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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 8 November, 2017.


Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Abuja With the mining industry now recovering from the downturn in commodity prices, and a new balance emerging in the global demand and supply of minerals, now is the time to reflect, innovate and plan for a more resilient industry in the future, says South Africa's Mineral Resources Deputy Minister, Godfrey ...The post Mining industry should review business models, CSR collaboration ' DMR appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari, has described ICT as a major driver of developmental governance and economic reforms. The president said this at the opening ceremony of the 2017 e-Nigeria Conference held at the International Conference Center, Abuja with the theme' 'Fostering a Digital Economy through Local Content Development and Effective Regulation' 'ICT is strategic in driving ...The post ICT constitutes 10% of our GDP ' Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
To further boost its' ICT compliance, the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin has sought for the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu support in provision of fiber optic cable in the school. According to a statement by the Assistant Director of Press, Austin Asoluka, the request was made when representatives of University paid a courtesy visit ...The post Al-Hikmah varsity seeks support in fiber optic provision appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka In a major push to help Oracle Partners drive cloud adoption across Africa, Oracle Partner Network (OPN) has hosted its Africa Partner Day in Nigeria. The event focused on presenting new resources and initiatives for partners to create innovative digital transformation strategies for organizations across the 'Oracle Partner Day is the ...The post Oracle hosts partner network to drive Africa's tech economy appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Despite the inherent challenges confronting the continents oil and gas industry made apparent by the fall in the prices of commodities, BENJAMIN UMUTEME examines the critical role innovation can play to uplift the sector. The oil & gas industry in Africa continues to face market challenges arising from the low oil price, competition for revenue ...The post Africa's oil, gas challenges appear un-ending ' PWC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The power sector was privatised in 2013, with the hope that it will grow like the telecoms sector. But the challenge that led to its sale still loom large. However, with new policies being considered by the government, a new vista might just be opened in the sector, BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes When in 2013, ...The post Power: Has much changed in the sector' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, advised Nigerians to review any existing tax planning schemes, including those in offshore tax havens, in order to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) to regularise their tax status where necessary The Minister gave this advice during an interactive ...The post Offshore tax havens no longer offer protection ' Adeosun appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Helen Oji Abuja Zonal Director, National Oil Spill Detection and Remediation Agency (NOSDRA), Mr Cyrus Nkangwung, has expressed the agency's readiness to continue to combat oil spill in the Niger Delta. Nkangwung made the assertion at the maiden Obolo Achievers Award organised by the group recently in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He appealed to ...The post NOSDRA restates commitment to combat oil spill appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos The Chief Executive Officer of BudgiT, Seun Onigbinde, has urged states to stop acquiring more foreign debts, saying that the burden of paying back in foreign currency will impact on their revenues. Onigbinde also called for a review of the constitution to allow for transparency on the parts of state governments ...The post Foreign debts not good for economy, says BudgiT CEO appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Mr. Victor Eburajolo is a renown industrial relations expert and Group Deputy Managing Director, Kewalram Chanrai Group. In a chat with journalists, the labour expert speaks on the agitation for a new minimum wage and how its non-implementation is affecting the manufacturing sector, among others. MOSES JOHN reports. Business environment in a recession We are ...The post Non-payment of minimum wage affecting manufacturing sector ' Eburajolo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Patrick Ahanor Benin City Edo state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that it would begin a three-day warning strike from November 10, 2017, over the government refusal to fix 'problems' confronting the health sector. The association stated that the warning strike would afterwards lead to shutdown of the health sector ...The post Edo NMA begins strike Friday appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state police command says four people were killed yesterday morning multiple suicide attacks near the state capital, Maiduguri. A spokesman, DSP Victor Isukwu, said in a statement that four teenage girls believed to have been primed by Boko Haram to carry out the attack, did not make it into Maiduguri ...The post 4 killed in Maiduguri suicide bombings ' Police appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Ibrahim Abdul'Aziz Yola After fierce battles that lasted several hours, Nigerian troops supported by hunters and vigilantes pushed back invading Boko Haram terrorists in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali local government area of Adamawa state, officials have said. Premium Times reported how suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram on Monday night launched an attack ...The post Troops, vigilantes repel Boko Haram in Adamawa community appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Stephen Osu Jalingo Fleeing Cameroonian refugees, including women and children camping in Mambila Plateau, Taraba state, are presently facing humanitarian crisis in the area. The crises range from poor hygienic conditions, accommodation, lack of food and safe drinking water. Secretary of the refugees, Mr Maurice Rinda, told Blueprint in a telephone interview that most ...The post Cameroun refugees face humanitarian crisis on Mambilla Plateau appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Peter Moses Abeokuta The Engr. Bayo Dayo-led faction of Ogun state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), loyal to Sen Buruji Kashamu, yesterday, fought back and reclaimed the state secretariat in less than 24 hours after they were dislodged. Blueprint recalls that the newly inaugurated Sikirullai Ogundele-led-executive of the party had last Monday stormed the secretariat ...The post Ogun PDP: 17 arraigned as Kashamus group reclaims secretariat appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Ime Akpan Lagos It was jubilation in Makogi Muslim community, Magboro in Owode local government area of Ogun state, as Fadilat Sheikh Abdulkareem Abdulwahab, was officially turbaned as the Chief Imam of Makogi central mosque. The ceremony, which took place at Makogi Primary School, also included the turbaning and presentation of awards to some ...The post First Chief Imam of Makogi turbaned appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Suspected herdsmen on Monday attacked and raped a mother of four, (name withheld) in Azege, Tse Ikyoifi in Logo local government area of Benue state. The herdsmen also destroy crops and burnt several houses in the villages and displaced many others in the process. Logo LGA chairman, Richard Nyajom who disclosed ...The post 'Herders' rape woman, torch houses in Benue appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
