NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 SEPTEMBER, 2018].

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We May Shift 2019 Polls Over Threat Of Violence – INEC
Wed, 12 Sep 2018

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) hinted yesterday that it might be compelled to suspend the 2019 general election following threats to violence by some politicians in the country.

Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this, was reacting to some disturbing videos of political campaigns in the social media in which some politicians are seen threatening to shed blood.

He spoke when he received briefing from the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State on the progress and the preparedness of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

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Noting that recent developments and signs in the country’s political landscape calls for greater vigilance, Yakubu asked politicians to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.

The INEC boss who observed that election can only hold when there is a secured environment said, “In fact, the electoral Act, specially section 26, empowers the commission to suspend election on account of violence or threat of violence. “So, we will continue to partner and continue to work with the security agencies as we approach the 2019 general election. Our meetings are going to become more frequent and regular”.

Yakubu explained that the synergy between the electoral body and security agencies is crucial for the 2019 polls in order to secure the environment for the conduct of the elections.

Insisting that there is no way election can be conducted except the nation maintains order, peace and progress, he continued: “Elections cannot be conducted in an atmosphere of rancor.

So, we share this great responsibility with the security agencies. Good election is good for this country. Bad election is a recipe for disaster; we don’t pray for it.

“So, let us continue to work together to anticipate the challenges and address the challenges because we have the capacity to do so. The nation expects we should do so and once we do so, there will be fewer problems during elections”.

On the viral video in the social media containing a political campaign that tended to have defiled decent process, Yakubu said it calls for greater vigilance. He stated: “We see statements by some of the political actors captured and circulated nationwide via social media platforms.

It is something that the security agencies need to put an eye on because if we allow this to pester, it will encourage those who may wish to do some destructive actions or feel encouraged to do so.

“But if we take immediate action, I think we may be able to stop them and further secure the environment for us to conduct free, fair and credible elections”.

