NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH SEPTEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 4th September, 2017.

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
By Anderson Owolabi I sat transfixed on my chair, as the hall erupted into a rapturous mood, when the recipient of this particular award, bowed his head twice before the cream of dignitaries staring at him. And a voice vibrating in stillness, howled; I dedicate this award to President Muhammadu Buhari for giving me the opportunity to contribute my quota in serving my country and to my team.The awardee was Nigerias Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Chairman Board of Directors of the N 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has denied suggestions of a rift with star player Lionel Messi ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier at home to Venezuela.La Albiceleste are fifth in the CONMEBOL table, outside the automatic qualification places, following a frustrating 0-0 draw in Uruguay last week.After that game, Sampaoli offered glowing praise of Messi despite a relatively ineffective performance from the Barcelona forward, but the boss was nevertheless forced to confront claims of a strained 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Rafael Nadal cruised into the US Open quarter-finals on Monday by defeating Ukraines 64th-ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov.The 15-time Grand Slam champion, who had not made the US Open last eight since capturing the 2013 title, set up a last-eight meeting with teenager Andrey Rublev.Nadal, who claimed his 50th US Open match victory, returned to the top ranking last month for the first time since 2011 and is on a collision course to face old rival Roger Federer in the semi-finals. A potentially epic co 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
By Onukogu Kanayochuqu Jubal After the Super Eagles of Nigeria were held by Cameroon in Yaounde yesterday, leaving them in need of a point from their last two games to get to Russia 2018, Minister of Youth & Sports Development Solomon Dalung, who met the players just before they left their hotel for the stadium and gave them a message of encouragement from President Muhammadu Buhari, hailed the players for their spirit and sure -footed approach.The Super Eagles have done very well. They have 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The UNs special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has criticised the countrys de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority.Yanghee Lee said the situation in Rakhine was really grave and it was time for Ms Suu Kyi to step in.Her comments came as the number of Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh reached 87,000, according to UN estimates.That is more than the exodus after the October 2016 violence in Rakhine.Both outpourings were sparked by attacks by Rohing 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Stakeholders in the polity, particularly members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and close allies of President Muhammadu Buhari have repeatedly advised him to reshuffle the Federal Executive Council, writes ADEBIYI ADEDAPOSeveral news reports had suggested that Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, while for President Muhammadu Buhari sought the permission of his principal to reshuffle the Federal Executive Council, and that Osinbajo during one of his visits to the President in Londo 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
By Adekola Rahman Last week, Chairman of Senate Committee on Navy and member of the Senate Committee on Police, Mohammed Isah Hamma Misau, dominated the limelight for exposing what he referred to as large-scale corruption in the Nigeria Police Force.His allegations that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris is collecting bribes ranging from N10million to N15million from Commissioners of Police, State Mobile Commanders and State Protection Units (SPU) Commanders, for favorable postings m 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
BY Patrick Ochoga, Benin City The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked charitable persons, governments, religious groups and other organisations to remember the people of Benue State and others in distress, as the world celebrates the International Day of Charity on the 5th of September.Obaseki said the scale of the crisis resulting from the flooding in parts of Benue State was beyond the power of the Benue State Government alone and urged global leaders, captains of various ind 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Lagos State Government has disbursed the sum of N742 million to 255 retirees for the month of August, 2017.Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke at the 42nd Retirement Bond Certificate Presentation in Lagos, over the weekend, said Lagos cares and that is why it is committed to being up-to-date in pension payment, while imploring them not to live extravagantly.In two years, from August 2015 to Augu 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
By OLUSHOLA BELLO, Lagos Access banks focus on assets quality and cost management have continued to pay off considering its recent financial figures released to the Nigerian stock market. It has evolved from being one of the many Nigerian banks to being a top three bank across many performance metrics.In line with the improved yields on interest earning assets to 13.10 per cent in H1, according to Cordros Capital Limited, we have raised 2017 full year assets yield estimate by 125 basis points to 
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