Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 12th February 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Tuesday 12th February 2019

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Hoodlums hurl missiles at Buhari, Tinubu Oshiomhole
Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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The supremacy battle within the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to the fore again yesterday when violence by rival members of the party marred the campaign rally of President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.

The venue of the rally, MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, became charged during the event as rival supporters of Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the APC governorship candidate in the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun, clashed in a test of might and popularity by both camps. The crisis boiled over when restive party supporters hurled missiles at the President and the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, during their separate speeches at the event. The APC National Leader and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was also not spared in the process as suspected hoodlums threw various objects at his direction.

Tinubu did not make any speech at the rally. In fact, he stormed out of the venue in anger. As the president raised the hands of Abiodun as the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state, a cross section of the crowd, who were displeased, jeered and one of them, in the process, threw an object at Buhari, but security operatives quickly shielded him. The rally came to an abrupt end at this point.

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New Telegraph reports that tension began to build up when it became clear that APC supporters loyal to Amosun and Abiodun, as well as loyalists of the Allied People’s Movement’s (APM) gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, were desperate to outshine one another. Amosun, who is opposed to the candidature of Abiodun, is supporting Akinlade as his anointed candidate for the March 2 governorship election in the state. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Tinubu, Oshiomhole and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, are reportedly backing the aspiration of the APC governorship candidate.

At exactly 3:00pm, Buhari made a triumphant entry into the stadium in company with Osinbajo, Amosun, Abiodun and other chieftains of the party. Trouble, however, started when the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, remarked that the rally was an APC campaign, a statement which was greeted with resounding shouts of “no” from the stands. Amaechi, who was apparently unfazed by the reaction, also told the crowd to vote all APC candidates in the general elections. But Amosun, who spoke after the minister, asked the aggrieved party members to swallow their pride and subdue their anger. The governor, however, assured Buhari of total victory in the state during the presidential election.

