NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 AUGUST, 2018].

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 Judge Receives Death Threats After Granting Bail To Muslim Compound Members
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
The judge overseeing a controversial case involving a Muslim compound in New Mexico has been forced to close her courtroom after receiving hundreds of death threats. Judge Sarah Backus was referred to as an Islamic terrorist sympathiser by critics after granting bail to five people accused of training children to carry out school shootings at []The post Judge Receives Death Threats After Granting Bail To Muslim Compound Members appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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YPG Kills 10 In Targeted Bombing Of Militant Group In Afrin City Center
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
The People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Wednesday said they killed 10 and injured another 20 in an attack on the Turkish army and the rebel al-Hamza Division group on Sunday. ‘Within the scope of the resistance in Afrin, our units continue to target the occupying Turkish army elements and their allied terrorist groups,’ the YPG []The post YPG Kills 10 In Targeted Bombing Of Militant Group In Afrin City Center appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Controversy Trails Vote Of No Confidence In Reps’ Minority Leader
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Asaba Controversy has been trailing the vote of no confidence passed in the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, by 32 registered political parties (RPP) in Delta State. RPP had alleged that Ogor failed to deliver on the mandate that produced him to represent Isoko Federal Constituency. The group, represented by the []The post Controversy Trails Vote Of No Confidence In Reps’ Minority Leader appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NASS Invasion: Whose Script Did Daura Act
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
AKURE Days after the blockage of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the dust raised by the widely condemned action is still blowing in the air. As it appears now, the dust may take some time to settle. Last week, hooded and gun-wielding DSS officials laid a siege to []The post NASS Invasion: Whose Script Did Daura Act’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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X-raying Ali Ahmad’s Leadership Style In Kwara Assembly
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lagos Earlier this month, 23 members of the 24-member Kwara House of Assembly, including all principal officers on defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) making it the highest in any state House of Assembly in recent times. The only exemption is Saheed Popoola, the lawmaker representing Ojomu/Balogun Constituency []The post X-raying Ali Ahmad’s Leadership Style In Kwara Assembly appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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2019: N242.9b For INEC Is Ridiculous ‘ Doherty
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Engr Adedeji Doherty is a governorship aspirant in Lagos State on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with JOY ANIGBOGU, he speaks about his party’s readiness to take over the governorship seat in Lagos State and other issues. Excerpts: The fortune of your party is soaring across the country with most []The post 2019: N242.9b For INEC Is Ridiculous ‘ Doherty appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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EFCC Not Fighting Corruption ‘ Al Mustapha
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Kaduna As the race for political office intensifies, the former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Al Mustapha, has been called upon to contest for the Office of President of the country in 2019. Al Mustapha had stated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is not []The post EFCC Not Fighting Corruption ‘ Al Mustapha appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nigeria’s Leadership Missing Link Of Africa’s Greatness ‘ Prof. Lomumba
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Abuja Nigerias political elites are devoid of the patriotic zeal necessary for a political and economic leadership that has been the missing link of Africas greatness as a continent, a Kenyan legal and political economic scholar, Professor Patrick Lomumba, has said. Prof. Lomumba, an erudite and vocal anti-corruption crusader stated this on Wednesday while []The post Nigerias Leadership Missing Link Of Africas Greatness Prof. Lomumba appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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PDP, CUPP Demand Release Of Premium Times Reporter
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Abuja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Wednesday demanded for immediate release of Premium Times Newspapers reporter, Mr. Samuel Ogundipe, who was arrested and detained by the police over a report. While PDP condemned the alleged denial of personal freedom and manhandling of the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, []The post PDP, CUPP Demand Release Of Premium Times Reporter appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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We’ll Resist Any Attempt To Illegally Impeach Saraki ‘ Sen. Gyunka
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
A Federal lawmaker, Senator Philip Gyunka, on Wednesday in Lafia, said that any plot to illegally impeach the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, will be strongly resisted. Gyunka, representing Nasarawa North, said this at a rally to mark his official declsaraaration to run for Nasarawa State governorship election. Gyunka, who expressed concern over []The post We’ll Resist Any Attempt To Illegally Impeach Saraki ‘ Sen. Gyunka appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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APC Party Without History ‘ Sule Lamido
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lokoja Alhaji Sule Lamido, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party without history which has subjected the people to shackles of poverty and deprivation. He challenged Nigerians to form a formidable force to defeat the ruling APC in []The post APC Party Without History Sule Lamido appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Inordinate Ambition Responsible For Lagos PDP Crisis ‘ Bode George
