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Press focuses on six deaths in cult war, $6.9bn Paris Club loan

The killing of six persons in cult war and the governor’s demand for $6.9 billion Paris Club loan deducted from their allocations are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday.The Sun newspaper said that about six persons have been killed in cult war rocking Calabar metropolis of Cross River State and that scores also sustained injuries.


The Nation newspaper said states are demanding about $6.9 billion Paris Club loan deductions from the Federal Government.


The government has raised a verification and reconciliation team on the claims by states to end over deduction of loans, which have crippled many states.


The newspaper also predicted that the naira was set to appreciate further this week as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) plans to inject more Foreign Exchange (Forex) into the market to meet the requests of genuine customers.


This Day newspaper said bankers, mainly account officers, have started to take advantage of the whistleblowing policy to report the wrongdoings of former and current public office holders suspected to have embezzled public funds and stashed them in several Nigerian banks.


The bankers have been encouraged largely by the reward of between 2.5 percent (minimum) and five percent (maximum) of the total amount recovered


The Punch newspaper said the hospital with medical equipment worth about $2.15 million seized from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), has been handed over to the Nigerian Air Force.


The hospital, St. Solomon Hospital, is located on Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.


The Guardian reported that a Fulani herdsman at the weekend killed his landlord and farmer, Musliu Aliu at Igbeti in the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State, leading to a heightened tension between the indigenes and the herdsmen in the area.


The Leadership newspaper said the House of Representatives committee on public petitions has summoned a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, and the Joint Task Force Commander, Suleiman Apochi to appear before it on Tuesday.


The Vanguard newspaper zoomed on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, who has again appeared in a new video, threatening world leaders and disputing the Cameroonian government’s claim that it has defeated the terror group.

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