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Photos Of Missing Indonesia Submarine Lying At The Bottom Of Ocean
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Photos Of Missing Indonesia Submarine Lying At The Bottom Of Ocean

A submarine which vanished in Indonesia has been found broken in three parts off the coast of Bali. All 53 crew members on board have been declared dead, Indonesia's military confirmed. The grim announcement comes a day after Indonesia said the submarine, which went missing last week, was considered sunk. Officials had also said the KRI Nanggala 402's oxygen supply would have run out early on Saturday, three days after the vessel went missing off the resort island of Bali. 'It was broken into three pieces,' said Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono.
Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun
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Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government says it is willing to collaborate with Indonesia to develop the state’s seaport, airport, housing, and other sectors of its economy. The government is also planning to set up an economic team to liaise with Indonesian investors to explore areas of interests that will be mutually beneficial to both the state and the Pacific nation. Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known when he hosted the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Abiodun noted that Indonesia has made tremendous progress in the areas of technology, infrastructure, housing, transportation and medicine, expressing the state’s interest to tap in. “Ogun has more than enough land to accommodate a lot of industries. We are desiro...
Indonesia Navy Submarine Goes Missing With 53 On Board
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Indonesia Navy Submarine Goes Missing With 53 On Board

Indonesia's Navy is searching for a missing submarine with 53 people on board that went missing during a military exercise on Wednesday and is seeking help from neighboring Australia and Singapore in the hunt, Indonesian authorities say. The Indonesian Ministry of Defense stated the KRI Nanggala-402, a German-made submarine, lost contact during a torpedo drill in the Bali Strait a stretch of water between the islands of Java and Bali that connects to the Indian Ocean and the Bali Sea. The submarine asked for permission to dive, or submerge, at 3 a.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) before losing contact. 'After permission was given to dive according to the procedure, the submarine lost contact and could not be reached,' Indonesia's Defence Ministry said. The navy requested help ...
Four Couples are Caned in Indonesia for Having Sex Outside Marriage
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Four Couples are Caned in Indonesia for Having Sex Outside Marriage

Four couples have been caned with up to 20 lashes for having sex outside of marriage in Indonesia. The men and women were publicly flogged in the ultra-conservative Aceh province governed by Sharia law on Monday, March 8. The couples, wearing face masks, were reportedly checked by medical officials before they were escorted in handcuffs to the rug where they knelt to receive the lashings. The brutal punishment was handed out by a hooded cane-wielding enforcer who could not be seen. Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law. About 98 percent of Aceh's five million residents are Muslims. Human rights groups have slammed public caning as cruel, and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has also called for it to e...
Body of 8-year-old Boy Cut Out of Crocodile that Swallowed him Whole in Indonesia
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Body of 8-year-old Boy Cut Out of Crocodile that Swallowed him Whole in Indonesia

The body of an 8-year-old boy has been pulled out of the stomach of a 26ft long crocodile after he was swallowed whole in Indonesia. The deceased, Dimas Mulkan Saputra was fishing in a river with his father when he strayed from the shore in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Wednesday morning, March 3. The crocodile then dragged Dimas away as the boy's father Subliansyah chased the reptile. A local search and rescue agency official known as Oktavianto said the child's father jumped to help him but the reptile escape. "He chased the crocodile and hit it with bare hands but he couldn't keep up'' said Oktavianto. The crocodile was found on Thursday, March  in the village of Muara Bengalon in Bengalon District, and cut open. Dimas's body was found fully intact but lifeless. ...
Indonesian Fisherman Stunned To Find Mutant Baby Shark With Human Face
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Indonesian Fisherman Stunned To Find Mutant Baby Shark With Human Face

Abdullah Nuren found three pups inside a mother shark and noticed one of them was deformed. He has preserved the mutant pup as he believes it will bring him good luck A fisherman was left baffled when he cut open a shark to find an odd-looking pup with an uncanny human-like face. Abdullah Nuren, 48, accidentally caught the apex predator while he was out fishing off the island of Rote Ndao in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia on Sunday, February 21. Little did he realise, the beast was pregnant with three pups and he found one of them with a distinctive feature – two large round eyes underneath its nose. In the video, Abdullah places the baby shark in a paper box and puts him in a position that is revealing the belly. The unborn mutant pup has its eyes right under the ...
Indonesian woman claims she was impregnated ‘by gust of wind entering her vagina’ and gave birth one hour later
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Indonesian woman claims she was impregnated ‘by gust of wind entering her vagina’ and gave birth one hour later

