NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 13 May, 2017.


Sun, 13 May 2018
In contrast to the violence and boycott that greeted the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congresses last week, the party yesterday put its act together by holding what has been described as peaceful local government congresses nationwide. Apart from some states where parallel congress were said to have held, with two factional executives emerging, the APC local government congresses attracted commendation from a cross-section of stakeholders. In Katsina State, deputy governor, Mannir Yakubu, commended the effort of the party in conducting the congresses in a peaceful and transparent manner. Speaking to journalists shortly after supervising the Katsina local government congress held at the state APC secretariat, Yakubu expressed optimism that the congress would bring positive development to the people. He said the free, fair and credible congress across the state is a clear signal that the ordinary Nigerians who have given the present administration the mandate are ready to renew the mandate come 2019. LEADERSHIP Sunday checks revealed that the APC local government congress across the state was generally hitch-free. In the same vein, the party in Kwara State said the local government congresses across the 16 local government areas in the state yesterday were peaceful. Just like last week ward congresses, APC stakeholders in most local government areas in the state picked their executives through a consensus arrangement. The arrangement helped greatly in minimising the rancour that is always associated with elections. In Kogi State, the director general of media and publicity to Governor Yahaya Bello, Kingsley Fanwo, dismissed rumours of “parallel Congresses, saying organisers of such and their sponsors should be expelled from APC. Fanwo stated this in Mopa shortly after the Ward Congress to elect local government APC executives. His words: “You can see the orderly manner in which our party members have elected our executives. The strength of our party lies in our internal democratic mechanism. We are a law abiding party”. When asked about reports of parallel Congresses in Lokoja LGA, Fanwo said the people who organized “the purported parallel Congresses are jesters and politically confused individuals who are out to destroy the party”. According to him, the Congress has been “hugely successful”.


Sun, 13 May 2018
The end to patients’ suffering may not be in sight as the ongoing strike by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), which was initially restricted to federal health institutions, has now been extended to states and local government areas. LEADERSHIP Sunday checks revealed that the extension of the strike has left patients across the country with the no other choice than to turn to quacks and other unorthodox sources for treatment. When our correspondent visited some hospitals in Abuja, the situation was the same all over the capital city, at the tertiary, secondary and primary health institutions across the Federal Capital Territory. At the Asokoro General Hospital, people were seen moving their loved ones out of the hospital as activities were crippled in the facility due to the ongoing strike by health workers. At the Nyanya General Hospital, a pregnant woman who gave her name simply as Mrs Okechukwu, said she had rushed to the hospital because she was bleeding. Though she was able to see a doctor, her worry is that if the strike persists, she may have no other option than go to a traditional birth attendant. “Since I came here and was told the nurses and midwives are on strike, I have been uneasy because I don’t have enough money to go to a private hospital. I am only praying God that they end the strike before my delivery date. “From my scan result, the doctor told me that I will give birth in two weeks, before or after 30th of May. So, if the strike continues till then, I will have to go a traditional birth attendant because there is one around my area since I cannot afford to go to a private hospital.” In Lagos State, when our correspondent visited hospitals like the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and Ogudu Primary Healthcare Centre, only doctors where seen attending to patients. This action has left patients who visited centres like the paediatrics, laboratory, pharmacy and eye centres within the stipulated hospitals, groaning as they wait endlessly to be attended to by doctors. Some patients who could not afford the bills of private hospitals patiently waited for their turn to see doctors who now double-task wherever the need is greater. One Mrs Patience Monday, who registered with Ogudu Primary Health Care for antenatal/delivery care, said, “Today is my antenatal day and there is no nurse on ground to attend to us. My drugs are finished and from the look of things, I would need to buy them outside. “That is not even my challenge; my biggest fear is that if this strike lingers more than expected, I may end up going to traditional birth attendants to give birth since I am eight months pregnant. That is the only choice I have because I don’t have money to pay the crazy bills of private clinics.” 