Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Thursday 21 March 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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Nigeria’s frightening drug abuse level
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
By all standards, it is an incontestable fact in recent times that drug abuse in Nigeria is on the upward swing and more prevalent across almost all strata of the society. From the East to West, North to South, amazing reports of drugs and other substance abuse fall among some social and legal issues causing []The post Nigeria’s frightening drug abuse level appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Isusu: Informal bank from ashes of Civil War
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Creating financial stability through daily contributions Isusu, a daily contribution which became popular in the South-East after the Civil War, has metamorphosed into a thriving informal bank. Now, both rural and urban dwellers, grow their businesses from Isusu, writes IGBEAKU ORJI Mr. Emeka Onyekwere, a middle-aged tailor based in Umuahia, Abia State []The post Isusu: Informal bank from ashes of Civil War appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC: Atiku suffering from depression over defeat
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as ridiculous the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that they won the 2019 presidential election by a margin of 1.6 million votes. National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who stated this yesterday while responding to the []The post APC: Atiku suffering from depression over defeat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP: Okorocha has sold 71 vehicles to cronies for N6.1m
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused outgoing governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha of embarking on last minute pillaging of the state ahead of expiration of his tenure on 29th May 2019. The party said that the state governor had, last week, disposed of 71 government vehicles, including Sport []The post PDP: Okorocha has sold 71 vehicles to cronies for N6.1m appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku: I’ll recover my stolen mandate from Buhari
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Southern Middle Belt Leaders express solidarity Barely 24 hours after filing a petition before the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim the mandate, which, he said, was given to him by the Nigerian people []The post Atiku: Ill recover my stolen mandate from Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bode George to Sanwo-Olu: Ensure Lagos Island attains Epe, Surulere’s status
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has charged Lagos Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to modernize Lagos Island just as his predecessors developed both Surulere and Epe areas of the state Speaking during a visit to victims of the recent building collapse at Ita Faaji area of Lagos []The post Bode George to Sanwo-Olu: Ensure Lagos Island attains Epe, Surulere’s status appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Judge, SAN in shouting match during Fayose’s trial
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, yesterday engaged in a shouting match during the trial of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Ayodele Fayose, over alleged N3.3 billion fraud. The judge accused the silk of evaluating a ruling she []The post Judge, SAN in shouting match during Fayoses trial appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Secondus to INEC: Conclude results collations in Rivers, Bauchi
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conclude the collation of elections results in Rivers and Bauchi states instead of delaying or conducting a rerun. Secondus, who made the call yesterday when he led the partys National Working Committee (NWC) []The post Secondus to INEC: Conclude results collations in Rivers, Bauchi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Court refuses to stop collation of results for Rivers guber election
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Federal High Court sitting Abuja yesterday refused to stop the collation of results of Rivers State Governorship and House of Assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 9, 2019. INEC had, last week, following the report of its fact-finding committee on Rivers election, fixed yesterday for the resumption of []The post Court refuses to stop collation of results for Rivers guber election appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Prescription policy, key to controlled, regulated access to medicines
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Samuel Oluwaoromipin Adekola is the National Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists in Nigeria (ACPN). In this interview, he discusses obstacles hindering the implementation of National Prescription Policy (NPP), initiating best practices in labelling drugs, efforts to implement the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDG), among others. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI reports Efforts to actualise updated []The post Prescription policy, key to controlled, regulated access to medicines appea
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Curbing death from caesarean section
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A study published in the ‘Lancet Global Health’ shows that African mothers who give birth by cesarean section are more likely to die after the procedure than women living in high-income countries. Experts said planning pregnancies, attending antenatal, training care workers, among others could cut down the number of unnecessary deaths resulting from caesarean section. []The post Curbing death from caesarean section appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shut textile industries to resume operations this year
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A number of shut textile mills in the country may re-open for production in 2019 as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sustained engagements with members of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) and other key stakeholders in cotton and textile value chain, New Telegraph learnt in Abuja. A decision to ensure some textile mills []The post Shut textile industries to resume operations this year appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rethinking offshore funding for Nigerian start-ups
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Paucity of local funding has pushed many young technology companies in the country to seek investors from outside the shores of the land. While they have succeeded in raking in millions of dollars in the last few years, industry experts fear that the country may be losing its technology proprietaries to foreigners through offshore funding. []The post Rethinking offshore funding for Nigerian start-ups appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Financial crimes: As CBN, EFCC rejig combat tact
