NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4TH APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 4th April, 2018.

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
A meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari and governors under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday ended in deadlock without any decision reached on the tenure elongation crisis rocking the party. The APC governors who met behind closed doors with the president at the presidential villa maintained sealed lips on the outcome of the meeting. But LEADERSHIP gathered that the APC governors were divided on whether to extend or disengage the leadership of the party when their tenure expires in June this year. A dependable source at the meeting told our correspondent that, while the issue of tenure elongation was inconclusive, the president and the governors agreed that the technical committee inaugurated by APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun should rather be given the opportunity to decide on it. The source who did not want his name in print said, “In the continued search for a lasting solution occasioned by the quagmire generated by the recent tenure extension of the leadership of the governing APC, both at the national and states level, state governors elected under the party’s platform met with President Muhammadu today (yesterday). “The governors were divided over the issue of tenure extension for the APC national executives and could not reach a consensus over the issue. They had to adjourn so as to get a unified front after it was resolved that the technical committee inaugurated today (yesterday) should decide on the matter). The source further said also at the meeting, President Buhari told the APC governors who urged him to
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declare his intention to seek reelection in 2019 that there was no way he could do that in the heat of the tenure elongation crisis. “Baba (Buhari) told them that he will come out to speak on whether he will run or not after the resolution of the tenure elongation controversy”, he stated. All this is coming after the president had at the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on March 27 declared that the tenure elongation of the party’s executives was illegal and unconstitutional. Oyegun Inaugurates Technical Committee On Tenure Extension Meanwhile, the national chairman of the APC yesterday inaugurated the much-expected technical committee on tenure elongation. The committee is saddled with the task of making recommendations to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party on issues arising from the one-year tenure extension of the party’s leadership at the national and state levels. This is just as the committee has insisted that the extension which was agreed upon at the February 27 NEC meeting was not to elongate tenure of the NWC and state chairmen, but merely an adoption of a motion to allow the party leadership to work in acting capacity for 12 months. President Buhari had at the last NEC meeting charged the APC leadership to come up with a speedy resolution of the naughty issue, which he said may adversely affect the fortunes of the party if it goes unchecked.

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will this week mop up N190.40 billion from the financial market through the auction of Primary Market Auction (PMA) instruments, as the Debt Management Office (DMO) prepares to raise more funds through the Federal Government Savings Bond next week. The apex bank said it would conduct the PMA today, offering N190.4 billion across the 91, 182 and 364-day tenors. It is expected to raise N5.4 billion from the 91-day bill at 11.95 per cent. The exercise will also see the auction of N26.9 billion through the 182- day bill at 13 per cent and N21.6 billion 364-day bill at 13.5 per cent. Last week, the CBN had refrained from its regular Open Market Operations (OMO) mop-ups with a decline in average yields as there was no OMO repayment of N11.67 billion and a PMA auction of N247.75 billion. Meanwhile, the DMO will be raising funds through the two and three-year FGN Savings Bond between April 9 and 13, 2018. Last month, it had raised the bonds at yields
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slightly higher than the rate it sold in February. The DMO raised the two-year March 14, 2020 paper at 10.746 per cent and the three year March 14, 2021 paper at 11.746 per cent as against 10.277 and 11.277 per cent at which it raised the papers in February. It had raised N235.02 million in February, N32.82 million through the two-year bond and N202.2 million through the three-year bond. The yields offered in February is lower than 12.098 per cent and 13.098 per cent which it paid on the two and three-year Savings Bond at the January auction. The debt office in January raised N196.3 million through the Savings Bond which targets low income earners. It raised N73.05 million through the two-year paper and N123.25 million through the three-year paper. Also, last year, the DMO had raised N7.3 billion through the savings bond in 2017 as investor appetite for the bond diminished in the fourth quarter of the year. Figures showed that in December 2017, N246.41 million was raised, the lowest figure for the year.

