WORLD NEWS JULY 2ND, 2021

HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • HUMAN RIGHT GROUP CONDEMNS PIB SHARING FORMULAR.
  • U.S ORDERS TEMPORAL SUSPENSION OF FEDERAL EXECUTIONS.
  • AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES 50 PERCENT CUT IN OVERSEAS ARRIVAL.
  • PAKISTAN ASSURES SUPPORT FOR CHINESE GOVT POLICIES.

OSUN/ASSEMBLY

The Osun state house of assembly has released the list of nominees for the caretaker committee members for the local governments, local council development authorities and area offices in the state.

The names of the caretaker committee members were read out by the speaker of the assembly, timothy Owoeye.

Speaker Owoeye, however, stepped down names of some nominees among which were chairmen for Ejigbo west local council development authority and Oriade local government and vice chairmen for Ife central local government and Egbedore area office.

IMO/GOV  

The Supreme court has announced that it will soon fix a date to hear the motion filed by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP demanding the sack of Imo governor, hope Uzodinma.

The party, through its lawyer, Phillips Umeadi filed additional processes in relation to the motion filed in 2020.

The PDP wants the Supreme Court to reverse its decision that removed Emeka Ihedioha as governor months after he won the march 9, 2019 election.

The party faulted the apex court for declaring Uzodinma of the all progressives congress, APC winner after disqualifying Nwosu on the grounds that he was nominated as the candidate of both the action alliance and APC.

PIB/SHARING

The centre for human rights and anti-corruption crusade has condemned the sharing formular used for the petroleum industry bill passed by the senate.

National president of the centre, cleric e. Alaowei, made the condemnation in a statement, quering the 3 percent allotted to the host community to cushion the effects of the years of the degradation and despoliation of the ecosystem.

According to him, the percentage approved for oil bearing communities as their equity share in the petroleum bill passed is not only demeaning but an insult to the environmentally-degraded host communities.

Alaowei noted that this was contrary to the 10 percent equity share was voted for host communities in the bill at the time it was proposed and introduced by yar’adua’s government at the time of the militants’ agitations for equity and fair share in the production quota.

IPOB/BENUE YOUTH

Following the arrest of leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi kanu, Benue youth forum has urged the federal government to arrest the leadership of the miyetti groups, Fulani nationality movement, FUNAM and other terrorists who live and dine in cosy hotels in Abuja.

The youth forum made the call in a statement by its president, Terrence Kuanum, saying arrest of the leaders will drastically reduce tension and prove that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is willing to accord justice to all Nigerians at long last.

It would be recalled that kanu was few days ago, re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria.

According to the group, the development indicated that Nigeria security intelligence is suddenly working but called for justice, fairness and equity to sustain unity, peace and progress necessary for a healthy and strong nation.

US/FEDERAL EXECUTIONS

The United States attorney general, Merrick Garland has ordered a temporary suspension on federal executions in country.

Garland gave the order in a statement issued to newsmen, saying the department of justice must ensure everyone in the federal criminal justice system is not only afforded the rights guaranteed by the constitution and laws of U.S.

Reacting, the attorney general however directed that his deputy, Lisa Monaco should lead a review that will assess the justice department’s 2019 single-drug protocol as well as the risk of pain and suffering associated with the use of pentobarbital

AUSTRALIA/LOCKDOWN

Australia has announced a dramatic cut in the number of people who will be allowed to enter the country.

Prime minister, Scott Morrison made the announcement as the country struggles to contain coronavirus clusters that plunged major cities into lockdown.

While speaking with newsmen, Morrison said quotas for overseas arrivals would be cut by 50 percent to help prevent further outbreaks of the pandemic.

With almost half of the nation’s population under stay-at-home orders, the prime minister added that the quota will be cut to 3,000 by the middle of july, while the government will at the same time step up its private repatriation flights.

PAKISTAN/PARTY SYSTEM

Pakistani prime minister, Imran khan has repeated his country’s support for the Chinese government regarding its policies in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province.

Khan made this known while speaking to members of the Chinese news media who were visiting Islamabad as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the communist party of china.

Rights groups accuse china of systematic and widespread mass internment and torture amounting to crimes against humanity against the Muslim population in its southwestern Xinjiang province.

In a report last month, amnesty international termed the situation in Xinjiang a dystopian hells cape, citing dozens of witness accounts that detailed allegations of brainwashing, torture and an erasure of cultural identity.

ISRAELI/GAZA ATTACK

Israel has revealed that its fighter jets targeted a weapons manufacturing site in the Gaza strip in the latest unrest since a ceasefire ended may’s attacks.

The Israeli army spokesperson, while revealing this stated that the air raid came in response to the launching of incendiary balloons from the Gaza strip towards the surrounding Israeli settlements.

Reacting, Hamaz military confirmed that the raids hit training sites and no casualties were reported, saying there was no immediate indication as to which Gaza-based group was responsible for the balloon launch but Israel had held Hamas responsible for any action.

H’KONG/POLICE ATTACKER

Police in Hong Kong has revealed that a 50-year-old man, who killed himself after stabbing a Hong Kong police officer was a lone wolf attacker.

The city’s security chief, Chris tang, who made this revelation noted that the man stabbed himself in the chest and later died of his wounds after injuring officer.

Tang, who was promoted to Hong Kong’s security secretary recently, told journalist that officers searched the attacker’s home and found materials on his computer that showed he had been radicalised, but did not elaborate any further.

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