Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Thursday 3rd January 2019

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Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Thursday 3rd January 2019

Be An Atheist Than A Hypocritical Christian ‘ Pope
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Pope Francis has criticised hypocrites in the Catholic Church, the pontiff said on Wednesday during his general audience in the Vatican. ‘How often do we see the scandal of these people who go to church and are there every day, and then they lead a life in which they hate others or talk badly about []The post Be An Atheist Than A Hypocritical Christian Pope appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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We Will Take The Right Decision If’ ‘ ASUU
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has not been briefed on the alleged payment of N15.89 billion to universities by the Federal Government, two months after it embarked on strike. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in []The post We Will Take The Right Decision If’ ‘ ASUU appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Good News! Scientists Develop ‘Super Drug’ To Cure Diabetes
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Here is good news for millions of people worldwide contending with diabetes: Scientists have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate that is fast enough to work in human treatments. This is a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s []The post Good News! Scientists Develop ‘Super Drug’ To Cure Diabetes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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President Shagari: The End Of An Era
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The news that President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari died in the evening hours of Friday December 28, 2018, was a huge shock to the whole nation. It came just two months to his 94th birthday. His life spanned virtually the entire history of Nigeria, a nation he loved and served whose history was inextricably entertained []The post President Shagari: The End Of An Era appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Can Bala Mohammed Upstage Gov Abubakar In Bauchi
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
In this report, AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH observes that the race for next month’s governarship election in Bauchi State is marked with peculiar characteristics, unique contradictions and unequal display of ambition by the candidates. Bauchi State governorship race is no doubt a contest between incumbent Governor Muhammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples []The post Can Bala Mohammed Upstage Gov Abubakar In Bauchi’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian N
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Youths Must Reject Electoral Violence
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
It brooks no argument that youths play a critical role in the life of every nation. Nigeria is unarguably the most youthful nation in the world, with young adults between ages 18 and 35 making up over 50 per cent of the nation’s over 180 million population. This makes Nigeria potentially one of the richest []The post Youths Must Reject Electoral Violence appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019 Campaigns: APC, PDP Broke ‘ Ogbeh
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, observed yesterday that, unlike in 2015, the campaigns for the 2019 general elections are rather discreet and noiseless because both the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are broke. As a result, the minister said attention has been shifted []The post 2019 Campaigns: APC, PDP Broke ‘ Ogbeh appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NAF Bombs Terrorists’ Meeting Venue
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
In continuation of its renewed offensive against insurgents, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed a building which the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters used for their meeting near Baga in the northern part of Borno State. The airstrikes were carried out by NAF’s Air Task Force (ATF) of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole.’ []The post NAF Bombs Terrorists’ Meeting Venue appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Osun Gov, Oyetola, Preaches Religious Tolerance
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has charged the people of the state to refrain from any conduct that may cause religious crisis in any part of the state and warned them against religious intolerance and discrimination. Oyetola who spoke at the 2019 Inter-Religious Prayer Service to herald the New Year, yesterday, urged clerics []The post Osun Gov, Oyetola, Preaches Religious Tolerance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Maku: I Don’t Need Political Structures To Win Nasarawa Gov’ship
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Former minister of Information, Labaran Maku, who is contesting the Nasarawa State governorship election on the ticket of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has said that he does not need political structures to win the election. Critics have insisted that his chances are slim since APGA is not a major political party in the state. []The post Maku: I Don’t Need Political Structures To Win Nasarawa Gov’ship appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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US Embassy Recants, Says Offices Not Shut Down
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The United States Embassy in Abuja, yesterday, made a volte-face and noted that its offices will remain opened for business. Recall that the US Embassy had, on December 31, 2018, announced the closure of the Consulate in a Facebook post monitored by LEADERSHIP. The statement read, ‘Due to the current US government shutdown, the American []The post US Embassy Recants, Says Offices Not Shut Down appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Minimum Wage: FG Moves To Avert Labour Strike
