Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 5th February 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Tuesday 5th February 2019

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Foreign interventions in 2019 polls
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
In recent weeks, the tempo of political campaigns for the 2019 general elections has risen to a new height across Nigeria. The campaign trains of the two main political parties, namely the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are criss-crossing the various states to woo voters. In the process, the political actors []The post Foreign interventions in 2019 polls appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Onnoghen: CCT chair, SAN in war of words
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Umar:You’re employing delay tactics Awomolo: Thats an insult There was hot altercation yesterday between the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar and counsel to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) over request for adjournment in the on-going non-declaration of assets trial. At []The post Onnoghen: CCT chair, SAN in war of words appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Adeboye prayed for me shortly before chopper crash ‘ Osinbajo
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, prayed for him a night before the helicopter crash in Kogi State on Saturday. Osinbajo stated this on Sunday while giving testimony at the RCCG, City of Grace Parish, Lokoja, Kogi State. Senior Special []The post Adeboye prayed for me shortly before chopper crash ‘ Osinbajo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Boroffice: Nobody can stop me in Ondo North Abayomi: After eight years, your time is up
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
AkureIt is a war of words in Ondo State between the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Robert Ajayi Boroffice and his Action Alliance (AA) counterpart, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, over the automatic tickets given to serving senators of the ruling party in the state. Both candidates, who are from []The post Boroffice: Nobody can stop me in Ondo North Abayomi: After eight years, your time is up appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nkporo leaders in Lagos support Kalu’s senatorial bid
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Elders of Nkporo community in Lagos yesterday rallied support for former Abia state governor and Abia North senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who they described as the highest benefactor of the community. KaluistheAbiaNorthSenatorial candidate of the APC. Addressing the elders of the community, Chief Peter Eme, Community leader []The post Nkporo leaders in Lagos support Kalu’s senatorial bid appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Obesity raises risk of higher cancer rates in younger people
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Scientists have said that obesity, which has become a global public health concern, is now fuelling certain types of cancers among young adults. These are the results of a new study published in the journal; ‘The Lancet Public Health.’ According to the study, which was released to coincide with World Cancer Day, February 4, the []The post Obesity raises risk of higher cancer rates in younger people appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Appeal Court adjourns Onnoghen’s suit to Feb 12
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division yesterday adjourned till February 12 for the hearing of the various appeals filed against the six-count criminal charge filed against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Federal Government. The three-man Justices of the appellate court led by Justice Stephen Adah, fixed the date []The post Appeal Court adjourns Onnoghens suit to Feb 12 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Onnoghen’s suspension: Buhari prefers to appoint a Nigerien ‘ Clark
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
The dust on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, is yet to settle. The leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would rather appoint somebody from Niger Republic than a South South person, who is a Nigerian. Clark stated this in []The post Onnoghens suspension: Buhari prefers to appoint a Nigerien ‘ Clark appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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71 ex-Generals, military governors endorse Buhari
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid has received another boost with endorsement by retired military officers. The retired officers cut across the three armed forces of Army, Navy and Air Force. New Telegraph learnt that the generals comprise two Lt- Generals, 13 major generals, two Rear Admirals, eight Air Vice Marshals (AVM), two Rear Admirals, 12 []The post 71 ex-Generals, military governors endorse Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari, Kalu, Saraki, Ortom mourn Waku
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed sadness over the death of Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku. Waku who represented Benue North West Senatorial District between 1999 and 2003, passed away at the National Hospital, Abuja yesterday at the age of 73. The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina commiserated []The post Buhari, Kalu, Saraki, Ortom mourn Waku appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo: Our opponents desperate, will plunder economy again
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
seeks support for Abiodun, Ogun APC The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday warned Nigerians against allowing the opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the country to take over power. Osinbajo said the opposition elements were only reeling out fake electoral promises but would plunder the nations economy again if []The post Osinbajo: Our opponents desperate, will plunder economy again appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Real estate players back FG’s maintenance policy
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Barely 96 hours the Federal Government announced the approval of the National Infrastructure Maintenance Framework, real estate operators have called for effective implementation of the policy to an end to deterioration of both public and private buildings in the country. Describing the approval of the maintenance policy as a welcome development, they charged government []The post Real estate players back FG’s maintenance policy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG intensifies planned revocation of $2bn worth of oil blocs
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
DPR compiles list of inactive assets for transmission to MPR The Federal Government at the weekend made good its promise to revoke tonnes of dormant oil acreages worth over $2 billion, which are lying fallow in the hands of international oil companies (IOCs) in the country. While most of the assets are tied down by []The post FG intensifies planned revocation of $2bn worth of oil blocs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Safety: ‘U.S. audit of Nigerian airports signals confidence
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