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Celebrating Lunar New Year festival
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Recently, the Korea Cultural Centre in Nigeria was literally shut down for the Lunar New Year Festival. REGINA OTOKPA reports The popular pidgin adage which says Nigerians no dey carry last, is the best way to describe the 2019 Korean Lunar New Year festival known as the Seollal, celebrated at the Korea Cultural Centre []The post Celebrating Lunar New Year festival appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EFCC files fresh petition against Onnoghen before NJC
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Council sets up committee to examine Onnoghen, Tankos responses The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a fresh petition before the National Judicial Council (NJC) against the suspended Chief of Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. The Council had, however yesterday, at its emergency meeting passed the petition to Onnoghen []The post EFCC files fresh petition against Onnoghen before NJC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Taking peace education to FCT schools
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Experts have harped on the need for peace education and conflict resolution to be included in the school curriculum. That, they said, would help to groom a future generation free from conflict. REGINA OTOKPA reports As the day breaks, there are cases of conflicts in one part of the country or the other. These []The post Taking peace education to FCT schools appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Taking peace education to FCT schools
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Experts have harped on the need for peace education and conflict resolution to be included in the school curriculum. That, they said, would help to groom a future generation free from conflict. REGINA OTOKPA reports As the day breaks, there are cases of conflicts in one part of the country or the other. These []The post Taking peace education to FCT schools appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo has betrayed Yoruba, says Afenifere
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, yesterday took a swipe at the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for not pushing Yoruba agenda with the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government. The mainstream Yoruba organization said that since the days of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yoruba has always canvassed restructuring, true federalism and devolution of powers, []The post Osinbajo has betrayed Yoruba, says Afenifere appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo has betrayed Yoruba, says Afenifere
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, yesterday took a swipe at the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for not pushing Yoruba agenda with the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government. The mainstream Yoruba organization said that since the days of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yoruba has always canvassed restructuring, true federalism and devolution of powers, []The post Osinbajo has betrayed Yoruba, says Afenifere appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari cautions U.S. envoy, western diplomats on election
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
accuses Ambassador of interference, bias The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, warned the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart W. Symington and other western diplomats to desist from interference in the upcoming elections in Nigeria. The council said it was deeply concerned about the series of warnings emanating []The post Buhari cautions U.S. envoy, western diplomats on election appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG’s revenues on oil sector reforms hit N1.74trn in six months
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Kachikwu, DPR launch oil vessels electronic tracking, forensic analysis The Federal Government has raked in N1.74 trillion on two of the various reforms in the oil and gas sector in the last six months. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, declared this yesterday at the Lagos headquarters of the Department of []The post FGs revenues on oil sector reforms hit N1.74trn in six months appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Onnoghen: Judicial independence under threat in Nigeria ‘ UN
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayn, yesterday warned that the independence of the judiciary was under threat in Nigeria with the unilateral suspension and replacement of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen by the executive arm of government acting on an ex-parte order []The post Onnoghen: Judicial independence under threat in Nigeria ‘ UN appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Peace Accord: Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Former President of the United States of America’s (USA), Mr Bill Clinton has cancelled his visit to Nigeria. Clinton was earlier billed to be in Abuja on Wednesday for the revalidation of the National Peace Accord by presidential candidates of political parties ahead of next Saturdays general elections. Clinton, was sheduled to deliver a keynote []The post Peace Accord: Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Polls: We’ll provide adequate security, remain professional ‘ DSS
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Ahead of Saturdays election, the Department of State Services (DSS) has pledged provision of adequate security, to safeguard the sanctity of the exercise. The DSS, while assuring the public that its personnel will remain professional before, during and after the elections, however, vowed to isolate and deal with persons, who may constitute threats to a []The post Polls: Well provide adequate security, remain professional ‘ DSS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Revisiting the N305bn fuel subsidy in 2019 budget
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, for the first time in his four-year tenure, appropriated N305 billion fuel subsidy in the 2019 budget. ADEOLA YUSUF examines the implications of this on the downstream oil market We have earmarked N305 billion equivalent to one billion US dollars for under-recovery by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation on Premium []The post Revisiting the N305bn fuel subsidy in 2019 budget appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Investors shun NNPC’s $9bn funds chase
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Corporation embargoes refineries’ OEMs trail Private global investors and lenders have shunned participation in the scramble for $9 billion annual funding by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), New Telegraph has learnt. The global initiative designed to help governments and societies effectively harness opportunities created by their natural resources Natural Resource Charter []The post Investors shun NNPC’s $9bn funds chase appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Radar overhaul, spares to gulp $2m
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
NAMA, Thales end rift The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has begun the overhaul of the 66 million total radar coverage of Nigeria, otherwise known as TRACON. The refurbishing of the airspace surveillance equipment could cost the government over $2 million or more according to a maintenance engineer who spoke to New Telegraph in []The post Radar overhaul, spares to gulp $2m appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Elections: Weighing options of smooth, deadlocked process
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Barely four days to 2019 general elections, real estate experts, developers and investors are calling for a smooth process to forestall doom for the economy. DAYO AYEYEMI reports As the general elections approach, real estate practitioners and investors have urged politicians, especially political office seekers and their supporters to tread with caution in []The post Elections: Weighing options of smooth, deadlocked process appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Monsoon Energy moves to reduce petrol imports
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Indigenous refinery company, Monsoon Energy Service Hub Limited (MESH), Lagos, has revealed plans to help reduce the monthly importation of 1.2 million metric tons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol into the country with its 10, 000 barrels per day modular refinery. This was contained in a brief note presented at a []The post Monsoon Energy moves to reduce petrol imports appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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BEDC boosts safety campaign in Edo schools
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc. (BEDC) has raised its investments for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as it boosted safety campaigns in schools at its coverage areas. In a statement, the company added that it further demonstrated commitment to reducing electrical accidents among school children and tampering with electricity equipment, as it continued with its safety []The post BEDC boosts safety campaign in Edo schools appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian airlines: Critical mass as survival option
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Nigerian carriers need to coalesce to scale up to get a critical mass. Hence, WOLE SHADARE writes that they can work together to grow the sector Market size Nigeria is blessed with the biggest domestic aviation market on the African Continent, bigger than South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and many other countries. Surprisingly, Nigeria has []The post Nigerian airlines: Critical mass as survival option appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Developer: How we’re solving housing issues
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Currently, it will require building one million houses every year in the next 20 years to close the 17 million housing gap in the country, New Telegraph Besides, nothing less than N56 trillion would be needed to close Nigeria’s accommodation deficit. With little resources of government competing for many projects, private sector operators are taking []The post Developer: How we’re solving housing issues appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shoreline protection for Apapa 350-capacity trailer park
