The All Grassroots Alliance party (AGA), has urged the Federal Government to release Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly called Shiite from prison in the interest of national peace.
The party disclosed this in a resolution signed by the National Chairman Dr Olukayode Oshiariyo and Deputy National Secretary Mr Raphael Oloruntoba at the end of its quarterly National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday in Abuja.
It advised the federal government to place him under intensive surveillance instead of keeping him in prison adding that government should adopt a holistic approach towards ending the Shiite crisis.
The party said it had resolved to present candidates for the Nov. 16, governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi.
“The meeting adopted the resolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) urging the party to withdraw its name from senatorial elections petition tribunal in Niger and Abia.
“NEC approved NWC’s recommendation on the expulsion of the former Organising Secretary of the party, Mr Durojaiye Adewale, over anti party activities.
Libya’s UN-backed gov’t reports new advances against rivals
In recent weeks, forces from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli have made swift territorial gains against the rival self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar.
The GNA’s military spokesman, Mohammed Gnounou, said on Friday that government forces were in complete control of the city of Tarhouna, about 90 kilometres south-east of Tripoli, and Haftar’s last stronghold in western Libya.
“Our heroic forces have taught Haftar’s terrorist militias an unforgettable lesson,” Gnounou added on Twitter.
Mostafa al-Majai, another GNA military spokesman, said the government forces had entered Tarhouna without any fighting after LNA forces had pulled out of the city into the desert.
“No reprisal acts have taken place inside the city. A large number of residents left the city days ago.
“This has made it easy to establish security there,” he told dpa.
Haftar’s loyalists seized Tarhouna following the start of their campaign in April last year to capture Tripoli from the GNA.
GNA Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj has vowed to bring all Libyan territory under his government’s control, according to the official Twitter account of the GNA forces.
“There is no concession in applying justice and law to bring to account everyone involved in perpetrating crimes against Libyans,” he was quoted as saying.
The GNA government has repeatedly accused Haftar and his forces of committing war crimes.
Libya has been in turmoil since a 2011 revolt toppled long-time dictator Muammer Gaddafi.
The oil-wealthy country is divided between two rival factions that are supported by different regional powers.
Also on Friday, the UN Security Council extended an arms embargo against Libya for 12 more months in a unanimous vote.
Germany’s deputy UN ambassador Juergen Schulz said strict adherence to the embargo is extremely important, adding that the resolution passed is a meaningful tool to ensure compliance.
The embargo has been in place since 2011, but is largely ineffective, as other countries continue to deliver arms and military equipment or send troops to join the conflict.
Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim (NAN)
NOA DG lauds staff for dedication to fight against COVID-19
Dr Garba Abari, Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has lauded the staff of the agency (field officers) for their dedication to the fight against COVID-19.
Abari particularly commended them raising awareness and advocacy as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus in the country.
The director general commended the staff in a statement by the agency’s Head of Press Unit, Mr Paul Odenyi.
The NOA chief, who described as exceptional and unprecedented, efforts made so far by the staff to help curb the spread of the virus, also acknowledged their “selfless dedication” to duty throughout the virus lockdown period.
He added that even in the face of limited resources, staff still did their best in sensitising citizens to the need to adhere strictly to the safety protocol recommended by the government and the World Health Organisation.
“I thank NOA staff for their generosity of spirit and for their industry in sourcing partnerships, which have sustained the COVID-19 sensitisation at the community level.
“Management takes note of this ingenuity and sacrifice.
“In spite of the paucity of funds, they ensured that the people remain well-informed to stay safe.
“This conduct is a clear reflection of the fact that NOA staff are genuine practitioners of the patriotism which they preach,” Abari said.
NOA boss, however, called on staff of the agency to remain vigilant and resolute in advocacy for hygienic practices as well as compliance with protocols and advisories from government and health workers, especially now that community transmission appeared to be on the increase
“This is not the time to relax. The number of infected people from community transmission has far outnumbered those who got infected from outside the country.
“This means that as community mobilisation officers and state directorates, you must add more efforts to reach the innermost parts of our communities,” he added
He further urged the staff to remain undeterred by the difficulties of the circumstances in which they work, and to continue to justify the setting up of the institution more than thirty years ago.
“We must remain focused and zealous in the days ahead until COVID-19 is eradicated in Nigeria,” said.
United States protests against police brutality met with excessive police force
#PoliceBrutality, #PoliceViolence and #PoliceBrutalityProtests, have, among others, become trending hastags on United States social media as protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in police custody witnessed more incidents of excessive police force.
