NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 DECEMBER, 2017].

Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 13 December, 2017.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the members of the Anambra state chapter of the party to stop their rascality forthwith to pave a way for the enthronement of a new state executive. The Vice Chairman of the zone, Chief Austin Umahi who issued this warning on Tuesday in Abuja said that the new ...The post Anambra PDP: South east leader reads riot act to troublemakers appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Amidst scarcity of petroleum products, particularly Premium Motor Spirit, (PMS) in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) and some states across the country, a major player in the sector, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, (NUPENG) has called on the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) not to relent in its efforts ...The post NUPENG to help NNPC end scarcity of petrol in FCT, North appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Governor Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari would commission theComprehensive Special School Lafia and flag-off the terminal building of the cargo airport during his forthcoming official visit to the state. Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, ...The post Buhari to commission cargo airport, school in Nasarawa Al-makura appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Bayelsa House of Assembly on Tuesday held a Public Hearing on a bill seeking to prohibit open grazing of cattle in the state. The bill entitled 'Cattle Breeding, Rearing, Marketing, Regulation and Control 2017 was sponsored by the Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Akpe, representing Sagbama Constituency 1. The public hearing held at the ...The post Bayelsa set to ban open grazing by cattle appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The United Nations has allocated $13.4 million dollars for Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) to support over one million people in need of critical life-saving assistance in the war ravaged North-east. Edward Kallon, the Humanitarian Coordinator, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Monday. The ...The post UN allocates $13.4m for North-east repair appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Scores of youths in Kwara state yesterday took to the streets protesting against the conduct and operations of the polices Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives. The protesting youths demonstrated on major streets of Ilorin, the state capital, taking their protest to the secretariat of the state council of the ...The post Kwara youth protest against SARS operatives appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Nigerian Air Force has reorganised its air combat structure in the North-east for increased operational efficiency as it strategises for a final onslaught against the dreaded Boko Haram. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this during his opening remarks at the CAS Fourth Quarter Conference, ...The post B/Haram: Air Force trains first female fighter pilot appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Kebbi state was created in 1991by the General Ibrahim Babangida military junta thus necessitating a series of military governors and administrators before the transition to democracy in 1999. The All Nigerian People's Party (ANPP) was the first to rule the state under the administration of Gov. Adamu Aliero. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took control ...The post Kebbi and the equilibrium of one-party dominance, By Kabir Sule Kebbi appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), in collaboration with some Nigerian researchers, have developed automotive brake-pads from palm kernel shells. BINTA SHAMA writes Knowledge is Power Nigeria is a great country and her citizens in twined with the good things of life. It is often said that any automobile produced in any part ...The post Nigeria invents motor parts from palm kernel shells appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Tope Musowo Lagos A 42-year old man, Sani Shuaibu, has been arrested by the Police in Lagos for allegedly raping a four-year old girl. Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday in Shasha Oguntade, Alimosho Local Government Area of the state, when Shuaibu invited the girl to his room and had carnal ...The post Police nab man for 'raping' girl, 4, appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
My despair over the plight of our fellow citizens outside the shores of the country worsened, following their experiences in Libya and Italy. Let me quickly add that many Nigerians are daily facing series of persecutions, danger, servitude and agony in foreign lands in their bid to explore travel opportunities in their costly search for ...The post Bitter lessons from Libya, Italy, By Adewale Kupoluyi appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Mercy Udoh, was a primary 2 class teacher, but instant success in farming vegetables encouraged her to dump teaching for business. Today, Mercy is now the proud owner of a flourishing farm and also a business woman, ADEOLA TUKURU, reports. Mercy Udoh, 32, never envisaged she would become a successful farmer and also a business ...The post How teacher turned vegetable farmer, trader appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos In its effort to facilitate a robust and deeper financial market, capital market operators have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to grant them single dealing license to enable them access Discount Window. The Capital market operators currently regulated by the Securities ...The post Market operators call for single license from CBN, SEC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Godwin Emefiele is an incurable optimist. The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set for Nigeria's banking system a rather ambitious target on the thorny issue of financial inclusion. Emefiele wants 80 per cent of Nigerian adults to own bank accounts by 2020. The CBN governor argued that only 50 per cent of ...The post Financial inclusion: Emefiele's ambitious 2020 target, By Jerry Uwah appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Worried by the campaign against of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Police High Command has promised to investigate complaints against SARS operatives, just as #EndSARS coalition has issued a 21-day ultimatum for the scrapping of the squad. The Force also said any officer indicted for human rights abuses and professional misconduct ...The post Coalition gives 21-day ultimatum for scrapping of SARS appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Patrick Andrew Abuja Lack of consensus among the six aspirants from the South-west denied the region the opportunity of producing the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party at Saturday's Convention, the immediate past chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi has declared. Prince Uche Secondus from the South-south, emerged as the new national ...The post Lack of consensus cost Yoruba PDP chair