NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’ DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 JUNE, 2018].

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Battle Of Retired Generals : We Need New Breath In Leadership, Say Nigerians
Sun, 17 Jun 2018

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In the last few months, the country has been witnessing what some people term as the battle of the generals over who controls the reins of power in 2019. The battle, which has pitched former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Gen T. Y. Danjuma, among others against President Muhammadu Buhari on what they perceive as alleged ‘cleansing’, has however polarised Nigerians on political, ethnic and religious divide.

But to many Nigerians, the open confrontation does not serve the interest of the country as many blamed the present economic crisis on military intervention in governance and the consequences of mismanaging the economy by the same leaders, either in or out of government.

To most Nigerians, solutions lie in their immediate withdrawal from the nation’s political life to give the nation a new breadth of leadership committed to the prosperity of the nation.

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Consequently, they are challenging President Buhari to give meaning to the recently passed ‘Not Too Young To Rule’ law by ensuring that the youths are given opportunity to contribute to the growth of the country.

Buhari had recently passed the bill in what observers regard as an epoch making event that would usher in a new lease of life in the polity if the law is effectively implemented.

Obasanjo had in his January letter to the President titled ‘The Way Out: A Clarion Call For Coalition For Nigeria Movement,’ said President Buhari “is weak in the knowledge and understanding of the economy,” adding that this was responsible for the present economic woes.

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He accused the Buhari-led Federal Government of allowing the herdsmen/crop farmers’ crisis “to turn sour and messy,” pointing out that “it is no credit to the Federal Government that the herdsmen rampage continues with careless abandon and without finding an effective solution to it.”

While advising President Buhari not to “over-push his luck or over-tax the patience and tolerance of Nigerians,” he urged him to honourably “dismount from the horse.”

Similarly, Gen Babangida expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the President, while backing the call for restructuring of the country.

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Oshiomhole Will Resolve NASS, Presidency Rift ‘ Alao-Akala
Sun, 17 Jun 2018

Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Oyo State governor, is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He spoke with journalists on his ambition and other issues. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpt:

It is being said that you will throw your hat into the race again. Why do you want to return to the Agodi Government House?

There have been calls on me to run. They have seen my performance while in office. If you have tasted a soup before, perhaps, you will want to have it again. There are constitutional provisions. I still have the constitutional right of contesting again. There have been calls on me. I am considering the calls. I will soon come up with my decision. I told them to allow me do some consultations. You don’t take decisions without consultations. Very soon, you will hear from me on that particular issue.

Is zoning likely to play a role in the selection of the governorship candidate?

I don’t think there will be any zoning. Somebody who is also aspiring to be governor of Oyo State said in an interview in your paper that there is no zoning. So, there will be no zoning. We just want a good man to lead Oyo State. That is all.

What is your assessment of the recent APC state congress in Oyo?

It was okay. Politics is about conflict resolution. In politics, you need to make sure that you solve problems as they arise. We are talking to the aggrieved. The governor is doing his best by inviting everybody on board. I know the governor will soon see what he can do to persuade them to know that united we stand and divided we fall. So, if we are united, the opposition cannot get anything in 2019. Crises and division are very dangerous. So, we are appealing to the aggrieved to come, let us reason together and talk. Politics is just like that. In politics, you will always see people who are aggrieved. We have to talk and resolve it.

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Union Lauds Okowa Over Distribution Of Oil Palm Seedlings To Farmers
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
ASABA The leadership of the Agriculture and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN), Delta State Chapter has applauded the Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, over the distribution of 550,000 oil palm seedlings to 701 farmers across the state for the 2018 farming season. Comrade Pemela Gbemudu, AAEUN state chairman, described the governor’s gesture as []The post Union Lauds Okowa Over Distribution Of Oil Palm Seedlings To Farmers appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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MKO Abiola As Former President
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday June 6, 2018 recognised June 12 as Democracy Day, thereby shifting the celebration from May 29. He also officially recognised the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO) as the winner of the June 12, 1993 election which was annulled by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida military junta. Chief Abiola, it []The post MKO Abiola As Former President’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Okorocha: Caught In APC Web
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
For those who have been following the political intrigues in Imo state, there is no doubt that the political waters in Imo state have remained murky till now. This is following the fact that Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the executive governor of Imo State, has been in a running battle with APC stakeholders in Imo, who []The post Okorocha: Caught In APC Web appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ekiti 2018: Atonement For Collective Rescue
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Metaphorically speaking, the forthcoming governorship election contest in Ekiti State can be likened to the historic Kiriji/EkitiParapo war of 1870-1886. Indeed and in truth, the electoral contest slated for July 14, 2018 offers the Ekitis a new paradigm shift against the background of their present social, economic and political situation. A quick recall of the []The post Ekiti 2018: Atonement For Collective Rescue appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Bandits Kill Two, Abduct One As Military Bombard Benue Communities
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Makurdi Bandits suspected to be members of Terwase Akwaza aka Ghana may have killed two persons in Benue state and abducted another. The attack took place at Wankya community ofZaki-Biam, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area (LGA) of the state at about 11:30pm on Friday night. INDEPENDENT also gathered that the military under Operation []The post Bandits Kill Two, Abduct One As Military Bombard Benue Communities appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.

