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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [2 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 2 November, 2017.


Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and former House of Representative member, Hon.Michael Bamidele, has called on Nigerian youths to get involved in politics. Both who lamented the illegal migration of Nigerian youths to European countries via sea, to seek greener pasturesspoke Wednesday at the maiden edition of ...The post Presidential aide, former lawmaker, urge youths on political participation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The United Nations, (UN) has pledged support to the Independent National Electoral commission, (INEC) on building of technological capacity and sustain same for improved conduct of elections in the country. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guteres spoke in Abuja Wednesday while on a courtesy visit on INEC chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu where he emphasised the ...The post UN pledges support to INEC on capacity building appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Maria Filibus, an indigene of Adamawa state, recently published her debut novel, 'Naomi's Chronicle: Love and Betrayal'. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, the 25-year-old Mass Communication student at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria talks on her inspiration and her resolve to launch herself into a full-time writer. How did you begin as a writer' ...The post Chimamanda is my inspiration, writer reveals appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Imo state governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has lamented that most plum jobs in President Muhammadu Buhari led administration are being held by members of the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP). The governor said though the slow pace of President Buhari might be working for him but if he must continue as the president he would ...The post Okorocha accuses Buhari of handing over plum jobs to PDP members appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The meetingon Tuesdayby 'aspirants to chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to choose a consensus candidate among them in theDecember 9National Convention was again deadlocked. This was the second meeting of the aspirants after they were unveiled on October 24 at the PDP National Secretariat.. Only four aspirants Raymond Dokpesi, Gbenga Daniel, ...The post PDP Chairmanship: Aspirants meeting for consensus candidate deadlocked appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth an 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Action Democratic Party (ADP) has criticised the plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint more Ministers into his cabinet, saying such move is another betrayal of trust to Nigerians. President Buhari had declared at the APC NEC meeting that he would expand his cabinet to accommodate more party members But in a statement signed Wednesday ...The post ADP reminds Buhari of promise on slim government, says more ministers unnecessary appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Some elders and youth leaders from the nine states of the Niger Delta region have offered reasons why they threw their weight behind the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari over the recent approval for the recruitment and training of 10,000 youths from the region for Oil pipeline surveillance and protection jobs. The Elders and Youths ...The post Niger-Delta group backs Buhari over pipeline protection jobs for 10,000 youths appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, Wednesday had an altercation with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, over her response to a presidential query on the secret reinstatement of former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, which was leaked to ...The post Quarrel in Aso Rock: Kyari confronts Oyo-Ita over leaked memo on Maina appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday swore-in Mr Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja. The President also launched the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem and Appeal Fund shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. Speaking at ...The post Buhari swears-in Mustapha as SGF, launches Armed Forces Remembrance emblem appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
An Osun state Judge, Justice Jide Falola,on Wednesday, advised a 34-year-old woman, Mrs. Adeniji Olajumoke, who sought divorce of his second husband before the court. Olajumoke had urged the court to separate her and Adeniji Idowu, who she said has been irresponsible in their marriage. According to the petitioner, she married Idowu who is the ...The post Prepare yourself for marriage, Judge advises woman who seeks second divorce appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Barely two years after the bank robbery that led to the death of two policemen and seven other people in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state, the prosecution have set to properly arraign the suspects before the state High Court. The suspects, Nuhu Jimoh, Ndubisi David, Aderibigbe Oluwaseun and Ogundunmade Kayode, were charged ...The post 2016 bank robbery: Osun Court begins hearingThursday appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the past two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election. Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages. Facebook released the figures ...The post Russia-linked posts 'reached 126m Facebook users in US' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Emeka Nze Abuja African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday restated its continuous support for the federal government's economic recovery efforts, denying reports it had cancelled a $400 million loan to Nigeria. Reuters news agency had reported that the Bank called off negotiations for a loan to Nigeria that was meant to help government fund its ...The post We've not cancelled $400m loan to Nigeria ' AfDB appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Trucks and tankers will be banned from entering Mogadishu during the day in the wake of two deadly attacks on the Somali capital in just two weeks. It is hoped the ban will improve security at a time when the effectiveness of its current measures is under the spotlight. Two top security officials were fired ...The post Mogadishu bombings: Daytime ban on trucks to stop attacks appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
A newlywed woman in Pakistan has been arrested on suspicion of killing her husband and at least 12 of his relatives with poisoned milk. Police claim Asiya Bibi had intended the deadly substance for her husband, and mixed it with his milk last week but he failed to drink it. Instead it was turned ...The post Pakistan bride charged over 'poisoned milk' killings appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will today administer oaths of office and allegiance on the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha. Mustapha replaces Babachir David Lawal, who was sacked by the President, following his indictment by a presidential panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, which ...The post Buhari swears-in new SGF Mustapha today appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
