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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 3rd August, 2021 Edition)

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Medical Services Crippled, Patients Stranded As Resident Doctors Down Tools

Patients of public hospitals across the country were left stranded on Monday as members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) downed tools following the failure of the government to fulfill its promises on salary payment, hazard allowance, medical residency training fees, and COVID-19 allowance among others.

Findings by Daily Trust indicate that while patients on admission in some of the hospitals were hurriedly discharged and asked to leave the hospitals, outpatients were denied access to the health facilities.

NARD had in a communiqué issued Saturday after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Umuahia, Abia State, said it would resume its nationwide strike on Monday, August 2, following the inability of the federal and state governments to meet its demands and implement the memorandum of action after 113 days.

IGP Replaces Abba Kyari With Tunji Disu

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Disu takes over from Abba Kyari, who was suspended following an indictment by the FBI. Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, who was accused of being bribed by the suspected billionaire fraudster, Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi, was suspended on Sunday.

Frank Mba, Force spokesman, announced the appointment of Disu in a statement on Monday. The statement read, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August 2021 approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Buhari Mum As APC Weighs Options On Buni Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari’s take is being awaited as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) weighs options over the apparent legal logjam on the status of the party’s leadership currently in the hands of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECC) headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni.

Buhari’s intervention is said to be the last thing being awaited after a weekend meeting between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and lawyers serving in the cabinet failed to produce a workable consensus.

With the party’s Ward congresses completed in most states of the federation, there were heightened fears that the Ward congresses and subsequent ones could be invalidated in the light of the position of some justices of the Supreme Court on the APC leadership.

2023: Why Nigerians Should Reject APC, PDP — Jega

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has asked Nigerians to reject the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general polls.

Jega, in an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by our reporters yesterday, said the two big parties had failed to engender good governance and development in the country.

He argued that since the return of democracy in 1999, after many years of military rule, PDP and APC which have run the country failed to live up to expectations.

2023: How Osinbajo’s Failure To Halt APC Congresses Worsened Party’s Crisis

The battle for the 2023 elections seems to be taking shape in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the power blocs are already testing the waters.

The verdict of the Supreme Court on the Ondo governorship election had thrown up fresh issues in the ruling party.

The apex court, had in a split decision of four-to-three, dismissed the appeal brought by Eyitayo Jedege, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.

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