Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Thursday 2nd May 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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Time to bring Chibok schoolgirls back
Thu, 02 May 2019
It was exactly five years on April 14 that 276 students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were kidnapped by the terrorist group, Boko Haram. While 57 of the girls escaped before they could be transported to the terrorists’ base in Sambisa Forest, a few others were rescued in the course of the last []The post Time to bring Chibok schoolgirls back appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Katsina: Gunmen kidnap Buhari’s district head
Thu, 02 May 2019
Armed men yesterday abducted Alhaji Musa Umar, the district head of Daura (Magajin Garin Daura), the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State. The kidnappers, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), invaded Umar’s Daura residence at 7p.m. and shot sporadically into the air, forcing bystanders to scamper for safety. Umar, a []The post Katsina: Gunmen kidnap Buhari’s district head appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Govs to workers: We’ll pay N30,000 minimum wage
Thu, 02 May 2019
The celebration of Workers’ Day across the country yesterday provided an opportunity for most of the state governors to re-assure organised labour that they would honour their words by paying the newly approved N30,000 minimum wage to workers. Some of the governors, who fully participated in the May Day rally, said they were already []The post Govs to workers: We’ll pay N30,000 minimum wage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Boko Haram: Army to take action against PCNI
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Nigerian Army has threatened to report a member of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), Dr Sidi Ali Mohammed, to the appropriate authorities. The Army said the move would enable Mohammed to further substantiate the claim that each of the soldiers prosecuting the counter-insurgency war in the North East, received N1, []The post Boko Haram: Army to take action against PCNI appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okorocha: INEC lacks power to reverse my election
Thu, 02 May 2019
Imo State Governorand Imo West senatorialcandidateof the All ProgressivesCongress in thelast National Assemblyelections, Owelle RochasOkorocha, has said theIndependent NationalElectoral Commission(INEC) lacked the powerto withhold his certificateof return or reversehis election after beingdeclared winner of theelection. The position was containedin a petition filed atthe commission by Okorochaon Tuesday.The petition titled ‘Needto Avert Abuse of Office []The post Okorocha: INEC lacks power
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Ides of March: Panic over killings in Enugu
Thu, 02 May 2019
Enugu State is noted in the South-East and the country as a very peaceful state with a low crime rate. But since March this year, many are wondering what has happened to the state, following a sequence of unresolved murders. KENNETH OFOMA, in Enugu, reports In modern times, the Ides of March is best []The post Ides of March: Panic over killings in Enugu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Awaiting polio-free certification
Thu, 02 May 2019
After so much hard work and commitment from government, development partners, health workers and volunteers, Nigeria is hopeful to be certified Polio free in about six months time. REGINA OTOKPA writes on the journey so far Poliomyelitis commonly known as polio, is a highly infectious viral disease associated with paralysis of one of more []The post Awaiting polio-free certification appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Abia pensioners disrupt Workers’ Day celebration, protest pension arrears
Thu, 02 May 2019
It was mild drama yesterday at the Ibeku High School playground, venue of the Labour Day celebration when pensioners in Abia State disrupted the march past. No sooner had the Head of Service and representative of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Sir Onyi Wama, mounted the podium to take the May Day salute than the pensioners, in []The post Abia pensioners disrupt Workers’ Day celebration, protest pension arrears appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG launches Nigeria health facility registry
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Federal Government has launched the Health Facility Registry (HFR) of Nigeria, an electronic information system, which would grant public access to up-to-date information on health facilities as contained in the master facility list. Speaking at the launch, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, explained that a master health facility list was a complete []The post FG launches Nigeria health facility registry appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Excess salt, herbal concoction could affect kidney
Thu, 02 May 2019
Consultant Physician and kidney specialist, Dr. Chimezie Okwuonu, is the founder of Beatitudes Kidney and Eye Foundation, Umuahia and the Beatitudes Kidney and Dialysis Center, Aba. In this interview with IGBEAKU ORJI, he speaks on the challenges of managing kidney disease, the high cost of dialysis in the country, among other issues Why is []The post ‘Excess salt, herbal concoction could affect kidney’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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May Day: Buhari promises full implementation of new minimum wage
