WORLD NEWS 12-05-2021

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HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPEAKER FELICITATES MUSLIM UMMARS IN COMPLETION OF RAMADAN FAST.
  • LAWMAKERS BACKS SOUTHERN GOVERNORS’ AGITATION FOR RESTRUCTURING.
  • U.K THREATENS TO SANCTION SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES GUITY OF ONLINE ABUSES.
  • IRAN EX-PRESIDENT EXPRESSES NEW ZEAL FOR PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

DETAILS OF THESE AND MORE IN A MOMENT. PLEASE STAY TUNED.

EID-EL-FITR/GBAJABIAMILA

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA HAS URGED NIGERIANS ESPECIALLY MUSLIM FAITHFULS TO USE THE EID-EL-FITR PERIOD TO PRAY FOR THE COUNTRY TO OVERCOME ITS CHALLENGES.

GBAJABIAMILA GAVE THE CHARGE IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TO NEWSMEN BY HIS SPECIAL ADVISER ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, LANRE LASISI IN ABUJA.

THE SPEAKER, WHO ADMITTED THAT NIGERIA IS CONFRONTED WITH CHALLENGES AT THE MOMENT, NOTED THAT AFTER SUPPLICATIONS DURING THE MONTH OF RAMADAN, IT WAS INCUMBENT ON THE MUSLIMS TO PRAY TO THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH TO RESTORE PEACE IN THE COUNTRY.

CONGRATULATING THE MUSLIM UMARS ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THEIR FAST IN THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN, HOWEVER, URGED CITIZENS OF THE COUNTRY TO PRAY TO GOD FOR SOLUTIONS.

SENATORS/REACTION

THE SOUTHERN SENATORS’ FORUM HAS COMMENDED STEPS TAKEN BY STATE GOVERNORS FROM THE REGION TO STEM THE RISE IN INSECURITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE GOVERNORS HAD ON TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021 URGED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO URGENTLY CONVOKE A NATIONAL DIALOGUE TO ADDRESS THE WIDE SPREAD AGITATIONS IN THE NATION AS WELL AS RESTRUCTURING OF THE COUNTRY LEADING TO THE EVOLUTION OF STATE POLICE.

THE GOVERNORS ALSO CALLED FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE BAN ON OPEN GRAZING IN THE SOUTH, INCLUDING CATTLE MOVEMENT TO THE SOUTH BY FOOT.

REACTING TO THE DEMAND, THE SENATORS IN A STATEMENT JOINTLY SIGNED BY THEIR CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY-GENERAL AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY, SENATORS OPEYEMI BAMIDELE APC-EKITI, MATTHEW UROGHIDE, PDP-EDO AND CHUKWUKA UTAZI, PDP-ENUGU LAUDED THE GOVERNORS FOR OUTRIGHTLY TAKING A FIRM POSITION ON BURNING NATIONAL ISSUES, INCLUDING BANNING THE OPEN GRAZING OF CATTLE.

THE SENATORS SAID SUCH UNANIMOUS POLICY WOULD CHECK THOSE HIDING UNDER CATTLE GRAZING TO UNLEASH TERROR.

IMO/ISOPADEC PROTEST

WORKERS OF IMO STATE OIL PRODUCING AREAS DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, ISOPADEC HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS OF OWERRI, THE IMO STATE CAPITAL TO DEMAND THE RETURN OF THEIR SALARY SCALE.

THE LEADER OF THE DELEGATION AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ISOPADEC WORKERS, CHINEDU AWUZIE, WHILE SPEAKING TO THE PRESS, SAID THE ILL TREATMENT METED ON THEM BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT WAS UNDESERVED, THEREFORE DEMANDING THAT THEIR MONTHLY SALARY BE PAID AS AT WHEN DUE.

ACCORDING TO HIM, THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAD FRUSTRATED THE WORKERS ENOUGH, LAMENTING THAT DURING THEIR LAST PROTEST IN 2020, 15 OF THEIR MEMBERS, INCLUDING A PREGNANT WOMAN WERE ARRESTED AND DETAINED FOR 35 DAYS WHEN THE COURT GRANTED THEM BAIL.

UK/SOCIAL MEDIA BILL

BRITAIN HAS REVEALED PLANS TO PUT LAW ON SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES THAT FAILED TO STAMP OUT ONLINE ABUSE SUCH AS RACIST HATE CRIMES.

