NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Friday 18 May2018.

Fri, 18 May 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari's maiden visit to Bauchi state since he assumed office was expectation fulfilled. His close associates and supporters had longed for the visit, especially since he had visited many other states, some more than once, to commission projects and even for social activities like wedding ceremonies. NAJIB SANI writes on the president's recent visit to the state. Long Read MoreThe post Bauchi visit: A litmus test for Buhari 's popularity appeared first on Bluep 

Fri, 18 May 2018
CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA, in assessing the inferno that razed the Imo APC secretariat, last Friday and succession conspiracy in Imo state, involving the outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha, posits that the ruling APC's structure is not only in disarray, but that tension and concerns have been heightened. Things fall apart in Imo APC In Imo state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is Read MoreThe post Okorocha: Intrigues heighten tension, concerns in Imo appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
However, in a swift reaction, the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led faction of the nPDP in the APC dismissed the threat, stating that Baraje's letter 'was full of contradictions, false assertions, misrepresentations, a distortion of history and facts and in many instances outright lies'. PATRICK ANDREW brings excerpts. 'We as initiators and founding members of the defunct nPDP, therefore, wish to condemn Read MoreThe post You can't do nothing ' Adamu's group- Crossfi 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) faction led by Alhaji ' Adamu's group Kawu Baraje has warned both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to ignore their ultimatum for talks on the way forward for the APC at their own peril. Spokesman of the group, Comrade Timi Frank, in a statement dared them to shun the Read MoreThe post nPDP to APC, Presidency: Ignore ultimatum at your peril ' Frank-Crossfire appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, reactions have continued to trail the APC ward and local government congresses held in all states of the federation. With glaring factions and defection of chieftains threatening the party's chances at the polls, PAUL OKAH and HALIMAT OZOMATA seek the opinions of Nigerians on the party's upcoming national convention. APC will win, but Nothing Read MoreThe post 2019: Will 'controversial' congresses affect APC national convention' Voxpo 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Dr Kunle Iyanda, a cardiologist at Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, has described Nigerian diets as unhealthy. Iyanda told the News Agency of Nigeria in interview that the contents of high carbohydrates and fats in Nigerian traditional foods and diets, are extremely bad for the heart and general health. He explained that Nigerian traditional foods contain high levels of cholesterol and Read MoreThe post Nigerian diets unhealthy ' Cardiologist appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday in Abuja that the present administration would continue to work with ECOWAS countries to ensure stability in the sub-region as cross-border crimes pose more challenges to people and governments. 'ECOWAS is doing its best, and as you know, Nigeria is fully involved in the process of restoring stability in Guinea Bissau,'' the President told Read MoreThe post We remain committed to stability of West Africa Buhari appeared first on Bluepri 

Fri, 18 May 2018
FADAMA III additional financing, federal capital territory (FCT) in partnership with the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANT) women wing, have commenced the construction of cassava processing centre in Kwali, in Kwali Area Council. The FCT FADAMA III state coordinator, Alhaji Abdullahi Salisu, during the ground breaking ceremony, yesterday in Kwali, Abuja, said FADAMA has further taken a significant step Read MoreThe post Fadama, NANT open cassava processing plant in Kwali appeared fi 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The dualisation of the N10 billion Otukpo Township Road in Benue state is currently at 8%. The project contract was signed since 2015 and is still at the early stages. The project, which stretches to Enugu Round About in Enugu state, is awarded to Rockbridge Construction Nigeria Ltd. on January 24, 2015. The Federal Controller of Works in Benue state, Read MoreThe post N10bn Otukpo road at 8% completion 3yrs after contract award appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
From obscurity, Leah Sharibu has been upon the consciousness of mankind globally. Like a saint, Leah Sharibu who was little known outside her immediate family in her time of freedom has become a global phenomenon in her time in captivity. Leah Sharibu who turned 15 during the week was one of the 110 teenage school girls that were abducted by Read MoreThe post May Allah be pleased with Leah Sharibu, by Majeed Dahiru appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Shambolic, this word aptly describes the situation in the Kano House of Assembly. Literally, things have fallen apart in the Assembly, and the centre can no longer hold. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports Attempted dethronement of Emir of Kano At the time the Kano State House of Assembly made frantic efforts to depose the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, last Read MoreThe post How things fell apart in Kano House of Assembly appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The maiden edition of the Nigeria Tomato Investment Roundtable was held last week Saturday in Dutse, Jigawa State under the theme: 'Expanding Pathways for Investment in the Tomato Value Chain.' The event was hosted by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with TechnoServe with the support of Rockefeller Foundation, Syngenta Foundaton for Sustainable Agriculture. ADAM ALQALI reports Nigeria is the Read MoreThe post Highlights of TechnoServe's maiden tomato investment roundta 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Zoning Formula proposed by a faction of Ebonyi All Progressive congress (APC)led by Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu towards Saturday state Congress has been turned down by former Senator Julius Uchas faction. The formula was presented on Monday by Onus committee to another faction of the party which has Mr Eze Nwachukwu as its Acting Chairman. Former Read MoreThe post Zoning tears APC apart in Ebonyi appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Nigerians have been urged to blame the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration for entrenching poverty, hunger and unnecessary hardship on the common man. The PDP Presidential aspirant and Former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, said the APC administration has in the last three years demonstrated incompetence and misplaced priorities. Turaki, who made the call while addressing Read MoreThe post APC entrenches poverty, hunger ' Presidential aspirant appeare 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Some youths yesterday staged a peaceful protest over alleged plot to frame up Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki in a criminal case. The Senate President had during plenary yesterday told the senate that he got a call Tuesday night from Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed that the Inspector General of Police Abubakar Idris was plotting to frame up himself and Dr. Saraki Read MoreThe post Protest in Kwara over 'plot against Saraki' appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
A team of experts from the Lake Chad Basin Commission under the auspices of the African Union (AU) yesterday paid a visit to the Headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri. The team, which was led by Dr Eleanor Nwadinobi, a gender advisor, was constituted by AU in conjunction with the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) to proffer Read MoreThe post AU urges speedy socio-economic development in Chad Basin appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka will deliver the keynote address at the forthcoming world congress of the International Press Institute ( IPI) in Abuja in June. Chairman of IPI Nigeria, Mallam Kabiru Yusuf, broke the news to Nigerian Media Stakeholders yesterday at their meeting at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abuja. Yusuf said Soyinka has conveyed to the IPI his Read MoreThe post Soyinka to deliver keynote address at IPI congress appeared first on Blueprint. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The United Nations International Children Fund (UNICEF) is targeting 21,400 out-of-school girls by the year 2020, through the agencys cash transfer scheme with a view to enabling them improve access retention to schools in Kebbi and Zamfara states. This was announced by UNICEF Country Education Specialist, Madam Azuka Menketi, in a presentation titled 'Overview of Cash Transfer Project' at a Read MoreThe post Cash transfer: 'UNICEF targets 21,400 out-ofschool girls in Kebbi, Zamfa 

Fri, 18 May 2018
A kano based industrialist, Alhaji Shittu Sani Marshal, has described Jigawa state as a potential bastion of industrial development under the leadership of Alhaji Badaru Abubakar. Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday, Marshal also described therecent official visit paid to the state by President Muhammadu Buhari as a spectacular success and a testimony of Governor Badarus resolve to make Jigawa Read MoreThe post Jigawa on road to becoming industrial hub appeared first on Blueprint. 
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