Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines [2nd October, 2018].

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Secondus Salutes Nigerians, Bemoans Threats To Democracy
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus yesterday saluted Nigerians for their dexterity in the face of failed leadership as the country marks her 58 Independence Anniversary. Secondus regretted that this year’s anniversary is being marked with a richly endowed nation like Nigeria being declared the headquarters of the world’s []The post Secondus Salutes Nigerians, Bemoans Threats To Democracy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Usani Emerges APC Guber Candidate In C/River
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPMinister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani yesterday scored 47,313 votes to emerge as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State for the 2019 general elections. Announcing the result at the state collation centre at the party’s secretariat of his faction in Calabar, the chairman of the Gubernatorial []The post Usani Emerges APC Guber Candidate In C/River appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigeria At 58: Don’t Despair, Mark Urges Nigerians
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer President of the Senate and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark, has urged Nigerians not to despair in the midst of socio-economic and political challenges. Rather, Senator Mark said such challenges should be the needed elixir to bring out the best in all Nigerians to salvage the situation. The former Senate []The post Nigeria At 58: Don’t Despair, Mark Urges Nigerians appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Tambuwal’s Deputy Emerges APC Gubernatorial Candidate
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPSokoto State deputy governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto yesterday emerged the 2019 gubernatorial flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) having polled the highest number of votes to defeat three other aspirants at the party’s primary election. The primary election which was conducted at the Khalifa Model Schools within the metropolis, witnessed large turnout of []The post Tambuwal’s Deputy Emerges APC Gubernatorial Candidate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Wike Berates FG For Weakening Democratic Institutions
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPRivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that for over three years, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government has done nothing to advance the ideals of independence but has rather weakened democratic institutions in the country. Wike, who made the declaration yesterday while addressing Rivers people during the 58th Independence Anniversary at []The post Wike Berates FG For Weakening Democratic Institutions appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Recapitalisation: We Are Still Risk Underwriting Giant ‘ Leadway Assurance
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPLeadway Assurance Company has said that with shareholders’ funds in excess of N40 billion compared to the N15bn required for a Tier 1 composite insurer to underwrite all risks, under the new Tier-based Minimum Solvency Capital(TBMSC) model, it is more than qualified to be the big ticket player in the business of underwriting. Before now, []The post Recapitalisation: We Are Still Risk Underwriting Giant ‘ Leadway Assurance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Fintechs: NCC Proffers Unbundling Of Financial Services By Regulators
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said there is need for immediate consideration of unbundling and restructuring of provision of financial services by relevant authorities in order to ensure optimal delivery of services by financial technology (Fintechs) companies. Executive vice chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this during his presentation on ‘The role of []The post Fintechs: NCC Proffers Unbundling Of Financial Services By Regulators appeared first o
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Oil Prices Hit $85pb Highest Since 2014
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPBrent crude oil prices hit their highest level since November 2014 on Monday ahead of U.S. sanctions against Iran that kick in next month. Brent sweet crude oil futures rose to as much as 83.27 dollars a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at 73.57 dollars a barrel. Brent was pushed up []The post Oil Prices Hit $85pb Highest Since 2014 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Labour: Seeking Permanent Solution To Recurring Industrial Unrests
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPFighting a just cause in an unjust manner could make you look guilty even when you are not. This better paints the scenario of incessant labour strike in the country, just like the recent one that was just called off on Sunday. ZAKA ABD-KHALIQ writes. How will you feel when you get to a doctor []The post Labour: Seeking Permanent Solution To Recurring Industrial Unrests appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FRSC Boss To Deliver Keynote Address At HAULMACE 2018
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPStakeholders in cargo transportation in Nigeria would once again gather in Lagos on Wednesday October 3, for the 2018 edition of the Haulage & Logistics Magazine Annual Conference & Exhibition (HAULMACE 2018), to discuss one of the issues of concern to all stakeholders in the haulage value chain. The theme of HAULMACE 2018 is ‘Safety []The post FRSC Boss To Deliver Keynote Address At HAULMACE 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Amaechi Tasks CCECC On Railway Stations Design
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the December deadline given to China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) to complete construction of the ongoing Lagos to Ibadan standard gauge railway line draws nearer, Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, has enjoined the company to provide the design for railway stations that would be built along communities, towns and cities []The post Amaechi Tasks CCECC On Railway Stations Design appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dangote Group, Zenith, Excel At Capital Market Performance Awards
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPDangote Group, Zenith Bank Plc, Seplat, GTBank, Ecobank and others have emerged tops at the maiden CAMCAN Nigeria Capital Market Performance Awards 2018 to reward resilience based on performance of companies listed on the NSE for the year ended December 31, 2017. The awards organised by Capital Market Correspondent of Nigeria (CAMCAN) was a celebration []The post Dangote Group, Zenith, Excel At Capital Market Performance Awards appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Residents Commend Minister For Replacing Political Appointees
