Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 27 March 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

Inclusiveness in Buhari’s second term
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has a rare chance to heal Nigeria and put it firmly on the path of national unity and cohesion. The electioneering preceding the general election were divisive and conflict-ridden. The belligerent posture of politicians was obvious to even the most casual observer of the Nigerian political space and fears were expressed not []The post Inclusiveness in Buhari’s second term appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bindow Fintri Adamawa gov loses as PDP set to take over state
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
supplementary guber poll holds tomorrow ‘Mohammed: The road will be long, rough in Bauchi Onyekachi Eze, Clement Ekong and Ali Garba The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to take over Adamawa State from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed tomorrow for the suspended []The post Bindow Fintri Adamawa gov loses as PDP set to take over state appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Senate Presidency: How Buhari, Oshiomhole endorsed Lawan
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday night, endorsed the candidature of Senator Ahmad Lawan for the Senate Presidency ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. The endorsement came at a dinner cum closed-door meeting the President and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held with the senators-elect of the ruling party at []The post Senate Presidency: How Buhari, Oshiomhole endorsed Lawan appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CIS trains stockbrokers on Fintech
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Stockbrokers and other stakeholders in the financial markets have concluded arrangements to participate in a professional course on the fundamentals of financial technology and its applications to their businesses in pursuit of global competitiveness. The course, slated for Wednesday in Lagos was part of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme of the Chartered Institute of []The post CIS trains stockbrokers on Fintech appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lawan, Gbajabiamila’s endorsement unconstitutional ‘Ndume
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
There are strong indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may encounter a repeat of the crisis of 2015 in its quest to install the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, which is billed for inauguration in June 2019. One of the top contenders for the office of Senate President, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, []The post Lawan, Gbajabiamilas endorsement unconstitutional ‘Ndume appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria: Need for pro-capital market measures in budget
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Introducing pro-capital market measures into the Federal Government budget is vital to expedite economic development, writes Chris Ugwu In Nigeria, every year, budgets are rolled out at the federal, 36 states and Abuja FCT. Each level prepares budget based on what is appropriate for its purpose. There is no common ground for integrated []The post Nigeria: Need for pro-capital market measures in budget appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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VAT increment not targeted at the poor ‘ Fowler
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Proposed adjustment in Value Added Tax (VAT) is not meant to create hardship, but to support the poor, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, has explained. He allayed fears that the increase in VAT may cause hardship for the poor, stating that VAT is charged on consumption and capacity to consume. When []The post VAT increment not targeted at the poor ‘ Fowler appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN surprisingly cuts interest rate to fast-track growth
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
First slash since Nov 2015 Experts, OPS hail policy Emefiele calls for rebasing of economy For the first time in almost four years and contrary to most analysts expecting rates to be kept on hold through to the middle of the year at least, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday surprisingly cut []The post CBN surprisingly cuts interest rate to fast-track growth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Customs fret over false declaration at port
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is worried over the spate of false declaration and under-declaration by the importers and customs agents at the seaports. The service said that clearing agents, importers and exporters were suspects in the trade malpractices. According to the Assistant Controller of Customs in charge of export seat in Apapa, Nelson Ochai, []The post Customs fret over false declaration at port appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria spends over $8bn annually to import used cars ‘Council
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Nigeria spends over $8 billion annually to import over 400,000 fairly used automobiles, commonly called Tokunbo, Managing Director, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, has claimed. To reverse the trend, he said NADDC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Volkswagen conglomerate to begin the manufacturing of vehicles []The post Nigeria spends over $8bn annually to import used cars ‘Council appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Govt moves to terminate waivers for shipping lines
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
After losing $2.25 billion freight earnings annually from 900 million barrels of crude oil, government is planning to put an end to the cabotage waivers enjoyed by foreign shipping lines within the next five years. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports After one and half decades of its enactment, the waiver clause in the Coastal and Inland []The post Govt moves to terminate waivers for shipping lines appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC withholds certificates of return for Zamfara gov-elect, others
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the presentation of certificates of return to Zamfara State governor-elect and state assembly lawmakers scheduled for today. This followed the Appeal Court judgement on Monday nullifying the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced them. INEC, in a statement yesterday, admitted that it has been []The post INEC withholds certificates of return for Zamfara gov-elect, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank reaffirms industry leadership, pays N2.8 dividend
