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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 AUGUST, 2018].

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EU Migration Meeting Ends With No Deal On Italian Ship With Migrants ‘ Diplomats
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Ten European Union states meeting over their latest migration tussle in Brussels on Friday agreed to no solution for disembarking Mediterranean migrants stranded in an Italian port, diplomats said. Italy threatened earlier on Friday to stop transferring funds to the EU unless its peers in the bloc agree to take in people from the Diciotti []The post EU Migration Meeting Ends With No Deal On Italian Ship With Migrants Diplomats appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Moses’ Retirement And Unanswered Questions
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Lagos Football like any other sports is played by humans who have but a short life span. When a player reaches his or her zenith, he or she usually quit the game. And this is the saddest part of the game. As humans, we don’t want them to quit because we’ve developed certain relationship along []The post Moses’ Retirement And Unanswered Questions appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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FIFA: Dalung Eating The Humble Pie
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Nigeria is the most populous black nation in the world, her beauty, Art, and Aesthetic experience are of immense dimensions and show themselves in different ways to different people. Because they are so inherently difficult to define, we approach a discussion of their relation to the recreative life with no illusions. When we speak here []The post FIFA: Dalung Eating The Humble Pie appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Why The League Should Start Now
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Lagos With the events leading to FIFA’s snubbing Solomon Dalung, Nigeria’s sports minister, for seeking an audience with the world football governing body, and the intervention of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Nigeria escaping FIFA ban, it is obvious that Nigerian football had been dragged through the murky waters. The Nigeria Professional Football League []The post Why The League Should Start Now appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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German Fire-Fighters Battle Massive Forest Fire Near Berlin
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Hundreds of German fire-fighters continued to battle a massive forest fire near Berlin on Friday. Residents of the German capital were told to keep their windows shut as clouds of smoke could be seen drifting over the city in the morning hours. However, the odds that the forest fire would spread further are now seen []The post German Fire-Fighters Battle Massive Forest Fire Near Berlin appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Rohr Invites Four Uncapped, 20 Others For Seychelles
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Lagos Super Eagles chief coach, Gernot Rohr, has named four new players who were not part of the team to the last World Cup in Russia among his 24-man list for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles on September 07, 2018. The list has three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders, seven strikers and []The post Rohr Invites Four Uncapped, 20 Others For Seychelles appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Why Ikeme Can’t Join S’Eagles Bench For Now ‘ Rohr
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Gernor Rohr, Super Eagles Head coach, has revealed that Carl Ikeme whpo announced his retirement from football lastball on account of lukeamia, won’t be able to join the Super Eagles bench for now on account of his health. The former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Rohr said, cannot afford to fly for 10 hours to Seychelles venue []The post Why Ikeme Can’t Join S’Eagles Bench For Now ‘ Rohr appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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CAF Concludes Inspection Of Enyimba Stadium
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) concluded the inspection of Enyimba Stadium on Friday with the club chairman, Chief Felix Anyasi-Agwu, assuring that the stadium will pass CAF test. He said after the inspection that the facilities needed at the Enyimba Stadium to ensure the club hosted Cara Brazzaville of Congo match have been installed. []The post CAF Concludes Inspection Of Enyimba Stadium appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nwora Invites 12 For FIBA World Cup Qualifiers
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Lagos D’Tigers head coach, Alex Nwora, has invited 12 players for the next round of the FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers to be hosted in Lagos between September 14 and 16, 2018. The players, who will report to camp on September 6, will be headlined by Portland Trail Blazers’ Al-Farouq Aminu, who last featured for []The post Nwora Invites 12 For FIBA World Cup Qualifiers appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Hundreds Evacuated As Forest Fire Sends Smoke Over Berlin
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Hundreds of people were on Friday evacuated from their homes as about 600 firefighters battled a blaze in a forest strewn with unexploded ammunition south of Berlin. A pall of acrid smoke hung over the city. Attempts to fight the fire were complicated by the presence of the ammunition thought to date from the Soviet []The post Hundreds Evacuated As Forest Fire Sends Smoke Over Berlin appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Al-Makura Reconstitutes Governing Councils Of State-Owned Tertiary Institutions
