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Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Friday 7th December 2018

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Friday 7th December 2018

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Judiciary As Bastion Of Nigeria’s Budding Democracy
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
KUNLE OLASANMI, in this report, examines the extent to which the judiciary, as the third arm of government, has saved the country from sliding into anarchy. No doubt, the judiciary is a noble institution which has saved the country from sliding into anarchy many times. But for its timely interventions in some cases which had []The post Judiciary As Bastion Of Nigeria’s Budding Democracy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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INEC Appoints Rose Orianran-Anthony As Secretary
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the appointment of Mrs Rose Orianran-Anthony as Secretary to the commission for a four year term. A statement by INEC national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee Dr Festus Okoye, yesterday in Abuja, said that the appointment took effect from December 6. Okoye said that []The post INEC Appoints Rose Orianran-Anthony As Secretary appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Relocate From Lagos, Ogun Now, Police Tell Ritualists
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The new assistant inspector general (AIG) of Police in-charge of Zone II, Lawal Shehu, has declared war on some native doctors and human parts dealers within Lagos and Ogun, urging them to relocate or face the wrath of law. The police boss said the decision to clamp down on the ritual killers became necessary because []The post Relocate From Lagos, Ogun Now, Police Tell Ritualists appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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APC Won’t Shield Corrupt Members From Facing Trial ‘ Keyamo
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Spokesman of the President Muhammadu Buhari Reelection Campaign Organisation, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not shield its members who are accused of corruption from facing trial. Keyamo made the declaration while speaking in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, during a one-day anti-corruption symposium, organised by Rivers Unity []The post APC Won’t Shield Corrupt Members From Facing Trial ‘ Keyamo appeared first on Leadership Newsp 
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EFCC Arraigns Dangote Staff For Alleged N15m Fraud
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Adewale Dalmeida, Ibrahim Lawal and Lukman Adam, who are employees of Dangote Cement, Ibese, Ogun State, and one Afeez Olaniba before Justice O J Bamgbose of the High Court of Ogun State, Abeokuta on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of []The post EFCC Arraigns Dangote Staff For Alleged N15m Fraud appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Lagos CJ Frees 9 Prisoners
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The chief judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, freed nine prisoners, yesterday and directed magistrates in the state to deploy non-custodial sentencing for minor offenders to decongest the prisons. Five inmates out of 25 shortlisted were released from Medium Security Prisons. This included one Saidi Raimi from Kwara who was released to a mental []The post Lagos CJ Frees 9 Prisoners appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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NASS Protest: Reps Summon Finance Minister Over Non-release Of CONLESS Funds
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The House of Representatives yesterday, summoned the minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, to appear before it and give reasons for the non release of the fund appropriated for the National Assembly and the judiciary in the 2018 budget. This is just as it said it is committed to the welfare of the staff of []The post NASS Protest: Reps Summon Finance Minister Over Non-release Of CONLESS Funds appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Pastor Kumuyi Asks Auditors-General To Uphold Integrity, Fear Of God
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The general superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William F. Kumuyi, has told auditors general of Nigeria that in the performance of their responsibilities, they must be guided by the fear of God and ensure that their conduct is exemplary in all things. Kumuyi gave the charge yesterday at a 3-day conference for []The post Pastor Kumuyi Asks Auditors-General To Uphold Integrity, Fear Of God appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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The State Of Some Government Owned School Property .
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Education in the primary and secondary space have gone pass the makeshift of just having pupils in a class to teach without a suitable environment to accommodate such learning. While some private institutions would feel they can stand the test of time as it concerns infrastructure, government owned schools are apparently still in the 3 []The post The State Of Some Government Owned School Property . appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Bribery Video: Court Restrains Kano Assembly From Investigating Ganduje
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
A Kano High Court presided over by Justice A.T. Badamasi yesterday granted an Order of Injunction restraining Kano State House of Assembly Investigative Committee from further investigating the alleged $5 million bribe involving Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The court which earlier ordered the state House of Assembly to maintain the status quo []The post Bribery Video: Court Restrains Kano Assembly From Investigating Ganduje appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian 
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Ex-SGF Lawal Distances Self From Aso Villa Imposter
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Babachir Lawal has distanced himself from purported statement by one alleged imposter, Amina Mohammed that he was involved in her scams for which she was paraded by Directorate of State Services (DSS) in Abuja, recently. Lawal in a statement in Yola, Adamawa State capital yesterday, []The post Ex-SGF Lawal Distances Self From Aso Villa Imposter appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Reason Behind Leicester City Helicopter Crash
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The helicopter which crashed killing Leicester City’s chairman and four others span out of control after a mechanism became disconnected, investigators have said. An Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report found cockpit pedals had disconnected from the tail rotor. This caused the AW169 aircraft to turn uncontrollably to the right before it crashed near the []The post Reason Behind Leicester City Helicopter Crash appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Oyedepo And The Perils Of Satire
