NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 12 October, 2017.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Ghana based Legal practitioner Maurice Ampaw says incessant loud moaning during sx is a crime which must be punished. According to him, moaning infringes on the rights of others and must be stopped. 'Why is it that you are having sx and I cannot sleep' In a compound house, they are having sx ...The post Moaning during sx is a crime Ghana Lawyer appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf Abuja A federal lawmaker, Sani Zoro Mohammed, has said more than any individual or group, late Head of State, General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi should be blamed for the present woes the nation faces in its 57 years of independence, leading to incessant calls for restructuring. He also cautioned advocates of restructuring, warning ...The post Restructuring: Blame Aguyi-Ironsi for our woes 'Zoro appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Kaduna State governor and chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that it is an injustice to agitate for equal unequal, adding that in population and resources each region also differs. He, however, said that because the representatives of the agitators are few in number, the majority ...The post Nigerians cant be treated equally, El-Rufai insists as people shun APC True Federalism conference appeared first on Blueprint - For 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the plan by the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to borrow a whooping sum of $5.5 billion will plunge Nigeria into further debt, and consciously mortgage the future of the unborn generations. In a statement Wednesday, the partys National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye stated ...The post $5.5 billion loan: Buhari mortgaging our childrens future, PDP says appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state capital,on Wednesday, remanded a 52-year-old hotel manager, George Morakinyo, for alleged abduction and rape. The accused person who is the manager of Morack Hotel in Osogbo, was said to have abducted one Rotimi Elizabeth and attempted to rape her. The Prosecutor, Mr. Rasaki Lamidi told the court ...The post Osun court remands hotel manager for abduction, attempted rape appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The subtle plan to micro-zone the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the South West has pitched founder of Daar Communication and one of the aspirants to the office, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, against the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee (NCC). Consequently, Dokpesi has stated that the attempt by the PDP ...The post Dokpesi exposes PDPs role in APDA formation, alleges plot to blackmail him appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Ahead of the December national convention, the Woman and Youth Affairs department of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a committee for the conduct of National Youth Conference towards the mobilization of youths in the country. Welcoming the youths to the party headquarters Wednesday in Abuja, Director of Women and Youth Affairs, Hajiya Hadiza ...The post 2019: PDP inaugurates committee for national youth conference appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Former Vice President of Nigeria and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has called on the government of Nigeria to actively initiate policies that would empower the countrys young girls to grow up believing that they can do and become anything they imagine. In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja to mark ...The post International Day of Girl Child: Atiku seeks specialised policies, Bayelsa lawyers worried over rape, violence appeared first on Blueprint - For Tru 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army has urged residents of Bayelsa State not to panic on sighting movement of troops and heavy equipment. This they said is to support its ongoing Army Training Directive for the year 2017 codenamed Operation Crocodile Smiles II. Spokesman for the Brigade, Capt. Danjuma Danjuma who made the appeal in a ...The post Operation Crocodile Smiles II: Army urges Bayelsans to maintain calm appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Resident Electoral Commission (REC) for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has urged the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), FCT chapter to beef up it mechanism of resolving inter and intra political conflicts amicably for the progress of the country. Speaking Wednesday in Abuja during the inauguration of new IPAC executive in FCT, acting chairperson of ...The post FCT electoral commissioner tasks IPAC on peaceful conflicts resolution appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Aid workers have begun leaving Gwoza a town in Borno State as insurgents on Tuesday laid siege to it. The town was once declared the headquarters of the Boko Haram insurgents. One of the residents of the town, Abubakar Ahmed, who spoke with our Correspondent on Wednesday, said, 'The attempt by Boko Haram to overrun ...The post Boko Haram siege forces aid workers to flee Borno town appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The federal government has asked the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to void the boats pilotage agreement it has with Integrated Logistics Services (Intels). Intels, a logistics and facilities services provider in the maritime and oil and gas sectors, was co-founded by Gabriele Volpi, an Italian national, and Atiku Abubakar, former vice president. THISDAYreports that Abubakar ...The post FG terminates NPA's 17yrs old pilotage agreement with Atikus company appeared first on Blueprint - For Tr 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Katsina state Governor, Hon Aminu Bello Masari (left), embraces a blind senior citizen on the street, in Katsina yesterday Photo: Govt House, KatsinaThe post Gov Aminu Bello Masari embraces a blind senior citizen on the street appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Joshua Egbodo Abuja The Ad Hoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating alleged revenue leakages in the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and other subsidiaries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has directed its searchlights in the direction of Duke Oil over reported nonremittance of about N6 trillion. Duke Oil is a ...The post Reps probe Duke Oil over N6trn revenues appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Moses John Abuja The federal government has said it would not relent in its yam export policy which is aimed at attracting foreign exchange for the country. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said this during a sensitisation walk in commemoration of the World Food Day in Abuja yesterday. Ogbeh, who ...The post No going back on yam export ' Ogbeh appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Plateau state government yesterday confirmed a suspected case of Lassa fever in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Kuden Kamshak, a medical doctor, said the infected persons had been quarantined. 