Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 26th February 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines

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NIMASA Advocates Greater Role For African Women In Maritime
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has announced the agency’s readiness to support initiatives aimed at getting more African women involved in the industry. He said this is in line with the global focus on enhancing the role of women in the maritime and shipping sector. Dakuku disclosed []The post NIMASA Advocates Greater Role For African Women In Maritime appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Observers Commend INEC, Nigerians Over Polls
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A coalition of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC-accredited election observers, under the aegis of Campaign for Dignity in Governance, CDG, has commended Nigerians and INEC for the conduct of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference in Ikeja, and speaking through the President, CDI, Comrade Razaq Olokoba, the coalition said, ‘We express []The post Observers Commend INEC, Nigerians Over Polls appeared first on Leadership Newspa
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Kachikwu Not Pro-Atiku
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Delta State Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has absolved the minister of state for petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu of any link or support to the presidential ambition of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The council made the disclosure in a statement made available to journalists on Monday affirming that Dr. []The post ‘Kachikwu Not Pro-Atiku’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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When Violence, Killings Greeted Presidential/NASS Polls In Rivers
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections held across the country on Saturday, February 23, 2019, but not without violence and killings in Rivers State. At the end of the day, no fewer than 10 persons, including a Nigeria Army lieutenant and a former local government chairman were confirmed dead. There was violence and snatching []The post When Violence, Killings Greeted Presidential/NASS Polls In Rivers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Why Kidnappings Are On The Increase In Katsina ‘ Gov Masari
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, in this interview with journalists explained reasons for kidnappings and banditry in the state in recent times .He also spoke on the presidential elections and other issues. JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH was there for LEADERSHIP Do you feel the APC will win the elections. In Katsina state we are sure of 100 []The post Why Kidnappings Are On The Increase In Katsina ‘ Gov Masari appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Innovations That’ll Revolutionalise Food Chain By 2024
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Within the next five years, the earth’s population will cross the eight billion mark for the first time. The world’s complex food supply chain’already stressed by climate change and a finite water supply’will only be tested further. To meet the demands of this crowded future, IBM researchers are exploring new technologies and devices, scientific breakthroughs, []The post Innovations That’ll Revolutionalise Food Chain By 2024 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nig
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Bridging Technology Transfer Gap Between Industry, Academia
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Technology transfer has been identified as one of the most important tools that drive the rapid industrialization and invariably the economic development of a nation. It has been identified as a major key driver that facilitates the technology transfer of knowledge from experts to those who under-learn from them to gain knowledge that would drive []The post Bridging Technology Transfer Gap Between Industry, Academia appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Google’s Free Wi-Fi Offer Could Be Illegal ‘ NCC
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The nation’s telecom regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said Google’s seeming generous offer of free Wi-Fi in the country could be illegal and obscured by conditions that do not grant the commission supervisory rights. This is contained in a letter from NCC to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) under the []The post Google’s Free Wi-Fi Offer Could Be Illegal NCC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Net
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NCC, ONSA Go Tough On Fake Mobile Devices
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
set up committees to combat trend Worried by the recurrent cycle of fraudsters deploying their trade via fake and substandard mobile devices, the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other government agencies yesterday set up committees to combat the situation. The two joint committees set []The post NCC, ONSA Go Tough On Fake Mobile Devices appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Shekarau Wins Senate Seat
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state has declared the APC senatorial candidate for Kano Central District, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau as the elected Senator for the zone. Former Kano State governor, Shekarau contested for the seat under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 23. []The post Shekarau Wins Senate Seat appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Yari Wins Zamfara West Senate Seat
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Gov Abdula’ziz Yari of Zamfara as winner of Zamfara West Senatorial election held on Saturday. The district comprised six local government areas of Anka, Bakura, Bukkuyum, Gummi, Maradun and Talata-Mafara. Announcing the results in Tatala-Mafara on Monday, the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Lawal Mayanchi, said Yari of []The post Yari Wins Zamfara West Senate Seat appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Networ
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Kano Remains PMB’s Strong Support Base
