Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 30th April 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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Dying days of Africa’s dictators
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The recent ouster of Omar al-Bashir as Sudanese leader, which launches the south east African into a new era, marks a historic moment that will echo across Africa, where he was one of the continent’s longest-serving heads of state to be forced out of power. Al-Bashir was overthrown and arrested by the country’s military, which []The post Dying days of Africa’s dictators appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Drugs: Save Zainab’s life in Saudi, Buhari tells AGF
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student arrested and currently being detained for alleged drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia. The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Diaspora Affairs, Hon. []The post Drugs: Save Zainab’s life in Saudi, Buhari tells AGF appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bandits abduct UBEC chair, daughter, travellers on Kaduna-Abuja Highway
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Armed men yesterday kidnapped the Board Chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Muhammed Mahmood Abubakar, and his daughter on the Kaduna- Abuja Highway. Abubakar and his daughter were abducted while travelling from Kaduna to Abuja yesterday afternoon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said hundreds of travellers were ‘unaccounted for’ after the gunmen blocked []The post Bandits abduct UBEC chair, daughter, travellers on Kaduna-Abuja Highway appeared first on Newtelegra
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Governors to Nigerians: Prepare for fresh recession
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has told Nigerians to prepare for another cycle of economic recession by mid-2020. The forum also advised new and returning governors not to rely on external borrowing as a means of solving the economic challenges that they might face in their states. Outgoing Chairman of NGF, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, who []The post Governors to Nigerians: Prepare for fresh recession appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shell, Total declare force majeure on 322,000bpd Bonny Light, Amenam oil
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The 1.8 million barrels per day average crude oil exports from Nigeria faced fresh threat forcing two foreign super majors ‘ Royal Dutch Shell and French Total ‘ to declare force majeure on exports of 322,000 barrels crude per day from two Nigerian major crude grades: Bonny Light and Amenam oil. Force majeure is a []The post Shell, Total declare force majeure on 322,000bpd Bonny Light, Amenam oil appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari seeks bi-partisan cooperation
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Osinbajo tasks governors on IGR, says Nigeria’s deficit now N2trn President Muhammadu Buhari has extended a hand of partnership to political leaders across party lines that would assist government at all levels to deliver quality services for improvement in the lives of Nigerians. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this yesterday while speaking at []The post Buhari seeks bi-partisan cooperation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NIMET: 2019’ll be hottest year in Nigeria
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
says there’ll be lot of meningitis, measles Hospitals witness admission for heat-related illness From the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) came a grim picture of hot temperature across the country, with weather experts saying that 2019 would go down as the hottest year in Nigeria so far.Technical Assistant to Director-General of Ni- MET, Dr. []The post NIMET: 2019’ll be hottest year in Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos Assembly passes N873bn 2019 budget
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday passed 2019 budget into law. The total budget size for the fiscal year is N873,532,460,725. A breakdown of the budget shows that the House approved N497.6 billion as capital expenditure and N393.8 billion as recurrent expenditure. The chairman of the Appropriation Committee, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu had, last Friday, []The post Lagos Assembly passes N873bn 2019 budget appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Immigration begins issuance of 10-year validity passport
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
to capture 4,320 applicants weekly As part of the comprehensive passport reform policy of the Federal Government, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has begun the issuance of a 10-year validity passport. The reform is expected to reduce the incidence of counterfeiting, damage, as well as forgery. Conducting journalists round the issuance facility at the []The post Immigration begins issuance of 10-year validity passport appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Urine test raises hope of fighting cervical cancer
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Scientists in the United Kingdom (UK) said urine sample could be used to screen for cervical cancer in women. This development came when a new study trial found that urine testing was as good at detecting a virus called HPV, which is a big risk factor for cervical cancer. The study is published in the []The post Urine test raises hope of fighting cervical cancer appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amaechi, Akpabio reconcile, pledge to strengthen APC
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A new chapter of cooperation within the All Progressives Congress (APC) has begun as two frontline leaders of the party from the South- South region, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and ex-minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, have agreed to iron out their perceived political []The post Amaechi, Akpabio reconcile, pledge to strengthen APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Boko Haram: Buhari inducts 2 Augusta 109 Helicopters
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
says nation’s territorial integrity restored President Muhammadu Buhari has inducted two brand new Agusta 109 Power Helicopters into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). This was as the President maintained that, in less than four years of his administration, the Armed Forces has restored fully the nation’s territorial integrity. President Buhari made []The post Boko Haram: Buhari inducts 2 Augusta 109 Helicopters appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Surviving unemployment with carpentry skills
