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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 NOVEMBER, 2017].

Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 14 November, 2017.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
John Bull my son, I send you to school, you don't know how to spell your name' Nursery rhyme. Some five years ago I had written under the title; John Bull my son and our educational malaise. Again I have watched with trepidation the drama in Kaduna between teachers and the governor. In 2007 ...The post Kaduna: 'Teacher no teach me nonsense' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
After 15 months of persistent rise in inflation, the main drivers of the adverse economic trend ' food and non-food items ' moderated in February, bringing the rate down to 17.78 per cent. Nigeria is no stranger to riots and demonstrations. From the days of 'Ali Must Go' in the late 1970s; the SAP ...The post Is Nigeria heading for food riots' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The true measure of a good leader is not what is written by paid praise singers on the pages of newspapers, but the practical achievements on ground, concrete capital, material and educational projects that the people can see, feel and identify with. Of course, only leaders of grit, courage, resolution and iron-willed principle and integrity ...The post Gov Abubakar: Projecting the face of a passionate leader appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Quietly in far away Abaji Area Council of the FCT and buried in the centre of Yala community, is Leventis Foundation Agric School that has over the years trained over 500 youth from rural communities across the country in agriculture, JOHN OBA writes Long before government's clamour for youth engagement in agriculture, Leventis Group through ...The post Leventis FCT Agric School empowers over 570 rural youth appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari, has explained that he put his children in public schools in fulfi lment of his campaign promises to people of the state. Two of Masari's children are reportedly in Family Support Secondary School, Katsina. Th e governor also said the ongoing judicial trial of his predecessor, Ibrahim ...The post Why my children are in public schools ' Masari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
It's tough clearing PDP rot' President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the culture of impunity inherited at the inception of his government two years ago was fast receding. The statement was made in excerpts of a book entitled: 'Making steady, sustainable progress for Nigeria's peace and prosperity: a mid-term scorecard on the President Muhammadu Buhari ...The post Impunity culture receding in Nigeria ' Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Mohammed Ahmed Makarfi , has disclosed that aspirants with pending corruption cases in court will not be disqualified from contesting the national chairmanship position at the party's elective convention billed for next month in Abuja. Makarfi made the clarifi cation while fi elding questions ...The post PDP CHAIR: Candidates facing corruption trial won't be disqualifi ed ' Makarf appeared first on Bl 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has conveyed President Muhammadu Buhari's goodwill message to former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, in a London hospital. Upon approval by the President, Dr Ekwueme was rushed to the hospital in an air ambulance in what was described as a critical condition. The SGF, ...The post SGF visits Alex Ekwueme in London hospital, coveys Buhari's goodwill appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration needs N1 trillion annually over the next four years to fulfil the All Progressive Congress (APC) 13 campaign promises on education, Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, said on Monday. The minister said this at the Special Retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the Challenges Facing the Education ...The post Buhari needs N4trn tofulfil APC's 13 education campaign promises Minister appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Jus 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari was on Monday briefed by the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Mr. Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed, on the 2017 Hajj exercise preparations for 2018. The NAHCON chairman declined to speak to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. Presidential sources said the President was given 'a brief ...The post NAHCON chairman briefs Buhari on 2017 Hajj appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Hezekiah Silas Olu 'A Leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves' ' Lao Tzu Indeed, the words of this great Chinese Philosopher continue to impact the affairs of men today, and to him who has understanding and ...The post MUCH ADO ABOUT BENNY PETERS appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
A lawyer and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Elvis Asoro has accused the immediate-past governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole of plotting the removal of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Asoro described as lame, the spirited defence put up by the former governor denying the allegation. But the ...The post Oshiomhole still plotting Oyeguns removal, APC chieftain warns appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The Managing Director Infrastructure Bank, Mr. Adekunle Oyinloye has said that Nigeria needs to sprnd $75 billion over the next five years if it is to sustain its robust economic recovery and growth. Mr. Oyinloye, said this in Abuja at a forum for set 1988 Economics Class, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. ...The post Nigeria requires $75bn in 5 years to sustain recovery growth appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja International Non Governmental Organisation, Oxfam UK has urged the UK government to take action to increase transparency and tackle tax dodging by individuals and corporate bodies. A report by the group stated that $170 billion is lost yearly by the world's poorest regions. According to Oxfam head of advocacy, Katy Chakrabortty, ...The post Oxfam advocates stronger crackdown on tax evasion appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The planned sack of about 22,000 teachers who failed to pass competency test by Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kadunastate was a right decision to sanitise the education system, President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Monday. The President said this in Abuja when he declared open a Special Retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the ...The post Breaking: Buhari backs planned sack of Kaduna teachers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The federal government spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects in 2016, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed. The Vice Pressident, who made the disclosure during