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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 OCTOBER, 2017].

Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 20 October, 2017.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), yesterday suspended trading in the shares of Nigerian oil company, Oando. The suspension came after an order by Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), prompted the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), to suspend the embattled company on Wednesday. According to a notice by the JSE seen by PREMIUM TIMES, the suspension ...The post Oando crisis worsens, suspended on Johannesburg Stock Exchange appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Unity Bank of Nigeria PLC has donated a brand new FORD four wheel drive Ranger model to Borno State Universal Basic Education, BSUBEB yesterday in Maiduguri. Presenting the vehicle to Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State at the Government House Maiduguri, the Acting Managing Director and Executive Director Southern Operations, Mr. Temison Teodor said in ...The post Unity Bank donates Ford Jeep to BSUBEB appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, and the National Pension Commission, PenCom said the country's pension fund assets increased by N862bn to N6.164tn as of December 31, 2016. According to the report by both agencies the N6.164tn pension fund assets represent six per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product, as the figure indicates an ...The post Pension fund increases by N862bn appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has stressed the need to review industry capitalisation to ascertain the deployment of current capital. Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari, who gave the indication declared that the commission would not engage in reckless introduction of capital requirements for insurers. According to the commissioner, The commission will conduct a pilot inspection ...The post Capital requirements under review ' NAICOM appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Munich Re Africa says it is terminating its relationship with KPMG South Africa, as the investigations into KPMG's conduct in respect of South Africa's Gupta family continue. CEO of Munich Re Africa, Nico Conradie, said: 'Our local board of directors met on 7 September 2017 to discuss Munich Re in Africa's ongoing relationship with KPMG ...The post Munich Re Africa terminates partnership with KPMG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
AXA Mansard has restated its resolve to the development of community health insurance system in the country. The company's Managing Director, Mr. Tope Adeniyi, who spoke with journalists during the commissioning of Nathaniel Olabisi Idowu Community Health Centre at Eni Osa, Lagelu/Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo state, said the company through its HMO would ...The post AXA Mansard committed to viable health insurance appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
As the race for the office of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) becomes intense, immediate past President , Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has berated the All Progressives Congress, '(APC)-led administration , accusing it of running a government of lies and propaganda. Jonathan who spoke Thursday when he played host to one of ...The post APC running govt of lies, propaganda, Jonathan foresees victory for PDP in 2019 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gaba Muhammad, has revealed how his organisation averted what could have led to a serious breach in the countrys internal security by simply chasing away quacks and some dubious foreigners from the industry. The Corps helmsman however expressed the readiness of his office ...The post Civil Defence CG explains sanitisation of private guards, to partner Blueprint Newspapers appeared first on Blueprint - For Trut 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
According to the Governor of Lagos State, AkinwunmiAmbode, Lagos State is struggling to meet the needs of its many residents. The state needs to build a million houses every year for the next decade in order to supply all the state's residents with shelter. In addition to this, Lagos State requires more than 10,000 megawatts ...The post Lagos population now equals 30 African countries ' Ambode appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that electorates living with albinism will be aided with vision magnifiers to vote during the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, stated this when the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. He said the initiative was ...The post Anambra: INEC to provide magnifiers for albinos, EU hails Jonathan 2015 example appeared first on Blueprint 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has ruled out agitation especially by the South West geo-political zone for the return to regional form of government in the country, saying such an arrangement as practiced in the first republic would only foster the marginalization of ethnic minorities in the polity. On its part, the House of Representatives ...The post Restructuring: APC counters South-West, rules out return to regional govt appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Some newspapers distributors and vendors display the first edition of Blueprint Weekend, in Kano at the weekend Photo: Mohammed HassanThe post Some newspapers distributors and vendors display the first edition of Blueprint Weekend in Kano appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
A building submerged by flood at Imiringi town, in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state yesterday Photo: Anthony Okpu/TA/BJO/NANThe post A building submerged by flood at Imiringi town in Bayelsa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
From left: Bauchi state Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, All Progressives Congress National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso and Edo state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, during a meeting between the National Working Committee (NWC) and APC governors, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Ayuba Raji The post Gov Mohammed Abubaka and APC National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso during a meeting between the NWC and APC governors appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Plateau state Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong (left), and Adamawa state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Bindow, during the latter's visit over the recent attacks and killings by gunmen, in Jos yesterday Photo: Sunday Adah/TA/BJO/NAN The post Gov Simon Lalong and Gov Muhammadu Bindow during the latter's visit over the recent killings by gunmen in Jos appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Edo state Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu (2nd left), presenting sewing machine to a trainee of the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) Phase 11 by ITF in collaboration with Edo government in Benin City yesterday, while the Director General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr. Joseph Ari (2nd right), and others watch The post Edo state Deputy Gov presenting sewing machine to a trainee of the National Industrial Skills Development Programme Phase appeared first on Bluepri 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Officials and exhibitors go through farms produces during the ongoing 10th National Agricultural Show, in Tudun-Wada, Nasarawa state yesterday Photo: Albert Otu/BJO/NAN The post Officials and exhibitors go through farms produces during the ongoing 10th National Agricultural Show, in Nasarawa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
