Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Friday 14th June 2019.

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Saving LGs from states’ grip
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
There is no disputing the fact that the recent directive by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) barring state governments from tampering with local governments’ allocations is a welcome development, given that the third tier of government is almost heading to extinction. The Federal Government, through the newly-inaugurated NFIU, which was excised from the Economic []The post Saving LGs from states’ grip appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Varsity demotes 24 professors
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
MOUAU Governing Council cites wrong placement of lecturers Panel demands FSLC, WASC, NYSC, birth certificates No fewer than 24 Professors of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike have been served with demotion letters. Management conveyed the University Governing Council’s decision to the affected Professors through a letter that described the action as ‘proper []The post Varsity demotes 24 professors appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Shell loses $260.57m to crude theft, pipeline vandalism
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Royal Dutch Shell has bemoaned the surge in pipeline vandalism and crude theft at its facilities in Nigeria, noting that it lost 4.015 million barrels of crude oil amounting to $260.5735 million to this menace in 2018. The General Manager, External Relations of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Igo Weli, who said []The post Shell loses $260.57m to crude theft, pipeline vandalism appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Atiku, PDP to Tribunal: Compel INEC to grant us access to server
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
INEC: We didn’t use server Buhari opposes application Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election, Atiku nAbubakar, and his party, yesterday, prayed the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow them to inspect the electronic server used for the []The post Atiku, PDP to Tribunal: Compel INEC to grant us access to server appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Gbajabiamila cancels victory party, to visit crisis-torn constituencies
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
constitutes four ad-hoc committees, adjourns House to July 2 Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday, inaugurated four ad-hoc committees to set the tone for legislative activities in the 9thAssembly. This is even as he has resolved to visit some federal constituencies that are facing different crises in order to []The post Gbajabiamila cancels victory party, to visit crisis-torn constituencies appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Pension contributors to access 25% for home ownership
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
CBN, PenCom brainstorm on modalities PFAs stake 49.37 assets on bonds Nigerian workers, who are active contributors to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), may be allowed to access 25 per cent of their contributions to invest in acquiring their homes. This is coming just as Federal Government bonds gulped 49.37 per cent of the N9.03 []The post Pension contributors to access 25% for home ownership appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Revenue: Customs rakes in N5.5bn daily
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has increased its revenue generation to N5.5 billion daily. Comptroller-General (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), made this known during a working visit to the headquarters of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) in Lagos yesterday. The CGC, who was represented at the event by the Assistant Comptroller []The post Revenue: Customs rakes in N5.5bn daily appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Marijuana could reduce sperm counts, delay conception
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Scientists in Canada have raised the alarm over negative health impact that marijuana could have on reproductive health, saying evidence has linked it with decreased sperm counts. The researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, said marijuana use hampered ovulation and reduced the odds of conception. This is coming on the heels of current []The post Marijuana could reduce sperm counts, delay conception appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Foreign firm seeks seizure of $9bn Nigerian assets
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
British court hears case today Process and Industrial Developments Ltd. (P&ID), a firm incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, will today ask a British court for the right to seize up to $9 billion of Nigerian government assets ‘ some 20 per cent of the oil-rich nation’s foreign reserves ‘ over an aborted gas []The post Foreign firm seeks seizure of $9bn Nigerian assets appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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9th Senate: PDP settles for Abaribe as Minority Leader
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly chosen Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe as its Minority Leader for the 9th Senate. Abaribes choice might have been reached at a meeting between the PDP senators and the party leadership last night. A source at the meeting, which was held at the PDP National Chairmans residence in Abuja, said []The post 9th Senate: PDP settles for Abaribe as Minority Leader appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NDDC to commission N24bn Ogbia-Nembe Road
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) yesterday said it has concluded arrangements to commission the N24 billion Ogbia- Nembe Road, carved out of deep mangrove forest and built in partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). NDDC Acting Managing Director, Prof. Nelson Brambaifa, disclosed this at a special Niger Delta stakeholders’ interactive dinner in Port []The post NDDC to commission N24bn Ogbia-Nembe Road appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Fidelity Pension advises on early retirement plans
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The management of Fidelity Pension Managers Limited has advised Nigerians to plan their retirement early and effectively as part of building a fruitful future. Giving the advice during Customers Interactive Forum at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, the Group Head, Operations of the Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), Mr. Olumuyiwa Afolabi, said that []The post Fidelity Pension advises on early retirement plans appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AGRA: Towards sustaining Nigeria’s seed devt
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Following the report by the International Seed Federation (ISF) that Nigeria’s seed sector is not yet viable in seed growth, the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has said that it will be committing about $2 million to fund the production of quality early generation seeds for farmers across the country. Taiwo Hassan looks []The post AGRA: Towards sustaining Nigeria’s seed devt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Endy Ojo-Abbas releases teaser of Trapped Heart
