Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Friday 15th March 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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I spent three hours under rubble ‘Survivor
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
I heard cries of pupils, proprietress shouting Jesus’ A survivor of the collapsed building, Mr. Moruf Abdulakeem, yesterday revealed that he was under the rubble for three hours and at a point feared death was near. He said: ‘I was praying to God under the rubble, to accept and forgive me my sins, because []The post I spent three hours under rubble ‘Survivor appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Health workers extorting us ‘Parents, survivors
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Father: I heard my daughter was under rubble on Facebook Angry parents and survivors of the three-storey building which collapsed at Ita-Faiji, Lagos Island, yesterday accused health workers of extorting them. They alleged that the health workers asked them to pay for medical facilities and drugs required for the treatment of their children, who []The post Health workers extorting us ‘Parents, survivors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Heartbroken parents bury their children
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The atmosphere was thick with despair and silent weeping yesterday at the homes of pupils and others who died in the collapsed building at Ita-Faji, Lagos Island on Wednesday. Many appeared to have accepted their fates and had already started burying their children amidst tears. Parents, relatives and sympathisers were too distraught to comment on []The post Heartbroken parents bury their children appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos Building Collapse: Woman commits suicide after losing two children
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Its painful seeing my son in critical condition, cries mother ”My sister’s 18-month-old son died in crche’ A mother, who lost her two children in the collapsed structure on Wednesday, committed suicide after she received news of the death of the children. The woman, it was learnt, gave birth to the two children, []The post Lagos Building Collapse: Woman commits suicide after losing two children appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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9th Senate: Gaya battles Tinubu, Boroffice, Folarin for DSP position
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The chances of Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central) to get the position of the Deputy President of the Senate (DSP) in the 9th Assembly faced further challenge yesterday, as Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano South) joined the list of ranking lawmakers angling for the post. Apart from Tinubu, other senators who are reportedly jostling []The post 9th Senate: Gaya battles Tinubu, Boroffice, Folarin for DSP position appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rerun polls: Osinbajo meets Adamawa, Bauchi govs
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
PDP: Were confident of victory Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with Governors Jubrilla Bindow (Adamawa) and Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Although no official reason was given for the meeting between the three leaders, our correspondent gathered the visit may not be unconnected with the March 9 governorship election. Bindow []The post Rerun polls: Osinbajo meets Adamawa, Bauchi govs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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1.9m Nigerians now infected with HIV/AIDS
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Nigeria has dropped from second to the fourth country worst hit by the Human Immuno Virus (HIV) epidemic in the world, as the results from Nigeria HIV/ AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), shows that 1.9 million Nigerians are presently living with the virus. Before now, about 3.2 million people were estimated to be living []The post 1.9m Nigerians now infected with HIV/AIDS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kalu, Amosun, 98 senators-elect get certificates of return
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
also Dogara, Gbajabiamila, 338 members-elect The Independent National Electoral Com-mission (INEC), yesterday, issued certificates of return to 100 senators and 338 House of Representative members-elect. Among the senatorselect who were issued certificates, were former Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and outgoing governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikule Amosu. Also, Speaker, House of Representatives, []The post Kalu, Amosun, 98 senators-elect get certificates of return appeared first on Newtelegr
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Nigeria, U.S. trade worth hits $35bn
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
he worth of trade in energy, technology and others between Nigeria and United States (U.S.) has hit $35 billion. The Federal Government, which yesterday declared this, noted that the U.S. is very eager to further share its energy resources and expertise with Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National []The post Nigeria, U.S. trade worth hits $35bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Heroines on the wheels
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Riding commercial tricycle is a male-dominated job but that is gradually becoming a thing of the past. The old adage that only the brave can milk a lion’, is now applicable to these women in their struggle for survival. IJEOMA OKEKE interacts with some women who now dare the devil in this field []The post Heroines on the wheels appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okorocha to Oshiomhole, Uzodimma: Posterity’ll judge you over APC’s fate in S’East
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
UPP: Governor paying price for pauperizing Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has said that the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodimma should be blamed for the party’s inability to win the governorship election in the state. He said posterity would judge the []The post Okorocha to Oshiomhole, Uzodimma: Posterity’ll judge you over APC’s fate in S’East appeared first on N
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Oyetola reiterates commitment to LAUTECH’s joint ownership
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
appoints SSG, others Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola yesterdayreiteratedthe commitment of the state government to joint ownership of theLadokeAkintolaUniversity of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, saying his administration would not relent in its effort to promote and support whatever that would strengthen bond of the joint ownership of the university by Osun and Oyo states. []The post Oyetola reiterates commitment to LAUTECH’s joint ownership appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Danbatta hails NCC’s performance
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has commended the performance of the regulatory body. He said the commission is now aiming at beating the record platinum rating it received from a sister agency, Bureau of Public Service Reform (BPSR) two years ago. Danbatta, who spoke in Abuja []The post Danbatta hails NCC’s performance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rice: Farmers divvied over Nigeria’s position in Africa