'Currently, there is a case of Lassa fever in Tudun Wada, here in Jos, but the infected persons have been ...The post Plateau confirms new Lassa fever case appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has announced the appointment of Abdul-Akaba Sumaila, as the Acting Sole Administrator of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex. Sumaila replaces Joseph Isah, who retired from the civil service in September, having attained the mandatory 35 years in service. Sumaila is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers ...The post FG appoints sole administrator for Ajaokuta Steel Complex appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai (left), presenting appointment letter to the Councillor, Information and Communication, Hon. Saidu Adamu, during the swearing in ceremony, at the Government House, in Kaduna yesterday Photo: Tunde Garba The post Kaduna state Governor presenting appointment letter to the Councillor, Information and Communication appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Ene Osang Abuja Labour Party (LP) has disclosed that the police have offi cially arrested its former National Chairman, Alhaji A. A. Salam, over alleged embezzlement of over N1.3 billion of the party's funds. A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ebere Ifendu, said the case had reached an advanced stage, and the party ...The post Police arrest ex-LP chair over 'N1.3bn embezzlement' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Joshua Egbodo Abuja House of Representatives has asked for an urgent move to ban single-use plastic bags for the use of biodegradable or fabric materials in the country. To this end, it has mandated its joint committee on Environment and Habitat, and Climate Change to interface with the Federal Ministry of Environment to regulate ...The post Reps seek plastic bags ban appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Taiye Odewale Abuja Th e Senate yesterday passed the N152 billion 2017 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Th e upper house, which approved the report of the Committee on Finance, approved N75.8 billion as personnel cost, which is 49.58 per cent, N46 billion for overhead cost, which is 30.09 per cent ...The post Senate passes FIRS N152bn budget, others appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Nigerian Army has appointed Maj.-Gen. M. Mohammed as the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna. Until his appointment, Mohammed was at the Department of Army Standards and Evaluation (DASE), Abuja. He replaces Maj.-Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade, who has been appointed Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). In a ...The post Army appoints new GOC 1 Division, others appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri Abuja Th e Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, has been indicted in the report of the ministerial investigative panel, saying his suspension would continue. Th e extension of the ES is coming amidst concerns ...The post NHIS: Controversy trails N19m allowance for 21-member probe c'ttee appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) True Federalism Committee, and Governor of Kaduna state, Mal am Nasir ElRufai, has harped on the need to pay attention to the lingering agitations for restructuring of the country, saying the peoples voice was that of God. El-Rufai, who led other members of the ...The post Agitations: Why we must listen to them ' El-Rufa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Musa M. Buba Damaturu The management of First Surat Group, which runs the Nigeria Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) and the Nigeria Nile University (NTNU), has called on Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam to support the Group in its bid to improve the education of its students at the state's branch of NTIC. Th e ...The post First Surat Group rues NTIC performance, partners Gaidam appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Absence of the lead Respondent counsel in the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu's fundamental rights violation suit before the ECOWAS court of justice, yesterday, stalled the hearing. The lead counsel to the federal government, Dayo Akpata, was unable to make it to the court, because he ...The post IPOB: Counsel's absence stalls Kanu's rights suit appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated that no fewer than 184 persons died from an outbreak of cholera in eight states across the country, this year. Surveillance Focal Person of NCDC, Nanpring Williams, said this at the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector Meeting, organised by the Federal ...The post Cholera has killed 184 Nigerians this year ' NCDC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met behind closed doors with Service Chiefs, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno. It was gathered that the meeting, presided by President Buhari, was still ongoing as at the time of filing in this report. It is also being attended ...The post Buhari meets service, security chiefs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Governors of the 19 northern states have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with General Electric, Nigeria (a billionaire American multinational corporation) for the upgrade of healthcare infrastructures across the three geo-political zones that make up the old northern region. Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of Borno ...The post Northern govs, GE sign pact on health infrastructure appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Just 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Emeka Nze Abuja Th e Peoples Democratic Party Northern Leaders and Elders Forum, has dismissed the declaration by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state to seek the party's presidential ticket for 2019, reaffi rming that the zoning formula which ceded the partys ticket to the North remains intact. Former Minister of Information and convener ...The post 2019: PDP begins search for northern presidential candidate appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Super Eagles pair Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi have been included in the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) squad of best players of matchday fi ve of the African FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifi ers. Th e best XI of the matchday fi ve, in a 4-4-2 formation, was released on CAF's verifi ed Twitter ...The post Moses, Abdullahi named in W/Cup qualifiers Best XI appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Taiye Odewale Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sought for the approval of the National Assembly for two external loans worth $5.5 billion to finance the N7.4trillion 2017 Budget. But the Senate kicked in the belief that the N1.8trillion planned loan could be generated internally by the various revenue generating agencies if well monitored. Buhari, ...The post 2017 Budget: Buhari seeks $5.5bn loan, Senate kicks appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The appointment of a new deputy governor for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has got the tongues wagging, for different reasons though. 39-year-old Aishah Ahmad has advantage of age and many positive qualities going for her but mischief makers are not questioning her credentials but the politics of President Muhammadu Buhari's appointments generally, which ...The post Their wars, our woes: A case of Buhari's house of chaos, -By Zainab Suleiman Okino appeared first on Blueprint - For 
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