Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Thursday 14th March 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

Building showing signs of wear, over 50 years old
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Residents in nearby buildings disclosed that the three-storey building had been showing signs of distress before it caved in yesterday. They said it had been peeling off with some parts already partially giving way before it eventually caved in. According to residents of the area, the building was over 50 years old and that the []The post ‘Building showing signs of wear, over 50 years old’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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My sister’s three children under the rubble, cried woman
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
My friend, with seven children ran mad after school collapse A weeping woman, Mrs. Aishat Onilenla, said her sister’s three children were still trapped under the rubble of the collapsed three-storey building. She said: ‘My sister’s three children are trapped in the collapsed building. My sister was at the scene, but she had been []The post My sister’s three children under the rubble, cried woman appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pregnant woman, pupils, school proprietress die
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nurse: Four pupils died minutes after being rushed to hospital A pregnant woman, the school proprietor and tenants were among those who lost their lives yesterday when a three-storey building collapsed at Ita-Faji area of the Lagos Island. It was learnt that the building had been earmarked for demolition, but occupants and owner had []The post Pregnant woman, pupils, school proprietress die appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tears as parents, sympathisers, mourn months old babies
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Mothers and sympathisers wailed bitterly as the three-storey building collapsed on some few months old babies kept in the crche section of the school. The building housed a nursery and primary school. Many people, including teachers, staff and residents were trapped. A witness said: ‘There are trapped infants of months-old whose parents dropped at the []The post Tears as parents, sympathisers, mourn months old babies appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pregnant teacher, children dragged out of rubble
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A pregnant school teacher, mother and two children were among the lucky victims rescued from the scene of the building collapse. However, they sustained degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital for medical attention. The Pashi Willoughby CDA executive member, Kazeem Lawal, could not make it as it was learnt that he just []The post Pregnant teacher, children dragged out of rubble appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Frightened, wailing parents storm hospitals
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Frightened and wailing parents, yesterday, besieged different hospitals on the Lagos Island, frantically searching for their children, to ensure they were alive. Hundreds of parents, especially women, stormed the General Hospital, Marina, Lagos, and demanded to be allowed in, to check if their children were among those receiving treatment. Some of them lamented that they []The post Frightened, wailing parents storm hospitals appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ex-teacher: I resigned in December because of the school’s condition
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Miss Bukola Salami, a former teacher in the school, said she foresaw the danger and decided to resign her appointment with Ohen Nursery and Primary School last December. She said: ‘The proprietor of the school had been told to vacate the building, but she said she didn’t have money to rent another place. It []The post Ex-teacher: I resigned in December because of the school’s condition appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We heard loud noise moments after pupils prayed ‘Witness
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A witness said the pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School had prayed and sung all the rhymes, rendition and other exercises in the morning when the world suddenly turned dark for them. He said: ‘The school is close to our building. They had already settled for the class work, when all of a sudden, []The post We heard loud noise moments after pupils prayed ‘Witness appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.2bn forfeiture suit hearing stalled
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Further hearing in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a Federal High Court in Lagos seeking final forfeiture of the sums of $8.4 million and N9.2 billion allegedly linked to a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan to the Federal Government was yesterday stalled owing to the absence []The post Jonathans $8.4m, N9.2bn forfeiture suit hearing stalled appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EFCC re-arraigns Saraki’s aide, 2 others over alleged N3.5bn fraud
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Mr. Gbenga Makanjuola, was yesterday re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged N3.5 billion fraud. Makanjuola was docked alongside Melrose General Services Limited and one, Obiorah Amobi, before Justice Maureen Onyetenu, on []The post EFCC re-arraigns Sarakis aide, 2 others over alleged N3.5bn fraud appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Chevron, Dangote sign multi-billion dollar gas supply deal
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) and Dangote Fertilizer Limited (DFL) have signed a multi-billion dollars long-term agreement deal for the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Dangote’s blending plant. The contract, under the Gas Sale and Aggregation Agreement (GSAA), was part of International Oil Company’s (IOC’s) gas obligation to the domestic market through Gas []The post Chevron, Dangote sign multi-billion dollar gas supply deal appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okorocha brands INEC threat to democracy for withholding return certificate
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as posing a threat to democracy for withholding his certificate of return. Particularly, the governor berated INEC for withholding his Certificate of Return to the Senate, insisting that the electoral umpire lacked requisite powers to withhold his Certificate for []The post Okorocha brands INEC threat to democracy for withholding return certificate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rising up to the Lassa fever challenge
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Since the re-emergence of the Lassa fever disease in some parts of the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been working round the clock to control a further spread. REGINA OTOKPA writes on activities, successes attained and possible ways to reducing the disease burden Going by the level of measures put []The post Rising up to the Lassa fever challenge appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Succour for an indigent boy
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
He struggled to write WAEC and JAMB in 2014 and made excellent results, but poverty shattered his dream to further his education. UCHENNA INYA, in Abakaliki, tells the story of Alidor Jonah, a young lad given scholarship by a philanthropist, Comrade Chinedu Ogah at the weekend. It has always been the desire of []The post Succour for an indigent boy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okowa: I’ll leave a legacy of stronger Delta
