NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 JULY, 2018].

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IGP Idris And Militarisation Of Ekiti Election
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
On Saturday this week, that the people and residents of Ekiti State will head to the poll to elect a new governor for the state is no longer news. What is news is that Abubakar Idris, the Inspector General of Police, has ordered the deployment of 30,000 operatives, two helicopters and 250 patrol vehicles and []The post IGP Idris And Militarisation Of Ekiti Election appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nigeria: 500% Tariff On Local Beverages
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Recently,the media was awash with reports that the federal government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has waded into the controversial 500 per cent increment of excise duty imposed on locally produced wine and spirits to save the industry from collapse. According to reports, Ngige at a meeting with members of []The post Nigeria: 500% Tariff On Local Beverages appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Stakeholder Attributes Absence Of Loose Funds To Shrinking Of Nigerian Airlines
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Lagos The Managing Director of Centurion Security, Group Captain John Ojikutu (rtd) has said that the number of commercial airlines in the Nigerian aviation industry in recent time shrunk because of lack of loose money, which many of the ‘so called investors’ in the country were used to. Ojikutu also said that business plans of []The post Stakeholder Attributes Absence Of Loose Funds To Shrinking Of Nigerian Airlines appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Abuja Investment Expo To Address Housing Deficit In The Territory
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Abuja Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in collaboration with Shelter Aid Organisation (SAO) is organising Abuja Investment Expo 2018 designed to address acute housing deficit plaguing the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Nigeria in general. At a media briefing in Abuja, Mr. Johnson Anene, Vice President in charge of Commerce, []The post Abuja Investment Expo To Address Housing Deficit In The Territory appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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SON Gives Dangote Cement New Quality Certification, Lauds Products Quality
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has certified Dangote Cement as having passed the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP), a development the agency said has stood out the company among its competitors in the industry. Director-General of the SON, Osita Anthony Aboloma who made these disclosures yesterday, also said that a new revised standard for cement []The post SON Gives Dangote Cement New Quality Certification, Lauds Products Quality appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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Airtel Plans To Raise $1bn In Overseas Loans
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Bharti Airtel is planning to raise about $1 billion through overseas loans as it aims to refinance its high-cost debt to free up cash for capex investments needed to expand its 4G network to take on its India competitors, Reliance Jio Infocomm and the Vodafone-Idea Cellular combine. Billionaire Sunil Mittal-controlled Airtel is in talks with []The post Airtel Plans To Raise $1bn In Overseas Loans appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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GTBank Launches Social Impact Challenge
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Guaranty Trust Bank plc is taking its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) another step further by launching a Social Impact Challenge that will fund dozens of innovative ideas designed and executed by members of the general public. Tagged #SimpleChangeBigImpact, the Social Impact Challenge invites individuals and groups to pitch ideas with the potential to enrich the []The post GTBank Launches Social Impact Challenge appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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How NDPHC Intends To Drive Presidential Initiative On Solar Energy
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Lagos The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has keyed into the Federal Government’s ambitious renewable energy policy which aims to increase energy production from renewable sources from 13per cent of total electricity generation in 2015 to 23 per cent in 2025 in the country. The NDPHC is a three tiers of government initiative designed []The post How NDPHC Intends To Drive Presidential Initiative On Solar Energy appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Insurance Industry Rebranding And NAICOM’s Growth Plan 2020
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
LAGOS If there is any subsector in the financial sector of the economy in Nigeria yearning for reckoning and relevance in the nation’s scheme of things, then look the way of insurance sector. The century-old underwriting industry has passed through several phases of reforms in the past without significant achievements in terms of insurance awareness []The post Insurance Industry Rebranding And NAICOM’s Growth Plan 2020 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FBNquest Expands Financial Resource Centre In Lagos Business School
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
In line with its commitment to support reputable educational establishments with strong business and finance faculties, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the merchant banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc has delivered a ‘Bloomberg Room’ at the Lagos Business School ‘ Pan Atlantic University (LBS). The Bloomberg Room is a financial resource center where students []The post FBNquest Expands Financial Resource Centre In Lagos Business School appeared first on Independent
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ALTON, ATCON Kick Against Picketing Of MTN Offices By NLC
