NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 11 December, 2017.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Christmas comes once in a year, Christ being regarded as Messiah or saviour of the world. But the way some young boys, girls and elderly persons celebrate Christmas leaves much to be desired. For instance, in various places, some young boys and girls usually converge on different locations, exploding fireworks into the air. As past ...The post Christmas: Enforce ban on fireworks appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, clocked two years in office on November 11, 2017, and one remarkable thing about his administration is the splendid manner he has breathed life into abandoned infrastructural projects and given a human face to the already existing ones. The minister in his maiden press briefing in January 2016 said FCT ...The post As Bello's FCTA enters its 'service phase' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
On Tuesday 19th December, 2017, all roads will lead to the ancient crocodile city of Kaduna for the House of Justice Summit/Dinner. There is now an exciting frenzy around town as Nigerians hurry to buy their tickets to attend this all important Nigerian family meeting. The concept is quite interesting. In most African homes, family ...The post Why Nigerians should attend the House of Justice Summit, By Ballason Gloria Mabeiam appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Lagos High Court has ordered the temporary forfeiture of N28.5million allegedly stolen by a Director of Accounts in the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) Mr. Anifowoshe Muhammed Jamiu Alade. The court also ordered an interim forfeiture of properties recovered from Mr. Alade to the Federal Government, and ordered the ...The post Orders forfeiture of 'stolen' property appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
.. Two female bankers accused of alleged conspiracy to defraud a property counselor of N20million, have been released without trial by an Igbosere Magistrate's court Lagos presided over by Magistrate Miss Olanike Olagbende. The two female staff of a mortgage bank, Chinyere Chiemezie, 45, and Kemi Oyedeji, 36, were alleged to have conspired with Mike ...The post Releases bankers without trial on N20m fraud case appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Stories by Vivian Okejeme The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), will on 22 January, 2018, arraign former Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla and eight companies on a five-count money laundering charge brought against him before the Federal High Court, Abuja. The prosecution agency will be arraigning Otunla alongside eight companies- Gold Reef ...The post Money laundering: Court okays arraignment of ex-AGF Otunla, others appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth a 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
A 42-year-old man, Boniface Nwokone, has been dragged before an Ogudu magistrate's court in Lagos for allegedly failing to produce a suspect he stood surety for in an assault case. Nwokone, of Olatunji Street, Ojota, in Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of obstruction and perverting the course of justice for not producing one Linus ...The post Surety in court for failing to produce in-law appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought before it by a member of the Edo Sate House of Assembly representing Ovia South West, Sunday Aghedo and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC), claiming it has right to choose a candidate. The apex court ordered Hon. Aghedo to refund all salaries and allowances he collected ...The post Edo 2014 primaries: Supreme Court sacks APC lawmaker appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Stories by Vivian Okejeme Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja, has in an ex-parte order, restrained the Federal Government from haling the business operations and freezing the accounts of AITEO Eastern E & P Company Ltd. The motion ex-parte filed and dated November 23, 2017, on behalf of the plaintiff (Aiteo) by ...The post Court stops FG, EFCC on AITEO appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
VIVIAN OKEJEME writes on the National Policy on Justice 2017, adopted to coordinate all actors in the Justice Sector Over the years, the justice system has been plagued with lack of challenges such as poor accountability, inadequate skilled man power, delays in justice adjudication, and poor work ethics to mention but a few. To ...The post Nigeria Justice System and the need for right policies appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Sequel to the ethno-tribal clashes between herdsmen and Bachama people in Numan area of Adamawa state, the fragile peace in the entire state has once again suffered setback. IBRAHIM ABDUL' AZIZ reports Expected reprisals For the last three weeks, Numan federation particularly Bachama dominated areas in Adamawa has been in the news, following ethno ...The post Numan massacre: Adamawa in search of peace amidst tension appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has again earned another accolades from a critical segment of the Nigerian society, over the administration's conquest of Boko Haram and other rising insurgencies threatening the stability of peace and unity of the country in recent times. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has equally been hailed for his ...The post Counter-terrorisms: More acclamations for Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that observance of human rights by troops is fundamental in fighting insurgency and terrorism in the country. The army chief said this in his message in the occasion of the International Human Right Day celebration. The international community observes Human ...The post Human rights critical to insurgency fight' Buratai appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Air Force Air War College (NAFAWC) has graduated it's second set of participants of its Air War Course 2/2017, at the NAF Base, Makurdi. Nineteen senior military officers, consisting of 16 from the NAF, one from the Nigerian Army (NA) and two from the Nigerian Navy (NN) participated in the course. The Course, ...The post NAF War College graduates students appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Nigerian Army has denied an online report about an alleged ambush by Boko Haram terrorists on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. An online media platform had reported that the army chief was wounded in an ambush in a unnamed location in the Northeast while on visit to troops in frontlines. ...The post 'Political terrorists' behind fake news on Buratai ' Army appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Stories by Musa Umar Bologi The Federal Government has disclosed that there are plans by some people to tarnish the image of the country and the leadership of the military through sponsored fake information. Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali disclosed this in a statement through his media aide, Col. Tukur Ismail Gusau. He said such ...The post FG exposes plans to smear military leadership appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Israel A. Ebije Activities of slave merchants trading off migrants stuck in Libya has earned the country a reputation only an exclusive preserve of countries like Italy, France, Portugal, Britain and Spain, who shipped Blacks from Africa in 1492 to work in farms as slaves. While it was marginally understandable for the Whites to ...The post Libya: The slave-trading capital of Africa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Ignatius Arinze The nature of the relationship of the South-east geo- political zone and President Muhammadu Buhari has been a subject of much speculation. The often quoted line is that there is no love lost between PMB and the people of the zone. This feeling gained currency because the zone had been a ...The post South-east, PMB's emerging partnership appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The nations economic outlook was boosted by positive numbers of the November Purchasing Manager Index survey report as well as the relatively early passage of the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) by the National Assembly. The recent survey report on purchasing and supply executives from manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses ...The post PMI remains stronger as economic outlook stands on positive trend appeared first on Blueprint - For Tru 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Heritage Bank Limited, has partnered with Generation Next, a-non-governmental organisation to prepare over 1, 500 secondary school students for leadership role that will take Nigeria to greater heights in the future. The programme, themed: 'Raising Emotionally Intelligent Generation,' held in Lagos over the weekend spanned digital knowledge, career, education and confidence bulding for students in ...The post Heritage Bank partners Generation Next to position 1, 500 pupils for leadersh 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Stories By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos The Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to release the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development fund to states to disburse at five percent to small businesses, saying that half of the fund is yet to be accessed. The ...The post Ambode urges CBN to release MSME N220bn fund for disbursement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Commissioner for LG and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister Kolapo Alimi, HOS Osun State, Dr. Olowogboyega and Comrade AdebisiThe post Commissioner for LG and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister Kolapo Alimi, HOS Osun State, Dr. Olowogboyega at an Anti Corruption Day 2017 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Joy EmmanuelYenagoa Armed Soldiers on saturday invaded the site of three Agip Oil wells shut down by angry Indigenes of Ikebiri community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area council of Bayelsa State. The angry Ikebiri Indigenes had over the weekend shut down three Oil production well heads belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) ...The post Nigerian Armed Soldiers unlock shut down Agip oil well's in Bayelsa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Lateef Dada, Osogbo Osun state government will on Monday, December 11, flag off the distribution of an all-in-one delivery to hospitals and public health clinics for women, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu has disclosed. He said the kit was for women that want to deliver their babies in public health centres ...The post Osun begins distribution of delivery kit to women appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated General Theophilus Danjuma (Retired) on his 80th birthday anniversary. In a congratulatory letter, the President lauded General Danjuma's various roles in stabilising the country. The letter reads: 'On behalf of the Federal Executive Council, my family and all Nigerians, please accept my warm felicitations on ...The post Buhari salutes TY Danjuma at 80 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Falsehood flies and the truth comes,limping after it. As a lie travels around the globe, thetruth isputting on its shoes.Falsehood will fly, as it were, on the wings of the wind, and carry its tales to every corner of the earth, while truth lags behind; her steps, though sure, are slow and solemn, and she ...The post MAIMUNA ALIYU AND THE CRUCIBLE OF PERSECUTION By Valentine Okonkwo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Bode Olagoke Abuja Director General of Voice of Nigeria and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has reacted to the claim of rising debt profile raised by Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, saying the PDP chieftain and his party responsible for the rising. Senator Ekweremadu had alleged on Saturday during the ...The post VON DG blasts PDP, Ekweremadu, over rising debts claim appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Woos opposition members By Bode Olagoke Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the main opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) was not ready to change, following revelations of how money-for-votes and systematic rigging characterized its just concluded national convention. A statement signed yesterday in Abuja by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji ...The post Convention: PDP not ready to change -APC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Says no Nigerian can defeat Buhari By Bode Olagoke , Abuja A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state, Engr. Markus Gundiri, has doubted the loyalty of his state governor, Jibrila Bindow to the party since former Vice President Atiku Abubakar left to People Democratic Party (PDP). Engr. Gundiri, who was ...The post Atiku: APC chieftain doubts gov Bindows loyalty appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Emeka Nze Abuja Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described retired General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, as a gift from God at his 80th birthday. In a press statement by Atiku Media Organisation , the former Vice President said that Danjuma is today celebrating the grand age of 80 years, is a testimonial to the ...The post Atiku felicitates with T.Y Danjuma at 80 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari would participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The summit, jointly organised by the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects ...The post Buhari attends One Planet Summit in Paris appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that oil behaves differently when heated, it changes texture, color, taste as well as it's nutritional properties. When the oil reaches its smoking point, a lot of the nutrients are