Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Saturday 4th May 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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HOW ‘CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME’ BOOSTS GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN KEBBI
Sat, 04 May 2019
The federal government and development partners are working round the clock to reduce the huge number of out-of-school children in the country, especially in northern Nigeria. However, an unconditional cash transfer programme which caused an explosion in enrolment in schools, has laid bare some challenges confronting education in the North. REGINA OTOKPA reports []The post HOW CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME BOOSTS GIRLS EDUCATION IN KEBBI appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ZAINAB’S SISTER RECOUNTS ORDEAL: 7 Saudi men barged in our hotel, led my sister away in handcuffs
Sat, 04 May 2019
As Nigerians attempt to come to terms with the ordeal of Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student, recently released by the Saudi Arabian government to Nigeria following her arrest by Saudi security officials late last year in Saudi Arabia, her sister has given a tear-jacking account of the harrowing experience Zainab and her family members went []The post ZAINABS SISTER RECOUNTS ORDEAL: 7 Saudi men barged in our hotel, led my sister away in handcuffs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zamfara: Bandits kill 20, sack 20 communities,in zamfara
Sat, 04 May 2019
ambush, injure 4 soldiers Armed bandits yesterday stormed Kunkilai village in Magami District, Gusau Local Government area of Zamfara State, killing at least 20 people and sacking more than 20 communities. The incident led to a fresh combat between some soldiers and the armed bandits, which left at least four soldiers injured. The bandits []The post Zamfara: Bandits kill 20, sack 20 communities,in zamfara appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Gowon slumps as Okowa, Obaseki, others bid Ejoor goodbye
Sat, 04 May 2019
There was pandemonium at the burial ceremony of the late Major General David Ejoor (rtd) yesterday, when former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, slumped during the graveside prayers for the deceased in Ovwor-Olomu, Ughelli South area of Delta State. Reports say the 84-yearold former military officer was resuscitated by emergency personnel at the event. []The post Gowon slumps as Okowa, Obaseki, others bid Ejoor goodbye appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shut Nigerian cultural centres get N93m budgetary allocation in two years
Sat, 04 May 2019
Set to get N45m in 2019 Diplomatic row brews with China over unpaid rent Startling revelations have emerged of how over N93 million meant to cater for the four Nigerian culture centres (already closed down), were siphoned under controversial circumstances by some top officials of the Ministry of Information and Culture. The centres, according []The post Shut Nigerian cultural centres get N93m budgetary allocation in two years appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kidnappers collect N2.5m ransom, abduct ransom bearer
Sat, 04 May 2019
Fresh facts have emerged on how an 18-year-old man, Abubakar Sani of Birnin Magaji community in Zamfara State was assigned to hand over a N2.5 million ransom to the abductors of his father. However, reports last night revealed that the man too has been abducted by the kidnappers, a family source said. Sunusi Sani, the []The post Kidnappers collect N2.5m ransom, abduct ransom bearer appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osun to benefit from N916m BHCPF FG programme
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Federal Government yesterday commenced the enrolment of clients for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) in Osun State with a pledge that the people will benefit from services worth N916m over the next nine months from the programme. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who made this known, explained that the amount is []The post Osun to benefit from N916m BHCPF FG programme appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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MTN Group names Emir Sanusi as Board member
Sat, 04 May 2019
another Nigerian joins advisory body The South African telecommunications giant, MTN Group, has announced the appointment of His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano, to its Board of Directors effective July 2019. Sanusi is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 2009 to 2014, during which he was []The post MTN Group names Emir Sanusi as Board member appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zainab, Abubakar to return home soon, says FG
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja yesterday hinted that Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, two Nigeria who were wrongfully detained for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia, would soon be back in the country. The duo regained freedom a few days ago following a series of silent diplomatic interventions by the federal government and the government []The post Zainab, Abubakar to return home soon, says FG appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Killings: IGP orders Fulani group to flush out criminal members