MOSES JOHN looks at the arguments for and against the planned 'no pay, no work' rule of the federal government and concluded that parties should be guided by the national interest. When the Trade Dispute Act law of the Federation captured the no work, no pay rule, perhaps the author envisaged a situation ...The post Feasibility of strike and 'no work, no pay' rule appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu state chapter has warned that President Muhammadu Buharis appointments in the state would not enhance his political fortunes should he consider re-election in 2019. The state party executive gave the warning in a letter addressed to the President and delivered to the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. The ...The post APC: Buharis appointments cant guarantee second term appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
From left: Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), Minister of Health, Professor Issac Adewole and Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, at the State House, in Abuja yesterday ...The post Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Senator Chris Ngige and Prof. Issac Adewole during the FEC meeting appeared first on Blueprint - F 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately release the Yemi Osibanjo report on the investigation of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Engr. Babachir David Lawal. The party also accused the President of paying lip service to the fight against corruption in spite of his avowed ...The post Corruption: ADP accuses Buhari of lip service, demands Osinbajos reports on Babachir appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Kogi state workersThe post Cartoon:Half salary-At least we are better than some states appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Osun State Police Command on Thursday, arraigned 22 students of Osogbo Grammar School, for alleged conspiracy and terrorism acts. The accused students are: Lawrence Samuel (22), Amao Ayoyinka (33), Lucky Jeremiah, (16), Segun Agboola (17), Sodiq Adeyemo (17), Jamad Adegbenle (17), Gafar Oyeleke (14), Ayomide Fatunmibi (15), Pelumi Oyetunde (15), Ahmed Gbadebo (17), Pelumi Owoyemi ...The post Osun police arraigns 22 students for terrorism appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Acting Director-General of the Electoral Institute, Dr Sa'ad Idris Umar, has charged electoral officers for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State to handle assignments given to them with due diligence. Dr Sa'ad who gave the charge at the commencement of the 5-day Train-the-Trainer workshop in Awka, said 'the task of ensuring a ...The post Anambra Guber: INEC tasks poll officials on diligence appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara,Wednesday nightbriefed governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on the constitution amendments done by the lower chamber of the National Assembly. The Senate and House of Representatives had disagreements on certain aspects of the constitution amendment, thereby ...The post Constitution Amendment: Dogara briefs governors on Senate, House disagreement appeared first on Blueprint - For T 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) has confirmed that only 11 out of the 45 registered political parties in the country had signified interest in the November 18 Local Government Polls in the state. The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Uthman Ajidagba, stated this yesterday while featuring on 'Media Parliament' organised by the state ...The post 11 parties to participate in Kwara LG polls appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Buhari Youth Organization (BYO) in Edo State has cried out over alleged marginalization of defunct Congress of Progressives Change (CPC) members in the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the Edo State government. Prior to the 2015 general elections, four political parties, namely, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), a ...The post Members to Buhari: APC has alienated us appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) bid to stop the conduct of the November 18 local government election in Kwara State has suffered a major setback. The PDP through its lead counsel Salman Jawondo had approached the court, asking it to restrain the Kwara state Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) from conducting the said election into the 16 ...The post Kwara PDP loses bid to stop council poll appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Chairman of Rivers State Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Mr Ndamati Amadi, Wednesday decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with about thousands of his supporters. Speaking at the secretariat of a pro PDP group, Grassroots Development Initiative in Port Harcourt, Amadi lamented his years in the ...The post RTEAN boss, others dump APC for PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA) members in Abia yesterday defected in their thousands to the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) citing Governor Okezie Ikpeazu's excellent performance as major reason of dumping their former party. In a ceremony held at PDP party Secretariat Umuahia, Chief Emmanuel Agu of Ward 9, Ariaria Market, Aba North LGA, said he ...The post APGA supporters defect to PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
A group of CSOs under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity has raised alarm that continuous assaults by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, against the Peace Corps (PCN) saying it is uncalled for. Addressing journalists, Comrade A made Edime, said ,there are no record whatsoever, known ...The post CSOs lament IGP's 'assault' on peace corps appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC), has called on the Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies to develop policies for disability inclusion and elimination of violence against women and girls with disabilities. It's Executive Director, Dr. Irene Patrick Ogbogu, noted this at the just concluded multi-sectoral stakeholders roundtable with CSOs, Government Agencies and Organizations of Persons with ...The post DRAC to MDAs: Develop sectoral policies on disability appeared first on Bl 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy (CISLAC) has called on the Federal Government to adhere strictly to the implementation of the National Tax Policy and follow through her commitments in the OGP national Action Plan. The Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa,in a press statement issued in Abuja, said this is the only way for sustainable ...The post Adhere to National Tax Policy implementation, CISLAC tells FG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Envision Global Care Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has urged the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to be more proactive towards prevention by increasing awareness on the disease at rural communities as well as Internally Displaced person's camps. The foundation also called on the Nigerian government to improve the living condition of the ...The post Monkey pox: Foundation urges NCDC to be proactive appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
