Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 12th January 2019

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Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 12th January 2019

Australian Open: Serena Faces Tough Path To Land 24th Major
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
All eyes were on Serena Williams, who won the Australian Open when seven weeks pregnant in 2017 and needs one more major to draw alongside Margaret Court at the top of the all-time list on 24, as the women’s draw was made on Thursday. She has a gentle opener against the unseeded German Tatjana Maria, []The post Australian Open: Serena Faces Tough Path To Land 24th Major appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Group Plans US Scholarship For Young Nigerian Athletes
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A Global Group in partnership with 5-Stars Football Consultancy Ltd says it will hold Africa ‘ US Soccer Recruitment Tour to select young Nigerian athletes for scholarship to study in the US. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 5-Stars Football Consultancy, Mr Olumide Aturu, made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in Abuja. He said []The post Group Plans US Scholarship For Young Nigerian Athletes appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Buhari Campaign Organisation Backs Match Against Corruption
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The proposed ‘Match Against Corruption’ between ex-internationals and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players and entertainment stars has received a huge boost as the Buhari Campaign Organization has thrown its weight towards the successfully hosting of the game. The organization in its letter to the organizers of the match, Abi Goodman, the national coordinator of []The post Buhari Campaign Organisation Backs Match Against Corruption appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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EPL: Title, Top 4 Race Intensify As Actions Resume
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Actions return in the English Premier League this weekend with title and Champions League qualification up for grabs. The relegation battle is also set to intensify as games begin to run out in the fight for survival. Manchester City’s 2-1 victory against Liverpool last week has reignited the title race, while Manchester United’s resurgence under []The post EPL: Title, Top 4 Race Intensify As Actions Resume appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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I Avoid Disappointment ‘ Akawo
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Eyibo Sweety Akawo is an indigene of Kogi State. She was born into the family of Air Commodore JA and Mrs Mary Akawo. She is Igala by ethnic origin, the last of eight children. She had her nursery and primary education at Air Force Primary School in Jos, Plateau State and her secondary education []The post I Avoid Disappointment ‘ Akawo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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January 15: Unknown Soldier’s Open Letter To Nigerians
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Dear Nigerians, I know that in less than 72 hours, you will spare a few moments of your time to watch President Muhammadu Buhari, among other top military brass, place the commemorative wreaths in recognition of the supreme price I paid to save Nigeria from disintegration. Though you have consistently reminded me of your appreciation []The post January 15: Unknown Soldier’s Open Letter To Nigerians appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Re: The North Is Suffering And Smiling
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
I was shocked by the content of an article titled ‘The North is Suffering and Smiling’ by Abu Shekara, Special Adviser on Media to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. My shock stems from the personal knowledge I have of the author, having worked with him at various times, since the 90s. Abu was []The post Re: The North Is Suffering And Smiling appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Court Remands 2 In Prison Over Alleged N50m Bribe
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday remanded two men, Dandy Eze and Solomon Johnson in prison for allegedly demanding a bribe of N50 million to withdraw a petition against Wahum Nigeria Limited from Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Dada ordered that Eze and Johnson be []The post Court Remands 2 In Prison Over Alleged N50m Bribe appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Police Arraign Sex Worker For Stabbing Friend
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A 21-year-old suspected commercial sex worker, Charity Emmanuel, who allegedly stabbed her friend with a knife, was, yesterday, brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Emmanuel, who resides at Ikeja area of Lagos, is facing a charge of assault, occasioning harm. The prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec []The post Police Arraign Sex Worker For Stabbing Friend appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Spiritualist Bags 3-months-jail For Rape
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a spiritualist, Yusuf Awosoya, to three months’ imprisonment for deceitfully having carnal knowledge of an 18-year-old (name withheld) student of Kwara State University, Malete. Prior to the conviction of Awosoya, the prosecutor, Adewumi Johnson, had prayed the court to try him summarily since he pleaded guilty to the offence. []The post Spiritualist Bags 3-months-jail For Rape appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Police Arrest Suspected Cultist Over Illegal Firearm
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A suspected cultist, Wasiu Adebowale Ademola, 34, of Sango area, Ilorin, who was allegedly arrested for being in possession of a gun, has been charged before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court. The accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of illegal possession of firearm and belonging to a secret cult, contrary to Sections 3(1) of Armed []The post Police Arrest Suspected Cultist Over Illegal Firearm appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Court Remands Man For Allegedly Raping Distraught Woman