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Muhammad Adamu, has ordered the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), to work with security agencies to flush out remnants of the suspected bandits hiding in various bushes. Adamu, who stated this yesterday after a closed-door meeting with various leaders of the association from various []The post Killings: IGP orders Fulani group to flush out criminal members appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dogara extols virtues of murdered Oyo lawmaker, Olatoye
Sat, 04 May 2019
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday described slain member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Olatoye Temitope, as a philanthropist with unlimited love for the downtrodden. Dogara made the remarks in Ibadan, Oyo State capital during the final burial rites of the lawmaker who represented the Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State. []The post Dogara extols virtues of murdered Oyo lawmaker, Olatoye appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fertiliser: FMN, firm reward farmers in Kaduna
Sat, 04 May 2019
As part of its mandate towards protecting small scale farmers in Nigeria via the Area Yield Index Insurance (AYII), PULA Advisor, an insurance and technology company has settled some farmers that subscribed to some of their insured agric products in Kaduna. PULA, in partnership with Leadway Assurance Company with support from Nigeria Incentive Based Risk []The post Fertiliser: FMN, firm reward farmers in Kaduna appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Firm partners local farmers to boost food production
Sat, 04 May 2019
In a bid to enhance the optimisation of Nigeria’s agric sector, Corteva Agriscience, agriculture division of DowDuPont, is partnering with Nigerian farmers on seed development technology to boost food productivity in the country. President, Corteva Agriscience, Africa Middle East, Prabdeep Bajwa, disclosed this during this year’s seed connect conference and expo organised by the []The post Firm partners local farmers to boost food production appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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God told me to marry my blind footballer husband ‘Bride
Sat, 04 May 2019
It was pomp and ceremony last weekend as multi-talented blind footballer, Kenechukwu Agbanu, found his missing rib, former Miss Ngozi Okwuonu, a nurse by profession; as the couple was joined in holy matrimony in a wedding ceremony in Enugu. Kenechukwu, a member of Lions Blind Football Club of Enugu, is also a musician, teacher []The post God told me to marry my blind footballer husband ‘Bride appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Edo boosts entrepreneurial training for graduates
Sat, 04 May 2019
Committed to creating more opportunities for Edo youths to tap from Nigeria’s booming tech ecosystem for self-reliance, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki is subsidising the training of youths in in-demand tech fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning. The six-week training programmes, according to a statement, are being run by Curators []The post Edo boosts entrepreneurial training for graduates appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Iwobi must be his own man and not copy Okocha to excel ‘Esin
Sat, 04 May 2019
Former Super Eagles midfielder Etim Esin told AJIBADE OLUSESAN in this interview that the national team does not need captain Mikel Obi to excel at the forthcoming African cup of Nations in Egypt. Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has said he is not certain his captain, Mikel Obi, will make the team to the []The post Iwobi must be his own man and not copy Okocha to excel ‘Esin appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bauchi gov won’t relax despite losing election ‘General Yusuf
Sat, 04 May 2019
Brigadier General Ladan Yusuf (retired) is the Special Adviser on Security Matters to outgoing Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State. In this interview with ALI GARBA, the security expert opened up on some security issues, among other matters. Excerpts’ Do you agree that the APC lost the last election because the people of Bauchi []The post Bauchi gov won’t relax despite losing election ‘General Yusuf appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Makinde a novice, must learn from Ajimobi ‘Olatunde
Sat, 04 May 2019
Dr. Abdulazeez Olatunde is the Publicity Secretary of Oyo APC. In this interview with SOLA ADEYEMO, he pooh-poohed the series of allegations thrown against the outgoing Governor Abiola Ajimobi by the Governor-Elect, Engr. Seyi Makinde, with regards to the questionable N30bn contract awarded, and alleged secret employments of workers being carried out aimed at burdening []The post Makinde a novice, must learn from Ajimobi ‘Olatunde appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Joshua: I’ll batter Ruiz if he talks recklessly
Sat, 04 May 2019
Anthony Joshua is looking to do some damage when he defends his heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden on June 1. Ruiz, who will be bidding to become Mexicos first heavyweight world champion, replaces Joshuas scheduled opponent Jarrell Miller, who was barred from fighting after failing drugs tests. Ruiz, 29-years-old, cited Mexican []The post Joshua: I’ll batter Ruiz if he talks recklessly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Promoted teams fighting relegation
Sat, 04 May 2019
