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Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Saturday 14 October, 2017.

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Orjime Moses, AbujaThree aspirants for the office of the North East National ViceChairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on partyfaithful to disregard a call for a caucus meeting.In a statement signed by the three aspirants: Dr Umar Duhu; AlhajiUsman Iya Abbas and Alhaji Umar Sani the group said, the sponsor ofthe notice for the meeting wants to installed himself to the positionof the North East national vice chairman of the APC when there areother contestants.We saw with re 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
BY YUSUF BABALOLA, LagosThe Nigerian Ports Authority has advised Intels Nigeria Limited (INL) to approach the court of law if aggrieved by its decision to terminate its boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement.The authority in a Press statement by the General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Abdullahi Goje on Friday and a copy made available to LEADERSHIP said it respect the right of Intels and its corporate entities to explore opportunities presented by the court.It 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Kayode Tokede, LagosThe nations external reserves hit $33.1 billion on October 11, following increased in global oil prices to $54 per barrel.External reserves monitored by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) accretion in 2017 can be linked to higher oil exports and increased activity in the investor exporter window.The price of Organization of Exporting Countries (OPEC) basket of 14 crudes countries stood at $54.44 per barrel on Thursday, the highest this year.Hitting $33.1 billion on Wednesday, t 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By: Patrick Ochoga, Benin CityEdo State Beneficiaries of the Federal Governments Amnesty Programme for ex-militants under the First Phase in Niger Delta, yesterday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to called on Gen. Paul Boroh, to pay them their 3 months stipend of N65,000, which they claimed have been stopped.They stated that the non-payment of their monthly stipends is likely to disrupt the relative peace been experience in the Nigerian Delta if urgent steps are not taken to immediately a 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Ejike Ejike, AbujaThe Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA , Engr. Mustapha Maihaja said the Federal Government has provided about Forty thousand Nine hundred and Five (40,905mt) metric tonnes of assorted grains (Maize, Soya Beans, Rice, Sorghum), for immediate distribution by NEMA, to displaced persons in the six states of the North East.According to the director general, from June to September, 2017, the Federal Government provided about Forty thousand Nine hundred a 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Tope Fayehun, AkureThe Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has expressed optimistic that the Agriculture sector in the country will soon be the mainstay of the economy.Akeredolu said, there are windows of opportunities in the Agriculture sector which provides hope for positive development of Nigeria in spite of current economic and socio-political challenges.The governor stated this in Akure, during presentation by members of Peace Aid Project (PAP)on Youth and Women Empowerment I 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
BY HEMBADOON ORSAR, MakurdiBenue State Governor, Samuel Ortom Friday suspended the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Mr Boniface Ortese.Mr. Ortese was suspended barely five days after the main camp housing over 4,500 victims of the flood disaster at the Makurdi Ultra Modern International Market was closed down on Monday 9th October 2017.The Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Titus Zam is now to oversee activities of 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Ruth Tene Natsa, AbujaIn line with its corporate mission to highlight the environmental and socio economic issues confronting the Niger Delta region, National Point newspaper is organising an annual public lecture and public presentation of books as part of activities marking its 10th anniversary celebration.A statement signed by the Executive Director of the Port- Harcourt based weekly, Ms Ibiba Don Pedro noted that the Lecture, with the theme: Niger- Delta Next Decade: Away with Oil, a wa 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Ruth Tene Natsa, AbujaThe Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has called on the Federal government to institutionalise an egg a day per school child in the home grown school feeding programme.PAN Director general,Onallo Akpa made the call while addressing Newsmen in Abuja yesterday on the occasion of the World Food Day with the theme: An Egg a Day for the Nigerian Child.Dr Akpa said the PAN in their prayers and demands to the FG were calling for the Institutionalising an egg a day per school 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, AbujaThe House of Representatives has passed for a second reading, a bill for an act seeking to increase penalty for quackery in the medical profession.The bill, if eventually passed into law will increase penalty for quackery from N5000 to N1m and N10,000 to N10m respectively, as well as increase offenders jail term to either five or ten years.The Bill, which seek to amend the provisions of the medical and dental practitioners Act, was sponsored by Hon. Dozie Ferdinand Nwank 

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