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Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong was not in attendance for a scheduled court hearing Monday after the death of his father, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was announced yesterday. Yonhap

Samsung heir absent from bribery retrial following father’s death

Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong was not in attendance for a scheduled court hearing Monday after the death of his father, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was announced yesterday. Yonhap reports that the conglomorate’s de facto leader and presumed heir had asked the Seoul High Court to permit him to attend the funeral.
The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 million a day to bring outbreaks under control, according to various experts.

US sets new single day virus infections record

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the US on Friday — a record one-day increase in infections as the virus surges again, according to a Reuters tally.
A couple take photos along a sea wall of the waves brought by Typhoon Haishen in the eastern port city of Sokcho on September 7, 2020.

Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea, takes aim at North Korea

A powerful typhoon was barreling up the already soaked Korean Peninsula Monday, toppling trees, causing small landslides and knocking out power to thousands of South Koreans before taking aim at flood-prone North Korea.
The authorities decided to upgrade the social distancing guidelines to second stage for Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi province, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting on Saturday.

South Korea returns to tougher social distancing rules as coronavirus cases spike

South Korea reported 166 new coronavirus cases as of Friday, of which 155 were domestic, prompting the re-imposition of tighter social distancing curbs in the Seoul area.
At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

Heavy rains in South Korea kill at least a dozen people

At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.
People relax at the Cheonggye Stream as daily life slowly returns to normal amid a lifting of restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul on Thursday. - AP

South Korea’s coronavirus surge tied to nightclubs in Seoul

A potential second wave of coronavirus infections could be possible in South Korea after confirmed cases suddenly increased after a lull, with a surge tied to nightclubs in Seoul.

Samsung heir apologises over corruption scandal

The heir to the Samsung empire bowed in apology Wednesday for company misconduct including a controversial plan for him to ascend to the leadership of the world’s largest smartphone maker.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti names chairman, corps commander, other board members for Amotekun

Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday, approved the appointment of members of the Governing Board of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps).
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti may extend lockdown again over new coronavirus case – governor

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Saturday said there may be another extension of the current lockdown following the discovery of a new case of COVID-19 in the state.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti elders ask governor, monarchs to settle rift

Ekiti Council of Elders has appealed Governor Kayode Fayemi and the 16 aggrieved prominent monarchs, otherwise called Pelupelu, to sheathe their sword for the state’s rapid socio-economic growth.
Kayode Fayemi

Sallah: Ekiti governor seeks loyalty, sacrifice

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged Muslims to uphold the lessons of love, loyalty and sacrifice which form the foundation of the Eid el-Kabir celebration, during and after the festivities.

What egg does for libido and fertility – scientist

An animal scientist and Managing Director of Rostal Resources Limited, Mr. Taiwo Adeoye, has revealed the capacity of eggs to enhance libido and fertility of man.

PDP slams Governor Fayemi over ‘fresh N5 billion loan’

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party National New Media Group (PDP-NNMG) has accused the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of plotting to plunge the State into another round of debt, disclosing that the governor was about taking N5 billion loan from a new generation bank.

Former Governor Fayose kicks as court adjourns re-arraignment till July 2

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday adjourned the re-arraignment of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, till July 2.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi proclaims Ekiti 6th House of Assembly

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has proclaimed the state’s 6th House of Assembly, urging the new legislators to discharge their duties in the interest of the people.
Waves crash into a sea wall during heavy swells from typhoon Kong-rey, on Jeju island on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - YONHAP - YONHAP - - South Korea OUT - SKOREA OUT - NO ARCHIVES - RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE

Two dead, one missing as Typhoon Kong-Rey hits South Korea

A 66-year-old man died while crossing a bridge in the city of Gwangju, south of Seoul, the national disaster management agency said without elaborating on the cause of the death.

South Korean leader seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.

South and North Korea in high level talks for summit

A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang.

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Zimbabwe loses two more ministers to coronavirus

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Northern elders have condemned yesterday’s disruption of peace summit and attack on participants at Arewa House in Kaduna State by some hoodlums believed to be sponsored.

ACF: Attack on Fulani a social upheaval that may destabilise Nigeria

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned the attack on a Fulani community in the southwest, insisting that such an act was a social upheaval that may destabilize the country.
Rice millers in Gombe State have called on both the Federal and State Governments’ support for acquisition of modern rice drying machine to boost production of the commodity in the state.

Rice millers express fear, raise alarm over massive smuggling of foreign rice

As Federal Government reopens some land borders and take-off of Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, agreement, rice millers under the auspices of Rice Millers Association of Nigeria, RIMAN, Saturday, expressed fear and raised the alarm over massive smuggling of foreign rice into the country.