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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Wednesday



Good day, good citizens of Nigeria, here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

1. FG MDAs bar unvaccinated visitors, Lagos to demand jab cards at parties [Punch Newspaper]

Federal and Lagos State governments on Tuesday got tougher with the enforcement of their directives on compulsory  COVID-19 vaccination.

The central government, which on December 1 disallowed unvaccinated civil servants from accessing their offices, on Tuesday barred visitors that were not vaccinated from government buildings in Abuja.

On its part, the Lagos State Government stated that all attendees of social events in the state must present their vaccination cards.

2. $197m 5G mock auction holds Friday, rollout begins 2022 in 12 states [Punch Newspaper]

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said Nigeria’s 5G plan will allow efficient allocation of spectrum for 5G deployment, and ensure its effective deployment in major urban cities by 2025.

The commission also disclosed that the much anticipated mock auction of the 5G spectrum for qualified telecommunication companies would hold on Friday, in preparation for the main auction scheduled for Monday December 13, 2021.

3. Archbishop of Canterbury condemns Nigeria’s Red Listing, calls tt Travel Apartheid [ThisDay Newspaper]

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. Justin Welby yesterday waded into the growing outrage among Nigerians condemning the United Kingdom’s (UK) inclusion of Nigeria in its COVID-19 red list without justification, saying it was a “travel apartheid” and calls for it to be scrapped.

In series of tweets on his Twitter handle,@JustinWelby, the Archbishop of Canterbury urged the UK government to abolish what he described as the “morally wrong and self-defeating” red list.

4. Equinix to acquire MainOne in $320m deal [ThisDay Newspaper]

With the successful acquisition of GPX India and 13 Bell Data Centers in Canada, Equinix, one of the world’s digital infrastructure companies, yesterday announced its expansion into Africa through a deal to acquire MainOne, a West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider.

According to a statement, the transaction has an enterprise value of $320 million. Read more.

5. FG’s deficit spending rises 51% to N5trn [Vanguard Newspaper]

The deficit spending of the Federal Government, FG,   rose by 51 per cent, year-on-year,  YoY, to N5.1 trillion in seven months to July 2021, driven by rising non-discretionary spending on security and COVID-19 mitigation measures.   

The rise in non-discretionary spending triggered 16 per cent increase in the FG’s expenditure, which dampened the moderating impact of the 13 per cent increase in revenue recorded during the period, occasioned by the crude oil price rebound.

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