Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 11th June 2019.

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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NASS Leadership: Uncertainty as Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, Bago lock horns
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
As senators-elect intensify their last minute horse trading, consultations and negotiations over todays election of presiding officers of the two chambers of the National Assembly, a cloud of uncertainty is hanging across the parliament as no one seems to be sure what might be the outcome of todays polls. Although there have been publicly announced []The post NASS Leadership: Uncertainty as Lawan, Ndume, Gbajabiamila, Bago lock horns appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Extortion: Policemen refund victim’s money
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The three policemen, working with the Enugu State Police Command, who arrested a passenger, Nnanemere Valentine Chidi, for being in possession of a laptop and then demanded N500,000 as bail, have been fished out. The policemen were said to have been arrested by the Officer in Charge of Patrol, Enugu State. Although the policemen []The post Extortion: Policemen refund victim’s money appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal hears 16 applications today
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Justice Garba replaces Bulkachuwa as chair Panel dismisses C4C’s petition against president The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday fixed today for hearing of six pending applications filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and its party against the February 23 presidential election which produced []The post Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal hears 16 applications today appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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JAMB: 15 jailed over infractions in 2019 UTME
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
as board releases fresh 15,490 results, cancels 321 No fewer than 15 persons are presently serving different jail terms, after being convicted for involvement in examination infractions during this years Unified Tertiary Metrication Examinations (UTME). Speaking with New Telegraph, the spokesperson for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said those []The post JAMB: 15 jailed over infractions in 2019 UTME appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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States may go bankrupt over N30,000 new wage ‘Akeredolu
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has raised the alarm that many states of the federation may go bankrupt if the revenue sharing formula, which is tilted towards Federal Government, is not reviewed. Akeredolu said with the increase in the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000, many states would go bankrupt over their inability to []The post States may go bankrupt over N30,000 new wage ‘Akeredolu appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How Air Peace concealed serious incidents from probe ‘AIB
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Onyema: We reported incidents to NCAA, Boeing The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has taken a swipe at Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s domestic airlines, for failing to report serious accidents/incidents to the agency. Commissioner of AIB, Akin Olateru, in a statement made available to New Telegraph, explained that on June 5, []The post How Air Peace concealed serious incidents from probe ‘AIB appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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APC, South-East and the National Assembly leadership
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Today, June 11, 2019, the ninth session of the National Assembly would be inaugurated. With the proclamation issued last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, winding down the 8th session on the midnight of June 8, all is set now for the inauguration of the ninth session, with a new leadership and new members. On June []The post APC, South-East and the National Assembly leadership appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New early warning system raises hope for epilepsy sufferers
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Scientists in the United States (US) and Germany have developed an early warning system, which could enable people with epilepsy to know when they are at risk of having a seizure similar to a diabetic finger prick test. The researchers found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood of people suffering epilepsy []The post New early warning system raises hope for epilepsy sufferers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekiti rekindles pupils’ hope with school feeding programme
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
POLICY With abysmal drop in the state indices in education, health and livelihood, especially in the primary school sub-sector, Ekiti State Government said the launch of the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme (NHSFP) would not only improve enrollment and retention in schools, but also enhance quality 75,020 pupils, 905 schools to benefit Fayemi: []The post Ekiti rekindles pupils’ hope with school feeding programme appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Muslims celebrate Salah in style
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Muslim faithful in Abuja, no doubt, had a good time with their families as they joined the rest of the Islamic community across Nigeria to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr, which is popularly known as small Sallah celebration. DEBORAH OCHENI writes The Federal Government declared a two-day public holiday for Muslim faithful to have quality time []The post Muslims celebrate Salah in style appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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House: Gbajabiamila set to be crowned speaker
