NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 JULY, 2018].

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Enugu Begins Probe Into Ogbozinne Akpugo Disturbances
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
ENUGU The Enugu State Government has initiated a probe into the disturbances at Ogbozinne Akpugo autonomous community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, which led to the death of the traditional ruler, Igwe Stephen Nwatu and destruction of properties. Last Friday, a seven-man judicial commission of inquiry was sworn in by Governor []The post Enugu Begins Probe Into Ogbozinne Akpugo Disturbances appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Obi Donates N1m To School, Advocates All-Inclusive Basic Education
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
AWKA The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has advocated an all-inclusive implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Programme, so as to benefit all the pupils in the country, including those that attend private schools. Obi made this observation during his visit to Madonna Academy, Iyiowa, Odekpe, in Onitsha Metropolis at []The post Obi Donates N1m To School, Advocates All-Inclusive Basic Education appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NGOs Empower Over 100 Caregivers, Widows In Imo
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Owerri No fever than 100 widows/caregivers have received life-support materials from three non governmental organizations namely: United States Agency for International Development, Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization otherwise called WEWE and Off-the-Hook Foundation for Rural Dwellers at Chokoneze in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State. The gifts by the NGOs were to mark []The post NGOs Empower Over 100 Caregivers, Widows In Imo appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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APC To Adopt Direct Primary To Pick Candidate For Osun Guber Polls
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, has said that the party will adopt the direct primary to pick its candidate for the September 22 Osun governorship election. He stated this on Monday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen after a closed door meeting with members of the party’s National Working Committee []The post APC To Adopt Direct Primary To Pick Candidate For Osun Guber Polls appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ortom’s Alleged Exit From APC, An ‘Unverified Rumour’, Says Oshiomhole
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the alleged exit of the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, from the party as a rumour. Reacting to what the party called speculation, on Monday in Abuja, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, its National Chairman, said the party had a cordial relationship with Ortom. He spoke to newsmen after []The post Ortom’s Alleged Exit From APC, An ‘Unverified Rumour’, Says Oshiomhole appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Mayweather, George Clooney, Kylie Jenner Lead Forbes List Of World’s Highest Paid Entertainers
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career. Reality star Kylie Jenner, 20, came in third on the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list, largely thanks to her booming cosmetics line []The post Mayweather, George Clooney, Kylie Jenner Lead Forbes List Of Worlds Highest Paid Entertainers appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ekiti Election: INEC Result Accurate, YAIGA Africa Insists
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Youths Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), Africa a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) on Monday insisted that announced result of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti was correct. Executive Director of the group, Mr Samson Itodo, in a statement in Abuja, said that YIAGA Africa had over 500 observers spread in all the local government areas []The post Ekiti Election: INEC Result Accurate, YAIGA Africa Insists appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Buruji Is Cancer To PDP, Get Rid Of Him ‘ Adebutu Begs Secondus
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Abeokuta A member of the House of Representatives from Remo Federal Constituency in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has appealed to the National leadership of People Democratic Party, PDP, to get rid of Senator Buruji Kashamu from the party. Adebutu, while addressing the leadership of the party led by its national chairman, Uche Secondus, in []The post Buruji Is Cancer To PDP, Get Rid Of Him Adebutu Begs Secondus appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Executive Order 6
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on July 5, 2018 signed Executive Order No. 6 for the preservation of assets connected with corruption and other relevant offences. The action of the President has however triggered controversies bordering on rule of law and the integrity of the anti-corruption agenda of the government. The Senate on Wednesday, July 11 summoned []The post Executive Order 6 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FDI 2018 In Africa: Nigerians Mobilise N26.640bn
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
LAGOS Nigerian startups raised a total of N26.640billion or $73.6 million, up 800 percent from the N3.240billion or $9.2 million between April and June this year, according to the latest techpoint.ng report on Foreign Direct Investment. The Q1 2018 report noted that a total of $4,241,196 was raised by 13 startups, mostly from foreign investors, []The post FDI 2018 In Africa: Nigerians Mobilise N26.640bn appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Owner Of Dana Air Is Nigerian, Not Indian ‘ Spokesman
