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Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Saturday 9th September, 2017.

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
Feelers emanating from preparations for the November gubernatorial poll in Anambra State point to the fact that old habits die hard. Politicians claim to be operating in a democratic environment. But their desperation and the win- at- all- cost mentality will not let democracy flower as it should. Already, all the candidates and their parties have decided not to leave anything to chance as they embark on a shopping spree for the all- important voters card that holds the key to victory and defeat 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, LagosThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to order the final forfeiture of the sums of N664,475,246 and $137,680.11 as well as property it recovered from a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Clement Illoh Onubuogo, to the federal government.Justice Abdul-Azeez Anka had on August 17, 2017 ordered the temporary forfeiture of the money, a property described as Clement Illohs Ma 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
By Donatus Nadi, AbujaThe emir of Lafia, Dr Isah Mustapha-Agwai 1, has appealed to Nigerians not to smear or bring down those in positions of authority for personal interests, saying only God can give and take power.The royal father made the appeal when the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, visited him in his palace.The police boss was in Lafia to inaugurate the State Police Command Headquarters donated by Governor Tanko Al-makura.Mustapha-Agwai noted that the two major re 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
BY Sunday Isuwa, Abuja and JOY YESUFU, AbujaThe Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has ordered the immediate deployment of troops to South East states of the country to stop violent agitations for the sovereign state of biafra.LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that already, military hardware and other armaments have been moved to the region for the operation which has been codenamed Operation Ogbu Eke II, meaning Operation Python Dance in English.It was further gathered that the operation aime 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, AbujaKaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has denied nursing ambition of replacing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, saying that he had never been a presidential aspirant despite the fact that his name had been bandied around in the press.According to him, governors and ministers, whom he described as Buharists, would wait for President Muhammadu Buhari to show them the direction to go if he would not contest the 2019 presidential election.Speaking to State Hous 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
By Chukwuebuka KANAYO PHILIPSOn 4 September 2017, one Salisu Suleiman, said to be a freelance journalist in Adamawa State, reportedly wrote an article, which was published on the online platform of Daily Times Newspaper. Ordinarily, one does not expect the Nigerian Air Force to dignify the article with a response. However, those of us who are avid followers of the recent activities and achievements of the Air Force believe that the article might misinform the general populace, if nobody draws at 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
By ANDREW ESSIEN, AbujaThe governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Minister for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, to do the needful by resigning from the cabinet after declaring her support for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.The national vice chairman, North West of the party, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, who stated this also cautioned Atiku to exercise restraint in the sort of statements he makes to the public as a chieftain of the party.Noting that the minister would have 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Army is to launch Operation Ogbu Eke II Python Dance II, in the South East between Sept. 15 and Oct. 14, to check violent criminals, agitators and other forms of criminalities.Maj-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and Operations, announced this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.Operation Python Dance was launched between Nov. 27 and Dec. 27, 2016 in the zone to tackle kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes, Ahmadu said.He added that the second phase of operation w 

Sat, 09 Sep 2017
The Lagos State University (LASU) Governing Council has dismissed 15 Academic Staff, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the institution, over various malpractices.The dismissed LASU-ASUU Chairman and Vice Chairman were Dr Isaac Oyewunmi andDr Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu.LASU spokesman Ademola Adekoya, said in Lagos on Friday that the institution also dismissed two non-academician staff and demoted two others.Adekoya said that the decision to dism 

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