Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 30th April 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines

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AEPB Urges Residents To Discourage Street Hawking
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has called on residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to assist the board in discouraging street hawking by not patronising hawkers. In an interview with LEADERSHIP, the director of AEPB, Alhaji Baba Shehu Lawan, noted that residents who patronise hawkers are the ones encouraging street hawking in the []The post AEPB Urges Residents To Discourage Street Hawking appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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9th NASS: Can APC Have Its Way
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH writes on the ongoing jostle for National Assembly leadership. National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while hosting state governors and lawmakers-elect of the APC to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday March 25, 2019, told the gathering that Senator Ahmed Lawan has been endorsed []The post 9th NASS: Can APC Have Its Way’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Oyo: Before Ajimobi Takes A Bow
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : ADEBAYO WAHEED takes a cursory look at the eight-year tenure of the outgoing governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and what led to his failure to deliver the state for his All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential and gubernatorial elections. There is no doubt that the tenure of the present administration in Oyo []The post Oyo: Before Ajimobi Takes A Bow appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Renewable Energy As Panacea For Sustainable Power
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Nigeria’s electricity grid faces many challenges, including insufficient grid-connected capacity to meet demand, inadequate infrastructure to make the country’s abundant gas available for power generation, and an inefficient transmission and distribution system with limited coverage. Consequently, 50 per cent of the electrical energy consumed in the country is currently produced off-grid by diesel and gasoline []The post Renewable Energy As Panacea For Sustainable Power ap
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Why NCC Supports Educational Programmes ‘ Danbatta
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said the commission’s school support programmes such as the digital awareness programme (DAP) and the advanced digital appreciation programme for tertiary institutions (ADAPTI), through which computers are supplied to secondary schools and tertiary institutions were created to support the acquisition []The post Why NCC Supports Educational Programmes ‘ Danbatta appea
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95.7m Subscriber SIM Registration Data Undergoing Verification ‘ NCC
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has described as false, media reports that 95.7 million subscriber registrations are invalid. It said the clarification became necessary to clear the confusion and doubt of subscribers and other critical stakeholders who rely on subscriber registration data. The commission explained that the process of scrubbing registration data submitted by operators []The post 95.7m Subscriber SIM Registration Data Undergoing Verification NCC appeared
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Police Arrest 10 Suspected Armed Robbers In Anambra
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The operatives of Anambra State Police Command have arrested about 264 suspected criminals out of which 10 were arrested in connection with armed robbery and three in connection with kidnapping. The commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Mustapha Dandaura who paraded some of the suspects at the State Police Command Headquarters, Amawbia yesterday before []The post Police Arrest 10 Suspected Armed Robbers In Anambra appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Bayelsa: New CP Assumes Duty, Harps On Intelligence Gathering
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The new commissioner of Police for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr Uche Anozia has assumed duty with a declaration that the fight against crime will revolve around the respect for the rule of law, intelligence gathering and community policing. Mr Uche Anozia, who assumed duty on Saturday, said his strategy would be in accordance []The post Bayelsa: New CP Assumes Duty, Harps On Intelligence Gathering appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Navy Arrests 6 Suspects, Seizes 416 Bags Of Rice
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, has arrested six suspects and seized 416 bags of contraband rice from them in two different operations in Akwa Ibom State. The wooden boat carrying the first set of 223 bags of 50kg rice was intercepted in the early hours of []The post Navy Arrests 6 Suspects, Seizes 416 Bags Of Rice appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Rivers: APC Accepts Wike’s Olive Branch
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State said it would accept the olive branch extended to members of the opposition by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. Addressing newsmen on behalf of elected and appointed members of APC in Port Harcourt yesterday, the senator representing Rivers East district in the National Assembly, Senator Andrew Uchendu, said []The post Rivers: APC Accepts Wike’s Olive Branch appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Court Discharges 3 Robbery Suspects Detained For 7 Years
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, yesterday struck out a robbery charge filed by the Lagos state government against three men: Abubakar Ali, Abdullahi Ibrahim and Abdulraman Abdullahi for lack of diligent prosecution. The defendants: Ali, 29, a labourer; Ibrahim, 32, unemployed; and Abdullahi, 25, commercial motorcyclist were first arraigned []The post Court Discharges 3 Robbery Suspects Detained For 7 Years appeared first on Leadership Newspaper a
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Court Dismisses Bail Application Of 3 UNILAG Students Accused Of Gang Rape
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Justice Abiola Soladoye of the Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja, yesterday declined to grant bail to three students of the University of Lagos, who were accused of gang raping a fellow student of the institution. While ruling on their separate bail applications, Justice Soladoye held that due to the grievous []The post Court Dismisses Bail Application Of 3 UNILAG Students Accused Of Gang Rape appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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2 Get Life Jail For Attacking Couple With Acid