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
The newly inaugurated Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) is engulfed in employment scandal, as some of the staff of the agency has been accused of collecting the sum amount, as bribe from applicants. One of the applicants, Emmanuel Kukah told newsmen in Abuja yesterday that he and 14 other applicants paid the sum []The post Employment Scandal Rocks FCT Revenue Service appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
The patron, Former Councilors Forum, Danladi Etsu Zhin has called on the newly elected executive members of the forum, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to set up structures to bring development closer to rural dwellers. Zhin made the call during the forum's national convention held in Kuje area council, where the []The post Former Coucillors Task APC On Rural Development appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has concluded arrangements to offer free quality eye care services to over 40,000 children nationwide. National president of the association, Dr Damian Echendu, who made the disclosure at the launch of corporate social responsibility, said the initiative would correct errors of []The post Optometrists To Offer 40,000 Children Free Eye Services appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that all the traffic lights operating in major intersections in the Federal capital City (FCC) is powered by solar panels. In an interview with some journalists in his office yesterday, the secretary, FCTA Transport Secretariat, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, explained that administration had opted for solar system, for []The post Our Traffic Lights Now Run On Solar Panel ' FCTA appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Esu of Bwari, His Royal Highness (HRH) Ibrahim Yaro (JP), has assured residents of Bwari area council of his relentless effort to ensure peaceful coexistence among all tribes and religions. In his Easter message to newsmen, the Esu stated that he would always engage all the stakeholders on ideas that would bring about unity, love []The post Esu Bwari Reaffirms Commitment To Peaceful Coexistence appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
A workshop to support the implementation of the new World Bank Environmental and Social Framework is being held in Abuja. The workshop is at the instance of the country branch of the World Bank Group in Nigeria. According to the World Bank Group, the workshop aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new environmental []The post World Bank Holds Workshop On Environmental, Social appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
The CBN Junior Championship taking place at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos gathered steam today with a record entry of 215 players from all over Nigeria. One of the highlights of the early rounds came in the Boys 10 & under where David Edwards, younger brother of Marylove, the prodigious female talent who got []The post Edwards, Others Set For CBN Junior Tennis Championship appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Leading scorer Junior Lokosa will be at the centre of spearheading Kano Pillars chase on Lobi when they play hosts to FC Ifeanyiubahon Wednesday. With 12 goals in 13 appearances, Lokosa is the hottest man in the country at the moment and the odds that he will get among the goals remain higher ahead of []The post Lokosa Looks To Continue Red-Hot Form appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Nigerian soccer legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has been officially crowned 'king of the game' at the launch of BetKing, a premium sports betting platform, in Lagos. Okocha regarded as the greatest player of his generation and one of Africa's best ever, the former Super Eagles captain and European league veteran was the star of the []The post BetKing Appoints Okocha Brand Ambassador appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Not many league followers expected Yobe Desert Stars to be in the first half of the table after Match Day 14. For a team that has endured so much through the turbulence of insecurity and instability in the North East region, their return to the elite class of Nigerian club football has somewhat gone unnoticed. []The post Todo Returns To Enugu Banking On Yobe's Anonymity appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a spectacular brace to hand Real Madrid a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg, yesterday. The Portugal captain scored in the third and 64th minutes the second in sensational fashion to give the defending champions a comfortable advantage heading back to the Bernabeu. Real boss []The post RONALDO's Brilliant Brace Powers Madrid Past Juve appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Like the proverbial gold fish that has no hiding place, the professional, political and public service career of national and global leaders are always in the public domain. Their performance or the lack of it stands them out as the populace, public affairs analysts and social affairs commentators are wont to publicly and vocally assess []The post 2019 Guber Race And Gombe Politics appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
It a fact that, democracy as a system of governance vests virtually all the powers of decision making on the people. The people are the focal point of every democratic leader's exploits in office. In advanced democracies, elites and political office holders are very much aware of the dangers associated with wielding their perennial powers []The post Savouring The Gains Of Democracy appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Elder statesman and National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) chieftain Pa Ayo Adebanjo, National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Secretary General, Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaokuon Tuesdaycanvased return of Nigeria to true federalism, saying it will help to remedy the gross imbalance in the country. The prominent Nigerians spoke at the formal launch of the []The post Adebanjo, Tinubu, Anyaoku Make Case For True Federalism appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Three revenue generating agencies of the federal government: Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Nigerian National Petroleum Resources (through the Department of Petroleum Resources) have all received cumulative sum of over N191.34 billion as cost of revenue collection in the last 14-months. The FIRS got N100.642 billion out of the whole []The post FIRS, Customs, NNPC Receive N191.34bn For Revenue Generation Cost appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspaper 

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH writes on a number of senators that are having a face-off with their state governors On March 25, 2018, the three senators, Gbenga Ashafa, Oluremi Tinubu and Solomon Olamilekan representing Lagos East, Central and West Senatorial Districts respectively passed a vote of confidence and endorsed Governor []The post Senators Who Are At War With Their State Governors appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Organised Labour under the aegis of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has flayed the plan by the federal government to reinstate the Director-General, Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, currently on suspension for corruption charges, saying such move will further dent the anti-graft war of the present administration. The labour []The post Labour Rejects Plan To Reinstate Gwarzo As SEC DG appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 


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