Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Monday 6th May 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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Blame APC’s imported mercenaries for ‘threat’ to May 29 inauguration, PDP tells Army
Mon, 06 May 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the military to blame political mercenaries imported by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the alleged threat to scuttle the May 29 inauguration. PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, advised the Army and other security agencies to track down those political mercenaries and []The post Blame APCs imported mercenaries for ‘threat’ to May 29 inauguration, PDP tells Army appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Insecurity: EFCC vows to deal with sponsors of terror
Mon, 06 May 2019
Immigration chief seeks probe of banks transactions The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to arrest and prosecute individuals or groups suspected to be involved in terrorism financing in the country. This was as the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has charged relevant authorities to beam searchlight on the banking sector, as the []The post Insecurity: EFCC vows to deal with sponsors of terror appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Group to honour Saraki, Dogara for exemplary leadership
Mon, 06 May 2019
A group, Arewa Online Publishers Forum, yesterday said it has concluded arrangements to honour the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, with special media awards. The forum in a statement in Kaduna said: ‘The Senate President would be honoured with Arewa Online Publishers Forum’s []The post Group to honour Saraki, Dogara for exemplary leadership appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Benue killings: Ortom engages military, police to crack down on criminals
Mon, 06 May 2019
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday said he had engaged top security formations in the state to begin general statewide crackdown on criminals beginning from today. The security networks include personnel from the military, the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), who would help fish out criminals from their hiding places to confront []The post Benue killings: Ortom engages military, police to crack down on criminals appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NGE: Saraki, Ganduje congratulate Egbemode, others
Mon, 06 May 2019
President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, congratulated Mrs. Funke Egbemode, on her reelection as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), during the Guilds 13th annual conference in Lagos, at the weekend. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also congratulated []The post NGE: Saraki, Ganduje congratulate Egbemode, others appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ndume: Senate deserves articulate President from North-East
Mon, 06 May 2019
The senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has said that the North-East deserves an articulate representative as Senate President. The senator, who is one of the leading candidates for Senate Presidency, said the North-East had suffered huge devastations with property worth over N2 trillion destroyed by insurgents. Ndume, who spoke []The post Ndume: Senate deserves articulate President from North-East appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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14 banks make N254.4bn profits in 3 months
Mon, 06 May 2019
Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country raked in higher profits in the first quarter of 2019 despite the sluggish economy and speculation that election jitters will impact negatively on businesses’ performance in the first three months of this year. New Telegraph’s analysis of Q1 2019 results announced by 14 banks, for instance, shows []The post 14 banks make N254.4bn profits in 3 months appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NDDC to distribute medical equipment, vaccines to Niger Delta
Mon, 06 May 2019
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) would soon commence the distribution of vaccines, medical and waste management equipment to states in the Niger Delta region. This was disclosed by the NDDC Acting Director, Finance and Administration, Dr. Chris Amadi, when he led some directors on an inspection visit to the commission’s warehouses in Port Harcourt. Amadi, []The post NDDC to distribute medical equipment, vaccines to Niger Delta appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Presidency mocks critics as Buhari returns from London
Mon, 06 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London, United Kingdom (UK) after a 10-day private visit. The President’s official plane, NAF 001, landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 6:24p.m. yesterday. This is as Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, mocks the critics of the President over the London trip. Adesina said that apostles of []The post Presidency mocks critics as Buhari returns from London appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FG, S’East governors can’t stop May 30 sit-at-home ‘ IPOB
Mon, 06 May 2019
Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said no blackmail or intimidation from the federal government and the South- East governors would stop its members from the May 30 sit-at-home directive. Besides, the group said that plans by the federal government and some governors of the South-East to sabotage the exercise would fail like it []The post FG, SEast governors cant stop May 30 sit-at-home ‘ IPOB appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AYII: Consolidating on agric insurance potential
