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75 Political Parties Threaten To Boycott 2019 Polls
Sat, 01 Dec 2018

The chairmen of 75 political parties under the auspices of Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) yesterday threatened to boycott the 2019 general elections if the new amendment to the Electoral Act is not assented to by the president.

The chairmen who passed a vote of confidence on the Chief Peter Ameh-led IPAC leadership, promised to work closely with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to ensure free and fair elections in 2019.

The decisions were made during a meeting held at the INEC Electoral Institute, Abuja, which was attended by about 75 of the 91 national chairmen of political parties.

“IPAC resolved that, in view of the fact that Nigerians want free, fair and credible elections in 2019 which the new Electoral Bill before President Buhari (can guarantee), we as major stakeholders in the electoral process call on the president to sign the Bill into law.

“Should he refuse, then we will not be part of the electoral process in 2019 that doesn’t promise credibility and fairness,” IPAC said in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere.

The group alleged that the delay or refusal to sign the bill would throw the country into the bloodiest electoral conquest and put INEC in a tight situation that would make free and credible election impossible in 2019

Part of the statement reads: “IPAC expressed concerns over the tense political mood in the country and the issues concerning how to secure police neutrality come 2019 and resolved to seek audience with the IG of police to address some of the fears concerning police role as we approach 2019.”

…Don’t Stampede PMB Into Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill- Senate Leader

Meanwhile, the Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan, has warned against stampeding President Muhammadu Buhari into signing the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment bill into law.

LEADERSHIP Weekend recalls that before the latest version was submitted to the Presidency, the president had withheld assent to the document about three times, attributing the decision to ‘errors’ in the amended bill.

With the 2019 general elections fast approaching, it is feared that the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment bill may not meet the stipulated time if not urgently signed into law by the president.

But speaking to State House correspondents yesterday after jumaat prayer at the presidential villa, Abuja, yesterday, Lawan advised that President Buhari should be allowed to take his time to study the document to avoid errors.

“And I will advise, even though I am not one of his advisers, that he goes through what has been sent to him line by line, understand whatever his advisers will tell him and of what we have sent that will make the elections in 2019 better, then he signs. But, if however he discovers some provisions that will bring contradictions and controversies, he can withhold assent.

“I’m not advocating that he withholds assent but if he does, that is his right. I want to tell you that the APC caucus in the National Assembly stands with Mr. President on this.”

According to him, the amended 2006 Electoral Act could still be used for the 2019 general elections.

If properly implemented, the lawmaker said that the 2006 Electoral Act could still deliver a much more transparent, free and fair elections in 2019 than what was experienced in 2015.

“The President is willing to sign the bill provided it meets certain conditions that will make our electoral processes better. I believe the president is studying this bill,” he stated

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed more bills than any of the country’s previous presidents.

The lawmaker noted that the president “has read and objected to certain provisions in many bills that were eventually sent back to the National Assembly for further legislative action before returning to him to look at them again.

