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UN Alerts On Attacks During Eid-El-Kabir
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Abuja Ahead of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Nigeria has issued security advisory to its staff members, alerting them of possible attacks in Maiduguri and locations in the North Eastern part of the country during the celebrations. The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, []The post UN Alerts On Attacks During Eid-El-Kabir appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Condemnation As Oyo Govt Destroys Yinka Ayefele’s N800m Music House
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Gbenga Abegunrin, Samuel Ogidan, Paschal Njoku Ibadan /Abuja Protests erupted in some parts of Ibadan, Oyo State, Sunday morning over the demolition of Fresh FM building, a private radio station owned by popular gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele. The demolition was carried out by the Oyo State government. Ayefele had dragged the state government before an []The post Condemnation As Oyo Govt Destroys Yinka Ayefele’s N800m Music House appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Taraba Communities Lament Lack Of Access Roads
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAFIA Some communities in Nasarrawa state comprising Ome,Tabula and Shupe areas are currently desolate due to lack of accessible roads. Residents of the areas,who are majorly agrarian farmers, told our correspondent that the development has posed severe economic challenges to them as they could not transport their farm produce to where the would sell to []The post Taraba Communities Lament Lack Of Access Roads appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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We Have Not Endorsed Any Aspirant ‘ Yobe APC
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
DAMATURU The executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) inYobe, has described as totally false and misleading claims by certain governorship aspirants that the party has anointed them. APC chair, Alhaji Adamu Chilariye and its secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Bakabe,who disclosed this at a news conference in Damaturu recently,regretted that individuals had begun to lay []The post We Have Not Endorsed Any Aspirant ‘ Yobe APC appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Non-Indigenes Determine Who Governs Lagos ‘ Doherty
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Lagos Deji Doherty, a gubernatorial candidate on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that non-indigenes are the ones who determine who becomes the governor of Lagos through their votes because of their numerical strength. The aspirant said that only PDP could give every resident of Lagos liberal status irrespective of ethnic affiliation []The post Non-Indigenes Determine Who Governs Lagos ‘ Doherty appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NUT Gives Edo 21-Day Ultimatum To Fund Education
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
The Edo State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the state government to provide adequate funding for education. The ultimatum, which is contained in a nine-point communiqu, issued in Benin on Sunday, was signed by Pius Okhueleigbe, the state, NUT Chairman and Mike Itua, Acting Secretary. The []The post NUT Gives Edo 21-Day Ultimatum To Fund Education appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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APC Lauds Electorate Over Rivers By-Election
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has applauded Rivers State electorate for bravely defending their votes despite the violence and snatching of election materials at last Saturday’s by-election. The APC, in a statement issued by Yekini Nabena, its National Publicity Secretary, on Sunday in Abuja, however, alleged that the violence was perpetrated by the People’s Democratic []The post APC Lauds Electorate Over Rivers By-Election appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Gov Udom’s Rumoured Defection To APC Unsettles Akwa Ibom
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Despite persistent denials, the rumoured defection of Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on whose platform he was elected three years ago to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has continued to gain ground and has formed a subject of formal and informal discussions in the state. Coming on []The post Gov Udom’s Rumoured Defection To APC Unsettles Akwa Ibom appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Gang-Up Against Ortom Not Necessary ‘ Aide
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
MAKURDI Tahav Agerzua, the Special Adviser to Benue State governor on Media and ICT, has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in the state that their gang up against Governor Samuel Ortom was not necessary. Agerzua informed the aggrieved PDP aspirants that like Ortoms predecessors before him, the governor has a right to []The post Gang-Up Against Ortom Not Necessary ‘ Aide appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Sallah: FRSC Deploys Personnel, Ambulances On Ogun Highways
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Abeokuta The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Sector Command, has deployed over 1,000 personnel to highways across Ogun State throughout the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The command also said that it has deployed 22 patrol vehicles, three life support ambulances, three motorbikes and one heavy duty tow truck to ensure easy intervention to traffic distress []The post Sallah: FRSC Deploys Personnel, Ambulances On Ogun Highways appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NUPENG Charges Police To Arrest Killers Of Akpojevwughe