Two police officers of Buffalo, New York, were suspended without pay on Thursday after a viral video showed them pushing an old man to the ground at a protest over Floyd’s death.
“When I saw the video from Buffalo, it made me sick to my stomach. Where was the threat? How can you walk by a person when there’s blood coming out of his head? It’s fundamentally inhumane & frightening,” tweeted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday.
The local police department first claimed the man tripped and fell, but the video told a different story. The 75-year-old man is in stable but serious condition in hospital, city leaders said.
In Atlanta, Georgia, six police officers have been fired with five of the facing charges of excessive force against two college students during a protest Saturday.
Body camera footage shows the two students, who were on their way home from picking up food when they got caught in traffic downtown caused by the protest, were hit with tasers by officers before being pulled out of their car.
A Philadelphia police commander has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly beating a student from Temple University with a baton during a protest Tuesday in Center City district, the city’s district attorney said Friday night.
The cop is seen in a cell phone video attacking the student, then jumping on the student and making an arrest.
A police officer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been relieved of duty and placed on administrative leave after a viral video showed him knocking over a protester who was kneeling with her hands up.
The shaky footage shows the officer walked away from a crowd of demonstrators before shoving the protester who was kneeling behind him.
“Hi. You’re probably seeing this pinned tweet because cops are rioting nationwide and I’m trying to keep track,” wrote T. Greg Doucette, an attorney in North Carolina, who has compiled 323 clips of videotaped incidents by Friday evening at his Twitter account @greg_doucette.
“The demonstrations around the country take as their starting point that police are brutalizing citizens of color. Law-enforcement officers and agencies have two ways to respond: They can affirm that complaint with aggressive policing and overwhelming force, or they can work to show they are on the same side, against brutality … but the aggressive strategy clearly doesn’t,” he said.
New Zealand aims to eliminate COVID-19 against winter odds: ministry
“The government is aiming for elimination of the COVID-19 virus or as close as possible to elimination, which will be backed up by intense surveillance to detect re-emergence of the virus, and prompt a public health response if new cases are found,” said a spokesperson from the ministry.
However, as the country enters the winter season from June, looking out for COVID-19 cases while seeing an increasing number of the usual respiratory viruses in winter will be a challenge.
“This is one of the reasons for the strong measures that have been taken,” said the spokesperson. “There is an ongoing possibility of putting alert levels back up again over the coming months if COVID-19 re-emerges and cannot be rapidly contained.”
Most illnesses caused by respiratory viruses are more common in the winter months. Influenza shows a very seasonal pattern, with increased illness, hospitalizations and deaths reaching a peak in the winter months in New Zealand.
“How the virus causing COVID-19 responds to colder temperatures is yet to be known, but it is assumed that any respiratory virus including COVID-19 will spread more easily in winter months because people are spending more time indoors and being closer to each other,” said the spokesperson.
“While this doesn’t mean the disease is more severe, but there could be more risks of spreading,” added the spokesperson.
According the ministry, to date, more than 1.744 million flu vaccines have been distributed nationwide to general practices, pharmacies, occupational health providers, district health boards and other vaccinators this year. Over 800,000 eligible people have been vaccinated so far this year, compared with just over 700,000 in 2019.
Egypt, IMF reach 5.2-bln-USD credit deal to help Egypt against COVID-19 consequences
Egypt and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reached a deal to provide the Egyptian government with a 12-month credit agreement worth 5.2 billion United States dollars to help the North African country deal with economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Egyptian finance ministry announced Friday.
This agreement would be presented to the IMF Executive Board for final approval on the requested financing amount, the ministry said in a statement.
The agreement proves the continued confidence of international institutions, especially the IMF, in Egypt‘s economic, monetary and financial policies as well as the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry added.
It will help preserve the gains Egypt has achieved in recent years by implementing the economic reform program, according to the finance ministry.
Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on March 8, both foreigners.
In mid-March, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi allocated 100 billion Egyptian pounds (6.35 billion United States dollars) to finance an anti-coronavirus plan.
Since March 25, the Egyptian government has been imposing a nighttime curfew, which varied between nine and 13 hours, to curb the spread of the virus.
The current nine-hour curfew will continue until mid-June, when the government will consider easing restrictions amid a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.
COVID-19: Oyo CAN cautions Christians against flouting govt. directives
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, has called on Christians in the state to comply with the all the directives of government including the lockdown of religious centres.