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Nollywood film producer and director, Endy Ojo-Abbas has released the teaser of her new movie, Trapped Heart. Endy makes her directorial debut with the movie which stars Nancy Isime, Tope Tedela, Mofe Duncan and Tonia Nwosu. Trapped Heart is an intriguing love story that narrates the dilemma of Emily who finds herself at crossroads between []The post Endy Ojo-Abbas releases teaser of Trapped Heart appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ikechukwu: Nigerians should imbibe teamwork for business growth
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Mr Daniel Ikechukwu, the Country Sales Manager of Forever Living Products (Nigeria). an organisation that has empowered Nigerians across the country, in this interview with Sunday Ojeme, speaks on how much collaboration and teamwork can lift Nigerian businesses to greater height Forever Nigeria has really made waves and empowered Nigerians over the years; []The post Ikechukwu: Nigerians should imbibe teamwork for business growth appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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ILO pushes for end to child labour
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
As part of its agenda to ensure a decent workplace, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has further pushed for an end to child labour globally. Restating the position during the ongoing ILO Centenary in Geneva, Switzerland, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said the way children are treated is a reflection of the societies and values, adding []The post ILO pushes for end to child labour appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Japan displaces Norway, exports N17.4bn fish to Nigeria
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Country’s imports hit N198.5bn Despite restriction, exportation of fish by Japan to Nigeria increased by 97.8 per cent in the last three years. Nigeria’s exports from Norway fell to $12.78 million in 2018 at a time Japan’s exports to Nigeria rose to $48.6 million. Data obtained from International Trade Statistics (ITS) indicated that []The post Japan displaces Norway, exports N17.4bn fish to Nigeria appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Insurance: Nigeria posts negative growth in Africa’s $67.7bn premium
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
A survey conducted by chief executive officers of Africa’s primary insurers has listed Nigeria’s premium growth rate as negative alongside Algeria and Kenya, according to the 4th Africa Insurance Barometer. The growth rate is amid $67.7 billion premium posted by the continent’s underwriters in 2018. According to the survey, in Africa’s largest insurance markets, []The post Insurance: Nigeria posts negative growth in Africa’s $67.7bn premium appeared first on Newtelegrap
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N1bn claims processed for workplace accident victims
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
To compensate workers and their families registered with the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), the agency has so far processed over N1 billion as claims for victims of workplace accidents. The amount covers arrears, one-off lump sum and monthly payments for over 9,000 dependants/survivors. Speaking briefly on the feat, the Managing Director, Mr. []The post N1bn claims processed for workplace accident victims appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Blue chip firms drag down NSE by N32bn
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday continued to skew downwards following sustained sell-off resulting in the equities market dropping by 0.24 per cent. The decline was impacted by negative sentiment of investors on blue chip stocks. Consequently, the All-Share Index shed 136.68 basis points or 0.24 per cent to close at 30,029.15 index []The post Blue chip firms drag down NSE by N32bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IMF seeks int’l collaboration on Fintech
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for international collaboration to ensure that countries around the world are able to cope with the very rapid change often triggered by Financial Technologies (Fintech). IMF Deputy Managing Director, Tao Zhang, stated this in a speech entitled, ‘Some Key Challenges Going into the Next Decade,’ which he []The post IMF seeks int’l collaboration on Fintech appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s restructuring not negotiable ‘ Kentebe
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Denzil Kentebe, former Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, speaks in this interview on peace in the Niger Delta and tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the issue of deprivation of the region. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports Your association recently held a workshop on how to achieve []The post Nigerias restructuring not negotiable ‘ Kentebe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Agoro: FG should’ve declared June 12 MKO Abiola Day, not Democracy Day
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Dr. Olapade Agoro is the National Chairman and former presidential candidate of National Action Council (NAC). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on 20 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, the Muhammadu Buhari administration and declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day Nigerians on May 29 celebrated 20th years of uninterrupted democracy. []The post Agoro: FG should’ve declared June 12 MKO Abiola Day, not Democracy Day appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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All-inclusive govt’ll restore confidence of South-East ‘ Okorie
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Chief Chekwas Okorie believes that the way positions in the National Assembly were distributed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will not help the party and suggested how President Muhammadu Buhari can correct the disparity. He also speaks, in this interview with Felix Nwaneri, on the significance of June 12 in Nigeria’s history []The post All-inclusive govt’ll restore confidence of South-East ‘ Okorie appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Get another club, Ekpo tells Iheanacho
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Ex-International, Friday Ekpo, has advised out of favour Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, not to take his exclusion from the final team going to Egypt for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations as a setback, but another opportunity for him to revive his career. The former junior international was dropped alongside Semi Ajayi by []The post Get another club, Ekpo tells Iheanacho appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AFCON: Ighalo resumes full training with Eagles
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Shanghai Shenhua and Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has resumed full training with the rest of the Nigerian squad as the team continues preparations in Ismailia for the Africa Cup of Nations, our source revealed. The former Watford FC forward has been out after sustaining a minor injury in Shenhua’s 1-1 draw against Tianjin Teda []The post AFCON: Ighalo resumes full training with Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Envoy charges Eagles to go for AFCON trophy
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Nigeria Ambassador to Egypt, Dandatti Abdulkadir, has charged the Super Eagles to go for the title at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations expected to kick-off on Friday June 21 in Egypt. Abdulkadir urged the players and officials of the team to strive to be worthy representatives of the country while fighting for her []The post Envoy charges Eagles to go for AFCON trophy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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FIFA Women World Cup: Falcons arrive Rennes for crucial game
