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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 27 October, 2017.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as embarrassing, the reinstatement of former chairman of Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, to the Ministry of Interior despite the alleged financial scandal hanging on his neck. APC National Publicity Secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who made the condemnation at the party headquarters in Abuja Tuesday ...The post Embarrassed APC asks Buhari to sanction indicted persons in Maina saga appeared first on Blueprint - For 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday, commissioned another 3,000 capacity Ilesa Government High School, Ilesa, bringing the number of high schools commissioned to five. This is just as the governor launched the distribution of Residency Card tagged Kaadi Omoluabi, to students of public schools in the state. In his speech titled The Making ...The post Aregbesola commissions another 3,000 capacity school appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
President Muhamadu Buhari Tuesday in Niamey, Niger, urged ECOWAS member countries to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020, drawing attention to the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal. In a speech at the 4th Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS ...The post Buhari calls for caution on ECOWAS single currency appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
By Jerry Uwah Lagos An application by the defence counsel seeking the dismissal of fresh charges slammed on suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, yesterday stalled his fresh arraignment before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere. Lagos state government brought fresh charges against the suspected kidnap kingpin, but the arraignment was stalled as his ...The post Evans lawyer's application stalls his second arraignment appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Director-General, Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP), Mammn Ahmadu, has said that the Nigerian Army followed due process in its procurement process within the law. Ahmadu said this yesterday when he received the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, in his office in Abuja. According to him, the army ...The post Army following due process in procurement ' BPP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Elders Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state has challenged the state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to account for the over N840 billion which allegedly accrued to the state in the form of federal allocation, internally generated revenue and loans in the past two years of his administration. Addressing a press ...The post Account for N840bn allocation, APC asks EFCC, ICPC to probe Okowa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Senate has commenced investigation of the circumstances surrounding the return of embattled ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms,Abdulrasheed Maina, and his reinstatement into the civil service of the Federal Government. The lawmakers at the plenary on Tuesday took turns to condemn those in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who they ...The post Senate begins probe of Maina, accuses Buharis men of fueling corruption appeared first on Blueprint - For Tr 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abujaon Tuesdayconfirmed that he had signed a subpoena compelling former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear in courton Wednesdayto testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. This confirms The PUNCH's exclusive story publishedon Tuesdaythat the judge signed the ...The post Breaking: Justice Abang summons former president Jonathan to appear in court Wednesday appeared first on Blu 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Seven people have died in a motor accident that occurred at a village between Oyo and Osun state on Monday night. The accident, according to investigation occurred at Arolu village in Surulere Local government of Oyo state. The truck was returning to Osogbo, Osun state capital from Kwara state where he went to load yam ...The post Road accident claims seven traders in Osun appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Both players and officials have claimed police fired live bullets into the air as well as tear gas in Jalingo today so as to disperse protesting FC Taraba players, who are pressing for the payment of 18 months' salaries. Former team manager of FC Taraba Father Dennis Adoga told SCORENigeria that police fired into the ...The post Police tear-gas FC Taraba players over unpaid salaries appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Both players and officials have claimed police fired live bullets into the air as well as tear gas in Jalingo today so as to disperse protesting FC Taraba players, who are pressing for the payment of 18 months' salaries. Former team manager of FC Taraba Father Dennis Adoga told SCORENigeria that police fired into the ...The post Taekwondo train moves to Makurdi appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Super Eagles current No 1 goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has disclosed that he is now a free player after his contract with FC Ifeanyiubah ran out and so he will be ready to listen to any offers. 'I have served out my one and half year contract with FC Ifeanyiubah. I had a good time with ...The post I'm free player and open to offers -Ezinwa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nigeria's Efe Ajagba profile continues to rise on the international stage as he won his second professional boxing career bout after knocking out America's Luke Lyons in their heavyweight bout in New Jersey over the weekend. Ajagba needed less than three minutes to defeat his opponent to continue his unbeaten run since he turned pro ...The post Ajagba wins another pro fight in USA appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
After arriving late for the prestigious volleyball Nations Cup in Cairo, Nigeria match against Cameroon has been moved to Wednesday, October 25, 2017. It took the special intervention of an executive member, Engineer Habu Gumel who is the immediate past President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) to convince the organisers after the team was ...The post Volleyball Nations Cup: Nigeria face Cameroun tomorrow appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
