Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Sunday 21st April 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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NFF, S’Falcons and the World Cup challenge
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Nigeria’s senior women national team, the Super Falcons, were in devastating form as they defeated an Iceland team, UMF Selfoss, 6-1 in a friendly game. Striker Courtney Dike, within 19 minutes, recorded a hat trick, while Umotong bagged a brace in the encounter decided at the Pinatar Arena in Murcia on Friday evening. The []The post NFF, S’Falcons and the World Cup challenge appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s current political system cannot produce good leaders ‘Ango Abdullahi
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Professor Ango Abdullahi is the leader of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and a prominent voice in the quest for the socioeconomic development of the north. In this interview BABA NEGEDU, the former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria said President Muhammau Buharis performance in office so far has been below expectations. He []The post Nigerias current political system cannot produce good leaders ‘Ango Abdullahi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why we prefer to exchange waste for our children’s school fees ‘Parents
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
It will enhance environmental cleanliness ‘Environmentalist Respite is fast coming to students schooling in Ajegunle, a slum in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State whose parents struggle to pay their school fees as RecyclesPay Education Project now collects waste plastic bottles in place of school fees. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports []The post Why we prefer to exchange waste for our childrens school fees ‘Parents appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bishop’ of Ozubulu church not dead
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
As court frees suspects of church massacre ‘Three corpses expected home Against speculations that Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu (aka) Bishop of Ozubulu has been assassinated by a business rival in South Africa, Sunday Telegraph has confirmed that he is hale and hearty and is not currently in South Africa. Reports had it last week through []The post Bishop of Ozubulu church not dead appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Campaign debts: Candidates go into hiding
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
struggle to repay loans, service charges I regret contesting in the election ‘House of Reps candidate Less than six weeks after the conclusion of the 2019 general elections, bank accounts of some candidates who contested in the polls are in the red, with creditors and vendors breathing down their necks, demanding repayment. Sunday []The post Campaign debts: Candidates go into hiding appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We’re not afraid of deportation ‘Nigerians in S’Africa
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Insist opposition can’t form govt A void cutting corners, DA advises foreigners Nigerians living in South Africa have dismissed the threat of deportation by the opposition party in the country, the Democratic Alliance (DA), saying that they are not afraid of deportation, as the DA is not capable of winning the forthcoming election []The post We’re not afraid of deportation ‘Nigerians in S’Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Easter: Ambode, Ugwuanyi, Obi, Oyetola, others preach love, peace and unity
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
As Christian faithful across Nigeria today join the rest of the world to celebrate Easter which is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion []The post Easter: Ambode, Ugwuanyi, Obi, Oyetola, others preach love, peace and unity appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NASS leadership: Tinubu, Oshiomhole plotting 2023 presidency ‘Northern group
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Kicks against adoption of Gbajabiamila ‘It depicts corruption, says S’ East group Youths from the 19 Northern States and Abuja under the aegis of Arewa Youth Awareness Forum (AYAF) yesterday declared that they are opposed to the decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt the Majority Leader of the House []The post NASS leadership: Tinubu, Oshiomhole plotting 2023 presidency ‘Northern group appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG extends Justice Tanko’s appointment as acting CJN
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Federal Government has, on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), extended the appointment of the Justice Tanko Muhammad as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), after spending his first three months in office. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Director of Information of the NJC, Soji []The post FG extends Justice Tankos appointment as acting CJN appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dantau: Searching for poor, vulnerable Nigerians
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Federal Government through the National Social Safety Net Co-ordinating Office (NASSCO) recently undertook a tour of a typical rural community, with a view to lifting the inhabitants out of poverty. ONWUKA NZESHI reports It was a fairly long journey, that began on the smooth, wide and well-paved lanes of the city. []The post Dantau: Searching for poor, vulnerable Nigerians appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Easter tragedy: Gunmen kill 24 in Benue, Kaduna, Cameroun
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The orgy of violence rocking many parts of the country continued unabated yesterday with the murder of a totally of 24 people, including foreigners, in Benue and Kaduna states. Nigeria’s immediate neighbour to the East, Cameroon was also not spared as suspected Boko Haram fighters reportedly burnt to death a number of people while []The post Easter tragedy: Gunmen kill 24 in Benue, Kaduna, Cameroun appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Coca-Cola donates equipment to FMC, Lagos under SBI initiative