UK HOME SECRETARY, PRITI PATEL DISCLOSED THIS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN, SAYING THE BILL WOULD ENSURE SOCIAL MEDIA FIRMS AND WEBSITES TAKE SWIFT ACTION TO REMOVE ILLEGAL CONTENT, SUCH AS HATE CRIMES, HARASSMENT AND THREATS DIRECTED AT INDIVIDUALS, AMONG OTHERS.

PATEL ADDED THAT MEDIA COMPANIES FOUND GUILTY OF ANY BROADCAST CRIME WOULD BE FINED UP TO 25 MILLION DOLLARS WHILE SENIOR MANAGERS WOULD BE MADE TO FACE CRIMINAL ACTION.

ACCORDING TO HIM, THE ONLINE SAFETY BILL WOULD AS WELL HELP STRENGTHEN THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ENSURE DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL DEBATE AND JOURNALISTIC CONTENT IS PROTECTED.

U.S./PIPELINE

THE TOP UNITED STATES FUEL PIPELINE, WHICH HAS BEEN DISABLED BY A CYBERATTACK FOR SIX DAYS, HAS SENT WORKERS TO MANUALLY RELEASE SOME STORED SUPPLIES AS FUEL SHORTAGES ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST WORSENED AND MOTORISTS FUMED.

THERE WAS A RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON THE COLONIAL PIPELINE LAST WEEK WHICH HALTED NOT LESS THAN 2.5 MILLION BARRELS OF FUEL SHIPMENTS PER DAY IN THE MOST DISRUPTIVE CYBERATTACK ON U.S. ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE.

REPORT SAID THE PIPELINE STRETCHED 5,500 MILES FROM U.S. GULF COAST OIL REFINERIES TO CONSUMERS IN MID-ATLANTIC AND SOUTHEAST STATES.

REPORT SAID THE DEVELOPMENT LED TO PRIVATELY OWNED COLONIAL PIPELINE OPERATOR MANUALLY OPENED PORTIONS OF THE LINE TO RELEASE NEEDED SUPPLIES OF THE PRODUCT IN GEORGIA, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY AND THE CAROLINAS.

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  • IRAN EX-PRESIDENT EXPRESSES NEW ZEAL FOR PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

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IRAN/EX-PRESIDENT

IRAN’S HARDLINE FORMER PRESIDENT, MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD HAS REGISTERED TO RUN AGAIN IN AN ELECTION IN JUNE THIS YEAR WHICH IS BEING SEEN AS A TEST OF THE LEGITIMACY OF THE COUNTRY’S CLERICAL RULERS.

AHMADINEJAD HAD TO STEP DOWN FROM THE RACE IN 2013 DUE TO TERM LIMIT RULES, WHEN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT, HASSAN ROUHANI, WHO NEGOTIATED IRAN’S 2015 NUCLEAR DEAL WITH WORLD POWERS, WON IN A LANDSLIDE.

AFTER SUBMITTING HIS REGISTRATION FORM, AHMADINEJAD SAID PEOPLE SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN IRAN’S DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, THEREFORE CALLING ON ALL TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR A FUNDAMENTAL REFORM.

INDIA/COVID REPORT

THE DEATHS TOLL OF COVID-19 PATIENTS IN INDIA HAS RISEN WITH ADDITIONAL NUMBER OF 4,205 IN 24 HOURS, PUSHING ITS TOTAL FATALITIES PAST THE 250,000 MARK.

REPORT FROM THE HEALTH MINISTRY’S DATA REVEALED THAT DEATHS FROM THE PANDEMIC SWELLED BY 4,205, WHILE THE DAILY CORONAVIRUS CASES ROSE BY 348,421, WITH INDIA’S OVERALL CASELOAD NOW SURGING PAST 23 MILLION.

MANY EXPERTS SUSPECT THE REAL NUMBERS ARE MUCH HIGHER, AND ACTUAL DEATHS WITH INFECTIONS COULD BE FIVE TO TEN TIMES HIGHER.

ACCORDING TO INDIA’S FOREIGN MINISTRY, THE PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI WILL NOT TRAVEL TO BRITAIN FOR THE GROUP OF SEVEN, G7 SUMMIT NEXT MONTH DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY.

MEANWHILE, THE PRIME MINISTER HAD BEEN CRITICISED FOR ALLOWING HUGE GATHERINGS AT A RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL AND HOLDING LARGE ELECTION RALLIES DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS EVEN AS CASES SURGED.