With six matches to the end of the season, the four clubs that gained promotion from the Nigeria National League at the start of the campaign are currently struggling in the elite division with one of them, Remo Stars, on the brink of going down to where they came from. If the season ends today, []The post Promoted teams fighting relegation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ajimobi siphoning Oyo funds at the last minute ‘Olatunji
Sat, 04 May 2019
Oyo State Governor-Elect, Engr. Seyi Makinde, recently accused Governor Abiola Ajimobi of laying landmines for his incoming government by awarding N30bn contracts and employing workers secretly in order to overload his governments wage bill, vowing to probe any unwholesome spending at the twilight of the administration. In this interview with SOLA ADEYEMO, the Publicity Secretary []The post Ajimobi siphoning Oyo funds at the last minute ‘Olatunji appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Usman charges teammates ahead of Abia Warriors’ clash
Sat, 04 May 2019
Gombe United’s Suleiman Usman has enjoined his teammates to try and rescue their season in the Nigeria Professional Football League after their State FA triumph over Doma United FC during the week. The Desert Scorpions came back from a goal down to beat Doma United to lift the 2019 Gombe FA Cup trophy, after goals []The post Usman charges teammates ahead of Abia Warriors’ clash appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC must prosecute electoral offenders ‘Methodist Church
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Ijebu-Diocese of the Methodist Church Nigeria has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the judiciary to bring to book, those found to be engaged in electoral malpractices in order to serve as a deterrent to others who may want to tow the unholy path in future. The diocese made the plea after []The post INEC must prosecute electoral offenders ‘Methodist Church appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Rangers seek to end Enyimba’s unbeaten run in Group A
Sat, 04 May 2019
Group Bs top three aim to maintain positions After seeing their 13-game unbeaten run ended in Benin against Bendel Insurance last week, before losing again to Rivers United during the week, Rangers will be looking forward to ending Enyimba’s 11-game unbeaten streak when the two sides meet this weekend in one of the []The post Rangers seek to end Enyimbas unbeaten run in Group A appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIFAU20 World Cup: F’ Eagles tackle Saudi Arabia in Vienna
Sat, 04 May 2019
as Yakubu visits team The Flying Eagles will continue their build up for the fast-approaching FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland with a friendly match against Saudi Arabia U20 team in Vienna, Austria, on Sunday evening. Both teams were scheduled to clash in a friendly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, earlier in the year but []The post FIFAU20 World Cup: F’ Eagles tackle Saudi Arabia in Vienna appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Falcons will suffer no mental block at World Cup ‘Dennerby
Sat, 04 May 2019
Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby has assured Nigerians that the African champions will not suffer any mental block when confronting European opposition at the FIFA World Cup finals in France. Speaking during a press conference preceding the WAFU Women’s Tournament starting in Abidjan next week, Dennerby said he believes the Super Falcons []The post Falcons will suffer no mental block at World Cup ‘Dennerby appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Swimming: Students compete for honours in 46 events
Sat, 04 May 2019
A total of 11 primary schools and seven secondary schools in Lagos State are poised for hostilities as the Zenith Bank sponsored Ikoyi Club swimming competition takes place today at the Ikoyi Club 1938 swimming section with 46 events at stake. The primary schools are Grange primary school, children International School, Greensprings School , Lekki, []The post Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Swimming: Students compete for honours in 46 events appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Man City overtake United as EPL’s most valuable club
Sat, 04 May 2019
Manchester City have overtaken their local rivals, Manchester United as the English Premier League’s most valuable club, with higher wages and lower profits hurting the Old Trafford side. In the wake of City’s amazing 2-0 spanking of The Red Devils in a recent cliff-hanger for The Citizens’ title race, the Etihad side have also dumped []The post Man City overtake United as EPL’s most valuable club appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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High stakes as Brighton, Cardiff fight against relegation
Sat, 04 May 2019
While the majority of eyes are glued to the Premier League title race and the battle for Champions League spots, the scramble to avoid relegation from the Premier League is nearly done and dusted. Huddersfield and Fulham have already been condemned to Championship return next season after short stay in the top flight, and it []The post High stakes as Brighton, Cardiff fight against relegation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mercy Johnson-Okojie: I stopped taking romantic roles for love of my husband and kids
Sat, 04 May 2019
From the lady who would throw all in to interpret movie roles, a lot has changed about the prolific actor, Mercy Johnson-Okojie. The quintessential queen of the tube spoke candidly with LANRE ODUKOYA about her consciousness of what her status as a mother and wife demands as against what fans love to see. What []The post Mercy Johnson-Okojie: I stopped taking romantic roles for love of my husband and kids appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Musicians who have found second calling in Nollywood