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) recently engaged to review their tact of breaking financial fraud cycle. Abdulwahab Isa reports Nigerias economy is significant to the Africa continent and Europe. Given her huge population size of about 190 million people, blessed with array of natural resources, []The post Financial crimes: As CBN, EFCC rejig combat tact appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EEDC: Battling electricity challenges in South-East
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
It was set up alongside other electricity distribution companies in 2013. The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, (EEDC) is facing challenging times like others of its kind. But the company insists that it was headed in a better direction in 2019 as KENNETH OFOMA writes from Enugu There is no doubt that the task of []The post EEDC: Battling electricity challenges in South-East appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN to bank customers: Report failed PoS deals
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged bank customers in the country who have complaints about non-reversal of failed Point-Of Sale (PoS) transactions into their accounts not to hesitate to escalate their grievance to the apex bank’s Consumer Protection Department if they perceive that their financial institution is not handing the issue with []The post CBN to bank customers: Report failed PoS deals appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ponzi: SEC seals Growing Circle International
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission has sealed the premises of Growing Circle International for illegal operations. SEC, in a notice obtained from its website yesterday noted that following information received by the Commission from a member of the public, surveillance was conducted on the activities of Growing Circle International whose head office is No 6 []The post Ponzi: SEC seals Growing Circle International appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Software: Nigeria loses billions of naira in ATS fees
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Local vendors’ compromise threatens policy Nigeria is currently losing billions of naira on annual basis in fees expected to be paid by foreign companies deploying software in the country. New Telegraph learnt that the Annual Technical Support (ATS) fees is being lost as local vendors compromise in their bid to get more businesses from []The post Software: Nigeria loses billions of naira in ATS fees appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Textiles: Mixed reactions trail CBN’s FX policy
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Members of the organised private sector (OPS) are currently divided over recent decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ban importers in textile industry from accessing forex market. Taiwo Hassan reports Various surveys in the country’s manufacturing sectors have attributed the adverse effects of continued importation of all forms of textile materials []The post Textiles: Mixed reactions trail CBN’s FX policy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sugar smuggling threatens FG’s quest for self-sufficiency
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Federal Government’s quest to achieve self-sufficiency in sugar is being threatened, as the N50 billion Sunti Golden Sugar Estate built by Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc. in Mokwa, Niger State, is facing challenges from smugglers, New Telegraph has learnt. This is coming on the heels of floods that destroyed the firm’s sugar []The post Sugar smuggling threatens FG’s quest for self-sufficiency appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NITDA: 95% govt data now hosted locally
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said its efforts to deepen local contents in ICT are yielding positive results with 95 per cent of government data now being hosted locally. With this, the agency is urging the private sector to follow suit. While many businesses in Nigeria still host their data abroad []The post NITDA: 95% govt data now hosted locally appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Jaiz Bank expands branches to 39
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Nigeria’s non- interest bank, Jaiz Bank Plc., has consolidated on its branch expansion by adding five more branches . The expansion according to a statement from the lender, pushes its branch network from 34 to 39. The new branches are located in Funtua, Katsina State, Zaria, Kaduna State; Iwo Road and Saki both in Oyo []The post Jaiz Bank expands branches to 39 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Uproar as Senate debates militarisation of 2019 elections
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
There was uproar in Senate yesterday as the Chamber considered a motion on the massive use of the military forces in the conduct of the 2019 general elections. The debate on the militarisation of the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections and the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections, followed a motion brought []The post Uproar as Senate debates militarisation of 2019 elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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9th National Assembly must partner with executive ‘ Obende
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Senator Domingo Obende is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State and represented Edo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly between 2011 and 2015. In this interview, he speaks on the 2019 general elections and sets agenda for the newly elected members of the National Assembly. CAJETAN MMUTA reports It []The post 9th National Assembly must partner with executive ‘ Obende appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How I was brutalised by APC thugs during polls ‘ Singabele
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Chairman of the Bayelsa State Civil Service Commission, Dr. Peter Singabele, has given a detailed account of how he was brutalised by thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the violence and breach of peace in the state before, during and after the general elections. Singabele, who is []The post How I was brutalised by APC thugs during polls ‘ Singabele appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP to conduct post-mortem on general elections
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
says it will win rerun in 5 states The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to set up a committee to do a postmortem of its performance in the 2019 general elections. This is just as the party expressed confidence that it will win five out the six states, where supplementary elections will hold this []The post PDP to conduct post-mortem on general elections appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Banjo tasks Ogun Governor-elect on performance
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Former governorship candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in Ogun State, Ogbeni Lanre Banjo, has urged Governor-elect, Mr. Dapo Abiodun to ensure all and sundry enjoy dividends of democracy all-through his administration with a view to killing the urge for backward zoning system. Banjo, who congratulated Abiodun and voters in Ogun State for the []The post Banjo tasks Ogun Governor-elect on performance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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U-23 AFCON qualifiers: Libya stun Olympic Eagles in Tunisia
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
as Imama’s boys lost 2-0 It was a bad day in the office for the country’s Olympics Eagles as they suffered a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Libya in their first leg of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers played in Tunisia on Wednesday. The Libyans started on a high, scoring the opening []The post U-23 AFCON qualifiers: Libya stun Olympic Eagles in Tunisia appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Home-based players not in my plans for World Cup ‘ D’Tigers boss
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Head Coach of Nigerias senior basketball team, D’Tigers, Alex Nwora, has disclosed that home-based players are not in his plan for the World Cup finals later in the year in China. Nigeria qualified for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup with a record of 9-0, and as the first country to punch a ticket for []The post Home-based players not in my plans for World Cup ‘ DTigers boss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Seychelles, Egypt ties: Deltans’ll cheer Eagles to victory ‘ Okowa
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday said the state government had put machinery in place to cheer the Super Eagles of Nigeria to victory over their Seychelles counterpart during their African Cup of Nation qualifying encounter in Asaba on Friday. The Governor, who said the encounter would afford the Eagles to convince Nigerians on how []The post Seychelles, Egypt ties: Deltansll cheer Eagles to victory ‘ Okowa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 GTBank Lagos Polo: Home Group, Ibah win in Low Cup
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The final week of the 2019 GTBank Lagos Polo International Tournament galloped off on a scintillating note Wednesday at the Lagos Polo Club with Kaduna Homes Group defeating Port Harcourt Wilton Aviation 7-2 in the Low Cup. Kano Ibah.also got off to a winning start in the Low Cup with a 5 4 []The post 2019 GTBank Lagos Polo: Home Group, Ibah win in Low Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2020 Olympics: Quadri, Amusan, nine others get IOC’s scholarship
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Succour has come the way of 11 Nigerian athletes ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Rio after they are captured in the latest International Olympic Committee scholarship scheme. The list is headlined by fast-rising 100 metres hurdler and reigning Commonwealth gold medallist, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, and Portugal-based table tennis star, Aruna Quadri. The deal brokered []The post 2020 Olympics: Quadri, Amusan, nine others get IOCs scholarship appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rohr plans six changes against Egypt
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
wants to assess new invitees Balogun, Effiong in shape for Asaba game Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has said he will make at least six substitutions when his side confront Egypt in an international friendly game on March 26 so as to assess several new players as he plans to put his squad for []The post Rohr plans six changes against Egypt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Balogun threatens Iwobi’s position at Arsenal
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
New York-born Nigerian, Folarin Balogun, who is loved by Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is threatening Alex Iwobi’s for first team shirt after the international break. The 17-year-old has represented England after being born in New York to Nigerian parents. He has scored an amazing 22 goals in 23 appearances for the Gunners academy team this []The post Balogun threatens Iwobis position at Arsenal appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Wilder defends title against Breazeale
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
World heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1) will defend his title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-1) at the Barclays Center in Brookyn on May 18, but has insisted he cant wait to take on Anthony Joshua (22-0) in a unification fight, who defends his world titles to Jarrell Miller on June 1 at MSG. The []The post Wilder defends title against Breazeale appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We ‘ll surprise Eagles in Asaba ‘ Seychelles FA boss
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Seychelles Football Federation President, George Bibi, has said his side can stun the Super Eagles when they meet in an inconsequential Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday. Bibi said the match would not be an easy one but has backed his side to give a good performance against the Eagles. Speaking with our correspondent []The post We ll surprise Eagles in Asaba ‘ Seychelles FA boss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pharaohs lose goalkeeper for S’Eagles tie
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Newly-invited Egyptian goalkeeper for Super Eagles tie next week, Amer Amer, has been ruled out just few days to the international friendly due to injury. The friendly international is billed for the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Tuesday March 26. The Entag El Harby goaltender was invited in position of Al Wehda’s Mohamed Awad []The post Pharaohs lose goalkeeper for S’Eagles tie appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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If this stands
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A country could survive the absence of religion, but no nation can survive the absence of Justice ‘ Usman Dan- Fodio If this country goes down at any time God forbid, it would be due to the arrogant perpetuation of injustice of various kinds on the people by successive leaders. Those who do []The post If this stands’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sokoto and INEC’s inconclusive decision
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
I do not envy the people of Sokoto State at all. Before their very eyes, the powerful turned the hand of their electoral clock backwards. They voted on March 9 for a governor but got what Abuja called inconclusive as their dividend of democracy. Their gubernatorial baby was half way out of the womb and []The post Sokoto and INECs inconclusive decision appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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