Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 29th January 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Tuesday 29th January 2019

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Atiku shows respect for A’Ibom Monarchy
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, has shown deep respect for Akwa Ibom traditional stool by paying a courtesy visit to the state Traditional Rulers Council on arrival to the state for the party presidential rally, yesterday. Atikus visit to the TRC is a sharp contrast to the snobbish stance of []The post Atiku shows respect for AIbom Monarchy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stakeholders kick as Fayemi sacks heads of institutions
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
ASUU: VC’s removal illegal Govt: Action not to witch-hunt any staff Stakeholders have decried the action of Ekiti State Government over its hasty decision to sack heads of state-owned tertiary institutions without Governing Councils in place, claiming that the action lacked due process Stakeholders are divided over the last week sacking of []The post Stakeholders kick as Fayemi sacks heads of institutions appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NOUN gets NUC’s nod to run Masters’ in two courses
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has secured approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC), the agency supervising university education in the country, to run Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and Public Administration respectively. As part of the approval, the Director Media and Publicity for NOUN, Ibrahim Scheme, who noted that the two programmes []The post NOUN gets NUC’s nod to run Masters’ in two courses appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku in A’Ibom, promises attention to youths, women
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday promised to give 70 per cent preferential treatment to youths and women related issues, if elected in the February 16 general elections. Atiku said this during his presidential campaign rally held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. He said: ‘The positions of []The post Atiku in A’Ibom, promises attention to youths, women appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Imo APC caretaker c’ttee, an illegal contraption ‘ Nwafor
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Nlemigbo: You’re an impostor, parading a defunct executive The controversy over who is the authentic chairman of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) continues to rage with the factions led by Daniel Nwafor and Marcel Nlemigbo laying claim to the party’s leadership. Nwafor leads a faction of elected APC executives []The post Imo APC caretaker c’ttee, an illegal contraption ‘ Nwafor appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Taking ownership of community projects
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Most times, social amenities and public infrastructure situated in rural communities across Nigeria are allowed to rot away due to lack of maintenance, but the FCTA recently found a remedy. CALEB ONWE reports Recently, it was discovered that most of the boreholes constructed in communities within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT ), and the []The post Taking ownership of community projects appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Onnoghen: Buhari’s action, threat to democracy ‘ Atiku
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) as a threat to the nations democracy. Atiku, at press conference in Abuja yesterday, noted what he called the serial disobedience of court orders and constitutional violations by President []The post Onnoghen: Buharis action, threat to democracy ‘ Atiku appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN pumps $1.48bn into forex market in three weeks
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
In its bid to ensure continued exchange rate stability, especially during this election season, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected over $1.48 billion into the foreign exchange market in the last three weeks, findings by New Telegraph show. The inflow came in the form of the bank’s interventions in the interbank forex market []The post CBN pumps $1.48bn into forex market in three weeks appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Police seal Onnoghen’s office as CCT adjourns trial indefinitely
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Mohammed presides over Supreme Court sitting The police yesterday sealed off the office of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen located within the premises of the Supreme Court, Three Arms Zone, Abuja. However, in a bid to stop Onnoghen from accessing his office yesterday, policemen were said to have sealed []The post Police seal Onnoghens office as CCT adjourns trial indefinitely appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Senate seeks Supreme Court’s interpretation
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The Senate, yesterday, approached the Supreme Court for judicial interpretation on whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari acted within the provisions of the constitution in his suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Walter Nkannu Onnoghen. According to a statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser to the President of the []The post Senate seeks Supreme Courts interpretation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Seeking a better reportage of military operations
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Last week, the Nigerian Air Force Directorate of Public Relations and Information organised a one-day knowledge-enhancement seminar for Defence Correspondents in Abuja. EMMANUEL ONANI reports The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has underscored the importance of proper projection of its activities, especially within the context of its active involvement in the ongoing counterterrorism and counter-insurgency []The post Seeking a better reportage of military operations appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Customs pushes for reduction in import duty on vehicles
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is rooting for a reduction in import duty on new vehicles from present duty rate of 70 per cent to 45 per cent of the cost of new vehicles. Comptroller General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a media briefing to mark the []The post Customs pushes for reduction in import duty on vehicles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CJN’s suspension: NBA begins boycott of court today
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has directed all its members to embark on a two-day warning boycott of courts across the country in protest against the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Bar arrived at the decision at the end of its National Executive []The post CJNs suspension: NBA begins boycott of court today appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oil & gas: Depot, marine workers jittery over banks, marketers’ row
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
