Saturday, July 20, 2019

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    Serious leaders form their cabinets within one week, Obi taunts Buhari

Serious leaders form their cabinets within one week, Obi taunts Buhari

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general election, says leaders who are serious do not waste time to form their cabinets.Speaking with journalists in Lagos during the weekend, Obi called on President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil his team as soon as possible.Buhari was sworn in on May 29 while the main inauguration activities took [...]

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    Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says improving the standard of elections in Africa will encourage people use their votes to remove bad leaders.Speaking to the SABC News at the Independent Electoral Commission’s Results Operation Centre in Pretoria, Jonathan said the electoral umpire plays an important role in ensuring safe and successful elections.The former president, who is leading an observer mission of [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigerian leaders have mastered political witchcraft, says Dogara

EXTRA: Nigerian leaders have mastered political witchcraft, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigeria's major problem is lack of leadership.He said Nigerian leaders have mastered "the art of political witchcraft" that sustains them in politics.Dogara was speaking at a conference of young lawmakers organised by the "Not Too Young To Run" movement, in Abuja.“Our so-called leaders have mastered the art of political witchcraft so [...]

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    Leadership names Airtel 2018 ‘brand of the year’

Leadership names Airtel 2018 ‘brand of the year’

The board of editors of Leadership Newspaper has named Airtel Nigeria as its "Brand of the Year 2018".Erhumu Bayagbon, head, public relations, Airtel Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.According to the statement, the editors said Airtel was deserving of the honour because it had demonstrated “intense interest and commitment to supporting laudable causes through its corporate social investment [...]

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    Group seeks active participation of women in leadership roles

Group seeks active participation of women in leadership roles

A group has launched the campaign for active participation of women in leadership roles in Nigeria.The campaign was  flagged off at the maiden edition of Young Women in Leadership programme in Abuja.The programme was initiated by Stephanie Adams of the Premium Times Centre of Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ).Adams said the Young Women in Leadership programme was designed as a forum for young [...]

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    Adichie honoured with thought leadership award as she picks PEN Pinter prize

Adichie honoured with thought leadership award as she picks PEN Pinter prize

Chimamanda Adichie, an award-winning Nigerian author, has been honoured with the Thought Leadership award by the Global Hope Coalition (GHC).Adichie was recognised during the GHC’s 2018 annual awards dinner in New York City, for the impact of her work in shaping global conversations bordering on feminism, race, and North/South relations.As a highlight of the dinner, five individuals from Tunisia, Denmark, [...]

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    It is leadership, yet, it is followership

It is leadership, yet, it is followership

BY MUSA OLANIYIA key concept that has been relegated in discourses relating to societal development is followership. It hardly features in public discussions or scholarly works. It is never given prominence. This inadvertent or wilful denigration of the concept reflects the unenviable position it has been consigned. Yet, followership is not exactly the opposite of leadership. It does not connote blind [...]

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    Osinbajo: Leadership loses relevance when there is no peace

Osinbajo: Leadership loses relevance when there is no peace

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called on leaders in Nigeria to rise to the challenge of ending the continuous killings across the country.Speaking at a leadership and stakeholders’ meeting in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, Osinbajo said the loss of lives resulting from farmers and herdsmen crisis in the country must stop.The number two citizen called for an end to the blame [...]

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    Moghalu, Durotoye ask Nigerians  to get involved in nation-building

Moghalu, Durotoye ask Nigerians to get involved in nation-building

Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has urged Nigerians to be actively involved in the process of nation-building.Moghalu, a presidential aspirant, made the call on Tuesday while speaking at the 11th edition of The Platform, a programme organised by the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.Moghalu said the current problems facing the country would be [...]

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    Babangida: The older generation must give way for youth… we’ve become analogue

Babangida: The older generation must give way for youth… we’ve become analogue

Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, says older Nigerians must give way for the young ones to take over.He said the youth, with their passion and zeal, can propel the country on the path of development.Babangida, the eighth head of state, was in office between 1985 and 1993.“The older generation must give way for the new one,” he said when a political [...]

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    Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says Nigerians should be more concerned with whether the youth are ready to lead, rather than a mere generational shift at the nation's helm of affairs.According to him, what the nation needs is courage and vision as “age has nothing to do with good leadership”.A lot of Nigerians have been clamouring for a [...]

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    There’s a famine of leadership in the world, says Ezekwesili

There’s a famine of leadership in the world, says Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, says there is a famine of leadership in the world.She said this at a conference which the Savvy Women's Circle organised in Lagos on Saturday.The former education minister said women should be more involved in the leadership of Nigeria and other nations.She said given the population and possibilities in women, [...]

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    The problem with Nigeria: Letdown of leadership?

The problem with Nigeria: Letdown of leadership?

In the superlative piece of postcolonial literature called “Things Fall Apart,” late Chinua Achebe succinctly captured my burning reflection as I write on an issue that is so dear to my heart and so important to the continued existence of our greatly valued nation.He said and I quote to the letter: “It is totally false to suggest, as we [...]

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    Pat Utomi and the leadership project in Nigeria

Pat Utomi and the leadership project in Nigeria

BY TUNJI OLAOPA Many would have thought and indeed have asked me repeatedly why I had not celebrated Pat Utomi since I started this series in 2012 given my great admiration for him in a measure that has grown into deep friendship since we met again at a workshop we both addressed about a decade ago.Sometimes in 2016 however, I [...]

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    Adeboye: The worst leadership is from the church

Adeboye: The worst leadership is from the church

Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, worldwide, has said "the worst leadership is from the church."The cleric said bad leadership was the core of Nigeria's problem as a nation, but noted that it was particularly worse in the church.PUNCH reports that Adeboye made the comments on Wednesday in Ikeja, Lagos, during the third annual birthday public [...]

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    Leadership is responsibility, the ability to respond appropriately

Leadership is responsibility, the ability to respond appropriately

“...all of a sudden, Mazi Chibuzor Nwariwe slumped. He was sandwiched between two chairs. He had been very furious about his brother’s suggestions about their father’s land.The meeting had been sour. The men ran and pulled him out, pouring on him several bowl of water as the women ran in different direction supplying whatever they thought could be a solution [...]

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