NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday8th May2018.


Tue, 08 May 2018
Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) last week closed in negative trend, dropping by N10 billion. The market capitalisation depreciated by 0.07 per cent to N14.931 trillion from N14.940 trillion reported the previous week. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index declined by 26.17 to 41218.72 from 41244.89 points traded two weeks ago. Similarly, all other Read MoreThe post Equity market close in downward trend, declines by N10bn appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Bayelsa state High Court sitting in Yenagoa, has reinstated the sacked Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe. It was gathered that the decision of the court generated fresh tension in the party casting doubts over the APC's ward congresses that held across the country on Saturday. The National Working Committee (NWC) of APC, Read MoreThe post Bayelsa: Court reinstates sacked APC chairman appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
A 23-year-old man, Abiodun Olasunkanmi, has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magisterate court in Osun state over alleged theft of catfish valued at N800,000. The accused person, Olasunkanmi is currently facing a count charge bordering on theft. The Prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 25, 2018 at about 5:30am at Rinsayo Read MoreThe post Man, 23, arraigned in court for stealing appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
A former relationship officer, Coronation Merchant Bank, Nsa Ayi has been sentenced to seven-year-imprisonment for diverting clients' N700 million meant for federal government bonds, treasury bills and fixed deposits. He was sentenced by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, Lagos. The convict, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 26, 2018, Read MoreThe post N700m fraud: Ex-banker Ayi jailed 7 years appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
The third day in May is set aside to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. The 2018 theme is Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law. It's interesting that the theme would mirror the realities that journalists in democratically nave climes face. One would actively resist the temptation to talk about Nigeria's image against the poignant 2018 Read MoreThe post Press freedom & keeping power in check, by BALLASON Gloria Mabeiam appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Money market operators have said that an annual currency swap sealed by Nigeria and Peoples Republic of China would ease pressure on the limited dollar supply at the Investors & Exporters Forex Window (I&E FXW). The deal according to the operators expected to enhance stability of the Nigeria naira/ United States Dollar exchange rate. Federal government had sign $2.5 billion Read MoreThe post Currency swap with China will ease pressure on I&E FxWOperators appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) survey report for the month of April 2018, showing faster expansions in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses. The CBN survey results with positive trend showed an addition to the economy's early expansion following the 1.92 per cent real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of fourth quater 2017 and 0.83 Read MoreThe post CBN releases PMI report for April appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Access Bank's W Academy, in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Lagos Business School (LBS), organised a professional business capacity-building workshop for 500 female entrepreneurs in Port-Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos. These capacity building initiatives across the 3 states held in the last four months and served as the 3rd, 4th and 5th editions of the Second season Read MoreThe post Access Bank's womenpreneur supports 500 Women SMEs in PH, 2 other cities app 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Last week, some lawmakers made moves to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the withdrawal and spending of $496,374,470.00 million on war planes. By their affirmation, his action was tantamount to anticipatory approval. Has the President usurped the powers of the lawmakers by his action' Legal practitioners speak to KEHINDE OSASONA, HALIMAT OZOMATA and ROSEMARY MORIBIRIN. Buhari has committed an impeachable Read MoreThe post Impeachment threat: Is President Buhari guilty or not' ap 

Tue, 08 May 2018
JOHN OBA, in this piece looks at the viability of vegetable farming in Nigeria In the recent time vegetable farming has become one of the most viable agro-business, while polyhouse cultivation of vegetables is emerging as a specialized production technology to overcome biotic and abiotic stresses and to break the seasonal barrier to production. It also ensures round the year Read MoreThe post Tackling unemployment through vegetable production appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Sterling Bank, Non-Interest Banking Group has launched a new product known as the hajj savings plan. The product, according to the bank, which is in partnership with Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) would provide banking services to Nigerian Muslim travelling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to fund their Hajj obligations. The bank also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Read MoreThe post Sterling Bank launches hajj savings plan appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disowned a recruitment advertisement currently trending in the social media. According to a statement by the Corporations spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, the advertisement, is set in NNPC's corporate colour with its logo, invites candidates with background in Sciences, Engineering, Business/Finance, Social Sciences, Arts/Humanities as well as Medical/Health Sciences to apply, giving required educational attainments Read MoreThe post NNPC disow 

Tue, 08 May 2018
The Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) are partnering with PULA to accelerate growth of agricultural insurance in the country. PULA is an insurance and technology company which uses technology and data to provide farmers with protection and agronomy advice in order to protect them from risks and grow Read MoreThe post NIRSAL partners NAIC to accelerate growth in agric insurance appeared first on 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Jigawa State Agency for Mass Education (JSAME) has presented certificates to prison inmates who completed their basic and post basic literacy education at Garu satellite prison, Dutse. Presenting the certifi cates to the officer in charge of the prison, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Abbas Abubakar Abbas, said 181 inmates from satellite prison across the state sat for Read MoreThe post Jigawa agency presents 148 certificates to prison inmates appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
There was stalemate in Imo state All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday as three factions of the party struggled to take charge of the ward congresses. The three factions were led respectively by Governor Rochas Okorocha, his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume and new arrival, Senator Hope Uzodimma, in the struggle to grab the soul of the party Read MoreThe post Okorocha, Uzodinma, Araraume battle for soul of Imo APC appeared first on Blueprint. 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has said the federal government is not happy with the persistent killings by suspected herdsmen across the country. He stated this while interacting with youths from across the country during the weekend at the Youth for Peace and Good Leadership International's 3-day national peace and leadership summit at the National Christian Worship Centre, Abuja. The vice Read MoreThe post FG to Youths : Were not happy with killings across Nigeria appeared first on Bluepri 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Arc Sunusi Gumau, has warned students of the institution to desist from indecent dressing and other unruly behaviours capable of attracting sanctions from the management. The rector gave this warning over the weekend while unveiling a billboard on decent dressing code donated by Higher National Diploma (HND) students of Mass Communication in the school. Read MoreThe post Fedpoly, Bauchi warns students against indecent dressing appeared first on Blueprin 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni yesterday called on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John OdigieOyegun and the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party to investigate the errors that led to the inconclusive governorship primary in the state. Oni, former APC National Deputy Chairman (South) and governorship aspirant of the party, said the Read MoreThe post Botched Ekiti APC primary : Your integrity at stake, Oni tells Oyegun appeared first on Bluep 

Tue, 08 May 2018
Dr. Doyin Okupe, the South West leader of Accord Party and former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, thinks the corporate existence of Nigeria may be threatened if the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains in power beyond 2019. In this interview, he speaks on sundry topical issues. You recently left the PDP and joined the Read MoreThe post Corporate existence of Nigeria May be threatened if APC retains power Okupe appeared first on Blueprint. 
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