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Police Nab 4 For Allegedly Manufacturing Fake Dettol
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Four suspects who sepecialise in the production of adulterated Dettol disinfectant of various sizes and Air Wick Air freshners were on Wednesday paraded by the Lagos State Police Command. The suspects: Francais Ume; 32, Chidubem Achezie; 44, Peter Ume; 44 and Ejike Jacob 41 were all arrested following a tip off from residents of the []The post Police Nab 4 For Allegedly Manufacturing Fake Dettol appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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The Long Search For HIV Cure
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
It is more than 30 years since the dreaded HIV/AIDS was discovered and scientists are yet to find a cure. ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH, interrogates the journey so far in search for permanent solution to the pandemic. Imagine a day when scientists will come up with an announcement that they have found cure for HIV! That day []The post The Long Search For HIV Cure appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Reps Halt Debate On Bill To Regulate Foreign Studies
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The House of Representatives yesterday, stood down a bill for an Act to regulate International studies for wards and children of public officers, to strengthen indigenous institutions to provide efficient educational services for national development. The bill sought to check the rising rate with which children of public officers study outside the shores of Nigeria. []The post Reps Halt Debate On Bill To Regulate Foreign Studies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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EFCC Nabs 9 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Abuja
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested nine Internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo boys,’ in Abuja. The suspects were arrested by the Advance Fee Fraud section of the commission through an intelligence report received on the fraudulent activities of the suspected fraudsters residing somewhere along Airport road, as they were obviously living []The post EFCC Nabs 9 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Abuja appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Ni
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Our Decision To Boycott 2019 General Elections Irrevocable ‘ IPOB
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The leadership of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) has re- iterated its decision to boycott the forthcoming 2019 general elections is irrevocable, saying that no amount of cajoling and criticisms of the decision as counter-productive would make it change the decision. Uche Mefor Deputy Leader of IPOB In a statement issued yesterday []The post Our Decision To Boycott 2019 General Elections Irrevocable ‘ IPOB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PDP Moves To Take Over South-west
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it will accentuate its deepened consultation with leaders of the South-west zone in the consensus to dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections. The PDP Presidential campaign Organisation (PPCO) said the South-west is too sophisticated and educationally exposed to allow certificate forgers, incompetent leaders []The post PDP Moves To Take Over South-west appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Hameed Ali: The Nightmare Of Border Syndicates
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Comptroller-General (CG) Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) is a public figure, whose name does not reverberate like his peers in such sensitive leadership positions. Ordinarily, a Customs CG is a powerful personality. His office is strategic to government because of its revenue generation strength and protection of Nigerians from prohibited []The post Hameed Ali: The Nightmare Of Border Syndicates appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Why Buhari Must Not Sign The Electoral Amendment Bill 2018
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
It is a sad irony that the legislature, perhaps the most critical institution in any democracy, will initiate laws that majority of the people they represent would consider as capable of putting them in a situation where they may be unable to exercise their franchise to vote and elect leaders of their choice in 2019. []The post Why Buhari Must Not Sign The Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria And the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The United Nations General Assembly, through the World Health Organisation (WHO), designated December 1 every year as World AIDS Day and since then Nigeria has joined the global community to mark the annual event. The World Aids Day event is an avenue for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support []The post Nigeria And the Fight Against HIV/AIDS appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Russia Threatens To Build Nuclear Missiles If US Does Same
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country would start developing intermediate-range nuclear missiles if the United States leaves a key arms agreement and begins developing the weapons as well. Putin told Russian news agencies that a U.S. withdrawal from the treaty would mean Washington has concluded it ‘has to have these weapons’ and that Moscow []The post Russia Threatens To Build Nuclear Missiles If US Does Same appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Fayose Escapes Death In Auto Crash On Lagos Third Mainland Bridge
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose,yesterday, escaped death by the whiskers when he was involved in an auto crash on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. It was gathered that the former governor is said to be in stable condition and receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos. Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka []The post Fayose Escapes Death In Auto Crash On Lagos Third Mainland Bridge appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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OBJ, Atiku Alliance Will Fail ‘ Oshiomhole
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the new political romance between former president Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) and his then estranged vice, Atiku Abubakar, will not last beyond February next year. Oshiomhole said that the past misdeeds of Obasanjo (OBJ) and his foe-turned friend, who is []The post OBJ, Atiku Alliance Will Fail ‘ Oshiomhole appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PMB Presents 2019 Budget To NASS Next Week
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to present the 2019 budget to the National Assembly next week. LEADERSHIP gathered that the president will tomorrow chair a special session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to deliberate and approve the 2019 budget. Special adviser on media to the president, Femi Adesina, who disclosed this after the FEC []The post PMB Presents 2019 Budget To NASS Next Week appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Saraki Urges PMB To Sign New Electoral Act
