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

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Sokoto IDP Camp Record 30 Births
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Thirty births have recorded at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Gandi village where victims of July 9, bandits attack in Raba Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto state are taking refuge. Alhaji Ibrahim Dingyadi, the Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed this on Saturday when the Sultan of Sokoto, []The post Sokoto IDP Camp Record 30 Births appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Herdsmen/Farmers Crisis: Report Indicts Ex-PDP Governors, Defectors
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
There are strong indications that ex-governors in the opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may be involved in the herdsmen-farmers’ conflict in some parts of Nigeria. This was contained in a report recently released by a United Kingdom-based group, The Bridge Centre. According to a part of the report, there are possibilities []The post Herdsmen/Farmers Crisis: Report Indicts Ex-PDP Governors, Defectors appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Oyegun Backs Oshiomhole On Reconciliation, Denies Alleged Attack Against APC Boss
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Abuja Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown his weight behind ongoing reconciliation of aggrieved members of the party by the new APC leadership. He said the peace effort championed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party should be embraced []The post Oyegun Backs Oshiomhole On Reconciliation, Denies Alleged Attack Against APC Boss appeared first on Independent Newspaper
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We Stand By Adeleke On Certificate Issue ‘ South West PDP
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Lagos The National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-West, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, has disclosed that last Saturday’s Osun State governorship primaries election of the party passed the litmus test of credibility and equity, adding that the party’s candidate for the election is eminently qualified to run for the September 22, 2018, governorship []The post We Stand By Adeleke On Certificate Issue ‘ South West PDP appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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We’ll Reposition Police, Smith Assures
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
The new Board of the Police Service Commission (PSC) has formally assumed duties with a promise to reposition the Nigeria Police Force for optimum efficiency and effectiveness. Alhaji Musiliu Smith, new chairman of the commission, a retired Inspector General of Police said there was much work to be done stressing that the new team will []The post We’ll Reposition Police, Smith Assures appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Balarabe Musa Stopped My Defection ‘ Shehu Sani
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has reportedly said the intervention of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, a leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, and the national chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Balarabe Musa, prevented him from defecting from the APC. Speaking with an []The post Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Balarabe Musa Stopped My Defection ‘ Shehu Sani appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police Confirm Boko Haram Attack On Jakana
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Maiduguri The Police in Maiduguri have confirmed Boko Haram attack on Jakana town in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. A statement by Police Public Relations Officer of Borno State Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Edet Okon stated that, the insurgents who came to the town in about 30 vehicles launched their attacks []The post Police Confirm Boko Haram Attack On Jakana appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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2019: Ohakim Declares For Governor, Promises To Recover Alleged Looted Funds
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
OWERRI The former Governor of Imo State, Dr Ikedi Godson Ohakim, on Friday declared to contest for the 2019 governorship election on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), stating that upon winning the governorship election and being sworn-in, he would recover all funds alleged to have been looted by the incumbent governor Rochas []The post 2019: Ohakim Declares For Governor, Promises To Recover Alleged Looted Funds appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Gunmen Kill APC LG Chairman In Imo
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
OWERRI Gunmen in early hours of Friday killed the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman of Ideato North Local Government of Imo State, Sunny Ejiagwu. Ejiagwu was one of the 27 LGAs chairmen inaugurated last Monday by the newly elected factional state chairman of the party being Chief Daniel Nwafor after the state APC rescheduled rescheduled []The post Gunmen Kill APC LG Chairman In Imo appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Hashidu, First Gombe Civilian Governor Passes On
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
GOMBE The first Executive Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Abubakar Habu Hashidu, the Matawalin Dukku, has passed on at the age of 74 years, Friday morning after a protracted illness. Our correspondent gathered that Hashidu died in his home around 10:30 am in Gombe, leaving behind a wife, eight children, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. []The post Hashidu, First Gombe Civilian Governor Passes On appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Tribunal Affirms Umeh’s Senatorial Victory
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
AWKA After months of hearing, the three-man National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka on Friday struck out a petition challenging the victory of Senator Victor Umeh in the January 13, Anambra Central senatorial election rerun. The three-man tribunal, presided by Mr. Justice H. A. Olusiyi, with Justice A. O. Ayoola, and Justice A. []The post Tribunal Affirms Umeh’s Senatorial Victory appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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APC Relieved At Ortom’s Defection ‘ Oshiomhole
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Abuja National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has hit hard at Benue State governor Samuel Ortom saying his defection back to Peoples Democratic Party (APC) was a big relief to the party. He said the governor has lost electoral value ahead of the 2019 general election, and guilty of multiple []The post APC Relieved At Ortoms Defection ‘ Oshiomhole appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Abuja Siege: Ekweremadu Makes Heroic Return To Enugu
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Enugu Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate, on Friday made a heroic return to Enugu after the siege at his home and that of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Thursday by a combined team of security operatives. Ekweremadu, an opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, flew into Akanu Ibiam International Airport []The post Abuja Siege: Ekweremadu Makes Heroic Return To Enugu appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Killings: Buhari Must Face ICC ‘ PDP Group
