Nigerian Newspaper: Leadership Headlines Today, Monday 29 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Leadership Headlines Today, Monday 29 October, 2018.

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Group Urges APC Leadership To Ignore Okorocha
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The claim by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state that no candidate of APC can win an election in the state without his support has been described as a ‘grand delusion from a drowning man’. Governor Okorocha had told newsmen last Thursday that for APC to win Imo State, both the party and the concerned []The post Group Urges APC Leadership To Ignore Okorocha appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fayemi Signs Executive Order On BSES
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has signed an executive order for the establishment of a Fact’finding Committee for the Ekiti State Broadcasting Service (BSES). The Executive Order, No 002, 2018 on the Establishment of Fact-finding Committee for the State owned broadcasting organization, was signed by the Governor over the weekend. The move, according to []The post Fayemi Signs Executive Order On BSES appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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APC Dep Spokesman Chides OBJ, Atiku Over PMB
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Yekini Nabena, has lashed out at former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his erstwhile deputy, Atiku Abubakar over the capacity to beat President Muhammadu Buhari in an integrity contest. Nabena further said the fact that Obasanjo had once described Atiku Abubakar as a corrupt, []The post APC Dep Spokesman Chides OBJ, Atiku Over PMB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Diamond Bank Drives Retail Growth In Q3
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Diamond Bank Plc, said its strong focus on the Nigerian market, especially the retail sector through its technology led retail strategy to drive growth and position SMEs for competitiveness. The bank in a statement to LEADERSHIP at the weekend, made this known following its third quarter (Q3) unaudited financial report for the period ended September []The post Diamond Bank Drives Retail Growth In Q3 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Ondo: Akeredolu’s Camp Jittery Over Assembly List
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Palpable fear and tension have gripped the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu led faction of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ondo State over the possible alteration of the State Assembly candidates’ list it forwarded to the party’s national leadership for transmission to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC). LEADERSHIP gathered that some leaders of the party in Abuja []The post Ondo: Akeredolu’s Camp Jittery Over Assembly List appeared first on Leadership Newspape
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Diamond Bank Drives Retail Growth In Q3
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Diamond Bank Plc, said its strong focus on the Nigerian market, especially the retail sector through its technology led retail strategy to drive growth and position SMEs for competitiveness. The bank in a statement to LEADERSHIP at the weekend, made this known following its third quarter (Q3) unaudited financial report for the period ended September []The post Diamond Bank Drives Retail Growth In Q3 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Equities Market Sustains Weekly Positive Momentum With N24bn
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Nigerian equities market closed the week positive for the third consecutive week, amidst a week of mixed corporate earnings releases. The overall market performance measure, Nigerian Stock Exchange, All-Share Index (NSE-ASI) gained 65.64 points or 0.20 per cent to close at 32,907.33 basis points. Similarly market capitalisation climbed N24 billion week-on-week (W-o-W) to close []The post Equities Market Sustains Weekly Positive Momentum With N24bn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and N
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Equities Market Sustains Weekly Positive Momentum With N24bn
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Nigerian equities market closed the week positive for the third consecutive week, amidst a week of mixed corporate earnings releases. The overall market performance measure, Nigerian Stock Exchange, All-Share Index (NSE-ASI) gained 65.64 points or 0.20 per cent to close at 32,907.33 basis points. Similarly market capitalisation climbed N24 billion week-on-week (W-o-W) to close []The post Equities Market Sustains Weekly Positive Momentum With N24bn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and N
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Fidelity Bank Grows PAT By 24% In 9 Months
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Fidelity Bank Plc has posted a growth of 23.58 per cent in its profit after tax for the nine month financial performance, ended September 30, 2018. The bank’s results for the period under review released on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) at the weekend showed a double-digit growth in revenues and profitability. Fidelity Bank’s profit []The post Fidelity Bank Grows PAT By 24% In 9 Months appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Heritage Bank Affirms Commitment To Arts, Culture
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Heritage Bank Plc has affirmed its commitment to continuous partnership with Rivers State Government in its effort to make art and culture a unifying factor and a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. Managing director and chief executive of the bank, Ifie Sekibo made the pledge during the 2018 National []The post Heritage Bank Affirms Commitment To Arts, Culture appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fidelity Bank Grows PAT By 24% In 9 Months
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Fidelity Bank Plc has posted a growth of 23.58 per cent in its profit after tax for the nine month financial performance, ended September 30, 2018. The bank’s results for the period under review released on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) at the weekend showed a double-digit growth in revenues and profitability. Fidelity Bank’s profit []The post Fidelity Bank Grows PAT By 24% In 9 Months appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Heritage Bank Affirms Commitment To Arts, Culture
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Heritage Bank Plc has affirmed its commitment to continuous partnership with Rivers State Government in its effort to make art and culture a unifying factor and a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. Managing director and chief executive of the bank, Ifie Sekibo made the pledge during the 2018 National []The post Heritage Bank Affirms Commitment To Arts, Culture appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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ABCON Seeks CBN’s Collaboration In Forex Transparency
