NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 JULY, 2018].

Anxiety As Flood Wreaks Havoc In States
Sat, 21 Jul 2018

As the rainy season intensifies, with torrential downpour that is sometimes accompanied by heavy storm, there is palpable tension across the country following the devastating effect of flood in some states of the federation. Checks by LEADERSHIP Weekend showed that seven states have already suffered heavy loses from the flood, even as there are fears that more states will continue the natural disaster that has ravaged homes and farmlands. Farmlands and residential buildings have been submerged in most of the states, just as several lives have been lost with property worth millions of naira destroyed, while hundreds of people are rendered homeless. Apart from farmlands and building, major roads and bridges are cut off due to the flood that ravaged the states. More worrisome is the fact that most of the identified states have yet to come to terms with the hazards ahead of what may happen in August and September in order to put certain measures in place to contain the devastating effect of the impending flood disaster. Besides, it was also gathered that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which is the agency saddled with the responsibility of facilitating efforts to mitigate the effect and sensitise on flooding has yet to come up with clear-cut plans due to lack of funds to function effectively. But the spokesperson of the agency, Sani Datti, told our correspondent yesterday that NEMA has responded to flood disaster such as the recent rainstorm in Katsina State that killed over 50 persons and destroyed about 500 houses.

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Datti further noted that NEMA is planning a stakeholders’ meeting slated for August this year where issues regarding flood disaster would be discussed. Adamawa In Adamawa State, houses and farmlands have been submerged by flood in Saminaka, a suburb in Yola South local government area. The flood, which followed rainfall on Thursday night, took residents by surprise, over flooding River Mayo-Inne banks and submerging parts of Jambutu area. A resident of Jambutu, Chief Clement Ekong, lamented that the level of road rehabilitation in the area had diverted the water channels into residential areas, causing havoc on the people of the area anytime it rains. Ekong urged government to expand the size of drainages in the area to accommodate the volume of water from Mayo-Inne River.

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Twitter Appoints Okonjo-Iweala To Board Of Directors
Sat, 21 Jul 2018

Social media giant, Twitter Inc, has announced the appointment of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to its board. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, also appointed is former World Bank chief, Robert Zoellick, as the micro blogging site reshuffled its board, twitter said on Thursday. According to the executive chairman of Twitter, Omid Kordestani, Okonjo-Iweala would be an incredible asset for the company as “it strives toward transparency in its global operations. “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise. We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and making Twitter a safer, healthier place for everyone who uses our service”, he added. In a response via tweet on her official handle, @NOIweala, the former minister expressed words of appreciation to the company for the appointment. “Excited to work with @Jack, and an incredible team on the Board of Twitter, a global platform that is such a strong connector of people and ideas”, she twitted. She acknowledged that she was thrilled by the appointment, while assuring Twitter of maximising its influence for the good of the global society.

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Okonjo-Iweala further said, “Twitter is a powerful platform that continues to be used as a strong connector for the global community, and I ’m thrilled to be a part of the team. “As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today’s most important issues. “I look forward to partnering with Twitter’s talented directors and leadership team as we work to leverage the power of Twitter for good”.

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Coomassie: Nigeria Has Lost a Progressive Voice ‘ APC
Sat, 21 Jul 2018

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the passing of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, as a loss of one of the progressive voices of the country. While extending its condolences to his immediate family, Nigerian Police Force, Katsina Emirate, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) government and people of Katsina State, over the demise the longest serving IGP who died on Thursday at the age of 76, the APC prayed Almighty Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family and loved ones the strength to bear this great loss. In a release

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signed by the party’s national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC particularly hailed the progressive role the late Ibrahim Coomassie played as chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) adding that he was a leading and influential voice who regularly highlighted the strategic importance of the country’s north within the larger Nigerian context and sought to correct the negative portrayal of the region.

