NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH OCTOBER, 2017].

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Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 5th October, 2017.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos  Sterling Bank Plc has listed 16 fi nalists for the next stage of the RecyclArt Competition. Th e 16 fi nalists made the cut from a pool of 630 young artists from across Nigeria that submitted proposals on transforming old, recycled and reused objects into amazing pieces of contemporary ...The post Sterling Bank RecyclArt competition unveils 16 finalists appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 Adeola Tukuru AbujaAbuja  Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi , has expressed dismay that the Transportation sector since Independence does not have an approved National Transport Policy (NTP) to coordinate and drive the growth of the sector. Th e minister further assured that they have just concluded the 2017 edition of the National ...The post Transportation sector since Independence lacks national policy ' Amaechi appeared first on Blueprint - For Tr 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna  Kaduna Electric will this week hold customer care interactive session as part of activities to mark the customer service week, the company has said. The occasion put together by the marketing and customer services department, to key into an internationally recognized event, is aimed at highlighting the importance of ...The post Kaduna Electric holds interactive session during customer service week appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justi 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 Francis Ogar Calabar  A leading aluminium company in Calabar, Cross River state that is into the production of high quality aluminium roofing sheets of different designs such as long span, step tiles and metro cops has lamented multiple taxation in the state, nothing that such levies were affecting businesses adversely. The Manager, Aify ...The post Ayade tasked on multiple taxation appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 By David Agba Abuja A former Minister of Petroleum Resources and Chairman of Data Science Nigeria Limited, Chief Don Etiebet, has stated that establishment of technology parks in the country would play a key role in accelerating growth in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. He therefore called on the ...The post Establishment of Technology Parks will boost ICT' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 By David Agba The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), is set to hold a series of final stakeholders consultation forum. A c c o r d i n g t o t h e commission, the meeting will centre on MY TO Methodology, Eligible Customer in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, NESI, and ...The post New electricity tariff : NERC to hold final stakeholders forum appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 By Patrick Andrew Abuja Nigeria's 400,000 barrels per day crude oil exports to India may be under threat as the United States on Friday, shipped its first 2 million barrels to the country at a discount of $2 per barrel. The cargoes will be received by India's state oil fi rm, Indian ...The post Nigeria/India 400,000b/d crude oil alliance at risk appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja The Super Eagles training camp in Uyo is now bubbling ahead of the make or mar encounter on Saturday crucial World Cup qualifier against Zambia as skipper Mikel Obi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and 14 other players have now reported to training yesterday. Others Eagles who have landed in ...The post Nigeria vs Zambia: Eagles camp bubbles with Mikel, Ndidi, Musa, others appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Ikenna Okonkwo Abuja Recently formed Ladies Professional Golfers Association Of Nigeria, LPGA has received a boost with a signed memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ojays Travels and Tours limited aimed to uplift the game in the country. Chairman, board of trustees of LPGA, Chief Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, who was the former governor ...The post Lady golfers receive boost, strike deal with Ojay appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
World football governing body, FIFA hammer has fallen on erring nations including Nigeria for various off ences ranging for crowd disorders, encroachment on fi eld of plays and gay slurs. FIFA in a release yesterday made available to Blueprint Sports yesterday fi ned Nigeria $31,000 for crowd disorder during last month's World Cup qualifi er ...The post FIFA fine Nigeria $31,000 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
The print media industry in Kwara State last Saturday celebrated the birth of a new medium, Fresh Insight Newspaper. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports It was a moment of joy and excitements in Ilorin, Kwara State capital last Saturday when a Kwara based tabloid, Fresh Insight Newspaper was offi cially presented to the public. From the ...The post Excitements as new tabloid is born appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
The federal government would investigate the poor quality of consignment of yams exported to the United States of America, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh, has said. Briefing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the minister said the ministry was mandated to carry out the ...The post We are investigating export of rotten yams to US Ogbeh appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Awaal Gata Egypt's former Minister of Foreign Aff airs, Mohammed Elorabi, has expressed confi dence that the African Union (AU)-backed Egyptian candidate to the position of the Director General (DG) of the United Nations Education and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, Dr Moushira Khattab, stands a chance of clinching the prestigious position. Elorabi told journalists ...The post Africa upbeat as Egypt's candidate eyes UNESCO DG appeared first on Blueprint - For Trut 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has berated the leadership of political parties in country for operating in utter violation of key aspects of the Electoral laws (2010) as amended. Specifically, INEC disclosed that 17 out of the extant political parties have breached section 222 of constitution which requires them to own offices in the ...The post How political parties operate in breach of electoral laws INEC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
A firm, Peel Aston Global has donated some money to United Kingdom-based boxer, Larry Ekundayo to enable him get medical treatment for his broken hand. The Nigeria-born boxer who broke his hand in a World Boxing Organisation intercontinental title fight in July, 2017 had disclosed that his career would be on the line if he ...The post Boxer Ekundayo gets help, as firm foots medical bills appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
AWAAL GATA takes a look at Nigeria's foreign policy since the country's independence in 1960 Since independence, with Jaja Wachuku as the fi rst Minister of Foreign Aff airs and Commonwealth Relations, later called External Aff airs, Nigerian foreign policy has been guided by certain principles and objectives which include: Protection of the country's sovereignty ...The post 57th years of Nigeria's foreign policy appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
