Newspaper headlines: 1.5m Nigerians in Italy hit by passport shortage, says NIDO

The federal government’s plan to seek more loans, which will increase the country’s public debt, has been making headlines in Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the federal government is planning new borrowing of N12 trillion as public debt is expected to reach N50 trillion. Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, said his administration will pursue its resolve to make the state an oil-producing state, the newspaper said.

Low incomes and inflation are pushing investors away from corporate rights issues, according to The Guardian. The newspaper reports that the National Assembly has not yet transmitted the 2022 budget.

The Nation claims that the federal government is about to deploy fighter jets against the bandits. The newspaper reports that the Italian chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO), said 1.5 million Nigerians in Italy are affected by the shortage of passports.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that some stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently mobilizing members to pressure the party to hold its convention in January. The newspaper reports that Abubakar Malami, the federation’s attorney general, explained why President Muhammadu Buhari refused to approve the Electoral Law Amendment Bill.

According to the Daily Independent, experts have predicted that Nigeria could see an increase in hospitalizations and deaths from the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The newspaper reports that Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno, has asked social media promoters to stop comparing his works with those of other governors.