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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 AUGUST, 2018].

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NEC Orders Decentralisation Of Police Operations
Fri, 17 Aug 2018

Following the rising spate of insecurity in the country, the National Economic Council ( NEC) has set up a committee to decentralise police operations.

The committee is to be chaired by the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris. The national security adviser, Babagana Mungono, who disclosed this yesterday after the NEC meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja, explained that decentralising police operations would aid security agencies in having greater access to information towards easier handling of security challenges. He noted that security threats were increasingly asymmetric in nature and stressed the need to deal with them in a more collective manner.

Monguno admitted that it was the responsibility of the security agencies to deal with these threats, but he however noted that the complexities of insecurity in the 21st Century were such that the whole of government and society approach was needed in dealing with these issues. He said, “I emphasised to the council the need for the state to collaborate with and support the federal government in dealing with each individual threat —and these threats differ from one zone to another —and find a way of linking with security agencies so that we can find a lasting solution.

“These things cannot be overcome within a short period – that is the hard truth. What we have decided to do is to work on certain methods. “For example, the council decided that a committee would be set up with representation from each of the geo-political zones to be chaired the IGP so that we find ways of decentralising police operations so that there will be greater access to information and handling these situations will be easier rather than a centralised and cumbersome approach. “We also reviewed the resolutions and recommendations of the 2017 Security Summit after which the state governors agreed to work with the security agencies on all the issues that were raised and all the recommendations will be revisited.

“The federal government is also looking at other issues in dealing with problems coming from outside the shores of this country. These problems are being collated by the security agencies and a team would be set up under the supervision of the ONSA (Office of the National Security Adviser) to deal with these threats.” When asked about the issue of inter-agency rivalry among security agencies vis-a-vis the invasion of Benue State Assembly by policemen and the invasion of the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS), the NSA stated that it was difficult to coordinate the agencies. “On lack of coordination, it is not easy to coordinate. Yes, all security agencies are supposed to be centrally coordinated but sometimes we have issues, but these issues are being addressed right now and that is probably why we are beginning to see some improvements.

“The truth is that we are dealing with a situation that is asymmetric, that is not normal, not conventional. In dealing with these problems, there will be issues – inter-service issues, inter-agencies issues – that my office has been trying to address in the last couple of weeks. Hopefully, we should be able to see some improvements,” Mungono stated. The NSA also debunked the insinuations that improvement in security situation was linked to the coming elections. “Not really. What happened is that there has been continuous review of the activities of the various security agencies – successes and failures, and so on and so forth. “There has been a deliberate attempt to try and take care of those areas that are the most difficult. The fact that we have started making a breakthrough is just coincidental with the fact that elections are approaching.“Several new operations have been launched.

These operations are being reviewed in a more coordinated manner with other agencies that are not directly within the military component but with other MDAs and that has resulted in improvement; and it has nothing to do with elections approaching,” he explained. On the report by the Red Cross that 19,000 Nigerians are missing, the security chief said, “That report is being looked at by different agencies of government and we are awaiting their report before we can comment on that.” Responding to a question on the recent investigation of security votes of some of the governors by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru, said the governors discussed it at their forum and took a decision to refer the matter to their lawyers to ascertain its legality. “After giving us the report, then we will see the next line of action to take,” he said.