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPPolice have arraigned a 15-year-old teenager (name withheld) of Okon compound, Ganmo and a 28-year-old man, Saheed Ganiyu of Idi-Ogun compound, Ganmo, Kwara State before an Ilorin Chief Magistrates'Court for their alleged involvement in armed robbery. The accused allegedly conspired with two others now at large and dispossessed their victims of their valuables at gunpoint. []The post Teenager, Man Remanded In Prison For Robbing Pastors appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA 25-year-old man, Damilola Awoyemi, of Ajase-Ipo, Kwara State who pleaded guilty to the offence of stealing has been sentenced to two months imprisonment. The court also ordered that his accomplice, Ibrahim Umar, 22 of the same address who denied his involvement in the offence be remanded at the Federal Prison Yard, Ilorin. The duo []The post Man Bags 2 Months For Stealing Electrical Cable appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPTwo farmers, Ahmed Alata, 53, of No. 7B, Niger road, Ilorin and Ganiyu Raji, 55 of Idi Ape, Amoyo, have been remanded at the Federal Prison Yard, Ilorin for allegedly stealing a tractor. The order to remand the accused was made by an Ilorin Magistrates' court before which they were arraigned on a four-count charge []The post Two Farmers In Prison Over Theft Of Tractor appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA 24-year-old man, Ajewole Dada Fulani, yesterday attempted killing himself after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for involvement in robbery, kidnap and rape by an Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti. Ajewole was standing trial for robbing, kidnapping and raping two female students of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti on 7 November, []The post Man, 24, Attempts Suicide In Court After Bagging Life Imprisonment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA disclosure has come from Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Delta State has the party will contest for all elective posts in the 2019 elections including the federal constituencies. This was disclosed by the Delta State Chairman of the SDP Ambassador Oke Idawene at a stakeholders meeting of the party in Asaba. Idawene further disclosed []The post SDP Will Contest All Elective Posts In Delta, Chieftain appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigeria Police Force has dismissed claims by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs' , Senator Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi, that the IGP , Ibrahim Idris was invited to explain its efforts on curbing the spate of killing across the country, insisting he was invited to brief them on Senator Dino Melaye . []The post Senate's Invitation To IGP was For Melaye's Sake, Not Insecurity ' Police appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPFollowing the recent directive by President Muhammad Buhari's that 6,000 yiuths br recruited into the force to compliment the already depleted figure of men and officers of the force, in the country, 5, 501persons applied for position in Kogi State. LEADERSHIP Sunday investigation revealed that those with tattoos and suspicious marks member cultism, club or []The post 5, 501 Jostle For Police Recruitment In Kogi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAbout 42 graduands of the University of Calabar, were yesterday awarded first class degrees in various fields of discipline after the academic council of the institution certified them worthy in learning and in character. Speaking at the just concluded 31st convocation of the institution, which took place at the Ibrahim Odia's stadium, vice chancellor of []The post 42 Unical Graduands Bag First Class Degrees At 31st Convocation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA new bill, Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill 2018, seeking to holistically amend the 2004 Stamp Duties Act, which has become obsolete in the face of current realities, was, during the week passed into law by the National Assembly. According to the general manager, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Postal Service, (NIPOST), Mr Franklin Alao, the new bill []The post NASS Passes NIPOST Amendment Bill On Stamp Duties appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPTiv people in Nasarawa State have been urged to be hopeful that the Tiv traditional council would wade into their plight to bring the menace of herdsmen attacks on them to an end. Chairman, Benue State council of Chiefs and the Tor Tiv, Orcivirgh Prof James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse, gave the assurance yesterday in his []The post Tor Tiv Assures Nasarawa Tiv Of Safety appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPhttps://epaper.leadership.ng/2018/05/13/leadership-epaper-may-13-2018/The post LEADERSHIP ePaper, May 13, 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA 19-year-old girl, identified as Kofo, was allegedly shot dead at a polling booth in Ibadan, Oyo State during the local government election held yesterday in the state. The victim was allegedly shot to death by an officer of the Oyo State Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) during the local government []The post LG Polls: 19-year-old Girl Shot Dead In Oyo Polling Booth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe newly elected executive of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, electricity sector have been urged to work hard and ensure that they protect the welfare of their members in a transparent manner. The sector, which was hitherto, engulfed in a factional crisis, was also tasked on the need to improve greater unity amongst the members. []The post Newly Elected Electricity Sector Pensioners' Exco Charged On Transparency appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPI read with dismay the interview granted by former Gombe gubernatorial aspirant, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya and published in the LEADERSHIP of Thursday, May 3, 2018 and it was clear that he still feels sore from the beating he got from Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo at the polls in 2015. I read the whole chat with []The post Dankwambo And Inuwa's Choice Of Words appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPRecently, I took an extreme decision, an unusual one that seemed beyond the pardon of my boss, Governor Kashim Shettima. I will tell you about it. Growing up, I realized possibilities of inherent strength in journalism and potentials for public relations and advertising. Our late father, founded these