A woman has claimed she got pregnant by a gust of wind that entered her vagina, which caused her stomach to start expanding and she gave birth just one hour after. Police are investigating after Siti Zainah, 25, said she gave birth just one hour after realising she was pregnant in Indonesia. Her baby girl was born last week in the town of Cianjur in West Java. Siti told local media that she was in her living room when a gust of wind blew across her house, Times Now reports. She reportedly said: "After afternoon prayer, I was lying face down, and then suddenly I felt a gust of wind enter my vagina." Just 15 minutes later, she said she began to experience pain in her stomach which started to expand. Siti claimed she was rushed to a community health clinic, where she gav...
Sriwijaya Flight ‘Suspected’ To Have Crashed, Rescue Operations Underway
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Sriwijaya Flight ‘Suspected’ To Have Crashed, Rescue Operations Underway

The Flight SJ182, Boeing 737-500 (Reg. NO. PK-CLC MSN 27323) was reported today to have disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff from Jakarta and lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute, about four minutes after departure from Jakarta. Tracking showed the path of the plane ending off the coast just north of Jakarta after the plane abruptly lost altitude. The Indonesian Navy official Abdul Rasyid told Reuters that the coordinates of the plane had been determined and that ships have been deployed to the location. It was later declared to have 'reportedly' crashed between Male Island and Lancang Island. A sea and air search effort is well underway. The rescue operation, which includes 11 navy ships, is set to continue throughout the night. However,...
People Without Face-Masks In Indonesia Dig Grave As Punishment
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People Without Face-Masks In Indonesia Dig Grave As Punishment

Face mask rebels in east Java have been detained and ordered to dig graves for coronavirus victims as punishment. People who refused to wear face masks in Gresik regency were made to dig graves at a public cemetery in Ngabetan village. The people being punished did not participate in funeral services but two were assigned to dig each grave. Cerme district head Suyono said: 'There are only three available grave diggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work with them.
65-Year-Old Indonesian Grandmother Marries Her 24-Year-Old Adopted Son
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65-Year-Old Indonesian Grandmother Marries Her 24-Year-Old Adopted Son

A grandmother has tied the knot aged 65 - with her 24-year-old adopted son. The wedding between Mbah Gambreng and Ardi Waras took place in South Sumatra, Indonesia, 7 News reports. According to local media reports, Mbah adopted her now-groom Ardi last year and the happy couple have lived together ever since. The blushing bride, who also has three adopted daughters, says she had no intention of marrying him when they first met. But when she told him he should get married soon, he astounded her by proposing to her. "To my surprise, he said he wanted to marry me," she said. Photos of the wedding, which have been shared on social media, show the pair smiling and holding hands. It is understood that Ardi paid his wife-to-be a dowry of 100,000 IDR (£6) before the ceremony....
After Shutting Down Dubai, Davido’s Brother And New Wife Spend Honeymoon In Indonesia, Maldives (Photos)
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After Shutting Down Dubai, Davido’s Brother And New Wife Spend Honeymoon In Indonesia, Maldives (Photos)

Just after shutting down Dubai with their luxurious wedding , Davido’s brother, Adewale Adeleke and his new wife, Kani have both blessed us with photos from their honeymoon in the beautiful city of Bali, Indonesia and the exotic island of Maldives. Mycelebrityandi recalls that the beautiful nuptials between Adewale Adeleke and Ekanem can be termed the classiest and most expensive wedding by any Nigerian in Dubai, in the last one year. Well, the wedding is over now and the newly weds are loving their honeymoon, sharing moments on Instagram that have us drooling over them. It just looks like a whole lot of fun and romance for the couple. See photos
Meet 23-Year-Old Terens Puhiri: The Fastest Player In World Football Right Now!!!
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Meet 23-Year-Old Terens Puhiri: The Fastest Player In World Football Right Now!!!

