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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 11 November, 2017.


Sat, 11 Nov 2017
National Orientation Agency (NOA) has charged the nation's youth to shun all forms of radicalisation and violent extremism which threaten the peace and unity of the country. Director-General of the agency, Dr Garba Abari, who gave the charge yesterday at a one-day sensitisation forum on 'Anti-Radicalisation and Violent Extremism,' organised for Kogi youths in Lokoja, ...The post NOA urges youths to shun radicalisation, extremism appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has disclosed its plan to adopt and domesticate the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in 28 states of the federation where the act has not been adopted. President of the association, Abubakar Mahmud, at the ACJA conference in Abuja, said the association 'hopes to achieve this through advocacy and provision ...The post NBA set to domesticate ACJA in 28 states appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The commencement of payment of pension benefits by Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to Nigeria Police officers who fought on the side of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War from 1966-1970 is a commendable initiative by the present administration. At the end of the Civil War in 1970, officers of the Nigeria Police, military and ...The post Pension for ex-Biafran police officers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River state capital, have accused the police of extra-judicially killing kidnap suspects it had earlier arrested and paraded in Ikom, central Cross River. Police authorities had, few days ago, said they killed six kidnap suspects in Ikom during a gun battle after the suspects had abducted a business woman whose ...The post Calabar residents accuse police of parading, killing kidnap suspects appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The recent revelation by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on the deplorable condition of the Aso Rock Clinic, Abuja is quite disturbing. As the matriarch of the nation's first family and its chief caregiver, Mrs Buhari owes her family the sacred duty of ensuring that their well-being and healthcare needs are met ...The post Corruption and the health sector appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Please permit me reasonable space in your respected and popular newspaper so as to succinctly buttress a stance of our revered law makers on Nigeria as a sovereign nation. Just recently, after resuming from recess, the Nigerian 8th assembly Senators harped on the stance that 'Nigeria's unity is non-negotiable'. This news worthy item was contained ...The post True, Nigeria's unity is non-negotiable appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Having one is too close to having none Floyd Mayweather was pictured posing with three women dressed in leather masks on Thursday as declared via Instagram: Having one is too close to having none. The boxing icon who has four children but has never been married shared four images on the social media ...The post Mayweather poses with three scantily clad women appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
A resident farmer in Otulu community, Aniocha South local government area of Delta state yesterday stabbed a Fulani herdsman to death. It was gathered that the Fulani herdsman, Hassan Risku, was stabbed with his own dagger after being overpowered by the farmer. It was learnt that the suspect, Damian Okwuku, who hails from Imo state, ...The post Farmer kills herdsman in Delta appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The United Nations has commended the 'good relations' between the Executive and the 8th National Assembly as exhibited by the lawmakers at the joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, during the presentation of the 2018 Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari. Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Office ...The post UN scribe hails NASS, executive relationship appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore Fulani has called for the intervention of the federal government in the mass eviction of pastoralists, especially Fulani herdsmen in Benue state, over the anti-open grazing law in the state. National President of the association, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that the Benue anti-open grazing law which ...The post Miyetti Allah urges FG to intervene in herders' sack from Benue appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
National President of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN), Dr Mohammed Alkali, who is also the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, has disclosed that at least 415 million people in the world live with diabetes. Alkali, who made the disclosure in a press statement issued to ...The post 4I5m live with diabetes globally ' Expert appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi chapter, has stated that it would support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. 'The Ebonyi chapter of APC would throw its full weight behind the president should he declare interest to run again,'' acting chairman of the party, Eze Nwachukwu, said yesterday. He told the News Agency of ...The post 2019: Ebonyi APC drums support for Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara Command arrested 2 trucks belonging to the Dangote Group loaded with 365 bags of foreign rice worth millions of Naira. This was contained in a press statement issued to newsmen by the Area Commands Public Relations Officer, yesterday in Sokoto. The statement reads The Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area ...The post Customs impounds Dangote trucks loaded with foreign rice appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The much celebrated Cross River state Super Highway project has continued to receive bashing as a non-governmental organization (NGO),Climate Transformation and Energy Remediation Society (CLIMATTERS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revoke the project. Addressing the media in Abuja yesterday President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, Smart Amaefula said: 'It is clear ...The post C/River Super Highway no economic sense ' Group appeared first on Blueprint - Fo 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By David Agba Abuja The federal government has enjoyed investment worth $16 billion from the African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim). President and Board Chairman of Afrexim, Dr. Benedict Oramah said the multilateral trade finance institution has so far injected this amount into the Nigerian economy since its inception in 1994. Of this is a ...The post Nigeria gets $16bn Afrexim Bank investment appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has approved the payment of the hospital bill of the widow and triplets of Edward Soje, a director in the state Teaching Service Commission who allegedly committed suicide. Soje's body was found hanging from a tree behind the Mammy Market at the