A Virginia woman called Animal Control last week after she found a snake in a toilet in an Arlington County apartment. To repeat: She. Found. A. Snake. In. A. Toilet. An animal control officer was able to safely remove the lost and confused snake and brought him to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, the ...The post Virginia woman finds anaconda in apartments toilet appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Indonesian police said Wednesday that a man they arrested for broadcasting pornography on an electronic billboard in the countrys capital gained access to the system after it displayed its log-on credentials. Jakarta Police Chief Muhammad Iriawan said the suspect, 24-year-old Samudera Al Hakam Ralial, admitted he hacked the IT system of the billboard operator but ...The post Indonesia arrests man for broadcasting porn on billboard appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Some people just arent cut out for the realities of a high-pressure work environment and it would seem the same goes for dogs. Lulu the labradors handler had high hopes of her becoming the CIAs latest bomb-sniffing talent, but it was not meant to be. It started out well, according to a pupdate on ...The post Bomb-sniffing dog fired from CIA for refusing to sniff bombs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The head physician of an American university football team has been called in to treat an injured gorilla after she got into a scuffle with her den-mate. Jumoke, a 32-year-old female gorilla who was born and raised at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, began to limp after an altercation with a young female gorilla ...The post Sports physician called in to diagnose gorillas knee injury appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Sokoto State Executive Council has approved over N1.5 billion for construction, rehabilitation and expansion of a number of rural roads across the state. In a statement, the Governor's spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said that the roads would open up the rural areas and ease transportation difficulties faced by farmers in moving farm produce to urban ...The post Sokoto approves N1.5bn for rural roads appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
If the projections of a Lagos-based estate construction company come to pass, the firm will by June next year, commission an estate comprising 50 units of luxurious apartments located in Ikate Elegushi, along the Victoria Island ' Lekki corridor. Tagged 'Le Moriah Residences', the project is a baby of Moriah Altura Limited and will on ...The post Le Moriah luxury residences launched appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has said that UN-Habitat is failing to deliver sufficiently in cities. She also said that its work in urban areas must be re-invigorated, as the General Assembly recently held a high-level meeting on a new UN approach to the rapidly urbanizing world. Speaking during the opening of ...The post UN-Habitat failing to deliver ' Mohd appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Following increasing demands for housing yearly by Nigerians living abroad, property developers have showcased their residential projects to United Kingdom residents and beyond at a premium real estate forum. The event known as Refined Investor Series (RIS) UK Diaspora and International edition, hosted by Fine and Country, West Africa at the Landmark Hotel in Central ...The post UK investors get property developers fresh offer appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Real estate experts and stakeholders are set to brainstorm at the sixth edition of Real Estate Unite scheduled to end today at Eko Hotel, Lagos. The theme of the two-day event organised by 3Invest, is Africa's Real Estate: What is New' Residential Housing Estate. A statement by organisers of the annual event, said: 'The Nigerian ...The post Stakeholders to brainstorm at 6th Real Estate Unite Summit appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
With an eye toward expanding its discerning clientele, an indigenous real estate development firm dedicated to creating exclusive lifestyles ' Cadwell Limited, has shifted its business focus to property investment, partnerships and estate services. Under the new vision, several partnership models such as property acquisition, design, development or re-development, equity participation, estate agency and facility ...The post Cadwell expands in real estate market appeared first on Blueprint - 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Three more states have been added to the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, with an additional 1 million children now benefi tting from it. Th ey are Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Niger states, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's offi ce said yesterday. Th is brings to 17 the number of states currently participating in ...The post School feeding now in 17 states ' Osinbajo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Successive Nigeria Police Force management teams have insisted that the fight against corruption in the Force is real, particularly the vexed issue of extortion at road blocks. However, the issue continues unabated. IBRAHIM ABDUL' AZIZ writes on experiences of motorists in Adamawa and Taraba states. It was a market day and motorists were making their ...The post How police, soldiers 'entrench' extortion in Adamawa, Taraba appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
An occupational therapist based in England, Adedolapo Adewole, recently donated 1, 400 books to the Federal School of Occupational Th erapy, Oshodi, Lagos, as a show of her support for the profession in Nigeria. Adelapo, who came from England down to Nigeria in 2015/2016 for her compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and internship at ...The post England-based expert donates books to Lagos school appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Resident doctors of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), yesterday, staged a protest over the sack of 100 of its members by the hospital management. Other reasons for the protest, according to John Agbo, Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors JUTH chapter, included management's refusal to obey various court orders restraining it from sacking the physicians. ...The post Resident doctors accuse JUTH of 'sacking 100 members' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Just 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Grand Regional Administrator of Rosicrucian Order (AMORC), Dr Kenneth Idiodi, has advised Nigerians to have peace in themselves in order to achieve a peaceful and prosperous nation. Idiodi stated this yesterday in Calabar while addressing newsmen over the forthcoming Regional Convention of the organisation slated for Calabar. 'If you have a leader who is committed ...The post AMORC leader charges Nigerians on peace, commitment appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Facilitator of Oasis Empowerment and Advocacy Foundation (OEAF), a non-governmental organisation, Mrs. Adeola Fasubaa Esq., has said 60 per cent of sex workers in Italy are Nigerian girls traffi cked to work in that country as street prostitutes. Fasubaa, who painted the ugly picture of the Nigerian girl-child situation at the formal inauguration of her ...The post 60% of sex workers in Italy are Nigerian girls ' Oasis appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his decision to sack Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Force. President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in a statement, said the re-engagement of Maina and posting to the Ministry was an insult to Nigerians and a mockery on President Buhari's ...The post 'NLC commends Buhari over expension boss' sack appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Mobile police officers attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday stormed the premises of a mansion belonging to embattled civil servant, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has been on the wanted list for about two years. A Premium Times reporter who visited the building at No. 10 Hamisu Musa Road, Jabi, around 3:40 p.m. ...The post EFCC storms Mainas $2m mansion appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
