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We’re Working To Ensure Crisis-Free National Convention ‘Abdullahi
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI in Abuja, spoke on issues affecting the ruling party, the forthcoming national convention and other issues. Excerpts: From May 14, your party again shifted its national convention from June 2 to June 23. Many people say it []The post Were Working To Ensure Crisis-Free National Convention ‘Abdullahi appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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June 12 As Democracy Day: Matters Arising
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
LAGOS President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday June 6, 2018 surorised not a few Nigerians when he recognised June 12 as Democracy Day, thereby shifting the celebration from its current date of May 29. The announcement, which came via his official Twitter handle, @MBuhari, was said to have been decided on after due consultations. The late []The post June 12 As Democracy Day: Matters Arising appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Italy Shuts Ports To Migrant Boat, Asks Malta To Open Its Doors
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock at its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, government officials said on Sunday. Malta brushed off the request, saying it had nothing to do with the rescue operation, opening the prospect []The post Italy Shuts Ports To Migrant Boat, Asks Malta To Open Its Doors appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Man Cut with Machete In Early Morning Row
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
A man has been charged after he allegedly slashed another man with a machete after they had an argument in the NSW Northern Tablelands. Two men, aged 30 and 33, are said to have argued at an Armidale petrol station in the early hours of Sunday morning before leaving in separate vehicles. It is alleged []The post Man Cut with Machete In Early Morning Row appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Officials: Poland Done Making Concessions In Dispute With EU
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Polands government is done trying to satisfy European Union concerns about ongoing changes to the countrys judicial system, officials said Sunday. Jacek Sasin, an aide to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, said the government has run out of concessions and expects the European Commission to withdraw its threats to punish Poland over the changes that give []The post Officials: Poland Done Making Concessions In Dispute With EU appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Italy’s Economy Minister Insists Abandoning Euro Not Planned
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Italys new populist government isnt considering leaving the eurozone, the countrys economy minister insisted, dismissing financial markets rocky reaction to the euroskeptic coalition now in power as normal questions that accompany political transition. Economy Minister Giovanni Tria told Italys national Corriere della Sera newspaper in an interview published Sunday that the position of the government []The post Italys Economy Minister Insists Abandoning Euro Not Planned appeared first on Indepen
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Assad Says West Is Fueling Syria war, Hoping To Topple Him
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Sunday that the West is fueling the devastating war in his country, now in its eighth year, with the aim of toppling him. Assad told The Mail on Sunday that Western nations have lied about chemical attacks in Syria and supported terrorists groups there, while Russia []The post Assad Says West Is Fueling Syria war, Hoping To Topple Him appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Trump And North Korea’s Kim In Singapore For Historic Tuesday Summit
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated Asian nation. Trump flew into Singapores Paya Lebar Air Base aboard Air Force One, looking []The post Trump And North Koreas Kim In Singapore For Historic Tuesday Summit appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Brexit Campaigner Banks Says Story On Russian Ties ‘Absolute Garbage
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Arron Banks, a British businessman who bankrolled one of the main campaigns for Brexit, hit back on Sunday after a report said his links with Russia went further and deeper than he had previously disclosed, saying he was a victim of a witch hunt. Britain has said it had not seen evidence of Russian interference []The post Brexit Campaigner Banks Says Story On Russian Ties Absolute Garbage appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Fear Grips Telcos’ Subscribers Over Planned Tariff Hike
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Lagos There is palpable fear among subscribers of telecoms service providers over threat by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) to increase voice and data services tariff if the Federal Government commences the collection of 0.005% levy on all electronic transactions into a National Cyber Security Fund account within the Central Bank of []The post Fear Grips Telcos’ Subscribers Over Planned Tariff Hike appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Specta Lends Customers N2bn In Four Months
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Lagos Specta, the lending platform powered by Sterling Bank, has advanced consumer loans worth N2bn to salaried workers who are members of the lending platform’s pre-approved community. The loans were accessed in less than five minutes without human intervention by most of the beneficiaries. Speaking on Specta’s success, Dapo Martins, Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank, []The post Specta Lends Customers N2bn In Four Months appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Power Roadmap Will Drive Nigeria


