NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 6th October, 2017.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Kids Health Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for a parent to bring his or her child to a health care professional. Evaluation of a 'tummy ache' can challenge both parents and the doctor. Causes of abdominal pain in children Possible causes for a child's abdominal pain range from trivial to life-threatening ...The post A 'tummy ache,' or something serious' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Reverend Sister Ann Falola, a sister of Our Lady of Apostles is the initiator 'Maria Centre,' an empowerment project for vulnerable girls and Indigent women. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she expresses disappointment over the commercialization of Internally Displaced Person's (IDP') camps.Tell us about your project with the IDP's I don't want this initiative ...The post Faulting commercialisation of IDPs' camps appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Non-Stop Empowerment (NSE) and Girls Education Initiative held its first empowerment/graduation and award ceremony recently. ENE OSANG reports that over 2000 women and youths were trained on skills and are being supported into setting up a business. Since 2015 when this administration took over the mantle of leadership, emphasis has been laid on skills ...The post Empowering the less privileged, a dream come through' NSE appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Director of Public Enlightenment Department at the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) Mr. Arinze Orakwe, has stressed the need for home-based self-actualisation instead of embarking on illegal migration. Orakwe made the call while speaking exclusively to Blueprint in Abuja, saying Nigerian youths must change every wrong perception they have ...The post Youths urged to seek self-actualisation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>by Ene Osang Abuja</h4> Young women and girls have been charged to take advantage of the benefits of ICT to grow their businesses through sustainable and pragmatic economic solutions, rather than just for socializing. President/Founder, Ideas.Africa Mrs. Lolia Emakpore, gave the charge in Abuja at the second edition of Women and Girls Empowerment and ...The post Young women, girls tasked to leverage ICT for business appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has been embroiled in leadership tussle, culminating in litigation over the party's 'soul'. SAMINU IBRAHIM reports lectoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the political landscape was awashed with report of an impending mega party- Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA). Pundits had claimed it was at the embryonic ...The post Intrigues, tussle over APDA leadership appeared first on Blueprint - For T 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Bode Olagoke</h4> Chief John Oyegun-Odigie is the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview, he reveals how the party is building a new foundation for a progressive Nigeria and his fond memories of Nigeria's independence. BODE OLAGOKE brings excerpts. hat was it like on October 1, 1960' How did ...The post Nigeria 'll return to true federalism under APC' Oyegun-Odigie appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justi 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Francis Ogar Calabar</h4> Advocate of local government autonomy and a protagonist of State Police, Evangelist Solomon Etim Ika, says he was in politics to assist in alleviating the suffering of youths and women in rural communities. Accordingly, has promised to float a scheme that would promote youth and women empowerment noting that he ...The post Aspirant floats youth, women empowerment programme appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Amaechi Okwara Asaba</h4> The Chairman of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission DSIEC, Chief Mike Ogbodu, yesterday said that the commission would comply with the various processes that are in tandem with the 1999 constitution of federal republic of Nigeria and the 2017 State Electoral Law. Chief Ogbodu, who stated this in a meeting ...The post DSSIEC pledges fair council election appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Patrick Andrew Abuja</h4> The United Progressive Party (UPP) has expressed shock over Governor Willie Obiano, the All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate in the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial election, campaign antics alleging undue indulgence in threats and insults on the Christian faith. The party claimed that Governor Obiano's designation of the November 2 election as ...The post Anambra guber:UPP deplores APGA campaign antics appeared first on Blueprint - For Tr 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti</h4> Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has explained that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decided to adopt Option A4 in the selection of candidates for the coming local government election to allow transparency in the process. Fayose, who explained ahead of the commencement of the exercise, said ...The post LG poll primary:Why we adopted Option A4' Fayose appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
CISLAC's shadow report on Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, was aimed at providing a broad independent assessment of the Nigerian government's progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. ADAM ALQALI writes The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a ...The post When CISLAC launched SDG16 shadow report in New York appeared first on Blueprint - 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Peter Moses Abeokuta</h4> Ogun Police Command yesterday paraded 70 suspects for various alleged criminal offences. Among those paraded was a 31-year-old member of an armed robbery gang, Wasiu Ganiyu, who shot the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere Division on September 13. The police also paraded 31 members of a cultists group, who the ...The post Police parade DPOs shooter, 69 others in Ogun appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Taiye Odewale Abuja</h4> Chairman, Senate Press Corps Award Organising Committee, Mr. Ezrel Tabiowo, has hailed the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for his dogged style of leadership which has consolidated and brought stability in the affairs of the National Assembly. This was just as he charged the leadership of the Senate and House ...The post Journalists task NASS on welfare, protection Bill appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Emeka Nze Abuja</h4> Former Minister of National Planning, Prof Abubakar Olanrewaju Suleiman, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will attain major height in political accomplishment with a vibrant image maker as its National Publicity Secretary. Sulaiman said this in mission statement yesterday in which he canvassed for the support of party ...The post Ex-minister Sulaiman eyes PDP publicity scribe appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Abubakar Labaran Kafanchan</h4> Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Kaura local government chapter, Ardo Salisu Ibrahim Hari, has sued for true reconciliation between the Fulanis and their host communities in the area. The chairman, who gave the pledge during an advocacy visit to the Administrator of the council, Mr. Zitung ...The post Miyetti Allah seeks reconciliation with communities in Kaura appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja</h4> The federal government would investigate the poor quality of consignment of yams exported to the United States of America, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, has said. Briefing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the minister said the ministry ...The post FG to investigate export of poor yams to US ' Ogbeh appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justi 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Bode Olagoke AbujaAbuja</h4> A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Alil Modu Sheriff, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what he called blank 2017 budget and appropriation in Delta state. Ojougbo, who is now a member of the APC, is asking Buhari to invite the ...The post Cairo petitions Buhari over Delta's '2017 blank budget appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto</h4> Rector, Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, Professor Aminu Ibrahim has vowed to maintain the highest standard required of a tertiary institution, saying polytechnics were the back bone of socio-economic development of the 20th century. The rector, who made the commitment in an interview with newsmen in Sokoto, reiterated his ...The post Rector promises standard for Sokoto Poly appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Abubakar Labaran Kafanchan</h4> Administrator of Kaura local government, Mr. Zitung Basahuwa Agog, has commended Kaduna state Governor, Nasiru-el-Rufa'I, over his appointment as the administrator of the council. Also, friends and relations of the local government boss, who at the weekend, organised a grand reception to honor him, took their turns to extol the ...The post Kaura administrator hails el-Rufa'i on appointment appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and J 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Rivers State Governor, Chief NyesomWike has given thumbs up to his Bayelsa State counterpart, Governor Seriake Dickson on his outstanding performance, in transforming the state. Governor Wike gave the commendation in an interview with newsmen, shortly after a closed-door meeting with Governor Dickson in Government House, Yenagoa. The meeting centred on fostering the security of ...The post Dickson, Wike close ranks on security , regional integration appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Ju 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Monkey pox virus that broke out in Bayelsa State has continued to spread in the state so far over ten persons has been reportedly quarantined in separate wards. The state commissioner for Health, Dr Ebitimitula Etebu Thursday sensitized the general public to observe hand hygiene and ensure they dont come in contact with dead animals ...The post Bayelsa encourages hygiene as Monkey pox spreads appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Demand restructuring A forum of the Southern, Middle-belt Leaders Forum (SMLF)has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop intimidating Nigerians with the military invasion of some part of the country, asking the President to urgently put machinery in place for restructuring. The forum which comprise of delegates from the South-west, South-east, South-south and Middle-belt states condemned ...The post Stop intimidating Nigerians with military invasions, regional leaders warn Buhari appeared firs 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Gusau:- The former factional National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has been accused of misleading an online media house with fake information, which declared him (Sheriff) as the new zonal leader of All Progressives Congress (APC). The State publicity secretary of the APC, Makinta Zarami, said the case is ...The post Sheriff trying to impersonate N/East Vice chairman' Borno APC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara to declare vacant the seats of Hon Ahmed Tijani from Kogi state and Zaphaniah Jisalo from the FCT. This followed the defection to the All Progressives Congress by the two members of the House of Representatives elected ...The post Reps Defection: Tijani, Jisalo must vacate our seats PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Kaduna:- Former military administrator of Kebbi state, Col. John Ubah (rtd), has lamented the number of adjournments in the defamation suit filed against him at the Kaduna state High Court 15 years ago. Ubah, who was a former Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum, filed a suit No. KDH/KAD/492/02 on behalf of his company, EN'Adikwu ...The post Ex-gov laments adjournments of defamation suit appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled July 14, 2018 for the conduct of Ekiti State governorship election. Similarly, the commission has slated the Osun state governorship election for 22nd of September, 2018.. The dates for the two elections were contained in a separate timetable and schedule of activities released Thursday in Abuja by ...The post Ekiti, Osun guber elections to hold July, September 2018 respectively appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Najib Sani Bauchi</h4> Bauchi state Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, in a message yesterday, condemned the impeachment of the late former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Garba Gadi in August 2009, on allegation of gross misconduct by the state Assembly. According to a press statement issued by Abubakar Al-Sadique, the condolence was in exercise of the powers ...The post Bauchi restores late dep gov's entitlements appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
*Demands for Barus suspension The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock at what it called the loud silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the $25billion scandal and other illegalities currently rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). To this end, the PDP has demanded immediate suspension of the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti ...The post NNPC $25billion: Buhari shielding Baru, Babachir from hypocritical anti-corruption war PDP appeared first on Blu 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Damaturu:- Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam has approved over N777 million for capital projects in education and health sectors, in an effort to provide affordable health care services to the door steps of the common man in the state. Briefing journalists after the meeting of the state executive council, the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Home ...The post Yobe approves N777m capital projects for health, education appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Ibraheem Musa Abuja</h4> Leader of the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY), which had issued a quit notice to Igbos to leave the North on or before October 1, Comrade Shettima Yerima, has faulted the utterances of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against former governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu over the ...The post Arewa youth slam IPOB over Kalu appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>By Kingston Obung Calabar</h4> A chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River state, Mr Chris Agara, has said that greed was the reason politicians cling unto power and impose themselves on the electorate by hook or crook, even when it is crystal clear the people do not want them. Agara, who ...The post Greed responsible for politicians' hold on power 'PDP chieftain appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