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Lagos Contrary to the speculations in some quarters that the owners of Dana Air were Indians and not Nigerians, the airline has come out to state categorically that Mr. Jacky Hathiramani is a Nigerian and should be treated as such. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend where the airline bagged the ‘Best Customer Friendly Domestic []The post Owner Of Dana Air Is Nigerian, Not Indian ‘ Spokesman appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FG Initiates Measures To Revitalise Ailing Textile Industry
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
ABUJA In a bid to revive and reposition the ailing textile mills across the country, the Federal Government through the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has announced that it would soon commercialise Biotechnology [Bt] cotton to ensure adequate supply of cotton to the mills. Prof. Alex Casmir Akpa, Acting Director General of NABDA, revealed this []The post FG Initiates Measures To Revitalise Ailing Textile Industry appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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AIB Wins Most Innovative Aviation Agency Award
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Few hours after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on the use of its metallurgical laboratory situated in Abuja, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was named the ‘Most Innovative Aviation agency.’ The award was bestowed on the agency by the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN) at []The post AIB Wins Most Innovative Aviation Agency Award appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Man Loses Wife, Twins In Auto Crash
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
OWERRI Emeka Nwosu, a man in his late 30s from Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, reportedly lost his wife and twin babies in a motor accident along Irette Owerri-Onitsha Road in Imo State. Speaking with DAILY INDEPENDENT in Owerri, Nwosu alleged that his nine months’ pregnant wife and twins about to be []The post Man Loses Wife, Twins In Auto Crash appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Discordant Tunes Over Planned Relocation Of Agencies To Abuja
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Expectedly, players in the Nigerian aviation industry are divided on the plan by the Federal Government to relocate aviation agencies to Abuja from Lagos. OLUSEGUN KOIKI writes. The plan by successive ministers of aviation to relocate aviation agencies’ headquarters out of Lagos to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been on for almost two []The post Discordant Tunes Over Planned Relocation Of Agencies To Abuja appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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AIB, UNILAG Sign MoU On Use Of Material Lab
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on the use of its metallurgical laboratory at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner of AIB at the signing of the agreement at the Senate Building of UNILAG, said that the laboratory []The post AIB, UNILAG Sign MoU On Use Of Material Lab appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Our Target Is To Make Air Transport Safe, Secure In Nigeria ‘ Sirika
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The Federal Government has said that its plan is to make the country’s air transport service the safest and most secure, saying that this would further attract investors and air travellers to it. Speaking over the weekend at a day’s Summit and Awards organised by the Foreign Airlines Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN) in Lagos with []The post Our Target Is To Make Air Transport Safe, Secure In Nigeria ‘ Sirika appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Qatar Airways Brings Airbus A350 To Edinburgh
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Qatar Airways has upgraded its capacity to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh to the state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900, the first and only A350 service to Scotland. The airline in a statement said that it’s upgraded to the aircraft in order to meet increasing demand from passengers. The daily service between Doha and Edinburgh was previously operated by []The post Qatar Airways Brings Airbus A350 To Edinburgh appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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22nd Annual Seminar, Award Of LAAC Holds Thursday In Lagos
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
All is set for the earlier announced 22nd Annual Seminar & Awards of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) scheduled to hold this Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Sheraton Hotels and Suites, Lagos. Sen. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation, would be the Special Guest of Honour at the event while []The post 22nd Annual Seminar, Award Of LAAC Holds Thursday In Lagos appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NFF Crisis: Dalung Ignores FIFA, Insists On Giwa
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has ignored threat of FIFA ban on Nigeria over the leadership crisis engulging the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) insisting that Chris Giwa remains the president of the federation. FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, had last Friday in Moscow, Russia threatened to ban Nigeria over a third party interference []The post NFF Crisis: Dalung Ignores FIFA, Insists On Giwa appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Russia 2018: Uzoho Among Best U-23 Players
