NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH APRIL, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 8th April, 2017.

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Haliru Dantoro (Kitoro 1V), has lashed out at critics of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying there is no way anybody would expect the president to clean the Augean stable of the mess created in the Nigerian system for 16 years by previous administrations of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP). He also dropped a word of advice for Nigerians who may have been enthralled by the propaganda antics of the opposition, imploring them to be patient with Buhari, considering the fact that he is not a magician. The royal father stated this in an exclusive chat with a team of Editors from LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group who paid him a visit at his palace in New Bussa, the headquarters of Borgu local government area of Niger State and the seat of the Borgu Emirate Council, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the movement of the people from Old Bussa billed to hold from April 11 to 14. The Mai Borgu noted that even though as a traditional ruler he is not expected to be seen as partisan, it has become imperative that he should lend his voice to the barrage of criticisms against the Buhari administration because the traditional institution is also involved in the assessment of any government in power. He said, “Naturally, traditional rulers are not partisan. You don’t meddle into political matters, but it is expedient that I talk about the current government and its expectations for the 2019 general election. Traditional Rulers are not supposed to be partisan but we assess the performance of every government that comes to power. Before President Buhari came to power in 2015, the price of crude oil in the international market was very high. Under PDP’s 16-year rule- that is between 1999 and 2015 before Buhari came to power- the Boko Haram insurgents were on the rampage, maiming and killing innocent citizens. Like today Friday, if you are going to the Mosque, military men will heavily guard it. On Sundays it is the same thing;
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worshippers cannot worship freely in Churches. There were military checkpoints at every kilometer. Life then was generally unsafe. “Just as we all know that insurgency cannot be wiped out in such a short time, today, life is generally safer in Nigeria. Heavy military check points that were usually seen at every kilometer has gradually disappeared, giving way to safer and more relaxed quality of life. The days of bomb blowing at motor parks are gone for good. “We were here in this country when for the first time we witnessed a president handing over power to his deputy (Vice President Osinbajo), with full presidential powers to take binding decisions. That is the ‘change’ the APC promised Nigerians. They should not expect miracle from Buhari; he is human. He cannot clear the mess of 16 years in 3 years. Nigerians should be patient with him. That is all I can say about this government”. On why Borgu is calm and peaceful amidst incessant farmers/herders clashes, the royal father said, “It is because we don’t allow politicians to come and manipulate us. That is why Borgu is very peaceful. Borgu is home for all because it is peaceful. My advice to Nigerian politicians is that they must put the interest Nigeria and its people first. “If you are involved in killing to discredit the person in power, God is seeing you and his judgment awaits you. They must join hands with who ever God has put in position of authority for rapid progress of the country”. Speaking on the 50th anniversary of the movement of the People of Borgu Kingdom to New Bussa, the Emir expressed delight that the Golden Jubilee is happening during his reign. He said, “By the 14th of April, we will be rolling out drums to celebrate the Golden jubilee of our movement from Old to New Bussa. To God be the glory it is happening in my time. If you are celebrating a birthday, for instance, it means you are showing appreciation to God for giving you long life and good health for you to have attained another year. In our own case in Borgu, though we left our original place to the place we are now, the movement did not affect us negatively. Rather, it has impacted positively on lives. “For your information, we are not just celebrating the 50th anniversary of our movement from Old to New Bussa. We are also using the celebrations to attract investors to our land. Through this celebration, investors will visit Borgu and they will come to know what they never knew about Borgu. Sadly, we are yet to have an airport in the area. It is one of the things that attract both foreign and local investors. “Beyond this, we have advantage in so many things given that the town is an attraction to investors. For instance, we have abundance of power supply, which is one of the chief attraction to investors. If you called Niger State, ‘Power state,’ it is because of Borgu. We are not only calling on investors because we have power; we also have large body of water, River Niger. Also, Borgu has in abundance mineral resources like gold and tanker lite in commercial quantity. Surveys have been done in the past to this effect.

