The newspaper review for Wednesday, August 29, leads with British prime minister's description of Nigeria as a home to very poor people and the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday, August 28, among other top stories.
The Nation reports that the new shape of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caucus emerged yesterday.
There are new faces, such as former Delta state governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and former Senate minority leader Godswill Akpabio.
Uduaghan’s membership of the APC was largely unknown until last night when President Muhammadu Buhari met with the party’s national caucus at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Also at the meeting, which is expected to kickstart the APC’s preparations for next year’s general elections, were former Lagos state military administrator Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) and former military governor of Katsina state Gen. Lawrence Onoja (retd.).
Vanguard reports that special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said, Tuesday, that only God knows when kidnapped Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, will be rescued.
He also said the presidency was not worried by the derogatory comment made by US President, Donald Trump, about President Muhammadu Buhari.
Leah Sharibu is the only girl still in the custody of Boko Haram insurgents who invaded their school in Dapchi, Yobe State, and abducted 111 of the students.
The Guardian reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjusted its budget for the 2019 general elections from N189 billion to N143 billion in deference to the National Assembly.
Briefing newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting, the chairman, National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters, Suleiman Nazif, confirmed that the electoral umpire had submitted a new budget reflecting the new sum as originally requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said a sub-committee had been raised to review the details of the new appropriation.
The Punch reports that the prime minister of the United Kingdom, Mrs Theresa May, has painted a grim picture of economic inequality in Nigeria and many other countries in Africa.
May, who is visiting Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa this week, made the comment in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, August 28.
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The prime minister said many individual Nigerians were enjoying the fruits of “a resurgent economy.”
She, however, stated that 87 million Nigerians were living below $1.90 a day, making Nigeria “home to more very poor people than any other nation in the world.”
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