EPL: Man City thump Magpies; wins for Burnley, Sheffield Utd

  Manchester City returned to winning ways in style by thrashing hapless Newcastle at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side were surprisingly beaten at Southampton in their previous Premier League game but two goals in the opening 20 minutes against the Magpies effectively settled this contest. Gabriel Jesus ended his nine-game goal drought by converting from […]


EFCC gets new acting Chairman

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Director of Operations, Mr Mohammed Umar, has been picked to oversee the affairs of the agency in the absence of detained acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. A top official of the commission who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, disclosed this. The source, who asked not to be […]

Arts & Entertainments

JUST IN: Veteran actor, Jimmy Johnson, dies at 79 

  Tony Okuyeme Veteran actor, Jimmy Johnson, popularly known as ‘Okoro’, his character in the defunct popular television drama series, The Village Headmaster, is dead. New Telegraph learnt that he passed on at 4.10 am on Wednesday July 8, 2020, aged 79, after a brief illness. He would have been  80 in January next year. […]


Report: Boko Haram ambush, kill 20 soldiers in Borno

*Not true, we only lost two men, killed 17 terrorists – DHQ Not fewer than 20 soldiers have been killed and several other injured when suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed troops’ convoys in Borno State on Tuesday, sources have said. It was learnt that the incident occurred along Damboa/Maiduguri highway at about 30 kilometers away […]


COVID-19 scare: Reps Minority Leader,  Elumelu, urges members to go for tests 

  Philip Nyam, Abuja Following reports of COVID-19 infection among lawmakers, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta State) on Wednesday made  public the results of the test conducted on him, his household and domestic staff which all tested negative. The Minority Leader therefore advised his colleagues and staff of […]


COVID-19: Dana Air resumes Thursday

*Arik, Air Peace resume operations Wole Shadare Following the recent re-opening of the airports by the Federal Government, Dana Air has announced the resumption of its flight services on Thursday. The airline will operate three daily flights from Lagos to Abuja and back while the date for the addition of Port Harcourt and Owerri will be […]

Metro & Crime

Chief of Staff’s death: Kwara govt officials in compulsory self-isolation

  Kwara State government officials who have had contact with the late Chief of Staff Aminu Adisa Logun in the past two weeks have all proceeded on self isolation while their samples are taken for COVID-19 test. The Commissioner for Communications, Henrietta Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, stated this in a statement issued in Ilorin, on Wednesday. She […]

Metro & Crime

Bello swears in new Kogi Chief Judge

  The Kogi State Government has inaugurated Justice Henry Olusuyi as the Chief Judge of the state. The swearing-in ceremony was held on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital. Justice Oluseyi was sworn in at 10:35 am after taking his Oath of Office. In attendance were Governor Yahaya Bello, the state Deputy Governor, Edward Onaja; […]