[WORLD NEWS] ISRAELI AIR RAIDS KILL THREE PALESTINIANS IN GAZA STRIP

AT LEAST THREE PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED, INJURING ONE IN AN AIR RAID IN THE GAZA STRIP, ON WEDNESDAY. GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON, ASHRAF AL-QUDRA, DISCLOSED THAT THE DECEASED DIED OF THEIR WOUNDS SHORTLY UPON ARRIVING AT THE AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL IN GAZA. MEANWHILE, THE ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS IT HAS TARGETED SEVEN HAMAS POSITIONS IN THE GAZA STRIP IN RESPONSE TO A “SHOOTING ATTACK” THAT WAS FIRED TOWARDS SOLDIERS AT THE BORDER.

"[WORLD NEWS] ISRAELI AIR RAIDS KILL THREE PALESTINIANS IN GAZA STRIP"

[WORLD NEWS] SUICIDE ATTACK IN KABUL TARGETS SECURITY CONVOY, CASUALTIES UNCLEAR

A TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER HAS ATTACKED A CONVOY OF THE AFGHAN NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY IN KABUL, EARLIER TODAY, CAUSING AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF CASUALTIES. ACCORDING TO KABUL POLICE, THE ATTACK, WHICH WAS CLAIMED BY THE TALIBAN, OCCURRED AT THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING WHEN A CAR BOMBER TARGETED THE CONVOY IN THE WEST OF THE CITY. THE POLICE ADDED THAT FOUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND FIVE WOUNDED, WHILE A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MINISTRY…

"[WORLD NEWS] SUICIDE ATTACK IN KABUL TARGETS SECURITY CONVOY, CASUALTIES UNCLEAR"

[WORLD NEWS] JAPAN EXECUTES SIX MORE CULT MEMBERS OF DEADLY SARIN ATTACK

JAPAN TODAY EXECUTED SIX MORE MEMBERS OF THE DOOMSDAY CULT GROUP, AUM SHINRIKYO THAT PERPETRATED THE DEADLY SARIN GAS ATTACK ON THE TOKYO SUBWAY IN 1995. ALL 13 MEMBERS OF THE CULT THAT WERE ON DEATH ROW HAVE NOW BEEN EXECUTED, AFTER THE CULT’S FORMER LEADER, CHIZUO MATSUMOTO, AND SIX OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP WERE HANGED ON JULY 6TH, 2018. IT CAN BE RECALLED THAT THE AUM SHINRIKYO CULT, WHICH MIXED BUDDHIST AND HINDU…

"[WORLD NEWS] JAPAN EXECUTES SIX MORE CULT MEMBERS OF DEADLY SARIN ATTACK"

[NEWS] FIRE RAGES THROUGH LONDON’S WEST HAMPSTEAD FLAT, DOZENS EVACUATED

A HUGE FIRE HAS BROKEN OUT IN A FIVE-STOREY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN LONDON’S WEST HAMPSTEAD IN THE EARLY HOURS OF TODAY, FORCING RESCUERS TO EVACUATE DOZENS OF PEOPLE. THE FIRE BRIGADE STATION MANAGER, CLAINTON MURRAY, DISCLOSED THAT ABOUT 100 FIREFIGHTERS, 15 FIRE ENGINES WERE DEPLOYED TO THE SCENE OF THE FIRE WHICH STARTED ON A FLAT ON THE FOURTH FLOOR. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS NOT YET KNOWN.

"[NEWS] FIRE RAGES THROUGH LONDON’S WEST HAMPSTEAD FLAT, DOZENS EVACUATED"

[WORLD NEWS] BLAST OUTSIDE U.S. EMBASSY IN CHINA’S CAPITAL WOUNDS LONE SUSPECT

A 26-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS DETONATED AN EXPLOSIVE ON THE STREET OUTSIDE THE US EMBASSY IN BEIJING, TODAY, INJURING HIMSELF BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN AWAY BY AUTHORITIES. BEIJING POLICE SAYS THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED ON THE STREET OUTSIDE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE EMBASSY COMPOUND, BUT THE SUSPECT, HAS BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. MEANWHILE THE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON, GENG SHUANG, DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE DISMISSED THE EXPLOSION AS AN ISOLATED SECURITY INCIDENT, ADDING THAT THE CHINESE POLICE HAVE…

"[WORLD NEWS] BLAST OUTSIDE U.S. EMBASSY IN CHINA’S CAPITAL WOUNDS LONE SUSPECT"

