NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 NOVEMBER, 2017].

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Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 20 November, 2017.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Turkish capital Ankara has banned all gay festivals, screenings, forums and exhibitions on security grounds. The governor's office said on Sunday that it also wanted to protect public order and sensitivities. The announcement follows a move last week to ban a festival of German-language gay films also due to have been held in the ...The post Turkish capital Ankara bans all gay rights functions appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has rejected an appeal for a pardon for a soldier jailed for 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker. Elor Azaria was found guilty in January of manslaughter over the March 2016 shooting of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. In January, Israel's Prime Minister ...The post Israeli president rejects pardon for soldier Elor Azaria appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any 'illegal' presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided advice to a president and expected that a legal alternative would be found. His comments come just days after US senators ...The post US nuclear chief would resist 'illegal' presidential strike order appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
A fire in a housing block in a southern district of the Chinese capital, Beijing, has killed 19 people and injured eight others, reports say. It took firefighters several hours to bring the overnight blaze under control. The cause is not yet known. However, Beijing police say they have detained a number of suspects. The ...The post Inferno kills 19 in China appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned off as farm workers. The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a 'despicable' trade 'from ...The post Libya migrant 'slave market' footage sparks outrage appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
A US warship has sustained minor damage after a collision with a Japanese tug off central Japan, the US Navy says. The commercial tug lost propulsion and drifted into the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Benfold, during a towing exercise in Sagami Bay. 'No-one was injured on either vessel,' the US Navy says, adding that an ...The post US warship, Japanese tug collide in latest incident appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa. Francisco Bernabe, the Spanish representative in the region of Murcia, says 461 migrants arrived at the southern port of Cartagena on Saturday after being pulled off of 44 different boats. ...The post Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
At least 15 people have been killed and at least five injured in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident happened in the village of Sidi Boualem, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Casablanca. It is not yet clear who was distributing the aid but it is reported to ...The post 15 die in Morocco food stampede appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe's ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader, officials say. Zimbabwe's ruling party has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader, as pressure intensifies for him to step down as president. Zanu-PF appointed ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago, in his place. The party has given Mr ...The post Ruling party Zanu-PF sacks Mugabe, wife appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
With Robert Mugabe's hopes of handing power to his wife in Zimbabwe over, which political dynasties are still going strong elsewhere in Africa' Since the 1990s, multi-party elections and peaceful transfers of power have become far more common on the continent but quite a few current leaders have succeeded their fathers, or are planning to ...The post Mugabes: Which African dynasties remain' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Recent happenings in Edo state where customers are victims of voodoo financial houses, especially, micro-finance banks, as well as savings and loans enterprises, who defraud them of their hard-earned money' are fast recreating the inglorious era of voodoo banks. PATRICK AHANOR reports CBN's reforms When the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) begun its bold reforms ...The post Return of 'wonder' bank in Edo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Navy says it destroyed over 1,000 illegal refineries and arrested several suspected oil thieves in the Niger Delta between January and September. The Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas, disclosed weekend this while on inspection tour of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder and other naval formations in Port Harcourt. He described the 'the ...The post 'Navy destroys 1,000 illegal refineries in 9 months' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, has admitted the limiting effect of inter-agency rivalry and conflicts within the armed forces and para-military institutions in the country. Olonisakin has however, assured that such differences is now a thing of thepast as efforts are being made to close ranks.The military chief stated this on ...The post Inter-agency rivalry thing of the past ' CDS appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said that unlike in the past young officers from ranks of lieutenants and flying officers now fly the Nigerian Air Force platforms, and the number increasing gradually. The Air chief disclosed this at the graduation of four new fighter pilots ...The post Young officers now fly NAF platforms ' Air Chief appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Sani Zorro Mohammed is a member of the House of Representatives representing Gumel/Magatari/Sule Tankarkar/Gagarawa Federal Constituency of Jigawa state. He speaks to ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF on the current effort at amending the 1999 Constitution, and urges the populace to stop the 'buccaneer' governors from thwarting the latest move to give both the local government and ...The post Many governors are buccaneers ' Zorro appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Judging from what is currently happening, it appears that only Intels among all the organizations working in Nigeria's maritime sector has been found wanting. All the other actors, players, stakeholders and companies are without blemish. In the cancellation of boat pilotage, there is no indication that Intels has short changed the Federal Government. The only ...The post Dangers of the clamp down on Intels appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