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
After their impressive victory against Korea Republic in their second game of the on-going FIFA Women World Cup in France, the Super Falcons of Nigeria arrived Rennes on Thursday morning, the venue of their final group game against host France as they set their sight on qualifying for the next stage of the competition. []The post FIFA Women World Cup: Falcons arrive Rennes for crucial game appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CAF President in messy sports equipment supply deal ‘ BBC
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Startling revelations have emerged in the recent arrest of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad by French police, with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) unearthing several messy angles to issues put against the serving minister in Madagascar’s government. The reports states at length that a joint investigation by BBC Sport Africa and Norway’s Josimar []The post CAF President in messy sports equipment supply deal ‘ BBC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Enyimba’s return to continent good for football ‘ Egbe
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
FIFA match agent, Ebi Egbe, has hailed Enyimba for emerging champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League, declaring that the return of the Aba giants to the continent is good for Nigerian football. Egbe while congratulating The Peoples Elephant noted that Enyimba had what it takes to do the country proud in the continent. I’m []The post Enyimbas return to continent good for football ‘ Egbe appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Zenith Bank Nextgen Masters: Abayomi survives battle for semifinal place
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Philip Abayomi had to overcome some stormy weather to emerge Group A winner in the ongoing Zenith Bank Next Generation Masters Championship taking place at the national stadium Tennis Centre. Playing against Godgift Timibra of Rivers State, the defending champion from Lagos eked out the first set 7-6 but was then overrun by Timibra 6-2 []The post Zenith Bank Nextgen Masters: Abayomi survives battle for semifinal place appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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SWAN commends FG over Abiola Stadium, expects changes
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) commends President Muhammadu Buhari for naming the National Stadium, Abuja after our late Patron and Africa Pillar of Sports, Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 Presidential Election. The honour on MKO Abiola is well deserved in view of his holistic contributions to sports development, in a []The post SWAN commends FG over Abiola Stadium, expects changes appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Kwande commends Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
appeals for Abuja Stadium’s repair A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. (Dr) Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as ‘Democracy Day’, while also naming the Abuja National Stadium after Chief MKO Abiola, 26 years after the 12 June 1993 presidential election was annulled. Kwande, a []The post Kwande commends Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Awoture Eleyae’s U-15/Open Athletics championship gets new date
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
A new date has been fixed for the 2019 Dr. Awoture Eleyae U-15/Open Athletics Championship talking place in Ozoro, in the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State. Organisers of the event said on Thursday that the competition, which is in its seventh edition will take place on June 20 and 22, instead of []The post Awoture Eleyae’s U-15/Open Athletics championship gets new date appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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The flipside of marrying younger men
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The idea of dating or marrying younger men is not novel to our modern society. For women, the practice dates back to ages. Originally, it started as a tradition in which the wives of elder male siblings who died either childless or the widows, who chose to remain with their late husbands’ families were too []The post The flipside of marrying younger men appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Quack directors, producers ruining Nollywood ‘ Funky Mallam
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Kannywood and Nollywood actor, Saeed Muhammad, popularly known as Funky Mallam, has carved a niche for himself, interpreting Hausa roles with discerning dexterity that has endeared him to the hearts of many. The half-Fulani, half-Hausa Bayero University Mass Communication graduate in this chat with EDWIN USOBOH, tells his story, his career, divorce and the way []The post Quack directors, producers ruining Nollywood ‘ Funky Mallam appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Copyright body, others remember Ras Kimono
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) and the Nigerian reggae music community recently paid glowing tributes to Reggae music icon, Ras Kimono, at a memorial lecture to mark the first anniversary of his passing. Organised by COSON, the memorial lecture, delivered by Prof. Duro Oni, former Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Management Services) University of Lagos, a professor, []The post Copyright body, others remember Ras Kimono appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ruth Kadiri advises celebs on settling down before stardom
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Ruth Kadiri, has shared some interesting points on relationships for celebrities. In a recent post shared on Instagram, Kadiri, directed her statement to upcoming actresses who are looking to settle down at some point. She stated that being a celebrity is not easy and comes with its own problems, for which []The post Ruth Kadiri advises celebs on settling down before stardom appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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DJ Cuppy is queen of endorsement
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Otedola, better known as DJ Cuppy, has announced her latest endorsement deal with Tiger Beer, a product of the Nigerian Breweries. The gifted DJ and songstress, who is the daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola took to her social media handles on Tuesday to announce the endorsement deal. She said the []The post ‘DJ Cuppy is queen of endorsement’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nollywood veteran, Clarion Chukwurah becomes born again, says ‘Jesus has saved me
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Veteran Nollywood veteran, Clarion Chukwura says though her profession made her lead a life filled with ‘glitz and glamour’, she has finally been saved by Jesus Christ, and is now a born again Christian. The 54-year-old actress made this known in an Instagram post. She said as a humanitarian, she was oblivious to the fact []The post Nollywood veteran, Clarion Chukwurah becomes born again, says ‘Jesus has saved me’ appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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