NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 18 May, 2017.

States Should Be Responsible For Fuel Subsidy ' Govs
Fri, 18 May 2018
Governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have suggested that each state should be responsible for the payment of subsidy claims according to the daily consumption rate of the state. Zamfara State governor and NGF chairman, Abdulaziz Yari , made this statement after a meeting of the forum on Wednesday night . He faulted the claims by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that Nigeria consumes 65 million litres per day. “Each and every state should be responsible for subsidy according to the consumption of that state,” he said, adding that he had briefed his colleagues about the meeting with the vice president earlier in the day. “On the issue of the cost recovery, otherwise called subsidy, the issue of subsidy resurfaced again after the efforts of Mr. President. Before now, the oil was $40 per barrel and now it is about $78 a barrel, therefore they are depending largely on importation. So, the cost is higher than what they are selling at the filling station and they need more money. “When there was no cost recovery, the NNPC clearly gave us the number of 33 and 35 million litres per day as the consumption of Nigeria, but now that there is a new regime of cost recovery, NNPC is claiming daily consumption of 60 and 65 million litres per day – which we rejected and said no. “So many of our international partners are saying that even if we are feeding Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Niger, we cannot consume more than 35 million litres per day, so we are wondering where the 60 million litres is coming from. So, we are trying to sort that one out; that one has not yet been resolved.” He, however, said measures have been taken to deal with the issue of cross boarder smuggling of petrol. “But we are now taking a very hard decision, because NNPC said the reason why they were lifting 60 million litres per day is because our borders are porous. So we have taken the decision that any filling station that is 10 kilometres on the border side should be closed by DPR. And, then we will do recertification according to the needs. “Secondly, we have directed the minister of Finance, in collaboration with the DPR and the NNPC, to install tracking devices on every truck in order to monitor where they are discharging the fuel. “Because we are suspicious of the number, we cannot confirm the difference from 30 million litres per day consumption to 60 and 65 million litres per day consumption. So these are our decisions on the NNPC.” When asked if the governors would investigate the subsidy and daily production claims by the NNPC, he said it was not about investigation but about ascertaining future supply. He added that they were taking each step at a time, noting that some unscrupulous element might take advantage of a probe to create artificial scarcity.

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Abuja Court Grants Dino Melaye Indefinite Bail
Fri, 18 May 2018
An FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja yesterday granted Senator Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West, an indefinite bail, pending when he is fit to appear in court. The ruling was given by Justice Olasumbo Goodluck after having heard the prayers made by counsel to Melaye, Mr. Ricky Tarfa, SAN. In an affidavit filed by the defence, Tarfa urged court to accept the evidence brought before it supporting the claim that the defendant was under admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital, Abuja. He tendered three exhibits before the court, and urged court to admit them in evidence. The exhibits tendered by Tarfa included a ruling of the High Court of Justice of Kogi State in respect of a case instituted by the Inspector General of Police versus one Kabiru Saidu a.k.a Osama, Nuhu Salihu a.k.a Small and Senator Dino Melaye, a medical report from the National Hospital, Abuja dated 27th April, 2018 and another medical report dated 9th of May, 2018. The three exhibits were admitted in evidence and marked Exhibits A, B and C respectively. But prosecution counsel, Shaibu Labaran, objected to the evidence presented by Tarfa. He described the medical report obtained from the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital, Abuja as “purported”, and urged court to discountenance it. “My lord, in respect to the affidavit filed by the defence, we have filed our counter-affidavit in compliance with the rules of this honourable court. We have attached a written address in support of our affidavit. “My lord, our contention is that the defendant in this case has jumped bail. When the case was called yesterday which was the adjourned date for the hearing of this case, the defendant and his counsel were fully aware of the next adjourned date which was yesterday and today,” said Labaran in his argument while seeking a bench warrant to revoke Melaye’s bail. Labaran further argued that the deponent to the affidavit tendered by Tarfa in court was not a counsel and did not understand the facts of the affidavit to which he deposed. He therefore urged court to disregard such affidavit and throw it out.