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has delivered maternal and neo-natal care equipment to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute-Metta, Lagos, as part of ‘The Safe Birth Initiative’ a Coca-Cola partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals and an NGO, Medshare International []The post Coca-Cola donates equipment to FMC, Lagos under SBI initiative appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kalu sues for peaceful co-existence
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Former governor of Abia State and Senator- elect, Abia North Senatorial District, Dr. Orji Kalu, has urged Nigerians to embrace peace and unity in the spirit of Easter celebration. According to Kalu, Christians should use the special season to offer prayers for the country. In a statement issued by his media office, the former governor []The post Kalu sues for peaceful co-existence appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osun: APC planning to arrest Adeleke, school principal ‘PDP
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged of a fresh plot to arrest Ademola Adeleke, who was recently declared winner of the Osun State election by the Elections Petition Tribunal, and the principal of Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Mr. Kadili Adejare Abass. The party also said that agents of the All Progressives Congress []The post Osun: APC planning to arrest Adeleke, school principal ‘PDP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Consumers happy over stable price of beans
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Consumers have expressed happiness over the stable price of beans since February, saying however that the price is yet to fall to 2017 levels. They also said that the price of rice which rose by over 15 per cent during the Christmas and New Year celebration has also stablised at N17, 000 a 50 []The post Consumers happy over stable price of beans appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Victims of Aba timber market fire disaster send SOS to Ikpeazu
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Traders and others affected by the Nkwor-Ngwa Timber Market fire disaster of November last year have called on the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu come to their aid as he promised. The victims said the state governor after a meticulous assessment of the fire disaster, sorted out the victims into two groups of: []The post Victims of Aba timber market fire disaster send SOS to Ikpeazu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s seeds deficit hits N130bn annually-Survey
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
A new study by Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation has rated Nigeria’s value seeds as the leading hub in Western and Central Africa, accounting for majority of seeds production on the African continent. In its latest Access to Seed Index 2019, the study reported that Nigeria’s valued seed has the highest quality seed variety []The post Nigeria’s seeds deficit hits N130bn annually-Survey appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria, S’Africa will drag down Africa’s growth’Report
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Economic disruption from uneven currency trading in Nigeria and continued electricity shortages in South Africa are set to hold back overall growth across sub-Saharan Africa this year, a Reuters poll of economists found has shown. Since commodity prices collapsed four years ago, the region has largely missed out on the global economic recovery, with []The post Nigeria, S’Africa will drag down Africa’s growth’Report appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Monarchs, others win in Fidelity Bank’s promo
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
No fewer than 50 out of the 100 winners have emerged and rewarded already in Anambra State in the on-going Fidelity Bank Plc ‘Get-Alert-In-Millions’ (GAIM) promotion across Anambra cities as the Season Three of the programme kicks off nationwide. Top among the list of the lucky winners included the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, for []The post Monarchs, others win in Fidelity Bank’s promo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ford plans to split the compact crossover segment
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Ford is hoping two distinct nameplates ‘ the Escape and a future vehicle that’s known for now as the Baby Bronco ‘ will help it better compete with Toyota, Honda and Chevrolet in the industry’s most competitive space. The repositioning starts with the fourth-generation Escape, unveiled last week. Ford’s second-best-selling nameplate in 2018, behind the []The post Ford plans to split the compact crossover segment appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Weststar, Marcopolo unveil new generation Paradiso 1350 bus
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Weststar Associates Limited, authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria in collaboration with Auto Alternative Nigeria Limited, the authorized representative of Marcopolo in Nigeria, have announce the introduction of the new Marcopolo Paradisio 1350 bus to the Nigerian market. The introduction of this bus highlights the growth and expansion of interstate road travel in Nigeria []The post Weststar, Marcopolo unveil new generation Paradiso 1350 bus appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Jaguar I-PACE wins treble at 2019 World Car Awards
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards. Not only has it won the coveted 2019 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles ‘ equalling the success of the F-PACE in 2017 ‘ it has also been named World Green Car. []The post Jaguar I-PACE wins treble at 2019 World Car Awards appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Outcome of NASS poll tears Obosi apart
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The National Assembly polls have come and gone, but the elections have created no little rancor in Idemili North Federal Constituency, threatening its peace, writes BIYI ADEGOROYE The last may not have been heard of the crisis rocking the commercial city of Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State as the []The post Outcome of NASS poll tears Obosi apart appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NASS leadership and South-East’s quest
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
As the battle for leadership positions in the 9th Senate hosts up, OKEY MADUFORO, in this analysis, looks at the chances of the South-East in the power equation The travails of late Senate President Chuba Okadigbo; the Oyi of Oyi at the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly and the horse trading that led []The post NASS leadership and South-East’s quest appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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What’s next for David Mark