‘s Economic Recovery

Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Frank Aigbogun, publisher of BusinessDay has tasked Nigerians to hold politicians aspiring to take the driver’s seats in 2019 on realization of effective road map for the power sector. Aigbogun,who spoke at the round table power sector discussion hosted by Sahara group in Lagos,said the development was necessary in order to ensure that the sector []The post ‘Power Roadmap Will Drive Nigeria’s Economic Recovery’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Under-Utilisation Of Pedestrian Bridges By Lagosians
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
In a nation of pedestrians, with statistics showing that only 31 people out of 1000 own cars of their own, it is very important to take cognizance of this large number of people when drawing up policies on traffic management in a cosmopolitan city like Lagos. The first pedestrian bridge in Nigeria was a steel []The post Under-Utilisation Of Pedestrian Bridges By Lagosians appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Union Diagnostic Gears For Dividend Payment As Accumulated Losses Decline
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The management of Union Diagnostic and Clinical Service recently released its first quarter scorecard to the investing public after the regulatory deadline given by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the high point of which was its crossover into profit. This is attributed to the management’s commitment, innovation and steady expansion of operating network that has []The post Union Diagnostic Gears For Dividend Payment As Accumulated Losses Decline appeared first on Independent Newspapers N
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Nigerians Abroad May Send More Money Home In 2018 ‘ Report
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Lagos Relatives and acquaintances of Nigerians living abroad may likely receive more money this year if the report by FBNQuest is anything to go by. It would be recalled that the recent report by FBNQuest report indicates that Nigerians living abroad sent home $22 billion in 2017, a 16.4 per cent increase from the amount []The post Nigerians Abroad May Send More Money Home In 2018 ‘ Report appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FMDQ Turnover Hits N54.87trn In Four Months
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The total turnover on the FMDQ OTC platform for January to April 2018 period amounted to N54.87 trillion as trading activities in Treasury bills (T bills) contributed the largest to overall turnover, accounting for 41.22 per cent of the market. Forex market transactions accounted for 36.70%, whilst Repurchase Agreements (Repos)/Buy-Backs transactions accounted for 14.79 per []The post FMDQ Turnover Hits N54.87trn In Four Months appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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10 Stockbrokers Trade N699bn In Four Months
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Ten leading stock-broking firms in the Nigerian capital market ended the first four months of year 2018 with an exchange of 51.621 billion shares worth N699.318 billion. Statistics showed that the 10 stockbrokers were responsible for 64.05 per cent of the total value between January 2 and April 30, 2018. Also, the stockbrokers are liable []The post 10 Stockbrokers Trade N699bn In Four Months appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Access Bank Sees Potential In Green Bond Issuance
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Access Bank has described green bond issuance as an economic exercise that is targeted towards infrastructure development, and that the bank has been involved in various forms of sustainability practices that contribute to the quality of environment on a long-term basis. Deputy Managing Director of the bank, Roosevelt Ogbonna, disclosed this at the Nigerian Green []The post Access Bank Sees Potential In Green Bond Issuance appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Rohr Opts For Alternative Tactics Against Opponents
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
LAGOS Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has opted to use alternative tactics for each of Nigeria’s group opponents as the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday. Nigeria is in Group D alongside former champions, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland with the team’s first group match against Croatia on Saturday, June 16 []The post Rohr Opts For Alternative Tactics Against Opponents appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Falcons To Finish Task Over Gambians Today
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
LAGOS The Super Falcons are set to make sure of a place in the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of Gambia’s Queen Scorpions in Lagos today (Monday). Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long-range strike was the difference between both teams at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Wednesday, meaning the eight’time champions will not []The post Falcons To Finish Task Over Gambians Today appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FG Pledges Support To AYG Athletes
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
