NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4 JULY, 2018].

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PDP Presidential Aspirants Should Begin Dialogue ‘ Okowa
Wed, 04 Jul 2018

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I had the opportunity to go to Burutu for a town hall meeting, before that town hall meeting there was an article on the social media. Were somebody has said that Dr Okowa has not been able to go to Burutu Local government because he has not done any project there. When I got to Burutu it was something else that I saw, I saw the jubilation the joy in the hearts of people. This shows that some people can misrepresent the government. Before I got to Burutu, I got the opportunity to visit Ogbotugbo to inspect the road construction. I used to think it was a 18.9km but the actual length is 19.3km road we are doing. I met them asphalting the road and to do a asphalt of road in that area, it means you have to install an asphalt machine. Actually, the contractor had to move an asphalt machine there to install it and after completion of the road, he will have to take it back to the upland. By the time we got there, they had done about 3km of road and were actively on site.

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How is your administration doing in the Educational Sector owing to dilapidating structures in some schools?

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We shall continue to take studies very strongly as we are doing a lot in terms of infrastructure but there is still a lot of schools that need intervention. We have over 1100 primary schools and over 474 secondary schools, it’s quite a lot to intervene in all schools within three years. This year we have the biggest project in the educational sector, in 2019 we want to look into the possibility of increasing that budget because our schools need a lot of rehabilitation and they need a lot of infrastructure for optimal performance. Ever since I came in we have been working with the House of Assembly to put a lot more into the education sector. As in school infrastructure, I don’t think there is any State that has the numbers we have, genuine numbers. We have gotten accreditation for over 90 per cent of the courses in Delta State University, DELSU. We have gotten accreditation for the Medical School, Law school and the School of Engineering. These were all done by this administration. Also our Technical Schools are doing well, as we have gotten accreditation for them. The polytechnics are under the process of accreditation; we can assure that we will get needed full accreditation of our courses if not all.

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Youth Empowerment Takes Centre Stage At BRF’s Birthday Lecture
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
LAGOS Thursday, June 28, 2018, was a memorable day for Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), former Lagos State governor and Minister of Power, Works and Housing. That day, the minister celebrated his 55th birthday, termed, Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) GABFEST 2018. However, it was not the usual birthday of parties, wining and dining, as the minister []The post Youth Empowerment Takes Centre Stage At BRF’s Birthday Lecture appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Cambodia PM Calls For Arrest Of Election Ink Rumourmongers
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that authorities should arrest those behind online rumours stating that some of the indelible ink to be used in July 29 elections would fatally poison voters. The Phnom Penh Post quoted Hun Sen, who has governed Cambodia for 33 years as saying that ‘this morning, I was []The post Cambodia PM Calls For Arrest Of Election Ink Rumourmongers appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Found Alive On 10th Day, Thai Boys Wait To Be Brought Safely Out Of Flooded Cave
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Twelve boys and their soccer coach found alive after 10 days trapped deep inside a flooded cave will have to bear their ordeal for longer. Meanwhile, rescuers work out how to bring them safely, the governor of Chiang Rai province said on Tuesday. Divers struggled through narrow passages and murky waters to discover the boys []The post Found Alive On 10th Day, Thai Boys Wait To Be Brought Safely Out Of Flooded Cave appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Cote d’Ivoire Eyes Biomass Power Generation From Cocoa Waste
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
The world’s top cocoa producer, Cote d’Ivoire plans to build a 60 to 70 MegaWatts (MW) capacity biomass power generation plant running on waste from cocoa pods. It also plans to extend its grid to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone this year, according to media reports on Tuesday. This is part of its aim to []The post Cote d’Ivoire Eyes Biomass Power Generation From Cocoa Waste appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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As U.S. Withdraws Its Membership Of UNHRC
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Tuesday June 18,the United States of America,USA,announced it was leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),calling the council ‘hypocritical and self-serving’, claiming it ‘makes a mockery of human rights’. The decision to leave may not have come as a surprise to keen watchers of President Donald Trump’s actions since taking office January 20, 2017. []The post As U.S. Withdraws Its Membership Of UNHRC appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NNPC To Fund Projects Through Capital Market
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Lagos The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday says it was set to approach the nation’s capital market to fund its new projects which include the NNPC/NAOC JV Idu-Re-development, South Gas Project, North Gas Project and Central Gas Project. Dr. Maikanti Baru, its Group Managing Director of the corporation, disclosed this at the ongoing Nigeria []The post NNPC To Fund Projects Through Capital Market appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Sahara Gas Vessel Delivers 7,000MT Cooking Gas To Nigeria
