NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH SEPTEMBER, 2018].

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Building Nigeria Of Our Dreams
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPI remember the Nigeria in which I grew up. I remember growing up to behold a lovely, vibrant, peaceful, hopeful country. I remember the hope and the joy. I remember the sanity and the orderliness of society. I remember walking to school early mornings with passion and enthusiasm. Our school, All Saints Primary School, was []The post Building Nigeria Of Our Dreams appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Rivers Guber Race: Of APC And The ‘Anointed’ Candidate
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFew days ago, both the traditional and social media space were awash with the news that the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, endorsed gubernatorial ambition of a billionaire entrepreneur, Architect Tonye Dele Cole, popularly called TDC. Until the endorsement, nothing much []The post Rivers Guber Race: Of APC And The Anointed Candidate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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APC Primaries And The Stormy Days Ahead
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAlast minute negotiation seemed to have saved the impending intraparty acrimony that was underway in the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) as a result of the method the party is expected to deploy in its primaries to select its leaders but as thing stand, there will be more work as positions keep shifting every now []The post APC Primaries And The Stormy Days Ahead appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Will Shortfall In INEC Budget Affect Polls
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIn this report, SUNDAY ISUWA writes on whether the difference of N46 billion in the proposed N189.8 billion 2019 budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will affect conduct of the poll. Since the last two years, the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has assured Nigerians of free, fair and credible elections in []The post 2019: Will Shortfall In INEC Budget Affect Polls’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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There Will Be No Vote Buying In Upcoming Elections- Nya-Etok
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPArchitect Ezekiel Nya-Etok is founder of Nigeria First Project and former governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom State. In this interview with MAKINDE OLUWAROTIMI, speaks on the qualities required of a good national leader, among other issues. Can you tell us about the Summit of the Alternatives (SOTA)’ What is it all about’ Summit of the []The post There Will Be No Vote Buying In Upcoming Elections- Nya-Etok appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Atiku, Fayose Harp On Unity To Wrest Power From APC
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday stressed the need for members of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to be united to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku, who is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spoke yesterday during []The post Atiku, Fayose Harp On Unity To Wrest Power From APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Borno APC Adopts Indirect Primaries, Cites Security Challenges
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe All Progressive Congress (APC) in Borno state has adopted the indirect mode of primaries for all the elective positions for the 2019 elections. The party in adopting the indirect primaries on Tuesday after a critical stakeholders meeting involving 37 executive members of APC in Borno, serving and former senators , serving and former members []The post Borno APC Adopts Indirect Primaries, Cites Security Challenges appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Atiku Tackles Osinbajo Over Sharing Of $322m, Borrowing Of $328m
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar, yesterday charged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to explain the logic behind the federal governments decision to share $322 million Abacha’s loot but later obtained a $328 million loan from China for ICT development in the country. Atiku’s stated this while replying Osinbajo who criticised him for advancing a vague definition []The post Atiku Tackles Osinbajo Over Sharing Of $322m, Borrowing Of $328m appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PMB Healthy Enough To Seek Re-election In 2019 ‘Fasanmi
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe leader of a Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere , Senator Ayo Fasanmi , has given President Muhammadu Buhari a clean bill of health, saying he is still strong enough to contest the 2019 presidential election. He also warned Yoruba leaders against condemning the presidents people oriented policies, noting that the Southwest states have benefited immensely []The post PMB Healthy Enough To Seek Re-election In 2019 ‘Fasanmi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Gov Ugwuanyi Pledges To Include More Women In Governance
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Enugu State governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has pledged to increase the number of women currently in his government so as to meet the 35 per cent affirmative action. The governor made this known in Enugu yesterday while addressing over 1,000 women in state who staged a walk to the government house to demand for []The post Gov Ugwuanyi Pledges To Include More Women In Governance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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APC Group Protests In Support For Direct Primaries
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA support group, Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari and Osinbajo (GMBO) has held a peaceful protest in support for the adoption of direct party primaries by All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). National chairperson of GMBO, Dr. Fatima Mohammed Goni, who led the peaceful protest to the national secretariat of APC in []The post APC Group Protests In Support For Direct Primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Fake EFCC Official Arrested In Adamawa Assembly
