NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [10TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 10th October, 2017.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
A Coalition of Civil Right Activists based in the Nine States of the Niger Delta region have sent a warning letter to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura over the leakage of the controversial Memo on Jobs and Contracts in the Nigerian ...The post Leaked $25billion Memo: Niger-Delta group writes DSS, IGP over inciting Nigerians against Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday had separate close-door meetings with three northern governors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The governors are Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state. Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state said he briefed the ...The post Buhari, northern governors in closed-door meeting over oil exploration, insurgency top agenda appeared first on Blueprint - F 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
The present administration is making specific efforts to enable the private sector to thrive by undertaking ease of doing business reforms and the ongoing investment in infrastructure, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo said this Monday p at the Financial Times Africa Summit held at the Claridges Mayfair Hotel in London, United Kingdom. He ...The post Nigerian economy is working under Buhari, Osinajo tells London summit appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
A front-line contestant for the office of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Tunde Adeniran has warned against attempts by somepersons to tarnish his image and derail the effort to realize his ambition. The Director General of Adeniran Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Shehu Musa Gabam who addressed journalists Monday in Abuja said ...The post PDP Chairmanship: Adeniran denies being sponsored by Obasanjo, IBB, Buruji, Atiku appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
An aspirant to the position of National Publicity Secretary in Decembers National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Mohammed Kabir Usman said he would ensure that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) become unelectable in 2019. Usman from Kogi state who formerly declared to run for the office in Abuja Monday 'said Nigeria ...The post Given the chance, I will make APC un-electable Usman appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
An ex-officio of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Nduka Anyanwu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to urgently sack the Minister for Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelama and other non-performing cabinet members from the South-east for their inability to quell the agitation by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The APC national ...The post IPOB: APC chieftain wants Enelama sacked appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Musa Umar Bologi 'Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.'- UNESCO CONSTITUTION Building troops for 21 century media war In contemporary warfare where conflicts involve non-state actors and governments, experts believe that wars are not won ...The post Winning hearts of men in war and peace time appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) has expressed disappointment in President Muhammadu Buharis delay in appointing a substantive Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The APC group also decried delay in reshuffling the current federal cabinet, saying such is the the ...The post When will Buhari appoint a new SGF, APC group queries appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Victor Malu, who served under former president Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead. According to a family source who spoke to our correspondent in Makurdi, Malu died early Monday morning at a Cairo hospital. He was said to have travelled to Cairo the capital of Egypt two weeks ago for ...The post Breaking: Former Chief of Army Staff, General Victor Malu dies in Egypt appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, has finally responded to allegations of corruption and violation of contract laws raised by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu. In a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, leaked last week to the media, Mr. Kachikwu detailed several alleged misdeeds of Mr. ...The post Why I did not discuss contracts with you, Baru replies Kachikwu appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Maryam Abubakar is an upcoming actress in the Hausa film industry. Born and brought up in Lagos, the 20-year-old Maryam debuted her acting career in the film 'Bilkisu', a TV serial directed by Balarabe Murtala. She was the lead actress in the film and her performance was brilliant. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in ...The post Contrary to people's insinuations about Kannywood, what I met is different ' Budding actress appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, has appealed to two roads construction companies, Triacta and Dantata and Sawoe, handling Gusau bypass dual carriage way and Kaura-Namoda-Birninmagaji Dauran road to ensure quality work, based on contractual agreement and specification. The governor who made the call yesterday when he visited the two ...The post Yari tasks Triacta, Dantata and Sawoe on standard appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Ibrahim Abdul'Aziz Yola The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has said the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have so far killed 600 teachers and displaced about 19000 others in some parts of the North east in the last few years. National President of the union, Mr Michael Olukoya, in a statement in Yola at ...The post B/Haram killed 600 teachers in N/East, 12,000 displaced ' NUT appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Agi Onda Abuja President, African Legacy International, Mr. Innocent Ogu, has said Cynthia Uwaganandu Opurum, a native of Ishi Ogwa Autonomous Community in Mbaitolu local government area of Imo state, is capable of becoming the governor of the state in 2019, if given the mandate. Speaking to newsmen at a press conference yesterday in ...The post 2019: Stakeholder wants female Imo governor appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Sanusi Muhamma Gusau Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, has said arrangements had been concluded to award the contract for the total renovation and extension of additional structures in Talata-Mafara general hospital. Yari made the promise yesterday when he inspected the hospital where ordered for a combined action plan between the hospital management and ...The post Talata-Mafara general hospital for renovation ' Yari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Ibrahim Abdul'Aziz Yola Disturbed by incessant conflicts between herdsmen and farmers, mostly during harvest time, the Fulbe Development Association of Nigeria (FULDAN), has