LAGOSThe Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has pledged Federal government’s commitment to finance and support all athletes preparing for the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Algiers next month. Dalung made the pledge when he visited some of the athletes camped at Agura Hotel, Abuja at the weekend. He congratulated the youngsters for []The post FG Pledges Support To AYG Athletes appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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World Champion, Obiri Set To Light Up Asaba
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The 21st African Senior Athletics Championships will be attracting the continent’s big names to Asaba, Delta State and one of those expected to light up the oil-rich City is World 5,000m champion, Hellen Obiri Obiri who finished tops at the last World Championships in London and in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast is yet []The post World Champion, Obiri Set To Light Up Asaba appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Focused’ Super Eagles Fly To Sixth FIFA World Cup Finals
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The Super Eagles will fly out of their Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria to Russia today (Monday) for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals ‘ their sixth appearance in seven finals since making a memorable debut in the USA in 1994. Since emerging from an appropriately’styled ‘Group of Death’ in the African qualifying series, []The post ‘Focused’ Super Eagles Fly To Sixth FIFA World Cup Finals appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Too Early To Discuss 48-Team World Cup In 2022, Infantino Says
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Sunday the global soccer governing body would not discuss the possibility of having a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022 at its congress next week, saying it would first discuss the matter with the host country. The FIFA administration will discuss with the hosts and then we will []The post Too Early To Discuss 48-Team World Cup In 2022, Infantino Says appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Livestock Farmers Decry High Cost Of Feeds, Want FG’s Intervention
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Livestock farmers in the country are canvassing for subsidy on animal feeds, saying that without it whatever loan intervention granted by the government will boomerang. Nkasiobi Oluikpe writes. Increasingly, the world is counting on agriculture to produce more nutritious food for and improve the livelihoods of a booming population, especially the poor, but farmers in []The post Livestock Farmers Decry High Cost Of Feeds, Want FG’s Intervention appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeri
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Road Mishaps Claim 62 Lives In Ogun In Three Months
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), on Sunday revealed that no fewer than 62 persons lost their lives with several others injured in various auto crashes across the state between January and March this year. Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, TRACE Public Relations Officer, who made the disclosure in Abeokuta stated that 173 crashes were []The post Road Mishaps Claim 62 Lives In Ogun In Three Months appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Firm Accuses Anambra Govt Of Illegal Demolition, Demands Restitution
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
AWKA The management of P&P Petrol Station at No. 55 Zik Avenue, Onitsha which was demolished by agents of Anambra State government on May 15, 2018 has accused the government of malicious damage and demanded restitution for the damage done. Counsel to the firm, Clifford I. Okoye who spoke to journalists as workers of the []The post Firm Accuses Anambra Govt Of Illegal Demolition, Demands Restitution appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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LAGESC Arrests Togolese For Impersonation
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
LAGOS The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested a 35-year-old Togolese, Omoakin Friday Kojo, for alleged impersonation. Kojo was arrested over the weekend around the railway line in Ikeja while extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public with a fake Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) identity card. Chairman of the Lagos []The post LAGESC Arrests Togolese For Impersonation appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Terrorism: Akwa Ibom Police Command Declares 59 Youths Wanted
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Uyo Fifty eight youths of Akwa Ibom State origin have been declared wanted by the state command of the Nigeria Police Force, as part of the efforts to tackle ongoing act of terrorism on Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo LGAs of the state. The declaration may not be unconnected with the renewed tension, violence, kidnapping and []The post Terrorism: Akwa Ibom Police Command Declares 59 Youths Wanted appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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100,000 Sickle Cell Patients Annual Deaths Frightening ‘ Opalemo
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Princess Adenike Opalemo, Founder, Nike Opalemo Sickle Cell Foundation, has said that over 100, 000 annual deaths associated with sickle cell disorder in Nigeria has assumed a frightening dimension. This, he said, needed to be urgently addressed by government and other concerned stakeholders. Opalemo raised the alarm at a briefing with journalists after an awareness []The post 100,000 Sickle Cell Patients Annual Deaths Frightening ‘ Opalemo appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Birnin Gwari: Abductors Demand N5m Ransom For Kidnapped Nursing Mother, Child
