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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 21 March, 2020)

Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman

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Oshiomhole presents new APC dep chair, Ajimobi, to Buhari

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday formally presented Senator Abiola Ajimobi to President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s new deputy national chairman (South).

Oshiomhole, while addressing State House reporters, said President Buhari was “excited” to receive the former governor of Oyo State who replaced the Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.

Court adjourns APC leadership suit to March 31

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama has adjourned hearing of the motion on notice filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Vice Chairman (North-East), Comrade Mustapha Salihu, till March 31.

The defendants in the suit are Babatunde Ogala; Lanre Issa-Onilu; Waziri Bulama and the party, APC.

The court had, last Monday, granted an interim order permitting Chief Victor Giadom, the current Acting National Secretary of the ruling APC to act as the National Chairman of the party.

Patients stranded as doctors’ strike takes its toll on FCT

The ongoing strike by the Association of Resident Doctors which started three days ago has crippled heath care service delivery in most of the 14 district and general hospitals in the FCT.

The resident doctors are striking over shortfall in their January pay, which they said the FCTA blamed on Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), a software used in the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to pay salaries across board.

Crisis rocks Lagos assembly over suspension of principal officers, 2 others

The crisis rocking the Lagos State House of Assembly has taken a new dimension as the Speaker of the Assembly; Mudashiru Obasa on Monday disbanded a committee earlier set up to resolve the impasse in the ninth Assembly.

Offices of the sacked principal officers were allegedly sealed while the other two suspended members were never allowed access to their offices.

The House had on March 9, 2020 removed two principal officers, Rotimi Abiru and Olumuyiwa Jimoh as Chief Whip and Deputy Majority Leader respectively while it also suspended two other members, Moshood Oshun and Raheem Kazeem indefinitely from the Assembly over what it described as gross misconduct, insubordination and actions capable of destabilizing the house.

Senate proposes compulsory debate for presidential, gov’ship candidates

A bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act to empower INEC to organise mandatory election debates for all candidates to the office of president, vice president, governor and deputy yesterday scaled through second reading at the Senate.

The proposed legislation was sponsored by Senator Abdulfatai Buhari (APC, Oyo North), who said, if passed, the bill would strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and bring it in conformity with the practice of other renowned democracies of the world.

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