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Nigeria press agog with fear of drug shortage, suspension of ruling party’s chairman

The fear of drug shortage as India suspends exportation and the court’s suspension of the national chairman of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are some of the leading stories in the Nigerian press on Thursday.The Daily Trust reported that Nigeria may experience drug shortage as India has suspended the exportation of drugs to the country and others around the world.

A fortnight ago, the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Mojisola Adeyeye, had said Nigeria risks drug shortage as 70 percent of its drugs were imported from other countries.

This Day said an Abuja High Court ruling has ordered the party’s National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, to obey his suspension by his ward in Edo State.

This has opened the fault lines of the ruling party, pitching its governors against their National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu.

The Nation reported that Oshiomhole said that he was still in charge of the party.

The Punch said the Federal Government has announced plans to review the 2020 budget as crude oil revenue comes under pressure from the effects of the raging coronavirus infection globally.

The Leadership reported that the United States Department of State has reaffirmed its offer of a reward of $7 million (about N2.5 billion) to anyone with credible information that can lead to the arrest of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

The Sun said that discordant tunes have greeted the move by the Senate to establish the Electoral Offences Commission to mete out stiffer penalties for electoral offences.

The Guardian said banknotes may be spreading the new coronavirus so people should try to use contactless payments instead, the World Health Organization has said.

Published on 28.04.2020

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