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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 4 November, 2017.

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Eleojo Idachaba and Benjamin Samson Last week, the Centre for Igbo Arts and Culture gave out scholarships to 12 Junior Secondary School students in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), for excelling in a competition in Igbo language. According to Sir J Kannayo Okoye, Chairman of the Centre, the competition became necessary so as rekindle ...The post Nigeria and disappearing mother tongue appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has denied endorsing Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for president in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. In a letter signed by Adebayo Oladeji, the head of media and communications to the CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, the association said media reports about an alleged endorsement ...The post 2019: CAN denies endorsing Fayose for president appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Head of delegation, Chinese Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ji Pieding and Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria during a visit to the speaker, Hon. Yakubu DogaraThe post Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Head of delegation, Chinese Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ji Pieding and Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria during a visit to the speaker appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
From left: Director-General, Department of State Service (DSS), Mr. Lawal Musa Daura, Minister of State for Solid Minerals, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari , and Adamawa state Governor, Senator Bindow Jibrilla, during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Alhaji Boss Mustapha, at the State House, in Abuja on Wednesday ...The post DG of DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura, Minister of State for Solid Minerals, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari and Bindow Jibrilla during the s 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
GMD NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru (right), receives a plaque from the Benue state Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, during the GMD's visit to the state in furtherance of oil exploration in the Benue Trough on Wednesday Photo: NNPC The post GMD NNPC receives a plaque fromc Gov Samuel Ortom during the GMD's visit to the state in furtherance of oil exploration appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
From left: Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, Roland Ewubare, Managing Director, Nigeria Agip Oil Company, Masimo Insulla, Chairman, Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS), Osagie Okunbor, Special Guest of Honour, Vice President Yemi Osibajo, representative of the Senate President, Senator Tayo Alasoadura and President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr Nike Akande, ...The post Group General Manager, Roland Ewubare, MD, Nigeria Agip Oil, Masimo Insulla 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari (right), receives in audience the Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, at the State House, in Abuja yesterday The post PMB receives in audience the Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Participants at a sensitisation workshop and training for National Directorate of Employment (NDE) trainees, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Albert Otu/BJO/NAN The post Participants at a sensitisation workshop and training NDE trainees, in Abuja yesterday appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Taiye Odewale and Joshua Egbodo Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday wrote the leadership of the National Assembly asking for slot to address its joint session on November 7 for presentation of the 2018 budget proposal. A copy of the letter titled 'Laying of the 2018 Budget Proposal Before the National Assembly' addressed to the ...The post Buhari presents 2018 budget Nov 7 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Joshua Egbodo Abuja House of Representatives has directed the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and his Federal Capital Territory (FCT) counterpart, Muhammad Musa Bello, to provide it with full details of the operation and management of the State House Clinic, Abuja. This was even as the duo yesterday feigned ignorance of whose mandate ...The post Reps direct health, FCT ministers to provide details on State House Clinic appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Raphael Ede Enugu The United Nations yesterday expressed support for a peaceful and united Nigeria, calling on the leaders of the South-East zone to seek ways in which they can work with other parts of the federation with a view to strengthening the country's unity. The UN-Secretary General, Antonio Guterres stated this when he ...The post UN backs Nigeria on Biafra appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Agi Onda Abuja The Anambra state Police Command yesterday said it arrested two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at a printing press in Onitsha. 'We recovered thousands of pamphlets printed by the IPOB members, who were planning to distribute same to the public in order to cause apprehension and prevent ...The post 2 anti-election IPOB members arrested appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Halliru Sa'ad Malami (Jarman Bakori) is the chairman of the proposed Kaduna State Security Trust Fund. Until recently, he was Special Adviser on Special Duties at the Office of the Deputy Senate President. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, he believes the Senator Isa Misau and IGP wrangling is targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari What ...The post NASS, IGP squabble targeted at Buhari ' Bakori appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Comrade Franklyn Edede, one of the aspirants for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Youth Leader, has said the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and other South-east leaders must shun impunity to allow a vibrant and competent youth leader emerge. In this interview with EMEKA NZE, he examines his chances of emerging National Youth Leader ...The post PDP National Youth Leader: Ekweremadu must reject impunity ' Edede appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Aliyu Abubakar Askira Kano The Kwankwasiyya Political Movement in Kano State has vowed to do everything legally possible to stop the incumbent Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, from securing second term in 2019. State chapter Chairman of the movement, Dr. Inusa Dan Gwani, all hands have been placed on deck to ensure that Ganduje's ...The post We'll flush out Ganduje in 2019' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Patrick Andrew Abuja The United Progressive Party (UPP) has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to step up its voter education activities to encourage huge voters' turnout