HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- FRSC PROMOTES 264 DEPUTY ROUTE COMMANDERS.
- US REQUIRES FOREIGN VISITORS TO VACCINATE AGAINST COVID 19.
- BRAZIL TOP JUSTICE ORDERS PROBE INTO PRESIDENT BOLSONARO FRAUD CLAIMS.
- LIGHTNING KILLS 17 PEOPLE IN BANGLADESH.
The federal road safety commission, frsc has promoted 264 deputy route commanders to the rank of route commanders.
Frsc board chairman, bukhari bello announced this in a statement issued by the corps public education officer, bisi kazeem, saying the commission also promoted 181 assistant route commanders to the rank of deputy route commanders.
Bello explained that the promotion exercise was part of the frsc’s drive towards rewarding excellence, advising the officers to be more diligent and to rededicate themselves in achieving the organisation’s corporate mission.
The chairman also charged the new personnels to be more committed and to put in their best in their new ranks.
The executive director of the nigerian export promotion council, segun awolowo has advised nigerian exporters against substandard products that cannot compete favourably in global markets.
Awolowo gave the advise during a training programme on grassroots export mobilisation for sustainable and inclusive economic growth organised by the nepc for the small and medium entrepreneurs on value addition in kwara state.
He said there is the need to embrace international best practices as quality standard goes a long way to determine success in export business, enjoining the exporters to ensure proper documentation on legal and financial aspects of their businesses.
Awolowo, represented by a deputy director in the council, andy ambiktun who noted that documentation is important in export trade therefore said every information that would be contained in export trade documentation should be accurate, neat, and presentable to enable international standard in exportation.
The united states has required almost all foreign visitors to be fully vaccinated against the deadly covid 19 pandemic.
A white house official who spoke with newsmen on the condition of anonymity said the president biden administration had tasked inter-agency groups with creating a phased reopening for international visitors but noted that no timeline for the decision yet.
The official explained that the u.s has recorded a rise in cases of covid 19, particularly among the unvaccinated amid the spread of the delta variant, hence, international travellers entering the country must adhere to the country’s current covid-19 rules and show proof of a negative covid test taken within 3 days of travel.
It would be recalled that white house press secretary, jen psaki had last week said the u.s would maintain existing travel restrictions due to rising infections, despite opposition from airlines and the tourism industry.
Japan is preparing to expand emergency restrictions to eight more regions to fight a surge in covid-19 cases, as worries grow about strains on the medical system in tokyo as it hosts the olympics.
Japan economic minister, yasutoshi nishimura disclosed this while addressing a panel of experts reviewing the proposal for expanded restrictions, saying the expansion became necessary as new infections of the virus are rising at an unprecedently fast pace in the country.
Nishimura noted that there were still clusters of the virus after some regions already declared zero cases in department stores, hairdressers and cram schools.
He therfore noted that the latest steps would take effect from august 8, 2021 where more than 70 percent of japan’s population would be under some restrictions to curb spread of the virus.
Some of the biggest united states gun manufacturers have been sued by mexican government, accusing them of fuelling bloodshed through reckless business practices.
Mexico foreign minister, marcelo ebrard made the accusation while speaking at a news conference, saying the companies which includes smith & wesson and barrett firearms were contributing to illegal arms trafficking, which has been linked to many deaths.
Ebrard explained that a lawsuit had been filed on july 4 in the u.s state of massachusetts, alleging that the gun manufacturers are conscious of the fact that their products are trafficked and used in illicit activities against the civilian population and authorities of mexico.
The foreign minister however noted that the government took the action to put an end to the massive damage caused by the companies by actively facilitating the unlawful trafficking of their guns to drug cartels and other criminals in mexico.
A brazilian supreme court justice has ruled that president jair bolsonaro should be investigated for making unproven claims that brazil’s electronic voting system is riddled with fraud.
Delivering the ruling, justice alexandre de moraes stated that the court would investigate the president for abuse of office, improper use of official communication channels, corruption, fraud and other potential crimes in his attacks on electronic voting.
Reacting after the court rule, president bolsonaro told supporters outside the presidential palace that he would never allow intimidation as well would continue to exercise his right to freedom of expression, to criticise, to listen to and above all answer to the will of the people.
Not less than 17 members of a wedding party have died after being struck by bolts of lightning, leaving dozen injured in northwestern bangladesh.
Bangladesh fire official, meherul islam and a police official, farid hossain confirmed the incident with newsmen, explaining that members of the party was disembarking from a boat at the riverside town of shibganj, heading towards the bride’s house when they were caught in a thunderstorm.
The officials said 14 others who aboard the boat including the groom were injured but have been admitted to a hospital for treatment, attributing the incident to deforestation which has played a part in the rising number deadly lightning strikes due to the disappearance of many tall trees.
In 2016, report says, bangladesh declared lightning strikes a natural disaster when more than 200 people died in the month of may alone, including 82 people on a single day.
Dozens of people have been injured in lebanon’s capital when police clashed with protesters demanding accountability and justice for a devastating explosion at beirut’s port last year.
It was gathered that protesters lit a fire and tried to storm the parliament’s headquarters, whose members have been accused of stalling a probe into the disaster but police responded by firing tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and water canon to dispatch the peaceful protesters.
Report says scuffles in central beirut broke out between riot police and stone-lobbing demonstrators, a short distance from the main event marking the tragedy’s first anniversary.
Meanwhile, the red cross, which dispatched 21 ambulances and 100 paramedics was said to have brought 8 people to hospital and had treated dozens more on-site.