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Two men, Kamil Folorunsho, 25 and Rilwan Abioye, 23, were yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment for attacking a couple, Mr Ismaila Akinlabi and Mrs Mulikat Akinlabi with acid in Osun State. Justice R. A. Siyanbola of Ile-Ife High Court of Justice in Osun on Monday sentenced Kamil Folorunsho, 25 and Rilwan Abioye, 23, to life []The post 2 Get Life Jail For Attacking Couple With Acid appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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NEMA, Stakeholders Begin Preparation To Mitigate Flooding
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : As part of the preparation to mitigate flooding and other natural disasters in 2019, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and other stakeholders, yesterday, kicked off two days experts’ technical workshop. The workshop, tagged ‘The Experts’ Technical workshop on Disaster Risk Management Implication of NiMet’s 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Predication,’ has stakeholders from the Nigerian Metrological []The post NEMA, Stakeholders Begin Preparation To Mitig
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Anti-graft War: We’re Adopting New Strategies ‘ EFCC
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Northeast zonal head of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Michael Wetkas has said that the commission is adopting new and modern strategies in its fight against corruption in order to overcome advanced ways people engage in corrupt practices. Addressing a press conference at the Gombe zonal office (which covers []The post Anti-graft War: We’re Adopting New Strategies ‘ EFCC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Nigeria’s Challenges Require Proactive Steps ‘ Sultan
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Sa’ad III, has said that the challenges bedeviling the country require commitment and proactive steps to address them. This is just as he said that the challenges are always on the increase because necessary steps and commitment to implement solutions identified are not taken. The Sultan who []The post Nigeria’s Challenges Require Proactive Steps ‘ Sultan appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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NCFRM, Switzerland Partner To Combat Irregular Migration
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFR), Sadiya Umar Farouq, has expressed the commission’s interest to partner with the government of Switzerland on migration, especially on how to combat irregular migration in the country. She said this yesterday in Abuja, while reiterating the commission’s commitment to this partnership. The []The post NCFRM, Switzerland Partner To Combat Irregular Migration appeared f
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Return N14.3bn, Senate Tells Minister
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Senate has ordered the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment , Dr Okechukwu Enelamah and the Acting Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority ( NEPZA), Engr Terhemba Nongo to return N14.3 billion to the National treasury. According to the senate, the N14.3 billion was illegally diverted from the 2017 NEPZA budget. In []The post Return N14.3bn, Senate Tells Minister appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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I Remain National Chairman Of ADP ‘ Sani
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The national chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yusuf Yabagi Sani has disclosed that he remains the national chairman of the party. Reacting to a statement credited to the alleged suspended national secretary of the party, Dr James Okoroma and his cohorts, that he has been suspended as national chairman of the party by []The post I Remain National Chairman Of ADP ‘ Sani appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Speakership: I’ll Initiate Evidence-based Legislations ‘ Dyegh
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : A frontline contender for the position of speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly, John Dyegh yesterday assured that he would initiate evidence-based legislations. Dyegh, who is representing Gboko/Tarka federal constituency, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to the []The post Speakership: I’ll Initiate Evidence-based Legislations Dyegh appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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CBN Mulls Collateral Mgt Regime To Regulate Fintech
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is putting in place a Collateral Management Regime (CMR) to regulate the activities of financial technology (Fintech) firms and startups in the country. Director, Payments System Management Department (PSMD), CBN, Sam Okojere, who represented the governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this in his keynote address at the []The post CBN Mulls Collateral Mgt Regime To Regulate Fintech appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Visa, PalmPay To Drive Financial Inclusion In Nigeria, Others
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Visa, the global payments technology company and PalmPay, a new player in Africa’s Fintech industry, have announced a partnership to advance financial inclusion across Africa through access to digital payment services. As part of the partnership, PalmPay would launch an app with a mobile wallet in Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The mobile wallet would offer []The post Visa, PalmPay To Drive Financial Inclusion In Nigeria, Others appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Continuous Training Critical To NASENI, Institutes
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Chairman/managing partner, Technokonsult Engineering and Management Consultants Limited, Engineer Ibrahim Khalil Inuwa, has said that training is critical and should be continuous for a research agency like the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and its institutes. He also lamented the issue of poor funding for the agency, adding that if the proposed []The post ‘Continuous Training Critical To NASENI, Institutes’ appeared first on Leadershi
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Shell, Total Declare Force Majeure On Bonny Light
