NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 9th May, 2017.

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has urged the federal government to take more decisive action against the growing spate of killings in the country. Following the adoption of a report of the forum’s secretariat for the expansion of its presence and impact in all parts of the North, the elders also set-up a special committee to unite the Northern region. The committee is saddled with the responsibility of intervening in the peace and socio-economic unity of the North, particularly in Benue, Kogi, Zamfara, Taraba, Plateau and Kaduna States where the killings have been taking place. A communiqué issued at the end of a meeting of all the organs of the forum held at the Arewa House Kaduna on Monday noted that the Northern elders reviewed the state of security of Northern communities, the economy and events related to the 2019 elections. The communiqué signed by Prof Ango Abdullahi, convener of the Northern Elders Forum also took stock of the killings in many parts of the North. The Northern elders drew the attention of all leaders to the fact that the security of citizens and the promotion of their welfare are the only purpose of government. They also cautioned politicians and religious leaders to avoid all forms of ‘reckless and senseless’ utterances capable to causing violence. The forum, while noting the efforts of political leaders, security agents and the federal government to stopping the alarming levels of killings in North East, Zamfara, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau and many other parts of the North, called for more decisive efforts to bring the killings to an end. The communiqué noted: “Citizens’ faith in the nation and its leadership is directly related to a demonstration of its willingness and success in protecting their lives and creating a conducive environment for the pursuit of their welfare.

Wed, 09 May 2018
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of the sums of $8.4 million and N9.2 billion allegedly linked to former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan to the federal government. Justice Olatoregun, who made the order on April 20,2018 after entertaining an ex-parte application filed before her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), specifically directed the temporary forfeiture of the sum of $3,645,013.73 domiciled with First Bank of Nigeria Ltd and traced to Mrs Jonathan to the government. Asides this sum, the court further ordered the interim forfeiture of another $4.3m, N1.8bn, N226m,  $429,381.87 cents and various other sums traced to 6 others said to have links with former first lady. This new application was filed by the anti-graft agency after consolidating all similar applications it filed on the subject matter as directed by the court. Justice Olatoregun had on April 14, while delivering ruling on an objection raised by Mrs Jonathan to the first ex-parte application filed by the EFCC on the funds, held that the move by the anti-graft agency is an abuse of court process. The judge reached this conclusion because the funds which the commission sought to forfeiture to the federal government were already subject of litigation before two other judges. The judge, however, ordered the commission to publish the order in an national newspaper to give any interested party to come before the court within 14 days to show cause why the sums should not be permanently forfeited. The suit has been adjourned till May 11 for continuation of hearing. Patience Jonathan, five firms and one, Esther Oba were listed as respondents in the suit.

