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Newspaper Headlines: Travellers stranded in Nigerian airports over travel restrictions

Newspaper Headlines: Travellers stranded in Nigerian airports over travel restrictions
December 06
07:42 2021

The suspension of visitor visa application by the UK government owing to concerns over the Omicron COVID-19 variant appeared on the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nations reports that travellers are stranded in Lagos and Abuja international airports over restrictions imposed owing to the Omicron COVID-19 variant. The newspaper says the federal government is working towards averting another strike by lecturers in public universities.

The Guardian reports that experts advised the federal government to reciprocate the decision of the UK government to halt visitor visa application. The newspaper says southern Kaduna youths have vowed to defend their communities against bandits.

Daily Independent says the federal government may fine airlines $3,500 per traveller in the revised travel protocol. The newspaper reports that governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are divided over the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the party.

The Punch says payment of petrol subsidy has hit N1.03 trillion in the first 10 months of 2021 as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will deduct N199 billion for the payment of subsidy in December. The newspaper reports that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has filed a fresh suit against the federal government on the tenure of clerics.

Daily Sun reports that the federal government said 97 percent of Nigerians are currently unvaccinated against COVID-19. Eight children were found dead in an abandoned car in Lagos, the newspaper says.

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