Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Monday 18th February 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Monday 18th February 2019

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BPSR Commences Survey On Transparency In Nigeria’s Business Environment
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The acting director general of Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr. Ibrahim Dasuki Arabi has held a take-off meeting with the agency staff and a team of consultants who will work on the survey to identify common constraints and bottle necks faced by federal agencies and to proffer evidence based recommendations for improvement. At []The post BPSR Commences Survey On Transparency In Nigeria’s Business Environment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Usman: Officer, Iconic Image Maker Bows Out Of Service
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Certainly, a big gulf has been created in the Directorate of Army Public Relations (DAPR) with the sudden voluntary retirement of its current Director, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman. This shining Army officer, communications expert and iconic image maker, who proceeded on terminal leave formally bowed out of the service of the Nigerian Army February []The post Usman: Officer, Iconic Image Maker Bows Out Of Service appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Kogi East: Alfa Writes Saraki, CNA
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Following a fresh suit filed by Senator Attai Aidoko after Supreme Court upheld his election as the authentic person to represent Kogi east in the senate, Air vice Marshal Isaac Mohammed Alfa (rtd) has asked Senate President, Bukola Saraki and clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori to swear him in without further []The post Kogi East: Alfa Writes Saraki, CNA appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Let Nigerians Vote Candidates Of Their Choice
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
A Port Harcourt-based cleric, Pastor Akeem Idoniboye, has appealed to Nigerians to ensure that they vote candidates of their choice in the rescheduled 2019 general elections. Idoniboye, who is the Senior Pastor of Glorious Destiny Family Church (aka Destiny Chapel), gave the advice yesterday while preaching a sermon at the Church’s auditorium in Borokiri, Port []The post ‘Let Nigerians Vote Candidates Of Their Choice’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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Andy Uba Debunks Arrest Rumour
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The lawmaker representing Anambra South in the Senate, Senator Andy Uba, has debunked rumours making the rounds that he had been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement issued at the weekend and obtained by LEADERSHIP, Uba who is the Anambra State coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, described []The post Andy Uba Debunks Arrest Rumour appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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SMEDAN Canvasses Entrepreneurship For Development
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN), Dr. Umar Dikko Radda, has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace entrepreneurship towards boosting economic development and reducing unemployment in the country. Speaking at the presentation of machines, equipment and tools by Gwagware Women Empowerment Network, a Non-Governmental Organisation, to no fewer than []The post SMEDAN Canvasses Entrepreneurship For Development appeared first on Leadership Newspaper a
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New Entrants Into PDP Abandoned Founding Fathers ‘ Sidi
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Former coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan 2015 Presidential Campaign in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Abubakar Sidi, has observed that new entrants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have abandoned the founding fathers of the party. In an interview with LEADERSHIP in Abuja, Sidi noted this attitude has affected the fortunes of the party, which, []The post New Entrants Into PDP Abandoned Founding Fathers ‘ Sidi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Troops Arrest 3 Hoodlums In Badagry
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Nigerian Army yesterday said its troops of Operation Safe Conduct deployed to provide security/conducive atmosphere for the conduct of a free, fair and credible Presidential/National Assembly Elections have arrested three hoodlums planning to peaceful conduct of the election. The acting director, Army Public Relations Col Sagir Musa the troops at Iwaraja Junction along Badagry []The post Troops Arrest 3 Hoodlums In Badagry appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Edo To Spend N2bn On School Furniture
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has revealed plans by his administration to spend N2 billion in procuring furniture for primary schools across the state. The governor said this during an inspection of remodelling work at the Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), formerly known as the Benin Technical College, in Benin City. During the []The post Edo To Spend N2bn On School Furniture appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nauert Declines Offer To Be US Envoy To UN
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
US President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s new UN ambassador, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn her nomination for the post. Ms Nauert, a former Fox News presenter, said in a statement at the weekend that the decision was made ‘in the best interest of my family’. ‘The past two months have been gruelling,’ the statement, []The post Nauert Declines Offer To Be US Envoy To UN appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Macron Condemns Anti-Semitic Abuse
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of ‘yellow vest’ protesters in Paris. Police stepped in to protect the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut after he was bombarded with insults and anti-Jewish taunts in the French capital. President Macron said it was an ‘absolute negation’ of what made []The post Macron Condemns Anti-Semitic Abuse appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CIS Trains Stockbrokers On Technical Analysis Of Investments
