NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3RD APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018.

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Immediate past Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Ima Niboro, yesterday said despite the challenges facing the country the APC would win the 2019 elections ‘with a sizeable margin.
” The former spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan also predicted that the APC would pull off a major upset in Delta State, where he said millions were yearning for genuine change and were increasingly finding the APC a realistic alternative platform to eff ect that change.
Speaking to journalists in Warri, Niboro said while the national mood might be a little sombre in view of recent security challenges, there was still time to smoothen the challenges, rearrange ruffl ed feathers within the party and outside, and forge ahead with a new hope toward 2019.
He pointed out that since politics is about platforms, the current demographic supports the APC infrastructure more than any other party going forward to 2019, and predicted that with some nimble engineering of the party’s bulkhead, APC will sweep the polls in 2019.
He also predicted that the party would cause a major upset in Delta in 2019 given the widespread frustration in the state.

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“This was amply demonstrated in the last LGA elections,” the former presidential aide said.
“It was an eye opener for the closed, almost dynastic system that has governed the state since 1999.
But for the shenanigans of the state-controlled DSIEC, APC would have scored a major upset in that election.
” He called on the teeming APC supporters in Delta to continue to keep faith with the party, pointing out that even though there might be a few wrinkles here and there, the leaders of the party were working to resolve them.
He said the APC remained the only viable alternative platform to effect change in Delta, and urged supporters to continue to keep the faith, and the flag flying.
Niboro had, in December 2016, crossed from the PDP to the APC, saying he was committed to linking his home state of Del

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Pioneer Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Off ences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, yesterday told the President Muhammadu Buhariled APC government to release the full names of all that have looted the country’s treasury, irrespective of party affiliations.
This, according to the former President, Court of Appeal, will give credibility to the administration’s anti-graft fight.
He spoke to journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, shortly after a special prayer organised in his honour by members of Muslim Charitable Women Association of Nigeria founded by the wife of the Emir of Ilorin, Hajia R.A. Zulu Gambari, at his Akanbi residence, Agbadam street, G.R.A Ilorin. He cautioned that listed names of looters of government treasury should not be limited to members of opposition party , but should cut across members of ruling party too.

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While stating the release of the names was long overdue, Akanbi said: “If there are members of APC or any other political parties, they should mention them so that there will credibility to what they are doing because fighting corruption should not be one-sided.
“I have always said that why do they have to hide the names of those who have looted the nation’s treasury? “If you know they have looted nation’s fund, let the public know and then take them to court so that people will feel confidence in what you are doing.”

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the passing away of South-African antiapartheid icon, Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa of a courageous woman.
The President said she was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance who held aloft the torch of the struggle against institutionalised discrimination even while her ex-husband, the late Madiba, President Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased, the government and people of South Africa, and urged them to be consoled by the knowledge that the late Winnie Mandela’s contributions to ending apartheid will not be forgotten.
He said the deceased would remain a pride not only to the African woman, but indeed all Africans.
The President prayed that God Almighty would comfort all those who mourn the departed and grant her soul eternal rest.

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Yobe state chapter yesterday organised intercessory prayers for the safe return of Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi school girls being held by the Boko Haram insurgents, who had released 105 other captives. Acting state chairman of CAN, Rev. Hassan Mohammed said 'hope has not yet been lostas some had stayed in the terrorists' Read MoreThe post CAN prays for Leah Sharibu's safe return appeared first on . 

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Says APC, PDP leprous hands Ahead of the 2019 general elections, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has said grassroots movements across the country, could garner support to vote out the current All Progressives Congressled government of President Muhammadu Buhari which he described as a failure. The former president also insisted that both the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Read MoreThe post Buhari's government a failure, OBJ insists appeared first on . 

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Tue, 03 Apr 2018
A member of the Martin Luther King family, Farris Isaac Newton, has debunked the claim that the award given to President Muhammadu Buhari by their foundation was fake and paid for. Newton, a former CEO/ President of the MLK centre for 5years and currently senior fellow at the foundation, spoke with journalists shortly before the family's departure for the USA. Read MoreThe post It's insulting to say our award on Buhari was paid for ' MLK appeared first on . 

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
The nation's military, yesterday, said at least 15 persons, including a soldier, were killed and about 83 others seriously injured on Sunday night during hours of battle to ward off a large number of armed suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Soldiers on guard at the outskirts of Maiduguri also gunned down six armed Boko Haram Read MoreThe post Boko Haram: Death toll in Maiduguri attack hits 29 appeared first on . 

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
The first edition of the Bayelsa State raffle draw has come and gone with Mr.Kolade Afolabi from Ekiti statewinning the star prize of tricycle popularly known as keke Napep. Others won hair clippers, gas stove and generator set, this was also part of the activities to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Presenting the Tricycle at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Read MoreThe post Ekiti man wins first Bayelsa State raffle draw appeared first on . 

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Tue, 03 Apr 2018
The Nigerian Army has extended exercise AYEM AKPATUMA (Cat Race) in Taraba State for another two months. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said this in a statement on Monday. He said the extension has becomes necessary in order to further consolidate on the gains achieved so far and due to calls by well-meaning Nigerians. He said the extension will Read MoreThe post Army extends exercise Cat Race in Taraba as troops arrest criminals appeared first on . 

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant has told the BBC. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africas first black president, Nelson Mandela. Details later.The post BREAKING: Winnie Mandela dies at 81 appeared first on . 

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
It has been identified that the major challenge encountered by Ebonyi state government in its agriculture program has been how to get good seeds for farming purposes. Considering this problems, the International Fund for Agricultural Development -Assisted Value Chain Development Programme,IFAD-VCDP has constructed a fully equipped testing laboratory worth N20 million in the state. The issue according to the state Read MoreThe post IFAD sets up seeds laboratory in Ebonyi appeared first on . 

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed to the Cashew Plantation around Baale Shuwari, Baale Kura and Alikaranti villages located at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis have repelled or quashed an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists Sunday night who attempted to penetrate Maiduguri metropolis at about 8.34 pm. The boko haram insurgents who came in troop after parking their 7 vehicles Read MoreThe post Easter Sunday: Again, 15 killed, 83 injured as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri appeared first on . 

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Worried by the soaring rate of unemployment, economic deficits, failing businesses and poverty in the country, a summit to train Nigerian entrepreneurs on leading business ideas is underway. The Summit is also intended to serve as a veritable tool for nation building and economic recovery is being organised by the Godwin Uwubamwen coaching platform and Discover You International, a leadership Read MoreThe post Unemployment: Group Plans Wealth Creation Summit appeared first on . 
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