Leadership Newspaper Today, Monday 12th November 2018

Leadership Newspaper Today, Monday 12th November 2018

Outrage Over Security Raid On Atiku’s Plane
Mon, 12 Nov 2018

There was a howl of indignant protests in the opposition camp yesterday following the search of the airplane of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, by security operatives.

On arrival from Dubai yesterday morning, Atiku’s aircraft was reportedly searched by security agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Shortly after emerging the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku had travelled to Dubai where he was said to have held series of strategic meetings with PDP leaders.

Confirming the search on his airplane, the former vice president said the incident was a plan to intimidate him.

“I arrived in Abuja this morning to a search by agents of the state, aimed at intimidating me and my staff. I am committed to building a Nigeria where no citizen is intimidated by agents of state who are paid to protect them”, he noted in a tweet on his verified twitter handle, @atiku.
Earlier, the head of Atiku’s media team, Paul Ibe, had raised the alarm that operatives of the DSS raided the jet that brought Atiku back to Nigeria.

It was reported that the private jet conveying Atiku from Dubai landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 1:30am into the waiting arms of the security operatives.

The DSS operatives allegedly searched Atiku and the jet, alongside officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigeria Customs Service.

The combined security team was said to have informed Atiku that they had an arrest warrant to search him.

They reportedly stripped everything, including the luggage, and also searched the pilot and co-pilot.

It was gathered the operatives found nothing incriminating on Atiku during the operation.

Reacting to the development, former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, said the plot, which was meant to embarrass Atiku, turned out to be a failure.

Frank alleged that Atiku, who had returned to Nigeria at 1am yesterday from his vacation in Dubai, was thoroughly searched for some hours by a special squad of security men deployed by the presidency with recording gadgets on them around his aircraft.