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Buhari Played A Smart Game With June 12 ‘ Maduka
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Chris Maduka, a political scientist and activist, is the National President of the New Tone In Leadership Foundation. In this interview with EJIKEME OMENAZU, he spoke on President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and honouring the late Moshood Abiola even as he touched other crucial national issues. How do you see []The post Buhari Played A Smart Game With June 12 ‘ Maduka appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Dariye’s Imprisonment: Nigerians Name Politicians, Ex-Leaders They Want Jailed
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye was last week sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Federal Capital Territory’s High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja for misappropriating N1.1billion state’s fund. This came barely two weeks after ex-Taraba Governor, Jolly Nyame, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for misappropriating state funds while in office []The post Dariye’s Imprisonment: Nigerians Name Politicians, Ex-Leaders They Want Jailed appeared first on Independent Newspape
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#MeetOgbeni: Aregbesola ‘Loses’ Public Debate Against Jonathan
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Governor Rauf Aregbesola met stiff opposition over his description of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s economic tactics on Twitter. The Governor had on Twitter accused Jonathan of enriching the pockets of some selected Nigerians during his regime when respondents tackled his ongoing administration in Osun State. A survey of replies of the post showed that majority []The post #MeetOgbeni: Aregbesola ‘Loses’ Public Debate Against Jonathan appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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Financial Autonomy For State Assemblies And Judiciary
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Against the desirability of unfettered independence for the judiciary and the legislature, both at the federal and the state levels, the signing into law of the Fourth Constitutional Alteration Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari is to be applauded. The move can strengthen existing constitutional provisions to accord full autonomy for the state institutions. Cited as []The post Financial Autonomy For State Assemblies And Judiciary appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Financial Inclusion: Lofty Idea, Still A Long Way To Go
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
The launching of Financial Inclusion on October 23, 2012 started the several efforts so far made to ensure that more unbanked Nigerians are brought into the banking space to benefit from banking services. BAMIDELE OGUNWUSI, ANDREW UTULU and IKECHI NZEAKO write on efforts towards achieving this lofty idea and impediments on the way. Financial inclusion []The post Financial Inclusion: Lofty Idea, Still A Long Way To Go appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Digital Financial Services Have Potential To Promote Financial Inclusion
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
It is puzzling that while about 63 per cent of adult Nigerians, and even 44 percent of the formally financially excluded, had a mobile phone as at 2014, based on EFInA data, only 13 per cent of adult Nigerians were aware of mobile money, and less than 1 per cent used mobile money. According to []The post ‘Digital Financial Services Have Potential To Promote Financial Inclusion’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Financial Inclusion’s Success Depends On Rural Communities Penetration
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
People in the rural area should be the target of banks in the financial inclusion drive and not people who reside in major cities, Lateef Owoyemi, a former president of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN) has said. He argued that while looking into this, cultural and religious practices of the people should be []The post Financial Inclusion’s Success Depends On Rural Communities Penetration appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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We Collected N220,884bn In First Quarter This Year ‘ ACG Dahiru
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Aminu Dahiru is an Assistant Comptroller- General (ACG) of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and the Zonal Coordinator in- charge of Zone ‘A’, Lagos of the Service. In this interview with ANDREW UTULU, the Customs boss reiterates the Service resolve to surpass its previous feats in anti- smuggling, trade facilitation and revenue collection using latest home []The post We Collected N220,884bn In First Quarter This Year ‘ ACG Dahiru appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NEITI Commences Assessment Of Production Sharing Contract Losses
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
The Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiatives (NEITI) has commenced the assessment of the losses from the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) of the oil sector. Dr. Waziri Adio, its Executive Secretary made the disclosure at the launch of the NEITI Data Dashboard in Abuja. He explained that the law setting up the PSC set some clauses []The post NEITI Commences Assessment Of Production Sharing Contract Losses appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NASRDA To Boost Food Production With Automated Irrigation Machine
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
