets 20 million informal sector workers
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Federal Government, through the National Pension Commission (PenCom), is set to implement the much expected micro-pension scheme as part of arrangement to capture workers in the informal sector of the economy into the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). The scheme is expected to capture over 20 million workers and net N3 trillion into the pension []The post Micro-pension: FG targets 20 million informal sector workers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NIA moves to digitalise marine insurance certificate
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
As part of efforts to boost revenue for the insurance industry, the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) will soon kick-start the process of digitilisation of marine insurance certificate. The development followed the approval by the industry regulator, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Disclosing this in Lagos, Chairman of NIA, Tope []The post NIA moves to digitalise marine insurance certificate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Yam export: Nigeria targets 5,760 tons
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Nigeria is targeting the exportation of over 5,760 tons of yam to different countries in 2019. The Chairman Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export, Prof. Simon Irtwange, said that the committee was unable to achieve 50 per cent of the same target in 2018. Irtwange said that the existence of the 1986 Export Prohibition []The post Yam export: Nigeria targets 5,760 tons appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Association aims to increased maize production
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has disclosed it plans to produce 25 million metric tonnes of maize this year to catch up with local demand. The association, which said this through its National President, Bello Abubakar, said the increase in maize production would bridge the gap in local demand. Bello stressed that the association []The post Association aims to increased maize production appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IMF: Public pensions’ cost to edge up by 2050
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The cost of public pensions will increase by just over 2 percentage points of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2050, with the increase being more particularly pronounced in emerging markets and low-income countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said. The Fund, which stated this in its staff discussion note on: ‘The Future of Saving: []The post IMF: Public pensions’ cost to edge up by 2050 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why APC’ll lose the presidency, by Tanko
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Dr. Yunusa Tanko is the National Chairman of National Conscience Party (NCP) as well as its presidential candidate. He speaks in this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE on the party’s readiness for the forthcoming polls and why the ruling party should not be re-elected How prepared is your party for the February 16 presidential []The post Why APC’ll lose the presidency, by Tanko appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SDP has structure to upstage APC in Lagos ‘ Pearse
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Dr. Adetokunbo Pearse is the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lagos State. He speaks in this interview on his party’s chances in the forthcoming elections and his plans for the state if elected. WALE ELEGBEDE reports Lagos State leads in Nigeria, but it has many challenges. What are those things []The post SDP has structure to upstage APC in Lagos ‘ Pearse appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekiti: Fayemi walks his talk
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
ADEWUMI ADEMIJU reports on the steps so far taken by Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, within 100 days in office in his bid to meet the self-set target of reclaiming Ekiti and restoring her values Having emerged victoriously in the fiercely contested July 14 Ekiti governorship election, former Minister of Solid Minerals Development, []The post Ekiti: Fayemi walks his talk appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sand Eagles’ coach eyes Lokosa
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Super Sand Eagles head coach, Audu Adamu, has said that Junior Lokosa, the new player of the Tunisian side club, Esperance, belongs to the Nigeria Beach Soccer team despite his move to the Tunisian team. Adamu, said Lokosa was a born beach soccer player despite his move to the Tunisian club, insisting that he []The post Sand Eagles’ coach eyes Lokosa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Olude battle ready, vows to reclaim title
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
After being beaten to the first position among Nigerian (female) runners at the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Olude Fadekemi, has vowed to reclaim her crown at next month’s race. Olude who is the current national record holder in the 20km Walk Race finished as the number one Nigeria woman at the 2017 Access []The post Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Olude battle ready, vows to reclaim title appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Journalist shot dead in Ghana
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a Ghanaian investigative Journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, Musa Mohammed a family member said on Thursday. Hussein-Suale had helped to expose a massive corruption scandal, in the Country’s National football leagues. He was killed while driving his car near his home in the Madina neighbourhood of the capital Accra, his cousin Mohammed []The post Journalist shot dead in Ghana appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Omeruo proud to beat Real Madrid, despite ouster
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has picked positives from his side’s victory over Real Madrid in Copa del Rey and says he is proud of their feat, despite not being able to move into the next round. Leganes were still ousted from the Spanish Cup competition, despite the victory, as Madrid had already won []The post Omeruo proud to beat Real Madrid, despite ouster appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Falcons lose 3-0 to China, to play Romania
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
