NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 21 November, 2017.


Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Pandemonium broke on Monday as aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, stormed the party Secretariat in Osogbo, Osun state capital, protesting alleged imposition by the party leadership. It was gathered that some members who apparently not satisfied with the ward congress of the party in some local governments, went to the Secretariat to ...The post Two allegedly dead, many injured as Osun APC factions fight appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The Presidency on Monday welcomed the latest GDP figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics with oil, agriculture and industrial sectors leading the charge. Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, said the federal government continue to work diligently to ensure inclusive growth. He said government is committed to active ...The post Presidencywelcomes latestGDP figures by NBS appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Osun State Government has denied allegation that it increased tuition fee in the state owned tertiary institutions. The government in a reaction to the protest by some parts of the institutions called on the students to display maturity, sense of responsibility and reality of the situation at hand, in their protest. A statement by the ...The post Osun govt denies increasing tuition fee, warns protesting students appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
**Adeniran on fire over lopsided Congress Cttees composition ***Insists South West must produce chairman ***Threatens to back out of peace pact A contestant for the chairmanship position in the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) national convention, Professor Tunde Adeniran has threatened that anybody who undermines the effort of the South West at producing the next chairman ...The post Crisis in PDP as Adeniran accuses Makarfi of supporting Secondus appeared first on Blueprint - For Trut 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Forex trading in Nigeria and all over the world requires using aForex platform, foreign exchange markets naturally are not the easiest to master, but finding the right trading platform will allow for greater ease in transitions for newcomers. What Is A Trading Platform' A trading platform is a piece of software that acts as a ...The post 5 Tips in Choosing Trading Platforms for Forex appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Party agents and observers taking notes, during the collation of results for the Anambra state governorship election at the INEC Headquarters in Awka, yesterday Photo: Johnson Udeani/NANThe post Party agents and observers taking notes, during the collation of results for the Anambra state governorship election at the INEC HQ Awka appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
From left: Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Jeff Ewing, Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, Chief Financial Officer , NNPC, Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, after the signing ceremony of an Alternative Financing Agreement to fund the Phase II of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, also known as Project Falcon, in London, at the weekend ...The post MD Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Jeff Ewing, Dr. Maikanti Baru, CFO, NNPC, Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq after the signing ceremony NNPC/CNL Joint Venture 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
From left: Director General, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Mr. Asishena Bayo. Okauru, Executive Director/CEO, National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, and Chairman, NHED, Dr. Shehu Sule, during a consensus building meeting for the commissioners of health and executive secretaries of states Primary Health Care Boards, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Ayuba RajiThe post DG, NGF, Mr. Asishena Bayo. Okauru, ED/CEO, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, and Chairman, NHED, Dr. Shehu Su 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
From left: Executive Director, Corporate Services UAC of Nigeria (UACN) Plc, Mr. Joe Dada; Group Managing Director/CEO UACN, Mr. Larry Ettah; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mr. Godwin Samuel and Group Managing Director, Amvest West Africa Limited, Mr. Ike Chioke, during a Shareholders, Engagement UAC of Nigeria Plc Right Issue for N 15 .4 billion, in Lagos, ...The post ED, UACN Plc, Mr. Joe Dada; GMD/CEO, Mr. Larry Ettah; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mr. Godwin Samuel and GMD, Amvest West 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Representative of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Officer Commanding, Air Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Christopher Okoye, flanked by the four newly graduated fighter pilots Photo DOPRIThe post Air Vice Marshal Christopher Okoye, flanked by the four newly graduated fighter pilots appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
As part of efforts to empower women with affordable technology in agriculture across the value chains, the FCT FADAMA III Additional Financing and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently trained 30 local women on rice processing using the FALSE BOTTOM Rice Parboiling technology John Oba, reports. False Bottom Rice Parboiling Technology introduced by JICA is ...The post FADAMA, JICA train 30 rural women on rice processing appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, presenting a survinir to the Brigade Commander 16 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Kelvin Aligbe, during the official inauguration of the Brigade in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, early this yearThe post Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, presenting a survinir to Brig.-Gen. Kelvin Aligbe during the official inauguration of the Brigade in Yenagoa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
In this piece, EMEKA NZE raises the issue of allowing only professionals to man the position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, especially with the lull in the race for the position. Importance of Publicity Secretary Apart from the highly contentious national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), another critical ...The post Who becomes the next PDP spokesman' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The post Cartoon: Anambra election 2017- Voters trade vote for cash appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Anambra state in particular and Nigerians in general on the death of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, on Sunday, November 19, 2017. