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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 15 October, 2017.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Recently, a faction was created within the All Progressives Congress (APC), Katsina state chapter. It was named APC Integrity, led by a renowned politician, Dr Usman Bugaje. According to them, the faction is aimed at ensuring good governance in the state. In their view, people of the state have lost hope and confidence by the ...The post APC Integrity or APC deception' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
I fi rst heard his name as the Governor of Kaduna state during Murtala/Obasanjo era while I was in secondary school. Buhari then was the Federal Commissioner of Petroleum. I didn't know much about him until we met at The Buhari Organization (TBO) in 2002 when he served as the fi rst Vice Chairman of ...The post A tribute to AVM Mukhtar appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The political permutations as at now, in Adamawa state, is so dicey for the incumbent Governor, Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, and this from all indication would be the situation in 2019. Happenings on ground in the state are so dicey for the incumbent governor. The loyalists of former Governor Murtala Nyako are poised to ...The post Adamawa politics: A dicey 2019 for Gov Bindow appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
DHL Express has been certifi ed as a top employer in Africa for the fourth executive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2018 certifi cation ceremony, held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. CEO, DHL Express SubSaharan Africa, Hennie Heymans, explains that this is the fourth consecutive year that DHL has been awarded this ...The post DHL,top employer in 18 African countries appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Women farmers in Africa have asked governments across the continent to domesticate the Maputo Declaration and commit at least 10 per cent of their annual budgets to agriculture to ensure food security. Th e 2014 Maputo Declaration in the agricultural sector seeks to cut poverty in half by 2025 via ...The post Women farmers task African leaders on Maputo Declaration appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Th e Controller, Ogun State Command of the Customs Service (NCS) Sani Madugu, narrowly escaped being lynched after an attack on his convoy by suspected smugglers on Wednesday. Madugu told journalists on Th ursday at the Idiroko Customs headquarters, that the attackers took advantage of a traffi c jam at Ijako axis of the road ...The post Customs boss escapes lynching by smugglers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By David Agba Abuja Th e major problem of Africa is gross under utilization of its human and natural resources and the best way to address these problems is to utilise the human resources in the development of the energy sector. Immediate past president of the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), Engr ...The post Underutilisation of resources Africas major problem appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Victor Adedayo TITLE: The Carnivorous City AUTHOR: Toni Kan GENRE: Autobiography, Motivational PUBLISHER: Cassava Republic Press YEAR : 2016 PAGES: 241 When Abel left for Lagos in search of his missing brother, little did he know that Lagos is a carnivorous city that devours you to satisfy its insatiable appetite. The carnivorous city ...The post Kans The Carnivorous City is a human struggle appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Salamatu Sule Title of Book: Tammunde: Hope on the Horizon Author: MunzaliDantata Genre: Fiction Pages: 195 ISBN: 978-978-956-226-8 The novel, Tammunnde: Hope on the Horizon is an attempt by Munzali Dantata to trace the historical evolution of the relationships between the Nomadic Cattle Herders and farmers in Nigeria as represented by the ...The post Juxtaposing change and conservatism in Munzali Dantata's Tammunnde: Hope on the Horizon appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Just 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Booker Talk Are there some genres you will never ever read because you know youll hate them' Or maybe some specific titles that will never find room in your bookcases for the same reason (yes Moby Dick, Im looking at you!) . If the answer to either or both of these questions ...The post Read books you will hate, its good for you appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
I'm completely innocent According to TMZ, Nelly was said to have raped a woman on his tour bus in Ridgefi eld, Washington, where he is to perform on Saturday night. Nelly is on a tour with rock band Florida Georgia Line. Th e report quotes law enforcement offi cers as saying the woman said she ...The post Nelly at it again, arrested for rape appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
We all know how diffi cult mornings can be. If you have a family to cater for, it's twice as hard because you have to think of much more than yourself. So, here are eff ective morning routines to help you. Try some morning rituals We all know how diffi cult mornings can be especially ...The post LIFE TRANSFORMING MORNING RITUALS TO TRY appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
It's no news that most men desperately want a Kim Kardashian in the life or bed and are ready to pay whatever it could cost and there are fi ve reasons these men want her so bad Kim Kardashian is undoubtedly one of the hottest women on planet earth and she rules the entertainment industry ...The post Qualities of a woman: Could yours be like the Kim Kardashian's' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
like ' and see yourself staying at it for more than a year ' is hard to come by. However, once you've secured the job, it's important not to get too comfortable. If you're not careful, you could sabotage your career with an employer. Here are six blunders that could cause your career to go ...The post 6 career killers to avoid at all costs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Floyd Mayweather is said to have become the first fighter to have earned more than $1billion in the ring following his fight with Conor McGregor and the American certainly likes to make his wealth known. The Money Team leader claimed he made somewhere in the region of 250m in his defeat of the UFCs main ...The post Mayweather: Secret success of a dogged fighter appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The ongoing final phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers has thrown up a lot of surprises and shocks. Some teams considered by many as underdogs have found their way to Russia, and some big guns would be absent because they just could not qualify. Whatever angle you view it from, Russia 2018 ...The post 5 big 'guns' ruled