Covid19 Europe 

UAE sends second medical aid plane to Kazakhstan in fight against COVID-19

The United Arab Emirates today sent a second aid plane carrying eight metric tonnes of medical supplies to Kazakhstan, Kazinform refers to WAM News. This aid will assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus, bolstering the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The UAE has spared no effort to provide the best health outcomes and medical assistance to support Kazakhstan and strengthen its capabilities to face the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis,» said Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to…

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Africa Financial Services 

Moi Associates Get Sh1.4bn in Transnational Bank Sale

The Late President Daniel Moi’s close allies bagged Ksh1.4bn for selling majority stake in Transnational Bank to Nigerian Tycoon Herbert Wigwe. Regulatory filings reported Daily show that the former president’s business partners took home the amount in question after the deal was concluded in January, 2020. Attention now turns to making the troubled lender a profitable entity. The Nigerian business mogul is expected to inject additional capital to streamline operations and develop a viable business strategy. As at the end of March, shareholder funds at Transnational stood at Ksh1.82 billion.…

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Asia Covid19 

A billionaire Punjabi charters repatriation mission for workers, tourists stuck in UAE

A billionaire Punjabi in Dubai has taken charity to new heights by virtually launching chartered flights to bring distressed compatriots back. Philanthropist Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi is now a messiah for workers and tourists who have been stuck in the UAE due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This week a first batch of 177 people returned to Chandigarh and reunited with their families. Three more flights have been lined up this month; four in August. “We are arranging free charter flights mainly to repatriate low-income workers who have lost their jobs…

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Tourism 

Regatta Festival can produce Olympic gold medalists for Nigeria Says Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the Regatta Annual Fishing Festival in Yauri Emirate has the potential of producing Olympic gold medalists for the country. The speaker said this in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State on Saturday at the 2020 Yauri Annual Regatta Festival. “In the few minutes that I have been here, I have seen two events of water sports: board racing and calabash swimming. “With events like these, you will begin to see the potential, you will begin to…

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