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Zenith Bank’s financial result for the year ended December 31, 2018 has reaffirmed its market leadership as Nigeria’s most profitable financial institution. The lender’s profit before tax (PBT) for the year was N232 billion, up 16 per cent from N199 billion in 2017, while profit after tax (PAT) was N193 billion in 2018, up 11 []The post Zenith Bank reaffirms industry leadership, pays N2.8 dividend appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP to APC: We’ll field candidates into NASS presiding offices
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it would field candidates into the leadership positions of the 9th National Assembly. The party noted that the position of the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as the Deputy Senate President and the Deputy Speaker, are constitutional right of every elected []The post PDP to APC: Well field candidates into NASS presiding offices appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NIBSS faces challenges as PoS deals surge
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
A significant increase in customer service issues occasioned by a surge in Point of Sale (PoS) transactions last year has brought fresh challenges for the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), writes Tony Chukwunyem Although they may still be nowhere near the volumes and value recorded annually for Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transactions, the number []The post NIBSS faces challenges as PoS deals surge appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Igbo groups urge APC to compensate S’East with Senate President, SSG
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Abia Grassroots Forum (AGF) has called on the leadership of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to zone the position of Senate President to South-East with a view to balancing and assuaging growing expression of marginalization from the zone. According to the AGF chairman, Mr. Emeka Adile, the gesture would ‘douse the fear of Ndigbo []The post Igbo groups urge APC to compensate S’East with Senate President, SSG appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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UBA, Zenith, others invest N4.40trn in T-bills, bonds
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Despite efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to curb the tendency as a way of encouraging lending to the real sector of the economy, deposit money banks (DMBs) in the country continue to invest heavily in treasury bills and bonds going by full year 2018 results so far released by lenders. []The post UBA, Zenith, others invest N4.40trn in T-bills, bonds appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NASS’ polls: Ondo tribunal receives Ojogo, three others’ petitions
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Election Petitions Tribunal in Ondo State has received four petitions including that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Ilaje/Eseodo federal constituency arising from the National Assembly election in the state. Secretary of the tribunal, Mr. Ugwu said that the court had granted ex-parte applications for orders compelling Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) []The post NASS’ polls: Ondo tribunal receives Ojogo, three others’ petitions appeared first on
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Corporate bond issuance hits N324bn in 2018
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Corporate bond issuance rose significantly by 1,297.79 per cent to N323.59 billion in 2018 from N23.15 billion recorded in 2017, New Telegraph has learnt. Head, Economic Research, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr. Afolabi Olowookere, disclosed this in a document obtained by the this newspaper. Specifically, he said fall in FGN issuance []The post Corporate bond issuance hits N324bn in 2018 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogun gov polls: Akinlade, APM seeks tribunal’s order to inspect election materials
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun State, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, and his party, yesterday filed a motion ex-parte, seeking an order to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant them access to inspect documents used for the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state. The request was contained in []The post Ogun gov polls: Akinlade, APM seeks tribunal’s order to inspect election materials appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ECA seeks 22% tax collection target for Africa
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched the Economic Report for Africa at the Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, in Marrakech, Morocco. Speaking at the launch, the Executive Secretary of the ECA, Dr. Vera Songwe, said Africa needs to improve its tax collection efforts to close []The post ECA seeks 22% tax collection target for Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Interest rate cut: Experts, OPS hail policy
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to cut its benchmark interest rate to 13.5 percent from 14 percent for the first time in almost four years, has been commended by experts including the Organised Private Sector (OPS). The governor of the CBN ,Mr. Godwin Emefiele, had announced the cut in rate at []The post Interest rate cut: Experts, OPS hail policy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 AFCON: NFF approves two friendlies for Eagles
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
plans to build 72 pitches across Nigeria The executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation has approved two more friendly matches for the Super Eagles as part of build up to the forthcoming African Cup of Nations in Egypt. According to a communiqu issued after the federation’s meeting staged on Monday in Asaba, the []The post 2019 AFCON: NFF approves two friendlies for Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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International friendly: Eagles soar past Pharaohs
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Onuachu, Balogun shine FC Mittjland of Denmark forward, Paul Onuachu, starred as the Super Eagles pipped the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium,Tuesday (yesterday). The gangling striker scored the only goal of the exciting match with barely 10 seconds into kickoff; fending off a defenders challenge []The post International friendly: Eagles soar past Pharaohs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ighalo celebrates AFCON goals’ feat
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo celebrated his goalscoring feat in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with his teammates ahead of their friendly game against Egypt. Ighalo ended the qualification series as the highest goalscorer with seven goals in six matches ahead of Burundi striker Abdul Razak who notched six goals. The forward was []The post Ighalo celebrates AFCON goals feat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 Lagos Polo: Abuja Almat clinch Majek Cup
