Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines, Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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As Prof Bogoro Returns To TETFUND
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund) the key infrastructure intervention agency of the Federal Government had been largely comatose in the recent past. TETFund, set up to address infrastructure challenges at the post secondary level of education in Nigeria had been a virile agency but went into decline when square pegs were used to fill round []The post As Prof Bogoro Returns To TETFUND appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fayemi Sacks Ekiti Varsity VC, College Provost, EKSUTH CMD
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi yesterday approved the removal of the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, (EKSU) Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele. Also approved for removal are the Chief Medical Director of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe, the Provost, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Prof. Mojisola Oyarekua. The governor’s []The post Fayemi Sacks Ekiti Varsity VC, College Provost, EKSUTH CMD appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nige
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Don’t Interfere In Our Forthcoming Election, NANS Tells Dalung
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Minister of Youths and Sport Development, Barr Solomon Dalung, to stop interfering in the forthcoming election of the Fourth Session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament. Addressing the press yesterday, the student body’s Public Relations Officer, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi, lamented the minister’s constant negative interference []The post Don’t Interfere In Our Forthcoming Election, NANS Tells Dalung appeared first on
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Ortom Reads Riot Act To LG Chairmen
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned newly sworn in acting chairmen of local government councils to shun the temptation of operating as Sole Administrators and ensure that they carried everyone along. Ortom who gave the advice yesterday in Makurdi after swearing-in six acting chairmen of local councils and two commissioners, also warned them to []The post Ortom Reads Riot Act To LG Chairmen appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NASU Shuts Poly Ibadan Over Unpaid Salaries
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Both academic and non-academic activities were yesterday disrupted by members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Polytechnic, Ibadan over unpaid eight- month salary arrears. It was gathered that the protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities in the institution’s campus as the entrance gates were locked. There was traffic snarl in front of []The post NASU Shuts Poly Ibadan Over Unpaid Salaries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NSCDC Secures Conviction Of 11 Persons In Kaduna
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has secured the conviction of 11 persons for various offences. To consolidate its prosecution of criminals in the state, the command has vowed to redouble its efforts in this year. NSCDC’s state commandant, Alhaji Modu Bunu, who spoke on the performance of []The post NSCDC Secures Conviction Of 11 Persons In Kaduna appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigerian Army Flags Off Exercise ‘EGWU EKE III’ In Kaduna
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
ISAIAH BENJAMIN, The Nigerian Army yesterday kicked off ‘Exercise EGWU EKE III’ also known as ‘Operation Python Dance’ at the 1 Division Garrison Step up headquarters in Rigasa area of Igabi local government area of Kaduna State. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army Headquarters, Kaduna, Maj-Gen Mohammed Mohammed, reiterated the Army’s preparedness []The post Nigerian Army Flags Off Exercise ‘EGWU EKE III’ In Kaduna appeared first on Le
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Amnesty Programme Trains Over 100 Ex-Militants
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The federal government through the Presidential Amnesty Programmes (PAP) has commenced training for over 100 ex-agitators in Niger Delta region of the country. Prof. Charles Dokubo, Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme disclosed this at the commissioning of the Oil and Gas Vocational Training Centre (VCT) at Agadagba-Obon in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo state. []The post Amnesty Programme Trains Over 100 Ex-Militants appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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DPR Generates N1.3tn Revenue In 2018
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Executive director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Mordecai Ladan has said that the organisation generated N1.3 trillion as revenue and additional 200 million dollars from legacy indebtedness in 2018. Ladan made this known at the opening of a workshop on Revenue Generation, Accounting and Reporting Process to the Federation Allocation Accounting Committee (FAAC) in []The post DPR Generates N1.3tn Revenue In 2018 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Globacom EVC, 149 Global CEOs Attend Choose France Summit
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Top 150 global business leaders including Globacom’s executive vice chairman (EVC), Mrs. Bella Disu, participated at the 2019 Choose France International Business Summit which took place at the Chateau de Versailles, France, on Monday.’ The global chief executive officers met with the French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, at a dinner organised to promote France’s attractiveness []The post Globacom EVC, 149 Global CEOs Attend Choose France Summit appeared first on Leadership Newsp
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Dragging NNPC Into Partisan Politics Inimical To Economy