I am here to present 2018 Budget Proposals. Before presenting the Budget, let me thank all of you Distinguished and Honourable Members of the National Assembly, and indeed all Nigerians, for your support and prayers for my full recovery while I was on medical vacation. I am very pleased to address this Joint Session ...The post 'Our journey out of recession revealing' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Borno state Governor, Alhaji Kassim Shettima (left), and Controller General, Federal Fire Service (FFS), Engineer Joseph Anebi, during the inspection of newly acquired fire fighting equipment at the agency's headquarters, in Abuja recently Photo: Bode OlagokeThe post Borno Kassim Shettima, and Controller General, Federal FFS, Engineer Joseph Anebi, during the inspection of newly acquired fire fighting equipment at the agency's HQ appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Seek more political appointments for Igbos Ahead of 2019 general elections, a youth organisation in the South-east, Ohandigbo Youths Organisation, has began mobilisation for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, while also asking that igbos be considered for more appointments in his cabinet. The group affirmed at a meeting held at Eziama Ossah Ibeku in ...The post Igbo youths begin mobilisation for Buharis re-election appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
A former Special Assistant to Vice President Atiku Abubakar and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Umar Ardo has advocated for the cancelation of the results of last Saturday ward congresses in Adamawa State. Dr. Ardo made the plea Tuesday shortly after submitting a petition to the Adamawa State PDP Congress Appeal Panel ...The post Atiku has hijacked Adamawa PDP structure, Chieftain cries out appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION Delivered by: His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja Tuesday, 7TH of November 2017 PROTOCOLS 1. I am here to present 2018 Budget Proposals. Before presenting the Budget, let me thank all of you ...The post 2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
A former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Professor Taoheed Adedoja has picked his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to vie for the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 9 convention. Briefing newsmen shortly after obtaining the forms Tuesday, Adedoja pledged to return the PDP to the path of ...The post Ill return PDP to path of victory- chairmanship aspirant, Adedoja vows appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of British missionary, Ian Squire, by kidnappers in Delta State. In a statement released by his media office in Abuja Tuesday, the Waziri Adamawa described as horrific and abominable, the news of Mr. Squires death after three other aid workers who were kidnapped with ...The post Atiku bemoans murder of British missionary appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
***Ex-Ministers unite behind his PDP spokesman ambition As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPs) Ex- Ministers Forum Tuesday threw their weight behind one of their own in his bid to emerge the next National Publicity Secretary of the party, the aspirant and Former Minister of National Planning, Professor Abubakar Olarenwaju Sulaiman, has alerted President Muhammadu Buhari ...The post Buhari must account for Muslims, IDPs, IPOB members killed Sulaiman appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Ju 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
***Reaffirms PDPs resolve to recover power power from APC Ahead of theDecember 9National Convention, media mogul and chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has accused some members of the partys Board of Trustees (BoT) of trying to hijack the party. He said some members of the BoT who accompany ...The post Dokpesi accuses PDP BOT of angling to hijack party appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed N8.6trn for the 2018 financial year. Buhari made this known at the Joint Session of the National Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja, during the presentation of the 2018 Budget Proposal. The President assured that the 2018 budget would be a consolidation of the earlier ones, noting that 2018 is expected ...The post Buhari proposes N8.6trn 2018 budget, Saraki seeks proper implementation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congres (APC) in Kano state, Engr. Mauzu Magaji, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to ignore those calling on him to seek re-election in 2019, saying the President himself had complained about his health and age when he took over in 2015. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, ...The post Too old, sickly to continue, APC chieftain asks Buhari to forget 2019 presidency appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
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Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote (left), and Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, after their meeting on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria with Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, at the State House, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Tidzalla ZacchaeusThe post Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr. Tony Elumelu, after their meeting on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria with Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Director-General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim (right), receiving a souvenir from the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Rahamon Adisa, during the director general's visit to the university, in Lagos recently Photo: NOTAPThe post DG NOTAP, Dr Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim receiving a souvenir from the Vice Chancellorof UNILAG appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Wife of the Kaduna state Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Isma El-Rufai (middle), wife of the state Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ladi Bala Bantex (left) and President, Kaduna Capital School Old Students Association (KADCAPSOSA), Hajiya Rabi Musa Saulawa, during the 1st National Education Summit, in Kaduna yesterday Photo: Tunde GarbaThe post Kaduna state Gov wife, Hajiya Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, wife of the state Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ladi Bala Bantex during the 1st National Education Summit appeared first on Bl 