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Newspaper Headlines: Bandits stranded in northern communities as air force intensifies strikes

Newspaper Headlines: Bandits stranded in northern communities as air force intensifies strikes
December 08
08:11 2021

The killing of some pupils of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School in Lagos by a truck appeared on the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation reports that there was a protest at Ojodu, a Lagos suburb, on Tuesday,  after a truck crushed pupils of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School, who were returning home after school. A federal high court has declined the request to lift its order halting the planned deduction of Paris Club refund consultancy fee from states’ accounts.

The Punch says federal government ministries, agencies and departments have started to bar unvaccinated visitors from public offices. The newspaper reports the Nigerian Governors Forum has faulted the decision of the UK government to impose a travel ban on Nigerians over the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Daily Independent says aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are set to launch a new party ahead of the 2023 elections. The newspaper says the federal government’s “deficit” spending has risen by 39 percent to N5.5 trillion.

The Guardian says the Lagos state government has issued strict COVID-19 guidelines for social events during the yuletide. The newspaper reports that the US has asked the federal government and telecommunications companies to prioritise the security of the 5G network.

Daily Trust reports that bandits operating in some communities in the north are currently stranded as the air force intensifies airstrikes. The newspaper says the federal government said 109 million Nigerians will be in poverty by 2022.

Daily Sun reports that the federal government says 11 million people will fall into poverty by 2022. The newspaper says the supreme court has ordered a substituted service on the PDP in Secondus’ appeal against his removal as party chairman.

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