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Some Nigerian farmers, under the aegis of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), have faulted the recent report by the Africa Rice Center that Nigeria had overtaken Egypt to become the largest producer of rice in Africa. Taiwo Hassan reports Again, activities in Nigeria’s rice industry were at the front burners following a report []The post Rice: Farmers divvied over Nigeria’s position in Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Elumelu decries growing joblessness in Africa
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu, has flayed the growing joblessness within the African continent. Delivering a keynote address at the AfricaNow Summit 19 in Kampala, Uganda, Elumelu, who also the Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), said it was time development partners teamed up in the 21st Century in a manner that []The post Elumelu decries growing joblessness in Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Waste to Wealth: Firm engages 400 people in recycling
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
In order to turn urban waste to wealth, a manufacturing firm, Lexsz Plastic, has engaged over 400 employees for the collection of various beverage pet bottles and classification of plastic waste for recycling. Besides, the company said it has invested in four production lines refining and processing the entire West African region’s plastic recycling. []The post Waste to Wealth: Firm engages 400 people in recycling appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Macron: Chinese investments threaten African sovereignty
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned of risks to the sovereignty of African countries from China’s increasing economic presence as he began a visit to the east of the continent. Speaking in Djibouti, the French leader, who is touring East Africa, is looking to reassert French influence in a former colony on the Horn of []The post Macron: Chinese investments threaten African sovereignty appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE resumes downtrend with N56bn loss
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday resumed bear run after it closed the previous day positive.The overall performance measures, NSE ASI and market capitalisation, fell by 0.48 per cent. This was due to profit taking by bargain hunters in the wake of cautious optimism that had pervaded the market following upset in the financial sector. []The post NSE resumes downtrend with N56bn loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FMN’s subsidiary gets global food certification award
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Golden Sugar Company Limited, a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has won the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) awards for Nigeria and Africa. The award according to a statement, was announced during this year’s GFSI conference in Nice, France, which saw the convergence of industry leaders coming together under one umbrella to discuss []The post FMN’s subsidiary gets global food certification award appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AfDB pledges $25bn to combat climate change
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina announced yesterday at the One Planet Summit taking place in Nairobi. The AfDB boss who spoke at a plenary in the presence of Heads of State, including President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, and French President []The post AfDB pledges $25bn to combat climate change appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why Nigeria lacks affordable homes, by experts
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Except government increases the national minimum wage, many Nigerians may not be able to have access to decent housing units due to their low income level, New Telegraph has learnt. One of the affordable housing advocates, Mr. Kunle Faleti, disclosed this in his new report titled: ‘Wanted: A Home For Every Nigerian, But Housing []The post Why Nigeria lacks affordable homes, by experts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IWD: FMN unveils women’s network
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
As part of its participation in the annual International Women’s Day (IWD), Flour Mills Nigeria Plc has unveiled FMN women’s network tagged ‘Amazing Amazons’ to appreciate female folks in the company’s workforce. The campaign theme for this year’s celebration held held every March 8, is ‘Balance for Better,’ with focus on forging a more []The post IWD: FMN unveils women’s network appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PSB: JP Morgan predicts boost in MTN shares
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
United Kingdom bank, JP Morgan, has foreseen a rise in the shares of Africa’s biggest mobile telecommunication service provider, MTN, following an approval by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for telcos to operate a Payment Service Bank (PSB). JP Morgan in a report said the mobile money services arrangement in Nigeria could boost MTN’s []The post PSB: JP Morgan predicts boost in MTN shares appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Alhassan: Another botched governorship bid
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Felix Nwaneri reports on the failed bid of former Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, for the Taraba State governorship position, which appears to have dashed the hope of many who had wished to see Nigeria’s first elected female governor There is no doubt that former Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan, []The post Alhassan: Another botched governorship bid appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Polls: The twists and turns
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The fate of candidates who stood for elections in the just-concluded general elections has been decided by the outcome of the results of the polls. While some politicians who overrated themselves are still battling to fathom why their expectations were not met, ADEWALE AJAYI examines reasons their hopes were dashed The outcome of []The post Polls: The twists and turns appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekiti guber: Tough task for PDP at appellate court
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Ekiti State Election Petitions Tribunal recently affirmed that Governor Kayode Fayemi was duly elected in the July 14, 2018 governorship election, but it does not appear to end there yet, WALE ELEGBEDE reports It was jubilation in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital recently, when the election petitions tribunal sitting in Abuja, validated the []The post Ekiti guber: Tough task for PDP at appellate court appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Etebo doubtful for Seychelles, Egypt ties
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, could be without midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo when Nigeria hosts Seychelles next week in an AFCON qualifier and international friendly against Egypt, AOIFootball. com reports. The 23-year-old was not listed on Wednesday night for the Potters as they drew goalless against Derby County despite the player returning to training in []The post Etebo doubtful for Seychelles, Egypt ties appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAF appoints Cape Verdian referee for Seychelles, Nigeria clash
