NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 JUNE, 2018].

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PMB In Surprise Visit To Plateau, Sues For Peace
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday paid a surprise visit to Jos, the Plateau State capital, where he appealed to the people of state to bury their differences and work together for peace, in the aftermath of the latest attacks in which scores of people were ct areas of the state. The president’s only scheduled trip in the public domain as at yesterday was the official visit to Calabar where he commissioned the first seedlings and seed multiplication factory in Africa. But after commissioning the factory in Cross River State, he jetted off to Plateau to commiserate with the people of the state over the gruesome murder of over 100 persons by suspected killer herdsmen between Saturday and Sunday. Speaking at an interactive session with stakeholders in the state, Buhari urged

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traditional and community leaders to complement government efforts by persuading their constituencies to tolerate one another for peace and unity in the country. The president vowed not to relent in his responsibility to protect the lives and properties of every Nigerian, noting that he would not run away from it. He said, ‘‘I will continue to pressurise members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the Constitution as the Commander-in Chief. About eight days ago, we had five hours security meeting of the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police. What happened here in Jos is very bad. The question of leadership, from your household to whatever you are, is justice. “The bottom line is justice. That is why wherever I go, I will always appeal to the leadership of the communities, the law enforcement agencies to always have control of their constituencies”. Condemning the latest attacks in Plateau State, which left scores dead, President Buhari, who was accompanied to the meeting by the state governor, Simon Lalong, and his counterparts from Kebbi and Niger, condoled with the affected families, the government and people of the state and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

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Gov Emmanuel Lauds A’Ibom Public Schools Students For Winning Nat’l Competition
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPTwo students of Northern Annang Secondary Commercial School, Utu Etim Ekpo who recently won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition at Abuja have been awarded Scholarships to University level by the Akwa Ibom State Government. Governor Udom Emmanuel announced this on Tuesday, when he granted audience to the students who also demonstrated before him, []The post Gov Emmanuel Lauds AIbom Public Schools Students For Winning Natl Competition appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Stakeholders Reject Gwagwalada Chairman’s Defection To APC
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPSome stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gwagwalada area council chapter have rejected the recent defection of the council chairman, Hon. Adamu Mustapha Danze’s from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The stakeholders noted that the defector has had pending issues which he needed to clarify before []The post Stakeholders Reject Gwagwalada Chairman’s Defection To APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PMB To Commission Abuja Model School June 29
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPAll is now set for the commissioning of the first phase of a multi-million naira Nigeria-Korea Model School, located in Piwoyi-Abuja on Friday this week, by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking during an inspection of the project yesterday, the director, policy planning, research and statistics (PPRS) in the Education Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration []The post PMB To Commission Abuja Model School June 29 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Don Jazzy, Tiwa, Others Condole D’Banj Over Son’s Death
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe nation or rather the entertainment industry seemed to be in mourning following the sudden death of Dbanjs thirteen-month old son, Daniel III who sadly got drowned in a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos. Although the sad news filtered in on Sunday evening, the singer confirmed it in the early hours of []The post Don Jazzy, Tiwa, Others Condole D’Banj Over Son’s Death appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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BET 2018: Davido Wins Best Int’l Act
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPChart topping hits singer, Davido has won this year’s BET 2018 Best International Act award. The category is the one for African artistes and Africans in Diaspora. The event which recognized an exceptional lineup of artists, entertainers, cultural provocateurs and inspiring humanitarians across over 19 categories was held on Sunday, June 25th, 2018 at the []The post BET 2018: Davido Wins Best Int’l Act appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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MTN Empowers Youths In Y’ello Care Campaign
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe MTN Y’ello Care Campaign winds up on a successful note as scores of youths were empowered at various skill acquisition centres in Lagos. The campaign and empowerment program which began three weeks ago kicked off at the MTN Nigeria Headquarters, Ikoyi in Lagos. The MTN staff referred to as MTNners have been []The post MTN Empowers Youths In Y’ello Care Campaign appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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MTF Academy Gathers Momentum As Entry Closes July 5
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPEntries continue to pour in from across the continent as thousands of hopefuls vie for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the MultiChoice Pan-African social investment Initiative for Film & amp; Television industry. Entry closes July 6,2018. After launching the Multichoice Talent Factory (MTF) initiative which will be delivered through three touchpoints: the MTF []The post MTF Academy Gathers Momentum As Entry Closes July 5 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Experts Reiterate Need For Accurate Data In Aviation
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPAviation professionals in the country have advised for an accurate data statistics in the sector so as to engender proper and holistic development. The experts under the aegis of Aviation Round Table (ART) urged the ministry of transport under whose purview the aviation agencies operate to always ensure a consolidated passenger statistics and ticket sales []The post Experts Reiterate Need For Accurate Data In Aviation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Uncertainty Over Libya Export Position Buoys Oil Prices
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPOil prices at the international market rose yesterday on uncertainty over Libyan oil exports, as Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC’s) plans to raise output continued to drag. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, rose to $74.95 per barrel up by 22 cents, or 0.3 percent from their last close, while the []The post Uncertainty Over Libya Export Position Buoys Oil Prices appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Plans To Offset N97bn Accrued Pensions Of Retirees
