Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Sunday 6th January 2019

2 Nation Builders, 2 Deaths: The Shehu Shagari And Lulu Briggs Connection
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Two great friends and political allies died peacefully a few hours apart. One in Abuja, Nigerias capital city and the other in Accra, the capital city of neighbouring country, Ghana, where he had gone for a short visit. One from the aridity of the peaceful sub-urban town of Shagari, close to the headquarters of the []The post 2 Nation Builders, 2 Deaths: The Shehu Shagari And Lulu Briggs Connection appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Ed Sheeran Ordered To Face Marvin Gaye Plagiarism Lawsuit
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The overlap of the protectable elements alone prevents a judgment of non infringement as a matter of law, ruled U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton. Ed Sheeran is not getting off the hook from plagiarism claims filed against him from the rights holders of Marvin Gayes 1973 classic Lets Get It On. On Thursday (Jan. 3), []The post Ed Sheeran Ordered To Face Marvin Gaye Plagiarism Lawsuit appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FA Cup: Chelsea, Arsenal Cruise As Gillingham Knock Out Cardiff
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Blues Bids Fabregas Farewell Alvaro Morata scored twice as holders Chelsea began their FA Cup defence with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in a match where a tearful Cesc Fabregas appeared to bid farewell to English football. The third round is the stage where top-flight clubs enter the world’s oldest senior knockout []The post FA Cup: Chelsea, Arsenal Cruise As Gillingham Knock Out Cardiff appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I Love Fela’s Music ‘ Auwal
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Auwal Ibrahim Musa who is the executive director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Chairman of Zero Corruption Coalition (ZCC), is a human rights activist with several feathers to his cap. In this interview with Stellamaries Amuwa, he talks about love for his work, his challenges, passions and lessons learned among other things. []The post I Love Fela’s Music ‘ Auwal appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Operation Whirl Stroke’ Takes 236,864 IDPs Back To Their Homelands
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
In this report, Hembadoon Orsar recounts how Operation Whirl Strokelaunched by the federal government facilitated the return of 236, 864 IDPs in Benue, Nasarawa and part of Taraba State to their communities. Mixed feelings have trailed the return of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Benue state as communities living at the border areas of the []The post Operation Whirl Stroke Takes 236,864 IDPs Back To Their Homelands appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dignity For Migrants
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Across the world, migration has become one of the most problematic international phenomena of late. At the moment, the number of international migrants has risen to about 258 million. Another plank is internal migration. It is estimated that 40 million people are presently internally displaced by conflict, and each year millions of others are forced []The post Dignity For Migrants appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigerians Acquired Social Vices From Foreign Countries ‘ Minister
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung said Nigerians acquired social vices like corruption and drugs abuse from foreign cultures. Dalung stated this while speaking at Tarok Cultural Carnival 2018 organised by Ntim Otarok Cultural Association(NOCA), with the theme ‘Promoting and Sustaining Tarok Culture in the 21st Century’, in Mabudi, Langtang South Local []The post Nigerians Acquired Social Vices From Foreign Countries ‘ Minister appeared first on Leader
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Niger Spends N5.6bn On Industrial Park, International Market
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Niger state government has attracted investment for the establishment of Garam Industrial Park in Suleja local government and built 90 industrial cluster in Minna, the state capital. The states commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry, Hon. Mohammed Mundi disclosed this in Minna. He said that the industrial park at Garam will cost over N4 billion []The post Niger Spends N5.6bn On Industrial Park, International Market appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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El-Rufai Decries Ethnic, Religious Politics As Recipe For Retrogression
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has decried the manipulation of religion and ethnicity for political interests, saying that it is holding back the progress of Nigeria. El-Rufai also explained that the choice of Dr Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate was influenced by considerations of competence, developing the state and pooling the talents of []The post El-Rufai Decries Ethnic, Religious Politics As Recipe For Retrogression appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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Arewa Community Rejects Jimi Agbaje’s Endorsement
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Arewa community in Lagos State has rejected the endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by some traditional rulers and traders. In a statement signed by the secretary of the group, Alhaji Musa Sale, after a meeting held at Arewa House, No 1 Abdullahi Daura Close, Agege, the Arewa community in []The post Arewa Community Rejects Jimi Agbaje’s Endorsement appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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No Community Will Be Sidelined ‘ Fayemi
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, assured that all developmental projects under his administration would be evenly distributed across all towns and villages of the state without political considerations. The governor said he would work hard to ensure good performance in his second term to convince Ekiti people that they made no mistake in []The post No Community Will Be Sidelined ‘ Fayemi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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42-year-old Man Murdered In A Brawl Over Lady
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
A 42-year-old man, Mr Dickson Igbinoba, a father of two, was killed in Benin City, Edo State following a brawl with one Mr Osakioya Egavoen over their lover. Before the tragic encounter, the two men were said to have been in a supremacy battle to undo each other as they exchanged rounds of blows at []The post 42-year-old Man Murdered In A Brawl Over Lady appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Police Deny Report Of Officer Jailed In Benin Republic
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Police Force has denied media report that one of its police officers is serving jail term in Benin Republic for crossing border with service pistol. Reacting to the report, Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood, said from the record of the Force, no police officer has been arrested in Benin Republic for crossing the border []The post Police Deny Report Of Officer Jailed In Benin Republic appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CAN Declares Jan 10 Prayer Day For Elections
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared Jan 10, 2019 as National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections. The Christian body also declared the date as day of freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram sect. CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made this known []The post CAN Declares Jan 10 Prayer Day For Elections appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Zamfara Banditry: 4 Countries To Intensify Border Patrol
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan’Ali, has announced the collaboration of four nations in the fight against banditry along border areas. The countries ready for the new effort are Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Speaking in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, Dan’Ali said the joint effort would ensure effective patrol of borders with a view to []The post Zamfara Banditry: 4 Countries To Intensify Border Patrol appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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My Husband Deserves 2nd Term, Says Aisha Buhari