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
FollowinglastSaturday’sdeclaration of his re-election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has promised to leave a legacy of stronger and virile state that would be a pacesetter in the country. The governor gave the assurance yesterday in Asaba in a state broadcast to mark his re-election for second []The post Okowa: I’ll leave a legacy of stronger Delta appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Gunmen kill DPO, DCO, pregnant sergeant
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Gunmen, believed to be warlords, have unleashed terror on the agrarian town of Afuze, headquarters of Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State. The armed men invaded the Police Division in the town about 8p.m. on Tuesday and killed four policemen. Those killed were the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the station, []The post Gunmen kill DPO, DCO, pregnant sergeant appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ethiopia crash: Nigeria bans Boeing 737 Max planes
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
U.S. grounds 737 MAX jets Black boxes go to Europe for analysis The Federal Government has banned Boeing 737 Max airplanes from flying into Nigeria’s airspace until further notice. Also, President Donald Trump of the United States has issued an emergency order to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft after a []The post Ethiopia crash: Nigeria bans Boeing 737 Max planes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Killings: el-Rufai imposes dusk- to-dawn curfew on Kajuru
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
There was palpable tension in the southern part of Kaduna metropolis yesterday following reports of killings and attacks in neighbouring Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. Our correspondent gathered that no fewer than 100 people were killed and more than 100 houses razed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in mainly Christian []The post Killings: el-Rufai imposes dusk- to-dawn curfew on Kajuru appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Easing telecoms’ tax burden
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Over the years, players in the telecommunications sector have been complaining about increase in number of taxes payable to various agencies of government in the country. Despite promises by governments to address the issue, the situation seems to be moving from bad to worse. SAMSON AKINTARO reports For the umpteenth time, telecommunications operators in []The post Easing telecoms’ tax burden appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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National MFBs: CBN allays existing investors’ fears
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The birth of national microfinance banks may have raised fear of dominance among operators of old microfinance banks, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) dismisses it as unfounded. Abdulwahab Isa reports The banking watchdog is the arrow head in the crusade for inclusive banking. By demographics, useful statistics on banking, very high proportion []The post National MFBs: CBN allays existing investors’ fears appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Telecoms: 7 VAS operators lose licences
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Seven companies have lost their licenses to operate as Value Added Services (VAS) Providers in the telecommunications sectors, New Telegraph has learnt. The affected service providers failed to renew their licenses, which expired last February and have been removed from the regulator’s list of licensees. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had recently []The post Telecoms: 7 VAS operators lose licences appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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MTN to list Nigerian unit towards April, May
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
as Jumia pushes for New York listing South African telecoms firm, MTN Group Limited, expects its Nigerian subsidiary to list on the local stock exchange probably more towards April and May, the unit’s chief executive said yesterday. This is just as Jumia, the African e-commerce company of German start-up investor Rocket Internet, has []The post MTN to list Nigerian unit towards April, May appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE rebounds with N17bn gain
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Local equities rebounded on resumed bargain hunting activities, as overall performance measures, NSE All Share Index (ASI) grew by 0.15 per cent, halting five days losing streak. The Nigerian stock market had been bearish for the fifth day, as investors retreated following sell offs and low market sentiments. The bullish activities was driven by []The post NSE rebounds with N17bn gain appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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125 years: First Bank embarks on relay walk
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
First Bank of Nigeria Limited and other corporate entities in the FBNHoldings group would collectively have a 125km Relay Walk to celebrate the lender’s 125 years of unbroken business operations in commemoration of its 125 years anniversary, it said in a statement. According to a statement, following the flag hoisting ceremony, the anniversary activities curtain []The post 125 years: First Bank embarks on relay walk appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE: FXTM links downturn to domestic, external risks
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
FXTM, an international online broker offering financial services in various financial instruments, has attributed the current market downturn to domestic and external risks. FXTM Research Analyst, Mr. Lukman Otunuga, said this at a media roundtable to give his insight on the 2019 economy outlook yesterday. He said domestic and external risks is impacting the Nigerian []The post NSE: FXTM links downturn to domestic, external risks appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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OPS seeks improved tax administration
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The OPS has decried low government revenue and poor budget performance in the country. The group said that Federal Government should compel all revenue generating agencies to make more remittance into government’s coffers through improved tax administration. The President of Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Babatunde Ruwase, told New Telegraph in Lagos []The post OPS seeks improved tax administration appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Industrialists to Buhari: Intensify robust economic reforms
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
As President Muhammadu Buhari gets re-elected for another term of four years, Nigerian industrialists have advised him to ensure sustainable, broad-based economic growth that will attract strategic investments into agro-processing and manufacturing sectors of the economy. President, National Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Chief Alaba Lawson, as well as []The post Industrialists to Buhari: Intensify robust economic reforms appeared first on Newtele
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NCC to Nigerians: Beware of fake phones
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
