NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH SEPTEMBER, 2018].

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Group Pays N45m For PMB’s Presidential Nomination Form
Thu, 06 Sep 2018

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A group under the platform of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) yesterday obtained the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for President Muhammadu Buhari at a pricey N45million. Buhari became the first APC aspirant to pick the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms; hence, marking the formal commencement of activities ahead of the 2019 general elections. The president had in April this year declared his intention to seek re-election at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of his party.

The forms were however picked on his behalf by NCAN at the national secretariat of the APC in Abuja. The group, which was received by the Comrade Adams Oshiomohle-led National Working Committee (NWC), came in hundreds to the national secretariat of the ruling party. Explaining why the group decided to purchase the forms for the president, NCAN’s national coordinator, Sunnsi Musa, said the president is not multi-millionaire cash wise, “but he has millions of supporters who are always ready to come together to pay for his nomination form.

“Mr Chairman, it is my singular honour and rare privilege to present to you a cheque of 45,000,000 (Forty Five Million Naira) as payment for the expression of interest and nomination forms for President Muhammadu Buhari”, Musa added. He noted that the group embarked on the project based on the recognition that, while the president has started laying a foundation for a better Nigeria, there is need to consolidate on the gains so far made. He continued: “We have no doubt that Mr President has, both in action an word, being working to lay a foundation for greater and prosperous nation that our generation and future generation will be proud of.

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“Under his administration, Nigeria has become a country sought after for investments in the world. Nigeria has assumed its leadership role in not just Africa but the world. “Today, Mr Chairman, Nigeria‘s moribund infrastructure is being revived. There is no state In Nigeria that does not have several major Federal Government infrastructure project either completed or being executed under President Buhari. “We have a stable and steadily growing economy that is departing from the monotonic oil dependence. Agriculture is now an attractive venture, as farmers are becoming multi-millionaires.

Nigeria is now an exporter of Agricultural products as Opposed to what it was three years ago”. Musa further stated that for the first time since the return of democracy, Nigerians have a president who can beat his chest and state that he has never stolen from the purse of government. He said, “We have a president who is not having meetings at night to strike shady personal deals but is rather ensuring that every agreement entered into by Nigeria is in the interest of the country and for its generations unborn. This has indeed boost the confidence of investors; hence, the increase in flow of Direct Foreign Investment into the country.