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Kaduna As the insecurity situation in Birnin Gwari worsens, another set of passengers have being kidnapped with the abductors demanding for a ransom of N5 million for one of the victims. The victim, a nursing mother, was abducted alongside her child along the now notorious route by bandits and are demanding for the sum of []The post Birnin Gwari: Abductors Demand N5m Ransom For Kidnapped Nursing Mother, Child appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Isiaka Adeleke: Osun Court Remands Nurse For Alleged Murder
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Osogbo An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ede, has ordered that the private nurse to late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe be remanded in prison custody till June 29th 2018 when the case would come up for hearing. Aderibigbe, it would be recalled was indicted by the coroner panel of Inquiry headed []The post Isiaka Adeleke: Osun Court Remands Nurse For Alleged Murder appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Suicide Bomber Kills Self In Failed Attempt In Borno Market ‘ Police
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The Borno Police Command on Sunday said tragedy was averted when a suicide bomber heading to the market mistakenly detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) killing himself alone. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement released in Maiduguri, said the incident occurred on Saturday, at about 7:20 p.m. []The post Suicide Bomber Kills Self In Failed Attempt In Borno Market ‘ Police appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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35 Containers Of Tramadol Seized At Ports ‘ NAFDAC
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Prof. Moji Adeyeye, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said the agency had seized no fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country. Adeyeye disclosed this while speaking in Abuja on Sunday. She said nine out of the seized containers of tramadol were released []The post 35 Containers Of Tramadol Seized At Ports ‘ NAFDAC appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Iran kills 6 Terrorism Suspects Near Iraqi Border
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Irans official news agency says members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard have killed six terrorism suspects near the border with Iraq. IRNAs Sunday report quotes Gen. Mohammad Pakpour, chief of the Guards ground forces, as saying that his forces also injured another three suspects in the incident Saturday. He said the clashes happened at two []The post Iran kills 6 Terrorism Suspects Near Iraqi Border appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police Nab 12 Suspected Notorious Cultists In Abuja
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday said it had arrested 12 suspected members of rival cult groups terrorising Apo area of Abuja and its environs. The suspects are: Nonso Nnaji, Chukwuebuka Okoye, Sunday Ogbodo, Peter Chinedu, Jude Ezeh, Agha Henry, Ndubisi John, Johnson Victor, Ikenna Ejike a.ka.Gorilla, Fredric Emeje, Michael Omaliko []The post Police Nab 12 Suspected Notorious Cultists In Abuja appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Trump, Kim Arrive Singapore For U.S.-North Korea Summit
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for an unprecedented summit, with Pyongyangs nuclear arsenal at the top of the agenda and the United States (U.S.) president calling it a one-time shot at peace. Bringing the Korean War to a formal end 65 years after hostilities ceased will []The post Trump, Kim Arrive Singapore For U.S.-North Korea Summit appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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France Decries U.S. President’s Anger After G7 Summit
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Diplomacy cannot be dictated by fits of anger, French President, Emmanuel Macron, has warned after the G7 summit in Canada ended in acrimony. In tweets, U.S. President, Donald Trump, described host, Justin Trudeau, as dishonest and weak and retracted his endorsement of the joint communique. That statement sought to overcome deep disagreements, notably over trade. []The post France Decries U.S. President’s Anger After G7 Summit appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Fire Guts Iraq’s Election Warehouse
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
A fire has hit Iraqs biggest ballot paper warehouse that was being used to store votes ahead of a recount. Votes for the eastern district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, were being held in the building. It is not clear if voting papers have been destroyed or what caused the fire in the storage centre. []The post Fire Guts Iraq’s Election Warehouse appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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UN Condemns Central African Republic Hospital Raids
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
The United Nations (UN) has condemned intimidation of staff and patients by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR). Men armed with machetes, knives and other crude weapons entered hospitals in the past few months, the UN said, most recently in the town of Bambari. Terrified relatives had moved patients from Bambari hospital even []The post UN Condemns Central African Republic Hospital Raids appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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