Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines 20th March 2019

Save The People, Stop Building Collapses
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: On every newspaper, on every radio and TV, splashed across the social media are horrific news and images of collapsed multi-storey buildings in which dozens and sometimes hundreds of our countrymen are entombed.

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Malaysian Arrested At India Airport For Smuggling Human Embrayo
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after discovering a live human embryo in a suitcase at Mumbai’s airport. A Malaysian national was allegedly found with the embryo in a canister concealed in his luggage on 16 March.

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Southern Kaduna Indigenes Protests
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Hundreds of Southern Kaduna indigenes yesterday stormed Abuja the nation’s capital for a mass protest over incessant killings of their members in Kajuru local government area by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

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Boeing Expects 737 Max Software Fix By End Of March
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Boeing has told airlines it expects to have new software for its troubled 737 Max ready by the end of the month. The plane has been grounded following the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crash earlier this month, which caused the loss of 157 lives.

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ICPC Seeks Dismissal Of No-case Submission Filed By Gwarzo
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has asked the court to overrule a No-case submission filed by the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),

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Lagos Constitutes Panel To Investigate Building Collapse
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Lagos State Government on yesterday inaugurated a five-man panel to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the collapsed three-storey building at Ita Faji area of Lagos Island which killed 20 people,

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New Zealand PM Vows Never To Reveal Gunman’s Name
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the Christchurch mosque gunman. ‘He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety that is why you will never hear me mention his name,’

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Tinubu Not Dabbling In Kano Elections
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has put a lie to the rumour going round that he is at present in Kano and meddling in the Kano elections. ‘Asiwaju is not in Kano and has not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of these elections.

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Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore Tops World’s Most Expensive Cities
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Paris has come top of a ranking of the world’s most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore. It’s the first time three cities have shared the top spot in the 30-year history of the annual Economist Intelligence Unit survey, which compares prices in 133 cities globally.

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Akintunde Quits LSETF, Takes New Role In EKSG
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Executive Secretary of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) Mr. Akintunde Oyebode has resigned his appointment from the service of Lagos State Government. Our correspondent gathered that he resigned his appointment to take up a senior role with the Ekiti State Government.

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WARIF’s Intensifies Campaign Against Sexual Violence
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has taken a strong stand against rape and sexual violence in Nigeria with the launch of the ‘No Tolerance’ Campaign, sponsored by USAID, as part of its activities to celebrate this years international womens day.

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Africa Contributes 4% To Global Air Transport
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), said Africa presently accounts for four percent of the global air transport services and has the highest potential for growth out of other four global regions.

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Minjin Drops ‘Yanga’ Video
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Afro Pop musician, Adewale Lawanson aka Minjin has released the visuals to his much anticipated song Yanga . The video was shot in Nigeria and Serra Leon.

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Lagos Pension Fund Hits N170bn
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Lagos State government, yesterday, revealed that it has funded its employees’ Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) with N170 billion in the last 12 years.

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Burna Boy Appears In First Commercial As Brand Ambassador
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Self styled singer, Burna Boy has continued his remarkable success of 2018, releasing a new track Dangote which has enjoyed massive airplay and widespread acclaim. His unveil as Star’s first brand ambassador early this year,

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Democracy Has Come To Stay In Nigeria ‘ Gowon
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: With the successful conduct of the just concluded 2019 general elections, democracy has come to stay in the country, former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon has said. The former head of state was speaking in Abuja, yesterday,

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Vigilante Members Hijacked Rivers Election Materials ‘ Group
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: A political pressure group, the Fresh Agenda Rivers (FAN) has alleged that members of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps, wore military camouflage to hijack electoral materials during the suspended March 9 Gubernatorial and House of Assembly polls in Rivers State. Addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday,

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Sinach’s ‘Way Maker’ Hits Over 100m Views On Youtube
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Gospel Music singer who is sometimes referred to as 1st Lady of contemporary Gospel music, Sinach has broken a record by being the first gospel artiste in the country to amass over 100 million views on YouTube.

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Court Sentences 2 To Death For Robbery
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: BY ALO ABIOLA, Ado Ekiti A High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, yesterday, sentenced two persons, Adedayo Oluwayemi (27) and Daramola Seyi (23) to death by hanging for robbing a night club in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state.

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Edo, NAPTIP Strategise To End Human Trafficking
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration would collaborate with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP),

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Reps Task Security Operatives To End Kajuru Killings
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Concerned by the incessant killings in Southern part of Kaduna State, the House of Representatives yesterday charged security agencies to intensify efforts at stemming the tide of the attacks and killings and ensure that peace and normalcy return to the area.

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PDP Urges FG To Be Neutral In Benue Rerun
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has charged the federal government to maintain its stand of not interfering in the conduct of the March 23, 2019, supplementary polls.

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Sen Adokwe Chasing Shadow At Election Tribunal ‘ Al-Makura
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Outgoing governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State and senator-elect for Nasarawa South Senatorial District has declared that the incumbent Senator Suleiman Adokwe has no case to fight at the election tribunal for losing the February 23 polls. Al-Makura,

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Plateau Rerun: Group Demands Number Of Collected PVCs
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: In the build-up to Saturday’s supplementary election in Plateau State, a coalition under the auspices of Support Groups for Governor Simon Lalong has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to publish the number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collected in the polling units for the rerun contest.

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AfDB Earmarks $25bn On Climate Change Initiative
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that it was significantly achieving its target of allocating 40 per cent of its funding to climate finance by 2020, a year ahead of schedule.