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Two oil majors, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and Total, have declared force majeure on exports of crude on each of their trunk lines, spokespersons for the firms have said. Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, manager, Media Communications for Shell, told newsmen in Lagos that the force majeure was declared on Bonny Light crude following the []The post Shell, Total Declare Force Majeure On Bonny Light appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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RMB Nigeria Debuts Digital Banking Platform
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria (RMBN) has launched RMBN Digital, a banking solution aimed at enhancing the transactional banking experience of clients. Head of corporate banking, RMBN, Taiwo Shote, said the digital platform was aimed at efficient cash management through adequate and accurate financial reporting as well as the timely processing of transactions, was to ensure []The post RMB Nigeria Debuts Digital Banking Platform appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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We Have Delivered On Our Promises ‘ Fashola
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has stated that he has delivered on the promises he made to Nigerians three years ago concerning the power, works and housing sectors under his ministry. The minister while briefing the press in his Abuja office yesterday, said based on the feedback the office has been []The post We Have Delivered On Our Promises ‘ Fashola appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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FG, NSE Deepen Relationship To Boost Growth In Capital Market
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The federal government and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have further deepened their relationship in boosting the Nigerian capital market. This was made known by both, the NSE and federal government at the Closing Gong Ceremony in commemoration of the successful completion of the reforms under National Action Plan (NAP) 4.0 at the Exchange, yesterday. []The post FG, NSE Deepen Relationship To Boost Growth In Capital Market appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Oil Prices Decline As US Pressures OPEC To Raise Output
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Oil prices fell yesterday thus extending a slump from Friday that ended weeks of rallying, after President Donald Trump demanded that OPEC raise output to soften the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Brent crude futures were at $71.80 per barrel, down 35 cents, or 0.5 per cent, from their last close, while the U.S. []The post Oil Prices Decline As US Pressures OPEC To Raise Output appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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NB Posts N83bn Revenue For Q1
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc has announced a revenue of N83.278 billion for the first quarter of 2019 in its unaudited and provisional results released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for the period ended March 31, 2019. The results showed that the N83.278 billion revenue represents a 0.4 per cent increase over the N82.966 billion []The post NB Posts N83bn Revenue For Q1 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Oando Records N4.6bn PAT In Q1 2019
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Oando Plc has posted a profit after of N4.6 billion in first quarter of 2019 and the company start the year on a good note. The indigenous energy solutions provider published its unaudited for the period ended March 31, 2019 with the announcement of a third consecutive year of profits. The company continues to wax []The post Oando Records N4.6bn PAT In Q1 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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ABCON Backs CBN’s Clean Note Policy
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has given its support to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Clean Note Policy and Banknote Fitness Guidelines meant to remove dirty, mutilated and unfit Naira notes in circulation from the financial system. Speaking yesterday to financial journalists in Lagos, ABCON president, Alhaji (Dr) Aminu []The post ABCON Backs CBN’s Clean Note Policy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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FG Targets New 10 Coaches From China ‘ Minister
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The federal government has set its sight on taking delivery of 10 new coaches from China in June, 2019 as part of the first batch of the 64 coaches expected from China. According to the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, these initial 10 coaches are to reduce the congestion at the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. Ameachi, []The post FG Targets New 10 Coaches From China ‘ Minister appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Market Dips By 0.74% As 26 Stocks Decline
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Nigerian equities market yesterday resumed the new trading week extending its bearish run by shedding 0.74 per cent as 26 stocks declined. The All Share Index (ASI) declined by 219.35 absolute points, representing a decrease of 0.74 per cent to close at 29,521.06 points. Similarly, market capitalisation decreased by N82 billion to close at []The post Market Dips By 0.74% As 26 Stocks Decline appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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NSIA INSURANCE: Managing Risks Professionally To Give Peace Of Mind
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Following its successful acquisition of ADIC Insurance Ltd, NSIA Insurance Company Limited has continued ADIC’s tradition of providing services that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements, thereby, giving peace of mind to its policyholders. The Groupe NSIA holding companies currently operate throughout Africa, including, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Benin, Cte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, []The post NSIA INSURANCE: Managing Risks Professionally
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Safeguarding Research Breakthroughs Through IP Rights
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
LEADERSHIP : Intellectual Property Right (IPRs) includes the rights to intangible creations of the human intellect and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks. It also includes other types of rights such as trade secrets, publicity rights, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition. With regard to life sciences, modern biotechnology techniques have caused increase in knowledge in []The post Safeguarding Research Breakthroughs Through IP Rights appeared first on Leaders
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