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A 27-year -old man, Muyiwa Ogunwusi, was remanded in Agodi Prison, yesterday, by Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan for allegedly raping a 24-year-old mentally unbalanced woman. The plea of the accused was not taken, while the magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Omotosho, ordered that the case file be sent to Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for []The post Court Remands Man For Allegedly Raping Distraught Woman appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Abductors Free Ex-Commissioner, LG Official
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Four days after being held in the kidnappers’ den, a former commissioner in Ekiti State, Mr Remi Olorunleke, and a local government official in the state, Mr David Jejelowo, were, on Thursday, freed by their abductors. This came as the state government gave marching orders to security agencies to comb the entire state and fish []The post Abductors Free Ex-Commissioner, LG Official appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Driver, Other Face Jail Term For Armed Robbery
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A driver, David Adeyemi, and his colleague, one Ireti Famose, have been remanded by a Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, for their alleged involvement in armed robbery. The two accused were brought before Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki for the offences of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery contrary to section 6(b) and 1(2) []The post Driver, Other Face Jail Term For Armed Robbery appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Man, 23, Docked For Robbing Pastor
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A 23-year-old man, Oguntayo Moses, of Offa Garage area, Ilorin, Kwara State, who allegedly conspired with four others, now at large, to rob a pastor of church money, has been dragged before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court. The accused was brought before the court on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, being a member []The post Man, 23, Docked For Robbing Pastor appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CAS Opens Makurdi Airfield To Civil Flights
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has opened the Makurdi Military Airfield to civil flights. The opening was part of the operational visit to the 21 Quick Response Wing (21 QRW) Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base Agatu, Benue State to assess facilities as well as the state of readiness of []The post CAS Opens Makurdi Airfield To Civil Flights appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Oil Firm Surges CSR Investment, Assures Employees Of Security
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NIPCO Plc, has unveiled plans to surge investments for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 2019 as it celebrated achievements on securing jobs for all its employees despite challenges in 2018. Managing Director of the company, Sanjay Teotia, who said this in his New Year message to staff, maintained that NIPCO would ‘continue to create opportunities []The post Oil Firm Surges CSR Investment, Assures Employees Of Security appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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MMIA Police Command Gets New Commissioner
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Mr. Joseph Mukan has been appointed as the Commissioner, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Police Command, Lagos. The spokesman for the command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development to LEADERSHIP yesterday. He said Mukan, was a former Police Commissioner of Bayelsa State before he was recently transferred to the nation’s busiest airport to replace AIG []The post MMIA Police Command Gets New Commissioner appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria’s Gbetiokun Oil Field To Deliver 15,000 Barrels A Day
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Eland oil and gas Plc, is hopeful that the Gbetiokun is expected to yield 15,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from its early production system. The company’s chief executive, George Maxwell said, the Gbetiokun field has the potential to deliver a significant increase in oil production from OML 40. The oil firm told investors []The post Nigeria’s Gbetiokun Oil Field To Deliver 15,000 Barrels A Day appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NEM, Continental Re, Diamond Bank Delisted From NSE CG Index
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has removed NEM Insurance Plc, Continental Reinsurance Plc and Diamond Bank Plc, from its Corporate Governance (CG) index with effect from January 1, 2019. The Corporate Governance index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE CG Index) was launched during the inaugural Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS) certification ceremony held in []The post NEM, Continental Re, Diamond Bank Delisted From NSE CG Index appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian Ne
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Oil Prices Slump On Economic Growth Concern
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Oil prices slipped yesterday as concerns over economic growth were rekindled after talks fell short of offering concrete steps to end the US, China trade conflict, although OPEC-led production cuts bolstered sentiment in crude markets. Oil prices were also supported by comments from US Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell on Thursday that the central bank []The post Oil Prices Slump On Economic Growth Concern appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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IGP Ibrahim Idris At 60
