Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 5th March 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines

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Emefiele: Ensuring Financial System Stability
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
When Godwin Emefiele took office as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2014, his mind was set on not only developmental finance and exchange rate stability. A resilient financial system was also one of the main goals he highlighted in his maiden speech. A stable financial system is one in which []The post Emefiele: Ensuring Financial System Stability appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PMB In Warri To Garner Support For APC
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Chief O’tega Emerho, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Delta, said that there was nothing wrong for President Muhammadu Buhari, to visit Warri to garner support for the party. Emerho stated this yesterday in an interview in Warri. He was reacting to the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Buhari’s visit to []The post ‘PMB In Warri To Garner Support For APC’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FJP Congratulates PMB, Calls For Inclusive Govt
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The party in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja,yesterday, also congratulated the President on the receipt of his Certificate of Returns as President-elect []The post FJP Congratulates PMB, Calls For Inclusive Govt appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Nigeria’s Internet Users Hit 113.8m In January ‘ NCC
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 113.8 million in January 2019. The NCC made this known in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for January 2019 posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased to 113,875,204 in January 2019 from the 111,632,516 []The post Nigeria’s Internet Users Hit 113.8m In January ‘ NCC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NCC Boss Congratulates PMB
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, over his recent victory at the 2019 presidential election. Danbatta, in a statement signed by the director, public affairs of the commission, Mr Nnamdi Nwokike, extolled the virtues of the president, adding that the electoral victory was []The post NCC Boss Congratulates PMB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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What We Are Doing To Improve Service Delivery
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has listed some of the steps it is taking in improving quality of service (QoS) offered by mobile network operators (MNOs) in the country. This is contained in the frequently asked questions on the commission’s website. Listing some of the steps it has taken to improve QoS, the commission said []The post ‘What We Are Doing To Improve Service Delivery’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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LSETF Intervention Creates 89,678 Jobs In 3 Years
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Lagos State Employment Trust fund (LSETF) in its social impact assessment report of its entrepreneurship program has said that it has provided a total of 89,678 jobs in the last 3 years with the intervention funds. This was made know at the Impact Assessment Exercise carried out with support from Ford Foundation which held []The post LSETF Intervention Creates 89,678 Jobs In 3 Years appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Lagos Funds 7,817 MSMEs Through Entrepreneurship Scheme
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Lagos State government has funded 7,817 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) through its entrepreneurship scheme known as Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF). In a report tagged ‘LSETF Impact: Progress and Lessons’, the benefiting MSMEs were funded by LSETF under its MSME Loan Programme, of which 89 per cent of businesses have been able []The post Lagos Funds 7,817 MSMEs Through Entrepreneurship Scheme appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Shell Inducts 30 Engineering Graduates
Tue, 05 Mar 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 Engineering Graduates appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CSCS Gets ISO Re-Certification
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc said it has received re-certification under ISO/IEC 27001:2013. The Institute said this follows the recent audit of its compliance with information security risks controls by the British Standards Institution (BSI), UK, one of the world’s largest accreditation bodies for ISO certifications. The audit involved a series of process []The post CSCS Gets ISO Re-Certification appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Leslie Named Dizengoff Nigeria’s Country Manager
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Dizengoff Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr. Graham John Leslie as its new Country Manager. Graham takes over from Mr. Antti Ritvonen, who has been the Country Manager since 2015. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Leslie was the Sales and Commercial Director of Synergy, covering Europe and the United Kingdom. Mr. Leslie brings to []The post Leslie Named Dizengoff Nigeria’s Country Manager appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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MTN Leads Effort To Tackle Substance Abuse
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
MTN Nigeria, under the Anti-Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP), has led a multi sectoral roundtable to curb the increasing rate of substance abuse in Nigeria. The forum, which held in Lagos recently, was part of the Lagos State’s activations of the ASAP aimed at reducing the incidence of substance abuse among youths in Nigeria. Speaking at []The post MTN Leads Effort To Tackle Substance Abuse appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Polls: Yamawo Urges Residents To Vote On Merit
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
As residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) prepare to elect their area councils chairmen, this weekend, coordinator of Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), Hon Ishiaku Tanko Yamawo, has called on the electorates to vote their choice of candidates based on merit. Speaking with some journalists, ahead of the area councils’ election, Yamawo urged residents []The post Polls: Yamawo Urges Residents To Vote On Merit appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Netwo
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Islamic Centre, UAE Take Free Medical Outreach To Durumi Village
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The International Centre for Islamic Culture and Education ((ICICE), Abuja, in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has offered free medical services to residents of Dururmi village in Bwari area council. Some of the free medical services offered by the two organizations, during an outreach programme to the community at the weekend include free []The post Islamic Centre, UAE Take Free Medical Outreach To Durumi Village appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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Jiba Promises To Ensure Integration Of Abuja Natives
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
A member-elect for AMAC/Bwari federal constituency, in the House of Representatives, Hon. Micah Yohanna Jiba, has promised to sponsor a bill that would ensure the integration of the original inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), into the Abuja master plan. Jiba also vowed to sponsor bills on satellite town development and the original inhabitants’ []The post Jiba Promises To Ensure Integration Of Abuja Natives appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Presidential Poll Falls Below Standards ‘ Obi
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice-Presidential candidate in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections, Mr. Peter Obi has thanked Nigerians for their support for the party during the elections. Speaking to the press in his Onitsha home yesterday, Mr Peter Obi said he was touched by the eagerness with which Nigerians came out []The post Presidential Poll Falls Below Standards ‘ Obi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PMB’s Cabinet Needs Rejigging
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Abubakar Girei has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection to take Nigeria to the next level, even as he stated that the President’s cabinet needs rejigging. He called on the president to ensure that he appoints cabinet ministers who are knowledgeable and experienced professionals with []The post PMB’s Cabinet Needs Rejigging appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Fidson Healthcare Receives ISO 14001:2015 EMS Certification aInsurers
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Fidson Healthcare Plc has bagged the Environmental Management System (EMS) certification, in compliance with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001:2015. The company, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP, said that this is the world’s most widely recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems which minimises the impact of the company’s operations, activities, products and []The post Fidson Healthcare Receives ISO 14001:2015 EMS Certification aIn
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US-China Trade Dispute Resolution Pushes Oil Prices Up
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Oil prices moved up slightly yesterday as the United States and China were reported to be close to signing a trade deal, to bring to bring to an end a row that has roiled financial markets and clouded the outlook for the global economy. International Brent futures were at $65.25 a barrel up 18 cents, []The post US-China Trade Dispute Resolution Pushes Oil Prices Up appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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9mobile Splashes Cash, Gifts On Lagos Subscribers
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
It was indeed a rewarding and memorable weekend for hundreds of 9mobile customers in Lagos as the telco on Friday, March 1, 2019, splashed them with gifts during the first prize redemption of its ongoing customer reward scheme, Magic Hour Promo. Through this promo, millions of 9mobile customers stand a chance to win fantastic prizes []The post 9mobile Splashes Cash, Gifts On Lagos Subscribers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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PMB’s Re-election’ll Spur Rapid Development In Maritime, Others
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
A socio-cultural group under the umbrella of BringBackBuhariMaritime (BBBMCG), which includes, Odua Maritime Group, Igbo Maritime Group and Arewa Maritime Group in the country’s maritime sector, has reiterated that the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for second-term in office would spur rapid growth in the maritime sector and economy in general. In a statement signed []The post PMB’s Re-election’ll Spur Rapid Development In Maritime, Others appeared first on Leadership N
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Nigeria Heightens Field Growth As Global Oil & Gas Drilling Set To Surge
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
New forecast has said that Nigeria growing drilling activities would support expected global surge in oil and gas drilling this year. World Oil forecast, says pace of drilling growth around the world is set to step up, after the recovery in global oil and gas drilling seen in 2018. It noted that the United States []The post Nigeria Heightens Field Growth As Global Oil & Gas Drilling Set To Surge appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Baobab MFB Assures Of Commitment To Banking Service
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Baobab Microfinance Bank has stated its commitment to ensure safe and convenient banking to make business much more convenient, easy and safe for their customers. Speaking at MFB’s second customer forum held at the weekend, the managing director and chief executive of the company, Kazeem Olarenwaju said the bank believes that the growth of the []The post Baobab MFB Assures Of Commitment To Banking Service appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Diamond Bank Proffers Way Forward For SMEs Growth
