Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines [18 September, 2018].

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Court Stops Ex-parte Orders On All Political Cases
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

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The Federal High Court yesterday directed its judges throughout the federation to stop granting interim and ex-parte orders on all political cases in the country. The directive was given obviously to forestall the confusion that may arise from pre-election matters ahead of the 2019 general election.

This would mean that all litigations arising from primary elections of political parties and other pre-election matters will henceforth be determined based on the merit of such cases, as the court would no longer interrupt any process pending the determination of the substantive suit. By this directive, the court is poised to do substantial justice, unlike in the past when desperate politicians and their lawyers would arm-twist the court to sacrifice substantial justice on the alter of technicalities. The Federal High Court also directed all its judges to conclude impending political cases before them by the end of October.

Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati made these known yesterday in Abuja during a special court session to mark the commencement of the court’s 2018/2019 legal year. Kafarati explained that controversy, which would ensue, particularly from political cases, can be reduced when the court takes decisions after hearing all parties in the case. This, according to him, will forestall hiccups and the blame on the Court by politicians. The CJ said, “In an attempt to forestall any hiccups and the blame on the Court by the political gladiators, I have during this vacation issued a circular that interim orders ex parte shall not be granted in any political case brought before the court.

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“I believe that controversies, especially in political cases can be reduced when the Court takes a decision after hearing all parties in the case”. He further explained that it is extremely important that all political cases pending before the court are concluded without delay. He continued: “It is also very important that all political cases that may affect any of the parties which are still pending before any of our courts be concluded without further waste of time to afford all candidates the opportunity to pursue their political ambitions. “Judges before whom such cases are still pending must endeavour to conclude them before the end of October 2018”.

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PMB, Governors, Business Leaders Laud Ovia At Book Launch
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the chairman, Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, for his laudable contributions to the country especially the knowledge base of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs, particularly the Nigerian youths. The President in a letter which was read out at the launch of Jim Ovia’s autobiographical book, Africa Rise And Shine, yesterday at Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos congratulated Jim Ovia on the publication of his book and his contribution to the growth and development of Nigeria’ economy as well as his influence among the younger generation of leaders within and outside the country.

President Buhari, in the four paragraph letter dated September 13, 2018, which he personally signed said, “I commend you on this contribution to the knowledge base of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs, particularly, the Nigerian youth. Your journey and experience in building one of our country’s iconic enterprise, is an encouragement to our fellow citizens. Congratulations on this achievement.” The 224 page book which is part-memoir, part inspirational business guide reminds entrepreneurs and investors around the world that they must never allow perception of others impact their own vision of what is possible for the future.

The book chronicles how he got his banking licence, commenced banking operation in a rented ground floor of a one-storey building with the top floor of the building occupied by a family, his deployment of technology for niche banking, his encounter with the then military government which refused his use of satellite communication for banking, Zenith Bank’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), his venture into IT and telecom companies, among many others. The book launch had in attendance, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Adams Oshiomole, national chairman of All Progressives Alliance (APC); Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of APC; governors Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state; Fr. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state; and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state.

Others governors present were Alhaji Hashim Shettima of Borno state; Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state; Darius Ishaku of Taraba state and Yahaya Bello who was represented by top government official from the state. Also in attendance where Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; former governors Olusegun Osoba of Ogun state and Peter Obi of Anambra state.

