Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines Friday 7th June 2019.

Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines

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Lawmakers Are Free To Execute Projects In Sokoto ‘Tambuwal
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Both federal and state lawmakers are free to execute intervention projects in any part of Sokoto state, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said. Tambuwal, who noted that his administration has never prevented anybody from executing projects in the state, however added that adequate consultation with the state government was important to avoid duplication. According to []The post Lawmakers Are Free To Execute Projects In Sokoto ‘Tambuwal appeared first on Leadership Newspaper an
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Court Adjourns FG’s $406.7m Debt Recovery Suit Against Shell Until June 19
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday adjourned until June 19, hearing in a debt recovery suit filed by the federal government against Shell Western Supply & Trading Ltd, over an alleged $406.7 million shortfall in crude oil shipment. The suit numbered FHC/L/ CS/336/16 was filed by FG’s counsel, Fabian Ajogwu, a []The post Court Adjourns FG’s $406.7m Debt Recovery Suit Against Shell Until June 19 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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PDP Blasts APC Over Attacks On AIT
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the unrelenting attacks against the Africa Independent Television (AIT) by All Progressives Congress (APC) led government agencies, particularly the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) smacks of attempts to cage the press. The party said it is evident that the attack on AIT is targeted at intimidating and gaging the []The post PDP Blasts APC Over Attacks On AIT appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Fast-track Our Next Level Agenda, Sanwo-Olu Charges Lagos Workers
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, swore-in new principal cabinet officers along with six permanent secretaries into the state public service with a charge to quicken the Next Level Agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the federal and state levels. The principal officers sworn in were secretary to the state government, Mrs []The post Fast-track Our Next Level Agenda, Sanwo-Olu Charges Lagos Workers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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I’ll Run For Deputy Senate President ‘ Kalu
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Former governor of Abia State and Senator-elect representing Abia North senatorial district, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has declared his intention to vie for the post of the Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly when inaugurated on June 11,2019. Senator-elect Kalu, stated this during an interview with Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, monitored in Abuja, []The post I’ll Run For Deputy Senate President ‘ Kalu appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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PDP Govs, Secondus, Saraki, Dogara Meet In Abuja
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday met with the leadership of the party alongside immediate past Senate President Bukola Saraki and the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara in Abuja. The meeting which held at Bayelsa State Government Lodge, Maitama, Abuja saw the newly elected governors under the party joining their []The post PDP Govs, Secondus, Saraki, Dogara Meet In Abuja appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Senate Presidency: Goje Quits Race, Backs Lawan
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : As the 8th National Assembly (NASS) wound down yesterday, the race for the new leadership of the Senate is now between Senators Ahmed Lawan and Ali Ndume. This followed the exit of the third front runner, Senator Danjuma Goje, from the contest after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Expectations []The post Senate Presidency: Goje Quits Race, Backs Lawan appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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State Chairmen Pass Confidence Vote On Oshiomhole
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : State chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday passed a vote of confidence on the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party. The chairmen also absolved him of alleged dictatorial tendencies, saying there was no evidence to substantiate the allegation. Rising from a closed-door meeting at the national secretariat in Abuja []The post State Chairmen Pass Confidence Vote On Oshiomhole appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Worthy Ambassadors: Nigerians Who Won Elections In The Diaspora
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Ernest Ezeajughi, First Black Mayor of Brent, United Kingdom It is common to come across Nigerians making waves in the Diaspora in the education, career and business sectors, but not so many of them make a name in politics. In this piece, Nkechi Isaac presents Nigerian-born persons who have achieved success in the political leadership []The post Worthy Ambassadors: Nigerians Who Won Elections In The Diaspora appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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NBC Shuts Down AIT, Raypower
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), yesterday, suspended broadcast licence of Daar Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power over alleged breach of Broadcasting Code. Director general of NBC, Ishaq Moddibo Kawu announced the indefinite suspension at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja. Kawu said the decision was taken, following willful []The post NBC Shuts Down AIT, Raypower appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Zamfara Gov Suspends Emir, District Head Over Banditry
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Zamfara State governor, Hon Bello Mohammed has approved the suspension of the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Cika Ibrahim (Banagan Maru) and district head of Kanoma, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal (Bunun Kanoma). A statement issued by the chief press secretary, Mallam Yusuf Idris said the suspension was as a result of series of complaints from the []The post Zamfara Gov Suspends Emir, District Head Over Banditry appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Dokpesi Demands Removal Of NBC DG 22
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : The founder and chairman emeritus of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, yesterday called for the removal of director general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Ishaq Modibbo Kawu from office. Dokpesi who stated this at a press conference said the federal government should remove Kawu in the collective interest of the nation’s broadcast []The post Dokpesi Demands Removal Of NBC DG 22 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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BBNaija Season 4 Premieres June 30