in the coming Anambra governorship. The party lamented the lack of adequate voter education and motivation and mobilisation of voters ahead of the election, adding ...The post Anambra guber: UPP tasks INEC on voter education, logistics appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday raised fresh alarm over alleged plan by certain staff of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) to doctor the result of the November 4 council polls in some areas. State Chairman of the party, Ben Nwoye, said the APC had it on ...The post ENSIEC officials, security operatives risk jail ' APC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa The Niger Delta Freedom Fighters from the Nine States have again rejected the embattled Pan African Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) over alleged exclusion of key stakeholders from the region in the negotiations with the federal government. The leaders of the ex-Niger Delta Freedom Fighters and Leadership Forum, instead endorsed ...The post Ex- militant leaders reject PANDEF talks with FG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Taiye Odewale Abuja Senate yesterday declared that it will soon begin a holistic investigation into all issues relating to the concession and privatisation of some government property in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to the tune of N2.7 billion. This was as it described the entire process as a national disaster and monumental fraud caused ...The post Senate to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan, others over N2.7bn concession appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau The Chairman of the Zamfara state chapter of the Advanced Progressives Democratic Alliance (APDA), Hon. Muhammad Sani Takori, has expressed optimism that the party will win most elective posts in the 2019 general elections in the state. Takori, who was a former member of the House of Representatives and former Attorney ...The post 2019: APDA'll sweep polls in Zamfara ' Takori appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia Former Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2011 election in Abia state, Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba, has berated the All Progressives Congress-led federal government for being unfair to the South east region in appointments and distribution of federal projects. The former APGA chieftain, said at ...The post APC govt not fair to Igbo race ' Ufomba appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By David Agba Abuja The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has expressed confidence that the Federal Government's revenue and debt management strategy would mitigate the country's debt service risk and fast-track her development. The minister, who welcomed the advice of Nigeria's international development partners, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) , said the strategy ...The post Our strategy ll mitigate debt service risk ' FG appeared first on Blueprint - 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Investors yesterday traded 318.147 million shares worth N3.950 billion in 5472 deals this is against 249.348 million shares valued at N5.202 billion exchanged hands the previous day in 4119 deals. The result showed that Market Capitalisation of Listed equities down N3 billion to N12.763 trillion from N12.766 trillion traded yesterday. The ...The post Investors exchange shares worth N3.95bn appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Adeola Tukuru Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the Foreign Direct Investment to Africa stood at $56.2 million and is expected to hit $57.5 million by end 2017. Prof Osinbajo, stated this yesterday at the High level policy and private sector trade and investment facilitation partnership forum in Abuja, hosted by the ...The post FDI to Africa to hit $57.5m in 2017 ' Osinbajo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
The Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, Taiwo Afolabi, has urged the government to quickly intervene in fixing the Tin-Can/Coconut port access road to avoid the impending shut down of operations at the Tin Can Island Port. The road has become almost impassable as many portions of it contain large craters and ditches, and this ...The post SIFAX Group urges quick fix of Tin Can road appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Operatives of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone 'A' of the Nigeria Customs Service have evacuated 51 suspected smuggled exotic vehicles hidden in a house in Ikoyi and eight others displayed for sale at a car shop in Festac. Controller of the unit, Comptroller Muhammed Uba who disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the Customs warehouse ...The post Customs seizes 51 vehicles worth N1bn in Ikoyi home appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By David Agba Abuja Angola Cables announced yesterday that it has become a to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections ...The post Angola Cables, Microsoft to drive digital transformation in Africa appeared first on Blueprint 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos State has announced seizures of contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.4 billion The amount represents the value of smuggled goods seized between 4th and 31 October according to the Controller of the FOU Mohammed Uba during a briefing with ...The post FOU makes N1.4bn seizures, warns smugglers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Ajibola Abayomi Lagos The Lagos Waterways Authority (LASWA) has embarked on a campaign on safety in all the jetties in Lagos. The sensitisation campaign was intended to educate both water way boat operators and users on the need to tale safety seriously onboard boats. This, according to LASWA, will reduce the number of deaths ...The post Lagos begins safety campaign on water ways appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Ogun State Command of Nigeria Customs Service has reiterated its resolve to continue the fight against smuggling relentlessly as the yuletide period approaches when trans border trading activities are expected to peak Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Sani Madugu, told reporters in Idiroko Border during the week that the command has been ...The post We're ready to counter smugglers ' Customs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi has explained why the federal government will soon sack unqualified staff of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron. He said the development would pave way to raise the standards of the institution. Amaechi who was guest at a breakfast radio programme, Fact File, monitored on the network service of Ray ...The post Unqualified MAN staff must go ' Amaechi appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
But Mr Trump backed away from his call a day earlier to send SayfulloSaipov to Guantanamo Bay, saying 'that process takes much longer'. The suspect told police he 'felt good' about Tuesday's Halloween attack and wanted to kill as many as possible. The 29-year-old allegedly drove a rented pick-up along a Manhattan bike path, ...The post Trump urges death penalty for New York attack suspect appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
