YNaija Weekly Review (30th May – 4th June, 2011)

by Ifreke Inyang

(30th May – 4th June, 2011)

A review of the stories that made headlines last week. (30th May – 4th June, 2011)

MONDAY

Germany said all of its nuclear power plants will be shut by 2022, in the wake of Fukushima disaster in Japan, reversing an earlier policy.

Security forces in Yemen shot dead at least 20 anti-government protesters in the southern city of Taiz, medics and organisers said.

South African President Jacob Zuma headed to Libya for an African Union-sponsored mission to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Striking doctors of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Teaching Hospital said, that Governor Sullivan Chime and his government have not demonstrated enough commitment to resolve the issues that led to the seven months old industrial action and would, therefore, not heed the governor’s call to return to work.

Germans were warned not to eat cucumbers until tests identified the source of a deadly E.coli outbreak that has killed 10 and spread across Europe.

TUESDAY

Sponsors associated with Fifa expressed concern at the damage allegations of corruption was causing world football’s governing body.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes announced his retirement from football, with immediate effect.

The UK charity Oxfam warned that the prices of staple foods will more than double in 20 years unless world leaders reform the global food system.

WEDNESDAY

A UN nuclear safety team on a visit to Japan said that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  issued an irrevocable deadline to the eight salvaged banks in the country to complete the process of mergers and acquisitions towards recapitalization or risk liquidation.

The new X Factor judging line-up was unveiled for the first time today as Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos joined original judge, Louis Walsh in Birmingham.

THURSDAY

China rejected allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Gmail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists.

The Royal Palace in England confirmed that Britons will enjoy a double bank holiday during the Queen’s Daimond Jubilee next year June.

Defending champion Francesca Schiavone beat Marion Bartoli to reach the French Open final, where she will play Li Na after she overcomes Maria Sharapova.

Boko Haram said it planted the bombs which tore through bars in Bauchi, Zaria and Zuba last Sunday.

FRIDAY

A hacker group said it has attacked SonyPictures.com and stolen more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information.

Nigerian Banks’ senior staff union said the new employment policy could endanger the social and political system in the country.

Anger is growing in Spain, where the government and farmers are demanding compensation for being blamed as the source of the E. coli outbreak.

The Australian government said it will send unaccompanied children to Malaysia for asylum claims processing as part of a controversial plan.

The House of Representatives ate its words as a former speaker, Patricia Etteh is cleared four years later.

SATURDAY

British Apache attack helicopters have been used over Libya for the first time, Nato confirmed.

The UN Programme on HIV/Aids called for more money to treat people with HIV early, as a report showed infection rates fell by 25% in 10 years.

A Nigerian man, Innocent Nwayo, 31, was arrested in South Delhi, India, for killing his 22yr old Myanmarese live-in girlfriend and dumping her body in a travel bag.

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