the foundation laying ceremony of the N200 billion Benin Industrial Park located at Iyanomo, also said that despite the 60 per cent drop in foreign exchange ...The post FG spent 1.3trn on capital projects in 2016 'Osinbajo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has said that despite large production and robust supply import bill on food will rise to $1.41 trillion this year. In its latest Food Outlook for 2017, FAO noted that it represents a 6 percent increase compared to 2016 and the second highest tally on record. ...The post Global food import bills to hit record $1.41trn in 2017 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) had called on the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to pay more attention on banks excess charges, liquidity managenent of the foreign exchange market, increased monitoring of banks for financial sector stability and efficient service delivery to banks customers. The President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ...The post LCCI tasks CBN on banks excess charges appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Stories by Amaka Ifeakandu The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) said it has paid over N100 billion to depositors of liquidated banks. The managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the NDIC, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim who disclosed this in Lagos at the Corporations special day at the Lagos international trade fair said the payments are not ...The post NDIC pays N100bn to depositors of liquidated banks appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Obaje Omobolaji David is the President, Farmers Empowerment Association (FEA) in Abuja, in this interview with JOHN OBA, he laments the rate at which civil servants from the FCTA agric secretariat and other agencies frustrate proper implementation of government policies on agriculture for FCT farmers. What is your analysis of the achievement of FCT farmers ...The post FCTA agric director, FADAMA defraud our farmers over N15m 'FEA president appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By David Agba with agencies Japanese stocks ended last Friday in the red as it suffered a sharp reverse in afternoon trade after hitting fresh 26-year highs, with most other Asian markets also falling. The Nikkei had ploughed two percent higher in the first session, supported by broad optimism in the global economy and healthy ...The post Tokyo down after reverse as Asia markets slip appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos Stakeholders in the nations financial industry have said that the N8.6 trillion budget proposal for 2018 submitted to the National Assembly for approval is unrealistic. They said that the budget was silent on a lot of issues such as oil subsidy, contractors debts among others Speaking In Lagos at the Budget ...The post 2018 Budget not realistic ' Stakeholders appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Voting for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 began yesterday. Tthe five-man shortlist of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah was revealed during a special live launch broadcast in London. Cameroons 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner Arnaud Djoum was part of the panel to discuss the nominees, ...The post Voting for BBC African Footballer of the Year begins appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
On loan Chelsea defender Ola Aina has given his personal assessment of his performance against Leicester City and Algeria star man Riyad Mahrez in Nigeria's 1-1 draw against Algeria in Constantine on Friday. Deployed as a left full back as opposed to his preferred role as a right full back , Aina was part of ...The post Ola Aina rates his performance against Mahrez appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
England have called up Liverpool striker Dominic Ayodele Solanke and Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook for Tuesdays friendly against Brazil at Wembley. Solanke, whose father hails from Ogun State, was top scorer for Englands Under-20 World Cup-winning side during the summer, with Cook the captain. Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, on loan at Norwich, was brought ...The post Nigerian -born Solanke joins England squad appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama has revealed that he hates African referees while reacting to the controversial penalty decision against Nigeria during the world cup clash with Algeria last Friday. The Super Eagles of Nigeria settled for a 1-1 draw with Algeria in a 2018 FIFA World Cupqualifier in Constantine. John Ogu had given ...The post 'Enyeama declares hatred for Africa refs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Abdullahi Maikaba as the new coach of the Nigeria Under-17 male football team. Despite reports linking former International Finidi George, the NFF announced Maikaba who presently handles Akwa United as the new coach alongside four others as ...The post NFF shuns Finidi, picks Maikaba as Eaglets coach appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Ikenna Okonkwo In Constantine, Algeria Captain of Nigeria's Super Eagles, Mikel Obi will be leading out his teammates when they file out against their Argentine counterparts in a friendly game in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday. Head coach Gernot Rohr who disclosed this to our Correspondent before they departed Algeria at the weekend explained that ...The post Mikel leads Eagles against Argentina appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Ikenna Okonkwo In Constantine, Algeria The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will this Thursday seek postponement of another round of 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Seycheles scheduled for March next year. NFF President, Amaju Pinnick who disclosed this to Blueprint Sports in Constantine before Super Eagles departed Algeria to face Argentina in ...The post AFCON qualifier: NFF seek postponement of Seycheles' clash appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan may have been fighting for Germany on the Wembley turf on Friday evening, but they were paying respects to their Turkish heritage just a day later. The two Premier League stars both played as the current world champions were held to a 0-0 draw against England, and, following the result, ...The post Ozil dines out with Manchester City ace I Gundogan after Germanys Wembley stalemate appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The National Executive Committee (NEC) is an important organ of every political party. Though there are no specific definitions of NEC, but according to Peoples Democratic Party 2012 constitution as amended the National Executive Committee is the highest law making organ and practically decides everything about the party. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes. Almost all political parties ...The post Parties' NEC meetings: A reflective mirror appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin A professor of Islamic studies, University of Ilorin, Yahya Oyewole Imam has urged the federal government restore Islamic studies to its original status as a core subject in schools across the country. Imam, while delivering the 175th inaugural lecture of the university, described Islamic studies as the subject of ''God ...The post Restore Islamic studies as core subject, don urges FG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Saminu Ibrahim Abuja The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), yesterday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies during the Anambra state governorship election slated for November 18 to ensure that electoral guidelines, rules and regulations are strictly adhered to. The party also enjoined INEC and other relevant stakeholders to provide a ...The post Anambra guber: APGA tasks INEC security on credible poll appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Mohammed Yangida Lafia National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2017 Batch B teachers, who recently passed out with their counterparts in Stream 11, working for Nasarawa state government in the various schools, have raised alarm over non-payment of their state allowances for almost a year. The corps members are alleging that the management of NYSC ...The post NYSC teachers in Nasarawa owed 10 months allowances appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Bayo Alabira Dutse Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, has said Nigeria was saved from the brink of disintegration by the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as its leader in 2015. The two governor, who spoke at the weekend during a two day retreat organised by Governance Support Group (GSG) held in Dutse, the ...The post Buhari's victory in 2015 saved Nigeria ' Badaru appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Raphael Ede Enugu Following increasing cases of asthma in Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) has called on government at all levels to ensure the establishment of minimum health standard in schools. The foundation noted that the essence is to ensure that schools are able to handle some medical emergencies, such as ...The post Asthma: Group wants minimum health standard in schools appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Chief Press Secretary to Benue state governor, Mr. Terver Akase, yesterday denied reports that a Fulani herdsman in Logo local government jumped into River Benue over loss of some of his cattle. He described as unfounded and false a report published in The Punch newspaper of yesterday, and credited to one ...The post No cattle owner jumped into River Benue Ortoms aide appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Mohammed Bello Habib Kaduna A charity organisation, Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation, has trained and empowered 6,465 youths and women in various skills, coordinator of the Foundation, Hajiya Adama Shehu Aliyu, disclosed in Zaria during a one day seminar last weekend. She explained that the beneficiaries were trained in soap making, shoemaking, tailoring, and computer ...The post NGO empowers 6,465 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Raphael Ede Enugu The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has clarified that the Nigeria yams recently rejected in the international market was a result of poor storage and not quality. The Acting Director General of NAFDAC, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, who gave the clarification during a stakeholders' consultative forum in ...The post Poor storage responsible for yams rejection in intl market ' NAFDAC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has purchased and distributed seeds worth N200 to tomato farmers in the state, according to the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Aside other interventions, 'Kano state government has so far spent over N200 million to produce tomato seeds, to be distributed to farmers for free', the governor ...The post KNSG spends N200m on seeds appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his counterpart of Tahpua in Niger Republic, Malam Abdurrahman Musa, yesterday held a meeting on security and economic ties between the two neighbouring states. Speaking during the meeting, Tambuwal said the meeting was a follow-up to the bilateral discussion held when President Mahamadou ...The post Sokoto, Tahoua partner on security, others appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has condoled with a member of the state Assembly, Hon. Zanna Ali Machina, over the death of his wife, Hajja Gana, who died at 47. Hajja Gana passed away in India where she was taken for medical treatment. Gaidam prayed Allah to grant the ...The post Gaidam condoles with Assembly member over wife's death appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Baba Yusuf Abuja The Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari (GMB), at the weekend, described the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SFG) by President Muhammadu Buhari as 'well deserved.' The chairman, national contact mobilisation committee of the group, Hon. Yusuf Musa Ardo, stated this in his congratulatory message ...The post Buhari supporters commend Mustapha's appointment as SGF appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Bayo Alabira Dutse Speaker of Jigawa state Assembly, Isa Idris Gwaram, has pledged the support of the House to the planned conversion of Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital to Federal University Dutse Teaching Hospital. The speaker made the statement when the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Dutse, Prof Fatima Batul Mukhtar led other principal officers of ...The post FUD to take over Shekoni specialist hospital appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Bode Olagoke Abuja The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against the use of the military force against the renewed activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, saying such will aggregate the militants. The NGE also observed the increasing rate in cases of kidnapping and communal clashes, called on security agencies ...The post NGE to Buhari: Don't use military option against Avengers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the wife of Sen Olusola Adeyeye, representing Osun central, Prof Christiana Adeyeye, as the new Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Mrs. Adeyeye, who took over from the acting D-G, Ademola Andrew Magbojuri, is the founder of a ...The post Buhari appoints Adeyeye NAFDAC DG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
By Aideloje Ojo Minna The police in Niger state have arrested 65 'year- old, Patrick Kalu, for engaging in homosexual relationship with a 15-year-old, Victor Inne, in a remote area of Minna. Kalu was said to have lured the teenage boy from Karimo area of Abuja on the pretence of securing a job for him ...The post Man arrested for 'having affairs' with 15-year-old boy in Minna appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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