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
An unforgettable epic that is guaranteed to buzz for a long time. That aptly described the just-concluded GTBank 2019 Lagos International Polo Tournament that crowned new champions, with Abuja Almat winning the highly revered Majekodunmi Cup at the first time of asking. The prestigious polo carnival that pitched over 34 teams and top Nigerian []The post 2019 Lagos Polo: Abuja Almat clinch Majek Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osimhen eyes Olympic ticket, AFCON shirt
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is over the moon for scoring three of the four goals that helped the Nigeria’s U-23 team edge out their Libyan counterparts for the next round of the qualifiers. Nigeria on Monday breezed past Libya 4-0 in the second leg of the U-23 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and progressed []The post Osimhen eyes Olympic ticket, AFCON shirt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amuneke targets strong AFCON outing
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Former international, Emmanuel Amuneke, has declared that his attention is now fully on preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations, following his historic feat that saw him returned Tanzania to the premiere continental football showpiece after a 39-year absence. Amuneke, who once coached Nigeria’s U-17 and U-20 national teams masterminded a 3-0 home win []The post Amuneke targets strong AFCON outing appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osimhen eyes Olympic ticket, AFCON shirt
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is over the moon for scoring three of the four goals that helped the Nigeria’s U-23 team edge out their Libyan counterparts for the next round of the qualifiers. Nigeria on Monday breezed past Libya 4-0 in the second leg of the U-23 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and progressed []The post Osimhen eyes Olympic ticket, AFCON shirt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG celebrates Nigerian chess wonder-kid
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion Tanitoluwa Adewumi has been described as pride of the nation by the Nigerian government. Adewumi recently emerged as king of chess in the United States after winning a national championship and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, lauded the precocious kid. The []The post FG celebrates Nigerian chess wonder-kid appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Real Madrid Football Academy to be ready by May ‘Wike
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Real Madrid Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt will be completed and inaugurated in May 2019 , Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said. Speaking with journalists after projects inspection on Tuesday, Governor Wike said that the Academy would groom International football stars. The Governor said that the project would create talented soccer players and []The post Real Madrid Football Academy to be ready by May ‘Wike appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Olympics Eagles’ll get better ‘ Skipper
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The captain of national U-23 national team, Azubuike Okechukwu, has declared that the Olympics Eagles need to stay together and train longer among themselves in order to play better. Speaking in the wake of Monday’s 4-0 trouncing of Libya in the second leg of their U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Asaba, the []The post Olympics Eagles’ll get better ‘ Skipper appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Adeleke: What kind of governor
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The video of Senator Ademola Adeleke dancing as he gave thanks for last Friday’s favourable verdict of the Osun State Election Petitions Tribunal has gone viral. Everyone by now knows Adeleke as the dancing senator. When he was campaigning to be governor, he gave no excuses for his penchant for dancing but upbraided those criticising []The post Adeleke: What kind of governor’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ikpakronyi assumes duty as Ag. DG, National Gallery of Art
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Dr. Simon Odey Ikpakronyi has assumed duty as the Acting Director General, National Gallery of Art, Nigeria (NGA). He takes over from Abdullahi Muku whose second tenure as DG, NGA expired on March 16, 2019. Ikpakronyi holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D in Art History from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He equally has []The post Ikpakronyi assumes duty as Ag. DG, National Gallery of Art appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How to choose right person to marry
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Book title: The Believer You Should Not Marry Author: Lawrence Oluwadare Publisher: Positive Communication Partners, Lagos Pages: 314 Reviewer: Blessed Mudiaga Adjekpagbon Just like in ‘Go Forward ‘ Life is an incentive to fulfill your destiny,’ where Lawrence Oluwadare prescribes how folks can positively go forward spiritually and physically, ‘The Believer You Should Not []The post How to choose right person to marry appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ondoartfest will promote cultural, socio-economic development ‘ Oshodi
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The imperative of culture to the development of a society or nation was again brought to the fore recently as Akure, the historic city and capital of Ondo State was agog with arts and cultural activities. The event was the maiden edition of Ondo State Festival of Arts, Culture and Tourism, an annual festival, []The post Ondoartfest will promote cultural, socio-economic development ‘ Oshodi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The Wives’ Revolt goes on stage
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Wives’ Revolt, a play about the marginalisation of women and the injustices they face in life, is set to go on stage in Lagos. The play which will be staged this Friday, 29th and Sunday 31st of March 2019, at the Agip Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, seeks to highlight the ignorance and []The post The Wives’ Revolt goes on stage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Busola Oke to press criminal charges against Lill Kesh over song theft
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
There is a raging battle between inspirational cum gospel singer, Queen Busola Oke a.K.a Eleyele and Keshinro Ololade a.k.a Lill Kesh, over the latters decision to use the formers popular song, Eleyele without permission, in his recently released work tagged Undertaker. According to Busola Oke, Lill Keshs action has caused her a serious set back []The post Busola Oke to press criminal charges against Lill Kesh over song theft appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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