Akanmu said that it was important to make official statement to guide the leadership of various churches and fellowship centres, amidst misleading information which had rented the air.
“In a situation like this, it is pertinent that the CAN leadership in the state clear the air on misleading information circulating around to save followers from falling victims of fake news or misinformation.
“This, if not addressed, may eventually subject followers to severe punishment, as we all know that ignorance is not an excuse in the court of law,” Akanmu said.
He said that the Federal Government has done the appropriate thing by relaxing the measures to allow each state make decisions based on the current situation and report on COVID-19 pandemic in a particular state.
“As at today, the decision of Oyo government is to retain the restrictions earlier imposed on lockdown of religious centres, curfew from 8pm to 6am and on social gathering.
“As residents of the state, we all should adhere strictly to the state directives. As Christians, we must honour and obey government regardless of the motive behind the decision, order or policy — either in good or bad faith.
“Even in a situation where government deliberately work against the church, God did not permit us to disobey or involve in violence,” he warned.
“If we sincerely call for God’s intervention at this point, He will surely answer and set our nation free from the bondage of lockdown brought on us by the pandemic.
“Anything that is not of God, CAN will never support it. After all, it is the building that is lockdown, the spirit of Christ that dwell in us can not be silent,” he said.
Akanmu said that everything happens for good for those who trust in God, saying this was a period for the people to develop themselves spiritually.
“That’s why as Christian leaders we train followers of Christ to be adequately equipped with the words of God, prayer and walk in the righteous path.
“For no reason should any Christian go against the law and order of the government. I believe that the Lord will return all our losses during the COVID-19 period in multiple folds in Jesus name,” he said.
World Environment Day: Oyetola warns Osun residents against environmental degradation
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has called on the people of the state to refrain from acts capable of undermining environmental sustainability.
Oyetola gave the warning at a tree planting programme, organised to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day, on Friday in Osogbo.
The governor said that his administration would take proactive steps against those in the habit of encroaching into government’s forests for unlawful activities.
“We are prepared to invoke the full weight of the law on anyone caught engaging in illegal land clearing for farming, uncontrolled logging, gathering of firewood and deforestation,” he said.
The governor also said that anyone caught engaging in indiscriminate or ill-planned bush burning, high population rate, degradation of the environment occasioned by illegal mining and illegal hunting for bush meat would be dealt with.
Speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration, “Biodiversity”, Oyetola said that biodiversity was essential to human development, because “it is the foundation that supports all the lives on land and below the waters.”
The governor, who decried the poor environmental management culture, noted that on a global scale, biodiversity was being lost at higher rate than that of natural extinction.
He said that illegal land clearing for farming, uncontrolled logging, deforestation, bush burning and high population rate were among the factors affecting biodiversity conservation in the state.
Oyetola expressed his administration’s commitment to tree planting in order to reverse the situation.
Earlier in his address, the state Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Mr Sola Oladepo, said that nonchalant attitude towards biodiversity conservation in the past had culminated in massive degradation of forest reserves in the state.
Oladepo said that the state government was ready to plant one million trees across the state.
Osun Govt mobilising available resources against COVID-19- Deputy Governor
The State Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, who also doubles as the Chairman, Osun COVID-19 Task Force, said that the state government was satisfied with efforts made so far to curb the spread of the virus in the state.
Alabi, while briefing newsmen on Friday in Osogbo, commended Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, for being proactive and his laudable level of commitment to activities of the task force to flatten the curve of the pandemic.
“With the level of preparedness of our governor, we were able to rise up to the occasion on time in curbing the spread of the pandemic, which helps to keep the figures relatively minimal,” he said.
The deputy governor said that Osun had more than 350 beds in its isolation centres, aside the ICU facility put in place.
He said the state government had also trained more than four thousand medical personnel to combat the virus.
Alabi, however, reiterated the resolve of the task force not to rest on its oars at ensuring that the spread of COVID-19 was contained.
He added that sample testing of suspected cases and enforcement of precautionary measures remained effective in the state.
It also has 35 treated and discharged, eight currently receiving treatment at isolation centre and four deaths recorded.
Turks protest in Istanbul against police killing of unarmed United States black man
Turkish people on Friday staged a protest in Istanbul against the killing of an unarmed black man in the United States last week.
The crowd gathered in front of the Trump Towers in the Sisli district of the European side of the largest Turkish city, chanting slogans against the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.
