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Japan Advised To Brace For Leaderless Era As U.S. Turns Inward
A prominent economic adviser to Japan’s prime minister says Tokyo should prepare for a leaderless era as U.S. global leadership gradually withers, and expand other strategic ties while bolstering its security alliance with Washington.
Suga adviser Takeshi Niinami told Reuters in an interview that they have to put a footprint in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries and India and also explore further relations with the United States in the security space.
Niinami said he believes it is inevitable that U.S. global leadership will wither in the long term.
European Union Still Testing Pfizer Vaccine
European Union sources Monday said the European Medicines Agency is still reviewing the safety of a Covid-19 vaccine submitted by Pfizer and BionNTech and has not received clinical trial data.
They said a rolling review of several potential vaccines is underway and, for now, Brussels is sticking by its forecast that one may be approved and available early next year.
US President Trump Fires Defense Secretary Esper
President Donald Trump on Monday announced by tweet that he had fired his defense secretary Mark Esper, further destabilizing a government already navigating Trump’s refusal to concede election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden.
Trump on Twitter, announcing his replacement by Christopher Miller, the current head of the National Counterterrorism Center.
South Sudan Moves To Curb Medical NGOs
South Sudan’s health ministry has issued new directives limiting the activities of international NGOs working in healthcare.
Among the 10 guiding principles are an obligation for the NGOs to deposit their money into a single account to be called the unified healthcare partners’ account at the central bank.
Guinea Leader Pledges Crackdown On Ill-Gotten Wealth
Guinea's President Alpha Condé has vowed to crackdown on ill-gotten wealth in the country.
The president said he would not allow impunity and nepotism in his leadership, and has promised to ensure public money is used to the benefit of Guineans.
President Condé warned looters to return stolen money before his administration catches up with them.
Media Rights Agenda Sues National Broadcasting Commission Over ARISE TV, Others
Media Rights Agenda has filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, challenging the powers of the National Broadcasting Commission to impose fines on broadcasting stations since it is not a judicial body.
Clampdown On #EndSARS Promoters Is Unacceptable And Not Wise, Moghalu Tells FG
Former presidential candidate for Young Progressive Party, Kingsley Moghalu has faulted the clampdown on some promoters of the recently-held #EndSARS protests, saying it is unacceptable.
United Nations Asks Nigerian Governmnet To Engage Nigerian Youths To Forestall Another Protest
The United Nations has called on the Nigerian government to engage the youths in the country following the recent #EndSARS protests that led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties.
Nigeria’s Petroleum Association Declares Nationwide Strike
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has declared a nationwide strike, sparking fears of fuel scarcity in the country
Nigerian President Orders Sale Of Forfeited Assets Within Six Months
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the disposal of all Federal Government Forfeited Assets within the next six months.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said this on Monday during the inauguration of a 22-member Inter-Ministerial Committee on the disposal of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s forfeited assets.