NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Blue Print Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 21 December, 2017.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said it will not be responsible or respond to any person or groups of individuals who decide to allow themselves to be used by forces from another political party in a laughable and childish attempt to distract.
A statement by the national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in reaction to the emergence of a splinter group in the party, stated that “The PDP is completely unperturbed by the comical act of some individuals who make outlandish claims in the media regarding our party.”
The statement further said “The fact is that we are happy with the efforts of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led Reconciliation Committee as well as the responses from all the respectable and responsible leaders of our party in that regard.
“We will however not be responsible or respond to any person or groups of individuals who decide to allow themselves to be used by forces from another political party in a laughable and childish attempt to distract us
1″The PDP under the Prince Uche Secondus-led national leadership will continue to focus on repositioning our great party to be the formidable opposition that will guarantee checks and balances in our polity and ultimately regain power in 2019.”
Thu, 21 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in seven new Permanent Secretaries that were appointed alongside 15 others in August this year. They are Mustapha Suleiman (Kano), Adekunle Olusegun Adeyemi (Oyo), Mrs. Ekaro Chukwumogwu (Rivers), Adedayo Akpata (Ekiti), Abdulkadir Muazu (Kaduna), Osuji Ndubusi (Imo) and Bitrus Bako Nabasu (Plateau). The new appointees were sworn-in shortly before the ...The post Buhari swears-in 7 new perm secs appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Osun state Head of Service, Dr. Oyebade Olowogboyega, has appealed to the set of workers that have been receiving half salaries to endure a bit with the government. He assured that all arrears of salaries owed them will be paid as soon as the economy of the state improves. Olowogboyega made the appeal at the ...The post Osun HoS pleads with workers over salary arrears appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the promotion of 4,917 senior officers who were successful in the promotion exercise conducted at the Commission's headquarters and state offices throughout the country between August and November 2017. According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi the number represents 92.1 percent ...The post INEC promotes 7,330 staff appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has said that about 13 political parties have expressed their readiness to participate in Anambra Central Senatorial election slated for January 13th, 2018. The forum of all the political parties also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to defy all odds and see to the successful conduct of ...The post 13 political parties ready for Anambra central election appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
A Civil Society Organisation; Citizens of Impact, has asked Nigerians to speak out against numerous social, economic and political vices confronting the them. Addressing newsmen Wednesday in Abuja at the awareness campaign for human dignity and social justice, organised to sensitice Nigerians, Executive Director of the Citizens of Impact, Comrade Daniel 'Seun Olatunde said: if ...The post Nigerians urged to stand up against social, economic, political maltreatment appeared first on Blueprin 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
At the last National Economic Council meeting, the Nigeria governors approved the withdrawal of one billion naira from the highly depleted Excess Crude Account for the purpose of fighting the Boko Haram insurgency. Having been told in the last one year that Boko Haram has been degraded or defeated, it is rather preposterous that we ...The post One billion dollar for a victory party, By Zainab Suleiman Okino appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC') total revenue generated from the sale of white products (petrol, diesel and kerosene) for September 2016 to September 2017 stood at N1.9 trillion. Petrol contributed about 85.08 per cent of the total sales with a value of N1.6 trillion. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Group ...The post NNPC generates N1.6 trn from petrol in one year appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
By Paul Martin Abuja President of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) and Vice-Chancellor of the Open University of Sudan, Prof Abdelraouf Ahmed Abbas, has called on the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to render the university's vast experience in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) to similar institutions on the ...The post ACDE President visits NOUN, underscores varsity's importance to Africa's ODL appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth a 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The controversy over the deduction of $1billion from Excess Crude Account to fight insurgency rages on, with the chairman, Nigerian Governors' Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari; and the Ekiti state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, openly disagreeing on the decision. At the end of a National Economic Council meeting recently in Abuja, the ...The post Fayose, Yari openly differ over $1bn insurgency fund appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Taiye Odewale Abuja The federal executive led by President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday pummelled heavily in the Senate for allegedly putting before it for passage, bedevilled N8.612 trillion 2018 budget estimates. Buharis pummelling by the senators came out of a dramatic U turn they made on considering the budget for passage yesterday as earlier ...The post Senate tears 2018 Budget apart appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
-N2.07trn on fuel in 9 months ' NBS By Moses John and Donald Iorchir Abuja General Secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, Comrade Issa Aremu, has revealed that Nigeria spends a whopping $ U S 4 b i l l i o n annually on imported textile materials. ...The post Nigeria spends $4bn to import textiles annually 'Aremu appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
-Says Osbornegate culprits'll be sanctioned By Peter Moses, Abeokuta and Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Muslim clerics and leaders to support his government's anticorruption crusade. He urged them to continuously preach against the menace in mosques and other religious gatherings. Buhari noted that the corruption war could only be won through ...The post Buhari charges Imams: Take anticorruption fight to mosques appeared first on Blueprint - For T 
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