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


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Thursday 17 May2018.

Thu, 17 May 2018
Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, are currently engaging each other in the war of words as whether the nations oil and gas sector should be privatised or not. The former vice president and a presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had said that he would embark on privatization excercise, Read MoreThe post Buhari, Atiku supporters at war over privatisation of NNPC appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
A forum of young stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the plan by the party to micro-zone positions ahead of the forthcoming national convention. The young politicians also accused the Abubakar Baraje-led New People Democratic Party (nPDP) in APC of plot to distabilased the ruling party. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, National Field Director Read MoreThe post National Convention: APC Young stakeholders reject micro zoning of offices appeared 

Thu, 17 May 2018
It was a big relief to Journalists for Peace in Korean Peninsula (JPKP) on April 27, 2018, when the North Korean President, Kim Jong Un, met with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in. The meeting was at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), when Kim arrived South Korea for the inter-Korea Summit between the two countries. Since 2017, the JPKP has been Read MoreThe post Handshake across Korean border, by Isaiah Abraham appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The Commandant-General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji, has assured the federal government that his organisation has a blueprint to generate revenue for the country. Nneji added that the unrelenting efforts of the current administration to fight corruption, tackling the menace of insurgency and other security challenges in the country is a collective responsibility Read MoreThe post We ll generate revenue when legalised, Peace Corps assures FG appeared first on 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The Presidency saidon Wednesdaythat President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to receive the harmonisedPetroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by the two chambers of the National Assembly on March 28, 2018. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, said his findings revealed that the bill is still undergoing standard operating legislative processes of the National Read MoreThe post Buhari yet to receive petroleum industry bill Presidency appea 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The winner of the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election in Ekiti state, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, saidon Thursdaythat he will resign his appointment as Minister of Mines and Steel Development next week. Fielding questions after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, Fayemi said his action is based on constitutional provisions. 'The constitution is Read MoreThe post I'll leave Buhari's cabinet next week Fayemi appeared first on Blue 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has granted bail to the lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, in the sum of N10million. Justice Nasiru Ajanah granted Senator Melaye bail in his ruling on the application on Wednesday, based on the lawmaker's health challenge. The presidingjudge described the medical report of the lawmaker as a merit factor to Read MoreThe post Breaking: Court grants Dino Melaye bail appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Sam Allardyce is set to leave Everton in the next 24 hours ' with former Watford manager Marco Silva the preferred choice to replace him, Sky Sports News understands. Sky Sports News understands Allardyce is due to meet Evertons majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri on Wednesday and will be told his six-month reign has come to an end. Allardyce will be Read MoreThe post Allardyce to leave Everton appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has thanked Kasimpasa for his successful loan spell at the Turkish Super Lig (top flight) club, Completesportsnigeria.com. Omeruo returned to Kasimpasa on a second loan move from Chelsea on August 2017, after first joining them in the 2015/2016 season. Omeruo has made 28 league appearances So far this season, scoring one goal. He made 25 Read MoreThe post Omeruo thankful for successful loan spell at Kasimpasa appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Rafael Marquez could become the third player to appear in five World Cups after being included in Mexicos preliminary 28-man squad. The 39-year-old, who plays at centre-back or defensive midfield, would join German Lothar Matthaus and compatriot Antonio Carbajal in the select group. Marquez, who won four Spanish titles and two Champions Leagues with Barcelona, will find out by 4 Read MoreThe post Marquez, 39, in preliminary Mexico squad appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Portugal's head coach, Fernando Santos has named Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Ricardo Quaresma in his preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Santos also included in his provisional World Cup squad, England based stars; Southampton defender Cedric, Leicester's Adrien Silva and Joao Mario of West Ham. Also listed in the squad are Ruben Neves from Read MoreThe post Portugal name Ronaldo, Nani, Man City's Silva in prelim squad, Sanches out! appeared first o 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, on Tuesday said that his team has commenced training ahead of the 'Beat The Streets Invitational Wrestling Tournament'' in New York City. Igali said on telephone from New York that the team is using the facilities of the New York Athletic Club for its workout. ' After our arrival on Read MoreThe post Wrestling: Team Nigeria commences training in N/York appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Super Eagles and Bursaspor of Turkey defender, Shehu Abdullahi, is honoured to make Nigeria's provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Abdullahi played a key role in the qualifiers as the Super Eagles edged out Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria to secure a place in the mundial. The right-back barring any unforseen circumstances is expected to be named Read MoreThe post 2018 World Cup:I'm honoured to make Nigeria's provisional list 'Abdullahi appeared first on Bluep 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The third edition of Rabiu Adeola Memorial Schools Scrabble Championships will hold on Wednesday, (today) May 16 at prestigious Lagos Country Club, GRA Ikeja. Founder and sponsor of the annual competition, Mr Bimbo Adeola, fondly called 'Top Striker,' said this year's edition of the competition, which is memory of his late father, will have over 250 students competing for Read MoreThe post 3rd Rabiu Adeola U-12 Scrabble Championships gets underway appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Three Nigeria Professional Football League clubs; Kano Pillars, Kwara United and El-Kanemi Warriors have condoled with Niger Tornadoes on the death of their defender Hussaini Isah. Hussaini lost his life in a motorcycle accident along Maitumbi road, Minna on Monday. 'We receive with great sadness the news of the passing away of @NigerTornadoes player Hussaini Isah. May his gentle soul Read MoreThe post 'Pillars, El-Kanemi, Kwara United condole with Tornadoes appeared first on Blueprint 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The Nigeria Professional Football League has lost another player to road accident. This occurs few months after former Enyimba skipper Chinedu Udoji died in a ghastly auto crash. Hussaini Isiah, a Niger Tornadoes defender, died on Monday in a motorcycle accident along Maitumbi Road, Minna, Niger State. 'With sorrow heart, we painfully announced the sudden exit of our dedicated and Read MoreThe post NPFL: Another Nigerian player dies in road accident appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Everton star forward Yannick Bolasie will lead a 32-man DR Congo squad dominated by overseas pros for a May 28 World Cup warm-up against Nigeria in Port Harcourt. Other top pros stars are Paul Jose Mpoku (Standard Liege/Belgium), Benik Afobe (Bournemouth), Cedric Bakambu (China) and Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United). DRC will use this match to prepare for a 2019 AFCON Read MoreThe post Bolasie leads DR Congo for Super Eagles W/Cup warm-up appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
A new report by the Economic Confidential to the effect that 17 states out of the 36 states of the federation and the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2017 were below 10 per cent of their receipts from the Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year underscores the dire need to diversify the nation's economy from its oil dependency. Read MoreThe post The non-viability of 17 states appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
The incessant security problem of the country is really a big headache to Nigerians. If it is not Boko Haram abducting school girls and bombing people, it is marauding herdsmen destroying farms and killing farmers. Prior to 2018, some of these cruel acts were restricted to some parts of the northern states. These days, it is almost every part Read MoreThe post Herdsmen in Church: The Benue experience By Kingsley Alumona appeared first on Blueprint. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
In the ancient city of Katsina, in the famous Yaranci Quarters which was curved out for princes by the Late Emir of Katsina Muhammadu Dikko and named Yaranci (from Yarima, meaning Prince) stands a magnificent building of red burnt bricks erected more than thirty years ago the one story building situated along a major street is the house of Read MoreThe post Remembering MD Yusufu By Danjuma Katsina appeared first on Blueprint. 
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