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
It’s difficult to say which one was worse: the original falsehood or the misinterpretation and rebroadcast of its parody as gospel truth. The fugitive and self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is credited with inventing the fabulous tale that the real President Muhammadu Buhari died in London sometime in January or []The post Oyedepo And The Perils Of Satire appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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President Buhari’s Major Principles On Climate Change
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
This year’s annual conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently taking place in Katowice, Poland. It opened on December 2nd and will run until the 14th. There are about 22,000 delegates from 200 countries at the conference, including President Muhammadu Buhari who joined other world leaders for []The post President Buhari’s Major Principles On Climate Change appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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APC Guber Candidates Pass Vote Of Confidence On Oshiomhole
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday held a consultative meeting with governorship candidates of the party where a vote of confidence was unanimously passed on the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC). LEADERSHIP reports that the fallout of the primaries had polarized the party with some aggrieved candidates calling for the removal of the national []The post APC Guber Candidates Pass Vote Of Confidence On Oshiomhole appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian Ne 
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After 6 Years, 19th National Sports Festival Finally Kicks Off In Abuja
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
After six-year in waiting, the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) finally kicks off with a colourful opening ceremony at the Abuja National Stadium, yesterday. The biennial multi-sporting events originally designed to foster unity and help unearth new talents has been fading and nearly knocked to comatose since the last edition was held in Lagos six []The post After 6 Years, 19th National Sports Festival Finally Kicks Off In Abuja appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network 
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2019 AFCON: South Africa Offers To Bail Out CAF As Host
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
South Africa are ready to bail out the Confederation of African Football as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations according to SAFA President Danny Jordaan. CAF stripped Cameroon of the rights to host the competition and have already contacted South Africa as a plug and play option, although there are a few issues []The post 2019 AFCON: South Africa Offers To Bail Out CAF As Host appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Christmas: FRSC Vows To Sanction Erring Drivers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Mr Boboye Oyeyemi has said that the commission has put necessary mechanism in place to ensure hitch free vehicular movement during the Christmas and New Year period, warning that it will not hesitate to punish any recalcitrant drive who breach the traffic rule. This is []The post Christmas: FRSC Vows To Sanction Erring Drivers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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US Visa Doesn’t Solve Your Integrity Problem, Nabena Tells Atiku
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Deputy National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena has slammed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar saying that his quest to get the government of the United States to ‘Vacate Entry Ban’ does nothing to enhance his integrity. Nabena who alleged that Alhaji Atiku as Vice President []The post US Visa Doesn’t Solve Your Integrity Problem, Nabena Tells Atiku appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and N 
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Diplomacy: Nda-Isaiah, NCAC Network Nigeria’s Culture To The World
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
With conscious effort, Nigeria is selling her culture and rich history to the outside world through cultural diplomacy. STELLAMARIES AMUWA (Abuja) in this report looks at the recently concluded International Arts and Craft Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and the marks left behind. The much anticipated International Arts []The post Diplomacy: Nda-Isaiah, NCAC Network Nigeria’s Culture To The World appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian N 
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Buhari’s Climate Justice Pitch In Katowice
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
There is cautious optimism that nations may get serious about climate change as the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened in Katowice, Poland on 3 December 2018. The optimism is slim because the conference would essentially draw up the rule book for the implementation of the []The post Buhari’s Climate Justice Pitch In Katowice appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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How Important Are NGOs In Humanitarian Disasters
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
NGOs are the rapid response units of humanitarian disasters all over the world. Members of these unique organisations put their lives on the line to operate in volatile areas during conflicts, and provide unconditional services for poverty stricken people. ORJIME MOSES writes. While the UN is still discussing the pros and cons of moving into []The post How Important Are NGOs In Humanitarian Disasters’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Bauchi People Will Vote Massively For PMB ‘ Katagum
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Architect Audu Sule Katagum is the Deputy Governor of Bauchi state. In this interview with BODE GBADEBO, he bares his mind on the controversies surrounding the last governorship primaries in the state and the chances of the APC at the 2019 elections. Recently, There has been a reconciliatory move by the national headquarters of []The post Bauchi People Will Vote Massively For PMB Katagum appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Atiku Is Sure Bet For PDP ‘ Sen Urhoghide
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Senator Matthew Urhoghide represents Edo North senatorial district in the Senate. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accouns maintains that Atiku Abubakar is the best presidential candidate the party can offer, among other issues. How would you rate the Buhari administration in terms of performance’ To be frank, since []The post Atiku Is Sure Bet For PDP ‘ Sen Urhoghide appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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On Impending Strike By Oil Marketers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Federal Government has been given a seven-day ultimatum by the oil marketers in the country to settle outstanding debts totalling N800 billion. The marketers, comprising Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs), said if the federal government fails to meet their []The post On Impending Strike By Oil Marketers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netw 
