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Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Thursday 31 August, 2017.

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The federal government has been making frantic effort to curb the spread of hate speech. Hate speech led to the genocide of 1994 in Rwanda. Hatred has a way of destroying both the one hating and the one hated. But one can only cure hatred with love. Those spreading hatred on both sides of the divide say that the constitution guarantees them freedom of speech. Perhaps they never knew what Field Marshal Idi Amin Dada of Uganda once said: Freedom of speech is guaranteed but I cannot guarantee your 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
In this report, our correspondent examines the chances of PDP in Nasarawa state ahead of the 2019 governorship election in the light of its zoning of the governorship ticket to Akwanga districtRecently, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party-PDP-in Nasarawa state, rising from what it called a stakeholders meeting, announced the zoning of its governorship ticket ahead of the 2019 elections, to the Nasarawa North Senatorial district of the state.Indeed, the move which was seen by many especially 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
By ANTHONY AWUNOR,The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) yesterday released reports on the Accident involving Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Bell 427 helicopter with registration 5N-POL at Kabong, Jos South LGA, Plateau State, Nigeria on the 14th of March, 2012.The Bureau also released the report on the Serious Incident to Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Tampico TB9 aircraft with registration 5N-CBC which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna, Nigeria on the 6th of October, 2008; andA 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
By Nnamdi Mbawike, .Governors of the South East Geo-political Zone yesterday met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra{IPOB} at government house, Enugu for several hours.Speaking with journalists after the meeting that lasted for several hours, the Chairman of the South east governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi disclosed that they deliberated on the various demands of the IPOB.He disclosed that they would continue to meet with Kanu and other leaders of I 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
BY TONY EGBULEFU,The acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has stated that no anti-corruption agency in the country has recorded the success of the commission in the area of court convictions against corrupt persons.He disclosed this in a meeting with journalists yesterday in Abuja.According to Magu, regardless of the challenges that we have faced and continue to face, I am happy to report that we are making progress. Many of you are aware of the achie 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
By ANDREW ESSIEN,The leadership of the governing All Progressives Party (APC) has for the past two days been locked in intense meetings ostensibly to fine-tune its preparedness to finally meet President Muhammdu Buhari on a proposed date to hold the much awaited national convention.LEADERSHIP checks also revealed that part of the amendments by the 10-member Constitution Review Committee (CRC) which submitted 85 proposed amendments to the national leadership are designed to grant more powers to t 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah,45 years after Nigeria began talks about its take off, precisely in 1972, the federal government yesterday approved 5.792 billion dollars (N1.140trillion) for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu, Taraba State.The approval was made at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, gave the hint while briefing State House correspondents alon 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
By Ejike Ejike, The Nigeria Police Force said it have deployed plain cloth officers to all strategic places and taken adequate security measures to guarantee hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration across the country.The Police have also directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to provide water-tight security at all prayer grounds located within their respective areas of responsibility.This is even as the commissioner of Police Federal Capital Territory, CP Musa Kimo has reassured 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, The minister of Labour And Productivity, Chris Ngige has disclosed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will lead the federal government negotiation team with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU).LEADERSHIP recalls that on August 14, ASUU embarked on indefinite strike action in response to the federal governments failure to fulfill the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.The union also on Tuesday shunned a meeting scheduled with the federal government to ad 

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