WORLD NEWS MAY 9, 2021

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HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • GOVERNOR WIKE REACTS TO ATTACK ON POLICE FORMATION BY GUNMEN IN RIVERS.
  • AUTHORITIES TO COMPENSATE MEXICO CITY METRO COLLAPSE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES.
  • SCORES OF PALESTINIANS INJURED IN ISRAELI CRACKDOWN.
  • EU, INDIA RESOLVE TO RESUME LONG-TERM TRADE TALKS.

DETAILS OF THESE AND MORE IN A MOMENT. PLEASE STAY TUNED.

RIVERS/ATTACKS

RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR, NYESOM WIKE HAS REACTED TO THE RECENT ATTACKS ON POLICE FORMATIONS AND KILLING OF OFFICERS IN THE STATE.

THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, PPRO, SP NNAMDI OMONI, IN A STATEMENT SAID SEVEN POLICE OFFICERS WERE KILLED AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN THE STATE BETWEEN MAY 7 AND 8.

HE SAIDTWO WERE KILLED AT A SPECIAL CHECKPOINT BETWEEN CHOBA COMMUNITY IN OBIO/AKPOR AND EMOHUA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, BURNT A PRIVATE CAR BELONGING TO ONE OF THE OFFICERS, ANOTHER AT RUMUJI POLICE STATION, ALONG BAYELSA AXIS AND THE THIRD ON ANOTHER POLICE STATION IN ELIMGBU COMMUNITY IN OBIO/AKPOR LGA, WHERE THREE ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS WERE KILLED.

THE GOVERNOR, IN A STATEMENT SIGNED BY HIS MEDIA AIDE, KELVIN EBIRI, EXPRESSED HIS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF THE POLICEMEN AND THE STATE POLICE COMMAND BUT PLEADED WITH RESIDENTS TO REMAIN CALM, ADDING THAT THE SECURITY COUNCIL HAD TAKEN MEASURES TO SECURE THE STATE.

AU/TALKS

THE AFRICAN UNION NEW CHAIR HAS VISITED SUDAN FOR TALKS OVER ETHIOPIA’S CONTROVERSIAL NILE DAM AFTER SUDAN AND EGYPT PUSH ETHIOPIA FOR A BINDING DEAL OVER THE FILLING AND OPERATION OF THE GRAND ETHIOPIAN RENAISSANCE DAM.

ETHIOPIA SAID THE ELECTRICITY THE STRUCTURE WILL GENERATE IS IMPORTANT TO ITS DEVELOPMENT, BUT DOWNSTREAM EGYPT AND SUDAN FEAR FOR THEIR OWN DAMS AND VITAL WATER SUPPLIES.

THE AU NEW CHIEF, WHO IS ALSO THE DR. CONGO PRESIDENT MET WITH SUDAN’S HEAD OF STATE, ABDEL FATTAH AL-BURHAN, PRIME MINISTER ABDALLA HAMDOK, AND FOREIGN MINISTER MARIAM AL-MAHDI, FOCUSING ON DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM COUNTRIES OVER THE RENAISSANCE DAM.

U.S/CYBERCRIME

A MAJOR PIPELINE OPERATOR IN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN FORCED TO SHUT ITS ENTIRE NETWORK AFTER A CYBER ATTACK CONFIRMED BY THE COMPANY INVOLVED RANSOMWARE.

COLONIAL PIPELINE SAID IN A STATEMENT SAID THE COMPANY IN RESPONSE TO THE ATTACK, PROACTIVELY TOOK CERTAIN SYSTEMS OFFLINE TO CONTAIN THE THREAT, WHICH HAD TEMPORARILY HALTED ALL PIPELINE OPERATIONS, AND AFFECTED SOME OF ITS SYSTEMS.

THE COMPANY HAD ON SATURDAY, MAY 8 AFTERNOON, PUT OUT A SECOND STATEMENT CONFIRMING THE INCIDENT INVOLVED RANSOMWARE, A TYPE OF MALWARE THAT IS DESIGNED TO LOCK DOWN SYSTEMS BY ENCRYPTING DATA AND DEMANDING PAYMENT TO REGAIN ACCESS.

BRAZIL/POLICE RAID

THE DEATH TOLL FROM A BRAZILIAN POLICE RAID IN A RIO DE JANEIRO FAVELA HAS INCREASED TO 28.

A POLICE OFFICIAL CONFIRMED THAT ONE POLICE OFFICER AND 27 OTHER PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE RAID WHICH IT SAID AIMED AT ROOTING OUT DRUG TRAFFICKERS IN AN IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITY IN THE CITY’S NORTH ZONE, JACAREZINHO.

