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Silver Lining For Financial Inclusion In Nigeria
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Two key factors which separate the rich from the poor are the decisions they make about finance and access to credit. Consequently, tools and products focused on savings, credit history, low-cost loans, ease of transaction, and options such as mortgages, all of which are elements of retail banking, are crucial to lifting people out of []The post Silver Lining For Financial Inclusion In Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Northern States Step Up Polio Eradication Efforts
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
In Nigeria’s quest to be certified polio-free, six Northern State governors have strengthened routine immunisation and polio eradication efforts. Also, the chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote called for improved data quality in the process. He made the call during an end-of-the-year annual review meeting through video conference between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, []The post Northern States Step Up Polio Eradication Efforts appeared first on Leadership Newspaper a
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Stakeholders Canvass Staff Training For Improved Productivity
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Stakeholders in the financial sector of the economy are calling on companies to make it a priority to constantly train their workforce. These experts, who spoke at different fora, urged firms not to see staff training as an extra financial burden, but a way to increase productivity. Group managing director, Custodian Investment, Mr Wole Oshin, []The post Stakeholders Canvass Staff Training For Improved Productivity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Minimum Wage: Dockworkers’ Wages Rise To N150, 000
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
President-general of the Maritime Workers Union (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, at the weekend said private terminal operators at the nation’s seaports have substantially increased the wages earned by dockworkers from an average of N10,000 before the 2006 port concession to about N150,000. Adeyanju, who stated this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos, said dockworkers now []The post Minimum Wage: Dockworkers’ Wages Rise To N150, 000 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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Nwosu, Uzodinma And Intriguing Battle For Imo APC Gov’ship Ticket
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) which currently calls the shot in Imo state can aptly be described as a house divided against itself, writes EMMANUEL MGBEAHURUIKE In the words of the famous departed literary icon cum novelist Albert Chinuanumogu Achebe, ‘things have really fallen apart, hence the centre can no longer hold’. The root of []The post Nwosu, Uzodinma And Intriguing Battle For Imo APC Gov’ship Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NGO Tasks States On VAPP Act, Sexual Offenders’ Register
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
State governments have been charged to quickly pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act. The group also endorsed the establishment of sexual offenders’ register to protect children and women. The appeal was made by the Proactive Gender Initiative (PGI) on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. PCI []The post NGO Tasks States On VAPP Act, Sexual Offenders’ Register appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netw
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2019: Nigerians Must Vote God-fearing Leaders’NCEF
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has asked Nigerians to vote for righteous public office seekers. The group, in a statement it issued in Abuja yesterday through its general secretary, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel, said that ‘evil should not be an option for Nigerians anymore.’ Emmanuel said that ‘rather than []The post 2019: Nigerians Must Vote God-fearing Leaders’NCEF appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Court Awards N7.9m To Widow Of Man Killed By Police
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
A Federal High Court in Akure, Ondo State has awarded the sum of N7.9 million to Mrs. Queen Akarewan, widow of Mr. Christopher Akarewan, who was killed by a team of Nigeria Police Force over his refusal to give N50 bribe at a checkpoint on October 13, 2011 in Okitipupa local government area. Akarewan, a []The post Court Awards N7.9m To Widow Of Man Killed By Police appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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EFCC Arraigns Man For N15m Fraud
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Christopher Okeke alongside his company, Sanfill Nigeria Ltd, before Justice Danlami Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Jabi, on a two-count charge of obtaining the sum of N15.3million by false pretence. EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said that Okeke fraudulently used his company []The post EFCC Arraigns Man For N15m Fraud appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I Won’t Probe Fayose, Fayemi Declares
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said that his administration has no plan to probe his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose. Fayemi told State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, that only the country’s anti-graft agencies can undertake the task. Asked whether he would go ahead []The post I Won’t Probe Fayose, Fayemi Declares appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NOTAP Poised To Halt Capital Flight ‘ lbrahim
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Dr DanAzumi Ibrahim is the director-general of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). In this interview with NKECHI ISAAC, he harps on effect of over-dependence and consumption of foreign technologies on the nation. Many Nigerians have several inventions but do not know how to go about protecting them. Since it is part []The post NOTAP Poised To Halt Capital Flight ‘ lbrahim appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NCC Tasks Operators On Code Of Governance
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has told telecommunication operators to review their practices to conform with the code of corporate governance in the industry. The executive commissioner, stakeholders management of the commission, Mr. Sunday Dare gave the charge at the annual stakeholders’ consultative forum on selected licence categories held in Lagos. Represented by the director, licensing []The post NCC Tasks Operators On Code Of Governance appeared first on Leadership Newspape