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : The fourth edition of the record breaking reality show, Big Brother Naija kicks off on the last day of June. Organisers of the show, MultiChoice Nigeria announced that the fourth season of Africa’s biggest reality TV show, ‘Big Brother Naija’ will premiere on across all DStv bouquets. This year’s Big Brother Naija will be hosted []The post BBNaija Season 4 Premieres June 30 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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RCCG To Host Annual Youth Devt Programme
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Apparently concerned about youth development in the country, the Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Region 10, Abuja is set to host its annual programme tagged; ‘Abuja Shift: The Emergence,’ to galvanise Nigerian youths to discover themselves and the talents God has bestowed on them. The event which will hold in June 16, is also aimed []The post RCCG To Host Annual Youth Devt Programme appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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My Desire Is To Star In Movies ‘ Queen Obichie
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Nigeria ex-beauty queen and top model, Obichie Chidinma Doris, has made public, her interest to feature in movies and series on television. She spoke about her interest to contest in a renowned national and international pageant contest which will serve as a platform to expose her potentials and iconic impact to young girls and women []The post My Desire Is To Star In Movies ‘ Queen Obichie appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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The Falz Experience II’ Finally Here
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Multi-talented Nigerian artiste, Falz’s long awaited concert, ‘The Falz Experience,’ is set to hold tomorrow at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. ‘The Falz Experience’ is a one of a kind musical theatre show that showcases the unique sides of Falz the Bahd Guy, but this edition promises a twist. After setting the bar so high []The post ‘The Falz Experience II’ Finally Here appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Music Makes Me Serious ‘ Morello
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Young talented artiste, Temitope Oluwasukanmi Ojudu, whose stage name is Morello, recently premiered the visuals to his hit music ‘System.’ The self-produced Afro Swing music which boasts of suitable lyrics and rhythm was shot In Lagos. ‘System’ video was premiered to fans and family at a well decorated event in Lekki, Lagos, with big names []The post Music Makes Me Serious ‘ Morello appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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DJ Spinall Shares Success Tips
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Talented Nigerian Disc Jockey, Desmond Sodamola a.k.a. DJ Spinall, in a new episode of MTV Base’s ‘Behind The Story,’ takes viewers through his journey to success. He talks about his near encounter with failure which was fuelled by toxic words coming from people around him who didn’t believe in his dream. The multi-awarded-winning DJ uses []The post DJ Spinall Shares Success Tips appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Cybercrime Generates $1.5trn Annually
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Internet crime economy seems to be booming as a report shows that cybercrime activities generate at least $1.5 trillion annually as only four percent of the proceeds laundered through cryptocurrencies. The report ‘Into The Web of Profit: An in-depth study of cybercrime, criminals and money’ researched and written by Dr. Mike McGuire, says illicit and []The post Cybercrime Generates $1.5trn Annually appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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World Bank Predicts Weak Economic Growth In 2019
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : A new World Bank report has raised concern about global economic growth, predicting that growth could ease to a weakerthan-expected 2.6 per cent in 2019 before inching up to 2.7 per cent in 2020. Growth in emerging market and developing economies is expected to stabilise next year as some countries move past periods of financial []The post World Bank Predicts Weak Economic Growth In 2019 appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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FG Revokes 6 Oil Firms’ Licences
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has revoked five oil mining licences, OML, and one oil prospecting licence, OPL, belonging to five companies. In a public notice issued yesterday, the regulatory body said the revocation was based on a presidential directive to ‘recover legacy debts’ owed by the companies operating the licences. The five companies []The post FG Revokes 6 Oil Firms’ Licences appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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France 2019: Super Falcons Go For Three Points Against Norway
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Super Falcons says they are in the mood and spirit to take all three points off the Grasshoppers of Norway in their first match of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Reims on Saturday. One of only seven teams to have made it to every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals []The post France 2019: Super Falcons Go For Three Points Against Norway appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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9th Senate Leadership: As Omo-Agege Takes Centre Stage
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Charles Ike-Okoh As the All Progressives Congress (APC) prepares to take control of the 9th Senate on Tuesday, June 11, having won majority seats in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, several senators have thrown their hats in the ring to run for one leadership post or the other. For the position of the []The post 9th Senate Leadership: As Omo-Agege Takes Centre Stage appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Tasks Ahead Of President Buhari
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Now that President Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn-in for a second term in office, it is time to settle down to business. We should start to define the narratives that will shape his second term in office. I am sure President Buhari knows that Nigerians are in high expectation to see him fulfill his campaign []The post Tasks Ahead Of President Buhari appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Amnesty International: It Must Not Be Nigeria
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : I was extremely reluctant to subscribe to the argument that Amnesty International (AI) the global human rights watchdogs might be doing a hatchet job on Nigeria in a disguised fashion. Often, when I read AI’s bickering with the Nigeria Police, Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and lately, the Nigeria Military over reportage of conflicts and crises []The post Amnesty International: It Must Not Be Nigeria appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Why No Challenge Will Hold Back China’s Devt