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Imperatives Of A National Transport Commission
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThere are expectations that the federal government would give nod to the National Transport Commission (NTC) Bill, which proposes the commission as the country's transport sector regulator, having been passed by the National Assembly. In this report, YUSUF BABALOLA examines the importance of a regulator in the transport industry. The senate on March 16, passed []The post Imperatives Of A National Transport Commission appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Brands And Consumer Loyalty
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPGlobally, brand building and successful marketing are coming down to relationship building and management, real hard, for brands. Consumer brand experience now comes down with direct impact on sales graphs and figures in quantifiable terms, more than ever before. It is gradually catching on with discerning brand managers, especially with banks, airlines, telecom companies, hotels []The post Brands And Consumer Loyalty appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Options In Expiation For A Broken Oath
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPFEEDING: On feeding, the scholars stipulated, as a condition, that the poor must be given the entire food for the expiation. While others said, no, it has to be given to ten different indigent persons, as instructed by the verse, and that giving everything to one person is not valid. Some said it is valid []The post Options In Expiation For A Broken Oath appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Ramadan: The Qur'anic Recitation Competitions
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPIn the name of Allah who states, 'those to whom We have given The Book, study it as it should be studied; they are the ones that believe therein; those who reject faith therein, the loss is their own' Q2:121 May the everlasting peace and blessings of Allah be upon His noble servant, our master []The post Ramadan: The Qur'anic Recitation Competitions appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Smart Farming: A Pathway For Agricultural Revolution In Nigeria' (III)
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe second part of this article was published two weeks ago. In the aforementioned article, hydroponics fodder production, as one of the smart farming techniques was discussed. Hydroponics fodder production is a viable strategy to address the perennial and deadly conflict between the herders and farmers in Nigeria. This fodder production involves supplying cereal grain []The post Smart Farming: A Pathway For Agricultural Revolution In Nigeria' (III) appeared first on Leadership Ne 
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Saraki Claims Police Chief Plotting To Frame Him
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPPresident of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has raised alarm that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris is plotting to implicate the Kwara State and himself in criminal activities in Kwara State. Saraki on Wednesday, informed senators at the plenary that he had uncovered an alleged plot by the IGP to frame him up in the []The post Saraki Claims Police Chief Plotting To Frame Him appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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PMB Meets Modu Sheriff In Aso Villa
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPPresident Muhammadu Buhari yesterday held a meeting with former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Sheriff, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), arrived at the villa at about 2.45pm and went to the president's office where he []The post PMB Meets Modu Sheriff In Aso Villa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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FG Uncovers N8.1trn Fraud In NIMASA, NPA, 14 Others In 5 Years
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPTo probe N800bn subsidy claims The failure by 13 revenue generating agencies to remit accrued funds to the federal government has defrauded Nigeria by over N8 trillion in five years. A committee set up by the National Economic Council (NEC) to carry out a forensic audit of revenue accrued into the Federation Account, Excess Crude []The post FG Uncovers N8.1trn Fraud In NIMASA, NPA, 14 Others In 5 Years appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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HiLife Fest 2018: Championing A Sustained Culture of Igbo Highlife Music Among Millenials
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe commercial hub of South East, Onitsha got a taste of the HiLife Fest, themed 'The Complete Experience,' on Sunday, 15th of April. The festival, which is a highlife music competition celebrating the cultural rituals and values of Igbos through Music, witnessed a host of talented upcoming artistes, slug it out for a position in []The post HiLife Fest 2018: Championing A Sustained Culture of Igbo Highlife Music Among Millenials appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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LEADERSHIP Director Bags 2 Awards In A Week
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPYet to recover from the euphoria of the first award he bagged, LEADERSHIP Director, Solomon Nda-isaiah, has added another feather to his cap by the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (ICAD), a human capital development organisation dedicated to providing practical solutions to complex business needs by involving high calibre professionals from all sectors who []The post LEADERSHIP Director Bags 2 Awards In A Week appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Manufacturing Sector Generates N30bn VAT In Q1-NBS