Mon, 06 May 2019
Claims on insured fertilisers were recently disbursed to farmers, who suffered some losses as a way to further encourage them and their colleagues to fully embrace agriculture insurance. Sunday Ojeme reports Federal Government’s expanded programme to ensure food security and also encourage farmers from not giving up in their profession in the event of []The post AYII: Consolidating on agric insurance potential appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fresh electricity tariff hike underway
Mon, 06 May 2019
FG to open talks on power tariff review, execution in Q3 NERC misses votive appraisal six times A fresh review and implementation of electricity tariff in Nigeria is underway. This move, which, according to investigation by New Telegraph is a result of pressure by power investors, is buoyed by surge in deficit recorded across the []The post Fresh electricity tariff hike underway appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria cannot afford fuel subsidy removal now
Mon, 06 May 2019
Mr. Toyin Ayinde is the First Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and a former Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in Lagos State. In this interview with DAYO AYEYEMI, he speaks on recent International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s comment on Nigeria’s economy and affordable housing, among others. Excerpts: Are you not []The post ‘Nigeria cannot afford fuel subsidy removal now’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SEC completes 13 out of 90 capital mkt master plan
Mon, 06 May 2019
To rejig blue print The Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC) said 66 initiatives out of over 90 encapsulated in the ten year Capital Market Master plan have commenced since 2015. Of the number, 13 of the initiatives have been successfully completed, Acting Director General of the SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk stated this during []The post SEC completes 13 out of 90 capital mkt master plan appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nacho Aviance: High costs hurt financials
Mon, 06 May 2019
Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc. (NACHO) witnessed significant drop in full year 2018 financials following high operating cost, administrative expenses and competitive pressure, writes Chris Ugwu After deregulation of airline services industry in Nigeria, the sector has witnessed a new era of growth and advancement. The deregulation regime offered an increased interest and investment []The post Nacho Aviance: High costs hurt financials appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s gas exports hit N566.85bn in 4 months
Mon, 06 May 2019
FAVOURABLE High demand by China has helped to boost Nigeria’s liquefied natural gas in the global market No fewer than 28 vessels have ferried out some 1.76 million tons of liquefied natural gas valued at N566.85 billion ($1.55 billion) from Onne Port to Asia and Europe between January and April 2019. Findings by New []The post Nigeria’s gas exports hit N566.85bn in 4 months appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Q1 2019: Fidelity reports 34% growth in profits
Mon, 06 May 2019
Fidelity Bank Plc has started the new financial year strongly, posting a impressive first quarter result. Details of the top lender’s first quarter results released at the NSE showed appreciable growth in earnings, profits for the period ended March 31, 2019. Gross earnings rose by 11.8 per cent from N43.3 billion in 2018 to []The post Q1 2019: Fidelity reports 34% growth in profits appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Brexit: Banks raise alarm over UK economy
Mon, 06 May 2019
After years of work and millions of pounds spent in preparation for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union, the delay to October and seemingly endless questions about the outcome are casting a cloud over bankers’ outlooks and taking the shine off the rise in shares this year, Bloomberg reported at the weekend. The sentiment []The post Brexit: Banks raise alarm over UK economy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN warns on rising cyber security challenges
Mon, 06 May 2019
Caution Fraudsters shift focus to mobile attacks Despite the progress made by financial regulatory authorities in curbing the menace, rising cyber security challenges continue to pose a threat to companies in Nigeria and across the globe, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. The Director, Payment Systems Management Department at the CBN, Mr. Sam []The post CBN warns on rising cyber security challenges appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE closes week bearish with 1.78% loss
Mon, 06 May 2019
NEGATIVE SENTIMENT Financial Services Industry led the activity chart with 610.138 million shares valued at N5.828 billion traded in 8,012 deals Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) at the weekend extended its weekly losses as the NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 1.78 per cent while market capitalization depreciated by []The post NSE closes week bearish with 1.78% loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN Circuit: Ibrahim, Aderemi win MOP Award
Mon, 06 May 2019
