Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines [8th October, 2018].

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Saraki Congratulates Atiku, Lauds PDP, Members For Sucessful Convention
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu []The post Saraki Congratulates Atiku, Lauds PDP, Members For Sucessful Convention appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Morro, Picks Benue South Senatorial Ticket
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPMr Abba Moro,former Interior Minister,has picked the PDP ticket to contest the Benue South Senatorial election in the 2019 general elections in the state. Announcing the results of the rescheduled senatorial election on Sunday night at the handball court of Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Mr Sunny Agbade, Secretary of the PDP Benue South Senatorial Electoral []The post Morro, Picks Benue South Senatorial Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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LA Hails Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Presidential Candidate
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the Kaduna Central Senatorial seat, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA) has joined millions of well-wishers across the country to congratulate former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for clinching the Partys presidential ticket. Mr LA, who is also a delegate at the primaries in Port Harcourt where Atiku scored the highest number []The post LA Hails Atikus Emergence As PDP Presidential Candidate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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IEI-Anchor Pension To Sensitise Contributors On Hepatitis
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPIEI-Anchor Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) is set to sensitise its contributors on Hepatitis and other health issues, as part of its corporate social responsibility(CSR). This, according to the PFA, was its modest way to give back to the society which the company has gained so much from. Speaking on this development, its managing director/CEO, Mr. []The post IEI-Anchor Pension To Sensitise Contributors On Hepatitis appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Experts Advocate Implementation Of Guaranteed Minimum Pension
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPExperts have called for implementation of Guaranteed Minimum Pension(GMP) to guarantee decent standard of living for pensioners at retirement. The experts, who spoke at different fora, urged the pension industry regulator, to as a matter of urgency, ensure that this was done to make the new pension scheme attractive to contributors across the country. An []The post Experts Advocate Implementation Of Guaranteed Minimum Pension appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Lagos Retirees Get N795m Accrued Pension Rights
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIP213 public service retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme(CPS) has been paid N795 million as accrued pension rights for the month of September, 2018 by the Lagos State Government. Addressing the retirees at the 55th Retirement Benefit Bond Certificate Presentation Ceremony held in Ikeja, Lagos, last week, the commissioner, Ministry of Establishments Training and Pensions, []The post Lagos Retirees Get N795m Accrued Pension Rights appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Polaris Bank Stresses Need For Capacity Building In Banking Industry
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe group managing director/CEO of Polaris Bank Ltd, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, has stressed the importance of staff training as the bedrock of a strong banking sector and for institutions. Abiru made this known at the graduation ceremony of the first set of graduands from Polaris Business School, the bank’s training school in Ibadan, at the []The post Polaris Bank Stresses Need For Capacity Building In Banking Industry appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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S’East Group Hails Atiku’s Emergence As PDP’s Presidential Candidate
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Central Working Committee (CWC) of the South East Revival Group (SERG) has declared the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a good omen for the country at large and the south eastern Nigeria in particular. While hailing the process that led to the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention in []The post S’East Group Hails Atiku’s Emergence As PDP’s Presidential Candidate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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SAHCOL To Be Enlisted In Nigerian Stock Exchange At Q4
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThere are indications that Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has reached an advanced stage with its plans to be enlisted on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). LEADERSHIP gathered that the ground handling company may be enlisted in NSE less than two months from now. Further investigations showed that the management and []The post SAHCOL To Be Enlisted In Nigerian Stock Exchange At Q4 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Osinbajo Urges Nigerians To Shun Corruption, Ethnic Bigotry
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPVice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on all Nigerians to shun corruption and ethnic bigotry. He made the call at an interdenominational worship service to celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary at the new auditorium of the Deeper Life Bible Church headquarters, Gbagada, Lagos State which was televised live and monitored in Abuja. Osinbajo, who, delivered []The post Osinbajo Urges Nigerians To Shun Corruption, Ethnic Bigotry appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Atiku Will Be Nigeria’s Next President
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Kaduna Central senatorial seat, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA) has joined millions of well wishers across the country to congratulate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for clinching the Party’s presidential ticket. Mr LA, who is also a delegate at the primaries in Port Harcourt where Atiku scored []The post ‘Atiku Will Be Nigeria’s Next President’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Police Drop Saraki’s Invitation, Direct Dino, Bruce To Report To FCT Command