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Zainab Resumes As Finance Minister, Promises Economic Stability
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe new supervising minister of finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, has resumed office at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Finance. She resumed yesterday. Expectedly, Ahmed has promised to ensure that Nigeria attains greater economic stability. Ahmed , who was the minister of state in the ministry of budget and national planning before her redeployment []The post Zainab Resumes As Finance Minister, Promises Economic Stability appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dana, ASKY Successfully Conclude First Phase of Partnership
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPLeading domestic carrier, Dana Air and ASKY have successfully concluded the initial partnership arrangement which involves the aircraft leasing aspect, whereby ASKY provided Dana with aircraft. Speaking shortly before the Boeing 737-7000 touched down at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) recently, chief operating officer for Dana Air, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, said the deal with ASKY []The post Dana, ASKY Successfully Conclude First Phase of Partnership appeared first on Leadership
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Emirates: Changing Flying Experience With Boeing Aircraft On Abuja Route
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPRecently, multi-award winning international carrier, Emirates upgraded the Abuja route’s operational aircraft to a Boeing 777-300ER from 777-300 Classic. In this piece, ANTHONY AWUNOR writes that the new offering is going to be a great and worthwhile flight experience to Nigerian passengers. To demonstrate their commitment to the Nigeria market and to ensure they offer []The post Emirates: Changing Flying Experience With Boeing Aircraft On Abuja Route appeared first on Leadership
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NCC, CPC Start Joint Regulatory Investigations In Telecoms Sector
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) have formally commenced a joint regulatory investigation into unwholesome practices by telecommunications network operators in Nigeria. A statement on the joint session by the executive commissioner, stakeholders management (ECSM) of the NCC, Mr Sunday Dare and the director-general of the CPC, Babatunde Irukera, said []The post NCC, CPC Start Joint Regulatory Investigations In Telecoms Sector appeare
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Nigeria’s Active Domain Names Rises To 125,814
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe monthly rate of growth of the .NG domain name registrations is encouraging, topping 125,814 active domains at the end of August this year. The .NG is Nigeria’s country code top level domain (ccTLD) administered by Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA). There were 5,161 newly registered domain names as against the 4,274 registrations done at []The post Nigeria’s Active Domain Names Rises To 125,814 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Airtel Partners With Infinix, TECNO, Itel Smartphones
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPLeading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with Original Equipment Manufacturers, Infinix, TECNO and itel smartphones brand. Under the new partnership, customers who purchase a new Infinix, TECNO or itel smartphone will enjoy the exclusive Airtel ‘Double Data Offer’ for a six-month period. The Airtel ‘Double Data Offer’ allows customers to []The post Airtel Partners With Infinix, TECNO, Itel Smartphones appear
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NCAA Commends Air Peace On Order Of 10 New Aircraft
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commended Air Peace for making a firm order of brand new B737 MAX 8 from Boeing Corporation INC. This is the first time in recent times, that a privately- owned domestic carrier would make such an order in a swoop. Commending the airline, director-general of the NCAA, Captain []The post NCAA Commends Air Peace On Order Of 10 New Aircraft appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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My Office Has Exclusive Right To Audit All FG’s Agencies ‘ Ayine
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Mkpe Ayine, has restated the known fact that his office has the exclusive duty of auditing all statutory corporations, commissions, authorities, agencies, including all persons and bodies established by an Act of the National Assembly, on behalf of the federal government, according to section 85 of the 1999 constitution. []The post My Office Has Exclusive Right To Audit All FG’s Agencies ‘ Ayine appeared first on Leadership Newsp
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Stanbic IBTC, Vetiva, PZ Win As NSE Raises Awareness On Cancer
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAs part of its corporate responsibility and sustainability focus, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has continued to raise funds and creating awareness on the fight against cancer. At its annual five kilometre (km) race, NSE Corporate Challenge, themed, ‘e-Race Cancer’, which was held in Lagos had Austin Ani of Stanbic IBTC emerged the overall winner []The post Stanbic IBTC, Vetiva, PZ Win As NSE Raises Awareness On Cancer appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NSE Lifts Suspension On RT Briscoe Shares
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has lifted suspension on trading in the shares of RT Briscoe Plc, after the company submitted its financial results. Full suspension means a company’s shares do not trade nor change in price. With this, investors and shareholders having equities of the insurer in their portfolio can now transact them on []The post NSE Lifts Suspension On RT Briscoe Shares appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Remains Committed To Ongoing Procurement Reforms ‘ Mustapha
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPSecretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said that the federal government remains committed to various procurement reforms in the country. This is even as the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) maintained that public procurement officers have a crucial role to play in national infrastructure development in terms of skills and []The post FG Remains Committed To Ongoing Procurement Reforms ‘ Mustapha appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Stocks Market Begins Week Bearish With N46bn Loss
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian stocks market swayed southward to commence this week trading, yesterday with a loss of N46 billion. In summary, the NSE-ASI shed 125.61 absolute points or 0.39 per cent to close at 32,201.98 points. Similarly, the market capitalisation went down by N46 billion to close at N11.756 trillion. Analysts attributed the downturn to the []The post Stocks Market Begins Week Bearish With N46bn Loss appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Shippers Council, UNCTAD To Appraise Maritime Development In Nigeria, Others
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has said it is set to appraise the state of maritime transportation in West and Central Africa. This was disclosed in a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP by the director, special duties, Ignatius Nweke, yesterday. The workshop with the theme: ‘Port Concession in West and Central Africa; Impact on []The post Shippers Council, UNCTAD To Appraise Maritime Development In Nigeria, Others appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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EU Releases ’10m For Nigeria’s Peace, Security Programme
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe European Union has released about ’10 million for the funding of Nigeria’s Peace and security programme in the Northern states of Gombe, Adamawa and Plateau in four years from 2014 to 2018. The country representative of UN Women Nigeria, Comfort Lamprey stated this in Abuja yesterday at the close out meeting of the Northern []The post EU Releases ’10m For Nigeria’s Peace, Security Programme appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CBN Works Out More Strategies To Lift Farmers From Poverty
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday gave indications that more strategies aimed at uplifting rural farmers from poverty would be designed as part of its corporate social responsibility to the society. CBN’s Development Finance Officer, (DFO) Ado Ekiti office, Mr Sowunmi Sogunle disclosed at a 5-Day Training on Agricultural Value Chains Upgrade Services for []The post CBN Works Out More Strategies To Lift Farmers From Poverty appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Providing Group Life Coverage For Workers
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPDespite the fact that Pension Reforms Act (PRA) 2014 mandates employers to buy group life insurance cover for their employees, government and some private sector players are evading the insurance cover for their workers. ZAKA ABD-KHALIQ writes. The hope of every worker is to get employment in companies where his welfare are well taken care []The post Providing Group Life Coverage For Workers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Rugan Hardo Community In Need Of Basic Social Amenities
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPRugan Hardo Community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) is where the provision of basic amenities seem like a mirage to residents. IGHO OYOYO writes on the need for government to put an end to the suffering of residents of the community. The desire of residents of any community is to benefit from the dividends []The post Rugan Hardo Community In Need Of Basic Social Amenities appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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