About 3,000 contract employees at depots, marine storage facilities and retail outlets of the major oil marketers in Nigeria are jittery as the business ties between lenders and fuel marketers hit record low. The fear that this situation could lead to salary cut and outright loss of job, New Telegraph gathered exclusively at the []The post Oil & gas: Depot, marine workers jittery over banks, marketers’ row appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Estimated billing: Dissecting NERC, DISCOs’ plot against NASS
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
As the House of Representatives passes bill criminalising estimated billing against the desire of Nigerian Electricity Distribution Company (NERC) and distribution company (DISCOs). Adeola Yusuf examines implication of this action to the ailing electricity sector A bill seeking to amend the Electric Power Reform Act, prohibit and criminalise estimated billing of consumers has []The post Estimated billing: Dissecting NERC, DISCOs’ plot against NASS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Much ado about aircraft simulator
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The struggle Nigeria is still struggling to have aircraft simulator centre more than six years after the Federal Government proposed to establish the centre in Lagos. More jobs in aviation would have been created had Federal Government walk the talk to set up a flight simulation centre for Boeing aircraft in Lagos. The centre was []The post Much ado about aircraft simulator appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Property investment: Survey plans to the rescue
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
One of the most important documents for sustainable development in property acquisition is survey plan. Omission of this vital document and inability of individuals, companies and government to engage surveyors before, during and after physical project executions are responsible for low level of development in the country. Dayo Ayeyemi writes Many individuals and business []The post Property investment: Survey plans to the rescue appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rewane: Nigeria can generate $720m from carrot yearly
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
As the Federal Government explores more opportunities in non-oil sector, analysts at Bismarck Rewane-led Financial Derivative Company Limited have said Nigeria can generate $720 million from carrots production if fully explored. According to FDC in its weekly commodity market report, if Nigeria can explore potential in carrot production capacity of 600,000 tonnes per annum, []The post Rewane: Nigeria can generate $720m from carrot yearly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Capital flight: FG raises local content intervention ceiling to $1bn
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
pegs loans accruable to indigenous oil firm at $1m The Federal Government has raised the ceiling for local content intervention fund to $1 billion in a renewed fight against capital flight in the oil and gas industry. Government, which took this unprecedented decision, according to a document of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring []The post Capital flight: FG raises local content intervention ceiling to $1bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stock market begins week bearish with N31bn loss
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The equities market closed yesterday on a negative note to commence the weekly trading activities on the downswing after the market closed last Friday positive. The market performance indices, NSE ASI depreciated by 0.26 per cent each. At the close of business, there were 10 gainers as against 30 losers. The downswing according to market []The post Stock market begins week bearish with N31bn loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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DAAR awards: Fidelity wins ‘Entrepreneurship Support Bank of the Year
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender, has been adjudged ‘Entrepreneurship Bank of the Year’ at the third edition of DAAR Awards held in Abuja recently. The Bank clinched the prestigious award in recognition of its unrivaled leadership position and consistency in enhancing the growth and development of Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the []The post DAAR awards: Fidelity wins ‘Entrepreneurship Support Bank of the Year’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria heightens plans for electricity export
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Nigeria has comparative advantage in power generation in West Africa. However, the advantage cannot be optimised fully until power from the entire sub-region is synchronised into one and necessary infrastructure constructed. Meanwhile, the Meeting of the Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS has approved the WAPP 2018 Transmission and Generation Master Plan. The WAPP []The post Nigeria heightens plans for electricity export appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SAA, AWA ink deal on Washington via Accra
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
South African Airways has signed an interline e-ticket agreement with Africa World Airlines to offer Nigeria travellers seamless connection to Washington DC via Accra. The South African Airways and Africa World Airlines partnership will result in one flight ticket issue to intending passengers flying to Washington from either Lagos or Abuja in Nigeria. With []The post SAA, AWA ink deal on Washington via Accra appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Igini: Apprehension over INEC’s guideline unfounded
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Barr. Mike Igini is the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom State. In this interview, he speaks on issues revolving around the electoral process ahead of next month’s general elections. WALE ELEGBEDE reports The 2019 electoral guideline introduced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not go []The post Igini: Apprehension over INEC’s guideline unfounded appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ABP’ll dislodge PDP in Gombe ‘Gado
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Rev (Dr) Jeremiah Gado, a former President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), is the governorship candidate of All Blending Party (ABP) in Gombe State. In this interview with TAI ANYANWU, he speaks on governance in Gombe State and his vision for the state As a cleric, why did you choose to join politics []The post ABP’ll dislodge PDP in Gombe ‘Gado appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Onnoghen’s suspension has no bearing on elections ‘ FG
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
APC gives reasons for backing govts action The Federal Government, yesterday, said that contrary to the claims by the opposition political parties, the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has nothing to do with the forthcoming general elections. It also debunked insinuations that the suspension was an act of []The post Onnoghens suspension has no bearing on elections ‘ FG appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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You can’t fight corruption without living wage ‘ Dogara
