Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 8th May 2019

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines

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Ya Allah, My Du’a Is To Stop The Violence And Massacres
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Ya Allah, my du’a is for the violence, taking place in my country to stop! Everyday one listens to the news the ‘constant’ are tales of murders, massacres, kidnappings, rapes, oppression and so many other atrocities. It seems like every minute of the day, every second, Nigerians are being tortured. No longer can one drive []The post Ya Allah, My Du’a Is To Stop The Violence And Massacres appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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I’ll Not Let Nigerians Down’PMB
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said he will not let Nigerians down in providing effective and result-oriented leadership that safeguard and ensures a better life for citizens, assuring that he is conscious of the weight of responsibility on his shoulders. Speaking after attending the daily Tafsir (Quranic interpretations) marking the month of Ramadan fast []The post I’ll Not Let Nigerians Down’PMB appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Insecurity: ADP Seeks Sack Of Service Chiefs
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the security chiefs for failure to come up with ideas to end the spate of insecurity across the country. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja yesterday,, National Chairman of the party, Engr. Sani Yabagi, said until the current service chiefs are sacked []The post Insecurity: ADP Seeks Sack Of Service Chiefs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Tribunal Orders Service On Wike Via Substituted Means
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Rivers State Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Port Harcourt yesterday ordered three political parties and their governorship candidates to serve their petition to Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike through substituted service. The political parties include the Action Democratic Party (ADP), the African Action Alliance (AAC) and Labour Party (LP) while their governorship candidates are []The post Tribunal Orders Service On Wike Via Substituted Means appeared first on
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FG Urged To Release N30.8 bn Outstanding Bailout To Kogi
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Kogi State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the Federal Government to release the N30.8 billion balance of bailout fund to the state government to enable it settle salaries, pensions and gratuity. Dr John Ibenu, its chairman, made the call yesterday in Lokoja, in a speech to accept his re-election []The post FG Urged To Release N30.8 bn Outstanding Bailout To Kogi appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Wike, Amaechi Face-Off Intensifies
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The age-long face-off between Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his predecessor and minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, seem to be far from over as the two returned to the trenches yesterday. The development came less than two weeks after Amaechi and his supporters in the All Progressives Congress (APC) accepted an olive []The post Wike, Amaechi Face-Off Intensifies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Insecurity: FG Sets Up Committee On State Police
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Executive arm of government and the Senate yesterday widened the search for solutions to the mounting nationwide security challenges. While the federal government inaugurated a committee to examine the necessity or otherwise for the much-canvassed state police, the Upper House of the National Assembly and the Police High Command had a two-hour brainstorming session []The post Insecurity: FG Sets Up Committee On State Police appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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US-China Tensions, Threat To World Economy ‘ IMF
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has alerted the global community that the fresh trade tensions between the United States (US) and China were threatening the world economy. Head of IMF, Christine Lagarde, told journalists at a conference in Paris yesterday that, ‘clearly the tensions between the United States and China are the threat for the []The post US-China Tensions, Threat To World Economy ‘ IMF appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Ramadan: Etsu Nupe Warns Against Inciting Preaching
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Etsu Nupe and chairman Niger State Traditional Council, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has cautioned Islamic scholars against provocative preaching during the month of Ramadan. He gave the warning at a meeting with over 500 stakeholders of Nupe land to caution preachers ahead of the Ramadan lectures and preaching. The royal father enjoined them to act []The post Ramadan: Etsu Nupe Warns Against Inciting Preaching appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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We Can’t Expose Sensitive 2019 Election Materials ‘ INEC
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it cannot expose some of the sensitive materials it used in the conduct of the 2019 general elections. INEC’s statement is coming at a time the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku []The post We Can’t Expose Sensitive 2019 Election Materials ‘ INEC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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PMB Seeks UN Support For Rehabilitation Of IDPs
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : President Muhammadu Buhari has said the assistance of United Nations and the international community will be invaluable in reversing the devastation visited on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency According to a statement by his special adviser media, Femi Adesina, President Buhari stated this when he addressed the visiting President of the 73rd Session of []The post PMB Seeks UN Support For Rehabilitation Of IDPs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Magu Calls For Public Ownership Of Fight Against Corruption
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has called on the public to collectively take charge of the fight against corruption in order to tackle the menace. Magu stated this at the 9th Commonwealth Regional conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption agencies in Africa, held in Kampala, Uganda yesterday. Speaking []The post Magu Calls For Public Ownership Of Fight Against Corruption appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Police Ban Motorcycles In Adamawa
