Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Friday 11th January 2019

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Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Friday 11th January 2019

Poisoned For Pieces Of Copper
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Of the ten most toxic places on earth, three are found in Africa. They are: the Niger Delta, the mining communities of Kabwe in Zambia and the Agbogbloshie dumpsite in Ghana. While Kabwe ranks as number five on the list, Agbogbloshie stands at the tenth spot. The Niger Delta ranks as number two on the []The post Poisoned For Pieces Of Copper appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Ocean Farming: Viable Innovation To Increase Food Production And Environmental Protection
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
One of the discerning lessons in geography at secondary school level is the knowledge that about 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the []The post Ocean Farming: Viable Innovation To Increase Food Production And Environmental Protection appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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#Amaechigate
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
There’s nothing untrue about what is ‘alleged’ to have been said by Amaechi. In fact he, of all people, couldn’t have said it better. While the debate rages as to the context in which he ‘allegedly’ said the things he said, he did not tell untruths. Let’s assume he in fact said those things, it []The post #Amaechigate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Becoming An Agribusiness Entrepreneur In 2019
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Agribusiness is Agricultural-related business that focuses on farming, processing and packaging, storage, warehousing, distribution, marketing and retailing of Agricultural produce. The goal of agribusiness is to improve operations of farming, making Agro produce available all year round in order to keep prices reasonable. Becoming an agribusiness entrepreneur, you need to take a look at the []The post Becoming An Agribusiness Entrepreneur In 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Niger
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As Aisha Buhari Joins The Fray
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife and First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is indeed one of a kind. In a nation that has had a number of first ladies whose personalities ranged from the beautiful to the cantankerous, first ladies who were reputed more for the absurd and neither possessed the dignity nor the []The post As Aisha Buhari Joins The Fray appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Emotional Intelligence, National Conflict And The Odekunle Model
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
During one of his sociology classes in Ahamdu Bello University, Zaria, Prof Femi Odekunle, accosted a female student all clad in niqab-a kind of covering used by Muslim women that leaves unexposed all their body including the face. Typical of the Prof to speak out his uneasiness no matter whose ox is gored. He goes []The post Emotional Intelligence, National Conflict And The Odekunle Model appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Flashpoint : The Trial Of ‘Prophet’ Dino And Other Stories
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The number one Nollywood star, Senator Dino Melaye, came out with another of his series titled: ‘how not to be a distinguished Senator’ last week. Senator Dino, who has elevated buffoonery to an art form in the last three years, sure deserves some accolades from Nollywood. Apart from being an actor, the senator told us []The post Flashpoint : The Trial Of ‘Prophet’ Dino And Other Stories appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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400L Undergraduate Wins 3rd Arewa Ogbomoso Ajilete Beauty Pageant
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Arewa Ogunlowo Oluwatoyin Mabel, a 400L Crop and Environmental Protection student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, who represented the Masifa Community of Ogbomoso, has emerged the 3rd Arewa Ogbomoso Ajilete, at the 3rd grand finale of the pageant which held at the prestigious Crystal Spring Auditorium in Ogbomoso. The event had in attendance, []The post 400L Undergraduate Wins 3rd Arewa Ogbomoso Ajilete Beauty Pageant appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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AY Promises To Make More Movies This Year
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Ace comedian, Ayo Makun, aka AY, has assured fans that he would be making more movies this year, for their pleasure. In a recent interview with Pulse, the renowned entertainer said his projections for the calendar year includes making at least, another film, because filmmaking has been good to his brand. ‘My projections for 2019 []The post AY Promises To Make More Movies This Year appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Cardi B, Drake Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards 2019 Nominees
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Company announced Wednesday, January 9, the nominees for the sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Cardi B tops the nominations list with a striking 13 nominations a number of her smash collaborations last year, including ‘Girls Like You’ with Maroon 5, ‘Finesse’ (Remix) with Bruno Mars and ‘I Like It’ with Bad []The post Cardi B, Drake Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards 2019 Nominees appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian N
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Yemi Alade, Social Media And Depression
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
