NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3RD JULY, 2018].

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Unmask Those Behind Killings, Gowon Tells FG
Tue, 03 Jul 2018

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Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has added his voice to those calling on the federal government to identify and punish the culprits behind the spate of killings in parts of the country in order to ensure justice for those aggrieved. Gowon spoke during the 2018 national prayer rally of Nigeria Prays, North West Zone, tagged: “The Lord’s Inheritance,” held at St. Martins De Porres Catholic Church, GRA, Katsina. Gowon, who is also the board chairman of Nigeria Prays, expressed regret that the killings had been going on for too long, even as he condemned the coldblooded murder of people of any race, tribe or religion. “I want to appeal to the government to identify and deal with the culprits and ensure justice to the aggrieved,” he said.

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LEADERSHIP reports that Gowon’s call resonates with those of many Nigerians, including other past leaders, for the federal government to end the killings and punish the culprits and their sponsors. President Buhari had told the US president Donald Trump that those behind the killings in Nigeria were foreign bandits trained and armed by the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi, while the minister of defence Mansur Dan Ali had attributed the killings to herdsmen’s reaction to the blocking of grazing routes. Both Dan Ali and the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, also blamed the bloodshed on the anti-open grazing laws enacted in some states and called for their suspension as a way of de-escalating the violence. Anti-open grazing laws are in place in Benue, Taraba and Ekiti States. However, conflicts between herders and farmers have been recorded in many states, with the heaviest killings recorded in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Plateau, and Zamfara states.

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Presidency Summons IGP Over Police Protest
Tue, 03 Jul 2018

The presidency yesterday summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum-Idris, over a protest by hundreds of Mobile policemen serving in Borno State. The Police personnel were said to have protested over non-payment of their monthly salaries and allowances. The IGP who was in Aso Rock presidential villa yesterday was seen heading towards the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari. A top presidency source who preferred to remain anonymous said the IGP was in the villa to brief the presidency on the Police protest. The policemen had reportedly blocked the Maiduguri-Kano road, the only free exit in and out of Maiduguri, in protest of nonpayment of their seven months allowance by the Police authority. The protest that lasted for hours forced commuters to ply alternative routes as a result of the reverberating sound of gunshots from the front of the Borno State Police Command headquarters where the protests took place. A male mobile policeman who spoke to

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LEADERSHIP on condition of anonymity said while their military counterparts in the Joint Taskforce operation in Borno are not owed any penny, the police authority has refused to pay their own allowances for the past seven months. The Police officer who did not want his name in print for fear of victimisation added that their employers do not owe even members of the Civilian Joint Taskforce run by Borno State government. “We are not happy with what is happening. For the past seven months, we have not been paid our allowances. We have no accommodation; most of us are sleeping in the open field despite the danger of the zone we are operating. Some of us in the local government areas who are there to restore civil authority in the liberated Communities are faced by hunger and starvation as a result of this,” the source said. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has denied that policemen protested in Maiduguri over non-payment of their special duty allowance. The Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood, said, “It is not correct that police personnel protested in Maiduguri today, July 2, 2018 (yesterday). Some of the Police Mobile Force personnel on Special Duty in Maiduguri went to the Borno State Police Command Headquarters on enquiry over the delay in the payment of their special duty allowance in the early hours of yesterday and not on protest as reported in some media.