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Securing Future Through Skills’ Development
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Nigeria has one of the highest rates of global unemployment index with the youth making up a high percentage of this number. In addressing this challenge, the Federal Government has come up with various schemes to build the capacity of the teeming unemployed youth and equip them with the requisite skills to be independent, become []The post Securing Future Through Skills’ Development appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Strengthening Biodiversity Conservation
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Biological diversity is the foundation for livelihoods and sustainable development. Biodiversity provides basic needs such as food, energy and medicine, other essential services, recreational and cultural benefits. Since ancient times, humankind, living in harmony with nature, has benefited in a multitude of ways from biological resources. However, the progress of human civilization followed by the []The post Strengthening Biodiversity Conservation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nige
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National Inland Waterways Authority Image Maker Loses Mother
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The death has occurred of the mother of the general manager, Corporate Affairs, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Madam Eunice Ajike Fadile, LEADERSHIP gathered. A statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday signed by the GM, Corporate Affairs (NIWA), Tayo Fadile said she died after a brief illness at age 85. The statement said before her []The post National Inland Waterways Authority Image Maker Loses Mother appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Gov Emmanuel Names Akwa Ibom Airport After Ex-governor Attah
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Akwa Ibom International Airport has been renamed Victor Attah International Airport after the second civilian governor of the state, Arch (Obong) Victor Attah. This was announced at a special banquet held to commemorate the 80th Birthday of former governor Attah at Ibom Hotel and Gulf Resort. The naming of the airport which came on the []The post Gov Emmanuel Names Akwa Ibom Airport After Ex-governor Attah appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Bagudu, Ooni, Others Hail Aregbesola As He Bows Out Of Office
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Eminent Nigerians yesterday in Osogbo eulogised the outgoing Governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, for giving his best to develop the state in the last eight years. They spoke at a colloquium to mark the end of Aregbesola’s administration. Governor Aregbesola will hand over to the governor-elect, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola today. The colloquium has as its []The post Bagudu, Ooni, Others Hail Aregbesola As He Bows Out Of Office appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Enugu Safest State In Nigeria
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Enugu State has been described as a peaceful and safest state in the country. This was made known yesterday by Commodore Emmanuel Ogada when he led course 27 participants of the National Defence College Abuja on study to Enugu State Police Command Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed on courtesy visit. According to the leader of []The post ‘Enugu Safest State In Nigeria’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nasarawa Commission Sacks 20 Striking Judicial Workers
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The Nasarawa State Judicial Service Commission has dismissed 20 staff of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), over their roles in the ongoing strike by the union in the state. The dismissal was contained in a statement signed by Hafsat Turaki-Sanda, executive secretary of Nasarawa State Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in Lafia, yesterday. Those []The post Nasarawa Commission Sacks 20 Striking Judicial Workers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Uneasy Calm In Bayelsa As APC, PDP Shun Police Commissioner
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
There are signs of uneasy calm in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital yesterday following the decision of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to shun the meeting summoned with political parties by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Joseph Mukan over the coming 2019 elections. The meeting, []The post Uneasy Calm In Bayelsa As APC, PDP Shun Police Commissioner appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Obaseki Presents N175.7bn 2019 Budget Proposal To Edo Assembly
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, yesterday presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill with plans to spend a total of N175.7 billion in the 2019 fiscal year, broken into: Capital Expenditure, N95.8 billion and Recurrent Expenditure, N79.9 billion. Presenting the 2019 Budget Estimates to a session of the Edo State House of Assembly in Benin []The post Obaseki Presents N175.7bn 2019 Budget Proposal To Edo Assembly appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Oprah Winfrey Loses Mom At 83
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Oprah Winfreys mother, Vernita Lee has passed on at the age of 83. Winfrey released a statement on her moms death, saying, Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lees passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace. Oprah []The post Oprah Winfrey Loses Mom At 83 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Air Peace Boss Bags Anambra Varsity’s Doctorate Degree
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Chairman/chief executive officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has urged Nigerians to drop their ethnic sentiments in favour of building a united and peaceful nation. Onyema made the call after he was conferred with an honourary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at the 9th Convocation Ceremony of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State []The post Air Peace Boss Bags Anambra Varsity’s Doctorate Degree appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Blackberry Bounces Back With Android Phone
