The front pages of the major print newspapers published on Friday, November 13, focused on some major diverse issues bothering Nigeria such as the recruitment in the Nigerian Army, COVID-19, and so on.
The front page of The Punch newspaper focused on the recruitment of 400 members of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno state into the Army.
The recruitment has been condemned by some socio-cultural groups such as Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, arguing that it violates the federal character principle.
However, the Arewa Consultative Forum said the conscription of the civilian JTF members into the military was normal in a war situation.
A key development in the banking sector is what occupied the front page of The Guardian newspaper on Friday, November 13.
The newspaper reported that banks are now increasingly transferring risks of cash processing and management to third parties under the guise of agency banking model.
As banks are now actively supporting mobile banking agents, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) nationwide are being cash-starved, the newspaper also reported.
Nigerian Tribune focused on the coronavirus pandemic. According to the report, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said a study finds out that nearly one in five COVID-19 deaths in Africa is linked with diabetes.
The study also indicates that 18.3 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Africa are among people with diabetes.
The report added that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said getting COVID-19 vaccine is of utmost priority to the Nigerian government.
On its front page, The Nation newspaper captured the plight of Nigerian traders in Ghana.
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According to the newspaper, no fewer than 753 Nigerians traders in Ghana have asked to be brought back home.
They alleged consistent harassment, intimidation, torture and threat to life by Ghanaians and their authorities.
Their shops, they said, have been locked for almost a year by the authorities.
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