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA fake Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) official who identified himself as Simon Bolki, has been arrested yesterday in Adamawa House of Assembly while attempting to dupe the Majority Leader, Mr Hassan Barguma. Barguma told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the suspect approached him in his office with a fake EFCC identity []The post Fake EFCC Official Arrested In Adamawa Assembly appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Mode Of Primaries, High Fee For Nomination Forms Unsettle APC
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPApart from the issue of direct and indirect primaries threatening the peace of the ruling party, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has again stirred the hornets’ nest with the proposed N55m as the cost of the nomination and expression of interest forms for the office of President. The upward review of the []The post Mode Of Primaries, High Fee For Nomination Forms Unsettle APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart ‘ Official Trailer Out
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPGenevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, LIONHEART, has been announced as an official selection in the Discovery Section of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), September 6-16, 2018. Set in Southeast Nigeria, LIONHEART tells the story of a young woman, Adaeze Obiagu (Genevieve Nnaji), who becomes saddled with the responsibility of running her sick father’s business under []The post Genevieve Nnajis Lionheart Official Trailer Out appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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BTS Tops Billboard On 200 Chart With ‘Love Yourself: Answer
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPBTS bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Love Yourself: Answer, garnering the K-pop group their second leader on the list after Love Yourself: Tear, which dropped earlier in 2018. The new album the third in the South Korean boy band’s Love Yourself trilogy arrives atop the list with []The post BTS Tops Billboard On 200 Chart With Love Yourself: Answer appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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How Experts Are Creating A Dynamic Nollywood Through Talent Hunt
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFilm making is as old as human civilisation itself. From the era of the Roman Amphitheatre to the various early stage plays in ancient British Empire, to list but a few, the idea in creating plays that entertains the public have been germane in logic, to the point of using such medium to create gainful []The post How Experts Are Creating A Dynamic Nollywood Through Talent Hunt appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Reliving A Dying Tradition: The Rebirth Of ‘Igbu Ichi
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe sound of ringing bells blends with the thrumming of drums. At a corner, a man was seen beating two slit wooden drums and another jingling the rattles (oyo) in unison. Ufie music welcomes the Nwadioka, traditional tattooist to the compound of the Nwa-ichi, the man to be tattooed. The music produced by the instruments []The post Reliving A Dying Tradition: The Rebirth Of Igbu Ichi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Aisha Bello Launches Association For Models
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe modelling industry in Nigeria and Africa at large is seeing a number of dynamic changes as it aims to compete with the international market. Nigeria models for a long time have graced various international red carpet events and exclusive fashion shows as headline models . But with all the personal successes achieved by Nigerian []The post Aisha Bello Launches Association For Models appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Afreximbank Unveils Programme To Aid African Banks
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said it has set up a trade finance facilitation programme to mitigate the stringent compliance and regulatory requirements imposed by international banks on African banks for trade confirmation lines. A statement on Tuesday by Mr Obi Emekekwue, the bank’s director and global head, Communications and Events Management Department, quoted Amr []The post Afreximbank Unveils Programme To Aid African Banks appeared first on Leadership Newspap
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SIFAX Moves To Build Dry Port In Gambia
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe management of SIFAX Group said that its desire to contribute to the development of the Gambia economy was the reason why it was building a dry port in Banjui, the country’s state capital. Executive vice chairman of the Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, who explained the rationale behind the organisation’s proposed investment in Gambia, reiterated []The post SIFAX Moves To Build Dry Port In Gambia appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Lugbe Residents Decry Extortion
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPResidents of Lugbe village along Airport Road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, has expressed displeasure over what they called ‘constant extortion and cheating without electricity’ meted on them by the staff of Abuja Electrical Distribution Company (AEDC) in the area. Speaking in their anger, the residents therefore called on the government and agency []The post Lugbe Residents Decry Extortion appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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SON, NESP To Harmonise Standards For Air Conditioners, Refrigerators
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPStandards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) have partnered to harmonise standards for air conditioners and refrigerators. Both agencies stated the need for uniform standards to address technical barriers to trade in the continent, saying that a generally acceptable standard would go a long way to boost intra-African trade. Director-general, SON, []The post SON, NESP To Harmonise Standards For Air Conditioners, Refrigerators appeared first on Lea
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Arik Air Plane Aborts Take-Off In Benin
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAn Arik Air aircraft operating flight W3 7631 from Benin to Lagos yesterday aborted take-off when the Pilot in Command observed an abnormality during the take-off run. The aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ900 was brought under control on the runway in the process with no damage to the aircraft and no injury to the passengers on []The post Arik Air Plane Aborts Take-Off In Benin appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Investor Raises Equity Stake In NEM Insurance To 9%