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Blackberry Mobile Nigeria yesterday unveiled Blackberry KEY2 LE, an Android version of Blackberry smartphone in the Nigerian market. The reborn icon Blackberry brand is being sponsored by Ngilex Mobile Ltd. Speaking during the unveiling in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, Ngilex, Mr Kingsley Obaji said that with the Blackberry KEY2 LE, the company was targeting []The post Blackberry Bounces Back With Android Phone appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria Lays 50,000 km Inter-city Fibre Cable Nationwide ‘ NCC
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday revealed that the country has laid about over 50,000 kilometres of inter-city fibre across the nation. Speaking at one-day stakeholder workshop on Broadband deployment in Nigeria held in Lagos, alternate chairman/ head, Technical Standards and Network Integrity, NCC, Engr. Bako Wakil, speaking on Nigeria’s current status of broadband infrastructure []The post Nigeria Lays 50,000 km Inter-city Fibre Cable Nationwide NCC appeared first o
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Nigeria’s Taxpayer Base Hits 33million
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Chairman, Joint Tax Board (JTB) and executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, yesterday disclosed that the Nigeria’s taxpayer roll is set to hit 33 million. Fowler disclosed this at the 142nd meeting of the JTB in Bauchi. According to Fowler, the ongoing database consolidation of the JTB, an initiative being executed []The post Nigeria’s Taxpayer Base Hits 33million appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG To Enforce Use Of Communications Satellite By MDAs
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The federal government is set to issue a circular to all ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) on the patronage of communications satellite requirement from NIGCOMSAT in compliance with Federal Executive Order 003 and 005. This among others were key decisions taken at the just concluded National Council on Communication Technology (NCCT-06) which held at the []The post FG To Enforce Use Of Communications Satellite By MDAs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PENCOM To Inaugurate Micro Pension Scheme In 2019
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The acting director-general, National Pension Commission (PENCOM), Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, said that the Commission had released framework and guidelines for Micro-Pension Scheme to take off in first quarter of next year. Dahir-Umar, who was represented by Mr Datti Yola, Head of Surveillance Department, PENCOM, said this at the Compliance Officers Forum held in Uyo on []The post PENCOM To Inaugurate Micro Pension Scheme In 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Trustfund Pensions Shareholders’ Funds Hit N8.1bn
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Shareholders funds of Trustfund Pensions Limited has increased to N8.1billion, while its Retiree Saving Accounts (RSAs) increased significantly to over 700,000, the management of the pension administrator has said. The managing director of Trustfund Pensions Limited, Helen Da-Souza, who made this disclosure at the unveiling of new corporate identity (logo) of the pension funds administrator, []The post Trustfund Pensions Shareholders’ Funds Hit N8.1bn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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Banks, Industries To Get Boost As Nigeria Attracts Support
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The federal government and private sector investors would soon receive support that would help boost the key industries like banks as well as provide access to competitively priced credit and loan facilities for institutions in Nigeria. In her opening remarks, the minister of finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, represented by the director, International Economic Relations, Aliyu []The post Banks, Industries To Get Boost As Nigeria Attracts Support appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian Ne
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NESREA Moves Against Indiscriminate Disposal Of Hospital Waste
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has taken a swipe over indiscriminate disposal of hospital and healthcare waste across the country. To this end, the environmental body is seeking feasible ways to address hospital wastes by enacting relevant regulations that would bolster treatment and management of waste. The director-general of NESREA, Dr. []The post NESREA Moves Against Indiscriminate Disposal Of Hospital Waste appeared first on Leadership Newsp
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Leadway Assurance Develops Mobile App To Deepen Insurance Penetration
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Leadway Assurance has introduced a mobile insurance application that enables customers to transact all insurance businesses on their Internet-enabled devices at their convenience. This initiative is part of the company’s drive to use technology to improve insurance penetration in the country, The application, called Leadway MyLife+, is available on both Google play store and IOS []The post Leadway Assurance Develops Mobile App To Deepen Insurance Penetration appeared first on Leadership New
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Stakeholders Urge Underwriters To Utilise Insurance Potentials
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Stakeholders in the nation’s insurance industry have charged underwriting firms to utilise and reap the huge insurance potentials in the Nigeria. The experts who spoke at the inauguration of Retail Insured Family Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Abuja, over the weekend, noted that insurance penetration of less than one per cent in the country is []The post Stakeholders Urge Underwriters To Utilise Insurance Potentials appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Engineers Want FG To Embrace PPP For $3.1trn Infrastructure Funding
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Engineers have called on the federal government to fully embrace Public Private Partnership (PPP) as a panacea for funding the $3.1 trillion infrastructure gap. This was the decision reached at the 3rd College of Fellows roundtable symposium, organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) with the theme: ‘Involvement of Private Sector in the Procurement []The post Engineers Want FG To Embrace PPP For $3.1trn Infrastructure Funding appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian Ne
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GTBank Develops Social Commerce Platform For MSMEs