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Recently, the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) graduated about 28 trainees from its three-month intensive vocational skills acquisition programme on carpentry and furniture making. CALEB ONWE reports Some of the trainees were youths who had passed through different tertiary institutions and obtained degrees and diplomas in different fields of study. Since graduation many years ago, []The post Surviving unemployment with carpentry skills appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria: Losing fortunes to bearish oil sales
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The bearish sales at the global market have forced Nigeria to cut down prices of her crude grades. Adeola Yusuf examines how this development made the country to suffer $13.95 million revenue deficit in just one month Despite her considerable triumph over hurdles at the home front, Nigeria’s crude oil grades are faced []The post Nigeria: Losing fortunes to bearish oil sales appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Suntai’s flight of doom as regulator’s albatross
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)’s report of the accident involving late former Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, brings to the fore the weak regulatory oversight of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), writes WOLE SHADARE The long wait It took seven years for Nigerians and all those associated with aviation whether in Nigeria or []The post Suntai’s flight of doom as regulator’s albatross appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ikpeba’s bombshell: Eagles’re not AFCON favourites
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Former Monaco and Super Eagles striker, Victor Ikpeba, has declared that Nigeria’s Super Eagles are not favourites for the fast approaching 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals taking place in Egypt despite being drawn in a decent group. Ikpeba speaking with journalists called on Nigerians to simply support the players and rally round them ahead []The post Ikpebas bombshell: Eaglesre not AFCON favourites appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ondo: Pro-Tinubu, Akeredolu groups return to the trenches
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Babatope Okeowo reports that the rivalry between groups loyal to the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been rekindled as the party prepares for the governorship primary election ahead of next year’s gubernatorial poll in the state Groups loyal to []The post Ondo: Pro-Tinubu, Akeredolu groups return to the trenches appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Vision 2020 in disarray as FG shifts 4m bpd deadline to 2025
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The oil sector aspect of Vision 2020 has been put in disarray as the Federal Government technically shifted the 2020 deadline set to meet four million barrels per day crude production to 2025, New Telegraph has learnt. The target to raise the country’s daily crude oil production from two million barrels to four million []The post Vision 2020 in disarray as FG shifts 4m bpd deadline to 2025 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pace, Stanbic ibtc sign five-year hifl deal
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
As preparations for 2019 edition of the Higher Institution Football League heat up, Stanbic IBTC and league organizers, PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited have announced the signing of a 5-year deal that will see Stanbic IBTC continue in its role as one of the marquee sponsors of HiFL. Speaking on the historic partnership, Group []The post Pace, Stanbic ibtc sign five-year hifl deal appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Blind footballer marries nurse in Enugu
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A clergyman, Rev Canon David Chukwubuihem, has advised intending couples to look beyond physical appearance while choosing their spouses. Rev Chukwubuihem gave the admonition when officiating in a church service during the wedding of former Miss Hope Ngozi Okwuonu, a nurse and Mr Kenechukwu Agbanu, a blind man but a multi talented footballer. The nuptial []The post Blind footballer marries nurse in Enugu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCAA DG: AIB’s safety counsels, good for our processes
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
says agencies’ll collaborate to improve safer skies To enable the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) comply with the requirements of the Act and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) regulations, the aviation regulatory body disclosed that it had constituted a team of inspectors from the different technical areas and specialties of airworthiness, flight operations, []The post NCAA DG: AIB’s safety counsels, good for our processes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Result transmission: INEC replacing servers nationwide ‘ PDP
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
We won’t join issues with party, says INEC Commission to release election report in August The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of replacing all its servers nationwide in a bid to obliterate the actual presidential election results transmitted from polling centres across the nation during the []The post Result transmission: INEC replacing servers nationwide ‘ PDP appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Proffering lasting solutions to building collapse
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Except government and stakeholders collaborate to nip corruption in the construction sector in the bud, consulting town planners said it would be difficult to eradicate building collapse menace in Nigeria. Dayo Ayeyemi reports Worried by the menace of building collapse with attendant loss of life and property, reputation and integrity, among others, built environment []The post Proffering lasting solutions to building collapse appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank charges Eaglets to win World Cup trophy again
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
One of the major sponsors of the Nigeria Football Federation, and promoter of the NFF U-13 and U-15 Future Eagles, Zenith Bank Plc has charged the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria to bounce back from the disappointment of failing to win any medal at the just concluded U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania by winning []The post Zenith Bank charges Eaglets to win World Cup trophy again appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC should listen to S’East on NASS leadership ‘ Kalu
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Former governor of Abia State and Senator-elect for Abia North Senatorial District, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has advised the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider future elections in its zoning positions of principal offices in the forthcoming 9th National Assembly. Kalu, who spoke to journalists after an APC stakeholders meeting held []The post APC should listen to S’East on NASS leadership ‘ Kalu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria records 1,988.21MW daily loss
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
