NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH MAY, 2018].


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


Tue, 08 May 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has adopted new measures to scale up security response to the killings in some states in the country. As part of the measures, the president yesterday approved the establishment of a new Battalion of the Nigerian Army, as well as a new Police Area Command, in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State where scores of people were killed last Saturday. The new Army Battalion and the Police Area Command, according to the presidency, are the latest in a series of law enforcement measures to ensure more effective protection of lives and property in and around Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Zamfara and Nasarawa States. Buhari read the riot act to masterminds of the killings across the country, saying his administration would no longer tolerate the incessant massacre of innocent Nigerians. A statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, noted that the president who strongly condemned the latest massacre of innocent Nigerians in Birnin Gwari described the persistent killings as agenda to instigate war in the country for selfish purposes. “I am deeply outraged by this unwarranted, unprovoked and reckless destruction of lives by bandits who belong to the lowest level of civilization. I feel the pains and devastation of the families of the victims, and this administration will do everything possible to ensure we defeat these enemies of humanity”, the presidential spokesman quoted Buhari as saying. He recalled that last week the Nigerian Air Force took delivery of two new helicopter gunships for deployment to parts of the country affected by banditry. Shehu said a Quick Response Wing has also been established by the Nigerian Air Force in Taraba State, while a Joint Military Intervention Force is fully on ground in Benue. He further stated that President Buhari assured that, while security remains a priority for his government, his government will not tolerate the persistent killing of innocent people in order to set Nigerians against one another.

Tue, 08 May 2018
Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the  perceived ill-treatment of Senator Dino Melaye by the police and the failure of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to honour Senate summons. The meeting was at the instance of President Buhari. They also talked about the recent invasion of the Senate chamber by some thugs alleged to have been working for suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege  as well as the progress on the 2018 budget. Speaking to State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting with the president, Saraki  said Buhari wanted to brief them on his recent meeting with U,S. President Donald Trump and to be briefed on the budget still being processed by the legislature but the National Assembly leaders used the opportunity to raise their own concerns. He said: “We also talked on the issue of concern to us, the invasion of the National Assembly, which he showed great concern and said action will be taken to investigate that.” On the president’s response to the invasion, Saraki disclosed: “Of course, he sees it as an embarrassment to the country and that there will be a proper investigation because is something said that is not just about the National Assembly, it is about the country.” Saraki  also disclosed  that they  expressed displeasure at the refusal of the Inspector General of Police to honour Senate summons, stressing the need for him to respect constituted authority. He said: “Just talking about the issue of the police, we also raised the issue of the non-appearance of the IG at the Senate and felt that they must continue to ensure that he continues to apply obedience to the issue of constituted authority.


Tue, 08 May 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed that Nigeria spent a total of $119.409 billion (N42 trillion) on the importation of commodities into the country during a five-year period. Of this amount,  $36.371 billion was spent on the importation of petroleum products. CBN director in charge of research, Mr. Ganiyu Amao, made this known during his presentation before the House of Representatives adhoc Committee on Refineries Turn Around Maintenance (TAM). This, according to Amao, is responsible for the depreciation in the value off naira following  undue pressure on the nation’s external reserve. Amao, who led the CBN team to the committee’s hearing, explained that the apex bank’s ability to intervene in the foreign exchange market with a view to stabilising the naira is usually curtailed by excessive outflow of foreign exchange. “Data from the CBN show that from 2013 to 2017, a total of foreign exchange committed to imports in the country stood at $119.409billion, while the total foreign exchange committed to imports in the oil sector stood at $36.371billion, representing 13.5percent of all imports made by the country.