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPWith the recent signing of the 2018 National Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari last week, there seems to be a renewed hope for the federal government retirees as the government has included the payment of N97.5 billion accrued pension rights for its former workers in the current budget, LEADERSHIP can now exclusively reveal. Although, the []The post FG Plans To Offset N97bn Accrued Pensions Of Retirees appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigerian Lives Matter (2)
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPOn Sunday morning, Nigerians woke up to the news that 86 people were killed and 50 houses burnt in fresh Plateau bloodbath when suspected herdsmen invaded 11 villages in three local government areas of Plateau State. The weekend’s attacks affected villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State. The attacks []The post Nigerian Lives Matter (2) appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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SDP Strategises To Take Over Power In Kogi
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Kogi State Chairman of Social Democratic Party, (SDP, Engr Ndah Abdulrahman, yesterday at party secretariat along Marine road, Lokoja, Kogi State enjoined all members to remain steadfast for the task ahead for restoration of lost hope in the state in particular and the country in general. The authentic chairman of the party who was []The post SDP Strategises To Take Over Power In Kogi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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APC Convention: Gov Badaru Compromised On Izunaso
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPStalwarts of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of Imo APC Stakeholders Forum have raised concerns on the alleged complacency of the chairman of the recently concluded APC convention and governor of Jigawa State, Alh Mohammed Badaru in the fate that befell their candidate and former national organising secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso. []The post ‘APC Convention: Gov Badaru Compromised On Izunaso’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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el-Rufai Warns LG, Caretaker C’ttee Chairs Against Discriminati
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPKaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday, tasked the newly elected chairmen of 19 local government councils in Kaduna State just to be fair to all without discrimination. The governor also advised the caretaker committee chairmen for the four local government councils of the state where elections were inconclusive or subject to litigation to adhere strictly []The post el-Rufai Warns LG, Caretaker C’ttee Chairs Against Discriminati appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Atiku, Turaki Condemn Plateau Killings, Proffer Solutions
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPPresidential aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, yesterday condemned the killings in Plateau and blamed the security approach of the current administration for the security crisis. The PDP presidential hopefuls stated this separate interview with newsmen after []The post Atiku, Turaki Condemn Plateau Killings, Proffer Solutions appeared first on Leadership N
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Post UTME: FG Warns Tertiary Institutions Against Charging More Than N2000
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has warned that it would sanction any tertiary institution which charges more than N2,000 for Post-UTME. The minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, gave the warning at the ongoing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Policy Meeting on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Gbongan, Osun. ‘At the 2017 policy meeting, I endorsed []The post Post UTME: FG Warns Tertiary Institutions Against Charging More Than N2000 appeared first on Leadership Ne
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NASCOCornflakes 100%Real’Oyesiji
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPRotimiOyesijiis the general manager in charge of marketing atNASCOGroup. In this interview, he shares the secrets of the NASCO Cornflakes’ unique taste and high nutritional values. ONYEANUNA ONYEDIKACHI was there. What is the concept of Whole Flaked’ There are two methods of producing cornflakes. The traditional method which is why it is called cornflakes in []The post NASCOCornflakes 100%Real’Oyesiji appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Lagos CP To FG: Declare State Of Emergency On Drug Abuse
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPWorried by high level of drug abuse and its associated effects on the nation’s youths, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi on Tuesday urged the federal government to declare state of emergency on drug abuse. The CP who stated this during a seminar organized by Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) with the []The post Lagos CP To FG: Declare State Of Emergency On Drug Abuse appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Africa Has All It Takes To Be Economic Powerhouse
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe International coordinator of the Discipline Market Place Leaders (DML), Benita Reed-Thomas which is based in the United States of America yesterday charged African leaders to harness the potential of Africa continent, saying it has what it takes to be world’s economic powerhouse. Speaking at the Discipline Market Place Leaders, DML, forum in Lagos hosted []The post ‘Africa Has All It Takes To Be Economic Powerhouse’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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OMPAN Inaugurates New Officers In Ekiti
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Ekiti State chapter of the Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria, (OMPAN) yesterday unveiled its new branch in Ekiti with appeal to the members of the traditional media to embrace the new association. The Deputy National President, Southwest Zone of (OMPAN), Mr. Peter Jones Ailuorio while inaugurating the state executive of OMPAN urged members of []The post OMPAN Inaugurates New Officers In Ekiti appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Osun Guber Aspirant Reiterates Commitment To Devt, Welfare
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe State of Osun Commissioner for Finance and one of the leading governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in the fast approaching September 22 election, Mr Bola Oyebamiji has reiterated his commitment to the welfare of people in the State. In a statement signed by his Campaign Director, Dr Olawale Tijani and obtained by []The post Osun Guber Aspirant Reiterates Commitment To Devt, Welfare appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NLC Demands End To Plateau Killings
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described as senseless and barbaric the killings of over 86 persons by suspected killer-herdsmen in some parts of Plateau State at the weekend The congress in a statement signed by its President Ayuba Wabba said it is deeply saddened by the renewed violence in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Local Governments []The post NLC Demands End To Plateau Killings appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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U.S. Condemns Plateau Killings
