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Garuda Indonesia’s only Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft at Jakarta airport. The airline has scrapped plans to buy another 49 of the planes. Willy Kurniawan-Reuters

Indonesia’s national carrier dumps order for 49 Boeing 737-Max 8

Garuda, Indonesia’s national carrier has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the first formal cancellation for the model.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: US air strikes killed or wounded civilians in Somalia

There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate tasks federal government on safety of Nigerian air travellers

Sequel to the death of three Nigerians in the recent crashed Boeing 737 Max 8 belonging to Ethiopian Airline, the Senate has tasked the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to ensure that all aircrafts operating within the country are air worthy in order to keep Nigerian air travellers safe at all times.

AFCON: Seychelles’ Pirates land in Nigeria

The delegation of the Senior National Team of Seychelles, known as Pirates, has landed in Nigeria for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super Eagles.
The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet (BEA via AP)

Ethiopian Airlines crashed airliner’s black boxes read

The black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed with the loss of 157 lives recently have been read successfully, French accident investigators said on Monday.

Registration opens as Okpekpe road race gets date

Registration for the seventh edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race has been officially declared opened as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) have confirmed Saturday May 25 date for the first and only IAAF silver label road race in Nigeria nay West Africa.
The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet (BEA via AP)

Ethiopia: Black boxes show ‘clear similarities’ with Indonesian crash

Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week shows "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday.
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737 MAX disaster pushes Boeing into crisis mode

After a second air disaster involving the 737 MAX 8, aviation giant Boeing swung into crisis mode, losing $25 billion of market capitalization and suffering a severe hit to its reputation.
Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.
Mourners pay their respects in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Mulugeta Ayene-AP)

Ethiopians hold mass funeral ceremony for crash victims

Thousands of Ethiopians have turned out to a mass funeral ceremony in the capital one week after the plane crash that killed 157 people.
A Nigerian, Alabi Lateef was also a survivor of the massacre at Linwood Masjid, the second mosque attacked by white terrorist Brenton Tarrant.

Nigerian, Ethiopian survivors recount horrific New Zealand mosques attack

As the bullets tore into worshippers during Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, taxi driver AbdulKadir Ababora from Ethiopia threw himself to the floor and wedged himself under a bookshelf used to hold Korans, praying he would see his wife and kids again.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

New evidence in Ethiopian 737 crash similar to to earlier Lion Air disaster

Investigators at the crash site of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found new evidence that points to another connection to the earlier disaster involving the same Boeing jet.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Travellers show confidence in Ethiopian Airlines: Tour operators

The hotel lobbies in Addis Ababa are bustling with Ethiopian Airlines travellers in transit, almost a week after Sunday's crash that left 157 people of more than 30 nationalities dead.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

UN honours 21 staff members killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

The UN came together in sadness and solidarity on Friday to honour its 21 staff members, who died on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed on Sunday.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight black boxes sent to Paris

The black boxes recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after take off from Addis Ababa have been sent to Paris, the airline said on Thursday.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines ‘has flown’ black boxes of crashed Boeing to Paris

"An Ethiopian delegation led by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has flown the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) to Paris, France for investigation," the airline wrote on Twitter.
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Federal government bans use of Boeing 737 Max 8 airliner in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned the use of Boeing 737 Max 8 by any airline operator in Nigeria.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

Black boxes from Ethiopia crash to go to Europe for analysis

The black boxes from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people, will be sent to Europe for analysis, a spokesman for Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday.

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