Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Thursdays 10th January 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Thursdays 10th January 2019

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2019 Budget: Heavy Burden Without Corresponding Benefit
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
With the presentation of the proposed 2019 Federal Government Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19, 2018 to the National Assembly for consideration and possible passage into law, various stakeholders in the country are on the lookout for what the budget holds for them. As much as we know that the Budget is not []The post 2019 Budget: Heavy Burden Without Corresponding Benefit appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Political Parties Sign Peace Accord in Enugu
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Ahead of the forthcoming general elections in the country, political parties in Enugu State have commenced sighing of peace accord to chat a way forward for a successful and hitch free general election in the State As at the time of filling this report, Chairmen of the two major political parties in the state; Peoples []The post Political Parties Sign Peace Accord in Enugu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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A’Ibom Govt Begins Construction Of Modular Classrooms
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Government of Akwa Ibom state has commenced the construction of sixty modular classroom blocks across the 10 federal constituencies in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Victor Inoka who disclosed this to journalists in Uyo, noted that the government taught it wise for students in public schools to enjoy a feel of what []The post A’Ibom Govt Begins Construction Of Modular Classrooms appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NRC Demolishes 3,500 Houses In Lagos, Ogun Over Standard Gauge
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
About 3,500 public and private buildings have been demolished in Lagos, Ogun State corridor, as management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) continues to demolish buildings to pave right of way for laying of tracks in the ongoing construction of Lagos to Ibadan Standard gauge railway line. LEADERSHIP checks show that 100 corpses have been exhumed []The post NRC Demolishes 3,500 Houses In Lagos, Ogun Over Standard Gauge appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Judge Withdraws From Certificate Forgery Case Against Bindow
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court, Yola said he could not continue with the case of alleged certificate forgery against Governor Mohammed Bindow for personal reasons. Anka made this known yesterday, adding that he would return the case file to the chief judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja to reassign it. []The post Judge Withdraws From Certificate Forgery Case Against Bindow appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Marwa C’ttee Partners LEADERSHIP To Fight Drug Abuse
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brig-Gen Buba Marwa (rtd), yesterday, said that drug abuse has now become a national problem, which needs the support of every stakeholder for it to be addressed. He therefore called on the media to support the federal government’s efforts to end drug abuse in []The post Marwa C’ttee Partners LEADERSHIP To Fight Drug Abuse appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Police Foil Planned Attack On Zamfara Communities, Arrest Gunrunner
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The police command in Zamfara has foiled planned attacks on some communities in the state and arrested a notorious gunrunner suspected to be supplying arms to bandits and other criminals. The state commissioner of Police, Alhaji Muhammad Zannah, disclosed this at a press conference in Gusau, yesterday. Zannah said the command foiled two planned banditry []The post Police Foil Planned Attack On Zamfara Communities, Arrest Gunrunner appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Stop Malicious Allegations Against Atiku, PDP Tells PMB
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has denied allegation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi over campaign funding and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop malicious allegations against its presidential candidate. The PDP said that it is unfortunate that President []The post Stop Malicious Allegations Against Atiku, PDP Tells PMB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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Shettima And The Dilemma Of A Successor
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
One remarkable political event that shaped the just ended 2018 in Borno State is the primaries held by the various political parties in the state. The primaries exposed the intrigues and power play in addition to horse trading associated with politics as the various political parties especially the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the []The post Shettima And The Dilemma Of A Successor appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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N500m Fraud: Judge Strikes Out Ex-Ondo PDP Chair’s Preliminary Objections
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, struck out a preliminary objection filed by the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, Clement Faboyede, challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear a N500 million fraud charge filed against him. The judge threw out the application after []The post N500m Fraud: Judge Strikes Out Ex-Ondo PDP Chair’s Preliminary Objections appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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EFCC Intercepts $207,000 At Kano Airport
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it has intercepted undeclared $207,000 at Kano airport. Giving details of the interception, EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade said the Kano zonal office on December 31, 2018 arrested Sani Abdullahi, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, for money laundering offence. He noted that Abdullahi was arrested on []The post EFCC Intercepts $207,000 At Kano Airport appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FRSC Marshal Killed In Suspected Robbery Attack
