Saturday, June 19, 2021



81 Rohingya migrants land on Indonesian island

A boat filled with eighty-one migrants from Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority, mostly women and children has landed on an island off the Indonesian coast.

3rd giant panda cub born in Malaysia

Liang Liang, the female giant panda on loan from China to Malaysia, has given birth to a third baby giant panda, the country’s wildlife department said on Tuesday.

2023: Moghalu declares for president, unveils ‘SWAG Agenda’

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Kingsley Moghalu, has declared interest to contest for president in 2023. Mr Moghalu, who made...

Investors commit $159m to Nigeria’s cassava, oil palm value chains

Fayus Group, in collaboration with Shine Bridge Global, SBG, and Africa Global Schaffer, AfGS, are investing $159 million in Nigeria’s oil palm and cassava value chains over three years.

Malian woman, Halima Cisse, gives birth to 9 babies

Halima Cisse, a Malian woman, gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday, two more than doctors had predicted from her overburdened womb.

COVID-19: India’s death toll tops 200,000 as health systems falter

India’s COVID-19 death toll on Wednesday crossed the grim milestone of 200,000, as globally record-breaking daily infection numbers had overwhelmed the health systems.

Indonesia beefs up search for missing submarine

Indonesia on Friday intensified its search for a military submarine that went missing off Bali with 53 people on board, deploying dozens of ships and a submarine.

Indonesian submarine goes missing, 53 crew members on board

An Indonesian military submarine that went missing off Bali with 53 people on board is believed to be 700 metres underwater, the navy said on Thursday.

Merryl Wyn Davies: A short tribute, by Ibrahim Sheme

In our culture, it is said that it is never too late to submit condolences over somebody's demise. So I felt obligated tonight to pray for the soul of Merryl Wyn Davies and wish that Allah reward her with paradise.

Apple expands repair provider program to 200 countries

Tech giant, Apple Inc., AAPL, is expanding its ‘Independent Repair Provider’, IRP, programme to more than 200 countries.

Philippines raises alarm as China deploys over 200 vessels in disputed sea

The Philippines has raised the alarm, alleging that China had deployed more than 200 vessels in a disputed reef in the West Philippines sea, reports said on Monday.

Japan to open fire on foreign vessels entering its territorial waters

The Japan Coastguard could henceforth open fire on any foreign vessels aiming to land on the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, local media reports said on Friday.

Oto-ge: Why Gov. Abdulrazaq enjoys massive support in Kwara

By Anjolaoluwa Folajimi For several years, late Chief Olusola Saraki, Waziri Ilorin reigned supreme in the Kwara State politics. From the second republic down to...

Malaysian team turns pineapple waste into disposable drone parts

Malaysian researchers have developed a method to transform the fibre, found in normally discarded pineapple leaves, to make a strong material that can be used to build the frames for unmanned aircraft, or drones.

COVID-19: Singapore Airlines launches test, vaccination app

Singapore’s national airline is testing what it calls “a new digital health verification process,” which will allow passengers to present their coronavirus testing and vaccination status on their mobile or smart phones during travel.

Nigerian govt declares 2021 to 2030 as Decade of Gas Development

The Federal Government has declared Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2030 as “The Decade of Gas Development for Nigeria”.

Malaysia aims to locate further $4.3bn in 1MDB-linked assets

Malaysia is working to locate at least 4.3 billion dollars in assets that have yet to be accounted for in a global money laundering probe into state fund 1MDB, its anti-corruption chief said on Tuesday.

Malaysia orders China map cut from ‘Abominable’ film as furor widens

Malaysia’s film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie “Abominable” which shows China’s “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea, an...

Malaysian police arrest 15 over links to Islamic State

Malaysia has arrested 15 people, mostly foreigners from neighbouring Indonesia, on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State militant group, the Police said...

U.S. to return $200m stolen funds to Malaysia – Sources

U.S. authorities will this month return 200 million dollars stolen from Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Malaysia may list some state-owned entities

Malaysia may list some state-owned entities Malaysia may list certain state-owned entities to cut government debt and liabilities, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, said on Tuesday...

Malaysia calls for release of 47 nationals detained in Cambodia

Malaysia has called for the release of 47 of its nationals jailed in Cambodia since December on illegal gambling charges. A Malaysian lawmaker, Larry Sng...

Indonesia finds 193 Bangladeshis locked up in shop house

Indonesian police found 193 Bangladeshis locked up in a shop house after human traffickers had lured them with the promise of getting them to...

Malaysia stripped of 2019 world para swimming championships

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned...

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