Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Thursday 24th January 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 24th January 2019

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The Police and Melaye saga
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
After initial hankyparky and drama, the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, recently arrested and arraigned for attempted culpable homicide has been granted bail on health grounds by Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court. Melaye, who is accused along with others for allegedly shooting one []The post The Police and Melaye saga appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC to disqualify 43 candidates over age
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may disqualify 43 candidates for failing to meet the minimum age requirements specified in the 1999 Constitution (as amended) for candidates seeking elective offices. The breakdown of the figure includes one presidential and three vice presidential candidates, as well as 14 senatorial and 25 House of Representatives candidates. []The post INEC to disqualify 43 candidates over age appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo buying votes with TraderMoni ‘Obasanjo
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
VP: You’re ignorant of poverty reduction scheme Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has ac cused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of buying votes ahead of the February 16 and March 2nd elections with the distribution of N10,000 to poor Nigerians. The former President raised concerns on the timing and implementation of the TraderMoni scheme by the []The post Osinbajo buying votes with TraderMoni ‘Obasanjo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Saraki: FG’s N2.4bn daily fuel subsidy fraudulent
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of perpetuating fraud in its handling of subsidy on petroleum products, alleging that a whopping N2.4 billion was being used to subsidise fuel daily in Nigeria. Saraki also expressed doubts over claims by the administration that the amount was being used []The post Saraki: FGs N2.4bn daily fuel subsidy fraudulent appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N254m bribe: Senator, Omokore challenge court’s jurisdiction
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
A Senator, representing Akwa- Ibom North East, Albert Bassey and an oil baron, Olajide Jones Omokore accused of N254 million bribe yesterday challenged jurisdictional power of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos to try them. The duo was billed to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 14-count charge []The post N254m bribe: Senator, Omokore challenge courts jurisdiction appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kaduna set to improve quality of public schools
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Kaduna State government yesterday said it had concluded plans to improve quality of teaching and learning in public schools across the state. The government said the move was part of efforts to ensure human capital development in the state. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, made this known at a two-day Acceleration []The post Kaduna set to improve quality of public schools appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kwara APC writes INEC, demands withdrawal of candidates’ list
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The Ishola Balogun- Fulani-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently withdraw the list of National Assembly candidates of the party from the state published by the commission last week. INEC had in its official release of candidates’ names for the February 6, 2018 []The post Kwara APC writes INEC, demands withdrawal of candidates’ list appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC holds programme on violence against women
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Kebbi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ahmed Bello Mohamud, yesterday organised a sensitisation programme on mitigating violence against women. The programme, which took place at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birnin Kebbi, was with the aim of seeing women participating in the election process and ensured their safety during the elections. Delivering his speech, []The post INEC holds programme on violence against women appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ganduje: New Telegraph health award makes me great
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Few months after awarding his government with the prestigious Health Awards of New Telegraph newspapers, Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday said that the awards had stimulated his government in the health sector, making him a source of pride in the country. The governor said the prestigious award had led to more patronage []The post Ganduje: New Telegraph health award makes me great appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo: FG to increase N-Power beneficiaries to one million
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday said the Federal Government will soon increase the number of its N-Power beneficiaries from the current 500,000 to one million. Osinbajo, who disclosed this at a townhall meeting held at the multipurpose hall of the Akarigbo Palace in Sagamu, Ogun State, restated the commitment of the present []The post Osinbajo: FG to increase N-Power beneficiaries to one million appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Customs seizes 5,119 bags of rice, used clothes
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Strike Force Team of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it had seized 5,119 bags of 50kg parboiled rice in Kano and Kaduna zones of in the last one month. Speaking while showing journalists the items at the Kaduna NCS Zone ‘B’ office, the National Coordinator of the Strike Force, Deputy Comptroller Abdullahi []The post Customs seizes 5,119 bags of rice, used clothes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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E-payment: Cheque transactions plunge to N5trn
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Lagos accounts for 55% of issuance From an all-time high of N17.8 trillion recorded in 2009, value of cheque transactions has been on steady yearly decline to hit an all-time low of N5 trillion in 2018, New Telegraph has learnt. The volume of transactions also dropped to nine million from 10.8 million in 2017, []The post E-payment: Cheque transactions plunge to N5trn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Airtel partners GirlEffect, iSON to empower girls