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Lagos Super Eagles goalkeeper at the just concluded World Cup in Russia, Francis Uzoho, has been named among the best players aged U-23 at the tournamet. Though he could not save Nigeria from crashing out at the group stage, the Deportivo La Coruna of Spain 19-year-old keeper has been rated among the best 11 youth []The post Russia 2018: Uzoho Among Best U-23 Players appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ndidi On Arsenal’s Radar
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Lagos Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi could become the next Nigerian player to play for Arsenal of England, as The Gunners are said to be in the hunt for his signature. Following two sterling seasons with The Foxes, Ndidi has caught attention from far and wide, with latest hints now emerging that he []The post Ndidi On Arsenal’s Radar appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Okagbare, Dibaba, Others To Be Inducted Into CAA Hall Of Fame
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The golden girl of Nigeria athletics, Blessing Okagbare and other members of Team Nigeria’s 4200 quartet that won gold at the 2016 IAAF World Relay in Bahamas will be inducted into the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Hall of Fame. This accolade will be bestowed at the welcome dinner for athletes and officials participating at []The post Okagbare, Dibaba, Others To Be Inducted Into CAA Hall Of Fame appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Club Owners Postponed NPFL Resumption Indefinitely
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The Club Owners Association have announced a postponement in the resumption date of the Nigeria Professional Football League, reports Completesportsnigeria. com. The NPFL which has been on break for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was earlier expected to resume on Wednesday with match day 25 actions across nine centres. The club owners, according []The post Club Owners Postponed NPFL Resumption Indefinitely appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings To Charity
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Russia 2018 sensation, Kylian Mbappe, is showing that his prodigious qualities are not only on the football pitch, but that he equally has a heart of gold beneath his young and benign demeanour. He has just demonstrated this by his decision to denote all his earnings in the just concluded World Cup, which his country, []The post Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings To Charity appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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GOtv Boxing: I’ll Destroy Iberu ‘ Fijabi
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight champion, Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi, has vowed to destroy Kazeem ‘Iberu’ Ariyo, his opponent for the national light welterweight challenge bout slated for GOtv Boxing Night 15 on 29 July. The bout, which is the second one between the two boxers, is one of the seven scheduled to hold at []The post GOtv Boxing: I’ll Destroy Iberu Fijabi appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Lagos SWAN Praises Ambode For Rescuing Stranded Nigerians In Moscow
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The leadership of the Lagos State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria has praised the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for rescuing 50 stranded Nigerians who went to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In a statement issued by Lagos SWAN, Chairman, Debo Oshundun, the association said the gesture by Ambode who is []The post Lagos SWAN Praises Ambode For Rescuing Stranded Nigerians In Moscow appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Juve Fans Demand Champions Cup From Ronaldo
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo got a rousing welcome on Monday from Juventus fans as the club was preparing to unveil the superstar summer signing they hope will bring the Champions League trophy back to Turin. Hundreds of fans gathered outside the Allianz Stadium in Turin from early morning singing Ronaldo, bring us the Champions (League) as the []The post Juve Fans Demand Champions Cup From Ronaldo appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Madrid To Sign 35.2m-Rated Courtois
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Real Madrid has now turned their attention to Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who emerged best goalkeeper at the just concluded 2018 World Cup which held in Russia. Courtois was announced goalkeeper of the tournament on Sunday and could be Real Madrid’s for around ’40m (35.2m) ‘ a price that suits Madrid because it makes him []The post Madrid To Sign 35.2m-Rated Courtois appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Gunmen Kill Couple In Cold Blood At Obosi
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
ONITSHA Reactions have continued to trail the mysterious murder of a couple in Obosi, Idemil North Local Government Area of Anambra State as the couple’s residence was turned into a drama scene as passersby and neighbours gathered to watch the ugly act done by the evil perpetrators. The deceased couple, Mr. and Mrs.Charles Ifekandu, who []The post Gunmen Kill Couple In Cold Blood At Obosi appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Four Confirmed Dead As Vehicle Plunges Into River
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
BENIN No fewer than four persons, including a baby, were confirmed dead on Monday, as a vehicle plunged into a river at Ofosu, a boundary town between Edo and Ondo states on the Lagos-Benin Expressway. However, a female was said to have survived with injuries. The incident, as gathered, involved a Toyota Sienna car with []The post Four Confirmed Dead As Vehicle Plunges Into River appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Workers Escape Death As Four-Storey Building Collapses In Obosi
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