A strong earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude has hit eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, causing some damage to buildings and sending people running from their homes. The quake struck at a depth of 32.4 kilometres and was centred 32km west of Hila on the island of Ambon, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. There were no ...The post Strong earthquake, tremors strike Indonesia appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
At least four people have been killed and 13 injured in a suicide attack in central Kabul, Afghan officials say. A spokesman for Kabul police told the BBC the bomber was thought to be as young as 12 or 13. The so-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack. Ambulances have been ferrying ...The post Kabul Green Zone attacked by suicide bomber appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Raphael Ede Enugu The leaders of the Southeast geo-political zone have tasked the federal government to fix the dilapidated federal roads in the zone within this dry season. They also want the deplorable state of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, especially the runway, terminal buildings and cargo shelter, fixed urgently. Igbo leaders made this known ...The post S/east leaders task FG on roads, airport appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
A special religious service is being held in the German town of Wittenberg to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On this day in 1517, Martin Luther is said to have nailed 95 theses to the door of All Saints' Church in the town. The theologian said Christians could not buy or earn their ...The post Reformation: Four things about the 500th anniversary celebrations appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has officially confirmed the introduction of 10km race during next years edition of the event. Two cars donated by GAC Motors have also been confirmed as the top prizes up for grabs by the winners of the Men's and Women's 10km races. These latest cheering developments ...The post Lagos City Marathon: Organisers confirm car prizes for new 10km race appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year. It is another step toward opening public spaces to women, a statement from the country's General Sports Authority, and carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, has indicated. The stadiums in ...The post S/Arabia to allow women in stadiums from 2018 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, have been billed to grace the Legislative Economic Summit, organised by the House of Representatives. Also, Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara; Minister of Finance, Kemi ...The post Osinbajo, Onnoghen, others for Reps' economic summit appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Former Super Eagles player Ben Iroha has thumbs up Chidiebere Nwakali invitation by Gernot Rohr for the two header matches against Algeria and Argentina Iroha who is currently reside in the United States of America, USA, disclosed that 'the Super Eagles have already qualified for the World Cup, so I believe the friendly against Argentina ...The post 'Iroha hails Nwakali call-up too appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Auwal Ahmad Gombe Gombe state Ministry of Health has sensitised religious and opinion leaders in the state on the deadly monkey pox disease, following the reported case of the virus in Kano. State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Kennedy Ishaya, disclosed this while speaking with journalists yesterday, explaining that it had become necessary to use ...The post Gombe tasks religious leaders on monkey pox sensitisation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Donald Iorchir Abuja Nigeria will no longer be conducting the long overdue national population and housing census in 2018, the National Population Commission (NPC) has said. Disclosing this development to newsmen in Abuja yesterday, the chairman of the commission Eze Duruiheom, admitted that his commission was not yet ready for the exercise. The last ...The post No population, housing census in 2018 ' NPC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna The Nastrul Lahil 'Fathih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Kaduna state branch yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Special Adviser on Islamic Matters, Engr. Namadi Musa, ahead of the forth-coming women biennial international conference scheduled to hold early next year. Chairman of the branch, Engr Muyideen ...The post NASFAT partners Kaduna on women conference appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu will soon be floated on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), an official of the Administrative Commission of Inquiry on Rangers confirmed on Tuesday. Based on the submissions made by the commission, the Enugu State Government will likely divest its shares and stakes in Rangers soon About two months ago ...The post Rangers to be listed on NSE soon appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation says it has increased the weight categories from eight to ten for the Governor Wike National Wrestling Championship. The maiden Governor Wike National Wrestling Championship will hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers capital city from November 23rd to 30th, 2017 The United World Wrestling's (UWW) Bureau last August officially approved the switch ...The post NWF increases weight categories for Wike C'ship appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will lead two other Nigerians to the 2017 ITTF Challenge Belgium Open which serves off yesterday in Belgium. Former international, Kazeem Nosiru and Dotun Aiyelumo will also begin their campaigns in the group stage of the men's singles of the tournament. Omotayo has been drawn in Group two alongside Chinese Taipei's Sun ...The post ITTF Challenge: Omotayo spearheads Team Nigeria quest in Belgium appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Floyd Mayweather may have retired yet again after beating Conor McGregor back in August but the American still seems to be enjoying himself outside of the ring. The Money Man, who is reported to have earned a staggering 259million from his win over McGregor in Las Vegas, is now trying to find new ways to ...The post Boxing champs, Floyd Mayweather dresses up and dances as Sylvester the Cat appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Peter Moses Abeokuta Former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, yesterday described godfatherism as 'the greatest threat to the survival of democracy in Nigeria.' Abati also said the process of recruiting leaders to position of power in Nigeria had been corrupted and bastardised by 'godfathers.' He ...The post Godfatherism greatest threat to our democracy ' Abati appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Ju 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, yesterday reserved ruling in the suit brought by the people of Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District praying it to sack the senate president Dr. Bukola Saraki over his continued disobedience to court order directing immediate swearing in of Mr. Bassey Etim to represent the senatorial district in ...The post Court reserves ruling in suit seeking Saraki's sack appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Tope Musowo Lagos Scores of Lagos state residents yesterday stormed the Lagos state secretariat which houses the Governor's Office and the House of Assembly demanding an immediate end to all demolition exercise in the state. The protesters, who came under the auspices of the Federation of Informal Workers Association of Nigeria (FIWON), frowned upon ...The post Residents storm Lagos gov's office, demand end to demolitions appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Case one Thirteen-year-old Chidinma recalls the day she walked behind her school building in Dutse Alhaji, a suburb of Abuja, to relieve herself. With no decent latrine, it was nothing unusual for female pupils to urinate under the cover of overgrown weeds. But on this April afternoon in 2016, two boys, armed with knives, emerged ...The post Untold story of child rape victims appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), has expressed dismay over the failure of any Nigerian university to be ranked among the first 500 in the world. The union described the situation as unfortunate, saying this is not unconnected with the low budgetary allocation to the education sector, which has consistently fallen below the UNESCO ...The post NAAT laments poor budgetary allocation for tech devt appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Ene Osang Abuja The Nigerian Army yesterday said four passengers were killed and six others wounded when Boko Haram insurgents attacked travellers on Banki-Maiduguri road. The Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, however, said troops had killed countless number of the insurgents in a gun ...The post 4 killed, 12 wounded in Borno Boko Haram ambush appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) recently expressed divergent views on the handling of the Paris Club refunds by the Abia state Governor. MOSES JOHN reports. NLC on the Paris Club refund Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) recently threatened a showdown with some states owing workers backlog ...The post Ikpeazu, Paris Club refunds and workers' salaries appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Mr, Boss Gida Mustapha is a lawyer, management consultant, politician, business man and boardroom guru of considerable repute. His appointment as the Managing Director/CEO of the National inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has been well received by staff and stakeholders, thanks to his vast public sector experience, legal background, extensive travels and contracts in both government ...The post Nigeria New SGFs Profile appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to go beyond the sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, and the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke. The cleric made the call yesterday in ...The post Go beyond Babachir, Oke's sack, Onaiyekan tasks Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, yesterday, expressed displeasure on the deplorable condition of prisons in the country. Describing the state of the prisons as very embarrassing, the AGF said it worrisome that about 70% of inmates in Nigerian prisons are persons awaiting trial. Malami stated this while inaugurating a ...The post Our prisons' conditions alarming, embarrassing ' AGF appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
A 43-year-old father, Musa Mohammed, has been arrested by the Rights Protection Agency in Niger for setting his 15-year-old son, Bello Musa, ablaze. Director-General of the agency, Mariam Kolo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Minna. She said the incident occurred around Polytechnic Road, Bida, in Bida local ...The post Father sets son ablaze in Niger appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Department of State Services has finally produced the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in compliance with an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, that the ex-NSA should appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of a former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh. He was ...The post Breaking: DSS produces Dasuki as Metuhs witness in Court appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
In 2011 after he left the ANPP to form the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), he again contested for the office of President. In these elections, Buhari lost probably to the best candidates and best political party. Interestingly, General Muhammadu Buhari, now President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), broke down in tears at an event organized by ...The post Performance not personality cult will decide appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Bode Olagoke Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has given insight into a possible shake-up in the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with a view to injecting more party support in the running of his government. The President's promise was contained in his speech to the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ...The post I'll expand cabinet soon ' Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Taiye Odewale Abuja The N222 billion 2017 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Appropriation Bill scaled second reading in Senate yesterday . Presenting lead debate on the general principles of the bill, the leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (APC Yobe North), said it was for the financial year January 1 December 31, 2017. He said ...The post 2017: N222bn FCT budget scales second reading at Senate appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
In all the living social orders and comaraderies, the major abridgement and curtailment to the most needed advancement cum amelioration has been the poor quality of the leaders occupying various mandates despite their glaring inadequacies and shortcomings. It's generally non deniedor contradicted that, what the democracy as the famous system of governance has been lacking ...The post Bagudu's paradigm shift in Kebbi, By Abdurrahman Musa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justi 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) will, on November 7, arraign before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), two directors and 31 other civil servants on charges of false assets declaration. This was contained in a statement made available, yesterday, by Head of Press Unit of the CCT, Mr. Ibraheem Al-Hassan. ...The post CCB to arraign 2 directors, 31 civil servants Nov 7 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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