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has expressed concerns over the picketing of the offices and disruption of operations of MTN Nigeria one of its members. Officials of the Nigerian Labour Congress and persons allegedly in the employment of the company yesterday marched on MTN offices in different locations in the country []The post ALTON, ATCON Kick Against Picketing Of MTN Offices By NLC appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Qua Oboe Power Plant Signs Pact With Akwa Ibom Communities
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Lagos Qua Iboe Power Plant Limited (QIPPL), the promoter of the Qua Iboe Power Plant yesterday signed a community partnership agreement with project impacted communities in Akwa Ibom state. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom assured the company of his governments support and commitment to the realisation of the goal, saying: ‘I am always glad []The post Qua Oboe Power Plant Signs Pact With Akwa Ibom Communities appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Why FIFA May Not Ban Nigeria ‘Dalung
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Abuja As the impasse in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) continues, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has ruled out any FIFA ban against Nigeria, saying there is no reason for that. He said the country is also a victim of the current impasse in the federation, which he blamed on football []The post Why FIFA May Not Ban Nigeria ‘Dalung appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nigerian Boxer Wins Intercontinental Bout
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Lagos Chinedu Okeke, a Nigerian boxer, has emerged champion in an intercontinental bout against a Senegalese opponent, Abdulkareem Ba, in a fight watched by the officials of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), led by Oluwaremilekun Aboderin, its secretary general. The fight, which took place at Iba Mar Diop Stadium, Dakar, Senegal, []The post Nigerian Boxer Wins Intercontinental Bout appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ministry Signs Sponsorship Deal For NSF
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has signed an agreement with Greenfield Assets Ltd to sponsor and promote the next five editions of the National Sports Festival (NSF). At the event which took place on Wednesday in Abuja, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung said that the Ministry approved Greenfield’s proposal following []The post Ministry Signs Sponsorship Deal For NSF appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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U17 AFCON Qualifiers: CAF Orders MRI Test For Teams
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed all member nations to carry out Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) tests on their players ahead of 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. The MRIs are used to determine the ages of the teenagers, who must be under 17 to train ahead of the qualifiers, to []The post U17 AFCON Qualifiers: CAF Orders MRI Test For Teams appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Bryan Idowu Joins Lokomotiv Moscow
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Bryan Idowu, the Super Eagles defender, has joined Lokomotiv Moscow on a three-year deal. Idowu moves from financially-stricken FC Amkar Perm, who were relegated to the third tier in June. Im really excited by the opportunity to join Lokomotiv and really looking forward to joining the team at the training camp, he told Lokomotivs website. []The post Bryan Idowu Joins Lokomotiv Moscow appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Football Offers Support To Freed Thai Cave Boys
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
The 12 young footballers freed from a cave in Thailand have been offered the chance to attend the World Cup final but are too ill to travel, FIFA said. Divers completed the rescue of the Wild Boars football team and their coach on Tuesday, 17 days after they got trapped underground. Offers of support have []The post Football Offers Support To Freed Thai Cave Boys appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Belgium’s Golden Generation Miss Best Chance To Win World Cup
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Its the curse of the Golden Generation. They dont always win the big ones. Portugals Golden Generation the one of Luis Figo et al, for whom the term was coined fell at the very last hurdle in Euro 2004; Englands, the team of Rooney, Lampard and Gerrard, couldnt make it out of the []The post Belgiums Golden Generation Miss Best Chance To Win World Cup appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Croatia In First World Cup Final
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
England fans faced a nail-biting time in the World Cup semifinal after the Three Lions were beaten 2-1 by Croatia over 120 minutes despite taking an early lead. Ivan Perisic flicked a cross home with his outstretched boot to level the score at 1-1 following Kieran Trippiers brilliant free kick which put England ahead after []The post Croatia In First World Cup Final appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Putin Congratulates Macron
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
President Vladimir Putin of Russia congratulated his French Counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, on France’s victory over Belgium and advancement to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, the Kremlin press service said early on Wednesday. Shortly after the semifinal game between France and Belgium, Putin made a phone call to Macron, who was present at the game. []The post Putin Congratulates Macron appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NFF Crisis: FIFA To Ban Nigeria Soon, Says Keyamo
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Festus Keyamo (SAN), the counsel to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), onWednesdaysaid Nigeria was at the risk of a FIFA ban following the latest developments in the NFF. AJoscourt failed to deliver judgement on the case between the embattled NFF President Amaju Pinnick and his challenger Chris Giwa. The four-year-old case was expected to be []The post NFF Crisis: FIFA To Ban Nigeria Soon, Says Keyamo appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Court Orders Two Soldiers, Three Firms To Forfeit N200m To FG