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says politicians using the corporation as a Launchpad for attacks against opponents are not only doing a disservice to the overall national interest, but also inimical to the national economy, given NNPC’s pivotal role as cash cow of the nation. The corporation therefore called on politicians []The post Dragging NNPC Into Partisan Politics Inimical To Economy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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Navy Captures Notorious Pipeline Vandal
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced the capture of Mr. Shuaibu Ogunmola, an alleged notorious oil pipeline kingpin, by a joint military task force on oil theft and pipeline vandalism anchored by the Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos. The alleged criminal was said to be responsible for pipeline vandalism over the years, leading []The post Navy Captures Notorious Pipeline Vandal appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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UN, WEF To Address E-Waste Challenges In Nigeria, Others
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Seven UN entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges in Nigeria and several countries. A report, ‘A New Circular Vision for Electronics []The post UN, WEF To Address E-Waste Challenges In Nigeria, Others appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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Total Calls For New Oil Bid Round In Nigeria To Increase Exploration
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Oil Total, has expressed concern over ineptitude of federal government to hold new oil bid rounds, saying the country held its last round of exploration licenses in 2011. The company observed that the country’s oil and gas sector had been dormant in recent years in terms of exploration and new projects due to uncertainties and []The post Total Calls For New Oil Bid Round In Nigeria To Increase Exploration appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Slow Justice System Scaring Maritime Investors’NIMASA DG
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA),Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has blamed the slow pace of the Nigerian judicial system saying it has scared away potential investors from the maritime sector. The DG, who stated this at the 8th Strategic Admiralty Law Seminar for Judges held in Lagos, appealed to Nigerian judicial []The post Slow Justice System Scaring Maritime Investors’NIMASA DG appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Oil Prices Slide On Global Economic Growth Concern
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Oil prices edged lower yesterday as concerns over global economic growth triggered fears over future demand. The International Brent crude oil futures were down 10 cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $62.64 after it closed down 0.1 per cent on Monday, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate, WTI, crude futures were at $53.70 per barrel, []The post Oil Prices Slide On Global Economic Growth Concern appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Remita, Verve Partner To Extend Payment Services
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Remita, a leading electronic payment platform in Africa, has partnered with Verve, a Pan-African financial technology brand, to further enhance the payment experience of millions of customers by enabling them to pay thousands of merchants on the Remita platform using their Verve card. This disclosure was made recently when both brands announced their partnership, which []The post Remita, Verve Partner To Extend Payment Services appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Equities Market Rebounds Marginally As MPR Remains Unchanged
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The Nigerian equities market rose marginally by 0.01 per cent, yesterday as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) left the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) and other variables unchanged. As a result, the All-Share Index gained 4.16 points or 0.01 per cent to close at 30,736.88 points. Similarly, market capitalisation rose by N1 billion to close []The post Equities Market Rebounds Marginally As MPR Remains Unchanged appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Smugglers Clash With Customs In Ogun Over Smuggled Rice
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Five persons were on Monday allegedly killed while two officers were injured in a face-off between officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and suspected smugglers over foreign parboiled rice smuggled into the country at Owode-Yewa, Ogun State It was gathered that the clash started when the officers of the Ogun State Customs command went []The post Smugglers Clash With Customs In Ogun Over Smuggled Rice appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Bigger Vessels For Onne As NPA Moves To Dredge Seaport
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that the agency is fully committed to receiving bigger vessels at the nation’s seaports especially at the Onne port. Managing director, NPA, Hadiza Usman stated this yesterday while receiving the Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jesper Kamp, who paid her a courtesy visit at the corporate headquarters of []The post Bigger Vessels For Onne As NPA Moves To Dredge Seaport appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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BPE, NPA Concession Terminal B Warri Port To Nigerian Firm
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in conjunction with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has concessioned the Terminal ‘B’ Warri Old Port to Ocean & Cargo Terminal Services Limited. Director-general of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex Okoh tasked Ocean & Cargo Terminal Services Limited, to focus on increased efficiency, improved service delivery, []The post BPE, NPA Concession Terminal B Warri Port To Nigerian Firm appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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CBN Cautions Against Rising External Debt