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a partnership with GirlEffect, an international non-profit organisation and iSON group, the largest information technology group in Africa, to empower rural and vulnerable girls in matters relating to finance, entrepreneurship, health, economic empowerment and safety, among others. According to Airtel, with the partnership, Girl Effect and iSON []The post Airtel partners GirlEffect, iSON to empower girls appeared first on Newte
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NITDA raises security concerns over free Wi-Fi
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned Nigerians on the use of free Wi-Fi, noting that such could expose them to cyber attacks and lead to monetary losses. There are currently several initiatives in the country to provide free Wi-Fi access in public places. However, the government agency regulating ICT warned that []The post NITDA raises security concerns over free Wi-Fi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Evaluating CBN’s race to Financial Inclusion deadline
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
With barely two years to meeting 2020 deadline of attaining 20 per cent financial exclusion target, ABDULWAHAB ISA reviews CBNs efforts and the gaps to fill Years ago, financial transaction in Nigeria was heavily patterned in analogue format . Before 2000 it would, entailed physical presence of both the person and his funds ( []The post Evaluating CBNs race to Financial Inclusion deadline appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bond investors place big bets against growth
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Axa Investment Managers and JPMorgan Asset Management Inc. are among investors piling into long-dated bonds, confident that slowing growth will cause policy makers in the U.S. and Europe to moderate their resolve for monetary tightening this year. ‘It’s always good to have duration in an environment of downward revisions to growth and inflation,’ said Alessandro []The post Bond investors place big bets against growth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stanbic IBTC unveils plans for SMW 2019
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Stanbic IBTC has unveiled plans to raise the bar at this year’s edition of the Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos. The bank, in a statement, said it would be joining other thought leaders, innovators, business practitioners, entrepreneurs and pop culture enthusiasts from Nigeria and around the world to participate at the Social Media Week []The post Stanbic IBTC unveils plans for SMW 2019 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN to Nigerians: Return unfit notes to banks for exchange
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
unveils bank note fitness guidelines, ‘clean note policy’ Against the backdrop of increasing concern over the huge volume of mutilated currency notes in circulation, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that ‘unfit notes’ should be returned to deposit money banks (DMBs) or any of its branches nationwide for exchange. The apex []The post CBN to Nigerians: Return unfit notes to banks for exchange appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Economic challenges as bane of growth
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Industry stakeholders have admitted that constraints in the country’s manufacturing sector are the hampering successful implementation of the Federal Government’s diversification programme. Taiwo Hassan reports It has been said in different fora that Nigeria’s solution to aggressively compete at international level is to diversify from oil and invest in human capital development. Tinkering along []The post Economic challenges as bane of growth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Enforcing Cybercrime Act 2015
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Beyond prosecution of carriers of fake news and cyber squatters, Nigeria needs to show more commitment to fight against cybercrime by enforcing the full provisions of Cybercrime Act 2015, with a view to reducing the menace of cyber criminals. SAMSON AKINTARO reports Internet or cyber fraud continues to take its toll on the nation’s []The post Enforcing Cybercrime Act 2015 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Enugu East: Hurdles as Nnamani seeks return to Senate
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
KENNETH OFOMA reports on the multiple legal hurdles, which a former governor of Enugu State, Dr Chimaroke Nnamani, has to scale in his bid to return to the Senate Although he was declared the winner of October 3, 2018 primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Enugu East senatorial contest, and therefore the []The post Enugu East: Hurdles as Nnamani seeks return to Senate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku’ll defeat Buhari in a free and fair election ‘ Bozimo
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Elder statesman and former Minister of Police Affairs, Broderick Bozimo, is not happy with the way the country is presently being run. In this interview with Ola James, he speaks on the state of the nation and the forthcoming general elections, among other issues What is your take on the state of the nation’ []The post Atiku’ll defeat Buhari in a free and fair election ‘ Bozimo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Onyejiocha lauds Kalu, lambasts Ikpeazu, Ohuabunwa
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
as traditional rulers deny endorsing governor The member representing Isiukwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejiocha, has described the leadership of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator Mao Ohuabunwa in Abia State and Abia North senatorial district as abysmal and called on the people to vote them out in the forthcoming general []The post Onyejiocha lauds Kalu, lambasts Ikpeazu, Ohuabunwa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tinubu to Obasanjo: You’re election rigger
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, took former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the cleaners over the latters criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu, who rose in defence of the Buhari administration following Obasanjos allegation that the President is preparing to rig the forthcoming general elections, said Obasanjo should be []The post Tinubu to Obasanjo: Youre election rigger appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We’ve no facts on threats to elections ‘ Council of State
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The National Council of State (NCS) yesterday declared that it is unaware of threats to stall the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in the country. NCS, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was not presented with reports of threats as raised by the Federal Government on Monday. Other members []The post We’ve no facts on threats to elections ‘ Council of State appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rohr raises the alarm over ‘inactive’ Uzoho