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPFollowing the clash between the Nigeria Police and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the police has directed Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Senators Dino Melaye and Ben Bruce to report to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police command on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10am for investigation and not the IGP Monitoring Unit []The post Police Drop Saraki’s Invitation, Direct Dino, Bruce To Report To FCT Command appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Legend Hotel Opens At Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Legend Hotel, Lagos Airport Curio Collection by Hilton located within the premises of private terminal facility of Quits Aviation at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos has been opened for business at the weekend. The opening of the state-of-the- art hotel which had the president of Hilton Worldwide, Christopher Nasette, in attendance []The post Legend Hotel Opens At Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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SON Restates Commitment To Ease Of Doing Business
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has restated its commitment with the federal government’s policy on improving the business environment and implementing the requirements of the Presidential Executive Order 003 on the ease of doing business. Director general of the agency, Mr Osita Aboloma , said this at the SON Special Day Event at []The post SON Restates Commitment To Ease Of Doing Business appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Customs Intercepts Smuggled Goods Worth N2.24bn
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPSmuggled items, including nine bulletproof Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and 11,000 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, with an approximate Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N2.02 billion, have been intercepted by the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’, Ikeja of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Addressing newsmen on the seizures in Lagos yesterday, the Customs []The post Customs Intercepts Smuggled Goods Worth N2.24bn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Man, 43, Arrested For Impersonating Police
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPA 43-year old man, Joseph Ifeanyi, has been arrested in Lagos for claiming to be officer of the Nigerian Police Force. He was said to have been involved in the extortion of money from unsuspecting members of the public, especially from motorists. Our correspondent learned that the suspect allegedly acquired a police uniform which he []The post Man, 43, Arrested For Impersonating Police appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Osinbajo, Ambode Harp On Nation Building
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPVice President Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday stressed the need for the country to be rightly positioned to ensure rapid economic growth development of the country. Speaking at the Independence Inter-denominational Church Service, held at the Deeper Life Bible Church headquarters located in Gbagada area of the state, Osinbajo said []The post Osinbajo, Ambode Harp On Nation Building appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Lagos, BetPawa Partner To Raise Standard Of Education
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPAs part of measures to raise standard of education in the country, betPawa, a licensed sports betting company in Africa at the weekend said it has sealed a strategic intervention partnership with Lagos State Government in education sector. The Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), betPawa Nigeria, Segun Somefun revealed this in Lagos while presenting a cheque []The post Lagos, BetPawa Partner To Raise Standard Of Education appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Stanbic IBTC Bank Deploys Robots To Drive Operations
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPStanbic IBTC Bank, said it has taken another bold step towards service efficiency and enhanced customer experience with the deployment of robots to drive various dimensions of its operations. Deployed about three months ago, the Stanbic IBTC BlueBots, as the robots are called, manage middle and back office activities. The bank in a release yesterday []The post Stanbic IBTC Bank Deploys Robots To Drive Operations appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NLC Strike: Shipping Firm Slams N144,000 Congestion Surcharge On Nigerian Importers
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPFollowing the recently- concluded nationwide strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), one of the foremost foreign shipping companies in Nigeria, CMA/CGM has introduced fresh surcharge of $400 (144,000 at prevailing rate of N360/$) on Nigerian importers. The NLC had on Wednesday September 26, declared a nationwide strike over the alleged delay of []The post NLC Strike: Shipping Firm Slams N144,000 Congestion Surcharge On Nigerian Importers appeared first on Leadership
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Cryptocurrency Firms Raise $2.4bn ICOs In Q3
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPCryptocurrency firms have raised about $2.4 billion in initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in the third quarter of 2018 with more than 600 ICOs completed within the period. A new report put together by Professor Dmitrii Kornilov, doctor of economics, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and leading analyst at ICOBox and others said []The post Cryptocurrency Firms Raise $2.4bn ICOs In Q3 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Capital Market Operators Caution FG On Infrastructure Financing
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPStakeholders in the Nigerian capital market have urged the federal government to concentrate more on policies that would improve living standards of the people. Speaking at the 22nd Annual Conference of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) in Lagos, at the weekend, they noted that all over the world, critical infrastructure that spur productions were being []The post Capital Market Operators Caution FG On Infrastructure Financing appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NSE Releases Proposed Rules For Listing Of Closed Exchange Funds