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, has announced the launch of Habari, Nigeria’s largest platform for music, shopping, lifestyle content targeting micro, small and medium entrepreneurs MSMEs), and the youth. Habari offers users direct access to the largest catalogue of local and foreign music online, a seamless shopping experience and an exciting way to connect with []The post GTBank Develops Social Commerce Platform For MSMEs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Emirates Group’s Revenue Hits 14.8bn
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The Emirates Group has announced that its Group revenue has grown to AED 54.4 billion ($14.8 billion) for the first six months of its 2018-19 financial year. According to the announcement, the Group saw steady revenue growth compared to the same period last year. However, profits were impacted by the significant rise in oil prices []The post Emirates Group’s Revenue Hits 14.8bn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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14-year-old Girl Wins UBA Foundation’s Essay Competition
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
A 14-year- old girl, Odjegba Divine Omesiri, has emerged the winner of the 2018 United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation National Essay Competition, taking home a brand new laptop as well as an educational grant worth N2million to study in any African university of her choice. Odjegba, a student of the International High School, Delta []The post 14-year-old Girl Wins UBA Foundation’s Essay Competition appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NCC Initiates Appropriate Blueprint For ICT Research
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
In order to enhance Nigeria’s participation in the ongoing global digital revolution, appropriate blueprint that would serve as the guiding principles for information and communications technology (ICT) research programmes in the country is underway. An initiative of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which appointed a seven-man panel of experts to look critically at issues relating []The post NCC Initiates Appropriate Blueprint For ICT Research appeared first on Leadership Newsp
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Sovereign Trust Insurance Records N9.3bn Gross Premium
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Sovereign Trust Insurance (STI) Plc has recorded N9.3 billion Gross Premium Written in the third quarter of 2018, signifying N2 billion growth from N7.3 billion posted in same period in 2017. Its Net Premium also rose from N3.5 billion to N4.1 billion in the third quarter of 2018, representing 17 per cent increase, while the []The post Sovereign Trust Insurance Records N9.3bn Gross Premium appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG, India To Sign MoU To Checkmate Tramadol Importation
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The federal government said it would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India in order to check importation of the illicit, banned and regulated drugs into Nigeria. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend when the comptroller general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Handed Ali (rtd) inspected 40 containers of Tramadol []The post FG, India To Sign MoU To Checkmate Tramadol Importation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG, AfDB To Establish Innovation Fund For Technological Growth
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the federal government was working with the African Development Bank (AFDB) to establish innovation fund for technological growth. Osinbajo stated this at the opening ceremony of the 22nd African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) Annual General Meeting and Conference organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, []The post FG, AfDB To Establish Innovation Fund For Technological Growth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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NSE Sanctions 35 Companies N452m In 11 Months
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has sanctioned 35 companies with fines totalling N452 million for failing to file their financial statements at the regulatory date. All the quoted companies are required to comply with some rules and regulations, including strict adherence to high disclosure standards as prescribed in Appendix 111 of the NSE Listing Rules. []The post NSE Sanctions 35 Companies N452m In 11 Months appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Garlands For Atiku At 72
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
Over the past few weeks, Atiku Abubakar has become the man whom Nigerians and others around the world recognise as the leading opponent in next year’s presidential elections, the man to beat President Muhammadu Buhari in the polls and rescue Nigeria from the clutches of a heartless cabal. But, to many of us who have []The post Garlands For Atiku At 72 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Illegality In Investigative Panel Presidency Is Overlooking
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
The House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee on need to investigate the legality and modus operandi of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel came out with damming report in July 2018 faulting proprietary of the panel, panel’s account statement and the qualification of the panel’s chairman, Okoi Obono-Obla. While serving as Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on August []The post Illegality In Investigative Panel Presidency Is Overlooking appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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Emerging Issues In Bauchi Guber Race
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
In one of his inspirational quotes, the late Indian activist and leader of the country’s independence movement against British rule, Mahatma Ghandi did say: ”it is always a mystery for me how people can respect themselves when they humiliate other humans.” Of course, respect is reciprocal and anyone who wants to be respected within a []The post Emerging Issues In Bauchi Guber Race appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Buhari, Critics And Next Level 2019
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
One of the attributes of great leaders is the mastery of the art of pro ‘ activeness, especially at very critical moments of nationhood. Unfortunately, this art is almost alien to most of our leaders as they are caught napping at times when they are expected to rise to the occasion, leading to a yawning []The post Buhari, Critics And Next Level 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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