NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 JUNE, 2018].

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Energy Commission’s Workers Drag DG To EFCC
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Staff members of the Energy Commission (ECN) of Nigeria have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of funds bythe Director-General of the commission, Prof. Jidere Bala. The members of staff, who took the actionunder the aegis of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) delivered awritten petition at []The post Energy Commission’s Workers Drag DG To EFCC appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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West Africa To Grow By 3.3 Per Cent In 2018 ‘ ECA
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says the West African States are expected to grow by 3.3 per cent in 2018 against 2.6 per cent in 2017. This is contained in the ECA’s report on Sub-regional Profile for West Africa, released at the 21st Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for []The post West Africa To Grow By 3.3 Per Cent In 2018 ‘ ECA appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Poverty Index: We Are Not Worried By Brookings Report ‘ Minister
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Says Poverty Will Disappear Once Infrastructural Policy Matures Abuja Federal Government on Wednesday reacted to the Brookings Poverty Index which indicated that Nigeria has emerged the poverty giant of the world, having overtaken India. The Brookings Institution data which emanated from the World Poverty Clock recently indicated that Nigeria now has over 87 million []The post Poverty Index: We Are Not Worried By Brookings Report Minister appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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JAMB: Buhari Okays N133m For Procurement Of CBT Centre
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a memo for the acquisition of Computer Based Test (CBT) facility at a cost of N133 million. The approval followed complaints by theJointAdmission andMatriculationBoard (JAMB) that the entry level examinations conducted annually by the agency are sometimes compromised. Minister of Education Adamu Adamu presented the memo for []The post JAMB: Buhari Okays N133m For Procurement Of CBT Centre appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Killings: Southern Kaduna Is Next To Be Attacked, CAN Warns FG
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to the Federal Government and security agencies to take necessary precautionary measures over the alleged plan to attack Southern Kaduna. Rev. Samson Ayokunle, CAN President, said this in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN President, on Wednesday in []The post Killings: Southern Kaduna Is Next To Be Attacked, CAN Warns FG appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I Have No Hand In Recruiting Nigerians To Work As Housemaids In Saudi Arabia ‘ Ambassador
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Justice Isa Dodo, has refuted media report that he connived with human traffickers to recruit ladies as domestic workers in the kingdom. Dodo made the clarification in a telephone interview with on Wednesday. According to him, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Ambassador and the Nigerian Embassy in Riyadhave no hand []The post I Have No Hand In Recruiting Nigerians To Work As Housemaids In Saudi Arabia ‘ Ambassador appeared first on Independent Newspaper
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2018 Budget: ICAN Asks Accountants In Parastatals To Support Buhari
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria has urged its members working in federal government parastatals to ensure the actualisation of the 2018 budget recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. Rasaq Jaiyeola, the president of ICAN, said this at the investiture of Mrs Olapeju Awoliyi as the Chairperson of Ojo, Badagry, Agbara (OBA) and []The post 2018 Budget: ICAN Asks Accountants In Parastatals To Support Buhari appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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2018: APC, PDP Guilty Of Hate Speech In Ekiti ‘ SDP Candidate
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Ado-Ekiti Akinloye Ayegbusi, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for theJuly 14, 2018governorship poll has accused the ruling and main opposition parties of not only engaging but promoting hate speech. Specifically, Ayegbusi said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of hate are unnecessarily overheating the policy. He saidthe []The post 2018: APC, PDP Guilty Of Hate Speech In Ekiti SDP Candidate appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeri
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Why We’re Hosting National Power Summit ‘ AEDC
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, (AEDC), Engr. Ernest Mupwaya has disclosed that recent planned hosting of the National Power Safety Summit by the company is meant to further underscore the value placed on safety. Engr. Mupwaya said the issue is accorded high priority at a directorate level []The post Why We’re Hosting National Power Summit ‘ AEDC appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FCTA Urges Embassies To Develop Their Plots Of Land In Abuja
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has called on embassies with plots of land in the diplomatic zone of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to develop them. Malam Adamu Hussaini, the FCT Director of Land Administration, made the call when he received the Acting High Commissioner of Jamaica to Nigeria, Mr John Clarke, who paid []The post FCTA Urges Embassies To Develop Their Plots Of Land In Abuja appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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309 IT Professionals Inducted In Abuja
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The Computer Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) recently inducted 309 members into the profession for the development of Information Technology (IT) in the country. The new members were inducted during the opening ceremony of the 24th Annual General Assembly of IT Professionals, which coincided with the 25th anniversary of the council in Abuja. The theme []The post 309 IT Professionals Inducted In Abuja appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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How Abuja Businesses Thrived During APC Convention
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Last Saturday’s All Progressive Congress, APC, in Abuja was not all about politics alone. What is worth mentioning also is the brisk business made by various commercial outlets in and around the Nigerian Capital. The Central Business District in Abuja the Nation’s Capital is home to numerous Public and Private Enterprises. The area is usually []The post How Abuja Businesses Thrived During APC Convention appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Sushie Hits Abuja At Transcorp Hilton
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Jvapanese seafood delicacy, Sushie, is now available for foodies willing to explore and go beyond the conventional. The sushis comes with an African tang and buzz, and is now available at Abuja’s Transcorp Hilton Hotel. In charge of the menu is Chef Padre who has taken care of many worries for would be sushi buffs, []The post Sushie Hits Abuja At Transcorp Hilton appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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ARDS Trains 100 Agric Extension Workers On Erosion Prevention
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