as NCAA seeks accident-free 2019 Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman, said Nigeria was not in danger of not passing the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assessment of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. He maintained that the exercise would also help the country to close all open items []The post Safety: ‘U.S. audit of Nigerian airports signals confidence’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Subjecting Nigeria’s aviation security to scrutiny
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
As the Nigerian aviation sector, especially the Lagos end, recently went through an assessment by the United States Transportation Safety Administration, WOLE SHADARE writes that the test is needed to appraise the nation’s aviation and airports security apparatus Poor reputation Air transportation is the movement of passengers and cargo by aircraft and helicopters. An []The post Subjecting Nigeria’s aviation security to scrutiny appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Crude theft: Curbing menace through collaboration
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Royal Dutch Shell ‘ oldest international oil company in Nigeria ‘ raises its voice on the need to stem crude theft and other vices through healthy collaboration among stakeholders. Adeola Yusuf reports Before the Federal Government declared the commencement of its forensic audit and analysis for marine vessels that convey crude oil from Nigeria, []The post Crude theft: Curbing menace through collaboration appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oil, gas investors, others rally to end funding fuss
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Organiser of the annual sub-Saharan Africa Upstream Oil and Gas Summit, ZPT, declared at the weekend that it was providing opportunities for an exchange of ideas on best practices between investors and regulators across the East Africa region to solve the funding fuss rocking the sector. Known as Zenith Professional Training, ZPT maintained in a []The post Oil, gas investors, others rally to end funding fuss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos: Checking congestion with new satellite cities
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Efforts to reorder escalating population and continuous pressure on Lagos are in top gear as developers explore more fringe communities. DAYO AYEYEMI reports The United Nations projects that Nigeria’s population will exceed 250 million mark by 2030. About 10th of this figure will live and work in Lagos in an estimated area of 356,861 []The post Lagos: Checking congestion with new satellite cities appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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BEDC halts years of blackout for Ondo community
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Oba, residents applaud BEDC for reconnecting Igbokoda back to national grid Power utility firm, Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), at the weekend halted many years of blackout suffered by Igbokoda community in Ondo state. Basking in the joy of being energized with electricity supply after several years of power outage, the Olu of Igbokoda, []The post BEDC halts years of blackout for Ondo community appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Air France-KLM boss: Nigeria’s aviation growth exciting
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Carrier airlifted 322,000 passengers in 2018 General Manager, Air France-KLM Nigeria and West Africa, Mr. Michel Colleau said the high improvement in Nigeria’s economy in 2018 saw to the increase in number of passengers carried by his airline and other foreign carriers operating to the country. He described 2018 as year of revival for []The post Air France-KLM boss: Nigeria’s aviation growth exciting appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why Sahara Power inducted 39 young engineers
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Sahara Power Group at the weekend declared that the induction of 39 young engineers into its career development programme was done in line with its human development programme. The programme is under the guidance of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and the company said in a statement at the weekend that the []The post Why Sahara Power inducted 39 young engineers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Obasanjo worse than Abacha ‘ Oshiohmole
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
says Atiku pursuing IMF agenda The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo does not have the moral right to classify anyone as a dictator because he exhibited the highest form of dictatorship, while occupying the seat of the president. Speaking yesterday in []The post Obasanjo worse than Abacha ‘ Oshiohmole appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Impeachment: Reprieve for Ambode
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
FELIX NWANERI reports on the twist and turns in the move by members of the Lagos State Assembly to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over alleged gross misconduct and violation of the constitution, especially for spending from the 2019 budget that was yet to be laid on the floor of the House An []The post Impeachment: Reprieve for Ambode appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’ll bridge leadership gap in Ede federal constituency ‘ Oyeweso
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
African Democratic Congress (ADC) House of Representatives candidate for Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State, Prof. Siyan AbdulGafar Oyeweso, speaks with KAYODE OLANREWAJU about his programmes, challenges of the constituency and his plans to address them if elected There is apprehension among Nigerians concerning failed promises by []The post I’ll bridge leadership gap in Ede federal constituency ‘ Oyeweso appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC has no genuine intentions for Akwa Ibom State ‘ Bob
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Senator Effiong Bob, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, was in the Senate between 2003 and 2011. In this interview, he speaks on the forthcoming general elections and reasons why Governor Udom Emmanuel will be re-elected. Tony Anichebe reports Why have you sustained your support for Governor Udom []The post APC has no genuine intentions for Akwa Ibom State ‘ Bob appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rivers: Appeal Court opens door for APC to present candidates
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
The Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, yesterday declared that the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is qualified to present candidates for the various positions to be contested for during the coming general elections. The court granted a stay of execution of an earlier judgement of a Federal High Court Court []The post Rivers: Appeal Court opens door for APC to present candidates appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekiti female lawmaker dumps PDP for APC
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Mrs Cecilia Dada, a female Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Ilejemeje Constituency in the Ekiti House of Assembly, has dumped the party and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dada, the Chief Whip of the Fifth Assembly, made the disclosure at a press conference in Ado-Ekiti []The post Ekiti female lawmaker dumps PDP for APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sanwo-Olu’s wife flags off sports fiesta
