Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Monday 4th March 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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As Buhari prepares for second term
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on May 29, this year, for another tenure of four years. After months of electioneering, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election. The President polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who []The post As Buhari prepares for second term appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Herdsmen in military uniform kill 16 in Benue
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
forces instigating crisis, says Army Suspected herdsmen dressed in military uniform yesterday killed 16 people at Agagbe community in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State while several others were either injured or displaced. The gunmen invaded the community about 4.30a.m. But the Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, (OPWS), Major General Adeyemi Yekini, []The post Herdsmen in military uniform kill 16 in Benue appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We use fake dollars to entrap victims ‘Gang leader
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RSS), Ikeja, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested the leader of a four-man fraud syndicate. According to the police, the gang leader, Osuji Chibuzor, 42, and his members used to operate along Ikeja, Ojota, Ojodu, Berger, Ogba, College Road and Agege. Police said that Chibuzor was lured into the []The post We use fake dollars to entrap victims ‘Gang leader appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Edo: Abductors free APC Assembly candidate, 38 days after
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
After spending 38 days in the den of his abductors, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Owan West Constituency, Hon. Michael Ohio- Ezomo, has been released. Ohio-Ezomo’s freedom came after fruitless search, anxiety and despair by family members, associates and members of his party in the state. The kidnappers had earlier established []The post Edo: Abductors free APC Assembly candidate, 38 days after appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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South-East, North-East battle for Senate Presidency
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
There are strong indications that the battle for the Senate Presidency has begun, with the South-East and the North-East geopolitical zones striving to produce the next President of the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to announce a zoning arrangement for the sharing of offices, the party []The post South-East, North-East battle for Senate Presidency appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FAAC kicks over NNPC’s failure to offset NPDC’s $1.7bn debt
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) is irked by refusal of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to offset an outstanding sum of $1.7 billion indebted to it by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of NNPC. The oil firm, it was learnt, had given commitment to settling the debt, having secured necessary []The post FAAC kicks over NNPC’s failure to offset NPDCs $1.7bn debt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN pumps $4.19bn into FX market in Jan, Feb
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
As part of its efforts to ensure a stable exchange rate especially during this election season, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected a total of $4.19 billion into the foreign exchange market in the last two months, New Telegraph has learnt. The inflow came in the form of the apex bank’s forex sales to []The post CBN pumps $4.19bn into FX market in Jan, Feb appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’ll appoint only people of integrity in my govt ‘ Buhari
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that he would ensure that only persons of integrity make the list of his cabinet in the next four years of the administration. The President, while speaking during a victory dinner organised by his wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Saturday night for the All Progressives Congress (APC), said youths and []The post I’ll appoint only people of integrity in my govt ‘ Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Foreign trade volume hits N32.26trn in 2018 ‘ NBS
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the country recorded a total trade value of N32.26 trillion year-onyear in 2018, representing 39.3 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2017. The trade value for 2017 stood at N23.16 trillion. The NBS said this in Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics for Fourth Quarter of 2018 []The post Foreign trade volume hits N32.26trn in 2018 ‘ NBS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fee slash: JAMB witness upsurge in UTME registration
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Following Federal Governments reduction in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration fees, there has been a notable increase in the number of persons applying for admission into tertiary institutions compared to previous years. In its weekly bulletin, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) noted that at the close of its registration on 25th []The post Fee slash: JAMB witness upsurge in UTME registration appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekiti APC tackles PDP for withdrawing candidate from polls
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State yesterday tackled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and branded it a dying party for withdrawing its House of Assembly candidate, Mr Sunday Omosilade from the March 9 election. The party also appealed to its members to begin aggressive voter education across the 26 state constituencies []The post Ekiti APC tackles PDP for withdrawing candidate from polls appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Akeredolu to non-indigenes: You’ve nothing to fear in Ondo
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has assured non-indigenes resident in the state of adequate security and protection before, during and after the March 9 House of Assembly election. The governor said residents of the state irrespective of tribes must be free to choose their representatives without being molested by anybody. Akeredolu in a statewide []The post Akeredolu to non-indigenes: You’ve nothing to fear in Ondo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ayade commissions ultramodern toothpick factory
