Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Sunday 17th February 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines, Sunday 17th February 2019

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Polls: What we prayed for ‘Clerics
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
In spite of the biblical injunction to ‘be still and see what the Lord will do,’ the church in Nigeria was not shielded from a fair share of the anxiety which the heat of electioneering brought upon other Nigerians, ahead of the ongoing polls in the country. Our correspondent, who went round various churches []The post Polls: What we prayed for ‘Clerics appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why women with painful periods may be infertile
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
We discovered it during infertility treatment ‘Doctors ‘ Infertility occurs due to chemical poisoning of sperm ‘NORDICA For many who thought experiencing pain during sexual intercourse and menstruation is normal, latest discovery has shown it’s abnormal and could be symptom of the depressing women’s health disorder, endometriosis, known for causing infertility in []The post Why women with painful periods may be infertile appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Postponed polls: Angry Nigerians knock INEC, APC
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Nigerians, yesterday, were livid waking up to the stunning news of the sudden postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, which were supposed to have held across the country. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had in the wee hours of Saturday, announced to a bewildered nation []The post Postponed polls: Angry Nigerians knock INEC, APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC has ruined my wedding’Journalist
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Hubby: My wife broke down when I told her the news Make-up artists lament Brides-to-be, make-up artists and others associated with weddings have all been impacted by the decision of INEC to shift the presidential and National Assembly elections to next week. A journalist with Champion newspaper, Kelechi Uzomah is devastated by the []The post INEC has ruined my wedding’Journalist appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Polls: Atiku’ll win if election is free, fair ‘ Primate Ayodele
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
The servant of God, Primate Elijah Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke Afa, Isolo, Lagos, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will win Presidential election if the process was free and fair. Primate Ayodele made this proclamation during his church’s annual event, ‘Week of Appreciation’, where []The post Polls: Atiku’ll win if election is free, fair Primate Ayodele appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos reviews academic calendar
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Following the postponement of the general elections by the Independent Electoral Commissions, the Lagos State government yesterday reviewed the 2018/19 school academic calendar. The government said with the presidential and national assembly election postponed till February 23rd, 2019 and the gubernatorial and state assembly to March 9th, 2019, schools’ resumption had been rescheduled accordingly. []The post Lagos reviews academic calendar appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Apostle Suleman predicts postponement in viral video
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Popular Nigerian pastor, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has said that the sudden postponement by the INEC of the general elections was divinely mandated. In a two-minute video going viral on the social media, General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), Apostle Suleman, said the postponement of the elections, did confirm the message he received on []The post Apostle Suleman predicts postponement in viral video appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Poll shift: I’m disappointed with INEC ‘Buhari
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed disappointment with the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in postponing the presidential and National Assembly election scheduled for February 16. The President has returned to the presidential villa, Abuja, from his home town Daura, Katsina state, where he traveled to cast his ballot. Senior Special []The post Poll shift: I’m disappointed with INEC ‘Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bad weather, sabotage forced us to postpone polls ‘Commission
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has blamed the fire incidents at its state offices as well as operational challenges for yesterdays postponement of the 2019 general elections. The Commission said it attempted to confront the challenges, especially with regard to materials affected by fire incidents in Abia, Plateau and Anambra states, but its []The post Bad weather, sabotage forced us to postpone polls ‘Commission appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Airlines, concessionaires, others lose $250m
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Losses could rise to $500m next Saturday Aviation and travel were hard hit as the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed Nigeria’s Presidential election less than six hours to the commencement of voting. According to the Managing Director of Aglow Aviation, Mr. Tayo Ojuri, the postponement would have an adverse impact on the aviation []The post Airlines, concessionaires, others lose $250m appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Polls and the Rivers, Zamfara debacle
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
In this analysis, BIYI ADEGOROYE, examines the legal quagmire which culminated to the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the elections in Rivers and Zamfara states and the value of internal democracy in the parties With collation of results of yesterday’s []The post Polls and the Rivers, Zamfara debacle appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N15trn revenue: Why FG couldn’t fund N9trn 2018 budget
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
NNPC collected N4.69trn, remitted N1.341trn ‘Senate accuses NPA of not remitting N177bn ‘Budget based on wrong premise ‘Analyst As speculations trail the alleged N15trillion revenue earned by the Federal Government in 2018, it has been disclosed that it was actually a shortfall in expected revenue accruable to government in the 2018 []The post N15trn revenue: Why FG couldn’t fund N9trn 2018 budget appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerians will eat old beef on election days ‘Dealers