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Dead’ Woman Found Alive In South Africa Morgue Fridge
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPA South African woman is recovering in hospital after being discovered alive in a mortuary fridge. The woman was taken to Carletonville morgue, in Gauteng province, having been declared dead by paramedics following a road accident. Ambulance companyDistress Alert said she had shown ‘no form of life’,South Africa’s TimesLive website reports. But when a morgue []The post ‘Dead’ Woman Found Alive In South Africa Morgue Fridge appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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Staff Hail Reappointment Of Prof Bala As DG Energy Commission
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Concerned Staff of Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointment Prof Jidere Bala, as the director general of the commission. A statement signed by Haruna Gidado, on behalf of the staff of the commission made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, said they received the news of the renewal of appointment []The post Staff Hail Reappointment Of Prof Bala As DG Energy Commission appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Plateau Killings Heinous, Degrades Humanity ‘ AANI
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) yesterday expressed sadness and shock over the spate of killings in the country, especially the recently attacks in Barki-Ladi, Riyom and Jos South local government areas of Plateau State by suspected herdsmen. Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the president, AANI, Khaleel Bolaji, stated that he was []The post Plateau Killings Heinous, Degrades Humanity ‘ AANI appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Car Snatchers Kill Commercial Driver In Abuja
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPA gang of three robbers yesterday killed a commercial driver in Abuja. The incident happened around 10pm, causing gridlock on the Shehu Musa Yardua Way in Utako district. The gang had reportedly boarded the Golf taxi with registration number, Kaduna AA115ZAR, from the Wuse II area and in the process snatched the vehicle from the []The post Car Snatchers Kill Commercial Driver In Abuja appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Okorocha Lauds Dangote Cement’s New Mega Warehouse In Imo
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has commended Alhaji Dangote for his outstanding empowerment initiatives through employment as Dangote Cement opened a new mega warehouse in Imo State, yesterday. Okorocha, who said before now there was no presence of Dangote in the State, described the president of Dangote group of industries as a bridge builder []The post Okorocha Lauds Dangote Cement’s New Mega Warehouse In Imo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Generator Fumes Pose Dangers To Existence Of Trees ‘ FADE
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe founder of Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE), Dr Newton Jibunoh, has lamented that fumes emanating from streetlights powered by generators was the leading cause of death of huge number of trees. He disclosed this in an article titled: ‘Generators: Killing Us and the Environment,’ which was electronically mailed to LEADERSHIP in Abuja. He said []The post Generator Fumes Pose Dangers To Existence Of Trees ‘ FADE appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Customs Confiscates 11 Vehicles Loaded With Smuggled Rice
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone ‘B’ said it has confiscated 11 vehicles carrying bags of foreign rice along Kaduna, Zaria and Kano axis. The Assistant Controller and Commander Strike Force of the Command, Ekanem Wills, who spoke to journalist in Kadunaon Monday, said information about the smuggled goods was gotten from patriotic Nigerians. ‘We []The post Customs Confiscates 11 Vehicles Loaded With Smuggled Rice appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Indigenous Firms Are Involved In Gas Infrastructure Devt In Nigeria ‘ Okwuosa
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPIn this interview with CHIKA IZUORA, chief executive officer of Oilserve, Emeka Okwuosa, said indigenous firms have developed capacities and are deeply involved in infrastructure development.He said some of the ongoing critical gas infrastructure projects in the country being undertaken by them would boost gas utilisation objectives of government. The Obiafu-Obrikon project is a major []The post Indigenous Firms Are Involved In Gas Infrastructure Devt In Nigeria ‘ Okwuosa appeared
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Osinbajo To Declare Open 12th Abuja International Show
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPVice President Yemi Osinbajo would be declaring open the 12th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show, aimed at boosting housing investment in Nigeria. Managing director, FESADEB Communications Ltd., Festus Adebayo and the convener stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja. The show which is the largest []The post Osinbajo To Declare Open 12th Abuja International Show appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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AfCFTA Can Stimulate Nigeria’s Economy By $2.9bn ‘ Osakwe
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s chief trade negotiator/director-general, Nigeria Office for Trade Negotiations, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, has disclosed that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to stimulate the nation’s economy with an increase of $2.9billion in 2018. Speaking with business editors in Abuja, yesterday, Osakwe explained that the outcome of the nationwide consultation between 15th []The post AfCFTA Can Stimulate Nigeria’s Economy By $2.9bn &#0
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Oil Prices Fall As Saudi, Russian Output Rises