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has concluded arrangements to train Stockbrokers on the technical analysis of capital market asset classes as part of its capacity building policy for its members. The training, under the Institute’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme is a compulsory requirement for all Stockbrokers in order to upscale their skills and []The post CIS Trains Stockbrokers On Technical Analysis Of Investments appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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NNPP Presidential Candidate Urges Past Leaders To Embrace Peace, Unity
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP), Ike Keke, has called on past Nigerian military leaders and generals to find a way of forgiving one and to make peace. Speaking during a press briefing in Abuja, Keke noted that forgiveness is not a show of weakness, adding that it is healing and an []The post NNPP Presidential Candidate Urges Past Leaders To Embrace Peace, Unity appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Poll Postponement: Jiba Urges Residents To Be Resilient
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
House of Representatives candidate for AMAC/Bwari federal constituents on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Micah Jiba has called on residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) not to be discouraged over the postponement of the election, but to be resilient in electing their choice candidates on Saturday. Jiba, who spoke with []The post Poll Postponement: Jiba Urges Residents To Be Resilient appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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MD FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Others To Attend Workshop
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Africa chairman, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Mr. Brett Gallie, Partner at Clifford Chance, Derivatives and Structured Trades, Mr. Matthew Griggs and managing director/CEO, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Mr. Bola Onadele (Koko) have all confirmed their attendance at the Swap & Derivatives Workgroup’s Financial Markets Workshop holding in Lagos. The event, organiSed by Financial []The post MD FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Others To Attend Workshop appeared first
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Public, Private Schools Resume Classes In Lagos Today
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Following the postponement of general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Lagos State Government yesterday said it has effected changes in the school calendar that would see all public and private schools resume today, 18th February, 2019 as against 19th February, 2019 in the earlier reviewed calendar. The Deputy Governor, Lagos State who []The post Public, Private Schools Resume Classes In Lagos Today appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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AEPB Seeks Private Sector’s Partnership To Ensure Clean Environment
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has called on the private sectors, foreign collaborators and residents, to partner with the board to ensure cleanliness in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The director of AEPB, Alhaji Baba Shehu Lawan, who made the call in an interview with LEADERSHIP in his office yesterday, reiterated that the business []The post AEPB Seeks Private Sector’s Partnership To Ensure Clean Environment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News
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PDP Senatorial Candidate Threatens Litigation Over Alleged Importation Of Arms
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party’s senatorial candidate for Osun East senatorial district, Chief Francis Fadahunsi has threatened to drag Hon. Israel Famurewa, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate to court for accusing him falsely of importing fire arms into the state. Famurewa was alleged to have said Fadahunsi bought and imported 100 guns including 60 AK []The post PDP Senatorial Candidate Threatens Litigation Over Alleged Importation Of Arms appeared first on Leadership Newspaper an
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Accord, APC In Alliance Against Gov Wike ‘ Briggs
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The governorship candidate of Accord party in the March 9 gubernatorial election in Rivers state, Dumo Lulu Briggs, has disclosed that his party will partner the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, to boost its strength to defeat the incumbent Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the elections in the state. Speaking at a press conference []The post Accord, APC In Alliance Against Gov Wike ‘ Briggs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Security Withdrawal: Kogi Deputy Gov Cries Out
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Kogi State deputy governor, Elder Simon Achuba has the Commissioner of Police of Kogi State command, Hakeem Bushari of complicity in his security withdrawal. . At a press briefing yesterday Elder Achuba reiterated that it was a constitutional right for the deputy governor of the State to have security details around him, noting that his []The post Security Withdrawal: Kogi Deputy Gov Cries Out appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Rivers: Cole Urges INEC To Relist APC Candidates
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do the needful by placing APC candidates on the ballot ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election. He said the postponement of last Saturday’s election by INEC provides the platform for the []The post Rivers: Cole Urges INEC To Relist APC Candidates appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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Transcorp Grows PAT By 94%
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) has announced its audited results for the year ended 31st December 2018, with a 94 per cent growth in Profit After Tax (PAT) of N20.6 billion in 2018 compared to N10.6 billion in the prior year. The Group recorded an unparalleled improvement within the year as turnover grew by []The post Transcorp Grows PAT By 94% appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Stocks Market Rises By 3.76% As Investors Buy Shares Ahead Of Election