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Barring any last minute changes, the anointed candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila will, today, emerge as the speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. The erstwhile house leader may square up against the immediate past chairman of the House Committee on Marine Transport, Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago from Niger State, []The post House: Gbajabiamila set to be crowned speaker appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Osinbajo: Amnesty beneficiaries’ll transform Nigeria’s economy
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said yesterday, that beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, who have been trained in various skills and empowered in their respective trade areas will become the backbone of Nigeria’s economy. He gave the assurance that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari will continue to work []The post Osinbajo: Amnesty beneficiaries’ll transform Nigeria’s economy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Flood wreaks havoc, rattles residents
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Residents of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) recently suffered losses caused by the early flooding in several parts of Abuja. CALEB ONWE reports They were not just rattled by what they have seen but were living in fear of greater uncertainties in the coming days. They are afraid that if the early []The post Flood wreaks havoc, rattles residents appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Six Imo lawmakers decamp to PDP as House gets acting Clerk
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
No fewer than six members of the Imo House of Assembly yesterday dumped their parties for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The members made the disclosure during the valedictory session of the eighth Assembly in Owerri. The decamped lawmakers include; Chiji Collins of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Isiala Mbano; while []The post Six Imo lawmakers decamp to PDP as House gets acting Clerk appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tension as Obaseki fails to proclaim 7th Assembly
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Tension heightened in Edo State yesterday over the failure of Governor Godwin Obaseki to inaugurate the 7th Assembly of the state legislature. Obaseki was expected to make a proclamation to usher in elected members of the House of Assembly in the state. There was heavy presence of riot and regular policemen, operatives of the Directorate []The post Tension as Obaseki fails to proclaim 7th Assembly appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ekiti won’t impose monarchs on communities ‘ Egbeyemi
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has said that the era of imposing traditional rulers on communities was over. Egbeyemi said the Governor Kayode Fayemi administration would always follow due process and extant laws guiding the nomination, selection and enthronement of monarchs to ‘ensure that peace reigns in communities in the state’. The Special []The post Ekiti won’t impose monarchs on communities ‘ Egbeyemi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Military, Police capable of handling insecurity ‘Buhari
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the military, police and other security agencies in the country were capable of securing lives and property across the country. Buhari gave the assurance while responding to concerns raised by a delegation of Zamfara Advocacy Group, yesterday, during an audience at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President said the []The post Military, Police capable of handling insecurity ‘Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ibom Air unveils ambitious growth plans
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
A start up airline, Ibom Air has unveiled its plans to be one of the major players in the Nigerian aviation industry. The Chief Operating Officer [COO] of the airline, Mr. George Uriesi, disclosed this to New Telegraph last weekend while speaking at the airline’s inaugural flight operation to Lagos from Uyo, Akwa Ibom. He []The post Ibom Air unveils ambitious growth plans appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dickson: I won’t impose my successor
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, yesterday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the November 16 governorship election in the state would emerge through the right process and not by imposition. He advised aspirants who believe in imposition of candidates to have a rethink. Governor Dickson was quoted by his Special Adviser on Public []The post Dickson: I won’t impose my successor appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Deaths in the kitchen
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
How ambiquity in gas cylinders’ expiry date put lives of millions in danger The integrity of more cylinders and bottles of Liquefied Petroluem Gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas in circulation is doubtful. Adeola Yusuf reports ‘Friends, the cooking gas bottle has no place indoors and when its integrity is doubtful, []The post Deaths in the kitchen appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stakeholders seek stand-alone housing ministry
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Housing stakeholders are mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to split Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, as he begins second term tenure in office and make housing a full fledged ministry with a minister for sustainable growth. Dayo Ayeyemi reports Apparently worried by low progress experienced in their sector in the last []The post Stakeholders seek stand-alone housing ministry appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Europe’s congested airspace, Africa’s empty skies
