NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH SEPTEMBER, 2018].

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12 Years After, Banks Yet To Return FG’s N2.5trn Bailout
Sat, 08 Sep 2018

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The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property said it had commenced investigation towards recovering about $7 billion given to commercial banks as financial bailout 12 years ago. LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that the money was given to the commercial banks in 2006, 2007 and 2008, but till now the money is yet to be returned to the coffers of the federal government.

Speaking yesterday during the handing over of 18 jeeps recovered for the National Population Commission (NPC) at the Eagles Square, Abuja, the head of the presidential panel, Chief Okoi Obono Obla, said that within a short period, the panel had been able to recover several assets belonging to the government that were taken away by some previous public officers. Obla revealed that the panel was investigating the non-refund of about $7 billion given to commercial bank to step up their business activities about 12 years ago, insisting that the panel will ensure the money is return to the government coffers. “The money was given to the banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

This money was given to the banks as bailout. When we inquired from the CBN the status of the money, the CBN said the money was a ‘dash’ (gift) to commercial banks. How will you ‘dash’ public money to commercial banks?” Obla asked, noting that commercial banks were not agencies of the federal government of Nigeria. “The commercial banks belong to individuals. So, we are investigating and we are going to recover that money and return it to the coffers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Obla said.

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Efforts to get clarifications from the CBN were fruitless at the time of going to press. On how the asset panel recovered18 jeeps belonging to the NPC, Obla said that in March 2017, the panel received credible information that the commissioners that served in the agency had left with the official cars despite the monetisation policy they enjoyed while in office.

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Abuja Tremor: Govt Suspends Blasting Activities, Seeks Measures To Avert Disaster
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has directed the suspension of all blasting activities in and around the areas affected by the recent earth tremor reported in parts of Abuja. A statement issued yesterday by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) said the suspension would last until ongoing investigations into the incident were concluded. The statement []The post Abuja Tremor: Govt Suspends Blasting Activities, Seeks Measures To Avert Disaster appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Aspirants Warn Against Imposition As PDP Holds Delegate Election
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holds elections to pick ad-hoc delegates at the ward level across the country today, aspirants seeking elective positions under the party ahead of the 2019 general election have warned against imposition of candidates. The three-man ad-hoc delegates will, in turn, decide the fate of aspirants of the party seeking []The post Aspirants Warn Against Imposition As PDP Holds Delegate Election appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Two Men Arraigned For Motorcycle Theft
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPTwo persons, Kayode Aliyu of No 40, Adeta Area, Ilorin and Jamiu Kareem, have appeared before an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. The accused were brought before the court on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, trespass and theft. Prior to the arrest of the accused, one Lateef Saliman of No 13, []The post Two Men Arraigned For Motorcycle Theft appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria Needs A True Nationalist ‘ Saraki
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe senate president and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Bukola Saraki, has stressed that what the country needs to move forward is a nationalist, whose pedigree and disposition will move the nation forward. Speaking further, he said that the country is more divided now than ever because []The post Nigeria Needs A True Nationalist ‘ Saraki appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Police Parade 14 Armed Robbers, 2 Kidnappers
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Kaduna State police command has recorded breakthrough within two weeks by arresting armed robbers and kidnappers, as well as recovering exhibits. This was disclosed in a maiden press briefing by the commands commissioner of police, Ahmad Abdurrahman. ‘I feel obliged to intimate you of the command’s successes in combating crime and criminality in Kaduna []The post Police Parade 14 Armed Robbers, 2 Kidnappers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Niger Communities Submerged By Flood Get N60m Palliative
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFollowing the devastating effect of flood in the state, the Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has directed the immediate distribution of relief items worth N 60 million to flood victims of Kede Community, in Mokwa local government area of the state. The governor gave the directive when he received traditional leaders of the community, led []The post Niger Communities Submerged By Flood Get N60m Palliative appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Police Beg Doctors To Treat Gunshot Victims