ABUJA The National Space and Research Development Agency (NASRDA) has developed an automated irrigated machine that would assist farmers to irrigate their farmlands to boost food production. Speaking at the launch of the automated irrigation machine in Abuja, Prof. Seidu Mohammed, Director General of NASRDA, explained that the innovation was designed by the agency to []The post NASRDA To Boost Food Production With Automated Irrigation Machine appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Blackberry Launches Smartphone To Revive Faded Brand
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
BlackBerry has rolled out a new smartphone in its latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key 2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016. The new device, which includes a physical []The post Blackberry Launches Smartphone To Revive Faded Brand appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Aiteo Sponsors Theme Song For Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup Campaign
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Energy Giant, Aiteo, the Official Partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), recently premiered an official theme song to mentally boost the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go for glory at the Russia 2018 World Cup. This is also as they pledged to donate $50,000 to the team ‘for every unreturned goal’ scored at the []The post Aiteo Sponsors Theme Song For Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup Campaign appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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State Revenue Board Seals Telco, Banks Over Tax Non-Compliance
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Lagos Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue has sealed off some 15 companies including telecom companies and banks for their failure to pay outstanding professional/business registration/renewal fees. Companies affected are: a new generational bank in Dugbe; Kollington fisheries Oke-Ado; and a leading telco. Some of the popular hotels sealed off include Best Western Hotels, Iyaganku; []The post State Revenue Board Seals Telco, Banks Over Tax Non-Compliance appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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Shaku Shaku, Shakiti Bobo, Worldly Music Capturing Today’s Church
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
In today’s church, it appears that worldly songs have unconsciously taken pre-eminence and have whittled down the essence of spirituality. Worship and praise sessions in some churches are more of entertainment than bringing down God’s glory. In this piece, YEMI ADEBISI AND CHINYERE ABIAZIEM, examine the battle between churches and worldliness. It was the sound []The post Shaku Shaku, Shakiti Bobo, Worldly Music Capturing Today’s Church appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nige
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As Ronaldo Sets 2018 W’Cup Alight
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
If Spanish authorities thought that announcing a two year suspended sentence for Cristiano Ronaldo and a fine of ‘18.8 million would unsettle him before kicking the ball at the ongoing World Cup in their opening match against Spain, they got it all wrong. In fact, it is believed that the action of the Spanish authorities []The post As Ronaldo Sets 2018 W’Cup Alight appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Buhari Is Innocent Of Killings In Nigeria ‘Prophet Bamigboye
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Prophet Deyekola Ademola Bamigboye, popularly known as ‘Egan Jesu’ is from Christ Apostolic Church, Kings and Queens Assembly, Ilorin. In this interview with CHINYERE ABIAZIEM, he says the current massive killing by the herdsmen is masterminded by enemies of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government. He also gives reasons why Nigerians should arise from their []The post Buhari Is Innocent Of Killings In Nigeria ‘Prophet Bamigboye appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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From The Altar This Sunday
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Pastor W.F Kumuyi God’s Word teaches; That Restitution is making amends for wrongs done against our fellow-men, restoring stolen things to their rightful owners, paying debts, giving back where one has defrauded, making confessions to the offended and apologising to those slandered so as to have a conscience void of offence toward God and man []The post ‘From The Altar This Sunday appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I hope France Can Reach The Last Four ‘Silvestre
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Mikael Silvestre went through virtually every emotion on the FIFA World Cup stage with France: from disbelief and disappointment as the then reigning world champions went out in the group phase at Korea/Japan 2002, to hope and then sadness at Germany 2006, when they missed out on the Trophy to Italy. ‘Excitement’ is the word []The post I hope France Can Reach The Last Four ‘Silvestre appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Born Again Christians Should Participate Actively In Politics (3)
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
In Parts 1 and 2 of this write-up, we argued that, given the hydra-headed problems of Nigeria, decent, godly and patriotic men and women with the requisite problem-solving capacities are urgently needed to rescue the country. But many of such people do not have the financial clout for electoral contest because of its expensiveness. Moreover, []The post Born Again Christians Should Participate Actively In Politics (3) appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Germans Ready To Test Might Against Mexico
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
World champions Germany know they must up their game when they kick off their world title defence against Mexico on Sunday if they are to confirm their status as tournament favourites. The Germans played a perfect qualification winning all 10 games, conceding just four goals in the process, and also clinched the Confederations Cup last []The post Germans Ready To Test Might Against Mexico appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Count Your Blessings
