Nigerian Newspaper: Leadership Headlines Today , Tuesday 23 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Leadership Headlines Today , Tuesday 23 October, 2018.

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APC May Not Field Candidates In Rivers
Tue, 23 Oct 2018

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The Supreme Court yesterday set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, which validated the conduct of congresses by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.

The verdict of the highest court in the land is coming days after the deadline for parties to submit names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had elapsed.

This implies that the APC may not field candidates for the 2019 polls in the state, as the local government and ward congresses held by the party in May are null and void going by the apex court judgement.

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The Court of Appeal had on June 21, 2018 set aside the ruling of Justice A C Nwosu of the Rivers State High Court, which restrained the APC from conducting the congresses pending the determination of the substantive suit.

But the Supreme Court, in its ruling yesterday, voided the decision of the Court of Appeal.

Justice Centus Chima Nweze, who read the ruling in an appeal filed by plaintiff, Abdulahi Umar, held that the Court of Appeal ought not to have vacated the injunctive order issued against the APC by the Rivers State High Court on the conduct of the congresses.

The Supreme Court declared that it was unfortunate and wrongful for the appellate court to have entertained a party in contempt of a valid court order to the extent of granting judicial favour by way of staying of execution of an injunctive order when the party at the center of the dispute was in gross contempt of court.

While the injunctive order of the High Court was subsisting, the APC went ahead and conducted the ward, local government and state congresses on May 19, 20 and 21.
After the conduct of the congresses, the Court of Appeal, in a ruling on an application brought before it by APC seeking stay of execution of the High Court injunctive order and stay of proceedings of the main suit, vacated the injunctive order and refused to stay hearing on the substantive matter, prompting Umar to approach the Supreme Court.

In its judgement yesterday, the apex court berated the appellate court for judicially indulging APC and vacating the injunctive order in the party’s favour when there is abundant evidence that the APC was in contempt of court.

The Supreme Court also held that the Court of Appeal ought not to have granted its discretion in favour of APC because the party was in grave violation of the order of the High Court.

Justice Nweze noted that the appellate court has a duty to protect a lawful subsisting order and ought not to have granted favourable judicial discretion for a party that willingly disobeyed valid court order.

He stated: “It is unfortunate and wrongful for the Court of Appeal to have entertained a party in contempt of a valid court order to the extent of granting judicial favour by way of staying of execution of an injunctive order when the party at the center of the dispute was in gross contempt of court.