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPEaton Acquisitions Limited, an investment company, has increased its stake in NEM Insurance Plc to nine per cent. A total of 130 million shares of NEM Insurance were transferred in an off-market trade at N4 per share, representing a premium of 40.35 per cent against the closing share price of N2.85. Off-market negotiated cross deals []The post Investor Raises Equity Stake In NEM Insurance To 9% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Investment Opportunities In Nigeria’s Mining, Metal Industry Remain Untapped
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPMinister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, has stated that the investment opportunities that abound in the mining and metal sector still remain largely untapped. The minister made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja while delivering his keynote address to declare this year’s edition of the Nigeria Metallurgical Industry Stakeholders’ Forum (MISF) []The post ‘Investment Opportunities In Nigeria’s Mining, Metal Industry Remain Untapped
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NNPC, Chinese Firms To Build 10 Biofuels Complexes Nationwide
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday said it has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in China with Nigerian-Chinese consortia to build not less than ten large biofuels complexes across the country. The move, according to a statement from NNPC, is aimed at developing sustainable biofuels in the country. A statement from the NNPC []The post NNPC, Chinese Firms To Build 10 Biofuels Complexes Nationwide appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Stocks Market Up By 0.28% Amid Bargain Hunting
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian stocks market rose yesterday by 0.28 per cent amid renewed bargain hunting activity in Banking and Oil & Gas stocks. In summary, the All Share Index (ASI) gained 96.18 absolute points, representing a growth of 0.28 per cent to close at 34,933.86 points. Similarly, the market capitalisation gained N35 billion to close at []The post Stocks Market Up By 0.28% Amid Bargain Hunting appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria Air To Get Operational Certificates Within 90 Days
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday said it would deliver the Air Transport Licence (ATL) and the Aircraft Operators Certificate (AOC) to the new national carrier, Nigeria Air, in the next 90 days. The director-general, NCAA, Capt Muktar Usman, who announced this at a news conference in Lagos, said the proposed December take off []The post Nigeria Air To Get Operational Certificates Within 90 Days appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Senator John McCain, War Hero, Statesman
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPSenator John Sidney McCain, the third in a family of soldiers to not only bear that name but also offer their services to the Navy of the United States of America died and was given full military burial recently. He was a naval aviator who became a hero for his services to his country during []The post Senator John McCain, War Hero, Statesman appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Ray Morphy And Emergence Of Intellectuals In Race For Elective Positions
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThere are indications that the 2019 general elections will make a shift from the era of ‘professional politicians’ to a new order of intellectuals who want to make a change in the country. One of such public intellectuals is LEADERSHIP columnist, Chief Ray Morphy from the famous Morphy Family of Ogoja, in Northern Cross River []The post 2019: Ray Morphy And Emergence Of Intellectuals In Race For Elective Positions appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019 Guber: Can Hunkuyi Put Up A Good Fight In Kaduna
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPWhen Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi announced his intention to contest Kaduna state gubernatorial election next year huge crowd at a rally received him into Kaduna the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Those who are conversant with that state, politics said it was not surprising. This was just as they blame the Kaduna state []The post 2019 Guber: Can Hunkuyi Put Up A Good Fight In Kaduna’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Akpabio, Uduaghan’s Defection And PDP’s Debacle In S’South
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPWith the recent defection of Senate minority whip, Godswill Akpabio and former Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan to the APC, the stage appears set for the governing party to make inroads in the South South. In this piece, JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH looks at the political equation in respect of how this may change the tide []The post Akpabio, Uduaghans Defection And PDPs Debacle In SSouth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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There Will Be No Vote Buying In Upcoming Elections ‘ Nya-Etok
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPArchitect Ezekiel Nya-Etok is the founder of Nigeria First Project and former governorship aspirant, Akwa Ibom State. In this interview with MAKINDE OLUWAROTIMI, he speaks on the qualities required of a good national leader, among other issues. Can you tell us about the Summit of the Alternatives (SOTA)’ What is it all about’ Summit []The post There Will Be No Vote Buying In Upcoming Elections ‘ Nya-Etok appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Birth Registration, A Tool For Socio-economic Intervention
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIn this report, BLESSING BATURE writes on the need to ensure sustained campaign for birth registration in the face of continuous clamour for fair and equal distribution of economic resources. The need for an appraisal of the role of Birth Registration is imperative. In Nigeria, according to the 2013 demographic health survey, birth registration of []The post Birth Registration, A Tool For Socio-economic Intervention appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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