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Wife of the president, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, yesterday called on women and youths in the country to give President Muhammadu Buhari a second chance by massively voting for him in the February 19 presidential election. Mrs Buhari spoke at the flag off of the North West campaign for Buhari by the president’s women and youth []The post My Husband Deserves 2nd Term, Says Aisha Buhari appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Emulate Shagari’s Virtues, Atiku Urges Nigerians
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Aubakar, yesterday urged Nigerians to emulate the virtues of the late former President Shehu Shagari, saying the ex-Nigerian leader worked for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria. Atiku said this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after paying a condolence visit to the family of the []The post Emulate Shagari’s Virtues, Atiku Urges Nigerians appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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Police Nab 16 Suspects Over Murder Of 8 Persons In Niger
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Niger State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested 16 suspects for allegedly killing eight people during a land dispute between Gaba and Amfani communities of Lavun local government area of the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, who disclosed this in Minna noted that the act was committed on December []The post Police Nab 16 Suspects Over Murder Of 8 Persons In Niger appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Shipowners Groan Over Nigeria’s N1.5trn Loss
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Indigenous shipowners have bemoaned the N1.5trillion annual revenue losses due to Nigeria inability to substantially harness its ocean blue economy. LEADERSHIP Sunday reports that blue economy is marine-based economic developmental process which leads to improved wellbeing through sound management of marine resources, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, transportation and maritime and inland ports. However, despite the massive []The post Shipowners Groan Over Nigeria’s N1.5trn Loss appeared fi
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Strike: FG, ASUU Resume Negotiation Tomorrow
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The federal government disclosed yesterday that it will resume the negotiation process with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) tomorrow, with a view to putting an end to the ongoing industrial action embarked on by the striking lecturers. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, gave the hint in a statement issued yesterday []The post Strike: FG, ASUU Resume Negotiation Tomorrow appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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South East Govs Endorse ‘Operation Python Dance III
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Governors of the South East states have thrown their weight of support behind the Operation Python Dance III nationwide launched recently by the Nigerian Army. According to the governors, the zone will not have any problem with the place the Army may deem fit to establish their operational headquarters as it commences the nationwide operation []The post South East Govs Endorse ‘Operation Python Dance III’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Winners Emerge In Indomie’s Promo
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles said four winners have emerged from the just concluded Indomie ‘Draw Your Dream Holiday’ promo. The company in a release to media said, the winners went away with various prizes, including a mega prize of an unforgettable all-expense paid travel experience to any country in the []The post Winners Emerge In Indomie’s Promo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CES 2019: Kia Prepares For Post-Autonomous Driving Era
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Kia Motors will preview a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month. Kia’s interactive ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit looks to a future when autonomous driving is the norm and priority is given to improving the human mobility experience. Central to this []The post CES 2019: Kia Prepares For Post-Autonomous Driving Era appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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MAN Calls For Economic Growth, Budgetary Objectives
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) released its 2019 Economic Outlook report detailing recommendations to achieve sustainable economic growth and budgetary objectives of the fiscal proposals for next year. In the report released in Lagos and sent to LEADERSHIP, urged the Federal Government to revisit the assumptions of the 2019 budget, particularly crude oil production []The post MAN Calls For Economic Growth, Budgetary Objectives appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian N
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Dredging Firm Donates N5m To Orphanages At Yuletide
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Nigeria’s Foremost dredging company, the Lagos Channel Management (LCM) despite the economic challenges in the country, has doled out N5 million to Orphanges and Correctional Homes, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), effectively putting happiness in the hearts of the often- unrecognised members of the society. The beneficiaries who picked the cheques on []The post Dredging Firm Donates N5m To Orphanages At Yuletide appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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Kogi Gov Upgrades Traditional Title Of 100 Chiefs
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, in his determination to ensure the wellbeing of traditional rulers and accord them their rightful place in society, has elevated 100 monarchs, SAM EGWU reports. The Kogi state government recently took a pragmatic step in setting aright issues in the traditional circle. The state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello took []The post Kogi Gov Upgrades Traditional Title Of 100 Chiefs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019: As MDA’s Move To Prioritise Green Economy
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
CHIKA OKEKE writes that better days are ahead for the Ministry of Environment and its agencies, given their determination to prioritise the concept of green economy and waste-to-wealth programme. The implementation of green economy is a task that requires effective collaboration with relevant stakeholders interested in ridding the environment from all forms of pollution and []The post 2019: As MDA’s Move To Prioritise Green Economy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Ne
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Oil Still A Major Driver For Nigerian Economy In 2019
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
As the country journeys through the new year 2019, analysts, industry operators and stakeholders in the Nigerian economic sector examine into the issues that the government should focus on in its drive to grow the lot of the country, TONY AWUNOR, BUKOLA IDOWU, OLAJIDE FABAMISE, FESTUS OKOROMADU, OLUSHOLA BELLO, ZAKA KHALIQ FIDELIS UGBOMEHand YUSUF BABALOLA []The post Oil Still A Major Driver For Nigerian Economy In 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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The Fading Tradition Of Christmas
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The 2018 Christmas and New Year celebration may have come and gone but the fact remains that in most places it was devoid of the traditional frenzies and zest associated with the celebration, GEORGE OKOJIE, BUKOLA IDOWU, ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH (Lagos) and Nnamdi Mbawike (Enugu) write. C hristmas is celebrated yearly on the 25th of []The post The Fading Tradition Of Christmas appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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