Emirates Begins IATA Travel Pass Trials Over COVID-19

Emirates said, said it has commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for the rampaging coronavirus (COVID-19) testing or vaccine information. The first passengers travelling from Dubai to Barcelona on EK 185 today trialed the ‘digital passport’ to verify and share their pre-travel COVID-19 test status with Emirates. The trials are a step towards making travel more convenient, enabling travellers to manage COVID-19 related documentation digitally, safely…

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Enugu State: Police Station Attacked, Three Cops Feared Dead

Reports reaching our newsroom has it that another Divisional Police Station in Adani, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State has been attacked by gunmen with fears of fatalities. The latest attack, which has become like a trend in the South-East is coming barely 24 hours after a Police Zonal Headquarters, Zone 13 in Ukpo, Anambra State was attacked with security infrastructure in the station razed to ashes.

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George Floyd Murder: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Counts

Late George Floyd (left) and his killer and former police officer Derek Chauvin At long last, the jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the senseless and brut murder of George Floyd last May. Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct, thanked them and dismissed them. “I have to thank you, on behalf of the people of the state of Minnesota, for not only jury service, but heavy-duty…

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37-Year-Old Idriss Deby’s Son Replaces Him As President Of Chad

A military council in Chad led by Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, son of the late Presi­dent Idriss Déby, will govern the country for the next 18 months following the death of the Chadian leader on Tuesday. A statement released by the Chadian Army authorities said, Déby Itno, a 37-year-old four-star gener­al, will lead the council but “free and democratic” elec­tions will be held once the transition period is over. Chad’s president died of injuries he sustained fol­lowing clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, the…

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JUSUN: Strike Must Continue Until Government Obeys Constitution – Ezike

Constitutional and commercial lawyer, James Ezike wants the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to lead the agitation for financial autonomy for the country’s judicial arm of government, rather than working to stop the demand by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) for judiciary independence. The Nigerian Judiciary used to be a strong catalyst for sustenance of democracy, can we still say the same today? A famous English judge said that not all changes are reform. The judiciary should reform itself. The independence of…

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Governor Okowa Cautions Delta Communities Over Land Dispute, Bloodshed

The Delta State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa, has Deltans to shun hostilities occasioned by land disputes, as no amount of land was worth the blood of any citizen of the state. Okowa gave the charge in Asaba when he received report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry into the boundary dispute between Ozoro and Oleh communities in Isoko North and Isoko South councils. He stressed that there was no land, however vast, should lead to the killing of any person whether such persons were from Oleh, Ozoro or any part…

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At Last, English Clubs Pull Out Of Proposed European Super League

Plans for a European Super League (ESL) collapsed on Tuesday as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham joined Manchester City in withdrawing from controversial proposals that provoked a furious backlash. Chelsea are reportedly set to follow leaving just six sides: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus still involved in the project. The ESL was designed by the European giants to guarantee revenue from more regular matches against one another without the risk of failing to qualify for 15 founder members. A 3.5-billion-euro ($4.2 billion) pot,…

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