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
In having access to finance from the financial institutions, Diamond Bank Plc said micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should have a good record book as well as a positive credit bureau rating. Head, Emerging Business of Diamond Bank Plc, Ayodele Olojede disclosed this at the business workshop with Nigerian entrepreneurs organised by the bank []The post Diamond Bank Proffers Way Forward For SMEs Growth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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FG Seeks Protection Of Marine Ecosystem
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
As part of its commitment towards safeguarding the livelihood of Nigerians, the federal government has sought the protection of marine ecosystem for sustainable development for the future generations. The minister of environment, Surv Hassan Suleiman Zarma stated this in Abuja yesterday at the 2019 World Wildlife day Celebration with the theme, ‘Life below Water: For []The post FG Seeks Protection Of Marine Ecosystem appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Inside Kwara’s Crumbling Dynasty
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday. The margins of defeat from the February 23 elections are indisputable just like the resolve of the electorate to []The post Inside Kwara’s Crumbling Dynasty appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Pitiful Alternative To Democratic Election: The Ukrainian Case
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
In February 2014, Ukraine witnessed a coup d’tat, when the country’s elected President, Viktor Yanukovych, was dislodged and his legal and democratically elected government overthrown by US/EU-inspired and enabled elements. The climax of what would later go down in history as ‘Euromaidan’, took place only a few days after the incumbent President and the Parliamentary []The post Pitiful Alternative To Democratic Election: The Ukrainian Case appeared first on Leadership Newspap
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40th Kaduna Int’l Trade Fair Begins March 29
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The 40th edition of Kaduna international trade is scheduled to commence on Friday 29th March to Sunday 7th April 2019 at the Kaduna International trade and investment centre, Kaduna-Zaria road. The 2nd deputy president, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) Alhaji Suleiman Aliyu disclosed this yesterday while briefing newsmen on the level []The post 40th Kaduna Int’l Trade Fair Begins March 29 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Islam Is Compatible With Democracy
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Turkey was hailed as an example for a modern Muslim democracy during the early 2000s. The current ruling party that came to power in 2002 implemented reforms that were aligned with the European Union’s democratic standards and the country’s record in human rights began to improve. Unfortunately, the democratic reforms were short lived. The process []The post Islam Is Compatible With Democracy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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DMO Opens March Savings Bond Auction
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Debt Management Office (DMO) has opened subscription for the Federal Government Savings Bond for the month of March issuing the two and three year bonds at lower rates than what was offered at the two auctions held this year. As against an interest rate of 12.05 per cent and 13.05 per cent on the []The post DMO Opens March Savings Bond Auction appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Uzodinma’s Validation As APC’s Brightest Chance
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
If any evidence was required to confirm the political stature of Senator Hope Uzodinma, the APC governorship candidate in Imo State, the result of the Saturday, February 23, presidential election in the state, was the litmus test. Though Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in the state, President Muhammadu []The post Uzodinma’s Validation As APC’s Brightest Chance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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US-EXIM Bank, AECOM Offer Support For Nigeria’s Infrastructure Devt
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
United States Export Import Bank (US-EXIM) in partnership with an American multinational engineering firm, AECOM, has offered to grant a loan to help Nigeria fund infrastructure development in the country. The US EXIM Bank indicated interest to finance a loan of up to 85 of 100 per cent of total project cost. In accordance with []The post US-EXIM Bank, AECOM Offer Support For Nigeria’s Infrastructure Devt appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Candido Unveils Gwagwa Branch Of AMAC Microfinance Bank
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has unveiled the Gwagwa community branch of AMAC Microfinance Bank, with a promise to ensure growth and sustainability of the bank. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the bank at the weekend, Candido noted that the branch of the bank, located in Gwgwa Market, []The post Candido Unveils Gwagwa Branch Of AMAC Microfinance Bank appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Equities Market Records N113bn Gain
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The Nigerian equities market kick-started trading activities for the week, yesterday on a positive note, driven by the positive performance in 25 stocks across Banking, Consumer and Industrial sectors. As a result, the All Share- Index (ASI) gained 302.70 absolute points, representing an increase of 0.95 per cent, to close at 32,129.94 points. Similarly, []The post Equities Market Records N113bn Gain appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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NSE President Warns Against Patronage Of Quacks
