WORLD NEWS 27TH MAY, 20

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  • OGUN STATE GOVERNOR’S AIDE EYES 32 YEARS JAIL TERM OVER WIRE FRAUD.
  • MALI JUNTA RELEASES PRESIDENT, P.M AFTER 7 DAYS DETENTION.
  • CHINA WARNS AGAINST POLITICIZING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
  • ON SPORTS, HEALTH EXPERT AGAINST TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC OVER FRESH COVID19 VARIANT.

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PDP/NIMASA BOSS

THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, HAS ASKED PRESIDENT, MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO IMMEDIATELY ORDER THE SUSPENSION OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIAN MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY AGENCY, BASHIR JAMOH.

PDP, THROUGH ITS NATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARY, KOLA OLOGBONDIYAN, MADE THE CALL IN A STATEMENT TITLED 1.5 TRILLION NAIRA FRAUD: PDP DEMANDS NIMASA DG’S SUSPENSION…ASKS EFCC TO INVESTIGATE HIM.

THE PARTY DESCRIBED THE ALLEGED FRAUD IN NIMASA AS ANOTHER SAD EPISODE OF THE UNENDING TALE OF STINKING ROT IN THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION.

THE PARTY THEREFORE URGED THE PRESIDENT WITH A MATTER OF URGENCY TO ALLOW HIS INVESTIGATION AND POSSIBLE PROSECUTION BY THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, EFCC OVER ALLEGED LOOTING OF N1.5 TRILLION AND 9.5 MILLION DOLLARS BELONGING TO THE AGENCY UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP.

OGUN GOV AIDE/FRAUD

A SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO GOVERNOR DAPO ABIODUN OF OGUN STATE, ABIDEMI RUFAI, RISKS 32-YEAR-JAIL TERM AFTER BEING INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY, WIRE FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT FOR HIS SCHEME TO STEAL OVER 350,000 DOLLARS IN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT.

THE 42-YEAR-OLD AIDE, RUFAI WHO IS ALSO KNOWN AS SANDY TANG, WAS ACCUSED OF USING THE STOLEN IDENTITIES OF MORE THAN 100 WASHINGTON RESIDENTS TO FILE FRAUDULENT CLAIMS WITH ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE DEVICE FOR PANDEMIC-RELATED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

IN AN INDICTMENT’S 10 PAGES DOCUMENT OBTAINED BY NEWSMEN, REPORT SAID RUFAI WOULD BE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WIRE FRAUD, NINE COUNTS OF WIRE FRAUD AND FIVE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE SUSPECTED CRIMINAL REMAINS DETAINED AT THE METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

MALI/JUNTA

MALI’S COUP LEADERS HAVE RELEASED INTERIM PRESIDENT BAH NDAW AND PRIME MINISTER, MOCTAR OUANE WHO HAVE BEEN HELD AT A MILITARY CAMP SINCE MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021.

REPORT SAID THEY WERE FREED IN THE EARLY HOURS OF TODAY.

SPEAKING ON THE DEVELOPMENT, AN UNNAMED MILITARY OFFICIAL IS QUOTED AS SAYING THE MILITARY WAS TRUE TO ITS WORD.

CHINA/WARNING

CHINA HAS WARNED NATIONS OF THE WORLD AGAINST POLITICISING COVID-19 AS THIS WOULD HAMPER FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS AND UNDERMINE GLOBAL EFFORTS TO CURB THE PANDEMIC.

THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES GAVE THE WARNING AFTER THE U.S PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN ORDERED A REVIEW OF U.S INTELLIGENCE ABOUT HOW AND WHERE THE VIRUS FIRST EMERGED.

THE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON, DC HAD CLAIMED THAT THERE IS A FIXATION ON POLITICAL MANIPULATION, THEREFORE WARNING THAT POLITICISING ORIGINS OF THE VIRUS WOULD HAVE GREAT EFFECT ON INVESTIGATION OF THE VIRUS.

INFORMATION HAS IT THAT WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, W.H.O IS PREPARING TO BEGIN A SECOND PHASE OF STUDIES INTO ORIGINS OF COVID-19, AND CHINA HAS BEEN UNDER PRESSURE TO GIVE INVESTIGATORS MORE ACCESS AMID ALLEGATIONS THAT THE SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME LEAKED FROM A RESEARCH LABORATORY IN THE CITY OF WUHAN, WHERE THE FIRST COVID-19 CASES EMERGED IN LATE 2019.

COVID/INVESTIGATION

IN THE MEANTIME,

THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN HAS ORDERED INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS TO REDOUBLE EFFORTS TO INVESTIGATE THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19, INCLUDING THE THEORY THAT IT CAME FROM A LABORATORY IN CHINA.

PRESIDENT BIDEN GAVE THE ORDER FOLLOWING A REPORT THAT THE U.S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WAS SPLIT ON WHETHER IT WAS THE RESULT OF A LAB ACCIDENT, OR EMERGED FROM HUMAN CONTACT WITH AN INFECTED ANIMAL.

MEANWHILE, CHINA’S EMBASSY IN THE U.S IN A STATEMENT POSTED ON ITS WEBSITE, WHICH DID NOT DIRECTLY MENTION THE U.S PRESIDENT’S REMARKS, WARNED AGAINST POLITICISING ORIGIN TRACING BUT THE PRESIDENT ASKED THE GROUPS TO REPORT BACK TO HIM WITHIN 90 DAYS.

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H’KONG/SECURITY LAW

HONG KONG’S SECURITY CHIEF HAS SENT LETTERS TO MEDIA TYCOON, JIMMY LAI AND BRANCHES OF INVESTMENT BANKING COMPANY, THREATENING UP TO SEVEN YEARS’ JAIL FOR ANY DEALINGS WITH THE BILLIONAIRE’S ACCOUNTS IN THE CITY.