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to heed the advice of the anti-democratic elements who have now populated the political space and putting pressure on him not to give assent to the 2018 Electoral Bill. Saraki in a statement in Ilorin, yesterday signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph []The post Saraki Urges PMB To Sign New Electoral Act appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Hope Dims As ASUU Orders Lecturers To Prepare For Long Strike
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
There appears to be no end in sight to the lingering industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), as national president of the union, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, yesterday told striking lecturers in public universities to brace up for a long strike. The union had on November 5 embarked on the []The post Hope Dims As ASUU Orders Lecturers To Prepare For Long Strike appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Senate Can’t Confirm, Sack IGP ‘ Idris
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris yesterday kicked against Senate confirmation of appointment of any police officer nominated by the Presidency for the office of Inspector General of Police. Idris also opposed the sack of an occupant of the office of IGP by the senate even as he proposed five years tenure for []The post Senate Can’t Confirm, Sack IGP ‘ Idris appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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My Husband Was Persecuted Over 53 Suitcases Saga ‘ Titi Abubakar
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Titi Abubakar, wife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate in the 2019 election yesterday said that her husband was nearly sacked at the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) over the controversial importation of 53 suit cases into the country in 1984 by a first class traditional ruler in the North. Mrs Abubakar who disclosed []The post My Husband Was Persecuted Over 53 Suitcases Saga ‘ Titi Abubakar appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Falana Decries Continuous Foreign Dominance Of Nigeria’s Oil Sector
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana yesterday decried what he described as continuous dominance of Nigeria’s oil sector by foreigners despite the passage of the local content act. Falana who was speaking in Abuja during the 40th anniversary celebration of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) alleged that IOCs are still []The post Falana Decries Continuous Foreign Dominance Of Nigeria’s Oil Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Net
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Aisha Buhari Dissociates Self From Fraud Case
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari has dissociated herself from a woman who was accused of using her name to commit fraud. This was disclosed in a statement by her media aide, Suleiman Haruna. Recall that there was drama on Monday when the Department of State Services (DSS) paraded a woman accused of using the []The post Aisha Buhari Dissociates Self From Fraud Case appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fire Guts Benue Govt House, Destroys Valuables
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Palpable fear yesterday gripped Benue State Government House workers, Makurdi, following a fire incident. The incident paralysed government activities within the complex and forced staff of the complex to abandon their duties. However, our correspondent gathered that no life was lost but important items were damaged. It was gathered that the fire started at around []The post Fire Guts Benue Govt House, Destroys Valuables appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I Didn’t Insult Ilorin Emirate ‘ Lai Mohammed
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has denied ever making derogatory comments against the Ilorin Emirate. Mohammed denied that he referred to the Ilorin Emirate as political Berlin Wall of Kwara politics, which has now fallen. Rather, the minister said his attack was at best against the political dynasty of the Senate president, []The post I Didn’t Insult Ilorin Emirate ‘ Lai Mohammed appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NNPC Not Retrenching
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied any plan to carry out mass retirement of staff. Group managing director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, gave the assurance yesterday at a programme tagged : ‘CS Connect,’ organised by the Corporate Services Autonomous Business Units (ABU) to showcase its products and services to the public. []The post ‘NNPC Not Retrenching’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I’m Ready For Rematch Against Fury ‘ Wilder
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Plateau United captain, Elisha Golbe has debunked claims by Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr that the present Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) players are not good enough to play for men’s senior national team. Rohr has earlier declared that home based players were not good enough to displace their foreign based counterparts in the []The post I’m Ready For Rematch Against Fury ‘ Wilder appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Baru Seeks Investors To Unlock 10bn Barrels Deep-Water Resources
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Ongoing drive by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase Nigeria’s crude oil reserve heightened yesterday with the unveiling of multi-billion dollar investment opportunities in the nation’s deep-offshore frontiers at the 10th World Energy Capital Assembly in London, United Kingdom. Delivering an address at the panel session entitled: Spotlight on Africa’, group managing director []The post Baru Seeks Investors To Unlock 10bn Barrels Deep-Water Resources appe
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Preventive/Counter Violent Extremism Intervention For Nigeria
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Violent extremism is an area of security concern to a lot of governments and policy makers in different states across the world including Nigeria. The drivers of violent extremism are numerous. However, three main drivers are briefly discussed with a suggested way forward in this article. Poverty: Poverty is a common denominator in Nigeria especially []The post Preventive/Counter Violent Extremism Intervention For Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Curbing The Menace Of Female Genital Mutilation
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
In what seems a prevalent ordeal for women in Africa, the story of genital mutilation among female children and its stoppage is still farfetched. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an awkward cultural practice by some African tribes performed on women with hope to curtail their high sexual urge, and to keep them to one man []The post Curbing The Menace Of Female Genital Mutilation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019: Rethinking APC’s Dilemma In Ogun, Imo, Ondo, Zamfara States
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
TOPE FAYEHUN in this report takes a look at the tough political journey for the governing APC in some of the states under its control ahead of the forthcoming general elections Barely few weeks to the much awaited 2019 general elections, it is crystal clear that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has an uphill []The post 2019: Rethinking APC’s Dilemma In Ogun, Imo, Ondo, Zamfara States appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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