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Butchers in Lagos State have said that they will not slaughter cows on the election days, saying the reason is to enable them discharge their civic responsibility of voting in the elections, as well as observe the restriction of movement order announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They urged Lagosians to make []The post Nigerians will eat old beef on election days ‘Dealers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Maritime: Global trade, elections to drive projected 10% growth in 2019
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Sector has potential to contribute 10% GDP’Dakuku In this report, PAUL OGBUOKIRI notes that global trade, 2019 general elections and sundry domestic issues will determine if the Nigerian maritime industry will reach or surpass the 10 per cent growth rate experts are envisaging for the sector in 2019/2020 Maritime industry forecast The 2019-2020 []The post Maritime: Global trade, elections to drive projected 10% growth in 2019 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Consumers happy over falling price of beans
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Consumers have expressed happiness over the rising price of beans which rose by 20 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018. A consumer Iya Tolani who spoke on Tuesday at the Alaba Rago Market, predominantly populated by Northerners in Lagos State disclosed that though the price has continued to come down, they still expect []The post Consumers happy over falling price of beans appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Apapa gridlock: Nigeria loses over $20bn annually ‘NPA Senior Staff
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
SAACGOC tasks incoming govt on port access roads As Nigerians wait for the announcement of her new president after yesterday’s Presidential Election, the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporation and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Maritime branch, has said that there is a truth in the recent report that the country is losing over $20 billion []The post Apapa gridlock: Nigeria loses over $20bn annually ‘NPA Senior Staff appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aba shoemakers to take charge of West African shoe market ‘Ikpeazu
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said that plans are on to ensure that the Ariaria shoemakers in Aba get the contract of making shoes for the military personnel of all West African countries and eventually take over the sub-region’s shoe market. Ikpeazu made this pronouncement at the Aba Sports Club when he []The post Aba shoemakers to take charge of West African shoe market ‘Ikpeazu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria to lose $215m to minerals’ export regulation
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Indications are rife that the Federal Ministry of Mines and Solid Minerals Development is almost set to implement an export regulation that will trigger the beginning of the end for minerals exportation in Nigeria. According to a recent report, ‘the minister said that under the soon-to-be-released Mineral Export Guidelines, the lingering issue of evading payment []The post Nigeria to lose $215m to minerals’ export regulation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mercedes-Benz delivers over 180,000 vehicles worldwide
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Mercedes-Benz delivered 180,539 vehicles to its customers all over the world in January (-6.7 per cent). The second-best start to a year for sales was influenced by important model changes in the high-volume SUV and compact-car segments. In particular, the model change of the B-Class, CLA and GLE, each with a double-digit sales decrease, []The post Mercedes-Benz delivers over 180,000 vehicles worldwide appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Elections: I’ll lose one truck load of tomatoes on Saturday ‘Trader
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Tomato sellers in Mile 12 Market have said that no movement order on the election days will elapse by 3:00pm, saying their customers who normally come from all the nooks and crannies of Lagos State, will not be able to make to the market when the restriction is lifted by 3:00pm. Baba Sule, a tomato []The post Elections: I’ll lose one truck load of tomatoes on Saturday ‘Trader appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Uber launches new Greenlight hub in Abuja
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
As part of its continued commitment to driver-partners, Uber has announced the official opening of its Greenlight Hub in Abuja, the federal capital. Strategically located at the upscale Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja, the Uber Greenlight Hub will be open five days a week, and will serve as a resource centre where existing and potential []The post Uber launches new Greenlight hub in Abuja appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nissan profit rises by 25%
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Nissan reported a 25 per cent surge in operating profit in the latest quarter on a richer sales mix as it booked a one-time charge to cover the contentious deferred compensation that ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn is accused of not properly reporting. Global operating profit advanced to 103.3 billion yen ($937 million) in the fiscal []The post Nissan profit rises by 25% appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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These elections must be rancor free, says Okumagba
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Chief Emmanuel Okumagba is the President-General, Okere Urhobo Kingdom and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Delta State, in this interview with OLA JAMES advises Nigerians against thuggery and any act capable of truncating the on-going general elections, What is your impression about the forthcoming general election’ In fact, I am []The post These elections must be rancor free, says Okumagba appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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El-Rufai’s statement very unfortunate ‘Abdullahi
