Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 26 March 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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Checking the excesses of outgoing governors
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
It is barely two months to May 29 when the tenure of some governors elected in 2015 for a second term or first term would come to an end. For some of the governors whose tenures would be ending or did not win a second term in office, now is the period to prepare handover []The post Checking the excesses of outgoing governors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku’s challenge puts judiciary to test
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Former Vice President and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election has made good his threat of challenging the outcome of the poll. Atiku has filed a 139-page petition against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, challenging his declaration by the Independent National []The post Atiku’s challenge puts judiciary to test appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stop cancer now
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that cancer killed a total of 41,000 Nigerians in 2018. This, according to the organisation, was from an estimated 166,000 cases recorded in the country. ‘In 2018, we recorded an estimated 166,000 cases of the cancer burden in Nigeria and 41,000 deaths,’ the WHO health emergency team lead []The post Stop cancer now appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We charge high fee to offer quality medical education ‘ BMU VC
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu is Acting Vice- Chancellor of the newly established stateowned Bayelsa Medical University (BMU), which is to take off next month. He speaks with PAULINE ONYIBE about the prospects of the university and preparation for its smooth take-off. How do you feel about the establishment of the university by the state government’ []The post We charge high fee to offer quality medical education ‘ BMU VC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Crisis rocks FUOYE as ASUU, VC at loggerheads
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
FG wades into face-off, exonerates VC VC, concerned lecturers: Allegations frivolous FACE-OFF The crisis between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the management of the Federal University, Oye- Ekiti (FUOYE) in Ekiti State, last week, assumed a new dimension as a faction of the union petitioned the Minister of Education, calling for []The post Crisis rocks FUOYE as ASUU, VC at loggerheads appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Exploring hidden beauty of black soap
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
In many African communities, soap making has been a vocation and a tradition from time immemorial. The black soap has been an ingredient in the making of beauty queens. DEBORAH OCHENI reports Everybody loves a flawlessly glowing skin and as such, producers of natural beauty products that are effective, affordable and also not harmful []The post Exploring hidden beauty of black soap appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Jang-Gu: A new drumming experience arrives
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Nigeria is an interesting country where arts and culture, including music, can easily take centre stage at ceremonies. The latest sensation is a special drum. REGINA OTOKPA reports Nigeria like many other African countries has great respect for its cultural heritage including drums and the art of drumming. Since time immemorial, men []The post Jang-Gu: A new drumming experience arrives appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC petitions Police, DSS over ‘hacking’ of INEC server
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Council (APC) has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) over an alleged hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), culminating in the release of fake results of the 2019 presidential election. In a letter []The post APC petitions Police, DSS over ‘hacking’ of INEC server appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Foreign airlines fret over Lagos airport apron congestion
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Minister seeks $461.8m for completion of new terminals Foreign airlines operating into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, have raised concern over safety matters at the airport, alleging congestion at its apron, which makes it difficult for arriving aircraft to have a place to park to disembark their passengers. Two of the European []The post Foreign airlines fret over Lagos airport apron congestion appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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661 arms importation: FG closes case against ex-customs officer, 5 others
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Federal Government yesterday closed its case against a retired Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Mahmud Hassan, and five others currently on trial at a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly importing 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority. Hassan, Salisu Abdullahi Danjuma, Hassan Trade Nigeria Limited, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Ezebunwa Achinulo and []The post 661 arms importation: FG closes case against ex-customs officer, 5 others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Supplementary polls: EU observers blame INEC, security agencies for violence
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has given a damning verdict on the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies during last Saturdays supplementary governorship elections, which held in five states of the country. In a preliminary report issued yesterday on the heels of the supplementary elections, the mission []The post Supplementary polls: EU observers blame INEC, security agencies for violence appeared first on Newtelegraph
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I’ll take expeditious action on minimum wage ‘Buhari
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that he will take expeditious action on the report on the New National Minimum Wage. The President stated this yesterday, while receiving a report from the Presidential Advisory Committee on New National Minimum Wage chaired by Bismarck Rewane. Buhari had inaugurated the committee on January 9th. The submission of the []The post I’ll take expeditious action on minimum wage ‘Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tambuwal denies receiving call from APC candidate, Wamakko
