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Newspaper Headlines: Reps fault new borrowing to fund 2022 budget

Newspaper Headlines: Reps fault new borrowing to fund 2022 budget
October 14
08:03 2021

The federal government’s plan to enforce compulsory COVID vaccination for civil servants from December 1 appeared on the cover pages.

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The Nigerian Tribune reports that the federal government will start to enforce compulsory vaccination for workers from December 1. The newspaper says over N75 billion is required to urgently fix 194 damaged roads across the country.

Daily Independent says lawmakers in the lower chamber asked for a reduction in the proposed new borrowing to fund the 2022 budget. The newspaper reports that Nigeria has earmarked N350 trillion for capital projects from 2021 to 2025.

The Punch says health workers and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) differed on the plan of the federal government to bar unvaccinated federal workers. The newspaper reports that condemnation trailed the N700 billion national assembly constituency projects in six years.

The Nation reports that the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the northern region have failed to reach a consensus on the party’s national chairmanship. The newspaper says banks have got a new deadline on the Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) of dead customers.

The Guardian reports that sight loss costs global economy $411 billion in productivity every year. The newspaper says the major political parties are in a rush to organise their congresses ahead of the 2023 general election.

 

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