Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s leadership Newspaper Headlines [21st October, 2018].

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I’ll Contest 2019 Senatorial Election Under New Party ‘ Shehu Sani
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
May Get PRP Senatorial Ticket The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Comrade Shehu Sani, who resigned his membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), told his supporters that in the next two days he would announce new political party. Sani, who assured his supporters for the show of solidarity over his decision []The post Ill Contest 2019 Senatorial Election Under New Party Shehu Sani appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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JUST-IN: Ex-CJN Idris Kutigi Dies In London
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria Idris Kutigi died in a London hospital on Sunday after a brief illness, his eldest son, Sani Kutigi has confirmed. Kutigi confirmed the death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna on Sunday. ‘ We are making arrangements to transport our father back []The post JUST-IN: Ex-CJN Idris Kutigi Dies In London appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Messi Sidelined For 3 Weeks With Fractured Arm
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will be out of action for three weeks after he fractured his right arm during Saturday’s 4-2 La Liga win over Sevilla, a club statement said. The injury ruled him out of the ‘Clasico’ against arch rivals Real Madrid on Oct. 28. Ousmane Dembele replaced Messi in the 25th minute []The post Messi Sidelined For 3 Weeks With Fractured Arm appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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EKITI: New Lease Of Life As Fayemi Unveils 4-Point Agenda
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The inauguration of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the governor of Ekiti State was held on Tuesday, October 16, amid pomp and pageantry in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. Fayemi, a scholar, politician and activist, who was sworn in as the 12th executive governor of the state was []The post EKITI: New Lease Of Life As Fayemi Unveils 4-Point Agenda appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Tina Turner Opens Up About Son’s Suicide
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Tina Turner has opened up about her sons suicide earlier this year. Craig Turner was 59 when he was found dead in July at his Los Angeles home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Speaking to BBC News, Tina Turner said he had seemed fulfilled in both his professional and personal life after finding a new []The post Tina Turner Opens Up About Sons Suicide appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Battle Of The Sexes Proxy For Sexual Abuse
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Professor Blassey Ford is not Hauwa Liman, an African woman, the last time we checked but she carried all the stigma of Boko Haram girls that were sexually abused or killed. She predicted the pain and psychological trauma she would go through if she ever came forward. Nevertheless, she never predicted the threat to her []The post Battle Of The Sexes Proxy For Sexual Abuse appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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4 Killed In Abduction Of Traditional Ruler, Wife In Kaduna ‘ Police
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The Kaduna State Police Command, yesterday said the abductors of the traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom had killed four people on his entourage before going away with the monarch. It would be recalled that the Agom Adara, Mr Maiwada Galadima and his wife were kidnapped at Maikyali village along Kaduna -Kachia road in Kachia Local []The post 4 Killed In Abduction Of Traditional Ruler, Wife In Kaduna ‘ Police appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Travelogue : Durban, The City Of Four Seasons
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Embarking on a trip to Durban, South Africa, the third largest city after Johannesburg and Cape Town, has been on my mind these past few years. The attraction has been its subtropical climate which has attracted visitors and settlers alike from Europe, North America and Asia in recent years. This is a city famous for []The post Travelogue : Durban, The City Of Four Seasons appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria, Botswana Deepen Cultural, Diplomatic Ties
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Nigeria and Botswana have signed agreements on cultural cooperation and diplomatic relations. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs , Geoffrey Onyeama after the 4th session of Nigeria-Botswana Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation (BNJPCC). The minister explained that ‘The signing of the agreements on the JPCC signals our collective desire to promote our []The post Nigeria, Botswana Deepen Cultural, Diplomatic Ties appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian New
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UN Agency, NPC Disagree On Nigeria’s Population
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 76 percent of Nigerians are between ages 0 to 24, as the country’s population hits 195.9 million. In its UNFPA state of world population report tagged, ‘The power of choice: Reproductive rights and the demographic,’ the UN agency revealed that 148.8 million Nigerians are under age of 25. []The post UN Agency, NPC Disagree On Nigeria’s Population appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Bangladesh Envoy Visits PMB, Promises Stronger Ties
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh, E.M.D. Shameem Ahsan has commended Nigeria’s growing relations with his country , assuring that he will support efforts for a deeper and richer relationship. The Envoy gave the assurance Thursday, when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari to submit copies of his credentials along side []The post Bangladesh Envoy Visits PMB, Promises Stronger Ties appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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FG Insists On Deadline For Dismissal Of Unregistered Teachers
