Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 20th December 2018

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 20th December 2018

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Ending Incessant Strikes
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Nigerians have been exposed to the loss of opportunities in the economic, social and educational spheres by incessant strikes embarked on by various associations, bodies and interest groups. Only a few of the strikes have genuine reasons because the issues involved leading to the strikes can normally be resolved amicably through negotiation. Just days ago, []The post Ending Incessant Strikes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FAAC Shares N812.76bn To FG, States, LGs
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The federal government, states and local governments have shared N812.76 billion as revenue for the month of November. The permanent secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse said this yesterday in Abuja, while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting. Giving a breakdown of the revenue accrued in November, []The post FAAC Shares N812.76bn To FG, States, LGs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019 Budget: APC Charges NASS To Rise Above Political Interests
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has charged the National Assembly to rise above political interests and put the country first in its consideration of the proposed N8.83 trillion 2019 national budget. Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC national publicity secretary gave the charge yesterday in Abuja. He was reacting to the attitude of the Peoples Democratic Party []The post 2019 Budget: APC Charges NASS To Rise Above Political Interests appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Okorocha Donates 100 Vehicles To Police
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has handed over one hundred special Sienna Vehicles to the State Commissioner of Police, CP. Dasuki Galadanchi for the State Police Command. The Vehicles are equipped with sophisticated security gadgets. Handing over the vehicles to the CP at the Government House Owerri, Governor Okorocha said he has provided the vehicles []The post Okorocha Donates 100 Vehicles To Police appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NCAC’s DG Calls For Peaceful 2019 Elections
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The director-general, National Council for Arts and Council (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has called for community spirit, peace and cultural values amongst Nigerians during the 2019 elections. Runsewe made the call at a peace programme with the theme: ‘Building a culture of peace for the 2019 general elections’ held at the council’s headquarters yesterday in []The post NCAC’s DG Calls For Peaceful 2019 Elections appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Net
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NNPC Subsidiary Recorded N1.8bn Profit In 2017 ‘ MD
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, Adeyemi Adetunji, said the company made N1.8 billion profit after tax in 2017. Adetunji disclosed this in Abuja at the 1st Triennial Delegate Conference of the PENGASSAN, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail branch. NNPC Retail is a subsidiary of the NNPC. Adetunji who was the guest []The post NNPC Subsidiary Recorded N1.8bn Profit In 2017 ‘ MD appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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Abule-Egba Pipeline Fire’ll Not Disrupt Fuel Supply ‘ NNPC
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said the vandalisatuon of a pipeline in Abulegba area of Lagos which occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday morning from a portion of vandalised NNPC pipeline in the area will not affect petroleum products distribution during the Christmas season. General manager, group public affairs of the NNPC, []The post Abule-Egba Pipeline Fire’ll Not Disrupt Fuel Supply ‘ NNPC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Apapa Traffic: FG Stops Shipping Firms’ Collection Of Demurrage Charges
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The federal government has ordered shipping companies operating in Western Zone of the nation’s seaports to stop collection of container deposit from importers for three months. This stoppage is to ensure that the gridlock on the roads leading to the ports are free from the traffic encumbrances it is currently facing. Speaking over the weekend []The post Apapa Traffic: FG Stops Shipping Firms’ Collection Of Demurrage Charges appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netw
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MTN Predicts Replacement Of Census With Big Data By Governments
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
It has been estimated that by 2023 governments would begin to explore replacing census with big data technologies. That is the rate at which technology is constantly changing our realities and forcing more organisations start-ups or established to get on board, leveraging data to drive revenue growth. Leading this technology charge in Nigeria, []The post MTN Predicts Replacement Of Census With Big Data By Governments appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Generator Emissions: FG Begins House-to-House Inspection January 2019
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The federal government has disclosed its intention to commence house to house inspection of generator emissions in January 2019. The exercise would also capture commercial areas in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the pilot phase, after which it would be extended to other states across the country. The director-general of National Environmental Standards and []The post Generator Emissions: FG Begins House-to-House Inspection January 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian
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Fashola Seeks Indigenous Research To Validate 17m Housing Deficit
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has stressed the need to launch indigenous research to validate the figures provided by World Bank on 17 million housing deficit. The minister, who disclosed this in Abuja yesterday at the unveiling of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) digital platform code for National Housing Fund []The post Fashola Seeks Indigenous Research To Validate 17m Housing Deficit appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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MAAN Targets 25m Metric Tonnes Of Maize Production in 2019