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has called for collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in enhancing the operations of its live exchange rate website as part of efforts to improve transparency and stability in the nation’s foreign exchange market. The association in its Economic Review for the third []The post ABCON Seeks CBN’s Collaboration In Forex Transparency appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NCC, UK To Partner On Digital Inclusion, Bridge Access Gaps
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission and the government of the United Kingdom (UK), have agreed to collaborate on digital inclusion, cyber security and capacity building in what is seen as a major step towards bridging access gaps in the country. This was disclosed at the weekend by the executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of []The post NCC, UK To Partner On Digital Inclusion, Bridge Access Gaps appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Driving The Implementation Of HoS Strategic Plan
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the federal government has placed a huge demand on every sector to put in place action plans towards achieving rapid economic recovery of Nigeria. The public service with its huge manpower, saddled with responsibility to interpret and implement government policies must therefore be positioned and equipped with []The post Driving The Implementation Of HoS Strategic Plan appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dangote Flour Breaks Guinness Puff-Puff Record
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Dangote Flour Mills Plc at the weekend celebrated the maiden edition of World Puff Puff Day with over 50 confectioners engaged to produce over 30,000 pieces of the local snack, as part of activities marking the day. World Puff Puff Day, according to the Group managing director of Dangote Flour Mills, Thabo Mabe, is an []The post Dangote Flour Breaks Guinness Puff-Puff Record appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Lagos Gets New Facility To Mitigate Post Ebola Threats
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode will tomorrow join the Governor General of Canada, Rt Hon Julie Payette to inaugurate a new biosecurity laboratory in Lagos that can help to tackle post Ebola threats. The state government said the inauguration of the state Biobank is located at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba, where the isolation []The post Lagos Gets New Facility To Mitigate Post Ebola Threats appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG Will Boost Gas Production By 3.4bn Cubic Feet In 2020
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The federal government would deliver about 3.4 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day to bridge the medium-term supply gap by 2020. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, gave the assurance on Saturday at the 2018 Graduation of Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta. The minister, who was represented at the []The post ‘FG Will Boost Gas Production By 3.4bn Cubic Feet In 2020’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Osinbajo, Ambode Harp On Development Of Entertainment Sector
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend stressed the need for the development on the nations entertainment sector for economic growth. The duo who spoke at an event organised for entertainers and tagged ‘An Evening with the Vice President’ held in Lagos re-emphasised the importance []The post Osinbajo, Ambode Harp On Development Of Entertainment Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian New
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Entrepreneurship Key To Unlocking Africa’s Economic Development ‘ Elumelu
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The founder and chairman of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Tony O. Elumelu, has reiterated his commitment to championing Africa’s economic development by supporting and training a new generation of entrepreneurs whose successes can transform the continent, delivering opportunity, job creation and social impact. Elumelu explained that his conviction is that entrepreneurship is the key []The post Entrepreneurship Key To Unlocking Africa’s Economic Development ‘ Elumelu appeared
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Peter Obi, Atiku’s Wise Choice
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
It was the incomparable sage and quintessential political leader Chief Obafemi Awolowo who in his autobiography, ‘My Early Life’ published in1968 made known his love for his wife, Chief Mrs Hannah Dideolu Awolowo (new Adelana) by describing her as a ‘jewel of inestimable value’.To arrive at that conclusion, Chief Awolowo had to consider a woman []The post Peter Obi, Atiku’s Wise Choice appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Governor Emmanuel Deserves Re-election, Says Obasanjo
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday, endorsed Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state for a second term, insisting that the governor deserved to be re-elected. Speaking in Uyo, when he worshipped at Qua Iboe Church, Obasanjo said Governor Emmanuel has performed well and deserves to be reelected to continue to do more. Children of God, []The post Governor Emmanuel Deserves Re-election, Says Obasanjo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG’s Unpaid N650bn Subsidy Arrears Affecting Our Operations ‘ Oil Marketers
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) on Sunday said the unpaid subsidy arrears of over N650 billion by the Federal Government posed huge financial challenges to the downstream operations. Executive secretary, DAPPMA, Mr Olufemi Adewole, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the settlement of the debts owed them would save []The post FG’s Unpaid N650bn Subsidy Arrears Affecting Our Operations ‘ Oil Marketers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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2019: Is The Church For Sale
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
I am a strong advocate for the unity of churches in Nigeria. This much I have highlighted in many forums in recent times. I am of the opinion that the church has a critical role to play in the entrenchment of good governance in any given society, Nigeria inclusive because everyone desires and talks about []The post 2019: Is The Church For Sale’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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People Using Amaechi, Abe Face-Off To Settle Scores