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Lagos The leadership of the Nigeria Union Of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has expressed shock over the death of one of its member, Comrade Emmanuel Akpojevwughe, who was also known as Awo. Until his death, Akpojevwughe was the chairman of Dutchess Energy, Oghara Unit of Petrol Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of NUPENG. According []The post NUPENG Charges Police To Arrest Killers Of Akpojevwughe appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Alleged Forgery: Police Arrest First Bank Lawyer
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
ABUJA Chuks Dibiaezue, a lawyer to First Bank Plc, was at the weekend arrested by the FCT Police Command over alleged forgery of a loan document. The arrest was sequel to a complaint by Whiteplains British School Ltd, that First Bank forged a Tripartite Legal Mortgage Agreement through Dibiaezue, using a firm known as Lagardera []The post Alleged Forgery: Police Arrest First Bank Lawyer appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Group Empowers Youths With N15m Start-Up
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LOKOJA The Princess Falade Ademujimi Iyalode Youth & Women Empowerment Programme (PFAIYWEP), has given start up fund worth #15M to 42 youths across Yagba West local government area in Kogi state to run their businesses. The founder of the group, Princess Florence Falade, disclosed this at the 10th anniversary celebration of her coronation as []The post Group Empowers Youths With N15m Start-Up appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Yakubu: INEC Biting More Than It Can Chew
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday August 14, 2018 stunned several Nigerians when it announced the registration of 23 new political parties. The action by the Mahmood Yakubu-led electoral umpire brought to 91 the number of registered parties in Nigeria. According to Mohammed Haruna, INEC’s National Commissioner and Member, Voter Education and []The post Yakubu: INEC Biting More Than It Can Chew’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Crisis Looms In NASS As Staff Vows To Resist Inter-Service Transfer
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
ABUJA Crisis is looming in the National Assembly as workers are threatening to resist inter-service transfer. This is even as the workers have exposed alleged sharing of 13 508 Peugeot vehicles and 14 Toyota Hilux vehicles worth over N400 million. One of the staff, who spoke with Sunday INDEPENDENT at the National Assembly complex, said []The post Crisis Looms In NASS As Staff Vows To Resist Inter-Service Transfer appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ballot Snatching, Disorderliness Mar Rivers By-Election
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
P/HARCOURT Electoral irregularities characterised the Rivers State Constituency III bye-election on Saturday as suspected political thugs unleashed violence at some polling units. The thugs snatched ballot boxes, intimidated voters and in some cases, forced the voters to vote for their (thugs) preferred candidates. Despite the deployment of about 1,500 personnel by the Rivers State Command []The post Ballot Snatching, Disorderliness Mar Rivers By-Election appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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APC, PDP On Their Way Out ‘Olawepo-Hashim
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim is a Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a party comprised mainly of technocrats and professionals. He spoke to newsmen on the sidelines of the party’s first national convention held in Abuja on why he is vying for the highest office in the land and how []The post APC, PDP On Their Way Out ‘Olawepo-Hashim appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ambode Not Target Of Direct Primaries In Lagos APC ‘Bayewu
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Kamal Ayinde Bayewu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a frontline aspirant for Ajeromi- Ifelodun Federal Constituency in the 2019 general elections. The former Executive Chairman of Ajeromi- Ifelodun Local Government in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI speaks on the issue of direct primaries and his plans for his constituency if []The post Ambode Not Target Of Direct Primaries In Lagos APC ‘Bayewu appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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INEC’s Registration Of New Parties: Matters Arising
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently presented certificates of registration to 23 new political parties, barely six months to the 2019 general election. This brings the list of approved political parties in the country to 91, up from 68. The latest registration is the second of such exercise in just over a year as []The post INEC’s Registration Of New Parties: Matters Arising appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Manufacturers Extol SON’s Operations In Stemming Substandard Goods
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Manufacturers at the weekend lauded Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON)’s operations to curbing the influx of fake and substandard goods in the country. The manufacturers, while reviewing the activities of SON in recent times, pointed out the need to have a conducive environment for businesses to thrive, maintaining that the standards Federal Government through the []The post Manufacturers Extol SON’s Operations In Stemming Substandard Goods appeared first on Independent Newspapers
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We’re Committed To Repositioning Financial Sector -ASSBIFI
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
The Association of Senior Staff for Banks, Insurance and other Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) at the weekend sensitised the masses on the value of Savings, Insurance and other Financial products. The sensitisation activity was exhibited through a road walk to highlight the 40 years of continuous existence of ASSBIFI. Oyinkan Olasanoye, the National President of the []The post We’re Committed To Repositioning Financial Sector -ASSBIFI appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NSE Index Depreciates By 0.51%