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The federal government in a bid to pressure organised labour to shelve its proposed strike on minimum wage, has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow. A statement signed by the director of Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowokere, indicates that the minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige will meet with the executives []The post Minimum Wage: FG Moves To Avert Labour Strike appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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BCO Threatens To Drag Atiku, PDP To Court
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has threatened to drag the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to court if within seven days they fail to provide proof of allegations that members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s family own substantial shares in Etisalat Nigeria and Keystone Bank. Atiku had in a statement []The post BCO Threatens To Drag Atiku, PDP To Court appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dogara Tasks Students On Skills Acquisition
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has challenged students and youths to learn skills so as to be self-reliant and contribute to the nation’s economy. Dogara specifically urged students to key into various entrepreneurship and skills acquisition programmes in order to free themselves from the bondage of unemployment. Speaking during the investiture of []The post Dogara Tasks Students On Skills Acquisition appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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ASUU Denies Knowledge Of N15.89bn Payment To Varsities
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said it has not been briefed on the alleged payment of N15.89 billion to universities by the federal government, two months after it embarked on strike. The union’s national president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this in an interview in Lagos, yesterday. The unionist was reacting to reports that []The post ASUU Denies Knowledge Of N15.89bn Payment To Varsities appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fire Razes Wadata Market In Makurdi
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Wadata market, one of the biggest markets in Makurdi, the Benue state capital was in the early hours of yesterday gutted by a mysterious fire which destroyed goods worth billions of naira. LEADERSHIP gathered that the fire incidence started at about 1am from the poultry section of the market and quickly spread through the fish []The post Fire Razes Wadata Market In Makurdi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria Grows Teledensity By 19.1% In One Year
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has pegged teledensity growth in the nation’s telecommunication sector at 120 per cent in November, increasing by 2.76 per cent from October. Statistics released by the commission, which confirmed these figures, put telecom’s service users at 169.1 million. The breakdown of the statistics showed that the GSM operators, that is, []The post Nigeria Grows Teledensity By 19.1% In One Year appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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Nigeria Not Losing N600bn Through Telecom Industry
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Nigeria is not losing N600billion revenue through the telecom industry as alleged by Femi Falana (SAN), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC’s Executive Commissioner(Stakeholders Management) Mr Sunday Dare said yesterday that there was no iota of truth in the allegation of the senior lawyer. ‘For the records, there is no iota of []The post ‘Nigeria Not Losing N600bn Through Telecom Industry’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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NCC Introduces Harmonised Short Codes For Telecom Industry
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has introduced the telecom industry’s harmonised short codes that will simplify usage and access to telecom services by consumers. Head of fixed network at NCC, Tony Ikemefuna, who made the disclosure at the second stakeholders’ forum on value added services, organised by NCC in Lagos recently, said the harmonisation was []The post NCC Introduces Harmonised Short Codes For Telecom Industry appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian
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CBN Orders Banks, OFIs To Upload Customers’ Complaints Daily
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
As customer complaints continue to rise, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has taken steps towards ensuring that complaints are tracked and resolved as it has developed a Consumer Complaints Management System (CCMS) on which banks must upload complaints on a daily basis. The apex bank in a circular issued to all banks and other []The post CBN Orders Banks, OFIs To Upload Customers’ Complaints Daily appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Akwa Ibom To Establish Airline Company
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Akwa Ibom State government says it plans to establish an airline company to ensure maximum utilisation of its modern airport. Gov. Udom Emmanuel said this in his speech at a solemn assembly to usher in the New Year in Uyo yesterday. Emmanuel said government would bring joy to the people of the state in []The post Akwa Ibom To Establish Airline Company appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Economists, Operators Upbeat On Economy In 2019, Urge Reforms Implementation
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
With the general elections coming up this year, analysts, operators and other stakeholders in the Nigerian economy said they expect the government to put more efforts into growing the varioys sectors as they look forward to a better year in 2019. Speaking variously with LEADERSHIP, operators and stakeholders said they expect the government to implement []The post Economists, Operators Upbeat On Economy In 2019, Urge Reforms Implementation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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LCCI Plans Interactive Session With Governorship Candidates
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), is set to host another edition of Private Sector Interaction with governorship candidates in Lagos State. The interaction is aimed at providing a platform for the candidates to discuss their manifestoes and programmes for private sector development in Lagos State. The event, according to LCCI, is scheduled []The post LCCI Plans Interactive Session With Governorship Candidates appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Air Peace Begins Flight Operations At MMA2
