WORLD NEWS 21-09-2021

HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • BUHARI TO TEACH WORLD LEADERS HOW TO MANAGE ECONOMY DURING PANDEMIC
  • HEAVY SECURITY IN ABIA AS COURT HEARS NNAMDI KANU’S SUIT AGAINST FG
  • INDIA TO RESUME EXPORTING COVID-19 VACCINES NEXT MONTH
  • ON SPORT, BARCELONA SHORTLIST SIX MANAGERS TO REPLACE KOEMAN

BUHARI/UN

THE PRESIDENCY HAS DISCLOSED THAT PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI WOULD TEACH WORLD LEADERS HOW TO MANAGE THEIR ECONOMY DURING PANDEMIC.

PRESIDENTIAL MEDIA AID AND PUBLICITY, FEMI ADESINA REVEALED THIS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN, SAYING WORLD LEADERS WOULD LEARN HOW TO OVERCOME ECONOMIC RECESSION DURING PANDEMIC FROM BUHARI.

ADESINA, ADDED THAT HIS PRINCIPAL WOULD ADDRESS THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, UNGA, MEETING WHERE SOME OF THE COUNTRIES ATTENDING THE MEETING WERE YET TO RECOVER FROM THE RECESSION CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC

IT WOULD BE RECALLED THAT, PRESIDENT BUHARI HAD ON SEPTEMBER 19 DEPARTED NIGERIA FOR NEW YORK TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 76TH SESSION OF THE UNGA

IPOB/ABIA

SECURITY HAS BEEN BEEFED UP AT THE ABIA STATE HIGH COURT LOCATED AT IKOT EKPENE ROAD UMUAHIA, THE STATE CAPITAL, AS THE SUIT FILED BY MAZI NNAMDI KANU, LEADER OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB, COMES UP FOR HEARING TODAY SEPTERMBER 21..

 IT WOULD BE RECALLED THAT THE SECESSIONIST, ALOY EJIMAKOR, SUED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA OVER HIS EXTRADITION FROM KENYA FEW MONTHS AGO.

IT WAS GATHERED THAT, THE SUIT IS DEMANDING THAT KANU SHOULD BE RETURNED TO KENYA WHERE HE WAS ALLEGEDLY EXTRADITED FROM AND SUBSEQUENTLY TO BRITAIN WHERE HE WAS RESIDING ALSO DEMANDED N5 BILLION FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER ALLAGED GROSS VIOLATION OF HIS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS.

NYSC/ SECURITY

THE NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS NYSC HAS REAFFIRMED ITS COMMITMENT TO THE SECURITY AND WELFARE OF ITS MEMBERS.

THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE NYSC GENERAL SHUAIBU IBRAHIM MADE THE AFFIRMATION DURING THE TERMINAL PARADE AND CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 2021 BATCH B, STREAM II ORIENTATION AT THE NYSC PERMANENT ORIENTATION CAMP, EDE.

THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL ADDING THAT THE SCHEME HAS LIAISED AND IS IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH SECURITY AGENCIES AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS WITH THE VIEW OF ENSURING THE SAFETY AS WELL AS ADDRESSING OTHER ESSENTIAL NEEDS OF THE CORPS MEMBERS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO HAVE A FULFILLED SERVICE YEAR.

IBRAHIM WHO IMPLORED THE CORPS MEMBERS TO SHUN ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MALAISE LIKE DRUG ABUSE AND TRAFFICKING, CYBERCRIME AND ADVANCED FEE FRAUD, HE ALSO WARNED AGAINST NIGHT JOURNEYS.

US/SOMALIA

THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS URGED SOMALIA’S PRESIDENT MOHAMED ABDULLAHI FARMAJO AND PRIME MINISTER HUSSEIN ROBLE TO RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES FOR THE SAKE OF THE STABILITY OF THE COUNTRY.

US  DEPARTMENT’S SPOKESPERSON,  NED PRICE MADE THE CALL DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN

REPORTS SAYS THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS, SPARKED BY THE GOVERNMENT’S HANDLING OF A MISSING SPY’S CASE, HAS RAISED FEARS THAT SOMALIA’S ELECTORAL PROCESS COULD SUFFER FURTHER SETBACKS.