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS At the close of trading for the week on Friday a total turnover of 1.147 billion shares worth N12.546 billion in 16,649 deals were traded by investors on the floor of the Exchange in contrast to a total of 925.630 million shares valued at N8.333 billion that exchanged hands in the previous week in []The post NSE Index Depreciates By 0.51% appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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2017: Nigeria’s External Reserves Management Earnings Up 44.2%
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Lagos The aggregate earnings from the management of Nigeria’s external reserves in 2017 by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stood at N77.74 billion. The central bank disclosed this in its 2017 draft annual report obtained from its website. The above-mentioned amount, represented an increase by 44.2 per cent, compared with the N43.40 billion recorded []The post 2017: Nigeria’s External Reserves Management Earnings Up 44.2% appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Debt Rebalancing Boosts Private Sector Lending ‘ DMO
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Nigeria’s Debt Management Office (DMO) has explained that its decision to rebalance its debt portfolio has resulted in lower interest rates for the benchmark FGN Securities from about 18.5 per cent in January 2017 to 11-14 per cent in the first half of 2018, this is just as it has freed up space for more []The post Debt Rebalancing Boosts Private Sector Lending DMO appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Access Bank Committed To Nigeria’s Economic Development ‘ Wigwe
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, has once again reiterated the bank’s commitment towards the country’s economic development. Wigwe stated this during the finale of the annual Access Bank’s UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament in partnership with Fifth Chukker held at the prestigious Guards Polo Club, Windsor, United Kingdom. The bank raised []The post Access Bank Committed To Nigeria’s Economic Development Wigwe appeared first on Independent Newspa
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H1 2018: Stanbic IBTC Reports 79% Profit Growth
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has announced its six months audited results for the period ended 30 June 2018, posting 79 per cent and 17 per cent growth in profit after tax and gross earnings respectively. The result, which was submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos on Thursday, August 16, 2018, showed that profit []The post H1 2018: Stanbic IBTC Reports 79% Profit Growth appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Wema Bank Launches Hospital Management Solution System
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Wema Bank Plc has launched a comprehensive Hospital Management Solution System designed to enhance day-to-day operations of hospitals in Nigeria by digitizing core administrative processes and patient data management in medical centres. The Hospital Management Solution System is a one stop-shop single technology platform that enables patients make payment (Cash or card) at various cash []The post Wema Bank Launches Hospital Management Solution System appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nige
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NAFDAC Urged To Intensify Efforts Against Artificially-Ripened Fruits
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Lagos As this is the season for fruits, consumers are daily seen, even on the streets, gorging on succulent and sweet mangoes, oranges, bananas, and what have you. Taking advantage of high demand of customers, fruit vendors have been fingered to be selling chemically-ripened fruits in the markets. It would be recalled that the National []The post NAFDAC Urged To Intensify Efforts Against Artificially-Ripened Fruits appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FG Should Encourage People To Invest In Businesses With Economic Freedom ‘ Okonkwo
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Chris Okonkwo, National President of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), in this discussion with SYLVESTER ENOGHASE at the 2018 International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland, spoke on how the power sector privatisation in the last four years remains an experiment with a bleak prospect. Excerpts: The Ease-of- Doing-Business in Nigeria []The post FG Should Encourage People To Invest In Businesses With Economic Freedom ‘ Okonkwo appeared first
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AFCON: S’Eagles List For Seychelles Out This Week
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS DAILY INDEPENDENT can report that the list of Super Eagles players expected to play against Seychelles in continuation of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will be out this week as Coach Gernot Rohr is expected in the country today. It has been gathered that Rohr will arrive Nigeria and meet with the []The post AFCON: S’Eagles List For Seychelles Out This Week appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Tianjin Teda’s Coach Praises Mikel
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has won words of praise from the club’s coach, Uli Stielike, who acknowledged that the star’s height and experience made a world of difference for the squad in last weekend’s Chinese Super League fixture. While Stielike admitted he was surprised that Mikel was able to play []The post Tianjin Teda’s Coach Praises Mikel appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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D’Tigress Due In Lagos Ahead World Cup
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS D’Tigress, Nigeria’s women basketball team, is expected in Lagos today for next phase of their training ahead of their World Cup in Spain. After weeks of training in Atlanta, the team led by Hughley Otis had their last training in the United States of America on Saturday before their departure on Sunday. According to []The post D’Tigress Due In Lagos Ahead World Cup appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Brighton Stun Man U 3-2
