Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Monday 15th April 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines

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Harnessing Nigeria’s Forest Resources
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: CHIKA OKEKE writes that proper utilisation of forest resources would act as support system for funding the nation’s annual budget and boost economic development. Forest resources had revamped Nigeria’s developmental activities before the discovery of oil on January 15, 1956 at Oloibiri in the Niger Delta area. While timber accounted for a large proportion of []The post Harnessing Nigeria’s Forest Resources appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Affordable Housing For All
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: CHIKA OKEKE writes on steps taken by agencies under the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to provide affordable housing for Nigerians. The provision of affordable housing to Nigerians is the responsibility of government at all levels, though assisted by the private sector. However, the inability of workers to own low-cost housing in line with []The post Affordable Housing For All appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Citizens Expectation For The Next 4 Years
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari has been reelected for second term. Nigerians spoke loud and clear on Saturday, February 23, 2019 when they voted overwhelmingly for his reelection in apparent demonstration that they have approved the job he has been doing in the past four years managing the affairs of the []The post Citizens Expectation For The Next 4 Years appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Waste Mgt Coy Recruits In Kaduna, 3 Other States
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: An environmental waste management company, ZL Global Alliance Nigeria Limited has disclosed that she is recruiting several unemployed youths from Kaduna, Ondo, Lagos and Ekiti States into her services where the company works presently.Managing director and chief executive officer of the company, Dr Abiola Bashorun, who made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen said, the []The post Waste Mgt Coy Recruits In Kaduna, 3 Other States appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeri
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3,000 Participants To Discuss Tourism, Transport Connectivity At Abuja Summit
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Over 3000 participants drawn from policy makers, regulators, entrepreneurs, key players in both tourism and transport sectors of the economy, investors, numerous esteemed customers and general public are expected to brainstorm on the interconnectedness between transport and tourism; a connectivity brought by road rail, maritime and air transport services. These participants are also expected to []The post 3,000 Participants To Discuss Tourism, Transport Connectivity At Abuja Summit a
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US Denounces ‘Coercion’ As China Conducts Drills Near Taiwan
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Chinese bombers and warships conducted drills around Taiwan yesterday, the latest military maneuvers near the self-ruled island that a senior US official denounced as ‘coercion’ and a threat to stability in the region. The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to help provide the island with the means []The post US Denounces ‘Coercion’ As China Conducts Drills Near Taiwan appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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No Deal Brexit Planning Continues
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the government will continue to plan for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, her spokesman said yesterday. May made the comment in an internal note to staff. The European Union last week delayed Brexit until the end of October, averting, for now at least, the risk of an []The post ‘No Deal Brexit Planning Continues’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Sudan Crisis: Protest Leaders Demand End Of ‘Deep State
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Organisers of mass protests in Sudan said that they want the full dismantling of the ‘deep state’ left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. A spokesman said leaders of the past regime should be put on trial. Mr Bashir was toppled by the army last week after 30 years in power and a military council []The post Sudan Crisis: Protest Leaders Demand End Of ‘Deep State’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Rivers Tackles Cult-related Killings
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has declared war on cult-related killings in some parts of the state. No fewer than 25 persons, including two police officers and a traditional ruler, have been killed in the past 10 days in the state from clashes among rival cult groups in communities in Obio/Akpor, Eleme, Ikwerre, []The post Rivers Tackles Cult-related Killings appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Appeal Court Nullifies Edo APC Reps’ Election
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City, Edo State yesterday declared the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akoko federal constituency and nullified the election of Peter Akpatson. The court also nullified the APC election primaries appeal panel headed by former []The post Appeal Court Nullifies Edo APC Reps’ Election appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Water-borne Diseases Kill 14 In A’Ibom
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Fourteen persons have been reported dead in Okoroutip community in Ibeno local government area of Akwa Ibom State from water-borne diseases which broke out in the village between last December and April this year. Investigation by LEADERSHIP reveals that apart from persistent flood that threatens the community, it has no access to potable water. Narrating []The post Water-borne Diseases Kill 14 In A’Ibom appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Obaseki Awards N2.8bn Contract For Roads, Streets Upgrade
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has awarded the contract for the construction of Textile Mill Road; Iyoba, Iyobanosa and Omozogie streets as well as an underground drainage system in the area for N2.8 billion. The contract was awarded during the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting before the governor proceeded on his annual leave. When completed, []The post Obaseki Awards N2.8bn Contract For Roads, Streets Upgrade appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Police To Enforce Ban On Motorcycles In Enugu