THE SECURITY CHIEF IN THE LETTERS, SIGNED BY SECRETARY FOR SECURITY JOHN LEE, WERE SENT TO LAI AFTER THE HONG KONG AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED THE FREEZING OF HIS MAJORITY STAKE AND LOCAL ACCOUNTS OF THREE COMPANIES OWNED BY HIM UNDER A SWEEPING NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW.

THREE SENIOR PRIVATE BANKERS AS WELL CORPORATE LAWYERS OF THE MEDIA TYCOON, SAID THE ACTION EXTENDED THE TIGHTENING NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS INTO ELITE TIERS OF THE BANKING SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST TIME, LAMENTING THAT THE DECISION EXPOSED RISKS FOR CLIENTS AND TOP FINANCIAL MANAGERS IN HONG KONG.

TOKYO 2020

HEAD OF A JAPANESE DOCTORS’ UNION HAS WARNED AGAINST HOLDING THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO THIS SUMMER, WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

JAPAN HAS PLEDGED TO HOLD A SAFE AND SECURE 2020 OLYMPICS IN TOKYO AFTER A YEAR-LONG POSTPONEMENT BUT IT IS STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN A FOURTH WAVE OF INFECTIONS AND PREPARING TO EXTEND A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN MUCH OF THE COUNTRY.

JAPANESE OFFICIALS, OLYMPICS ORGANISERS AND THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ALL VOWED THAT THE GAMES WILL GO AHEAD BUT UNDER STRICT VIRUS-PREVENTION MEASURES WITH FOREIGN SPECTATORS BANNED WHILE DECISION ON DOMESTIC ONES IS EXPECTED NEXT MONTH.

HOWEVER, REACTING, DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF POPULATION HEALTH AT KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON, KENJI SHIBUYA, WHO HAS RECENTLY BEEN HELPING THE VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN JAPAN, WARNED THAT THE STEP COULD LEAD TO THE EMERGENCE OF AN OLYMPIC STRAIN OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

SPORTS

REACTION HAVE KEPT TRAILING THE MANCHESTER UNITED LOSS IN THE EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL.

THERE WERE MESSAGES COMING IN SAYING IT’S TIME FOR OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER TO GO BUT WITH THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE, WHO WOULD YOU HAVE TO REPLACE HIM?

ON HIS PART, VILLARREAL BOSS, EMERY CREDITED ARSENAL FOR BEING PART OF HIS JOURNEY TO WINNING THE EUROPA LEAGUE THIS SEASON.

VILLARREAL DEFEATED MANCHESTER UNITED IN A PENALTY SHOOTOUT IN GDANSK ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 EVENING TO WIN EUROPE’S SECOND MOST PRESTIGIOUS CLUB COMPETITION, THE VICTORY WAS THE FOURTH FOR EMERY AND THE FIRST MAJOR TROPHY IN VILLARREAL’S HISTORY.

EMERY DEFEATED HIS FORMER CLUB, ARSENAL IN THE SEMI-FINALS TO SET UP A FINAL WITH ANOTHER ENGLISH SIDE, MANCHESTER UNITED.

SPORTS 2

CHELSEA OWNER, ROMAN ABRAMOVICH HAS IDENTIFIED ROMELU LUKAKU AS A TOP PRIORITY FOR THE CLUB THIS SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW.

ACCORDING TO REPORT, THE RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE IS READY TO BACK THE MANAGER, THOMAS TUCHEL TO SIGN A HIGH-PROFILE STRIKER IN THE SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, HE IS ALL BUT SET TO RE-SIGN LUKAKU FOLLOWING ANTONIO CONTE’S DEPARTURE AT INTER MILAN.

TUCHEL HAS OVERSEEN DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE BLUES DEFENCE RECORD SINCE TAKING OVER THE REINS IN JANUARY BUT THE FORMER BORUSSIA DORTMUND AND PSG BOSS IS KEEN ON FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE FRONTLINE AND ALSO HOPES TO BRING IN RAPHAEL VARANE, AND SOME OTHERS TO MAKE THE BLUES STRONG TITLE CONTENDERS.

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

  • WE INFORMED YOU THAT A SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO GOVERNOR DAPO ABIODUN OF OGUN STATE, ABIDEMI RUFAI, RISKS 32-YEAR-JAIL TERM AFTER BEING INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY, WIRE FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT FOR HIS SCHEME TO STEAL OVER 350,000 DOLLARS IN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT.
  • WE REPORTED THAT MALI’S COUP LEADERS HAVE RELEASED INTERIM PRESIDENT BAH NDAW AND PRIME MINISTER, MOCTAR OUANE WHO WERE HYPERLINK “https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57239805” FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER BEING STRIPPED OF THEIR POWERS BY THE MILITARY AS WELL DETAINED AT A MILITARY CAMP SINCE MAY 24, 2021. A MOVE THAT WAS SAID TO BE THE SECOND COUP IN THE WEST AFRICAN NATION IN NINE MONTHS.
  • WE ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU THAT CHINA HAS WARNED NATIONS OF THE WORLD AGAINST POLITICISING COVID-19 AS THIS WOULD HAMPER FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS AND UNDERMINE GLOBAL EFFORTS TO CURB THE PANDEMIC.
  • LASTLY, ON SPORTS, WE TOLD YOU THAT HEAD OF A JAPANESE DOCTORS’ UNION HAS WARNED AGAINST HOLDING THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO THIS SUMMER, WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SAYING THE STEP COULD LEAD TO THE EMERGENCE OF AN OLYMPIC STRAIN OF THE CORONAVIRUS.
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