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Elder statesman Professor Ango Abdullahi is the leader of the Northern Elders Forum, (NEF) which recently, along with other socio-cultural groups, endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In this interview with BABA NEGEDU in Kaduna, he explains why the elders decided to dump President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the President []The post El-Rufais statement very unfortunate ‘Abdullahi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 elections: Passengers stranded in Kaduna motor parks
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Passengers travelling from Kaduna to various states of the federation for the general elections were stranded over shortage of vehicles. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was a large turnout of passengers at various parks within the Kaduna metropolis, which caused shortage of vehicles. Some of the passengers said they were travelling []The post 2019 elections: Passengers stranded in Kaduna motor parks appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC is very strong in Jigawa
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Ibrahim Kiyawa, until recently was a prominent face on the umbrella symbol of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Jigawa State. The former member of the Federal House of Representatives in this interview explains why the All Progressives Congress, (APC), will win the coming governorship election in the state You were strong member of []The post APC is very strong in Jigawa’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My fears over elections, by Jimmy Agbaje
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimmy Agbaje, takes a swipe at powers-that-be in the state and vows to make Lagos a better place for all, in this interview with TAI ANYANWU What informed your recent visit to the Lords Chosen Church’ I was there because I wanted to be []The post My fears over elections, by Jimmy Agbaje appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Actors’ Guild rallies support for members contesting political posts
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
The Chairman, Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Lagos Chapter, Don Pedro Obaseki, has appealed to his members to vote for actors and actresses contesting for political positions in the Feb.16 and March 2 general elections. Pedro, in an interview in Lagos, commended members of the association who were vying for political offices in this []The post Actors’ Guild rallies support for members contesting political posts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Election: Be honest in your reportage, German foundation urges journalists
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
A German Foundation observer, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), has urged media practitioners in the country to be honest in their reportage of the 2019 general poll. KAS Resident Representative in Nigeria, Dr Vladimir Kreck, who gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the role of the media in []The post Election: Be honest in your reportage, German foundation urges journalists appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kalu gets three-match ban in France
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Super Eagles forward, Samuel Kalu would be out of his sides next two games after his suspension was increased to three games following the red card he received in a rescheduled matchday 18 clash between Bordeaux and Marseille earlier this month. The winger was hopeful he will only receive a one-game suspension for the incident []The post Kalu gets three-match ban in France appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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U-20 AFCON: Goal-shy F’ Eagles fail to fly against South Africa
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday failed to put smiles on the faces of their fans after losing the third place match of the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niamey, Niger, to South Africa on penalties. Goal scoring has been the major problem of the team since their start of the []The post U-20 AFCON: Goal-shy F Eagles fail to fly against South Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sarri, Ole seek solace in FA Cup
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Premier League continues to take a back-seat today with the Fifth Round of the FA Cup reigning supreme with Chelsea’s Sarri and United’s Solskjaer hoping to bounce back in the standout fixture of the round, writes TUNDE SULAIMAN Fifth round action in the world’s oldest knock out competition, the FA Cup continues over the []The post Sarri, Ole seek solace in FA Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tennis: Young rivals expose Djokovic’s weakness
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Although the Serb won the Australian Open easily, his reliance on his backhand could be an Achilles heel Daniil Medvedev sounded confident ahead his clash in the fourth round of the Australian Open with Novak Djokovic, the world’s topranked men’s player. With what passes for trash talk in the courteous world of professional tennis, the []The post Tennis: Young rivals expose Djokovic’s weakness appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ferguson set for Manchester United return in charity match
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will return to the dugout for a charity match to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the team’s treble-winning season. The English Premier League (EPL) club said on Saturday that the 77-year-old Scot would take charge of a Legends side against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford on May 26. Ferguson, []The post Ferguson set for Manchester United return in charity match appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tokyo 2020: FIFA yet to take decision on goal-line technology
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
FIFA has yet to decide whether to use goal-line technology at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic football tournament. The world governing body recently circulated an 80-page handbook of regulations for the competition to national associations. This said that FIFA would ‘take a decision’ on whether to implement goal-line technology in the final competitions ‘in consultation []The post Tokyo 2020: FIFA yet to take decision on goal-line technology appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Argentines pay tribute to Sala at special memorial
