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Early Warning Mechanism
There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday.
Bobby Moroe, South Africa’s acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, said on Monday that both countries were working progressively toward adopting an Early Warning Mechanism (EWM) aimed at tackling xenophobia.
President Julius Maad Bio of Sierra Leone has assured President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, of his support and that of his country.
World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.
Leading Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has commended Israel, China and India for contracting the airline to evacuate their citizens to their countries due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kogi State Government may be under renewed pressure from high places, including the presidency to change it’s attitude towards management of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday said it has no problem with state governments that ordered reopening of places of worships.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic situation is gradually becoming part of the life of Nigerians, a few more positive cases, discharges and deaths are being reported on a daily basis as was done Bauchi State which recorded two more deaths and one new case as of Thursday, 28th May 2020.
The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to employ no fewer than 2,000 more teachers in its public primary schools.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has picked Jay-Jay Okocha’s sizzling goal scored against Oliver Kahn as the most spectacular in the history of German football.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to use his “leadership position and the opportunity of the 5th anniversary of your government in office to provide spending details of all loans obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including details and locations of projects on which the loans have been spent.”
In an extraordinary move, the Pentagon on Saturday said it put military units on a four-hour recall status to be ready if requested by Minnesota's governor amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.