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
A 12-year-old pupil of the Indian Language School in Lagos, Rishe Gnanasekaran, on Saturday  emerged South West winner of the 15th Annual National Mathematics Competition. The competition was organised by Nigerian Tulip International Colleges in conjunction with National Mathematics Centre, Abuja for primary five and six pupils of schools nationwide. Leadership Sunday reports that 39,000 pupils across the region participated in the competition, while the best 12 pupils, their teachers and schools won prizes. All the winners would  be given  scholarships  covering  tuition and accommodation. The overall winner got a cash prize of N300, 000 while the teacher got  N150, 000 and the school got  a photocopy machine. The second prize winner  got N200,000, the teacher N100, 000  and the school a desk top computer. The third prize winner went away with N100,000 and the teacher got N75, 000. The prize for the school is a printer. Winners from the fourth place,
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up to the 12th and their teachers also got various cash prizes. Mr Ercan Yilmaz, Principal NTIC, said the competition, organised by the college for the past 15 years, was aimed at developing greater capacity and promoting effective teaching and learning of mathematics at the primary levels. Yilmaz said there was nothing more important for the future of our countries and our citizens than high quality education for all. “The Annual National Mathematics Competition (ANMC) has been ongoing for the past 15 years for all states in the country and we here in Lagos are in charge of 9 states namely: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, Delta and Edo States. “We had 39, 600 pupils from 36 states across Nigeria who participated in this year`s competition and seated among us here are champions. “As we celebrate the 15th edition winners of 2018 ANMC, various scholarships will be given today to these future changers; schools will be encouraged and so many Math teachers here will go home motivated and elated,” he said. Mrs Ronke Soyobo, Director-General, Office of Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education, said the prize giving ceremony was a reward for hard work and a preparation for future challenges and leadership role of young leaders. Soyobo, represented by Mrs Bambi Falayi, Director, Monitoring and Investigation office of Education, commended the participants for putting on a spirit of sportsmanship. She urged the winners not to rest on their oars because there are future hurdles to still cross in their academic pursuit and leadership role. “Put on the jacket of academic sportsmanship, imbibe good moral, as your schools continue to transform, reposition and take you to the Zenith of your chosen career, ” he said. She lauded NTIC for its commitment and dedication to the development of education, growth of its school and concern for the progress of students and the community.

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The Kwara State commissioner of police, Mr Lawan Ado, yesterday disclosed that seven suspects had been arrested in connection with Thursday’s robbery attacks in Offa. The robbery attacks on Union Bank, Eco bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank had resulted in the death of 17 people, including seven police officers while a number of injured victims are receiving treatment in different hospitals in Offa and Ilorin. Ado told newsmen yesterday in Ilorin, the state capital, that of the seven suspects that were arrested, one was nabbed at Igosun road while the rest were picked up at different locations in Offa. “They are helping us in our investigation and seven vehicles were recovered from the armed robbers, while some rifles were carted away by the robbers,” he said. The police commissioner noted that the Inspector General of Police had ordered a full investigation and had directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting the robbers arrested. He expressed the command’s heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims just as he wished the injured quick recovery.