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Japan Partners FG, UNIDO On Youth Entrepreneurship Development
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
The government of Japan is partnering with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the federal government in the implementation of its Promoting Social Stabilisation through Entrepreneurship Development for the Youth in the Northeast (PRO-SSED) project. The government of Japan has already committed the sum of $800,000 to the project which would run for []The post Japan Partners FG, UNIDO On Youth Entrepreneurship Development appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and N
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NIRSAL Tasks Banks On Improved Lending
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System on Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is engaging banks and other key stakeholders to encourage improvement in another vital index: on-balance sheet lending to the sector by banks. In this regard, a key outcome of the recent NIRSAL/CROs’ Forum, a platform that brought together chief risk officers of banks, the Central Bank []The post NIRSAL Tasks Banks On Improved Lending appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Sapele Power Challenges Lease Agreement Infraction By Seistech Energy
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
The Sapele Power Plc (SPP), has challenged Seistech Energy Limited for working against a lease agreement both firms entered into on the ground of mutual economic benefits. The SPP is the owner and operator of the 1,020MW Sapele Power Plant. During the power privatisation exercise, SPP along with its assets, which include two storage tanks []The post Sapele Power Challenges Lease Agreement Infraction By Seistech Energy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Old Mutual Charges Nigerians On Critical Illness Insurance Policy
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Managing director, Old Mutual Nigeria Life Assurance Company, an affiliate of Old Mutual Limited, Mr. Keith Alford, has urged Nigerians to adopt Critical Illness Insurance Coverage to cater for their hospital expenses when suffering critical illness. Access to quality healthcare, according to him, is one of the most important factors for living a life of []The post Old Mutual Charges Nigerians On Critical Illness Insurance Policy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NAICOM To Licence State Insurance Providers For Increased Penetration
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) is now set to licence State Insurance Providers (SIPs) in order to deepen insurance penetration across the 36 States of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Abuja, as a new alternative insurance distribution channel in the country. The SIP, it was learnt, would be an agency of a state []The post NAICOM To Licence State Insurance Providers For Increased Penetration appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fidelity Bank, Diamond Bank, Newrest ASI Lead Top Gainers For October
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Despite the losses recorded in the month of October, Fidelity Bank, Diamond Bank and Newrest ASI led other 33 gainers for the month. Mixed trading was the theme for domestic equities in October, as earnings releases played a key role in swinging investor sentiments. Political concerns and slow-paced economic growth also negatively impacted investor’s sentiments []The post Fidelity Bank, Diamond Bank, Newrest ASI Lead Top Gainers For October appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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Nigeria Leading In Fintech Space
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
The executive director, Systemspecs Limited, Mr. AdeRemi Atanda, has described Nigeria as a leading country in the Financial Technology (Fintech) space in the world, as he urged Nigerians to celebrate the successes of the country rather than its woes. Speaking at the Centre for Financial Journalism (CFJ)-Association of Corporate Affairs of Managers of Banks’ (ACAMB) []The post ‘Nigeria Leading In Fintech Space’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Buy Interest In High Cap Stocks Upturns Market Performance
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
The Nigerian equities market rebounded Week-on-Week (W-o-W) by 0.23 per cent amid bargain hunting in high capitalised stocks by investors. The overall market performance measure, Nigerian Stock Exchange, All-Share Index (NSE-ASI), went up by 75.27 points or 0.23 per cent to close at 32,200.21 points. Similarly, market capitalisation increased by N27 billion to close at []The post Buy Interest In High Cap Stocks Upturns Market Performance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News N
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I&E Forex Inflow Drops To Year Low At $2.08 In October
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Foreign exchange inflow through the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange market (NAFEX) also known as the Investors’ and Exporters’ window declined to the lowest since the beginning of this year last month as investors remained cautious ahead of the 2019 elections. Compared to $3.58 billion which flowed in through the window in September, forex inflow through []The post I&E Forex Inflow Drops To Year Low At $2.08 In October appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News N
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Elumelu Harps On Attracting Private Sector Investments To Africa
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Chairman, Heirs Holdings and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu has called on African Heads of State to develop policies to attract Private Sector Investment by ensuring that there are strings of successes that investors can see. He made this call while speaking to private sector captains, global investment leaders and key players in Africa’s []The post Elumelu Harps On Attracting Private Sector Investments To Africa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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CBN Reads Riot Act On Currency Mutilation, Records First Arrest
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Currency peddlers as well as those who spray the naira at parties now face certain jail time as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with the Nigerian police and the judiciary have commenced the arrest and trial of offenders. The CBN at the last Bankers’ Committee meeting in Lagos announced that it would []The post CBN Reads Riot Act On Currency Mutilation, Records First Arrest appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria’s Airlines Fly Oldest Planes In Africa
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Nigeria’s commercial airlines have the oldest aircraft fleet in Africa, with the age of an aircraft in one of the airlines, being 28 years, a study has revealed. But major African airlines, such as Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Africa’s oldest, Rwandair, Royal Air Maroc and Kenya Airways have fleets with average age of between []The post Nigeria’s Airlines Fly Oldest Planes In Africa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019 Elections: Character Must Guide Leadership Choices
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Look for three things in a person ‘ intelligence, energy and integrity. If they don’t have the last one, don’t bother with the first two’. The above quotation comes from Warren Edward Buffet, an American business magnet, investor, speaker and philanthropist who is reputed to be []The post 2019 Elections: Character Must Guide Leadership Choices appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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How Changes In Town Planning Aggravate Environmental Disasters
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
In this report, CHIKA OKEKE examines the implications of town planning changes in the cities and the need for government to enforce planning laws to avert environmental disasters. One of the target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6 on clean water and sanitation by 2030 is to improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating []The post How Changes In Town Planning Aggravate Environmental Disasters appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria And The Lessons Of History
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
The world is celebrating the first centenary of The Great War of 1914-18 which, it is claimed, became the First World War only in tragic retrospect. The War and its immediate aftermath, including the flu pandemic, is believed to have consumed 37 million casualties. But historians insist that the war did not just happen. No []The post Nigeria And The Lessons Of History appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dangote’s BlocMaster Affordable, Best Value For Money
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
BlocMaster Cement, a premium high strength cement from the stable of Dangote Cement Plc has been described to be affordable and with best value. The management of Dangote Cement, at the weekend, assured block- moulders and other stakeholders in the building construction business of the durability and the extra power its new product, ‘BlocMaster’ possessed. []The post Dangote’s BlocMaster Affordable, Best Value For Money appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netw
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Crack In Bayelsa PDP As Plot Against Jonathan’s Loyalists Thickens
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Former President Goodluck Jonathan may be silent and seemingly distant from the politics of Bayelsa State but his silence over plot to punish his ‘boys’ over alleged anti-party activities seems to be unsettling major players in the state. OSA OKHOMINA examines the allegation against the Jonathan loyalists When a relatively unknown group, which claimed to []The post Crack In Bayelsa PDP As Plot Against Jonathan’s Loyalists Thickens appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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Masari: Soaring On The Wings Of Performance And PMB’s Support
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
ANDY ASEMOTA in this report writes on the confidence President Muhammadu Buhari reposed in Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, to usher-in a new dawn in Katsina Among the 36 states of the federation, not many governors can boast of history as democratically robust with President Muhammadu Buhari as that of Governor Aminu Bello Masari []The post Masari: Soaring On The Wings Of Performance And PMB’s Support appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Govt Must Pay More Attention To Education For A Brighter Future
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Marilyn Oma Anona, a TV Show host, producer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, is the founder of The Right Stage. In this interview with KUNLE OLASANMI, she speaks on the need for the government to pay more attention to the education sector and why young school leavers should be more creative, instead of waiting for paid []The post ‘Govt Must Pay More Attention To Education For A Brighter Future’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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