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Tributes were paid to footballer Emiliano Sala on Saturday at a special memorial in his home region of Santa Fe, Argentina. The body of the 28-year old, who died in a plane crash last month, was laid out in a gymnasium in the town where he grew up so friends and family could pay their []The post Argentines pay tribute to Sala at special memorial appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The CCT’s Bench Warrant for the CJN Onnoghen’s arrest: Carrying the joke too far
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Its quite saddening and abhorrent to hear that the CCT has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of CJN Walter Nkanu Onnoghen. For Gods sake, this is bordering on the vendetta, the ridiculous and trivialization of the judicial process. I condemn this unwholesome step which puts the CCT in the public domain as being []The post The CCTs Bench Warrant for the CJN Onnoghen’s arrest: Carrying the joke too far appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Are you sure you are pregnant
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Some years ago, I read a story which I recently stumbled on again. I am sure some of us have read it too. I hope it impacts us today. It goes thus: An elephant and a dog became pregnant at the same time. Three months down the line, the dog gave birth to six puppies. []The post Are you sure you are pregnant’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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When a boy starts hunting for your young daughter
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Sometime ago, in the late eighties, when my wife Carol was still working in the bank, a man who joined her bank from another bank got to know my wife that she is Mrs. Ighele. He asked her to know which Ighele she is married to. When Carol told him that she is married to []The post When a boy starts hunting for your young daughter appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lust at first sight exists ‘Juliet Ibrahim
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
xScreen goddess, Juliet Ibrahim is an award winning actress, film producer, singer, compere and humanitarian. She is also an adventurous, jovial, down to earth and bubbly person. She has nearly four million Instragram followers; making her great social media influencer. With several awards to show for this, the mother of one clinched the Celebrity Humanitarian []The post Lust at first sight exists ‘Juliet Ibrahim appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Djinn’s Day Out 10
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Ujay and her sister were at the Muyis who invited them to dinner. The Muyis were a nice family really. In the course of their conversations over time, Ujay realised that Muyi was a good man who was going through a very difficult period. She had wondered why they had to live in an apartments []The post Djinn’s Day Out 10 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Indigenous rappers are fulfilling Dagrin’s dream ‘YQ
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Versatile singer, Yakubu Jubril, popularly called YQ, needs no introduction in the Nigeria music scene. The Kogi State star has collaborated with some of Nigeria’s biggest music stars. In 2004, he decided to pursue a solo career and was quickly snapped up by a record label. YQ finally introduced himself to the world with his []The post Indigenous rappers are fulfilling Dagrin’s dream ‘YQ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian celebrities influencing fans in this year election
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
The 2019 general elections, which kicked off yesterday is definitely a landmark election for the country. With the increased relevance and influence of Nigerian celebrities along with the rise of social media and online portals including Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram, celebrities are well aware of the potential positive impact and on the flipside, backlash []The post Nigerian celebrities influencing fans in this year election appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Samad Rabiu relishes great time
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
For chairman of one of the most flourishing business empires around, BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu, it has been nothing but a roller coaster experience for him since the kickoff of the unfolding year. The Kano State-born billionaire has recorded inspiring progress in his empire this year such that he’s standing in a very significant position []The post Samad Rabiu relishes great time appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Banke Meshida, hubby celebrate wedding anniversary
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Call beautiful lady behind top range cosmetic line and head make-up artist of BM/PRO, Banke Meshida, a pathfinder and worthy role model, you won’t be wrong and this is said on the heel of what has been seen of her over the years. Anyone who has followed Banke overtime will have no problem to accent []The post Banke Meshida, hubby celebrate wedding anniversary appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Smart casuals for queens
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Sometimes, it is so hard to keep up with cooperate attires. Sometimes, you feel the need to drop that jacket and go for a t-shirt. Other times, you just want to wear a pair of jeans! The casual queen woman is beautiful, confident and sexy, she radiates class in everything she does, and wears []The post Smart casuals for queens appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Styling power of coloured socks
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Knowing how to accessorize with socks is a very important part of fashion for the man. Unfortunately, socks are probably the most overlooked and unappreciated accessory when it comes to styling. The right pair of socks has the potential to take any ensemble to the next level, plus, your toes will thank you []The post Styling power of coloured socks appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Become wine conscious
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
To indulge in wine is not a matter of being a beginner or an expert; we all have more to learn about wine. With that in mind, here is a 3-step personal wine challenge tailor-made for beginners. Continuous learning about wine is constant and never static as new information about a vintage keeps evolving. []The post Become wine conscious appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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