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
In what seems to be a suspected armed robbery attack, an FRSC driver was killed in an official patrol vehicle along Abuja- Kaduna express way about 20 kilometres to the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday. In an official statement released by the Corps Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, the patrol vehicle []The post FRSC Marshal Killed In Suspected Robbery Attack appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Suspected Thugs Vandalise Atiku Campaign Office In Ondo
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs, yesterday, vandalised the campaign office of the Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party,PDP Atiku Abubakar in Akure, the Ondo state capital. LEADERSHIP gathered that the thugs, all suspected to be members of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) scaled the fence of the office located beside the Federal []The post Suspected Thugs Vandalise Atiku Campaign Office In Ondo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Ezekwesili Promises To Reduce Poverty
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (APCN) and former minister of education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has promised to implement a policy that will reduce the level of poverty and hardship in the country if elected. Ezekwesili , a co-convener of the famous Bring Back our Girls spoke in Abuja in a []The post Ezekwesili Promises To Reduce Poverty appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fake News Must Be Fought With Vigour ‘ Soyinka
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said, to curtail the spread of fake news in Nigeria, the government must fight the menace like with vigour. Soyinka said this yesterday at the ‘Beyond Fake News Conference’ held by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Abuja. The Nobel Laureate who was a panelist at the symposium noted []The post Fake News Must Be Fought With Vigour ‘ Soyinka appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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INEC Can’t Be Trusted To Conduct Credible Polls ‘ Wike
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot be trusted to conduct credible polls in 2019 because of the inconsistent actions of the commission. Wike, who disclosed this yesterday during a special appearance on a national television, which was monitored in Port Harcourt, said though Rivers people []The post INEC Can’t Be Trusted To Conduct Credible Polls ‘ Wike appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian
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PDP Tackles Tinubu Over Role In PMB’s Campaign
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) yesterday said the co-chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s involvement in President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s re-election campaign is motivated by personal reasons and not in national or regional interests. The PDP while reacting to a criticism by Tinubu against their presidential candidate, former []The post PDP Tackles Tinubu Over Role In PMB’s Campaign appeared first on Leadersh
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MultiChoice Introduces ‘Step Up’ For Subscribers
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has kicked off the New Year for DStv and GOtv customers with a brand-new offer tagged ‘Step Up’. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, the Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho said the Step-Up campaign offer will give all active and disconnected DStv Compact, Family and Access customers the []The post MultiChoice Introduces Step Up For Subscribers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netw
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Saraki Alleges Corruption In Oil Sector
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has alleged that there are rising cases of corruption in the nation’s oil sector. Saraki who is the director general, Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation stated this during an interview with Channels Television, yesterday. He wonder how daily daily consumption of petroleum products rose from 30 million litres []The post Saraki Alleges Corruption In Oil Sector appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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BIS Warns Central Banks To Steer Clear Of Digital Currencies
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Bank for International Settlement (BIS) has warned Central Banks to steer clear of developing their own digital currencies, billing the development as a move into unchartered waters with potentially serious implication for monetary policy and financial stability. This is as most central banks are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) but hardly any are []The post BIS Warns Central Banks To Steer Clear Of Digital Currencies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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Shell Internship: 22 Nigerian Academics Get Sponsorship
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
A total of 22 Nigerian academics from 12 local universities compressing eight professors and 14 post-graduates have begun research attachments at The Shell Petroleum Development Companies of Nigeria (SPDC) in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of the SPDC Joint Venture which was introduced in 1980. The []The post Shell Internship: 22 Nigerian Academics Get Sponsorship appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Emirates Airline Offers Nigerian Travellers Discounted Fares
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
As part of its new year resolutions, Emirates Airline has made arrangements to enable Nigerian travellers enjoy new travel memories in 2019 with special fares. The offer is to commence on January 7 to 21, 2019, while travel period is scheduled for January 13 to June 30, 2019. According to the airline, Nigerian travellers planning []The post Emirates Airline Offers Nigerian Travellers Discounted Fares appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Cryptocurrency Mining Attacks Rise To 83%
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
