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Nationwide Protests, Political Discussions, and Tragedies Dominate Headlines in Nigeria
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has taken a bold step in their ongoing struggle for better working conditions and improved healthcare services in the country. In response to the nationwide indefinite strike, NARD has announced daily protests and picketing of federal health institutions. The planned protests are set to commence on Wednesday, 9th August, at 10:00 am, drawing attention to the pressing issues faced by healthcare professionals and patients alike.
The Nigerian Senate has called upon President Bola Tinubu, who also serves as the Chairman of ECOWAS, to adopt diplomatic approaches in resolving the recent toppling of the democratic government in Niger Republic. In an official communication sent to the Senate, President Tinubu sought the parliament’s support for the implementation of ECOWAS Resolutions concerning the political unrest in the neighboring country.
3. Atiku Abubakar and PDP Governors Hold Closed-door Meeting
In a bid to address the state of affairs within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following their defeat in the February 25 election, the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, and several PDP governors gathered for a closed-door meeting in Asokoro, Abuja. The meeting aimed to discuss strategies to improve the party’s fortunes moving forward.
4. Nigerian Senate to Increase Standing Committees
The Nigerian Senate has announced its decision to increase the number of Standing Committees, a move aimed at enhancing legislative efficiency. Although the exact figure of the increased committees remains undisclosed, the Senate has revealed that they will name the committees and their chairmen on Monday.
A tragic incident occurred in Ogun State, as Mr. Adeniyi Sanni, a senior aide to Senator Solomon Adeola, was shot dead on Saturday morning. The Senator’s spokesperson, Kayode Odunaro, confirmed the unfortunate incident in a statement issued in Abuja.
6. Three Arrested Over the Death of Doctor at General Hospital in Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three individuals in connection with the death of Dr. Vware Diaso at the General Hospital in Lagos. The spokesperson for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed the ongoing investigation into the case.
7. Ministerial Nominee Apologizes for Past Derogatory Tweets
Dr. Bosun Tijani, a ministerial nominee from Ogun State and an #ENDSARS protester, extended an apology to the Nigerian Senate and the public for his past derogatory tweets. The apology came during his screening process for the ministerial position.
8. Anambra Governor Charles Soludo Highlights the Need for Disruptive Changes
Anambra Governor Charles Soludo has emphasized the necessity for disruptive changes in Nigeria, including the removal of subsidies and the floating of the exchange rate. He urged the youth to seize opportunities arising from these changes, as stated by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation and Business Incubation, Chinwe Okoli.
9. IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Replaces Monday Sit-at-Home with Economic Empowerment Day
In a significant development, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has replaced the Monday sit-at-home observed by people of the Southeast with an Economic Empowerment Day (EED). According to IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, the EED is introduced to alleviate the impact of the previous sit-at-home actions.
10. World Bank President Commends President Tinubu’s Reforms and Pledges Support
The President of the World Bank, Ajay Banga, lauded President Bola Tinubu for his early macro-fiscal reforms and commitment to stability in Nigeria. He assured the country of the World Bank’s support, providing not only financial aid but also knowledge and guidance on regulatory and fiscal policies.
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