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Chief Olabode George, former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in this interview with newsmen in Lagos spoke on the gale of defections among political parties in the country, coalition and other issues. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: The PDP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with 38 other political parties. What []The post Inordinate Ambition Responsible For Lagos PDP Crisis ‘ Bode George appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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As Lagos Govt Tackles Teachers’ Shortage
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Recently, it was reported that Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the recruitment of additional 1200 teachers for the Junior and Senior Secondary Schools in the State. According to the Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs. Idiat Adebule who confirmed the development, the 1200 teachers were addition to the 1000 teachers which the []The post As Lagos Govt Tackles Teachers Shortage appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NNPC Plans New Brownfield Refinery For Port Harcourt, Warri
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lagos The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed plans to establish a 100,000-barrels-per-day brownfield refinery each in Port-Harcourt and Warri. Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, in a chat with DAILY INDEPENDENT yesterday, said the development was part of its refinery collocation initiative designed to boost local refining []The post NNPC Plans New Brownfield Refinery For Port Harcourt, Warri appeared first on I
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FG Trains 142 LG Conditional Cash Transfer Facilitators In Cross River
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Calabar A two-day training programme has been conducted in Cross River State for over 142 participants who are expected to serve as local government cash transfer facilitators in the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer programme also known as Household Uplifting Programme. The training for the Local Government Cash Transfer Facilitators was presided over by trainers []The post FG Trains 142 LG Conditional Cash Transfer Facilitators In Cross River appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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Why We Don’t Want To Own Training Ship ‘ NIMASA DG
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LAGOS The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has disclosed that cost of owning and operating a training vessel far outweighs cost of outsourcing the training service to foreign companies, saying it was the reason why the Agency was yet to acquire one. Speaking in Lagos at a breakfast []The post Why We Don’t Want To Own Training Ship ‘ NIMASA DG appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FAAN Reiterates Readiness To Ensure Hitch-Free Eid-Kabir Celebration
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lagos The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured all users of the country’s airports that it was fully ready to play host to air travellers during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations. A statement by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, said that as part of the agency’s commitment to ensure seamless []The post FAAN Reiterates Readiness To Ensure Hitch-Free Eid-Kabir Celebration appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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LSETF, Coca-Cola Sign MoU To Empower 1,000 Women
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited and its bottling partner, Nigeria Bottling Company under Coca-Cola 5by20 Programme yesterday signed a partnership agreement to empower 1,000 women in Lagos State. Anchored on Coca-Cola’s 5by20 Programme which is the Company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across []The post LSETF, Coca-Cola Sign MoU To Empower 1,000 Women appeared first on Independent Newspape
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Mixed Reactions As FCTA Announces Train Service Fares
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Mix feelings of worry, disappointment and in other instances, hopefulness greeted the announcement by Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) of fares for the FCT metro train services, marking the end to the one month free service by the facility. In a statement by the Secretary, Transportation Secretariat, Kayode Opeifa, the FCTA said adults will pay []The post Mixed Reactions As FCTA Announces Train Service Fares appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Insurers Urged To Build Public Trust, Confidence In Industry
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LAGOS Stakeholders in the insurance industry have urged the industry operators to build trust among the insuring public to pave way against the current apathy and poor perception bedeviling the sector. At the 3rd annual conference of the National Association of Insurance & Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO) held in Lagos last week, they contended that since []The post Insurers Urged To Build Public Trust, Confidence In Industry appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Zakariya’u Canvasses Structural Reform Of Financial Services Sector
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LAGOS Past President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Alh. Bala Zakariya’u has called for the structural reform of the financial services sector and the national economy so as to engender improved investors’ confidence and attract more foreign direct investments. Zakariya’u, who stated this in a chat with select Insurance Correspondents in Lagos, he stated []The post Zakariyau Canvasses Structural Reform Of Financial Services Sector appeared first on Independent N
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Nigerian Bourse Sustains Eight-Day Negative Trend, Down 0.60%
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lagos Trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed in the red for the eight consecutive trading session yesterday as the All Share Index (ASI) fell 0.60 per cent to 35,074.82 points while year-to-date (YTD ) return contracted further to -8.3 per cent . As a result, market capitalisation decreased by N77.9 []The post Nigerian Bourse Sustains Eight-Day Negative Trend, Down 0.60% appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Binggo Dog Food Launches In New Attractive Packaging