An under ‘strength Super Falcons were afforded a clear view of how intense things could get at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this summer when losing 0-3 to China in their first match of a Four ‘ Nation Tournament ongoing in Miezhou. China’s Steel Roses were in front after only 10 minutes and []The post Falcons lose 3-0 to China, to play Romania appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON 2019: Onazi insists Eagles can succeed in Egypt
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
I can’t predict until final list is out Dosu Super Eagles’ midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, believes the team do not have a problem playing the Africa Cup of Nation in any part of the continent, insisting the squad will succeed against all odds in Egypt. The Trabzonspor midfielder told AOIFootball.com that the team needed []The post AFCON 2019: Onazi insists Eagles can succeed in Egypt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Crisis rocks paralympic committee’s election as Obuh rejects result
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The President of the Nigeria Power-lifting Federation of Nigeria, Queen Obuh, who contested for the post of the Paralympic Committee of Nigeria boss ein Lagos, has rejected the result strictly on grounds of irregularities, massive manipulations and utter disregard for the electoral guidelines and constitution. Obuh, said yesterday in Lagos that, she has filed a []The post Crisis rocks paralympic committee’s election as Obuh rejects result appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NFF, NIKE meet to strategize for New Year
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation and its official kit sponsors, NIKE on Thursday met in Abuja to review activities for year 2018 and plan for the new year. Top on the agenda was the activation of the new, robust contract signed by the two parties in Asaba, Delta State in November 2018, especially in the distribution []The post NFF, NIKE meet to strategize for New Year appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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GTBank Masters’ Cup returns for Season 8
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
One of the most exciting secondary school football tournaments in Africa, the GTBank Masters Cup, is set to return for its 8th season, following its opening draws, which was held on Thursday in Lagos. The tournament will feature over 30 schools and more than 40 teams who will compete for trophies in the male and []The post GTBank Masters’ Cup returns for Season 8 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Friendship with sex benefit
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
There’s a growing fad among some friends (male and female) who engage in occasional sexual intimacy as a benefit of their friendship. These friends, I learnt, are not involved in proper dating or courtship; they are just good friends. They may be neighbours, colleagues at work, schoolmates, group or professional mates, club/society members, business partners []The post Friendship with sex benefit appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My father wanted me to be a lawyer ‘ Segun Arinze
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Popular Nollywood actor, singer and TV personality, Segun Arinze Aina Padonu, popularly known as Segun Arinze, talks about his passion for acting, music career, politics, and sundry other issues, in this interview with TONY OKUYEME Last year you disclosed your intension to go into politics. What is the situation now’ My brother I don’t []The post My father wanted me to be a lawyer ‘ Segun Arinze appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Femi Kuti: I didn’t inherit Afrobeat
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Femi Kuti recently responded to critics after he was yet again compared to Fela Kuti, his late father and pioneer of Afrobeat. Following the release of Falz’s ‘Moral Instruction’, a sociopolitical album which sampled three Fela songs, some music fans turned to Femi to ask why his songs are not as critical as his father’s. []The post Femi Kuti: I didn’t inherit Afrobeat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ebuka retains hosting duties as organisers unveil BBN 4
Fri, 18 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 Ebuka retains hosting duties as organisers unveil BBN 4 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ycee leaves Tinny Entertainment, introduces his own record label
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The year 2019 has started with Nigerian entertainers taking bold steps to shape the course of their careers. Superstar rapper Oludemilade Martin Alejo, popularly known as Ycee has taken to his social media page to announce his record label. The popular Nigerian rapper who has been signed to Tinny entertainment took to his Twitter platform []The post Ycee leaves Tinny Entertainment, introduces his own record label appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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John Boyega launches record label, to produce S’African crime thriller
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
John Boyega will executive produce a South African crime-thriller ‘God Is Good’ and has launched a record label. The thriller, which is likened to ‘Prisoners’ and ‘City Of God’, is written and directed by Willem Grobler. The ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star is also launching a record label, UpperRoom Records, which will handle the []The post John Boyega launches record label, to produce S’African crime thriller appeared first on Newtelegra
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Alicia Keys to host 2019 Grammy Awards
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Alicia Keys, American singer and songwriter, will be hosting the Grammy Awards scheduled for February 10. The ‘Girl on Fire’ singer announced the development on her Youtube page on Tuesday. The artiste, who has won 15 Grammy awards posted it alongside the caption: ‘I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be hosting the 61st Annual []The post Alicia Keys to host 2019 Grammy Awards appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Adekunle Gold, Simi chronicle love story in new song ‘Promise
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Music stars and celebrity couple Adekunle Gold and Simisola Ogunleye aka Simi have released a new song ‘Promise’ chronicling their love story. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adekunle Gold announced the song and video release on Thursday amidst the anticipation of their joint album. The afro-alternative song contained lyrics of the duo speaking []The post Adekunle Gold, Simi chronicle love story in new song ‘Promise’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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