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FitFam Fest 2018: Amstel Malta Promotes Fun, Excitement For Fitness Lovers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Lagos came alive this past weekend as the largest comprehensive fitness festival, FitFam Fest, in collaboration with Amstel Malta, brought men, women and children of all ages together for its annual, unmissable fitness and wellness experience. The event, which held on Saturday, November 24 at the Hard Rock Cafe Beachfront, in Oniru, Lekki, saw top []The post FitFam Fest 2018: Amstel Malta Promotes Fun, Excitement For Fitness Lovers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network 
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Post-primaries Issues In Niger Governorship Race
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The political dynamics in Niger state in reality will be the function of the combination of the ways the individual candidates are viewed and the manner the political parties marshal out their action plans especially to resolve internal party crisises ahead of the next year’s general elections. In 2015, the political parties played major roles []The post Post-primaries Issues In Niger Governorship Race appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Brand Celebrates Africanism At 2018 Backyard Fashion Show
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The weekend could not have gotten any better as guests gathered in their numbers to attend the much anticipated Backyard Fashion Show in Lagos. First of its kind, the fashion & lifestyle event which held on Sunday 2nd of December at the Backyard Bar and Grill, Victoria Island, Lagos witnessed amazing teams of fashion designers, []The post Brand Celebrates Africanism At 2018 Backyard Fashion Show appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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LEADERSHIP Entertainment Editor, Anthony Ada Abraham BAGS Indigenous Media Personality Of The Year Award
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The group entertainment editor, LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group, Me Anthony Ada Abraham on Thursday received a prestigious award of Indigenous Media Personality of the Year from the Miss Indigenous Beauty Pageant organisers. The investiture which took place at the corporate headquarters of the media outfit in Abuja was witnessed by the GM Digital Assets, Mr Ebriku []The post LEADERSHIP Entertainment Editor, Anthony Ada Abraham BAGS Indigenous Media Personality Of The Year Award appeared first on Lea 
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Cardi B Announces Breakup With Hubby
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Well known American rapper, Cardi B, has made a shocking announcement that she and her husband offset are no longer together. The mother of one who shares a five-month-old daughter, Kulture, with the Migos star revealed on Instagram on Tuesday night that she and her husband of just over a year are ‘not together anymore.’ []The post Cardi B Announces Breakup With Hubby appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Africa Magic Celebrates 15 Years Of Entertainment
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment content for Africa by Africans, is celebrating 15 years of magic, quality content and the continuous development of the local African television entertainment industry. According to the Channel Director, Africa Magic Channels, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu: ‘For 15 years, the Africa Magic channels have entertained viewers and audiences with the []The post Africa Magic Celebrates 15 Years Of Entertainment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nige 
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NNPC, NCDMB To Grow Nigerian Content To 70%
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) have committed to growing local content in the oil and gas industry from the current 40 per cent to 70 per cent by 2027 as part of strategies to sustain economic development in country. NNPC’s group managing director, Dr. Maikanti []The post NNPC, NCDMB To Grow Nigerian Content To 70% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Fake News Demoralises Soldiers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Nigerian Army is reported to be unhappy and worried about the negative impact of fake news being released on the morale of the Nigerian troops in the war front currently engaged in fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country. The Army seriously believes that such spreading of fake news []The post Fake News Demoralises Soldiers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Market Capitalisation Loses N122bn On Renewed Sell-Offs
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Nigerian equities market yesterday halt two-day gaining streak on renewed profit taking activity as market capitalisation lost N122 billion. The All Share Index (ASI) was down by 332.58 absolute points, representing a decline of 1.07 per cent to close at 30,819.10 points. Similarly, market capitalisation decreased by N122 billion to close at []The post Market Capitalisation Loses N122bn On Renewed Sell-Offs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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Rising Kidnapping In Ondo, Osun Sparks Fears Among Travellers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
With three kidnapping cases within one week on major roads in Ondo and Osun States, there are fears among commuters especially those that shuttle between Abuja and Lagos of their safety. AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE (Abuja) and Temitope Oluwatosin (Akure) report. The traffic between Abuja and Lagos remains one of the highest in the country as inbound []The post Rising Kidnapping In Ondo, Osun Sparks Fears Among Travellers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network. 
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AJSC Remains Nigeria’s Solution To Industrialisation
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
As Nigeria struggles to meet its industrial needs, managers of Nigeria’s greatest steel investment, have assured that the Ajaokuta Steel Complex remains Nigeria’s greatest solution to industrialisation, even as they revealed that Nigeria has imported over N23 trillion worth of steel, spanning 10 years, LEADERSHIP Friday Editor, RUTH TENE NATSA writes. Records by the []The post AJSC Remains Nigeria’s Solution To Industrialisation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian 
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