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


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

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
says some staff salaries only suspended for investigation Bayelsa State Government, on Tuesday, described as false, claims in some quarters that it has laid off some civil servants following the preliminary findings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the malfeasance in the public sector. It however clarified that the salaries of some workers were ...The post Bayelsa denies sacking workers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
A Non Governmental Organisation, NGO, Wale Bolorunduro Foundation, on Tuesday began empowerment for 1,000 widows in the Osun East Senatorial District. Speaking in Ilesa, the Chairman of the foundation, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, who was a former Commissioner for Finance in the state, said that the gesture was part of efforts of the foundation to ensure ...The post Foundation empowers 1,000 widows in Osun appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ilesa, on Tuesday, sentenced two persons, Olabisi Olajuwon and Kayode Opeolu, to 21 years imprisonment over murder. The convicts, Olajuwon (42) and Opeolu (55), were arraigned before the court on three count charges of conspiracy, attempted murder and murder, which according to the charge sheet was contrary to ...The post Osun Court jails two for murder, each bags 21years appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The federal government has asked the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Engr. Joseph Garba Anebi, to show more commitment and tenacity in fighting cases of fire outbreaks across the country. The task is coming at a time the agency acquired about 28 fire fighting trucks and water tankers which is said to ...The post Show tenacity in fighting fire, FG tasks FFS appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday in Abuja that all those found culpable in the Osborne Towers scandal would be made to account and appropriately sanctioned. Receiving a report of the panel established to review the operational, technical and administrative structure of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), the President described the discovery of monies in ...The post Osbornegate: Those found culpable will be sanctioned Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The Muslim Community in Osun State has called on theNigeria's Council of Legal Education to immediately apologise toafemale law school graduate, Firdaus Amasa Abdussalam, for preventing her from being called to the barbecause she covered her head. The Acting President of the body, Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi, made the demand while briefingjournalists after an emergency meeting ...The post Hijab controversy: Osun Muslims demands apology for Firdaus, Muslims appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed governors of the 36 states of the federation to ensure that salaries and entitlements of workers are paid before Christmas. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, who disclosed this yesterday to State House correspondents . In what appears a repeat of its 2017 Budget estimates, the Ministry of Power, Works ...The post 2018 Budget: Again, padding allegations rock Power, Works, Housing Ministry appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The insurance industry is a money spinner in developed economies. It is so influential that it touches the lives of just about everyone. In Britain, 19.6 million of the country's 26.4 million households had motor vehicle insurance policies in 2014. Consequently, insurance companies in Britain are so powerful that they own banks. The industry raked ...The post Counting the cost of fake third party insurance policy By Jerry Uwah appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Irate mob yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara state, set ablaze a suspected female kidnapper along the Offa garage area of the metropolis. Eyewitnesses said the suspect attempted to kidnap twin babies in a school within the area on the pretext that their mother had asked her to take custody of the ...The post Irate mob sets suspected kidnapper ablaze in Ilorin appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has commissioned a block of two lecture halls in Federal University Lafia (FULafi a) and donated a newly constructed hospital to the institution. The 500-seat block facility was named Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Lecture Hall, in recognition of the governor's contribution to the university, while the hospital would serve as the university's teaching ...The post Al-Makura donates hospital to FULafi a, launches lecture halls appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Jus 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) it has not fixed dates for the primaries of political parties to elect their candidates for the 2019 general elections. INEC made the clarification in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Oluwole OsazeUzzi, yesterday, in Abuja. Osaze-Uzzi said that that the clarification became necessary ...The post 2019: 'INEC yet to fix dates for parties' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that all monies generated at the charity football match organised by his friends on Sunday to mark his 50th birthday will be donated fully to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. Dogara, who also expressed profound gratitude to his friends ...The post Dogara to donate birthday proceeds to IDPs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Tope Musowo Lagos The Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) Ekiti state chapter and Accord Party have formed an alliance to wrestle power from the PDP in the July 14 governorship election. This was contained in release issued by Accord Party State Publicity Secretary, Deacon Joseph Lanre Anifowose, after the merger talk paid glowing tributes ...The post Ekiti 2018: Accord Party, APDA form alliance against PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Katsina state government has spent over N2 billion in the last two years for the construction of a standard drainage system in the state capital and its environs. Governor Aminu Masari disclosed this yesterday while receiving stakeholders and political leaders in the state who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House. 'The present ...The post Katsina spends N2bn on drainages appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Patrick Ahanor Benin City A group under the aegis of 'Youth Takeover Nigeria 2019' (YTN2019) at the weekend urged state assemblies to vote in the affirmation for the ongoing debate on the 'Not Too Young To Run' bill. The bill, which had been endorsed by the Senate, is seeking amongst others, the reduction of ...The post Group rallies support for 'not too young to run' bill appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The Presidency yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled his scheduled trip to Niger Republic because he was satisfi ed that he had useful discussions with President Mahamadou Issoufou in the course of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting in Abuja. Senior Special Assistant to the President on ...The post Why Buhari cancelled Niger Republic trip ' Presidency appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau The Sky Bank Regional Director, Abuja office, Alhaji Hassan Umar Birnin Magaji, has finally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Alhaji Hassan, who hails from Birnin Magaji local council, defected to the APC at the APC secretariat in Birnin Magaji where he received his ...The post Skye Bank Regional Director defects to APC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Patrick Andrew Abuja A national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Taoheed Adedoja has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, asking for the nullification of the election of Prince Uche Secondus as the party's national chair. Prof. Adedoja, one of the nine candidates that contested for the national chairman of ...The post Convention fallout: Sack Secondus now, Adedoja tells court appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Usman Ibn A. Lapa Kaduna The United Nations Children Education Fund has said 22 million people living with HIV/AIDS virus lack access to antiretroviral therapy. Worried by the age-long neglect and rising profile of the pandemic, the UN agency said it has scaled up campaign for care/support and protection of Adolescence and Young Persons ...The post 22m HIV/AIDS'victims lack access to anti-retroviral therapy ' UNICEF appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Recent attacks on the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Mallam Ibrahim Magu, is a sad reminder of the high level of crime and criminality in the country and the need to do the needful by appropriate security agencies in ensuring that there is adequate protection of lives and property in the land, especially ...The post Attack on Ibrahim Magu, By ADEWALE Kupoluyi appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: 'Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it is very easy not ...The post Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive, By Femi Adesina appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice.