NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11TH APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 11th April, 2018.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
A former speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, on Tuesday, said Governor Rauf Aregbesola would have been the best governor if he has listening ears and take advice.

He stated this in Osogbo, the state capital, when he submitted his letter of intention to contest the governorship election to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Secretariat.
While submitting the letter of intention to the Chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, Bello boasted that his experience as two term speaker has placed him above other aspirants in the party.
He promised to win the governorship election if his party, PDP, present him as their candidate, saying “considering my past record under the past two Governors of Chief Bisi Akande and Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and the present governor Rauf Aregbesola, I can say boldly that I have the wherewithal to govern the state.
“I was the minority leader of the assembly for four years and I was the speaker for eight years, I have gathered experience from the three governors that led the state since 1999.
“I know how Bisi Akande failed in his government when he downsized workers. I can not make such mistakes.
He promised that he would allow the leadership of his party to choose his deputy if they give him ticket, assuring that he would obey party structure.

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“I promise that I won’t be governor that selects for party. The party would be superior under my watch. I have learned how to respect the party from Oyinlola and I would not interfere in selecting for the party.
“I want to assure you that my swearing-in should be expected once I am given the governorship ticket. I would ensure that all the 30 local governments and the area council in Modakeke have their party Secretariat within my two years.
“I promise that PDP would get 60,000 votes in my town, Ede, if you give me ticket. I promised 25,000 votes during the last Senatorial election and I delivered 27,000 votes.
He also promised to extend the benefit from 25 percent profit margin from all contracts to 20 people in the area that the contract would be awarded to.


Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said it has nothing to worry about President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to contest the 2019 presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday declared his intention to seek re-election come 2019 at the just concluded APC National Executive Council meeting.
In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, ADP media director, Kayode Jacobs quoted his National Chairman, Engr. Yabagi Sani to have said: “what is our headache if APC decides to field a liability or even chose not to field any candidate at all?

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“But sincerely speaking, Sani said, “if the man truly have the interest of the nation at heart, he should not have succumbed to pressure to subject himself and the entire nation to another moments of fearful anxiety.
“Now that we know where the APC is heading, our duty is to mobilize Nigerians to more than ever before obtain their PVCs and come out to vote out hardship wanton killings and unemployment which another four years of PMB represents. We will double our efforts at ADP to provide a credible alternative that will have the age, vitality, character and know-how to take Nigeria out of the woods.”
The party, however, doubted whether President Buhari’s declaration was “the final revelation of the impending demise of APC.”