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its sectoral distribution of Value Added Tax (VAT) for the first quarter of 2018 has said that the manufacturing sector generated the highest amount of VAT with N30.14 billion. NBS disclosed in this statistics that 'professional services, commercial and trading both generated N16.58 billion and N14.93 billion respectively. []The post Manufacturing Sector Generates N30bn VAT In Q1-NBS appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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2018 Budget: Experts Want Change In Disbursement Approach
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSome financial experts on Thursday said the federal government must change its approach towards the implementation and disbursement of the annual budget for it to impact positively on Nigerians. The experts expressed their views in an interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. They spoke on the passage of the 2018 budget []The post 2018 Budget: Experts Want Change In Disbursement Approach appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Nagging Issues In Nigeria's Energy Sector
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA major challenge currently plaguing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is illiquidity and energy theft has been blamed for the crisis. In this report, FESTUS OKOROMADU X-ray experts' opinion on the situation. In January 2018, the World Economic Forum, using analysis by the Spectator Index ranked Nigeria second worst in electricity supply in 2017. []The post Nagging Issues In Nigeria's Energy Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Kemi Adeosun: Salvaging Nigeria From A Rudderless Economy
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPWhen she came on board, little or nothing was known about the accent speaking lady (Mind you, her accent is very genuine, you know those flawless types spoken by the British). Worse, was when the portfolio of minister for Finance was assigned to her, a majority of Nigerians sneered at her appointment, others cast her []The post Kemi Adeosun: Salvaging Nigeria From A Rudderless Economy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Oil Prices Hit $80, Highest Since Nov 2014
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPOil prices hit $80 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since November 2014 on concerns that Iranian exports could fall due to renewed U.S. sanctions and reduce supply in an already tightening market. Brent crude futures LCOc1 reached an intraday high of $80.18 while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up []The post Oil Prices Hit $80, Highest Since Nov 2014 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Nigerians Pay N9.7bn For US Visa In 2017
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPNigerians who traveled to the United States of America (USA) as non-immigrants in 2017 had spent a total of N9.733 billion as payment for visa fees, this excludes what was spent by those that obtained immigrant visas and those whose visa applications were rejected. Figures obtained from the annual report of visa issuance at the []The post Nigerians Pay N9.7bn For US Visa In 2017 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Mourinho, Conte Feud Adds Spice To Final
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPJose Mourinho's relationship with Antonio Conte has been acrimonious since they took the hot seats at Manchester United and Chelsea respectively but the Portuguese can have the last laugh at Wembley on Saturday. Few FA Cup finals have been as eagerly awaited as this season's with both managers desperate to avoid the ignominy of ending []The post Mourinho, Conte Feud Adds Spice To Final appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Flying Eagles Confident Of Overcoming Guinea Bissau
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe U-20 National Team, Flying Eagles, fancy their chances of reaching the next round of the qualification series for the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations when they face their Guinea Bissau counterparts at the Udoukaha Jacob Esuene Stadium, Calabar tomorrow. Seven-time African champions Nigeria were forced to a 2-2 draw in the first leg []The post Flying Eagles Confident Of Overcoming Guinea Bissau appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Salisu Calls Omoyele, Ashadi, Nwakali, 20 Others For Athletico Friendly Tie
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAhead of Tuesday's glamour friendly match with newly 'crowned Europa League kings, Atletico Madrid FC of Spain at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Super Eagles' B Head Coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 23 players, among them highly 'rated Plateau United striker Tosin Omoyele and Katsina United defender Destiny Ashadi. There were also call-ups for []The post Salisu Calls Omoyele, Ashadi, Nwakali, 20 Others For Athletico Friendly Tie appeared first on Leadership News 
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Super Eagles New Jerseys Cost N28, 560 Per-unit, Receives 3m Orders