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Ekiti State Police Command yesterday, appealed to medical doctors operating in the state to save the lives of victims with gunshot injuries by treating them without its authorisation. The police however, directed the doctors to immediately report such incident to the police after the victim must have been attended to as stated under Section []The post Police Beg Doctors To Treat Gunshot Victims appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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39-year-old Father Arrested For Impregnating Neighbour’s Daughter
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA 39-year-old driver, Dare Omoju, has been arrested for impregnating the daughter of his neighbour in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Omoju, who lives at No 38 Ajegunle Street, behind Lao Petrol Station in the city, was nabbed following bitter complains by the minor’s mother. He was paraded before journalists yesterday, at the office of []The post 39-year-old Father Arrested For Impregnating Neighbour’s Daughter appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Harry Marshal’s Son Joins Reps Race In Rivers
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPMr Inye Harry, the son of the late deputy national chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Marshall Harry, has joined the race for the Degema/ Bonni federal constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The younger Harry was among several aspirants who purchased expression []The post Harry Marshal’s Son Joins Reps Race In Rivers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Akala Group Favours Direct Primaries In Oyo
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA group loyal to the former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Alao Akala, has weighed in on the raging debate in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as to which voting method to adopt during the forthcoming congresses and primaries of the party. The Akala Support Group said although it was fully prepared for the []The post Akala Group Favours Direct Primaries In Oyo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Niger Delta Leaders Urged To Accept Police IG’s Apology
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Seriake Dickson, has appealed to the leaders and people of the Niger Delta to accept the apology tendered by the police authorities to Ijaw National Leader, Pa Edwin Clark, following the raid of his Abuja residence by policemen. The governor commended the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, []The post Niger Delta Leaders Urged To Accept Police IG’s Apology appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Mrs Otokiti-Aleshinloye Passes On At 76
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe death has occurred of Mrs. Victoria Egbeyemi Otokiti-Aleshinloye. She passed on after a short bout with ill-heath on August 20, 2018. She’s aged 76. The late Mrs. Otokiti-Aleshinloye was a primary school teacher till mid 1970s. She taught at different primary schools in Osogbo, Osun State, and its suburbs. She later moved to Minna, []The post Mrs Otokiti-Aleshinloye Passes On At 76 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Labour Reproves Fayose Over Purchase Of N74m SUV
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPOrganised labour in Ekiti State has berated the state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, over alleged purchase of a N74 million Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and for allegedly paying himself a sum of N43million severance package as parting gifts. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) chairman, Comrade Ade Adesanmi []The post Labour Reproves Fayose Over Purchase Of N74m SUV appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Ex-Kano Gov Shekarau Joins APC
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Friday, received the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole and Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, at his country home of Mundubawa, in preparatory steps to his defection from the PDP to the ruling APC. During the visit, Shekarau told Oshiomole and the entire executive members that []The post Ex-Kano Gov Shekarau Joins APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Plateau Attack: Troops Placed On Red Alert In Benue, Nasarawa
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPCommander ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ (OPWS), Major General Adeyemi Yekini, has debunked the alleged rumour of sporadic exchange of gunfire between troops and some suspected herdsmen on Thursday, in Guma local government area of Benue State. Yekini, in a telephone chat with newsmen yesterday, explained that troops of the OPWS were on an operation in Guma []The post Plateau Attack: Troops Placed On Red Alert In Benue, Nasarawa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Young Pharmacists Hold Workshop, Stress Need For Research
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bayero University Kano (BUK), Dr Basheer A.Z. Chedi, has said research is key to the advancement of science and technology. Chedi who was speaking at a one-day scientific workshop organized by Young Pharmacists Scholars (YPS) in collaboration with BUK, described the scientific workshop as timely. The Young Pharmacists Scholars []The post Young Pharmacists Hold Workshop, Stress Need For Research appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Woman, Son Arrested For Murder
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA woman, Maimuna Mamman and her son, Husseini Mohammadu, both of Abba Akere, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, who were arrested in connection with the death of a woman, have been remanded in police custody in Ilorin. An Ilorin Magistrate’s court made the order to remand the accused having appeared before it on a two-count charge of []The post Woman, Son Arrested For Murder appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Prince’s Estate Sues Alleged European Piracy Network