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Enugu State Police Command has directed its men and officers to arrest persons violating the ban on the use of motorcycles within Enugu metropolis. It reminded members of the Public that the ban was still on and directed its operatives to impound motorcycles of violators. In a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Ebere []The post Police To Enforce Ban On Motorcycles In Enugu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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INEC Battles 557 Court Cases Over 2019 Polls
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: With 44 days to the inauguration of newly elected leaders at the federal and state levels on May 29, 557 aggrieved candidates in the 2019 general elections have joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the cases they filed before the election petitions tribunals across the country. The highest number of petitions of 235 []The post INEC Battles 557 Court Cases Over 2019 Polls appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Onnoghen: CCT Fixes Judgment For April 18
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has fixed April 18, 2019 to deliver judgment on the six-count charge of false asset declaration brought against the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the federal government. Mr Danladi Yakubu Umar, chairman of the tribunal, announced the date of judgment after hearing legal arguments []The post Onnoghen: CCT Fixes Judgment For April 18 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Puyol Arrives Nigeria Today On 3-day Tour
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Spanish soccer legend, Carles Puyol will arrive Nigeria on a three-day visit from today, April 16, to Thursday, April 18. The ex-Barcelona captain is on an invitation from Heineken to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour connecting with customers and football lovers along the way. Puyol will be in Uyo for a consumer event and []The post Puyol Arrives Nigeria Today On 3-day Tour appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Facebook To Train Users
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Facebook has concluded plans to flag off the first of its kind of training for Nigerian on how to use the platform effectively during the Lagos Edition of its your Facebook pop-up showcase. Speaking at the preview of the event in Lagos, Head of Policy Programmes (Africa), Sherry Dzinoreva, said Facebook is a platform developed []The post Facebook To Train Users appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Google To Train 30,000 Africans On ICT Certifications
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: In line with its commitment to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world class apps, Google has said it is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Andorid, Mobile Web and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. According to Google, the developer training is available to applicants from across Africa, []The post Google To Train 30,000 Africans On ICT Certifications appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nige
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YSFON Wields Big Stick As Arewa Youth FC Win Nimrod’s Cup
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Kaduna State chapter of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) wielded the big stick when the Secretary, Abdukrazak Usman, announced a two- year ban on GS Academy Football Club from featuring in the Engineer Musa Nimrod YSFON inter community peace Soccer competition following unruly behavior from one of their fans. A youth identified as []The post YSFON Wields Big Stick As Arewa Youth FC Win Nimrod’s Cup appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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We’re Suffering, Nigerian Basketball Players Cry Out
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The supposed feat achieved by both male and female national basketball teams at the international stage is indeed not a true reflection of the situation of basketball in Nigeria as players in the domestic scene are crying for help. One of the aggrieved players, Abdul Yahaya lamented the poor state of basketball in the country, []The post We’re Suffering, Nigerian Basketball Players Cry Out appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Uber Generates $11bn Full Year Revenue
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Technology ride-hailing company, Uber out-paced its rising competitor Lyft by more than $9 billion in revenue and at least 60 million users according to its IPO paperwork filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In order to pitch its business to investors, and befitting the company’s size and complexity, Uber filed 285 pages, plus []The post Uber Generates $11bn Full Year Revenue appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Dalung Hails Table Tennis Stars, Golden Eaglets
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has lauded Table Tennis star, Azeez Solanke who emerged champion at the recently concluded 2019 Africa Table Tennis Junior championships. Solanke dethroned former champion, Marwan Abdelwahab of Egypt with an impressive performance of 13-11, 4-11, 10-12, 11-5, 13-11, 11-6. Dalung, who impressed by the performance of []The post Dalung Hails Table Tennis Stars, Golden Eaglets appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria N
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Infinix Develops Smart Power Management System
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Infinix Mobility Limited, the premium smartphone brand has developed a smart power management systems for its new smartphone that would helps to optimise power utilisation by automatically inducing inactive status for apps not in use and halting their background data uptake. Speaking at the launch event, managing director, Infinix Mobility, Benjamin Jiang, mentioned that the []The post Infinix Develops Smart Power Management System appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria N
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AFCON 2019: The Draws And Super Eagles
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Undeniably, Nigeria is lucky to be placed in Group B. The Super Eagles are the top team in this group and could not have asked for a better deal. Nigeria is facing the national teams of Madagascar, Burundi and Guinea. Except Guinea, the remaining two teams are debutants in this competition. The draw turned out []The post AFCON 2019: The Draws And Super Eagles appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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N24trn Debt: NLC Urges FG To Borrow With Caution
