Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 1st May 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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Tiger Woods’s big comeback, lesson to athletes
Wed, 01 May 2019
In sports as in other spheres of life, impossibility has no place. Many top athletes the world over have had trying moments in their respective careers. We are aware that many of them face turbulent moments in their lives. But while some bowed out due to traumatic experiences, many others displayed intense tenacity to rise []The post Tiger Woods’s big comeback, lesson to athletes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Saraki, Dogara, Senators, Reps get N24.6bn severance
Wed, 01 May 2019
The National Assembly, yesterday, passed the 2019 Appropriation Bill, voting the sum of N24.6 billion for the settlement of severance benefits of the outgoing legislators and legislative aides, as well as the cost of induction/orientation and inauguration programmes of the new legislators. Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and members of []The post Saraki, Dogara, Senators, Reps get N24.6bn severance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Saraki, Dogara, Senators, Reps get N24.6bn severance
Wed, 01 May 2019
The National Assembly, yesterday, passed the 2019 Appropriation Bill, voting the sum of N24.6 billion for the settlement of severance benefits of the outgoing legislators and legislative aides, as well as the cost of induction/orientation and inauguration programmes of the new legislators. Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and members of []The post Saraki, Dogara, Senators, Reps get N24.6bn severance appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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$9.5m FIFA grant: Court orders NFF to produce charge against Pinnick
Wed, 01 May 2019
An Abuja High Court, on Tuesday, ordered the Nigeria Football Federation to produce a copy of the Magistrates ‘ charge sheet against the NFF Amaju Pinnick and Secretary General Dr Muhammed Sanusi in the alleged 9. 5 million dollars FIFA grant scam. Justice Peter Affen gave the order after NFF lawyer Mr Festus Ukpe told []The post $9.5m FIFA grant: Court orders NFF to produce charge against Pinnick appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFAN, Kano calls for appropriate pricing for wheat
Wed, 01 May 2019
Kano State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has called on the Federal Government to ensure appropriate pricing of wheat to encourage farmers engage in large scale production of the commodity. AFAN Chairman in the state, Alhaji Faruk Rabi’u, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria []The post AFAN, Kano calls for appropriate pricing for wheat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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A failed suicide bid
Wed, 01 May 2019
A 17-year-old SS II student of Modibbo Aldama Girls Arabic Secondary School, Maruda, Sokoto, Aisha Ibrahim Isa, last week attempted to commit suicide to avoid being paraded at the assembly before other students by the school authority for stealing. Aisha stated that other two students confessed they stole the money at the Dr. Kulu []The post A failed suicide bid appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kwara: College of Education staff protest unpaid salary arrears
Wed, 01 May 2019
as CP cautions policemen against extortion Members of staff of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, yesterday protested an alleged non-payment of their six months’ salary arrears by the management of the institution. The workers staged a peaceful demonstration to Government House, Ilorin, to register their displeasure over the development. However, Provost of []The post Kwara: College of Education staff protest unpaid salary arrears appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN reads riot act to banks on mutilated naira notes
Wed, 01 May 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that it will monitor and sanction any Deposit Money Bank (DMB)/financial institution that contravene the provisions of its Clean Notes Policy and Banknotes Fitness Guideline. The apex bank also said that it is planning to embark on a project that would see it mopping up all []The post CBN reads riot act to banks on mutilated naira notes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG saves N500bn annually through enforcement of IPPIS
Wed, 01 May 2019
The Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by the Federal Government for its employees across Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) has saved government over N500 billion in personnel cost. Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, gave the figure yesterday in Abuja at the opening session of a retreat on the IPPIS, organised by the []The post FG saves N500bn annually through enforcement of IPPIS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP seeks parties’ collaboration to rescue Nigeria from APC
Wed, 01 May 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday charged other political parties in the country to unite in order to ‘rescue Nigeria from misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).’ Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Diran Odeyemi in a signed statement explained that three incidents that happened recently had shown that APC would never []The post PDP seeks parties’ collaboration to rescue Nigeria from APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amosun inaugurates TASUED Governing Council
Wed, 01 May 2019
