NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 17 April, 2018.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State Monday described as anti-people and dranconian the ongoing reform of the State Government in the public sector , saying the redeployment and alleged sack of over 4,000 workers and seizure of salary are wicked and should be stopped. According to the APC, though preliminary investigation showed that the ongoing reforms are Read MoreThe post APC faults Gov. Dickson over Bayelsa Civil Service reform, allege sack of 4,000 workers appeared first on 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun state, Prince Francis Fadahunsi, has opined that re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari would occasion continuous struggle and sufferings if Nigerians reelect him in 2019. To this ends, he advised Nigerians to reject the re-election of president Buhari who he said has reached his peak. The former Deputy Comptroller General of Read MoreThe post Suffering continues if Nigerians reelect Buhari Fadahunsi appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The Federal government of Nigeria has again rewarded the remaining part of Team Nigeria athletes and officials who won medals at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung on the occasion, thanked the athletes for making the country proud with their podium performance. In his remarks, Barrister Dalung stated that Read MoreThe post Team Nigeria performed better in Australia ' Dalung appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Nigeria made a perfect start to the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A, as they cruised past Sierra Leone by 88 runs, at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos at the weekend. The win was built on the back of skipper Chimezie Onwuzulike, who tucked into some friendly bowling on a hot morning, and helped himself to Read MoreThe post World T20 African qualifier: Nigeria, Ghana in cruising start appeared first on Blueprint. 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Nigeria's table tennis player Aruna Quadri settled for silver medal on the final day of Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Singapore's Gao Ning, who suffered shattering defeats in the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, beat Aruna 11-7 11-8 5-11 3-11 11-9 11-5 in the men's singles final to collect his second table tennis gold of the day. Gao said Read MoreThe post CWG: Aruna Quadri settles for silver on final day appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
After their good show at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, South Africa are aiming for more glory in athletics. Athletics South Africa have unveiled an ambitious 127-member national preparation squad for the 2018 CAA African Senior Championships in Asaba, Nigeria between August 1-5. The squad features several athletes that won medals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, including sprinters Read MoreThe post Asaba 2018: S/Africa unveil big squad for ASAC appeared first on Blue 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Team Nigeria finished in the ninth position in the final medal standing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games which ended on Sunday. It was a step down for Team Nigeria who finished eighth at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. At the end of 2018 Games, Team Nigeria got nine gold, nine silver and six bronze medals, with a Read MoreThe post Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria ends game with 24 medals, finishes in 9th position appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has expressed confidence that the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari will guarantee his re-election in 2019, saying the 'real voters are behind the President'. Bello, who stated this in a statement through his Director General of Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo in Lokoja yesterday, said the President remains the most popular political figure among Read MoreThe post 2019: Real voters will re-elect Buhari ' Gov. Bello appeared first 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Osun State government has declared today public holiday to enable eligible voters in the state to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, made available to journalists in Osogbo yesterday. He pointed out that Read MoreThe post PVC: Osun declares today public holiday appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY) has called on the outgoing Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, to contest the position of the National Chairman in the forthcoming national convention. The group in a statement signed yesterday in Abuja by its President Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi, said Comrade Frank's forthrightness and Read MoreThe post Youths urge Frank to join APC chairmanship race appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said that he was betrayed by many of those he made during his reign as governor of the state after losing re-election bid in June 21, 2014. Fayemi claimed that some of those he entrusted with positions during his administration were among those that allegedly sponsored campaigns of calumny against Read MoreThe post Those I made betrayed me -Fayemi appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The National Action Council (NAC) National Chairman, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has expressed concern over the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress federal government to seek a second term in office, come 2019. Dr. Agoro said going by the worrisome state of poverty, security threats, recent killing of innocent Nigerians in a bank raid in Offa, Kwara state Read MoreThe post APC govt shouldn't go for second term ' NAC chairman appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Deputy National Chairman (South) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Engr. Segun Oni, has faulted an elder statesman, Tanko Yakassai, over statement that the North in 2015 took advantage of Card readers malfunctioning to rig election in favour President Muhammadu Buhari. Yakassai, who is the chairman of Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly (NLSA), was reported to have made the Read MoreThe post 2015 poll: Oni disagrees with Yakassai over card reader rigging claim appeared first o 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has described Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a failure. Sagay stated that Oyegun's tenure has brought nothing other than disaster for the party, adding that his reinstatement will be suicidal. Sagay, who also blamed Oyegun for turning Senate Read MoreThe post Sagay slams Oyegun's leadership appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has warned against President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid stating that it would lead to revolution in the country. The outspoken Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, who blamed desperate politicians for manipulating President Buhari to seek a second tenure, said the yearning of most Nigerians is for the president to exit power. According to Read MoreThe post 2019: Buhari's 2nd term may lead to revolution ' Okogie appea 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The Nigeria Rescue Mission (NRM), national chairman, Senator Saidu Muhammed Dansadau, has attributed incessant killings and destruction of lives and properties in Zamfara state to alleged failed government of Governor Abdulaziz Yari. He also thinks the federal government's looters' list is a fraud. In an encounter with PATRICK ANDREW, the former lawmaker speaks on these and other sundry matters. Read MoreThe post Zamfara killings: Yari has failed in his constitutional responsibilities 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
EMEKA NZE examines some of the lessons and resolutions of the just concluded international conference on the opportunities and challenges in the use of technology in elections The current leadership of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is apparently not resting on its oars to upgrade the country's electoral system and ensure it joins the comity of nations which have Read MoreThe post INEC and hurdles of full-blown technology in Nigeria's elections appeared 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
About fifteen kilometers after leaving Gombe Airport, on the way to the city, the first major landmark that tells you serious governance is taking place in Gombe state is a sprawling edifice that looks every inch like a five-star-hotel. It is the International Conference Centre built by the incumbent government in the state, and it is an integral part of Read MoreThe post 2019: What choice before Dankwambo' By Bilkisu Ibrahim Bako appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
All idiots are morons, but not all morons are idiots. Over the last four years, I have done a sizable amount of work on not just Boko Haram but also the Chibok girls, killings, abductions and Nigeria's conflict torn Northwest region. For purpose of this admonition let me quickly share what I would like to call some quick facts Read MoreThe post Four years after'Chibok girls and tales of nationhood, by Prince Charles Dickson appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
I had already got the General Abdusalam to agree that after seeing the Governor, we would go into Southern Kaduna and he agreed. So, I followed up with meetings with a cross section of traditional rulers from Southern Kaduna to prepare the ground for the visit by the Committee. They were quite enthusiastic and the State Government gave us Read MoreThe post A call to justice (3) By Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah appeared first on Blueprint. 


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