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APGA Faction Calls For National Chairman’s Resignation
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
A new faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), The Authentic APGA (A-APGA), has called for the immediate resignation of the party’s national chairman, Dr Victor Oye, over alleged gross misconduct and corruption. The faction, led by Chief Jerry Obasi, as national chairman and Alhaji A D Musa as national secretary, while addressing journalists []The post APGA Faction Calls For National Chairman’s Resignation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Zamfara Banditry: Yari Deposes 7 Traditional Rulers
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Governor Abdul-Aziz Yari of Zamfara State, has approved the dismissal of seven traditional rulers. Addressing journalists in his office, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Bello Dankande, said that the government panel constituted to investigate their link into the banditry activities in the state were proved beyond doubt. According to him, based on []The post Zamfara Banditry: Yari Deposes 7 Traditional Rulers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian Ne
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Firm Win Most Coveted Awards In ADVAN
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Dufil Prima Foods Plc was at the centre of attraction at this year’s Advertisers’ Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) Awards for Marketing Excellence, West Africa. Three of the company’s brands-Indomie, Minimie Chinchin and Power Oil-clinched eight of the most coveted awards during the ceremony. The organisers of the award said the ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence []The post Firm Win Most Coveted Awards In ADVAN appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Vodacom, Microsoft To Strengthen SMEs Operational Efficiency
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Vodacom Business Nigeria has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft (through its 4Afrika initiative) and Descasio to build capacity and help improve operational efficiency among its customers using the suite of Microsoft Azure Cloud platform services. Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform which will enable customers to rapidly build, deploy and []The post Vodacom, Microsoft To Strengthen SMEs Operational Efficiency appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian
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Diaspora Group Tasks FG On Increased Consular Support To Migrants
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
The Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN) has called on the federal government to significantly increase consular support to Nigerian irregular migrants in the transit and destination countries. MEPN is currently carrying out a campaign to promote a greater awareness of the risks and dangers of irregular migration in Nigeria. In an official statement issued and []The post Diaspora Group Tasks FG On Increased Consular Support To Migrants appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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Smallholder Women Farmers Seriously Challenged-ActionAid
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
A new report by ActionAid Nigeria has revealed many challenges of women farmers in Nigeria. The report, Assessment of Government Expenditure on Agriculture /Community Score Cards on Smallholder Women Farmers Access to Extension Services, showed that apart from their poor access to agricultural extension services, the small-scale women farmers face several other challenges. The assessment []The post Smallholder Women Farmers Seriously Challenged-ActionAid appeared first on Leadership Newspaper an
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Falcons, Banyana Battle For AWCON Title
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
We’re hungry to avenge the loss S’Africa ‘ Oluehi ‘Go for victory, Amb. Abikoye charges Falcons Nigeria’s Super Falcons will lock horns with their South African counterparts in the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) final at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, today The encounter is scheduled to take place []The post Falcons, Banyana Battle For AWCON Title appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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M.A Abubakar: A Workaholic On The Saddle
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
There is no basis for any crises in our party, APC, because we are a united family in the struggle to improve the wellbeing of the people. We should understand our minor differences, forget and forgive and support our Governor M.A Abubakar to serve better’ ‘ Uba Nana Through destiny, he aspired and won the []The post M.A Abubakar: A Workaholic On The Saddle appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Metele Attack And PMB’s Rapid Fire Response
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Shock, trepidation, anger and fury were the emotions that enveloped Nigerians when they caught glimpse of a video that went viral in the social media of Boko Haram insurgents gruesomely killing over 40 soldiers in Metele village in Borno State. Some media organisations, including foreign news agencies placed casualty figures at about 100. It was []The post Metele Attack And PMB’s Rapid Fire Response appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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As Amosun Reflects On His Tenure
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
For the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Thursday, November 29, 2018 was significant. It marked his seven and a half years in the saddle of the leadership of Ogun State. While speaking with newsmen, Amosun, in a subdued emotion, reflected on the seven and a half years’ journey. He knew his days as governor []The post As Amosun Reflects On His Tenure appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Kogi Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Kogi State was an innocent virgin that was born on August 27, 1991. The first set of midwives were the military leaders who exploited the innocence of the young state to feather their selfish nests. Then in 1993, the late Prince Abubakar Audu came fresh from the banking industry to emerge as the first executive []The post Kogi Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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A Service To Humanity