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Which side will win out in the ongoing trade war, China or the US’ That was a question I was asked the other day, when I had the honour and pleasure to address hundreds of students in the prestigious University of Abuja on China’s development and its foreign relations. No one will emerge as the []The post Why No Challenge Will Hold Back China’s Devt appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Inside CCNN’s Corporate Social Responsibility To Host Communities
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : 57-year-old Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) is a household name in Sokoto state. The company has since inception carried out series of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). In this report, ANKELI EMMANUEL takes a look at how far the company has fared in this regard The joy of the host communities of Cement Company of []The post Inside CCNN’s Corporate Social Responsibility To Host Communities appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Day Aisha Buhari Brought Joy To 26,000 IDPs In Katsina
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : ANDY ASEMOTA in this report captured the mood of persons internally displaced by activities of bandits in Katsina state when the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, brought succour to them at their camp. Katsina State is one of the states in the north-western part of the country facing the devastating effects of banditry. []The post Day Aisha Buhari Brought Joy To 26,000 IDPs In Katsina appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Revisiting Police Interception Of Containers At Seaports
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Despite the intervention of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), interception of containers by the maritime command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) still persists, YUSUF BABALOLA writes. Neighbouring West African countries are striving daily to make their seaports efficient, effective and technology driven in other to reduce dwell time and clearance of cargoes out []The post Revisiting Police Interception Of Containers At Seaports appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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The Economic Lure Of The Crimea
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Half a decade has passed since Vladmir Putin, the President of Russia, united his country with Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The accession treaty signed to bring the Black Sea territory into Moscow’s fold is still unrecognised by some countries and the United States and European Union led a broad effort to punish Russia and the Republic []The post The Economic Lure Of The Crimea appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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PMB, Tinubu Alliance Ordained By God ‘Igban
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Engr. Cyprian Oyom Igban, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Cross River State is a fiery supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari. In this interview, he speaks on the relationship between the President and APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Your party, APC, failed to clinch any state in the South-south and []The post PMB, Tinubu Alliance Ordained By God ‘Igban appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Insecurity Persists Because Root Causes Are Not Addressed ‘Moro
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Senator-elect Abba Moro will represent Benue South senatorial district in the 9th session of Senate slated for inauguration next week. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the former Minister of Interior states that, irrespective of party affiliations, President Buhari should seek help in addressing the country’s myriad of challenges, among other issues. Some Nigerians were []The post Insecurity Persists Because Root Causes Are Not Addressed ‘Moro appeared first on Leadershi
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Exclusively Woman : Ladi Hamalai: An Uncommon Nigerian
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Professor Ladi Hamalai is the former director general of the National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS), a position she held for a period of eight years. Her work on the Legislative Process and State- Society Relations in Nigeria, was one of the driving forces of her assignment in that position at the institute. JOY YESUFU []The post Exclusively Woman : Ladi Hamalai: An Uncommon Nigerian appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Fight Against Insurgency And Sabotage By Humanitarian Organisations
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Humanitarian organisations and security agencies collided recently while performing their statutory duties. TARKAA DAVID takes a cursory look at national security and activities of aid organisations in Nigeria As Nigeria continues to battle Boko Haram terrorism, which is relatively new to its Armed Forces, intrigues and revelations keep coming out. Over time, the Nigerian Army []The post Fight Against Insurgency And Sabotage By Humanitarian Organisations appeared first on Leadership
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How Nigeria’s Losing Massive FDIs To Neighbouring African Countries
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Latest United Nations estimate as at Wednesday, June 5, 2019, places Nigeria’s population at over 200 million, with a greater percentage of young people. Apart from being a great market, Nigeria’s population makes it a great hub where international companies should be comfortable enough to site their outlets and enjoy cheap labour. However, that is []The post How Nigeria’s Losing Massive FDIs To Neighbouring African Countries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and
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Agony Of Family Who Need N2m To Save Only Surviving Child
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Sylvester Okonkwo once had five children but lost four of them to different diseases at different times. Now, the father of one is seeking financial help to save his only surviving son, Emmanuel, from going deaf. HENRY TYOHEMBA writes. Mr and Mrs Sylvester Okonkwo and their four children used to be one happy family. But []The post Agony Of Family Who Need N2m To Save Only Surviving Child appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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Vandalising Public Infrastructure And Threat To Development
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
LEADERSHIP : Despite the inadequacy of public infrastructure in Nigeria, the available facilities are consistently vandalised by criminals who, in most cases, leave death traps at their wake, VICTOR OKEKE writes. It could be anybody’s nightmare: You are on full-speed driving the thoroughfare when all of a sudden, you momentarily defy the laws of physics and fall []The post Vandalising Public Infrastructure And Threat To Development appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN.
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