Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 17th April 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines

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Tribute To Justice Mamman Nasir
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Last week Katsina State stood still as it mourned the passing of one of its most illustrious and respected sons. Born on July 2nd, 1929 in Katsina, Justice Mamman Nasir, a former Minister of Justice and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, passed away on April 13th, 2019 after a brief illness. With his []The post Tribute To Justice Mamman Nasir appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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We Blocked FCT Minister’s Gate Over Our Ancestral Land
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Abuja natives, under the auspices of Coalition of Original FCT Indigenes, took their protest against alleged land encroachment by army to the FCTA secretariat where they blocked the entrance to the office of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, for several hours yesterday. The leader of the group who []The post ‘We Blocked FCT Minister’s Gate Over Our Ancestral Land’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Why We Demolished AIT Structures ‘ FCTA
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it demolished a portion of fence, a gate house, and a gate, belonging to the management Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT and Raypower, at its Asokoro district head office because of encroachment. Briefing newsmen at the end of the demolition exercise in Abuja yesterday, coordinator of Abuja []The post Why We Demolished AIT Structures ‘ FCTA appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Nigeria Customs Begins Recruitment Of 3,200 Officers
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said that it will open its portal to applications from interested Nigerians to apply for the positions of Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre category, Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty category. 3,200 vacancies exist for prospective officers and men to fill in a recruitment exercise that []The post Nigeria Customs Begins Recruitment Of 3,200 Officers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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FG Signs N14.7bn MoU For ECOWAS Biometric Card
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The federal government yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement as a contractor Financed Scheme in favour of Messrs Euphoria Press Limited, over a concession period of ten years to produce 13million internationally compliant ECOWAS Biometric Identity Cards at the cost of N14.7billion. The Minister of Interior, Abdurahman []The post FG Signs N14.7bn MoU For ECOWAS Biometric Card appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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Employers Must Accept Corps Members ‘ Masari
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari yesterday insisted that the acceptance of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) by employers is mandatory. This is coming on the heels of rampant rejection of corps members posted to some establishments in the country in a clear violation of the provisions of NYSC Scheme. In []The post Employers Must Accept Corps Members ‘ Masari appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Hunters Protest Killing Of Members In Yola
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Members of Adamawa State Hunters Association in Yola, the state capital, yesterday barricaded major roads, causing traffic jam and paralysing commercial activities while protesting the death of their colleagues in police custody. The hunters who turned up in their numbers were armed with charms and dangerous weapons and blocked Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed Mustapha and Ahmadu []The post Hunters Protest Killing Of Members In Yola appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Federal Fire Service Better Equipped Under PMB
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Minister of Interior, Abdurahman Dambazzu, yesterday said that the Federal Fire Service in the last twenty years has not had the kind of equipment they have under this present administration. Dambazzu stated this in Abuja while decorating the new Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr Ibrahim A. Liman. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari []The post ‘Federal Fire Service Better Equipped Under PMB’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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FCT Minister Urges Agencies To Accept Corps Members
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The minister, Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello has urged all government agencies and other employers within the federal capital territory to accept corps members posted to their organisations as well as to create an enabling environment that would enable them contribute meaningfully during their primary assignment. Bello made this known at the closing ceremony of []The post FCT Minister Urges Agencies To Accept Corps Members appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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Killings: Al-Makura Orders Security Agencies To Fish Out Perpetrators
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has directed security agencies to fish out the killers of 18 persons in the state last Sunday. Al-Makura disclosed this, yesterday, shortly after an un-scheduled visit to Akwanga General Hospital, to sympathise with the victims of the attack. The governor also visited the palace of Chun Mada, []The post Killings: Al-Makura Orders Security Agencies To Fish Out Perpetrators appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Fresh Crisis Looms In APC Over Micro-zoning Of NASS Leadership
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Another round of crisis is brewing in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the micro-zoning arrangement adopted for National Assembly (NASS) principal offices by the party’s leadership. Opponents of the zoning formula said it was an invitation to anarchy and vowed to resist it in the interest of equity, justice and fairness to all []The post Fresh Crisis Looms In APC Over Micro-zoning Of NASS Leadership appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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FG To Recapitalise Bank Of Agric With N250bn ‘ Ogbeh