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
A couple of years ago, I did something interesting. As the year began, I made a resolution to be thankful every single day of the year. I have to say the results were amazing! You see, gratitude changes our perspective and outlook on life. It’s impossible to be thankful and negative at the same time! []The post Count Your Blessings appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Serbia Bank On Belief Against Coast Rica
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
After years of pain and underachieving, Marko Grujic said belief is back for Serbia as it prepares to open the World Cup against Costa Rica. Back on the world stage for the first time since 2010, Serbia will meet its Group E opponent in Samara on Sunday. Talent has never been a problem for Serbia, []The post Serbia Bank On Belief Against Coast Rica appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Stand To Be Counted
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Bible Text: Hebrews 13:15-16 [15] ‘By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.[16] But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices, God is well pleased.’ Dearest heavenly father, let me stand to be []The post Stand To Be Counted appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Who Are Africa’s Best Bet To Reach Last 16
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Africas teams begin their World Cup campaigns with ambitions to become the first continental representatives in the semi final, yet escaping their respective groups would represent an admirable achievement for the continents quintet. Indeed, while at least two of the sides can be realistically confident in their chances of escaping past the first round, the []The post Who Are Africas Best Bet To Reach Last 16′ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Grenade Blast Kills 17 During Huge Brawl In Venezuelan Nightclub
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
At least 17 people have suffocated to death at a nightclub in Caracas after a person activated a tear gas grenadeinside the building, Venezuelan officials say, according to Independent.co.uk reports. More than 500 people had been attending a party at the Los Cotorros clubin the middle-class neighbourhood of El Paraiso when the device was detonated []The post Grenade Blast Kills 17 During Huge Brawl In Venezuelan Nightclub appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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How Nigerian Players Stole Show On Arrival In Russia
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Lagos Super Eagles players were the cynosure of all eyes when they hit Russia for the ongoing World Cup. This is understandable due to the fact that the former African champions clad in the most decorated and fashionable attires seen among the participating countries. Recently, it has become a tradition for players going for major []The post How Nigerian Players Stole Show On Arrival In Russia appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Indonesian Woman Dies After Being Swallowed Whole By Python
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
AnIndonesian mother has died after being swallowed whole by a 23-foot-longpython. The woman, Wa Tiba, 54, went missing while tending to her vegetable garden near her village on Muna Island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday, according to the village chief, Faris. When her family went to look for her, they found only her []The post Indonesian Woman Dies After Being Swallowed Whole By Python appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Brazil, Kick Off Against Switzerland
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Still today, one of the top favourites, Brazil, will be kick-starting their World Cup campaign with a date against Switzerland. But the question on the lips of fans and pundits bothers on whether the Samba Boys will be able to end their 16-year wait for another World Cup glory. Brazil last won the World Cup []The post Brazil, Kick Off Against Switzerland appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Etebo’s Own Goal, Ekong’s ‘Penalty’ Consign Nigeria To 0-2 Defeat Against Croatia
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Croatia sit atop World Cup Group D after an own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty ‘gifted to them by William Troost-Ekong allowed them to beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday. Nigerias Oghenekaro Etebo was credited with the own goal as Croatia broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark at the Kaliningrad Stadium. A []The post Etebo’s Own Goal, Ekong’s ‘Penalty’ Consign Nigeria To 0-2 Defeat Against Croatia appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Neymar Not 100% Fit But Good Enough For Switzerland Match ‘ Brazil Coach Tite
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Brazil Head Coach Tite said Saturday that forward Neymar had not fully recovered ahead of the teams first World Cup match against Switzerland at Rostov Arena on Sunday, according to Fourfourtwo.com. The 26-year-old returned to full training in mid-May after undergoing the surgery on his fractured right foot in March. The striker has not played []The post Neymar Not 100% Fit But Good Enough For Switzerland Match ‘ Brazil Coach Tite appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Schmeichel’s Saves, Poulsen’s Lone Strike Lift Denmark 1-0 Past Wasteful Peru