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPSome residents of the Federal Capital Territory, under the platform of FCT Citizens Against Bad Governance, have commended the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, for replacing some political appointees in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). The group, in a statement issued yesterday, noted that the move would put to an end the speculation that []The post Residents Commend Minister For Replacing Political Appointees appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Diamond Bank: Boosting Excellent Service Delivery With Advanced Technology
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPIn today’s competitive business landscape, digital transformation is imperative for banks to realise enhanced customer value. Diamond Bank is one of the banks at the forefront of driving customer experience through technology innovation. In celebrating this year’s Customer Service Week, Diamond Bank is restating its commitment to always consider customer’s needs and continue to seek []The post Diamond Bank: Boosting Excellent Service Delivery With Advanced Technology app
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Diamond Bank: Boosting Excellent Service Delivery With Advanced Technology
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPIn today’s competitive business landscape, digital transformation is imperative for banks to realise enhanced customer value. Diamond Bank is one of the banks at the forefront of driving customer experience through technology innovation. In celebrating this year’s Customer Service Week, Diamond Bank is restating its commitment to always consider customer’s needs and continue to seek []The post Diamond Bank: Boosting Excellent Service Delivery With Advanced Technology app
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Aircraft Accident Victim Moved To Maitama General Hospital
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPA 15-year-old girl, Miss Elizabeth Elijah, who was hit by the crashed military aircraft jet last Friday, has been moved to the Maitama General Hospital, where she is being attended to by a team of medical experts. LEADERSHIP gathered that the girl had sustained serious injuries on one of her legs, after being hit by []The post Aircraft Accident Victim Moved To Maitama General Hospital appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Electromagnetic Fields Radiation Not Harmful To Health ‘ NCC
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThere is no proven study or research work that shows that electromagnetic fields (EMF) radiation has any effect on human health, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. The commission emphasised this at a consumer conversation programme it held recently at Koton Karfe in Kogi State.On the occasion, the head of zonal operations of the agency []The post Electromagnetic Fields Radiation Not Harmful To Health ‘ NCC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Total Nigeria Links Oil Tankers’ Accidents To Illiteracy, Others
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPTotal Nigeria Plc yesterday attributed accidents caused by oil tankers’ in Nigeria to illiteracy among tanker drivers, ageing equipment, substandard tank construction and low quality of road infrastructure. Total’s Management System for Transport manager, Mr Ajibola Alaga, made the assertion when members of the Major Oil Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) visited the Total Truck []The post Total Nigeria Links Oil Tankers’ Accidents To Illiteracy, Others appea
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Poor State Of Abuja School For Handicapped
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Federal Capital Territory School for the Handicapped, Kuje-Abuja was established in 1999 by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), to be a centre of intervention for children with special needs. DAVID ADUGE-ANI and CECILIA OGEZI examine the poor state of facilities in the school. Established in 1999 by a former minister of the Federal []The post Poor State Of Abuja School For Handicapped appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Total Nigeria Links Oil Tankers’ Accidents To Illiteracy, Others
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPTotal Nigeria Plc yesterday attributed accidents caused by oil tankers’ in Nigeria to illiteracy among tanker drivers, ageing equipment, substandard tank construction and low quality of road infrastructure. Total’s Management System for Transport manager, Mr Ajibola Alaga, made the assertion when members of the Major Oil Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) visited the Total Truck []The post Total Nigeria Links Oil Tankers’ Accidents To Illiteracy, Others appea
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Dickson, Lokpobiri Reignite Old Rivalry Ahead Of 2019 Polls
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe recent exchange of words between Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, and the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has deepened the political face-off between the PDP and APC in the state ahead of the forthcoming general elections,OSA OKHOMINA in Bayelsa examines the issues Unlike other politicians in Bayelsa State, []The post Dickson, Lokpobiri Reignite Old Rivalry Ahead Of 2019 Polls appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Egina FPSO Opens Issues Around Local Content Manipulation
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe local content gain of the $3.3billion Floating Production Storage and Offloading, (FPSO) that would drive the 200,000 barrels a day Egina oil field production operated by Total is being eroded by allegations of graft, CHIKA IZUORA writes. The activities of Samsung Heavy Industries, (SHI), in Nigeria is well known for some reasons at least []The post Egina FPSO Opens Issues Around Local Content Manipulation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dangote Holds Special Day At Abuja Int’l Trade Fair
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Dangote Group of Industries, is to hold its Special Day on the 4th October, 2018 at the on-going Abuja International Trade Fair, along Lugbe road, FCT, Abuja from 9 to 11am prompt. A statement signed by the Group Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Anthony Chiejina, said important dignitaries are expected to grace the Special []The post Dangote Holds Special Day At Abuja Int’l Trade Fair appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Legislature: The Journey So Far