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Confederation of African Football has named Cape Verde centre referee Fabricio Duarte for the forthcoming dead-rubber 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Seychelles scheduled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. Duarte was named as centre referee for the last group game of the qualifier and will be []The post CAF appoints Cape Verdian referee for Seychelles, Nigeria clash appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON Finals: Rohr wants additional fitness trainer
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, is in talks with the Nigeria Football Federation over hiring of another physical trainer for the team ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations which takes place in Egypt. In a bid to achieve success in AFCON, Rohr, our correspondent scooped, had asked for an additional physical trainer to work []The post AFCON Finals: Rohr wants additional fitness trainer appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pomp, as Nigerian football bids Ogunjobi farewell
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
There was pomp, colour and essence as actors and actresses in Nigerian football put out all the stops in honouring former international defender, former Secretary General and one ‘time member of the board of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, ahead of the final interment of his remains on Friday. The rites of passage []The post Pomp, as Nigerian football bids Ogunjobi farewell appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sports Festival: Sports council okays joint hosting
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
approves 32 sports for Edo 2020 National Council on Sports has made a landslide adjustment to the hosting of the national Sports Festival with the approval for joint bidding from two or more states for the staging of the games. In a communiqu issue after its the extra-ordinary meeting which took place in Benin []The post Sports Festival: Sports council okays joint hosting appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dennerby to monitor Cameroon, Norway friendly
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons’ coach, Thomas Dennerby, is set to monitor the upcoming international friendly between Cameroon and one of his side’s Group A opponents at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, Norway. The Grasshoppers of Norway will take on Nigeria’s Falcons in their first group clash of this year’s World Cup in []The post Dennerby to monitor Cameroon, Norway friendly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Heineken shares English clubs’ domination in Champions League with fans
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
It was a memorable match night of UEFA Champions League on Wednesday at the Cubana Hut & Grill as fans were treated to an exclusive viewing experience by International Premuim Lager beer, Heineken as Liverpool FC secured passage into the quarter final phase of the competition over host, Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in []The post Heineken shares English clubs’ domination in Champions League with fans appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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England’s boss rues Iwobi miss
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
England boss Gareth Southgate has shared his thoughts on the decision of Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi to switch his international allegiance from England to Nigeria back in 2015. Although the Hale End Academy product represented the Young Lions at U-16, U-17 and U-18 levels, he has strong allegiances to Nigeria through his mom and dad, []The post England’s boss rues Iwobi miss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Single dads as burden bearers
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Welcome to men’s world. This is where some rights, privileges and honour that our culture, value system and gender disparity are bestowed on men. Feminism as a movement strives to challenge male dominance and imbalance in the social affairs by championing equal rights crusade. Patriarchy places hegemonic responsibility on the man to administer his family, []The post Single dads as burden bearers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Filmmaking is a hobby ‘ Frederick
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Frederick Leonard is a Nigerian actor, filmmaker and model. He is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment. Known for his physical attributes, and movies such as ‘Mr. Perfect’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Discontent’, ‘Alero’s Symphony’, ‘The Surrogate’, ‘Indian Doctor’, and ‘Emergency’, among others, Leonard is currently one of the trending actors in the country. In this chat with EDWIN []The post Filmmaking is a hobby ‘ Frederick appea
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My marriage scandal died natural death ‘ Nuella Tchikere
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Time, it is said, heals wound. Nollywood actress Nuella Njubigbo whose marriage to director Tchidi Chikere generated controversy years ago said the scandal has come and gone, and she has moved on. The actress, in a chat with Inside Nollywood, disclosed how she managed to deal with the battle. She wrote: ‘The scandal has come []The post My marriage scandal died natural death ‘ Nuella Tchikere appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ubi Franklin to Iyanya: I forgive you, but you’ll eat your words soon
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Social media has been abuzz with the news of two popular faces in the Nigerian entertainment scene who fell apart in their business relationship. Sensational singer, Iyanya Mbuk, in an interview accused his former business partner and CEO of Made Man Music Group (MMMG), Ubi Franklin, of forging his signature in a settlement document when []The post Ubi Franklin to Iyanya: I forgive you, but you’ll eat your words soon appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Hymnodia 2019: Crowd’s favourite, Rioja evicted as show enters Stanza 7
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Crowd favourite and one of the top performers from the first performance show of Hymnodia, Rioja ‘Rio’ Peter Opia, has been eliminated from the fast-growing reality programme. Following the probation from the preceding stanza, Rioja and Rachael Darley returned the lowest votes from the public and had to do a sing off head-to-head on the []The post Hymnodia 2019: Crowd’s favourite, Rioja evicted as show enters Stanza 7 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Urban Ent. boss, Don Danny moves into N200m Lagos mansion
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Great things don’t come bigger than this. Czech Republic-based Businessman, Don Danny is in double celebration mood. Penultimate weekend, the hardworking dude and CEO of Urban Entertainment invited friends, business partners and family to a house warming party; the mansion we learnt is worth two hundred million naira. And it was a galaxy of stars, []The post Urban Ent. boss, Don Danny moves into N200m Lagos mansion appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zlatan Ibile pampers self with two new cars, a house
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
It appears the year 2019 is going pretty well for Zlatan Ibile as his music career seems to be paying off and his recent acquisition clearly proof this fact. Omoniyi Temidayo known by his stage name Zlatan Ibile, recently acquired for himself a house and two brand new cars; a Mercedes and a Hyundai Elantra. []The post Zlatan Ibile pampers self with two new cars, a house appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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