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Kano State government has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state does not need to buy votes for President Muhammadu Buhari to win election. The government said Kano remained Buhari’s strongest support base in the country. The commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammed Garba, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano, yesterday. []The post ‘Kano Remains PMB’s Strong Support Base’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Agbaje Condemns Attack On Voters In Lagos
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has condemned the harassment of voters in areas he described as PDP’s traditional strongholds and the destruction of ballot papers and boxes by thugs. Agbaje made the condemnation at a media briefing in Lagos yesterday even as he commiserated with []The post Agbaje Condemns Attack On Voters In Lagos appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Gunshot Almost Robbed Me Of Opportunity To Serve ‘ Bamidele
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A Senator ‘elect in Ekiti State, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele has said the accidental gunshot he suffered on June 1, 2018 during a political rally in state almost robbed him the opportunity to represent the people in National Assembly. Speaking in Iyin Ekiti on Monday after he was declared winner of the election by Returning officer, []The post Gunshot Almost Robbed Me Of Opportunity To Serve ‘ Bamidele appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Police Escorting Election Results Killed In Ogun
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Gunmen suspected to be political thugs have killed a police Corporal identified as Sunday Idoko while on election duty in Ilaro area of Yewa- South local government area of Ogun state. The late police Corporal was allegedly shot dead around 8p.m Sunday night at Eredo axis of Yewa South local government headquarters while escorting election []The post Police Escorting Election Results Killed In Ogun appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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We Lost 300, 000 Votes To Malfunctioning Card Readers ‘ Gov Umahi
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Umahi, yesterday, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost over 300, 000 votes due to massive malfunction of Card Readers in several polling units in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. The governor who made this known to newsmen in Abakaliki on the success recorded by []The post We Lost 300, 000 Votes To Malfunctioning Card Readers ‘ Gov Umahi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CSO Laments Death Of Nigerians In Election Violence
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A pro-democracy group, the Concerned Nigerian Citizens (CNCD) has condemned in strong terms the violence that claimed the lives of innocent Nigerians during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. The convener, CNCD, Dr Law Mefor who condemned the violence yesterday in Abuja, while reacting to the spate of violence reported in some parts of the []The post CSO Laments Death Of Nigerians In Election Violence appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Court Grants Senator Ibrahim, 9 Others Bail
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court has granted Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, detained since Friday by the police bail in the sum of N500,000. Ibrahim who represents Kwara south in the Senate was arrested by the police last Friday in connection with political violence that occurred in his Ojoku country home early last week. He was granted bail []The post Court Grants Senator Ibrahim, 9 Others Bail appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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ICPC Arraigns Suspect Over Fake Diploma Certificate
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged one Mr. Heart Victor Nonso, to court for allegedly forging a Diploma Certificate in Public Administration, of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. The commission, in a six-count charge, filed before Justice U.I. Bello, of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, observed that Mr. Nonso []The post ICPC Arraigns Suspect Over Fake Diploma Certificate appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Minister Lauds Sokoto Electorate Over Support For PMB
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, has commended the electorate of Sokoto State for the support they gave President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections. Speaking at her ward in Rigiya Dorowa B, Government House, Sokoto, the minister expressed optimism in the []The post Minister Lauds Sokoto Electorate Over Support For PMB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Scientists Evolve Tool To Boost Cassava Production
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Scientists under the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) have developed decision support tools (DSTs), which can help farmers with the best recommendations for planting cassava in their fields. The new DSTs were developed to replace the older ‘blanket’ recommendations, which did not consider site-specific conditions and thus often produced poor results. The ACAI is a []The post Scientists Evolve Tool To Boost Cassava Production appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian
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BOC Gases Joins Linde Group
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
BOC Gases Nigeria Plc has joined Linde Plc, the parent company of Linde Group, which now holds indirect beneficial ownership in BOC Gases. The company in a notification to its shareholders and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), said that by the virtue of a merger between Linde Aktiengesellschaft (Linde AG) and Praxair Inc, Linde Plc []The post BOC Gases Joins Linde Group appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Shell Inducts 30 Graduates For Internship
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Thirty engineering graduates have been inducted to the fifth batch of the Shell Nigeria internship programme, a four-year old scheme designed to help young graduate engineers upscale their skills in readiness for employment in the energy sector. The internship programme, run in collaboration with the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), places the interns with []The post Shell Inducts 30 Graduates For Internship appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Samsung Wins $774.9m Contract For LNG Carriers
