NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 JUNE, 2018].

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Queen Elizabeth Pulls Out Of Royal Engagement At Last Minute Due To Illness
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The Queen has been forced to pull out of an engagement at the last minute, with Buckingham Palace revealing that she is feeling under the weather, theHellomagazine.comhas reported. The palace released a statement just minutes before she was due to attend a morning service at St Pauls Cathedral marking the 200th anniversary of the Order []The post Queen Elizabeth Pulls Out Of Royal Engagement At Last Minute Due To Illness appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Chinese Military To Deliver Ebola Research Centre To Sierra Leone
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA)s first infectious disease prevention and control center in Africa will be delivered in early July, Wu Qian, spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, saidThursday, according toGlobaltimes.cn. The center for the study of tropical infectious diseases will be completed soon and delivered to the government of Sierra Leone, Wu said []The post Chinese Military To Deliver Ebola Research Centre To Sierra Leone appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Exploiting The Potential Of Taraba Women
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Jalingo Women are imbued with potentials which are begging for exploitation and harnessing but male chauvinism has not allowed these ingenuity to be tapped. It is no longer news to hear that womanhood has suffered one form of discrimination or the other in the hands of men. Women have either been debased or dehumanized. It []The post Exploiting The Potential Of Taraba Women appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Another Look At Plateau Killings
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
LAGOS Last Saturday, Plateau State witnessed a wave of killings that has thrown the state and Nigeria into mourning. In one fell swoop, militant Fulani herdsmen struck, killing about 100 people in Plateau communities. Among the dead were the old, young, women and men, including pregnant ladies and children. They were eliminated with guns and []The post Another Look At Plateau Killings appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Day Abak Stood Still For Ekere
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Lagos Though a reception held on June 15, 2018 at Abak, Akwa Ibom State, in honour of Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was packaged by a political group called Abak-5 Redemption Movement, it would be an understatement to describe the carnival-like event as that of Abak-5, which comprises of []The post Day Abak Stood Still For Ekere appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ivory Coast Bishops Link Flood Damage With Corruption, Underdevelopment
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The floods earlier this month raged to up eight feet through parts of the coastal city Catholic bishops in Ivory Coast have blamed corruption and urban development for flash floods that destroyed shops and homes and left 20 people dead in the West African countrys largest city. In a city as sprawling as Abidjan, witnessing []The post Ivory Coast Bishops Link Flood Damage With Corruption, Underdevelopment appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Uzoho: Nigeria’s Revelation At 2018 World Cup
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Lagos Before he was invited by Coach Gernot Rohr for Nigeria’s friendly match against Argentina in November 2017, the name, Francis Uzoho, was virtually unheard of among the Nigerian football public, except those who followed the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2013, where he was Nigeria’s third choice goalkeeper. At the age of 14, Uzoho []The post Uzoho: Nigeria’s Revelation At 2018 World Cup appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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The Herdsmen Carnage In Plateau
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The attack, again by herdsmen, on several communities in Plateau State last weekend, and the resultant killing of about 120 innocent souls, should be a matter of grave concern to all Nigerians. It is appalling, coming days after government outlined its ranching plan to fully curb the crisis occasioned by incessant attacks in several states []The post The Herdsmen Carnage In Plateau appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Gas Flaring In Nigeria Now 9% ‘ FG
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Lagos The Federal Government yesterday said its efforts to stamp out gas flaring in the country is gathering momentum as the practice has now reduced drastically from 12% to 9%. Mr.Modecai Ladan, the Director, Department of Petroleum Resources(DPR),disclosed this yesterday at the Nigerian Pavilion on the sidelines of the ongoing 27th World Gas Conference (WGC) []The post Gas Flaring In Nigeria Now 9% ‘ FG appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Business Editors Launch ABEN, Promises To Brainstorm On National Issues
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
LAGOS Past and present Business Editors across the country yesterday officially inaugurated the Association of Business Editors of Nigeria (ABEN). Mr. Omo Gabriel, former editor of Vanguard Newspaper and the chairman of the Association said: ‘It has been a tortuous journey for us to come together.’ He explained that the association could have been launched []The post Business Editors Launch ABEN, Promises To Brainstorm On National Issues appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria
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SAHCOL Wins Air Namibia Ground Handling
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Lagos The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has won the contract to provide ground handling services to Air Namibia at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The new contract would see SAHCOL providing passenger, ramp and cargo handling services to the airline from today, Friday, June 29, 2018. A statement by Mr. Basil []The post SAHCOL Wins Air Namibia Ground Handling appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Trading On NSE Sustains Six-Day Bearish Run, Down 0.61%
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Lagos For the sixth consecutive trading day, trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed negative yesterday when the two major indicators, the All Share Index and Market Capitalisation went down by 0.61 per cent each. The All Share Index went down by 230.49 basis points or 0.61 per cent to close []The post Trading On NSE Sustains Six-Day Bearish Run, Down 0.61% appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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AfDB Ranked 4th Best Company To Work For In Africa
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey has ranked the African Development Bank (AfDB) the fourth best company to work with in Africa. Of 100 companies listed, the top four include the World Bank Group, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and the African Development Bank. Over 20,000 African professionals answered questions about employee engagement and []The post AfDB Ranked 4th Best Company To Work For In Africa appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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ECOWAS, Israeli Firm Sign $1bn Energy Pact
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The West African Power Pool (WAPP) has signed a deal with an Israeli firm, Gigawatt Global, to build $1 billion of renewable energy projects in the ECOWAS sub-region. The project is expected to build 800-megawatt trans-boundary green energy across the West African region to enhance economic growth, according to a statement by Zanswat Bowsan, Press []The post ECOWAS, Israeli Firm Sign $1bn Energy Pact appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Shell To Deliver 624MW To National Grid
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Afam VI power plant in Rivers State is ready to deliver its net dependable capacity of 624MW into the Nigerian national grid barring any regulator’s restrictions, even at a time power generation has suffered a deep plunge following a reported outage of some thermal power stations. Managing Director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of []The post Shell To Deliver 624MW To National Grid appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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CCNN, BUA Cement Company To Merge
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The Board of Directors of Nigeria’s Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), and owners of the 500,000 metric tonnes per annum Sokoto Cement Plant, yesterday stated that it has informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange of its proposed merger with the BUA Cement owned Kalambaina Cement Company Limited, owners and operators of the newly built 1.5million []The post CCNN, BUA Cement Company To Merge appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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MAN Counsels FG Against Hasty Signing Of AFCFTA
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged the Federal Government not to endorse the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA). Dr Frank Jacobs, MAN’s President, at press briefing in Lagos, raised certain issues during the recent sensitisation meetings held in the six geo-political zones chosen by Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), saying concerns []The post MAN Counsels FG Against Hasty Signing Of AFCFTA appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Enhanced Farming Techniques Will Improve Output
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Antti Ritvonen, the Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager of Dizengoff Nigeria, in this interview with SEYI TAIWO-OGUNTUASE, stated that increasing farmers’ knowledge of modern farming techniques is how Nigeria can improve its agricultural yields. Excerpts: Dizengoff is a big player in the country’s greenhouse technology, what is the organisation doing to support exporters of []The post Enhanced Farming Techniques Will Improve Output appeared first on Independent Newspapers Niger
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Plateau Killings: Is The Media Guilty
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The just-concluded week has been a turbulent period for Nigeria as a country, going by the gory killings that erupted in Riyom, Barkin Ladi Local Government, Plateau State on Saturday, June 24. The unfortunate clashes between the Berom youth and herdsmen led to the death of 86, 100, 120 or up to 150 persons, according []The post Plateau Killings: Is The Media Guilty’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Plateau Killings Have No Religious Undertone ‘ Muslim Groups
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Foremost religious groups in Nigeria, The Muslim Congress (TMC) and Al-Muminaat, the Believing Women Organisation have joined the world to condemn in strong terms the Plateau killings, which left no fewer than 86 innocent people dead. In separate interviews with Daily Independent, the groups insisted that the Saturday pogrom in Riyom, Barkin Ladi in Plateau []The post Plateau Killings Have No Religious Undertone ‘ Muslim Groups appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Men Of Excellence