THE CIVIL POLICE CHIEF, ALLAN TURNOWSKI, HOWEVER, REVEALED THAT INTELLIGENCE CONFIRMED THE DEAD TO BE DRUG DEALERS.

REACTING, CRITICS SAID EVEN IF THE VICTIMS WERE SUSPECTED OF CRIMINAL ASSOCIATION, WHICH HAD NOT BEEN PROVEN, SUMMARY EXECUTIONS OF THIS KIND ARE ENTIRELY UNJUSTIFIABLE, NOTING THAT THE POLICE HAVE THE POWER TO ARREST BUT AFFIRMED THAT ONLY THE COURTS HAVE THE DUTY TO PROSECUTE AND JUDGE THOSE SUSPECTED OF COMMITTING CRIMES.

MEXICO/COMPENSATION

MEXICAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE PROMISED A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THE COLLAPSE OF AN ELEVATED SECTION OF LINE 12 OF THE MEXICO CITY METRO.

REPORT SAID THE SECTION COLLAPSED ON MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 WITH FAMILIES OF MORE THAN TWO DOZEN PEOPLE KILLED WHEN A TRAIN OVERPASS COLLAPSED IN MEXICO CITY.

SPEAKING ON THE DEVELOPMENT DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE, MAYOR OF MEXICO CITY, CLAUDIA SHEINBAUM EXPLAINED THAT ABOUT 35,000 DOLLARS WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES OF THE 26 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE INCIDENT.

HE NOTED THAT THE RELATIVES WILL RECEIVE ABOUT 2,500 DOLLARS FROM THE CITY, AS WELL AS 32,650 DOLLARS FROM THE METRO TRAIN LINE AND PROMISING NOT GOING TO LEAVE THEM ALONE.

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EU INDIA/AGREE

THE EUROPEAN UNION AND INDIA HAVE AGREED TO RESUME STALLED FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS AND SEEK CLOSER COOPERATION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE.

THE DUO MADE THE AGREEMENT AT A VIRTUAL SUMMIT, AS CONCERNS ABOUT CHINA BRING BRUSSELS AND NEW DELHI CLOSER.

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, URSULA VON DER LEYEN, WHO DISCLOSED THAT THEY AGREED TO RESTART TALKS ON THE FREE TRADE DEAL THAT HAVE BEEN FROZEN SINCE 2013, NOTED THAT, THERE HAD BEEN CLOSE RELATIONSHIP AND A LOT OF UNTAPPED POTENTIAL BETWEEN THE DUO.

MEANWHILE, PARTLY OVERSHADOWED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS IN INDIA, THE MEETING BROUGHT TOGETHER THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI AND ALL OF THE BLOC’S 27 LEADERS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS IN A SIGN OF THE EU’S RENEWED INTEREST IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION.

INDIA/COVID-19

INDIA’S HEALTH MINISTRY HAS REPORTED 4,092 FATALITIES OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS, TAKING THE OVERALL DEATH TOLL TO 242,362 WHILE NEW CASES ROSE BY 403,738, INCREASING THE TOTAL SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC TO 22.3 MILLION.

THE MINISTRY ADDED THAT THE COUNTRY’S COVID-19 DEATHS ROSE BY MORE THAN 4,000 FOR A SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY WITH CALLS FOR A NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN TO CURB SPREAD OF THE VIRUS MOUNTED.

IN RECET TIME, INDIA HAD BEEN HIT HARD BY A SECOND COVID-19 WAVE WITH CASES AND DEATHS HITTING RECORD HIGHS EVERY OTHER DAY.

THE COUNTRY’S HEALTH SECTOR ALSO EXPERIENCED AN ACUTE SHORTAGE OF OXYGEN AND BEDS IN MANY HOSPITALS WHILE MORGUES AND CREMATORIUMS OVERFLOW, EXPERTS HAVE SAID THE ACTUAL NUMBERS COULD BE FAR HIGHER.

ISRAEL/CRACKDOWN.

DOZENS OF PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN INJURED IN ISRAELI POLICE CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS OUTSIDE THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS PRAYED AT THE NEARBY AL-AQSA MOSQUE ON ISLAM’S HOLY NIGHT OF LAYLAT AL-QADR.

THE PALESTINE RED CRESCENT SAID NOT LESS THAN 90 PEOPLE WERE INJURED, A DAY AFTER THE ISRAELI FORCES STORMED AL-AQSA AND INJURED MORE THAN 200 PALESTINIANS WHILE ISRAELI POLICE SAID AT LEAST AN OFFICER WAS HURT.

