The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspaper of Thursday, July 11, are focused on President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial list, Senate's anger over the rising death rate of Nigerians in South Africa, Nigeria's debt profile, among other top stories.
The Punch reports that the Senate on Wednesday, July 10, asked the South African government to intervene in the constant killings of Nigerians in their country.
The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said that the South African government should not take the good gesture of Nigeria for granted.
The Guardian reports that the delay of President Muhammadu Buhari in sending the list of his ministers caused a lot of tension in the chamber on Wednesday, July 10.
Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (PDP, Akwa-Ibom) who sponsored a motion on the ministerial list said the delay has brought up disturbing issues.
The Nation reports there was strong indications last night on Wednesday, July 10, that between 12 and 15 former ministers will join President Buhari's new cabinet.
It was also gathered that the names of the former ministers were reportedly submitted to the Senate president, however, the size of the cabinet is still unknown.
This Day reports that the Senate is considering postponing its vacation to consider Buhari's ministerial list that was sent to it.
The Senate president had earlier told members of the upper chamber that the ministerial list was on its way.
Vanguard reports that the nation's public debt at the end of March 2019 is at N24.947 trillion ($81.274 billion), as released by Debt Management Office (DMO).
It was gathered that debt indication is an increase of 2.3% when compared to the public debt profile at the end of the previous year, 2018.
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