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Newspaper Headlines: Nigeria’s poverty level unacceptable, Tinubu tells governors

Newspaper Headlines: Nigeria’s poverty level unacceptable, Tinubu tells governors
June 08
07:00 2023

Reports on the meeting between President Bola Tinubu and state governors, dominate the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers today.

The Punch reports that Tinubu has directed the national economic council to come up with inputs on palliatives and the minimum wage review, as part of measures to cushion the pain of subsidy removal. The newspaper says the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has registered 427,962 diaspora Nigerians since it launched its diaspora enrolment exercise in 2019.

Daily Trust reports that the rise in the price of petrol has reduced the level of patronage at filling stations as Nigerians grapple with the effects of petrol subsidy removal. The newspaper says Ahmad Lawan, outgoing senate president, said he is unbothered over comments that the 9th national assembly was a rubber stamp legislature.

THISDAY says Tinubu has sought the partnership of 36 states to end extreme poverty in the country. The newspaper reports that the federal government is expected to incur N2 trillion in liabilities as the senate passed a bill for the establishment of the Police Pension Board.

The Guardian reports that concerns have been raised over $25.9 billion oil swap deals by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL). The newspaper says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lamented the inability to access materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after paying the sum of N6.69 million.

Vanguard reports that many governors are under intense pressure over unpaid gratuities and pension arrears. The newspaper says the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) said it is not in Tinubu’s interest to impose leadership on the 10th national assembly.


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