WORLD NEWS 21-06-2021

CHINA/UNEMPLOYMENT

CHINA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS STEADILY DROPPED FROM LAST YEAR’S PANDEMIC PEAK RESULTING TO   LACK OF JOBS FOR GRADUATES AND A SHORTAGE OF SKILLED MANUFACTURING WORKERS.

ACCORDING TO THE NATION’S OFFICIAL DATA WHICH SHOWS THAT  THE URBAN JOBLESS RATE FELL TO A TWO-YEAR LOW OF 5% IN MAY,  BUT UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16-24 WAS MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT AT 13.8%.

MEANWHILE, THE COUNTRY’S PREMIER LI KEQIANG  WHILE ADDRESSING THE ISSUE AT A MEETING EARLIER SAID  CHINA’S GOVERNMENT IS NOW STEPPING UP ITS VOCATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING AS A WAY TO ALLEVIATE THE STRUCTURAL PROBLEM IN EMPLOYMENT.

 IN ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT, UNITED STATE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN JEROME POWELL ALSO REVEALED THAT THE US IS FACING A PROBLEM OF LABOR SHORTAGES COUPLED WITH MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE UNABLE TO FIND JOBS.

RUSSIA/VACCINE

RUSSIAN WORKERS WHO REFUSE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN AREAS WHERE THEY ARE COMPULSORY COULD BE FORCED TO TAKE UNPAID LEAVE,

RUSSIA LABOUR MINISTER ANTON KOTYAKOV GAVE THE WARNING AS INFECTIONS SPIKE AND INOCULATION DRIVES SLOW, AFFIRMING THAT IF THE HEALTH AUTHORITIES IN A REGION MAKE VACCINATION MANDATORY FOR SOME CATEGORIES OF WORKERS, AN UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEE COULD BE SUSPENDED.

MEANWHILE, RUSSIAN CAPITAL MOSCOW HAS ORDERED MANDATORY VACCINATION FOR RESIDENTS WORKING IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY, SAYING SOME 60 PERCENT WOULD HAVE TO BE FULLY INOCULATED BY AUGUST 15.

SR ILANKA INVESTIGATION/MUSLIMS

SRI LANKA’S MILITARY HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS SHOWED SOLDIERS FORCING MINORITY MUSLIMS TO KNEEL ON THE STREETS AS A PUNISHMENT FOR FLOUTING LOCKDOWN RULES.

REPORT HAS IT THAT, ARMED SOLDIERS HAD ORDERED MUSLIM CIVILIANS WHO WERE ON THEIR WAY TO BUY FOOD TO HOLD THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR WHILE KNEELING ON A ROAD IN THE TOWN OF ERAVUR, ABOUT 300KM EAST OF THE CAPITAL COLOMBO.

ACCORDING TO REPORT, THE OFFICER IN CHARGE HAVE  BEEN REMOVED AND THE SOLDIERS INVOLVED ORDERED TO LEAVE THE TOWN AS THE ARMY WILL ADOPT THE STRICTEST DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST ALL ERRANT ARMY PERSONNEL.

 IT WOULD BE RECALLED THAT SRI LANKA HAS BEEN  UNDER A MONTH-LONG LOCKDOWN TO CONTAIN A THIRD WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS AS THE NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM THE VIRUS HAS INCREASED MORE THAN FOURFOLD TO 2,531 SINCE THE START OF THE WAVE IN MID-APRIL.

US ENVOY/N KOREA

 THE UNITED STATES’S SPECIAL ENVOY ON NORTH KOREA, SUNG KIM HAS OFFERED TO MEET OFFICIALS FROM PYONGYANG AMID A CONTINUED DEADLOCK IN NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO.

NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN WHILE SPEAKING WITH NEWS MEN SAID HE HAD DISCUSSED WITH TOP OFFICIALS ON EMERGENCY MEASURES TO TACKLE THE COUNTRY’S CURRENT FOOD CRISIS.

ACCORDING TO HIM,   NORTH KOREA IS READY FOR DIALOGUE AND CONFRONTATION WITH US AS NORTH KOREA ACCUSES US OF DOUBLE DEALING OVER SEOUL MISSILES.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE US WILL CONTINUE TO ENFORCE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA OVER ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMME ALSO URGED OTHER COUNTRIES TO DO THE SAME.