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe U.S. has strongly condemned the attacks in Plateau in which no fewer than 86 people were killed and several others injured. The U.S. in a statement by Ms Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, said the perpetrators of the attacks should be brought to justice. ‘The United States condemns in the []The post U.S. Condemns Plateau Killings appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Reiterates Commitment To Ending Lead Poisoning
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has restated its readiness to stop lead poisoning resulting from crude mining and processing practices by artisanal gold miners in some states of the federation. The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo stated this in Abuja yesterday while declaring open the 2nd International Conference on Lead Poisoning Associated with Artisanal Gold Mining in []The post FG Reiterates Commitment To Ending Lead Poisoning appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Edo Intensifies Waste Disposal Campaign In Markets
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Edo State Waste Management Board yesterday held a mega rally across major markets and roads in Benin metropolis to raise awareness among residents on the need to stop the indiscriminate dumping of waste in the state, while mobilising support for the ‘Keep Edo Clean Project’ of the Godwin Obaseki-led administration. Speaking at Oba Market, []The post Edo Intensifies Waste Disposal Campaign In Markets appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Wike: We’ll Make Rivers’ Varsity One Of The Best
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPRivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will support the Rivers State University to emerge as one of the best global centres of learning. This is as he laid the foundation for the secretariat of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the Rivers State University, Nkpolu Oroworokwo, Port Harcourt. Wike, []The post Wike: We’ll Make Rivers’ Varsity One Of The Best appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Obaseki Revamps Edo Agric Colleges
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has made a strong case for partnership between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and the state government to increase agribusiness investments in the state and revamp the state-run colleges of agriculture. The governor said this at the International Workshop on Water-Energy-Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, held []The post Obaseki Revamps Edo Agric Colleges appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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AMCON Divesting Interest In Aero, Says Sanusi
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPChief executive officer of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi has confirmed that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) is divesting its interest in the airline. Sanusi made this known in Accra, Ghana recently at the just concluded Accra Weizo where he won Balafon award as Aviation Man of the Year (West Africa) in recognition []The post AMCON Divesting Interest In Aero, Says Sanusi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Chellarams Posts 52% Drop In PBT
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPChellarams Plc has announced a decline of 52.46 per cent in its profit before tax for the financial year ended March 31, 2018. The companys result which was released yesterday on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that the profit before down went down to N269.9 million from N567.74 million in 2017. Also, the companys []The post Chellarams Posts 52% Drop In PBT appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Equities Market Sheds Marginally By 0.01%
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian equities market swayed marginally into a negative stance by 0.01 per cent. In summary, the ASI shed 3.58 absolute points or 0.01 per cent to close at 37,988.54 points. Also, the market capitalisation declined by N2 billion to close at N13.761 trillion. The downturn was impacted by losses recorded in medium and large []The post Equities Market Sheds Marginally By 0.01% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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TCN Raises N540bn To Expand, Stabilise National Grid In 2yrs
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe managing director/ chief executive officer of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed has disclosed that the company has raised $1.57 billion (N540billion) in the past two years. The fund, according to him, was raised through the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Program (TREP) which seeks to expand and stabilise the nation’s []The post TCN Raises N540bn To Expand, Stabilise National Grid In 2yrs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Mimiko Still Not Part Of New Labour Party
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPEvents and circumstances occasioned by Dr. Abdulrahamon Olusegun Mimiko’s defection back to the Labour Party (LP), from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are already getting tumultuous reactions from both the Labour Party’s leadership and from political pundits. The opinions of the observers of the Nigerian political atmosphere are also not left out in the gamut []The post Mimiko Still Not Part Of New Labour Party appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Emefiele And Perspectives On Central Banking
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThat central bank is of crucial importance to national economic health cannot be overemphasised. It is the supreme monetary authority in every country and the heartbeat of the economy. As the heart pumps blood to give life to the body so does the central bank pump and regulate money supply in the financial system to []The post Emefiele And Perspectives On Central Banking appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG And The Scrapping Of HND Certificates
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government recently scrapped the Award of Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificates by Polytechnics. The decision, which was taken at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, brings an end to the previously existing dichotomy between University and Polytechnic education in Nigeria. Good enough, FEC did not get rid of the HND Award without making []The post FG And The Scrapping Of HND Certificates appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dankwambo Has Redefined Governance In Gombe ‘ Jauro
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPDr. Sani Jauro is a seasoned administrator and a reputable civil servant who rose through the ranks to become Permanent Secretary in Gombe State where he doubles as Principal Private Secretary to Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. In this interview with BEATRICE GONDYI, he speaks on how Dankwambo is repositioning Gombe State. You have been working []The post Dankwambo Has Redefined Governance In Gombe Jauro appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Ekiti People Want Me Back As Governor ‘Fayemi
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIPIn this interview with select journalists, former governor of Ekiti State and immediate past minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, bares his mind on the politics of the state and why he wants to return as governor of the state in the election holding next month. MUYIWA OYINLOLA was there Following the []The post Ekiti People Want Me Back As Governor ‘Fayemi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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