A worldwide surge in malicious crypto-currency mining has seen the number of attacks increase by over 83 per cent, with more than five million users attacked in the first three quarters of 2018, compared to 2.7 million over the same period the year before. According to Kaspersky Lab, the major driver behind the crypto gold []The post Cryptocurrency Mining Attacks Rise To 83% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG Introduces New Security Features To Travellers’ Yellow Card
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
To stop all forms of rackets associated with the sale and issue of the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) popularly called Yellow card, the federal government has introduced a new Yellow Card with advanced security features. With the new development, the era of fake issuance of the international health certificate is expected to []The post FG Introduces New Security Features To Travellers’ Yellow Card appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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BUA Boss, Abdul Samad Rabiu Commemorates Successful CCNN/BUA Kalambaina Merger
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Rings closing bell at NSE Chairman, Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, CCNN and founder/CEO of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu rang the closing gong on the floor of The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) to mark the end of trading yesterday and commemorate the successful completion of the CCNN/Kalambaina Cement Merger and listing of the shares []The post BUA Boss, Abdul Samad Rabiu Commemorates Successful CCNN/BUA Kalambaina Merger appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Despite Losing $2bn, Dangote Leads Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Forbes’ Africa Billionaires list released yesterday has shown that President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote retained his Africa’s richest man position for the eighth consecutive time though his wealth dipped by $2 billion from $12.2 billion in January 2018 to $10 billion this year. According to Forbes, chairman of Globacom, Dr Mike Adenuga Jnr moved []The post Despite Losing $2bn, Dangote Leads Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Niger
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2019 Budget Delay WiII Impede Growth In Insurance Sector ‘ Experts Cargoes
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Just as President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 national budget to the National Assembly on December 19, 2018, market observers expect the federal lawmakers to pass the budget late, especially at a time some of the lawmakers are busy with their re-election bid campaigns which will slow down proceedings in the NASS. Experts expect this []The post 2019 Budget Delay WiII Impede Growth In Insurance Sector ‘ Experts Cargoes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CBN To Sell N823.4bn Treasury Bills In Q1
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to raise treasury bills worth N823.43 billion in the first quarter of 2019. The apex bank made the disclosure in its 2019 Nigerian Treasury Bills Issue programme for the first quarter of the year which was posted on its website. According to agency reports, the bills which []The post CBN To Sell N823.4bn Treasury Bills In Q1 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Of Strategic Communication And Responsible Journalism
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
It took most Nigerians by surprise when the newspaper headlines of 7 January 2019 beamed searchlight on the Nigerian military for the coordinated raids of the Daily Trust Newspaper offices in Abuja, Kaduna and Maiduguri. The military’s explanation was that the Daily Trust newspaper publication of 6 January 2019 was a violation of the Official []The post Of Strategic Communication And Responsible Journalism appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Garlands For The Caliphate ‘Tuwo Boy
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
On the 10th day of January Fifty three years ago, a son who has government on his shoulders was given to a modest family in a downtown in the Southern part of the Sokoto Caliphate. And for those expecting that a historic day like this would be marked specially are bound to be disappointed because []The post Garlands For The Caliphate ‘Tuwo Boy’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Needless Brouhaha Over Tenure Elongation For IGP Idris
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
For the greater part of last week, a larger chunk of the media space was hijacked by discussions on whether the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, should be extended or not. Idris, a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. He is billed to []The post Needless Brouhaha Over Tenure Elongation For IGP Idris appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s Humanitarian Gestures
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, through his recent assistance to victims of fire outbreaks in the state, to enable them overcome their challenges, has indeed reaffirmed his long-held belief that the greatest objective of government is to alleviate the suffering of the people. When the unfortunate incidents occurred, Gov. Ugwuanyi as responsive leader, []The post Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s Humanitarian Gestures appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Why I’m Confident PMB Will Return ‘ Moghalu
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Chief George Moghalu is the National Auditor of APC and a former gubernatorial aspirant of the party in Anambra State. In this interview, he says President Muhammad Buhari has achieved so much to deserve re-election. OKECHUKWU OBETA met him. How true is the speculation that there is strong division among members of the APC National []The post Why I’m Confident PMB Will Return ‘ Moghalu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Outstanding Personalities Of 2018
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Kayode Fayemi ‘ The Comeback Kid When Dr John Kayode Fayemi, unexpectedly, lost the Ekiti Governorship election after a first term in office to the rowdy Ayodele Fayose, he did what every well-brought up politician should do ‘ He conceded. Fayemi popularised this standard long before President Goodluck Jonathan took it to the next level []The post Outstanding Personalities Of 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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