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, at the weekend commissioned an ultramodern toothpick factory at Ekori, Yarkurr Local Government Area of the state. The state-of-the-art factory was capable of producing 31 million toothpicks in a day. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Ayade said his administration was trying to create an economy that will radically []The post Ayade commissions ultramodern toothpick factory appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Women protest election day killings in Rivers
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Hundreds of women yesterday marched peacefully round the streets of Abonnema in Akoku Toru Local Government Area in protest of the killings that occurred in the community during the last presidential and National Assembly elections. The women, made up of various women groups, as well as women from other Kalabari communities, protested at the weekend, []The post Women protest election day killings in Rivers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Abdullahi: Cabals behind gridlock at port roads
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The ease of doing business in all Lagos ports has not achieved its purpose as envisaged by the Federal Government. In this interview with BAYO AKOMOLAFE, Managing Director of GeeGee Global Nigeria Limited, Mohammed Abdullahi, says the problems in the port industry would continue to linger due to corruption What is your take []The post Abdullahi: Cabals behind gridlock at port roads appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eterna: Earnings hurt by costs
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The oil and gas sector has continued to struggle with operational challenges and Eterna Plc. is not insulated. Chris Ugwu writes Operating environment for oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy like other sectors has remained very challenging with enormous economic and security issues. The rapid devaluation of the naira has wiped out []The post Eterna: Earnings hurt by costs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Boosting insurance premium for real estate sector
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Again, Nigerian underwriters have another opportunity this year to delve deeply into the growing property industry to boost their premium. Sunday Ojeme reports The dawn of every New Year is usually deployed by investors to consolidate on their businesses and also delve into new frontiers. As it is for every investor, the insurance operators []The post Boosting insurance premium for real estate sector appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New ED for Stanbic IBTC
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The board of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has appointed Adekunle Adedeji as its executive director. A statement from the company said that Adedeji, whose appointment took effect from Friday, February 22, 2019, was the bank’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) before his appointment. Adedeji has over 23 years postgraduation experience with over 20 years in the []The post New ED for Stanbic IBTC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian is Afreximbank’s regional COO for Southern Africa
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has appointed Humphrey Nwugo as its regional chief operating officer for Harare-based Southern Africa regional office. The spokesman of the bank, Mr Obi Emekekwue, said in a statement that Nwugo had been serving in an acting capacity in that position since February 2018, following the departure of the former regional chief []The post Nigerian is Afreximbank’s regional COO for Southern Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Reinsurance firm appoints COO, director
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
A sub-regional company, WAICA Reinsurance Corporation Plc with headquarters in Freetown, Sierra Leone has appointed, Dr.Abiba Zakariah as its group chief operating officer. A statement from the company explained that after an extensive search and rigorous layers of interviewing sessions by Pricewater House Coopers and international financial consultants, Pennarth Greene, the Group Board of WAICA []The post Reinsurance firm appoints COO, director appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amana: Why Cyber cafe business may go into extinction
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Cyber cafe business in Nigeria is dying and may not survive, except the operators change their strategy, President of Nigeria Internet Group, Mr Destiny Amana l, has said. Amanal, who disclosed this in an interview with New Telegraph in Lagos, noted that though the business is still relevant in the ICT ecosystem and still vibrant []The post Amana: Why Cyber cafe business may go into extinction appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria, Africa to reap from $150bn airplane investments
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Country requires urgent fleet renewal Nigeria and many other countries are expected to benefit from the $150 billion investment in 1,000 aircraft acquisition in the next 20 years, according to participants at the just-ended Africa aviation summit in Kigali, Rwanda. President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said the huge investment would provide enormous growth to []The post Nigeria, Africa to reap from $150bn airplane investments appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Linkage assures clients on quality service delivery
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Underwriting firm, Linkage Assurance Plc is financially strong and able to deliver qualitative insurance services that will meet the expectation of customers, Mr. Daniel Braie, Managing Director/CEO of the company, has said. Braie, who addressed insurance brokerage fraternity at their February 2019 Members Evening in Lagos, said the board and management of the company was []The post Linkage assures clients on quality service delivery appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mired $29.8bn projects hurt Nigeria’s gas fortune
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