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
After Senator David Mark’s unanticipated loss in the 2018 Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), presidential primaries, and consequent forcefully retirement from politics after 20 years in the Senate, BIYI ADEGOROYE, looks at what is next for the one-time Communications Minister When the 9th National Assembly will be inaugurated early June, one lawmaker who will be []The post Whats next for David Mark’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’m mentally, physically, psychologically prepared to be Speaker, says Dyegh
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Hon. John Dyegh holds a doctorate degree in Economic History and represents Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency of Benue State. He is a top contender for the position of Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. In this interview with PHILIP NYAM, the third-term lawmaker speaks on his ambition and why the North-Central should produce the Speaker []The post I’m mentally, physically, psychologically prepared to be Speaker, says Dyegh appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Insight into Buhari’s twin dinner with lawmakers
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Now I understand the grievance of some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Since the intrigues about the choice of those who will take over the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly began shortly after the 2019 general elections, there have been deliberate attempts to get President Muhammad Bukhara deeply involved. The []The post Insight into Buhari’s twin dinner with lawmakers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NYCN official condemns youth manipulation by politicians
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
A youth leader has condemned alleged manipulation of National Youth Council of Nigeria ( NYCN) by politicians and advocated the inclusion of more young persons in governance. The South-East Publicity Secretary of NYCM, Mr. Izunna Agwuncha, made the condemnation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) in Owerri . Agwuncha, who []The post NYCN official condemns youth manipulation by politicians appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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U-17 AFCON: Eaglets top group with Uganda draw
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria had to dig deep to secure the one point needed against Uganda to top their group and secure passage to the semi-finals of the AFCON currently on-going in Tanzania They had already qualified for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil following their two earlier wins in the []The post U-17 AFCON: Eaglets top group with Uganda draw appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PFA Award: Van Dijk, Mane, Hazard join three Man City players
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Liverpool defender, Virgil Van Dijk, and forward, Sadio Mane, alongside Chelsea midfielder, Eden Hazard, have all joined three Manchester City players, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva, in the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year award, the organisation said on Saturday. Aguero is the league’s joint top-scorer []The post PFA Award: Van Dijk, Mane, Hazard join three Man City players appeared first on Newt
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Battered United seek redemption at Everton
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Exposed badly by Barcelona in their midweek Champions League game, Ole Gunnar Solskjr and his Manchester United will have to bounce back quickly against Everton today if they are not to miss out of featuring in Europe’s top club competition next season, writes Tunde Sulaiman Following their midweek toils in the world’s top club []The post Battered United seek redemption at Everton appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ronaldo rules out Juve exit
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Forward Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to reaffirm his commitment to Italian giants, Juventus. Ronaldo left Real Madrid last summer in order to pen a four-year contract with the runaway Serie A leaders, but there have been suggestions that the Portuguese may look to cut short his time in Turin. However, it appears that the 34-year-old []The post Ronaldo rules out Juve exit appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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GOtv Boxing Night 18 holds today
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The 18th edition of GOtv Boxing Night (GOtv Boxing Night 18) holds today at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan. The event is being held in the city for the third time. Eight fights are scheduled for the event, with Nigeria’s Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph defending his African Boxing Union lightweight []The post GOtv Boxing Night 18 holds today appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Table tennis: African stars hunt for glory in Budapest
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The search for glory by African stars continues as the 55th World Table Tennis Championships serve off today at the Hungexpo in Budapest, Hungary. With only three players from Africa making the seeding list in the men and womens singles events, the highest ranked African star ‘ Aruna Quadri of Nigeria has been seeded 22 []The post Table tennis: African stars hunt for glory in Budapest appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EPL: Man City go top with nervy Spurs’ win
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
An early goal from Phil Foden has given Manchester City a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The match failed to live up to Wednesdays Champions League classic, but Fodens fifth-minute header proved to be the difference as City reopened a one-point advantage at the top of []The post EPL: Man City go top with nervy Spurs win appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Be careful how you shut the door behind you
