Atiku: Forget 2019, Nigerians are hungry

Why APC govt has not performed, by senators, NWC Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar yesterday said that any thought about the 2019 general elections should be forgotten. His reason: There is hunger in the country. Atiku’s statement is a veiled reference to the general state of hardship in the country...

Politics

Insurgency: Propaganda as Boko Haram’s new tactics

Leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau continues to “resurrect” each time he is declared dead by military authorities, but ONYEKACHI EZE reports that his continued invincibility may be ploy by the sect to remain afloat     This is about the sixth time the leader of Boko Haram outlawed Islamic group, Abubakar Shekau, is declared either fatally wounded or killed since the military...

Business

Turning Nigeria’s offshore fields into new turf

Fresh bickering is brewing between the Federal Government and international oil companies (IOCs) over plans to increase oil royalty to be paid by IOCs on deep offshore acreages, Adeola Yusuf reports     This is not the first time that major legislative proposal on oil industry has figuratively thrown the government and its partners into a boxing ring. The duo was, for years, engaged in...

Back Page Column

Adeboye’s resignation, FRC and sundry matters

The relationship between the church and the state has always been a very complex affair. One example suffices of this complex relationship – the turbulence that marked the charged affairs between Henry VIII and the Papacy in the 16th century as well as the entire chain of events that led Henry VIII to break with the Catholic Church and establish the Church of England. This was a major historical...

Entertainment

Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event

  Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a “betrayal” of her gay and lesbian fans. The Tony-award winning singer, best known for her roles in the Broadway musicals “Dreamgirls” and “Your Arms Too Short to...

Sports

NDUKA UGBADE: Eagles can’t afford to bungle AFCON again

A former international, Uduka Ugbade, has warned the Super Eagles not to bungle the African Cup of Nations qualifiers ahead of the 2019 competition in Cameroon. The Remo Stars coach told New Telegraph that it was painful watching the ongoing competition in Gabon without Nigeria as he called on the team to approach the next qualification with every urgency it deserves. According to him, qualification...

Opinion

Ambode: Facing 2017 with increased vigour

When Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State delivered his epochal address at the Yoruba Tennis Club, Onikan in Lagos late last year, he reminded most history-minded observers about the vision of United States of America President, John F Kennedy when he was hosted by a joint session of the Congress on May 25, 1961. The US leader told the lawmakers of his ambitious dream to send an American to land...

Features

‘Adeboye exposed FRC evil code’

Rev Ladi Thompson is the pastor in charge of Living Waters Unlimited Church in Anthony Village, Lagos and also a public analyst, he speaks with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on issues such as the recent controversy surrounding the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the suspension of the Financial Regulatory Council of Nigeria (FRCN) code, sacking of its...

Columnists

Observe principles, become a principal

In the book of proverb 4:13, the Bible says “Take fast of instruction, let her not go, keep her, for she is thy life. When you hearken to his instruction you will be distinguished. Being born again is not a license and guarantee for your success.   If you want to make a mark in life you must be ready to listen to the word of God, you must also be ready to hearken to his word. In the book of...

Crime

Abductors send message: Pay N300m for sick Turkish national before she dies

The suspected kidnappers, who stormed the Nigerian Turkish International College in Isheri, Ogun State on Friday night, abducting eight females, including two Turkish nationals, yesterday, sent a message to the school management, urging them to raise N300 million for only one of the Turkish, who has suddenly fallen sick. This latest development was disclosed to New Telegraph, yesterday, by a source...

Editorial

Stopping the killings in Southern Kaduna

The killings in Southern Kaduna are not showing any signs of abating, and this fact should be disturbing to all well-meaning Nigerians. There is an inescapable feeling in the midst of this wanton bloodletting that government has not done enough, which, perhaps is why the carnage has continued. Government’s effort has been perfunctory at best, and it is a known fact that knee-jerk approaches...

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