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Following recent concerns over increase in the nation’s debt to over N24 trillion, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the federal government to be cautious on the issue of borrowing both within and outside the country. Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, NLC General Secretary, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Monday []The post N24trn Debt: NLC Urges FG To Borrow With Caution appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Internet Users Rise To 114.7m In February
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 114,752,357 million in February 2019, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased to 114,725,357 in February from 113,875,204 recorded []The post ‘Internet Users Rise To 114.7m In February ‘ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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I Had Doubts I Could Compete Again ‘ Woods
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Tiger Woods says his Masters triumph is ‘right up there’ with his greatest achievements, having faced ‘serious doubts’ he would ever contend again. Woods, 43, won a fifth Green Jacket at Augusta National on Sunday, his first major win in 11 years and a first since having four operations on his back. The 15-time major []The post I Had Doubts I Could Compete Again ‘ Woods appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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CL: Man Utd Hope For Another Miracle At Camp Nou
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Manchester United will be aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit, and reach the last four of the Champions League, when we play the second leg of our quarter-final against Barcelona, today. After a closely fought first leg at Old Trafford, it is Luis Suarez’s header, that deflected in off Luke Shaw for an own goal, []The post CL: Man Utd Hope For Another Miracle At Camp Nou appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Oil Prices Edge Lower After 5-month High
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Oil prices edged lower yesterday after international benchmark Brent hit a fresh five-month high in the previous session, but concerns over global supplies provided a floor to losses. Brent crude oil futures were at $71.40 a barrel, down 15 cents, or 0.2 per cent, from their last close. Brent closed up 1 per cent on []The post Oil Prices Edge Lower After 5-month High appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Over 5million Nigerians Still Unmetered ‘ NERC
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), yesterday said over five million Nigerian electricity consumers were unmetered. NERC general manager, Abdulkadir Shettima, disclosed this at the launch of a Mojec International Limited, bank consumer and retail financing scheme, for Meter Asset Programme (MAP) in Lagos. NERC recently issued permits to some MAPs to commence roll out []The post Over 5million Nigerians Still Unmetered ‘ NERC appeared first on Leadership Newspap
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Fidelity Bank Rewards Umuahia Customers With N2.3m
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Fidelity Bank Plc , has made five of its customers in Umuahia, the Abia State capital richer with N2.3 million through what it termed as ‘Fidelity Bank Customers Loyalty Scheme.’ The customers include two primary school pupils, the Abia State chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and three businessmen. While the pupils, aged []The post Fidelity Bank Rewards Umuahia Customers With N2.3m appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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NOVA Merchant Bank Gets 2 Investment Grade Ratings
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: NOVA Merchant Bank Limited has received an investment grade rating from both Agusto & Co (Bbb) and Global Credit Ratings (BBB-). The rating was given based on the strength of the Board and management team, robust capitalisation, prudent risk profile, good asset quality and strong liquidity. Nova Merchant Bank had financial results where it declared []The post NOVA Merchant Bank Gets 2 Investment Grade Ratings appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Caverton: Unions Sheathe Sword As Ex-Workers Get N400m Benefits
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The lingering crises between management of Caverton Helicopters and its ex-workers may have been resolved, at least for now. The plan of the aviation unions to picket the airline yesterday was called off at the early hours.. LEADERSHIP gathered that the unions held a crucial meeting with the carrier on Monday where all matters were []The post Caverton: Unions Sheathe Sword As Ex-Workers Get N400m Benefits appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Shipowners Inaugurate New President, Others
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), over the weekend, inaugurated the newly elected executive council members of the association. The event witnessed a change of leadership baton from former president and other official to the newly elected executive council members The association had, last month, elected a new executive led by a medical practitioner, []The post Shipowners Inaugurate New President, Others appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Mouka Gets Double Recognition From LSEG
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Mouka Limited, manufacturer of indigenous mattress and foam products, has become one among a few African companies to be recognised twice by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). The Chief Executive Officer, Mouka Limited, Raymond Murphy, said, Mouka was listed in the LSEG’s companies to Inspire Africa 2019 report after it made the 2017 inaugural []The post Mouka Gets Double Recognition From LSEG appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Bayelsa Gov, Oil Companies Squabble May Awaken 13 Percent Derivation Usage, Others
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, recently granted a press interview to an international news media where he raised some serious issues concerning the Federal Governments management of revenues earnings from crude oil as well as activities oil companies operating in the state. Outside carpeting the federal government on his quest []The post Bayelsa Gov, Oil Companies Squabble May Awaken 13 Percent Derivation Usage, Others appeared first on Leadershi
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