NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 JUNE, 2018].

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Musa Inspires Super Eagles To 2-0 Victory Over Iceland
Sat, 23 Jun 2018

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Ahmed Musa superb technique in Super Eagles’ second Group D match on Friday in Volgograd, Russia, saw Nigeria sweeep aside World Cup debutants, Iceland with two goals from the former Leicester City striker.

The Super Eagles would have gone out with a defeat after the lack luster put up against Croatia in their Group’s opening match last Saturday, but came good in Volgograd to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

Musa brilliance saw him fired Nigeria ahead on the half volley in the 49th minute off Victor Moses cross for the first goal.

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Nigeria remained in control and always looked more likely to score. So it proved as Musa added a second in the 75th minute. He collected a long ball out of the back, outpaced Iceland defender, Kari Arnason, and then rounded keeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson before putting the ball in the back of the net.

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Iceland misery was made complete in the 82nd minute. A VAR-assisted penalty was awarded when Tyronne Ebuehi bowled Finnbogason over in the box, but Gylfi Sigurdsson could only hit the resulting spot kick over the bar.

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Death Of Sex Worker: Pastor, Two Others Arrested
Sat, 23 Jun 2018

LOKOJA – Police in Kogi State have arrested a cleric, Oluwasegun Aturu and two others over the suspected ritual killing of a 19-year-old commercial sex worker, Miss Mercy Moses.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP William Aya confirmed the arrest of the suspects to newsmen in Lokoja on Friday.

He said that Aturu who claimed to be the shepherd in charge of Voice of Canaan Temple, Cherubim and Seraphim Aladura Church, Ozuri, in Adavi Local Government Area of the state was arrested on June 19.

He was arrested alongside Samuel Oluwasegun and Abdulmumini Yakubu, all of Ozuri area in the local government, he said.

According to the police, both Oluwasegun and Yakubu were said to have at about 10 pm on June 11 gone to a popular brothel in the council area to pick the late girl to an unknown place.

They were said to have conveyed the deceased out of the brothel on a motorcycle after exchanging pleasantries with the manager of the brothel simply identified as Mohammed.

“The two men then approached one Mercy Moses, one of the commercial sex workers’ residents in the brothel. After discussing with Mercy, she was seen being taken away by the men on a motorcycle.

“When after two days she did not return, the brothel manager, Mohammed reported at a nearby Police Station at Adavi from where the case was taken up by the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lokoja,” the statement said.

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Residents Flee As Armed Robbers Besiege Ajegunle
Sat, 23 Jun 2018

According to residents, hoodlums have taken over Ajegunle/Boundary area of Lagos State as they have been terrorising the area on a daily basis.

A shop owner who has been robbed twice in one week at 28, Okoya Street said the “boys” usually wait till it is dark before they invade the area in droves to attack shop owners.

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“What they do is to wait till it is around 7.30pm, they come out from somewhere across the bridge by ‘Cemetery’, which leads to Garba Lane. That lane is directly opposite Aromire Street that is just off Okoya. They stand in between these streets and start robbing people. They snatch phones and any valuable at will. They also divide themselves in twos and threes to rob shop owners, brandishing cutlasses. After robbing for about 30 minutes, they take their leave, taking different routes. Often times, they end up fighting themselves in the process of sharing their loot,” Ejike, one of the victims says.

He continues, “Sometime in May, they came to attack the bar (Lefty Bar) directly opposite my shop around 4pm. I was being supplied drinks from a truck and the next thing I saw was these boys numbering about five. One of them had chased the boys supplying me drinks and was face to face with me. He was about to cut me with the cutlass when I warned him not to try.”

Another resident, Barrister Bright Obaduemu says, “It is very pathetic and security has collapsed. I think the residents should hold their security issues by the horn because security operatives, the police, are very insufficient and inactive and we all believe the police personnel are not doing enough.