Thu, 02 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerian workers that the new national minimum wage recently signed into law would be fully implemented by his administration. Buhari made the promise yesterday at the 2019 Workers’ Day Celebration which coincided with the Centenary Celebration of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), with the theme, Another 100 Years of Struggle []The post May Day: Buhari promises full implementation of new minimum wage appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Labour warns FG on rising debt, borrowing
Thu, 02 May 2019
Organised labour has, again, cautioned the Federal Government on the nation’s rising debt profile, ‘resulting from government’s unsaturated appetite for borrowing and foreign loans.’ The President of the United Labour Congress (ULC), Mr. Joe Ajaero, gave the warning yesterday when he led hundreds of workers to mark May Day at the National Stadium in Surulere, []The post Labour warns FG on rising debt, borrowing appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NPPAN deplores effect of $550m palm oil import on local production
Thu, 02 May 2019
POTENTIAL Eighty per cent production of oil palm come from scattered smallholdings spread over an estimated 1.6m hectares of land Nigeria is currently losing over $500 million to palm oil import yearly due to worsening production in the local industry, the National Palm Produce Association of Nigeria (NPPAN) has reported. NPPAN Ambassador, Dele []The post NPPAN deplores effect of $550m palm oil import on local production appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Multiple taxation: Telcos seek downward review of AOL
Thu, 02 May 2019
APPEAL Players in the telecom sector are appealing to their regulator for a reduction in operating levy Licensed telecommunications operators in Nigeria have urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to consider a downward review of the Annual Operating Levy (AOL) being paid to the regulator. They said this became imperative in []The post Multiple taxation: Telcos seek downward review of AOL appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCAA vs Telcos: Who blinks first
Thu, 02 May 2019
The recent threat against telecoms infrastructure by the government agency in charge of aviation is currently unsettling the industry. While regulator insists on the demolition of masts as sanction, the telcos are also unyielding, leaving government’s intervention as the only window for resolution. SAMSON AKINTARO reports In less than 30 days from now, about []The post NCAA vs Telcos: Who blinks first’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Minimum wage and Governors’ quest for revenue review
Thu, 02 May 2019
With table set for implementation of N30,000 newly approved minimum wage, state governors have renewed agitation for review of existing revenue formula. Abdulwahab Isa reports In the past weeks, it is assumed that the leadership of the organised labour scored a major victory for itself. The major labour centres, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade []The post Minimum wage and Governors’ quest for revenue review appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SEC to investors: Provide proof, regularise your accounts
Thu, 02 May 2019
In a bid to reduce the growing quantum of unclaimed dividends in the market, investors have again been urged to provide sufficient proof of ownership so as to be able to regularize their accounts into one. This advise was given by the Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ms Mary Uduk []The post SEC to investors: Provide proof, regularise your accounts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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World Bank floats $50m facility to support eco-friendly mining
Thu, 02 May 2019
As the Federal Government continues to seek ways of boosting the country’s economy through mining, the World Bank yesterday launched the first-ever fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable. In a statement, the World Bank said it is targeting a total investment of $50 million for the facility, dubbed the, ‘Climate-Smart []The post World Bank floats $50m facility to support eco-friendly mining appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Revenue: Telcos fret over Google’s free Wi-Fi service
Thu, 02 May 2019
Fear imminent death of more ISPs ‘NCC distances self from deal Telecommunications operators in Nigeria are currently disturbed by the recently launched Google free wi-fi service in the country. New Telegraph learnt that the free Internet service, which is now active in some parts of Lagos and Abuja, is seen as fresh threat to []The post Revenue: Telcos fret over Google’s free Wi-Fi service appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Industrialisation: Evaluating Nigeria’s gradual plunge
Thu, 02 May 2019
At the maiden edition of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) stakeholders’ round-table session on the future of the country’s industrial sector held in Kano, recently, stakeholders raised the alarm over the slow pace of industrialisation in the country. Taiwo Hassan reports At many fora on the state of manufacturing sector []The post Industrialisation: Evaluating Nigeria’s gradual plunge appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ATCON seeks special funding for telecoms infrastructure
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has called for special funding from the government to bridge existing infrastructure gaps in the telecommunications sector. Members of the telecoms advocacy group at their 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos, unanimously agreed that dearth of backbone infrastructure in the country is hampering the current []The post ATCON seeks special funding for telecoms infrastructure appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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MainOne to land cable in Cote D’ivoire October
Thu, 02 May 2019