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Be careful how you end a relationship. Be careful how you exit your parents’ home for marriage. Be careful how you leave the job. Be careful how you end that friendship. Be careful how you deal with human beings. Friends, be careful how you shut the door behind you. When you no longer need someone []The post Be careful how you shut the door behind you’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dora Akunyili: Fake drugs warrior in accord concordia, fighting for Nigeria’s elusive unity (28)
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
INTRODUCTION Tony Fernandes opined that good leadership is to know when to go, and you only succeed as a good leader if youve transported someone else in and the company gets stronger. Then youve succeeded as leader. On this note, we shall x-ray the life and times of another great Nigerian heroine, Prof []The post Dora Akunyili: Fake drugs warrior in accord concordia, fighting for Nigeria’s elusive unity (28) appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sweet-smelling evil 8
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Tume held his breath as Nessa stared at him and looked away. Tami had been a great and dependable friend. Tami would do anything to make her happy. It was payback time. ‘So you noticed she’s been keeping to herself lately’ It’s okay. She can come home with us. It’s even better. She needs proper []The post Sweet-smelling evil 8 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’m taking street music to world stage ‘Alex Ozone
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Alex Ozone, CEO of O3 Media, is an international show promoter and one of the big names that have taken Nigerian music and artistes around the world. Ozone has exported some of Nigeria’s great contemporary acts to Europe for over six years through his self-managed promotional tours. He has promoted popular musicians like Olamide, Tekno, []The post I’m taking street music to world stage ‘Alex Ozone appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ahmed Uwhubetine is toast of the moment
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Anyone who is familiar with the night life in Lagos metropolis will not have hassles placing who the man called Ahmed Uwhubetine is, even though he’s been off the scene for some time now and the younger ones now making impressions. With a very rich record in night life entertainment, Ahmed remains one of the []The post Ahmed Uwhubetine is toast of the moment appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Funke Fowler weds Aig Imokhuede
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The families of Nigeria’s tax master, boss of Nigeria’s Inland Revenue, Tunde Fowler and that of former Managing Director of Access Bank, Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede as you read, will still be basking in the euphoria of the marriage ceremony that made the families come together as one. Tunde Fowler’s daughter, Funke and Aigbovbiose, younger brother of []The post Funke Fowler weds Aig Imokhuede appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sylvia Edem, hubby, celebrate 13th wedding anniversary
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Sylvia Edem-Emechete became popular when she won the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant in 2002. Then an undergraduate at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, she was highly sought after by members of the opposite sex. However, at the end of the journey, Edem picked a certain multi-millionaire businessman, Chris Emechete and they walked down the aisle []The post Sylvia Edem, hubby, celebrate 13th wedding anniversary appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stop showing us your fallen heroes ‘Fans slam Angela Okorie for showing too much cleavage
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie came under serious criticisms after she innocently shared a selfie where she was wearing a figure hugging dress that showed off her cleavage. Her fans found the photo too revealing and offensive and went on a rampage on her instagram page to blast her for not being decent even as she’s []The post Stop showing us your fallen heroes ‘Fans slam Angela Okorie for showing too much cleavage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I want handsome, financially balanced husband ‘Nazareth Jesse
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Nollywood actress, Nazareth Jesse, has boldly stated the kind of man that suits her fantasy for marriage. The Economics graduate from University of Abuja said, ‘There’s nothing like having a rich husband that gives you peace, love and support. She continued: ‘It takes the fear of God in a man to have those combined features []The post I want handsome, financially balanced husband ‘Nazareth Jesse appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nollywood frustrates actresses to bleach their skins ‘Susan Peters
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Actress Susan Peters has revealed that the movie industry in Nigeria frustrated some ladies to bleach their skin because they were body- shamed for being too black. In a post she shared on Instagram, Susan Peters revealed how she was put through similar pressure when she was told that she is too black. ‘In a []The post Nollywood frustrates actresses to bleach their skins ‘Susan Peters appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Burna Boy announces title and release date for new album
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Burna Boy has had an exceptional run for a little over a year now, exceeding himself with each new release and each new project. This year alone, he has released four videos, one song, and one EP. Crowning all of that, he made his Coachella debut last week. All of this is exactly why []The post Burna Boy announces title and release date for new album appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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It’s risky to undergo plastic surgery ‘Stephanie Coker
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Media personality, Stephanie Coker has dropped a message for all those who are doing plastic surgery. In a recent Instagram post, Coker stated that it is risky for anyone to go under the knife to alter their body just for attention. Stephanie who showed off her curves advised that those towing the line of surgery []The post It’s risky to undergo plastic surgery ‘Stephanie Coker appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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