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAmerican sportwear giant, NIKE, has said that the new jerseys designed for the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia would cost Nigeria's national team teeming fans in Nigeria and across the globe $85 per unit. The sportswear giant at a meeting with chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at []The post Super Eagles New Jerseys Cost N28, 560 Per-unit, Receives 3m Orders appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Concentrate On World Cup Preparation, Dalung Charges NFF
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPMinister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has charged the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to focus on Nigeria's prparation for the fast approach FIFA World Cup in Russia as even as he commende the technical and coaching crew of the federation for efforts being put into preparations for the FIFA World []The post Concentrate On World Cup Preparation, Dalung Charges NFF appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Economic Boom As Loko-Oweto Bridge Heads For Completion
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Loko-Oweto Bridge meant to link the two communities on the either side of River Benue along that axis: Loko in Nasarawa State and Oweto in Benue State recently got the news that the bridge will be ready for use at the scheduled date of November. To the two communities who have been having nightmare []The post Economic Boom As Loko-Oweto Bridge Heads For Completion appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Addressing Labour Market Skills' Crisis
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPWith the fast changing world, driven by innovation and technology, expectations of the 21st century world of work are becoming dynamic and so are the workplace skills' requirements for employees to function. To this end, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is partnering with other sectors to train over one million Nigerian youths in []The post Addressing Labour Market Skills' Crisis appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Smoking: When Doctors, Health Workers Don't Lead By Example
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPWith their detailed knowledge of the risks of smoking, it is not surprising that most doctors and other medical professionals usually don't smoke. But some do, despite many having first-hand experience of its dangers. VICTOR OKEKE asks why this is the case. Doctor Nneoma Kalu (not his real name) owns a general hospital in Aba, []The post Smoking: When Doctors, Health Workers Don't Lead By Example appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Rising Oil Price Versus Nigeria's Peculiar Situations
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPDespite recent appreciation in the price of crude oil and stability in the Niger Delta region, there are indications that Nigeria may not have much to show for it. The reason may not be far from the way the sector is currently governed. FESTUS OKOROMADU writes on implications for the economy. Recent developments in the []The post Rising Oil Price Versus Nigeria's Peculiar Situations appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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Finding Lasting Solution To Building Collapse In Nigeria
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe level of continuous collapse of buildings is highly embarrassing and disconcerting. MAKINDE OLUWAROTIMI writes on the probable causes, effects and proffers some lasting solutions. The incidence of building failures and collapse has become a major issue of concern in the development of Nigeria as the frequencies of their occurrence and the magnitude of the []The post Finding Lasting Solution To Building Collapse In Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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State Police Will Stop Killings In Nigeria- Hon Shom
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPProf Daku Shom was once a state chairman of the PDP and former speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the senatorial aspirant contended that state police would stem the tide of killings in the country and also spoke on some others issues. Why do you want to go []The post State Police Will Stop Killings In Nigeria- Hon Shom appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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FG Must Deal Decisively With Killer Herdsmen ' Hon Nyam
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPHon Nyam Dareng represents Jos South constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly and in this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the lawmaker stated that the federal government must deal decisively with killer herdsmen to end the incessant killings in the country. Are you worried about the spate of killings that is taken place on []The post FG Must Deal Decisively With Killer Herdsmen Hon Nyam appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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How We Saved N1.7bn Using Electronic Voting In Kaduna ' el- Rufai
Fri, 18 May 2018
LEADERSHIPKaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el- Rufai, in this interview with State House correspondents, stated that the state government saved N1.7 billion using the electronic voting machine during the last weekend's local government elections and also spoke on some other issues. JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH was there for LEADERSHIP Friday. How come you deployed electronic voting []The post How We Saved N1.7bn Using Electronic Voting In Kaduna el- Rufai appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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