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
It took President Muhammadu Buhari's intervention to fault and reverse the decision by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) extending the tenure of the National Working Committee, NWC, which is expected to terminate in June this year in accordance with the provisions of the party's constitution. If the decision had []The post Ebri Factor In APC Chairmanship Permutations appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The toilet has a lot to do with personal hygiene and general health as it is a place that can not be avoided since it is essential to take a bath and visit the toilet often in a day, keeping it clean and free from anything that can endanger health is important. The toilet, like []The post Toilet Hygiene appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Popularly known as Winnie -Mandela, the controversial former wife of Nelson Mandela was born in Bizana, South Africa, in 1936 and died April 2, 2018 at the age of 81, in Johannesburg' South Africa. She and her former husband Nelson Mandela, who were both jailed, were a symbol of the country's anti-apartheid struggle for three []The post Celebrating Iconic Anti-apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela- Mandela appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The Federal Fire Service (FFS), has in a bid to strengthen its capacity to combating the incessant menace of fire outbreaks, and improving their capacity to safeguard lives and properties, commissioned thirteen (13) additional fire fighting trucks. Recall that the service had in December 2017, commissioned the first batch of the equipment which comprised ten []The post Fire Service Commissions 13 Additional Equipment To Combat Inferno appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has urged Nigerians, particularly the women and youth, to demand accountability from authorities, so as to address Nigeria's huge maternal health challenge. The centre also described recent statement by philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, Mr. Bill Gates to the effect []The post Maternal Health Crisis: CSO Urges Action On Bill Gates Statement appeared first on Leadership Nigeria News 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The National Coalition of the Nigeria Intervention Movement, (NIM) has lambasted the two major political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on their banter over the controversial looters lists. Deputy Director General of NIM, Mallam Nasser Kura, said it is bewildering that the two parties have reduced the looting of []The post Looters Lists: Coalition Blasts APC, PDP Over Banter appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
No fewer than four people were feared killed when armed gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invade a Tiv village and killed a family of four in Kokotye at the outskirts of Bornon Kurku in Bali local government area of the state. Executive chairman of Bali local government area, Hon. Danladi Suntai confirmed the killings []The post Council Chairman Confirms Killing Of 4 In Fresh Taraba Attack appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Prof Wale Tomori is the chairman, board of directors, Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL), a joint venture between May & Baker Nigeria Plc and the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health to produce vaccines for the eradication of child killer diseases in the country. In this interview with ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH, he explains why it []The post FG Has Been Of Great Help To Production Of Vaccines ' Tomori appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
As the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State draws near, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the opposition All Progressives Congress, (APC) and other parties are fine-tuning their strategies on how to win the contentious election, writes ALO ABIOLA. As the Ekiti State governorship election, scheduled to hold on July 14, draws closer, political []The post Ekiti Guber: Issues As APC, PDP, Others Brace For Primaries appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Zamfara State has not recorded any case of wild polio virus for six years running, the state commissioner for Health, Lawal M-Liman, has said. M-Liman on Saturday in Kaura-Namoda at the flag off of the 2018 National Polio Immunisation Plus Days Campaign, said it was a great achievement. 'Since 2012 when the World Health Organization []The post Zamfara Now 6 Years Polio Free ' Commissioner appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Breakup could be bitter and may be an emotional draining period for the parties involved. However, the truth is that when you have issues or when separation calls, it is good you both keep your cool because anything can happen. If the line of communication is still open, you can try these steps to see []The post How To Get Your Girl Back! appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Emmanuel Obute is the co-founder, Maverick Mind Media, in this interview with JULIANA AGBO, he speaks on his passion for grooming young talents in his bid to revolutionise the entertainment industry and the society at large. About Maverick Media Maverick media is an organisation that employs the use of unorthodox means to revolutionise the entertainment []The post We Engage Youths To Revolutionise Entertainment appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said it is collaborating with the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited for the provision of science and laboratories in six universities spread across all the geopolitical zones in the country at a whooping cost of $4Mn . They said each of the agency is committing two million dollars []The post NNPC, NLNG Earmark $4Mn For Establishment Of Laboratories In 6 Universities appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria at its first Monetary Policy Committee meeting in 2018 unanimously voted to retain the record-high benchmark interest rate at 14 percent. This is the first time Aishah Ahmad and Edward Adamu, the recently confirmed deputy governors of CBN; and two other members confirmed by the senate Adeola Adekinju and Aliyu []The post CBN Retains Benchmark Interest Rate At 14% appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