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS Brighton stunned a lacklustre Manchester United with three first-half goals to secure a famous victory at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls beat United in May to retain their Premier League status, but few expected a repeat on Sunday. However, Brighton capitalised on a poor start from United to take the lead on 25 minutes, []The post Brighton Stun Man U 3-2 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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CAF Pays Tribute To Kofi Anan
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has joined thousands across the world to pay tribute to Late Kofi Anan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, who died last week. CAF noted that the late Anan was an illustrious son of Africa, who contributed immensely to the development of the continent. In a tribute []The post CAF Pays Tribute To Kofi Anan appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Lagos Open: ITF Gives Sept. 13 Deadline For Registration
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given deadline for the registration of players ahead of this year’s Lagos Open Tennis Championship. The Lagos Open will hold from September 29 to October 13. 2018 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club (LLTC), Onikan. The world tennis governing body said on its website that players willing to []The post Lagos Open: ITF Gives Sept. 13 Deadline For Registration appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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France 2018: Ajibade Thanks All For Support
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
LAGOS Nigeria’s Falconets assistant captain, Rasheedat Ajibade has taken consolation from the side’s loss to Spain with the fact that she and her colleagues were able to at least reach the quarterfinals at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. Although the FC Robo of Lagos attacker admitted she was totally disappointed with []The post France 2018: Ajibade Thanks All For Support appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Rohr Recalls Moses Simon
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
AUDU ADEDOLAPO LAGOS Moses Simon might have been summoned back into the Super Eagles team by the Chief coach, Gernet Rohr. The Levante winger who was replaced by Samuel Kalu of FC Bordeaux have been recalled into the team by Rohr as the coach believed in the youngster abilities and should appear in his team []The post Rohr Recalls Moses Simon appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FIFA Ban: Who Can Save Nigeria
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
It is no longer news that the world football governing body, FIFA, has given the government and people of Nigeria, through the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), up to 12noon on Monday, August 20 (today) to confirm to it in written form that the NFF under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick has been handed over the []The post FIFA Ban: Who Can Save Nigeria’ appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Restoring Peace In Niger Delta For Improved Oil Output
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Yenagoa Over the years, the dynamics of the security situation in the oil-rich Niger Delta had compelled the Nigerian military high command to adopt various strategies to protect crude oil facilities and fight against oil theft and illegal refineries in the region. One of such initiatives is the deployment of the Joint Task Force (JTF) []The post Restoring Peace In Niger Delta For Improved Oil Output appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Police In Gombe Parade Murder Suspects, Impersonators, Motorcycle Snatchers
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
GOMBE Three suspects allegedly connected to the gruesome murder of a 25-year-old, Abdulhamid Danladi, and his vehicle taken away have been arrested and paraded by the Gombe State Police Command. Parading the suspects along with other suspected criminals, the Gombe State Police Commissioner, Mr. Shina Tairu Olukolu said the arrest followed intelligence obtained by the []The post Police In Gombe Parade Murder Suspects, Impersonators, Motorcycle Snatchers appeared first on Independent Newspapers Ni
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IDP Delivers Quadruplet In Zamfara
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
A 33-year-old Zainab Salisu, an internally displaced person (IDP) in Maradun camp, Zamfara State, has been delivered of a quadruplet, two males and two females. Mrs. Salisu, who hailed from Gidan Dan-Guntu village in Maradun District gave birth on Sunday, without complications. Speaking on the delivery, the father of quadruplet, Malam Salisu Muhammad, told journalists []The post IDP Delivers Quadruplet In Zamfara appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Truck Crushes Motorcyclist In Ogun
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
A motorcyclist was confirmed dead in an accident involving an Iveco truck and a Volkswagen Golf car at Onikoko ‘ Adigbe area of Abeokuta. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Saturday. Akinbiyi explained that the truck, with registration number LSD 464 XW, []The post Truck Crushes Motorcyclist In Ogun appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Gloom Envelops Ogidi Over Electrocution Of Two Men
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
AWKA Tragedy struck Ogidi, headquarters of Idemili North Local Council of Anambra State on Sunday as two young men were electrocuted as they tried to fix a television antena. One of the men from Uruoji village, Ogidi, was said to be an only son of the family. It was gathered that the incident which occurred []The post Gloom Envelops Ogidi Over Electrocution Of Two Men appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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