Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Friday 24th May 2019

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

Cleaning the rot in Nigeria’s judiciary
Fri, 24 May 2019
The plan by some 20 senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs) under the aegis of Justice Reform Project (JRP) to take up the gauntlet of cleaning up the Augean stable of what is left of the judiciary is, indeed, an indication that all is not well with the nation’s judiciary. There is an obvious reason to []The post Cleaning the rot in Nigerias judiciary appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why I had sex with my four daughters ‘Father
Fri, 24 May 2019
detectives pose as preachers ‘Our dad a victim, not a criminal, say girls Forty-seven-year old Rashidi, living in Sango-Ota, Ogun State could easily be described as a good looking man. This means that getting a woman to warm his bed wouldn’t be a lot of headache. But Rashidi, for some years now, had []The post Why I had sex with my four daughters ‘Father appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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We’re dying of hunger, diseases, cry Benue IDPs
Fri, 24 May 2019
Ortom’s committed to their welfare ‘ SEMA Challenges faced by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Mbawa IDPs Camp in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State have been compounded by acute hunger and diseases. They are also faced with inadequate accommodation. The IDPs were forced to take refuge in the camp after []The post We’re dying of hunger, diseases, cry Benue IDPs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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School: How we arrested gardener for killing our student
Fri, 24 May 2019
Management of Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Lagos State, has revealed how it arrested a gardener, Femi Aderonmu, for allegedly killing a 16-year-old senior secondary student, Adagun Rafiu. The SS3 student was alleged to have been killed moments after sitting for a paper in the ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by []The post School: How we arrested gardener for killing our student appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lack of sleep could damage your heart ‘ Study
Fri, 24 May 2019
Scientists in the United States (U.S.) said people who sleep fewer than seven hours per night have lower levels of gene-regulating molecules, or microRNAs, which help dampen down inflammation in cells and support hearth health. These are the findings of a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder, published in the journal ‘Experimental Physiology’. []The post Lack of sleep could damage your heart ‘ Study appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari hails Nigeria, Israel bilateral ties
Fri, 24 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the existing bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Israel. The President stated this on yesterday while receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr. Shimon Ben-Shosan at the presidential villa, Abuja. He noted that diversity would remain a source of strength for the development of the country. []The post Buhari hails Nigeria, Israel bilateral ties appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum warn FG on Fulani Radio
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum, yesterday, tackled the Federal Government over the plan to establish a radio station for Fulani herdsmen to broadcast in Fulfude. The Forum said the radio station was part of the grand plan to Fulanise Nigeria as alleged by former President Olisegun Obasanjo and attested to by Prof Wole []The post Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum warn FG on Fulani Radio appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC, Kalu congratulate Fayemi on election as chairman NGF
Fri, 24 May 2019
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on his election as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). In a statement from the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said it would expect that the new leadership []The post APC, Kalu congratulate Fayemi on election as chairman NGF appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kicking out Malaria with treated nets
Fri, 24 May 2019
Every year, precisely on April 25, Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark World Malaria Day. On such occasion, government at all levels make promises on their intention to eradicate malaria in their domain. Such promises, which in most cases are made in carefully worded languages, have since been taken like that of []The post Kicking out Malaria with treated nets appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pensioners threaten legal action against FG, govs
Fri, 24 May 2019
Pensioners in their hundreds yesterday threatened to institute legal actions against the Federal Government and the 36 state governors over their failure to pay accumulated arrears of gratuities and pension in the country. The pensioners under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) gave the two tiers of governments two months within to []The post Pensioners threaten legal action against FG, govs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Restoring peace, calming restiveness in oil communities
Fri, 24 May 2019