Magumeri Barracks in Lokoja, the state capital. ...The post Suicide: Kogi pays hospital bill for director's family appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said, contrary to insinuations, the state is not interested in chasing away Fulani herdsmen, as the nomads are allowed to live among their hosts without fear. Speaking in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Information Technology and Communication, Tahav Agerzua, yesterday, the governor advised the ...The post Nobody chasing herders out of Benue ' Govt appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja, has called on Christian leaders and 'those who are blessed with the resources' to fund pilgrimage and the Commission's activities. He made the call during a recent dinner and awards night organised by the Commission at the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja. Uja appealed to ...The post NCPC boss urges Christian leaders to fund pilgrimage appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Adamawa state government delegation has visited Gulak town to commiserate with the people over Mondays night attack by insurgents which led to loss of two lives and properties. The delegation, led by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Sajoh, assured the people of government's commitment to secure the lives and property of the ...The post Boko Haram: Adamawa delegation visits Gulak over attack appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to establish more voters' registration points in the state to avoid depriving its citizens from exercising their civic rights. Governor Bello, who made the call when he visited to the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) at the state INEC ...The post Bello urges for more registration points appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Bra-Bra Solidarity Youths Alliance has called on Governor of Yobe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, to contest as Yobe Zone 'A' senatorial seat in 2019. The group, who visited the Speaker Yobe State House of Assembly, Adamu Dala Dogo, to present their demand, said Governor Gaidam has done enough to justify call for him to represent ...The post 2019: Youth want Gaidam for Senate appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost its bid to stop the conduct of the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Councils election following the dismissal of its suit by a Federal High Court in Uyo, yesterday. The party had filled the suit against the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral commission (AKISIEC) seeking to bar them from ...The post APC loses suit to stop Akwa Ibom council polls appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday declared his intention to contest for second in the 2019 governorship election. Ortom, who made his intention known, when MINDA people and Benue South senatorial district endorsed him at the People's House, Makurdi, to re-contest Benue governorship said he has prayed and God has agreed that he should ...The post 2019: Ortom declares for second term appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the November 4, Local government councils election in Enugu state, stating that it was manipulated in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party in a petition addressed to the chairman of the Enugu State Independent Electoral commission (ENSIC), Dr. Mike Ajogwu, also accused the electoral body ...The post APC rejects Enugu council polls, calls for cancellation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth group has appealed to the National Caretaker Committee of the party to be transparent, fair, just and equitable to all aspirants seeking for the national chairmanship of the party in the forthcoming convention. Acting National Coordinator, Peoples Democratic Party-National Youth Empowerment Strategy (PDP-NYES), Hon. Kabiru Garkuwa, who made the ...The post PDP Convention: Be transparent, fair to all Youth tell leadership appeared first on Blueprint - For T 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
After choosing to represent England over Nigeria on an international level, Tammy Abraham has rubbished rumours that he considered playing for Nigeria. The forward says he does not regret choosing the Europeans instead of the West African nation despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation to lure him. Abrahams father is Nigerian which would ...The post No regrets choosing England over Nigeria- Abraham appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Joseph Parker has placed his first offer on the table to fight Anthony Joshua, his promoter has claimed. Negotiations began on Thursday for IBF and WBA super heavyweight champion Joshua to meet WBC equivalent Deontay Wilder, but WBO title-holder Parker is still in the mix. Parkers promoter David Higgins responded to Joshuas tweet on Thursday, ...The post Set for Wilder challenge too appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
John Obi Mikel has revealed an anonymous agent representing an unnamed club tried to steal a march on his rivals by persuading him to sign with a briefcase full of cash. The Nigeria midfielder was the subject of strong interest from a host of European powerhouses after impressing for Nigeria at the U17 World Cup, ...The post How Mikel turned down .53m cash from agent appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo has promised to surpass Katsina United past performances in the Nigerian top-flight. The former Abia Warriors and Niger Tornadoes manager was unveiled to the public in Katsina on Wednesday by the management as the technical adviser of the Changi Boys for the next two seasons. Biffo said the Katsina landlords have ...The post Biffo sets target for Katsina Utd appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
His Royal Majesty, King Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru, former Presidential Adviser on Petroleum and Energy and Minister of State for Energy and also ex-Secretary General of OPEC, says the federal government has not been forceful enough with the International Oil Companies (IOCs) on the development the Niger Delta. He spoke to JOY EMMANUEL on this and ...The post FG not putting enough pressure on IOCs ' Daukoru appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The remains of the wife of former Gombe state governor and senator representing Gombe Central, Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje, has been laid to rest in the state. The news of the death of Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Danjuma Goje filtered into the country on the 30th October while receiving treatment at a hospital in the United ...The post Goje's wife laid to rest in Gombe appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigeria Super Eagles will be playing with their optimum capacity when they take on the Desert Foxes of Algeria today in the last group stage of the Russia 2018 World cup qualifiers. Though Nigeria has already qualified for the 2018 world cup, but the Gernot Rohr's boys need to prove their worth and defend their ...The post WCQ: Eagles poised to silence Madjer, Algeria appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Barrister Eyo Nsa Ekpo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Cross River state, believes Nigeria needs President Muhammadu Buhari beyond 2019 and that defections of former top PDP members to the party has given it an edge. In this interview with PATRICK ANDREW, he spoke on other issues. Ayade said he ...The post PDP bigwigs' defection has strengthened APC in CRS 'Ekpo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Staff of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) covering Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, have distributed relief materials worth N1.7 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kiyawa local government area of Jigawa state. Speaking at the distribution centre in Kiyawa town, yesterday, the Managing Director of KEDCO, Alhaji Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, said it was the ...The post KEDCO staff distribute N1.7m relief materials to Jigawa IDPs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justi 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The administrator of Adavi local government area of Kogi state, Hon. Ajoge Abu, has commended the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for the proactive measures being taken to nip insecurity in the bud. He also appreciated the governor for the opportunity given to him to serve his people, adding that he would put his best ...The post Adavi LG administrator lauds Bello on security appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The National Youth Service Corps in Oyo state has reportedly recorded no fewer than 72 births, 20 marriages among 2016 Batch B (Stream One) corps members. The state coordinator of the scheme, Ifeoma Anidobi announced the record on Thursday during the passing out ceremony of the corps members. Ms Aninobi also said three deaths were ...The post Oyo NYSC records 20 marriages, 72 births appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) command in Borno state announced how it has uncovered prostitution rings in various tertiary institutions across Borno state. The Corps Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi who did not disclose the schools said the girls being used for the business are between 25 years and below. Explaining the girls' mode of ...The post NSCDC uncovers prostitution rings in Borno higher institutions appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Student Union Government (SUG) president of the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Edward Oyekan, has been impeached for allegedly inviting suspected cult members into the school. Students who are members of the Parliament said Oyekan had committed a series of impeachable offences and impeaching him was a welcome development. The Speaker of the student parliament, Falayi ...The post OAU SUG president impeached appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Head of Department of Sociology, University of Abuja, Professor Suleiman Mohammed, presented a paper in a retreat held by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Jeparo Hotel, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The university don observed that staff-students relationship takes three forms namely; professional, hostile and opportunistic. Hostile and opportunistic relations tend to undermine the university system. ...The post Don on staff-students relationships appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Justice Gabriel Kolawale of a Federal High Court Abuja has ordered the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), to pay the sum of N12.5 million as compensation to officials of the Peace Corps for unlawful detention and arrest on February 28, 2017. The court has also ordered the police to unseal the headquarters of the corps in ...The post Court orders police to pay N12.5m to Peace Corps, unseal hqrs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Senate has approved the Ogun state Development Policy Operation (DPO) loan of $350 million from the World Bank. This is part of the 2016 to 2018 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The credit facility has an interest rate of 1.25 percent, moratorium of five years and a 25-year maturity tenor. ...The post Senate approves $350m World Bank loan for Ogun appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Senate has condemned in strong terms, alarming discovery of dead bodies of 26 young Nigerian ladies found on Spanish warship and consequently ordered its relevant committees to carry out thorough probe. It also bemoaned the loss of over 10,000 Nigerians between the perilous cum hazardous Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Sea over the years ...The post NASS probes 26 Nigerians girls' death on Spanish warship appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Senate yesterday approved N222.3 billion for 2017 Federal Capital Territory budget. The passage of the FCT budget followed consideration of the Senate Committee on FCT report presented by Senator Dino Melaye, the chairman of the Committee. Presenting the report for consideration, Melaye explained that the budget for personnel cost was intended to cushion the ...The post Senate passes N222bn budget for FCT appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), has reaffirmed its commitment to embrace retail insurance business to enhance insurance penetration and value addition to members. The President, NCRIB, Shola Tinubu, declared this at the maiden press conference in Lagos, saying a 10-year agenda has been set out for this purpose. The Council said it ...The post NCRIB to grow industry with retail business appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Determined to improve the wellbeing of workers in the state, the Lagos State Government said a total of N80 billion has been paid into the Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) of its workers since the state embraced the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) in 2007. This was revealed at the 13th Retirement Benefits Documentation Seminar organised by ...The post Lagos pays N80bn into workers' RSAs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) says it will clamp down on employers that make deductions under the Contributory Pensions Scheme (CPS), but failed to remit same to the employees preferred Pension Fund Administrator (PFA). PenCom said that it would apply sanctions against such firm in accordance with the Pension Act. The agency also reminded employers ...The post CPS: PenCom to sanction firms sitting on deductions appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Prestige Assurance Plc, has made growth projection of N9 billion in its gross premium income by 2021. Managing Director/ CEO, Dr. Balla Swamy made this known while presenting the company's fact behind the figure on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange( NSE) that it's gross premium income is expected to grow from N3.4 billion ...The post Prestige Assurance forecasts N9bn growth by 2021 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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