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has released draft guidelines for the listing of Closed-End Funds (CEFs). A closed-end fund (CEF) or closed-ended fund is a collective investment model based on issuing a fixed number of shares which are not redeemable from the fund. Unlike open-end funds, new shares in a closed-end fund are not created []The post NSE Releases Proposed Rules For Listing Of Closed Exchange Funds appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NSE, Bloomberg CEO Roundtable To Focus On Sustainable Economy Growth
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said the NSE-Bloomberg CEO Roundtable 2018 would be focused on unlocking of untapped value across all sectors in ensuring a sustainable economy growth. The fourth edition of the event would hold in Lagos on October 9, 2018 with the theme: ‘Reshaping the Nigerian Economy for Sustainable Growth: Leveraging the Fourth []The post NSE, Bloomberg CEO Roundtable To Focus On Sustainable Economy Growth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Market Cap Sheds N140bn On Large Cap Stocks W-o-W
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian equities market last week closed negative, with N140 billion loss as investors’ sentiment on blue chip companies was weak. The overall market performance measure, NSE ASI declined by 383.22 points or 1.17 per cent to close at 32,383.15 points, week-on-week (W-o-W). Similarly, market capitalisation lost N140 billion to close at N11.822 trillion. The []The post Market Cap Sheds N140bn On Large Cap Stocks W-o-W appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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EU To Mobilise Private Investments In Africa With ’44bn Grant
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe European Union (EU) has disclosed its aim to mobilise private sector investment and develop finance investment with a grant of ’44 billion from now to 2020. Deputy head of the EU delegation based in Nigeria, Richard Young, stated that by the modest use of grant money a lot of money can be mobilised to []The post EU To Mobilise Private Investments In Africa With ’44bn Grant appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Minister Calls For Prosecution Of Defunct Skye Bank Officials
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPNigeria’s minister of finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, has expressed concerns over the rising non-performing loans in the Nigerian banking sector as she called for the investigation and prosecution of directors of the defunct Skye Bank. She directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), to fully investigate and prosecute []The post Minister Calls For Prosecution Of Defunct Skye Bank Officials appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CBN To Licence Payment Service Banks To Boost Financial Inclusion
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPTo further deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria and achieve the 2020 target, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it would be granting operating licence to Payment Service Banks( PSBs) which would operate in rural areas and unbanked areas. The apex bank at the weekend released an exposure draft on the guidelines for licensing and []The post CBN To Licence Payment Service Banks To Boost Financial Inclusion appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FIDA Seeks Inclusion Of Fight Against Corruption In SDGs
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Ekiti State chapter of International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), has advocated for inclusion of war against corruption in the programmes of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The body which described corruption as a global phenomenon that is not peculiar to only Nigeria said all hands must be on decks to tackle menace in []The post FIDA Seeks Inclusion Of Fight Against Corruption In SDGs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Abuja Needs More Quality Hospitality Industry ‘ Bello
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPNiger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has emphasised the need for investment in the hospitality industry by establishing quality hotels like Hawthorn Suites in the Federal Capital Territory. Bello stated this while speaking at the grand opening ceremony of Hawthorn Suites in Abuja on Sunday. Governor Bello, commended the chairman, Shelter Suites & Hotels Limited, []The post Abuja Needs More Quality Hospitality Industry ‘ Bello appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Siyavula, 9mobile Launch Aspire Maths Portal
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPOnline education platform, Siyavula, is set to delight young scholars in mathematics with the launch of a new e-learning service called Aspire Maths. This is being done with the support of 9mobile telecommunications company and leader in youth development Aspire Maths is designed to make learning and understanding Mathematics fun for millions of Nigerian students, []The post Siyavula, 9mobile Launch Aspire Maths Portal appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: We’ll Engage PDP Based On Issues ‘ Oshiomhole
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPNational Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade AdamsOshiomhole has said that with the nomination an d sub sequent ratification of President Muhammadu Buhari as APC’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election, the party will engage the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on track records and verifiable issues. Oshiomhole maintained that with President Buhari []The post 2019: We’ll Engage PDP Based On Issues Oshiomhole appeared first on Leaders
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Saraki Congratulates Atiku, Lauds PDP Members For Successful Convention
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu []The post Saraki Congratulates Atiku, Lauds PDP Members For Successful Convention appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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We’re Proud Of Our Achievements
