NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BLUE PRINT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Blueprint Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 9th May2018.

Wed, 09 May 2018
Minister of Communications Chief Adebayo Shittu has declared that he will ensure that the incumbent governor of Oyo state is jailed when he eventually become the governor in 2019. Shitu, who also declared that he was not desperate to be governor, said governor Ajumobi knew he was too principle for him when its comes yo issue of morality. Speaking to Read MoreThe post Oyo: I will jail Ajumobi when I become governor Communication Minister appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is currently meeting with all the 33 aspirants contesting the party ticket in Ekiti state. The party has, however, fixed the botched Ekiti governorship primary election to continue this week Friday. APC spokesman Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, confirmed this during a press conference today at the national Read MoreThe post Happening Now: Tinubu, 33 Ekiti APC governorship aspirants in closed door meeting appea 

Wed, 09 May 2018
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has mocked those who have expressed dissatisfactions at the outcome of nationwide ward congresses of the party and the botched governorship primary in Ekiti, asking them to accept the result of their silence in the face of impunity. Frank, however, said that the outcome of the congresses and Read MoreThe post Frank mocks APC members over bloody congresses, botched Ekiti primary, lamentations appeared first on Blueprint 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Federal government has thrown its weight behind the mobilization of non- state resources for the Super Eagles participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup scheduled for Russia from 14th June to 15th July. This was made known at a Fund Raising Gala night for the Super Eagles held at the Banquet Hall, State House at the weekend. In a Read MoreThe post FG mobilizes non-state resources for Russia World Cup appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), has commenced the training of farmers in Ainu/Oju Local Government Area, Benue State on good agricultural practices for export trade. The agency in a report at the weekend by the Dr. Gozie Nwodo, said it has identified the need to ensure farmers are properly guided on proper production technique from farm to fork. The Read MoreThe post NAQS sensitise farmers on best agricultural practices for export appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says it will support no fewer than 500,000 smallholder farmers under the CBN's Anchor Borrowers Programme for the 2018 wet season farming. The Managing Director of NIRSAL, Mr Aliyu Abdulhameed said the support would assist farmers to produce about 1.5 million tonnes of grains at an average value of N90, Read MoreThe post NIRSAL to support 500,000 farmers in 2018 wet season farming appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food price index for the month of April revealed price stability for the fourth consecutive month this year. The report released at the weekend showed that price Index (FFPI) averaged 173.5 points in April 2018, nearly unchanged from March but up 2.7% from the corresponding period last year. While the prices of most cereals Read MoreThe post Food Price Index steady, sugar values dips sharply appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
It is no longer news that the federal government is working out modalities for salary increase to workers through a new national minimum wage. A tripartite committee comprising federal/states governments, organised private sector and civil society is having meetings with stakeholders to arrive at an acceptable minimum wage. There have been many commissions set up even before independence to consider Read MoreThe post Salary Increase: Before the harm is done appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has said there is need to put pressure on the National Assembly to conclude the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). CISLACs Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, who said this in Abuja during a media round table on Presidential Assent to th Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIB), added that except the Read MoreThe post CISLAC wants NASS pressured on PIGB passage appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Minister of State II for Power, Works and Housing, Surveyor Suleiman Hassan Zarma, has called for community participation in the ownership of public assets and critical infrastructure in the country. Zarma also stressed that people in the communities should be sensitized to take personal responsibility for the protection of public infrastructures. The Minister said this while declaring open a Read MoreThe post FG tasks Nigerians on public assets' protection appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in its last intervention for the week, has injected the total sum of $349.34 million in the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) segment of the Forex market. Figures obtained from the CBN on Friday, indicated that the interventions were meant to meet obligations in the agricultural, airlines, petroleum products and raw materials and Read MoreThe post CBN injects another $349.34m into retail SMIS appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
Despite knowing the consequences of engaging in mob action, many Nigerians have not been dissuaded from engaging in the unlawful conduct at any slightest chance. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA x-rays the ugly phenomenon and its attendant consequences. Has jungle justice come to stay' Quoting the late legal luminary and human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, he said, 'it Read MoreThe post Jungle justice: Averting scourge of frightening culture appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
Shareholders of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) has commended the Board and management for Transcorp's contribution to transforming the nations power sector, through its power subsidiary, Transcorp Power. The shareholders commented at the 12th Annual General Meeting on Transcorp's ability of increasing the available capacity of its power generation plant from 160MW, when acquired in 2013, to 701MW by Read MoreThe post Stakeholders hail Transcorp's contribution 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has disclosed that the country spent a whooping sum of $119.409 billion on the importation of various commodities in the last five years. Of this sum, $36.371 billion was expended on the importation of petroleum products. 'Data from the CBN shows that from 2013 to 2017, a total of foreign exchange committed to imports Read MoreThe post Fuel importation: Nigeria spent $36.371bn in 5 years ' CBN appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
Catholic Bishop of Osogbo Diocese, John Akin Oyejola, has lambasted state governors, saying most of them are ignorant. Oyejola stated this at a press conference marking the 2018 Catholic Media Week in Osogbo, Osun state capital. He was reacting to the statement credited to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, who stated that the church leaders that visited Muhammadu Buhari Read MoreThe post Our govs are ignorant ' Catholic Bishop appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
Last weekend, midwifery practitioners in Nigeria joined their counterparts in over 50 countries to celebrate this year's International Day of the Midwife (IDM). The umbrella body of the practitioners, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), decided to set aside a day to celebrate its members at a conference held in the Netherlands in 1987. Three years later, it marked the Read MoreThe post Repositioning nursing and midwifery education appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced that he would shoulder the responsibility for sponsoring of Christian and Muslims pilgrimages in Kwara state. The state government had stopped the sponsorship of pilgrimages due to financial constraints. However, Saraki said he had listened to the yearnings of the people and decided to shoulder the sponsorship starting with 100 Read MoreThe post Saraki sponsors 100 Muslims, Christians on pilgrimages annually appeared first on Blu 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The Presidency has responded to the letter written by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Uche Secondus, to the United Nations Secretary-General, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari, saying, the war on graft 'is not an attack on human rights.' Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Read MoreThe post Graft war,not an attack on human rights ' Presidency appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
The non-appearance of the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris before the Senate, featured prominently at the parley between Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, yesterday. And at the end of the meeting, the trio agreed on the need to call the police boss to order and tell him to Read MoreThe post Saraki, Dogara to Buhari: We must call IGP to order appeared first on Blueprint. 

Wed, 09 May 2018
After six months after they received the draft copy of the N8.612 trillion 2018 budget estimates from President Muhammadu Buhari at a joint session on November 7, last year, the National Assembly is set to pass it this week. An indication to this effect emerged on Thursday last week when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, disclosed that the Senate will Read MoreThe post After 6 months, NASS set to pass N8.612trn 2018 Budget tomorrow appeared first on Blueprint. 
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