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPOil prices fell on Monday as supplies from Saudi Arabia and Russia rose while economic growth stumbled in Asia amid an escalating trade dispute with the U.S. Benchmark Brent crude oil LCOc1 fell 1.24 dollars a barrel to a low of $77.99 before recovering to $78.40, down 83 cents, by7.35 GMT. U.S. light crude CLc1 []The post Oil Prices Fall As Saudi, Russian Output Rises appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Palliatives To Keep Small Telcos In Business Underway
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says plans are underway to roll out palliatives to help small telecom operators stay in business. Executive vice chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made this known during the opening ceremony of the 84th edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) held in Abuja. Giving a breakdown of the palliatives, he []The post Palliatives To Keep Small Telcos In Business Underway appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Why We Withdrew 36 Million Redundant Subscribers Lines ‘ NCC
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given the rationale behind the withdrawal of 36 million redundant lines of subscribers which it said will be reassigned to consumers who can put it to active use. Speaking to journalists on the sideline of the 84th edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) in Abuja, the executive vice chairman []The post Why We Withdrew 36 Million Redundant Subscribers Lines ‘ NCC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PMI: Manufacturing Activities Expand By 57% In June
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPBusiness activities in the Nigerian manufacturing and the non-manufacturing sectors continued to grow in June as Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed that activities expanded by 57.0 and 57.5 points respectively when compared to 56.5 and 57.3 points in May. According to the report of the 14 sub []The post PMI: Manufacturing Activities Expand By 57% In June appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Port City Linkage Will Drive Seamless Transport ‘ NIMASA
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stressed the importance of effective intermodal connectivity to port efficiency stating that good port city linkage systems would facilitate seamless transport and create immeasurable positive effect on the economy. Dakuku, who made this known while speaking at the Crans Montana []The post Port City Linkage Will Drive Seamless Transport ‘ NIMASA appeared first on Lead
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Air Peace, Benue Seal Deal On Flights To Makurdi
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPAir Peace has entered into a partnership deal with Benue State government to operate flights to the state capital, Makurdi in a few weeks’ time. Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony in Abuja at the weekend, Air Peace chief operating officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, assured that the airline would deliver exceptional flight experience to residents []The post Air Peace, Benue Seal Deal On Flights To Makurdi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Obaseki Hosts Auto CEOs, Others In Benin
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPEfforts by the Godwin Obaseki-led administration to harness the vast economic opportunities in the global auto industry through Edo state’s economic diversification strategy have begun yielding result as 36 chief executive officers of leading global auto brands and component suppliers, arrive Benin City on Wednesday. The high-profile meeting between the Edo State government and chief []The post Obaseki Hosts Auto CEOs, Others In Benin appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CIBN Cautions Nigeria On Threats Of Fintechs
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) Lagos State branch has called for a look at the threat the growth of financial technology poses to the Nigerian banking system. Noting that investment in the technology in the Sub-Saharan Africa was witnessing growth, the Lagos chapter of the institute said the financial space has been []The post CIBN Cautions Nigeria On Threats Of Fintechs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Flour Mills Records 54% Increase In PAT
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPFlour Mills Nigeria Plc has posted a profit- after tax growth of 54.09 per cent in its audited financial result for the year ended March 31, 2018. The company also recommended to shareholders at the forthcoming annual general meeting the declaration of a total of N4.10 billion, representing a dividend of N1 per share. []The post Flour Mills Records 54% Increase In PAT appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Stock Market Begins Trading In July With 0.87 Loss
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian stock market commenced trading for the month of July, yesterday on a negative note with a decline of 0.87 per cent. In summary, the ASI shed 331.63 absolute points or 0.87 per cent to close at 37,946.92 points. Also, the market capitalisation declined by N120 billion to close at N13.746 trillion. The downturn []The post Stock Market Begins Trading In July With 0.87 Loss appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CBN To Shrink Liquidity With N170bn Mop Up
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPLiquidity in the Nigerian financial system is expected to remain tight this week as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would be mopping up N170.5 billion through Primary Market Auction, while the Debt Management Office (DMO) opens subscription for the Federal Government of Nigeria Savings Bond for July. Expected inflow of funds from Federal Accounts []The post CBN To Shrink Liquidity With N170bn Mop Up appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NERC Strategises To Enhance Market Compliance
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said it has drawn a comprehensive strategy of ensuring greater compliance with its regulations and orders by operators in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). The Commission stated this a statement issued yesterday adding that it is imperative for closer monitoring of the performance of its licensees and []The post NERC Strategises To Enhance Market Compliance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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$3.3bn Total’s Egina FPSO To Commence Operation Soon