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President commiserated ...The post Buhari mourns Alex Ekwueme appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Accountability Mechanism on MNCH (YoSAMM) has called for more funding of the health sector in the state in order to improve the sector and guarantee active population. The mechanism, after painstakingly review of the health budget from 2015 to 2017 in the state, commended the efforts of the ...The post Yobe NGO seeks review of health sector appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Agi Onda Abuja The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has commended the timely presentation of the N8.6trillion 2018 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the effort as commendable. The Association, which took a holistic assessment of the cardinal activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the last two years, including ...The post APBN hails Buhari's early budget, urges unbundling of ministries appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Baba Yusuf Abuja The Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari (GMB) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 election in the interest of the masses. Speaking shortly after the book presentation at the State House in honour of President Buhari last week, chairman of the national contact mobilization committee of the group, Hon. ...The post 2019: Group begs Buhari to re-contest appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Bode Olagoke Abuja A former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro, has challenged Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, to invite President Muhammadu Buhari for projects commissioning 'if he has any to show.' The former minister also attributed the difficulty in implementing the Benue state anti-open grazing law to the hasty process in which ...The post Ex-minister challenges Ortom on projects appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Peter Moses Abeokuta A political group, the Northern Leaders Youth Forum (NLYF), at the weekend accused some aides of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, for scuttling reconciliation moves between him and his former boss and ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The Forum backed the position of a former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on the strength ...The post Your aides scuttling reconciliation moves with OBJ, group tells Atiku appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti Ekiti state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the federal government's hiring of consultants from Malaysia with the sum of N458 million to help Nigeria build her economic capacity. He said the move was not only an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari and his team lacked the capacity to offer effective ...The post Fayose carpets FG for hiring Malaysian experts for N458m appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Hamidu Sabo Katsina No fewer than 330 ex-PDP councillors in Katsina have dumped their party for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in what they described as their 'way of expressing satisfaction with the leadership style of Governor Aminu Bello Masari.' Chairman of the ex- councillor's forum, Katsina state chapter, Alhaji Yusuf Ibrahim, who ...The post 330 ex-PDP councillors defect to APC in Katsina appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Government at all levels have been urged to invest heavily in education to make the younger generation responsible leaders of tomorrow. Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) made the call at the 2017 annual lecture of the Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA) held in Katsina. General Gowon, who is ...The post Gowon urges leaders to give education priority appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Cross River State Journalists Forum (CROSSJOF), Abuja chapter, has elected Mr. Gabriel Odu of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) as its chairman. The election, which was held at the weekend in Abuja, also saw Mr. Joseph Orok also of NTA elected as vice chairman; Mr. David Odama of Vanguard newspapers ...The post NTA's Odu emerges C/River journalists' chair appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Baba Yusuf Abuja A Fulani socio-cultural organisation, Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore, yesterday, canvassed the establishment of the federal ministry of livestock and fisheries. The national secretary of the group, Engr. Saleh Alhassan, who briefed reporters in Abuja, said the establishment of the ministry wouldcurb the perennial problem associated with the emphasis on crop production to ...The post Miyetti Allah seeks livestock ministry appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Taiye Odewale Abuja Immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark, has showered encomiums on former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 60th birthday anniversary. In a congratulatory message sent to the former president yesterday, through a statement by his media assistant, Paul Mume, Mark commended Jonathan for showing leadership and courage in the ...The post Mark hails Jonathan at 60 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Baba Yusuf Abuja A north-based socio-political group, Northern Awareness for Equity and Justice, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency cancel the resent appointments of some persons as deputy governors of the Central Bank; they (appointees) lack the merit and competency the positions demand. The group which frowned upon ...The post Group urges Buhari to cancel CBN deputy govs' appointments appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Taiye Odewale Abuja President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the human trafficking and illegal migration by some Nigerians as 'threat to national security that requires urgent response.' Saraki made the remarks when the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli, led the ...The post Human trafficking, illegal migration threaten national security ' Saraki appeared first on Blueprint - For 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Three persons were killed in Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state yesterday when gunmen stormed the country home of the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Udo Ekpenyong. The killing is coming two days after a similar incident where armed men riding a motorcycle shot dead a policeman and two other persons ...The post Gunmen storm Akwa Ibom commissioner's house, kill 3 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Without mincing words, I did like to confess publicly that I am one Nigerian who believes in President Muhammadu Buhari. I am not his partisan adherent, but my admiration for him as a person and now leader of Nigeria blossoms everyday like a flower. Buhari is awesomely an intriguing leader and to me, he is ...The post Buhari's tall ranking on terror war , By Okanga Agila appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Some political theorists believe that any slightest military interference with the polity of a nation is an aberration and thus be rejected. This classical view is anchored on the fact that military rule in history of the world has always produced negative results. That is why every military government is not thought fashionable and civilised. ...The post Charting a new blueprint for Zimbabwe. By Abdullahi Suleiman Otiwe appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Adeola Tukuru Abuja Vice President, Industrial Global Union Africa, Comrade Issa Aremu, has called on African countries to revive their manufacturing sector and stop wholesale importation of goods and services from China. Aremu told newsmen yesterday in Abuja