[WORLD NEWS] SOMALIA ANNOUNCES FIRST PROSECUTION FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

SOMALIA’S ATTORNEY GENERAL, AHMED ALI DAHIR, ON WEDNESDAY, ANNOUNCED THE COUNTRY’S FIRST EVER PROSECUTION AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL. THE ADVISER TO THE SOMALIAN GOVERNMENT ON GENDER ISSUES, IFRAH AHMED, SAYS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL BE SENDING A TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DEATH OF THE GIRL, DEEQA, WHO SUFFERED SEVERE BLEEDING AFTER HER MOTHER TOOK HER TO A TRADITIONAL CUTTER. SOMALIA’S CONSTITUTION PROHIBITS FEMALE…

"[WORLD NEWS] SOMALIA ANNOUNCES FIRST PROSECUTION FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION"

[WORLD NEWS] ARAB GUNMEN SHUT DOWN MALI’S TIMBUKTU DAYS BEFORE VOTE

ARMED PROTESTERS FROM MALI’S ARAB COMMUNITY HAVE FIRED SHOTS INTO THE AIR, BURNED TYRES AND TORCHED VEHICLES IN TIMBUKTU, DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION. THE ARAB YOUTHS, MOSTLY PETTY TRADERS, WERE ON WEDNESDAY, PROTESTING AGAINST WORSENING INSECURITY AND ALLEGED ILL TREATMENT BY SECURITY FORCES IN NORTHERN MALI, WHICH HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY ISLAMIST VIOLENCE, TUAREG SEPARATISTS AND ETHNIC TENSIONS, EVER SINCE ARMED GROUPS TOOK OVER PARTS OF THE REGION IN 2012. MEANWHILE, MALIANS WILL BE VOTING…

"[WORLD NEWS] ARAB GUNMEN SHUT DOWN MALI’S TIMBUKTU DAYS BEFORE VOTE"

[BUSINESS NEWS] MANUFACTURERS URGE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IGNORE PRESSURE TO SIGN-ON TO AFCFTA AGREEMENT

THE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, MAN, HAS ASKED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IGNORE PRESSURE FROM CERTAIN QUARTERS IN THE INDUSTRY TO URGENTLY SIGN-ON TO THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT A.C.F.T.A.   MAN PRESIDENT, FRANK JACOBS, MADE THE APPEAL AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY IN LAGOS, URGING THE GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE TO WITHHOLD ITS SIGN-ON TO THE AGREEMENT UNTIL A CREDIBLE OUTCOME FROM AN ONGOING STUDY INITIATED BY THE GOVERNMENT ON THE MATTER IS…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] MANUFACTURERS URGE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IGNORE PRESSURE TO SIGN-ON TO AFCFTA AGREEMENT"

[BUSINESS NEWS] DPR TO ESTABLISH TRAINING CENTRES FOR FILLING STATIONS’ PERSONNEL

THE DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR) SAYS IT WILL ESTABLISH TRAINING CENTRES IN ALL THE ZONES ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR TRAINING OF ALL FILLING STATIONS’ PERSONNEL. HEAD OF OPERATION, GOMBE STATE FIELD OFFICE, AMOS BERNARD, DISCLOSED THIS AT AN INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH MARKETERS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN GOMBE ON WEDNESDAY. HE SAYS THE AIM OF ESTABLISHING THE CENTRES IS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PERSONNEL WORKING IN THE SECTOR, IS ADEQUATELY TRAINED, UNDERSTAND THE BASIC, SAFETY,…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] DPR TO ESTABLISH TRAINING CENTRES FOR FILLING STATIONS’ PERSONNEL"

[BUSINESS NEWS] FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISES TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR OPERATORS IN FREE TRADE ZONES

MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT, OKEY ENELAMAH, SAYS THE NIGERIAN INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL IS SET TO REVIEW FISCAL ARRANGEMENTS AND INCENTIVES FOR OPERATORS OF FREE TRADE ZONES . THE MINISTRY’S SPOKESPERSON , BISI DANIELS, IN A STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY, SAYS THE COUNCIL IS EMBARKING ON THE REVIEW WITH THE VIEW TO ENSURE COMPETITIVENESS OF GOODS PRODUCED IN THE FREE TRADE ZONES IN THE LOCAL AND EXPORT MARKETS. DANIELS SAYS APPROVED ENTERPRISES WITHIN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-OWNED FREE…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISES TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR OPERATORS IN FREE TRADE ZONES"