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is worried about congested European airspace, which is likely to cost airlines 35 years in delayed time by 2025. It is an irony that while airspace in Europe is congested, Africa’s airspace is virtually empty due to SAATM low implementation. WOLE SHADARE writes Connectivity The air transport []The post Europe’s congested airspace, Africa’s empty skies appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IATA: Logistics, others cause of high aviation fuel
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The high cost of aviation fuel, otherwise known as Jet A1, has been attributed to distribution logistics, according to the Director General of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac. The IATA chief told New Telegraph that expensive fuel price constitutes 30 per cent of cost of operations to airlines. He urged countries []The post IATA: Logistics, others cause of high aviation fuel appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shell surges domestic gas distribution by 150%
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has increased its gas distribution capacity by over 150 per cent. Managing Director, SNG, Ed Ubong, said this at the recent media launch of the 2019 edition of the Shell in Nigeria Briefing Notes, an annual publication detailing the activities of the business interests of the global energy giant in []The post Shell surges domestic gas distribution by 150% appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s oil sector law worsens investment deficit
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Petroleum Act is 50 years old Expert The law in operation for the oil sector in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest exporter of crude, is outdated, National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay in Nigeria, Peter Egbule, has said. He said this in a document, noting that while the global oil sector is being driven []The post ‘Nigeria’s oil sector law worsens investment deficit’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian firm completes oil search survey in Uganda
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Nigerian firm, Oranto Petroleum Limited, has successfully completed its seismic data acquisition survey over the Ngassa block located near Uganda’s western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. A seismic survey is a technique usually done to explore and appraise oil and gas operations to get a clearer idea of the structures underneath the earth’s []The post Nigerian firm completes oil search survey in Uganda appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FirstBank bags multiple awards
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
With 2019 only half gone, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has already been conferred with multiple awards cutting across the industry. Specifically, in recognition of its high transactional volume and leading role at promoting cashless transactions and financial inclusion in the country, the Tier 1 lender according to a statement recently won two awards at []The post FirstBank bags multiple awards appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SEC suspends Oando’s AGM as crisis deepens
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday suspended Oando’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled to hold today. The Commission, in a statement made available to newsmen, notified the public that further to the ex-parte order of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos in Suit No: FHC/L/Cs/910/19 In Mr. Jubril Adewale Tinubu & Anor V Securities []The post SEC suspends Oando’s AGM as crisis deepens appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Recapitalisation: Wapic shareholders approve rise in share capital
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Shareholders of foremost underwriting firm, Wapic Insurance Plc, have given the board and management approval to increase the company’s authorised share capital ahead of NAICOM’s capitalisation deadline. The shareholders unanimously gave the approval during the company’s 60th Annual General Meeting in Lagos. They also commended the outgoing Chairman of the underwriting firm, Mr. Aignoje []The post Recapitalisation: Wapic shareholders approve rise in share capital appeared first o
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Senate presidency: Anxiety as Lawan battles Ndume
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
CHUKWU DAVID reports on the power play that might determine the outcome of today’s election of the President of the 9th Senate The die is cast in the nations political theatre, as members of the 9th Senate, billed for inauguration today, elect presiding officers, who will pilot their affairs. The battle in the Red []The post Senate presidency: Anxiety as Lawan battles Ndume appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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9th NASS: Showdown over leadership positions
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
After months of political intrigues, it promises to be a hot contest for the leadership of both houses of the 9th National Assembly, which would be inaugurated today, FELIX NWANERI reports The build-up to today’s inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, which will herald the election of the leadership of its both houses []The post 9th NASS: Showdown over leadership positions appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Civil governance inhibited by ethnic, religious interest ‘ Erubami
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Comrade Mashood Erubami is the President of Nigeria Voters Assembly (VOTAS) and Executive Director Centre For Human Rights and Ethics in Development (CHRED). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on 20 years of uninterrupted civilian administration in Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari Administration and the Ninth National Assembly, among others How would you []The post Civil governance inhibited by ethnic, religious interest ‘ Erubami appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Intrigues as Reps elect 9th speaker
