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    Buhari’s reaction to petrol scarcity, deployment in Air Force excite Nigerian press

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria)

    The Nigerian newspapers on Monday focused on President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to deal with those blackmailing with petrol and the deployment of Air Force Generals

    The Guardian’s headline explained that Buhari has vowed to deal with those responsible for the fuel scarcity that inflicted severe hardship on Nigerians, especially during the yuletide.

    Buhari promised to probe the development, which he said, was a “blackmail of all Nigerians,” and forestall future manipulation that could inflict hardship on citizens.

    The Daily Trust said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has released the posting and redeployment of a total of 41 senior officers comprising 19 Air Vice Marshals, 14 Air Commodores, four Group Captains, 2 Wing Commanders and two Squadron Leaders..

    The Sun newspaper said the Federal Government at the weekend said that it paid N45,999,999,865 to oil marketers on the platform of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) from December 2015 to date.

    The Punch newspaper reported that armed policemen and officers of the Department of State Services kept vigil, as usual at the Cedar Crest Hospital, Gudu District, Abuja, welcoming the New Year 2018 as President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, spent six days in the facility.

    The Leadership newspaper said Chief of Numana, in Sanga local government Area of Kaduna State, Dr. Gambo Makama and his wife have been killed at their residence by unknown gunmen.

    The Vanguard newspaper reported that labour has declared 2017 as the most difficult year for Nigerians, especially workers in recent history.

    This Day newspaper said between 2011 and 2015, which represented an auditing period of five years, Nigeria earned a total of $268.8 billion from mining and sales of oil and gas from her fields in the Niger Delta, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said.

    The Nation newspaper said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told the Federal High Court in Lagos that former First Lady Patience Jonathan could not have genuinely earned the $15.5 million which she claims ownership of.


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