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1. The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned his position.

Keita’s resignation during a televised address on Wednesday states he does not want blood to be spilled for him to remain in power. He also reiterated that he was also dissolving his cabinet.

2. The Economic Community Of West African States has annulled Mali’s membership after the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime minister Boubou Cisse.

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS ) in a statement on Tuesday also closed borders of its member countries with the country.

3. The United Nations UN has ordered an immediate release of Malian President and other government officials arrested and detained by rebel soldiers.

United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres demanded the release of both the president and his prime minister who were taken away on Tuesday by rebel soldiers.

4. Members of the Joint Health Sector Union JOHESU, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, on Tuesday commenced a seven day warning strike over poor provision of Personal Protective Equipment and 17 other grievances.

The union complained that 18 nurses and seven supportive staff in the hospital tested positive for Covid-19 in the course of their duty according to the union chairman Olatunde Oluwawumin at a press conference in Ilorin.

5. The Special Task Force responsible for the maintenance of peace in Plateau, Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi States named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has re-arrested another escaped prisoner, Mallam Adam Yusuf.

Operation Safe Haven through its spokes person, Major Shittu Ibrahim said “troops of Operation Safe Haven deployed at Bisichi Area Command of Barkin Ladi Plateau State rearrested Yusuf, one of the six notorious inmates that escaped at High Court Barkin Ladi”.

6. The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has given their conditions for the reopening of schools.

ASUU announced that among other things, the Federal Government must pay the salaries of some of the members that have not been paid.

7. A total number of 25 health workers have been infected with Covid-19 in Anambra State.

8. Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha, on Tuesday filed a suit seeking to compel the EFCC to pay him a sum of five million Naira for alleged unlawful re-arrest and detention.

Mustapha in the suit filed on his behalf on Tuesday by his counsel, Mr. Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) he begged the court to declare that his re-arrest and detention by the EFCC were unjustifiable and unlawful.

9. The National Centre for Disease Control NCDC, on Tuesday announced 410 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of infections to 49,895.

10. State governments have urged the federal government to release the 2.1 billion Naira support fund it promised as the right against Covid-19 heightens.

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1 Comment on Hottest Newspaper Headlines for Thursday, Aug 20th

  1. Chaii world is now completly polluted


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