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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 16 October, 2017.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
What drives a country into possessing weapons of mass destruction that could kill millions of people, and wipe an entire city off the map in one trip' Power, prestige, or protection' How about we go with pride-and the license to bully' The US is famous for its enviable status of being the first country to ...The post US can live with a nuclear-armed N/Korea appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
As Delta state gears up for the local government elections, it is our expectation that your name will go down in history books with a pride of place. My main reason of writing is to sincerely appeal and encourage you to fully ensure a fair and level playing ground in this election so that only ...The post Open letter to Okowa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Once upon a time the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They then decided to build for themselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that they make a name for themselves and to expiate ...The post Restructuring and the Babel story appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
A former Chief of Administration Nigerian Air Force headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Alkali Mamu, has testified in the trial of a four-count charge of bribery brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). Manu, told Justice Salihu Garba of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, how foreign mercenary pilots were engaged ...The post Boko Haram: 'How foreign mercenaries were used as disguised instructors' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and J 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN), has said the efforts to bring Civil Societies together to build capacities are of central importance to the success of Open Government Partnership (OGP). This is contained in the goodwill message he delivered at the OGP Support Unit meeting with Ministries, Departments ...The post Integrating CSOs in capacity-building key to OGP ' AGF appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Justice Bello Kawu of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Kubwa, has discharged and acquitted one Isah Abdulkadir, who is standing trial for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, for lack of diligent prosecution. Counsel to the defendant, Mr. O.C. Ibe, urged the court to strike out the matter, since it appeared the prosecuting counsel, ...The post Alleged murder: Court acquits suspect for lack of prosecution appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
A further cross-examination of the prosecution witness by counsel to the third defendant in the trial of former Benue state Governor, Gabriel Suswam, before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged diversion of N9.7billin, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, (SURE-P) fund, continues tomorrow. Suswam and his co- defendants are facing a ...The post Suswam's N9.7bn trial continues tomorrow appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Defence Headquarters has commended the Federal Ministry of Justice and expressed satisfaction with the level of its handling of the ongoing trial of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, at the Wawa Military Cantonment, Kainji-New Bussa, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger state. Media Adviser to the AGF, Salihu Isa, revealed this after the delegation visited ...The post Defence hqtrs commends Justice Ministry over insurgents' trial appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
More beans are being spilled in the controversial N640billion NNPC contracts. VIVIAN OKEJEME asks senior lawyers how best to resolve the riddle. Since1999 when the country returned to democratic rule, successive administrations have made efforts to tackle corruption, which according to them, remains the country's major problem that must be confronted headlong for meaningful development ...The post Probing the controversial N640bn NNPC contracts appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Ju 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Over the past weeks, the proposed Non-Governmental Organisations' Regulatory Bill as well as the bill to legalise Constituency Projects by the 8th National Assembly have been generating controversies. In this report, TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA examine the debates Since its inauguration in 2015, the eighth National Assembly has more often than not been embroiled ...The post Controversies over NGO, constituency projects bills appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
As part of activities to flag-off Operation Crocodile Smile II and to sensitise the people of Bayelsa State, 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army. Weekend embarked on environmental sanitation exercise in opolo community, Yanagoa. The military had earlier explained that the operation was aimed at sharpening troops on combat skills in amphibious environment. It also said the ...The post 'Crocodile smile': Army conducts environmental sanitation in Bayelsa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Defence Headquarters has assured the people of the South-east and the general public of the military's commitment and genuine intentions of providing outreaches during operations and exercises across the country. It urged the public to disregard any negative campaign in some sections of the society about medical outreaches by the branches of the Armed Forces ...The post Military expresses genuine intentions of medical outreaches in South-east, others appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Chief Bode George is one of the frontline aspirants for the office of the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) national chairman, an office zoned to the South. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, the former deputy national chairman of the PDP says he is the most qualified and experienced to lead the party. Why did you ...The post Why PDP can't afford untested hands ' George appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Acting spokesperson of the Nigerian Navy, Navy Captain Suleman Dahun, said the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) had commended the efforts of the Nigerian Navy in combating Illegal, unreported and unregulated Fishing (IUU) in the Nigerian territorial waters. Dahun said the commendation followed the recent arrest of four Chinese fishing vessels, MFT ...The post FG commends Navy for combating illegal fishing on territorial waters appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
By Taiye Odewale Abuja All the leaders that governed Nigeria from May 1999 till date are more or less accidental leaders giving the manner of their emergence, former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Ghali Umar NaAbba, has declared. The former lawmaker blamed the nation's leadership recruitment process for the accidental leadership as againstprepared and vision-driven ...The post NAABBA TO OBJ, YARADUA, JONATHAN, BUHARI Youre accidental leaders appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth a 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Troops of 202 and 151 Battalion of 21 Brigade neautralised scores of terrorists at different locations in the same day in North east. Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said troops of 202 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army had neutralised three of the terrorists, rescued a child, aged 5, and recovered two Dane Guns after a ...The post Troops neautralise terrorists, rescue 5-year-old appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The problem of inequality amongst youths and women in governance can be traced to the poor representation of these groups in leadership positions. This has created a large number of youth unemployment, poor representation of women and youth issues in policies and lack of gender and social inclusion in decision-making process. Neglecting gender-based issues has ...The post Agenda for youths and women in governance appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Africa can emerge the promise continent in the world if the impending problems facing the continent are given genuine attention timely. The development of any society is the direct mindset of the people of such particular society. Africa undeniably is failing because the people have neglected the growth and development of the region. In naming ...The post Opinion: Africa in need of global solidarity appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
JOY EMMANUEL writes on the return of Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman as Commander Operation Delta Safe, and the successes in combating crime in the restive coastal region. As militants come to their kneels They have been relative peace in the Niger Delta region since last year. Militancy, sea pirate and other negative vices in ...The post Operation Delta Safe: Return of Suleiman as OPDS commander appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Peoples Democratic Party (PDPs) stakeholders will on Monday converge at the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, Anambra State for the Presentation of flag to its candidate in the November 18 Anambra state governorship election, Mr. Oseloka Henry Obaze. National Publicity Secretary of the party Prince Dayo Adeyeye said in a statement Sunday that On this ...The post Anambra 2017: PDPconfident of victory appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Presidency has dismissed reports suggesting that the State House Medical Centre had received N11.01 billion as appropriation between 2015 and 2017, saying that the clinic only got about N1,195,257,022 billion during the period under reference. This was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director (Information) at the Presidential Villa, Mr. Attah Esa. ...The post State House Clinic received only 33% capital allocation in 3 years, presidency denies $25bn contracts in NNPC appeared f 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The former factional National Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Alimodu Sheriff, has concluded plans to formally decamp back to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before the party hold its mini National Convention, Blueprint has learnt exclusively. It was also gathered that bearing last minute change, the former Borno state governor may ...The post Exclusive: APC set to receive Sheriff, to contest for presidency appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the plan by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to obtain a $5.5 billion foreign loan is not meant to pay salaries or bogus projects like what happened during the last regime of the People Democratic Party (PDP). The ruling party explained that government typically resort to borrowing ...The post $5.5bn External Loan: We are not borrowing to pay salaries, APC replies PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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