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INEC Budget Delay: Observer Groups Set For Nationwide Protest
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIn line with repeated calls for the passage of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s budget for the 2019 elections by the National Assembly, observer groups, Election Monitor and The Movement for Transparent Elections are set to begin a nationwide protest tomorrow to demand reasons for the delay as elections draw near. Election Monitor said it []The post INEC Budget Delay: Observer Groups Set For Nationwide Protest appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PMB’s Re-election Will Offer More Hope For Youths
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe national women leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hajiya Salamatu Bawa said that President Buhari’s re-election is the best option that can provide the enabling environment and hope for the average Nigeria Youths as stakeholders in the government of Nigeria. She stressed this as she was addressing youths who came to condole her for []The post ‘PMB’s Re-election Will Offer More Hope For Youths’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NCC Woos Foreign Investors As Telecom Sector Adds $5bn Quarterly
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian telecommunications sector is on an upward trajectory adding about $4 billion to $5 billion on quarterly basis to the gross domestic product (GDP) which is equivalent to one to two per cent growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow on quarterly basis. Executive chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta disclosed this []The post NCC Woos Foreign Investors As Telecom Sector Adds $5bn Quarterly appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Negotiating $6bn For Ibadan-Kano Rail Line
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Federal government is currently negotiating a loan of about $6 billion with China for the construction of the Ibadan-Kano rail line, the Minister of Transportation has said. The Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja yesterday, said ‘we are currently in negotiations with the China Exim Bank []The post FG Negotiating $6bn For Ibadan-Kano Rail Line appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Lack of Spare Parts Stalls ’66m TRACON Project
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Total Radar Coverage (TRACON) project which completed in 2010 at a huge sum of 66,500,870 million euros paid by the federal government is facing operational challenges due to lack of spare parts. The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) said it could not access spare parts from the manufacturer, Thales of France as stipulated in []The post Lack of Spare Parts Stalls ’66m TRACON Project appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Signs MoU With Japan On Infrastructure Development
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Federal Ministry of Transportation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan for cooperation in promoting quality Infrastructure investment and continuing cooperative relationship between Nigeria and Japan. Minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi , signed the MoU with Japan’s state minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, Tsukasa Akimoto, at the Federal Ministry []The post FG Signs MoU With Japan On Infrastructure Development appeare
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80 Kaduna Artistes Participate In Planet Heart Workshop, Concert
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPNo fewer than 80 Kaduna based artistes participated in the Planet Heart Foundation Musicians Workshop and Music Concert held at the Space 2000, Barnawa, Kaduna. The events were organised in partnership with the Music in Africa Foundation, a pan African, non-profit organisation founded in 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya with the vision of being a leading []The post 80 Kaduna Artistes Participate In Planet Heart Workshop, Concert appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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India’s Oil Import From Nigeria Drops To 279,000bpd
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIndia’s monthly oil imports from Nigeria has declined by about 34 per cent to about 279,000 barrels per day, data from industry and shipping source showed. This is coming as Iraq has replaced Saudi Arabia in August as the top oil supplier to India, the data showed, as refiners turned to Iraqi barrels to compensate []The post India’s Oil Import From Nigeria Drops To 279,000bpd appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Vote Educationally Sound Person, Aregbesola Tells Osun Voters
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday urged the people not to leave a man with quality education who is well tested to vote for ‘a dullard as governor’ He said his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) is ‘ordained to deliver the state from under development.’ The governor spoke during a rally in Ikire []The post Vote Educationally Sound Person, Aregbesola Tells Osun Voters appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Technology Critical In Achieving Self-sufficiency In Sugar Production
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif Busari, wants stakeholders in the nation’s sugar industry to deploy modern technology in their operations, adding that modern machineries do not only improve outputs, but guarantees an efficient, effective production processes. Busari , who identified technology as the backbone of sugar processing, stressed []The post Technology Critical In Achieving Self-sufficiency In Sugar Production appeared fi
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TraderMoni To Empower 2m SMEs Businesses In 2018
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe introduced TraderMoni by the federal government is on target to empower two million businesses across the country before the end of 2018. The scheme which has been launched in Lagos, Abia, Kano, Katsina and Osun has been favourably received by market leaders and beneficiaries alike. With over 23 million Nigerians financially excluded, the introduction []The post TraderMoni To Empower 2m SMEs Businesses In 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NSE-ASI Extends Losing Streak To 5-Sessions, Sheds 0.48%
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All Share- Index (NSE-ASI), yesterday, extended losing streak for the fifth consecutive trading days by 0.48 per cent amid sustained profit taking activity. In summary, the ASI shed 162.52 absolute points, representing a decline of 0.48 per cent to close at 33,449.17 points. Also, the market capitalisation declined by []The post NSE-ASI Extends Losing Streak To 5-Sessions, Sheds 0.48% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Naira Joins EM Currencies in Downward Trend
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAfter weeks of resilience the naira yesterday depreciated, joining the trail of emerging markets currencies that has in recent times suffered setbacks in value as the dollar gained strength. The naira yesterday closed weaker at the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN)’s window as well as the Investors and Exporters window. From N362.78 to the dollar which []The post Naira Joins EM Currencies in Downward Trend appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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How Estate Agents Fleece Gullible Nigerians
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIn this report, CHIKA OKEKE examines the dubious activities of fraudulent estate agents and developers. When Mr Andrew Agboola wanted to relocate from Ketu in Lagos to another residence at Ikeja, also in the state, he met an estate agent (name withheld) who promised to secure a one -bedroom apartment for him at the cost []The post How Estate Agents Fleece Gullible Nigerians appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Diamond Bank Launches SMEZone To Empower SMEs
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPDiamond Bank Plc has announced the launch of SMEZone, a digital platform based business community for small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in the country. In the SMEZone, Diamond Bank SME customers can easily access relevant, network and be mentored with and by other entrepreneurs, attend webinars, receive newsletters and participate in competitions that ultimately help []The post Diamond Bank Launches SMEZone To Empower SMEs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Hollandia Soya Milk 100ml Sachet Packs Excites Consumers
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPHollandia Soya Milk has introduced a new 100mL convenient pack which retails at N50.The manufacturer of the product said this was in order to further provide an accessible dairy alternative for its customers. The firm said while offering the nutritious benefits of soya milk, the new Hollandia Soya Milk 100mL sachet pack proves to be []The post Hollandia Soya Milk 100ml Sachet Packs Excites Consumers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Stanbic IBTC Pension Disburses Over N300bn In 12yrs
