Good morning! Here’s a quick summary of the key developments from Nigerian newspapers to start your Saturday:
CBN Directs Banks to Restrict Access Without BVN and NIN from March 2024 The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has instructed commercial banks to impose a “post no debit” restriction on accounts without Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and National Identity Numbers (NIN) starting March 2024.
2024 Appropriation Bill Set for Passage on December 19 Indications suggest that the National Assembly is poised to pass the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N27.5tn on December 19. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had earlier passed the ‘Renewed Hope‘ budget for a second reading.
Improved Passport Processing Timeline The Nigerian Immigration Service has announced that, barring unforeseen technical issues, citizens should expect their passports three weeks after the application submission date. This was disclosed by the Comptroller General, Mrs Caroline Adepoju.
Shutdown Order for Metal Manufacturing Company The Minister of Labour and Employment for State, Nkiru Onyejeocha, has ordered the shutdown of a Metal Manufacturing Company in Sagamu Local Government for exposing workers to health hazards.
Navy Impounds and Destroys Boat with Illegally Refined Oil The Nigerian Navy has intercepted and destroyed a boat carrying illegally refined Automated Gas Oil off the Bonny Island channel in Rivers State.
Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Imo State Gunmen abducted Rev Fr Kingsley Ichie of St Michael’s Catholic Church and a man named Uchenna Newman in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
APC Here to Stay in the South-South, says Senate President Akpabio Senate President Godswill Akpabio expressed confidence in the sustainability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South, stating that the party has come to stay and will perform better in future elections.
Nigeria and Germany Sign Accelerated Performance Agreement for Power Initiative Nigeria and Germany signed an agreement to expedite the implementation of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) during the United Nations Climate Conference in Dubai.
Senator Ndume Criticizes Buhari’s Leadership Style Senator Ali Ndume asserted that former President Muhammadu Buhari was not in control during his tenure, claiming that he did not supervise the tasks he assigned.
Senate Urges FG to Withhold Allocations from Councils Without Elected Chairmen The Senate has called on the federal government to withhold statutory allocations from local government councils without democratically elected chairmen.