Outgoing Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has inaugurated a 10-member Governing Council for the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu Ode. Amosun, after the inauguration, which took place at the conference room of the Governor’s office in Abeokuta, charged the council members to brace up to the task ahead, saying ‘appointment like []The post Amosun inaugurates TASUED Governing Council appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oyetola tasks South-West HoS on regional integration
Wed, 01 May 2019
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged Heads of Service in the South-West states to key into the developmental agenda of the region. He said the bureaucracy should rise towards rejuvenation, revitalisation and recovery of the lost glory of the civil service in the region. Oyetola noted that the quest to build a virile []The post Oyetola tasks South-West HoS on regional integration appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN: Striving to create effective micro-finance policy
Wed, 01 May 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to announce a third national micro-finance policy framework after two previous ones in the last 14 years generally failed to ensure that the sub-sector lives up to expectations. Tony Chukwunyem writes Given that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had announced late last year that it []The post CBN: Striving to create effective micro-finance policy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Q1: Banks sustain drop in impairment charges
Wed, 01 May 2019
Positive S&P predicts Nigerian banks’ credit losses to reduce to 2.75 per cent this year Deposit money banks (DMBs) in Nigeria seem to be making steady progress in cleaning their balance sheets of bad debts, as industry Q1 2019 results so far released show that lenders generally recorded further drop in impairment charges. []The post Q1: Banks sustain drop in impairment charges appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SEC urges deceased investors’ beneficiaries to claim dividends
Wed, 01 May 2019
AWARENESS The purpose of the enlightenment programme is to give participants an understanding of the operations of the capital market In a bid to further reduce the quantum of unclaimed dividends in the Nigerian capital market, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC has urged beneficiaries of deceased investors to step up efforts to claim []The post SEC urges deceased investors’ beneficiaries to claim dividends appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fishing: Foreigners exploit poor regulation against locals
Wed, 01 May 2019
Some unlicensed fish trawling operators and their foreign counterparts, who engage in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, have dislodged local operators in Nigeria. BAYO AKOMOAFE reports Worried by the huge imports, the Federal Government took a measure in 2013 to start a structured embargo on fish importation as part of plans to make []The post Fishing: Foreigners exploit poor regulation against locals appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Forex reserves stable in April amid high oil prices
Wed, 01 May 2019
Stability Reserves increased by $66.91m between April 16 and April 29 Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves were stable throughout April, rising to $44.80billion as at April 29, 2019 data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed yesterday. New Telegraph’s analysis of the Apex Bank’s data shows that the reserves rose by $66.91million between []The post Forex reserves stable in April amid high oil prices appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IMF identifies five threats to Ghana’s economy
Wed, 01 May 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has identified five major threats to Ghana’s on-going economic recovery, which could significantly slow the accelerating growth rate. The Fund has presented them to government and other stakeholders in the form of a Ghana Risk Assessment Matrix, which identifies the nature and sources of the risks, assesses their relative likelihood []The post IMF identifies five threats to Ghana’s economy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Financial literacy: Need for collaborative efforts
Wed, 01 May 2019
There is need for regulators to partner with other stakeholders to advance awareness campaign on financial literacy to help galvanize market participants. Chris Ugwu writes Financial literacy holds great value for all segments of the population and should not be limited to a certain age group. This because the benefits of a financially literate []The post Financial literacy: Need for collaborative efforts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE’s total transactions plunge by 41.46% in March
Wed, 01 May 2019
APATHY Total foreign transactions reduced by 43.31 per cent from N98.94 billion in February 2019 to N56.09 billion in March Total transactions at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) decreased by 41.46 per cent from N188.08 billion (about $613.9 million) recorded in February 2019 to N110.10 billion (about $359.3 million) in March 2019. The performance []The post NSE’s total transactions plunge by 41.46% in March appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria saves N709bn from rice imports in one year
Wed, 01 May 2019
IMPROVEMENT Integrated rice mills have started running in the country with a total annual processing capacity of 1.22 million metric tons ‘Imports drop 69.4% Nigeria has saved N709.5 billion ($1.94 billion) from rice importation, as milled rice hit 4.8 million tons within the last one year, New Telegraph has learnt. However, despite the []The post Nigeria saves N709bn from rice imports in one year appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria needs more liberal, fiscal policies
Wed, 01 May 2019