launched a sensitisation campaign to proffer solution to the crises. To achieve this, the group organised a one day North east zonal meeting in Yola to brainstorm on how to bring ...The post Stakeholders proffer solution to farmers, herdsmen crisis appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Taiye Odewale Abuja Senate will today hold a roundtable dialogue on youth unemployment and development in the country. The roundtable, according to a statement from the media office of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is to review the efficacy of policies, programmes and other interventions intended to reduce the political marginalisation and support the ...The post Senate holds roundtable on youth today appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Martin Paul Abuja Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has sensitised 26 institutions in the North-west geopolitical zone on processes for accessing intervention funds. A startement signed by Director, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations, Mr. Ebikwo Benn, stated that the exercise was in line with the determination of the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi ...The post TETFund sensitises 26 institutions on access to fund in N'west appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth an 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Bayo Alabira Dutse The ongoing faced-off between members of Jigawa state House of Assembly and the executive arm of government has reached an alarming rate of investigating the Governor on why the state property in Lagos was sold without their knowledge. The feud heightened last week when members, while deliberating on the state's liaison ...The post Badaru, Jigawa Assembly on war path appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Agi Onda Abuja Arrangements are in top gear for the 2018 annual world conference of the International Press Institute (IPI), scheduled for between June 21 to 23 in Abuja. A statement by Director of Press Freedom Programmes, International Press Institute, Scott Griffen, said the theme of the conference: Why Good Journalism Matters, will affirm ...The post Abuja hosts IPI world annual conference June 2018 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Taiye Odewale Abuja Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, will today in New York, United States of America, deliver a public lecture on constitutionalism in Africa. The lecture entitled: 'Constitutionalism and Challenges of Leadership in Africa: An Evaluation of Tested Models', is expected to x-ray the African constitutional models in context of ...The post Ekweremadu speaks on constitutionalism appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Mohammed Mohammed Yangida Lafia A Christian cleric in Nasarawa state, Rev. Naphtali Enwongulu, has called on parents to give top priority to the education of their children, adding that education is the best legacy they should leave for their children. Enwongulu, who is the minister in charge of Mission Field Evangelistic Out Reach for ...The post Cleric tasks parents at Barde's elevation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Daniel Agbo Makurdi As political activities begin to build up ahead of the 2019 general election, Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse yesterday directed all traditional rulers in Tiv land not to appear at rallies or receptions that have political undertone. The directive, which was contained in a press statement signed by his media assistant, ...The post Tor Tiv to traditional rulers: Don't involve in politics appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
LG election: No road, no vote, electorate threaten Kwara gov By Baba Yusuf Abuja Residents of Kaiama community in Kaiama local government area of Kwara state have threatened to boycott the local government polls scheduled for November 18, if governor Abdul Fatah Ahmed fails to fix their roads, which they described as 'deplorable'. A statement ...The post LG election: No road, no vote, electorate threaten Kwara gov appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Abubakar Labarn Kafanchan Administrator of Sanga local government area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Abdulmumin Yakubu Ashafa, has expressed satisfaction with what he described as 'quality leadership provided by Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa'i in the state'. Ashafa, who bore his mind in his office yesterday at Gwantu in a goodwill message to mark Nigeria's 57th ...The post Sanga administrator commends el-Rufa'i on leadership appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justic 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to show unconditional support to the military, saying their sacrifices and dedication to duty has helped in preserving the territorial integrity of the nation. This was contained in a statement issued and made available to newsmen by his spokesman, Imam ...The post Military deserves our support ' Tambuwal appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Moses John Abuja President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the movement picketed the corporate headquarters of telecommunication giant, MTN and the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) as a result of inhuman treatment of workers in the two companies. Wabba, who said the congress action coincided with the international day ...The post Why we picket MTN, AEPB ' Wabba appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja, will on October 12, hear a suit asking for an order to the British High Commission and the Nigerian Immigration Service to arrest and repatriate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria to stand his trial. The suit also ...The post Kinsman seeks Kanu's repatriation from UK appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
More winners have emerged from the ongoing Access Bank Family Fortune Promo as 118 customers were rewarded in the second monthly selection of winners. The event which held at the Bank's Alausa branch in Ikeja produced 50 customers who won DSTV decoders while another 30 got N50,000 worth of shopping vouchers. Also, 20 customers won ...The post More winners emerge in Access Bank Family Fortune Promo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has certified and granted full accreditation status to the Keystone Bank Limited Training Academy. The bank received accreditation in recognition of its compliance with regulatory standards and best practices. The certification came at the end of a recent evaluation exercise carried out by the CIBN which is the sole accreditation agency ...The post CIBN accredits Keystone Bank Training Academy appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Nigeria's fiscal sector recorded an underperformance in the seven months of this year ending July 2017 as both oil and non-oil revenues fell short of projections of the fiscal authorities. The underperformance according to Cowry Assets Management was partly due to relatively low productivity in the real sector. The economic output ...The post Fiscal sector underperforms in last seven months appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