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria (MAAN), has projected an increase with possibility of attaining the target of producing 25 million metric tonnes of maize at the end of the 2019 dry and rainy planting seasons for local consumption. The president, MAAN, Bello Abubakar, who gave the estimation yesterday in Abuja at a parley between the []The post MAAN Targets 25m Metric Tonnes Of Maize Production in 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NCC Outlines Measures For Effective Broadband Coverage
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has outlined strategies being deployed to ensure that the country is covered with high-speed broadband infrastructure that will provide consumers with affordable internet access. Executive vice chairman, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, delivering his keynote paper at the fourth quarter seminar of the Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), held in []The post NCC Outlines Measures For Effective Broadband Coverage appeared first on
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Airtel Fetes 1,000 In Sokoto
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
In the spirit of the Yuletide and love, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, brought smiles and joy to Sokoto by feeding over 1,000 people through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative themed ‘5 Days of Love’ Charity campaign. The charity initiative in partnership with UAC Restaurants, owners of Mr. Biggs, took place at the Sultan []The post Airtel Fetes 1,000 In Sokoto appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Our Aircraft Well Maintained ‘Air Peace
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Air Peace has dismissed reports alleging that one of its aircraft almost crashed on the Lagos-Enugu route on Friday, describing the claims as an unfortunate misrepresentation of facts. A statement issued by the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah on Monday said the aircraft experienced a change in cabin pressure en-route to Enugu and []The post Our Aircraft Well Maintained ‘Air Peace appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dana Air Wins 2018 Best Domestic Airline Award
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Dana Air has won the award for Africa’s Best Airline for 2018 in the domestic operations category, at the Development in Africa Merits Award held recently at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos. DAMA awards is a yearly conference and awards ceremony organized annually by Delta Business School Limited to recognize Corporate organizations and Individuals who have contributed []The post Dana Air Wins 2018 Best Domestic Airline Award appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Minister Decries Slow Pace Of Work On Abeokuta ‘ Ibadan Rail Project
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has decried the low pace of work at the Abeokuta-Ibadan end of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project. The minister, who expressed dissatisfaction with China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), for not putting much effort into the Abeokuta-Ibadan section as they did to the Lagos-Abeokuta axis, stated that the company was trying []The post Minister Decries Slow Pace Of Work On Abeokuta ‘ Ibadan Rail Project appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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Ports Terminal Operators Raise Dock Workers’ Salary By 60%
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Terminal operators at the Nigerian seaports have increased the salaries of dockworkers by 60 per cent. This was even as the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) called for strict implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed between the union and terminal operators. Speaking at the signing of the agreement supervised by the Nigerian []The post Ports Terminal Operators Raise Dock Workers’ Salary By 60% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Marketers Caution Against Gas Plants In Petrol Stations
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) has advised the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to stop approving the location of gas plants in fuel stations. Mr. Nosakhare Ogieva-Okunbor, president of NALPGAM, told newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos that installing `ad-on skid gas plants’ in fuel stations was dangerous. He said that both []The post Marketers Caution Against Gas Plants In Petrol Stations appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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Naira Remains Stable Against Dollar Few Days To Yuletide
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Just as the preparation for yuletide reaches top gear, data obtained from the official website of the Association of Bureau de Change Operators (ABCON) showed that the value of naira has remained stable at the BDC market. The data showed that the naira remained stable at N362.5 which it had maintained since the previous week. []The post Naira Remains Stable Against Dollar Few Days To Yuletide appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Stocks Market: Investors Lose N39bn
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Investors on the Nigerian stocks market lost N39 billion, yesterday as the market returned to decline. The All Share Index (ASI) shed 109.21 absolute points, representing a dip of 0.35 per cent to close at 30,814.19 points. Similarly, the market capitalisation shed N39 billion at N11.216 trillion. The downturn was impacted by losses recorded in []The post Stocks Market: Investors Lose N39bn appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Stanbic IBTC Emerges Biggest Winner At NSE CEO Awards
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited and Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited, have emerged the biggest winners at the recently held 2018 NSE CEO Awards, picking five out of ten award categories. Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited won two awards for dealing member firm with the highest volume of transactions and dealing member firm with the highest value of []The post Stanbic IBTC Emerges Biggest Winner At NSE CEO Awards appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Merger: Access Bank To Raise $250m Tier II Capital In 2019
