Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Saturday 11th May 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

Unending war over NSITF board
Sat, 11 May 2019
Within the past few weeks, a day hardly goes by without a drama associated with the inauguration of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board, which was constituted in 2017. REGINA OTOKPA, who has been following the events, provides more insight to the issue. The National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) formerly known []The post Unending war over NSITF board appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NIGERIAN HIGHWAYS: DEN OF KIDNAPPERS
Sat, 11 May 2019
Nigeria’s highway is giving many sleepless nights as kidnappings and deaths are gradually but steadily becoming the order of the day. ISIOMA MADIKE, who has been following this ugly trend, reports On May 5, a trailer-load of gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked travellers on the Ilesha-Ife Expressway. It was gathered that the []The post NIGERIAN HIGHWAYS: DEN OF KIDNAPPERS appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EFCC arrest: Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy show support for Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile
Sat, 11 May 2019
Following the arrest and parade of singers, Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile, among others yesterday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a number of Nigerian musicians have come out in support of the two artistes Naira Marley, whose real name is Afeez Fashola, and Omoniyi Temidayo, better known as Zlatan Ibile, were arrested []The post EFCC arrest: Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy show support for Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC sacked PDP to save Nigeria ‘Buhari
Sat, 11 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday added his voice to the call for true federalism in Nigeria even as he insisted that the coming of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to power was to rescue the country from the maladministration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking at an award ceremony organised by the []The post APC sacked PDP to save Nigeria ‘Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Court restrains Ganduje from breaking Kano Emirate
Sat, 11 May 2019
Gov: I’ve no grouse against Sanusi ‘Sheikh Daurawa resigns as Kano Hisbah Board chair Barely 24 hours after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State signed a law which created additional four emirates, a Kano High Court yesterday granted an order restraining Ganduje from implementing the breakup of the Kano Emirate. The restraining []The post Court restrains Ganduje from breaking Kano Emirate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSITF saga: Ngige’s life in your hand, kinsmen warn Wabba
Sat, 11 May 2019
Minister tells workers to disregard NLC’s protest The attack on the residence of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has drawn the anger a pressure group from the minister’s hometown, the Idemili Patriotic Forum (IPF), which alleged that there is a plot to assassinate him by the militant arm of the []The post NSITF saga: Ngige’s life in your hand, kinsmen warn Wabba appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Don’t impersonate Oba of Benin
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Aiyobahan of Benin, Chief John Osamede Adun, has warned proponents of parallel kingdom in Benin against impersonating the Ogiamien title. Adun disclosed this in Benin City, while responding to reports against the Oba of Benin. He said the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, cannot []The post Don’t impersonate Oba of Benin appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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EFCC to re-arraign ex-FCT minister, others over alleged N650m fraud
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on June 11 rearraign a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mrs. Jumoke Akinjide, and two others charged with N650 million fraud. Akinjide and the others will appear before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos. She was first arraigned on []The post EFCC to re-arraign ex-FCT minister, others over alleged N650m fraud appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ramadan: Faleke urges Bello to pay workers’ salaries
Sat, 11 May 2019
The running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election on Kogi State, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke has again appealed in Kogi State government under the leadership of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to pay civil servants and pensioners their due entitlements to enable the Muslim brothers and sisters to perform the Ramadan with ease. []The post Ramadan: Faleke urges Bello to pay workers salaries appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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S’Court verdict: Over 2,000 landlords, property owners in Ikeja in dilemma
Sat, 11 May 2019
Ashade family lays claim to title The last may not have been heard about the controversial Supreme Court judgement which ruled that the 398 acres, spanning some parts of Agidingbi, Ikeja and Ogba, belong to Akinole- Oshiun family as Ashade Royal Family yesterday laid claim to the disputed land. With the development, Saturday Telegraph []The post S’Court verdict: Over 2,000 landlords, property owners in Ikeja in dilemma appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lalong, Ortom, others grieve as UNIJOS VC buries son
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Prof. Sebastian Maimako, yesterday buried his 25-year-old son, Shitna’an Maimako, who died on May 5, at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). Shitnaan, a 400-level student of the Department of Information Resource Management, at Babcok University, Ogun State, was reportedly rushed to Jos, after a brief []The post Lalong, Ortom, others grieve as UNIJOS VC buries son appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Appeal Court dismisses Onnoghen’s appeals, yet to rule on conviction