said Africa must copy chinas industrialisation drive which has within 20 years moved over 250 million ...The post Stop hailing China on uncritical importation , IGU tasks Africans appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The revenues reported by the government from the solid minerals sector in 2015 amounted to N69.20 billion from N55.81 billion, Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said. In Its 2015 Mineral Audit report released on Sunday, stated that the amount represents a 23.98 per cent increase. According to ...The post FG raked in N69.2bn from solid minerals in 2015'NEITI appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Former Board Chairman of Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Dr. Suleyman Ndanusa, has commended the Commission for setting up the Nigerian Capital Market Development Fund (NCMDF). Speaking at the inauguration of the board of NCMDF, Dr. Ndanusa said the move is in the right direction as in line with its mandate ...The post SEC Commended on Capital Market Development Fund appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Ivorian legend Emmanuel Eboue has urged his countryman Yaya Toure to quit Manchester City. Toure has found himself relegated to a bit-part role this season at City, who are managed by Pep Guardiola. Eboue, who played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2011, spoke to the Manchester Evening News about Toures situation. 'I'm not sure that ...The post Eboue advises Toure to quit Man City appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Manchester United are preparing a 40million January bid for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose and could offer Luke Shaw as a makeweight in the deal. The England international was left out of Tottenhams squad for Saturdays North London Derby defeat to Arsenal as he tries to build fitness following 10 weeks out with a knee ...The post Man united line up 40m to hook Tottenham's Rose appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Tyson Fury took to Twitter to ask who his next victim in the ring should be, with Shannon Briggs coming out top of the poll. The Cannon finished with 43 per cent of the vote, narrowly ahead of David Price on 40 per cent. There were 74,538 votes cast in total, spread amongst the four ...The post Fury asks fans to choose his next victim appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Hector Bellerin says Arsenals 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the north London derby has silenced the doubters. Arsene Wengers side secured their first Premier League success against their hated rivals since March 2014 thanks to goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. It was the perfect response to critics ...The post Arsenal shut some mouths with Spurs defeat ' Bellerin appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Ikenna Okonkwo After action-packed hostilities inside Area 3 playground, venue of ongoing FCT SWAN/AhmedYusufFresh 5-Aside football competition, two public-owned media outfits, New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will on Thursday size up each other in the final stage. NAN coached by veteran, Mr Wale Alabi put up a spirited performance ...The post FCT SWAN/Ahmed Yusuf Fresh 5-Aside: NAN, NTA clash in final appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Najib Sani, Bauchi Principal of the Immaculate Conception Secondary School Bauchi Reverend Moses Agada has advocated the introduction of sporting activities in secondary schools across the country opining that they serve as morale booster to students. The principal made this call during the closing ceremony of the 9th annual inter-house athletics competition of ...The post Schools enjoined to embrace sports appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon looks set to beat the attendance record of the 2016 and 2017 editions as over 50,000 runners have signified their intention to compete in the race slated for February 10, 2018, by collecting the race forms. In 2016, over 50, 0000 runners participated while 73,000 ...The post Over 50,000 athletes register for Access Bank Lagos City Marathon appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Suleiman Uba Gaya Lagos Emmanuel Francesca, a 19-year old secondary school student, won the maiden edition of the 4-inch high-heel racing competition which drew a total number of 50 ladies between the ages of 18-28 years in Lagos, yesterday. Speaking during the event, the organizer, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DAK Marketing Services ...The post 19 year old SS3 student wins 4-inch heel race in Lagos appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Former junior international Nurudeen Orelesi has declared that he has what it takes to solve Super Eagles left back problems. The versatile left full back that is known for his powerful and accurate long shot has been in impressive form for his Albanian club, Vllaznia Shkoder, scoring four goals in nine matches this season. Speaking ...The post Russia 2018: Orelesi eyes Super Eagles placement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
20 schools are taking part in the 2017 edition of the FCT Principals Cup which begins on Monday in two centers in the Capital City. The centers are the Government Secondary School Tudunwada, Wuse Zone 4 and the Area 3 playing pitch in Garki. The opening match at GSS Tudunwada center will see Government Secondary ...The post FCT Principals Cup: 20 schools begin battle for honours appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun is injured again, his club Mainz 05 revealed reveled yesterday. Balogun recently underwent surgery for broken cheekbones and had to wear a mask while playing for the Bundesliga side and the Super Eagles. The Mainz 05 defender is one of the key players that Eagles coach ...The post Balogun injured, undergoes surgery again appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange last week close in negative trend, declining by N73 billion. Specifically, Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.57 per cent to close the week at N12.774 trillion from N12.847 trillion recorded the previous week. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index declined by ...The post NSE: Equity market sheds N73bn in 5 days appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Food and Agriculture Organizastion (FAO) has said that the number of undernourished people in the world increased to an estimated 815 million in 2016 up from 777 million in 2015 representing an estimated 11 percent increase in the prevalence rate of undernourishment worldwide in 2016. In a report 'The State of Food Security and Nutrition ...The post Global undernourishment hit 815m in 2016 'FAO appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
In the coming year, there will be an increase in legitimate software being poisoned by groups targeting wider victim profiles and geographies, Kaspersky Lab's Targeted Threat Predictions for 2018, has said. According to Kaspersky, such attacks would be extremely hard to spot and mitigate. The computer software company further said that other hard-to-block attacks, such ...The post There ll be more computer software attacks in 2018 ' Kaspersky appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and 



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