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Mikel’s move to Europe excites coach The Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has raised the alarm over the inability of the team’s first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, to get a playing time at his Spanish second division side, Elche. Nigeria’s first choice has seen his place taken over my Elche’s new goalie and the Eagles’ []The post Rohr raises the alarm over ‘inactive’ Uzoho appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Watford, Huddersfield, Spurs join chase for Ighalo
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo has been linked with a return to the English Premier League, two years after he left Watford. According to Examiner Live who made reference to the bookies, Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Watford have been made favourites to sign former Hornets striker Ighalo. Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and West []The post Watford, Huddersfield, Spurs join chase for Ighalo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aussie Open: Serena stunned, Djokovic marches on
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The former world No 1 Serena Williams, bidding to equal Margaret Courts record 24 Grand Slam titles, lost her quarter-final in the Australian Open to seventh seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 4-6 7-5. Williams has won the title in Melbourne seven times, but appeared to crumble under the weight of history ‘ after serving an ace []The post Aussie Open: Serena stunned, Djokovic marches on appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NPFL: Enyimba, Akwa draw at home, Abia Warriors halt losing run
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Enyimba were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Lobi Stars, Plateau United pegged back hosts Akwa United as Abia Warriors ended a losing run with a home win over promoted Kada City. There were also home wins for MFM FC, Katsina United, FC Ifeanyiubah and table-topping Heartland. Lobi Stars were reduced to 10 men []The post NPFL: Enyimba, Akwa draw at home, Abia Warriors halt losing run appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fashanu tasks Mikel on regular role with Middlesbrough
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Former football star, John Fashanu, has urged Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi to lay claim to regular action with Middlesbrough after joining the Championship side on Wednesday. Fashanu lauded the midfielders move to the Riverside Stadium outfit stressing his stint at the club will be crucial to Nigeria’s outing at the 2019 AFCON. Mikel []The post Fashanu tasks Mikel on regular role with Middlesbrough appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Klitschko attacks Joshua
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko says that he contemplated coming out of retirement to challenge Anthony Joshua following younger brother Wladimirs April 2017 TKO defeat to the Englishman. Joshua felled the younger Klitschko in a dramatic fight at Londons Wembley Stadium nearly two years ago after both fighters had traded knockdowns earlier in []The post Klitschko attacks Joshua appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NFF urges stakeholders to show interest in FA polls
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwumi has made a clarion call on football stakeholders and enthusiasts to show greater interest in and strive to participate in the ongoing electoral processes in the local councils and Football Associations of the 36 States and the FCT. Speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, the []The post NFF urges stakeholders to show interest in FA polls appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Groom players for future, Shofoluwe tells coaches
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Ex international, Yisa Shofoluwe, has charged the coaches handling age grades teams to be more concerned about grooming players rather than winning at all cost. The former left back speaking ahead of the Nigeria’s participation at the fast approaching U-20 AFCON as well as the U-17 AFCON, said the development of young players should []The post Groom players for future, Shofoluwe tells coaches appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PCN debunks election irregularities
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The outgoing Secretary General of the Paralympic Committee Nigeria, Dr. Frank Thorpe, has debunked reports of irregularities arising from the just concluded PCN Executive Board election which took place in Lagos. According to him, the election was free and fair in accordance with the international standards as everything was done in the open from accreditation []The post PCN debunks election irregularities appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Three journalists set to receive marathon award
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Three Journalists who have contributed immensely to the reportage of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will be honoured at the Media Seminar that will be held on Monday, January 28 at the Sports Bar of the Teslim Balogun Stadium. In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Communications and Media for the []The post Three journalists set to receive marathon award appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Presidential Debate, a needless talkshow
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.’ ‘William Penn I like to start this discourse with some questions. If you are a politically superstitious person and you know that those who avoid organized public debate end up being victorious in an election ahead of those who attend []The post Presidential Debate, a needless talkshow appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Chris Brown to sue alleged rape victim for defamation
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
R&B singer, Chris Brown, 29, said he would take legal action against his alleged rape victim over defamation of character. Brown and two others were recently arrested and detained by the Police in France for allegedly raping a 24 year-old woman in his hotel room in Paris on the night of Jan. 15. The trio []The post Chris Brown to sue alleged rape victim for defamation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Getting involved in politics
Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Title: Let’s Get Involved Author: Omagbitse Iyekekpolor Barrow Year of publication 2018 Publisher: Be Better Books, Abuja, Nigeria Pages: 107 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme Recently, Omagbitse Iyekekpolor Barrow, a critically acclaimed writer, public policy analyst and educator with long-standing contributions to public discourse in a variety of important areas, held the public []The post Getting involved in politics appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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