The federal government has no plans to bring the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke back to Nigeria to face corruption charges. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said. Speaking to State House correspondents in Hausa, Malami said the federal government does not deem it fit ...The post UK already prosecuting Diezani, Attorney General forecloses her extradition appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
 By Ibrahim Ramalan  Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu is a mother, wife, Paediatric Consultant, child's right advocate and ardent anti-cancer campaigner. Born to Umaru and Rakiya Shinkafi , Zainab is a daughter of a seasoned police officer and the Marafa Sokoto, who rose to become the Director General of the Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO) now ...The post Zainab Atiku Bagudu: Kebbi First Lady fi ghting cancer to pulp appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Former Minister of National Planning, Prof Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will attain major height in political accomplishment with a vibrant image maker as its National Publicity Secretary. Prof Sulaiman said this in his mission statement Wednesday while canvassing for support of party faithful as he contests for the ...The post I will make PDP great again, University don declares for Publicity Secretary appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth a 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Adeola Tukuru Abuja It was a cheerful moment for orphanages and the less privileged in Kubwa, a suburb situated in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) when Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Phase 4, donated food items to them as part of activities marking Nigeria's 57th Independence celebrations. Th e church shared the joy of independence with ...The post 57th anniversary: Dunamis donates food to less privileged in FCT appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Abdullahi Muhammad = Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has reiterated the commitment of FCT in fi xing corruption in Abuja. Bello stated this at the 57th National Independence Celebration in Abuja. He said FCT administration was working hard to make Abuja a dream city. As a nation, we have come far ...The post We'll continue to fight corruption ' Minister appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Kano, the bastion of intense political activity, had in the past one year witnessed a plethora of stunning political developments intent on altering the political landscape of the state. BASHIR MOHAMMED writes on the clamour being intensifi ed by competing political forces desperate to prove their relevance. Ganduje rejects Kwankwaso's shadow Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, ...The post One year of Kano's political fireworks appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Francis Ogar Calabar The Bishop of Calabar Diocese, Anglican Communion, His Lordship, Right Reverend Tunde Adeleye, has stated that Nigeria needs restructuring to correct the socio-political and economic inbalance in the country. According to him, restructuring would redress the problems of governance, reduce marginalization, neglect and unfair distribution of wealth. Adeleye, who made the ...The post Nigeria needs restructuring ' Bishop appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justic 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Saminu Ibrahim Abuja The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has urged Nigerians to take introspection and appraise themselves as part of the nation's 57th independent anniversary in order to help the country surmount its myriad challenges. Th e party said it felicitates with Nigerians on the occasion of the country's 57th independence anniversary, saying ...The post APGA tasks Nigerians on nationhood appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has finally bowed to pressure to swear in Dorothy Mato as replacement for the sacked member representing Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue state, Herman Hembe. Hembe, who was chairman of House Committee on FCT, was sacked by the Supreme Court on June 23, ...The post At last, Dogara swears in Hembe's replacement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
To achieve Universal Health Coverage, the federal government has said that it is revitalising 4,000 Primary Healthcare Centres(PHCs) across the country. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, made the disclosure at a media parley held in Ibadan. Th e News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Muhammadu Buhari administration had, on assumption of offi ce, promised ...The post 4,000 PHCs under renovation nationwide ' Adewole appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
A female pilgrim from Bauchi has been left behind in Saudi Arabia following the loss of her passport, Executive Secretary, Bauchi state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abdullahi Hardawa, has disclosed. Hardawa, who briefed journalists on the exercise in Bauchi after the arrival of the last fl ight that brought back the pilgrims, said that the ...The post Hajj 2017: Bauchi pilgrim left behind for misplacing passport' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Saminu Ibrahim Abuja The Chief Executive Officer, New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD) in Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has said President Muhammadu Buharis administration meant well for the people of the Niger Delta region. She said the Presidential Economic Diversification Initiative of the government was already working and reaching for the ultimate objective in ...The post NEPAD boss lauds Buhari on Niger Delta region appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Bode Olagoke Abuja Suspected killer of Gulder Ultimate Search 2006 winner, Ismail Adeyemi, has disclosed that he was paid N7, 000 after killing Hector Jobateh. In his confessional statement, Adeyemi, 49, said his gang was actually contracted to rob the deceased and not to kill him. He said: 'I gave the deceased phone to ...The post I made N7,000 killing Ultimate Gulder Search Winner ' Suspect appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Kogi state chapter of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has appealed to the Organised Labour in the state to return to negotiating table with the state government in the interest of the people of the state. State chairman of the party, Hon. Abdulmumuni Ibrahim, who made the appeal in Lokoja yesterday ...The post Embrace dialogue, APDA appeals to Kogi workers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Nkem Ndem As children, we were made to believe that being 'good' was the key to success in life. 