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has denied receiving any phone call from either the former governor of the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko or the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial contender, Aliyu Ahmad, as speculated. Tambuwal debunked the insinuation while answering questions during an interactive session with journalists at the Government House, Sokoto. Let []The post Tambuwal denies receiving call from APC candidate, Wamakko appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kidnapping: Army rescues NGE deputy president’s daughter
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Nigerian Army has been commended for facilitating the escape from kidnappers den of Dr. Habiba Abdulsalam-Suleiman, daughter of Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Suleiman Uba-Gaya. Speaking with journalists yesterday in his Kano residence, Gaya gave a graphic detail of what happened. He said: ‘My daughter, who is a married woman, went to []The post Kidnapping: Army rescues NGE deputy president’s daughter appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ortom extends olive branch to Jime, set up peace committee
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday extended an olive branch to the defeated candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime and others who contested the just-concluded governorship election in the state with him. He asked them to join him so that they would build the state together. Besides his rapprochement, the governor promised []The post Ortom extends olive branch to Jime, set up peace committee appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dangote refinery and host community bill’s challenges
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Nigeria’s oil space dotted by bickering between oil firms and their host communities is worsened by dearth of host community bill. Adeola Yusuf examines how the World’s biggest single-unit Dangote Refinery copes with this impediment The mistake started from 1958 when oil began to flow from Oloibiri wellhead in the present Bayelsa State. []The post Dangote refinery and host community bill’s challenges appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s official oil price stagnates
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
May loading worsens country’s sale overhang Over 20 cargo-loads of Nigeria’s crude oil, last weekend, suffered bearish sale unsold over worsening buyers’ apathy, forcing Nigeria to keep the April official selling price (OSP) for the four key grades Bonny Light, Qua Iboe, Bonga and Forcados unchanged. May loading programmes for more grades of Nigerian crude, []The post Nigeria’s official oil price stagnates appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ICAO urges Nigeria, others to tackle infrastructure gaps
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Nigeria-born International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council President, Dr. Bernard Olumiyiwa Aliu, has urged Nigeria and Africa to address its aviation infrastructure gaps, given current and high levels of awareness of how air connectivity has become such a unique and indispensable catalyst for socio-economic growth on this continent. The ICAO president spoke at the side-lines []The post ICAO urges Nigeria, others to tackle infrastructure gaps appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE begins week bearish, sheds N36bn
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The equities market closed yesterday on a negative note, commencing the weekly trading activities on the downswing after the market closed last Friday bullish. The market performance indices, NSE ASI and market capitalisation depreciated by 0.31 per cent each. At the close of business, there were 12 gainers as against 19 losers. The downswing according []The post NSE begins week bearish, sheds N36bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The blame game: Who’s liable for Ethiopian Flight 302 crash
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The spat between Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines over who should be held responsible for the crash of Flight 302 came to many as a surprise. WOLE SHADARE writes that Boeing accidents are another reminder that safety policies can have unintended fatal consequences Public concern Why does it take an air crash to raise public []The post The blame game: Who’s liable for Ethiopian Flight 302 crash’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Trespass: Abiola’s family issues quit notice to Ayobo residents
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The family of the late Chief M.K.O Abiola has issued warning to occupants of an expanse of land measuring 400 acres belonging to its late Patriarch, Chief M.K.O Abiola at Ayobo area of Lagos State to quit. The family is giving occupants of the land at Igbo- Ilogbo, Ayobo, five weeks ultimatum to either quit []The post Trespass: Abiola’s family issues quit notice to Ayobo residents appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Estate surveyors seek functional, livable cities
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Estate surveyors and valuers have brought to the fore what it would take Nigerian cities to work. Dayo Ayeyemi reports The United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) predicted that owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the []The post Estate surveyors seek functional, livable cities appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Affordable homes: FHF partners 14 states, others
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Prepared to tackle housing deficit head-on, the Managing Director of Family Homes Fund (FHF) Limited, Mr. Femi Adewole, said the fund has initiated working relationship with 14 state governments, over 20 developers, four commercial banks and three mortgage banks to enhance home ownership among Nigerians. Speaking with New Telegraph in Lagos, Adewole said the Fund []The post Affordable homes: FHF partners 14 states, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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British Airways treats Abuja premium customers to classic loungethat
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Premium Customers of British Airways flying from Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja will be treated to kingship reception before departure, courtesy of Strongground Delivery Services Enterprise (SDS) lounge services which has provided a world class lounge for BA passengers. Strongground Delivery Solutions Company (SDS Services) is a Nigeria registered company that specialises in the provision []The post British Airways treats Abuja premium customers to classic loungethat appeared first o
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NIBSS: Sterling Bank is Nigeria’s most innovative bank
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
One of the leading lenders in Nigeria and Africa’s most agile company, Sterling Bank Plc has won the Innovative Bank of the Year Award at the 2019 edition of the Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBBS). The CBN EPIS []The post NIBSS: Sterling Bank is Nigeria’s most innovative bank appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oshiomhole: Bribery won’t give PDP leadership positions in 9th Assembly
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
says APC can produce all principal officers The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said no amount of monetary inducement of its members by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would give any principal office meant for the APC to the opposition parry in the 9th Assembly. National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole stated []The post Oshiomhole: Bribery wont give PDP leadership positions in 9th Assembly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Obasanjo: Africa’ll be sitting on a keg of gun powder if
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo speaks on governance, leadership and education challenges during a ‘Changemaker for Nigeria’ session anchored by Julie Gichuru at the Global Education and Summit Forum (GESF 2019) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports Who do you think is changing the world for good’ We need collective leadership to []The post Obasanjo: Africa’ll be sitting on a keg of gun powder if appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogboru: Serial contender with no breakthrough
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
One household name in Delta State politics, especially during the election period is Great Ovedje Ogboru. The man popularly called the People’s General has made six unsuccessful attempts at the governorship election of the Big Heart state in 2003, 2007, 2010 (rerun), 2011, 2015, and now 2019. In this report, WALE ELEGBEDE writes on whether []The post Ogboru: Serial contender with no breakthrough appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osun: Will history repeat itself
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Oyetola, Adeleke take battle to appellate court For the second time in nine years, the court will decide on Osun State governorship election as the Election Petitions Tribunal, last Friday, nullified the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, in what seems a replication of the 2010 experience, Felix Nwaneri reports For the candidate of []The post Osun: Will history repeat itself’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos guber: Why Jimi Agbaje was beaten black and blue by APC ‘ Bode George
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Chief Olabode George was a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with WALE ELEGBEDE, he speaks on the victory of the party at Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, the chances of the PDP at the Presidential Tribunal and the botched bid by the party to take []The post Lagos guber: Why Jimi Agbaje was beaten black and blue by APC ‘ Bode George appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 poll: Atiku and burden of proof
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The February 23 presidential election may have been won and lost, but the last has not have been heard as the simmering allegations level against the President-elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, by his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are such that []The post 2019 poll: Atiku and burden of proof appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Impunity of outgoing govs cost APC victory in some states, says Kaka
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Senator Gbenga Kaka, Deputy Governor of Ogun State between 1999 and 2003, and later as senator for Ogun East Senatorial District between 2011 and 2015, in this interview with ADEWALE AJAYI, speaks on outcome of the 2019 general elections among other issues If you are to assess the outcome of the just concluded general []The post Impunity of outgoing govs cost APC victory in some states, says Kaka appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amosun fulfils covenant with Ogun people
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Almost eight years to the day that he collected the keys to the Ogun State Government House, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Governor Ibikunle Amosun can look back with some satisfaction at what impact he has had on the ‘Gateway State.’ In launching his bid to woe the people to vote for him when he became the []The post Amosun fulfils covenant with Ogun people appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari’s cabinet: Ministers in survival battle, new ones lobby intensely
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Akpabio, Ambode, Aregbesola, Ojudu, Udoma-Egba on the card With less than three months to the May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term, intense lobby is now underway as many ministers battle to retain their portfolios while new ones are lobbying to make the new cabinet. Unlike what happened in []The post Buhari’s cabinet: Ministers in survival battle, new ones lobby intensely appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Freedom from mental bondage
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Recently, I saw a cow that had rope looped around its legs but the rope wasn’t tied to anything, like a pole or something to make sure the cow doesn’t stray or hurt anyone. When I inquired why the rope wasn’t hooked to anything, the owner replied: ‘The rope was once tied to that pole []The post Freedom from mental bondage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osimhen’s hat trick sinks Libya
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Olympics Eagles crush North Africans 4-0 New players helped us Imama Striker, Victor Osimhen hits a sensational hat trick on Monday as the Nigeria’s U-23 national team booked their place in the next round of the African Olympic qualifiers with a 4-0 win over Libya. The Charleroi of Belgium striker also provided the []The post Osimhen’s hat trick sinks Libya appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria vs Egypt: Friendly, good test for both sides ‘ Pharaohs coach
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Egyptian national team coach, Javier Aguirre, has said the international friendly game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt will be a good test for the two countries as they prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking in Asaba, the venue of the match, the former Mexico player said []The post Nigeria vs Egypt: Friendly, good test for both sides ‘ Pharaohs coach appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tanzanian President offers land reward to Amuneke
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Following the historic feat achieved by Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the just concluded 2019 AFCON qualifier, the president of the country, Josep Magifuli has given each member of the team including technical crew a plot of land in Dare Salam, BSNSports.com.ng can report. Former Super Eagles assistant and Tanzania coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, led the []The post Tanzanian President offers land reward to Amuneke appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIBA World Cup group tough ‘Diogu
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
D’Tigers’ captain, Ike Diogu, has said that the FIBA Basketball World Cup draw pitching Nigeria against Russia, Argentina and South Korea is a tough one. ‘We feel very good with our draw. In order to get respect worldwide, the road we must travel through is Europe meaning we have to play the best European teams []The post FIBA World Cup group tough ‘Diogu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian coaches proud of Amuneke ‘Siasia
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has lauded his ex-national teammate, Emmanuel Amuneke, for guiding Tanzania to Africa Cup of Nations ticket 39 years after appearing at the finals. Siasia said with this feat, Amuneke, who last handled the Flying Eagles, had proven that Nigerian coaches ranked among the best in Africa and as such []The post Nigerian coaches proud of Amuneke ‘Siasia appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria, Egypt friendlies live on GOtv
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The international friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Pharaohs of Egypt, scheduled to hold on Tuesday, March 26, will be broadcast live on GOtv. The encounter, billed for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, will be aired live on SuperSport Select 1 (channel 1) at 4pm. The encounter between the two teams will []The post Nigeria, Egypt friendlies live on GOtv appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Chevron Junior Tennis serves off Wednesday
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Chevron Junior Tennis Invitational Masters is set to take-off on Wednesday, March 2019 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course. The tournament which is the final phase of a mass training and talent identification and development programme took place in seven locations across the nation will feature representatives from the six zones of []The post Chevron Junior Tennis serves off Wednesday appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup: New date excites finalists
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The finalists of this year’s Delta State Principals’ Cup have expressed huge delight over the date fixed for the finals of the tournament. Zenith Bank Plc is the sponsors of the youth football competition which is in its third edition. Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku are to compete for honours in []The post Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup: New date excites finalists appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Onuachu, Balogun to start against Egypt
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has said that FC Midtjyland striker Paul Onuachu and Brighton defender Leon Balogun will be in the starting line-up against the Pharaoh of Egypt in a friendly match on Tuesday. The Super Eagles face the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba four days after []The post Onuachu, Balogun to start against Egypt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Raquette D’Or: Oyinlomo takes on French qualifier
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Nigerian sensation, Oyinlomo Quadre, will continue her grind on the ITF Junior Circuit Tuesday (today) when she takes on French qualifier, Belle Mohr, in the first round of the Raquette D’Or, a Grade 3 clay-court tournament at the Royal Tennis Club de Mohammedia, Morocco. Quadre, 15, finds herself in the top section of the []The post Raquette D’Or: Oyinlomo takes on French qualifier appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Garlands for Oseni Elama @ 60
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Amidst a plethora of issues dominating our political landscape, I decided to choose a man who has been chosen by God to add value to humanity through hardwork, patriotism, creativity and courage to take decisions at the most auspicious hour. At first, I thought of dedicating todays piece to my friend and brother Rt.Hon. []The post Garlands for Oseni Elama @ 60 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The second wife logic
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Why do some women end up as second or third wives’ Do they love breaking homes, destroying good things between a man and the wife of his youth’ Do they have a fetish about being second fiddles, the next best thing instead of being the main madam’ We all know that in relationships, nothing is []The post The second wife logic appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ademola Adeleke’s victory: When Ozekhome became a nostradamus
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
INTRODUCTION I speak truth to power. I interrogate authorities. I do so fiercely and fearlessly. I have done so for over 40 years, since my youthful days. I will not now suddenly stop. A man cannot learn to be left-handed in old age. It is therefore too late now for me to backslide from my []The post Ademola Adeleke’s victory: When Ozekhome became a nostradamus appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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10m and counting! Davido is king on Instagram
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Nigerian music superstar, Davido, has become the first Nigerian music star to hit 10 million followers on photo-sharing social media application, Instagram. The Davido Music Worldwide boss who took to his official Instagram account to celebrate this achievement days ago, said he remains focused on posting every win for everyone to see. The 26-year-old artiste, []The post 10m and counting! Davido is king on Instagram appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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