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPI wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Convention Committee for planning and conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of National and State Executive Committees of our party. Thank you very much for doing a difficult job well. I would like to pay tribute to []The post We’re Proud Of Our Achievements appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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As Mai Mala Buni Prepares To Take Over Yobe
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPIt is doubtful, almost near impossible, if there is any governorship candidate in Yobe State who can match the political machinery of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to talk of defeating the party’s candidate, Mai Mala Buni, in the forthcoming elections. For a political party that became a behemoth over the years in Yobe, []The post As Mai Mala Buni Prepares To Take Over Yobe appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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As Gwamna Tilts Gombe Towards APC
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPGOMBE State captured national attention in 2015 when it defied the Buhari Tsunami to retain the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governor, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, for second term in office. Few years into his second term, a lot of people, including politicians and friends of the state began to show interest in who succeeds Dr. []The post As Gwamna Tilts Gombe Towards APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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MA Abubakar: A Victory Foretold
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIP’Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson This may probably get me fired. May be that’s hyperbolic. But it will fetch me a serious reprimand. I am going against the boss’s ‘counsel’. He pointedly asked us (personal aides) not to ‘gloat’ for his ringing victory in the APC []The post MA Abubakar: A Victory Foretold appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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The Bichi I know
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe recent dust generated by the appointment of a Director General for the Department of State Services may have settled. So also, public outcry expressing sectarian and tribal bias over his emergence as the DGSS may have come and gone as the new man at the helm of affairs has assumed office. Anyone who has []The post The Bichi I know appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Unveiling Dangote’s Novel ‘King Of Cement
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPIf the verdict of Nigerian builders, quantity surveyors and civil engineers is anything to go by, then the emergence of the recently launched Dangote BlocMaster Cement is a long-awaited development; like a breath of fresh air. Nigerian apex builders had given a unanimous approval after thorough due diligence and laboratory experiments to a product they []The post Unveiling Dangote’s Novel ‘King Of Cement’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Duke Beats Gana, Others To Emerge SDP Presidential Candidate
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has won the presidential primary election of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Duke, who governed Cross River between 1999 and 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 812 votes to get the ticket. The former governor who defected from the PDP to pursue []The post 2019: Duke Beats Gana, Others To Emerge SDP Presidential Candidate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Primaries: Ondo, Lagos APC Jettison Automatic Ticket For Aspirants
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe State Executive Council (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has revoked the automatic tickets granted Senators Ajayi Borrofice (North), Yele Omogunwa (South) and Tayo Alasoadura (Central) in State. The decision to revoke the automatic tickets followed the step taken by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to reject automatic tickets for []The post Primaries: Ondo, Lagos APC Jettison Automatic Ticket For Aspirants appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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PDP Presidential Primary And Matters Arising
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPAfter weeks of politicking, schemings and nocturnal meetings, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday elected Vice President Atiku Abubakar its Presidential flag bearer for the next general elections. MUYIWA OYINLOLA in this report presents issues that played out to enhance him victory. By the night of Friday October 5, 2018, Adokiye Amaesiamaka Sports Complex, Igwurita-Ali, []The post PDP Presidential Primary And Matters Arising appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Tafoki, Others Win APC Tickets For Katsina Assembly
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPEarly results have indicated that deputy speaker of the Katsina State, Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, and no fewer than nine other members of the 34 seat Katsina State House of Assembly have so far clinched the tickets of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to vie for a second term in 2019. LEADERSHIP gathered at least []The post Tafoki, Others Win APC Tickets For Katsina Assembly appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Sa’eed, Gankon Emerge SDP, APGA Guber Candidates In Kaduna
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIP2011 Kaduna guber candidate on the platform of the Congress for Progresive Change (CPC) and 2015 guber aspirant on the platform of the All Progresives Congress (APC), Alhaji Haruna Sa’eed has emerged the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Kaduna State. In the same vein, another 2015 guber candidate on the platform of []The post Sa’eed, Gankon Emerge SDP, APGA Guber Candidates In Kaduna appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Saraki, Others Urged To Support Atiku
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Wazirin Tambuwal and other aspirants at the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 Presidential Primaries have been urged to join forces with winner, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to oust incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari at the general elections next year. The call was made by []The post Saraki, Others Urged To Support Atiku appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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