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The House of Representatives will, today, elect a new set of presiding officers to pilot the affairs of the 9th Assembly. PHILIP NYAM examines the intrigues and the likely outcome At exactly 10.00am today, the process for the swearing in of lawmakers-elect and the election of presiding officers will commence in the House of []The post Intrigues as Reps elect 9th speaker appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Youth group moves to revolutionise agric, tackle poverty
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
A group of young professionals, operating under the aegis of Youth Advocates Nigeria, has launched an aggressive move towards revolutionising agriculture with the ultimate aim of tackling poverty in the country. Led by an agricultural economics graduate from the University of Ibadan, Aina Tolulope, the enterprising youths comprise of fish, maize, lettuce, cassava farmers. []The post Youth group moves to revolutionise agric, tackle poverty appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles begin training in Ismailia
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Three-time champions Nigeria have conducted their first training session since arriving in the Egyptian city of Ismailia early Monday morning for a one-week intensive pre-AFCON camping. At the airport to receive the Nigeria contingent were Emmanuel Oguntoyi (Minister at the Embassy of Nigeria, Cairo) and Muhammed Tukur Garba (Administrative Attach) who represented the Nigerian Ambassador []The post Eagles begin training in Ismailia appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Women Basketball League starts July 1
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
as NBBF rolls out dates for 2019 season Registration of players has commenced ahead of the 2019 Basketball season for the Total National Division 1 and 2 Men’s leagues as well as the Zenith Women Basketball League. The registration for the Total National Division 2 league which started on Saturday, June 8 will end []The post Zenith Women Basketball League starts July 1 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Iheanacho ‘ll come back stronger after AFCON miss ‘ Adepoju
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Erstwhile Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, has advised Kelechi Iheanacho not to be discouraged after being dropped from the national team going for the Africa Nations Cup in Egypt but rather double his efforts at club level and come back stronger. In a chat with our correspondent, Adepoju said the Leicester City striker should not []The post Iheanacho ll come back stronger after AFCON miss ‘ Adepoju appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Show of shame at NPFL Super 6
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Pillars fans throw missiles at ref,destroy pitch panels, beat up officials It was a show of shame by the Kano Pillars’ fans on Monday at the Agege Stadium during the MatchDay 5 of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League play-off after they went berserk and attacked the officials of the match they played against []The post Show of shame at NPFL Super 6 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON: Eagles will be 100% ready for Burundi ‘ Imama
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Imama Amapakabo, Super Eagles Assistant Coach, has declared that the senior national team would be 100 per cent ready for the Africa Nations Cup Group B game opener against Burundi in Alexandria. Speaking to our correspondent just before the squad departed for Ismaily, Egypt, the former Enugu Rangers coach said that the Super Eagles had []The post AFCON: Eagles will be 100% ready for Burundi ‘ Imama appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos Media Marathon organisers urge Sanwo-Olu to sustain culture of road races
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The organisers of the maiden Lagos Media Marathon have made an appeal to the new governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu to sustain the renewed culture of road races and marathon in the state. Tony Ubani, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Media race, said on Monday that Lagos had been blessed with another []The post Lagos Media Marathon organisers urge Sanwo-Olu to sustain culture of road races appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Falcons settle down in Grenoble for Korea
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The Super Falcons have fully settled into their Mercure Grenoble Centre President Hotel in the city of Grenoble, ahead of Wednesday’s make-or-break FIFA Women’s World Cup clash with Korea Republic. Players and officials flew into Grenoble at 1pm on Sunday and arrived the hotel an hour later, in time for lunch. Defeat by Norway in []The post Falcons settle down in Grenoble for Korea appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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African Freestyle Championship: Organisers set for zonal play-offs
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The organisers of this year’s African Freestyle Football Championship are set for the zonal playoffs which will start on June 22 at the Rowe Park Sports Complex in Yaba, Lagos. The Rowe Park event which is just for one day is a new dimension into the competition which started two years ago with the final []The post African Freestyle Championship: Organisers set for zonal play-offs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Is there free press in this democracy
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
The last one week has been loaded with altercations between DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM 100.5, and the management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The crux of the matter was the allegation by the NBC that the AIT has breached certain aspects of its broadcasting codes. The NBC []The post Is there free press in this democracy’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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