Here are the highlights
- Ipob warns ghanaian president to stop collaborating with nigerian government to suppress biafra agitators.
- Ecowas leaders sets to hold summit to discuss political crisis in guinea.
- Uk, us, australia announces historic security pact in indo-pacific.
- 3 people killed in shallow earthquake in southwestern china.
The general secretary, evangelical church winning all, ecwa, rev. Yunusa nmadu, has urged the government to be proactive in protecting the lives and properties of nigerians.
Rev. Nmadu gave the charge while speaking at first ecwa church, samaru kataf, during the burial service of late rev. Yakubu ali who was killed by unknown gunmen between zangon town and kibori, zangon kataf local government area of kaduna state, lamenting that insecurity had assumed a different dimension such that those in authority needed to wake up to the challenges to avoid the wrath of god.
The ecwa general secretary, while consoling the people, appealed to the believers not to go back to the old tradition of protecting themselves, saying that it would not be pleasing to god and they would end up not succeeding in what they were fighting for.
Reacting, ecwa national president, atyap community development association, acda, samuel achie, warned those attacking innocent and harmless people in atyap land to stop forthwith in the interest of peace, assuring that they would not go free before the almighty.
The indigenous people of biafra, ipob, has warned the ghanaian president, nana akufo addo, to stop collaborating with the nigerian government to suppress those agitating for biafra.
The spokesman of the separatist group, emma powerful issued the warning in response to the alleged arrest of 82 ipob members in ghana, calling on the ghanaian government to stop harassing and torturing its members resident in ghana.
Powerful who noted that the attention of the ipob led by nnamdi kanu had been drawn to the arrest, intimidation, harassment and incessant torture and humiliation of biafrans living in ghana by government and its security agencies said the group was irrepressible.
He therefore called on ghanaians and friends of ghana president to inform addo that he should stop collaborating with the nigerian government to oppress biafra, saying biafran are keeping records.
Leaders of the west african bloc, ecowas are due to hold a summit to discuss the political crisis in guinea following a coup that ousted president alpha condé.
Ghana’s foreign minister, shirley botchway made this known,saying the ecowas leaders would meet today,september 16,2021 to decide how to respond to the coup and how to pressure the junta leaders to return the country to a constitutional rule.
Meanwhile the regional bloc had condemned the coup and already suspended the country from the decision-making bodies of the organization, sending a mission to meet the coup leaders.
Botchway therefore noted that the presidents would consider the report and decide on how to put pressure on the coup-makers to bring guinea back to constitutional rule.
France president, emmanuel macron has confirmed that the jihadist leader of the islamic state group in the greater sahara, adnan al-sahrawi had been killed by the french military.
President macron who made the confirmation on its twitter handle described the death of adnan al-sahrawi as a major success in the fight against terrorist groups in the sahel.
It would be recalled that french forces, backed by united state intelligence, had been hunting jihadist cells in the region for years.
The united kingdom, united states and australia have announced a historic security pact in the indo-pacific, in an effort to counter china.
In a joint statement released by the us president joe biden, the uk prime minister boris johnson and his australian counterpart scott morrison, they noted that the new partnership was aimed at promoting security and prosperity in the region.
Analysts also said the pact known as aukus, was the biggest defence partnership among the countries in decades and would cover artificial intelligence, cyber and quantum technologies.
Meanwhile, in recent years, the western democracies had all expressed concerns about china’s growing military assertiveness in the indo-pacific.
Pakistan’s prime minister, imran khan has stated that the best way forward for peace and stability in afghanistan is to engage with the taliban and encourage them on issues such as women’s rights and inclusive government.
Speaking with newsmen from his private bani gala residence in islamabad on september 15, khan said enduring a terrible relationship with the united states had been disastrous for pakistan, seeking a more pragmatic approach in dealing with afghanistan’s new leaders.
Khan who claimed that the taliban were looking for international aid to avoid crisis, however warned that afghanistan could not be controlled by outside forces.
It would be recalled that the pm had previously criticized the us exit from afghanistan, saying he has not spoken with president joe biden since the taliban takeover, despite pakistan being a major non-nato ally.
Members of the united nations security council have gathered behind closed doors for an emergency meeting about north korea’s latest ballistic missile test, which member states consider a major threat.
France’s ambassador to the unted nations, nicolas de riviere made this known in a statement released to journalist, adding that it was a major threat to peace and security, as it violate the council’s resolutions.
It would be recalled that pyongyang had earlier confirmed that it launched the test on the same day seoul became the first non-nuclear country to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile, slbm.
Reacting on its twitter handle, a senior fellow at the federation of american scientists, adam mount stated that rail mobile missiles were relatively cheap and a reliable option for countries seeking to improve the survivability of their nuclear forces.
No fewer than three people have been killed after a shallow earthquake struck sichuan province in southwestern china earlier today, september 16, injuring dozens and triggering the second-highest level of emergency response by rescuers.
Report says the quake struck luxian county which was about 120km to the southwest of the sprawling megacity of chongqing, which was home to some 30 million people.
The china earthquake networks centre stated that the tremor which was at a shallow depth of 10km had destroyed dozens of houses while communications to tens of thousands of people had been disrupted.
It should be noted that china had been regularly hit by earthquakes, especially in its mountainous western and southwestern regions.