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, was elected by popular vote in the 2015 general elections. He gave his closest opponent in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a wide margin. He achieved this feat even as a candidate in the then opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. Now that the 2019 general election is []The post A Service To Humanity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Operation Safe Conduct, A Timely Idea
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
The proposed operation safe conduct planned to be introduced for the forthcoming general elections by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen T.Y. Buratai is a welcome and commendable innovation. It is vintage Gen. Buratai. Gen. Buratai’s idea of engaging his soldiers to work hand in hand with other security operatives and colleagues for []The post Operation Safe Conduct, A Timely Idea appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Public Service Reform And Quality Governance
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
The review of conflicting values that often put forward arguments of collision course in the public service are said to be tackled through the ongoing reforms by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. It focuses on public values and relates the topic to the broader value framework of quality of governance. It also discusses some of []The post Public Service Reform And Quality Governance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Return Of The Beggars
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
It has become worrisome that in some parts of the federal capital territory, beggars and destitute, who were once upon a time, exiled from the city, are visibly making a comeback. In this report, GABRIEL ATUMEYI looks at these places and examines the issues behind their return Every day, around the Kubwa pedestrian bridge, a []The post Return Of The Beggars appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Repositioning Ceramics Industry For Optimal Productivity
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
While unveiling a newly launched ceramic product-Royal Marble in Abuja recently, the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari affirmed government’s commitment to restoring the economic viability of the ceramics industry. ABAH ADAH writes The expression of commitment by the Hon. Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa []The post Repositioning Ceramics Industry For Optimal Productivity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian N
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Bayelsa Kingdoms Where The Dead Are Buried Face Down Without Coffins
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
In Bayelsa State, the Nembe and Brass kingdoms stand out as practical custodians of culture and tradition. OSA OKHOMINA (Yenagoa) examines the culture of the people in terms of burial rites and why the dead are buried facedown and the role of periwinkle shells For a first time visitor to Nembe and Brass kingdoms of []The post Bayelsa Kingdoms Where The Dead Are Buried Face Down Without Coffins appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FPIES In Babies
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is when food allergies affect the gastrointestinal tract of babies and young children. It is rare but may be more prevalent than doctors previously understood. The main symptoms of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, or FPIES, are recurring, severe diarrhea and vomiting. An infant may experience these symptoms from time to []The post FPIES In Babies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2018 World AIDS Day ‘ Time For Reflection
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
World AIDS Day, marked December 1st every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) pandemic and to remember those who have died of the disease. For healthcare workers and indeed government and other stakeholders, three decades is enough a period to reflect on our journey []The post 2018 World AIDS Day ‘ Time For Reflection appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Licorice Root For Tooth Decay, Sore Throat
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Licorice Root is herb that people have used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments. Although licorice does have medicinal effects, scientific research only supports some of its uses, and it may not be safe for everyone. Due to its sweet flavor, licorice is also popular as a sweetener in candies, and []The post Licorice Root For Tooth Decay, Sore Throat appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Photography Not All About Pressing The Shutter ‘ Adenaike
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Becky Ojezele Adenaike is behind Beckylu Photography; an emerging videography and photography brand dedicated to capturing frozen memories for film. In this chat with MILLICENT AREBUN ONUOHA, she sheds light on the photography industry the country How did you develop interest in photography’ I developed interest in photography by chance. It all started when I []The post Photography Not All About Pressing The Shutter ‘ Adenaike appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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6 Ways To Forestall Nose Bleed This Harmattan
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Nosebleeds are a common ailment during extreme weather and can cause undue distress to the undiscerning. Noseblood in general are quite common, and while the cause may be unclear at first, most cases are minor and can be managed from home without professional help or medication. Nosebleed are bleeding that occur from the nostrils, nasal []The post 6 Ways To Forestall Nose Bleed This Harmattan appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I Paid My Wife’s Bride Price 46 Years After Wedding ‘ Pastor Ojo
