Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 26th June 2019.

Today’s New Telegraph Newspaper Headlines

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Bringing sanity to political parties
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced its desire to prune down the number of political parties in the country. Currently, there are 91 political parties, which took part in the 2019 general election. Of the lot, only the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made any substantial showing []The post Bringing sanity to political parties appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Internet fraudster forfeits N230m to FG
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
An internet fraudster, Mr. Dehinbo Oluwatobi Reuben, has forfeited N210,287,697.45, N5,320,373.40, N15,008,809.79 and $80.59 to the Federal Government. Justice Saliu Sai’du of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday, ordered the final forfeiture of the money to the Federal Government. Similarly, on the same day, in Ilorin, Kwara, Justice M. Abdulgafar of []The post Internet fraudster forfeits N230m to FG appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tinubu, Yoruba leaders meet Buhari over insecurity in S’West
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Bola Tinubu yesterday joined some leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja over rising incidents of insecurity in the South-West. The Yoruba leaders, who were led to the Villa []The post Tinubu, Yoruba leaders meet Buhari over insecurity in S’West appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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2019 polls: 60 presidential candidate back INEC on results
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The controversy trailing the 2019 presidential election assumed a new dimension yesterday as 60 presidential candidates who took part in the February 23 election rose in defence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and absolved it of all blames and shortcomings in the conduct of the election and transmission of results. The candidates, operating []The post 2019 polls: 60 presidential candidate back INEC on results appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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INEC server: Your celebration is premature, Atiku tells Buhari
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he is celebrating a pyrrhic victory in the Mondays ruling of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. The tribunal had rejected Atiku and PDP’s application to inspect the server of the Independent National []The post INEC server: Your celebration is premature, Atiku tells Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Insecurity: S’West govs unite to protect zone
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Afenifere tackles Osinbajo on Fulani attack on Yorubaland I was misquoted, says Osinbajo Governors of the six states of the South-West geopolitical zone, yesterday, resolved to collaborate in galvanising resources and logistics to ensure that insecurity, banditry, kidnapping, cultism, ritual killings and all forms of anti-social behaviour are stamped out of the []The post Insecurity: S’West govs unite to protect zone appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Vitamins may not extend life span
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Scientists have alerted that the use of dietary supplements, which is a fad in modern day health-seeking behaviour, does not extend one’s life expectancy. That is according to the findings of a new study published in the ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ journal. Vitamins are any of a group of organic compounds which are []The post Vitamins may not extend life span appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Insecurity: Police deploy specialised dogs to railway stations
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Worried by the security situation in the country, the Police have deployed specially-trained dogs to railway stations nationwide. Addressing officers and personnel during the formal deployment of the K9 component of Operation Puff Adder at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, said the initiative was to ensure []The post Insecurity: Police deploy specialised dogs to railway stations appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NCAA probes helicopter’s landing on Benin-Ore Highway
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has launched investigation into a helicopter that landed in the Ore axis of the Lagos-Benin Expressway to pick a high profile passenger at the weekend. Spokesman for NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said initial reports indicate that the helicopter is owned by Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd. with registration number 5N []The post NCAA probes helicopter’s landing on Benin-Ore Highway appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Dickson, APC trade words over alleged plan to boycott LG polls
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday traded words over alleged threat by opposition parties in the state to boycott the August 10 local government election in the state. While Governor Dickson said the planned boycott of the election by some political parties, particularly the All Progressives Congress, was a []The post Dickson, APC trade words over alleged plan to boycott LG polls appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tambuwal flags off sales of N2.2bn worth of fertilizers
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday warned farmers in the state against selling bags of fertilizer sold to them by the state government at subsided rate. He said they should rather use such to improve farming activities in the state. The governor spoke in Binji Local Government at the flag off of fertilizer sales for []The post Tambuwal flags off sales of N2.2bn worth of fertilizers appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nasarawa records increase in IGR, creates revenue court
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Revenue Service, Ahmed Yakubu Muhammad, yesterday said that the Internally Revenue Generation (IGR) of the state had improved significantly with the introduction of electronic revenue collection system from tax payers in the state. He disclosed this while playing host to the executive members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nasarawa []The post Nasarawa records increase in IGR, creates revenue court appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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IMF: Debt levels likely to remain high
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Concern Global debt hit an all-time record of $184trn in 2018 As countries around the world grapple with rising public debt burdens, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stressed the importance of sound debt management practices, as Fund, the problem is not likely to go away anytime soon. The IMF’s Financial Counsellor and []The post IMF: Debt levels likely to remain high appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Terminal operator cuts tariff as used vehicles flood port
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