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.Jubilation In Oshiomhole Camp As APC Holds National Convention
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Lagos The Campaign office of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, sole candidate for national chairmanship position of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) was a beehive of activities on Friday as delegates from the states who arrived Abuja for the party’s National Convention besieged his office located in Aso Drive area to felicitate with him. The []The post .Jubilation In Oshiomhole Camp As APC Holds National Convention appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Aiteo Pledges More Support To Motivate Super Eagles
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Nigeria is back in contention for second round qualification from group D after defeating Iceland 2-0 in an exciting encounter on June 22, 2018, thanks to the resurgence of the Super Eagles, and the motivation from Energy giant, Aiteo. Aiteo’s motivation comes in form of promise of a financial reward of $50, 000 dollars (N18 []The post Aiteo Pledges More Support To Motivate Super Eagles appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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2018 Budget: Presidency Misled Nigerians ‘ NASS
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
ABUJA As reactions continue to trail President Muhammadu Buharis disclosure that the legislature unilaterally increased the 2018 appropriation without recourse to the executive, thereby making the budget unimplementable, the National Assembly has hit back at the executive arm saying that the presidency misled Nigerians. Briefing journalists on Friday in an attempt to set the records []The post 2018 Budget: Presidency Misled Nigerians ‘ NASS appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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U.S. Threatens Veto Against Slow WTO Rulings
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
U.S. Ambassador, Dennis Shea, told the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Friday that slow rulings could be vetoed if they take longer than the allowed 90 days. Shea added that this could throw down a new challenge to the WTO system of enforcing global trade rules. The WTO rules traditionally rely on ‘negative consensus” whereby []The post U.S. Threatens Veto Against Slow WTO Rulings appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones Wedding Kit Harington, Rose Leslie
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
As Kit Harington and Rose Leslie prepare to tie the knot on Saturday, preparations are well underway for the highly-anticipated nuptials, which will take place at the remote Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. And MailOnline has an exclusive look at the breathtaking property where the pair, who are both aged 31 and met while playing []The post EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones Wedding Kit Harington, Rose Leslie appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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1 killed, 4 Hurt In Shooting At California Strip Mall
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at a Southern California strip mall, killing one man and injuring three other people. San Bernardino police Lt. Mike Madden says a crowd gathered in the parking lot as a man argued with a security guard late Thursday. Madden says a car pulled into the lot []The post 1 killed, 4 Hurt In Shooting At California Strip Mall appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Lawsuits Challenge To Push Abstinence-Only On Teens
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed Friday in federal courts in New York City and Spokane, Washington, by four different []The post Lawsuits Challenge To Push Abstinence-Only On Teens appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Erdogan In Final Appeals At Istanbul Rallies Before knife-Edge Vote
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was shuttling between seven rallies across Istanbul on Friday, the second-to-last day of campaigning before high-stakes elections in which his political future is in doubt for the first time. In his first campaign speech in Kartal, a district on the Asian side of Istanbul along the Marmara Sea coast, the []The post Erdogan In Final Appeals At Istanbul Rallies Before knife-Edge Vote appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Israel Backs Away From UN Human Rights Body, Days After US Pulled Out
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Diplomats said Friday that Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the UNs main human rights body, days after the United States pulled out largely over its allegation that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. The diplomats in Geneva, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter []The post Israel Backs Away From UN Human Rights Body, Days After US Pulled Out appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Central African Republic Minister Says Becker Passport Fake
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Central African Republics foreign minister says a reported diplomatic passport for Boris Becker appears to be a fake and the prosecutor general will investigate. The retired German tennis star claims that his role as Central African Republics attache to the European Union on sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings []The post Central African Republic Minister Says Becker Passport Fake appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Unpaid Bayelsa Pensioners’ Gratuities Hit N20bn
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Yenagoa Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, has disclosed that unpaid gratuities of pensioners from the state civil service currently stand at N20 billion. He made the disclosure during the state governments public-service-reform town hall meeting for Nembe Local Government Area which was held on Thursday at Nembe. According []The post Unpaid Bayelsa Pensioners Gratuities Hit N20bn appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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2018 Budget: Presidency Misled Nigerians ‘ NASS
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Abuja As reactions continue to trail President Muhammadu Buharis disclosure that the Legislature unilaterally increased the 2018 appropriation without recourse to Executive, thereby making the budget unimplementable, the National Assembly has hit back at the executive arm, saying that the presidency misled Nigerians. Briefing journalists on Friday in an attempt to set the records []The post 2018 Budget: Presidency Misled Nigerians NASS appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Atiku Visits PDP Secretariat, Reiterate Commitment Towards Better Nigeria
