Boeing 737 Cargo Jet Makes Emergency Landing Off Honolulu, Crew Rescued
A Boeing 737 cargo aircraft with two crew on board was forced to make an emergency landing on the water off Honolulu early Friday after the pilots reported engine trouble, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Transair Flight 810 had been expected to go from Honolulu to Kahului, the main airport on Maui, according to aviation data from FlightAware.
The plane was “attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the aircraft in the water” at about 1:30 am local time, an FAA spokeswoman said in a statement.
“According to preliminary information, the US Coast Guard rescued both crew members. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the statement said.
A spokesman for the Coast Guard, Petty Officer Third Class Matthew West, told CNN that a Coast Guard helicopter rescued one of the crew, while “a fire department helicopter rescued the other.”
Source – Digital Journal
Guns Paraded By Department Of State Services Not Mine, I Protect Myself With Traditional Magic — Igboho Reacts To Allegations
Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has reacted to the statement by the Department of State Services (DSS) demanding that he should turn himself in.
Igboho noted that the agency had no right to declare him wanted as there was no prior invitation sent to him by the agency neither was any search warrant used by the officers who invaded his home.
He also said the guns found in his house were ‘government magic’, stating that he only makes use of traditional powers for protection.
This was contained in a statement issued by his aide, Olayomi Koiki, titled, ‘My Persecution By Buhari Regime: Setting The Record Straight’.
Igboho clarified that his intervention was necessitated by the government’s failure to provide security for its citizens noting that his agitations had never involved bloodshed.
He also alleged that the invasion at his house was an attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to silence him so the killer-herdsmen, whom he always antagonised, will take over the South-West region.
The statement read, “The invasion of my home by Nigerian security operatives and the Department of State Services’ (DSS) announcement that I’m wanted has made it essential for me to set the records straight for Nigerians and the international community.
Source – Sahara Reporters
Bandits Abduct 13 Women Along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna Highway
Bandits have abducted 13 women between Manini and Udawa town along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway, on their way to a wedding ceremony.
The incident happened on Thursday around 12: pm when the bandits intercepted three vehicles conveying the women on their way to Birnin Gwari.
It was gathered that among the victims were nursing mothers and a woman with her five daughters.
It was also gathered that a seven-year-old boy was among those abducted.
A community leader, Muhammed Umar, told Daily Trust that the women were all from Udawa town in Chikun Local Government Area.
“All the 13 women, majority housewives, were from Udawa on their way to Birnin Gwari to attend a wedding.
“Some of the women are from the same family, like Zainab Abu Jibril the senior wife of Malam Jibril Ibrahim and her five daughters were all abducted alongside others from other families with their infants,” he said.
According to him, if not for the quick response of soldiers, the bandits would have abducted more travellers on the way because they blocked the road, picking their victims.
Calls to the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, were unanswered and he is yet to reply to a text message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.
Source – Daily Trust
Suspect Arrested With $184,800 At Kano Airport
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has handed over a man arrested with $184,800 and wads of Saudi Riyals (SAR) at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Kano State, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sabo Suleiman “was nabbed when he came to claim an unaccompanied luggage which arrived aboard an Ethiopian Air flight ET911 from Saudi Arabia through Addis Ababa,” a statement by the EFCC said on Friday.
The anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in the statement that Mr Suleiman concealed the wads of foreign currency notes in a diaper pack when he was arrested on June 17, in a joint operation involving the operatives of the commission, the State Security Service (SSS), and the NCS.
Contained in the diaper packs were bales foreign currency notes valued at $184,800 and 723,310 Saudi Riyals, EFCC said.
The dollar component is worth over N76 million at the official exchange rate of $1 to N411, while the Riyal is worth about N79 million at the official exchange rate of SAR1 to N110.
Mr Uwujaren said the Area Comptroller in charge of Kano/Jigawa Command of the NCS, Suleiman Umar handed the suspect to the Kano Zonal Office of the EFCC on July 1.
Source – Premium Times
Nigerians Now Leaving Offices For Farms – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigerians are now leaving white-collar jobs for agriculture.
He said this was enhanced by the Federal Government’s back-to-the-land policy, according to a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, on Friday.
The statement, which was titled, ‘Nigerians not regretting our back-to-the-land policy, President Buhari rells ex-Ethiopian PM’, quoted the president as saying this while receiving in audience former Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe.
Buhari said the focus on agriculture by his regime “is paying off handsomely”, and “Nigerians are not regretting it”.
He was quoted as saying, “We needed to go back to the land, as petroleum could no longer sustain the country, particularly with fluctuating prices. Today, we eat what we grow, and we have stopped importation of many food products. There’s no foreign exchange to even waste again.
“Agriculture has also helped us to generate employment. We have embraced technology, and some people are even leaving the offices to go back to the land. And they are not regretting it. That is the feedback we get.”
The former Prime Minister congratulated Buhari for achievements Nigeria has attained under him, especially in agriculture, and for successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saying he was in the country on the auspices of Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa, His Excellency Boshe noted that the organization was working in 16 countries in Africa, “and if we want to change anything in the continent, it must start with Nigeria.”
He stressed that Africa must emulate what is happening in other parts of the world as regards agriculture, and with Nigeria having achieved greatly, being able to stop rice importation, “we want to champion the Nigerian policy at the continental level. We should have a common African voice on food self-sufficiency. Africa can feed the globe.”
Source – Tori
Nigerian National Arrested With 7,000 Ecstasy Pills In Thailand
A Nigerian national, Paschal Nwaenyi has been arrested with 7,000 ecstasy pills in Bang Khun Khunthian district of Bangkok, Thailand.
The 38-year-old was arrested in front of a building at the Eua-arthon 2 housing estate in the Tha Kham area of Bang Khunthian on Thursday night, July 1, said Pol Col Piyarat Suparat, chief of the Patrol and Special Operations Division, also known as the 191 Police.
Seized from the suspect were 7,140 ecstasy pills, two mobile phones and a Totoya Altis car. He allegedly sold the drugs in nightclubs.
Source – Tori NG