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta’wwuz, and Surah Al-Fatihah, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba) stated: Hazrat Ammar bin Yassir was an early and devout companion of the Holy Prophet (sa). His father, Hazrat Yassir, was of qahtani descent. He was originally from Yemen. He came to Mecca, along with his two brothers, Haris and Malik. Later, []The post Men Of Excellence appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ighalo Reacts To Death Threat To Family
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has reacted to the alleged death threat issued to his family in Lagos on the social media due to his failure to score goals from clear-cut opportunities against Argentina, saying it was not deliberate. Ighalo, who replaced Kelechi Ihanacho in the second half of the match failed to convert a []The post Ighalo Reacts To Death Threat To Family appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Doctor Blames Mattress For Marcelo Injury
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
A soft mattress may be behind the back injury that forced Brazil left-back Marcelo out of his country’s 2-0 victory over Serbia, according to the team’s medical staff. Marcelo limped from the pitch early during Wednesday’s game in Moscow, being replaced by Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis, with the score still at 0-0. Speaking in the []The post Doctor Blames Mattress For Marcelo Injury appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Senegal Bows Out On ‘Fair Play
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Africa’s hope of having a team in the last 16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia was dashed on Thursday as the Teranga Lions of Senegal crashed out in the last Group H match. After all that, after all the qualification and buildup, after six hard-fought matches and injuries and hand wringing, it []The post Senegal Bows Out On ‘Fair Play’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Victory Stops S’Korea Players From Military Service
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
The players of Korea Republic would have been engaged in a mandatory two-year military training, which the authorities in that country said was compulsory for all the able-bodied young man and woman but the fans of the national team had made passionate appeal to the prime minister, Lee Nak-yeon, to shelve the measure for the []The post Victory Stops S’Korea Players From Military Service appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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England To Face Colombia
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
England will face Colombia on Tuesday in the last 16 after a defeat by Belgium meant they finished second in Group H. Adnan Januzaj scored the winner with a brilliantly curled effort in the second half, with both sides fielding much-changed XIs from their previous games. Ruben Loftus-Cheek miscued a free header for England and []The post England To Face Colombia appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Cake Bakers Make Life-Size Chocolate Sculpture Of Messi
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Lionel Messi who puts Argentina on victory path in the last Group D match against Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup continues to cut the picture of cult hero. Confectioners in Moscow created a life-size chocolate replica of Argentinian footballer to celebrate his 31st birthday last weekend. It took bakers at the Altufyevo Confectionery six []The post Cake Bakers Make Life-Size Chocolate Sculpture Of Messi appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Iranian Messi’ Retires
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Iran World Cup striker, Sardar Azmoun has retired from international football at the age of 23, claiming his mother has become seriously ill because of the insults he has received. Azmoun nicknamed the ‘Iranian Messi’ had scored 23 goals in 33 games for his country before the tournament. He did not find the []The post ‘Iranian Messi’ Retires appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Etebo Picks Positives Of Outing
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
New signing at Stoke City of England, Oghenekaro Etebo is picking positives from his outings with the Super Eagles at this year’s World Cup, as he said it was a very useful experience, which he believes will boost his career moving forward. The former Warri Wolves of Delta State, CD Feirense of Portugal and Las []The post Etebo Picks Positives Of Outing appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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IB Boosts Lagos World Cup Viewing Centres
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
International Breweries (IB) Plc has joined Lagos State Government to bring live football matches of the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals to Lagosians. IB is sponsoring all the Viewing Centres established by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode through the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC). These viewing centres, which were adequately secured and insured are located []The post IB Boosts Lagos World Cup Viewing Centres appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Lasisi Decries Bad Economy On Professionals Predicament