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPOne of Nigeria’s foremost pension managers, Stanbic IBTC Ltd., has said it has paid over N300 billion as retirement benefits since the beginning of the pension management scheme in 2006. The executive director, investment/support unit of the bank, Oladele Sotunbo, made this known at the annual, zonal, IBTC Pension Managers pre-retirement forum, which had over []The post Stanbic IBTC Pension Disburses Over N300bn In 12yrs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Lekki Port: Lack Of Intermodal Connectivity Worries NPA
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed worry over lack of inter-modal connectivity for evacuation of cargoes at Lekki deep seaport and Dangote refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ). The LFTZ is hosting a 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Dangote Refinery and the largest seaport in Nigeria. The promoters of the Lekki Deep []The post Lekki Port: Lack Of Intermodal Connectivity Worries NPA appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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SON Develops International Standards For Agricultural Products
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has developed an international standards for most of the nation’s staple food products such as garri, dry beans, soya beans, rice and the likes. The director-general, SON, Osita Aboloma, who made this known said that this move was to put an end to the high level of rejection faced []The post SON Develops International Standards For Agricultural Products appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Greenfield Assets Vows To Make NSF African Benchmark
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Chief Executive Officer of Greenfield Assets, Mr Paul Obanua has reiterated his organisation commitment to make the National Sports Festival (NSF) an African touchstone in sporting events, a unifying factor and a national pride. He makes the pledged during the unveiling of mascot and logo of the games by the Minister of Youth []The post Greenfield Assets Vows To Make NSF African Benchmark appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PenCom Recovers N14.76b Outstanding Contributions, Penalties Contribution
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe acting Director General of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs Aisha Dahiru-Umar, says its appointed recovery agent recovered N14.76 billion outstanding pension contributions and penalties. Dahiru-Umar disclosed this at a one-day interactive session with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) on ‘Challenges and Future Outlook of the Pension Reform Act (PRA 2014)’ in Lagos on []The post PenCom Recovers N14.76b Outstanding Contributions, Penalties Contribution appeare
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Mismanagement Of $1trn Oil Proceeds Responsible For Poverty In Nigeria
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s former minister of State for Health, Muhammad Pate, has blamed the failure of successive governments in Nigeria to deploy over $1 trillion earned by the country as proceeds from the sales of crude oil since the commodity was discovered into meaningful developmental projects as reason for prevalence of poverty in the country. Pate disclosed []The post ‘Mismanagement Of $1trn Oil Proceeds Responsible For Poverty In Nigeria’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Rohr To Replace Moses With Kalu
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe shock exit of Victor Moses from the Super Eagles had sparked talks about potential replacements for the Chelsea ace, who can function as a right wing-back and also as a winger from either flanks. Samuel Kalu was mentioned but the Bordeaux man was quick to play down the comparison in an exclusive chat with []The post Rohr To Replace Moses With Kalu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Friendly: Super Eagles Pip Liberia 2-1
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Super Eagles of Nigeria yesterday beat Liberia 2-1 in a friendly encounter. The friendly was an opportunity for Gernot Rohr tested new players following the absences of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa from the match. Meanwhile, Croatia suffered the biggest defeat in their history as Spain thrashed them 6-0 at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, []The post Friendly: Super Eagles Pip Liberia 2-1 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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ITF Backs Umpire Against Serena
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the US Open final, saying his ‘decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.’ Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times Saturday during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka: for getting coaching signals; for breaking her []The post ITF Backs Umpire Against Serena appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Kaduna 2019: Who Is Who
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe race for Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna hots up with just weeks left for all interested political parties to submit names of their gubernatorial candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Cities and towns across Kaduna State currently compete in the clusters of colourful campaign posters and glossy billboards. With at least ten []The post Kaduna 2019: Who Is Who’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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A C-G’s Passion For Prisons Reform
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPLately, a lot of events have taken place in the Nigerian Prisons Service under the leadership of Ja’afaru Ahmed, the Controller ‘ General in his quest to radically transform and or reform our prisons to a very enviable height. Already, he is known as a man full of ideas only waiting for this opportunity to []The post A C-G’s Passion For Prisons Reform appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CBN And Single Digit Lending To Real Sector
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAs part of efforts to ease access to credit for the Nigerian manufacturing and agricultural sectors, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), recently released guidelines on single digit interest rate which it expects will help grow the economy. Under the new guideline, agricultural, manufacturing and the sectors considered as growth and employment stimulating, can now []The post CBN And Single Digit Lending To Real Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dissecting Effect Of Non-implementation Of Tomato Policy On Nigeria’s Economy
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPJULIANA AGBO, in this piece takes a cursory look at the effect of non-implementation of the new tomato policy launched by the federal government on the nation’s economy. Tomato has been in cultivation in Nigeria for a very long time. It is an important component of the daily diet, consumed both fresh and in paste []The post Dissecting Effect Of Non-implementation Of Tomato Policy On Nigeria’s Economy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Oyo 2019: Ajimobi’s ‘Frank, Hard’ Talk With Governorship Aspirants
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPIn this report , ADEBAYO WAHEED , gives an insight into what transpired in a meeting between Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and all the aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC)in the state . Though the much-anticipated meeting between Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship, National []The post Oyo 2019: Ajimobis Frank, Hard Talk With Governorship Aspirants appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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I’ll Rebuild The Economy ‘Baba-Ahmed
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPYusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is the Founder /Pro-chancellor of Baze University and a Presidential aspirant on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform. In this interview, the British-trained economist speaks about his vision for the nation. What is your motivation for joining the Presidential race’ My motivation is the very poor state of Nigeria and the inability []The post Ill Rebuild The Economy ‘Baba-Ahmed appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Sowho’s enthusiasm for digital advancement
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPTechnology is making doing business a lot easier the world over, and services that make money transfer from one business house to another just as easy, is a welcome idea. After over 20 years working in telecommunications, Adia Sowho’s expertise is helping to bring that dream to manifestation in Nigeria. Interview by Bukola Idowu You []The post Sowho’s enthusiasm for digital advancement appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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