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Workers boo Ngige, disagree with Finance Minister on N30,000 Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has said it will be difficult for government to nip corruption in the bud if it is unable to pay workers a living wage. Dogara, who disclosed this while declaring open a public hearing on []The post You can’t fight corruption without living wage ‘ Dogara appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekiti guber: Tribunal upholds Fayemi’s election
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
gov’s supporters celebrate victory I’ll appeal judgement, says Olusola The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, yesterday, upheld the election of Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the July 14, 2018, governorship election in the state. The three man panel of the tribunal in []The post Ekiti guber: Tribunal upholds Fayemis election appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Governor dedicates victory to Ekiti people
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared that yesterday’s judgement of the Ekiti State Election Tribunal affirming his election as the validly elected governor of the state is a re-affirmation of the wishes of the vast majority of Ekiti people. Fayemi who hailed the judgement as another proof that the wishes of the people []The post Governor dedicates victory to Ekiti people appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pinnick: AFCON 2019 will be a success
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The president of the Africa Cup of Nations organising committee, Amaju Pinnick, has assured all that the 2019 AFCON scheduled for Egypt later in the year will be a huge success. The 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, said the continental football ‘ruling body was doing everything within its power to []The post Pinnick: AFCON 2019 will be a success appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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LMC commiserates with NRA, SWAN
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The League Management Company says its been saddened by the news of the death of one of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Referees, Femi Okebukola in a motor accident on his way home to his base after the match day 4 fixture in Maiduguri. Shehu Dikko, the LMC Chairman in a statement said []The post LMC commiserates with NRA, SWAN appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Sowore, Alli, others charge journalists
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Presidential candidate for African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has charged journalists covering the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to give their all to project the race while also giving objective criticism for the organisers to improve on what they are doing at the moment. The Media Seminar to herald the 2019 edition of the marathon []The post Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Sowore, Alli, others charge journalists appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Deportivo to end Uzoho’s nightmare in Elche
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Spanish Segunda Divisin club Deportivo de La Coruna are working on recalling Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho from his loan spell at Elche. The future of Uzoho has been up in the air after Elche signed dgar Bada from Reus in the January transfer window. Since the arrival of the ex-Spain U-19 international, []The post Deportivo to end Uzoho’s nightmare in Elche appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Gupta apologises to Iwobi over gorilla comment
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Popular Arsenal fan Esha Gupta has apologised after hi racist comments on Alex Iwobi. The Bollywood star shared a conversation on Instagram, comparing the Nigeria international to a gorilla following the Gunners’ 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in December. However, on Sunday, the actor has taken to the social media to show her remorse []The post Gupta apologises to Iwobi over gorilla comment appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Success reveals scoring secret, hails coach
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Nigerian striker, Isaac Success, is still basking in the euphoria of his stunning goal at the weekend for Watford, and put it down to his physical attribute and the concise technical instructions from his coach. Success, who has been finding it hard to feature in league games for the English Premier League side, was []The post Success reveals scoring secret, hails coach appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sports Editors mourn Jide Fashikun
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
as AFN pours encomium on late journalist The Guild of Sports Editors has described Jide Fashikun’s demise as a huge blow to the country’s quest for sports development, as well as the push for a new Nigeria. Fashikun, who passed on at the Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Airport Road Abuja on Sunday, was said []The post Sports Editors mourn Jide Fashikun appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nnewi agog for tennis extravaganza
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
All is now set for the semi-finals and final of the 2018/2019 edition of the East of the Niger Inter-club Tennis Championship which takes place be tween January 31 and February, 2019 in Nnewi, Anambra State. Defending champions Orlu Sports Club will clash with 2016/2017 Champion Aba Sports Club in one of the semi-final []The post Nnewi agog for tennis extravaganza appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Female League: Dickson congratulates Bayelsa Queens
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has showered encomiums on Bayelsa Queens for emerging champions of the 2018 National Women Premier League, describing it as an exciting and heartwarming 53rd birthday present. His Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the sports-loving governor as saying that he was proud of the girls for []The post Female League: Dickson congratulates Bayelsa Queens appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Morata moves to Atletico in loan deal
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Alvaro Morata is back at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid. The Spanish international has arrived at Atleti on an initial 18-month loan deal from Chelsea, with the striker eager to end his unhappy stay at Stamford Bridge. There is no word on if Morata’s deal can become a permanent one. Morata is from Madrid []The post Morata moves to Atletico in loan deal appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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When corruption fights corruption
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Following what happened last week over the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghens illegal ouster, I could not really blame the president for taking the wrong footed approach that has exposed his tyranny against a people he has generously impoverished. As a president in search of his WASC certificate, some kind of educational []The post When corruption fights corruption appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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