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Lateef Lasisi, legendary PGA of Nigeria player has emphasised that poor funding has attributed hugely to the slow development of Nigerian professionals at local and international levels. Lasisi who remains the only Nigerian professional that has won the moribund Nigerian Open told DAILY INDEPENDENT that the unstable economy of the country in recent times has []The post Lasisi Decries Bad Economy On Professionals Predicament appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Five Die As Plane Crashes Into Construction Site In India
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated part of Indias financial capital, Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said. Images broadcast on Indian news channels showed flames and black smoke billowing from the area, which sits right next to several high-rise residential towers. There []The post Five Die As Plane Crashes Into Construction Site In India appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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50 American States To Protest Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend upon Washington, D.C., and all 50 states on Saturday to protest the President Donald Trump administrations zero tolerance policy on immigration that sparked widespread debate after more than 2,000 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The family separation crisis is not over. []The post 50 American States To Protest Trumps Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Serve The Poor, Shun Palace Intrigue, Pope Tells Cardinals
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor. Presiding at a ceremony known as a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis told the new cardinals that their mission was to serve the poor and the Church and not seek privileges. []The post Serve The Poor, Shun Palace Intrigue, Pope Tells Cardinals appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Malaysia To Withdraw Troops From Saudi Arabia
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Malaysias defence minister, Mohammed Sabu, has said that his countrys new government will withdraw its troops from Saudi Arabia. In a statement made to local media, Sabu said on Wednesday that maintaining a military presence in the kingdom risked dragging Malaysia into a regional conflict. Sabu noted that Malaysian troops were not partaking in operations []The post Malaysia To Withdraw Troops From Saudi Arabia appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ethiopia To Probe Plots Against PM
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Ethiopias Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has ordered an investigation into plots being concocted to undermine the wide-ranging political reforms he has introduced since taking office in May, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) has reported. An explosion at a June 23 rally addressed by Abiy in the capital, Addis Ababa, would be investigated by a []The post Ethiopia To Probe Plots Against PM appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Putin-Trump Summit Set For July 16
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
A long-awaited summit between United States (U.S.) President, Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, the Kremlin and the White House said in simultaneous statements on Thursday. An agreement has been reached that on July 16 in Helsinki there will be a meeting between the []The post Putin-Trump Summit Set For July 16 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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U.S. Judge Orders Separated Migrant Families Reunited Within 30 Days
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Ajudge in California on Tuesday ordered United States (U.S.) border authorities to reunite separated migrant families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents. If children are younger than five, they must be reunified within 14 days of the []The post U.S. Judge Orders Separated Migrant Families Reunited Within 30 Days appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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German Chancellor Seeks EU Lifeline To Save Job
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hopes this week’s European Union (EU) summit can save her from a migrant crisis that could cost her her job. And while there is little love lost for the German chancellor in many capitals, they appear ready to help her out for reasons of self-interest. Merkel’s Bavarian CSU allies have given []The post German Chancellor Seeks EU Lifeline To Save Job appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Britain Should Delay Brexit To Avoid No-Deal Scenario ‘Blair
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said on Wednesday the government should be ready to ask the European Union (EU) for more time to complete divorce talks to avoid the risk of leaving without a deal. Two years since the vote to leave, the United Kingdom (UK) remains deeply divided over the planned EU exit []The post Britain Should Delay Brexit To Avoid No-Deal Scenario ‘Blair appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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S’Sudan Foes Agree On Permanent Ceasefire Within 72 Hours
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and arch-foe, Riek Machar, agreed on Wednesday to a permanent ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their countrys devastating war. All parties have agreed on a permanent ceasefire within 72 hours, Sudans Foreign Minister, Al-Dierdiry Ahmed, announced following talks in the Sudanese []The post S’Sudan Foes Agree On Permanent Ceasefire Within 72 Hours appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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