- FRESH 102 ABDUCTEES RESCUE IN ZAMFARA, KADUNA.
- AUSTRALIAN PM APOLOGISES DELAY IN COVID-19 VACCINES, DESPITE SPIKE IN CASES.
- ANGRY INDIAN FARMERS PROTEST UNFAVOURABLE FARM POLICY.
- ON SPORTS, OLYMPICS ORGANIZER DISMISSES DIRECTOR OVER EXPENSIVE JOKE.
Zamfara State Police Command have rescued 100 Abducted persons from bandits at Kabaro forest after 42 days in captivity.
Police spokesperson, Muhammad Shehu, disclosed this in a statement in Gusau, the state capital, saying the victims, mostly women, and children were kidnapped on June 8 by bandits and taken to Kabaro village in Maru Local Government area of the State.
Shehu said the rescue was done in collaboration with the State Ministry of security and home affairs, adding that with release of the victims done unconditionally, no ransom was paid before their release.
Also, two of the abducted students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Chikun Local Government area of Kaduna State have been rescued by police operatives.
Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said they were rescued on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Rijanna area along the Kaduna-Abuja highway and are currently undergoing medical examination.
In a bid to combat heat wave in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate’s national center of meteorology has deployed the use of drone technology for electrical charges into clouds for heavy downpours.
The center reported that the science caused the clouds to cluster and form precipitation, the rain and strong winds cut visibility on roads and created difficult driving conditions.
This is said to be one of the most fascinating technologies in history as the famous city continued its creation of fake rain to tackle heat wave.
The development coming to fore because Dubai deals with extremely hot summers with temperatures over 50°c.
Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has apologised for delays in covid-19 vaccination programme, while the country’s most populous state reported its biggest one-day spike in infections in 16 months.
According to report, Australia has been administering less than 150,000 vaccines each day, well behind other developed nations.
The government says it will meet its target to inoculate its adult population by end-2021 as millions of vaccine doses arrive from Pfizer and Moderna in coming weeks.
The country was widely lauded for containing the pandemic in 2020, but it has struggled this year to slow the spread of the highly contagious delta variant even with more than half its 25 Million population under a weeks-long lockdown, yet, with warnings that cases could likely rise further.
China has called on United States to correct its mistakes instead of making baseless comments, after U.S. trade representative, Katherine Tai backed Australia in trade disputes with China.
China Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Zhao Lijian made the call in a regular news briefing, alleging that U.S. comments were wrong, creating tensions in china and Australia relations.
Speaking to her Australian counterpart, the U.S. trade representative Katherine Tai, explained that the U.S is closely monitoring trade tensions between Australia and China and will support Canberra in addressing china’s state-led, non-market practices.
China has rejected the proposal from the World Health Organization, Who that the expert team investigating the origins of covid-19 should return to where the coronavirus first emerged, Wuhan.
China made the rejection on the ground that researchers should instead make a priority of the very likely possibility that the virus originated in animals and expand their work to other countries around the world.
Speaking at a news conference at the state information council, vice minister of China’s National Health Commission, Zeng Yixin, said he was surprised the health agency could make such proposal.
Yixin stated that he wondered that who could proposed the team return to places in the central city of Wuhan that they visited earlier this year and also investigate the hypothesis that it leaked from a lab.
India has begun investigation of its first documented human death from bird flu after an 11-year-old boy succumbed to the disease earlier this month.
The health ministry said the boy was admitted to a hospital after contracting the disease and died on July 20, 2021 after a multiorgan failure.
The eleven-year-old boy’s death had since highlighted a new risk for the world’s second-most populous nation battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The government in a statement said health workers had commenced treatment of other patients, including the boy’s family kept in isolation, and launch of more contact tracing.
In the boy’s home state, Haryana, India’s North, report said the animal husbandry department were yet to identify any suspected case of bird flu but had stepped up surveillance.
Indian farmers, have expressed their displeasure on the New Farm Laws they say threaten their livelihoods.
The protesting farmers said they will start a sit-in demonstration near parliament in the center of the capital New Delhi in a renewed push to pressure the government to repeal the laws.
In the longest-running growers’ protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, report said tens of thousands of farmers camped out on main highways leading to New Delhi for more than seven months.
It was gathered that not less than 200 protesters will gather at Jantar Mantar, a large Mughal-Era observatory in central New Delhi that doubles up as a protest site for all manner of causes.
Speaking on the policy, the government said the laws, introduced in September 2020, will unshackle farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and that the farmers will gain if large traders, retailers and food processors can buy directly from the producers.
The show director of 2020 Olympics opening ceremony, Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed, a day before the event begins.
Kobayashi’s dismissal followed a footage of him from the 1990s which recently emerged in which he seems to be making jokes about the holocaust.
Japan’s Olympic, Chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video ridiculed painful facts of history.
The dismissal which came days after a composer quit the team creating the ceremony after it emerged he had bullied classmates with disabilities at school, is the latest in a string of scandals to hit the games.
Australia and New Zealand have pulled out of the rugby league world cup due to players welfare and safety concerns related to covid-19.
The men’s, women’s and wheelchair events are scheduled to take place in England this autumn but the Australian rugby league commission and new Zealand rugby league asked organizers if it can be rescheduled for 2022.
Organizers only confirmed that the tournament would go ahead, although Australia, the holders and 11-time winners, did not sign the participation agreement.
New Zealand League Chief, Greg Peters said it was simply too unsafe to take part as the safety and wellbeing of his people is the main priority, Australia League Chairman, Peter V’landys supported that interests of the players and officials must come first.