destroyed and it can sometimes potentially form harmful compounds. Also, different oils have ...The post Best cooking oils for your health appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Changing careers is never easy'but it is absolutely possible. Just because you're on a dedicated career path doesn't mean you have to stay on it forever. Sure, your family and friends may think you've lost your marbles when you announce plans for a midlife career change. Whether you're bored at work , burned out on ...The post Worst career change mistakes appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Gregory Okere Automobiles are used to transport people and items from one location to another. If I have to give credit to one inventor, it would probably be Karl Benz from Germany. Many suggested that he created the first true or licensed automobile in 1885/1886. The first automobile, that is to say the first ...The post Nigeria automobile industry and local content policy appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Mohammed Aliko Mohammed With 774 Local Government Area (LGA) councils officially enshrined into the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, this tier of government remains the most dynamic and diverse tier of government. It's the closest to the populace and therefore more in tune with their pain and anguish. Made up of the ...The post Why Local Governments matter appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Maryam Isah is a halfsister to Kannywood Actress, Mansura Isah, who is the wife of Actor and Producer, Sani Danja. She joined the movie industry about a year ago and has featured in a number of movies. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she speaks on the movies she has featured in, crashed turned down ...The post I don't know why my marriage crashed -Maryam Isah appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Epidemics of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks have been on the increase in Nigeria lately. When emergency epidemic preparedness plans are in place, timely detection of outbreaks is followed by prompt and appropriate response. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI analyses Nigeria's emergency preparedness. Ebola Experience Millions of Nigerians were thrown into panic in 2014, when the ...The post Infectious diseases and Nigeria's emergency preparedness appeared first on Blueprint - Fo 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have not shown that they are strong, clear and decisive in their policies. What the PDP needs now is to restore the influence of the party to the whole country. But the members have chosen to be a force de frappe in the South-east and South-south. What are ...The post PDP's national convention appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The final litmus test of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regeneration and ability to survive into the future is Saturday's elective convention, especially the race for the national chairmanship. This will be the final test of whether PDP has learnt enough lessons to ensure its survivability. If commitment to the true interests of the party is ...The post Last chance for PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Fire gutted old Panteka Market in Kaduna state last week Friday, destroying several shops and affecting over 5,000 traders and workers in the process. In this report, ABDULRAHEEM AODU found out that over 10,000 youths who were variously engaged in the several cottage industries in the market, have been made redundant by the inferno. How ...The post Traders count losses as fire destroys Kaduna market appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
From Garki to NEPA Junction, down to the present Buffer Zone, Apo Mechanic Village has changed places in the last 38 years. Yet again, the Federal Capital Development Authority(FCDA) has asked the traders to relocate to Wasa but they have remained adamant. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA states why the traders have refused to obey ...The post Apo Mechanic Village on the move again' appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
At different times, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor has been the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the National Chairman of the party and he was made a Minister of Economic Planning, when PDP was in government. In this interview, the Prince of Olokoro in Umuahia South local government area of Imo state, shares his rich ...The post PDPs problems started with Jonathan ' Ogbulafor appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
In addition, he argued that the zone ought to be rewarded for keeping faith with the party, by electing him as the next chairman. However, opponents have been sniping at his record, especially when he held sway at Wadata Plaza as acting national chairman. According to reports, Secondus could not account for the N11 billion ...The post Partys fate hangs in the balance appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Emir of Gumi in Zamfara state and a lifetime member of Body of Benchers in Nigeria, Justice Lawan Gumi, has pledged to take the issue of law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) personally 'until it is put to bed'. The Emir said this when he paid a visit to the Vice-Chancellor ...The post Gumi emir moves to take up NOUN law graduates issue appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Rotimi Ojomoyela A woman called Mrs. Esther Abgundu, from Gwer local government area of Benue state, was said to have inserted hot metal in her five-year-old nieces vagina, for allegedly eating out of her daughters food. According to a petition by the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPI) of the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, ...The post Woman inserts hot metal in 5yr-old nieces private part appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Minister of finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said that she would not give in to blackmail following her decision to suspend former Director General of Securities and Exchanage Commisson, Dr. Mounir Gwarzo. This is even as she insisted that the forensic audit of Oando will continue, adding that the auditing process has begun. Mrs. ...The post Gwarzos suspension: I won't succumb to blackmail-minister appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Three National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members have emerged winners of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) Ideathon competition. Fielding questions from journalists at the grand finale/awards of the three best ideas, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NWTF, Olufunke Baruwa, said the Ideathon is a development campaign for generating ideas for inclusive governance ...The post 3 corps members win Women Trust Fund competition appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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