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Women Group To Organise 1 Million March For Buhari
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA women group, Noble Women Movement for Buhari and Osinbajo (NWM4BO), has concluded plans to stage a one million match to galvanize support for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general elections. In a statement signed jointly by the group national president and the director of publicity, Mrs. Mfawa Usani and Dr. Rachael Ahmadu respectively, members []The post Women Group To Organise 1 Million March For Buhari appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Frank Nneji Picks APGA Guber Form, Vows To Salvage Imo
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo state, Mr. Frank Nneji, has vowed that he is poised to salvaging the state from what he called prolonged bad leadership. Addressing newsmen after obtaining his nomination and expression of interest form at the partys National Secretariat in Abuja yesterday, he stated that his Rebuild []The post Frank Nneji Picks APGA Guber Form, Vows To Salvage Imo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Zamfara APC Adopts Indirect Primaries
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAhead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries, the Zamfara State chapter of the party has resolved to adopt indirect primaries for the conduct. Briefing newsmen shortly after the state APC stakeholders meeting held at Government House, Gusau, the chairman, Alhaji Lawal Muhammad Liman said the adoption of indirect primaries was a collective decision of []The post Zamfara APC Adopts Indirect Primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Niger APC Adopts Direct primaries
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe All Progressives Congress APC Niger state has resolved to adopt the direct primaries to elect candidates for the party in the state at the 2019 general elections The secretary of the party in the state Barrister Mohammed Liman told Journalists yesterday that the resolution was taken at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting held []The post Niger APC Adopts Direct primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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APC Primaries: I Believe In Party Supremacy ‘ Hon Mohammed
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAhead the forthcoming All Progressives Congress ( APC) primaries, Hon Hassan Musa Mohammed has said party supremacy should take precedence over any other considerations . He spoke Monday to journalists when he obtained his nomination form at the APC FCT secretariat in Abuja .Mohammed, who is vying for the House Of Representatives( AMAC/ Bwari) council []The post APC Primaries: I Believe In Party Supremacy ‘ Hon Mohammed appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Kebbi APC Opts For Consensus
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPhe State Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State, has unanimously agreed to use consensus as the criteria for selecting the party’s candidates that will represent the party in 2019 general election. The committee which is the highest ruling body of the party in the state comprises the governor, deputy governor, past []The post 2019: Kebbi APC Opts For Consensus appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Aggrieved APC Stakeholders Refute Adoption Of Indirect Primaries In Adamawa
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPSome aggrieved stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Dumis Ezra in Adamawa State, has aligned themselves with the decision of the NWC of the party, which adopted direct party primaries for the nomination of candidates for 2019 general elections. The group in a statement, addressed to the national chairman of APC, []The post Aggrieved APC Stakeholders Refute Adoption Of Indirect Primaries In Adamawa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Sokoto APC Endorses PMB, Passes Vote Of Confidence On Wamakko
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPSokoto State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), have endorsed president Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection bid, just as they unanimiously passed vote of confidence on Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko as their leader.The resolution which was taken after the party’s stakeholders meeting also include adoption of indirect primaries as well as consensus candidate for elective positions in []The post Sokoto APC Endorses PMB, Passes Vote Of Confidence On Wamakko appeared first
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FG Moves To Check Over-bloated Budgets, Manpower Needs In MDAs
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has taken steps to firm up service delivery in the nation’s workforce, the federal civil service, to curtail incessant cases of over bloated budgets and unrealistic manpower needs assessments in government’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). The head of the Civils Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, made this known at []The post FG Moves To Check Over-bloated Budgets, Manpower Needs In MDAs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Ogun APC Stakeholders Divided Over Modalities For Primaries
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPStakeholders in the Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) had a stormy session yesterday over modalities to be adopted for the party’s primary election in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections. While some agreed to go for consensus primaries at the stakeholders’ meeting held yesterday in Abeokuta, others resolved to hold []The post 2019: Ogun APC Stakeholders Divided Over Modalities For Primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Ondo APC Adopts Indirect Primaries
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State, yesterday adopted an ‘indirect option’ for its upcoming primary election thereby going against the national body’s decision for direct primaries. The decision for adopting the mode of indirect primaries was arrived at at an emergency close door extended stakeholders meeting with the State Working Committee (SWC) []The post Ondo APC Adopts Indirect Primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Ogun APC Stakeholders Divided Over Modalities For Primaries
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPStakeholders in the Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) had a stormy session yesterday over modalities to be adopted for the party’s primary election in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections. While some agreed to go for consensus primaries at the stakeholders’ meeting held yesterday in Abeokuta, others resolved to hold []The post 2019: Ogun APC Stakeholders Divided Over Modalities For Primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PPA Leader, Ameh Emerges IPAC Chair
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe national chairman, Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Peter Ameh, has emerged the chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC). In a keenly contested election yesterday in Abuja, Ameh polled 51 votes to defeat his closest rival, Chief Chekwas Okorie of the United Peoples Party (UPP) who got 28 votes and Michael Ndu []The post PPA Leader, Ameh Emerges IPAC Chair appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Gunmen Kill 5 At Plateau Mining Site