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Former vice-president and foremost presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Friday paid a courtesy call to the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. During his visit which was attended by all members of the partys National Working Committee (NWC), Atiku praised the leadership of the party for ensuring a free, fair []The post Atiku Visits PDP Secretariat, Reiterate Commitment Towards Better Nigeria appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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OPEC To Boost Output By 1m Bpd
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members may boost production by 1 million or 1.2 million barrels per day. Kachikwu said this to the newsmen on Friday in Vienna before the opening of the 174th meetings of OPEC Conference. He said that the group []The post OPEC To Boost Output By 1m Bpd appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Oil Prices And Energy Companies jump As US Stocks Rise
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion in U.S. goods including []The post Oil Prices And Energy Companies jump As US Stocks Rise appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Congo Republic Becomes OPEC Oil Cartel’s Newest Member
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Congo Republic, one of Africas major oil producers, has joined the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), OPEC said in a statement on Friday. Congos membership was approved during a meeting in Vienna. The Conference considered Congos request to join the Organization and decided to approve its admission with immediate effect, OPEC said in []The post Congo Republic Becomes OPEC Oil Cartels Newest Member appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nigerian Writers Support PMB On June 12
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
LAGOS The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Lagos chapter has said the recent move by the Federal government to change the Democracy Day to June 12, was in order, thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for bringing forward and correcting the issues described as great impediments to national unity and peace. The writers also advised the government []The post Nigerian Writers Support PMB On June 12 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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All The Costumes Without The Fundraising: Actresses Dazzle At Nigeria’s Ocean 8 Premiere
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
MET Gala, also the Costume Institute Gala and the Met Ball, is known primarily as an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute in New York City. The Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest []The post All The Costumes Without The Fundraising: Actresses Dazzle At Nigeria’s Ocean 8 Premiere appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Children African Drum Experience Holds In July
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
From the stable of Declassical Arts & Entertainment, preparations are now in top gear to ensure the program achieves remarkable success and turns out to what children excitedly look forward to every year. It is scheduled to hold from July 3rd to 14 2018 at 33, Glover Street, Adekunle, Yaba Lagos from 10am to 2pm []The post Children African Drum Experience Holds In July appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Alliance Francaise, Others Hold World Music Day Tonight
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
To celebrate the World Music Day, created in France by the Ministry of Culture Jack Lang in 1981, Institut franais of Nigeria, Alliance franaise of Lagos and the Label VOLUME will host French and Nigerian artists today, Saturday 23rd June 8pm at the New Afrika Shrine. The event, declared free by the organisers, in partnership []The post Alliance Francaise, Others Hold World Music Day Tonight appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nollywood Actress, Oluwakemi Motunrayo To Premiere New Movie, Elegbenla
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
After the success of her first movie, Rinsola (Oloko Meta) Nolloywood actress, Oluwakemi Moturayo is set to premiere her second movie titled Elegbenla. The premiere is scheduled to hold on June 24 at Genesis Hotel & Suites, Lagos According to the thespian, the movie was shot with some of the most sophisticated modern equipments available []The post Nollywood Actress, Oluwakemi Motunrayo To Premiere New Movie, Elegbenla appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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John Shaibu’s Unborn Emerges Book Of The Year
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
After a thorough screening, 207-paged inspirational book authored by sought-after motivational speaker John Shaibu, has been named book of the year at the recently held Kor Bara Kor foundation dinner and award ceremony in Abuja. According to organisers of the award ceremony, Kor Bara Kor Foundation, the book published from the stable of Sapant Haddashs []The post John Shaibus Unborn Emerges Book Of The Year appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nobody’s Fool
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Remember Tyler Perry and his hilariously pedagogic movies’ Then movie lovers know what to expect from his latest movie, Nobody’s Fool. The film by the cranially adept Tyler Perry, which stars Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hadwick, Amber Riley and Whoopi Goldberg, follows Tiffany’s character, who is released from prison and reunites with her sister, []The post Nobody’s Fool appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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How Nigerian Youth Turn To Online Begging
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
LAGOS You cannot hold your head high with your hand out, so says an African proverb. But another proverb also advises, ‘if begging should unfortunately be thy lot, knock at the large gates only. The latter proverb is perhaps why celebrities, socialites, and well-known personalities in the Nigerian society are the target for cyber beggars []The post How Nigerian Youth Turn To Online Begging appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Fathers’ Day: Poser For D’banj, Tekno, May D
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
The celebration of Fathers Day by some entertainers is still raising eyebrows. From May D’s video to Tekno’s unveiling of his daughter and D’banj changing his sons diaper, the pictures hardly tell the real story of the relationship between the celebrities and their children. At least, this is the position of their critics. And their []The post Fathers Day: Poser For D’banj, Tekno, May D appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Leki Steps-Out With Dependin