INDIAN/WORKERS

HUNDREDS OF MARGINALISED WORKERS FROM INDIA HAVE BEEN RECRUITED TO BUILD AN ENORMOUS HINDU TEMPLE IN NEW JERSEY WHERE THEY WERE FORCED TO WORK LONG HOURS FOR LOW PAY.

ACCORDING TO A LAWSUIT, THIS IS IN VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION LAWS.

THE COMPLAINT FILED IN THE US DISTRICT COURT IN NEWARK ON BEHALF OF MORE THAN 200 INDIAN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AT THE TEMPLE, ALLEGED SHOCKING VIOLATIONS OF THE MOST BASIC LAWS APPLICABLE TO WORKERS IN THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING LAWS PROHIBITING FORCED LABOUR.

THE SUIT, FILED BY FIVE OF THE WORKERS, ACCUSED THEIR EMPLOYER, BOCHASANWASI SHRI AKSHAR PURUSHOTTAM SWAMINARAYAN SANSTHA, AND RELATED ENTITIES OF RECRUITING THEM IN INDIA, BRINGING THEM TO US AND FORCING THEM TO WORK ON THE TEMPLE FOR MORE THAN 87 HOURS A WEEK FOR 450 DOLLARS PER MONTH.

ISREAL/ATTACK

A NIGHT OF HEAVY BOMBARDMENT ON THE GAZA STRIP HAS CONTINUED AS ISRAELI FORCES LAUNCHED INTENSIVE RAIDS ON VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS THE BESIEGED COASTAL TERRITORY.

LOCAL SOURCES SAID ISRAELI FIGHTER JETS BOMBED SITES BELONGING TO PALESTINIAN ARMED GROUPS, IN ADDITION TO SECURITY AND POLICE BUILDINGS.

ACCORDING TO REPORT, IN GAZA CITY’S TEL AL-HAWA NEIGHBOURHOOD, A MAN, HIS PREGNANT WIFE AND THEIR FIVE-YEAR-OLD BOY WERE KILLED DURING THE ISRAELI ATTACK ON THEIR HOME.

SPEAKING ON THE DEVELOPMENT, ISRAEL FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, LIOR HAIAT NOTED THAT ISRAEL TRIES TO MAKE PEACE WITH PALESTINIANS BUT LAMENTED THE WORSENING SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY.

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REACTING, GAZA’S MINISTRY OF HEALTH SAID THE OVERALL DEATH TOLL SINCE THE LATEST OFFENSIVE BEGAN STOOD AT 35, INCLUDING 12 CHILDREN WHILE NOT LESS THAN 233 OTHERS WERE WOUNDED.

TO ROUND OFF THE WORLD NEWS, HERE IS THE RECAP OF OUR TOP STORIES

  • WE INFORMED YOU THAT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA HAS CONGRATULATED THE MUSLIM UMARS ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THEIR FAST IN THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN BUT  URGED NIGERIANS ESPECIALLY THE MUSLIM FAITHFULS TO USE THE EID-EL-FITR PERIOD TO PRAY FOR THE COUNTRY TO OVERCOME ITS CHALLENGES.
  • WE REPORTED THAT THE SOUTHERN SENATORS’ FORUM HAS BACKED THE SOUTHERN STATE GOVERNORS’ AGITATION ON RESTRUCTURING OF THE COUNTRY AS WELL COMMENDED STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNORS TO STEM THE RISE IN INSECURITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
  • WE ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU THAT THE U.K HOME SECRETARY, PRITI PATEL HAS REVEALED PLANS BY THE BRITAIN GOVERNMENT TO PUT LAW ON SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES THAT FAILED TO STAMP OUT ONLINE ABUSE SUCH AS RACIST HATE CRIMES, HARASSMENT AND THREATS DIRECTED AT INDIVIDUALS, AMONG OTHERS, ADDING THAT MEDIA COMPANIES FOUND GUILTY OF THE MENTIONED CRIMES WOULD BE FINED UP TO 25 MILLION DOLLARS.
  • LASTLY, WE TOLD YOU THAT IRAN’S HARDLINE FORMER PRESIDENT, MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD HAS REGISTERED TO RUN AGAIN IN AN ELECTION IN JUNE THIS YEAR WHICH IS BEING SEEN AS A TEST OF THE LEGITIMACY OF THE COUNTRY’S CLERICAL RULERS.

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