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) platform, Total’s Eniga FPSO is set to set to commence operation in the coming week. Deputy managing director (Deep Water), Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mr Ahmadu-Kida Musa disclosed this yesterday. He said the platform will start sailing to Egina field, which is located in OML130, approximately []The post $3.3bn Total’s Egina FPSO To Commence Operation Soon appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Eden Hazard Tipped to Replicate Euro 2016 Win In World Cup 2018 Thriller.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPIn history, its only a few countries that have only been able to achieve a comeback from 2 goals down. Belgium fought back from two goals down in their clash with Japan on Monday. Goals fromGenki Haraguchi andTakashi Inui in a seven-minute spell after half-time put Japan on track for their first ever World Cup []The post Eden Hazard Tipped to Replicate Euro 2016 Win In World Cup 2018 Thriller. appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Belgium Complete Best World Cup Comeback In 52 Years
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPBrazil will face Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as Roberto Martinez’s side came from 2-0 down to beat Japan 3-2, yesterday. Nacer Chadli’s 94th-minute winner completed a sensational comeback as Belgium beat Japan 3-2 to book a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil. After a goalless first half, Japan struck twice in seven []The post Belgium Complete Best World Cup Comeback In 52 Years appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Salah Signs 5-year Deal With Liverpool
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term contract with the club, the Premier League side said, yesterday. Salah had a remarkable first season with Liverpool, scoring 44 goals in all competitions and helping the club reach the Champions League final. He was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and Football Writers’ []The post Salah Signs 5-year Deal With Liverpool appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Giwa Assumes Office As NFF President
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPAmbassador Chris Giwa-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) stormed the Glasshouse, NFF’s secretariat, yesterday with armed policemen to assume office as the authentic president of the Nigeria Fotball Federation. Giwa, who arrived at the NFF’s head office with some of his board members, went straight to the offices to greet the staff on []The post Giwa Assumes Office As NFF President appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Fresh: Cavs Owner, Dan Gilbert Releases A Fresh Statement About LeBron
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPIn leiu of Lebron James departure from Cleveland Sunday, and his intention to join the Lakers once again. Owner of the Cavs, Dan Gilbert released speech, which was more courteous than the previous release. We will always remember the evening of June 19, 2016 as the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, ended the 52-year []The post Fresh: Cavs Owner, Dan Gilbert Releases A Fresh Statement About LeBron appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Danbatta: More Golden Feathers To Academic Cap
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPAttaining a phenomenal success in whichever endeavour is, by no means, a piece of cake, no matter how providential one may be. Yet those who are there can appreciate the fact that, sustaining the glory already achieved is often a much more herculean job. People still wonder how Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to remain among []The post Danbatta: More Golden Feathers To Academic Cap appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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HOS And The Presidential Agric Revolution Revolution
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPPresidential initiative On Agriculture as alternative source of revenue to drive growth and development in the non-oil sector has received a buy in from some states in the country, with Cross River taking the lead as recently witnessed at the commissioning of the Calabar Rice City by President Muhammadu Buhari. Over []The post HOS And The Presidential Agric Revolution Revolution appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Whither FG’s Online Registration For The Unemployed
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPIn April 2017, the federal government launched an online registration platform where it informed all unemployed persons to register their data and CV. The federal government had said the portal was designed to capture the relevant details of any unemployed person, saying it will equally serve as a job exchange portal that will link job []The post Whither FG’s Online Registration For The Unemployed’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Examining Impact Of Technology On Economy, National Security
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe growth of the internet and the even more pervasive use of smart phones with some over 4 billion users worldwide has transformed telecommunications and brought a myriad of benefits for the social, cultural, political and economic life of people everywhere. Today, there are available statistics to show that Africa is no doubt, in the []The post Examining Impact Of Technology On Economy, National Security appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Why NATCOMS Endorses 800MHz Spectrum Transfer To MTN
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS) has endorsed the proposed transfer of licence and resources, including 800MHz Spectrum from Visafone Communications Limited to MTN Nigeria Communication Limited. The associaiton said the transfer was a step in the right direction even as it expressed optimism that it will engender effective use of the spetrum. This []The post Why NATCOMS Endorses 800MHz Spectrum Transfer To MTN appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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