CarlesPuigdemont said on Tuesday that Spain had a 'democratic deficit' All five failed to show up at Spain's high court on accusations of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Mr Puigdemont's lawyer said the climate was 'not good' for him to appear. Nine other sacked members of Catalonia's regional government did turn up for ...The post Catalonia crisis: Spain's prosecutors call for Puigdemont's arrest appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor was released on Wednesday by the CIA in a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader at his compound in Pakistan. The video offers the first public look at Hamza bin Laden as an adult. Until now, the ...The post CIA releases 470,000 files from Osama bin Laden raid appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
At least 26 people have been killed and as many as 100 injured in a blast at a coal-fired power plant in north India's Uttar Pradesh state, officials say. About 80 people have been rushed to the company hospital, the government-owned plant operator National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited said. A further 10 people with ...The post India power plant explosion leaves 26 dead appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited Rakhine for the first time since violence erupted in the state in late August. Her brief trip allowed her only short stops in areas affected by the military operation against Rohingya militants. She has been criticised around the world for not stopping the military crackdown, ...The post Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma If anyone ever wondered why there must be transparency in Nigeria's extractive industry, his worry was recently put to rest. The government, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, would continue to embrace transparency in the extractive sector because it is in the country's overriding national interest to do so. Osinbajo stated this ...The post EITI and the need for transparency appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Former Nigeria international and Fortuna Sittard coach Sunday Oliseh has been voted the best coach in the first half of the Dutch second division this season. Fortuna Sittard confirmed it in their verified Twitter handle. 'Sunday Oliseh has been named the best trainer of the first period.' 'Perr Sabry is named the best talent of ...The post Oliseh wins best coach award in Belgium appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo denied that he is seeking an improved Real Madrid contract after seeing his side defeated by Tottenham in Wednesdays Champions League clash. With Neymar signing a lucrative agreement with Paris Saint-Germain upon becoming the worlds most expensive signing and Lionel Messi recently extending his own Barcelona deal, reports had suggested that Ronaldo would ...The post I won't sign new deal' Ronaldo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero a legend after he became Manchester Citys all-time leading scorer in their 4-2 victory at Napoli. The Argentine scored his 178th goal for the club one more than Eric Brooks tally as City qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League with two games to spare. When ...The post Pep salutes 'legend' Aguero appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
The U-20 Women National Team, Falconets, will arrive in Casablanca, Morocco on Friday morning ahead of a 2018 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup qualifying match against their Moroccan counterparts. Nigeria reached the second round of the African qualifying campaign after 9-0 aggregate trouncing of their Tanzanian counterparts in September. On arriving in Casablanca on Friday ...The post Danjuma confident as Falconets hit Morocco appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
Newly appointed Enugu Rangers head coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has sensationally disclosed that he is determined to make his stay with the club a successful one. Ogunbote was unveiled as the handler of the Flying Antelopes in an elaborate ceremony at the Enugu State Government House on Wednesday. He took over from caretaker boss Sylvanus Okpalla ...The post I'm ready for Rangers challenge ' Ogunbote appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
China-based striker Odion Ighalo will miss Nigeria's 2018 World Cup qualifier in Algeria as well as a friendly against Argentina because of a knee injury. Nigeria face Algeria on November 10 in Constantine in an inconsequential World Cup qualifier, before they test their readiness for Russia 2018 with a friendly against Argentina four days later ...The post Ighalo to miss Algeria/Argentina match appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Ikeena Okonkwo Abuja Plateau United head coach Kennedy Boboye has disclosed the Nigerian champions have agreed terms with nine players and their transfer dealings concluded ahead of the new season. Top of the list of players recruited is King Osanga from FC IfenyiUbah, others are Charles Henlon (Enugu Rangers), Amos Gyang (Kano Pillars), Tosin ...The post Plateau United sign 9 new players appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Gbenga Jolaosho Nigeria's Aruna Quadri as the 2017 Polish Open champion moved from 36 to 27 in the November ITTF ranking released by the table tennis governing body, yesterday. Quadri became the first African to win an ITTF title outside the continent after claiming the men's singles at the Polish Open. The 29-year-old ...The post ITTF Ranking: Quadri now 27 in the world appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
How can anyone go to bed and sleep soundly when workers have not been paid their salaries for months' I actually wonder how the workers feed their families, pay rents and school fees of their children,' said President Muhammadu Buhari in his castigation of some state governors for their failure to pay their workers for ...The post Callousness of state governors, By Oshineye Victor Oshisada appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
The multi-billion dollar scandal rocking the top management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that leaves a sour taste in the mouth until it is proved to be false or just an hoax. The last 12 or 18 months have indeed been spectacular as in the outbreak of scandals in the life of an ...The post NNPC and the $25bn scandal, By Gbemiga Olakunle appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 04 Nov 2017
By Bala Ibrahim President Muhammadu Buhari recently axed David Babachir Lawal as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as well as the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, for their alleged roles in certain ignominious acts unbecoming of their offices. Further to that, he has authorised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to take ...The post 2019: Attacking Mr President's frontline appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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