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The federal government has said it will finalise the recapitalisation of the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) in 90 days, in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). The minister of agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who disclosed this at the kick-off meeting for the recapitalisation of the bank yesterday in Abuja, noted []The post FG To Recapitalise Bank Of Agric With N250bn ‘ Ogbeh appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Court Orders DSS To Produce Dasuki
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: A Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the Department of State Security (DSS) to produce before the court, former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Dasuki, who is being tried alongside Aminu Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital, has been in DSS’s detention since December 2015, despite being granted bail by more than []The post Court Orders DSS To Produce Dasuki appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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N115m Fraud: Court Frees Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, has discharged and acquitted the suspended Director-General of the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC Mounir Gwarzo. The court, in its ruling on a motion for a no case submission delivered by Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, dismissed the five-count charge the Independent and Corrupt Practices and []The post N115m Fraud: Court Frees Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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We Can’t Argue With PDP Outside The Court ‘ INEC
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said yesterday that it won’t exchange words with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over issues that are already in court. INEC National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr Festus Okoye, in a statement, said the Commission is a law-abiding institution and will not argue or canvass in []The post We Can’t Argue With PDP Outside The Court ‘ INEC appeared first on Leadership Newspape
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N22.8bn Fraud: Ex-Air Force Chief, Others Again Opt For Plea Bargain
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Adesola Amosu, and 10 others standing trial for an alleged N22.8 billion fraud, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that they are willing to enter into a plea bargain arrangement with the federal government. This is not the first time of the parties exploring a plea bargain []The post N22.8bn Fraud: Ex-Air Force Chief, Others Again Opt For Plea Bargain appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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EFCC Re-arrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia After Court Strikes Out Corruption Charges
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: No reprieve yet for embattled former Judge of the Federal High Court, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday rearrested her few minutes after a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja struck out the corruption charges filed against her by the Commission. The trial judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi while ruling on a preliminary []The post EFCC Re-arrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia After Court Strikes Out Corruption Charges appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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One.org Advocates Better Healthcare For Nigerians
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Global NGO, One.org led by star musician, Bono has canvassed for effective partnerships for the delivery of healthcare to Nigerians and also wants transparency and accountability in public institutions. This was what formed part of the discussion when a senior delegation from the ONE Campaign met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Prof. Isaac Adewole, []The post One.org Advocates Better Healthcare For Nigerians appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Glamour At 9th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: It was an exciting and thrilling atmosphere where dignitaries from all walks of life came in to witness the 100 Anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement, Exhibition and Award Ceremony of the 9th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast in Abuja. The event also had in attendance top government functionaries, lovers of arts and poetry it was []The post Glamour At 9th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Cardi B’s Coachella Performace Excites Fans
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Pop singer, Cardi B made a surprise performance of Taki Taki on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Coachella event and It marked the group’s first live rendition of the song, and the former Disney Channel star’s first ever gig at the music festival in Indio, California. The I Like It hitmaker posted a photo of []The post Cardi B’s Coachella Performace Excites Fans appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Anxiety Over Search For Gold In Suleja
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: ABAH ADAH writes on efforts made in the search for gold and other minerals in Suleja LG of Niger State Non-availability of organised empirical geoscience information (data) has been identified as one of the greatest challenges that has militated against the development of the Nigerian solid minerals sector in spite of the abounding evidences that []The post Anxiety Over Search For Gold In Suleja appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Keystone Bank, Others Partner Mojec To Roll Out Prepaid Meters
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Mojec Meter Assets Management Company, a subsidiary of Mojec International Limited, has announced partnership with Keystone Bank Limited and other leading banks in Nigeria to provide retail financing for rollout of prepaid meters to its customers within the coverage area of its partner Distribution Companies (DISCOs) across the country. This is a major step ahead []The post Keystone Bank, Others Partner Mojec To Roll Out Prepaid Meters appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Niger
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Easter Promo: Ecobankpay Offers Special Discount To Shoppers
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Ecobank Nigeria Limited has announced special discount for shoppers using the EcobankPay option to pay for their goods and services during the Easter holidays and will run to the end of April 2019. EcobankPay is a digital QR code/ Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) that enables payments using the mobile phone, without the need for []The post Easter Promo: Ecobankpay Offers Special Discount To Shoppers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Oil Prices Nosedive On OPEC Decision To Boost Output
