NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 7th April, 2018.

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Plateau United forward Joshua Obaje has been ruled out of Saturday's CAF Confederation Cup Play-off Round, first leg tie against Algeria's USM Alger. Obaje, has been struggling with a knee injury and won't be part of the team that will face the Algerians. He sat out training earlier this week and didn't travel with his teammates to Lagos for the Read MoreThe post CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau battle Alger, Obaje out appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Eddie Hearn is poised to send over a new offer to Deontay Wilder to fight Anthony Joshua. After months of both boxers calling each other out after their respective fights and on social media, the prospect of a unification fight seems the closest its ever been. Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel says AJ's promoter Hearn has told them he has Read MoreThe post Anxiety as Joshua, Wilder fight draws near appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Nigeria's poor outing in the weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, continued on Friday following Fatima Yakubu's disappointing finish. Competing in the women's 53kg category, Yakubu got a verdict of 'did not finish' and was not ranked among the 14 contestants in the final standings. India's Sanita Chanu Khumukcham won the gold medal with a Read MoreThe post C/Wealth Games: Yakubu crashes out in Weightlifting, Agboegbulem sails 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has slammed Liverpool fans for attacking the club's bus before the 3-0 defeat at Anfield. Guardiola said they believe in their strength to turn the game around at the Etihad next Tuesday, insisting that he has no complaints with his players' performance. Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane netted at Anfield. He said, ''I Read MoreThe post Champions League: My magic wand 'll send Liverpool crashing at return leg 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
It was a glorious evening of refreshing musical, dance and theatrical galore at the residence of Justice Mustapha Akanbi (retd.) in Ilorin, as the National Theatre of Ghana paid him a courtesy visit recently. The gathering, which had in attendance families, friends, colleagues and well-wishers of the retired President of the Court of Appeal, witnessed amazing displays of dances, Read MoreThe post Thrills from National Theatre of Ghana's visit to Ilorin appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
All is set for the Calabar Study Group to hold a conference in honour of Joseph Akawu Ushie, a renowned Nigerian poet and a leading scholar of African literature at the University of Uyo. A statement by President, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Malam Denja Abdullahi, said the conference, billed for April 25 to 28, 2018, at the University of Read MoreThe post Calabar Study Group organises conference in honour of Prof Joe Ushie appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The author of Power of Choice, Mrs. Kelicha Ochonogor, has enjoined the federal government to support the creative industry to grow to its full potential. She particularly wants encouragement for book writers by way of recommending their works to schools for use. Ochonogo, who is the author of Darling, It's Not Working; Understanding the Force of Liberty; Prayer Enhancers; Steps Read MoreThe post Author tasks govt on creative industry, reading culture appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Kenyan poet Khadija Abdalla Bajaber has been announced as the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2018 winner for her manuscript, The House of Rust. She received a $12,000 advance and her manuscript gets published in English by Graywolf Press and in Italian. The prize was being judged principally by Igoni Barrett famous for his Kafkaesque novel, Blackass, and his short story Read MoreThe post Kenya Khadija Bajaber wins Graywolf Press Prize appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organistaion (UNESCO) has said knowing how to read and write without knowledge of computer is synonymous with illiteracy. UNESCO Regional Director, Mr Ydo Yao, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side-lines of the National Launch of the 2017/2018 Global Education Monitoring Report in Abuja. The report Read MoreThe post Reading, writing without computer knowledge is illiteracy ' UNESCO appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
There's no denying the importance of a good night's sleep. Failing to get a full seven to eight hours of rest can leave one feeling irritable, distracted, and above all exhausted. But that's not all'many studies have shown that people who regularly get less sleep than they should be getting are at an increased risk of high blood pressure, stroke, Read MoreThe post 10 foods that promote sleep appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The verdict was broadcast live and represents the culmination of a scandal which rocked the country, fuelling rage against political and business elites. Park, who was also fined 18bn won (12m, $17m), faced a string Read MoreThe post Park Geun-hye: South Korea's ex-leader jailed for 24 years for corruption appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
A former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has described Obasanjo as the least Nigerian to talk about morality in Nigeria politics. He stated this in Ile-Ife, Osun State, when speaking at the palace of Ooni during his advocacy tour to the Southwest, on Friday. He said his tour to the region was to correct peoples perception about Read MoreThe post Obasanjo is least Nigerian to talk about morality Kalu appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has stated that his reaction to comments by Microsoft founder, Mr. Bill Gates, over Nigerias economic recovery and growth plan, was not an attack but an effort to put issues in proper context. Speaking during one of the plenary sessions at the Kaduna Investment Summit (KADINVEST 3. 0), Governor elRufai, who said there is Read MoreThe post Bill Gates got it wrong, El-Rufai insists appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
A Kaduna community was yesterday afternoon attacked by bandits who killed the village head and five others. The attack occurred in Sarari village near Kuriga town in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state. The incident which happened around 2 pm left about eight people injured. One of the injured victims, who identifi ed himself as Henry and was Read MoreThe post Bandits kill village head, 5 others in fresh Kaduna attack appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Recently, a young man who teaches English at Abia State University phoned to inform me of an impending conference on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx. But what the call provoked in me was not the remembrance of Marx and his enduring legacy but anger over the fact that some people still regularly irritate me with chants of Read MoreThe post Notes on Leftist politics in Nigeria, by EDWIN MADUNAGU appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff s yesterday called for blacklisting of companies and banks found culpable of engaging in foreign exchange abuses by the federal government. Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma (PDP Imo West), made the call while speaking to newsmen in Abuja. He said that, as part of the committee's preliminary investigation, it found Read MoreThe post Forex abuses: Senate wants erring coys, banks blacklisted appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Over 100 expectant mothers yesterday thronged Ondo state Specialist Hospital, Akure, to protest high charges for deliveries collected by the hospital. The pregnant women, who shut down the hospital for the better part of the day, described the bills collected by the hospital as outrageous and not commensurate with the services rendered. They urged the governor of the state, Oluwarotimi Read MoreThe post 'Outrageous charges': Pregnant women shut down Ondo hospital appeared first on Blue 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
At least 10 persons were killed, many injured and others missing when herdsmen, in the late hours of Wednesday, attacked five communities in Gwer-West local government area of Benue state. The communities are Mbapa, Mbapupuu, Mbachohon, and Enger, all in Agagbe District of Gwer-West local government area. The locals said the herdsmen came in gorilla style of warfare and attacked Read MoreThe post Herders kill 10, injure others in fresh attack on Benue communities appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Hell was let lose in Off a town in Off a local government area of Kwara state yesterday as suspected armed robbers attacked a police stations and banks killing scores of persons in an operation that lasted for over an hour. It was gathered that the armed robbers first invaded police stations and killed all those on duty, including those Read MoreThe post Pregnant police woman, scores killed in Offa bank robbery appeared first on Blueprint. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Publisher of Horn, an Owerribased newspaper, Chief Bright Chimezie Njoku, has donated a three bedroom bungalow to 80-year-old blind man, Pa Job Okpara of Ofodim UmunekeUgiri in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state. Chief Njoku told Blueprint that his gesture was informed by a message he got from God asking him to locate and build a house for Read MoreThe post Publisher donates bungalow to 80-year-old blind man appeared first on Blueprint. 
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