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPGunmen have killed five persons at a mining site in Gana-Ropp village of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State. DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, confirmed the incident in Jos, yesterday. ‘On Tuesday at about 12:30.p.m, we received distress call from Da Gyang Pam, []The post Gunmen Kill 5 At Plateau Mining Site appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Customs Auctions N1.5bn Benin Republic Bound Petrol
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja has auctioned part of the intercepted N1.5 billion petroleum products to the public. The service started the auctioning of the first set of the 11,000 jerry cans that were evacuated from Ijofin, a creek under Ipokia local government of Ogun State. The auctioning []The post Customs Auctions N1.5bn Benin Republic Bound Petrol appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Access Bank Launches WhatsApp Banking
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe days of brick and mortar banking are fast becoming a thing of the past as Access Bank launched its WhatsApp Banking in keeping its tradition of breaking new boundaries of innovation. Designed to provide customers with easy and reliable banking transactions, the WhatsApp banking service allows users to automate most parts of the banking []The post Access Bank Launches WhatsApp Banking appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Profit Taking Drags NSE’s Benchmark Index Down By 1.49%
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAt the end of yesterday’s trading session, the Nigerian stock market benchmark index shed 1.49 per cent as investors booked profit in high capitalised stocks. The All- Share- Index (ASI) shed 519.31 absolute points or 1.49 per cent to close at 40,615.42 points, resulting to year-to-date loss of 10.01 per cent. Also, the market capitalisation []The post Profit Taking Drags NSE’s Benchmark Index Down By 1.49% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NPC Seeks W’Bank, Support To Boost Data Storage
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPEuropean Investment Bank (EIB) and World Bank Group, has lauded the National Population Commission (NPC), for vital statistics system record in the country. The project manager, World Bank group Mr. Christopher Tullis, made the commendation when he led his team members on a courtesy call to the commission yesterday in Abuja. Tullis said,’ NPopC has []The post NPC Seeks W’Bank, Support To Boost Data Storage appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Formalise Illegal Mining To Grow The Economy
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPInformal mining, notoriously known as illegal mining, is, without doubt, having a devastating negative effect on solid mineral mining in Nigeria. Sadly, as reported by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), this is, erroneously, what most people, including investors and policy makers, focus on when issues are raised about the nation’s mining industry. A []The post Formalise Illegal Mining To Grow The Economy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PMB Seeks China’s Support On Mambilla Power Project
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPPresident Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Beijing won the crucial support of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, for the country’s aspiration to build the 3050 Megawatts Mambila hydroelectric power project, just as the two countries signed the agreement of $328m for the Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase II (NICTIB II) project. According to a []The post PMB Seeks China’s Support On Mambilla Power Project appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NPA, Firm Battle Over $44m Warri Dredging Contract
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been accused of involving in fraudulent act and corruption in the award of $44.861million (N16.150 billion) Warri Channel dredging contract to Dredging International Services Nigeria (DISN) Limited, a subsidiary of Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Limited. The NPA, Dredging International Services Nigeria and Dredging Atlantic Limited (DAL) are currently embroiled []The post NPA, Firm Battle Over $44m Warri Dredging Contract appeared first
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Plight Of Workers In Northeast Gets Global Attention
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAnguish, neglect and abandonment has been the plight of workers affected by the Boko haram insurgency. For most workers, the act of going to work daily has become a health and safety risk with many paying the ultimate price while carrying out their employment responsibilities. But in the face of these challenges are untold stories []The post Plight Of Workers In Northeast Gets Global Attention appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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No! Osinbajo, IBB Left Enduring Legacies
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPVice President Yemi Osinbajo last Sunday took a swipe at past governments in Nigeria accusing them of draining huge funds with little or no investment in infrastructure. Specifically, he accused the Ibrahim Babangida/Abacha administration, the Obasanjo/Yar’ Adua governments and the Jonathan administration of this gross dereliction of responsibility. It has become the trade mark of []The post No! Osinbajo, IBB Left Enduring Legacies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Time To Lay Off Maina’s Persecution
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThough Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, wrote, ‘I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. I find no joy that I have served my country faithfully but facing persecution. It is now six years []The post Time To Lay Off Maina’s Persecution appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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It Will Be Difficult For APC To Return To Power In Bauchi ‘ Ningi
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPSenator Abdul Ahmed Ningi is a former Deputy Senate leader, and one-time Majority Leader in the House of Representatives. In this interview, he speaks on a number of issues as well as politics of his home state, Bauchi There are growing complaints of marginalisation by some sections of your state (Bauchi). What is responsible for []The post It Will Be Difficult For APC To Return To Power In Bauchi ‘ Ningi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PDP Not Dead In Nasarawa ‘ Musa
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPGospel Musa is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nassarawa State. In this interview, he says whereas the party is no longer in power in the state, it is still a formidable force The PDP has been out of power for over seven years in Nassarawa State, do you think the people []The post PDP Not Dead In Nasarawa ‘ Musa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Wike’s Declaration And The Task Before Rivers APC
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPANAYO ONUKWUGHA in this report writes on the recent declaration of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of the PDP, to seek for second term against the readiness of the opposition APC to gain control of the state next year. On September 1, 2018, Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, declared his intention to []The post 2019: Wike’s Declaration And The Task Before Rivers APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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