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the nation marks its 58th independence anniversary, KAUTHAR ANUMBA-KHALEEL looks at how the legislature evolved since the country gained Independence from the British. The legislature is the bastion of representation in a democracy. Modern democracies, especially the liberal democratic type is about the people exercising their will through elected representatives. The diversity of interests []The post Legislature: The Journey So Far appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dangote Holds Special Day At Abuja Int’l Trade Fair
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Dangote Group of Industries, is to hold its Special Day on the 4th October, 2018 at the on-going Abuja International Trade Fair, along Lugbe road, FCT, Abuja from 9 to 11am prompt. A statement signed by the Group Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Anthony Chiejina, said important dignitaries are expected to grace the Special []The post Dangote Holds Special Day At Abuja Int’l Trade Fair appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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How Abuja Earth Tremor Jolts Residents
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPNigerians residing in the Abuja metropolis were jolted by the recent tremor in various parts of the city. The areas affected include Mpape, Jayi, Gwarimpa, Maitama, Wuse and Katampe. Many were so troubled that they took to the social media to raise the alarm. At first, these tremors were waved off as quarry activities predominantly []The post How Abuja Earth Tremor Jolts Residents appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Leveraging On Outer Space For Enhanced National Security
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe need to protect lives and property as well as safety of border lines and maritime environment is a major responsibility and concern of government. In recent times threats have become sophisticated and diverse thereby making them difficult to detect and contain using conventional means. Threats are increasingly becoming asymmetric in nature. These asymmetric challenges []The post Leveraging On Outer Space For Enhanced National Security appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Future Energy Nigeria To Promote Nigeria’s Mini Grid Projects
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe practical Generation Knowledge Hub which has been factored into the Future Energy Nigeria project is designed to equip the Nigerian utility and industrial sectors with tried and tested methods to solve their power challenges through mini grids, renewables and gas-to-power projects. The 15th edition of Future Energy Nigeria will take place in Lagos from []The post Future Energy Nigeria To Promote Nigeria’s Mini Grid Projects appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NAMA MD Tasks Oil Industry On Local Production Of Jet A1
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) , Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, has charged the oil and gas sector in Nigeria to consider critically the production of aviation fuel (Jet A1) in the country in line with the Nigerian Content Development initiative of the Buhari administration. Akinkuotu, who was a guest speaker at []The post NAMA MD Tasks Oil Industry On Local Production Of Jet A1 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dunamis Celebrates Independence With Orphans, Patients, Inmates
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPDunamis International Gospel Centre, Phase 4, Kubwa, Abuja has celebrated Nigeria’s 58th Independence with children at Divine Wounds of Jesus Orphanage, Ark of Refuge Orphanage, Kubwa Divine Orphanage Home, patients at General Hospital, King’s Care Hospital and Unity Clinic and Maternity all in Kubwa. It also celebrated with detainees in Police Cells and inmates in []The post Dunamis Celebrates Independence With Orphans, Patients, Inmates appeared first on Leadership Newspape
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Strengthening Renewable Energy Sector
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPRecent environmental statistics indicate that we have emergency in the management of our natural resources as evidenced by depleting forest cover, increasing pollution load in our rivers, reducing low water levels across all geographical zones, etc. This trend is global in nature. Consequently, international development financing institutions (DFIs) are increasingly giving attention to the assessment []The post Strengthening Renewable Energy Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspape
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Nigeria’s Ports Lose N10.4bn To Nationwide Strike
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe federal government has lost a whopping N10.4 billion to the just- concluded strike that paralysed economic activities at the nation’s seaports. It was gathered that N5.4billion were revenue that would have accrued to the government through Customs import duty, levies, operators’ charges, fee accrued to Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), National Agency for Food []The post Nigeria’s Ports Lose N10.4bn To Nationwide Strike appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PMB Meets Pastor Kumuyi, Says Nigeria Going At Its Own Speed
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPPresident Muhammadu Buhari has said God did not make a mistake when he created over 250 different ethnic groups, and decided to put them in a place called Nigeria. Receiving the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari in a statement by his special []The post PMB Meets Pastor Kumuyi, Says Nigeria Going At Its Own Speed appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Equities Market Sheds N1.9trn
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPNigerian equities market drooped by N1.904 trillion in the third quarter (Q3) of the year following heightened political tension in the country. The equities market in Q3 experienced volatility due to rising political uncertainties and oil price, were economy has no clear direction and reform policy to stimulate activities that will drive growth as well []The post 2019: Equities Market Sheds N1.9trn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Gov Badaru Clinches APC Guber Ticket
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPJigawa State governor, Muhammad Badaru, yesterday secured the mandate of party members in the state to be the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming elections. Announcing the result of the primaries held in the state, chairman of the committee that conducted the exercise, Senator Abubakar Yar’Adua, said Badaru scored 3,123 votes to []The post Gov Badaru Clinches APC Guber Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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