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We Didn’t Pay A Dime To Free Dapchi Girls, FG insists
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
The federal government has insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi schoolgirls. In a statement issued in Ilorin, Kwara State, yesterday, the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, challenged anyone who has any evidence of ransom payment to publish such ‘’It is not enough to say that Nigeria paid a ransom, little or huge. There must be a conclusive evidence to support such claim. Without that, the claim remains what it is: a mere conjecture,’’ the minister said
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Secondus Meets IBB In MInna
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Uche Secondus yesterday held a closed door meeting with former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. The meeting which took place at the IBB’s hill top house started at about 3:15 pm at the inner chamber of the house devoid of the usual crowd around []The post Secondus Meets IBB In MInna appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Cumbersome Clearing Process Hinders Ease Of Doing Business At Ports
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPStakeholders have complained that the cumbersome clearing process at the nation’s seaports has contributed to Nigeria ranking on ease of doing business writes YUSUF BABALOLA. When Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, last year signed the executive order on ease of doing business at the seaports, part of it was to have a 24 hour []The post Cumbersome Clearing Process Hinders Ease Of Doing Business At Ports appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Hajj: A Neglected Phenomenon!
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPIn the name of Allah who states ‘The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: full of blessing and of guidance for all the worlds. In it are signs manifest: the station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah -those who can []The post Hajj: A Neglected Phenomenon! appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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The Nigeria-Niger Refinery, That Our Roads Be Saved
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPIf the proposed bilateral agreement between Nigeria and Niger Republic to build a hydrocarbon pipeline and a petroleum refinery is followed to the letter, and all loose nuts tightened, so many derivatives would be achieved with our roads saved from worsening decay and deterioration. Lives would be saved as accidents from heavy-duty trucks would be []The post The Nigeria-Niger Refinery, That Our Roads Be Saved appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Thirty Five Reasons Governor Ambode Deserves To Be Re-elected
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPWhen Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of Lagos State, there were many who wagered that he would not live up to the expectations the electorate had for a better and much more developed state. To them, Ambode was just another new kid on the []The post Thirty Five Reasons Governor Ambode Deserves To Be Re-elected appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Game Of Thrones: Nigeria Version
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPIf anyone had told me that an 800ish-page fiction book set in a fictional world, set in what can best be described as medieval, would be playing out in real-life Nigeria, I would have said, ‘how” with an incredulous look. The storyline for Game of Thrones is brutal and almost beyond comprehension until you read []The post Game Of Thrones: Nigeria Version appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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No Rule Says Senate President Must Be From Majority Party ‘ Hon Jev
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPHon Orker Jev is representing Buruku federal constituency of Benue State and is the chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business in the House of Representatives. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, he explains why the Senate President must not come from the majority party, among other issues. Why did you and some members leave []The post No Rule Says Senate President Must Be From Majority Party ‘ Hon Jev appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Islam And Peace
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPPart of the activities lined up for Sheikh (Dr) Sa’ad bin Nasir Al-Shathary and other scholars in his team, as I indicated here last week, was a public lecture at the University of Abuja, held at the Lecture Theatre of Management Science Department, New Campus, on Monday, January 23rd, 2017. Sheikh Al-Shathary started his lecture []The post Islam And Peace appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Functional Creativity & Advertising
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPFor purpose of simplicity, we would define advertising as the process of creating and disseminating information or creating awareness, for purpose of selling goods/service, idea or person. We are aware of the class-room and other theoretic definitions that says advertising is, ‘The activity of attracting public attention to a product or business, as by paid []The post Functional Creativity & Advertising appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Solar System: NASA Solar Mission
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPOn Sunday, 12 August 2018, the most amazing international news was NASA’s ‘mission to touch the sun,’ by the major International News Outlets; CNN, BBC, Aljazeera and host of others. NASA is the acronym of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is a famous American agency with a clear vision on space exploration. NASA’s boldly []The post Solar System: NASA Solar Mission appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dankwambo Will Never Back Out Of His Presidential Bid ‘ Nafada
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAhmed Suleiman Nafada is Gombe State commissioner for Information and Orientation. In this interview with CHUWANG DUNG, the former member, House of Representatives speaks on the problem of vote buying, Governor Dankwambo’s chances of clinching the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket, among other issues. 2019 is fast approaching and with recent political developments in []The post Dankwambo Will Never Back Out Of His Presidential Bid Nafada appeared first on Leaders
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Defections Will Improve PDP’s Chances In 2019 ‘ Shagari
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPMuktari Shehu Shagari was a former minister of Water Resources and former deputy governor of Sokoto State. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, he spoke on the recent defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other national issues. Are you surprised with the spate of defections that have []The post Defections Will Improve PDP’s Chances In 2019 Shagari appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Issues As INEC Registers More Political Parties
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPIn this report, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes on the recent registration of 23 more political parties a few months to the 2019 general elections and its likely impact in the political process. The degree of political intrigues in the nation’s political space ahead of the 2019 general elections is rising daily. The quest for power through []The post 2019: Issues As INEC Registers More Political Parties appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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We Inherited N2trn Road Contracts ‘ Fashola
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration inherited over 200 roads contracts either uncompleted or abandoned amounting to N2trillion. The minister stated this in his keynote speech to delegates at 24th National Council Meeting on Works held in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. According to him a []The post We Inherited N2trn Road Contracts ‘ Fashola appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Saraki Will Make Nigeria Envy Of Other Nations ‘Lawmaker
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPA Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Abdullah Umar Madidi has asked the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to make up his mind and contest the 2019 presidential election, saying he possessed the needed capacity and acumen to reunite Nigerians as well as make the country the envy of other nations. This is just as the former []The post 2019: Saraki Will Make Nigeria Envy Of Other Nations ‘Lawmaker appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Mark Fecilitates With IBB @ 77