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
MT Sahara Gas, the newly built vessel acquired by the West Africa Gas Limited (WAGL), yesterday delivered 7,000 metric tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to Nigeria to boost availability and safe access to the commodity widely referred to as cooking gas. WAGL is a joint Venture of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and leading []The post Sahara Gas Vessel Delivers 7,000MT Cooking Gas To Nigeria appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Glo Congratulates NCC Boss On Induction As Fellow Of NAE
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
LAGOS Globacom has congratulated the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, upon his induction as a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) as well as his conferment with an honorary degree by the University of Jos. Professor Danbatta was formally inducted as a fellow of the []The post Glo Congratulates NCC Boss On Induction As Fellow Of NAE appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NSE Index Closes Northward, Down 0.90%
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Lagos The Nigerian stocks market went down again yesterday, the second trading day of the second half of the year when the two major market indicators shed 0.90 per cent each. The All Share Index depreciated by 341.80 absolute points, representing a decline of 0.90 per cent to close at 37,605.12 points , worsening Year-to-Date []The post NSE Index Closes Northward, Down 0.90% appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Shoprite To Remove Waste In Communities In Nine Countries
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
The Shoprite Group has concluded plans to stage Africa’s biggest clean-up at which over 6000 people in nine countries are expected to participate in almost 500 events from July 14-18, 2018 to remove waste from communities. In Nigeria the retail giant is partnering with Nigeria’s pioneer recycling outfit, Wecyclers to execute this huge initiative. Ms. []The post Shoprite To Remove Waste In Communities In Nine Countries appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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86 Nigerian Students Receive Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Lagos The British Council and Cambridge International, over the weekend in Lagos, hosted the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at a ceremony where 86 Nigerian students were recognised for their outstanding as Cambridge Learners. At the event which held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island and attended by students, parents and educators []The post 86 Nigerian Students Receive Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NTIC Rewards Best Students With Varsity Scholarships
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Lagos Four best graduating students of the Nigeria Tulip International College (NTIC), Ogun state chapter, have been offered a full scholarship to further their education at the Nile University of Nigeria in Abuja. The four lucky students are Ifolaja Busayo, Habiba Taiwo, Sanusi Ganiyatu and Omaore God’s-Favour. Ercan Yilmaz, Principal of the college announced the []The post NTIC Rewards Best Students With Varsity Scholarships appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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PR Expert Tasks NYSC Protocol Officers On Skill Improvement
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
The Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Abuja Chapter, Dr Jacob Adetayo Haastrup, has tasked protocol officers working with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to improve their performance skills and conduct themselves with a high sense of professionalism in the discharge of their official engagements. Speaking at a lecture titled ‘Protocol Functions: A []The post PR Expert Tasks NYSC Protocol Officers On Skill Improvement appeared first on Independent Newspapers Ni
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Reps Member Donates Laboratory Tools, Shares Textbooks To Students
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Honourable Olajide Jimoh, member Federal House of Representatives, representing Mainland Federal Constituency has given out mobile laboratory tools to a student of Herbert Macaulay Girls Senior High school, Miss Adeshina Abimbola, who identified Olajide’s constituency office in Lagos. The lawmaker gave out the tools to the student at a one-day counselling and interactive session he []The post Reps Member Donates Laboratory Tools, Shares Textbooks To Students appeared first on Independent Ne
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Two Abuja Schools To Represent Nigeria At SAGE World Cup In South Africa
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Abuja Two schools, over the weekend, qualified to represent Nigeria at the Student for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) 2018 World Cup billed for Durban, South Africa from August 8-9, 2018. The winning schools are Government Secondary School, Garki, and the Government Girls Secondary School, Abaji both in Abuja. The winners were unveiled at []The post Two Abuja Schools To Represent Nigeria At SAGE World Cup In South Africa appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Maradona Offers To Coach Argentina For Free
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Diego Maradona has offered to return to take charge of Argentinas national team for free after admitting his hurt with his countrys World Cup exit. Argentina opened their campaign with a disappointing draw against Iceland before a 3-0 defeat against Croatia. Although they beat Nigeria to make it into the knockout stage they were beaten []The post Maradona Offers To Coach Argentina For Free appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Supporters Club Abandons Members In Russia
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Most members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Football Club (NFSC) were unable to access the stadiums in Russia because of lack of match tickets. A member of the club, Ladejo Kazeem, who spoke on behalf of others on Tuesday hinted that they were neglected by the leadership of the club, despite getting sponsorship worth N100,000 []The post Supporters Club Abandons Members In Russia appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Russian Fan Celebrates With AK-47
