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2019: Saraki Joins Presidential Race
Thu, 16 Aug 2018

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday threw his hat in the ring for the 2019 presidential race, saying he is considering running for president in the forthcoming general elections. The Senate president who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently facing impeachment threat.

While speaking in an interview with Bloomberg in Abuja, Saraki said he has commenced consultations on his ambition and may eventually declare his interest for the highest political office in the land. “I am consulting and actively considering it, I believe I can make the change,” he told the foreign media organisation. The Senate president, who expressed apprehension over the 2019 polls, saying he is afraid that the current government may manipulate the country’s security apparatus to its favour, noted however that he would test his popularity at the polls. “We should not be surprised that they would use security agencies for elections.

If a government can go and lock up an arm of government and it has never happened in our history we should all be very concerned,” Saraki said. Decrying what he described as movement of security agents for political reasons in the country, he said, “There has been a persistent disregard for due process and a lack of neutrality for some of these issues. For you to have credible elections, you must have safe elections. Security agencies are actively getting involved in the politics.

The fundamentals of whatever we are going to develop are going to be based on sound democracy, credible elections, and freedom of choice of Nigerians. If we don’t have that as a foundation, then everything else cannot happen”. Saraki assured that the opposition PDP has learnt its lesson from the loss in 2015, just as he insisted that the APC did not learn from their victory. The Senate president said if he eventually decides to run, it will be on the platform of the PDP.