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Air Peace, yesterday commenced flight services at the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 (MMA2) with a Lagos-Kaduna inaugural flight from the terminal. The airline’s Embraer 145 jet with registration number 5N-BUV took off from the MMA2 enroute to Kaduna Airport at about 7.20 a.m. shortly after a brief launch ceremony witnessed by excited staff, managers of []The post Air Peace Begins Flight Operations At MMA2 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Manufacturing Sector Generates N31.48bn VAT In Q3 2018 ‘ NBS
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The manufacturing sector was a major contributor to internally generated revenue through Value Added Tax (VAT) in the third quarter of 2018 generating 11.5 per cent of the amount that came in for the government through VAT, data released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown. According to the NBS, the other manufacturing []The post Manufacturing Sector Generates N31.48bn VAT In Q3 2018 ‘ NBS appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019: Oil Markets Kick Off With Losses As US Production Surges
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Oil markets reversed early gains yesterday to lower on the back of surging United States (U.S). crude production and concerns of an economic slowdown in 2019. The International Brent crude futures were at $53.65 per barrel down 15 cents, or 0.3 per cent from their final close of 2018, while the West Texas Intermediate, WTI, []The post 2019: Oil Markets Kick Off With Losses As US Production Surges appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Lifebuoy Promotes Hygiene In Makurdi IDPs’ Camp
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
In a bid to further spread the message of hygiene and disease prevention through hand-washing, Lifebuoy has visited Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dauda Camp, Makurdi, Benue State. According to Lifebuoy brand manager, Lanre Odupe said, ‘Nigeria has one of the largest child mortality rates in the world. We were the country with the third []The post Lifebuoy Promotes Hygiene In Makurdi IDPs’ Camp appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Total Begins Production At Egina Oil Field, Targets 200,000bpd
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Nigeria oil frontier has been expanded by major industry player, Total, which has started production from its Egina field, located 1,600 metres of water depths and150 kilometres off the coast of the country. At peak, the oil field will produce 200,000 barrels per day (bpd), which represents about 10 per cent of Nigeria’s current production []The post Total Begins Production At Egina Oil Field, Targets 200,000bpd appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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TCN Installs 60MVA Transformers In Benin, Onitsha Chartered Accountants From Tax Practice
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it has successfully completed the installation of two 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers in its Benin and Onitsha (GCM) Transmission Substations. The Benin 60MVA power transformer is already supplying bulk electricity to Benin Electricity Distribution Company’s load centers, while the transformer in Onitsha (GCM) Substation was energized and put []The post TCN Installs 60MVA Transformers In Benin, Onitsha Chartered Accountants From Tax Practice
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2018: Experts Take Stock Of Nigeria’s Financial Sector
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
As 2019 begins, some financial experts reminiscing about Nigeria’s financial sector in 2018, say it recorded positive developments but not without challenges. Some of the positive developments, they noted included the stability of the foreign exchange market; the increase in financial inclusion rate, occasioned by the emergence of finance technology firms, which facilitated the increase. []The post 2018: Experts Take Stock Of Nigeria’s Financial Sector appeared first on Leadership News
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Expert Commends FG, Gov Obaseki For Migration Awareness Campaign
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The co-director of the Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), a Germany-based diaspora group, Mr. Femi Awoniyi has commended the efforts of the federal government and Edo State Government led by Governor Godwin Obaseki in seeing that Nigerian youths understand the dangers of irregular migration. While stating that the government is definitely doing a lot, Awoniyi []The post Expert Commends FG, Gov Obaseki For Migration Awareness Campaign appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeri
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Why I Started TEF Entrepreneurs ‘ Elumelu
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr Tony Elumelu has disclosed that the luck he had in the beginning of his career and his passion to extend same to young Africans is the driving force behind the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). TEEP is a 10-year, $100 million []The post Why I Started TEF Entrepreneurs ‘ Elumelu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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MAN Praises Nigeria On AfCFTA
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has released its 2019 Economic Outlook report and acknowledged government’s efforts at carrying the private sector along on the issue of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The association said the government should pay adequate and unwavering attention to the emerging issues on AfCFTA in 2019 and beyond. ‘Government []The post MAN Praises Nigeria On AfCFTA appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Proliferation Of Checkpoints Along Seme, Idiroko Roads Frustrating Trans-border Trade ‘ Investigation
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The proliferation of checkpoints along the Seme-Mile2 expressway, Lagos-Badagry road in Lagos State and Atan -Idiroko border roads appeared to have heightened thereby affecting trans-border trade between Nigeria and other Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS). According to findings, the two roads which to neighbouring Benin Republic and other African countries had experienced gradual []The post Proliferation Of Checkpoints Along Seme, Idiroko Roads Frustrating Trans-border Trade &#03