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Lagos A Lagos Federal High Court, Wednesday ordered that the sum of N200 million, kept in some commercial banks by two military officers and their three companies, be forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria, pending the outcome of the investigation on same. The two military officers are: Adamu Bello Argungu and John Onimisi Ozigi, []The post Court Orders Two Soldiers, Three Firms To Forfeit N200m To FG appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Enugu A 38-year-old man identified as Eze Collins Nwankwo has been nabbed by the police in Enugu for alleged sexual abuse against two children. The suspect was identified as a resident of No 3, Nome Close, Sunrise Estate Emene. It was gathered that the two children sexually abused by the suspect were born of the []The post Police Nab Man, 38, For Child Abuse In Enugu appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Bandits Attack Villages In Sokoto
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Reports from Sokoto State said unidentified bandits have attacked some villages around Gandi in Rabah Local Government Area of the state, killing an unspecified number of people. Reports also said an unspecified number of villages in the area were razed by the attackers just as the residents of the affected areas have been displaced from []The post Bandits Attack Villages In Sokoto appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Pathetic Tale Of Coach With Spinal Cord Injury
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
AWKA There has been an outcry to Nigerians for an urgent intervention on the pathetic condition of an Anambra-based football coach, Mr. Benson Udeh who sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident while leading his team for the finals of Willie Obiano Academicals football competition. Since 2016 when the accident occurred, Udeh has suffered []The post Pathetic Tale Of Coach With Spinal Cord Injury appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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U.S., Lagos Partner To Train Forensic Crime Investigators
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Lagos A United States Institute, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Colorado, United States of America has partnered with the Lagos State Government through the Office of Public Defender (OPD) to organize a 3-day training programme on Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation for OPD’s counsels to enable them to improve on their skills in the []The post U.S., Lagos Partner To Train Forensic Crime Investigators appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I’m Not Killer Of Ex-Ondo Deputy Gov’s Daughter ‘ Suspect
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
AKURE Adeyemi Alao, the man who allegedly killed his girlfriend, Khadjiat Oluboyo, on Wednesday denied involvement in the death of the late daughter of Lasisi Oluboyo, the immediate past deputy governor of Ondo State. The decomposing body of Khadjiat was found where it was buried in Adeyemi’s room at Oke-Aro area, Akure, Ondo State capital, []The post I’m Not Killer Of Ex-Ondo Deputy Gov’s Daughter ‘ Suspect appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Women Who Sold Three Sibblings At N2.7m Arrested
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
AKURE Uchena Ezewenke, Nkiru Victoria and Augustine Anyanwu, three suspected child traffickers who sold three sibblings at N2.7 million have been arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command. The suspects were said to have sold their victims to three different persons in Asaba, Delta State. Ezewenke and Nkiru, who were paraded by the []The post Women Who Sold Three Sibblings At N2.7m Arrested appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Trump Lashes Germany, Demands Allies Double NATO Spending
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
United States (U.S.) President, Donald Trump, accused Germany on Wednesday of being a ‘captive’ of Russia due to its energy reliance in a startling outburst before a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) summit where he pressed allies to more than double spending on their own defense. Having lambasted NATO members for letting U.S. taxpayers pay []The post Trump Lashes Germany, Demands Allies Double NATO Spending appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Brexit Talks To Dominate U.S. President’s Visit To Britain
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Britain on Wednesday geared up for the arrival of Donald Trump just hours after the U.S. president waded into the Brexit crisis gripping Prime Minister, Theresa May’s, government and portrayed the closest U.S. ally in Europe as a country in turmoil. Trump lands in Britain today following a NATO meeting in Brussels where he chided []The post Brexit Talks To Dominate U.S. President’s Visit To Britain appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Thai Boys Appear In First Video After Rescue
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds, looking thin but fine after an ordeal that has gripped the world. The last group of the 12-member ‘Wild Boars’ soccer team and their coach was brought []The post Thai Boys Appear In First Video After Rescue appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Israel Shoots Down Syrian Drone, Netanyahu To Meet Putin
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Israel shot down a Syrian drone that penetrated its airspace on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow to for talks with Damascus’s biggest ally about a Syrian advance near the volatile frontier. Air-defense sirens on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and close to the nearby Jordanian border were set []The post Israel Shoots Down Syrian Drone, Netanyahu To Meet Putin appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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One Dies, 19 Injured As Plane Crashes In S’Africa
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
One person has died while 19 people were injured and near Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday after a charter plane crashed near Wonderboom airport, paramedics confirmed. Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria, said Russell Meiring, spokesman for the ER24 medical service. We have []The post One Dies, 19 Injured As Plane Crashes In SAfrica appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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