NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [10 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 10 May2018.

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday expressed concern over reported cases of tuition fees being charged by some federal universities, and ordered the National Universities Commission(NUC) to clarify and update the council on the matter. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja, Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Onwuka, said it Read MoreThe post Tuition fees in govt varsities illegal Education Minister appeared first on Bluep 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Local Organizing Committee of the Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships is working to ensure the competition not only meets standard but becomes a reference point in future for subsequent hosts. The LOC chairman, Solomon Ogba, on Tuesday gave this impression yesterday while speaking on the readiness of Delta State to host the well publicised athletic meets. 'Our Read MoreThe post Asaba 2018 CAA: Organisers vow to set new standard appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
A group that was known as the New PDP which defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the 2015 election has asked the ruling party to address the issue of their non inclusion in government or face dire consequences. The group led by former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) , Alhaji Kawu Baraje in a Read MoreThe post Breaking: APC cracks as Baraje led group threatens Buhari, party over marginalisation appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Gewo, a Germany-based table tennis manufacturing company, will kit Nigeria's national teams to major competitions for the next three years. The deal was sealed in Halmstad, Sweden by IshakuTikon, president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), and Gewo's representative Florian Wehner. According to a statement made available to TheCable on Sunday, the deal will provide the Nigerian teams ITTF-approved Read MoreThe post NTTF seals 3-yr kit deal for national teams appeared first 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Nigeria representatives at the just-concluded Uganda Para-Badminton International Championships and Africa Para-Badminton Championships in Kampala on Sunday arrived the country with 19 medals. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country won seven gold and five silver in the Africa championships that held from April 30 to May 4. The players also clinched one gold, three silver and Read MoreThe post Nigeria Para-Badminton players return home with 19 medals appeared first on Blueprint 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Days back, an undercover BBC reporter in a video, busted the acrimonious activities of a pharmaceutical sales representative whose job amongst other was to distribute different pharmaceutical products for his company. And among the products is a codeine cough syrup. Apparently, codeine is sold at the black market to the most vulnerable and addictive youths in the society. The video Read MoreThe post Politicians, youths and codeine, by Abdullahi Umar appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Ambassador Edward Kallon has appealed to Lake Chad Governors Forum and development partners to enhance effective cooperation around the stabilization, peace building and conflict prevention in the Lake Chad Basin. He also said that the presence of UN, international community, governments and other humanitarian partners in Maiduguri at Read MoreThe post UN resident coordinator urges stabilisation, conflict p 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Tincan Island Port Customs Command on Tuesday in Lagos said it generated N104.5 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up from N82.154 billion realized in the corresponding period in 2017. The Customs Area Controller, Mohammed Musa, made the disclosure when he handed over a consignment of seized Tramadol tablets and a suspect to the National Agency for Food Read MoreThe post Tincan Customs generates N104.5bn appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Over 700 flights were cancelled in Italy yesterday as 4,000 air traffic controllers and related workers went on a one-day strike, local media reported. At least 720 arrivals and departures were cancelled as of Tuesday. Alitalia cancelled at least 80 flights out of the Italian capital and over 200 flights overall due to the strike, according to ANSA news agency. Read MoreThe post 700 flights cancelled in Italy appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Sterling Bank Plc has set a new market target to invest in five sector of the economy to sustain and increase its profitability and growth of the nations economy Speaking in Lagos at the banks facts behind the figure, Managing Director of Sterling Bank Plc, Abubakar Suleiman said Sterling Bank said the five sectors include health ,education, Agriculture, renewal energy Read MoreThe post Sterling Bank targets investment in 5 sectors appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Human & Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), has dragged the federal government to court in a bid to force it to revoke Oil Mining License (OML) 245. H E D A i s a No n Gove r n m e n t a l Organisation (NGO) committed to the fight against corruption in the country. OML 245 has been at Read MoreThe post HEDA drags FG to court over Malabu oilfield licence appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $72/bbl in April, an increase of $6/ bbl from the March level and the first time monthly Brent crude oil prices have averaged more than $70/bbl since November 2014. In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration forecasts that Brent crude oil spot prices will average $71/ bbl in 2018 and Read MoreThe post EIA reverses crude oil forecasts for 2018, 2019 appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said that Nigeria will achieve at least 90 per cent refining capacity by the end of 2019. This would drastically reduce the amount the country spends on fuel importation. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday disclosed that the country spent a $36.371 billion was expended Read MoreThe post FG to achieve 90% refining capacity in 2019 ' NNPC appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Minister of state 11 for Power, Works and Housing, Surveyor Hassan Zarma, has said that additional over 7000 houses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are expected to enjoy improved power supply through a 60MVAR 132 KV capacitor bank installed at the Apo power sub station, Abuja. Zarma, who stated this in Abuja yesterday during an inspection tour of the Read MoreThe post Apo sub-station to power 7,000 homes in FCT' Minister appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has assured that 914 megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid soon. The Minister gave the assurance at the inauguration of new Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Prof. James Momoh in Abuja. Fashola said 459MW will come from the Azura power plant in Edo State. Read MoreThe post Azura, Afam, Kaduna add 914MW to national grid appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017 representing a 201 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Job 'Annual Review, launched at IRENA's 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, the total number of people Read MoreThe post Global renewable energy jobs reaches 10.3m in 2017 appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
A tussle between Glencore and its former partner over Congo cobalt royalties highlights the nascent electric vehicle sector's vulnerability, with an escalation seen crippling supplies of the key battery metal. Glencore won an injunction in a London court last week against freezing orders brought by a company affiliated with its former partner Dan Gertler, who is seeking up to $3 Read MoreThe post Glencore's Congo woes throw spotlight on cobalt dominance appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Demonstrators have blockaded roads in Ethiopia's unruly Oromia region pressing the government to revoke the renewal of a mining license for a company owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi because of alleged pollution and health risks to locals. Protesters have blockaded local roads since April 30, preventing people from going to work and forcing schools to cancel classes, and have Read MoreThe post Ethiopians urge gov't to revoke permit for billionaire-owned gold mine appeared 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has called for requisite trainings for youth geared towards eventually lead to industrial revolution. The minister who was represented by the Director of Metallurgical Training Institute (MTI), Mr. Olabode Fakuade, said this at the 24th matriculation ceremony of the institute in Onitsha at the weekend. He stated that 'the world is Read MoreThe post Fayemi calls for youth training to drive technology, industrial revolution appeared 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta was recently crowned with the Distinguished Friend of the Media Award by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). Head Public Relations at NCC, Reuben Muoka, represented and received the award on behalf of Professor Danbatta last weekend at Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja. The NCC as an organisation Read MoreThe post NCC boss receives Distinguished Friend of the Media Award appeared first on Blue 
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