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday, ruled out any possibility that the Federal Government would extend the December 2019 deadline of the dismissal of tutors not registered with Teachers Registration Council Of Nigeria (TRCN). He said this while fielding questions from journalists at the 2018 teachers’ professional qualifying examination Batch B, held at Sascon []The post FG Insists On Deadline For Dismissal Of Unregistered Teachers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper an
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Air Chief Activates 21 Quick Response Wing
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has activated the 21 Quick Response Wing (21 QRW) at Agatu, Benue State. The unit, which is under the control of the 211 Quick Response Group, Owerri, was established to further enhance NAF’s ability to respond to internal security threats within the Nasarawa-Benue States corridor, []The post Air Chief Activates 21 Quick Response Wing appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Chronicling APC Parallel Primaries Outcome In Rivers
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, chronicles the parallel primaries conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and possible outcome of the ruling by Justice Nwogu , believed to be a culmination of the crisis between Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe over the party’s leadership. A Port Harcourt court on Wednesday voided the election of []The post Chronicling APC Parallel Primaries Outcome In Rivers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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400,000 Unclaimed PVCs In Benue ‘ REC
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
A total of 400,000 residents of Benue state are yet to collect their permanent voters card(PVC), even as over 700,000 others are yet to register for their PVCs. The states Resident Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda who made this known in Makurdi, the state capital. He said that Wailomayo ward in []The post 400,000 Unclaimed PVCs In Benue REC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG Disburses N1.2bn Cash To Benefiaries In Kogi
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The Federal Government has through its Conditional Cash Transfer(CCT) scheme distributed a total of N1, 234, 615, 000.00 to beneficiaries across the 21 local government areas of Kogi state. Mrs Falilat Abdulrasak, Kogi Unit Head of CCT)programme disclosed this in Lokoja, the state capital at a three-day Step-Down Training on Savings and Group Mobilisation (SGM), []The post FG Disburses N1.2bn Cash To Benefiaries In Kogi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PMB, Gowon, Jonathan Charge Traditional Rulers On Unity
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Benin, called on traditional rulers across the country to continue to build bridges of unity and oneness to promote national development. Buhari made the call at the official launch of the Book Entitled, ‘The Benin Monarchy, an Anthology of Benin History’ held in Benin City, yesterday, in commemoration of the []The post PMB, Gowon, Jonathan Charge Traditional Rulers On Unity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nnamdi Kanu To Hold Press Conference Today ‘ IPOB
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is expected to hold a press conference, today. IPOB Spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, disclosed this in a press statement he made available to LEADERSHIP SUNDAY, yesterday, in Awka, the Anambra State capital. The IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been missing since []The post Nnamdi Kanu To Hold Press Conference Today ‘ IPOB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PENGASSAN Pledges Support For FG’s Diversification Efforts
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has said the oil sector has a significant role to play in the federal government’s efforts to diversify the economy. Speaking at 40th anniversary of the Association in Abuja, PENGASSAN president, Mr Francis Johnson, pledged the support of workers in the oil sector to help []The post PENGASSAN Pledges Support For FG’s Diversification Efforts appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I Won’t Clash With Gov Obiano As VP ‘ Obi
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Chief Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said his position would not clash with that of Gov Willie Obiano if elected. Obi said this in a statement issued by Mr Val Obienyem, his media aide, yesterday. He said that his job and that of the governor of Anambra would []The post I Won’t Clash With Gov Obiano As VP ‘ Obi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fascinating Actor, John Boyega
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
British-Nigerian Hollywood actor, John Boyega, has lived outside his native country all his life. He had his education in the United Kingdom and began his career there too. And since playing Finn in the 2015 film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and its 2017 sequel ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ the actor has enjoyed a []The post Fascinating Actor, John Boyega appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2018 Nigeria Beer Festival Kicks-off In October
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
As Lagos State is set to host the second edition of the Nigeria Beer Festival from October 25th to Wednesday October 31st, 2018, organisers of the event has promised to crown the week-long event with maximum entertainment to fun loving Lagosians. Speaking at a press conference to announce the event in Lagos on Wednesday Akinola []The post 2018 Nigeria Beer Festival Kicks-off In October appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Air Peace Seals Aircraft Spares Deal With Embraer
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Air Peace has signed a multi-year aircraft spare parts deal with planemaker, Embraer. The deal, the airline confirmed in a statement, would cover more than 250 components for the six Embraer 145 jets it recently added to its fast-growing fleet in line with its drive to connect unserved and underserved domestic and regional routes under []The post Air Peace Seals Aircraft Spares Deal With Embraer appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria Gets $10 Million From AfDB To Finance Energy Infrastructure