Mobil Producing Nigeria has set out to restore peace and stop restiveness in some oil bearing communities in Akwa Ibom State. TONY ANICHEBE reports from Uyo that the effort is being executed through some communitybased groups, to ensure that locals embraced such moves Exxon Mobil, operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporative joint venture, []The post Restoring peace, calming restiveness in oil communities appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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OML 67: AGF clears air on suit against FG in US, Columbia courts
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN yesterday cleared the air on a suit filed by Processes and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) against the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) & Anor before the United States District Court of the District of Columbia (‘District Court’), the United States Courts of Appeals for the District []The post OML 67: AGF clears air on suit against FG in US, Columbia courts appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’m concerned about women, their economic position ‘ Diffa
Fri, 24 May 2019
Akeghayifa Diffa, is a proud farmer in Bayelsa State. Although, she studied Agricultural Economics and Extension in University of Calabar, she decided to Rub shoulders with men in Agriculture and on the farm as she spoke passionately on the gains of being a farmer with Pauline Onyibe You were into agriculture some time ago. []The post I’m concerned about women, their economic position ‘ Diffa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bayelsa: Landlord drags PDP to court over unpaid N85m rent
Fri, 24 May 2019
A former Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, Mr. Chubby Ben-Walson, yesterday dragged the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to a High Court, sitting in Yenagoa, the state capital, for failure to pay outstanding eight years rent for a property used as the party secretariat. The outstanding rent, according []The post Bayelsa: Landlord drags PDP to court over unpaid N85m rent appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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N1bn uncleared facilities threaten NAMA’s automation
Fri, 24 May 2019
Akinkuotu: Agency constrained by funds Since 1998, it has been more of rhetoric than actualisation of yet-to-be-completed Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) automation and there are indications that it may remain so following delay in deployment of infrastructure. This was further worsened by the inability of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to clear the over []The post N1bn uncleared facilities threaten NAMA’s automation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Union Bank, MamaMoni set to empower women
Fri, 24 May 2019
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc in partnership with MamaMoni empowerment foundation has unveiled its innovation hub for low income women and girls to boost women empowerment, talent development and financial inclusion. According to the Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing, Union Bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, the initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to a dedicated []The post Union Bank, MamaMoni set to empower women appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Freight forwarders, UNILAG parley on manpower training
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria has signed a pact with the University of Lagos to train practicing and potential freight forwarders. The Memorandum of Understanding contains plans by CRFFN and the university to train and certify practitioners to a climax. The arrangement to facilitate the training to get certification of []The post Freight forwarders, UNILAG parley on manpower training appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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VAT: LCCI cautions FIRS on e-commerce
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) should continue to shore-up Federal Government’s revenue via collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) and tax on online transactions, but it should be done in accordance with the country’s law and global best practices. Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Muda Yusuf, disclosed this []The post VAT: LCCI cautions FIRS on e-commerce appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria imports $2.85bn vessels from Korea, Malaysia
Fri, 24 May 2019
Shipowners seek single digit interest rate from CBN Shipowners are rushing to Republic of Korea and Malaysia to acquire vessels in order to exploit the new opportunities created by the Nigerian government in the oil and gas industry. It was learnt that within the last one year, the two countries have exported some []The post Nigeria imports $2.85bn vessels from Korea, Malaysia appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Affirmative Action: Groups flay attacks on Justice Bulkachuwa
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Women in Nigeria (WiN) have described recent agitation by some politicians for the Chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, to step aside as a result of perceived interest in electoral cases as unfair and undemocratic. They described the agitations as an attempt []The post Affirmative Action: Groups flay attacks on Justice Bulkachuwa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Firm offers free empowerment programmes
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Computer Village Hub (Cvhub), Ikeja, has offered free empowerment programmes to over 200 individuals as well as virtual assistance to businesses. Co-Founder, Cvhub, Mr Moss Uromtah, described the organization as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre that is into software development, programming and training. Uromtah said that the empowerment was in line with []The post Firm offers free empowerment programmes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Non oil export: Expert tasks CBN to fine-tune FX policy