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of the Lagos State All Progressive Congress, governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday flagged off a grassroots football tournament organised in honour of her husband at the Agege Township Stadium. The six-day sports fiesta was organised by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Independent Campaign Group and involved all the 20 local governments []The post Sanwo-Olus wife flags off sports fiesta appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Insurance secure first win, beat Lobi 1-0
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Newly-promoted Bendel Insurance on Monday secured their first victory of the Nigeria Professional Football League 2018/19 season with a 1-0 home win against Lobi Stars. Since gaining promotion to the elite division, Insurance have drawn three while losing one game after four matches played. The game at the University of Benin Sports Complex started with []The post Insurance secure first win, beat Lobi 1-0 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2020 NSF: FG signs agreement with Edo
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
The Edo state government has signed the Host State Agreement for the 20th National Sports Festival with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. The ceremony which took place at the Media Center of the Abuja National Stadium spelt out the responsibilities of the major stakeholders as written in the rules and regulations guiding the []The post 2020 NSF: FG signs agreement with Edo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Joshua set to scrap Wembley date for America debut
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is set to cancel his deal to fight at London’s Wembley Stadium on 13th April in order to fight at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, according to his promoter, Eddie Hearn. The Englishman, through management company Matchroom Boxing, signed a two-fight agreement with the 90,000-seat home of English []The post Joshua set to scrap Wembley date for America debut appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oshoala targets Barcelona debut on Sunday
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
New arrival at FC Barcelona of Spain female team, Assiat Oshoala, has turned her focus on Sunday for her debut with the club, after missing the clash with Albacete. Oshoala was left out of last Sunday’s tie on account of fatigue from her flight to Barcelona and training only twice with the team, but coach []The post Oshoala targets Barcelona debut on Sunday appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fasuba slams AFN over D’banj, Teni
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Says it’s wrong for elite athletes to feature in festival Africa’s fastest man, Olusoji Fasuba, has lambasted the decision of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria to unveil musicians D’banj and Teni as the faces of the game in the country, insisting that committing top athletes to the same role will guarantee greater result. The []The post Fasuba slams AFN over D’banj, Teni appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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At last, missing EPL footballer’s plane found
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Emiliano Salas father describes anguish Emiliano Salas father has described his anguish and disbelief after wreckage of the plane carrying the missing Premier League footballer was found nearly two weeks after it disappeared. The 28-year-old Argentinian footballers father, Horacio Sala, was speaking after a search boat located the wreckage on the seabed of the []The post At last, missing EPL footballers plane found appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Delta school sports fiesta begins in Asaba
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
The city of Asaba will be agog from today as the Delta State School Sports Festival organised for primary and secondary schools in the state begins at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. About 1,500 athletes from public and private primary and secondary schools will be on parade in the developmental sports fiesta which takes place between []The post Delta school sports fiesta begins in Asaba appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON U-20: F’ Eagles battle Amajita for World Cup slot
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
With a ticket to the FIFA World Cup on their minds, the Flying Eagles of Nigeria will today go all out for a win against the Amajita of South Africa in their second game of the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger. The U-20 side started the tournament with a 2-0 win against []The post AFCON U-20: F’ Eagles battle Amajita for World Cup slot appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rohr banks on Mikel’s experience for AFCON glory
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has assured team’s skipper, Mikel Obi, of his place in this year’s African Cup of Nations slated for June. Mikel, according to Rohr, has the influence and personality to galvanize Nigeria to its fourth AFCON triumph at the 24-nation championship. Although Rohr acknowledged that no player should be treated as []The post Rohr banks on Mikel’s experience for AFCON glory appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Language and peace
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Language is the most effective system of communication available to us and without it, human beings cannot attain their full potential. It is the main distinguishing factor between human beings and other creatures, what sets us apart. Essentially, as Gomes de Matos notes, it is our ‘mental marvel for peaceful meaning making and problem solving.’ []The post Language and peace appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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That Atiku’s deserved endorsement
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
I watched the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr. Festus Keyamo on Channels Television in its Sunday politics programme of 3rd February, where he laboured misguidedly to dismiss the huge political mileage which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar struck following his endorsement by leaders of different socio-cultural and geopolitical groups. Listening to Keyamo, a Senior Advocate []The post That Atikus deserved endorsement appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Isime Esene appointed Chairman Policy Think-Tank of boys to MEN Foundation
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Isime Esene has been appointed Chairman Policy Think-Tank of boys to MEN Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to developing boys and men into responsible, ethical gentlemen with integrity through a range of programs, initiatives, and activities. The Think-Tank is set up to periodically review the Foundation’s programmes and activities, leading the consideration on new []The post Isime Esene appointed Chairman Policy Think-Tank of boys to MEN Foundation appeared first
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