House of Representatives has called on the presidency to procure arms and ammunitions for officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) as a way of ensuring their protection while on duty. The House also mandated its Committee on the FRSC to investigate cases of attacks on the personnel of the commission. This was sequel ...The post Reps want arms for FRSC personnel appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The federal government yesterday said it had ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a decision that would soon be forwarded to the appropriate authorities. Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, said this at the 11th meeting of the National Council of Environment held in ...The post FG ratifies 2 global treaties on climate change appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has said that the kidnapping of police officers in recent times was an embarrassment to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Addressing the monthly meeting with senior police officer, Commissioner of Police and above, yesterday in Abuja, Idris decried the kidnapping of the Divisional Police Officer attached to the Sarkin ...The post Kidnapping of police officers, embarrassing ' IGP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presided over the meeting of Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Our correspondent reports that the meeting which started at about 10 a.m., was attended by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Habiba Lawal, and cabinet ministers. The president was scheduled ...The post Buhari presides over FEC, off to Turkey appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned that most parts of Nigeria would experience intense hazy weather conditions otherwise known as harmattan in December 2017 and January 2018. Its Director-General, Prof. Sani Mashi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja that the North-east part of the country had begun to witness hazy conditions. ...The post NiMet predicts intense harmattan in Dec, Jan appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has in an ex-parte motion, ordered the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed and son, Shamsudeen, to forfeit 14 property seized by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFCC), to the federal government. The order was pursuant to section 17(1) and (3) of ...The post Court orders ex-minister Bala to forfeit 14 properties to FG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Zainab Suleiman-Okino, Olumide Olaniyan and Sidney Okwoche will headline the October 28 edition of the Guest Writer Session, a monthly initiative of the Abuja Writers' Forum (AWF), which holds by 4pm at the Aso Hall of Nanet Suites, Ekiti House, Abuja. According to a statement signed by the Forum's Public Relations Officer, Edith Yassin, Okino ...The post AWF hosts Okino, Olaniyan and Okwoche appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has paid a glowing tribute to former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd), describing him as 'an inspirational leader and symbol of genuine patriotism and statesmanship.' In a message to mark General Gowon's 85th Birthday, issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, ...The post Gowon @ 85: He's symbol of genuine statesmanship, patriotism appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Tragedy struck on Monday as a graduate of University of Ilorin, Taofeeqah Oloriegbe, died after a brief illness. The lady, who finished with a Second Class (Upper Division) in Electrical Engineering, died five days to her convocation ceremony slated for Saturday. When our correspondent contacted UNILORIN'S Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, Monday evening, he ...The post UNILORIN student dies 5 days to convocation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Following request by state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to release the remaining 50 per cent of the Paris Club Refund to states, the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) yesterday urged the federal government not to release further funds until certain conditions are met. Specifically, APDA enjoined the federal government not to accede to any ...The post Unpaid salaries: APDA wants govs probed over Paris Club refund appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Governors of the 36 states of the federation have said that at no point during their visit to the Presidential Villa did President Muhammadu Buhari blast them or show displeasure over inability of some state governments to pay workers salaries as reported by some media organisations. Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and governor ...The post Salaries: Buhari agreed to give us another bailout, not angry at us governors appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday that Nigeria remains proud of its former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for winning the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, who is the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), was presented the $250,000 prize and Laureate sculpture at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol, United States. ...The post Buhari commends AFDB boss, Adesina, overworld food prize appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before meeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace. Accompanied by Nigeria's Ambassador to Turkey, Iliyasu Paragalda and other senior government officials, President Buhari laid the wreath in red and white ...The post Buhari visitsTurkey's Mausolem founder, lauds Turkey,Nigeriarelationship appeared first on B 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives, Comrade Timi Frank has advised a member of the Lagos APC chapter, Joe Igbokwe to file a petition of corruption against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar if he has evidence instead of using desperately news-hungry, online muck raking media to convict him of corruption. Igbokwe had told ...The post Frank tackles Igbokwe over comments on Atiku appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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