6 vessels arrive with 2,250 units Substandard Shipping lines flood Nigerian port terminal with low grade used vehicles The concessionaire of Port and Terminal Multi-services Limited (PTML), Tincan Island Port has reduced tariffs for all categories of vehicles, which had been rusting at the port for over a year. The cut rate per []The post Terminal operator cuts tariff as used vehicles flood port appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Punitive measures as antidote to governance breaches
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Financial disclosure remains one of the key post-listing requirements quoted firms are expected to adhere to in boosting investor confidence. Chris Ugwu writes World over, stock markets are known to be a key driver of the economies of nations through their activities. It is the expectation of the regulators and other stakeholders that the []The post Punitive measures as antidote to governance breaches appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN: Manufacturing PMI eases to 57.4 in June
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped to 57.4 index points in June from 57.8 index points in May, the Apex Bank has announced. According to the CBN: ‘A composite PMI above 50 points indicates that the manufacturing/non-manufacturing economy is generally expanding, 50 points indicates no change and below 50 []The post CBN: Manufacturing PMI eases to 57.4 in June appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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DMO’s Eurobond hint sparks concerns over Nigeria’s rising debt
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Debt Management Office (DMO) Director-General, Patience Oniha’s announcement, last week, that the Federal Government may issue Eurobonds this year, if necessary, to help finance its 2019 budget, is again raising concerns over Nigeria’s rising debt profile. Tony Chukwunyem writes Less than 24 hours after the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), Patience Oniha, was widely []The post DMO’s Eurobond hint sparks concerns over Nigeria’s rising debt appeared first on New
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Customs mum on failed scanner procurement
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Two and half years after, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has failed to keep its promise of procuring scanning machines for efficient trade facilitation at seaports, borders and airports, as the service still relies on 100 per cent physical examination of cargoes. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports. Since 2016, lack of scanning machines at the ports []The post Customs mum on failed scanner procurement appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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AfDB: Technology, key to food transformation in W’Africa
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa. The Bank according to a statement, co-hosted the workshop with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the African Green Revolution Alliance, the World Economic Forum and Rabobank for the Food []The post AfDB: Technology, key to food transformation in W’Africa appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Oil rig declared as vessel under Cabotage Act
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Federal High Court, Lagos, in a landmark judgment, has declared that drilling operations fall within the definition of coastal trade under the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003. Justice Babs Kiewumi in his judgment, noted that oil rigs fell within the definition of vessels under the Act. The case was filed before the []The post Oil rig declared as vessel under Cabotage Act appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NSE raises decline by N62bn
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday witnessed another drop in share prices, as the bears sustained their grip on the local bourse following the sell- off that pervaded the stock market, as the country awaits policy direction of the new government. The local bourse recorded 14 gainers against []The post NSE raises decline by N62bn appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigerian Breweries to raise N15bn via commercial paper
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Nigerian Breweries Plc yesterday notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the investing public of the continuation of its Commercial Paper (CP) programme with the launch of Series 3 and 4 of the programme, which opened on the 24th of June, 2019. The notice signed by the Company Secretary/Legal Director, Uaboi Agbebaku, said that while []The post Nigerian Breweries to raise N15bn via commercial paper appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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A Democracy Day primer
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY Again, despite official hostility, corporate blackmail and even victimization of some adherents of that date, a number of state governments but, even more crucially, civil society ‘ with members drawn from across the nation did not await permission of any power or agency of the centre to gather and celebrate []The post A Democracy Day primer appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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8th NASS: A plethora of controversial bills
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
CHUKWU DAVID reports on some of the controversial bills sponsored in the Eighth Senate, and how they ended In the four years of the life of the Eighth National Assembly, some bills, which were considered controversial, were sponsored on the floor of the nations apex legislative chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives. []The post 8th NASS: A plethora of controversial bills appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Insecurity: S’West govs unite to protect zone
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Afenifere tackles Osinbajo on Fulani attack on Yorubaland I was misquoted, says Osinbajo Governors of the six states of the South-West geopolitical zone, yesterday, resolved to collaborate in galvanising resources and logistics to ensure that insecurity, banditry, kidnapping, cultism, ritual killings and all forms of anti-social behaviour are stamped out of the zone. The governors []The post Insecurity: S’West govs unite to protect zone appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Eagles protest over money in Egypt
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
shuns press conference as NFF confirms receiving AFCON money from FG The issue of unpaid monetary entitlements that has constantly cropped into Nigeria’s national team camps on Tuesday reared its ugly head in the camp of the Super Eagles as the players threw up a protest at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations []The post Eagles protest over money in Egypt appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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GOtv Boxing Night 19: Skoro, Agbaje in war of words
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Ahead of their impending clash, former African Boxing Union featherweight champion, Waidi ‘Skoro’ Usman, and his next opponent, Taiwo ‘Esepo’ Agbaje, the national champion, have launched a war of words. Both boxers are due to clash in a national featherweight challenge contest at GOtv Boxing Night 19, scheduled to take place on July 14 at []The post GOtv Boxing Night 19: Skoro, Agbaje in war of words appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Goalkeepers’ headache for Eagles’ coach