AWKA But for the early time of the day it occurred, there would have been casualties among workers at the site of a four-storey building still under construction reportedly collapsed in Owelle-Aja Layout, Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The building located off Tony Eze Street was said to have []The post Workers Escape Death As Four-Storey Building Collapses In Obosi appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Alleged Sex Scandal: UNILAG To Involve Security Agencies To Resolve Issue
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The management of the University of Lagos has said that it might involve security agencies in addition to other established means to unravel the truth behind alleged sexual harassment by one of its lecturers. The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundiipe, made the plan known at a news conference to announce preliminary findings on the allegation. []The post Alleged Sex Scandal: UNILAG To Involve Security Agencies To Resolve Issue appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nige
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Suspected Fake Lawyer Arrested In Lagos
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
LAGOS Police in Lagos have arrested a 27-year-old man, Destiny Otubanbo over alleged impersonation and theft. The suspect was arrested by the operatives attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) led Peter Gana, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP). He was alleged to have defrauded a number of victims and bought exotic cars, phones []The post Suspected Fake Lawyer Arrested In Lagos appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Muslim Cleric In Police Net For Alleged Abuse Of Woman, 29
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
LAGOS A 23-year-old Muslim cleric, Mustapha Hammed has been arrested in Lagos for allegedly having forceful canal knowledge of a woman he was said to have deceived while attending to her spiritual needs. Mustapha was on Monday paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Edgal Imohimi. He was alleged to have defiled the []The post Muslim Cleric In Police Net For Alleged Abuse Of Woman, 29 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Suspected Killer Of Ex-Ondo Deputy Gov’s Daughter Docked, Remanded In Prison
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
AKURE Seidu-Shakiru Adeyemi, the alleged killer of Khadijat Oluboyo, on Monday was arraigned before an Akure Chief Magistrate Court. The dead body of Khadijat, daughter of the immediate past deputy governor of Ondo, Lasisi Oluboyo, was found in Adeyemis room some days ago. The final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, was reportedly killed []The post Suspected Killer Of Ex-Ondo Deputy Gov’s Daughter Docked, Remanded In Prison appeared first on Independent Newspapers N
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Trump Backs Putin On Election Meddling
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
United States (U.S.) President, Donald Trump, said after meeting his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Monday that he saw no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Moscow interfered to help him win the 2016 election. On a day when he faced pressure from []The post Trump Backs Putin On Election Meddling appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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May Bows To Brexit Pressure In Parliament
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, bowed to pressure from Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Monday, accepting their changes to a customs bill that underpins Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU). May, vulnerable in parliament after losing her party’s majority at an ill-judged election last year, has come under fire from both wings []The post May Bows To Brexit Pressure In Parliament appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Palestinians Ask Israel To Return Bodies Of Their Loved Ones
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Dozens of relatives of slain Palestinians on Monday held a rally calling on Israel to return the bodies of their loved ones. Mondays protest in Ramallah was planned ahead of an Israeli Supreme Court session on Tuesday surrounding the cases of 10 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since 2015 whose bodies have not been returned. []The post Palestinians Ask Israel To Return Bodies Of Their Loved Ones appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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U.S. Judge Suspends Deportation Of Reunited Immigrant Families
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
The U.S. government was barred temporarily on Monday from quickly deporting immigrant parents reunited with their children while a federal court considers the impact on children’s rights to seek asylum. The government is working to meet a court order to reunite by July 26 around 2,500 immigrant children who were separated by U.S. immigration officials []The post U.S. Judge Suspends Deportation Of Reunited Immigrant Families appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Expert Expresses Concern Over Nigeria’s Readiness For Continental Trade Bloc
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Lagos Amid rising optimism that Nigeria will soon be signing the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, a leading African development expert, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, has expressed concern about the country’s readiness to benefit from the deal. The AfCFTA agreement is designed to create a trading bloc incorporating Africa’s 1.2 billion people with a []The post Expert Expresses Concern Over Nigeria’s Readiness For Continental Trade Bloc appeared first on Independent
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