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    Press focuses on homeless soldiers, New Year attacks

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria)

    The declaration of 30,000 homeless soldiers and the New Year attacks in some parts of the country are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday.

    The Sun newspaper quoted former Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika (retd), as saying that 30,000 soldiers do not have accommodation.

    The Punch newspaper reported that while 2018 was ushered in with pomp and circumstance all over the world, it was not so in Rivers, Kaduna and Kwara states of Nigeria as assailants attacked residents in the states, leaving behind sorrow, tears and blood.

    The Leadership newspaper said queues at petrol stations, which were noticeable in parts of the country during the yuletide period, have all disappeared.

    The Vanguard newspaper zoomed in on outright rejection of the allegation of padding on the yet-to-be passed 2018 budget by the executive arm of government.

    The Guardian reported an attack by Boko Haram on a military base in Yobe State on Saturday night killing five soldiers and leaving about 30 others missing.

    The Daily Trust said the Kebbi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) described the defection of a former governor, Sa’idu Dakingari, and some top members of the party, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)  as undemocratic.

    This Day newspaper said the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum as well as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. John Nwodo, have disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance on the restructuring of the country.

    The Nation newspaper said about two million candidates seeking admission to universities would sit for entrance examination conducted by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).


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