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2019 Budget Presentation: PDP Lawmakers Act Childish, Shameless-APC Chieftain
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Following the clamouring by some lawmakers of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the presentation of the 2019 National Budget by President Mohammadu Buhari on Wednesday, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and the deputy national coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organisation in charge of the entire North who also doubles as the special adviser to the national []The post 2019 Budget Presentation: PDP Lawmakers Act Childish, Shameless-APC Chieftain appeared first on Leadership Newspaper an
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2019: We Have No Anointed Candidate ‘ ACF
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Urges candidates to abide by Abuja Peace Accord The apex northern socio-cultural organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), yesterday declared that it was not supporting any presidential candidate in the 2019 general election. Addressing the presidential candidate of People’s Trust, Mr Gbenga Olawepo Hashim, and his entourage during a visit to ACF headquarters in Kaduna, []The post 2019: We Have No Anointed Candidate ‘ ACF appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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ASUU Strike, Big Threat To 2019 Polls ‘ INEC
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is a big threat to the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said yesterday. LEADERSHIP reports that over one million ad hoc workers are required by INEC from the federal institutions for the 2019 general elections but the ongoing strike []The post ASUU Strike, Big Threat To 2019 Polls INEC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Minimum Wage: Labour Rejects PMB’s Committee, To Resume Strike Jan 1
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Organised labour yesterday rejected the call by President Muhammadu Buhari to set up another high-powered technical committee on the new national minimum wage. In a communiqu issued at the end of its emergency meeting held in Lagos, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) urged the president to []The post Minimum Wage: Labour Rejects PMB’s Committee, To Resume Strike Jan 1 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Make 2019 Polls Violence-free, PMB Urges Security Operatives
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Kano told security operatives in the country to work in synergy to check ballot snatching and other forms of electoral crimes in the 2019 general elections. Speaking at the passing out parade of 602 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) trainees at the first regular cadet course, Buhari urged them to []The post Make 2019 Polls Violence-free, PMB Urges Security Operatives appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019: Scheming, Funds Delaying APC Campaign Take-off
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Certain individuals and interest groups angling to play critical roles in the re-election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari may be responsible for the delay in the take-off of the campaign train of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), LEADERSHIP Friday checks have revealed. It was further gathered that party leaders are divided on who should []The post 2019: Scheming, Funds Delaying APC Campaign Take-off appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Leave The Wolves, Atiku
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
With less than two months to go, concerns by the opposition that next year’s general elections would not be free and fair appear to be getting louder by the day. The voice of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, so far, dominated the complaints. At the belated signing of the Peace Accord, for []The post Leave The Wolves, Atiku appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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How FG Uncovered Ghost Schools, Saved N33m Monthly In Benue
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Benue State Social Investment Office of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme, recently embarked on a screening exercise and succeeded in delisting ghost schools, pupils, vendors to save taxpayers N33 million every month. HEMBADOON ORSAR (Makurdi) writes on the recovery. The Office of the Social Investment Programme in Benue State has discovered and delisted over []The post How FG Uncovered Ghost Schools, Saved N33m Monthly In Benue appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netw
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Update On NASA Mission To Touch The Sun
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
This column published a two-part article titled, ‘Solar System: NASA Solar Mission’ on 17th and 24th August 2018. In the article, concerted efforts to ‘touch’ the Sun by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) were presented. NASA is an American famous agency with clear mandate on space exploration as stated in her vision, ‘We reach []The post Update On NASA Mission To Touch The Sun appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Vulnerable Citizens Excluded In Policy Making ‘ Auta
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Lois Auta is the founder of Cedar Seed Foundation and a person living with disability. She is also a candidate running for the House of Representatives seat to represent AMAC/Bwari federal constituency on the platform of Accord Party. In this interview with RUTH TENE NATSA, she speaks on the need for inclusive opportunities for vulnerable []The post Vulnerable Citizens Excluded In Policy Making Auta appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG Set To Launch New Tax Rates, Excise Duties
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The federal government has said it will soon come up with new revenue generating initiatives to shore up resources to fund its annual budget. The government added that the aim is to execute more projects. ”The focus now is on revenue because we do have to mobilise more domestic revenue so that we can better []The post FG Set To Launch New Tax Rates, Excise Duties appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Trader Moni: 2m Beneficiaries’ Target Almost Achieved ‘ Osinbajo