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Oil prices edged down yesterday after a Russian minister said the nation and OPEC may boost crude output to fight for market share, checking a recent sharp rally driven by tighter global production. Brent crude oil futures were at $71.08 a barrel down 10 cents, or 0.1 per cent, from their last close. Brent ended []The post Oil Prices Nosedive On OPEC Decision To Boost Output appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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NNPC Reduces Contracting Cycle To 9 Months
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has successfully fast-tracked contracting cycle for upstream operations from 24 months to nine months with a strong commitment to further reduce the process to less than six months in the months ahead. In a presentation at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics/International Association []The post NNPC Reduces Contracting Cycle To 9 Months appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and N
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Nigeria Produces 90 Per Cent Of Rice It Consumes ‘ Ogbeh
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,Audu Ogbeh, yesterday, expressed satisfaction that Nigeria was now producing 90 per cent of the rice it consumed locally. Mr Ogbeh disclosed this at the 2019 Annual Research Review and Planning meeting held at the newly commissioned Balarabe Tanimu Conference Hall at the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, Kaduna []The post Nigeria Produces 90 Per Cent Of Rice It Consumes ‘ Ogbeh appeared first on Leadership Newspaper a
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Nigeria Lost $3.5bn To Gas Flaring In 5 Years
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: There is an indication that Nigeria has lost the sum of $3.5 billion to gas flaring in five years between January 2014 to April 2019 in nine states of Rivers, Kaduna, Imo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Anambra, AkwaIbom and Abia. This is even as the Carbon di Oxide (Co2) emissions reached 53.3 million tonnes, with an []The post Nigeria Lost $3.5bn To Gas Flaring In 5 Years appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Adulterated Seeds In Circulation Decreased By 81% ‘ NASC
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) has disclosed that the amount of adulterated seeds in circulation from 2012 to 2016 has decreased by 81 per cent, adding that continuous efforts have been made by the council to curb these activities through market sensitisation and market raids for fake seeds before and during planting season. The []The post Adulterated Seeds In Circulation Decreased By 81% ‘ NASC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Inflation Drops By 0.06% In March
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The consumer price index (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 11.25 per cent (year-on-year) in March 2019, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday, has shown. The latest figure is 0.06 percent points lower than the rate recorded in February 2019 (11.31) percent. Increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that yielded []The post ‘Inflation Drops By 0.06% In March’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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FAAN To Withdraw Services From Airports Over N4.2b Debt
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) may soon withdraw its services to some states own airports as well as private own airports over debt of about N4.2billion. The indebted airports include the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, as well as Gombe, Kebbi and Bebi airports. FAAN yesterday issued []The post FAAN To Withdraw Services From Airports Over N4.2b Debt appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Confident Of Brazil 2019 Ticket
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Five ‘time champions Nigeria will guarantee a return to the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals if they overcome Angola in their second match at the ongoing Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, today. However, Angola head coach, Pedro Dos Santos is confident of victory against the West African side. Dos Santos, []The post U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Confident Of Brazil 2019 Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Nigeria Ready To Host Africa Beach Volleyball Championship ‘ Nimrod
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The president of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod has said Nigeria is ready to host the 2019 Africa Nations Beach Volleyball Championship. The Africa Nations Beach Volleyball Senior Championship is scheduled to hold from April 21 to 28, 2019 at Jabi Lake Park, Abuja, Nigeria. Nimrod, who spoke to newsmen in Lagos, []The post Nigeria Ready To Host Africa Beach Volleyball Championship ‘ Nimrod appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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The Role Of The NCC In National Security
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: The spate of kidnappings, banditry and other security challenges in parts of the country have generated heated criticisms against the Federal Government and some of its institutions, including the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), the regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that telephony Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) do their business in conformity with the laws of the []The post The Role Of The NCC In National Security appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria
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The Middle Belt Forum And Lies On The Adara Crisis
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: Dr. Bitrus Pogu wears two caps- he is the National Chairman of the Middle Belt Forum(MBF), one of the many organizations masquerading as champions of the rights of persecuted minorities and that of the Chibok Association, twin leadership positions that have given him unlimited access to the media which he obviously enjoy. Despite his ‘defender []The post The Middle Belt Forum And Lies On The Adara Crisis appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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Like Atiku, Like Shugaba Darman
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP: ‘If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.’ Mark Twain It has been widely acclaimed by many Nigerian legal luminaries, erudite scholars and pundits that we have adequate or more than enough laws to address all of our contemporary challenges. Virtually, there is no aspect of human []The post Like Atiku, Like Shugaba Darman appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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