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Good morning.  An Indian man won a 22-year court battle to be reimbursed for an overpriced train ticket. The sum in question was 25 cents.


Someone called him Petty Much. 

India. FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation with immediate effect due to “undue influence from third parties.” India stands to lose out on hosting the Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, which began selling tickets earlier this month.

Brazil. Former left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds a double-digit lead of 44% over far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro of 32%, a new poll has shown, as the country’s tightly contested presidential election campaign officially kicks off.

China. China is facing its fiercest heat wave in six decades, with temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius in dozens of cities. Sichuan, a province of 84 million people told 19 out of 21 cities in the region to suspend production at all factories to ensure that enough power is available for residential use.

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George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm", a beast fable, satirical allegorical novella, in the United Kingdom. It's been featured as one of the greatest novels written in the English language.

NIGERIA

Dark Days Ahead

The Story

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) held a protest yesterday at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) headquarters in Abuja, and threatened to withdraw their service from today.

 

What's the protest about?
According to PremiumTimes, which reported sighting the group's letter mobilizing its members for the protest, the electricity workers were displeased with a TCN directive for some classes of staff to appear for interviews for promotion. “You are hereby enjoined to mobilise immediately for serious picketing of TCN Headquarters and Stations nationwide over the directive by the TCN Board that all PMs in acting capacity going to AGM must appear for a promotion interview,” the letter read.

 

How's the TCN directive a problem?
It is feared that the days ahead may be dark as the union's strike is expected to negatively impact electricity supply in the country. The union, which also expressed displeasure over the non-payment of the entitlement of former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019, said the TCN directive violates their terms of engagement. "This directive is in contravention of our Conditions of Service and Career Progression Paths and was unilaterally done without the relevant Stakeholders", the union's letter read. Source

AFRICA

These Numbers Don't Add up

The Story

The runner-up in Kenya's presidential election, longtime aspirant Raila Odinga, has rejected the final results announced, which gave his rival and current Deputy-president, William Ruto, victory.

 

What's his plan?
In his first appearance since the result was announced on Monday, Odinga said he would challenge the results in court. The election had generated tension across the country, with both leading parties alleging rigging attempts as the result was being collated. Describing the election as "a travesty and a blatant disregard of the Constitution", Odinga said "we will pursue all legal and constitutional options available to us. We will do so in view of the many flaws in the elections".

 

What flaws?
Ruto was declared president-elect after securing 50.5% of the votes cast, but there's now a possibility that the Supreme Court will order a new election. The first signs of potential disagreement over the results came when four of the country's electoral commissioners announced that they could not support the results announced by the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukat.

 

Announcing their rejection of the results, the four commissioners said that the final calculation of votes was 100.01%, that the excess votes would have made a "significant difference", and that the commission's chairman did not give them the opportunity to discuss the results before going public. Source

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HEALTH

Monkeypox: Respecting The Animal

The Story

The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked for suggestions on a possible name change for the world's latest health concern, Monkeypox.

 

Why are they changing the name?
The stigma on Monkeys, and the African continent, which has a significant population of the animals. The UN's health agency is making the call for a new name for the disease after some experts warned that the current name can be stigmatising to the animals, whose role in the disease's spread is minute. Monkeypox had been previously limited to certain West and Central African countries until its recent spread to other continents.

 

Who would stigmatize Monkeys because of the disease?
Well, instances have been reported in Brazil, where some people were said to have attacked monkeys due to fear of the disease. The disease received its current name when the virus was originally identified in monkeys kept for research in Denmark in 1958. The disease has, however, been found in other animals, including rodents. With more than 31,000 confirmed cases since the start of the year, the disease has been declared a global health emergency.

 

Monkeypox, whose symptoms include fever, muscular aches and large boil-like skin lesions, was first found in humans in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970. Experts have downplayed the role of animals in the current global spread of the disease, explaining that the current spread is due to close-contact transmission between humans. Source

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$450m trapped funds: Foreign carriers fear currency devaluation

 

19.64% inflation rate highest in 17 years, says NBS

 

MTN opens contest for one-day CEO

 

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Estonia removes Soviet-era statue amid tensions


Putin accuses US of trying to ‘drag out’ war in Ukraine

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TRIVIA

Take a look at the following buildings:

  • NECOM  House
  • Champagne Pearl Tower
  • Union Bank Building
  • WTC Towers

 

What do they have in common?

INTERNET GIGGLES

TRIVIA ANSWER 

 

They’re the tallest buildings in Nigeria. 

Written by SeunMercy, Kingsley, and Tosin.
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