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
President of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Engr. Adekunle O. Mokuolu, has warned against patronage of quack engineers in the execution of engineering projects in the country. Speaking during the inauguration of Bwari branch of the society at the weekend, Mokuolu also called on registered engineers to ensure strict adherence to professional standards for the []The post NSE President Warns Against Patronage Of Quacks appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Dangote Cement’s Impressive Growth
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The management of Dangote Cement Plc presented its audited full year financial results ended December 31, 2018 to the investing public.It recorded a superb earnings performance. The company rewarded its shareholders with an impressive return on their investment as the directors recommended an increased dividend of N16 per share higher than N10.50 paid previous year []The post Dangote Cement’s Impressive Growth appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Recovering Investments Of Deceased Investors In Capital Market
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
To simplify the process of share transmission from the deceased investors to their beneficiaries, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is making moves to engage relevant stakeholders, a process that will also address the continuous growth in unclaimed dividends. OLUSHOLA BELLO writes. Unlike the popular market, where buying and selling take place, the capital market []The post Recovering Investments Of Deceased Investors In Capital Market appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeri
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Dangflour, 49 Others Lead Stocks N434bn Gain In February
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Dangote Flour Mills, Associated Bus Company and 48 others lead Nigerian stocks market N434 billion gain in the month of February. The stocks market reversed the monthly decline in January as general elections jitters kept most investors away. However, investors increased their patronage in February as they anticipated the release of corporate results for the []The post Dangflour, 49 Others Lead Stocks N434bn Gain In February appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Atunwa, Abdulrahman Lock Horns In Kwara’s Two-horse Race
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
As electorate in Kwara State get set to vote in the much awaited March 9 election, Oladipo Magaji, x-rays the race Unarguably, the gubernatorial poll in Kwara state is a two-horse race between the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and All Progressives Congress(APC). Indeed, the political battle will be won and lost by the duo of the []The post Atunwa, Abdulrahman Lock Horns In Kwara’s Two-horse Race appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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APC’s Wind Of Suspension And Quest For Party Discipline
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Penultimate week, the leadership of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) made good its threat to suspend erring party stalwarts for alleged anti-party activities. In this piece, ANDREW ESSIEN x-rays the immediate and future implications of the suspension Immediately after assuming the reigns of leadership as national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole read []The post APC’s Wind Of Suspension And Quest For Party Discipline appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeri
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Lagos PDP And The ‘O To Ge’ Mantra
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
With the ouster of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the political firmament of Kwara State, by Kwarans through the ‘O To Ge’ (Enough is Enough) Movement, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State adopted the ‘O to Ge’ mantra and imported it to Lagos, with the aim of using the same to []The post Lagos PDP And The ‘O To Ge’ Mantra appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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How Emerging Technologies Can Boost Africa’s Development
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The world has witnessed three revolutions and is currently at the brink of the fourth one. It is evident everywhere that technologies are rapidly emerging and affecting our lives in ways that show that we are at the beginning of a fourth industrial revolution (4IR), a brand new era that builds and extends the impact []The post How Emerging Technologies Can Boost Africa’s Development appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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Ensuring Effective Use Of Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Resources Effecective
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Nigeria is blessed with abundant renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, geothermal, ocean waves and tides. Despite this, the nation continues to grapple with substantial electricity deficit. To bridge the gap and improve access, the Federal Government is currently working to increase the contribution of renewable energy to 30 per cent of []The post Ensuring Effective Use Of Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Resources Effecective appeared first on Leadership Newspaper
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Are Anti-GMO Activists Right On Bt Cowpea
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Cowpea is one of the most important indigenous African legumes in Nigeria due to its ability to grow in drought-prone areas. Nevertheless, many biotic and abiotic factors significantly reduce cowpea productivity in the traditional African farming system. Among these constraints is the pod-borer; maruca vitrata which is the major lepidopteran pest that inflicts severe damage []The post Are Anti-GMO Activists Right On Bt Cowpea’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network
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