Protesters carried banners, which read: “Long live international solidarity,” “Black lives matter,” and “Justice for George Floyd.”
In a press release, they expressed solidarity with the people in the United States, demanding justice for the murder.
“The killing of George Floyd is not an isolated incident. On the contrary, it is the result of institutional racism in the United States,” the release said.
Several protesters wrote Floyd’s last words “I can’t breathe” over their facial masks.
On Thursday, a group of people had held a demonstration in front of the United States Consulate in Istanbul.
- Russia’s COVID-19 cases exceed 450,000
- Death toll in India’s chemical factory blast rises to 10
- Australia China Friendship Society calls on Aussie politicians to mend relationship with China
- Libya’s UN-backed gov’t reports new advances against rivals
- Facebook says it found no foreign interference in Floyd protests
- After Trump tweet debate, Facebook to review policies on posts
- NOA DG lauds staff for dedication to fight against COVID-19
- AfDB Probe: Group tells Board of Governors not to compromise
- Uganda reopens national parks for tourism amid COVID-19
- 36 killed in lightning strikes across Myanmar in 5 months
- Mongolia’s capital holds annual book festival to promote reading amid pandemic
- Biden clinches Democratic bid to face Trump in election
- United States protests against police brutality met with excessive police force
- Bolsonaro threatens Brazilian withdrawal from WHO, following United States
- Pakistan’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 90,000
- COVID-19: Sokoto discharges all 101 patients, records 14 deaths
- Active COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria fall below 1,000
- Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra holds first concert after COVID-19 lockdown
- Enugu records 3 more cases of COVID-19
- Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand pledge $100 million to racial equality and social justice
- Makinde flags off construction of commission’s secretariat
- UI postgraduate student murdered in Ibadan
- Mongolia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, 193 in total
- NCDC announces 328 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 11,844
- 5.3-magnitude quake hits 92 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena — USGS
- S.Korea reports 51 more COVID-19 cases, 11,719 in total
- 4 soldiers killed, 17 wounded in clash with rebels in southern Philippines
- Afghan fighting, roadside bomb kill 15 including 11 police in Badakhshan
- Cambodia may lose 3 bln USD in tourism revenue this year due to COVID-19 impact: minister
- Coronavirus pandemic to cost Australia over 348 bln USD over 10 years
- Colombia captures 50 people suspected of plant, animal trafficking
- Biden crosses threshold to clinch Democratic presidential nomination
- United States said diplomatic door with Iran remains open
- India reports highest daily spike of 9,887 cases as total reach 236,657
- Three killed in small plane crash in Southern California
- Britain, EU close new round of trade talks, little progress made
- Small plane crash in United States state of Georgia kills 5
- India’s Maharashtra state crosses grim milestone of 80,000 cases of COVID-19
- New Zealand has no new COVID-19 case for 15 consecutive days
- Bolsonaro threatens to withdraw Brazil from WHO
- New Zealand aims to eliminate COVID-19 against winter odds: ministry
- 6.2-magnitude quake hits Kazakhstan — local department
- People shop at reopened market in Bury, Britain
- 6.2-magnitude quake hits Kazakhstan — local dept. for emergencies
- Lima to host all Peruvian football matches after COVID-19 shutdown
- DPRK to withdraw from inter-Korean liaison office: KCNA
- Chile reports 122,499 COVID-19 cases with 1,448 deaths
- Street markets open for first time since lockdown in Moscow
- People buy fresh spot prawns in Richmond, Canada
- People perform Friday prayer with COVID-19 prevention measures in Amman, Jordan
- United States department store chain J.C. Penney announces to close 154 stores
- Full moon seen in Manila, the Philippines
- Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers over Israeli annexation plans
- Mexico unable to support OPEC with further oil production adjustment: president
- People collect recyclable items at garbage dump site in India
- Indonesian capital eases novel coronavirus-related restrictions
- People participate in anti-racism protest in Toronto, Canada
- People across world protest over death of George Floyd
- World Environment Day marked in Afghanistan
- UN chief asks entire world to change course on environment
- UN Security Council extends authorization of measures to implement arms embargo on Libya