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
An AK-47 was confiscated in the German town of Essen as a German citizen with Russian heritage celebrated Russias round-of-16 defeat of Spain, local police have confirmed to ESPN FC. The 39-year-old is now facing charges for violation of the Kriegswaffenkontrollgesetz, the War Weapons Control Act, an offence punishable with a prison term of up []The post Russian Fan Celebrates With AK-47 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Sweden, England For Last Eight
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Sweden will play England in the quarterfinals of the World Cup after defeating Switzerland on Tuesday in a strangely compelling but untidy tie in St Petersburg. Emil Forsberg struck the decisive blow midway through the second half with a shot that deflected off the luckless Manuel Akanji and left Yann Sommer stranded in the Swiss []The post Sweden, England For Last Eight appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police Detains Mexicans, American Over Tickets
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Moscow police officers have charged a US citizen, a Russian and two Mexicans for illegally re-selling 2018 FIFA World Cup match tickets, a police source informed TASS. A 27-year-old US citizen has been detained near the Fan ID distribution center on Khamovnichesky Val Street and later brought to the police station for the illegal sale []The post Police Detains Mexicans, American Over Tickets appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Can Belgium Now Win The World Cup
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Belgium completed a remarkable revival as they came from the World Cup abyss and beat Japan to reach the quarterfinals. Roberto Martinezs side were trailing 2-0 but then their fortunes changed after that as Vertonghen scored a looping header to get them back into the game. Martinez brought on Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli in []The post Can Belgium Now Win The World Cup’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Neymar Antics: ‘An Embarrsament For Soccer’ ‘ Coach
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio didn’t mention him by name. He didn’t explicitly call out Neymar. But before his emotions could fully subside following a 2-0 World Cup Round of 16 loss to Brazil on Monday, Osorio’s message was clear. ‘It’s an embarrassment for soccer that so much time was wasted on one player,’ Osorio []The post Neymar Antics: ‘An Embarrsament For Soccer’ ‘ Coach appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Low Remains In Charge Of Germany Team
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Joachim Low will remain as Germany manager despite their shock early exit from the World Cup in Russia. The defending champions finished bottom of Group G after losing 2-0 to South Korea the first time Germany have gone out in the first round of a World Cup since 1938. Low who was named []The post Low Remains In Charge Of Germany Team appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Poland Coach, Nawalka To Step Down
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Poland coach, Adam Nawalka will step down at the end of July, following his teams early World Cup exit. The 60-year-olds contract was due to expire after the tournament anyway and the Polish FA has decided not to extend it. Poland lost their opening two Group H games and was the first European side to []The post Poland Coach, Nawalka To Step Down appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Korean FA Will Not Pursue Eggs Throwers
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
The Korea Football Association (KFA) will not pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the team as they arrived home from the World Cup. The incident happened as they were lining up for a photograph at Incheon Airport in Seoul on Monday. South Korea lost their first two games and exited the tournament at []The post Korean FA Will Not Pursue Eggs Throwers appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Two NYSC Members Die In Auto Accident In Bayelsa
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Yenagoa Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Bayelsa State have lost their lives after a fatal accident which occurred on Monday in Yenagoa. It was gathered that the accident involved a commercial tricycle otherwise called Keke NAPEP conveying the deceased corps members to their destination. Two other corps members and []The post Two NYSC Members Die In Auto Accident In Bayelsa appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police Arrest Truck Driver, Conductor Over Tramadol Trafficking
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
LAGOS Two suspects, Igwe Ejike and Stephen Osita have been arrested by the police in Lagos on allegation that they unlawfully possessed Tramadol drugs. The suspects were arrested at about 7.30 a.m. on June 29, 2018 by a team of Police men attached to Trade-Fair police Division, led by Sunny Akaeze, a Superintendent of Police []The post Police Arrest Truck Driver, Conductor Over Tramadol Trafficking appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Human Trafficking: Court Sentences Three Women To Seven Years In Prison
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday, sentenced three women to seven years in prison each, for human trafficking. The convicts: Precious Owoh, a.k.a. Ejiro, 32; Blessing Gabriel, 28; and Rose Gabriel, 28. The convicts were charged by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Offence (NAPTIP). They were []The post Human Trafficking: Court Sentences Three Women To Seven Years In Prison appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Man Who Robbed Two Policemen In Ekiti To Die By Hanging
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