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, yesterday in a unanimous decision dismissed four interlocutory appeals filed by the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, challenging the procedure the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), adopted in the trial that led to his conviction. Thought the court said it is yet to determine []The post Appeal Court dismisses Onnoghens appeals, yet to rule on conviction appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2nd term tickets: Plots against Obaseki, Akeredolu, Yahaya Bello thicken
Sat, 11 May 2019
Audu’s son, Faleke, ex-naval chief in race for Kogi ticket ‘Oyegun, retired General, ex-deputy gov against Obaseki Despite the denials and rebuttals in some quarters, the fate that befell Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in which he was denied the opportunity of flying his party’s ticket, is hanging in the balance and may []The post 2nd term tickets: Plots against Obaseki, Akeredolu, Yahaya Bello thicken appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I was rigged out, says PDP’s Umenajiego
Sat, 11 May 2019
Hon Jude Ifeanyi Umenajiego of the PDP lost the last House of Assembly election into the Onitsha South two constituency of Anambra State. In this interview with OKEGWO KENECHUKWU, he alleged that the election was massively rigged through vote buying and over voting. Excerpts’ The election has come and gone but the scars are []The post I was rigged out, says PDPs Umenajiego appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles, learn from SPURS to succeed in Egypt ‘Amoo
Sat, 11 May 2019
says Eagles can win Nations Cup ‘insists Rohr should look beyond Uzoho Ex-international Fatai Amoo has said the Super Eagles must learn from the doggedness, perseverance and never-say-die spirit exhibited by Hotspur players of the English Premier League side Tottenham who have qualified for the final of the 2019 UEFA Champions []The post Eagles, learn from SPURS to succeed in Egypt ‘Amoo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Premier League title: Man City on the VERGE as Liverpool stay hopeful
Sat, 11 May 2019
After just a few days in which football has redefined the word incredible, the Premier League title race enters the final chapter of an extraordinary season. Reigning champion, Manchester City, the odds on favorite, will retain the title should it defeat Brighton on Sunday. Should Pep Guardiolas men triumph at the Amex, then that []The post Premier League title: Man City on the VERGE as Liverpool stay hopeful appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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WAFU Cup: Falcons set to soar past Niger
Sat, 11 May 2019
to hit France for World Cup June 4 African champions Nigeria intend to take all their opportunities when they clash with the senior women team of Niger Republic in Abidjan on Saturday in order to seal a place in the WAFU Women’s Cup Tournament. The Nigeriens are the standout whipping team of []The post WAFU Cup: Falcons set to soar past Niger appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Europa League final: Iwobi charges Arsenal to beat Chelsea
Sat, 11 May 2019
Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, has charged Arsenal to go all out for victory in the UEFA Europa League, when they face London rivals Chelsea at Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan on May 29. Although he was on the bench for the entire duration of The Gunners’ 4-2 win over Valencia on Thursday night, []The post Europa League final: Iwobi charges Arsenal to beat Chelsea appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ndidi, Chukwueze aim to finish high
Sat, 11 May 2019
Versatile Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, is set to wrap up the season on a high note as Leicester City confront Chelsea in a final day of what has been an exciting and edge-of-the-seat league season in England. As it was last year, Ndidi ranked among the best individual performers getting high ratings in []The post Ndidi, Chukwueze aim to finish high appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Joshua’s promoter wants Wilder fight to hold December
Sat, 11 May 2019
As unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua gets ready to take on Andy Ruiz Jr. in just a few weeks, his promoter Eddie Hearn tells Sky Sports that he still has an eye on putting together the much-talk-about fight between Joshua and Deontay Wilder later this year. ‘Josh is fighting June 1 and then he’ll go []The post Joshua’s promoter wants Wilder fight to hold December appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Combining athletics with education is tough, I just read to pass exams’ ‘Enoch Adegoke
Sat, 11 May 2019
One of the Nigerias rising athletics stars, Enoch Adegoke, has told CHARLES OGUNDIYA in an exclusive interview about his dream to win major honours. He also admits that Divine Oduduru has set the standard for others after the US-based sprinter ran sub-10 seconds and sub-20 seconds in the 100m and 200m respectively. Excerpts’ You []The post Combining athletics with education is tough, I just read to pass exams ‘Enoch Adegoke appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NFF denies Eagles, Morocco friendly
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation has denied that the Super Eagles will play a friendly game with the Atlas Lions of Morocco in France as part of preparations for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. ‘We finalized our programme leading up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations long before now and have []The post NFF denies Eagles, Morocco friendly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Aigbogun drops five foreign pros, seven orders
Sat, 11 May 2019
Flying Eagles’ coach, Paul Aigbogun, has dropped five foreign- based players from his pre-FIFA U-20 World Cup training camp in Germany, with as many as 12 invitees dropped overall, as he plans to make his 22-man list for the tournament official at the start of next week. Five players who represented other nations before []The post Aigbogun drops five foreign pros, seven orders appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Amazing Liverpool, Spurs and the season of comebacks