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Ona Of Abaji Calls For Adequate Security In Federal Colleges
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Ona of Abaji/chairman of the FCT council of traditional rulers, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has advised principals of federal government colleges to provide adequate security in their schools. Adamu, who made the call during a valedictory service for graduating students of Federal Government College, Abaji, frowned at the fact that adequate security was lacking []The post Ona Of Abaji Calls For Adequate Security In Federal Colleges appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Gunmen kill CBN Staff In Gusau
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Police in Zamfara have confirmed the killing of a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Gusau, Kabiru Zango by unknown gunmen. The police command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Shehu, said, in a statement made available to journalists that Zango was shot at his residence in Gusau this Friday. He added that []The post Gunmen kill CBN Staff In Gusau appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Carnages: LASG, Stakeholders Move To Curb Vehicle Accidents
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe recent fuel tanker fire accident at Otedola Estate in Lagos State that killed 12 people and destroyed over 54 vehicles, seems to have triggered efforts towards stemming the tide, as directorate of Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) in conjunction with Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS) yesterday, held a strategic forum of stakeholders in logistics []The post Carnages: LASG, Stakeholders Move To Curb Vehicle Accidents appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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RIVERS: Joint Security Team Kills Four Wanted Kidnappers, Cultists
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPA joint team comprising men of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) have killed four wanted members of a gang of kidnappers and cultists terrorising residents of Port Harcourt and its environs. Those killed include two brothers, Teetito Frank and Teetito Godwin. Two others, Joe Mba and Gift Paul, []The post RIVERS: Joint Security Team Kills Four Wanted Kidnappers, Cultists appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Farmer Herders Crisis: CITAD Identifies Causes, Proffers Solutions
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPTowards identifying issues underlying the growing conflicts in Nigeria, particularly the farmer-herders conflict, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organised a 2-day workshop in Abuja tagged: ‘Understanding and Responding to Fake News Exacerbating Fears and Insecurity in the Country,’ to assess the dangers of fake news and hate speech on national growth, security and []The post Farmer Herders Crisis: CITAD Identifies Causes, Proffers Solutions appeared
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PDP Decries Burning of Dino Melaye’s Constituency Dev Projects
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the burning of some classroom projects executed by Senator Dino Melaye by suspected political detractors, describing such action as crude politics. The PDP further alleged that hoodlums, sponsored by the sinking All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, are behind the attack because they have been threatening the []The post PDP Decries Burning of Dino Melaye’s Constituency Dev Projects appeared first on Leadership Newspap
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New National Carrier Template Still Uncertain ‘ Stakeholders
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPKey players in the nation’s aviation sector have said that they are yet to know in details how the newly unveiled national carrier is going to be operated. They stressed that the template of the newly unveiled Nigeria Air is still hanging. Speaking at the 22nd annual seminar organised by the League of Airports and []The post New National Carrier Template Still Uncertain ‘ Stakeholders appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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19-year-old Boy Kills Girlfriend, Dumps Body By Roadside
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPA 19-year-old boy has killed his girlfriend and dumped her corpse by the roadside in Benin City. The deceased, Matilda Odiri, 18, was stabbed to death in her boyfriend’s room at 2, Akugbe Street, Off Sikuko Road, Ogida, Benin City, last Saturday. She was said to have gone to her boyfriend’s house where she was []The post 19-year-old Boy Kills Girlfriend, Dumps Body By Roadside appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Africanism 2018: Carnival Calabar To Promote Africa’s Unity
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Calabar Carnival Commission has said that this year’s carnival will foster unity amongst Africans within and beyond Africa. Addressing the media at the recently concluded Accra Weizo in Accra, Ghana, the special adviser to the Cross River State Government, Hon. Kenn Aklah said the theme of this year’s event is ‘Africanism’, and the drive []The post Africanism 2018: Carnival Calabar To Promote Africa’s Unity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Music Legend Quits Warner After 42 Years
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPMusic industry legend, Seymour Stein, has announced his departure from Warner Music after 42 years at the label group, saying he’s eying a return to his ‘indie roots.’ By leaving WMG, Stein also is saying goodbye to Sire Records, the label he co-founded in 1967 as an independent before joining forces with Warner’s nine years []The post Music Legend Quits Warner After 42 Years appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Meeting Fela As A Youth Brought Me Fame- Lemi Ghariokwu
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPWhen a man discovers his purpose in life, fulfilment and peace is the fruit of the bearer. This sums up the testimony of ace graphic and visual artiste, Lemi Ghariokwu, the pioneer of creative album jacket and sleeve designer who became famous as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s album designer. Ghariokwu who was born as Emmanuel Sunday hails []The post Meeting Fela As A Youth Brought Me Fame- Lemi Ghariokwu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Davido Commends Tekno For Enriching His Performance
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPLife is full of opportunities, time and chance happens to them all, says the holy book. Success in life is a potpourri of hardwork, opportunity and luck, which is really favour in reality. In the music industry, finding that mix is critical to success. A good song cooked by a good music producer and bound []The post Davido Commends Tekno For Enriching His Performance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CCECC Lays 17km Standard Gauge Railway Lines