In this 21st century, social media has indeed made the world a global village. What is done in the closet is showcased or flaunted on the blogosphere. A lot of youths, according to movie maker and film critic, Charles Novia, have become Instagram and glorified celebrities via the use of the app, a veritable social []The post Yemi Alade, Social Media And Depression appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Adekunle Gold And Simi’s Wedding Video Emerges Online
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Adekunle Gold and Simi’s wedding went down at the Eko Atlantic in Lagos and the first video of the beautiful couple jiving and dancing at their wedding has emerged online. The love birds who recently had a secret introduction, soon followed with a traditional wedding which held on a Wednesday instead of the traditional Friday []The post Adekunle Gold And Simi’s Wedding Video Emerges Online appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Tackling Solar Power In Nigeria’s Rural Communities
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in partnership with the World Bank recently embarked on a sensitisation tour of 67 communities selected in 4 states of the federation, including Sokoto, prior to the flag-off of its Solar Hybrid Mini-Grids pilot projects in those states. ABAH ADAH reports on the exercise in Sokoto State. The reality about []The post Tackling Solar Power In Nigeria’s Rural Communities appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria , Afrexim Bank Sign $31bn Facility For Export Promotion
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Nigerian government and African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM) have signed a $1 billion facility which seeks to target an acceleration of Nigeria’s non-oil export within Africa. The facility comes with a total projection of $25 billion inflow within a short period of time. Speaking during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the []The post Nigeria , Afrexim Bank Sign $31bn Facility For Export Promotion appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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SEC Ready To Implement Commodity Ecosystem In Nigeria
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said it is ready to implement the commodity ecosystem in the country. Head, Investment Education, SEC, Mr Francis Okafor, made this disclosure during the World Investors Week in Abuja. He said the commission was focused on increasing the nation’s commodity exchange, adding that the commodity ecosystem was mainly []The post SEC Ready To Implement Commodity Ecosystem In Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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SON Destroyed Substandard Goods Worth N22.7bn In 2018
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) destroyed goods worth N22.7 billion last year. Director- general, SON, Osita Aboloma, represented at a destruction exercise by the director, Compliance, SON, Engr. Obiora Mmanfa, made this disclosure in Lagos. He further hinted that some other substandard goods that include thousands of electric cables, stuffed tyres and cylinders in []The post SON Destroyed Substandard Goods Worth N22.7bn In 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian New
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Nigeria, India To Sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Nigeria and India are set to sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) before the end of January that would enable direct flights between the two countries, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Abhay Thakur has said. Thakur disclosed this to journalists at an event to commemorate the World Hindi Day and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas []The post Nigeria, India To Sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Oil Prices Fall On Growing US Supply
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Oil prices fell by 1 per cent yesterday on growing U.S. supply, although the mood in global markets was increasingly confident amid hopes the United States and China may soon end trade disputes that have undermined global economic growth. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $51.75 per barrel down 61 cents, []The post Oil Prices Fall On Growing US Supply appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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ExxonMobil Planning To Boost LNG Portfolio
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
US oil major, Exxon Mobil Corporation is seeing a need for longer term gas supply growth and is taking strategic steps towards growing its portfolio of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) opportunities, said Goldman Sachs, citing Exxon’s chief executive. The growth would be seen from its upcoming projects which include Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Qatar []The post ExxonMobil Planning To Boost LNG Portfolio appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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World Bank Cuts Oil Price Forecast To $67 In 2019-2020
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The World Bank now expects oil prices to average $67 a barrel this year and the coming year down $2 compared to projections from June last year, the bank said in its Global Economic Prospects report, in which it also reviewed down its global growth projections amid ‘darkening skies’ for the global economy. Oil prices []The post World Bank Cuts Oil Price Forecast To $67 In 2019-2020 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dana Air Introduces ‘Mega Miles’ Promo, Offers N5, 000 tickets
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Dana Air has launched a Mega Miles promo which encourages its guests to book a return ticket and get miles good enough to get an upgrade from economy class to business class at no cost or pay for excess baggage using miles. According to statement by the airline’s media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, the []The post Dana Air Introduces ‘Mega Miles’ Promo, Offers N5, 000 tickets appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Controversy Trails N8.5bn Earmarked For Suspended National Carrier Project