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPhttps://leadershipayau.com/2018/05/08/trump-da-kim-za-su-gana-a-singapore/The post Trump Da Kim Za Su Gana A Singapore appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has suspended the Operating Licence of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) as a Collective Management Organisation for Music and Sound Recordings. The development, according to a press statement issued by Ijeoma Egbunike, Assistant Director/Head Public Affairs on behalf of the Director-General of the commission, Afam Ezekude, is sequel to []The post NCC Suspends Operating Licence Of Copyright Society Of Nigeria appeared first on Leadership N 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe ongoing trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike yesterday took a dramatic twist, as he broke down in tears before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, alleging that prison officials are maltreating him. Evans, who is standing trial before the court on a five-count charge of conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder, []The post 'Billionaire Kidnapper', Evans Alleges Maltreatment By Prison Officials appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday, arraigned one Samson Otuedon before Justice P. H. Mallong of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on one count charge of currency counterfeiting. Otuedon was arrested by the EFCC on April 7, 2018 following an intelligence report on the activities of a syndicate of []The post EFCC Docks Man Over Fake $492,000 Notes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe reabsorption of former Acting Executive Secretary of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mrs. A.F. Kolawole is causing uproar at the bureau. Mrs. Kolawole was said to have voluntarily retired from service in April last year following her suspension by the board for an offence described as 'serious misconduct and abuse of office'. The []The post Uproar In CCB Over Reabsorption Of Retired Executive Secretary appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSpeaker, Kogi State House of Assembly and Member representing Kabba/Bunu State Constituency, Rt Hon Mathew Kolawole has received kudos from governor Yahaya Bello, the deputy governor, Elder Simon Achuba, Rt Hon Kabiru Ajoto, speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. The thanksgiving service which was held on May []The post Gov Bello, Others Eulogise Kogi Speaker @ 53 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Vice Chancellor of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Prof Nasir Maiturare has disclosed that the university is set to begin the production of smokeless coal to power coal electricity plant for domestic use. He said at an interactive session that the university research arm is putting final touches to the public presentation of the []The post IBB Varsity Begins Use Of Coal To Generate Electricity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday said 26 students made first class division in the 2017 academic session. LASU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, who disclosed this at a news conference held in the school premises in yesterday said that 21,481 would graduate in full and part time programme. He added that 1,084 made second []The post LASU Produces 26 First Class Graduates appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPA Kogi High Court in Lokoja yesterday adjourned hearing in a bail application and counter motion brought by Sen. Dino Melaye until Thursday. Melaye with Kabiru Seidu, alias Osama, and Nuhu Salihu, aka Small, is standing trial on 7-counts bordering on illegal possession of firearms, criminal conspiracy and illegal dealing in arms. The judge, Justice []The post Hearing On Melaye's Bail Application Holds May 10 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPLagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has charged religious leaders in the country to ensure that the process of choosing leaders in 2019 general election translate to sustainable growth and good governance for the people. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the third session of the 33rd Synod of the Diocese held at Our Saviours []The post Ambode Charges Religious Leaders On 2019 Election appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPManaging Director of Atlantic Energy, Mr Jide Omokore, has refuted allegations by the Vice president, Yemi Osibanjo, that he colluded with two other persons to steal $3billion. The Vice President had alleged that $3B was stolen in the so- called NNPC Strategic Alliance Contracts and listed Jide Omokore, Kola Aluko and the former Petroleum Resources []The post Graft Allegation: Osinbanjo Misinformed ' Omokore appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThere are strong indications that the Tincan Island Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted containers load of tramadol tablet allegedly smuggled from Indian. The seizure, according to analysts, is coming after widespread condemnation against drug abuse and ban of codeine syrup by the federal government. It was gathered that the containers were intercepted []The post Customs Intercepts Containers Load Of Tramadol In Lagos Port appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPMinister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has said government is now more positioned to deliver on its promise of stabilising electricity supply in the country as it scheduled to complete ninety projects in the power transmission subsector. Fashola, who spoke yesterday when he commissioned the Odogunyan 260MVA,132/33KV transmission substation in Ikorodu area of []The post FG Set To Deliver 90 New Transmission Projects appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPManaging director of FirstNation Airways, Mr. Kayode Odukoya, yesterday, asked an Ikeja Special Offences Court to quash the N1. 