ADO-EKITI For robbing two policemen of their motorcycles, 21-year-old, Abdulateef Babatunde, has been sentenced to death by an Ekiti State High Court. Justice Dele Omotoso in her ruling found Babatunde guilty of the two count charge of armed robbery preferred against him. The convict is to die by hanging. Babatunde on or about June 16, []The post Man Who Robbed Two Policemen In Ekiti To Die By Hanging appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NDIC Staff Arraigned Over Alleged N9m Theft, Forgery
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Lagos A staff of Natcom Development and Investment Company Ltd, (NDIC), BeLawan Dauda was yesterday arraingned before a Lagos Magistrates Court, Igbosere over alleged forgery and stealing of properties worth N9 million. Dauda, a residence of 1, Shehu Umaru way Maiduguri, Borno State, is standing trial on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery []The post NDIC Staff Arraigned Over Alleged N9m Theft, Forgery appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Family Of Slain Human Right Activist Calls For Justice
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Warri The family of Late Comrade Christian Njoku, who was brutally murdered in Ekpan area of Warri Delta State by some Policemen attached to the Ekpan Division of the Nigerian Police, has cried out to the Police authority for help. The family in a petition is asking the police authority to make sure that a []The post Family Of Slain Human Right Activist Calls For Justice appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police Arrest Men For Sleeping With Under-Aged Daughters
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
LagosPolice in Lagos has arrested two men who allegedly raped their daughters. The defiled girls were aged 12 and 14. The suspects Amusa Ashiru and Olawale Ibitoye were on Tuesday paraded by the commissioner of police, Lagos State Command, Edgal Imohimi. In the case of Ashiru, the CP revealed that a good Nigerian woman (names []The post Police Arrest Men For Sleeping With Under-Aged Daughters appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Delta Speaker’s Driver, Others Bag Jail Terms For Kidnapping
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Asaba An Asaba High Court presided over by the Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro has sentenced three convicts responsible for the kidnap of the wife of the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Mrs. Oborevwori Tobore, to 21 years imprisonment each with hard labour. The convicts, Innocent Kpalajo 35, Ejiro Omorere 36 []The post Delta Speaker’s Driver, Others Bag Jail Terms For Kidnapping appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Absence Of Prosecution Witness Stalls Trial Of Dockworker Who Murdered Wife
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Lagos The scheduled trial of a 51-year-old man, Lekan Shounde who murdered his wife, Ronke, by beating her to death at their Egbeda, Lagos home before a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja was on Tuesday stalled due to the absence of a prosecution witness. Lekan Shounde is standing trial on a lone []The post Absence Of Prosecution Witness Stalls Trial Of Dockworker Who Murdered Wife appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Kwara Police Arrest 12 For Murder, Other Crimes
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Ilorin Police in Kwara state on Tuesday paraded 12 suspected criminals arrested over cases of murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms. The police said the crimes were committed at different times in the last six weeks in different parts of the state involving 10 murder and 10 armed robbery cases. The state police []The post Kwara Police Arrest 12 For Murder, Other Crimes appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Israel Freezes Palestinian Funds Over Attacks
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
The Israeli parliament has passed a law to withhold money from the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its payments to families of Palestinians jailed by Israel or killed while carrying out attacks. The legislation will freeze part of the $130m (99m) in tax revenues collected on behalf of the PA each month. MPs behind the bill []The post Israel Freezes Palestinian Funds Over Attacks appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Tunisia Gets First Female Mayor
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
A woman has been elected mayor of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, for the first time since the position was created over a century ago. Souad Abderrahim, 53, who works as a manager at a pharmaceutical firm, dedicated her victory to Tunisian women everywhere. Abderrahim was the candidate for the Islamist party, Ennahdha one of []The post Tunisia Gets First Female Mayor appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Commuters Stranded As Rail Bridge Collapses In India
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
A railway bridge collapse due to heavy monsoon rains in Indias financial capital, Mumbai, has stranded thousands of commuters in the city. The collapse at Andheri station one of the busiest of the citys western railway line has also injured five people who have been sent to hospital. Services on the western line []The post Commuters Stranded As Rail Bridge Collapses In India appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Medics Reach Thai Boys In Cave As Rescuers Weigh Options
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand have received their first food and medical treatment for 10 days. Seven divers, including a doctor and a nurse, joined the group inside the caves in the north of the country after they were discovered alive on Monday. Rescuers are now considering []The post Medics Reach Thai Boys In Cave As Rescuers Weigh Options appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Dead S’African Woman Found Alive Inside Morgue Fridge
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
A South African woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash, was reportedly found alive inside a morgue fridge. A worker made the discovery after he went to check on the body and noticed the woman was breathing, according to the BBC. Paramedics pronounced the woman who has not been []The post Dead S’African Woman Found Alive Inside Morgue Fridge appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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