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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 22 June, 2020)

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We’ll review suspended strike in July – Resident doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors has announced the suspension of its strike with effect from Monday (today).

The association however said its national officers would continue negotiations with stakeholders and the progress made would be reviewed in four weeks’ time during its next National Executive Council meeting.

NARD said it shelved the strike to give the government time to meet outstanding demands, following appeal by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and other stakeholders.

I won’t resign, says Akeredolu’s deputy after defecting to PDP

The Ondo State deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi on Sunday resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Apoi  Ward 2, Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state.

Ajayi said although he had left the APC, he was still the deputy governor of the state, adding that he would not resign his position.

“My people that voted for me did not ask me to resign, so I remain the deputy governor of this state. I was duly elected as a deputy governor,” the deputy governor said.

Trump planned stopping $1.5bn aid to Nigeria –Ex-NSA

A former United States National Security Adviser says President Donald Trump once argued that the $1.5bn aid given to Nigeria annually should be stopped, while funding for military operations in Afghanistan and Syria should be cut.

The former NSA, John Bolton, stated this in his highly anticipated book titled, ‘In the Room Where It Happened’.

Trump, however, lamented that despite all the money Nigeria was receiving from the US, Nigeria was still refusing to buy American agricultural produce.

IPPIS: Petrol scarcity looms as PENGASSAN, NUPENG threaten strike

Nigeria may face petrol scarcity if oil workers make good the threat of withdrawing their services nationwide should the Federal Government insist on registering employees in the oil sector on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers made the threat in a letter addressed to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.

Sit up or be fired, Lawan tells service chiefs

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday met with the President Muhammadu Buhari on the increasing security challenges in the country.

Lawan told State House correspondents after the meeting that he believed in providing more resources for the nation’s security agents and the need for the heads of the agencies to sit up or be shown the way out.

“I think we must tell ourselves the truth that the security situation in the country, especially in the northern part of the country, requires that we give much more resources to the security agencies. Those who are heading these agencies, especially the service chiefs, must sit up. If, after we provide some support, someone is found short of expectations, he should be shown the way out,” the Senate President said.

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