out of 2018 W/Cup appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Newly appointed Technical Director, Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Chika Chukwumerije, recently opened up on sundry sporting issues especially as it concernsthe sport; it's predicaments which starred bizarre revelations. Th e three time-Olympian, who has once dogged out medal at Olympics spoke to IKENNA OKONKWO. Your recent emergence as Technical Director of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation I'm confi ...The post Family, friends paid for me to represent Nigeria ' Chukwumerije appeared f 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Gbenga Isaac Abuja Liverpool and Man United will renew their rivalry when they face off at Anfi eld this afternoon. Both sides have had very diff erent starts to the season, with United level on points at the top with city rivals Man City, while Liverpool are on the back of another draw, ...The post EPL week 8 Preview: Explosive battle for Reds, Devils as league action returns appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Former World Boxing Federation Cruiserweight champion, Bash Ali is hopeful of fi ghting in a Guiness world record bout even at the grand age of 61, and he prays the Federal government of Nigeria to help him actualise his dream. Ali defeated British boxer Tony Booth on August 15 2004 in a WBF bout that ...The post Intrigues as 61-year old Bash Ali muscles FG for record bout appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Owing to the prevalence of high profi le kidnapping in Nigeria in recent times, travellers, especially important personalities, have devised diff erent methods of evading abduction. SUNNY IDACHABA highlights these undercover tactics in this report. Recently, along the lonely Ajaokuta-Idah road in Kogi State, a Lexus Jeep was abandoned over-night in the middle of the ...The post Beating Kaduna-Abuja road kidnappers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Aliyu Usman As people who are paid to speak on behalf of their bosses on regular basis, it is not unusual for Presidential Spokesmen to sometimes 'mis-speak' in their line of duty. However, Malam Garba Shehu is fast becoming a gaff e machine, owing largely to his penchant for putting his foot in ...The post Garba Shehu: One gaff e, too many appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Ibraheem Musa In the run up to the last election, General Muhammadu Buhari did the unprecedented in Kaduna state before the party primaries. On October 2, 2014, he graced the gubernatorial declaration of Malam Nasir El Rufai, an All Progressives Congress(APC) aspirant, at the Trade Fair Complex. In addition, Buhari endorsed him as ...The post El Rufai and politics of endorsement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Retired sprint legend Usain Bolt is clearly loving life after he was snapped puffi ng away on a shisha pipe in swanky Mayfair. Th e former Olympic and world champion hung up his running shoes this summer and has been living the high life ever since. Bolt kicked off his retirement party with a 7,000 ...The post Bolt: 'Bizarre' life of an Athlete after retirement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By SPORTS ARENA Birds freeze in the air, highways, streets got dry, all stayed glued to their television sets and then the atmosphere all of a sudden went agog with unstoppable jubilation at exactly 74 minutes of play when prolifc striker and 'super' substitute, Alex Iwobi whose strike in second half of the penultimate World ...The post Russia 2018: Now, lets face the real deal appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
From left: Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Deputy Chairman People Democratic Party (PDP) Speaker's Forum of Nigeria, Hon. Edward Uchendu, Gombe state Deputy Governor, Hon. Charles Iliya and Speaker, Taraba state House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Abel Diah, during their visit to Gombe state governor at the Government House in Gombe, yesterday. Photo: Joseph ...The post Deputy Chairman PDP during their visit to Gombe state governor at the Government House appeared first on Bluepri 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Everyone tries to imagine the way their lives would change after saying ' I do' but often get disappointed in their fi rst years of marriage because they realize that what they imagined was far from reality There are certain myths about marriage that can infl uence the way we think our future will look ...The post Popular teachings about marriage that are not true appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Hajiya Aisha Abubakar Gimba is the eldest child of late writer, Abubakar Gimba. She holds a degree in English Language and currently works at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai a' er leaving the banking sector. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, Aisha speaks on her fathers legacies How would you describe him' He was ...The post My fathers writings seek to correct society ' Gimbas daughter appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Danhausawa Samaila Adoyi Ogwuche is the CEO of Danhausawa Media Nigeria Limited, which intends to hold the second edition of Sarauniya Beauty Pageant, where contestants will not be skimpily dressed in swim suits and bikinis but in full northern attires as he explains to ABDULRAHEEM AODU in the interview below. You addressed a press conference ...The post Sarauniya: Beauty Pageant with a difference Danhausawa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Spokesman of Northern Elders' Forum(NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi was one of the elite who supported the Coalition of Arewa Youth Groups when it issued quit notice to Igbos to leave the North on or before October 1. Similarly, he was part of the delegation that brokered the ceasefi re. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, ...The post Igbo: QUIT NOTICE SUSPENDED NOT REVERSED 'Prof Ango appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Felila Belfie stickWe're all pretty accustom to the term 'Selfie' these days. In fact it's one of the most widely used hashtags on Instagram and Twitter and let's be honest we've all taken a selfie at First the Selfie Stick and now the Belfie Stick' This HAS to be Fake.. Right' least once! But ...The post First the Selfie Stick and now the Belfie Stick' This HAS to be Fake.. Right' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Falila New Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week So many things have happened this week, but the one thing that stood out the most has been the celebration of Nigeria's independence, as Nigeria turned 57 on Sunday 1st of October, bringing forth so much hope and excitement among Nigerians, with countless posts to ...The post Social media buzz appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja Frustrated by the non-payment of allowances, running into billions of naira, legislative aides in National Assembly have concluded plans to disrupt plenary proceedings anytime soon, Blueprint Weekend can exclusively report. Their plot to shut down both chambers of NASS was hatched following a series of allegations made against the bureaucracy in ...The post Legislative aides threaten to shut NASS over N1.4bn unpaid allowances appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Jus 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Sani Zoro Mohammed, foremost journalist and former President of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing Gumel / Maigatari / Sule Tankarkar/ Gagarawa Federal Constituency of Jigawa state. In this encounter with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF, the lawmaker, among other topical issues, descended on the forces of secession, hiding ...The post President, under our presidential system, plays god ' Sani Zoro appeared first on Blueprint - For 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Th e Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) has urged the federal governments to increase investments in the education sector to enhance access to quality education. Th e association advocated that the nation's universities should be repositioned to enable them respond to the needs of the nation through strategic ...The post VCs urge increased investments in education appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Victor Isuku, yesterday confirmed that at about 2030hrs, at Molai Angwar, three female suicide bombers detonated IED, killing selves at Molai General Hospital, located at an outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state. The trio trapped the IED on their vests and attempted to gain entry through the exit gate of the hospital, ...The post 3 female suicide bombers die in Borno appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Tope Sunday Abuja Chief of the Air Staff , Air Vice-Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has called for United States (US) support for the supply of aircraft spare parts, specialised equipment and aircraft to fi ght terrorism in the country. Abubakar, however, acknowledged the support the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had received in the area of ...The post Insurgency: FG seeks US support on equipment, aircraft appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a humanitarian international organization, said yesterday in Maiduguri that majority of the estimated 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state were scared to return o their communities. NRC Secretary General, Mr. Jan Egeland, said at a press briefi ng that over 60 per cent were ...The post '86% Borno IDPs not willing to return' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
When gunman Stephen Paddock struck on October 1, 2017 killing at least 59 people attending a music concert in Las Vegas it was, perhaps, thought to be another terrorist atrocity from the usual suspects. But, it turned out, Paddock was a 'sole actor', who meticulously planned and callously executed the worst shooting spree by ...The post A 'lone wolf' and his privileges, By MUSA ALIYU appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Is your country a he or she in your mouth'' This is the title of one of Patricia Lockwood's poems. The poem struck me because its title aligns with a question that has bothered me for a while: Is Nigeria a male or a female country' As far as it goes, this is a seemingly ...The post Is ours a hermaphrodite nation' -By ERIC OMAZU appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The General Hospital Karu at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has a shortage of staff , basic drugs and equipment. In contrast, the Indian-owned Primus Super Specialty Hospital which sits on the land on the General Hopital is brimming with pa' ents and business as JOSEPHINE ELLAEJEH highlights in this report More than five months ...The post Karu: FCT's ghost hospital appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Columnists are like politicians. They are without borders. In politics as it is in columning, there are only permanent interests; no permanent friends. It is in that spirit that I have decamped from the Blueprint daily which debuted six solid years ago to begin another romance with the Blueprint Weekend, which is making its first ...The post A deadly monkey business, -By CLEMENT OLUWOLE appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Recently, Tozali Fashion Magazine, which is owned by Hajiya Mamuna Yaya Abubakar, held its maiden African Fashion and Cultural Week which was dedicated en' rely to men wears, as the models show-cased the contnent's rich cultural heritage. HAWWAH GAMBO witnessed the event. Fashion shows are few and far between in Northern Nigeria. Similarly, northerners are ...The post Tozali: Africa's culture on the runway appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By SKC Ogbonnia Let me begin by expressing gratitude to God that you are continuing to enjoy good health after a prolonged stay in a London hospital. You have demonstrated the new lease of life by being able to give a national broadcast upon your return. You have also been well enough to attend Executive ...The post Open letter to Buhari on health matters appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
With a dwindling animal popular on, decayed facilites and lack of funding, Abuja Natonal Children's Park and Zoo is not attracting local visitors, let alone tourists as ABDURAHMAN ZAKARIYAU found out. Early this year, , United States of American zoologist, William Conway said that 'globally more than 700 million people visited zoos and aquaria last ...The post Abuja Park: No centre of attraction appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
By Yushau A. Shuaib Successive administrations in Nigeria, including the current one, claim to promote transparency and accountability by following due process in financial dealings and public procurements. Nevertheless, governments at all levels avoid strict compliance with standard norms and regulations when actions are taken for both economic and political exigencies. The confusion and power ...The post Due process: Between security votes and oil contracts appeared first on Blueprint - For Tr 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Sani Musa Danja is an ace actor, producer and singer in the Kannywood film industry. He is also the co-owner of 2 Effects Music and Film Empire. Danja's popularity seems to have nosedived over the years. However, rising in defense, in this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Danja opens up on his plans for ...The post It pains how people download our films ' Danja appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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