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Anxiety As US Suspends Consular Services In Abuja
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe announcement by the United States Embassy in Nigeria that it is shutting down its visa and consular services section in Abuja until further notice yesterday took many by surprise. The development, the details of which remain skeletal, has thrown most Nigerian travellers and U.S. citizens resident in Nigeria into the state of confusion as []The post Anxiety As US Suspends Consular Services In Abuja appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Police Dismiss 8 Officers, Discipline 108
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Imohimi Edgal, yesterday said eight officers were dismissed over ‘very serious criminal offences’, while six others were demoted in ranks. Edgal, also said that 108 officers were disciplined for various offences from January to July, 2018 in the Lagos State Command. He made the disclosure at a []The post Police Dismiss 8 Officers, Discipline 108 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Victor Moses Stuns Nigerians, Quits Super Eagles
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPChelsea winger, Victor Moses stunned the Nigerian football community by announcing his international retirement, yesterday. The 27-year-old stated his desire to focus on his club career with his Premier League team, his young family and encourage the progression of the next generation of Super Eagles players. ‘I would like to announce that after much thought []The post Victor Moses Stuns Nigerians, Quits Super Eagles appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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A Disaster Foretold
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria is at the crossroads. Everything is wrong with the country. No one is safe and nothing is sacrosanct. The ruling party is confused and the opposition parties are in disarray. Every terrible word that starts with the letter ‘D’ is an appropriate adjective that can describe what is happening: Disappointing; Disgraceful; Disastrous; Dangerous; Devilish; []The post A Disaster Foretold appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Abacha Loot: How Not To Cater For The Poor
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government recently announced that recovered money from the loot traced to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, would be distributed to poor families in Nigeria. Justifying the utilisation of the money in this regard, it said the arrangement was in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Nigeria signed with the []The post Abacha Loot: How Not To Cater For The Poor appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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GMO: Court Quashes Suit Against NBMA, NABDA
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPFederal High Court (FHC), Abuja, yesterday threw out a suit filled by a group of 17 non-governmental organisations over permits issued by the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for Genetic Modified (GM) cotton and maize in the country in 2016. Recall that the group led by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), asked the []The post GMO: Court Quashes Suit Against NBMA, NABDA appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Peace Corps: Lawyer Petitions Osinbajo Over Flouting Of Court Orders
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAn Abuja-based human rights activist and legal practitioner, Barrister Ahmed Ajibola Jimoh, has petitioned the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, over the continued flouting of court orders by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris. The IGP has allegedly failed to unseal the sealed corporate head office of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) []The post Peace Corps: Lawyer Petitions Osinbajo Over Flouting Of Court Orders appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Staff Protest Poor Training, Welfare Package In HoS’ Office
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Staff under the aegis of Joint Union Association of the office of Head of Service of the Federation, yesterday, protested against poor welfare, lack of training and working materials as well as a slash in Sallah bonus at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. A member of the union who pleaded anonymity told LEADERSHIP that they []The post Staff Protest Poor Training, Welfare Package In HoS’ Office appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Ex-Police Boss Advocates Better Welfare For Officers
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPWorried by the frequent death of policemen without proper plan for the families, Commissioner of Police Lawrence Alobi (rtd) has called for better welfare for serving policemen. Speaking at the official launch of the Haruna John Foundation, in honour of the former Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Haruna John, who died in a plan []The post Ex-Police Boss Advocates Better Welfare For Officers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Adventist Church Protests Holding Elections, Exams On Saturdays
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Seventh-Day Adventist Church has appealed to relevant government agencies both at the federal and state levels to reconsider the choice of Saturdays for elections, environmental sanitations and examination exercises, because they pose a challenge to the church as their members are harassed and prevented from going to church on this day by security operatives []The post Adventist Church Protests Holding Elections, Exams On Saturdays appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Autocrash Kills 10 Die In Katsina
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPNo fewer than 10 passengers died and over 20 escaped with different degrees of injuries in a fatal accident in Batsari local government area of Katsina State. The death toll was said to have risen to 10 as one of the two in a critical condition died later in a Kano hospital, Kano but other []The post Autocrash Kills 10 Die In Katsina appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Kaduna Assembly Declares Seat Of Ex-deputy Speaker, Member Vacant
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi Shagali yesterday declared the seat of the Deputy Speaker, Mr John Audu Kwaturu and Junaidu Yakubu, vacant following their defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Subsequently Deacon Nuhu Goroh Shadalafiya was elected and sworn in as the new []The post Kaduna Assembly Declares Seat Of Ex-deputy Speaker, Member Vacant appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Why I am Running For Senate ‘ Jigawa Dep Gov
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe deputy governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, has given reason why he has expressed interest in contesting for the position of Senator representing North East senatorial zone of the state in the upcoming elections. In a letter of intent he submitted to the chairman, Jigawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), []The post 2019: Why I am Running For Senate ‘ Jigawa Dep Gov appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Group Empowers 34 Widows In Nasarawa IDPs Camp
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPWidows from an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Kadarko, Keana local government area of Nasarawa State, have been presented with sewing machines, souvenir bag and bead making equipment and chemicals for making liquid soap, disinfectant, shampoo and air freshener after a 5-days skill acquisition training in the state capital. Christian Solidarity World Wide Nigeria []The post Group Empowers 34 Widows In Nasarawa IDPs Camp appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Borno: WFP Distributes 7,000 Fuel-efficient Stoves
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with INTERSOS, has distributed fuel efficient stoves to 7,340 displaced families receiving its food assistance in Banki, Borno State. A statement issued by its national communications officer, Kelechi Onyemaobi, noted that the stoves distribution is an effort to improve people’s quality of life and reduce the protection risks []The post Borno: WFP Distributes 7,000 Fuel-efficient Stoves appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Govs Meet On New Minimum Wage
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPGovernors under the auspices of the Nigerian Governors Forum met yesterday night to take a stand on the new minimum wage. Recall that the Nigerian Labour Congress has proposed N66,500 minimum wage for all workers in the country. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, had said that the new minimum wage may []The post Govs Meet On New Minimum Wage appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PMB Fully Committed To Use Of PVCs,Card Readers In 2019 Elections ‘ Presidency
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Presidency has said their attention has been drawn to incorrect and misleading reporting in several newspapers regarding the status of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018. According to a statement by the senior special assistant, media to the president, Garba Shehu, the Presidency would like to set out the true status of the Bill. []The post PMB Fully Committed To Use Of PVCs,Card Readers In 2019 Elections ‘ Presidency appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Kaduna Gov Presents N155bn Budget For 2019
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPKaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday, presented a budget of N155.8 billion to Kaduna State House of Assembly for 2019 fiscal year. The budget made up of recurrent expenditure of N62.3 billion and capital expenditure of N93.5 billion. According to the budget, tagged budget of continuity, allocates 42.8% to the social sector with 27.15% []The post Kaduna Gov Presents N155bn Budget For 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Adeosun: SERAP Drags NYSC To Court