*Says more coaches to arrive December The federal government needs about $16 billion to construct major rail lines, Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said. The minister said this Thursday while speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. 'There are approvals for our sector but we have to ...The post Amaechi seeks $16bn for new rail lines appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By Kingston Obung Calabar Cross River state government has disclosed that N500 million has been earmarked for the five traditional Calabar carnival bands, with each getting N100 million, and not the previous N50 million, to prepare for the tourism fiesta this year. The state Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Eric Anderson, made the disclosure in ...The post CRiver earmarks N500m for Calabar carnival appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has presented Mrs Aisha Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). She is to replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year. In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007, ...The post Buhari appoints new CBN Deputy Governor, MPC members appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declined to comment on the allegation of corruption leveled against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Baru by the Minister of state for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. Recall that the ruling party had always accused the opposition People Democratic ...The post NNPC corruption allegation rattles APC, spokesman declines comment appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justi 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Asaba:- Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, directed the state Accountant General to produce a compressive report of the disbursement of the N10billion Paris Club fund. The governor stated this in Asaba at the second edition of the Annual Audit Forum for stakeholders, organised by the office of the auditor general of ...The post Okowa directs AG to come up with Paris Club disbursement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
<h4>Ilorin</h4> The Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado, yesterday, debunked rumours making the round that some police men of 'D' Division, Adewole, Ilorin of the state's command were involved in ritual activities. The police commissioner also denied any confrontation between police men and military personnel at the Adewole police state. He said the ...The post Kwara CP debunks ritual killings, confrontation with military appeared first on Blueprint - For Tr 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Th e Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N25, 994 billion to be paid to Distribution Companies (DISCOs) as debts owed by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Briefi ng State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde ...The post FEC approves N26bn for MDAs debts to DISCOs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa Residents of Bayelsa state are in fear following a break of a deadly and strange viral epidemic known as monkeypox. Monkeypox, according to the World Health Organisation, is a rare disease commonly found in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. Th e virus, explains WHO, ' can ...The post Monkeypox disease hits Bayelsa, 11 quarantined, 49 on watch list (View Image with caution) appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Chairman Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Abdul'Aziz Murtala Nyako, yesterday gave the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA), Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja three weeks to resolve all matters relating to staff welfare and also furnish the committee with details of relief materials distributed to the Internally Displaced Persons . He stated ...The post Senate gives NEMA DG 3 weeks to resolve internal crisis appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justic 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Th ere is an ongoing debate on reforming pensions, yet again, in Nigeria. Since 2004, Nigeria has largely adopted the contributory pension scheme. But as years go by, this system has continued to be gradually chipped away. One of the currently debated bills, which is making its way into an Act, seeks to amend the ...The post Senate and the risky politics of pension, By KENNETH AMAESHI appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By Ezrel Tabiowo and Joshua Egbodo Abuja Against the backdrop of alleged monumental corruption in the operations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Senate yesterday set up a nine-man adhoc committee to investigate the alleged award of $25 billion contract by the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. ...The post Senate probes NNPC GMD over corruption allegation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
It may look like the 2019 general election is far away, but the release of the elections time table by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) only points to the truism that the earlier the better. To this end, both the serious and charlatan politicians and their supporters have gone to the drawing board to ...The post Gov Abubakar and the second term bid , By SANI ABUBAKAR BAUCHI appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
From left: Executive Director, Fatgbems Group, Adebayo Gbemisola, Chief Operating Offi cer, Dare Adeola, Best Customer Service Offi cer, Fatgbems Petroleum Lagos Business Area 2, Tobi Adewuyi receiving certifi cate of excellence from the Managing Director, Fatgbems Group, Damola Gbemisola at the Flag-off of Fatgbems Petroleum 2017 Customers Service Week Activities in Lagos on Tuesd ...The post ED, Fatgbems Group, Adebayo Gbemisola and Chief Operating Officer, Dare Adeola receiving certificate of 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos Th e managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu has tasked the organisation's employees to embrace digital technology saying the recent federal government's executive orders on the ease of doing business in the country demands that businesses transactions should be carried out on e-basis', Speaking ...The post Fiscal discipline: NAMA charges staff on digital accounting procedures appeared first on Blueprint 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
. Verifi es 5,000 NNN, NDA, NICON Insurance retirees By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Th e Pension Transitional Administration Directorate (PTAD) has discovered and removed 15,600 ghost pensioners from the federal government payroll following verifi cation exercises as part of eff orts to sanitizing the payment of pensioners, Executive Secretary PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor has said. She ...The post PTAD deletes 15,600 ghost pensioners from payroll ' Ikeazor appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Ju 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the 2017 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on how technology, data, customisation and digital transformation will reshape the customer experience of tomorrow. More than 700 high-level delegates from across the travel value chain are expected at the event which highlights 20-year passenger forecast presented ...The post 7th WPS focuses on digital transformation, data, personalization appeared first on Blueprint - For 
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