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Samsung Heavy Industries has won the order to build four Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG carriers. The shipbuilder received new building orders from a US ship-owner, SHI said in a regulatory filing without revealing further details. The shipbuilding deal is worth around KRW 870.4 billion (USD 774.9 million) and it would see Samsung Heavy deliver the []The post Samsung Wins $774.9m Contract For LNG Carriers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NLNG: Revitalising Education In Nigeria
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
In this report, CHIKA IZUORA examines the invigoration of literature and the literary criticism in Nigeria by the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has demonstrated its commitment to education in Nigeria. The company states that it considers education as a key development factor with unique potentials to stimulating development []The post NLNG: Revitalising Education In Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Mercedes-Benz Delivers Over 180,000 Vehicles In January
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Mercedes-Benz delivered 180,539 vehicles to its customers all over the world in January. The second-best start to a year for sales was influenced by important model changes in the high-volume SUV and compact-car segments. In particular, the model change of the B-Class, CLA and GLE, each with a double-digit sales decrease, had a negative impact []The post Mercedes-Benz Delivers Over 180,000 Vehicles In January appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Insurance Premium May Rise Over Attacks On Vessels
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Insurance premium is set to increase as sea robbers now attack ships at berth at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) and the Federal Liter Terminal (FLT) at Onne Port, Rivers State. Any robbery strike, riots, and civil commotion that could hamper the delivery of goods usually spike insurance premium in the country. A public notice []The post Insurance Premium May Rise Over Attacks On Vessels appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Avanti Partners MainOne To Improve Broadband Penetration
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Avanti Communications Group Plc and MainOne have signed an agreement to jointly improve broadband penetration across Nigeria by providing the latest KA band based satellite communication services to enterprises located in remote areas of the country. Avanti Communications Group Plc is a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and []The post Avanti Partners MainOne To Improve Broadband Penetration appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian Ne
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Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Records 6% Revenue Growth
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, the anchor bottler for Non-alcoholic beverage giant- Coca-Cola, has recorded 6% improved revenue growth for the 2018 financial year above expected target range and margins even though there were currency fluctuations in some markets. The chief executive officer of the company, Zoran Bogdanovic disclosed this in a statement obtained from London []The post Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Records 6% Revenue Growth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and N
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IBEDC Achieves 365 Days Safety Milestone
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), said it recently achieved a milestone of 365 days ‘Lost Time Injury’, translating to 1.6 Million safe man-hours. The IBEDC, in a statement by its head, Branding and Corporate Communications, Mrs, Angela Olanrewaju, quoted the company’s Chief Technical Officer, Mr Ade Ayileka, to have said, it meant that business []The post IBEDC Achieves 365 Days Safety Milestone appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Oil Prices Fall After Trump’s Twitter Plea To OPEC
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The hope of Nigeria benefitting from rising price oil price was dashed yesterday as a tweet from the United States President, Donald Trump, sent oil southward. President Trump had tweeted calling oil cartel, organisation of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) to relax hiking of oil prices. The market was said to have responded to the tweet []The post Oil Prices Fall After Trump’s Twitter Plea To OPEC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Afreximbank Appoints Nwugo Regional COO
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has appointed Humphrey Nwugo as regional chief operating officer for its Harare-based Southern Africa Regional Office. Mr. Nwugo had been serving in an acting capacity in that position since February 2018, following the departure of the previous Regional Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Manager, Syndications, at []The post Afreximbank Appoints Nwugo Regional COO appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Oba Akiolu Commends Julius Berger, Miele
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A partnership between Julius Berger Abuja Furniture Production (AFP) and home appliances company, Miele on the opening of a showroom has been commended by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu I. The official opening of the showroom to customers at Plot 33, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos last weekend, was attended by Oba Akiolu, []The post Oba Akiolu Commends Julius Berger, Miele appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Trader Moni: Discordant Tunes As Beneficiaries Canvass Better Approach
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Nearly six months after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launched the much-celebrated federal government’s TraderMoni Initiative in Abuja. DAVID ADUGE-ANI feels the pulse of beneficiaries. Precisely on Thursday, September 5, 2018, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the TraderMoni, a federal government’s initiative designed to empower two million petty traders and artisans across the country with collateral-free []The post Trader Moni: Discordant Tunes As Beneficiaries Canvass Better
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