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Despite 24-hr Curfew, 26 Killed In Kaduna Metropolis
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
It was another round of bloodletting in crisis-torn Kaduna State as 26 people were killed in the state capital in spite of the total curfew imposed on the metropolis and environs on Sunday. However, the state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has claimed that five persons were killed in the violence that engulfed Kaduna metropolis. In []The post Despite 24-hr Curfew, 26 Killed In Kaduna Metropolis appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Kaduna Crisis: Ashiru, Minority Whip Appeal For Calm
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Following another violence that erupted in some parts of Kaduna metropolis and environs on Sunday, the Kaduna State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru and the Minority Whip of the House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Umar Barde have both called on the people of Kaduna State to eschew violence []The post Kaduna Crisis: Ashiru, Minority Whip Appeal For Calm appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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OXFAM Commends Kebbi Over 10% Annual Agric Budget
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Kebbi State government has been commended for committing 10 per cent of its annual budget to the agricultural sector since 2015. Kebbi State coordinator of OXFAM International in Nigeria, Mr. Olumide Ojo made the commendation at a news conference yesterday in Birnin-Kebbi to commemorate World Food Day with the theme, ‘Our Actions Are Our []The post OXFAM Commends Kebbi Over 10% Annual Agric Budget appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Group Calls For Prosecution Of Alleged Lecturer Rapist, Son
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
A human rights group, Human Rights Defender and Advocacy of Nigeria has called on the presidency, Inspector General of Police and Benue State government, to arrest and prosecute an alleged rapist and lecturer at Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Mr Andrew Ogbuja and his son Victor Ogbuja. The Ogbujas ((father and son) were said to have []The post Group Calls For Prosecution Of Alleged Lecturer Rapist, Son appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Kwara Faults Force Headquarters’ Claims On Offa Robbery Attacks
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Kwara State government has faulted claims by the Nigeria Police that it was deliberately stalling the prosecution of suspects arrested over the April 5, 2018, robbery attacks in Offa, headquarters of Offa local government area of the state. The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Kamaldeen Ajibade, SAN, at a news conference []The post Kwara Faults Force Headquarters’ Claims On Offa Robbery Attacks appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Net
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Oil Prices Stable As US Sanctions Against Iran Draw Closer
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Oil prices were stable yesterday, partly as a result of supply concerns ahead of the start of U.S. sanctions against Iran’s crude exports, but held back by rising drilling activity in the United States. Front-month Brent crude oil futures were trading at $79.74 a barrel, 4 cents below their last close at the end of []The post Oil Prices Stable As US Sanctions Against Iran Draw Closer appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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AIB Releases Accident Reports, Tasks Agencies On Safety
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) yesterday released four accident and serious incident reports, which occurred in the country between July 2004 and August 2015. Releasing the report on Monday at AIB headquarters at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, commissioner of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru, said that the current administration has achieved 52.1 per cent []The post AIB Releases Accident Reports, Tasks Agencies On Safety appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian
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Mobile Money Operators Record N1.2trn Transactions In 9 Months
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Mobile money operators (MMOs) services gained traction between July and September this year as the volume and value of transaction done via the channels as well as the number of customers using it soared. Data released by the Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) showed that the value of transactions done via mobile money rose []The post Mobile Money Operators Record N1.2trn Transactions In 9 Months appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG Issues First Gold Refining Licence To Indigenous Company
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The federal government yesterday disclosed that it had issued the first gold refining licence to a Nigerian company. Minister of budget and national planning, Senator Udo Udoma disclosed this while speaking at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24) in Abuja yesterday. Udoma said it was part of the government’s efforts in implementing the economic recovery []The post FG Issues First Gold Refining Licence To Indigenous Company appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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FG Commends Dangote’s Complementary Economic Revival Efforts
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The federal government has lauded the complementary roles being played by the largest indigenous conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) in the transformation of Nigeria’s economy. The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who gave the commendation yesterday during the opening of the 24th Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) in Abuja said the company had proved a []The post FG Commends Dangote’s Complementary Economic Revival Efforts appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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CBN Revokes 9 Microfinance Banks’ Licences
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The National Association of Micro Finance Banks yesterday said that nine out of the 34 micro finance banks in Niger have lost their operational banking licences. Mr Sado Daniel, North Central Secretary of the association made the remark in Bida while inaugurating a micro-finance bank established by the Federal Polytechnic, Bida. ‘These micro-finance banks lost []The post CBN Revokes 9 Microfinance Banks’ Licences appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Amosun Faults Ogun APC Gov’ship Primary
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun has described the process that produced Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) as selection by the party chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomole and his cohort. According to him, Oshiomole connived with a cabal in Lagos to write a fake result without recourse to the outcome of []The post Amosun Faults Ogun APC Gov’ship Primary appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PMB Inaugurates Committee To Assess Nigeria’s Readiness For AfCFTA
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated a committee to assess impact and readiness of Nigeria for the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA). LEADERSHIP recalls that Nigeria and South Africa were two of Africa’s biggest economies that withheld their assent to the agreement meant to establish a common protocol to allow free movement of goods []The post PMB Inaugurates Committee To Assess Nigeria’s Readiness For AfCFTA appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and N
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Senate Decries Fake Appointment In Civil Service
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Federal Commissioners nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointment to the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) yesterday told the Senate Committee on Establishment screening them that the fake appointments reported in 2012 were indeed real. They blamed poor handling of the scandal on the then chairman of the commission, Deaconess Tolani Ayo. The upper chamber []The post Senate Decries Fake Appointment In Civil Service appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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NHRC Begins Investigation On SARS’ Activities
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commenced public sitting of the Presidential Investigative Panel on the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force for the North-central Geo-political Zone, yesterday, at the FCT High Court Premises, Abuja. In his welcome address, the executive secretary of the NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, said the essence of []The post NHRC Begins Investigation On SARS’ Activities appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Citizens Must Own Fight Against Corruption ‘ Magu
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said that the commission cannot succeed in the fight against crimes without the support of members of the public. Magu who believes that corruption is the major problem holding back the development of the country, said EFCC is convinced that to []The post Citizens Must Own Fight Against Corruption ‘ Magu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Niger Govt, IBB Extol The Late Justice Kutigi’s Virtues
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Kutigi and the entire Nupe land was thrown into mourning yesterday following the death of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, even as former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello described the loss as colossal. Our correspondent who gauged the mood []The post Niger Govt, IBB Extol The Late Justice Kutigi’s Virtues appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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IPC, EU Train Journalists On Best Media Practices
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos in collaboration with European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN), recently held a two-day capacity building workshop for 40 journalists on the best media practices in covering the electoral process. Speaking at the workshop in Kano, the director, IPC, Dr Lanre Arogundade, said the workshop was aimed []The post IPC, EU Train Journalists On Best Media Practices appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Access Bank Grows Earnings To N375bn In Q3
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Access Bank Plc has grown its earning to N375.2 billion for the nine months financial period ended 30 September 2018m. The bank’s result released to the investing public on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said that the earnings was up by three per cent from N365.1 billion recorded during the corresponding period in 2017. Profit []The post Access Bank Grows Earnings To N375bn In Q3 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Bridging The Inequality Gulf
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
It is now a common but distressing fixture that whenever any comparative study is carried out on any subject that touches on socio-economic wellbeing, the outcome always returns a dismal performance by Nigeria. The latest is a study on inequality gap between the rich and the poor a collaborative work by Oxfam International and []The post Bridging The Inequality Gulf appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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