INDIA/VACCINE

INDIA HAS OPENED UP FREE VACCINATIONS TO ALL ADULTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO BOLSTER ITS INOCULATION DRIVE.

ACCORDING TO INDIA PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI WHO KICKS OFF A MUTED INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY, HAILING THE PRACTICE’S PROTECTIVE PROPERTIES AGAINST THE VIRUS.

MEANWHILE, THE FREE ROLLOUT CAME AS MODI MARKED ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY WITH AN EARLY-MORNING ADDRESS TO THE NATION, SAYING THE PRACTICE HAD AGAIN PROVED ITSELF TO BE A SOURCE OF INNER STRENGTH.

 ACCORDING TO HIM, THE GOVERNMENT HAD EXPAND THE VACCINE ROLLOUT TO INCLUDE ALL ADULTS UNDER 45 AS 275 MILLION SHOTS HAD BEEN ADMINISTERED ALSO AIMED  TO INOCULATE ALL OF INDIA’S NEARLY 1.1 BILLION ADULTS BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

ETHIOPIA/VOTE

ETHIOPIANS ARE VOTING IN A CRUCIAL PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION TAKING PLACE AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF WAR AND FAMINE IN THE NORTHERN TIGRAY REGION, WITH PRIME MINISTER ABIY AHMED EXPECTED TO CEMENT HIS HOLD ON POWER.

REPORT HAS IT THAT VOTING HAS  BEGAN IN THE CAPITAL ADDIS ABABA SOON AFTER THE EXPECTED START TIME OF 6AM LOCAL TIME WITH VOTERS IN FACE MASKS AND ELECTORAL OFFICIALS APPEARED IN PURPLE VESTS SPRAYING  VOTERS’ HANDS WITH SANITISER AS PART OF MEASURES AGAINST COVID.

MEANWHILE, THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION HAVE INCREASED THE NUMBER OF POLLING STATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO AVOID LARGE CROWDS FROM GATHERING AT POLLING CENTRES IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SPREADING COVID BUT ALSO TO HASTEN THE VOTING PROCESS.

IT WOULD BE NOTED THAT THE ELECTION HAS BEEN DELAYED TWICE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THEREBY ALLOW MORE TIME TO ORGANISE THE BALLOT ACROSS A HUGE NATION.

MIYETTI/GRAZING

MIYETTI ALLAH CATTLE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA MACBAN HAS STATED THAT THE BAN ON OPEN GRAZING BY THE GOVERNORS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA WILL REMAIN INEFFECTIVE UNTIL AN ALTERNATIVE TO GRAZING IS PROVIDED FOR THE HERDERS.

SOUTH EAST CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION, GIDADO SIDDIKI, EXPLAINED THIS IN RESPONSE TO THE CALL BY FORMER NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, PDP, DR. OKWESILIEZE NWODO, ON ALL THE STATES HOUSES OF ASSEMBLY IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA TO ENACT ANTI-GRAZING LAW IN THEIR RESPECTIVE STATES.

GIDADO WHO  AFFIRMED  THAT THEY WERE NOT OPPOSED TO BAN ON OPEN GRAZING BUT ARGUED THAT THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CONSTITUTION REVIEW SHOULD GRANT ALL PARTIES THE RIGHT TO MAKE SUBMISSIONS FOR A LAW AGAINST OPEN GRAZING.

HE THEREFORE  URGED THE GOVERNORS TO CALL ON ALL PARTIES IN MAKING LAWS IN RESPECT TO OPEN GRAZING, ADDING THAT THERE IS NO PROVISION FOR RANCHING IN MOST STATES WHICH POSES A PROBLEM TO HERDERS.

ARMY/ISWAP

THE NIGERIAN ARMY HAS DISCLOSED THAT TROOPS OF SECTOR 2 UNDER OPERATION HADIN KAI HAVE NEUTRALISED MORE THAN TWENTY ISWAP TERRORISTS CAMPING IN LAMBOM FOREST IN BORNO STATE.

