HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- PRESIDENT BUHARI SETS TO ATTEND GLOBAL EDUCATION SUMMIT.
- TUNISIA PRESIDENT DISMISSES COUNTRY’S P.M
- CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISER CRIES OUT OVER SURGE OF DELTA VARIANT INFECTION IN US.
- ON SPORT, ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL PLAYER TO UNDERGO ARSENAL MEDICAL ON JULY 28.
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave Abuja today, July 26 to participate in the global education summit on financing global partnership for education GPE, 2021-2025.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the President’s Media Adviser, Femi adesina, stating that President Buhari will spend a few days, after the education summit for an earlier scheduled medical check-up.
According to Adesina, the summit would bring together heads of state and government as well as stakeholders to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through exchange of best practices.
He hinted that the president will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State Education, National Security Adviser, and Director General of National Intelligence Agency, adding that the president would return to the country by second week of August, 2021.
The Tunisian President, Kais Saied, has sacked the Country’s Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi, and also issue out a decree to freeze out the parliament for a period of 30 days as the country faces its biggest crisis in a decade.
The move came after a day of protests against the government and the biggest party in parliament, following a spike in covid-19 cases and growing anger over chronic political dysfunction and economic malaise.
In a statement issued to news men, President kais, Stated that he would govern alongside a new premier.
Reacting, the Parliament Speaker, Rached Ghannouchi, which has played a role in successive coalition governments, decried the moves, describing it as a coup and an assault on democracy.
A man accused of trying to kill Mali’s Military Strongman Assimi Goita, the figure behind two coups in less than a year, has died in custody,
In a statement issued to the press, Mali Government explained that the suspect’s whose identity has not been revealed, was taken into custody following the assassination attempt at Bamako’s grand mosque on Tuesday,July 19.
According to the authorities, the suspect’s health deteriorated during investigations and died at the hospital.
It however hinted that an autopsy had been immediately ordered to determine the cause of death.
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed that talks are in motion to persuade vaccine companies to invest more in Africa.
Okonjo-Iweala made the revelation at the annual national diaspora day celebration held virtually in Abuja.
Lamenting the shortage of vaccines to curtail rising cases of covid 19 pandemic in Africa, the WTO Chief, explained that manufacturing vaccines on the continent would reduce vaccination inequality.
She hinted that attempts have been made to bring the ceos of major manufacturing companies to the table.
The Chief Medical Adviser to United State’s President, Dr Anthony Fauci, has raised an alarm that the united states is heading in the wrong direction on the coronavirus pandemic as infections surge among the unvaccinated.
Dr Fauci raised the Alarm in an interview with newsmen, saying the Delta Variant of Covid-19 was driving the spike in areas with low vaccination rates.
The chief medical adviser lamented that vaccination rates are low in Southern States, where fewer than half of residents have received their first dose in some cases.
He however hinted that Health Officials were considering revising mask guidance for vaccinated Americans to curb cases and offering booster jabs to vulnerable people is under review.
As fighting between the Taliban and Afghan Security Forces escalated, no fewer than 2,400 Afghan Civilians have been killed and injured in May and June.
In a report released by the United Nations, UN’s assistance mission to Afghanistan, Unama, indicated that 5,183 civilian casualties were recorded between January and June, of which 1,659 were deaths.
According to UN, the figures underscored the dire situation for afghan civilians as intense fighting picked up in May and june after U.S President Joe Biden announced American troops would withdraw by September, bringing an end to 20 years of foreign military presence in the country.
It therefore called on the Taliban and Afghan leaders to put an end to the crisis, warning that without “a significant de-escalation in violence” the country is on course in 2021 to record the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a single year.
Iran’s Parliament has suspended its review of an internet resriction bill which has generated controversy in the country.
The bill which was first proposed three years ago, titled protecting users in cyberspace and organising social media attracted condemnation from minister, citizens and businesses, arguing that the bill is aimed at introducing more controls in a country where most prominent global services are already banned.
Reacting, the Country’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad Javad denounced the bill in letters to parliament saying the bill will limit users’ free access to information, weaken the government’s role in cyberspace decision-making, and make the ministry practically obsolete
Report indicated that an online petition calling for the legislation to be scrapped has already garnered close to half a million signatures.
China has berated the United State for a stalemate in bilateral relations between the two countries.
China’s Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, made the condemnaton during a high-level face-to-face talks with U.S’s no 2 diplomat in the Chinese city of Tianjin.
Feng pointed out that the fundamental reason why relations between the two face serious difficulties was due to misguided mindset portraying china as an Enemy, thereby calling on the us to change its policies.
It would be recalled that relations between the countries deteriorated sharply under Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, and the two sides remain at odds over a host of issues including technology, cybersecurity and human rights.
England International Player, Ben White is expected to undergo his arsenal medical on Wednesday, July 28, ahead of his 50m pounds move from brighton.
According to report, the two premier league sides reached an agreement on the transfer fee as the gunners 40m pounds bid for the england centre-back was rejected, while an improved offer of 47m pounds was also knocked back.
Meanwhile the 23-year-old was included in the three lions’ euro 2020 campaign and played in the two warm-up games against Austria and Romania before the tournament.
It is said that white would become Mikel Arteta’s third summer signing, following the arrivals of left-back nuno tavares from benfica and midfielder albert Sombi Lokonga from Anderlecht.