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Newspaper Headlines: 2.5m Nigerians affected as flood death toll rises to 603

Newspaper Headlines: 2.5m Nigerians affected as flood death toll rises to 603
October 17
07:43 2022

The controversial comment of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that Atiku has come under criticism for asking northerners to vote for him in 2023 because he hails from the region. The newspaper says the country’s national grid has collapsed 98 times under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Nation says the federal government is planning a special fund for flood victims across the country. The newspaper reports that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed that the total number of active voice subscribers has risen to 206,449,125.

Daily Trust reports that over N206 billion was earmarked for the agencies recommended for scrapping in the white paper of Steve Oronsaye’s report. The newspaper says criticism has trailed the decision of the Zamfara state government to shut down some broadcast stations in the state.

The Guardian says BudgIT has ranked Rivers state in the first position in fiscal performance. The newspaper reports that Nigeria is ranked 103 out of 121 countries in the 2022 global hunger index (GHI).

Daily Sun reports that Nigeria has recorded 603 deaths while 2.5 million people have been affected by floods across the country. The newspaper says Biodun Oyebanji has been sworn in as the governor of Ekiti state.

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