'Good' implied being polite, obedient, apologetic, as well as compliant. And it came with a lot of perks, praises, and treats too. We were conditioned to only feel pride in ourselves when we were good. ...The post Being the good one is killing your relationships appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Everyone knows they should do what they can to protect their heart, but not everyone realizes just how important it is. Despite all the medical advances we've made, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. Besides practicing healthy habits, like exercising regularly ...The post Foods you didn't know were good for your heart appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Patrick Andrew Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has warned pupils against indiscriminate tampering with electric cables and other electrical appliances noting that apart from electrocuting them it could have debilitating implications. Th e fi rm gave the warning while embarking on safety and enlightenment campaigns in Abuja where it addressed pupils of LEA Primary ...The post Electrocution: AEDC takes safety campaigns to schools appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Kingston ObungObung Calabar Resurgent Boko Haram attacks, clashes between herdsmen and farmers, ritual killings, among other cases bordering on insecurity across the country, were rendering President Muhammadu Buhari electioneering campaign promises on insecurity a mere rhetoric. Th e Bishop of Calabar Dioceses of Anglican Communion, Bishop Tunde Adeleye, said this at a press conference ...The post Cleric tasks FG on insecurity appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Peter Moses Abeokuta Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday said it was awaiting the court to determine the next step in the bid to recall Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye. The commission's chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, said Melaye had been battling the recall process initiated by some of his constituents, who in a petition on ...The post Commission awaits court directive on Melaye appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf Abuja Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday assured that the agency had put in place some checks to forestall the kind of irregularities leading to the cancellation of Kenyan Presidential election. Nevertheless, he admitted that the electoral body had learnt some lessons from both Kenya and Ghana as ...The post Election: Why we can't have Kenya scenario in Nigeria 'INEC chair appeared first on Blueprint - Fo 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
APC chieftain and former Deputy National Chairman of the Ali-modu Sheriff led People Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to unleash Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Delta state government over alleged blank 2017 budget and appropriation for the state. Ojougbo, who recently ...The post Ojougbo writes Buhari, wants EFCC, ICPC probe of Delta State 2017 budget appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Just 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
By Stephen Osu Jalingo /h4> Speaker, Taraba state House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Abel Diah, has advised those agitating for restructuring of the Nigerian nation to do it within the ambit of the law. He stated this on the Floor of the House, when he addressed members, who reconvened from recess. While it is lawful ...The post Secession agitators must respect Nigerian laws ' Taraba Speaker appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
The State House Medical Centre (SHMC), which currently offers free medical services to patients, would be re-positioned to offer qualitative and efficient services, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, has said. Reacting to a recent media report on the state of the medical centre, the Permanent Secretary said the management will among other ...The post Breaking: Aso Rock clinic to be commercialised appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says it is distressing that the letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari was leaked. In the letter, which was circulated on social media on Tuesday, Kachikwu notified the president of the alleged insubordination of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ...The post Kachikwu saddened by leakage of memo to Buhari as Senate probes allegations appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Jus 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Stories by Moses John Abuja Th e Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on practising journalists to sustain and join the ongoing global campaign against Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa. Th e coordinator of NLC tax campaign, Comrade Eustace James, stated this during a OneDay Media Awareness and Sensitisation Workshop, organised for Labour ...The post NLC tasks media on sustained campaign against tax havens appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Let's get real. Th e answer is 'No'. Th ey can't. Certainly not the vast majority of the dominant political leadership class we have in our country today. Let's just spend a little time explaining why they can't. And then fi gure out, as citizens, what to do to save Nigeria. Our focus, I believe, ...The post Can our politicians save Nigeria' 'By KINGSLEY MOGHALU appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Stakeholders and policy actors drawn from government, Civil Society Organisations, Labour, researchers and academia and other relevant players, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya to deliberate on the topical issue of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa and proff er solutions on how to curtail the trend that is ripping off Africa of billions of dollars ...The post Pan African conference on IFFs, taxation holds in Nairobi appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Th e Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the South Africa-based Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) and other multi nationals operating in Nigeria and Africa of evading tax. President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba who spoke at a Youth Tax Justice training, organised by Public Service International (PSI), said government does not prioritise the issue of ...The post NLC accuses MTN, others of tax evasion appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
At 57, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said despite the challenges the country is faced with, it is not a failed nation. Th e congress, however said to overcome the challenges, Nigerians must turn their diversity into advantage so as to promote the wellbeing and welfare of the citizens. President of the congress, Comrade ...The post Turn our diversity to advantage, NLC urges Nigerians appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Katsina State Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Hamza Sulaiman Faskari, is really doing a wonderful job across the state. He directed the evacuation of the old drainages in every nook and cranny of the state in order to ensure safety and environmental well being of the people. For instance, the drainages along IBB Way/Yahaiya Madaki ...The post Salute to Hamza Sulaiman and Isa Barda, By Haruna Muhammad appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 05 Oct 2017
It is worrisome that after over fi ve decades of nationhood, Nigeria isn't really fulfi lling the aspirations of its founding fathers. It is disheartening too to see that, Nigeria currently seems bedevilled by a myriad of problems that suggest a nation on the brink. Th ere are a lot of insecurity, economic woes, political ...The post Wanted: A new Nigeria, By Olubunmi Olowu-Adekoya appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

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