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The greatness or otherwise of every being is always a reflection of where he stands at very critical moments of national history. Whether in the advanced nations or developing ones, people who dare the odds, no matter the challenges, though few, usually stand out. This is because their deeds stand them out of the crowd []The post IGP Ibrahim Idris At 60 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Why PMB Will Defeat Atiku In February Presidential Poll
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Take it or leave it, President Mohammadu Buhari (PMB) has a victory assured election come February 2019. This assertion is based on obvious facts that are out there for any discerning observer of our polity. Any careful observation of our electoral politics since independence to date will undoubtedly reveal a clear voting pattern largely informed []The post Why PMB Will Defeat Atiku In February Presidential Poll appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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2019, Money Politics And PMB’s Sucker Punch
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Despite being the second in 2019, it was a busy week in the seat of power. Perhaps, this was because the campaign for the 2019 polls is already at its peak, and like cannons overcharged with double cracks, politicians are doubling efforts in their bid to garner votes. So, it was the case with presidential []The post 2019, Money Politics And PMB’s Sucker Punch appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fallacy Of Politics And Electoral Campaigns In Nigeria
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Why are public statements issued by individuals and organizations’ Are they just reflection of some desire to disseminate information based on some perspectives’ To seek for relevance and recognition’ Could it be for material and financial rewards’ Is it to influence choices or endorsements by citizens, public officials, authorities and governments’ Or expression of our []The post Fallacy Of Politics And Electoral Campaigns In Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspap
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JMPP Is For A New, Corrupt-Free Nigeria ‘ Ijagbemi
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Dr. Olusegun Ijagbemi, is the chairman of Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP). He has also served as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs majoring in security matters. In this interview with CECILIA OGEZI, he speaks on issues that form the major focus of the party. When did you form the party’ We got []The post JMPP Is For A New, Corrupt-Free Nigeria ‘ Ijagbemi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Being A Woman Doesn’t Limit Me ‘ Zainab
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
She is a grassroots politician who once represented Wuse ward in the Abuja Municipal Area Council as a councillor. Presently she is working as a technical assistant to the Vice President on domestic and sexual violence. Her name is Zainab Buba Galadima, she is our woman of substance this week Background I was born in []The post Being A Woman Doesn’t Limit Me ‘ Zainab appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Contentment Is The Secret Of Good Life ‘ Nweze
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
If you meet him on the street, you can hardly imagine that the man standing straight before you is anything close to 70 years, but indeed Mr Paul Nweze is actually 83 years old. In this chat with JOSEPH CHIBUEZE, he shares his life story Where and when were you born’ I was born in []The post Contentment Is The Secret Of Good Life ‘ Nweze appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Voter Apathy: Nigerians Speak On Why They Don’t Vote
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The last 20 years have witnessed an increase in the number of registered voters in Nigeria but the number of people who actually participate in voting continues to decline in every election circle, EMAMEH GABRIEL reports While the purpose of every government is to develop and implement various policies for the benefit of its citizens, []The post Voter Apathy: Nigerians Speak On Why They Don’t Vote appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Grooming Young Minds Is Always Fulfilling ‘ Offor
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Hopez Chioma Offor is a model, designer and trainer who has through her various projects trained aspiring models to launch their careers in modelling. The philanthropist, who is an ardent awdvocate of cancer awareness, speaks with CECILIA OGEZI on her passion for mentoring young children. What about your yearly programmes’ I have many projects and []The post Grooming Young Minds Is Always Fulfilling ‘ Offor appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Gidan Drama: Play House In Crime Den
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Gidan Drama’ (Drama House), a new entertainment phenomenon that is sweeping across urban settlements including Abuja, is attracting more than it can hold as drama, dance, prostitution and illicit drugs meet on stage. AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE and Gabriel Atumeyi (Abuja) report I n the suburb of Jabi, a town in the heart of the federal capital []The post Gidan Drama: Play House In Crime Den appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Accolades As Kano Medical Team Performs Open Brain Surgery
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Just last week new filtered in that a team of medical experts at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Kano successfully carried out a brain surgery, the first of its kind in the ancient city, ABDULLAHI YAKUBU, Kano, visited the hospital, his report For Mallam Iliyasu, a patient with brain tumor, the year 2019 will go []The post Accolades As Kano Medical Team Performs Open Brain Surgery appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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