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Vice president , Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the economic empowerment scheme of the federal government for petty traders, Trader Moni was already on course to achieving its target of 2million beneficiaries by the end of the year. The vice president , who hinted that the sum of N20billion was earmarked for the programme this []The post Trader Moni: 2m Beneficiaries’ Target Almost Achieved ‘ Osinbajo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Population Growth Affecting Unemployment Figures ‘ FG
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The federal government has said that in spite of its programmes aimed at creating jobs, unemployment rate continues to rise due to rise in population growth. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma said this yesterday at the public presentation and breakdown of 2019 federal government’s Budget. Udoma explained that the []The post Population Growth Affecting Unemployment Figures ‘ FG appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG Releases N820bn To MDAs From 2018 Budget
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The federal government yesterday announced the release of over N820.57billion to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as capital expenditure from 2018 budget, saying that it would soon increase it to N1.1trillion before the end of the year. Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, who disclosed this during the 2019 Budget breakdown in Abuja, said []The post FG Releases N820bn To MDAs From 2018 Budget appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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SEC Approves NSE Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
In fulfilment of its desire to champion sustainable capital market practices in Africa, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said its Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines has been approved by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). The NSE recognised the promotion of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles to facilitate more meaningful engagement between investors and listed companies on []The post SEC Approves NSE Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines appeared first on Leadership Ne
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Yuletide: NSCDC To Deploy 3,000 Officers On Abuja Streets
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
As the Christmas and the New Year celebrations approach, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command said it would deploy about 3,000 officers to strategic places in Abuja to maintain law and order. Speaking to newsmen in his office yesterday, the commandant of NSCDC in the FCT, Commandant Patrick []The post Yuletide: NSCDC To Deploy 3,000 Officers On Abuja Streets appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Rowdy Session At NASS Shows PMB Has Failed
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The rowdy session that accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari’s budget presentation at the National Assembly last Wednesday is an indication that the President has failed, according to the Special Assistant (SA) on Youth Support Groups to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. According to a statement signed by the SA []The post ‘Rowdy Session At NASS Shows PMB Has Failed’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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Budget Presentation: Sen Ayogu Eze Condemns NASS Rowdy Session
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
A ranking senator and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 election in Enugu Sate, Sen. Ayogu Eze has condemned what transpired in the National Assembly when President Muhammad Buhari presented the 2019 appropriation to a joint sitting of the assembly. Sen Eze said that it was unprecedented for members []The post Budget Presentation: Sen Ayogu Eze Condemns NASS Rowdy Session appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Lawmakers Who Booed PMB Are Selfish ‘ Kogi Gov
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has described as selfish, lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari, while presenting the 2019 Appropriation Bill at the National Assembly on Wednesday. Governor Bello, who spoke to State House correspondents on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said the lawmakers were bent on destroying democracy in the country. According to []The post Lawmakers Who Booed PMB Are Selfish ‘ Kogi Gov appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Net
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LEADERSHIP Celebrates End Of Year In Grand Style
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
LEADERSHIP Newspaper Group publishers of LEADERSHIP Newspaper yesterday celebrated its End of Year 2018 in grand style rewarding staff for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the company. The event took place at the corporate headquarters of LEADERSHIP Newspaper Group, Utako Abuja. List of awardees during the LEADERSHIP Newspaper 2018 End of Year include: []The post LEADERSHIP Celebrates End Of Year In Grand Style appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Ekiti Govt Confirms Receipt Of N3.9bn Paris Fund
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Ekiti State government yesterday confirmed the receipt of N3.9 billion from the federal government as the last tranche of its Paris Club refund. A total sum of N3.3 billion was also deducted and paid as outstanding 2016- 2018 counterpart fund for Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) being owed by the state as directed by the []The post Ekiti Govt Confirms Receipt Of N3.9bn Paris Fund appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Lokpobiri Lauds IFAD Over $500m Agric Investment
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has commended the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), for supporting the nation’s agricultural value chain development programme with the sum of $500 million. Lokpobiri who made the commendation in Abuja, yesterday, while playing host to the new country representative of the fund, Ms []The post Lokpobiri Lauds IFAD Over $500m Agric Investment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nig
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Kwara APC Appeals Judgement Recognising Balogun-Fulani’s Faction
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State said that it had appealed against an Ilorin High Court judgement which recognised the Ishola Balogun-Fulani led executives of the party. The chairman of the party, Hon Bashir Bolarinwa dropped this hint at a news conference in Ilorin, the state capital. He urged members of the party []The post Kwara APC Appeals Judgement Recognising Balogun-Fulani’s Faction appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Why PMB Couldn’t Fix Nigeria In 3 Years ‘ Oshiomhole