You probably haven't heard of Terens Puhiri, the 23-year-old winger who currently plays for Indonesian First Division side Borneo FC. Standing at 5ft 5in, the highly rated player from Jayapura, Indonesia, isn't the biggest but his outrageous pace has to make him one of the quickest players in world football. After watching this incredible goal against Mitra Kukar, you might just remember his name. During the 4-0 win against Mitra Kukar last season, Puhiri showcased his lightning quick speed, tearing apart the opposition with a deadly counter attack. Starting from around 30 metres, the 22-year-old covers a ridiculous amount of ground in the space of seconds. Puhiri then shows a great amount of composure by knocking the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper, using his incredi...
Orangutan Reaches Out Hand To Rescue Man Stuck In A River In Asia
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Orangutan Reaches Out Hand To Rescue Man Stuck In A River In Asia

This is the heartwarming moment an orangutan tries to assist a man stuck in a river by offering its outstretched arm. The great ape, who lives in a protected conservation forest area in Borneo, was seen leaning forward and lending a helping hand to the man who had been in the muddy river. The striking images were taken by amateur photographer Anil Prabhakar, from Indonesia, who had been on a safari with his friends when he spotted the touching scene.
Crocodile In Indonesia Has Tyre Around Its Neck, Cash Reward For Who Removes It
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Crocodile In Indonesia Has Tyre Around Its Neck, Cash Reward For Who Removes It

A 13-foot crocodile has been swimming around Indonesia with a tire around its neck for 4 years and now officials are offering a reward to anyone who can safely get it off. According to Indonesia's state-run Antara news agency, the crocodile has had the tire around its neck since at least 2016, though it's unknown how it got there. Indonesian officials have now offered a reward to free the unnamed crocodile from its plight, according to Antara. "A reward will be given to anyone who can release the hapless reptile," Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Office chief Hasmuni Hasmar said. Details of the reward were not given. There have been previous attempts to get the tire off the crocodile. In January 2018, a conservationist and "animal whisper...
Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China
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Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China

Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 132 lives nationwide. These are the plans so far by foreign governments to evacuate their citizens from the epicentre of the outbreak: – ASIA PACIFIC – Australia The foreign ministry said Tuesday it was working on a plan to transport home all Australian nationals, most of whom it said are dual nationals. Officials added they had received about 400 calls from Australians in China registering for evacuation. Canberra does not have a consulate in Wuhan but Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is negotiating with Chinese officials over the arrangements. He said officials are talking...
You Made me Stop Wearing Panties – Nigerian lady showers praises on her boyfriend
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You Made me Stop Wearing Panties – Nigerian lady showers praises on her boyfriend

A Nigerian lady left many stunned after she took to Facebook to shower praises on her boyfriend who is based in Indonesia. Mercy Ada Jesus who described her boyfriend as her 'womb shifter, pant remover, waist bender, pus*y general manager and pus*y key holder', revealed that she stopped wearing panties because of him. She wrote; You have made me to stop wearing pants. U just keep on tearing my pants and destroying my bras. You are nothing but My womb shifter My pant remover My waist bender My pu**y general manager My pu**y key holder and unlock Ur d**k is my life. May u live long. My Indonesian Boyfriend. Am ready to breast feed u till world ends my heartbeat. Pls if e pain u, go and hug transformer In another post, Mercy Ada Jesus stated that she doesn't know wh...
Dangote Moves To Purchase 10,000 Trucks From Indonesia
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Dangote Moves To Purchase 10,000 Trucks From Indonesia

Dangote Group has concluded plans to purchase 10,000 Indonesian-made light pickup trucks. The trucks, called the rural multipurpose mechanical tool, are expected to be marketed in Nigeria. Indonesian Industry Ministry’s Director of Maritime Industry, Transportation Equipment and Defense Equipment, Putu Juli Ardika, said that the vehicles would be purchased by Dangote through his company, Dangote Group. Putu explained that Dangote Group was very interested in importing the trucks, also known as the AMMdes to provide more affordable means of transportation to rural people in Nigeria. The director explained that the company was interested in the multipurpose vehicles to carry water and cassava and seed processors. Putu said: “Dangote’s team will check three units as a sample t...
Cloud Seeding Used To Stop Rain As At least 43 People Die In Indonesia Flooding
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Cloud Seeding Used To Stop Rain As At least 43 People Die In Indonesia Flooding

Indonesian authorities are turning to the technique of cloud seeding to try to stop more rain falling in the flood-hit capital Jakarta. Planes have been sent to inject chemicals into clouds in an effort to alter precipitation. Jakarta and surrounding districts have struggled to cope since a storm on New Year's Eve left large areas underwater. At least 43 people are known to have died, with some 192,000 evacuated, and more rain is expected. According to Reuters news agency, two planes have been sent up to shoot salt flares into the clouds, which will hopefully make them break before they reach the Jakarta region. "All clouds moving towards the Greater Jakarta area, which are estimated to lead to precipitation there, will be shot with NaCl (sodium chloride) material," Indone...
Heavy Rainfall Kills Over 23 persons in Jakarta, Indonesia
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Heavy Rainfall Kills Over 23 persons in Jakarta, Indonesia

