Newspaper review for Friday, November 6: Senate wants Buhari's foreign medical trips stopped

Newspaper review for Friday, November 6: Senate wants Buhari's foreign medical trips stopped

The front pages of major Nigerian print newspapers published on Friday, November 6, focus on key issues bothering the country such as the #EndSARS protest, the level of poverty in the country, medical tourism, and others.

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The Punch focused on the judicial panel investigating the atrocities perpetrated by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the alleged shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos state, on Tuesday, October 20.

According to the newspaper, the Nigerian Army contrary to its earlier decision has said it will appear before the judicial panel on Saturday, November 7.

Newspaper review for Friday, November 6

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ThisDay newspaper on its front page focused on what President Muhammdu Buhari is doing to address the grievances of the Nigerian youths following the nationwide and internationally-recognised #EndSARS protest.

The newspaper reported that President Buhari on Thursday, November 5, enlisted the support of traditional rulers to forge a national approach towards addressing the demands of the youths presented to the federal government during the protests.

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The president has also mandated his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, to lead senior government officials to various parts of the country to engage stakeholders as part of the efforts to address the concerns raised by #EndSARS protesters.

Newspaper review for Friday, November 6

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Nigerian Tribune captured the nature of poverty, suffering and hunger in Nigeria, citing a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

According to the report, over 9. 8 million people from 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are reported to be suffering from food insecurity in Nigeria.

Newspaper review for Friday, November 6

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The Guardian on its front page focused on the Nigerian Senate which reportedly queried the Aso Villa over medical bills abroad.

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Newspaper review for Friday, November 6

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The lawmakers, according to the newspaper, are asking the officials at the Aso Villa to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari uses official clinic instead of travelling abroad for medical treatment.

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However, doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) faulted the move by the Senate to restrain the president from foreign medical trips.

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