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, has approved the appointments of chairmen and members of the governing councils of the four state-owned tertiary institutions. This is contained in a statement signed by Mohammed Abdullahi, Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government (SSG), on Friday in Lafia. According to the statement, the reconstitution of the council was []The post Al-Makura Reconstitutes Governing Councils Of State-Owned Tertiary Institutions appeared first on Independent Newspaper
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FCTA Expands Revenue Base, Registers Over 1 Million Taxpayers In 6 Months
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has supported the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Services (FCT-IRS) to register over one million taxpayers and boost revenue of the FCT. The support to its new arm is in a bid to expand its tax base and raise more funds for improved service delivery in Abuja. []The post FCTA Expands Revenue Base, Registers Over 1 Million Taxpayers In 6 Months appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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LAUTECH: NUC Accredits 23 Courses, Grants 5 Interim Accreditations
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to no fewer than 23 academic programmes of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho. The Commission’s letter dated August 14 sent to the institution in Ibadan on Friday made this known. The Commission’s letter titled ‘Results of the May/June, 2018 accreditation of academic programmes []The post LAUTECH: NUC Accredits 23 Courses, Grants 5 Interim Accreditations appeared first on Indep
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Group Trains Over 150 Unemployed Youths On Diverse Skills In Anambra
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Onitsha A group under the aegis of Global Youth Ambassador has empowered over 150 unemployed graduates in Nnewi, Anambra State, through skill acquisition initiative. Convener of the skill acquisition programme, Mr Ikebunwa Lotanna, on Friday, said that the group deemed it necessary to assist government in equipping the youths with skills that would help []The post Group Trains Over 150 Unemployed Youths On Diverse Skills In Anambra appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Google Deletes 58 Accounts With Ties To Iran
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Google on Thursday said it deleted 58 accounts with ties to Iran with content running on YouTube and other related sites, the company wrote in a blog post. The company said the accounts were linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) organization. IRIB disguised their connection while sharing English-language political content in the []The post Google Deletes 58 Accounts With Ties To Iran appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NSE Indices Grow Further By 0.63%, Amid Dangote Cement Gain
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Trading activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained a postive growth on Friday, with Dangote Cement leading the gainers’ table for the second consecutive day. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the crucial market indices appreciated further with 0.63 per cent growth, following gains by some blue chips. Specifically, the market capitalisation []The post NSE Indices Grow Further By 0.63%, Amid Dangote Cement Gain appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Nigerian Content Devt Board To Create 300,000 Jobs In Oil, Gas Sector
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on Friday said it had commenced a 10-year development plan aimed at creating 300,000 jobs in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. Mr Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of NCDMB, said this during a capacity building workshop for Energy and Business Correspondents on Friday in Yenagoa. He said that []The post Nigerian Content Devt Board To Create 300,000 Jobs In Oil, Gas Sector appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Oil, Gas Exhibition Holds In South Africa
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
The oil and gas exhibition being put together by Future Energy Africa in South Africa is attracting critical stakeholders across Africa. The event holding in October in Cape Town, South Africa, will also feature a conference tagged, ‘ Africa’s Integrated Oil, Gas and Energy Transformation”. It is dedicated to advancing future oil, gas and energy []The post Oil, Gas Exhibition Holds In South Africa appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ophthalmological Society Of Nigeria To Conduct Free Cataract Surgeries Worth N20m
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
(NAN) The Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN) says it will conduct free cataract surgeries worth over N20 million on no fewer than 250 less privileged people in the country. Dr Sunday Abu, the Chairman of Eye Camp and Surgery Committee of the society, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) []The post Ophthalmological Society Of Nigeria To Conduct Free Cataract Surgeries Worth N20m appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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NGO Trains Over 2,000 Youths, Women In Different Skills
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