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye has outrightly dismissed a media report he has rejected his position as one of the assistant coaches of the country's U23 team. A report quoting an unnamed source claimed he has turned down the post because he wishes to be in charge of the team to be headed by Super Eagles chief coach Salisu Yusuf. Read MoreThe post Boboye debunks rejection of Flying Eagles job appeared first on Blueprint. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Former Nigeria World Cup star Finidi George has said he has his doubts about the Super Eagles making an impact at Russia 2018. Nigeria are the least ranked team in Group D, which also has Argentina, Croatia and Iceland. 'I doubt if this team can take us to the next level, which is quarterfinal or semi-final of the World Cup,' Read MoreThe post Finidi fears for Nigeria at 2018 World Cup appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Ahmed Musa long standing association with famous intermediary Tony Harris has come to an end following his move to fast rising DW Sports Management ran by a couple of French men. The company posted the confirmation of his move to them alongside that of Gent Moses Simon on their official twitter handle, and both players liked the post. A sign Read MoreThe post Eagles stars Musa, Simon confirm switch to new agent appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation (HYPREP) of the Federal Ministry of environment recently assured the people of Ogoni land in Rivers State that it is committed to the completion of the exercise. However, despite the $1billion dollars that had been earmarked to implement the project, there still seems to be glaring neglect. HELEN OJI reports. In the beginning Recently, the United Read MoreThe post Ogoni clean-up: Can it achieve desired restoration' appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
66-year-old Espo Awa Njoku, the CEO of Ebisa Global Ventures, hails from Ohafia Local Government Area in Abia state. He is an inventor of a brand of shoes called ESPO shoes. Njoku says Nigeria has what it takes to be the giant of Africa. BINTA SHAMA reports. Importance of shoes It will interest you to know that shoes are important Read MoreThe post 'Nigeria, big, capable to be giant of Africa' appeared first on Blueprint. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Mr. Fadil Elegbede, is a Lagos-based builder and General Secretary of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, he speaks on how building collapse is persistent in Nigeria, among other issues in the built environment. In the recent time, Nigeria as a country, had recorded a number of collapsed building. As a Builder, what do Read MoreThe post 'Why building collapse is rampant in Nigeria' appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Madam Blessing Udoh, 35, runs a flourishing farm: She says selling vegetables is very profitable., ADEOLA TUKURU reports. Blessing Udoh never envisaged that she would become a successful farmer and also a business owner in vegetables. But as providence she took a risk of dumping her teaching job as a school teacher for farming and trading vegetables. She has not Read MoreThe post Selling vegetables very profitable ' Trader appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The failure of leadership in Nigeria dominated other issues at a thought provoking discourse held at the weekend in Kano. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports Unarguably, Africa is a continent almost perpetually bedeviled by conflicts which has abysmally consumed millions of lives and destroyed properties. Perhaps this is the reason why critics would settle for Conflict as the second name for Africa. Read MoreThe post Solving leadership, security questions appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Heritage Bank Plc, has restated its commitment to sustainable growth and profitability despite the prevailing adverse macroeconomic environment. In statement issued by the Bank over the weekend Divisional Head, Corporate Communications of the bank,Mr. Fela Ibidapo, said that, 'Its ambition to emerge as a systemic important bank in the Nigerian banking industry remains its underlying corporate growth strategy.' According to Read MoreThe post Heritage Bank restates commitment to sustaina 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele says it is in the final stage of discussion with the Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to set up a N500 billion fund to assist local manufacturers in the non oil sectosted in exporting their products. Mr Emefiele, who was represented by the newly appointed deputy governor, Corporate Services, Read MoreThe post CBN, NEXIM partner to establish N500bn non-oil fund appeared first on Blueprint. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Police in Lagos state have dragged two men: Suleiman Kabiru, 30; and Shuaibu Gambo, 20; before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court for allegedly beating one of their colleague to death. The accused are facing charges bordering on conspiracy and murder. Police Prosecutor, Inspector Julius Babatope, told the court that the accused committed the off ences on February 27, Read MoreThe post 2 in court for 'beating' colleague to death appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Two men, Peter Ugbe, 32; and Hamed Alao, 25, have appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court for allegedly gang raping a 20-year-old girl. Ugbe and Alao, who reside in Iju-Ishags Area of Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of rape, conspiracy and assault. The Prosecutor, Inspector Victor Eruada told the court that the accused persons and one Read MoreThe post 2 in court for 'raping' girl, 20 appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), yesterday, said the Joint Enforcement Task Force constituted by Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has recovered 425 illegal and prohibited fi rearms from the public. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Jimoh Moshood, who made the disclosure in a press statement, yesterday in Abuja, said the deadline for the return of the arms Read MoreThe post Police recover 425 illegal arms, extend deadline to April appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The 44-kilometre Obajana' Kabba concrete road project in Kogi will be ready in December, the Managing Director of AGDangote Construction Company, Mr Ashif Juma, has said. Speaking yesterday in Lokoja, Juma, said that the road which is the longest concrete road project in Nigeria was being built according to specifications. According to him, so far 33 kilometers earthwork and 22 Read MoreThe post Obajana ' Kabba road ready in December ' Dangote appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Lagos Trading activities on the fl oor of Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday opened week in nagative trend, shedding N150 billion. Market capitalisation of listed equities declined by 1.02 per cent to N14.603 trillion from N14.753 trillion traded on Friday. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index also depreciated by 411.96 basis points to 40429.18 from 40841.14 reported previously. Investors traded Read MoreThe post Equity market sheds N150bn appeared first on Blueprint. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Former Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, in this interview speaks on his acquittal in a case instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He also shares his experience. There was a recent report in one of the national dailies, which suggested that you were convicted. What would you say to Read MoreThe post I was blackmailed, says ex-DG of NIMASA appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The inaugural edition of security summit in the state focused on security challenges in the state, government support to security agencies as well as achievements of the command. TOPE MUSOWO reports The Commissioner of Police in charge of Lagos state, CP Edgal Imohimi, yesterday, said the activities of the dreaded Badoo cult group, which was prevalent in Ikorodu axis of Read MoreThe post How Police degraded militants, Badoo groups in Lagos appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Over the years, Nigerians have been helplessly groaning under the burden of unfair electricity tariff s. In this article JOSHUA EGBODO writes on current efforts of the House of Representatives to lessen the burden Unbundling burden Public angst and lamentations became more amplified with unbundling of the erstwhile Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). While the people were jubilant and Read MoreThe post Electricity: Reps mission to free Nigerians from unfair tariff s appeared first on Bluepr 

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