7 billion theft charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Odukoya made the request in a notice of preliminary objection filed by his counsel, Mr Olawale Akoni (SAN) before the court []The post FirstNation Boss Asks Court To Quash N1.7bn Theft Charge appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe total volume of Automated Teller Machine transitions increased to N32.48 trillion in the first quarter of 2018. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS revealed this in its quarterly report on selected Banking Sector Data: Sectorial Breakdown of Credit, e-Payment Channels and Staff Strength posted on its website on Monday. According to NBS, a total []The post ATM Transactions Hit N32.48trn In Q1 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active mobile phone lines in the country rose from the 148 million in February to 149 million in March. The NCC stated this in its monthly Subscribers Operator Data posted on its website. It said active mobile lines increased from 147,961,791 in February to 148, 854,338 in March. The []The post Active Mobile Lines In Nigeria Hit 149m In March appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reviewed its growth forecast for Sub Saharan Africa from 3.4 per cent to 3.5 per cent in 2018 with low growth in the Nigeria and South Africa economies weighing heavily on the region. IMF in its April 2018 Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa: Domestic Revenue Mobilisation and Private []The post IMF Raises Nigeria's Growth Forecast To 3.5% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAir Peace and five of its crew members were recently set apart from others when the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) rewarded them with the 'National Carrier of Repute' and 'Nigerian Crew Member of Repute' awards respectively for delivering flight services with exceptional efficiency. President of NIPR, Dr. Rotimi Oladele, presented the awards to []The post Air Peace, Crew Members Win NIPR Awards appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPEtihad Airways is offering one night's free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the nation's capital. The countries in the offer are South Africa, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Nigeria, Kuwait, Tanzania, Kenya, Bahrain, Oman, Sudan, []The post Etihad Offers Free Stopovers To Economy Passengers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up a regular patrol which escort aircraft on arrival and departure from the airport. Airport manager of MMIA, Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba, who disclosed this recently in a chat with journalists pointed out that since the incidents were reported, the Authority had made it []The post Aircraft Poaching: FAAN Sets Up Regular Patrol appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has identified competitive markets as one of the vital tools necessary for vibrant telecommunications industry, saying it encourages innovations and fosters efficiency. The commission through its director of policy competition and economic analysis department, Ms. Josephine Amuwa, stated this at a telecom stakeholders' forum organised by the commission to discuss []The post Competitive Markets Needed For Vibrant Telecom Industry 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe number of Nigerians appointed into important positions in world football since the emergence of NFF President Amaju Pinnick as CAF Executive Committee member has continued to increase as emergency committee of CAF appointed Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the proprietor of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC IfeanyiUbah, into the Organizing Committee for []The post CAF Appoints Ifeanyi Ubah Into AFCON Organizing Body appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPToronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri has been fined $25,000 for walking onto the playing court at halftime of Saturday's Game 3 to verbally confront game officials, NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell announced Sunday. The incident apparently was triggered by a call that went against the Raptors toward the end of the first half []The post NBA: Raptors Boss Fined $25 000 For Walking Onto Court appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSuper Eagles defender, Leon Balogun says they have a team capable of do Nigerians proud at the forthcoming summer FIFA World Cup in Russia. Although the three time African champions have been hit by injuries crisis days before manager Gernot Rohr announces a 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup, the Mainz 05 defender says []The post World Cup: Eagles Will Excel ' Leon Balogun appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPZainab was diagnosed with Cancer when she was 20 years old. Her ill health started in 2003, beween the ages of nine and 10 years. I remember she first broke out in a Cough accompanied by Catarrh and high fever which ended up to be Turberclusis infection. She observed the free nine months TB treatment []The post For My Daughter, Zainab Aliyu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
LEADERSHIPIn the face of massive job loss, poverty and non implementation of the much expected new minimum wage, Nigerian workers on May 1, joined millions of workers all over the world, except in the United States of America, to mark 128th anniversary of May Day. Several speeches were made and assurances were reiterated by both []The post May Day: Understanding The Plight Of Nigerian Workers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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