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
An aviation expert, Dr. Gabriel Olowo, has criticised , the federal government for earmarking N8.5billion for the suspended national carrier project, Nigeria Air in the 2019 budget proposal to the national assembly. Olowo, who is currently the president of Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI), also condemned the government for setting aside the sum of []The post Controversy Trails N8.5bn Earmarked For Suspended National Carrier Project appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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9mobile Hits 16m Subscribers, Blames THL For Exiting Board
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest mobile operator, said its subscriber base has added one million subscribers in the last six weeks and this brings its total subscriber base to 16 million, even as it clarified the reasons for the exit of its minority shareholder, Teleology Holdings Limited led by Mr. Adrian Wood. A statement signed by []The post 9mobile Hits 16m Subscribers, Blames THL For Exiting Board appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Non-Compliance To Regulations Hinders Oil Industry Growth ‘ Baru
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has said that non-compliance to regulations by operators in the oil and gas sector hinders growth in the industry. Baru made this known at the 2018 annual stakeholders meeting of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Abuja yesterday. The meeting, with the theme []The post Non-Compliance To Regulations Hinders Oil Industry Growth ‘ Baru appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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Heritage Bank Set To Deepen Full Steam Retail Banking
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Heritage Bank Plc has restated commitment through its growth strategy to deepen its full stream retail banking franchise to match the rapidly changing needs of its customer, as well give the unbanked, especially in the rural areas the opportunity to enjoy seamless financial services. The MD/CEO of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, made this known yesterday []The post Heritage Bank Set To Deepen Full Steam Retail Banking appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Equities Market Rebounds With 0.62% Gain
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Nigerian equities market swayed northward to record the first gain for the trading year, yesterday amid renewed bargain hunting. In summary, the All Share Index (ASI) was up by 180.93 absolute points, representing an increase of 0.62 per cent, to close at 29,517.73 points. Similarly, market capitalisation increased by N67 billion to close at []The post Equities Market Rebounds With 0.62% Gain appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NNPC To Crash Price Of Cooking Gas
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to implement effective commercial framework that would halt the export of propane and butane which are major components in the production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas. The Corporation explained in a press release by its group general manager, Group Public Affairs Division, []The post NNPC To Crash Price Of Cooking Gas appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fashola Receives N100bn Sukuk Proceeds To Build 28 Economic Roads
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The federal government has presented a N100 billion cheque to the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for the rehabilitation of 28 key economic roads across the six geopolitical zones of the country, with each zone having a total allocation of N16.67 billion. The N100billion is proceed of the Sovereign Sukuk (15.743% N100BN []The post Fashola Receives N100bn Sukuk Proceeds To Build 28 Economic Roads appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Naira Loses Marginally Against Dollar, Now N361 To $1
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Naira yesterday lost marginally against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, exchanging at N361 to the dollar. The Naira traded at 50 Kobo, weaker than N360.5 traded on Wednesday. The Pound Sterling closed at N410. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira closed at N360 to the dollar, while the []The post Naira Loses Marginally Against Dollar, Now N361 To $1 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Mambilla Hydro Power’ll Create Employment ‘ Nguroje
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Chairman of the Board of Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Babangida Nguroje, yesterday, expressed confidence that measures are being taken by the current administration to ensure the actualisation of the Mambilla Hydro Power Project would improve the tourism sector and create employment to the nation’s []The post Mambilla Hydro Power’ll Create Employment ‘ Nguroje appeared first on Leadership Newspaper a
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Maritime Sector, Alternative Revenue Source ‘ Abdulsalami
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
As SGF, Amaechi lead stakeholders to NIMASA awards Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has noted that it is high time alternative sources of revenue were developed for Nigeria, observing that the maritime sector is well positioned to do so. Abubakar, who spoke ahead of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency []The post Maritime Sector, Alternative Revenue Source ‘ Abdulsalami appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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APC Disappointed Nigerians On It’s Promises ‘ Hon Jev