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Cautions Him To Stop Using Security to Terrorize Opposition Says it will pose threat to democracy Abuja A pro-democratic group, under the aegis of PDP Good Governance Group, on Friday said that President Muhammadu Buhari must be made to face the Intentional Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, following the unabated killings in the []The post Killings: Buhari Must Face ICC PDP Group appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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APC Relieved At Ortom’s Defection ‘ Oshiomhole
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Says Governor Yet To Complete Any Project In 31/2 yrs After Collecting N22bn Gov. Profiting From Benue Killings Reduced Governance To Nollywood Abuja National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomohle has hit hard at Benue State governor Samuel Ortom saying his defection back to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) []The post APC Relieved At Ortoms Defection Oshiomhole appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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AMCON: Plot Against Banire In Lagos APC
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Abuja What played out in the Senate on Tuesday could be described as taking a pound of flesh from the former National Legal Adviser of All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Banire. There is no doubt that the Bola Ahmed Tinubu factor played out on Tuesday in a petition to reject Banire as the Chairman of []The post AMCON: Plot Against Banire In Lagos APC appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NCP Can Boast Positive Radicals ‘ Okereke
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Comrade Okereke Emmanuel is the National Publicity Secretary and Director of Publications, National Conscience Party (NCP), and former Chairman, Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Abia State. He spoke to EJIKEME OMENAZU on the party’s participation in the Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPP) among other issues. Excerpts: Having held sway as Abia State NCP []The post NCP Can Boast Positive Radicals ‘ Okereke appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Stranded Sets Agenda On Youth Participation In Nigerian Politics
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
In the wake of renewed calls from several quarters for youth participation in politics, a book which focuses on the need for a paradigm shift in Nigeria’s political space has been launched. Written by prolific Political analyst and Strategist, Dipo Mohammed, Stranded seeks to revolutionize and spike conversation in favor of youth representation in the []The post Stranded Sets Agenda On Youth Participation In Nigerian Politics appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Saraki Has Game Plan By Not Defecting ‘ Sagay
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Lagos Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has described federal lawmakers who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as malaria parasites who have been making the APC sick in the last three years. Describing their exit as big relief []The post Saraki Has Game Plan By Not Defecting ‘ Sagay appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Basic Health Funds Disbursement To Commence In August, Says Osinbajo
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday assured Nigerians that the disbursement of the Basic Health Funds to states will commence unfailingly in August. The VP made this known at the third THISDAY Policy Dialogue on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Abuja. According to him, the federal government had in 2017 disbursed $1.5million to []The post Basic Health Funds Disbursement To Commence In August, Says Osinbajo appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Stop Living Under Illusion That Education Is Free, Governor MasariTells Parents
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has enjoined parents to stop living under the illusion that education is free. Masari, who made this assertion during the Speech and Prize Giving Day Ceremony of Family Support Schools in Katsina, maintained that the responsibility of educating children rests on the shoulders of parents while []The post Stop Living Under Illusion That Education Is Free, Governor MasariTells Parents appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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WAEC To Go Digital
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Solicit FCTAs support Abuja West African Examination Council (WAEC) has solicited the support of the FCT Administration for a Zonal Centre for its electronic marking technology (e-marking) for some West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) papers. The Registrar of the Council, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, made this appeal on Friday, when he paid a []The post WAEC To Go Digital appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Poor Economy: Nigerians Rush For Online Loans
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
LAGOS Never spend money before you get it. This was Ada’s motto in life. She was naturally a smart girl, and she planned her life perfectly with every second accounted for. She really was the ultimate planner, but most of all, she was the perfect financial planner. Her backup plans had backups to prevent financial []The post Poor Economy: Nigerians Rush For Online Loans appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Fela’s Name Has Not Opened Any Door For Me ‘ Daughter, Motunrayo Kuti
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Motunrayo Kuti is the last child of the late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. In recent times, the fair-complexioned mother of one has been a social media sensation. In this interview with INDEPENDENT Newspaper’s Lukmon Akintola, she talks about Fela, her relationship with her siblings and how she happens to be engaged to a man []The post Fela’s Name Has Not Opened Any Door For Me ‘ Daughter, Motunrayo Kuti appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I Take My Time In Producing My Movies Now ‘ Fidelis Duker
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Fidelis Duker is one of Nigeria’s leading filmmakers, and he has produced, written and directed over 100 different motion picture contents in his years as a creative entrepreneur. Some of his works include Doctor Death, Senseless, Scandals, Hot Passion, Not My Will, Blood Brothers, Pure Love, London Blues, Nemesis, Girls Next Door, Images, and his []The post I Take My Time In Producing My Movies Now ‘ Fidelis Duker appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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At Temitope Duker’s Shindig
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Fidelis Duker is one of the biggest names in Nollywood. The general public may not know him like they do Jim Iyke or Omotola, but in the movie circles, he is known as one of the best movie producers. Besides, he was the President of Movie Director’s Guild. So, when he invited me to his []The post At Temitope Duker’s Shindig appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Shade Okoya Wins Award In London
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
From my sources, Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Shade Okoya, the wife of Chief Razaq Okoya, was honoured with an award in the global business circles in UK. The University of Lagos Alumnus who is well known to be a moving force in her husband’s expansive business empire was honored by The University of Ibadan Alumni Global []The post Shade Okoya Wins Award In London appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ubani Looks Ahead As He Celebrates Another Year
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Barrister Ubani Monday Onyekachi, the Second Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), was one year older this week. Ubani, former Chairman of the vibrant Ikeja Bar, is many things together. He is a rights and political activist, a public affairs commentator, and philanthropist. The Ikwuano Local Government, Abia State-born legal practitioner, and a []The post Ubani Looks Ahead As He Celebrates Another Year appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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MultiChoice Slashes Price
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
If you are a GOtv subscriber, then there is some good news for you. MultiChoice Nigeria has announced a reduction in the price of GOtv Max, one of the packages on its digital terrestrial platform, from N3,800 to N3,200 starting August. In addition to Serie A, MultiChoice will also be introducing more live football from []The post MultiChoice Slashes Price appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Gen. Marwa’s Son Bags First Class
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
When some say kids of rich parents don’t know much and rely on their parent’s money, I call it BS. Rich or not, that has got nothing to do with mental capacity. If you are blessed with knowledge and smarts, a good financial status is just a plus. This is the case of Imran, the []The post Gen. Marwa’s Son Bags First Class appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nigeria Media Nite Out Award Set To Hold
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
All is now set for this year’s Nigeria Media Nite-out awards as the organisers have declared that this year’s event has been tentatively fixed for Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The awards is known to be a glamorous media event that cuts across all sectors of the industry and []The post Nigeria Media Nite Out Award Set To Hold appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Stephanie Linus Announces Season 2 Of Reality Show
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
After much anticipation, Nollywood actress and producer, Stephanie Linus, has announced the second season of her show, ‘Make Me Fabulous’. In the very successful run of Season One, 13 couples were treated to a lavish and luxurious experience that ignited new meaning into their relationships. From newlyweds to couples who have been married for decades, []The post Stephanie Linus Announces Season 2 Of Reality Show appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Yusuf Bribery: One Scandal Too Many
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
The wave of bribery scandals currently rocking African football to its foundation, spreading like an epidemic, has berthed in Nigeria with Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, the victim. First to be affected in June this year was the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, where an undercover exposed corruption amongst referees and implicated the []The post Yusuf Bribery: One Scandal Too Many appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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The Many Troubles Of NFF!
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Relatively before now, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) leadership had been under serious threat from various stakeholders of the beautiful game in Nigeria. Prominent amongst them is Ambassador Chris Giwa and the minister of sports, Solomon Dalung, who is invariably on the same page with Giwa having received a Supreme Court ruling, ordering the sack []The post The Many Troubles Of NFF! appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Leukaemia Finally ‘Red Cards’ Ikeme’s Glorious Career
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Lagos There comes a time in the life of a man that you have to take certain big decision. That time in the life of former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme was on Friday. The player with 10 caps for the senior national team stunned the football world on Friday when he announced his retirement []The post Leukaemia Finally ‘Red Cards’ Ikeme’s Glorious Career appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NFF Begins Investigation Into Yusuf Bribery Scandal
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Lagos The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commenced preliminary investigation into the alleged money-for-CHAN selection scandal involving the Super Eagles Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf. In the video on the twitter handle of BBC News Africa, Yusuf was seen negotiating with an alleged agent in order to influence his selection ahead of the last CHAN. The []The post NFF Begins Investigation Into Yusuf Bribery Scandal appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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MRI Will Determine Golden Eaglets’ List ‘ Manu
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Lagos Golden Eaglets chief coach, Manu Garba has stated that he will get down to real business of building a formidable squad for the African U-17 Nations Cup only after the players go through Magnetic Resonant Imagery (MRI) scans. Considering that it is MRI tests that are used to determine eligibility of players for the []The post MRI Will Determine Golden Eaglets’ List ‘ Manu appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FIBA Reminds NBBF Of July 31 Deadline On Constitution
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Lagos World basketball governing body, FIBA have reminded the feuding groups in Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) about their July 31 deadline to submit their comments and proposals on the proposed constitution for the federation. It reads in part: ‘We are hereby kindly reminded that comments and proposed amendments to the statutes shall be submitted on []The post FIBA Reminds NBBF Of July 31 Deadline On Constitution appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ibadan Agog For GOtv Boxing Night 15
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
The ancient city of Ibadan is agog for the GOtv Night 15 Boxing extravaganza on Sunday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium. The event will feature seven fights on the bout card, the biggest one on the night being the African Boxing Union, ABU, lightweight title bout between Ghanaian []The post Ibadan Agog For GOtv Boxing Night 15 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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AYG 2018: Team Nigeria Drops To Fourth Position
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Lagos Team Nigeria has dropped from the top three teams at the 2018 African youth Games (AYG) to the fourth position inspite of spirited efforts by Nigeria’s female wrestlers. The chances of Team Nigeria topping the table have now been jettisoned, despite winning 10 medals in the women’s wrestling event at the AYG 2018 in []The post AYG 2018: Team Nigeria Drops To Fourth Position appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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