To attract more foreign investments into the Nigerian economy, the policy environment needs to be strengthened by the implementation of more liberal and clearer policies. This call was made by Cobus de Hart, Chief Economist for North and West Africa, Oxford Economics, who was a guest speaker at the ICAN / The Institute []The post ‘Nigeria needs more liberal, fiscal policies’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mixed fortunes for deputy governors
Wed, 01 May 2019
TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the mixed fortunes of deputy governors who contested in the 2019 elections. While some will either be returning to office or moving to National Assembly having won senatorial election, others are likely to experience precipitous loss in stature after attainment of great heights given their loss in the poll On []The post Mixed fortunes for deputy governors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tiv/Jukun crisis as Ortom, Ishaku’s albatross
Wed, 01 May 2019
In this review, CEPHAS IORHEMEN looks at the relentless communal clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba and Benue states respectively and efforts to stop them Like a festering wound, the continued dispute between the Tivs in Benue State and Jukuns in Taraba State has continued to fester, leaving in its wake blood, tears []The post Tiv/Jukun crisis as Ortom, Ishaku’s albatross appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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It’s absurd to say Atiku is a Cameroonian ‘Umenajego
Wed, 01 May 2019
Hon. Jude Umenajego was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Onitsha South 11 state constituency of Anambra State in the 2019 general election. In this interview with KENECHUKWU OKEGWO, he speaks on the polls and issues concerning the judiciary The elections have come and gone, but the scares are still there. []The post It’s absurd to say Atiku is a Cameroonian ‘Umenajego appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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POLITICAL NOTES: Politics as chess game
Wed, 01 May 2019
The undue advantage, which power confers on its wielders, especially in developing countries like Nigeria, explains why most leaders do not toy with the issue of succession, which has in turn led to politics of betrayal and backstabbing. While democracy grants the people the liberty to choose their leaders through periodic elections, the concept []The post POLITICAL NOTES: Politics as chess game appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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POLITRICKS: Buhari’s loyalist go extra mile
Wed, 01 May 2019
Despite criticisms in some quarters over the person of President Muhammadu Buhari and the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, there are still those, who are core loyalists of the President and his party. Recently a former deputy governor took her loyalty for Buhari too far by going to the Holy Land, Saudi Arabia, to []The post POLITRICKS: Buhari’s loyalist go extra mile appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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POLITRICKS: Reps seat tears friends apart
Wed, 01 May 2019
Those who described politics as a game of interest masquerading as a contest of principles cannot be far from the truth given what is playing out in one of the federal constituencies in Imo State, where two friends are present at each other throat over failed political ambitions. The duo were said to have []The post POLITRICKS: Reps seat tears friends apart appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aftermath of U-17 AFCON: Eaglets rejec t NFF’s N40k
Wed, 01 May 2019
Players lament poor motivation ‘We used same jerseys for training, matches’ Chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation are trying to douse the tension in the camp of the Golden Eaglets as the players are agitating over the NFF’s decision to ask them to go to their various homes with N40,000 each as transport fares []The post Aftermath of U-17 AFCON: Eaglets rejec t NFF’s N40k appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Chukuweze should not be called for U-20 ‘ Ikpeba
Wed, 01 May 2019
Former Nigeria striker, Victor Ikpeba, believes Samuel Chukwueze should be left out of the Flying Eagles’ squad. The Villarreal youngster was named among the players for the team’s camping currently in Germany for the forthcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland but Ikpeba, who featured for Nigeria at the Scotland ’89 U-17 World Cup, []The post Chukuweze should not be called for U-20 ‘ Ikpeba appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 AFCON: NFF plans early departure for Eagles
Wed, 01 May 2019
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, is planning an early departure for his team in order to acclimatize well ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Eygpt in June. The Super Eagles will open camp in Asaba later this month where they are planning to play a friendly. Then they will fly out to Egypt []The post 2019 AFCON: NFF plans early departure for Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON 2019: Okocha, Kanu, Babangida to spy for Eagles in Egypt
Wed, 01 May 2019
Super Eagles legends Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Tijani Babangida will monitor the activities of Nigeria’s opponents at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria Football Federation has announced. According to the NFF Secretary General Muhammed Sanusi, the legends were appointed to scout the Eagles’ opponent up till the final of the tournament and []The post AFCON 2019: Okocha, Kanu, Babangida to spy for Eagles in Egypt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Omeruo’s goal line clearance goes viral
Wed, 01 May 2019
Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, is again hitting widespread headlines following his magnificent goal-line clearance for Leganes in last weekend’s La Liga clash with Celta Vigo, as a video playback of his effort has gone viral on social media. The defender, who is on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, is deeply excited to []The post Omeruo’s goal line clearance goes viral appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Upsets rule opening day of CBN Junior Tennis meet
Wed, 01 May 2019
The 13th edition of the CentralBank Junior TennisChampionship served off atthe National Stadium, Suruleretennis centre with two major upsets in the Boys 10 category.David Edwards, 9, the numberone seed in the boys 10 andyounger brother of Marylove’ Nigeria’s future tennis hope’ was given a rude shock by OnyekachiOgunjiofor from Ibadanin the first round-robin match.Ogunjiofor who []The post Upsets rule opening day of CBN Junior Tennis meet appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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StarTimes, Bundesliga treat fans, customers to funfest
Wed, 01 May 2019
It was a combination of football, comedy and music over the weekend when StarTimes and Bundesliga International treated their fans and customers to a Bundesliga funfest Experience at the Fun Factory, in Lagos. StarTimes and Bundesliga have announced that legendary footballer, Austin Okocha, a former Bundesliga star will take part in a three-day visit []The post StarTimes, Bundesliga treat fans, customers to funfest appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Barca boss raises the alarm over Liverpool trio
Wed, 01 May 2019
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been speaking of the threat posed to his side by the Reds’ front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino. Quoted by Dominic King of the Daily Mail, Valverde said: ‘They are a really powerful team with an extraordinary forward line. If you are absent from the []The post Barca boss raises the alarm over Liverpool trio appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Our focus is to win FIFA U-17 World Cup ‘Tijani
Wed, 01 May 2019
After finishing fourth at the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania, Samson Tijani, the captain of the Golden Eaglets has said the players have shifted their focus to winning the FIFA U17 World Cup at the finals in Brazil later this year. Tijani told thenff.com that the team was just unfortunate not []The post Our focus is to win FIFA U-17 World Cup ‘Tijani appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Africa Weightlifting C’ships: Team Nigeria returns home with nine gold
Wed, 01 May 2019
Team Nigeria weightlifters returned home Tuesday after scoping nine gold medals, at the just-concluded Africa Senior Weightlifting Championship in Cairo, Egypt. The team of four females and a single male was accompanied by Coach Ojadi Aduche. ThosewhowongoldmedalsareChikaAmalaha( 55kg), ChinenyeFidelis(59kg) andAllAfrican Games gold medalist, Bilikis Otunla (76kg). Others in the delegation were Augustina Nwokolo (49kg) []The post Africa Weightlifting C’ships: Team Nigeria returns home with
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In ‘defence’ of Ngige, Adewole
Wed, 01 May 2019
Minister of Labour and ex- Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige, recently stirred the hornets’ nest with his statement that Nigeria has medical doctors’ surplus to requirement. Trust Ngige, he did not allow the salvos that greeted his controversial statement intimidate or silence him. He insisted he knew what he was saying []The post In ‘defence’ of Ngige, Adewole appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Queen Moremi the Musical: Promoting courage, integrity, womanhood
Wed, 01 May 2019
Months after its successful run December last year, Moremi the Musical returned on stage for Easter edition of the awe-inspiring theatrical performance. Moremi the Musical which opened penultimate Saturday and continues this weekend, is a story of love, faith, honour and the ultimate sacrifice. It seeks to honour the legacy of the legendary []The post Queen Moremi the Musical: Promoting courage, integrity, womanhood appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Coming of age story of love
Wed, 01 May 2019
Title: On the Bank of the River Author: Ifeoluwapo Adeniyi Publisher: Panamacchi Books, Ibadan Year: 2015 Pages: 285 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme ‘Whenever you read a good book’, notes renowned American writer of fantasy and science fiction, artist and publisher, Vera Nazarian, ‘somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light’. This []The post Coming of age story of love appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Hymnodia Season 1: How Kenneth won The ASAPH
Wed, 01 May 2019
It was a keen contest in Season one grand finale of Hymnodia, the first-ever reality TV show created around hymns and worship, as hymntestants (contestants) painstakingly showcased their talents in diverse dimensions of hymn rendition in a bid to outwit their counterparts. At the end of the contest, held last Wednesday, April 24 at the []The post Hymnodia Season 1: How Kenneth won The ASAPH appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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At Thought Pyramid, art gallery rooted locally
Wed, 01 May 2019
Thought Pyramid Arts Centre is a leading Nigerian art gallery. Therefore, it was not surprising that it was a major participant from Nigeria in the just concluded Art Expo New York, United States of America, which was held from April 4 to 7, 2019. The gallery showcased seven Nigerian contemporary artists in []The post At Thought Pyramid, art gallery rooted locally appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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