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Adamawa Police Command has banned, the use of motorcycles indefinitely, across all the 21 local government areas of the state. The command’s image-maker, SP Othman Abubakar, in a statement said, the ban became necessary due to incessant use of motorcycles, to perpetrate kidnapping and armed banditry in the state. ‘This has become necessary because []The post Police Ban Motorcycles In Adamawa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Jigawa Assembly In Rowdy Session Over Leadership Tussle
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : As the battle for the leadership of the 7th Jigawa State House of Assembly intensifies ahead of its inauguration, the House was yesterday engulfed in rowdy session over attempt to amend the house standing rule to pave way for some candidates. The members have been divided into two camps as the scramble for the leadership []The post Jigawa Assembly In Rowdy Session Over Leadership Tussle appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Demolition Looms As FCTA Restores Green Areas
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that many structures in the city centre, and those along the green belt of Asokoro district would be demolished, in its efforts to restore all green areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Briefing newsmen yesterday on the resolutions of the FCT executive council meeting, the executive []The post Demolition Looms As FCTA Restores Green Areas appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Protesting Gbagyi Youths Block Osinbajo’s Convoy
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The indigenous Gbaygi youths, who have been protesting the invasion of their ancestral land at Tunga Maje community, by military, yesterday blocked the convoy of the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway. LEADERSHIP gathered that the Vice President was on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, when his convoy []The post Protesting Gbagyi Youths Block Osinbajo’s Convoy appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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EFCC On Wild Goose Chase ‘ Saraki
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The president of the senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is fishing for evidence against him which they could not find when he served as governor of Kwara State for eight years. According to Saraki, the letter sent by the anti-graft agency to Kwara State government about []The post EFCC On Wild Goose Chase ‘ Saraki appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Campaign Funds: Court Hears Suit Against PMB, Atiku June 27
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed June 27, 2019, for hearing of a suit challenging the campaign funding of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The suit was filed by the presidential candidate of the National Rescue Movement, Usman []The post Campaign Funds: Court Hears Suit Against PMB, Atiku June 27 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Presidential Election Tribunal Begins Sitting Today
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will this morning begin its pre-hearing conference on four petitions before it that are seeking to upturn President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. All the petitioners are separately challenging the declaration of President Buhari as the legitimate winner of the February 23rd presidential election. Already, the tribunal has issued pre-hearing notice to []The post Presidential Election Tribunal Begins Sitting Today appeared first on Le
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Don’t Think You’re Talented Because Of Your Streaming Numbers ‘ Burna Boy
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Nigerian singer, Burna boy took to social media to rubbish musicians who measure their talent based on streaming numbers. According to Burna Boy if viral posts and songs like ‘Baby Shark’, ‘Gangnam style’ can have amazing streaming numbers then no one should get overly excited about streaming numbers. His statement however received some backlash on []The post Don’t Think You’re Talented Because Of Your Streaming Numbers ‘ Burna Boy appeared first o
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BBNaija Season 4 Begins In June
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Africa’s popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), is set to return for a fourth season this June and from all indications, it will be different from the past three seasons. For one, the audition centres increased. The BBNaija 2019 auditions held in eight locations across Nigeria, which is more than the six from []The post BBNaija Season 4 Begins In June appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Lady Gaga Stals The Show At Met Gala
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The nights co-host gave guests four fashions on the carpet, and she did not disappoint. Lady Gaga arrived at the 2019 Met Gala pink carpet with a bang, and ready to steal the show. Wearing an extravagant bright pink showstopping dress. The pop star came prepared with four different looks, ready to co-host the event []The post Lady Gaga Stals The Show At Met Gala appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Sleaze Contributed To Stunted Growth Of Maritime Academy ‘Amaechi
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has lamented that wastage of fund under past administrations of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron has contributed to the stunted growth of the academy. Amaechi stated this during the commissioning of some projects in the Academy. The minister had commissioned the academy’s new auditorium, two air conditioned []The post Sleaze Contributed To Stunted Growth Of Maritime Academy ‘Amaechi appeared first on Leadership New
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Baru Tasks NUJ On Fake News
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has charged the executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to curb purveyors of fake news, saying such news items had impacted negatively on many organisation’s corporate reputation. The NNPC GMD, who was represented by corporation’s chief operating officer (COO), []The post Baru Tasks NUJ On Fake News appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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MTN Registers 20.35bn Shares With SEC