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari couldn’t fix Nigeria in the last three years because the image of the country was shattered severely. Oshiomhole spoke yesterday at the Lafia parade ground, during the official flag-off of campaign by APC in Nasarawa State. The []The post Why PMB Couldn’t Fix Nigeria In 3 Years ‘ Oshiomhole appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Oil Prices Decline To 1 Year Low On Oversupply Worries
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Oil prices fell more than four percent yesterday, hitting their lowest in more than a year on worries about oversupply and the outlook for energy demand as a U.S. interest rate rise knocked stock markets. Stock markets dropped worldwide after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates and maintained most of its guidance for additional hikes []The post Oil Prices Decline To 1 Year Low On Oversupply Worries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Access Bank Has Enough Financial Capacity To Commensurate Diamond Bank Merger
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Access Bank said it has enough financial capacity to commensurate Diamond Bank merger with the bank. Also, the bank said it will be issuing about 6.62 billion shares to Diamond Bank shareholders in bringing them to the new larger entity. In a press briefing in Lagos, the chief executive of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe said []The post ‘Access Bank Has Enough Financial Capacity To Commensurate Diamond Bank Merger’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Stocks Market: Buying Interest In Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar, 15 Others Upturns Performance
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The buying interest in Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar and 15 other stocks upturned prior day’s bearish sentiment as the NSE All Share Index (ASI) appreciated 0.32 per cent, yesterday. The ASI was up by 97.92 absolute points, representing an increase of 0.32 per cent to close at 30,802.90 points. Similarly, the market capitalisation increased by []The post Stocks Market: Buying Interest In Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar, 15 Others Upturns Performance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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Nigeria Set For Air Transport Hub In Africa ‘ PMB
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has said the federal government is committed to ensuring that Nigeria becomes regional air transportation hub in Africa. Speaking at the commissioning of the new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, yesterday, which has the capacity of processing 15 million passengers yearly, President Buhari said: ‘I wish to assure you []The post Nigeria Set For Air Transport Hub In Africa ‘ PMB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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Super Eagles Enter 2019 As 44th Best In The World
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Nigeria’s Super Eagles finished 2018 as the 44th best footballing nation in the world according to the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday. Eagles, who remain unmoved from the spot they have occupied since October, saw the Gernot Rohr’s men sit at the 4th best team on the Africa continent with 1427 points. The []The post Super Eagles Enter 2019 As 44th Best In The World appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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1000 People With Disabilities Smile Home With Assistive Equipment
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The distribution of assistive devices to people with disabilities in Plateau State to commemorate the International Day for People with Disabilities (IDPD) put smiles on over 1,000 persons. ACHOR ABIMAJE (Jos) reports. People living with disabilities on the Plateau will not forget in a hurry penultimate month, when they smiled home following the distribution of []The post 1000 People With Disabilities Smile Home With Assistive Equipment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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As Sokoto Surpasses UNESCO Threshold For Education
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
For consistently maintaining the UNESCO requirement in the education sector in the state and passing a law criminalising any parent, guardian or care giver who, for no just cause, denies any child the right to education, Sokoto is fast taking the lead in having a well educated populace. ANKELI EMMANUEL (Sokoto) writes on the impacts []The post As Sokoto Surpasses UNESCO Threshold For Education appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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As Taraba Moves To Heal Wounds On Mambilla Plateau
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
In the wake of the return of permanent peace to the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State after a series of crises that has claimed over 260 lives, AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE (Abuja) and ANDREW OJIH (Jalingo) write on how the state government intervened with a N310 million compensation for the victims and a call to maintain peace. []The post As Taraba Moves To Heal Wounds On Mambilla Plateau appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019: PDP Staring Defeat In The Face ‘ Sen Adamu
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Senator Abdullahi Adamu represents Nasarawa North senatorial district. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture maintains that the opposition PDP knows they are bound to lose the 2019 elections, hence the noise about the amendment of the Electoral Act 2010. The president is being berated for not assenting []The post 2019: PDP Staring Defeat In The Face Sen Adamu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Aso Rock And The Ides Of 2018
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
As exciting as the year 2018 had been in the Presidential Villa, it was also a mixed bag of intrigues, celebrations, suspense and power play. As the year inches closer to an end, JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH chronicles major events that shaped the year in the seat of power. A year preceding a general election is sure []The post Aso Rock And The Ides Of 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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