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPSocio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before the Federal High Court in Lagos asking the court to compel it to explain if the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun obtained any Exemption Certificate from the NYSC. The civil society organisation is specifically seeking an order for leave []The post Adeosun: SERAP Drags NYSC To Court appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Osun Woos Global Community To Agrictech Nigeria 2018
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPGovernor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday enumerated the potentials of the International Agricultural Technology Exhibition and Conference holding in the state capital, Osogbo in November to ambassadors and high commissioners in Nigeria. The event tagged ‘Agrictech Nigeria Osun 2018’ is being organised by the state government, Fesco Agalu Enterprises Nigeria Limited, Kenes Exhibition []The post Osun Woos Global Community To Agrictech Nigeria 2018 appeared firs
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Stanbic IBTC Lists Additional 64m Shares On NSE
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPStanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has listed additional shares of 64.209 million ordinary shares on the daily official list of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The company made this known in a release on the NSE, yesterday. According to the release, the additional shares of 64.209 million ordinary shares of 50 kobo each resulted from the []The post Stanbic IBTC Lists Additional 64m Shares On NSE appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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UPDC REIT Rewards Unit Holders With N517m Final Dividend For 2017
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPUPDC Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has proposed a final dividend of N517.53 million to its unit holders for the full year financial period ended December 31, 2017. The Trust results for 2017 released yesterday on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that the proposed final dividend for the period amount to 19 kobo per []The post UPDC REIT Rewards Unit Holders With N517m Final Dividend For 2017 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Market Sustains Decline On Losses In 29 Stocks
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian equities market closed in the red, yesterday for the eighth consecutive trading session on losses recorded in 29 stocks. The Nigerian Stock Exchange, All-Share Index (NSE-ASI) shed 218.89 absolute points, representing a decline of 0.62 per cent to close at 35,069.34 points. Also, the market capitalisation declined by N80 billion to close at []The post Market Sustains Decline On Losses In 29 Stocks appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Oil Prices Nosedive On Rising US Crude Inventories
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPOil prices crashed yesterday occasioned by a report of increased U.S. crude inventories and as a darkening economic outlook stoked expectations of lower fuel demand. Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $72.14 per barrel down by 32 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate, WTI, crude futures []The post Oil Prices Nosedive On Rising US Crude Inventories appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Appoints Adewole MD Family Homes Fund
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has appointed Mr. Femi Adewole, as the managing director of Family Homes Fund, a statement by director of information in the federal ministry of finance, Hassan Dodo said. Adewole’s appointment followed a competitive and rigorous recruitment process conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a renowned multinational professional services organisation. Femi Adewole is a real estate []The post FG Appoints Adewole MD Family Homes Fund appeared first on Leadership New
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Inflation Records 18th Consecutive Decline To 11.14% ‘ NBS
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe rate at which the prices of goods and services rise in the country declined slightly in the month of July as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 11.14 per cent last month, 0.09 per cent points less than 11.23 per cent recorded in June 2018. The decline in inflation rate []The post Inflation Records 18th Consecutive Decline To 11.14% ‘ NBS appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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MTN Nigeria, 12 Banks Sign N200bn Facility To Expand Network
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPMTN Nigeria, the nation’s largest mobile operator, has signed a N200 billion medium- term facility (MTF) agreement with 12 Nigerian banks which it would use to grow its network across the country with FBN Quest acting as facility agent. The agreement was formally signed at a ceremony at the law offices of Aluko & Oyebode []The post MTN Nigeria, 12 Banks Sign N200bn Facility To Expand Network appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Team Utaka Foundation Win 2018 SATUC World Cup
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s representatives in the 2018 SATUC five aside World Cup, John Utaka Foundation Football Team of Minna has emerged champions. The team walloped their Liberian opponents 4-0 in yesterday’s final to win the title for Nigeria. The Nigerian U-16 football team were ruthless throughout the competition, scoring 26 goals in five matches played and conceded []The post Team Utaka Foundation Win 2018 SATUC World Cup appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Youth Sports: Elliot, Others Call For Articulate Programmes
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPLagos Lagos State lawmaker and famous Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot has advocated for articulate programmes that would encourage and support kids who are talented in different sports. He made the call at the closing ceremony of this year’s Cowbell Football Academy Summer Camp held at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. The three-week camp, sponsored []The post Youth Sports: Elliot, Others Call For Articulate Programmes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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France 2018: Falconets Set To Battle Spain For Semifinal Ticket
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s U20 girls will today tackle their counterparts from Spain for a place in the semifinals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals, with sweet memories of how the Falconets edged the Spaniards in a group phase game in Papua New Guinea two years ago. Nigeria won the match 2-1, and the two ‘time []The post France 2018: Falconets Set To Battle Spain For Semifinal Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NFF Crisis: Stakeholders Want DSS To Withdraw From Glass House
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAbuja Despite world soccer governing body, FIFA’s threat to suspend Nigeria over the lingering leadership crisis in the country’s football sector, stakeholders have demanded that the operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) vacate the premises of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect or be ready to face the wrath of Nigerian []The post NFF Crisis: Stakeholders Want DSS To Withdraw From Glass House appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Paradigm Shift In Nigeria, Pakistan Relations
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAbuja The bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Pakistan began five decades ago and the diplomatic ties have continued to go from strength to strength most notably, in the area of military cooperation, trade relations, cultural exchange and education. It will be recalled that in a bid to expand the cordial relations between the two countries, []The post Paradigm Shift In Nigeria, Pakistan Relations appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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That Agency For National Ethics And Values Compliance
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPIn just about every area of society, there is nothing more important than ethics’- Henry Paulson. I recall my surprise when I learned of a bill for the establishment of a National Agency for Ethics and Values Compliance. I must also add that I struggled to come to terms with what value such agency would []The post That Agency For National Ethics And Values Compliance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Defections: The Dilemma Of Yakubu Dogara
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPWhen the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caucus of the House of Representatives met recently amid the gale of defections in the country and the urgent need to reconvene the National Assembly to approve the supplementary budget requested by President Muhammadu Buhari for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies, preparatory for the []The post Defections: The Dilemma Of Yakubu Dogara appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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A Tribute To The Soldier’s Soldier
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPSince Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai resumed as the 29th Chief of Army Staff in 2015, the Nigeria Army has witnessed tremendous growth and transformation that has elicited commendation from various quarters. This transformation has indeed given Nigeria its pride of place in the continent and the world over and has generated accolades in its multitudes. I []The post A Tribute To The Soldier’s Soldier appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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IGP Idris And Reform Of Nigeria Police
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria has about 370,000 police. Recent recruitment into the Force through the instrumentality of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, may have added another 10,000 police. Even with the recent recruitments, Nigeria is still very under-policed. It was in the realization of the few number of police relative to the nation’s ever growing []The post IGP Idris And Reform Of Nigeria Police appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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