In this interview with OLUSHOLA BELLO, managing director/CEO Mainstreet Microfinance Bank Limited, a subsidiary of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Adegoke Adegbami speaks on the challenges facing the micro finance sector among other related issues. Loan recovery is a major challenge in Nigeria, especially in banks. What has been your experience thus far' There is an []The post Knowledge Gap Responsible For Failure Of MFBs ' Adegbami appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Having ended the first quarter of 2018 on a positive trajectory with a record of N1.4 trillion gain despite the volatility experience during the period. Analysts foresee sustainability of the performance on an improved macroeconomic fundamental. OLUSHOLA BELLO writes. The Nigerian stocks market, at the end of the first quarter of 2018, experienced relatively impressive []The post Nigerian Stocks Market On The Positive Trajectory In Q1 appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Telecom operators, yesterday, blamed intermittent interruptions on network on vandalism of base stations, destruction of optic fibre, high forex and shutting of base stations by government agencies. The President of Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr Olusola Teniola, made the attribution in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. []The post Telecom Operators Give Reasons For Network Interruption appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Champions-elect Manchester City let slip a 2-0 half-time lead as they lost 3-2 at home to neighbours Manchester United on Saturday. Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United produced a stunning second-half fightback at the Etihad Stadium, preventing Manchester City from clinching the Premier League title with a 3-2 victory. Pep Guardiola's side appeared on []The post Pogba At The Double To Spoil City's Title Party appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Leicester City who lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle in Saturday's English Premier League fixture. It was the 11th time this season he was benched in the EPL. Jonjo Shelve scored an eight minute goal to give the Magpies the lead. Ayoze Perez sealed the []The post Iheanacho Benched As Newcastle Stuns Leicester appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
About 300 golfers from Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal are competing for honours at the Otukpo Golf and Country club, Benue State in the Pro Am golf championship, organised by the Nigerian Golf Federation (NGF) to commemorate the 70th birthday of the immediate past president of the Senate, Senator David Mark. Born on April 8, 1948 []The post West African Golfers Storm Otukpo For Mark @ 70 appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
All roads will lead to New Bussa, the headquarters of Borgu local government area of Niger State and the seat of the Borgu Emirate Council, this week for the the 50th anniversary of the movement of the people from Old Bussa. In this interview with LEADERSHIP Sunday, the 17th Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Alhaji Muhammad []The post New Bussa 50th Anniversary Will Attract More Foreign Investors To Nigeria ' Mai Borgu appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The destruction of illegal refineries in Rivers State is necessary. However the consequence of the destruction has left a trail of pollution, harmful health wise to the residents of the State. ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, reports. For close to two years now, residents of Port Harcourt, following the continuous raining of black soot that emit into the []The post The Perils Of Soot In Rivers appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
To many, a business in Cow dung may not seem like much. However, on a trip to a farm settlement in Nasarawa State, EMAMEH GABRIEL finds the contrary while examining how some herdsmen are making a fortune in the Cow dung business. He narrates his experience. While Nigerian farmers are going back to the basics []The post Making A Fortune From Cow Dung appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Yusuf Sheriff Modu, is a Senior Legislative aide in the house of representatives and the treasurer, National Legislative Aide forum. He is also Chairman of the North East legislative aide forum. In this interview with Gabriel Atumeyi he speaks on his aspiration and sundry matters. The news is that you are running for the Borno []The post The Military Have Done Tremendously Well ' Modu appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Nigeria is on the verge of diversification, enhancing the agricultural sector as one of the key drivers. In this report Addullahi Olesin from Ilorin writes, calling on government and agricultural developers for proper pricing of farm produce which will in turn aid the way to modernisation of Agriculture in Nigeria. As Nigeria edges towards diversification []The post Modernising Nigeria's Agricultural Sector appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
Recently, the Federal Department of Agricultural Extension (FDAE), under the auspices of the Federal Ministry Of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) held a capacity building workshop on ICT for its Agriculture Extension Officers, conducted by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS), ABU, Zaria. MAKINDE OLUWAROTIMI examines the eventual impact on farmers' productivity []The post Modernising Extension Service For Farmers' Productivity appeared fir 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
SAM DIALA examines the recent report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and highlights five takeaways from the Article IV Consultation with Nigeria. Salient issues critical to Nigeria's sustainable macroeconomic development have been raised in the recent report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) surveillance visit to the country. The visit, called Article IV Consultation, []The post Take aways From IMF 2018 Article IV Consultation With Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Nigeri 

Sun, 08 Apr 2018
The celebration over the killing of North West most notorious criminal gang leader Buharin Daji was recently shattered with fresh attacks by elements suspected to be lieutenants of the of the late Bandit leader. Abba Kabara (Gusau) reports on the new wave of mass killings in Zamfara State. With the killing of 21 bandits by []The post Mass Killings: Not Yet Uhuru For Zamfara Residents appeared first on Leadership Nigeria Newspapers. 

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