11’0 CLOCK NEWS UPDATE 22-09-2021

NIGERIA/COVID-19

THE NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL, NCDC HAS ANNOUNED THAT 14 STATES AND THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, FCT RECORDED 513 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2021.

THE NCDC MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON ITS WEBSITE, ADDING THAT THE 513 NEW CASES BROUGHT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY TO 202,704.

THE HEALTH AGENCY STATED THAT LAGOS STATE LED THE CHAT WITH 132 NEWS CASES, FOLLOWED BY THE FCT WHICH RECORDED 80 CASES, RIVERS 70, KADUNA 43, EDO 40, ONDO 32, DELTA 23, AKWA IBOM 21, KWARA 16, GOMBE 12, ANAMBRA AND BENUE RECORDED 9 EACH, KANO 7, OYO 6, BORNO 3, BAYELSA KASTINA AND OGUN HAS 2 EACH AND JIGAWA 1.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT TILL DATE, 202,704 CASES HAD BEEN CONFIRMED WITH 190,370 DISCHARGED AND 2,664 DEATHS RECORDED IN 36 STATES AND THE FCT.

AUSTRALIA/CLIMATE

INCREASE IN HOT DAYS DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE HAS AFFECTED AUSTRALIA’S CITIZEN AND ECONOMY.

ACCORDING TO REPORT, THE INTENSE HEAT HAD LED TO UNUSUALLY STRONG BUSHFIRES AS SOME INDIGENOUS SPECIES WERE DYING EN MASSE.

IT WOULD BE NOTED THAT AUSTRALIA WAS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES WITNESSING INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF EXTREMELY HOT DAYS BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE WITH PLACES LIKE SYDNEY EXPERIENCING TEMPERATURES AROUND 50C.

UN/TALIBAN

THE TALIBAN HAS REQUESTED TO ADDRESS WORLD LEADERS AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES.

THE GROUP’S FOREIGN MINISTER, AMIR MUTTAQI MADE THE REQUEST IN A LETTER ON SEPTEMBER 20 ALSO NOMINATING THEIR DOHA-BASED SPOKESPERSON, SUHAIL SHAHEEN AS AFGHANISTAN’S UN AMBASSADOR.

THE TALIBAN WHICH SEIZED CONTROL OF AFGHANISTAN LAST MONTH NOTED THAT THE ENVOY FOR THE OUSTED GOVERNMENT WOULD NO LONGER REPRESENT THE COUNTRY.

MEANWHILE, THE REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HIGH-LEVEL DEBATE WOULD BE CONSIDERED BY A CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE, WHOSE 9 MEMBERS INCLUDE THE US, CHINA AND RUSSIA BUT THEY ARE UNLIKELY TO MEET BEFORE THE END OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 27 AND TILL THEN GHULAM ISACZAI WOULD REMAIN AFGHANISTAN’S AMBASSADOR TO THE GLOBAL BODY.