Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 1st January

 

Punch

Full text of Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 New Year address

I join my fellow citizens this morning to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018. This year promises to be pivotal in our quest for CHANGE. 

Vanguard

Fuel scarcity caused by blackmailers

ABUJA —President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, blamed the current fuel scarcity ravaging the nation on blackmailers, who, according to him, “instead of showing love, companionship and charity… chose this period to inflict severe hardship on us all by creating unnecessary fuel scarcity across the country.

The Sun

Restructuring not Nigeria’s problem – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed hopes of restructuring the country under his watch, contending that what is wrong with the country at the moment is not its structure but the process.

Thisday

INEC in Dilemma over Anambra Senatorial Re-run Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have decided to go ahead with the conduct of the re-run election for the vacant Anambra Central senatorial seat but is hesitant to make its position public due to the possibility of a new ruling by the Court of Appeal on the matter.

Guardian

Buhari vows to deal with fuel hoarders who blackmail Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with those responsible for the fuel scarcity that inflicted severe hardship on Nigerians, especially during the yuletide.

 

Tribune

New Year message: 2018 pivotal to change agenda —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the importance of the year 2018 in the realization of his administration’s change agenda, laying out efforts to improve what he said was the huge infrastructure deficit in the country.

 

The Nation

Fuel crisis blackmailers ’ll be punished, says Buhari

The government will fish out the blackmailers behind the crippling  fuel scarcity,  President Muhammadu Buhari promised this morning.

The Herald

Buhari to End Importation of Rice this Year

President Buhari in his address to the nation this morning vowed to end the importation of rice into the country’s borders with a greater prominence given to ‘homegrown’ rice.

 

Daily Trust

JAMB conducts mock exams January

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said candidates are now free to have any higher institution as their preferred first choice this year in their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

 

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