potentials. As a child, he would task []The post Unusual 'Pardon': A Note Of Gratitude To Gov Kashim Shettima appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPFancy shelling out 3,500 euros ($4,200) for a night in a budget hotel' Liverpool and Real Madrid fans who do not may end up sleeping rough for the night when they come to Kiev for the Champions League final. The Ukrainian capital is the focus of fan fury after its hotels began charging 100 times []The post UCL: Liverpool,Madrid Fans In For Kiev Hotel Price Shock appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe former Gunners winger believes that a Monaco star who has been heavily linked with a move to England will be up for grabs after the World Cup. Arsenal may be about to see the door opened to Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, with former Gunners star Robert Pires expecting his fellow Frenchman to be on []The post Arsenal Offered Hope In Lemar Chase appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAlthough the Brazil ace misses the 'fun' he had with the superstar duo, he appears to have committed himself to the French champions Neymar has admitted that he misses playing with Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on a daily basis. The Brazil international became the world's most expensive player when he moved to []The post I Miss Messi And Suarez-Neymar appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAfter a steady start to their inaugural participation in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Go Round Football Club of Omoku seemed to lose their footing towards the end of the first stanza of the season. The team which have failed to secure an away win in the 20-week old season ' managing just one []The post Go Round's Onyirimba Says Team In High Spirit Again appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPPresident Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that the federal government is working on modalities to address their grievances without a face-off thereby ending incessant strikes in the country's universities. He said, 'Our resolve to address the decay in the system is not in doubt, just as our collective resolve []The post FG Will Evolve Measures To Curb Varsity Strikes ' PMB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) are currently collaborating to compel all shipping agencies to open Disbursement Accounts (DAs) from where they will carry out operational costs for their multinational principals overseas. The apex bank and the ports economic regulator said this was in line with Article 4 of []The post CBN, NSC Introduce Disbursement Account For Shipping Agencies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reacted to the recent killing of its senior officer, Habibu Almu, in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. In a statement on Saturday, spokesman of the agency, Mr Sunday James, said the Comptroller-General, Mr Muhammad Babandede, received the news with shock. James said the CG was taking brief on the []The post NIS Reacts To Killing Of Officer In Sudan appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Mega Party of Nigeria, (MPN) in Ekiti State yesterday held its governorship primary with Mr Sunday Balogun emerging the candidate of the party for the forthcoming July 14 poll. Balogun, polled 191 votes to beat other contestants to the ticket of the party. His closest rival, Chief Abiodun Aluko, polled 146 votes to place []The post Ekiti 2018: Balogun Emerges MPN Candidate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer chairman of the Peoples Demicratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Otunba Segun Adewale, has emerged the candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State. Adewale, emerged the ADP candidate at the party's primary conducted in line with the Electoral Act, guideline of the Independent National Electoral []The post Segun Adewale Wins ADP Governorship Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Value has called on its members around the country to show commitment to the ethics and value of the profession. The president of the Institute, Sir Rowland Bonta, made this known when speaking to the first National Council of the Institute for the 2018/2019 session. Bonta who explained []The post NIESV Insists On Commitment To Professional Ethics appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPOyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has condemned the resurgence of the cult war in Idi-Oro and Ayeye areas of Ibadan North West Local Government, which allegedly claimed the life of an innocent young girl, yesterday. A statement by the special adviser, Communication and Strategy to the governor, Mr Bolaji Tunji, said that the governor []The post Ajimobi Condemns Ibadan Cult War, Condoles With Family Of Slain Girl appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAhead of 2019 general election, a non-governmental organisation, Aspire African Youths Empowerment Initiative (AAYEI) has warned the youths to steer clear of violence, which could truncate their future endeavours. Founder of the groups, Mr Emmanuel Ekpo, gave the warning at a one-day empowerment program tagged, 'To inform to Perform,' yesterday in Abuja, saying that the []The post 2019: Steer Clear From Violence, NGO Warns Youths appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its president-general and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, has mourned the death of the national secretary of the Christian Association on Nigeria (CAN), Dr Musa Idowu Asake. The NSCIA's Secretary General, Prof Ishaq Oloyede in a statement yesterday, described []The post CAN Scribe's Death Will Create Vacuum In Interreligious Community ' Sultan appeared firs 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPRecently, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) signed a $2.5bn or N720billion (equivalent of Renminbi 16 billion) bilateral