- City in United States Louisiana prepares for approaching tropical system
- New York state governor unveils police reform agenda in wake of George Floyd death
- Feature: Turks become more willing to quit smoking over health concerns amid COVID-19 outbreak
- Trudeau joins anti-racism demonstration in Ottawa
- Fayemi mourns prominent Ekiti leader, Omotosho
- Roundup: FAO, European countries mark World Environment Day by calling for protecting biodiversity
- “The World of Banksy” comes to Prague on exhibition
- UN voices concern over continued fighting in Libya
- COVID-19: Fidelity Bank donates N10m to Kano govt
- WHO warns of risks of COVID-19 explosion in South Asia’s densely-populated region
- Egypt, IMF reach 5.2-bln-USD credit deal to help Egypt against COVID-19 consequences
- COVID-19: Oyo CAN cautions Christians against flouting govt. directives
- Spotlight: United States jobless rate drops in May as economy reopens, road to recovery likely bumpy
- Head of Al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali by French forces: minister
- World Environment Day: Plateau commissioner decries indiscriminate dumping of waste
- Explosion hits northeastern Syria, killing 2 children
- Feature: Chinese bus company commits to keeping Cuban drivers safe during COVID-19 pandemic
- Abolishing agreements with Israel not to affect ICC’s probe in Palestinian territories: official
- NNPC alerts on fake diesel, urges motorists to avoid use
- UN preparing for gradual reopening of headquarters in New York: spokesman
- Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response –WHO
- Cate Blanchett reveals ‘a bit of a chainsaw accident’
- Greek gov’t aims for one in three new vehicles to be electric by 2030
- Lagos govt. charges religious centres on ”No face mask, No entry” guideline
- Whoopi Goldberg teams with Extinction Rebellion for climate change movie
- Gov. Makinde inaugurates Marble Mining Company board
- Churches, mosques remain shut as Ogun govt. studies re-opening guidelines
- German gov’t supports local fleece manufacturer to boost face mask production
- NiDCOM a major economic asset to Nigeria, says House Committee chair
- YSFON appreciates Gov. AbdulRazaq as he marks 365 days in office
- Light-Up Kwara: Company says project 90% completed, no dispute with Kwara Govt
- Buhari, Folarin mourn Oyo politician, Adelere
- Removal of fuel subsidy, price-fixing excites Atiku
- FG to enhance legal framework for Nigeria’s digital identity – Malami
- WHO excites over $8.8bn vaccine donation to GAVI
- PLSG rolls out activities to commemorate Democracy Day
- Finnish researchers depict full gene structure of Nordic reindeer
- Lagos Police arrest man kissing minor in viral video
- Rape: Coalition wants establishment of DNA to enhance investigation
- German police attempt to break up anti-racism rally in Hamburg
- House of Representatives set to investigate privatisation of power sector
- Iraq signs 2-year deal to continue importing electricity from Iran
- Trump directs United States troops reduction in Germany: media
- Control of COVID-19 through waste management, our priority – Gombe commissioner
- Greece officials, shipowners expect closer ties with China
- Lebanese gov’t to inject 400 mln USD to support industry, agriculture
- Oman reports 770 new COVID-19 cases, 15,086 in total
- Buhari approves Danbatta’s reappointment as NCC’s boss, says Minister
- Diri calls for joint action from Niger-Delta governors for cleaner environment
- EU to launch 8 new environmental actions with local groups in Lebanon
- COVID-19: WHO publishes updated guidance on use of masks
- Dortmund’s Sancho, Akanji, fined for getting haircuts without face masks
- COVID-19: Refugee Commission distributes farm inputs to 100 farmers in Kano
- LASWA to improve response time to emergencies — GM
- Urgent: 5.0-magnitude quake hits 514 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen — USGS
- 2030 Agenda: NSE boss urges West Africa to embrace green bond finance
- China, Serbia sign memorandum on space technology
- 20 ships laden with petroleum products, food items awaiting to berth — NPA
- Israel exploits United States partiality, coronavirus to impose annexation plan: Palestinian official
- Man, 27, arraigned over alleged assault
- Remain vigilant on COVID-19, group urges govt, public
- Cairo airport to receive 23 flights carrying Egyptians stranded abroad amid COVID-19 pandemic
- World Environment Day: NNPC expresses commitment to biodiversity
- World Bank to fund Maputo urban transformation project
- World Environment Day: Oyetola warns Osun residents against environmental degradation
- Africa’s COVID-19 cases over 168,000 – WHO
- WHO recommends wider use of face masks to curb COVID-19
- COVID-19: Red Cross supports 20,000 vulnerable households in 4 states