Sat, 11 May 2019
The sports scene has witnessed a number of comebacks that have implications beyond the sports sector. In life, it is crystal clear that the word IMPOSSIBLE might soon be removed from the dictionary. In our everyday life, impossible is nothing. Before the most recent ones, it is important to evaluate some amazing comebacks in sporting []The post Amazing Liverpool, Spurs and the season of comebacks appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I called my ex-hubby 40-second man because he told the world I’m on drug ‘Tonto Dikeh
Sat, 11 May 2019
Brazen actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed why she described her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill, as a 40-second man. Dikeh was responding to a fan who lampooned her for using Churchill’s alleged sexual disorder to publicly shame him. She confessed that she made her ex-husband’s inabilities public because he was the first to accuse her of []The post I called my ex-hubby 40-second man because he told the world I’m on drug ‘Tonto Dikeh appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I was depressed, homesick ‘Georgina Onuoha
Sat, 11 May 2019
US-based Nigerian actress, Georgina Onuoha, has revealed that though she had a seamless childbirth, she went through postpartum depression and isolation after all. The movie star made this known via her Instagram page while reminiscing on the time she gave birth to her daughter who is now 12 years old. According to her, at that []The post I was depressed, homesick ‘Georgina Onuoha appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Sani Muazu: I enjoy bad guy roles because they’re opposite my personality
Sat, 11 May 2019
Fresh from his roles in two of the biggest Nollywood movies in recent times, Lion Heart and King Of Boys, Sani Muazu, an actor, producer and director, raised the stakes further with his impressive role as a politician in Ishaya Bako’s recently-premiered 4th Republic. In this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, the graduate of Mass Communication []The post Sani Muazu: I enjoy bad guy roles because they’re opposite my personality appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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WHAT TUFACE, EBENEZER OBEY, OLAMIDE OTHER MUSIC STARS CHARGE TO SING AT PARTIES
Sat, 11 May 2019
As a sequel to the list of some of Nigeria’s highest paid music stars published by Saturday Telegraph a few weeks ago, here’s yet another roll-call of some music superstars and a glimpse into how much it would cost to have them perform at your party. LANRE ODUKOYA reports. EBENEZER OBEY One of the []The post WHAT TUFACE, EBENEZER OBEY, OLAMIDE OTHER MUSIC STARS CHARGE TO SING AT PARTIES appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pasuma, 9ice thrill as Honourable concert holds at African Drum Festival
Sat, 11 May 2019
As part of its sponsorship of the Africa Drum Festival, International Breweries, makers of Trophy Lager, organised a music concert headlined by two music stars, Pasuma and 9ice at the recently held 2019 edition. Pasuma and 9ice, whose music genres resonate with the people of Ogun State, performed to resounding cheers of acceptance. []The post Pasuma, 9ice thrill as Honourable concert holds at African Drum Festival appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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If food could keep a man, I’d have 3 kids now ‘Uriel
Sat, 11 May 2019
Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Uriel Oputa, has moved to dispel the notion by many that good food could help a woman keep a man to herself, with the reality Tv star saying food cannot keep a man. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Uriel wrote: ‘Food does Not Keep A man.. If it did I []The post If food could keep a man, I’d have 3 kids now ‘Uriel appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okey Bakassi celebrates as daughter bags gold medals in Canada
Sat, 11 May 2019
Chidera Onyegbule, daughter of comedian and actor, Okey Bakassi, won gold medals after winning both 100m and 200m sprints categories in her Canada base on Wednesday. Her 49-year-old humour merchant father made it known on Instagram on Thursday, writing: ‘Congratulations to my darling daughter @chideraonyegbule 1st position in both 100m and 200m senior girls. She []The post Okey Bakassi celebrates as daughter bags gold medals in Canada appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fans of Wizkid and Davido getting ready as latest chapter of beef brews
Sat, 11 May 2019
Since Thursday, social media has been buzzing with indications of yet another chapter of the seemingly unending beef between Wizkid and his rival, Davido. According multiple online sources, it all started a few days ago when Wizkid decided to show up in his Surulere hood to visit a recently-opened restaurant belonging to his sister []The post Fans of Wizkid and Davido getting ready as latest chapter of beef brews appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Don Jazzy says he is in a serious relationship
Sat, 11 May 2019
As one of the most eligible bachelors in the Nigerian entertainment arena, Don Jazzy must by now be used to constant questions about his relationship status either on social media or in real life. The Mavin Records boss, however, is ready to let whoever cares to know that he is not single anymore and is []The post Don Jazzy says he is in a serious relationship appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Davido reacts to uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s loss at Appeal Court
Sat, 11 May 2019
Singing sensation, David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has reacted to the Appeal Court judgement that did not favour his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the last Osun State governorship election. The Appeal Court on Thursday declared the state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner of the last Osun State []The post Davido reacts to uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s loss at Appeal Court appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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