NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH APRIL, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 7th April, 2017.

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has made good his threat to sue the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for including his name on the list of those alleged to have looted public funds in the last administration. Prince Secondus, who filed a defamation of character suit  against the minister at a High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday, also demanded N1.5 billion as damages. Secondus also listed the federal government, through attorney general of the federation, as the second defendant in the suit. LEADERSHIP Weekend recalls that the information minister had mentioned  Secondus among those he claimed had looted the nation’s treasury, alleging that the PDP national chairman collected N200 million from the embattled former national security adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd), who is facing trial over the reported misappropriation of $2.1billion meant for arms purchase to fight the Boko Haram insurgency during ghe Dr Goodluck Jonathan administration.    But faulting the claim, Secondus, who said he did not collect a kobo from the former NSA,
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ad written to the minister through his lawyer,  Emeka Etiaba, SAN, asking for an immediate removal of his name from the list, payment of N1.5 billion damages and a public apology within 48 hours. The letter had warned Lai Mohammed that if he failed to meet the demands within two days, he would be charged to court of competent jurisdiction “to ventilate our client’s right under the law and shall further seek the protection of the court against you”. According to a statement by Secondus’ media aide, Ike Abonyi, the suit was filed at the High Court in Port Harcourt yesterday. The statement  reads in part, “Having failed to meet the demand, Secondus on Friday April 6, 2018, made good his threat and filed a suit at the Port Harcourt, High Court, Rivers State, claiming, among other things, that the court award to him the sum of N1.5billion being damages for humiliation, castigation, vilification, attack on his person and integrity as a result of the publication. “Secondus, in the suit no. PHC/1013/2018, is also claiming that Lai Mohammed’s publication is defamatory and is asking the court to direct him to retract the said publication and apologise in writing.”

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Pep Guardiola has revealed that super-agent Mino Raiola offered him Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January. The Manchester City manager hit back at Raiola after he was quoted as telling Dutch magazine that he was a 'cowardly dog' after his treatment of ex-Barcelona forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, another of his clients. Guardiola was asked about []The post 'Pogba, Mkhitaryan Were Offered To Man City' appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Nigerian power minister Babatunde Raji Fashola has said he would want Nigeria to bid to host the 2026 World Cup jointly with Morocco. He said the 'indomitable' spirit of the Nigerian will rise to the occasion and deliver a super tournament. 'Morocco are bidding to host the 2026 World Cup, Nigeria should have jointly bid []The post Fashola Wants Nigeria To Bid For 2026 World Cup appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte dismissed his former Juventus teammate Gianluca Vialli's claim that he 'cannot wait to leave' the Premier League club, and reaffirmed his commitment to seeing out his contract. Vialli made the comment in his role as a pundit for Sky Sports Italia during Chelsea's 3-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday []The post CONTE Rejects Chelsea Exit Claims appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Manchester City Midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne says he chose to join Premier League side despite offers from Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain because he thought their style of football would suit him best. The Belgian, 26, signed from Wolfsburg for a then club record 55m in 2015. The following summer, ex-Bayern boss Pep Guardiola was []The post I Could Have Joined Bayern Or PSG ' de Bruyne appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Kaduna-based Favour Moses finally got her breakthrough after four years on the ITA Junior Tennis Circuit when she beat second seed, Toyin Asogba, to reach the finals of the U-16 girls' event. The aoft-spoken Moses showed her steely side when she played some flawless, hard-hitting tennis to take a 4-0 lead in the pro set. []The post CBN JUNIOR TENNIS : Favour Moses Dumps Out Asogba To Reach Finals appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Nigeria's D'Tigers will seek to bring their medal hopeful alive in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in faraway Gold Coast, Australia when they take on Canada for their second preliminary round games today. The team fell to New Zealand in their first game by 65points to 110. New Zealand dominated and won all the quarters on []The post GOLD COAST GAMES: D'Tigers Eye Resurgence Against Canada appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Guardiola begs fans for help Spoiling City's party not my focus ' Pep Guardiola can secure his first ever English league title with a win over his long-time rival Jose Mourinho if Premier League's leader Manchester City beat arch rivals Manchester United today at Etihad Stadium. Guardiola appealed to his City players to forget about []The post MAN CITY: To Be Crowned EPL Champions If appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Ahead of its CAF Confederations Cup cracker against USM Algiers in Lagos today, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Plateau United has been buoyed by the return of its talismen Raphael Ayagwa, Daniel Itodo amongst others. The other four payers who are making a heart-warming return to the side include Ogene Elijah, Okiemute Odah and []The post CAF CC: Itodo, Ayagwa Return For Plateau United Against USM appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Tiger Woods labelled his Masters return after an absence of two years as 'awesome', but his performance fell well short of that lofty description. A number of wild drives meant Woods did well to be three over par after 12 holes and the 14-time major winner birdied the 14th and 16th to card a one-over []The post Woods Hails 'Amazing' Return To Masters appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) sometimes called female circumcision involves the cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia for nonmedical reasons. The procedure largely involves the removal of the clitoral hood, clitoral glans, removal of the inner and outer labia, closure of the vulva and infibulation leaving a small []The post Female Genital Mutilation: Persecuting Noncompliance appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was []The post Nigeria And The Winds Of Political Power appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Twenty five-year-old nursery worker, Leanne Collopy, was stabbed 21 times by ex-boyfriend, Saleem Said, who lured her into a trap before dousing her with petrol and setting her ablaze. But as flames ripped across her back, the mum-of-two bravely held her daughter, Leila, in her arms and shielded her from both the blaze and from []The post Mum Gives Own Life To Save 2-Year-Old Daughter appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Teething period in growing children as many parents have described, is one of the most challenging periods in parenting. While dealing with children in this stage, mothers, who shared their experiences, have identified a few symptoms observed during teething. Some of such symptoms are, drooling, swollen, bulging gums, a visible tooth, trouble sleeping, trying to []The post Teething In Children appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
LIFE IN BRIEF Ijapari Gyang is from the Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State. She had her primary school education at Banki Central Primary School, Bama and secondary at the Government Girls Senior Science School, Konduga in Borno State. She proceeded to Kaduna State Polytechnic and obtained a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering. She is []The post Reading Inspires Me ' Ijapari appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said yesterday that it had executed contracts for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and financing for Lots 1 & 3 of the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline and stations with a consortium of indigenous and Chinese companies under a 100 per cent contractor financing model. In a statement []The post NNPC Signs Contract Agreements On Trans-Nigerian Gas Pipeline appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Bayelsa State used to be calm and the youths very hospitable, a disposition known to an average indigene of Ijaw origin. That culture is gradually fading away as cultism has now become the order of the day in the state. OSA OKHOMINA, in Yenagoa reports. The nightlife used to be at its peak with visitors []The post Armed Gangs, Killer Cultists On The Prowl In Bayelsa appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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