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSenate yesterday directed government establishments and other relevant stakeholders responsible for safety on the nation's roads to ensure that all drivers possess the necessary qualification in addition to being able to read, write and communicate effectively in English Language. This is just as the Senate asked relevant transport agencies to ensure that prospective drivers are []The post Stop Issuing Licence To Illiterate Drivers, Senate Tells FRSC appeared first on Leadership N 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has commended the minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun for the newly announced excise duty on tobacco which is expected to take effect from June 4. The NTCA, in a letter signed by the chairman of its Board, Akinbode Oluwafemi, said that the swift response of the government to []The post NTCA Hails Adeosun On New Excise Duty On Tobacco appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSenate yesterday resolved to summon all security chiefs to explain why there is rampant possession of firearms by unauthorised persons. Although no date has been fixed for the appearance of the Security Chiefs before the Senate but National Assembly sources said the summon would be issued before the end of the week. Specifically, the Red []The post Senate Summons Security Chiefs Over Proliferation Of Fire Arms appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday boosted the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market with another sum of $210 million. The apex bank again offered the sum of $100 million to authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market. The Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $55 million while the []The post CBN Injects $210m In Forex Market appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria and other African countries generated a whopping N22 trillion ($60 billion) cumulative insurance premium in their last financial year end, LEADERSHIP learnt. Out of this premium, Nigeria generated about N350 billion insurance premium in its 2016 financial year. While the premium in US dollar term represents a decline over the previous year, it increased []The post Nigeria, Other African Countries Generate N22trn Insurance Premium appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSterling Bank has said it will focus on five sectors of the economy in boosting revenue and profitability. The managing director/CEO of the bank, Abubakar Suleiman said this at the bank facts behind the figures yesterday on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos. Suleiman stated that the bank will be targeting health, education, agriculture, renewable []The post Sterling Bank To Focus On 5 Sectors In Boosting Revenue appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has disclosed that any bank which deducts monies illegally from a customer's account for products and services would be forced to refund the money to the customer with interest. An official of the Consumer Complaints Management, Consumer Protection Department, CBN, Fada David, disclosed this in an interview with journalists []The post Banks Must Repay Excess Charges With Interest- CBN appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has expressed satisfaction with the Lagos -Ibadan railway project, noting that the project is 60 per cent completed and on course for completion on time. The government stated this yesterday when the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and his Ministry of Transportation counterpart, Rotimi Amaechi inspected the project yesterday. Speaking after the []The post Lagos-Ibadan Rail At 60 Per Cent Completion Stage FG appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria international, Alex Iwobi has been named in the Premier League Team of the Week for the latest round of matches ending May 6, 2018. Whoscored has selected the best performing player for each position and the Hale End Academy product was listed among the four midfielders. Iwobi was picked in central midfield along with []The post Iwobi Makes EPL Team Of The Week appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSuper Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr says he is counting on his scouts to give him the lowdown about the Croatian national team. The Super Eagles open their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign against Croatia having been drawn in Group D together along side perennial foe and South American giant, Argentina and Iceland. ''I can not []The post WORLD CUP: Rohr Demands Information On Croatia appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPAntonio Conte dodged questions over his Chelsea future ahead of Wednesday's clash with Huddersfield, which could be his final home match at the helm of the deposed Premier League champions. Speculation has been rife all season that Conte's tenure will come to an end this summer after periods of public disgruntlement from the Italian. Conte []The post Conte Coy Over Chelsea Future appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was sitting up and talking to his family, reports said Tuesday, as he recovers from emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage. The 76-year-old, who suffered the haemorrhage on Saturday, remains in intensive care and there has been no official update on his condition from the Premier League club. But []The post Ferguson Showing Signs Of Recovery appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPTennis star Rafael Nadal has put himself in the middle of a soccer controversy in Madrid. A longtime Real Madrid supporter, Nadal appeared with an Atletico Madrid jersey during the club's Europa League match against Arsenal last week, making headlines across Spain and attracting a wave of social media reactions from fans from both teams. []The post Atletico Madrid Jersey Lands Nadal In Trouble appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPMalam Imam Dalhatu Imam, my good friend, brother, schoolmate and colleague departed this world in the early hours of Friday, April 26, 2018, after a brief illness. I first met him in Kaduna Polytechnic. We came in the same year but he was a year ahead of me and we remained very close friends, such []The post Imam: Sunset At Noon For A Super Journalist appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPSilence could have been the best answer to some gadfly and pain in the neck politicians, but because I find it necessary to educate well-meaning Nigerians, not those from Gombe because like me, they know who this character is, who might have happened on this screaming headline, I wouldn't have taken time out of my []The post Re-PDP Has Failed In Gombe State appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPLet me first state here for the avoidance of doubt that I am a complete Nigerian and I have been watching the unfolding drama in our Senate, the upper lawmaking house and I am so amused as well as happy that for once, a Senator, one of their own, is standing up to the Senate. []The post Omo-Agege, The Senate And Nigerians appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPTerrorism is currently on the lips of Nigerians, and not as a random topic of discussion. It is a reality for citizens, especially in the North Eastern part of the country. From the first attack in 2009, the region has been plagued with attack after attack, leaving pain, anguish and destruction in its wake. Men, []The post Intellectual Entrepreneurship And Countering Violent Extremism appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
LEADERSHIPThe recovery of the Nigerian economy has continued on a positive trajectory as 12 quoted banks have declared N214.5 billion net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. The banks are Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Access Bank, Stanbic IBTC, FBN Holdings, Fidelity Bank, []The post Zenith, UBA, 10 Others Post N215bn Net Profit In Q1 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper. 
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