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Kingsley Wenenda Wali, has declared that certain persons were using the face off between the minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the Senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, to settle personal scores. Wali, who is also []The post People Using Amaechi, Abe Face-Off To Settle Scores appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Celebrating Sardaunan Sakkwato At 80
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
At seven scores plus ten, he still can be seen behind the steering wheels of old school models and makes of cars, on leisure drive on the streets of Sokoto metropolis. Like his rides, old, in terms of his years, Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji, yet exudes awe, elegance, authority, vibe and strength albeit his outward simpicity. []The post Celebrating Sardaunan Sakkwato At 80 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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N/Delta Agitators Give Conditions To Atiku
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators yesterday gave conditions to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, if they want to retain their support ahead of 2019 general election. The Niger Delta agitators who demanded restructuring, also asked Atiku to pick his minister of []The post N/Delta Agitators Give Conditions To Atiku appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Kwara Will Be Free In 2019, PMB Declares
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of Kwara State they will be free from all forms of political oppression and servitude when the APC governorship candidate AbdulRahman AbdulRazak takes over after the elections in 2019. The president, who was represented by Sen. Abu Ibrahim, Chairman of National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG), made []The post Kwara Will Be Free In 2019, PMB Declares appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Amaechi Wants To Impose Governor On Rivers ‘ Wike
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wine, has accused his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, of attempting to impose a governor of the people of the state. This is as he declared that godfatherism is becoming a major political crisis impeding development across the country. Wike, who spoke yesterday during []The post Amaechi Wants To Impose Governor On Rivers ‘ Wike appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Gov Okorocha Acknowledges Receipt Of N12.6bn Paris Club Refund
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has disclosed that the state has received N12.6billion Paris Club refund and explained that N5billion of the money has been mapped out for the payment of Pensions, stating that Imo is a healthy state. The governor also said that although the state is not owning workers any outstanding salary, []The post Gov Okorocha Acknowledges Receipt Of N12.6bn Paris Club Refund appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I’ll Remain In APC Despite Controversial Primaries
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Kwara State, Prof Shuaib AbdulRaheem, yesterday declared that he remains a committed stalwart of the party, despite his discontentment over the party’s controversial primary elections in the state. AbdulRaheem while addressing his supporters at the Ilorin International Airport on his arrival from Abuja, insisted that he won []The post ‘I’ll Remain In APC Despite Controversial Primaries’ appeared first on Leadership N
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APC IDPs Camp Rally A Mockery Of Victims
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has asked the APC governorship candidate Emmanuel Jime and the leader of APC in the state, Senator George Akume to stop using his name as their ‘blueprint’ and campaign chip, to demand votes from the electorate. Governor Ortom who is the flag bearer of the PDP stated this while lamenting []The post ‘APC IDPs Camp Rally A Mockery Of Victims’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Katsina 2019: Can PDP Stage A Return To Govt House
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
In this report, ANDY ASEMOTA captures the discordant tunes that trail the primaries of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State towards the 2019 general elections. With no fewer than five out the eight contestants for the governorship flag of the PDP in Katsina State openly condemning the process that threw up the []The post Katsina 2019: Can PDP Stage A Return To Govt House’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigerian Firms Migrating Business Operations To Cloud ‘ Harrington
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Charles Harrington is the vice president of Corporate Development and Marketing (NETCOM) Africa. In this interview with journalists, Harrington speaks about the evolution of IT in Nigeria, the need for businesses to go cloud and how colocation and shared telecommunication infrastructure can be used to bring down the cost of internet in the country. NKECHI []The post Nigerian Firms Migrating Business Operations To Cloud ‘ Harrington appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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Dangote Cement On Track For Impressive Financial Year
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Following the impressive performance of third quarter (Q3) financial results for the period ended September 30, 2018, capital market analysts said Dangote Cement Plc is on a track for impressive financial year end. The company is known for impressive performance and dividend payout. Dangote Cement stands strong as one of the world’s top 20 cement []The post Dangote Cement On Track For Impressive Financial Year appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Atiku, Osinbajo Resume Altercation Over Restructuring
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar over the weekend renewed altercations over the restructuring debate. Osinbajo, on Saturday, accused Atiku of insincerity with his campaign on restructuring Nigeria, noting that the former vice president was part of the PDP government that opposed every step which he (Osinbajo) and other restructuring progressives took to []The post Atiku, Osinbajo Resume Altercation Over Restructuring appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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NPA, Customs Generate N770bn In 7 Months
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have generated a whopping N770 billion from the nation’s maritime industry in seven months. While the Customs Service generated N652 billion, the NPA generated N118 billion in the months under review. LEADERSHIP findings showed that while NPA’s revenue was generated from traffic, harbours, administrative []The post NPA, Customs Generate N770bn In 7 Months appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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