REPORT HAS IT THAT ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES ON HORSEBACK AND IN RIOT GEAR DEPLOYED STUN GRENADES AND WATER CANNON AGAINST PALESTINIAN YOUTH WHO THREW STONES, LIT FIRES AND TORE DOWN POLICE BARRICADES IN THE STREETS LEADING TO THE WALLED OLD CITY GATES.

MEANWHILE, TENSIONS HAVE MOUNTED IN THE CITY, THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK AND GAZA THROUGHOUT THE MUSLIM HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN, AMID GROWING ANGER ABOUT THE POTENTIAL EVICTION OF PALESTINIANS FROM EAST JERUSALEM HOMES ON LAND CLAIMED BY JEWISH SETTLERS.

CHINA/ROCKET

REMNANTS OF CHINA’S BIGGEST ROCKET HAVE LANDED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WITH MOST OF ITS COMPONENTS DESTROYED UPON RE-ENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.

THE UNITED STATES SPACE COMMAND CONFIRMED THE RE-ENTRY OF THE ROCKET OVER THE ARABIAN PENINSULA, BUT SAID IT WAS UNKNOWN IF THE DEBRIS IMPACTED LAND OR WATER.

REPORT SAID DEBRIS FROM THE LONG MARCH 5B HAD SOME PEOPLE LOOKING WARILY SKYWARD SINCE IT BLASTED OFF FROM CHINA’S HAINAN ISLAND ON APRIL 29, BUT THE CHINA MANNED SPACE ENGINEERING OFFICE SAID MOST OF THE DEBRIS WAS BURNT UP IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

ACCORDING TO REPORT, PARTS OF THE ROCKET RE-ENTERED THE ATMOSPHERE AT ABOUT 10:24 A.M. BEIJING TIME AND LANDED AT A LOCATION WITH THE COORDINATES OF LONGITUDE 72.47 DEGREES EAST AND LATITUDE 2.65 DEGREES NORTH, AS THIS ENDS DAYS OF SPECULATION OVER WHERE THE DEBRIS WOULD HIT.

MYANMAR/MILITARY

MYANMAR’S MILITARY RULERS HAVE BRANDED A GROUP OF DEPOSED LAWMAKERS RUNNING A SHADOW GOVERNMENT IN THE COUNTRY AS TERRORISTS, AND ACCUSED IT OF BOMBINGS, ARSON AND KILLINGS.

REPORT SAID A GROUP INCLUDING DEPOSED LAWMAKERS FORMED THE NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT TO OPPOSE THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT.

MEANWHILE, SINCE THE MILITARY SEIZED POWER IN A FEBRUARY 1 COUP, DETAINING AND DEPOSING CIVILIAN LEADER, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, A NATIONWIDE UPRISING HAD REFUSED TO BACK DOWN ON ITS DEMANDS FOR A RETURN TO DEMOCRACY.

THE NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT, WHICH OPERATES UNDER COVER AND ITSELF DESCRIBES THE ARMY AS A TERRORIST FORCE, THEREAFTER, PROMISED TO SET UP A PEOPLE’S DEFENCE FORCE TO PROTECT ITS SUPPORTERS FROM THE MILITARY.

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

  • WE INFORMED YOU THAT RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR, NYESOM WIKE HAS CONDOLED WITH FAMILIES OF THE POLICEMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING RECENT ATTACK ON POLICE FORMATIONS IN THE STATE, KILLING NOT LESS THAN SVEN OFFICERS, PLEADING WITH RESIDENTS OF THE STATE TO REMAIN CALM, ADDING THAT THE SECURITY COUNCIL HAD TAKEN MEASURES TO INVESTIGATE AND SECURE THE STATE.
  • WE REPORTED THAT MEXICAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE PROMISED A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THE COLLAPSE AN ELEVATED SECTION OF LINE 12 OF THE MEXICO CITY METRO, PROMISNG TO COMPENSATE FAMILIES OF THE 26 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE INCIDENT WITH ABOUT 35,000 DOLLARS.
  • WE ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU THAT THE EUROPEAN UNION AND INDIA HAVE AGREED TO RESUME THEIR STALLED FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS. SEEKING CLOSER COOPERATION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE.
  • LASTLY, WE TOLD YOU THAT DOZENS OF PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN INJURED IN ISRAELI POLICE CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS OUTSIDE THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS PRAYED AT THE NEARBY AL-AQSA MOSQUE ON ISLAM’S HOLY NIGHT OF LAYLAT AL-QADR.

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