The YNaija Weekly Review (6th June – 11th June, 2011)

by Ifreke Inyang

MONDAY

Yemen’s opposition said it has accepted the transfer of power to the vice-president after President Saleh left for medical treatment, amid confusion over his future

The first tests from a north German farm suspected of being the source of an E. coli outbreak are negative, officials said.

The Turkish Football Federation accepted that Guus Hiddink is likely to leave his job as national team boss and return to Chelsea.

Rotimi Amaechi called on federal government to review revenue sharing formula.

Ryan Giggs’ brother dumped his wife after learning the soccer star had been sleeping with her for eight years.

TUESDAY

President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in New York to attend the UN high level meeting on HIV and AIDS.

Twitter users who breach court orders on the micro-blogging site will not be exempted from legal action, the UK attorney general warned.

A leaked version of Zimbabwe’s voters’ roll contained 2.6 million too many names, including four times more centenarians than live in the UK, a South African study revealed.

A gunman on a motorbike believed to be from the Boko Haram Muslim sect shot dead a prominent cleric from a rival sect in northern Nigeria.

Troubled British music and DVD retailer HMV agreed a new refinancing deal with its lenders, worth £220m.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) urged President Goodluck Jonathan to actualise the N18,000 minimum wage to civil servants in the country, saying the implementation was long overdue.

WEDNESDAY

Formula 1 teams called on motorsport’s governing body the FIA to abandon its plan to hold a rescheduled Bahrain Grand Prix this year.

A top Chinese military official confirmed that Beijing is building an aircraft carrier, in the first official acknowledgement of the ship’s existence.

The FCT administration ordered that eight casualties from the Abuja bomb explosions be flown to South Africa.

Britain and France are stepped up pressure for a UN Security Council vote condemning the Syrian government’s suppression of months of unrest.

THURSDAY

A growing numbers of Syrians are fleeing over the border into Turkey, a Turkish official said, amid reports that Syrian troops are gathering ahead of an assault on the town of Jisr al-Shughour.

The Archbishop of Canterbury warned that the government is committing Britain to fundamental reforms in health and education “for which no-one voted”.

Italy said it will go to the international court in The Hague in a bid to overturn Brazil’s decision not to extradite fugitive Cesare Battisti.

FRIDAY

Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara have been attacking and looting villages in the south and west of the country, the UN said.

Malawi’s government scrapped special payments to HIV-infected civil servants, accusing some of them of spending it on prostitutes and beer.

China accused Vietnam of gravely violating its sovereignty in an escalating row over disputed waters in the South China Sea.

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, raised a strong objection to plans by the Borno State government to adopt Sharia legal system in the state, giving in to demands by Boko Haram group, which it called a terrorist group.

Lord Mandelson contacted Scotland Yard after a private investigator was accused in Parliament of targeting public figures for a newspaper.

SATURDAY

Frustration with rumours about her personal life are among the details revealed by the official release of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s e-mails.

Colombia’s president passed a controversial law that aims to compensate an estimated four million victims of the country’s 47-year armed conflict.

A renewed barrage of shelling by Libyan troops around Misrata left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded, according to doctors in the rebel-held city.

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