Good day, good citizens of Nigeria, here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Monday, December 6, 2021.
1. FG faults British travel ban, alleges most infected travellers from UK [Punch Newspaper]
The Federal Government on Sunday ruled out the possibility of restricting foreign travellers from visiting Nigeria despite travel bans on the country by Canada, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
This is just as the government stated that most of the in-bound passengers that tested positive for COVID-19 were from the UK.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Sunday.
2. Bankers’ Committee outlines $100m for National Arts Theatre rehabilitation [Punch Newspaper]
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has said the project aimed at revamping the National Arts Theatre is costing the Bankers’ Committee $100m.
Emefiele said this at the ‘Arise Fashion 2021’ programme, which was organised by Arise News during the Dubai UAE Expo 2020 event in Dubai on Friday night.
3. CAN prepares fresh suit against FG on clerics’ tenure, others [Punch Newspaper]
The Christian Association of Nigeria on Sunday said its lawyers were already preparing a fresh suit against the Corporate Affairs Commission and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment on the controversial Companies Allied Matters Act 2020, using its proper name.
The association’s General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, disclosed this in a statement titled “Our case against CAMA is ongoing -CAN assures members.”
4. Electoral Act Amendment: INEC replies Buhari, advises President to Assent Bill [ThisDay Newspaper]
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has replied President Mohammadu Buhari’s letter he wrote to the electoral body seeking explanation on some areas in the electoral bill transmitted to him by the National Assembly.
According to a reliable source in the Presidency, it was INEC’s considered opinion that the bill contains substantial provisions that would lay a solid foundation for important improvements in the electoral process.