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There are indications that the Sriwijaya Air plane was still having a functional engine as at the time it crashed near Jakarta.

Sriwijaya Air crash: Flight recorder indicates functional engine before crash

There are indications that the Sriwijaya Air plane was still having a functional engine as at the time it crashed near Jakarta. The disclosure was made Friday after the Indonesian investigators successfully downloaded information from...

Nigerian government seizes bank’s assets over Shell’s N183 billion debt

Nigerian government have moved to sequester the assets of the country’s premier lender First Bank of Nigeria Limited in an effort to recover the damages oil major Royal Dutch Shell owed the Ejama Ebubu community of Rivers State in a legal contest spanning many decades, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
Chief of National Transportation Safety Committee Soerjanto Tjahjono, left, and Chief of National Search and Rescue Agency Bagus Puruhito with the retrieved flight data recorder on Tuesday.

Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

A black box from the crashed Indonesian passenger jet has been recovered, officials said Tuesday, a discovery that could offer critical clues to explain why the plane with 62 people aboard slammed into the sea.
Finding the boxes - cockpit voice and flight data recorders - could offer crucial clues as to why the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plunged 10,000 feet in less than a minute before slamming into the Java Sea. (Reuters)

Indonesia uses unmanned undersea vehicle in search for crash victims

Indonesia has deployed a remotely operated underwater vehicle to help divers search for the remains of victims from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea on Saturday. The Boeing 737-500 plane with 62...
Indonesian search and rescue personnel carrying body bags to be examined by investigators on Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ed Wray-Getty Images

Indonesia finds body parts, debris, detects emergency signal of crashed jet

Indonesia, on Sunday, detected signals that could come from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta.
The national carriers of Qatar and Saudi Arabia have announced the resumption of air travel between the two countries starting next week, just days after a deal was reached to end a years-long regional diplomatic dispute.

National carriers announce resumption of Qatar-Saudi air travel

The national carriers of Qatar and Saudi Arabia have announced the resumption of air travel between the two countries starting next week, just days after a deal was reached to end a years-long regional diplomatic dispute.
A plane operated by Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air lost contact after taking off from Jakarta's airport. EPA-EFE

Indonesian plane crashes after take-off with 62 aboard

A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea on Saturday minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.
The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 lost contact en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, officials said.

Indonesian plane missing after take off from Jakarta airport

A passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has gone missing shortly after take-off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
US lawmakers decried an attempted “coup” against the US government Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump smashed into the US Congress and shut down legislative sessions.

One person shot, wounded inside US Capitol

Hours after an extraordinary rally by Trump challenging his defeat, his flag-waving backers broke down barricades outside the Capitol and swarmed inside, with the special session going into an emergency recess as protesters entered the chambers.

Customs generates N1.562 trillion, exceeds target for 2020

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated N1.562 trillion in the year 2020 which exceeded the target of N1.381tr by at least N181 billion.

Freight forwarders seek special loan scheme for expansion

Nwabunike said the association was looking forward to interfacing stronger with the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BoI) on the need for a special loan scheme to help logistics firms in expanding and maintaining fleet of heavy duty and lighter vehicles required beyond coverage of train services.

Niger Delta militants pull out of peace talks with Nigerian government, threaten to resume...

National Coordinator of RNDA, self-styled “Major General Johnmark Ezonebi, in a statement, said: “The peace talk was recently threatened by the appointment of Mr Akwa Effiong Okon as sole administrator for NDDC, and the non-recognition of Niger Delta in the policy statements by President Buhari during the January 1 broadcast to the nation.”

South Korea sends warship after Iran seizes tanker

A South Korean warship with anti-piracy soldiers on board is moving towards the Strait of Hormuz, close to where a South Korean oil tanker was seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.

Crude oil spill: Bayelsa communities cry out over loss of livelihood

Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.
Give him the least opportunity and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will us part of it to win souls. He urges members of the church to be incurable soul winners; and so is he.

Pastor Adeboye: Coronavirus can’t stop me from laying hands on the sick

General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said social distancing occasioned by COVID-19 cannot stop him from laying hands on the sick to be healed.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.
Rohingya prepare to board as they are moved to Bhasan Char [Mohammad Ponir Hossain-Reuters]

Bangladesh moves nearly 2,000 Rohingya refugees to remote island

Four Bangladesh navy ships carrying at least 1,800 Rohingya refugees on Tuesday left the Chattogram port for Bhashan Char island in the Bay of Bengal, amid concerns many of the persecuted refugees were coerced into relocating to the flood-prone island.

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The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

Governor Inuwa: Gombe’ll resume payment of N30,000 minimum wage end of January

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni set for sixth term after 35-year rule

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results Saturday placing him firmly ahead of his main rival, who has cried fraud and whose home has been put under heavy guard.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Genk chief: Paul Onuachu good enough to play for Europe top clubs

KRC Genk Sporting director Dimitri De Conde believes Paul Onuachu has the talent to play for any club in the world.