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Nigeria’s infrastructure development has received further boost with the approval of $10 million by the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group in the Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF). According to a statement released by the Bank this week, the investment aims to accelerate the country’s infrastructure investment needs, including []The post Nigeria Gets $10 Million From AfDB To Finance Energy Infrastructure appeared first on Leadership Newspa
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Prices Of Selected Foodstuff Decreased In September ‘ NBS
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says average price of some selected food items in the country decreased in September. The bureau disclosed this in its ‘Selected Food Price Watch” (September 2018) report released in Abuja. It said the average price of one dozen of medium sized Agric eggs decreased from N474.13 in August to []The post Prices Of Selected Foodstuff Decreased In September ‘ NBS appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Mourinho Furious As Chelsea Salvage Unbeaten Record
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Jose Mourinho described conceding a 96th minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at Chelsea as an ‘awful result’ for Manchester United, but played down a melee involving players and staff from both sides after Ross Barkley’s late strike. Mourinho had to be restrained by stewards when one of Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri’s backroom staff, Marco Ianni, []The post Mourinho Furious As Chelsea Salvage Unbeaten Record appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Threat To Family Not Enough To Make Me Quit ‘ Ighalo
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo says death threats aimed at his family after the World Cup were not enough to make him quit playing for the Super Eagles. Ighalo, who failed to score for Nigeria in Russia, produced five goals against Libya in back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as the Super Eagles went top []The post Threat To Family Not Enough To Make Me Quit ‘ Ighalo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Inside Story Of How Plot To Impeach Saraki Failed
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Precisely on Tuesday, 9th October 2018, the Senate resumed plenary from its annual recess. SOLOMON AYADO, ADEBIYI ADEDAPO write on the botched plot by of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to impeach the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Before the Senate resumed from its recess, nothing apart from moves by the All Progressives Congress []The post Inside Story Of How Plot To Impeach Saraki Failed appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019 And Party Politics
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
IDRIS AKINADE examines party politics as the political field gets hotter in preparation for the 2019 general elections. A political party is a tool and an important ingredient in participatory democracy. Without party politics, democracy remains a mirage.Every democracy, great or emerging, through the operators of the system, encourage the formation of political parties to []The post 2019 And Party Politics appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Disquiet In Imo APC Over Primaries
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The outcome of the governorship primaries of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is unsettling the party, writes EMMANUEL MGBEAHURUIKE To the uninformed, it is nothing short of a political aberration of the millennium which can never be the best of example for any democratic society to emulate. Although, the major []The post Disquiet In Imo APC Over Primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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INEC, APC In Battle Of Wits Over Zamfara Primaries
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
UMAR MOHAMMED, Gusau and ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto, unravel process of the Zamfara primaries It is not yet uhuru for the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the expected legal action to redeem its chance of presenting candidates for the 2019 general elections might be a long wait after all. Naturally, it []The post INEC, APC In Battle Of Wits Over Zamfara Primaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Tor Tiv Seeks Construction Of New Market For Gboko
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Following an early morning inferno that razed Gboko market and reduced it to rubbles, the Paramount ruler of the area has sought the intervention of both the federal and state government in constructing a new market for the town. HEMBADOON ORSAR reports The recent fire outbreak at Gboko market in Benue state has been blamed []The post Tor Tiv Seeks Construction Of New Market For Gboko appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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The Healing Power Of Plateau’s Community Mountain
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
ACHOR ABIMAJE, in this report reveals the healing power of Pan communitys mountain in Plateau state. The ‘Ka Pang Mat Long’ Climbing of mountain festival is held annually by the Pan community of Jepjan Namu people in Quanpan local government area of Plateau state. It is believed that before anyone climbs the mountains, they must []The post The Healing Power Of Plateaus Community Mountain appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Beyond Owning An Oil Well License
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
The management of WalterSmith Petroman Oil Limited is set to change concept of crude oil exploration in Nigeria with its strategic transformation to an integrated energy company. FESTUS OKOROMADU writes on the expected benefits. Since Nigeria joined the league of Oil producing nations following the discovery of the commodity in commercial quantity in Oloibiri a []The post Beyond Owning An Oil Well License appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Marketing Nigeria’s ICT Opportunities, Startups At GITEX
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
As the only African country that exhibited at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX Technology Week 2018 which held from October 14-18, at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria was like a bride sought after by many suitors. CHIMA AKWAJA reports on Nigeria’s outing. Excerpts. For Nigeria, its participation at the []The post Marketing Nigeria’s ICT Opportunities, Startups At GITEX appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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