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#TheMajorHeadlinesYouMissedToday: Nigerian Airforce to Begin Night Flight Training In Lagos, Brazilians to Impeach First Female President Over Corruption Charges and More


Good
evening Kfbers. It was such an eventful day here in Nigeria and around the
world. Here are #TheMajorHeadlinesYouMissedToday.

Nigerian Airforce to
Begin Night Flight Training In Lagos

The Lagos
State government has implored Lagosians not to panic as the Nigerian Air Force
commences night flight training excercises today. in the state. The excercise
which is scheduled to commence today, 18th April 2016 and end on the 23rd of
April 2016  will be carried out between 7:00pm to 11:00pm daily.
The force
will be using the C-1330 Hercules for the exercise.

Saraki’s
Trial to Start Holding Daily From – CCT

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, today in Abuja has
ordered a day-to-day hearing on the 13-count criminal charge pending against
the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Justice Danladi Umar who made the order said the
decision was anchored on provisions of sections 376 and 315 of the
Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015. “Let me state it here for
both the prosecution and the defence that the trial of the defendant shall
proceed on a day-to-day basis till the conclusion of this matter and it will
begin from 10am to 6pm”, Justice Umar held. However, the Judge said the court
would on each day of the trial, go on break at 1pm and 4pm.
EFCC arraigns Tompolo in Absentia Over 22 Count Charge
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has
arraigned notorious Ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known
as Tompolo, in absentia.
He was arraigned at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos
and presided over by Justice Mohammed Buba.
The agency has raised a 22 count charge against the
him and according to reports by the Daily Sun, there was no need to plead
guilty or not guilty as the court assumed that he was guilty hence his decision
to evade justice.
Brazilians to Impeach First Female President Over
Corruption Charges
BRASILIA, April 18 (Reuters) – Brazil’s leftist President
Dilma Rousseff suffered a humiliating loss when the lower house of Congress
voted to impeach her on Sunday, leaving her almost certain to be forced from
office months before the nation hosts the Olympics. The opposition had
comfortably surpassed the two-thirds majority needed to send Rousseff for trial
in the Senate on charges of manipulating budget accounts.
The floor of the lower house was a sea of Brazilian flags
and pumping fists as dozens of lawmakers carried in their arms the deputy who
cast the decisive 342nd vote, after three days of a marathon debate.
The final tally was 367 votes cast in favor of
impeachment, versus 137 against, and seven abstentions and two lawmakers that
did not show up to vote.
India Let Go of 150 Years Diamond
Crown Jewel’s Debate To Queen Elizabeth
The government of India has decided to relinquish its
claim to a huge diamond that it has fought for decades to get back from the
British. The government told the Supreme Court on Monday that this move was
made because the stone was given to its former colonial ruler rather than
stolen.
The 105-carat Koh-i-Noor, which is one of the world’s
largest diamonds, has been part of the British crown jewels for 150 years and
has today formed part of Queen Elizabeth II’s crown. It was recorded that the
crown was given to the British as a gift by an Indian King, Maharaja Ranjit
Singh, in 1851.
The Koh-i-Noor, on display in the Tower of London, is set
in the crown worn by the current Queen Elizabeth during her coronation in 1953.
Syrian Rebel Group Attacks Government
Forces
BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) – Syrian rebel groups
launched a new battle against government forces on Monday and the armed
opposition accused the United Nations of bias, imperiling peace talks already
threatened by fighting.
The rebels launched a fierce attack against Syrian
government forces in Latakia province, which lies on the Mediterranean coast,
and made separate advances further east in Hama, while there were heavy government
air strikes in Homs province to the south.

Bus fire in
Jerusalem injures at scores

A Monday bus blast in Jerusalem that injured at least 21
people in what is perceived to be a deliberate attack, says Israeli police
officials.
Mayor Nir Barkat, a spokesman of Jerusalem mentioned that
though they stayed away from labeling it as an attack, as the cause of the
explosion remain largely unknown.
Police initially reported it was a terror attack but then
backtracked, saying all possibilities are under investigation.

 

Arabic-speaking
student kicked off Southwest flight

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was booted from a
Southwest flight and questioned by the FBI after an individual on board the
same plane with him suspected he was a terrorist after hearing him speak Arabic.

The 26-year-old student at University of California,
Berkeley who sees the case as clear Islamaphobia, has asked that the airline
publicly apologise to him.
According to Makhzoomi, this happened after he decided to
call his uncle in Baghdad after getting on the plane. While he waited for
takeoff on his flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, they chatted in
Arabic about an event he’d been excited to attend the day before: a dinner with
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
He said, “I just called him and talked to him about it
and everything, and he told me (to) call him when I get to Oakland, and I
said, ‘insha’Allah insha’Allah (God willing), I
will call you when I arrive.’ And during the conversation a lady was staring at
me,”
Within two minutes, he narrated that, “One guy came
with police officers — I can’t believe how fast they were — and told me to
get off the plane,”

Ondo set to stabilize economy,
starts exploitation of bitumen

Ondo state govern­ment has decided to exploit another
source of income in order to stabilize the economy, as efforts begin the
exploitation of bitumen, one of the mineral resources the state has in
commercial quantity has commenced.
While addressing newsmen, the Commissioner for Information
to the state,  Kayode Akinmade, said govern­ment had secured the li­cence
to exploit the com­modity through Beecon Nigeria Limited, a con­cern where the
govern­ment has near complete ownership.
He said government he had before now signed a Memorandum of
Un­derstanding (MoU) with an American company, Liquefied Resources and was also
expected to sign a Joint Operating Agree­ment with the same outfit for the
immediate exploi­tation of bitumen which the state has in large de­posit on
locations that stretches across Ondo- Edo and Ondo-Ogun boundaries.
The commissioner in­formed that officials of Liquefied
Resources, led by its President, Thomas Cooley are already in the country and
are expected to meet with the govern­ment tomorrow to finalise all arrangements
regard­ing the joint agreement.

Ethiopia army to rescue 108 Women
and Children abducted In Gambella’s

Ethiopia’s army is trying to rescue 108 women and children
abducted in a cross-border raid in the western Gambella region, the government
says.
It blamed Friday’s raid, in which 208 people died, on the
Murle community from neighbouring South Sudan.
The government said the army has killed 60 of those who
carried out the attack.
The Murle have previously been accused of carrying out
cattle raids and stealing children to raise as their own.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said in an address to
the nation on Sunday that Ethiopia was seeking permission to cross the border
for a joint military operation with South Sudan.
Mr Hailemariam said neither South Sudan’s army nor rebel
forces were involved in Friday’s attack.
The prime minister added that “primitive and destructive
forces kill people here at various times by moving from place to place”.
The targets of the raid were members of the Nuer ethnic
group who live in both South Sudan and Ethiopia (AFP)
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Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of Kemi Filani News. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday! Email: [email protected]

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