  At  least 23 people were confirmed dead on Thursday and thousands were forced to evacuate, after severe flooding hit Indonesia's capital as residents were celebrating the New Year. Residents of Jakarta were soaked by torrential rains as they waited for New Year's eve fireworks on Wednesday, Aljazeera reports. Jakarta's domestic airport was also shut, leaving almost 20,000 passengers stranded. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said on Wednesday that monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 90 neighbourhoods and triggered a landslide in Kota Depok, a city on the outskirts of Jakarta. Wibowo said the dead included a 16-year-old high school student who was electrocuted while more than 19,000 people were in temporary shelters after floodwa...
Indonesia To Outlaw Sex Outside Marriage, Millions May Risk Jail
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Indonesia To Outlaw Sex Outside Marriage, Millions May Risk Jail

Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalizes consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president's dignity - a move rights groups criticized as an intrusive assault on basic freedoms. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim majority country and has substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities, but has seen a recent trend towards deeper religious piety and conservative Islamic activism. The new criminal code is due to be adopted in the next week after parliament and the government agreed a final draft on Wednesday, four parliamentarians told Reuters. Lawmakers told Reuters that the new penal code, which would replace a Dutch colonial-era set of laws, was a long overdue expression of Indonesian independence a...
El-zakzaky, Wife, To Travel To These Two Countries For Medical Treatment
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El-zakzaky, Wife, To Travel To These Two Countries For Medical Treatment

Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, may travel abroad soon for medical treatment. The Nation learnt last night that Indonesia and Malaysia are being considered as possible countries for the treatment. IMN spokesman Ibrahim Musa told our reporter that Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife may visit either Malaysia or Indonesia for medical attention. He said: “I know he said that they are going to look at other countries – Malaysia and Indonesia. I do not know if they have reached an agreement on that.” Musa said that Shi’ite members would embark on tomorrow’s Ashura procession in Abuja and other cities, despite Inspector-General (IG) Mohammed Adamu that the group remain banned from doing so. The police had sa...
Indonesian Court Sentences A Convicted Serial Rapist To Chemical Castration
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Indonesian Court Sentences A Convicted Serial Rapist To Chemical Castration

Mus Aris bin Syukur was convicted over the rape of nine young girls between 2015 and 2018 in Mojokerto, Indonesia has been sentenced to chemical castration by the court, a judgement which some persons have considered harsh He will become the first person in his country to be chemically castrated in a landmark court ruling declaring harsher punishment for sex offenders especially pedophiles He was sentenced at a court in East Java under the Presidential Regulation In Lieu of Law. The law has since enabled judges to enact the death penalty and chemical castration for convicted paedophiles. The court ruling read: “We hereby give the additional sentence in the form of chemical castration to the convicted.” Indonesian President Speaks President Joko Widodo said at the time of ra...
Boeing Gives $100m To Help 737 Max Crash Families
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Boeing Gives $100m To Help 737 Max Crash Families

Boeing is giving $100m (£80m) to help families affected by the two crashes of the company's 737 Max planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The payment, stretching over several years, is independent of lawsuits filed in the wake of the disasters, which together killed 346 people. The money will support education and living expenses for families and community programmes, Boeing said. Boeing's 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since March. The loss of Ethiopian Airlines' flight ET302 in March was the second fatal accident involving a 737 Max in the space of five months. A near identical aircraft, owned by the Indonesian carrier Lion Air, went down in the sea off Jakarta in October 2018. Crash investigators have focussed on the aircraft's control system and Boeing has been working ...
41-year-old Indonesian Widower Weds 13-year-Old 3 Months After Meeting Online
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41-year-old Indonesian Widower Weds 13-year-Old 3 Months After Meeting Online

Over the past couple of years, the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi has been in the news with alarming frequency for viral stories of children getting married, either among themselves or with much older adults. According to reports, a 41-year-old widower named Rustam Ashary last week married a 13-year-old girl, who has been identified by her initials SW, both of whom are from the Sidrap regency of South Sulawesi. Rustam met SW on Facebook, and the pair reportedly communicated via the social media platform for three months before deciding to marry. “We the families gave our blessings to their relationship,” SW’s mother, Nurhayati, told Detik after her child’s marriage, insisting that her daughter was never pressured into marrying Rustam and that they are now happy together.“S...
Moon Sighted In Saudi Arabia
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Moon Sighted In Saudi Arabia

Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, June 4, the Saudi Supreme Court has announced. According to Arab News report, the Shawwal crescent moon was visible from some parts of the Kingdom on Monday evening, meaning Eid will begin the following day. On Saturday, authorities had called on all Muslims throughout Saudi Arabia to try and spot the crescent on Monday evening, Ramadan 29, 1440H, corresponding to June 3, 2019. The UAE, Kuwait, and other Gulf countries will all celebrate Eid on Tuesday, with Ramadan ending on Monday and bringing a close to a month of fasting between sunrise and sunset. In Indonesia, Pakistan, Australia and other Asian countries, no crescent moon was sighted so Eid will begin on Wednesday.
Indonesia Steamrolls 18,000 Bottles Of Alcohol During Ramadan
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Indonesia Steamrolls 18,000 Bottles Of Alcohol During Ramadan

About 18,000 bottles of bootleg alcohol were crushed by a steamroller in Muslim-majority Indonesia's capital Monday as police warned tipplers off booze during the Ramadan fasting month. Nearly 90 per cent of Indonesia's 260 million people are Muslims who are advised to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan. Police laid out thousands of bottles collected in raids over the past few months in the capital Jakarta and then drove a steamroller over them in a messy annual display. Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan called on residents to avoid circulating illegal liquor.
Governor El-Rufai’s Wife, Kid, Face Deportation From Indonesia
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Governor El-Rufai’s Wife, Kid, Face Deportation From Indonesia

Asia El-rufai, one of the three wives of the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai and her kid is currently facing deportation from Indonesia. Asia is the sister of popular journalist and activist, Kadaria Ahmed. A source who spoke to SaharaReporters said, "although she had a valid visa, she is currently having issues about and additional document". "The Nigerian government has intervened to resolve the issue. "At the moment, they are trying to resolve the issue with the Indonesian government" the source added.  
Machete-wielding man storms mosque and destroys its loudspeakers for keeping him up every night
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Machete-wielding man storms mosque and destroys its loudspeakers for keeping him up every night

Police and military personnel in Meulaboh, West Aceh, Indonesia arrested a man on Wednesday,  on suspicion of terrorizing a mosque and destroying its loudspeakers, an action that was allegedly triggered by his frustration at the mosque for disrupting his sleep during the holy month of Ramadan.   As reported by state news agency Antara, the suspect, identified by his initials NS (26), lives near the mosque in question. During Ramadan, the mosque holds tadarus (Quran recital) sessions, which it broadcasts using its loudspeakers, late every night and often into the morning.   On Sunday at around 3am, NS stormed the mosque during a tadarus session while holding a machete, scaring the congregation out of the mosque, before destroying the mosque’s loudspeakers.   ...
Indonesia Approves Plan To Move Capital Out Of Jakarta
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Indonesia Approves Plan To Move Capital Out Of Jakarta

The Indonesian President has signed off on a plan to move the capital outside of the country’s most populous island. Officials have cited chronic pollution and congestion as key factors behind the decision. Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday approved plans to move the country’s capital from Jakarta to an unspecified new location. Ideas to move the capital have long been circulated by previous governments, but Widodo’s marks the first formal decision to relocate it off Indonesia’s most populous island, Jakarta. Planning Minister Brodjonegoro said: “This is a big job, impossible to take just one year, it could take 10 years.” President Widodo said: “We want to think in a visionary way for the progress of this country and moving the capital requires thorough and det...
Jakarta, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos, Launches Its First Subway
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Jakarta, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos, Launches Its First Subway

Jakarta – the Indonesian capital - share huge similarities with Lagos state, Nigeria. Jakarta is officially home to about 10 million people, but the population of the greater metropolitan area swells to 30 million. Just as Lagos, Jarkata, the population explosion occurring in this urban city has created infrastructural deficits especially for basic amenities. One of the basic infrastructural deficits is seen in the transport sector. This has led to incessant traffic congestion in this urban city making it one of the traffic gridlock capitals of the world. Over the decades, traffic congestion in Jakarta relentlessly worsened because of an increase in car ownership. Yet, the road infrastructure remained relatively unexpanded. This has left the resident to spend more hours in ...
Bisi Alimi And His Husband Anthony Davis Lounge Poolside
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Bisi Alimi And His Husband Anthony Davis Lounge Poolside

Gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi and his husband, Anthony Davis who got married in 2016 are currently enjoying their honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia. Bisi took to Instagram to share side by side photo of himself and his husband lounging by the poolside and wrote: 'The sun is shinning, the private pool is warm, the birds are singing and the lovers are bathing. Honeymoon is going so beautifully.'
Valentine: It Is Illegal To Celebrate Day Of Love In These 5 Countries
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Valentine: It Is Illegal To Celebrate Day Of Love In These 5 Countries

With millions of couples gearing up for February 14th across Nigeria – you’d be surprised to know that the romantic sentiment of Valentine’s Day isn’t shared across the world. According to Listwand, Valentine’s Day has been either made illegal or banned in five countries across the world. Whether for cultural or religions reasons, these countries have all made it illegal to celebrate this popular Western tradition. Violators of this law have to endure severe punishment in some of the countries if they are caught celebrating it. 1. Malaysia In Malaysia, The celebration of Valentine’s Day has been banned for Muslims since 2005, Muslims (who account for over 60% the population) are prohibited from celebrating Valentine’s Day. Going out for the occasion is a big risk in the count...
16-year-old girl Saved By Ants After They Bite Man Trying to Rape Her
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16-year-old girl Saved By Ants After They Bite Man Trying to Rape Her

A 16-year-old girl escaped being raped after her attacker was attacked by a colony of ants. Toni Irawan, 29, approached the 16-year-old girl identified by her initials A.S. and asked her to go for a drive around Sukamaju, South Sulawesi province, in Indonesia. During the drive, Irawan allegedly asked the girl for sex and she refused. She tried to escape when he stopped the car but he dragged her into some nearby bushes and made to rape her. But a colony of ants attacked them and sent the attacker running, thereby saving the girl from a horrific sexual assault. The girl managed to get up and run to nearby houses to call for help. Sukamaju police chief Iptu Alimin Pammu told local media that Irawan has since been arrested and is currently on remand as the investigation con...
Former Nigerian Athlete, Kemi Adekoya, Suspended for Dope
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Former Nigerian Athlete, Kemi Adekoya, Suspended for Dope

Former world indoor champion, Nigerian-born Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed that she failed drugs test. Twenty-five-year-old Adekoya was born in Nigeria but switched to Bahrain at the start of 2014. She tested positive for banned steroid stanozolol and has been notified of the allegation. Her case has a date of November 26 when listed on the AIU website. In 2016 she won 400 metres gold at the World Indoor Championships in Portland in the United States. Her record also includes four gold medals at the Asian Games, including the 400m hurdles title at last year’s edition in Jakarta and Palambang. She also helped Bahrain to the mixed 4x400m relay title in Indonesia, four years after winning the 400m and 400m hurd...
Man Begs For Mercy As He Receives 100 Lashes For ‘Having S*X With Underage Girl’
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Man Begs For Mercy As He Receives 100 Lashes For ‘Having S*X With Underage Girl’

Two men received 100 lashings each after being caught having s-x with underage girls in Indonesia, it is reported. One reportedly begged officials to stop whipping him after just five lashes - saying he could no longer cope with the pain during the incident in Aceh. But the punishment today continued after a doctor deemed him fit enough to bear the other 95 lashes, according to reports. Meanwhile, the other man - with blood leaking through the back of his shirt - took the lashings quietly, reports added. The two men were reportedly arrested earlier this year - one for having s-x with his underage step-daughter and the other for engaging in relations with an underage neighbour. They were also sentenced to five years in prison, guardian.ng reports. The punishment of giving ...
Indonesian Teenagers Are Boiling Used Sanitary Pads And Nappies To Get High
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Indonesian Teenagers Are Boiling Used Sanitary Pads And Nappies To Get High

Teenagers in Indonesia are boiling used sanitary pads and drinking the resulting liquid in attempts to get high, it today emerged. The bizarre new craze has reportedly gripped youths people searching for a cheap and legal way to get high. The Indonesian National Drug Agency (BNN) said the chemicals in the sanitary pads give those who drink the concoction a feeling of "flying" and hallucinations. Youngsters are additionally boiling nappies - some dirty - in a similar procedure, the BNN included. "The used pads they took from the trash were put in boiling water. After it cooled down, they drank it together," said Senior Commander Suprinarto, head of the BNN in Central Java. Police on the island have captured young people said to be high from the " sanitary pad formula", St...
Indonesian Diver Dies in Search for Crashed Lion Air
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Indonesian Diver Dies in Search for Crashed Lion Air