proper to suggest that, the region should be considered for the various empowerment schemes by the MDAs and the Central Bank of Nigeria provided other States. It is important to note, that States in the North East especially Borno and Yobe States have not benefi ted from these schemes as a result of the insurgency. ...The post Still on end-phase insurgency and North-east rebuilding (2) appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
I find a discourse involving the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief (Dr.) Audu Ogbeh, which suggests that hunger may soon be a thing of the past in the country, if concerted eff orts are made towards according agriculture its pride of place in the scheme of things, interesting to share. Delivering the justconcluded ...The post Banishing hunger from the land appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The World Bank and the federal government were locked in a strange argument last week over Nigeria's crushing public debt burden. Gloria Joseph-Raji, a senior economist with the World Bank was at the centre of the storm. Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's minister of finance who speaks English with Theresa May's accent, ruffled the hornet's nest ...The post When more loans look deceptively attractive, By Jerry Uwah appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Senate was yesterday treated to some shocking revelations of missing figures in the nation's revenue generating system. In specifi c terms, various revenue generating agencies of the federal government allegedly shortchanged the nation to the tune of N1.7trillion through underremittances of revenues generated between 2012 and 2016. Worst still, the nation's cash cow- Nigerian ...The post Under-remittances: NNPC in N3.1trn deficit, FG loses N1.7trn appeared first on Blueprint - For 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Mikaela Lauren will be looking to land a string of punches on opponent Cecilia Braekhus when they meet on Saturday night. But she has fi red an early shot by landing a kiss on her opponent when they met at Mondays press conference. The two women stared down ahead of their world welterweight title contest ...The post Woman boxer shocks opponent, plants kiss on her during pre-fight stare-down appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari would today depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region. Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common Currency are Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana and Niger. Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. ...The post Buhari attends ECOWAS meeting in Niger appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The immediate past Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, yesterday wrote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to formally intimate members of his intention to seek the party's ticket in the next presidential election. According to him, all the party needed to reposition Nigeria is to take over power in 2019 and bring the country back ...The post Lamido formally declares for president appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, in collaboration with the Federal Civil Service Commission initiated the process of recall of Abdulrasheed Maina, exHead, Pension Reforms Task Force, Blueprint has reliably gathered. Our findings revealed that the Ministry of Interior reinstated Maina into the service after series of deliberations among its management staff . ...The post How Interior Ministry reinstated Maina into service appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justic 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday reacted to the new policy of the federal government banning medical doctors in public health institutions from engaging in private practices during working hours, describing such as illegal. The association also asked the federal government to come out clear and define what it meant by working hours because according to ...The post FG can't stop doctors from private practices ' NMA appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr. Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms. In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the President equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina's recall and posting to the ...The post Buhari sacks Maina, queries HoS over reinstatement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
During the commemoration of the United Nations' Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17), the House of Representatives specifically passed a resolution calling on the executive arm of government to take more drastic measures to combat poverty. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on this, and how soon they would become realistic. Efforts at eradicating poverty in ...The post Dogara's Reps and the new move against poverty appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
In every generation, God usually position certain individuals who are sent with specific message to that generation, Fela was just that person for Nigeria. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died in August 1997. Nigeria lost one of its most controversial and inspirational cultural figure, Afrobeat, his music and activist lifestyle pitched him in constant battles against the Nigerian ...The post As Ogun mulls conversion of Kutis' home to museum appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Experts from various sectors converged on Ogun state to brainstorm on the challenges threatening the environment in Nigeria and proffer solutions. HELEN OJI reports Environmental regulations Sustainable development has been described as a process of development based on the co-ordination and harmonization of social, economic and environmental components, aimed at satisfying the needs of the ...The post The call for implementation of SEA appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, has asked an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to determine the constitutionality of President Muhammadu Buhari serving as petroleum minister and president at the same time. The application is one of the reactions to the controversy trailing a recent confrontation between top officials of the ...The post Agbakoba sues Buhari over oil ministers role appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
By Moses John Abuja Organised Labour yesterday came hard on the federal government over its planned decision to implement the 'no work, no pay' rule anytime workers embark on strike. Speaking separately with Blueprint on the plans, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) vowed to resist any government policy that ...The post Enforce 'no work, no pay' too, Labour replies FG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
By Aideloje Ojo, Minna, Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja and Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos Barely three weeks after an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Agene was abducted while travelling with his family along Birnin Gwari road, Kaduna state, gunmen again struck yesterday as they kidnapped the Divisional Police Officer of Munya local government area of Niger state, ...The post Gunmen place N16m ransom on DPO, 5 others in Niger appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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