Former beauty queen, Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo has died, Supreme court in the US endorses LGBTQ+ protection, Marcus Rashford calls on the government to reverse meal plan decision. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
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1. Nigeria: Former beauty queen, Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo, dies of a suspected heart attack
The family of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of the Trinity House Church has been thrown into mourning following the death of his wife, Ibidun Ighodalo. The professional event planner died in the early hours of Sunday, June 14 at a hotel in Port Harcourt from a suspected heart attack. Ibidun Ajayi Ibidunni Ighodalo
A source close to the family revealed to the media that the late Ibidun Ighodalo nee Ajayi, who won the Miss Lux beauty pageant 20 years ago and was also the CEO of Elizabeth R planning agency, traveled to Port Harcourt on Friday, June 12 for work. She was 39 and was to mark her 40th birthday on Sunday, July 19. Ibidun Ighodalo dead
She was also the founder of the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, a non-profit organization created to raise awareness on issues about infertility. The foundation also provides grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination. Ibidunni Ighodalo
2. Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu responding to COVID-19 treatment in Ghana
The Minister of Health, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, is on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), receiving treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ibidun Ighodalo dead Ibidun Ighalo
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, who confirmed this in his 11th Update on Measures Taken Against the COVID-19, said the 64-year-old minister, who was admitted last Tuesday, was in stable condition. Ibidun Ajayi
3. South Africa: COSAS to close all schools if learners are not tested for COVID-19
The Congress of South African Students (COSAS), on Monday, June 15, threatened to close schools across the country if learners are not tested for COVID-19 before returning to the classroom.
In an interview, COSAS National Coordinator Buntu Josephs said it’s possible for all learners in all schools across the country to be tested for COVID-19. He said that if the government could buy personal protective equipment (PPE) for all schools, then it’s possible for them to test all the learners. Ibidun Ajayi
4. US Supreme Court endorses gay, transgender worker protections
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. Ibidun Ighodalo dead
The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBT workers. Ibidun Ighalo
The outcome is expected to have a significant effect on the estimated 8.1 million LGBT workers across the country because most states do not protect them from workplace discrimination. An estimated 11.3 million LGBT people live in the US, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA law school. Ibidun Ighodalo dead Ibidun Ajayi
The cases were the court’s first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and replacement by Brett Kavanaugh. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights and the author of the landmark ruling in 2015 that made same-sex marriage legal throughout the United States. Kavanaugh is generally regarded as more conservative.
5. Marcus Rashford pleads with the government to extend free school meals
Marcus Rashford has called on the government to reverse a decision not to provide free school meal vouchers during the summer, saying that “the system isn’t built for families like mine to succeed.”
The Manchester United and England forward has raised about £20m to supply three million meals to vulnerable people while working with charity FareShare UK during the coronavirus lockdown. Ibidun Ajayi
Campaigners have threatened to bring legal action against the government for not extending the food voucher scheme into the summer holidays.
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