An Indonesian rescue diver died in the search for a passenger jet that crashed early this week near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, the search and rescue agency (Basarnas) said on Saturday. Syachrul Anto, 48, died on Friday while diving to search for victims of the crashed Lion (Air) aircraft,” the agency said on Saturday via its Instagram account sar_nasional. “Deepest condolences for the passing of a humanitarian hero from the Indonesian Diving Rescue Team,” Basarnas chief Syaugi said in a news release. Anto died at around 4 p.m. on Friday, it said. It was not immediately clear how Anto perished. Anto’s family had chosen not to conduct an autopsy and asked for his remains to be buried immediately, Basarnas spokesman Yusuf Latif told Reuters by text message. Amon...
Buhari’s Hand Too Weak To Sign African Free Trade Agreement – Obasanjo
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Buhari’s Hand Too Weak To Sign African Free Trade Agreement – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari’s hands are too weak to sign the African free trade agreement (AfCTA). He made the statement on Saturday while speaking at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series in Bali, Indonesia. Obasanjo said he hopes that Nigeria will soon have a president who will sign the agreement. “Africa cannot overcome fears of trade wars till it achieves 50 percent intra-Africa trade,” he said at the ongoing World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund meetings. “The AfCTA is a good idea and for Nigeria, hopefully, we will have a president that will be able to sign it because the one that is there now, his hands are too weak to sign.” Nigeria was absent in March as leaders from 44 African countries signed the agreement to form a $2...
Chinese Striker, Wang Shanshan Scores 9 Goals In 29 Minutes At The Asian Games
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Chinese Striker, Wang Shanshan Scores 9 Goals In 29 Minutes At The Asian Games

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo step aside -- the hottest striker in world football at the moment is China's "Nine-Goal Diva" Wang Shanshan. She scored 9 goals in 29 minutes at the ongoing Asian Games. Wang earned that nickname from Chinese fans and media when after coming off the bench in a 16-0 demolition of Tajikistan on Monday at the Asian Games in Indonesia. The forward has found the net a total of 11 times, netting in the 7-0 opening victory over Hong Kong and adding a soaring header as China's women beat formidable North Korea 2-0 on Wednesday to top their group and make the quarter-finals in style. China's free-scoring women, yet to concede a goal, are being feted back home and 28-year-old Wang, in particular, is making headlines for her astonishing prowess in front...
Teen Claims To Have Laid 20 Eggs
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Teen Claims To Have Laid 20 Eggs

A 14 year old boy from Indonesia, has claimed to have laid 20 eggs in the past two years, completely baffling doctors. Akmal claims to have been laying eggs since 2016. When cracked open Akmal’s father claims the eggs laid by his son appear to be either all yolk or all white. The 14-year-old has been repeatedly hospitalised for his condition, and recently laid two eggs in front of doctors. His father Rusli said: ‘In two years he laid 18 eggs and two today, so in total there have been 20. I cracked the first egg and its content was all yellow, no white.’ But doctors are baffled by his condition, saying its ‘impossible’ for eggs to form inside the human body, the Daily Mail reported. A spokesperson from the hospital said: ‘Our suspicion is that the eggs were deliberately...
Man Kills Pregnant Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
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Man Kills Pregnant Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”

A man allegedly killed his pregnant neighbour after he was offended by her repeated inquiry about his singlehood, according to media reports. The incident took place in Kampung Pasir Jonge, Indonesia on January 19. The victim was identified as 32-year-old Aisyah. According to reports, while visiting Faiz Nurdin that day at his house, Aisyah had asked him get married as soon as possible as others were already married, a police spokesperson quoted the perpetrator as saying. The spokesperson said Faiz also felt offended when she asked him, “Why aren’t you getting married yet?” Later in the day, according to reports, an insulted Faiz went to Aisyah’s home and strangled her to death with his bare hands in her bedroom. She had bitten his fingers while trying to defend herself, police said. A...
Marketing Technology Firm Netcore Expands Global Presence
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Marketing Technology Firm Netcore Expands Global Presence