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Nigerian stocks market last week closed positive in four of the five trading sessions as investors continues to take position ahead of the earning season and election. Hence, the overall market performance measure, All-Share Index (ASI), rose by 3.76 per cent to close at 32,715 points. Also, the market capitalisation increased by N442 billion []The post Stocks Market Rises By 3.76% As Investors Buy Shares Ahead Of Election appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Investors Trade N15trn On FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange In January
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Investors on the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange traded transactions worth N15.08 trillion in the first month of the year, 2019. According to the OTC Monthly data for January released by the Exchange, this was 14.85 per cent Month-on-Month (MoM) decrease on the turnover of N17.71 trillion recorded in December 2018, and a 28.78 per cent []The post Investors Trade N15trn On FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange In January appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Airport Safety: Expert Cautions AVSEC On Complacency, Others
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Aviation security officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos have been warned to guide against complacency as it can jeopardise the safety and security of the airport. Deputy general manager, AVSEC, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Nath Onoigboria , who gave the warning at the AVSEC MMIA annual seminar/lecture in Lagos []The post Airport Safety: Expert Cautions AVSEC On Complacency, Others appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Labour Minister Urges Trade Unions To Emulate ANAP
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has advised trade unions in the country to Emulate the good conduct of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) since the group was registered three years ago. Ngige gave the commendation in his goodwill message recently at the first national delegates of ANAP with the []The post Labour Minister Urges Trade Unions To Emulate ANAP appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Air Peace Flies Into Bayelsa Airport
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Air Peace has set a new record as the first commercial airline to fly into the newly-built Bayelsa International Airport. The airline, which is credited with many recording-setting events, including being the first to acquire and register a Boeing 777 in Nigeria as well as the first carrier in West Africa to order the Boeing []The post Air Peace Flies Into Bayelsa Airport appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Joshua, Miller’s Bout Breaks MSG Pre-sale Record
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title fight with Jarrell Miller has broken the Madison Square Garden record for highest-grossing pre-sale of a boxing event, though the arena did not reveal the figure. Joshua will defend his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO crowns against Miller on June 1 in New York, with the fight being broadcast []The post Joshua, Miller’s Bout Breaks MSG Pre-sale Record appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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As Imolites Gear Up For 2019
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Character and conduct. Preparedness and popularity. Experience and expediency. Integrity and dignity. These permissive virtues will no doubt determine the outcome of the Imo governorship election coming up in some days. But above these, the robust, revolutionary and practicable manifesto of the candidates would be the determinant in who emerges the winner of the poll. []The post As Imolites Gear Up For 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Community Policing As Strategy For Preventing Violent Extremism
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
There is no issue that affects Nigerians more than the issue of security. This is because security revolves around our day to day survival from the family unit to national levels. It is a concern that cuts across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria and every citizen irrespective of their status is a stakeholder. However, []The post Community Policing As Strategy For Preventing Violent Extremism appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria Has Unique Place In Kuwait’s Diplomacy ‘ Envoy
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
In this interview with OMONU NELSON, Kuwait’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Adbulziz Al-Bisher reveals that Nigeria and Kuwait share a lot in terms of culture and cherished values. What are your aspirations regarding the bilateral relations between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the State of Kuwait’ As a matter of fact, Nigeria has a unique []The post Nigeria Has Unique Place In Kuwait’s Diplomacy ‘ Envoy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Banks Borrow N1.217tr From CBN
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Banks borrowings from the Central Bank of Nigeria through the Standing Lending Facility increased last week as traders say they expect liquidity to spur this week on the back of N578.98 billion worth of Open Market Operation (OMO) bills that will mature into the system. As against N717.55 billion that banks borrowed through the SLF []The post Banks Borrow N1.217tr From CBN appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Will INEC Clear Zamfara APC Candidates
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
UMAR MOHAMMED in this report writes on the chances of the embattled Zamfara APC to have its candidates listed among those to contest in the forthcoming general elections The cloud is still dark in Zamfara as claims and counter claims shrouded the political circle over last Wednesday’s Appeal Court, Sokoto, verdict on the All Progressives []The post Will INEC Clear Zamfara APC Candidates’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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