(NAN) Miss Avershima Akirghir, founder of Questaid, an Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has trained more than 2,000 women and youths in different skills at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, Daudu, Makurdi. Shetold the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the gesture was to enable the women and mostly girls to become self reliant, especially in []The post NGO Trains Over 2,000 Youths, Women In Different Skills appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Indecent Dressing Among Children, Main Cause Of Paedophilia
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
LAGOS Back in the days, when it rained, children would run out to play. A few clothed, some half-clothed, but majority naked or barely clothed. They were just children. Nudity held no meaning for them and their sexualities were yet to be explored. Children of the time were innocent, oblivious to the pleasures of the []The post Indecent Dressing Among Children, Main Cause Of Paedophilia appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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I Don’t Feel Odd Being In Hair Care Business ‘ Recare Boss
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Chika Ikenga is the Group Managing Director of Recare, owners of Nature’s Gentle Touch; a company he founded in 1997 with the intent of bringing plant-based beauty solutions to Africans. In 2004, he acquired Hair Savvy Cosmetics, a South African cosmetics company, and successfully formed Recare Cosmetics, South Africa. In this interview with Saturday INDEPENDENT’s []The post I Don’t Feel Odd Being In Hair Care Business ‘ Recare Boss appeared first on Independent Newspapers Ni
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Still On Bukola Saraki
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
A great man stands out in times of tribulations. There is no doubt that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is a great man. In recent times, the man has been swimming in several politically motivated controversies. At first, it was the Code of Conduct Bureau’s case, and then came the Offa Bank robbery. Before we []The post Still On Bukola Saraki appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ibadan To Bubble For Olubadan
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Monarchs, politicians and socialites will storm Ibadan, Oyo State tomorrow, as the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, celebrates his 90th birthday. Not known for celebrating his birthday, Oba Adetunji, is making an exception simply because his father died before the age of 90. As should be expected, the monarch’s Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace will []The post Ibadan To Bubble For Olubadan appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Abiola Ajimobi’s Many Storms
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
One thing which is fast becoming synonymous with the Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, is controversy. In the recent past, Ajimobi, has been in the center of several controversies. His banter with students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), remains legendary. Only last week, he was said to have rubbished the political ambition of []The post Abiola Ajimobi’s Many Storms appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Moremi: Yomi Akinruntan Joins The Fray
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
The dispute between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Olugbo of Ugbo land, Oba Frederick Akinruntan is now almost legendary. Overtime, the duo have disagreed over the true representation of Moremi with the two monarchs telling different tales about the woman. While Moremi represents a heroine to the Ooni of Ife, she []The post Moremi: Yomi Akinruntan Joins The Fray appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Toyin Lawani Still Making Statements
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Designer, Toyin Lawani, might not be the best mentor there is, but she does have some class. In years, she has maintained her essence as far as fashion, exotic taste and class is concerned. Days back, she teased her admires with some pictures, and attracted a lot of reactions from men. Just when the dust []The post Toyin Lawani Still Making Statements appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Jide Omokore Adapts To A Conservative Lifestyle
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
In the days prior to his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kogi State-born Jide Omokore lived a fancy life. Like the Sultan of an oil rich island, the Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Nigeria Limited boss had it all at his beck and call. The world was simply his to play with. []The post Jide Omokore Adapts To A Conservative Lifestyle appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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7 Reasons Buhari Might Lose In 2019
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
All that follow me on social media would know right away that I am a staunch supporter of the president. From the very beginning of his campaign, I had predicted that he would win, and even promised sceptics that he would bring the change that we all hope for in Nigeria. Three years later, though []The post 7 Reasons Buhari Might Lose In 2019 appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ace Make-Up Artist, Banke Meshida Celebrates
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
In the make-up artistry world, she commands damning respect, and this is on her astounding contributions to the industry. Make-up queen extraordinaire, Banke Meshida-Lawal, clocked 40 recently and she celebrated this with a stunning photo shoot. As the latest entrant into the life-begins-at 40 club, the queen of the make-up industry in Nigeria and the []The post Ace Make-Up Artist, Banke Meshida Celebrates appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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