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has felicitated with former military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) on the occasion of his 77th birthday today. In a message to General Babangida contained in a press release signed by Senator Mark’s media assistant, Mr Paul Mumeh in Abuja yesterday, pray that God []The post Mark Fecilitates With IBB @ 77 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Firefighting App Will Attract $10bn FDI, N10bn IGR Annually ‘ FFS Boss
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe controller general, Federal Fire Service (FFS), Joseph Garba Anebi said Thursday, that the newly unveiled Fire Alert System Application (FASAPP), a mobile app to reduce the response time of firefighters to fire outbreaks in the country will attract over $10bn foreign direct investment and increase Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by N10bn annually. The Fire []The post Firefighting App Will Attract $10bn FDI, N10bn IGR Annually ‘ FFS Boss appeared first on Leadership Newspape
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NEPC, UNIDO Move To End Rejection Of Exported Dried Beans
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said it has partnered with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to end the high level of rejection of Nigerian produce in the global market. Executive director and chief executive officer, NEPC, Olusegun Awolowo, explained that the partnership had become imperative to address European Union’s suspension on the []The post NEPC, UNIDO Move To End Rejection Of Exported Dried Beans appeared first on Leadership News
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Contempt: Court Adjourns INEC Chairman’s Trial Indefinitely
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPA Federal High Court in Abuja, has adjourned indefinitely, the contempt charge brought against the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu. Justice Stephen Pam, adjourned the trial to a date that will be communicated to parties in the suit by the authorities of the Federal High Court. Although, the chairman []The post Contempt: Court Adjourns INEC Chairman’s Trial Indefinitely appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Bafarawa Supports Call For Restructuring
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPA presidential aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji (Dr.) Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa says there was nothing wrong in the ongoing agitation for restructuring of the country as doing so would enhance Nigeria’s unity and progress. A statement by the director media & publicity Bafarawa Campaign organisation Yusuf Abubakar said the Bafarawa []The post Bafarawa Supports Call For Restructuring appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NEMA Moves To Tackle Climate Induced Disasters
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPWorried by the cases of climate induced disaster, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that it would map communities in Nigeria that are vulnerable to disasters induced by climate change. The agency stated this in a Stakeholders Consultative Workshop organised to strategise on the best ways to prevent and mitigate climate induced disasters []The post NEMA Moves To Tackle Climate Induced Disasters appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NASS Invasion: Senators To Sponsor Motion Demanding For Judicial Probe
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPChairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau and his counterpart in the Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, have insisted that they would sponsor a motion on the floor urging the federal government to immediately set up a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to probe the recent invasion of []The post NASS Invasion: Senators To Sponsor Motion Demanding For Judicial Probe appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday As Public Holidays
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has declared Tuesday August 21 and Wednesday August 22 as public Holidays to mark the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The minister of Interior, Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd) who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, in a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent sectary, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, enjoined Nigerians []The post FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday As Public Holidays appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Only Saraki Can Unite Nigeria ‘ Baraje
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje, has declared that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, remains the only politician that can unite Nigeria. He added that Saraki has what Nigerians are looking for in a true and pragmatic leader. Baraje spoke with newsmen on the sidelines of the []The post 2019: Only Saraki Can Unite Nigeria ‘ Baraje appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Prospects Of Harnessing Iron Deposits In Nigeria
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa-Bwari, at the recently held two-day National Steel Summit in Lagos, expressed government’s commitment to ensuring local production of steel and other metals in the country using local raw materials. ABAH ADAH takes a look at the sector and the prospects. There is no gainsaying []The post Prospects Of Harnessing Iron Deposits In Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NEC: States Owe FIRS N41bn Tax
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe National Economic Council (NEC) says states are owing the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) N41 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT). Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, disclosed this while briefing state house correspondents shortly after NEC meeting presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja yesterday. He said that the []The post NEC: States Owe FIRS N41bn Tax appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Stock Market: Investors Lose N607bn In 2 Weeks To 2019 Election Tension
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAs political tension builds up in the country towards the general election in 2019, activities on the Nigerian stocks market have begun to slide as investors lost N607billion in the first two weeks of the month of August. Bearish trading activities has continued to dominate transaction on the market as investors continue to react to []The post Stock Market: Investors Lose N607bn In 2 Weeks To 2019 Election Tension appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Brent Crude Rebounds As China, U.S. Move To Resolve Trade Disputes
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPOil prices yesterday regained previous day’s losses after China announced plan to send a delegation to the US in an attempt to resolve trade disputes between the two countries which have roiled global markets. Based on the anticipated negotiation, the U.S. West Texas Intermediate, WTI crude futures traded at $65.11 per barrel up 10 cents, []The post Brent Crude Rebounds As China, U.S. Move To Resolve Trade Disputes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria’s External Debt Servicing Cost Down By 10.2%
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the external debt stock of Nigeria rose slightly from $22.071 billion in the first quarter of the year to $22.083 billion as at June 2018, the amount the country spends in servicing its external debts has dropped by 10.2 per cent. As against $225.25 million which was spent servicing multilateral, bilateral, commercial and euro []The post Nigeria’s External Debt Servicing Cost Down By 10.2% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria Drops To 41st Position In FIFA Ranking
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s Super Eagles on Thursday dropped by one spot to 41st position in the new ranking formula adopted by World football governing body, FIFA. In the ranking table published on FIFA website, Nigeria garnered 613 points in August, placing it sixth on the continental stage behind Senegal, Congo DR, Ghana, Morocco and Cameroon. On the []The post Nigeria Drops To 41st Position In FIFA Ranking appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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The Leadership Question: Like Buhari, Like Bello
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPPresident Muhammadu Buhari would be remembered by political historians as one of the most enduring optimists of his generation. He is accepted by the masses who see him as their ‘Messiah’ but abhorred by the kleptomaniac class for his unwavering commitment to stamping corruption out of the system called governance. Even when he returned as []The post The Leadership Question: Like Buhari, Like Bello appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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