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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 21 November, 2020 Edition)

Soldiers open fire on peaceful protesters at Lekki, Lagos

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Here’s our picks on today’s top stories on Daily Trust.

EndSARS: Family Members Besiege LASUTH, Mainland Hospital Over Missing Persons

Family members looking for their loved ones, who went missing during the recent #EndSARS protest, yesterday, besieged the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja and the Mainland Hospital, formerly known as Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, Yaba.

The family members visited the facilities in response to the announcement made by the Lagos State Chief Coroner, Hon. Justice M. A Dada, on Wednesday, calling for the identification of missing persons between October 19 and 27, 2020 – a period that witnessed protests against police brutality and disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

In the public announcement, Dada gave next-of-kin of the missing persons two weeks to provide means of identification of themselves and their missing loved ones so as to assist the identification exercise.

EndSARS Killing: PDP Demands For National Truth Commission

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an independent national truth commission on the reported killing of peaceful protesters by security agencies.

The PDP in a statement on Friday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said it finds it strange that the Buhari Presidency had remained evasive and chose to push the responsibility of enquiry to the states.

“PDP’s call for a national truth commission is predicated on the failure of the Buhari administration to come clean on the involvement of the military in the Lekki shooting as well as the recruiting of hoodlums to attack peaceful protesters in Abuja and other parts of the country.

2023 Elections Can’t Hold Under Present Constitution – Southern Leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), yesterday, explained its decision to sue the federal government saying it was to ensure the entrenchment of true federalism.

They said it was high time Nigeria was restructured as a “minimum condition for a peaceful co-existence and elongation of the tenure of Nigeria as a constitution that refuses to bend will break.”

“Nigeria cannot successfully hold another election under the present constitution,” they declared.

Buhari Meets Akande, Osoba, Others In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received four leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South-West geo-political zone, led by Chief Bisi Akande, the first interim national chairman of the ruling party.

The delegation also included Chief Segun Osoba, Prince Tajudeen Olusi and Dr Abayomi Finnih. The closed-door meeting was held in the president’s office in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The visitors declined to talk to State House reporters after the meeting, believed to be a high-level discussion on party matters ahead of 2023, in view of the ongoing political calculations, alignments, re-alignments and permutations.

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