Fri, 24 May 2019
There is need for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to continuously fine-tune the country’s forex policy, particularly that of agricultural sector, in a bid to boost the country’s non-oil export market. Managing Director, Pally Agro Products Limited, Mrs. Anwuh Onyeagu, made this call in an interview with New Telegraph in Lagos during the []The post Non oil export: Expert tasks CBN to fine-tune FX policy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SEC, Exchange move to encourage more listings
Fri, 24 May 2019
Restructure procedure The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange have moved to make the processes involving listing on the NSE more efficient and cost effective by streamlining the approval process between the pair. The streamlined process, which will come into effect on June 1, 2019, is aimed at reducing the []The post SEC, Exchange move to encourage more listings appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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GDP data: Economy in dire need of fiscal stimulus
Fri, 24 May 2019
As reactions continue to trail this week’s release of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited has said that the data shows that the: ‘Economy is in dire need of fiscal stimulus.’ The firm stated this in its publication, entitled, ‘Unity Bank Digest’ obtained []The post ‘GDP data: Economy in dire need of fiscal stimulus’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ogun: Amosun, Abiodun in last-minute battle
Fri, 24 May 2019
The hostility between the outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and the Governor-elect of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun, intensifies ahead of the May 29 handover date, KUNLE OLAYENI reports As Governor Ibikunle Amosun prepares to hand over the baton of governance in Ogun State, there is no let-up in the rift between []The post Ogun: Amosun, Abiodun in last-minute battle appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria must prepare for post-oil economy ‘ Mailafia
Fri, 24 May 2019
The presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 general election, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, is a development economist, a former official of the African Development Bank Group and one-time Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). In this interview with WALE ELEGBEDE, he shares his experience on the polls as well []The post Nigeria must prepare for post-oil economy ‘ Mailafia appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles must work hard for AFCON success, says Adepoju
Fri, 24 May 2019
Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, has told national team players getting set for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to work hard in order to ensure they emerge champions for the fourth time. Adepoju, who was a member of Nigeria’s winning team at Tunisia ’94 AFCON, admitted that the continental soccer showpiece was a []The post Eagles must work hard for AFCON success, says Adepoju appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’ll be fine before Eagles’ camp opens ‘ Omeruo
Fri, 24 May 2019
Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has downplayed worries over his replacement in last weekend’s La Liga fixture with his club, as he says he is not seriously injured and will be fine before joining the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on June 2nd. Although he had to bow out early in Leganes’ last game []The post I’ll be fine before Eagles camp opens ‘ Omeruo appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NNPC/SNEPCo Futures Tennis Championship serves off May 27
Fri, 24 May 2019
The NNPC/SNEPCo Futures Tennis Championship is set to serve-off Monday, May 27 at the National Stadium Surulere Tennis Centre with the round-robin playoffs while the grand finale will take place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course on Saturday June 1st. The tournament is assembling the best players in three age categories Boys []The post NNPC/SNEPCo Futures Tennis Championship serves off May 27 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Okpekpe Race: Nigerian athletes set to battle for honours
Fri, 24 May 2019
The country’s athletes have set their sights on competing keenly with their East African counterparts as the seventh Okpekpe 10km Road Race takes centre stage in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government of Edo State. The IAAF Silver Label Race has been won in the last six editions by athletes from East Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia []The post Okpekpe Race: Nigerian athletes set to battle for honours appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIFA U-20 World Cup: F’ Eagles target win against Qatar
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Flying Eagles will go all out for the three points when they take to the pitch of the 15,300 ‘capacity Tychy Stadium against Qatar in the opening match of Group D of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals on today. ‘It is a big match for us, as every other match in this []The post FIFA U-20 World Cup: F’ Eagles target win against Qatar appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ministry’ll refund IAAF’s $135,000 soon ‘ AFN
Fri, 24 May 2019