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPPrince’s Estate is suing what it says it a European piracy network that is selling his music around the world, including his final concert. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Minnesota last week, alleges that defendants in France, Belgium and the Netherlands are selling unreleased studio recordings and bootlegged recordings of his live performances []The post Princes Estate Sues Alleged European Piracy Network appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FunnyBone, Reminisce, Others For Senator Most Distinguished ‘The UK Tour
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPKnown for showcasing outstanding performances, Bethel Njoku, better known as Senator, is one of Nigeria’s finest comedians whose craft speaks volumes. Ahead of his next show tagged ‘Senator Most Distinguished ‘The UK Tour,’ the ace comedian has hinted that the coming event will be held in five different locations: Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester. []The post FunnyBone, Reminisce, Others For Senator Most Distinguished ‘The UK Tour’ appe
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Is Harrysong In Distress
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPHarrysong seems to be in distress. The singer has told Nigerians and his fans not to cry when he dies. He took to his Instagram page to share the post that no one knows what could have prompted. He wrote: Don’t cry when I die, celebrate, put up a kingmaker concert, empower more youths, I []The post Is Harrysong In Distress’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NNPC Allays Fear Over Fuel Scarcity
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that there is enough fuel in the country and that there is no need for panic buying of petroleum products by motorists and the public. The corporation disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, its spokesman, in Abuja, yesterday. This followed reports of an []The post NNPC Allays Fear Over Fuel Scarcity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Businesses More Confident Of Nigerian Economy ‘ Survey
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAs political activities continue to build up ahead of the 2019 elections, business operators in the country are optimistic on the Nigerian economy, expecting the naira to firm up in coming months. The Monthly Business Expectations Survey of the Central Bank of Nigeria, showed that respondent firms expressed more optimism on the macro-economy in August []The post Businesses More Confident Of Nigerian Economy ‘ Survey appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Charged To Boost Nigeria, Malaysia Economic Ties
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Federal Government has been charged to maximise the vast economic opportunities in both Nigeria and Malysia by deepening the bilateral economic ties between the two countries. The call was made by the president of the Nigerian-Malaysia Business Council (NMBC), Dr Michael Aderohunmu, in a speech he delivered during the Malaysia Day, held recently at []The post FG Charged To Boost Nigeria, Malaysia Economic Ties appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NCDMB Raises $200m For Oil Sector
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has raised $200 million to facilitate local content development in the oil sector. The board had the statutory mandate of promoting Nigeria content development, especially in the oil and gas sector. Mr Naboth Onyesoh, the NCDMB Manager, Corporate Communications, said the stakeholders contributed the fund. The fund, []The post NCDMB Raises $200m For Oil Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria’s Handball Team Storms Marrakech For CAHB Youth Championship
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s male handball team has landed in Morocco for 2018 CAHB Africa male’s Junior and Youth Championships. The CAHB Junior Championship holds from 7th to 14th September, 2018 while the Youth Championship will follow immediately from 15th to 22nd September. Nigeria is drawn in group A of the competition alongside Tunisia, Algeria and Angola which []The post Nigeria’s Handball Team Storms Marrakech For CAHB Youth Championship appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FCT Minister as PMB’s Legitimatizing Factor
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the countdown to the 2019 general elections gathers momentum, the majority of Nigerians are on the same page in their contention that the victory or otherwise of President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s presidential poll is contingent on the performance of his administration. And the best way to interrogate the president’s administration on this []The post FCT Minister as PMB’s Legitimatizing Factor appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Atiku Under Fire For Daring Aso Rock
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThis week, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, came under attack from the very seat of power he once held sway as the number two citizen in the country. He probably didn’t expect that his vituperations against the presidency would be met by an equally acerbic and acidic response. He got the bashing over certain remarks []The post Atiku Under Fire For Daring Aso Rock appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PIG Bill, Electoral Act Amendment And National Interest
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIn the last few weeks, President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to two important bills presented to him by the National Assembly. The first was the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill 2018, and the second is the 2018 amendment bill to the 2010 Electoral Act (as amended). Special Adviser to the President on Legislative Matter, (Senate) Senator []The post PIG Bill, Electoral Act Amendment And National Interest appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Family Planning As Catalyst In Anti-teenage Pregnancy Fight