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Hon Oker Jev represents Buruku federal constituency of Benue State on the platform of the PDP. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the chairman of the House Committee on FCT affirms that the opposition PDP has learnt its lesson and is prepared to take over power after next general elections. Some Nigerians were shocked that []The post APC Disappointed Nigerians On It’s Promises ‘ Hon Jev appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Amnesty Reports Not Meant To Destroy Nigerian Army ‘ HURIWA Boss
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko is the national coordinator, Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HURIWA). In this interview with HENRY TYOHEMBA, he speaks on issues connected to the recent allegation by the army that Amnesty International (AI) Nigeria is working to destabilise the force among other national issues. Talking about Nigeria’s fight against terrorists, the international []The post Amnesty Reports Not Meant To Destroy Nigerian Army ‘ HURIWA Boss appeared first on Le
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Vulnerable Citizens Excluded In Policy Making ‘ Auta
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
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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2019: PDP Staring Defeat In The Face ‘ Sen Adamu
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
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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PDP Lawmakers Planned To Disrupt 2019 Budget Presentation ‘ Ahmad
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Hon. Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad represents Yamaltu-Deba Federal Constituency of Gombe State. In this interview with JULIANA AGBO, he applauds President Muhammadu Buhari for his outstanding presentation of the 2019 budget before a joint session of the National Assembly, among other issues. President Buhari has just presented the 2019 bedget to the joint session of the []The post PDP Lawmakers Planned To Disrupt 2019 Budget Presentation ‘ Ahmad appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian N
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Ofala Festival: Another Sparkle Of Tourism In Enugu
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Festivals remain some of the most exciting pastimes of both ancient and modern cultures, showcasing the rich ways of a people through dance, colourful attire and traditional foods among others. It is no wonder that the Ofala Festival triggered exciting tourist attractions, drawing people from all walks of life to Akpoga-Mbu, one of the autonomous []The post Ofala Festival: Another Sparkle Of Tourism In Enugu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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1000 People With Disabilities Smile Home With Assistive Equipment
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
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, the day they smiled home following the distribution of over []The post 1000 People With Disabilities Smile Home With Assistive Equipment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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As Taraba Moves To Heal Wounds On Mambilla Plateau
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
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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Rivers: Collapsed Building, Probe Panel And Unending Testimonies
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
With the tragic loss of lives following the collapse of a seven-storey building under construction along Woji Road in New GRA, Port Harcourt on Friday, November 23, 2018, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, set up a five-man judicial commission of inquiry into the incident. In this report, ANAYO ONUKWUGHA (Port Harcourt) writes on the []The post Rivers: Collapsed Building, Probe Panel And Unending Testimonies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Osun Celebrates Farmers With Pump And Pageantry
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Recently, Osun State celebrated its farmers’ day tagged Alagbinla Festival, which witnessed the presence of respectable people in the agricultural sector. JOSHUA DADA (Osogbo) writes. Food, no doubt, is central to human existence, that is why it becomes impossible for any living soul to contest farmers’ slogan of No farmers, no nation, no farmers no []The post Osun Celebrates Farmers With Pump And Pageantry appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Exclusively Woman : The Nation’s Political Space Needs Innovative Minds ‘ Egunbe
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Elizabeth Agbese Egunbe, from Igumale, Ado local government area of Benue State, is a young woman seeking to make an impact in her community. In this interview with RUTH TENE NATSA, she says that old political leaders will lead to an obsolete government and calls for innovative minds to take over from the old generation. []The post Exclusively Woman : The Nations Political Space Needs Innovative Minds ‘ Egunbe appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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The Macho Abakaliki Women Working In Quarry, Construction Sites
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
They are forced to marry early but uncared for by their husbands. They must now work to provide for their families lest; their husbands marry another wife. VICTOR OKEKE writes on the laborious women of Abakaliki. From Banex Junction to Mabushi Junction, under the bridge along the Federal Ministry of Works express-way, a typical Abuja []The post The Macho Abakaliki Women Working In Quarry, Construction Sites appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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