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Fast-rising singer, Leki, has announced himself in the music industry with his recently release new single titled ‘Dependin’. The hot new single ‘Dependin’ features Dancehall superstar, Patoranking. In a chat with Juke Box, Leki, said he draws a lot of inspiration for his Afro Fusion genre of music from Fela, 2baba, Burna Boy, Jesse Jagz []The post Leki Steps-Out With Dependin appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Late Goals See Brazil Past Costa Rica
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Stoppage-time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil a 2-0 win over Costa Rica after they had seen a late penalty award overturned by VAR. Coutinho raced onto a touch from Gabriel Jesus and prodded the ball past Keylor Navas, with Neymar firing in from close range in the final seconds as Costa Rica []The post Late Goals See Brazil Past Costa Rica appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Why England Need Six Plans In Russia ‘ Dier
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Eric Dier has vowed England will not underestimate Panama as they continue their pursuit of the FIFA World Cup knockout stage, and believes the team has the versatility to adapt to different styles of opposition. Gareth Southgate’s favoured 3-5-2 formation has worked, with the Three Lions unbeaten in their last 15 matches, yet the Tottenham []The post Why England Need Six Plans In Russia Dier appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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It Was A Good Effort’: Costa Rica Coach
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Costa Rica were eliminated from the World Cup after just two games with a 2-0 loss to Brazil on Friday and coach Oscar Ramirez said there was little more his team could have done. The Central Americans kept the score goalless until stoppage time when Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock and then Neymar made sure []The post ‘It Was A Good Effort’: Costa Rica Coach appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Unexpected Results Trail Competition
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Since the inception of the FIFA World Cup in 1930, spectators have had to grapple with unexpected results coming from teams hitherto regarded as underdogs. For instance, when Algeria matched onto the field on June 16, 1982 for their group match, little did they or the rest of Africa knew that they were going to []The post Unexpected Results Trail Competition appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Musa: A Man To Fear
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
The Super Eagles were keen to make amends for a tepid performance in their 2-0 loss to Croatia. To that end, manager Gernot Rohr went with a three-man backline and two strikers in Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho. Overall, the switches paid off enormously for Nigeria, with a more aggressive attitude paying off as well. []The post Musa: A Man To Fear appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Tunisia’s Hassen Offers Heartfelt Thanks To Maaloul
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Tunisia goalkeeper, Mouez Hassen has taken to social media to pay tribute to his coach Nabil Maaloul after injury prematurely ended the stopper’s World Cup. Hassen was a surprise pick to start the Carthage Eagles’ opener against England, but lasted just 16 minutes before being replaced after picking up a shoulder injury. On Wednesday, it []The post Tunisia’s Hassen Offers Heartfelt Thanks To Maaloul appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NFF: Reach Out To Oyarekhua Now, He’s Dying!
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
As I write this piece and as you read this column tears of sorrow overwhelm my spirit person, seeing the former Green Eagles star, Alhaji Yakubu Sunday Oyarekhua (popularly known as Sunny Oyarekhua), who spotted the No. 10 jersey for the Green Eagles in his hey days, under Coach father Tiko of blessed memory, in []The post NFF: Reach Out To Oyarekhua Now, He’s Dying! appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Unexpected Results Trail Competition
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Since the inception of the FIFA World Cup in 1930, spectators have had to grapple with unexpected results coming from teams hitherto regarded as underdogs. For instance, when Algeria matched onto the field on June 16, 1982 for their group match, little did they or the rest of Africa knew that they were going to []The post Unexpected Results Trail Competition appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Xhaka, Shaqiri Lead Switzerland’s Comeback Victory In Late Breakaway
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Of all the people, it had to be them. Suddenly, in the last minute, Xherdan Shaqiri was racing away, Serbs pursuing him but unable to catch him before he slipped the ball under Vladimir Stojkovic, Theguardian.com has rewported. It was the goal that defeated Serbia and put Switzerland in a strong position to progress to []The post Xhaka, Shaqiri Lead Switzerland’s Comeback Victory In Late Breakaway appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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LaLiga Hails Uzoho For Keeping Clean Sheet As Super Eagles Beat Iceland 2-0
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Spanish LaLiga Santander have hailed Francis Uzoho for helping the Super Eagles beat Iceland 2-0 to get their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign back on track. In the Group D encounter played in Volgograd on Friday, Ahmed Musa struck twice to give the Super Eagles their first win of the tournament. Early in the []The post LaLiga Hails Uzoho For Keeping Clean Sheet As Super Eagles Beat Iceland 2-0 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Israeli Army Injures 206 Palestinians In Gaza Strip
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
At least206Palestinians have been injured by Israeli troopsnear the Gaza-Israel security fence on Friday, Aa.com.tr has reported. In a statement, Ashraf al-Qidra, Spokesman for Palestinian Health Ministry, said 44of the injured people received bullet wounds. It said 120injured persons were taken to hospital. Meanwhile, Israeli troops also shot and injured an Anadolu Agency photojournalist, who []The post Israeli Army Injures 206 Palestinians In Gaza Strip appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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