currency swap with the People's Bank of China (PBoC), making Nigeria the third country in Africa (after South Africa and Egypt) to sign such a deal with the Asian country. With this agreement, the two countries will []The post As Nigeria And China Sign $2.5bn Currency Swap appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThere must be a reason why some online platforms are fighting Abubakar Malami, Nigeria's Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Anyone familiar with journalism knows the difference between being a critical watchdog journalist and a crusading journalist. Watchdog reporting, no matter how critical, is in the line of duty of a responsible journalist. But crusading []The post Malami, Abacha Loot And Online Platforms appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday lifted the shutdown order on three companies which were closed on May 7 for production and distribution of codeine cough syrups. The companies include the Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind Ltd, Lagos, Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Ltd and Bioraj Pharmaceutical Ltd in Ilorin, Kwara. According to []The post Codeine syrup: NAFDAC Reopens Emzor, 2 other coys appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPhttps://epaper.leadership.ng/2018/05/13/leadership-epaper-13-may-2018/The post LEADERSHIP ePaper 13 May 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Saad Abubakar has mourned the death of the national secretary of the Christian Association on Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Musa Idowu Asake. The NSCIAs Secretary General, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede in a statement on Saturday, []The post Death Of CAN Scribe Sorrowful-NSCIA appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola winds up in Osun state, he has reiterated his commitment to complete all the projects he embarked upon before the end of the tenure in November. Aregbesola who pledged this commitment during a social interactive programme tagged Ogbeni Till Daybreak in Osogbo said he has surpassed all his []The post Aregbesola Vows To Complete Ongoing Projects Before Exit From Office appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA 19-year-old girl identified as kofo was allegedly shot dead at a polling booth in Ibadan, Oyo State during the Local Government election held yesterday in the state. The victim was allegedly shot death by officer of the Oyo State command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) during the local government election in []The post LG Polls: 19-Year Old Girl Shot Dead In Oyo Polling Booth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Local Government Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC, conducted in Ondo State yesterday was peaceful , unlike the last Saturday ward congress that was marred by irregularities. However, there were reports of parallel congresses held in most of the council areas in the state with two executives emerging from the congresses. In Akure []The post Ondo APC Conducts Peaceful Congresses appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Mega Party of Nigeria, (MPN) in Ekiti State yesterday held its governorship primary with Mr. Sunday Balogun emerging the candidate of the party for the forthcoming July 14 poll. Balogun, polled 191 votes to beat other contestants to the ticket of the party. His closest rival, Chief Abiodun Aluko, polled 146 votes placed second, []The post Balogun Emerges Governorship Candidate Of MPN In Ekiti appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the July 14, 2018 Ekiti State governorship election. Fayemi who was the incumbent governor of the state and APC governorship flagbearer in the 2014 governorship election, polled 941votes in a governorship primary held []The post Fayemi Beats Oni 32 Others To Clinch Ekiti APC Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPas faction accuses Sylva of hyjack of party machinery There were signs yesterday of a new crack within the fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State following the conduct of parralel Local Government Congresses in the eight local Government Council areas of the State. The parralel Congresses were however conducted in a []The post APC Holds Peaceful, Parallel Congresses In Bayelsa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAbout 42 graduands of the University of Calabar were yesterday awarded first class degrees in various field of discipline after the academic council of the institution certified them worthy in learning and in character. Speaking at the just concluded 31ist convocation of the institution which took place at the Ibrahim Odia's stadium, Vice Chancellor of []The post 42 Unical Graduands bag First Class Degrees at 31ist Convocation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Kaduna State local government councils polls held on Saturday, recorded high turn-out of voters as electorates casted votes using electronic machines. LEADERSHIP correspondent, who monitored the elections been conducted by Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) noted that the electoral materials arrived many polling units early while other units received late materials. It further []The post Kaduna LG Polls Using Electronic Voting Records High Turn-Out appeared f 

Sun, 13 May 2018
LEADERSHIPParticipants in the 2018 edition of the annual 10 kilometres Okpekpe road race on Saturday defy the heavy downpour to run in the race. The rain began ten minutes after the VIPs race kicked off. Among dignitaries in the VIPs were former Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Godwin Obaseki, Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, Edo Deputy []The post Amid Heavy Down Pour Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Dalung Run In IAAF Okpekpe Race appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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