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised the federal government to exercise restraint over the nation’s rising rate of external debt stock, expressing fears that Nigeria is fast approaching the pre-2005 Paris Club experience. According to the Debt Management Office (DMO), Nigeria’s total public debt stock, comprising external and []The post CBN Cautions Against Rising External Debt appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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A’Ibom Discovers New Oil Well
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Akwa Ibom, currently the highest oil producing state in Nigeria is just about to expand its status and income from the federation account with the discovery of rich crude content in Uruan LGA of the state. The state is now awaiting necessary formalities to kick start exploration of the recently discovered crude oil well The []The post A’Ibom Discovers New Oil Well appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Mikel Undergoes Medicals, Set To Join Middlesbrough
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel will end his two-year stint in China to join English Championship side Middlesbrough in the coming days. The former Chelsea midfielder was desperate to seal a move back to England as his wife and two young children remained in the United Kingdom after his move to Tianjin TEDA. Middlesbrough []The post Mikel Undergoes Medicals, Set To Join Middlesbrough appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Why Sudan Remains Resolute In Containing Protests, Rebel Movement
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The Government of the Republic of Sudan was hit by a series of protests that commenced late 2018 by demonstrators over the government’s planned withdrawal of subsidies on some commodities. The Government of Omar Hassan Al-Bashir is not unmindful of the rights of the citizens to stage peaceful protests over government policies, but vehemently stands []The post Why Sudan Remains Resolute In Containing Protests, Rebel Movement appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Niger As Oasis Of Peace In North Central
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The perennial clashes between herders and farmers across the country are endemic in North Central Nigeria. Until recently, there is hardly any day that passes without media reports of killings occasioned by clashes between herders and farmers in the North Central geo-political zone. While the clashes between herders and farmers do occur occasionally in other []The post Niger As Oasis Of Peace In North Central appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Bauchi And ‘Robbers’ Of Good Governance
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Participatory democracy has periodic election as one of its strongest attributes. Such periodic elections serve as opportunity offered to the electorate to examine the score-card of the party in power and the elected officers and using performance as index to decide whether they deserve another term as the case may be in tandem with the []The post Bauchi And ‘Robbers’ Of Good Governance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Zamfara: Other Parties Set To Reap From Crises In APC, PDP
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Ever since the return of democratic governance in 1999, there was no transition that was so confusing to the political parties and electorate in Zamfara state as the current one . Reflectively, during the 1999 election, two dominant parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the defunct All Peoples Party (APP) fielded candidates without any rancour. []The post Zamfara: Other Parties Set To Reap From Crises In APC, PDP appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Can Nyako Upstage Bindow In Adamawa
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
The recent political tour of Adamawa state by former Governor Murtala Nyako, where he urged electorates to vote for credible candidates in the forthcoming polls is considered as a move to prepare ground for his son Senator Abdulazeez Nyako, the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), to have a smooth ride to win governorship []The post Can Nyako Upstage Bindow In Adamawa’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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33 Political Parties, Candidates And Issues Dominating Campaigns In Rivers
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
No fewer than 33 political parties will participate at the various levels of the 2019 general elections in Rivers State, except the ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). No thanks to series of judgments of several Courts of law, which not only barred the APC from fielding candidates for the general elections, also []The post 33 Political Parties, Candidates And Issues Dominating Campaigns In Rivers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dissecting Campaign Strategies Of Support Groups For Presidential Candidates
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
It is a moment of decision and the volatile political situation in Nigeria is getting more intense by the day with political gibes aimed at outsmarting opponents. In this report, GEORGE OKOJIE takes a look at the campaign, attack strategies of support groups. The fact that presidential contest in the forthcoming general election is a []The post Dissecting Campaign Strategies Of Support Groups For Presidential Candidates appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Amosun, Okorocha: Between Defection And Divided Loyalty
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Both Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and his counterpart in Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, are currently battling for political relevance in their respective states having been caught in-between defection and divided loyalty in the forthcoming polls. TOPE FAYEHUN writes There is no doubt about the fact that Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999 ushered []The post Amosun, Okorocha: Between Defection And Divided Loyalty appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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