says approved handsets listed on its website Worried by the continuous proliferation of substandard mobile phones and devices in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again advised telecom consumers to eschew patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices in the country. This was the fulcrum of a one []The post NCC to Nigerians: Beware of fake phones appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos guber: Will Agbaje run again in 2023
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Once more, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed the popularity test at the governorship election held last Saturday in Lagos. WALE ELEGBEDE writes on what next for the pharmacist-turned politician For the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the six different attempts to seize the governorship seat of Lagos State have been []The post Lagos guber: Will Agbaje run again in 2023′ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oyo: How Ajimobi failed to install a successor
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
SOLA ADEYEMO reports on the political intrigues that led to the defeat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general elections in Oyo State It is no longer news that Oyo is the only state in the South-West that lost the control of its governance []The post Oyo: How Ajimobi failed to install a successor appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How guber poll was won and lost in Lagos
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on how last Saturday’s governorship election was won and lost in Lagos State Lagos State was one of the states that generated a lot of attraction, not only in the state but entire Nigeria in last Saturday governorship election where the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his []The post How guber poll was won and lost in Lagos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Asaba pitch, real reason Mikel opts out of Seychelles, Egypt ties
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi would have staged a return to the team for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles slated for March 22 and friendly game with Egypt four days later but for the choice of the Stephen Keshi Stadium as the venue for the two games. Mikel has not played []The post Asaba pitch, real reason Mikel opts out of Seychelles, Egypt ties appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fashanu faults Mikel’s absence in Eagles
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Former football star John Fashanu has faulted the rationale behind the long absence of Mikel Obi from the Super Eagles as build up towards the 2019 African Cup of Nations intensifies. The Middlesbrough of England midfielder has not featured for Nigeria since the final 2018 World Cup group D game against Argentina in St. []The post Fashanu faults Mikel’s absence in Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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GTB Lagos Master’s Cup: Anwar-Ul-Islam, CMS, King’s College, Whitesand School through to semis
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls, Queen’s College too Anwar-Ul-Islam College, Agege produced a stunning quarterfinal performance to be one of the four schools that have reached the semi-final of the boys’ category of 2019 GTBank Lagos Masters Cup on Tuesday. The side that trounced holders Igbobi College 5-0 have been joined by CMS Grammar School, Bariga, King’s []The post GTB Lagos Master’s Cup: Anwar-Ul-Islam, CMS, King’s College, Whitesand School through to semis appeared first on
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Quadri gears up for Qatar Open
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nigerias leading table tennis Superstar Aruna Quadri has set his sight on the forthcoming 2019 Qatar Open stroking off in Doha on March 16. Quadri said he was in a good shape ahead of the Qatar Open. ‘I have been practicing very well; I have been playing league matches almost every weekend and also we []The post Quadri gears up for Qatar Open appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ronaldo is unbelievable ‘ Oliseh
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Former Juventus midfielder Sunday Oliseh is raving about Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a hat-trick that handed the Serie A side a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid. Following a 2-0 loss to Diego Simeones men in Madrid a fortnight ago, Ronaldo dominated Tuesdays Uefa Champions League fixture to send Juventus to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 []The post Ronaldo is unbelievable ‘ Oliseh appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Diogu targets FIBA World Cup glory
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
D’Tigers Captain, Ike Diogu, is eager to make an impressive debut for Nigeria at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China. He believes winning a medal at the tournament is not beyond the team. The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will hold from Saturday, 31 August till Sunday, 15 September. ‘I am []The post Diogu targets FIBA World Cup glory appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIBA Africa B’ball League:
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Having qualified for the quarter final stage of the FIBA Africa Basketball League called the ‘Elite 8’ to be played in a home and away format Nigerias Civil Defenders have been drawn against AS Sale of Morocco. The first leg will be played between March 22 and 31, the return leg will take centre stage []The post FIBA Africa Bball League: appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ministry charges stakeholders over Edo 2020
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Ahead the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Olusade Adesola, has charged stakeholders in the industry to remain committed to the development of sports in the country as Edo State prepares to host the nation at the forthcoming 20th edition of the National Sports []The post Ministry charges stakeholders over Edo 2020 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Massive turnout as accreditation begins for Trophy 5-a-side
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Since the official launch of the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour, there has been a massive turn-out of interested would-be participants who want to be a part of the excitement. The in-bar activations which commenced March 7 will run through March 24, 2019, after which successful participants will be grouped into football teams in preparation []The post Massive turnout as accreditation begins for Trophy 5-a-side appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Emery: Arsenal must turn Rennes tie around
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Arsenal manager Unai Emery knows only the best will be good enough to see his side progress past Rennes in the Europa League. The Gunners welcome their Ligue 1 opponents to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday trailing 3-1 from last Thursdays first leg. They will be forced to mount a second-leg recovery for the second []The post Emery: Arsenal must turn Rennes tie around appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Inconclusive National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The people who cast the votes dont decide an election, the people who count the votes do’ ‘ Joseph Stalin Thirty-nine days away to three years, precisely on April 21, 2016 barely 10 months into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and few weeks into the appointment []The post Inconclusive National Electoral Commission (INEC) appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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