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Federer Wins In Historic Clash With Serena
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Roger Federer emerged triumphant from a historic first meeting with Serena Williams in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday. But tennis was the true winner as two of the game’s greats treated fans worldwide to an unforgettable evening. Defending champions Switzerland sealed a 2-1 victory over six-times winners U.S. which left them bottom of Group B. []The post Federer Wins In Historic Clash With Serena appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria Rugby League Appoints Joe Mbu As Head Coach
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Nigeria Rugby League (NRL) has appointed the former London Broncos and Harlequin forward, Joe Mbu as new coach, according to League Express. The 35-year-old was approached to take the role by Nigeria Rugby League Vice President and General Manager Ade Adebisi, who he played with at Doncaster and also coached at London Skolars. Mbu, who []The post Nigeria Rugby League Appoints Joe Mbu As Head Coach appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Volleyball: Nigeria’s Female Team Win Gold At Camtel Int’l
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Nigeria’s women beach volleyball team beat Cameroon 2-0 to claim gold medal at the Camtel International Championships in Yaound, Cameroon. The pair of Tochukwu Nnourge and Francisca Ikhiede did not take chances as they humbled their Cameroonian counterparts 21-14, 21-13 to lift the trophy in front of the home fans in ground style. Meanwhile, the []The post Volleyball: Nigeria’s Female Team Win Gold At Camtel Int’l appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Ighalo Unveils Multi-million Naira Mansion In Lagos
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo has proved his taste for luxury with his new residence in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. Changchun Yatai of China star Odion Ighalo flaunted his multi-million naira residence in Lekki, Lagos State. The 29-year-old shook off the disappointment of his club’s relegation to the Chinese League One with a state-of-the-art []The post Ighalo Unveils Multi-million Naira Mansion In Lagos appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I’ll Be Ready For Australian Open ‘ Nadal
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title. A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his US Open semifinal in early September his last competitive match and the 32-year-old Spaniard had ankle surgery at the start of November. He []The post I’ll Be Ready For Australian Open ‘ Nadal appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I Suffered Racist Abuse In Italy ‘ Maradona
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Diego Maradona has showed his support for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and said he too suffered racial abuse when he played in Serie A. Koulibaly was the victim of monkey chants from Inter Milan fans during his side’s 1-0 defeat to the Nerazzurri at the San Siro on Boxing Day. As a result, Inter have []The post I Suffered Racist Abuse In Italy ‘ Maradona appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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New Direction in Counter-terrorism: The Shettima Emergency Security Meeting
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
The recent assaults by Boko Haram against Nigerian military formations no doubt, has crumbled the former federal government assertion that Boko Haram has been ‘technically’ defeated. It prompted Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State to swiftly call for an emergency security meeting where issues concerning the increasing attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the state []The post New Direction in Counter-terrorism: The Shettima Emergency Security Meeting appeared first on Leadership News
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Heckling As Sign Of Executive-Legislature Impotence
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
On December 19, 2018, while presenting the 2019 budget proposals to the joint sitting of the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari was heckled by some members. They disrupted the flow of his presentation as they irritably and episodically interjected, forcing him to calmly remark that the whole world was watching. To be clear, the joint []The post Heckling As Sign Of Executive-Legislature Impotence appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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How A Politicized Prayer Might Inspire God’s Anger
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Although God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth has impinged on the consciousness of humanity, the inevitability of death. Nonetheless, when death comes knocking, it is painful to both the victims and family members. Mass deaths are even more painful because communities are quaked and they feel an understandable deep sense of personal anguish []The post How A Politicized Prayer Might Inspire God’s Anger appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dangote Flour Relaunches Products
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Dangote Flour Mills in its desire to put tasty meals on the tables of Nigerians has rolled into the market, two products, Dangote Semolina and whole wheatmeal. The company has embarked on aggressive marketing and branding campaign to ensure visibility of its products throughout the nation. The unveiling of the two products took place in []The post Dangote Flour Relaunches Products appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FALA Future African Leaders Award ceremony a night of Pride for Nigeria’s Former President and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Last night’s New Year’s Eve services presided over by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is sure to be a memorable one. The celebratory spirit was palpable, and the festivities were elevated to new heights by the special attendance of Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The announcement of the Future Africa Young Leader (FALA) nominees gave overwhelming pride []The post FALA Future African Leaders Award ceremony a night of Pride for Nigeria’s Former President and Pastor Chris
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