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The technical crew of the Super Eagles has had a big trouble deciding the first choice goalkeeper for the match against Burundi following the recovery of Ikechukwu Ezenwa. Daniel Akpeyi was in goal in the team’s first goal against Burundi because Ezenwa was injured. The Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr revealed that the Katsina []The post Goalkeepers’ headache for Eagles coach appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria confront Guinea with second round ticket in sight
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Super Eagles opened their 2019 African Cup of Nations campaign with a win over Burundi on Saturday and could book their place in the round of 16 if they defeat Guinea in their second group game today. Odion Ighalo’s perfectly struck winner ensured the three-time African champions overcome difficult circumstances to clinch []The post Nigeria confront Guinea with second round ticket in sight appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Women’s football has left Nigeria behind
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
When the Super Falcons were eliminated from the 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup with a 3-0 defeat to Germany on Saturday, it came as no surprise. It was even seen as an achievement that they had got to that stage. The Nigerian ladies had not progressed beyond the first round of the World Cup since []The post Womens football has left Nigeria behind appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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JCI Nigeria unveils nominees for 2019 Outstanding Young Persons
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Junior Chamber International, Nigeria, has unveiled top 30 nominees for the 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) for innovations and leadership skills in different fields of endeavour. The President of JCI, Sen. Adetola Juyitan, revealed that the nominations went through three stages of scrutiny before it arrived at the top 30. He said: ‘This []The post JCI Nigeria unveils nominees for 2019 Outstanding Young Persons appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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3rd Dickson National Wrestling classics kicks-off
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The 3rd Gov. Seriake Dickson National Classic Bayelsa 2019 has kicked off at the Multipurpose indoor Sports hall of Samson Siasia stadium, Sports complex Yenagoa. Athletes to look out for are: (120kg) Sinivie Boltic (First time Africa champion), (57kg) Adekuoroye Odunayo (5 time Africa champion, 2 time commonwealth & World silver medalist), Soso Tamarau (3 []The post 3rd Dickson National Wrestling classics kicks-off appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Benin agog for Judo African Games open trials
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Judo athletes, coaches and officials from all over Nigeria have started arriving the City of Benin for the Judo Final National Open Trials ahead of the 2019 African Games billed for Morocco in August. The Final National Open Trials will take place from June 27 to 29 at the indoor hall of the University of []The post Benin agog for Judo African Games open trials appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN Tennis: Blessing, Agugbom cruise to q’finals
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Top seed at the ongoing Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Championship, Blessing Samuel, yesterday cruised into the quarter finals when she outstroked Omolade Aderemi 7-5, 6-4 in the women singles event. Second seed, Christy Agugbom, also recorded a two straight win over up-coming CBN Junior Tennis champion, Oiza Yakubu, who is breaking into the senior []The post CBN Tennis: Blessing, Agugbom cruise to qfinals appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Go for more goals, NB Plc charges Super Eagles
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
One down, six more to go’, that was the immediate reaction of the Marketing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Oriakhi, the brewers of Star Lager beer, the official partner of the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the moment Nigeria recorded a hard-won victory over Burundi who put up stiff resistance in []The post Go for more goals, NB Plc charges Super Eagles appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Final nail in IBB, Abacha’s coffins
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Great editors make great newspapers ‘ Alhaji Nojeem Jimoh, the editor who recruited me into THE PUNCH, while congratulating me on the Supreme Court verdict of Friday, 14th June, 2019. On Friday, 14th June, the Supreme Court drove the final nail into the coffin of vile dictators, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. []The post Final nail in IBB, Abacha’s coffins appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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A transcontinental saga
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Title: Imminent River Author: Anaele Ihuoma Publisher: Prima Narrative Landscape Press, Lagos, Nigeria Year of Publication: 2018 Pagination: 347 Reviewer: Uzor Maxim Uzoatu There is the compelling need for me to go back to the publishing of Alex Haley’s Roots in 1976 to find a book that bears comparison to Anaele []The post A transcontinental saga appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Generations: Building future masters in art
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Over the past 26 years, one of the leading galleries in Lagos, Mydrim Gallery has organised exhibitions aimed at reviving sound art practice based on firm foundational principles of observation, creativity, skill and draughtsmanship. One of these is its yearly exhibition titled Generations: Future Masters Series to celebrate and promote artists who have []The post Generations: Building future masters in art appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Musicians’ union holds workshop on sales of music
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
As part of efforts to generate revenue for its members, the Nigerian Union of Musicians (NUM) is set to hold a workshop on the sale of music on the internet. The workshop which will take place on July 4th at Constantial Hotel, Benin City, is significant especially as millions of Dollars are lost yearly by []The post Musicians’ union holds workshop on sales of music appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PFA 426: Day Performing Arts students thrilled audience
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
PFA 426 is a course in the Department of the Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin. However, appearing before the audience has indicated that the students were trained to be productive and vibrant in theatre practice in Nigeria. What makes this fact indisputable is that the students are final year students. It []The post PFA 426: Day Performing Arts students thrilled audience appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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