How Egbin, 3 others shut down Nigeria last weekend, suffered 1,988.21Mega Watt (MW) deficit, as Egbin and three other major power generation firms in the country Omotosho, Olorunsogo and Paras Power Stations were forced to shut down. The latest records from the Office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, which showed []The post Nigeria records 1,988.21MW daily loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lori-Ogbebor’s decades of fight for justice
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Like a mother hen, Chief Mrs. Rita Lori-Ogbebor, a renowned human rights activist has continued to speak out for women and children in Delta State, especially those of Itsekiri extraction. In this report, WALE ELEGBEDE x-rays the life of the elder stateswoman and her fixation on social justice, good governance, and advocacy If []The post Lori-Ogbebor’s decades of fight for justice appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ATTT hails Quadri’s feat at worlds
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) has congratulated Aruna Quadri for reaching the round of 32 at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The feat sees Quadri as the best performer from Africa in the history of the championships in the Hungarian capital. ATTT President, Khaled El-Salhy, described the Nigerian as a good []The post ATTT hails Quadri’s feat at worlds appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bucknor-Akerele: A profile in courage
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on former deputy governor of Lagos State, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, who clocks 80 years today To many, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, a former deputy governor of Lagos State, who clocks 80 today should have call it quits with politics by now, but rather than retiring to private life like some of []The post Bucknor-Akerele: A profile in courage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN Junior Tennis Championship serves off Tuesday
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
All is now set for the 13th edition of the CBN Junior Championship to serve off at the National Stadium Tennis Centre in Lagos on Tuesday April 30. The tournament which is featuring four age groups boys and girls 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s has played a major role in attracting, identifying and []The post CBN Junior Tennis Championship serves off Tuesday appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG suffers $365m refineries’ operating loss in 1 year
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Federal Government has suffered $365 million operating loss to inefficiency of its four refineries in just one year. Data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which shows this, revealed plans by the government to triple the country’s refining capacity by 2025. Nigeria, a member of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the []The post FG suffers $365m refineries’ operating loss in 1 year appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oyinlomo moves up ITF rankings, now African No. 2
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre has for the second successive week moved significantly in the ITF rankings for junior players. According to the new rankings released by the world’s tennis governing body on Monday (yesterday), the Morocco-based youngster climbed 26 places to 176th in the world making her the second placed African just behind Nahimana Sada of []The post Oyinlomo moves up ITF rankings, now African No. 2 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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COPL begins Nigeria’s oil drilling
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Signs LoI for jack up rig Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with an unnamed offshore drilling company for the use of a jack-up rig offshore Nigeria. COPL plans to use the rig for an appraisal drilling program over the NOA 1 discovery made by a previous operator in []The post COPL begins Nigeria’s oil drilling appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Report queries NNPC, others over disclosure failure in $3.1trn oil assets
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other National oil companies failed to disclose information critical to the oversight of public revenues and these National Oil Companies, with $3.1 trillion in assets, are dangerously under-scrutinised. The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), which declared this in a new report, maintained that State-owned enterprises could weigh a []The post Report queries NNPC, others over disclosure failure in $3.1trn oil assets appeared first
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Is there really a government in Nigeria
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
It is needless to remind ourselves that the primary responsibility of government is the protection of lives and property but this very important constitutional provision is presently on holiday in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari glamourises himself as a man of integrity who is supposedly high on anticorruption, but the reality on ground is a direct []The post Is there really a government in Nigeria’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Champions League: Sissoko boosts Spurs for Ajax tie
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Moussa Sissoko handed Tottenham a huge boost by returning to training on Monday. The midfielder now appears likely to play some part in Spurs’ Champions League semi-final first leg tie against Ajax on Tuesday. Sissoko had missed Tottenham’s last three games with a groin injury after being forced off at Manchester City two weeks ago. []The post Champions League: Sissoko boosts Spurs for Ajax tie appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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African players must raise their game, says Oshodi
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Chairman of International Table Tennis Federation Nomination Committee, Wahid Oshodi, believes for African players to comfortably test their might against their Asian and European counterparts, there is need for them to up their game by competing in several competitions across the globe. Speaking against the backdrop of African players’ performance at the 2019 ITTF World []The post African players must raise their game, says Oshodi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How to tackle Apapa gridlock, by Senate
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
As part of the solutions to Apapa Ports and the associated traffic bottleneck, Senate Committee on Works has called on the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Customs to grant waivers/incentives to shippers who use other ports located in Warri and Port Harcourt. According to Senate Committee []The post How to tackle Apapa gridlock, by Senate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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