ABUJA No fewer than 100 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) frontline agricultural extension workers were yesterday trained on the prevention, control and management of erosion, as a precautionary measure to check the effect in the Territory. This was against the backdrop of recent flooding occasioned by erosion that affected over 21 communities especially rural settlements in []The post ARDS Trains 100 Agric Extension Workers On Erosion Prevention appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NOUN Welcomes More Workers, Artisans After Matriculating 100 NURTW Members In Abuja
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), after matriculating no fewer than 100 members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Abuja, says that its doors are opened for more vocational candidates needing to further their education. The matriculation exercise was part of the 17th matriculation ceremony of NOUN which took place []The post NOUN Welcomes More Workers, Artisans After Matriculating 100 NURTW Members In Abuja appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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X-Raying The Bill On Estimated Electricity Billing
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The recent public hearing on the Bill criminalising estimated electricity billing by the House of Representatives, no doubt, afforded stakeholders in the nation’s electricity sector opportunity to digest the content of this legal document that would soon become a valid law against crazy billing and the profiteering motives of power providers in the country. MOHAMMED []The post X-Raying The Bill On Estimated Electricity Billing appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Stanbic IBTC Launches New Campaign To Drive Market Value
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Lagos Stanbic IBTC has launched a new integrated marketing campaign to reinforce its value proposition of quality service delivery to fulfill its mission as one Nigeria’s leading end-to-end financial solutions provider. Speaking in Lagos during a media unveiling recently, Mr. Yinka Sanni, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, said the pivotal message here is []The post Stanbic IBTC Launches New Campaign To Drive Market Value appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Capri-Sonne Delights Children With Emoji Pouches
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Chi Limited, makers of popular kids fruit drink, Capri-Sonne, said its launch of Express Yourself Campaign with iconic emoji symbols is aims to create further brand engagement with the kids and young at hearts. The distinct Capri-Sonne pouches expected to generate excitement are seen as an innovative way to build affinity with kids in an []The post Capri-Sonne Delights Children With Emoji Pouches appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Queen Elizabeth Honours 3 Nigerians With Young Leaders Award
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Queen Elizabeth of England presented a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to young people from 45 different Commonwealth countries, including three exceptional Nigerians at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. The 2016 Award winners, including Olanrewaju Adeloye, Imrana Alhaji Buba, and Olumide Femi Makanjuola, all aged between 18 and 29 were []The post Queen Elizabeth Honours 3 Nigerians With Young Leaders Award appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Codeine, Tramadol Ban Not Enough, Psychiatrist Tells FG
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital (FNPHY), Yaba, Lagos, has taken mental health education to the Ojuelegba Motor Park, notorious for drug abuse in the state. The education was in commemoration of the International War Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day (IWADAITD) held annually on June 26. The President of the []The post Codeine, Tramadol Ban Not Enough, Psychiatrist Tells FG appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FG’s Ban On Codeine Has Energised Our Operations, Says NDLEA
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
The National Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in the FCT says the Federal Government ban on codeine cough syrup and tramadol has energised it towards ridding the territory of illicit drugs. The Public Relations’ Officer (PRO) of the command, Mr Peter Adegbe, made this known in an interviewon Wednesdayin Abuja. ‘The ban has given us []The post FG’s Ban On Codeine Has Energised Our Operations, Says NDLEA appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Paulinho Named Man Of Match As Brazil Beat Serbia 2-0 To Reach Last 16
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Brazil midfielder Paulinho was named man of the match as his side beat Serbia 2-0 in the final Group E match at World Cup in Russia. The match took place at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow with Pauiho opening the scoring in the 36th minute with a lob over Vladimir Stojkovic, while Thiago Silva’s second []The post Paulinho Named Man Of Match As Brazil Beat Serbia 2-0 To Reach Last 16 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I Enjoy Watching Football Matches At Viewing Centres ‘ Lagos Sports Director
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
In recognition of football as a binding force between class and creed, Babatunde Bank-Anthony, Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), says he enjoys watching the World Cup matches at viewing centres to mix with fans. Bank-Anthony, who made the disclosure in an interview, said that he had yet to watch any of the ongoing FIFA []The post I Enjoy Watching Football Matches At Viewing Centres ‘ Lagos Sports Director appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Chukwu Says Inclusion Of Home-Based Players In National Team Good For Success
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Abuja, With the ouster of the Super Eagles from the ongoing World Cup in Russia, a former coach of the Super Eagles,Christian Chukwu, on Wednesday said that it was time the nation’s football authorities injected home-based players into the national team to make it successful in future competitions. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports []The post Chukwu Says Inclusion Of Home-Based Players In National Team Good For Success appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Why Nigeria Lost To Argentina ‘ Coach Rohr
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, said his team lost their last Group match at the World Cup match against Argentina to an experienced side. Rohr made this known to Journalists at a post-match news conference after the Super Eagles lost 1-2 to Argentinaon Tuesday. ‘It was a big disappointment. Even though my players played []The post Why Nigeria Lost To Argentina ‘ Coach Rohr appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Large Number’ Arrested After Iran Economic Protests Shut Down Bazaar
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
A large number of people, who took part in a mass protest in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar recently, have been arrested and will likely face trial, said an Iranian prosecutor on Tuesday. Thousands of people took to the streets of the Iranian capital on Monday, protesting rising prices and the plummeting value of Iran’s currency, the []The post ‘Large Number’ Arrested After Iran Economic Protests Shut Down Bazaar appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Kim Jong Un Orders Execution Of Army Officer For Giving Troops Extra Food, Fuel Rations
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Kim Jong Un ordered the public execution of a high-ranking army officer ‘ for giving his troops extra rations of food and fuel. Lieutenant General Hyon Ju Song was pumped full of 90 rounds fired by nine military death-row convicts who made up the firing squad, the Daily Mail reported. He was put to death []The post Kim Jong Un Orders Execution Of Army Officer For Giving Troops Extra Food, Fuel Rations appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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