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Africa U-23: Olympic Eagles, Libya Lock Horns In Tunisia
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Nigeria’s U-23 team will today begin the race towards a successful defense of their Africa U-23 title when they take on their Libyan counterparts in a first round, first leg encounter of the qualification series in Tunisia.

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Mbappe Is Most Valuable Player Now ‘ Mourinho
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Former Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho beileves Kylian Mbappe is more valuable than Neymar Jr, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, using his ‘age and incredible ability’ as the criteria which makes him exceptional and more valuable.

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Oil Prices Spike
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Oil prices hovered just below 2019 highs yesterday supported by ongoing supply cuts led by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Similarly, U.S. sanctions against oil producers Iran and Venezuela are also boosting crude prices, although traders said the market looks capped by rising American output. The U.S.

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Falcons Coach Targets World Cup Success
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Nigeria’s national women’s team coach, Thomas Dennerby has said that his aim is to ensure that the Super Falcons do more than merely make up the numbers at the 2019 World Cup in France. Nigeria have been drawn in Group A for the global tournament in June,

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IBEDC Protests Spate Of Assault On Staff
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBDEC) has strongly condemned the spate of assaults and robbing of its staff in three different offices in Ilesa business hub, Osun region within the past week. Mrs. Angela Olanrewaju, head,

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AFCON: Seychelles’ Pirates Arrive For Eagles Clash
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The delegation of Senior National Team of Seychelles, known as Pirates, has landed in Nigeria for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super Eagles. The Pirates’ players, coaches,

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BPC Moves To Bridge Consumer Digital Payment Challenges
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The BPC Banking Technologies has expressed its commitment to meet the digital needs of people who are making payments and transacting business in the country. The company disclosed this while announcing its full support for the forthcoming Lagos Fintech Week 2019,

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Courtois Snubs De Gea Swap Deal With Man Utd
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Thibaut Courtois has snubbed a possible move to Manchester United in exchange for David De Gea joining Real Madrid. Talks betweeen the European giants resulted in a proposal that the Belgium keeper be offered the chance to join United.

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NSE Trains Stakeholders On Sustainability Reporting
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday trained over 100 capital market stakeholders on sustainability reporting implementation in line with global standards. The workshop addressed the implementation of sustainability reporting, key metrics in the new GRI reporting standards,

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D’Tigers: No Benchwarmers For FIBA World Cup ‘ Nwora
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: D’Tigers head coach, Alex Nwora has handed down serious warning to any Nigerian player who wants to represent the country at this year FIBA Men World Cup in China to brace up and be in top form,

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NSE-ASI Dips Further By 0.14%
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Nigerian equities market extended negative stance into the second trading session of the week as the Nigerian Stock Exchange- All Share Index (NSE-ASI) shed 0.14 per cent, yesterday.

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NIBSS Upgrades To Handle 600m PoS Transactions
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Following the rising volume of Point of Sale transactions and failure rate, Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) said it is upgrading its system to handle a projected 600 million PoS transactions in 2019. Speaking with journalists in Lagos yesterday after a stakeholders meeting,  Handle 600m PoS Transactions appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigeria News.
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ICC World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria, Uganda Set For Showdown
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Nigeria U-19 cricket national team, Junior Yellow Greens will take on Ugandan counterparts today for a top of table clash at the ongoing ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Africa Qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia.

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FG Unveils 2020 National Sports Festival’s Timetable
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The federal government through Ministry of Youth and Sports has the released the timetable for the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) slated to hold in the ancient town of Benin-city, Edo State.

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Africa Accounts For 4% Of Global Air Transport ‘ ICAO
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), has said that Africa presently accounts for four per cent of the global air transport services and has the highest potential for growth out of other four global regions.

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Emefiele Pledges More Support For Women Entrepreneurs
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele has reiterated his commitment to help women entrepreneurs in Nigeria overcome the enormous challenges on their way to financing, owning, and growing businesses, in order to advance women economic empowerment and gender equality.

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Access, Diamond Bank Host Women’s Day Confab
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Access and Diamond Bank commemorated the International Women’s Day by hosting female entrepreneurs to a conference on March 14, 2019, at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event featured insightful sessions,

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Prices Of Food Stuff Drop In February ‘ NBS
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the average price of some selected food items in the country decreased in February. NBS said this in its ‘Selected Food Price Watch (February 2019)” report released on its website.

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Capital Market Can Finance, Build Robust Economy ‘ Experts
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The government has been urged to make the capital market the fulcrum of its industrialisation agenda and economic development in a bid to urgently lead the country out of poverty.

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FG Promises Improved Mortality Rate By Prioritising Health In 2019 Budget
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma yesterday said that the federal government will continue to prioritise expenditures to health sector, despite what he called dwindling revenue to government. Mr. Udoma said the aim is to improve the country’s mortality rate,

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NANTA Set For 43rd AGM
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) yesterday announced that the body is set for the 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled to hold at the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Centre in Lagos on the March 27th, 2019. President of NANTA,

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FG To Auction N100bn Bonds On March 27
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: The federal government would auction by subscription N100 billion worth of bonds on March 27, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said. The DMO said in a circular on its website on Tuesday in Abuja, that the five-year reopening bonds of N40 billion to mature in April 2023,

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Consumers Hail Capri-Sun’s New Pack
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: At a retail price of N50, Capri-Sun, the favourite fruit drink of children in Nigeria, has been introduced in a new 100ml pouch size in order to meet an increasing consumer demand for more exciting and unique options.

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Transcorp Group Promises Value for Clients As Revenue Hits N104bn
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
LEADERSHIP: President and chief executive of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, Valentine Ozigbo, has said the group’s performance for the year ended 2018 is the result of an unflinching commitment to deliver value to its clientele base.

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