Suleiman Ibrahim from Abuja got a standing ovation from the over 800 spectators when he was called up as the most outstanding player in the boys events at the end of the weeklong Central Bank Junior Tennis Championship which ended in Lagos Saturday. Suleiman had lost in the boys 16 finals to defending champion, David []The post CBN Circuit: Ibrahim, Aderemi win MOP Award appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers to play Canada, Dominican Republic friendlies
Mon, 06 May 2019
In its quest to adequately prepare the D’Tigers for the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has lined up grade A friendlies with Dominican Republic and Canada ahead of the competition. D’Tigers two legged encounter against Dominican Republic will take place in Santo Domingo between July 19 and 25 before playing []The post 2019 FIBA World Cup: DTigers to play Canada, Dominican Republic friendlies appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria, Zimbabwe’s clash under threat
Mon, 06 May 2019
Rohr to field ‘weak’ squad for friendly Warriors not pushovers, Eagles coordinator insists There is a big question regarding the international friendly between Nigeria and Zimbabwe as the June 8 date of the match clashes with the COSAFA Cup tournament in which the Warriors will participate. The match, slated to take place in []The post Nigeria, Zimbabwes clash under threat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mikel’s goal fails to win Boro playoffs spot
Mon, 06 May 2019
Super Eagles’ skipper, Mikel Obi, put up a heroic display on Sunday which he capped by scoring a goal to give his Championship side Middlesbrough a 2-0 win over Rotherham United but it was not enough for the Riverside outfit to clinch a top-six finish for a play-off into the lucrative English Premier League. Boro, []The post Mikel’s goal fails to win Boro playoffs spot appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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F’Eagles crash 2-1 to Saudi Arabia
Mon, 06 May 2019
The Flying Eagles succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in Pre FIFA U-20 World Cup game in Vienna, Austria on Sunday. The team managed by Paul Aigbogun are on a three-week camping ahead of the tournament starting May 23 to June 15 in Poland and had the Saudi match to prepare for []The post FEagles crash 2-1 to Saudi Arabia appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Grange School, CIS shine in Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club swimming gala
Mon, 06 May 2019
Grange School and Children International School have emerged champions in the Secondary and Primary School categories of the 4th Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Inter School Swimming Gala held Saturday at the elite Ikoyi Club, Lagos. Grange amassed nine gold, six eight silver and nine bronze medals to edge Edgewood School to second place on seven []The post Grange School, CIS shine in Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club swimming gala appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EPL Top Four: Chelsea in, Man United out
Mon, 06 May 2019
Chelsea secured their place in the Champions League next season with victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge but Arsenal and Manchester United failed in their bid for Top Four after playing draws with Brighton and Huddersfield respectively. The win, combined with Arsenals draw against Brighton, means the Blues are guaranteed a top-four finish in []The post EPL Top Four: Chelsea in, Man United out appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oparanozie turns focus to Women’s World Cup
Mon, 06 May 2019
Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie has now turned her attention to leading Nigeria at theFIFA Womens World Cup in France, after ending her league season with Guingamp. Oparanozie came in as a substitute in the 66th minute, replacing Louise Fleury as Frederic Biancalanis side forced 10-man PSG to a 1-1 draw in Pabu on []The post Oparanozie turns focus to Womens World Cup appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Arsenal renew interest in Chukwueze
Mon, 06 May 2019
Atletico joins race to sign Nigerian youngster Super Eagles youngster, Samuel Chukwueze, has received another shade of summer transfer attention, as he is back on the radar of English Premier League side, Arsenal, while England’s former champions, Leicester City, and Atletico Madrid of Spain have also joined the race to price him away from []The post Arsenal renew interest in Chukwueze appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Delta State Headmasters Cup hots up in semis
Mon, 06 May 2019
as athletes arrive camp for sports festival The Delta State Headmasters Cup football tournament will form part of the state’s sports festival which is on centre stage at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Today, the semifinal matches of the competition will be played just as the athletes expected for the Delta Schools Sports []The post Delta State Headmasters Cup hots up in semis appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Saraki, Dogara, Tinubu and NASS leadership
Mon, 06 May 2019
Sanya Awosan In their responses to Asiwaju Bola Ahed Tinubu’s recent public statement on why he is backing President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s choice of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for the positions of Senate President and Speaker, House of Representatives, respectively, the duo of Senate President, Dr. Bukola []The post Saraki, Dogara, Tinubu and NASS leadership appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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