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPIn spite of the rainy season which has slowed down the pace of work on construction of Lagos Ibadan Standard gauge railway line, China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) has laid 17 kilometers of tracks out of 156 Kilometers distance between both Cities. Managing director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Engr. Fidet Okhiria dropped this []The post CCECC Lays 17km Standard Gauge Railway Lines appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Fintech Disruption Good For Banking Sector Efficiency ‘ Okere
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe disruption of the Nigerian banking industry by financial technology companies (Fintechs) have been described as the right step towards reforming the industry to become more efficient and customer centric. This was made known by the Founder of Computer Warehouse Plc, Mr. Austin Okere, in his presentation at the 2018 Lagos Bankers & Stakeholders’ Nite []The post Fintech Disruption Good For Banking Sector Efficiency ‘ Okere appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Bitcoin Rises To $7,400 As Crypto Markets Hit $297bn
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPBitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency has traded above $7,400, posting an 11 per cent jump just as the digital currency market added $25 billion to reach a market valuation of $297 billion. With the good news of growing institutional involvement in the crypto space, Bitcoin was trading at $7455.46 as at press time according to []The post Bitcoin Rises To $7,400 As Crypto Markets Hit $297bn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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SEC Warns Investors Against Ponzi Schemes
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again warned against investment in ponzi schemes and assured Nigerians that it would strengthen the capital market towards an enhanced investors’ value. Acting director-general of SEC, Ms Mary Uduk, made the assertion while delivering a keynote address at a Town Hall meeting organised by the commission to sensitise []The post SEC Warns Investors Against Ponzi Schemes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria Partners Malaysia To Set-up Trade Corridor
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe president of the Nigeria-Malaysia Business Council (NMBC), Dr Michael Aderohunmu, has disclosed that the Council has entered into partnership with the Nigeria Exports Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) to set up a trade corridor. According to him, the purpose is to boost trade and investment between the two []The post Nigeria Partners Malaysia To Set-up Trade Corridor appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CBN Goes Tough On Abuse Of Naira Note
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has decried the growing abuse of the naira through squeezing, selling, spreading and marching on foot while dancing at public functions, hoarding by some Nigerians. This position was made known by the Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, who stressed that henceforth, culprits caught in the dastardly act []The post CBN Goes Tough On Abuse Of Naira Note appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Forex: CBN Flags Off SMIS In Chinese Yuan
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, July 20, 2018, flagged off its intervention in the sale of foreign exchange in Chinese Yuan (CNY), signaling the consummation of the Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement (BCSA) signed with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) on April 27, 2018. A statement, issued by the Bank, yesterday, disclosed that []The post Forex: CBN Flags Off SMIS In Chinese Yuan appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Abandoned PVCs
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPBarely six months to the conduct of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is worried that over seven million Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) are yet to be collected nationwide by their owners and are gathering dust in their offices across the nation. These cards are, by law, the only document that []The post Abandoned PVCs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Gombe PDP And The Lessons From Ekiti
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPIt is hard to forget that the Northeastern region of the country bowed to the sweeping powers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election except two states, Gombe and Taraba. In Gombe State, the people at the helm of affairs objected to the bandwagon effect of a new coalition that promised []The post Gombe PDP And The Lessons From Ekiti appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Learning About Newborns
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPWhen you see the new baby, these are some things that you may notice first Babies. She is incredibly small!! Her head may be a bit uneven. Don’t worry this will look OK soon. You can see a soft bit on top of her head moving up and down. This is called the fontanelle []The post Learning About Newborns appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Burdock Root: Antioxidants For Cognitive Functioning, Memory Booster
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPEver since the ancient of times, burdock root has been used for its medicinal properties. Burdock is also known as gobo, having its origins in Asia and particularly in Japan. Today, it has become popular all over the world, being used for a wide-range of purposes. It is often used in the kitchen and, probably, []The post Burdock Root: Antioxidants For Cognitive Functioning, Memory Booster appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Untold Dangers Of Malnutrition
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPMalnutrition can affect both children and the elderly, although thousands of Nigerian children below the age of five are at greater risk of death as a result of suffering from acute malnourishment. Malnutrition kills faster than the dreaded HIV/AIDS. A recent survey revealed that 1,000 children in Nigeria die daily of malnutrition. TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. []The post Untold Dangers Of Malnutrition appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Herdsmen Attack: ‘They Nearly Killed My Pregnant Wife
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPBlessing, the pregnant wife of Joseph Akaanger, is lying critically in pain at the Bishop Murray Medical Centre, Makurdi following an attack on her by the Fulani herdsmen. HEMBADOON ORSAR, visited her in the hospital. Saturday, May 25 2018, was a black day for Blessing Ato, who was attacked by suspected Fulani Herdsmen while in []The post Herdsmen Attack: ‘They Nearly Killed My Pregnant Wife’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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We Must Focus On Message In Nollywood- Ajai-Lycett
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
LEADERSHIPTaiwo Ajai-Lycett is as agile and passionate about the arts as she was when she gained global fame decades ago. The actress and educationist wears many hats and also does not mince words on how she wants her country to be positioned. She speaks with SAMUEL ABULUDE on her experiences on the sets and what []The post We Must Focus On Message In Nollywood- Ajai-Lycett appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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