as Dalung plots boards sacking Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is set to refund $135,000 mistakenly paid to the country as grants by International Association of Athletics Federation. This was made known to New Telegraph in a telephone chat with the Technical Director of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Mr Sunday Adeleye, []The post Ministryll refund IAAF’s $135,000 soon ‘ AFN appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ndidi ties knot with longtime girlfriend
Fri, 24 May 2019
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi on Wednesday tied the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony with his longtime girlfriend, Fortune. Ndidi and Fortune, a medical student, have known each other since they were teenagers and have been dating for a couple of years. Yesterday in Abuja, the couple wedded in a traditional ceremony that was []The post Ndidi ties knot with longtime girlfriend appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Tennis tourney starts in Lagos
Fri, 24 May 2019
The annual Ikoyi Club Tennis tournament sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc started on Wednesday at the tennis section of Ikoyi Club 1938 with about 120 smashers participating across all events. This competition, which is one of the biggest sports events in the calendar of the club will feature various events in both male and female []The post Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Tennis tourney starts in Lagos appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mabo: Falcons have quality to surpass ’99 feat
Fri, 24 May 2019
Ex-Super Falcons coach, Ismaila Mabo, has said that the Nigerian team have what it takes to surpass their quarterfinal achievement at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Mabo took the Super Falcons to their best finish at the World Cup in 1999 by qualifying from the group stage directly to the quarter-final of the tournament. []The post Mabo: Falcons have quality to surpass ’99 feat appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAF Champions League: Esperance, Wydad in epic final clash
Fri, 24 May 2019
Esperance, Tuni s i a s Af r i can Champ i ons League title holders, will start as favourites on Friday (today) as, on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run, they bid to become only the fourth club to retain the trophy in more than half a century. Their opponents in the []The post CAF Champions League: Esperance, Wydad in epic final clash appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Marriage by proxy is dying
Fri, 24 May 2019
Marriage by proxy is not new to our world. It is inherent in many societies across all races of the world. In Africa, it was popular in the years past when parents were actively involved in the choices of life partners for their children. It was a norm for most parents to betroth their children []The post Marriage by proxy is dying appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Funke Echefu: Many gospel singers not born again
Fri, 24 May 2019
Fast rising gospel artiste, Olufunke Echefu is the next big name to watch out for in the Nigeria gospel scene. With songs like Overflowing Praise and If you know me before, and her latest job IBA which is a beautifully crafted fusion of the traditional Yoruba dance and rock music, she appears to be on []The post Funke Echefu: Many gospel singers not born again appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Naira Marley: Georgina Onuoha demands arrest of corrupt politicians
Fri, 24 May 2019
Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha, has lent a voice to the controversy surrounding the arrest of Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley. While she condemned all forms of fraudulent activities, she urged the EFCC to go after corrupt leaders the same way they have gone after the singer. According to her, this should []The post Naira Marley: Georgina Onuoha demands arrest of corrupt politicians appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Omotola, Sola Sobowale, Hollywood stars stun in new flick, ‘Shadow Parties
Fri, 24 May 2019
Nollywood stars, Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde and Sola Sobowale have joined the stellar cast including two Hollywood stars, in the much-anticipated blockburster movie, ‘Shadow Parties’. The movie which already has gone through the post-production stage is sponsored by Media Concept Studio, and is produced and directed by seasoned filmmaker Yemi Amodu. Omotola is the lead actress []The post Omotola, Sola Sobowale, Hollywood stars stun in new flick, ‘Shadow Parties’ appeared first o
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Cardi B cancels concerts over plastic surgery complications
Fri, 24 May 2019
American rapper, Cardi B has cancelled her upcoming concerts for Memorial Day Weekend as a result of complications from plastic surger- ies she underwent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rapper was scheduled to perform in Baltimore, Syracuse and Saratoga Springs over the weekend. She was advised to cancel the concert to []The post Cardi B cancels concerts over plastic surgery complications appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bright Chimezie elected to the COSON Board
Fri, 24 May 2019
There was heavy singing and dancing at the Banquet Hall of Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja recently as stars of music from different states across the country converged in Lagos for the 9th Annual General Meeting of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) which is by far the nation’s biggest and most successful copyright collective management organisation. []The post Bright Chimezie elected to the COSON Board appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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