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Candidates waiting to write Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) aptitude test at the National Teachers Institute, in Kaduna yesterday Photo: Tunde GarbaThe post Candidates waiting to write EFCC aptitude test at the NTI Kaduna appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left), in a group photograph with the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Olukayode Ogunnubi (2nd left), Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mrs. Omotayo Awobamise (left), Ministry of Establishment and Training, Mrs. Omotilewa Ibirogba (3rd right), State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iyabo Are ...The post Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode in a group photograph with the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Ministr 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Chairman, Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Forum, former President Olusegun Obasanjo (right), exchanging pleasantries with the Ebonyi state Governor, Mr. David Umahi, during his visit to attend Zero Hunger Agric Summit, at the Government House, in Abakaliki yesterday Photo: Amy Egwu-AghaThe post OBJ exchanging pleasantries with the Ebonyi state Governor during his visit to attend Zero Hunger Agric Summit appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari (left), receives in audience Taraba state Governor, Architect Darius Ishaku, at the State House, in Abuja yesterday The post PMB receives in audience Taraba state Governor, Architect Darius Ishaku, at the State House appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
From right: Mandate Secretary, Barr. Amanda Pam, Managing Director, Kubwa General Hospital, Dr. Ahmed Danfulani and General Manager, Hospital Management Board, Dr. Aminu Mai, during the commissioning of a borehole at the hospital, recently Photo: Ayoni AgbabiakaThe post Mandate Secr., Barr. Amanda Pam, MD, Kubwa Gen. Hospital, Dr. Ahmed Danfulani and GM, Hospital Mgt. Board, Dr. Aminu Mai, during the commissioning of a borehole at the hospital appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
President Yemi Osinbajo (middle), Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara (left), and Sokoto state Governor, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, during a summit on Legislative Framework for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development, at the International Conference Centre, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Tidzalla ZacchaeusThe post VP Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara), and Gov Aminu Waziri Tambuwal during a summit on Legislative Framework for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Develop 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al- Amin El-Kanemi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for giving presidential assent to the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill, saying Buhari's endorsement marked the commencement of a strategic step towards addressing the devastation caused by Boko Haram in the region. The chairman of Borno state ...The post Shehu of Borno seeks emergency in N/east infrastructure, education appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Jus 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has concluded plan to begin indefinite and comprehensive strike by Monday, November 13 over what it described as 'government lips service to the sub- sector.' Addressing journalists after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union, yesterday, ASUP president, Comrade Usman Dutse, said the action became necessary ...The post ASUP commences indefinite strike Monday appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Investors yesterday traded 466.522 million shares worth N2.902 billion in 4274 deals. This is against 361.052 million shares valued at N3.682 billion exchanged hands on Friday in 4396 deals. The Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE trading result showed that Market Capitalisation of listed equities declined to N12.781 trillion from N12.784 trillion traded preciously. The NSE All ...The post Investors stake N2.902bn on shares appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abukabar Malami disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all relevant agencies to compile documents on names of all looters with a view to promptly enforcing the judgment of a Federal High Court in Lagos. It ordered the government to release to Nigerians information about the ...The post Looters' list is over due appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service, Tincan Island Port, Apapa Lagos, have collected a total of N237,265,538,567.88 between January and October 2017. According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the unit Uche Ejesieme, the figure was against the sum of N207,934,704,906.23 in the corresponding period of 2016. The Spokesman said Tincan Island Port ...The post Tincan: Customs surpasses 2016 record, posts N237bn appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The October 14, twin bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, is the deadliest attack ever in the Horn of Africa, which claimed over 300 lives and injured hundreds, but sadly, it garnered little western media attention compared to the fatal mass shooting on concert-goers in Las Vegas a few weeks earlier, that killed ...The post Double standards in global coverage of terror attacks appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) in partnership with the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), organised a sensitisation programmes for Bureaux De Change (BDCs) on the use and deployment of Bank Verification Number (BVN) Validation Portal. The programme which took place across the six geopolitical zones across the country are part of ...The post ABCON makes BDC operators champions for BVN validation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
When you hear the word invention or innovation, the first thing that clouds the head is creation' Very true, only a creative mind comes up with results. What the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, is doing is to ensure that such inventions become realistic. Reports BINTA SHAMA How did the production of ...The post Need to make Nigeria's economy knowledge-based appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
European No 1 Tommy Fleetwood says he plans to take-up his option of PGA Tour membership from the start of the New Year. Fleetwood, 26, earned enough prize-money from his 10 appearances in PGA Tour-counting events in 2017, including second in the WGC'Mexico Championship and fourth at the US Open to end the PGA year ...The post Fleetwood to target PGA Tour next year appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Arsene Wenger was totally wrong to accuse Raheem Sterling of diving and the Arsenal manager should apologise, says Alan Shearer. Wenger felt winger Sterling dived for the penalty that put Manchester City 2-0 up in Sundays 3-1 win over Arsenal. I believe it was no penalty, Wenger told BBC Sport. We know that Sterling dives ...The post Wenger owes Sterling apology ' Shearer appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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