- Hundreds join “Black Lives Matter” march in Lithuanian capital
- Court acquits man, 52, of attempted homosexuality
- Washington mayor asks Trump to remove federal forces
- Denmark to gradually ease social gathering ban
- Police in Adamawa kill 2 suspected cattle rustlers, recover 15 cows, 171 sheep, rifle
- Vietnam league restarts with packed crowds as coronavirus risk abates
- Ethiopia to plant millions of trees in spite COVID-19 pandemic
- Osun Govt mobilising available resources against COVID-19- Deputy Governor
- EU countries agree on coordinated, non-discriminatory lifting of travel ban
- Turks protest in Istanbul against police killing of unarmed United States black man
- African innovators launch platform to enhance linkage with industry
- Kebbi Assembly tours abandoned projects
- Ekiti Police Command parades 11 suspects
- Florence mayor calls for help for city revival
- Roundup: Palestinians hold mass rallies against 53 years of Israeli occupation
- Delta Govt. appoints state index, Austin Eruotor, as COVID-19 ambassador
- COVID-19: OYSG to open 100-bed isolation centre in Saki
- Ondo varsity says no staff tested positive for COVID-19
- UN launches new climate initiative on World Environment Day
- Albanian president appeals for more efforts on environment protection
- Ghana’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000
- Kenya’s tourism stakeholders mull safety measures amid COVID-19 pandemic
- Make Lagos more natural, greening, Expert urges Govt, corporate bodies
- Germany’s GDP to shrink by 7 pct in 2020: central bank
- United States withdraws plans to ban Chinese airlines
- I-G deploys detectives to unravel bank, police station attack in Kogi
- Profit taking: Nigeria stock market down N155bn
- COVID-19: NGO takes sensitization campaign to market, community, women leaders in Kaduna
- Ghana holds memorial event to honor George Floyd
- Hong Kong’s status as int’l financial center not to be affected: HKEX chief
- UNEP says investing in biodiversity protection to help post-COVID-19 recovery
- Interview: CABI expert sees “strong commitment” in ecological conservation in China
- D.C. mayor asks Trump to withdraw federal law enforcement, troops dealing with protests
- Dissolution of Zamfara LG councils unconstititional – APC
- German gov’t supports local fleece manufacturer to boost face mask production
- LASG calls for preservation, restoration of Biodiversity
- FCT COVID-19 team says has not abandoned duty
- COVID-19: 80 Kwara Rapid Response officers test negative – Commissioner
- One new coronavirus death confirmed in Spain
- Chinese workforce solutions provider Quhuo files for United States IPO
- Kenya pledges to expand green areas
- COVID-19: Enugu Govt calls for prayers, as religious group donates palliative
- COVID-19: Coalition private sector donations given to isolation centres
- Police arrest curfew violators conveying 91 passengers, 24 goats, 14 motorcycles in Kaduna
- Group decries loss of over N5m worth of rice to movement restriction
- Roundup: Experts root for deepening South-South cooperation in fight against COVID-19
- Finnish gov’t strengthens role of public healthcare in reform
- COVID-19: Lagos begins home-based treatment of patients in 2 weeks
- Libya’s UN-backed government reports new advances against rivals
- Air Chief urges pioneer NAF nurses to be discipline, proficient
- Chinese advised against traveling to Australia
- Muslims attend Juma’at in Osogbo after weeks of worship centers shutdown
- 1st LD: UK COVID-19 deaths top 40,000 as another 357 patients die
- Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections rises to 1,312
- Police command in Ogun arrests lovers for faking kidnap
- Runsewe advocates use of culture as therapy against COVID-19
- Airline SAS to resume more flights to Europe after COVID-19 halt
- Paris police ban protests at United States Embassy, citing health restrictions
- UK, EU need to conclude negotiation “in good time”: UK chief Brexit negotiator
- Singapore to build vaccine manufacturing capacity in fight against COVID-19: PM
- S. African president promises to address staff shortages in COVID-19 epicenter
- World Evironment Day: Kano State Govt. to promote policy on environment and pollution
- Filed bankruptcies in Germany see moderate increase: IWH
- Beijing lowers COVID-19 emergency response to third level
- Kenya bans single-use plastic in parks, public spaces
- Expert urges journalists to embrace data journalism
- Saudi Arabia to re-impose strict measures against COVID-19 in Jeddah
- Life coach counsels mothers on official work, child care
- Canada’s unemployment rate hits record high in May
- Roundup: Tech giants to help boost output of antigen test kits as Japan ramps up testing methods
- Construction accident kills 2 in Ghana