PRICE ADDED THAT, THE CO-OPERATION OF SOMALIA’S LEADERS, ESPECIALLY PRESIDENT AND PM, WERE ESSENTIAL FOR THE COUNTRY TO QUICKLY COMPLETE ITS ONGOING ELECTORAL PROCESS

IT WOULD BE NOTED THAT THE HORN OF AFRICA NATION IS SCHEDULED TO HOLD INDIRECT PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS BETWEEN 1 OCTOBER AND 25 NOVEMBER.

US/ COVID-19

THE UNITED STATES AUTHORITY HAS ANNOUNCED ITS PLAN TO LIFT COVID-19 TRAVEL BANS ON ALL AIR PASSENGERS IN NOVEMBER IF THEY ARE FULLY VACCINATED

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE COORDINATOR FOR PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, JEFFREY ZIENTS REVEALED THIS, IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TO NEWSMAN STATING THAT THE NEW CONSISTENT APPROACH WOULD TAKE EFFECT EARLY NOVEMBER THIS YEAR.

ZIENTS ADDED THAT THE EASING OF TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, IMPOSED BY DONALD TRUMP 18 MONTHS AGO AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FIRST ERUPTED, MARKS A SIGNIFICANT SHIFT BY BIDEN AND ANSWERS A MAJOR DEMAND FROM EUROPEAN ALLIES.

REPORT SAYS, ONLY US CITIZENS, RESIDENTS, AND FOREIGNERS WITH SPECIAL VISAS ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES FROM MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES CURRENTLY.

INDIA/ COVID-19

INDIA AUTHORITIES HAS DISCLOSED THAT ITS WOULD RESUME EXPORTING COVID-19 VACCINES FROM OCTOBER, FIVE MONTHS AFTER IT STOPPED SENDING SUPPLIES ABROAD.

INDIA HEALTH MINISTER MANSUKH MANDAVIYA REVEALED THIS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN IN NEW DELHI STATING THAT MORE THAN 300 MILLION VACCINE DOSES WOULD BE PRODUCED IN OCTOBER AND ONE BILLION IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR.

IT WOULD BE RECALLED THAT INDIA EXPORTS STOPPED IN APRIL, WHEN A VIRUS SURGE IN INDIA PUSHED THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO BREAKING POINT AND THERE WAS A HUGE DEMAND FOR JABS.

HOWEVER, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CHIEF TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS URGED WORLD LEADERS TO GUARANTEE VACCINE EQUITY AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO OTHER COVID-19 TOOLS

AUSTRALIAN/ PRIME MINISTER

AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON HAS STATED HE WOULD NOT SPEAK WITH THE FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON AT THE UNITED NATIONS THIS WEEK AFTER THE CANCELLATION OF A 40 BILLION DOLLARS DEFENSE DEAL

THE PRIME MINISTER MADE THIS KNOWN IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TO NEWSMAN

IT WOULD BE RECALED THAT AUSTRALIA LAST WEEK SCRAPPED A DEAL WITH FRANCE’S NAVAL GROUP TO BUILD A FLEET OF CONVENTIONAL SUBMARINES BUT INSTEAD BUILD AT LEAST EIGHT NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINES WITH US AND BRITISH TECHNOLOGY

MEANWHILE, AUSTRALIA HAS SET TO HOLD THE NEXT ROUND OF TALKS ON A TRADE DEAL ON OCTOBER 12, WHILE US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN HAS SOUGHT TO SPEAK TO FRENCH PRESIDENT TO EASE TENSION.

SPORTS

BARCELONA MANAGEMENT HAVE SHORTLISTED MANAGERS TO TAKE OVER FROM THE BLAUGRANA COACH, RONALD KOEMAN, FOLLOWING BARCELONA’S 1-1 DRAW WITH GRANADA IN THE LALIGA ON SEPTEMBER 20

IT WAS GATHERED THAT, THE CATALAN CLUB IS REPORTEDLY ON THE VERGE OF PARTING WAYS WITH KOEMAN AND HAVE IDENTIFIED ABOUT SIX MANAGERS WHO COULD POTENTIALLY BECOME THE CLUB’S NEW MANAGER IN THE COMING DAYS.

ACCORDING TO REPORT, BARCELONA’S SIX-MAN SHORTLIST FOR THE JOB ARE ANDREA PIRLO, PHILIP COCU, ANTONIO CONTE, XAVI HERNANDEZ AND JOACHIM LOW.

BARCA ARE CURRENTLY IN THE SEVENTH POSITION ON THE LALIGA TABLE WITH EIGHT POINTS AFTER FOUR GAMES.