HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- DSS PRODUCES IGHOHO’S 12 AIDES IN COURT.
- BIDEN CALLS FOR NEW YORK GOVERNOR RESIGNATION.
- HEAVY RAINFALL KILLS 16, SEVERAL MISSING IN INDIA.
- ON SPORTS, INTER MILAN DEMAND 12O MILLION EURO FOR LUKAKU.
The Department of the State Services, DSS, has brought the entire 12 detainees aides of yoruba secessionist leader, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho to court.
The DSS had at the last adjourned date brought only 8 detainees to court in what appears to be a partial compliance with the order of a federal high court, Abuja, while the absence of the remaining 4 without any explanation had generated apprehension and speculation as what could have happened to the rest.
It would be recalled that justice Egwuatu had on July 29, reiterated his order to the DSS to produce the applicants in court on august 2 and also appear before the court to show why the applicants should not be released unconditionally.
Plateau State Government has assured that peace has been put under control after the conflict that occurred at Gaza Biyu In Jos North Lga of the State on on august 3 where over 200 houses were set ablaze.
Governor Simon Lalong, through his director of press and public affairs, Dr Makut Simon Macham, gave the assurance in a statement issued to Newsmen in Jos, the state capital assured residents that, security forces have continued their operations to dominate areas affected by recent attacks
It was gathered that the incident was a reaction to the recent attack in some communities in Bassa Lga, where several lives were lost, farms destroyed and over 200 houses were set ablaze.
The Governor, however urged Citizens, to avoid any act that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the State.
BIDEN/NEW YORK GOV
United states of America, President Joe Biden has joined voices with leading democrats in calling on new York Governor, Andrew Cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded that he sexually harassed multiple women.
Speaking to newsmen at the white house, president Biden and house speaker Nancy Pelosi on august 3, condemned the action of the three-term governor should step down and state lawmakers moved to impeach him.
Report has it that Cuomo engaged in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous comments of a suggestive sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women
However, Cuomo has denied inappropriate conduct and resisted immediate calls to quit after the probe found he harassed current and former New York state employees.
A British Maritime Agency has warned that a potential hijack is unfolding off the coast of the united Arab Emirates’s, Fujairah region in the gulf of Oman, as several other ships also indicated they were in trouble.
According to a statement revealed to newsmen by the united kingdom maritime trade operations, issuing the warning notice on, July 3 advising ships to exercise extreme caution due to an incident in east of Fujairah.
Report says United States, Uk and Israel have blamed Iran for a drone attack last week on an oil tanker off oman that killed two people.
Reacting to the Allegation, Iran ministry of foreign affairs spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh he denied that Iran was involved saying Iran’s naval forces are ready for help and rescue in the region.
United States President, Joe Biden has admonished republican leaders in Florida and Texas to follow public health guidelines on the pandemic as the country struggles to contain the rapid spread of the delta variant.
Florida Governor, Ron Desantis and his Texas counterpart Greg Abbort has opposed strict covid-19 restrictions, after issuing an order blocking mask mandates in the state’s schools.
Biden, however, urged both state governors to do the right thing to beat the pandemic adding that their decisions are not good for their constituents.
He also announced the united states had donated more than 110 million vaccine doses to 65 Countries, but the white house kept its focus largely on the crisis at home.
Not less than thirty-seven people have been reportedly killed and several others injured when a bus collided with a lorry in central Mali during heavy rain on Tuesday August 3.
A top government and local official confirmed this in a statement issue to newsmen saying that a passenger bus collided with a lorry carrying agricultural produce at central Segou region during heavy rain that lasted for many hours
A crash Survivor also explained that the accident happened as a result of the heavy rain that wet the road, adding that the truck brake failure claimed 37 lives.
However, it would be noted that travelling by road is still the principal means of transport for people and goods in the landlocked Sahel Nation of some 20 Million People.
Residents of Afganistan have been urged to evacuate a Afghan city, Kabul as the security operatives prepared a major offensive against Taliban insurgents after three days of heavy fighting.
Report says afghan army corps commander, general Sami Sadat told Residents to get out as soon as they could so as to fight the Taliban wherever they are after the explosion happened near Defence minister’s residence in central Kabul.
It was gathered that a massive blast rocked the capital kabul on august 3, sending a thick plume of smoke into the sky.
However, the Taliban have seized control of rural Afghanistan since foreign forces began the last stage of their withdrawal in May.
The united nations’ new humanitarian chief, martin Griffiths has denounced accusations by Ethiopian Government Officials that aid workers were biased in Favour of rebels in Tigray, where a brutal conflict between federal troops and forces loyal to the northern region’s rulers erupted nine months ago.
Speaking during a televised briefing, at the end of a six-day visit to Ethiopia, Griffiths called for access to allow needed aid into the mountainous region where over hundreds of thousands of people are suffering from famine.
It would be recalled that at least a dozen aid workers have been killed since the government sent troops into Tigray in November to remove the leaders of the Tigray people’s liberation front, TPLF, which for decades dominated national politics until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018.
Over 16 people have been killed and a quarter of a million people displaced from their homes after heavy monsoon rains lashed eastern India.
A government officials speaking on the condition of anonymity disclosed this in a statement to newsmen, explaining that the air force have joined the rescue mission.
The latest deaths in West Bengal came a few days after 11 people were also killed in the state as the torrent of water swept away homes and triggered landslides.
It would be noted that flooding and landslides are common during India’s hazardous monsoon season from June to September and cause widespread devastation.
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has insisted that he will continue to command majority support among lawmakers, defying mounting calls from some of his own allies and the opposition for him to step down.
Prime Minister Yassin made this comment in a televised address to the nation, saying he will seek a vote on his legitimacy when parliament reconvenes in September
Yassin added that he had informed the Southeast Asian nation’s king that the majority of lawmakers still have confidence in him
Meanwhile, the prime minister has been under growing pressure to quit after king al-sultan Abdullah last week issued a rare rebuke of a government move to revoke emergency laws without his approval, an act the palace said ran counter to the constitution.
Inter Milan Manager Simone Insagi says the club will sell Romelu Lukaku To Chelsea if they receive an offer of 120 million euro.
The Serie a champions have already turned down an offer of 85 million euro from the blues bid including Marcos Alonso heading in the opposite direction.
Report says the blues also have Herlin Haaland and Harry Kane on their list of targets, but Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to sell the former during this transfer window and tottenham hotspur are not allowing their star man to join their London rivals.
Lukaku, 28, scored 24 goals and registered 11 assists in Serie a last season only Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in the Italian top flight in 2020/2021.