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Determined to create the largest bank in Africa, Access Bank Plc yesterday said it had finalised plans to issue 250 million dollars Tier 11 capital in January 2019. The bank’s chief executive officer, Mr Herbert Wigwe, disclosed this at a news conference by Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc on details of the proposed []The post Merger: Access Bank To Raise $250m Tier II Capital In 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Experts To FG: Renew Group Life Insurance Coverage For 89,000 Workers
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Stakeholders have urged the federal government to renew Group Life Insurance coverage of over 89,000 workers across the country. The experts, who spoke in different interviews with LEADERSHIP, noted that non-insurance of federal civil servants would mean that the family of deceased civil servants would not be entitled to death benefit claims that could have []The post Experts To FG: Renew Group Life Insurance Coverage For 89,000 Workers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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59 New National Records Set At Abuja 2018
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
No fewer than 59 new national records were set at the just concluded 19th National Sports Festival, tagged ‘Abuja 2018’. This was made known by the chairman of the Main Organsing Committee (MOC) of the games and permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Olusade Adesola, during a post-event press briefing in []The post 59 New National Records Set At Abuja 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Reflections On CBN Policies And Economy
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Economy is the lifeblood of a people and has been simply defined as ”the careful use of money, resources and means of production, the system of how money is made and used within a particular country or region.” Parameters for economic development include Gross National Product (GNP) per capita, occupational structure of the labour force, []The post Reflections On CBN Policies And Economy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fight Against Insurgency And Human Rights Abuses
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The Nigerian state through its military and other paramilitary forces have been battling with several armed violent groups whose actions continually undermine national security. The most notorious is the Boko Haram group. This mindless group have caused untold destruction of lives and properties in the northeast Nigeria. As at July 2017, there were 2.4 million []The post Fight Against Insurgency And Human Rights Abuses appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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The Limit Of Denial
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
The state of mind that precludes the existence of reality; a spell of wishfulness that assumes virtuality. Occurring in individuals, it leads to self destruction. If indulged by leaders, it brings dire consequences upon a state, the failure of leadership and extreme hardships upon the people. Ours in Nigeria is indeed, a story of denial. []The post The Limit Of Denial appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Ensuring Safe And Dignified Migration
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Migration is the great issue of our era. Migration With Dignity (#WithDignity) is the theme of 2018’s International Migrants Day, which was observed on the 18th December. Dignity is at the core of our mission. Treating all migrants with dignity is the fundamental requirement we face before anything else we attempt on migration’a troubling issue []The post Ensuring Safe And Dignified Migration appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Pollution, Climate Change Dominate 2018
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
With few days to bid farewell to 2018, CHIKA OKEKE chronicles major events that dominated the environment sector in the year. The need to rid the environment of all forms of pollution is essential given the outbreak of communicable and air borne diseases. Given the poor air quality, a larger percentage of Nigerians risks chronic []The post Pollution, Climate Change Dominate 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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How Southwest Politics Will Shape 2019 Polls
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
OLAJIDE OMOJOLOMOJU in this report reviews some of the major political events that took place in the Southwest in 2018 and how they may affect the 2019 general elections The year 2018 will certainly go down in the political history of the South West as eventful, for recording some very phenomenal developments that may shape []The post How Southwest Politics Will Shape 2019 Polls appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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As Malnutrition Blights Chances Of Children Attaining Full Potential
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
As malnutrition continues to threaten the lives of under-five children in the northern part of Nigeria, experts have expressed worry about the country’s ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on nutrition by 2030. PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA, writes. SDGs 2.1 target is to end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the []The post As Malnutrition Blights Chances Of Children Attaining Full Potential appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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Ending 2018 With Strikes In Tertiary Institutions ank As Alternative Source Of Funding Sector
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Barely two weeks to the close of 2018, one thing which defined the year as we enter 2019, as far as parents, students and educationists are concerned, is the strike by staff of the tertiary institutions. The Academic Staff Union of Universities-ASUU-, their Polytechnics counterparts and indeed, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities-SSANU- are on []The post Ending 2018 With Strikes In Tertiary Institutions ank As Alternative Source Of Funding Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspa
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