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Grand Cereals Limited, an integrated food company with leading brands in the cereals, vegetable oil and animal feeds category has launched one of its products, Binggo Dog Food in new attractive packaging into the Nigerian market. This was unveiled during the Dog Breeders’ Forum organised by the company in Jos, Abuja and Lagos. The brand []The post Binggo Dog Food Launches In New Attractive Packaging appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lagos Shock, disbelief trailed Victor Moses retirement from international football on Wednesday. In what is obviously a surprise decision, especially to Nigerians, the Chelsea and Super Eagles star, announced through his twitter handle his decision not to represent Nigeria again. The 27-year-old, who was part of the Nigerian squad to the last World Cup finals []The post Shock, Disbelief As Victor Moses Quits S’Eagles appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Udeze Warns NPFL Players Against Hasty Euro Switch
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lagos Ifeanyi Udeze, former Super Eagles defender, has admonished Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players not to be in a hurry to leave the domestic scene, warning that over desperation to play in Europe might not be the right move at the long run. The former West Brom defender gave this advise during his ‘Udeze []The post Udeze Warns NPFL Players Against Hasty Euro Switch appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Yobo, Musa, Others Congratulate Omeruo On La Liga Move
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Joseph Yobo, the former Super Eagles captain, alongside other football stars, have congratulated Kenneth Omeruo on his recent loan move from Chelsea to CD Leganes. Omeruo, on Wednesday, completed his loan move to the Spanish first division side, where he will stay for the season, if not longer. Responding to Omeruo’s Social media post, Yobo, []The post Yobo, Musa, Others Congratulate Omeruo On La Liga Move appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I Will Be Fit For Seychelles ‘Mikel
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has assured that he would be fit to play for the Super Eagles against Seychelles in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, dousing growing concern over his injury. DAILY INDEPENDENT gathered that football lovers are worried that the team’s captain may not be fit for the qualifier []The post I Will Be Fit For Seychelles ‘Mikel appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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France 2018: Nigeria Play Spain Today
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Lagos The Falconets will play Spain in the quarter-final of the ongoing FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France. The Falconets qualified for this stage with an injury time goal by Rasheedat Ajibade to level scores with China 1-1, which was able to see the team through. Coach Christopher Danjuma and his lasses will need []The post France 2018: Nigeria Play Spain Today appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NFF Crisis: Obafemi Wants Presidency To Intervene
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Abiodun Obafemi has urged the presidency to step in and resolve the ongoing leadership crisis crippling Nigerian football to avert Fifa ban. His appeal is coming on the heels of Fifas final warning to the Nigeria Football Federation to put their house in order or get axed. Despite several moves to resolve the difference between []The post NFF Crisis: Obafemi Wants Presidency To Intervene appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Protesters Demand Withdrawal Of DSS From NFF Secretariat
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Abuja Protesters led by Victor former Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Victor Baribote and chairman National Association of Nigerian Footballers, (NANF) Harrison Jalla, stormed the secretariat of the NFF seeking the withdrawal of the men of the Department of State Services (DSS). They denounced the continued deployment of the operatives of the []The post Protesters Demand Withdrawal Of DSS From NFF Secretariat appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Lukaku, Lingard Ready For United’s Trip To Brighton Clash
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Jose Mourinho, Manchester United boss has hinted that Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard will both be available for Sundays Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion. Lingard missed Uniteds 2-1 win over Leicester City last week having just returned from holiday following the 2018 World Cup, while Lukaku was only a second-half substitute against []The post Lukaku, Lingard Ready For United’s Trip To Brighton Clash appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Palace To Keep Zaha Till 2023 For 130,000 Weekly
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace until June 2023 and will reportedly see him earn 130,000 a week. Zaha, 25, had been linked with a big-money move away from Selhurst Park for much of the summer after winning the clubs Player of the Year award for a third successive season. []The post Palace To Keep Zaha Till 2023 For 130,000 Weekly appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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De Bruyne Tips Liverpool For EPL Title
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City midfielder has backed Liverpool to challenge for the Premier League title this season after spending wisely in the transfer market. The Reds spent more money than any other Premier League team during the summer transfer window, bringing in Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri. Jurgen Klopps side have []The post De Bruyne Tips Liverpool For EPL Title appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police Arrest Landlord For Robbing Neighbour In Ogun
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