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPWith available data showing that up to 25 per cent of Nigerian adolescents are sexually active with the age of sexual debut ranging from 10 to 15 years, concerns have been raised about near-zero reproductive health information that is available to them. Of particular interest has been the low level of information about unsafe sex []The post Family Planning As Catalyst In Anti-teenage Pregnancy Fight appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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MTN In The Eye Of The Storm
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPEven the most loyal friends of the telecommunication giant, MTN, are hard put raising a voice of sympathy as it falls under the sledgehammer, this time, of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The apex bank was not amused when it discovered that the company, with headquarters in South Africa but with heavy Nigerian investment, []The post MTN In The Eye Of The Storm appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria Has A Lot Of Potential In Tourism
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPDr Raphael James a researcher, author, publisher, tourist and adventurist, in 2014, began a self-motivated and self-sponsored trip across Nigeria, visiting and documenting tourist sites. In this interview with HANNAH ONI, he explains how Nigeria’s domestic tourism can further be developed among other issues Based on your knowledge of the Nigerian environment, can you suggest []The post Nigeria Has A Lot Of Potential In Tourism appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: As Emmanuel, Akpabio Battle For The Soul Of Akwa Ibom
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFollowing the poor turn-out of PDP governors at the second term declaration of Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, held recently in Uyo, the state capital, BENARD TOLANI DADA writes that the governor may face an uphill task in his quest to return to government house after 2019 elections Ordinarily, one would have dismissed the []The post 2019: As Emmanuel, Akpabio Battle For The Soul Of Akwa Ibom appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Social Media, The New Campaign Ground For Politicians
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the 2019 general elections draw closer, EMAMEH GABRIEL writes on the activities and political campaigns of Nigeria politicians on social media In the build up to the 2015 presidential election, perhaps not really familiar with the clout of the social media, erstwhile president, Goodluck Jonathan, had told Nigerians that ”elections are not won on []The post Social Media, The New Campaign Ground For Politicians appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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When Outgoing Governors Set Booby-traps For Successors
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPJOSEPH CHIBUEZE and OLAJIDE OMOJOLOMOJU examine the trend whereby outgoing governor’s put in place or implement policies that may make governance a herculean, challenging and daunting tasks for their successors A new trend in the Nigerian political landscape has continued to gain ground in recent times. This is where incumbent outgoing state chief executives embark []The post When Outgoing Governors Set Booby-traps For Successors appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Fashion Business Transcends Social Media Frenzy ‘ Funmi Ajila-Ladipo
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe shrewd president of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) Funmi Ajila-Ladipom, is zealously shouldering the responsibility of giving the association a face lift. In this exclusive chat with MILLICENT AREBUN ONUOHA and OLUWATOYIN AGUDA, the ardent fashion nationalist divulges her plans for the association and her fashion brand, Regalia. This is your second tenure []The post Fashion Business Transcends Social Media Frenzy ‘ Funmi Ajila-Ladipo appeared first on Leaders
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Red Meat, Cheese Reduces Early Death ‘ New Research
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPRed meat eaters have always been warned to cut their consumption to reduce the risk of cancer and heart related diseases, but a new study has found that consuming red meat and cheese reduces chances of dying early. TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. Red meat is often rich in fat and cholesterol, and an increase in both []The post Red Meat, Cheese Reduces Early Death ‘ New Research appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Abuja Trembles As Residents Panic
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIn what has been described as earth tremor, residents of Abuja are still in a state of shock after the earth shook for two consecutive days in some parts of the city. And in spite of assurance from government, the incidence remains a scary topic among residents of the affected areas and many others, who []The post Abuja Trembles As Residents Panic appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Actors Need Multiple Saving Grace To Remain Relevant ‘ Ben Touitou
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPBenjamin Ugo Touitou is a Nollywood actor, an entrepreneur, computer geek and model. Fast becoming a top notch after only just half a decade in the Nigerian motion picture. In this interview with DUSTAN AGHEDO, the half Israeli and half Nigerian fine boy of Nollywood talks about achievingstardom, attaining financial freedom before walking down the []The post Actors Need Multiple Saving Grace To Remain Relevant ‘ Ben Touitou appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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