DIRECTOR ARMY PUBLIC  RELATIONS, BRIGADIER GENERAL ONYEMA NWACHUKWU MADE THE DISCLOSURE IN A STATEMENT,SAYING  THE TROOPS WHILE ACTING ON INTELLIGENCE AND WITH A SUPPORT FROM THE NIGERIAN AIR TASK FORCE COMPONENT INFLICTED THE HEAVY CASUALTY ON THE TERRORISTS.

ACCORDING TO THE STATEMENT, ASIDE ELIMINATION OF OVER TWENTY INSURGENTS, THE TROOPS ALSO CAPTURED HEAVY FIRE WEAPONS AND ARMS, INCLUDING THREE ANTI AIRCRAFT GUNS, THREE AK 47 RIFLES AND TWO GUN TRUCKS, ASIDE TWO OTHER GUN TRUCKS THAT WERE DESTROYED BY THE TROOPS.

 WHILE REACTING, THE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF COAS MAJOR GENERAL FARUK YAHAYA CONGRATULATED THE TROOPS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL CONDUCT OF THE OPERATION, ENJOINED THEM TO SUSTAIN THE ONGOING OPERATION UNTIL THE INSURGENTS ARE COMPLETELY CONQUERED.

YAHAYA/KEBBI

SENATOR YAHAYA ABDULLAHI HAS BLAMED POOR SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE KEBBI STATE SCHOOL ABDUCTION.

THE LAWMAKER, WHO REPRESENTS KEBBI NORTH ,MADE THIS KNOWN WHILE FEATURING ON A TELEVISION  PROGRAMME  LAMENTING THAT  THE NUMBER OF SECURITY PERSONNEL, SPECIFICALLY POLICEMEN ACROSS NIGERIA, WAS GROSSLY INSUFFICIENT TO FIGHT THE LEVEL OF INSECURITY THE COUNTRY WAS GRAPPLING WITH.

ACCORDING TO HIM THE TROOPS ON THE GROUND ARE TERRIBLY INADEQUATE, HENCE THE NEED TO REBUILD THE SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WILL ALLOW LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO DO COMMUNITY POLICING IN ORDER TO HAVE ENOUGH MEN ON THE GROUND FOR ANY MASS ATTACK.

IT WOULD BE RECALLED THAT   ARMED MEN SUSPECTED TO BE BANDITS HAD ABDUCTED THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COLLEGE BIRNIN YAWURI IN KEBBI ON THURSDAY JUNE 18.

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  • MACBAN CALLS FOR ALTERNATIVE ON OPEN GRAZE BAN.
  • YAHAYA BLAMES POOR SECURITY ARCHTECTURE OVER SCHOOL ABDUCTIONS.
  • US ENVOY SETS TO MEET PYONYANG OFFICIALS.
  • INDIA OPENS FREE VACCINATIONS FOR ADULTS.

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  • WE INFORMED YOU THAT THE MIYETTI ALLAH CATTLE BREEDER ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA MACBAN HAS STATED THAT THE BAN ON OPEN GRAZING BY THE GOVERNORS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA WILL REMAIN INEFFECTIVE UNTIL AN ALTERNATIVE TO GRAZING IS PROVIDED FOR THE HERDERS.
  • WE REPORTED THAT SENATOR YAHAYA ABDULLAHI HAS BLAMED POOR SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE KEBBI STATE SCHOOL ABDUCTION,THE LAWMAKER, WHO REPRESENTS KEBBI NORTH ,MADE THIS KNOWN WHILE FEATURING ON A TELEVISION  PROGRAMME  LAMENTING THAT  THE NUMBER OF SECURITY PERSONNEL, SPECIFICALLY POLICEMEN ACROSS NIGERIA, WAS GROSSLY INSUFFICIENT TO FIGHT THE LEVEL OF INSECURITY THE COUNTRY WAS GRAPPLING WITH.
  • WE ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU THAT THE UNITED STATES’S SPECIAL ENVOY ON NORTH KOREA, SUNG KIM HAS OFFERED TO MEET OFFICIALS FROM PYONGYANG AMID A CONTINUED IMPASSE IN NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO.
  • LASTLY, WE TOLD YOU THAT SRI LANKA’S MILITARY HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS SHOWED SOLDIERS FORCING MINORITY MUSLIMS TO KNEEL ON THE STREETS AS A PUNISHMENT FOR FLOUTING LOCKDOWN RULES.

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