Following the issuance of a submarine cable landing license by the government of Cote D’Ivoire, MainOne said it plans to land the cable and launch services in the country’s capital, Abidjan by October 2019. The company said it had made significant progress in the project implementation process, adding that critical surveys have been completed, while []The post MainOne to land cable in Cote D’ivoire October appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NASS leadership: S’East APC leaders seek better deal
Thu, 02 May 2019
KENNETH OFOMA reports on the recent meeting of South-East All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in Enugu, where the party’s national leadership was charged to review the zoning of leadership positions of the incoming 9th National Assembly to ensure equity For the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), it is yet another time to elect presiding []The post NASS leadership: S’East APC leaders seek better deal appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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El-Rufai: My re-election proved critics wrong
Thu, 02 May 2019
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State was among several Governors-elect and returning governors, who attended a two-day induction at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He speaks with Anule Emmanuel on why some state chief executives must summon courage to tackle challenges of high wage bill and other related financial burdens, strategies of growing Internally Generated Revenues []The post El-Rufai: My re-election proved critics wrong appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why I’m in the race for APGA chairmanship’ Ezenwafor
Thu, 02 May 2019
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is set for its national convention and one of the aspirants for the position of national chairman, Chief Jude Ezenwafor, in this interview with OKEY MADUFORO, speaks on the fortunes of the party and why the incumbent chairman must take a bow What is the motivation for contesting []The post Why I’m in the race for APGA chairmanship’ Ezenwafor appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Semenya loses appeal against IAAF at CAS
Thu, 02 May 2019
as Sports Ministry, SASCOC throw weight behind her South Africa athlete, Caster Semenya, has lost her appeal against the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The Olympic 800m champion went to CAS after the athletics governing body came up with a ruling to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. Despite the []The post Semenya loses appeal against IAAF at CAS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NFF confirms Zimbabwe, Senegal ties for Eagles
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday confirmed that the Super Eagles will come up against Zimbabwe and Senegal friendly matches in June ahead of African Cup of Nations. The three-time African champions will open camp in Asaba, Delta State on June 2, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen []The post NFF confirms Zimbabwe, Senegal ties for Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ramsey out, Monreal doubtful for Valencia clash
Thu, 02 May 2019
Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of Arsenals Europa League clash with Valencia on Thursday, while Nacho Monreal is a doubt. Wales international Ramsey is still sidelined with the hamstring injury sustained in the quarter-final secondleg win over Napoli and, although he could return to action before moving to Juventus at the end []The post Ramsey out, Monreal doubtful for Valencia clash appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare, Amusan seek to win big
Thu, 02 May 2019
Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion, Tobiloba Amusan, hopes to impress as she makes her debut at the 2019 IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar on today (Friday). The Nigerian who has been listed among the nine sprint hurdlers to compete for the $10,000 prize money and eight points on offer for the first ranked []The post 2019 IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare, Amusan seek to win big appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Northern leaders and their youths
Thu, 02 May 2019
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promises, it costs nothing ‘ Edmund Burke After going round the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as a professional in company of politicians in electioneering during thelastnational campaigns, I drew up some observations about this country that []The post Northern leaders and their youths appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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RedBull brings ‘Wings for Life World Run’ Charity to Lagos
Thu, 02 May 2019
The leading energy drink in Nigeria, RedBull, will on Sunday May 5, 2019 stage a run for charity tagged ‘The Wings for Life World Run’ at the National Stadium Lagos. It is an initiative of the Wings of Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation that is dedicated to help generate funds for research projects. The []The post RedBull brings ‘Wings for Life World Run’ Charity to Lagos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ahead FIFA U-20 World Cup: F’ Eagles to play three more friendlies in Germany
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Flying Eagles will play three more build-up matches in Germany, before they head out to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, but all the matches will be against European clubsides. In the wake of their opening match on German soil, a 3-3 come-from-behind draw against Frieburg on Tuesday, Paul Aigbogun’s side will []The post Ahead FIFA U-20 World Cup: F’ Eagles to play three more friendlies in Germany appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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