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Kasper Schmeichel’s slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen’s opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup, according to Foxsport.com reports. The victory gave Denmark a crucial advantage in Group C, in which France defeated Australia 2-1 earlier in the day. Poulsen squeezed his goal between charging []The post Schmeichel’s Saves, Poulsen’s Lone Strike Lift Denmark 1-0 Past Wasteful Peru appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nig
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Russian Military Police Commander In Israel For Talks
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Vladimir Ivanovsky, the head of Russia’s Military Police Directorate, arrived in Israel late Friday to discuss developments in Syria with Israeli officials. While in Israel, Ivanovsky who is responsible for Russian forces deployed in Syria’s southern de-escalation zones will meet with several Israeli military officials, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation reported. According to the []The post Russian Military Police Commander In Israel For Talks appeared first on Independent Newspap
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Spain Saves 825 Migrants, Prepares To Receive Aquarius Boat
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Spains maritime rescue service says it has saved 825 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days, Foxnews.com has reported. The service says it pulled the migrants from a total of 69 different boats its rescue craft intercepted throughout Friday []The post Spain Saves 825 Migrants, Prepares To Receive Aquarius Boat appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Erdogan Speaks To French, Uzbek Leaders Over Phone
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev over the phone, presidential source said. The source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said Erdogan and Macron discussed bilateral and regional issues as well as Syria, particularly Turkey-U.S.-agreed []The post Erdogan Speaks To French, Uzbek Leaders Over Phone appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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At Least 20 Dead In Afghanistan Suicide Attack During Ceasefire
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the governments week-long ceasefire with the militant group after both sides []The post At Least 20 Dead In Afghanistan Suicide Attack During Ceasefire appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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South Africa’s Eskom Says Industrial Action Affects Power Supply
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
South Africas power utility on Thursday warned that the supply of electricity was disrupted by the industrial action by its employees. Over 25,000 Eskom employees on Thursday picketed at Eskom power stations over salary disagreements. The workers affiliated to the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) and National Union of Mine workers []The post South Africas Eskom Says Industrial Action Affects Power Supply appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Egypt Changes Defence, Interior Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
The Egyptian new cabinet under Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli was sworn in on Thursday with newly appointed defence and interior ministers, the Egyptian state TV reported. General Mohamed Zaki, who led the republican guard since August 2012, became the new defence minister in place of Sedqi Sobhi, who had been serving the post since President []The post Egypt Changes Defence, Interior Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Australia Says Won’t Move Embassy To Jerusalem
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Saturday that Australia willnot move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Guardian reported. Bishop stated that there would be no such move despite calls to do so by the youth branch of the Liberal party, to which she belongs. A non-binding resolution passed by the []The post Australia Says Wont Move Embassy To Jerusalem appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Adele Joins Grenfell Tower Survivors For One-Year Anniversary
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Adele has joined survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy to mark one year sinceflames engulfed the 24-storey building and killed more than 70 people, Watoday.com.au has reported. The superstar joined former residents of the building on Thursday, London time, near the base of the former apartment block for an emotional memorial service. On []The post Adele Joins Grenfell Tower Survivors For One-Year Anniversary appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Saudi-Led Forces Seize Yemen Airport As US Senators Question Involvement
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Neighbouring Saudi Arabia, along with intelligence support from the U.S., France and United Kingdom, has worked to regain power to Hadi’s regime. The United Nations has called the Yemen war the ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis.’ United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said more than 22 million people ‘ 75 percent of the country’s population ‘ []The post Saudi-Led Forces Seize Yemen Airport As US Senators Question Involvement appeared first on Indepe
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Angelina Jolie Visits War-Torn Mosul One Year After Its Liberation From ISIS
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Angelina Jolie visited Mosul, Iraq, on Saturday to raise awareness of the dire humanitarian situation that plagues the city almost one year after its liberation from ISIS. According CNN report, as a special envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, known as UNHCR, Jolie toured bombed-out streets and met with displaced families celebrating the second []The post Angelina Jolie Visits War-Torn Mosul One Year After Its Liberation From ISIS appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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