The investor protection initiatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received a boost last weekend when an investor, Rev. Fr. Samuel Ukeje Ikechukwu received a cheque for the sum of N1.5m for his share that were illegally sold. According to Ukeje who is resident in Italy, he bought the Guaranty Trust Bank shares eight ...The post SEC Receives Boost of N1.5m Share appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
A Federal High Court in Lagos last Friday affirmed the power of Lagos State Government to legislate and control the inland waterways within the territory of the State. The Court, in a judgment on a suit with reference number FHC/L/CS/1098/07 filed by fishermen operating in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the State, held that the ...The post Court rules against NIWA over control of Lagos waterways appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
From left: Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, his Special Adviser, Political and Inter Governmental Aff airs, Hon. Uba Sani and Deputy Speaker, Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon. John Audu Kwaturu, during the 2018 budget town hall meeting, in Kaduna at the weekend Photo: Tunde GarbaThe post From left: Kaduna state Governor, His SA Political and Inter Governmental Affairs Hon. John Audu Kwaturu, during the 2018 budget town hall meeting appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justi 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko and some other Members of the NFF Board, NFF General Secretary Dr Mohammed Sanusi and other Members of the NFF Management were in buoyant mood as they joined the players in celebration following Nigeria's qualifi cation for the 2018 FIFA ...The post NFF excited as Nigeria reach World Cup appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By David Agba Following crisis rocking the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), a group under the auspice of the Concern Power Watch, (CPW) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the alleged diversion of hundreds of millions of naira by the immediate past Managing Director of NEMSA, Engr. Peter Ewesor. Speaking to ...The post Probe diversions of funds by ex-NEMSA DG ' Group appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Super Eagles has expressed satisfaction seeing Nigeria qualifying for the Russia 2018 World, promising that his wife and kids will be at the mundia to cheer the country to victory. Alex Iwobis goal saw Nigeria landing in Russia for the next year world cup, while Ghana were eliminated in the qualifi ers. A 73rd-minute strike ...The post My wife, kids will cheer Eagles in Russia, says Mikel appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Transactions on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) last week close in bullish trend, growing by N286 billion. The trading activities which opened week in a negative note appreciated by 2.34 per cent to settle on Friday at N12.502 trillion from N12.216 trillion traded the previous week. The Nigerian Stock ...The post Equity market soars as investors wealth increases by N286bn appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Fashion Sakala is disappointed as Zambia will not be represented at the Russia 2018 World Cup after they succumbed to a 1-0 loss at the hands of Nigeria in Uyo. An Alex Iwobi 73rd minute strike was all the Super Eagles needed to dump Wedson Nyirendas side out of contention for a place in Russia ...The post I let Zambians down ' Sakala appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
A Premier league footballer was reportedly arrested after an angry bust-up with four prostitutes who he accused of cheating him out of 2,000. Watford star Isaac Success, 21, is said to have boasted about his 30,000-a-week wages to the girls after meeting them in a strip club in Londons West End. Escort Alexis Domerge claims ...The post Isaac Success arrested saac Success arrested after demanding 2,000 after demanding 2,000 back from 4 prostitutes ack from 4 prostitutes despite taking them to bed 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Th e Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung has attributed the qualifi cation of the Super Eagles for the 2018 Russia World Cup to hard work, determination and sacrifi ce by all stakeholders involved in the process. Barrister Dalung made the remark while heaping encomiums on the Super Eagles after ...The post Dalung attributes Nigeria's World Cup ticket to hard work appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Stories by Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Super Eagles' Franco-German Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has heaped praises on his wards for fi ghting a great battle to overcome Zambia's Chipolopolo and qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup fi nals. A 74th minute goal by substitute Alex Iwobi gave the Super Eagles a 1-0 win over Zambia ...The post Rohr hails Eagles after 'difficult game' against Zambia appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By David Agba Abuja The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has embarked on aggressive nationwide advocacy to address the 'culture of quality'' in the agriculture sector. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made this known in Lagos at the Advocacy on Agricultural Quality Control and Standardisation in the South-West. ...The post Ministry vows to ensure zero-rejection of Nigeria's exports appeared first on Blueprint - For Trut 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
About 360,000 jobs for Nigerian youth will soon be achieved through the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme, AADS, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Governor, Godwin Emefiele has said This was disclosed at the weekend to stakeholders at a meeting on the operational framework for the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme. The scheme was aimed at engaging ...The post 360,000 youth get jobs through new scheme ' Emefiele appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By John Oba Abuja A honey expert and the Business Development and Sale Leader of Sehai Food Limited, Mr Segun Thomas, has lamented the slow development of the honey industry in Nigeria, saying it has lots of potentials in bee keeping business and has not been fully exploited. This is even as he also stated ...The post Nigeria honey industry not fully exploited ' Expert appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By John Oba Abuja The invaluable health benefit of the Nigeria home grown rice cannot be overemphasized, comparatively the foreign rice are of far lower quality to the home grown rice that contains all the vital food nutrient that our body requires to stay healthy and strong. These was the assertions of the Minister of ...The post Nigeria rice better quality than foreign- Lokpobiri appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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