Makarfi appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 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 care of By AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna and Bode Olagoke, Abuja ...The post Balarabe Musa: PC rode to power on false promises appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Rector of institute of entrepreneurship studies Bayelsa Hon. Ayekeme Masa, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Yenagoa,the state capital. The shooting and death of the Rector who was also a former Bayelsa State Commissioner for trade and investment is coming few days after a reporter with African Independent Television (AIT) attached to ...The post Gunmen kill Rector in Bayelsa appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPs) Reconciliation Committee, Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa states has warned members and leaders of the party to desist from making provocative utterances which he said was capable of derailing the reconciliation process. Dickson who gave this warning after meeting with the members of his committee on Monday night ...The post PDP reconciliation: Dickson urges leaders against provocative utterances appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun has congratulated the newly elected National Chairman of the main opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) for his emergence and the partys successful national convention. In a statement Chief Oyegun personally signed Tuesday in Abuja, he expressed hope that Prince Secondus will use his ...The post Convention: Oyegun congratulates, PDP, Secondus appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Tragedy struck Tuesday Yenagoa, Bayelsa State when a truck conveying sand to a project site in swali community ran into road side traders at the popular market in the community killing a woman and injuring over 15 persons. It was reported to have ran into the crowd of traders after loosing control caused by a ...The post One dead many injured in Bayelsa market accident appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Patrick Andrew Abuja The United Progressive Party (UPP) has urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to engage the opposition parties more constructively in the interest of Nigeria. The UPP said instead of resorting to abusive name-calling of those that hold contrary views on national matters and deploying malicious propaganda, the APC should listen ...The post Engage opposition constructively, UPP tells APC appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice A. R. Mohammed of a Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday fixed January 11, to hear the suit challenging the 2014, pre-election that brought Abubakar Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Kebbi State Governor. The People Democratic Party (PDP), whose candidate, Maj. Gen. Bello Sarkin Rtd, came second in ...The post Kebbi 2014 primaries: Court hears matter against Bagudu, Jan 11 appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Tope Sunday with agencies Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the conduct of the national convention and the election of Chief Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the party as the beginning of a new dawn for the party. The state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tanko Beji, ...The post Secondus' election a new dawn ' Niger PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC), Southwest Forum Federal Capital Territory FCT chapter has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office. The forum said the endorsement was necessitated by the need to allow Buhari the chance to deliver the change he promised. Chairman of the APC Southwest Forum, Pastor Olusegun ...The post 2019: APC S' west FCT chapter endorses Buhari appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters stormed the streets of Lokoja and its environs in jubilation following the emergence of Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan as the party's National Publicity Secretary. Ologbondiyan, who was Editor, Thisday Newspaper, and media aide to former Senate President, David Mark, emerged victorious on Saturday at the elective congress ...The post Jubilation as Ologbondiyan becomes PDP spokesman appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) South Africa chapter says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be incapable of stopping President Muhammadu Buahri from clinching a second tenure. The party equally said it will win the 2019 general elections in spite of efforts by the opposition parties particularly the PDP to thwart its success. The party ...The post 2019: APC in S/Africa optimistic of Buhari's victory appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The National Chairman of the National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP), Alhaji Muhammadu Umaru Maizabura, has called on Nigerians to dump elite oriented parties and join his party for good leadership and governance. The chairman said elite parties only have competence in looting of the nation's resources, adding that their performances since ...The post Party chairman urges Nigerians to reject APC, PDP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Emeka Nze Abuja Newly elected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus has lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) accusing them of running a 'broken government' specialized in ' propaganda and intimidation.' Secondus who was speaking on Monday at the PDP headquarters in Abuja while assuming office in a handover ceremony said ...The post PDP: APC running a broken government ' Secondus appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justic 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Since the return of democratic governance in Nigeria, the national budget has been a source of politicking. In most cases, controversies always spring up over supremacy tussles between the executive, and the legislative arms. So, the drama trailing the 2018 budget currently being considered by the National Assembly is not new. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Initial ...The post And the budget politics continues appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Seven years ago, precisely in 2010, the United Nation's Office on Drugs and Crime described West Africa as a paradise for organised crimes. TAIYE ODEWALE captures various submissions at the conference. Haven for crimes The description of the sub-region as haven for organised crimes made parliamentarians to gather in Abuja last week for thorough rumination ...The post When West African parliamentarians gathered over Insecurity appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Our Correspondent Reigning Miss Indigenous Culture of Nigeria, Queen Lucy Ugochukwu, recently made her first pet Charity Project outing, donating materials such as foodstuff, clothes and shoes to beggars on the bridges of Nyanya, Abuja, and Mararaba in neighbouring Nasarawa state. The 19-year-old beauty queen, who represented Imo state during the beauty contest, stated ...The post Miss Culture drums support for less privileged appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Flights to Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, have been disrupted due to bad weather, Premium Times has learnt. Officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo, confirmed to Premium Times yesterday that flights to Uyo have been canceled for at least two days now because ...The post Bad weather disrupts flights in Uyo appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Kehinde Osasona and Binta Shama Abuja Parents of some foreign medical students that failed the Medical and Council of Nigeria (MDCN) licensing examination yesterday have urged the Council to stop its planned induction of the other 243 students who passed the prescribed examination. The aggrieved parents also called for the general and comprehensive review ...The post Parents want Council to stop induction of 243 foreign students appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Ibraheem Musa Abuja Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that even President Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, has 'now embraced ranching because it remains the best way of breeding cattle.' The governor, who disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists yesterday, said 'ranching remains the global best practice of breeding cattle.' ...The post Buhari has embraced ranching ' Ortom appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Egyptian and Mediterranean lightweight champion, Abdulrahim Ahmed, has said he will defeat Nigerian champ, Joe Boy saying he is only a small fry. Ahmed vowed to defeat Oto Joe Boy Joseph when they clash for the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title fight at GOtv Boxing Night 13 on December 26. The event, which holds ...The post GOtv Boxing: Egyptian Ahmed vows to punish Joe Boy appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
As much as we love our own, one position most fans of the Super Eagles would agree is still suspect is the goalkeeping department. But Ikechukwu Ezenwa can put a foot on the plane to Russia with a good performance at the CHAN tournament starting in January in Morocco. In an interview with Football365, Gernot ...The post Ezenwa needs good CHAN performance to convince Rohr appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Gbenga Jolaosho Super Sand Eagles player, Abu Azeez, is pained that Nigeria lost opportunity of clinching the 2017 Copa Lagos to Spain despite the spirited effort put up by him and his colleagues in the championship. The Nigeria's Beach Soccer team was beaten 5-6 by Spain in the final played on Sunday at the ...The post Azeez rues Super Sand Eagles loss to Spain appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Ndidi attributes Leicester success to team spirit
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Leicester Citys 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United at St. James Park was down to the team spirit, according to midfielder Wilfried Ndidi. Joselu gave the hosts the lead before goals from Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray put the Foxes in driving seat. Dwight Gayle restored parity to his side before Ayoze Perez turned the ...The post Ndidi attributes Leicester success to team spirit appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr still wants to have Vincent Enyeama in his 2018 FIFA World Cup squad and has opened the doors for the experienced goalkeeper. Media reports suggest that the former Super Eagles skipper, who announced his retirement from international football in October 2015, had ruled out a return. However, Rohr says Enyeama could ...The post Rohr insists on Enyeama in Eagles squad appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri New Theatre Commander, Oppression Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen Rogers Nicholas, has appealed to the media to be objective in their reportage and assist the Nigeria military end the Boko Haram insurgency. He also assured that the Nigerian military was determined to end the crisis soon and solicited for the support and cooperation ...The post B/Haram: New Operation Lafiya Dole commander urges media support appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Daniel Agbo Makurdi The National Industrial Court in Benue yesterday disrupted the activities of the Makurdi branch of First Bank plc located along the Makurdi-Otukpo road, leaving customers stranded for nearly six hours. Blueprint gathered that the court had given judgement in favour of a former staff of the bank, Ruth Amelia Adah, who ...The post N12.4m judgement: Court, First Bank clash over enforcement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Raphael Ede Enugu Zonal Head of South East zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Corruption (EFCC), Johnson Babalola, has urged well meaning Nigerians not to see their efforts at eradicating corruption as fruitless but a battle aimed at safeguarding the future of the country and generations yet unborn. Babalola, represented by the ...The post Anti-graft war, battle to preserve Nigeria ' Babalola appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau No fewer than 50,000 vulnerable children have been made orphans as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in the north eastern states of the country. This was made known by the Emir of Anka and chairman, Zamfara state Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed, yesterday, at the formal presentation of ...The post 50, 000 kids orphaned by insurgency in North-east ' Monarch appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has defected from the All Progressives Congress, apparently in readiness for the 2019 presidential election. He has moved back and forth, like the pendulum, in the (mis)fortune of seeking political office in different parties. Atiku makes an encyclopaedia on the mode of party defection in Nigeria. He aims for the ...The post Musing on Atiku's defection appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Some years ago, Agbologun community in the Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State glittered with electricity. But in recent times, the town has been sidelined and abandoned in the dark. Even in those bright days, electricity did not come on a silver platter. As a people, we pulled our meagre resources together, lobbied, made ...The post Amosun, let there be light at Agbologun appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
As the saying goes, it is no crying over spilt milk; if only makes it salty for the cat. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe was in power for 37 years, 93 years, was until his resignation the world's oldest leader, another record. At least 60% of all Zimbabweans were born in the period when Mugabe was ...The post Mugabe's presidential nostalgia appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa has commiserated with the government and people of Bauchi state over the death of the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar, who died over the weekend at the age of 89. A condolence message signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity the governor, ...The post Badaru mourns Katagum emir appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 
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