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Pastor Samuel Oluyemi Ojo’s story is like a fairy tale. The octogenarian and his wife, Esther Olabisi Ojo, share their life’s story with SAMUEL ABULUDE 43 years after. Where and when were you born’ Husband: I was born in Ilare-Ilashe, Obokun local government of Osun State on June 26, 1936. I was born into a []The post I Paid My Wife’s Bride Price 46 Years After Wedding ‘ Pastor Ojo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Revisiting the APC Senatorial Impasse In Niger State
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
The Niger State chapter of APC is walking on a tight rope over the decision of some members whose names were substituted by the National Working Committee of the party to go to court. JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH writes The decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to substitute []The post Revisiting the APC Senatorial Impasse In Niger State appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019: Issues As APC, Ganduje Show Might In Kano
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has received several high-profile defectors into its fold in Kano State. ANDREW ESSIEN in this report, writes that not only did the party and the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, test their popularity with the event, the campaign for 2019 was effectively kick-started Exactly a week after the Independent National Electoral []The post 2019: Issues As APC, Ganduje Show Might In Kano appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Women Need To Be Patient With Their Husbands ‘ Olori Fatimoh
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
She is royalty. Her charisma and charm fits her position, a teacher, a business woman and Queen all rolled into one. She is Olori Kehinde Fatimoh Ajilese, the most senior wife of the Aseyin of Iseyinland. Iseyin is a city located in Oyo State. The Olori tells us the challenges and the prestige of her []The post Women Need To Be Patient With Their Husbands ‘ Olori Fatimoh appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Over Reliance On Imported Goods, Bane Of The Naira ‘ Adegbenro
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Otunba Adejare Rewane Adegbenro is a Lagos based entrepreneur with passion for the growth of the nation’s economy. In this interview, he suggests ways through whichNigeria can grow her economy and reduce inflation. TUNDE OGUNTOLA met him How is the economy fairing under this administration compared to what was obtainable before’ It is clear that []The post Over Reliance On Imported Goods, Bane Of The Naira ‘ Adegbenro appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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Women Upstage Men In Game Betting
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Recently a Nigerian woman with twitter handle @Mz_okikiola tweeted that she would not date a guy who played sports betting and the tweet got several responses from people. JULIET KUYET BULUS went to town to check the prevalence of sports betting among Nigerians, she discovered that women are riding high on it too Mrs Agnes []The post Women Upstage Men In Game Betting appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Vomiting In Children And Babies
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
It’s normal for babies and children to vomit occasionally. In most cases, it will last no longer than a day or two and is not a sign of anything serious. However, persistent vomiting can sometimes cause your child to become severely dehydrated and occasionally it can be a sign of something more serious, such as []The post Vomiting In Children And Babies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Vetsark Is Google Impact Challenge Africa Winner
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Vetsark has emerged winner of the first Google Impact Challenge in Nigeria, out of 12 non-profits and social enterprises that participated in the event held in Lagos. Vetsark was adjudged winner by the general public while three other winners were chosen by the judges. They include The Cece Yara Foundation, HelpMum, and Project Enable Africa. []The post Vetsark Is Google Impact Challenge Africa Winner appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Expanding Global Market For Nigerian Arts, Tourism
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Just like everywhere else in the world, there is a huge economic opportunity in the Nigerian arts and crafts sector that could be harnessed to create jobs and drive development. And in this report, Ebere Chibuzor writes on how participants at International Arts and Craft Expo (INAC) explored the hospitality and scenic splendor of Abuja []The post Expanding Global Market For Nigerian Arts, Tourism appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Eleyele River, Untapped Goldmine of Ibadan Crying for Help
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Negligence and inability to creatively utilise the potentials around us for economic development and transformation of the society is one of the many problems militating against the advancement of Nigeria. The country is no doubt, blessed with lots of potentials and humongous natural resources that can enhance development and create jobs. These opportunities abound in []The post Eleyele River, Untapped Goldmine of Ibadan Crying for Help appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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I Dread Taking A Wrong Step ‘ Bonat
Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Georgina Ya’alien Bonat is from Kaduna State and is Atyab by tribe. She was born into the family of Dr Zuwaghu and Mrs Lami R Bonat, the only child. She had her nursery and primary education at Brighter Year Nursery and Primary School, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State and her secondary education at Federal []The post I Dread Taking A Wrong Step ‘ Bonat appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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