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : MTN Nigeria Communications yesterday said it has successfully completed the registration of 20.35 billion ordinary shares of two kobo each with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In a statement sent to LEADERSHIP, it said the completion of this process sets in motion the next steps in MTN’s intended listing by introduction on the Nigerian []The post MTN Registers 20.35bn Shares With SEC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Propertymart Restates Commitment To Quality, Delivery On Cityview Estate, Others
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Leading real estate company, Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited, has assured prospective homeowners that it was committed to timely delivery of quality houses at its Cityview Estate, Arepo in Ogun State as well as other ongoing home ownership projects across Nigeria. Specifically, the firm assured investors that all ongoing housing units would be completed and []The post Propertymart Restates Commitment To Quality, Delivery On Cityview Estate, Others appeared first on Leade
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Deputy Senate Presidency: Why Omo-Agege Stands A Chance
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : In democracies around the world, the dramatic entry of dynamic, resourceful and erudite personalities in electoral contests tend to energise and revitalise those contests while raising public interest and awareness of the centrality of the democratic process to their collective welfare and wellbeing. For instance in 1960, the entry of the charismatic John F. Kennedy []The post Deputy Senate Presidency: Why Omo-Agege Stands A Chance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Battle For The Soul Of APC In Oyo State
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Intense lobbying to fill the leadership vacuum created by the massive defeat suffered by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state is further tearing the state structure of the party apart. The pretentious unity among party stalwarts has eventually been exposed, and weaknesses of the party blown to the open. It is a []The post Battle For The Soul Of APC In Oyo State appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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FG Issues 1,417 Consents To Land Transactions, 2,400 Cs’of’O
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The federal government has issued about 1, 417 consents to land transactions and 2, 400 Certificates of Occupancy (CofO) as at April 13,2019, to beneficiaries that paid for properties but failed to obtain the title since 1990s. The minister of power, works & housing, Babatunde Fashola , who disclosed this in Abuja while presenting the []The post FG Issues 1,417 Consents To Land Transactions, 2,400 Cs’of’O appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Building Collapse: Lagos, Anambra, Abuja Rank Highest ‘ Report
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Fresh facts has emerged that Lagos, Anambra, Abuja and Kogi topped the chart as the states with the highest number of building collapses from 2012 to 2019. Findings by LEADERSHIP indicated that about 408 persons died, while over 617 sustained various degrees of injury in eight years, across 25 states, inclusive of the Federal Capital []The post Building Collapse: Lagos, Anambra, Abuja Rank Highest ‘ Report appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Nnana Leading NEXIM Bank To Higher Height
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : When Dr Joseph Nnanna, deputy governor (Economic Policies) at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was appointed chairman of board, Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM) by the federal government in 2018, stakeholders and those who have been monitoring his career journey attested to the fact that another turn around technocrat has come to add value []The post Nnana Leading NEXIM Bank To Higher Height appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Dissecting Impact Of Fadama Project On Dev’t Of Rural Agriculture
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : With the current administration’s emphasis on the agriculture sector in its efforts to generate broad-based growth, diversify the economy away from crude oil, create jobs, and achieve food security, JULIANA AGBO dissects the role of FADAMA III in creating jobs and promoting agricultural development. Over the years, Nigeria is one of the countries that have []The post Dissecting Impact Of Fadama Project On Dev’t Of Rural Agriculture appeared first on Leadership Newspaper an
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Nigeria’s Iron, Steel Sector Challenge And Quest For Industrialisation
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Nigerian iron and steel industry established as a basis for industrialisation has remained unproductive even as the year 2020 targeted for the country to become one of the world’s top 20 economies is barely six months away. ABAH ADAH writes. In its drive towards becoming one of the most industrialised economies in the world []The post Nigeria’s Iron, Steel Sector Challenge And Quest For Industrialisation appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Kaduna Dry Port To Create 24,000 Jobs ‘ Bello
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : The executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello has revealed that about 24,000 direct jobs would be created when the Kaduna Dry Port links to Niger Republic and Chad. Bello, who stated this at the flag-off of the Cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Dry Inland Ports in Kaduna, said ‘about 24,000 []The post Kaduna Dry Port To Create 24,000 Jobs ‘ Bello appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Kogi Guber: Gov Bello’s Giant Strides Will Speak For Him ‘ Fanwo
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : Hon. Kingsley Fanwo is the Director-General, Media and Publicity, to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. In this interview with a select journalists in Lagos, he bares his mind on the political situation in the state, expressing confidence that his principal will win the November 2 Governorship election. GEORGE OKOJIE was there. Since the governor []The post Kogi Guber: Gov Bello’s Giant Strides Will Speak For Him ‘ Fanwo appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Why Kwara Assembly Restricted Pensions Of Former Govs, Deputies ‘ Speaker
Wed, 08 May 2019
LEADERSHIP : In this interview with OLADIPO MAGAJI, Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad among other sundry issues explains why the legislature restricts the pension of former governors and deputy governors in the state. He also highlights the achievements of the 8th Assembly under his watch. The 8th Kwara State House of Assembly under []The post Why Kwara Assembly Restricted Pensions Of Former Govs, Deputies ‘ Speaker appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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