Abeokuta A45-year-old landlord, Taoreed Adegbite, has been arrested by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ogun State for allegedly robbing his neighbour, Okeyunbo Wale, at gunpoint. The suspect, alongside his partner, Raheem Taiwo, 42, was arrested on Wednesday at Oke-Ata Housing Estate, Abeokuta after a gun battle with the police. Parading the suspects at []The post Police Arrest Landlord For Robbing Neighbour In Ogun appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Man, 40, Kills, Buries Sick Brother Over Cost Of Treatment
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
ENUGU The police in Enugu State have apprehended a 40-year-old man, one Raphael Izuchukwu, who allegedly killed his sick brother, Chizoba Ogbonna, at Inyi, Igboeze North LGA of the state. The suspect was said to have killed and buried the sick brother because he could no longer afford the cost of his treatment. It was []The post Man, 40, Kills, Buries Sick Brother Over Cost Of Treatment appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Husband’s Insatiable Appetite For Sex Ends Seven-Year-Old Marriage
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
A Grade ‘C’ Customary Court in Iseyin on Wednesday dissolved a seven-year-old marriage between one Baliki Oke and her husband, Arowolo, over the latter’s incessant demand for sex. Baliki had approached the court in July seeking dissolution of her marriage to Arowolo over his frequent sex demand. She told the court that the union had []The post Husband’s Insatiable Appetite For Sex Ends Seven-Year-Old Marriage appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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My Husband Abandoned Me, Our Son, Woman Tells Court
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
A middle-aged woman, Suliat Olayiwola, on Wednesday at an Iseyin Grade ‘C” Customary Court in Oyo State, sought the dissolution of her marriage to her husband, Sunday, over alleged abandonment. Suliat told the court that her estranged husband left her and their only surviving son who is physically challenged. ‘Sunday left me and our only []The post My Husband Abandoned Me, Our Son, Woman Tells Court appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Warri Group Urges Halt Of Girl-Child Trafficking
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
The president of Warri Boys Association, Lagos branch, Chief Godwin Okene, has called on the Delta State Government to immediately intervene in the increasing rate of girl-child trafficking in the state Chief Okene who made this clarion call after the association’s meeting in Lagos said the association has been receiving incessant complaints from indigenes of []The post Warri Group Urges Halt Of Girl-Child Trafficking appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Two Wives, Son Of Lecturer Kidnapped In Zamfara
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
GUSAU Two wives and a son of a lecturer with Zamfara Atate College of Education, Alhaji Suleman Abdullahi, were on Wednesday kidnapped in Gora Namayi Village of Maradun Local Government Area of the state. Daily independent reports that the two house wives, Malama Suhaima Abdullahi, and Adiza Abdullahi, were abducted at gun point in the []The post Two Wives, Son Of Lecturer Kidnapped In Zamfara appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Fifty Suspects Arraigned In Lagos Over Attack, Vandalisation
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
LAGOS Fifty suspects have been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Bola Osunsanmi of Court 4, in Ikeja Magisterial District. They were on Wednesday charged with an attacked and vandalization of government equipment (caterpillar) in Idansan Village, Ibeju, Lekki, Lagos. Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that among the []The post Fifty Suspects Arraigned In Lagos Over Attack, Vandalisation appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Auto Crash Claims Five Varsity Students In Benue
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
MAKURDI The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) was compelled to shut down on Wednesday, after five of its students were killed in an accident within the premises of the institution. Daily Independent gathered that the school was compelled to shut down when the students went violent after the incident. They reportedly burnt the bus []The post Auto Crash Claims Five Varsity Students In Benue appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I Wasn’t Hurt In Attack On My Convoy, Uganda President Museveni Says
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Wednesday said he was not hurt in a Monday attack on his convoy in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua. Museveni in a statement issued here said opposition supporters threw stones at one of his cars, where he put some luggage, breaking the rear glass window. ‘There was no []The post I Wasnt Hurt In Attack On My Convoy, Uganda President Museveni Says appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police Dismiss Eight Officers, Discipline 108 In Lagos ‘ CP
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, on Wednesday said eight officers were dismissed over ‘very serious criminal offences’, while six others were demoted in ranks. Edgal, also said that 108 officers were disciplined for various offences from January to July, 2018 in the Lagos State Command. He made the disclosure at []The post Police Dismiss Eight Officers, Discipline 108 In Lagos ‘ CP appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Up To 30,000 ISIS Members Still In Iraq, Syria ‘ UN
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
As many as 30,000 Islamic State (IS) militants still roam Iraq and Syria according to a United Nations (UN) report circulated on Monday, despite the military defeat of the terrorist organization and its current inability to take in more foreign fighters. The claims came as UN experts and investigators made their semi-annual submission to the []The post Up To 30,000 ISIS Members Still In Iraq, Syria UN appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police In Rivers Arrest 41 Persons For Armed Robbery, Kidnapping
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
The Rivers Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested 41 suspects for various criminal offences. The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, made the disclosure at a press briefing in Port Harcourt. He said 14 were arrested for armed robbery, 11 for kidnapping while three were being held for cult activities. According to Ahmed, []The post Police In Rivers Arrest 41 Persons For Armed Robbery, Kidnapping appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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