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Federal Government has insisted on the construction of shoreline protect to safeguard the newly completed 350-capacity trailer park in Apapa seashore before being put into use. Director Highways, South West in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Funsho Adebiyi, disclosed this in Lagos. He said inability to put the shoreline protection []The post Shoreline protection for Apapa 350-capacity trailer park appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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BUA rewards customers with 20 cars, cash gifts
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
as Rabiu reiterates commitment to excellence B UA Group, Nigeria’s leading foods and infrastructure conglomerate, has rewarded its customers and distributors with 25 cars worth over N500million and cash gifts in appreciation of their support and loyalty to the growth of the company. At the award and gala night held in Lagos at []The post BUA rewards customers with 20 cars, cash gifts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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North-West: Buhari banks on his fortress
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has always had good outings in the North-West, where he usually defeats his oppenents with wide margins during presidential elections. Can he re-enact this feat on February 16′ GEOFFREY EKENNA takes a look at what will likely play out When the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) opens the curtains for the []The post North-West: Buhari banks on his fortress appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Polls: Atiku accuses Buhari of instigating violence
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Jonathan: I warned Nigerians about Buhari in 2015 The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of instigating violence by making comments that are capable of causing bloodletting. Atiku, who spoke yesterday at a PDP rally held at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium in Port Harcourt, []The post Polls: Atiku accuses Buhari of instigating violence appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Will Atiku get top job after Tafawa-Balewa
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the possibility of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar breaking the 53 years jinx of North-East producing a president after the death of the first Nigeria’s Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa As Nigerians go to the poll on Saturday to elect the next occupant []The post Will Atiku get top job after Tafawa-Balewa’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rigging plot: PDP passes no confidence vote on INEC
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed a lack of confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair elections, ONYEKACHI EZE reports The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is going into this weekends presidential election with a mindset; that the poll would be rigged in favour of the ruling All []The post Rigging plot: PDP passes no confidence vote on INEC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Whither the Third Force
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
OLALEKAN OSIADE reports on how hope for a coalition that could have swayed Nigerians from the two established political parties ‘ All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ‘ was dashed In the wake of the electioneering campaign, there was much hue and cry on the need for Nigerians to do []The post Whither the Third Force’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Vendors, others count losses
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Stadium may be shut again Wednesday Three choppers landed inside facilities on Saturday With the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos finally opened on Sunday after one week under lock and keys, vendors and other people making use of the facilities for business have have continued to count their losses. When our correspondent visited the []The post Vendors, others count losses appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Chelsea lack leaders ‘ Mikel
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has lamented the lack of leadership in Maurizio Sarris fantastic squad. The Blues hopes of securing a place in the top four were dealt a huge blow on Sunday after succumbing to a 6-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The defeat saw them drop to sixth in []The post Chelsea lack leaders ‘ Mikel appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogunjobi’s death caught us unawares, say neighbours, friends
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
It was wailing and gnashing of teeth yesterday at the Kolapo Ishola Estate, Akobo area of Ibadan residence of the late former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed on in the early hours of yesterday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. According to some neighbours of the area, the []The post Ogunjobis death caught us unawares, say neighbours, friends appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kalu pays tribute to late NFF chief
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Former Abia state Governor, Dr. Orji Kalu has described the passing of the former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi as a huge loss to the country. According to Kalu, the late football expert popularly known as Skippo served the nation diligently in different positions in the sports industry. While []The post Kalu pays tribute to late NFF chief appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos Media Marathon gets May 1 Date
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The maiden edition of the Lagos Media Marathon will now take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The marathon which was initially billed for December 1, 2018, was moved forward due to some logistic reasons that have been sorted out by the organizers. Tony Ubani, the Chairman of the Organising Committee for Lagos Media Marathon, []The post Lagos Media Marathon gets May 1 Date appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oyetola, Dalung, NFF mourn Ogunjobi
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has described the late Taiwo Ogunjobi as an illustrious son of the state who served diligently till he breathed his last. ‘As the chairman of the Osun State Football Association, he gave his best in the service of the state, galvanizing the youths and pushing for the development of []The post Oyetola, Dalung, NFF mourn Ogunjobi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why we stopped Uzoho from playing ‘ Anorthosis
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho’s, ongoing police probe into an alleged certificate forgery was responsible for his exclusion in last weekend’s match between his new club Anorthosis Famagusta against Nea Salamis. Although the youngster who manned the goalpost for Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup was cleared by the Cypriot FA to feature []The post Why we stopped Uzoho from playing ‘ Anorthosis appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF Secretary General, is dead
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead. Ogunjobi, who before his demise was the Chairman of Osun Football Association, was confirmed dead by his Media aide, Mr Tunde Shamsudeen. Shamsudeen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Osogbo, that Ogunjobi passed on in the early hours []The post Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF Secretary General, is dead appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The cabal and the hour of decision
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
If there is anything that the campaign for the 2019 presidential election has exposed, it is that we have a president who is not on top of his game. Aside from not being aware of so many things, his many gaffes point to the level of degeneration which our political leadership has sunk. From one []The post The cabal and the hour of decision appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Photographers call out BBNaija’s Tobi Bakre for allegedly ‘stealing’ creative ideas
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Photographers Ayo Max @Shutterbouy and @Ayofilmit have accused ex-BBNaija star, Tobi Bakre of stealing their creative ideas. The two photographers, in a viral tweet on Monday, alleged that Tobi used the photoshoot ideas they shared with him through an official email without crediting them. This came hours after Tobi shared new photos on social media []The post Photographers call out BBNaija’s Tobi Bakre for allegedly ‘stealing’ creative ideas appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fox News profiles Peace Hyde on five years of impact with Aim Higher Africa
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Aim Higher Africa, the education non-profit organisation founded by British/Ghanaian media entrepreneur and Forbes Africa Executive, Peace Hyde was recently profiled on Fox News for its impactful work transforming impoverished communities. Over the years, the organisation has grown from having a focus on rehabilitating street children by providing them with basic education including literacy, science []The post Fox News profiles Peace Hyde on five years of impact with Aim Higher Africa appeared
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Grammy: Seun Kuti delivers thrilling performance
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Afrobeats artist Seun Kuti pulled a thrilling performance at the premiere ceremony of the 61st Grammy Awards. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Seun, the youngest son of the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, failed to snag a win in the ‘World Music Award’ category in which he was nominated. He, however, was the only Nigerian []The post Grammy: Seun Kuti delivers thrilling performance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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