There have been reports of how Nigerians have been attacked in South Africa and some other countries. Nigerians living in South Africa were attacked up to four times in February. Nigerians' shops are looted with impunity. It was earlier reported that 116 Nigerians had been killed in the country in the last two years. This ...The post Still on the attacks on Nigerians in S/Africa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari rode to power largely, if not wholly, on the crest of popular support by Nigerian masses who saw him as the only source of their hope for a better life. But has the life of the poor in Nigeria shown any tangible signs of improvement two years after Buhari's ascension to power' ...The post Buhari and the plight of the poor appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Opinions are divided over the military takeover of power from President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. VIVIAN OKEJEME seeks the view of some senior lawyers on the interference of the military in a democratic rule which is no longer fashionable all over the world For years now, military coup does not appear to be fashionable any ...The post Mugabe: When unconstitutional acts can be used to protect the Constitution appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Kenya's Supreme Court will today, deliver its ruling on the appeal challenging the validity of the October 26, presidential re-run election won by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. According to reports, the six-man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice David Maraga will today, hand down its decision after having heard oral argument ...The post Kenya's Supreme Court to rule election appeal today appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Cross River State High Court has discharged and acquitted 14 dismissed policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the murder of a young man, Derek Maurice, and five others in 2014 in Calabar. The deceased's family had dragged the policemen to court for allegedly killing Derek while he was in detention, following ...The post Murder case: Court acquits 14 dismissed policemen appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Stories by Vivian Okejeme Engr. Nosa Ukoinwan, a brother to the murdered former Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mrs. Louisa Eni Umukoro, has pleaded with the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubukar Malami, SAN, not to change the prosecutor handling the murder case. The deceased's family brought the ...The post SEC director's murder: Don't change prosecutor, family asks AGF appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the former President Goodluck Jonathan as a statesman whose life and politics has been defined by patriotism and humility. In a statement signed by the partys National Publicity Secretary Sunday in Abuja to congratulate the former President on his 60th birthday, APC particularly commended Dr. Jonathan for the ...The post APC celebrates Jonathan @60, says life, politics defined by patriotism, humanity appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Ju 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Justice O.A Musa of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has granted leave to Johnmary Jideobi, to compel the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission,(ICPC), to probe and arrest the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru. Jideobi, a lawyer, is also seeking the sacking ...The post Court grants lawyer leave to order Baru's arrest appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
A first prosecution witness in the trial of five men, accused of unlawful importation of 661 pump-action riffles into the country, has informed the court how he turned down an N8million bribe allegedly offered to him by the defendants. The defendants ' Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Matthew Okoye, said to be at large, ...The post I refused N8m bribe from arms importer ' Witness appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
By Eddie Mbadiwe Though out of character, let me start with a confession. I have literally had to drag myself to my office on a sunny Sunday afternoon to do what I consider an important duty to Nigeria. The matters are so weighty that a lot more people should devote a little more time to ...The post Are most of us treasury looters' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
By Gerald Nwokocha Imo state recently witnessed the visits of two African heads of state, from Ghana and South Africa. First, the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Ado, came for the graduation ceremony of the Rochas Foundation College as part of activities marking Rochas' 55th birthday celebration. The South African President, Jacob Zuma, came to sign a ...The post Diplomacy, Okorocha and Zuma's statue appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Stories by Vivian Okejeme The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to dismiss a suit, seeking to compel him to produce the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Counsel to Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor had earlier filed an application praying the court ...The post IPOB: Dismiss suit asking me to produce Kanu, Burati prays court appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro has challenged Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom to invite President Muhammadu Buhari for project commissioning if he has any to show. The former minister attributed the difficulty in implementing the Benue state anti-open grazing law to the hasty process in which the new regulation was packaged. Speaking ...The post Invite Buhari for project commissioning if any, ex-Interior minister challenges Ortom appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
No fewer than 16 gun boats and 6,000 armed Police personnel are expected to be deployed along the waterways and creeks of Bayelsa State to tackle sea piracy and criminality in the State. The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, who made this known when members of the State Chapter of the Civil Liberties ...The post Police set to deploy16 gun boats,6,000 personnel 'on Bayelsa waterways appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Barely 20 days to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention, former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang and leaders of North Central zone have expressed their support for the aspiration of the former Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Secondus is among the eight aspirants contending for the PDP chairmanship position. The leaders of the ...The post PDP Chairmanship: North Central leaders back Secondus appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 60th birthday,November 20, 2017. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media an Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President joined members of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), professional colleagues, associates of Dr Jonathan, and his family in celebrating the unique ...The post Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 60 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
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