IOCs’ pull out freezes projects devt, funding The projected gas prosperity in Nigeria has been badly hurt, as hope of funding and development for the stalled $29.8 billion gas projects in the country suffered further setback, New Telegraph has learnt. The two projects; $20 billion Brass LNG project in Bayelsa State and the $9.8 []The post Mired $29.8bn projects hurt Nigeria’s gas fortune appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ajimobi is responsible for APC’s defeat in Oyo ‘ Shittu
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Adebayo Shittu is the Minister of Communications and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with Johnchuks Onuanyim, he speaks on the party’s victory in the presidential election, and the move by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the poll’s outcome in court How would you assess the []The post Ajimobi is responsible for APC’s defeat in Oyo ‘ Shittu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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International friendly: Victory over Egypt ‘ll boost Eagles’ confidence for AFCON ‘ Nwosu
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Former Nigeria international Henry Nwosu has charged the Super Eagles to beat Egypt in their upcoming friendly match stressing that the victory would put them in a winning mood for the 2019 African Cup of Nations which would take between June and July. Nwosu, a winning member of Nigeria’s first AFCON title in 1980, believes []The post International friendly: Victory over Egypt ‘ll boost Eagles’ confidence for AFCON ‘ Nwosu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Speaker: Dogara, Gbajabiamila, Monguno, Namdas top contenders’ list
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Female challenger, Onyejeocha, in the race too As members of the House of Representatives-elect begin subtle moves in the scramble for leadership positions ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly of the Fourth Republic, seven contenders for the position of speaker may have emerged. This is even as the outgoing speaker, Hon. []The post Speaker: Dogara, Gbajabiamila, Monguno, Namdas top contenders list appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria not favourites for AFCON title, Rohr insists
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has insisted that his side are not the favourite to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations, saying the likes of hosts Egypt and Senegal are ahead of Nigeria. Rohr believes the FIFA rankings suggests countries including north Africans Morocco and Tunisia will be difficult to break when the tournament []The post Nigeria not favourites for AFCON title, Rohr insists appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Senate presidency for S’East, not negotiable ‘ Apugo
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Prince Benjamin Apugo is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State. In this interview with EMMANUEL IFEANYI, he speaks on the position of Senate President in the 9th National Assembly, re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and the performance of APC in the South-East geopolitical zone President Muhammadu Buhari has []The post Senate presidency for S’East, not negotiable ‘ Apugo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ambrose targets Eagles’ return
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Efe Ambrose has admitted he is desirous of making a return to the Super Eagles, as he believes his days in Nigeria’s national team are not over and want to prove it with time in the side’s upcoming pre-Africa Cup of Nations build-up matches. Ambrose, who recently joins English Championship side Derby County, insists he []The post Ambrose targets Eagles return appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The battle Osinbajo couldn’t win
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
In a period of two months he must have visited VGC more than 15 times. Town hall meeting here, parlour meeting there and street walk there. He met with professionals and engaged resident associations just as he dialogued with people of faith. At the end of the elections they will still not let him deliver []The post The battle Osinbajo couldn’t win appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aina doubtful for Seychelles tie
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Nigeria have suffered an injury blow ahead their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles and friendly with Egypt after Ola Aina was ruled out of Torinos Italian Serie A clash against Chievo Verona. The Chelsea loanee had been named in the starting line-up but was forced to withdraw at the last minute after suffering []The post Aina doubtful for Seychelles tie appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Registration opens for Lagos Media Marathon
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Participants willing to be part of the first edition of the Lagos Media Marathon can start registering for the race from 12 noon today (Monday) organisers have announced.. According to Tony Ubani the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Media Race, those interested can visit the official website for the marathon, lagosmediamarathon.com to complete []The post Registration opens for Lagos Media Marathon appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mourinho blasts Real after another Clasico defeat
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Real Madrids second El Clasico defeat in one week was slammed by former manager Jose Mourinho, who believes Los Blancos were bereft of both happiness and belief. Madrid slumped to a 1-0 defeat in their own stadium, courtesy of a sublime first half chip from Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic. The loss came just three days []The post Mourinho blasts Real after another Clasico defeat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Cyprus invitational: Falcons eye Belgium’s scalp
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Dennerby slams officiating in Slovakia win Super Falcons of Nigeria will be looking to beating Belgium today and book their place in the next round of the Cyprus International Women Tournament. The African champions are third in Group C of the tournament with three points behind Austria and Belgium who have four each. The []The post Cyprus invitational: Falcons eye Belgiums scalp appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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