Sat, 04 May 2019
Across the world, musicians have been known to delve regularly into the world of acting and filmmaking, with the likes of Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and Usher among notable examples. Even more, stars like Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube Will Smith Ludaris and 50 Cent are known to have featured in not just one or two []The post Musicians who have found second calling in Nollywood appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Plaqad unveils first report on BB Naija at NEC Live 7
Sat, 04 May 2019
Africa’s leading marketing and public relations technology company, Plaqad.com has released the first-ever Big Brother Naija report. The Report which was released at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference today Wednesday 24th April provides valuable insights into the public perception of the reality TV show, its impact on the youth culture in Nigeria and its effect on []The post Plaqad unveils first report on BB Naija at NEC Live 7 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ex-hubby gets support as Tonto Dikeh describes him as one-minute man
Sat, 04 May 2019
It is no longer news that Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has been in the news for the past few days following another weighty session of ranting over her crashed marriage with Olakunle Churchill. In the new claims, she not only reiterated allegations that her ex-husband is an internet fraudster, which she claimed she only found []The post Ex-hubby gets support as Tonto Dikeh describes him as one-minute man appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I feel sorry for Nigerian artistes who sign deals with international record labels ‘Burna Boy
Sat, 04 May 2019
Famous musician, Burna Boy, has kicked against Nigerian artistes signing record deals with international labels. In a post on his Snapchat page, he said he felt sorry for those signing such international deals, describing them as victims. The bubbly act vowed that he would never sign any deal with international record labels. ‘I feel so []The post I feel sorry for Nigerian artistes who sign deals with international record labels ‘Burna Boy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stella Ihwechi Olusami reenacts passion for ghetto boys
Sat, 04 May 2019
Stella Ihwechi Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), headed by Stella Olusami has upped its game in tackling the debilitating challenges before the ghetto boys. Having worked with organisations that mediated between the Niger Delta youths and state governments (Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta), security agencies and corporate organisations (Shell, Elf) for over 10 years as a []The post Stella Ihwechi Olusami reenacts passion for ghetto boys appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Big Slim unveils entertainment hub, SILVERFOX, in Lagos
Sat, 04 May 2019
Entertainment mogul, Big Slim, has unveiled a new outfit, SILVERFOX World Class Entertainment Hub. The grand opening event of the hub, located in the Oniru part of Victoria Island, Lagos, took place recently, with many describing the impressive outfit as the new go-to location in Nigerias commercial and entertainment capital. The event, graced by some []The post Big Slim unveils entertainment hub, SILVERFOX, in Lagos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ud, New York-based Nigerian photographer, opens exhibition June 1
Sat, 04 May 2019
New York-based Nigerian-born photographer, Mr. Ik Ud, is set to hold his first photography exhibition in Nigeria. Titled: ‘Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty’, the exhibition will take place at Alliance Franaise on Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, from June1-16. In this solo exhibition, this exhibition, Ud will be offering a substantial presentation of his []The post Ud, New York-based Nigerian photographer, opens exhibition June 1 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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14-yr-old wins N.25m prize at Eko Hotel’s art competition
Sat, 04 May 2019
Adejoke Samson, a 14-year-old student of Kings College, Lagos, has won the N250,000 grand prize at the Eco-Friendly Art Contest organised by Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. Samson clinched the prize after beating nine other contestants who took part in the grand finale of the competition on Monday in Lagos. The first and second runners-up, []The post 14-yr-old wins N.25m prize at Eko Hotel’s art competition appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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UK debut for Toni Kan’s Nights of the Creaking Bed
Sat, 04 May 2019
Cassava Republic has announced the release of the United Kingdom’s edition of ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’, which is part of Toni Kan’s acclaimed and award winning short story collection. Winner of the Saro Wiwa/NDDC prose prize in 2009, ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’ has received praise from home and abroad. The book hit stores []The post UK debut for Toni Kans Nights of the Creaking Bed appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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