Marketing technology firm Netcore Solutions on Wednesday announced that it has expanded its global presence with offices in the US, Malaysia, Indonesia and Nigeria. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company is providing its services to over 3,000 enterprise brands globally –delivering seven billion emails a month. “We are the only Indian-origin company offering world-class, full stack omni-channel marketing automation solutions. To expand our reach, we are partnering with strong regional players,” Kalpit Jain, Group CEO, Netcore Solutions, said in a statement. Netcore has achieved 10 billion customer connects across various sectors via email, SMS, mobile, push notifications and digital marketing solutions – garnering over 40 per cent market share in email marketing. The company has witnessed ...
20,210 Babies Born In Nigeria On New Year’s Day– UNICEF
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20,210 Babies Born In Nigeria On New Year’s Day– UNICEF

Nigeria would have approximately 20,210 babies born into the country on the New Year’s day. This represents the third largest population of newborns in the world on January 1, 2018, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year’s Day, representing some 90 per cent in less developed regions. The agency reported that Kiribati’s Christmas Island in the Pacific would most likely welcome 2018’s first baby while the U.S., its last. Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in nine countries, according to UNICEF. These are: India, 69,070; China, 44,760; Nigeria, 20,210; Pakistan, 14,910; Indonesia, 13,370; United States, 11,280; Democratic Republic of Congo, 9,400; Ethiopia, 9,020; and Banglade...
Nigerian In Trouble In Indonesia Over $2m Fraud
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Nigerian In Trouble In Indonesia Over $2m Fraud

A Nigerian money doubler identified as Chukwudi Christopher aka Wonder now faces up to 4 years in jail, following his arrest on Wednesday for defrauding a businessman, Edna Chandra, of Rp 500 million. It was gathered that Chukwudi who promised Chandra the sum of $2million in exchange of Rp 500 million, fled after he got the money. 49 bundles of fake dollar notes, 2 pieces of laptop, 3 bottles of chemical liquids and several units of mobile phones were recovered from his home after a search by the Police.
Court Rejects Bid To Outlaw Extramarital Sex
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Court Rejects Bid To Outlaw Extramarital Sex

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. Five out of nine judges on the Constitutional Court in the capital Jakarta narrowly rejected the push to criminalise extramarital relations, including gay sex. The unsuccessful petition would have affected both unmarried heterosexuals and gay people, who cannot marry in Indonesia. It comes several months after the arrests of a group of men accused of holding a “gay party” and a wave of anti-LGBT rhetoric. “This is a victory not only for LGBT communities, it’s a victory for common sense,” said gay rights activist Hartoyo, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. “We li...
VP Yemi Osinbajo Tasks D-8 Countries On peace, Justice For Better Promotion Of Trade
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VP Yemi Osinbajo Tasks D-8 Countries On peace, Justice For Better Promotion Of Trade

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the D-8 countries must remain a potent force for peace and justice at all times to be able to enhance and promote good trade relationship. He said they must also be observance of fundamental freedom at all times to achieve the feat. Osinbajo spoke while declaring open the sixth D-8 (also known as Developing-8 consisting of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey) ministerial meeting on industrial co-operation yesterday in Abuja. According to him, maintenance of peace and justice in the D-8 countries was necessary, especially with the social upheavals, conflicts and tensions flaring up everywhere. He told the ministers that though it was a time of great challenges, it was also a time of enormous opport...
Indonesia Threatens To Block WhatsApp Messaging Over Obscene Content
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Indonesia Threatens To Block WhatsApp Messaging Over Obscene Content

Indonesia on Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed. WhatsApp, which is widely used in Indonesia said message encryption prevented it from monitoring the third-party providers Indonesians use to search for GIFs. It asked the government to work with the providers instead. Semuel Pangerapan, a Director-General at Indonesia’s Communications and Informatics Ministry, said WhatsApp would be blocked within 48 hours unless the images supplied by third parties were taken off the service. “Yes, true. They have to follow the rules of the host,” Pangerapan said of the proposed block. “The ministry had sent three letters to WhatsApp over the issue. “They h...
President Buhari To Return From Turkey On Sunday
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President Buhari To Return From Turkey On Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday left Nigeria for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) which holds on Friday. Buhari left Abuja shortly after presiding over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said on Wednesday that Buhari would return to Nigeria on Sunday. In the President’s entourage are ministers and other top government officials, including the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali. “The President will be back on Sunday,” Adesina said when asked him about the duration of the President’s visit. He had earlier in a statement on Tuesday said prior to the D-8 Summit, Buhari, at th...
Indonesian Goalkeeper Dies After Collision With Team-mate
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Indonesian Goalkeeper Dies After Collision With Team-mate

Indonesian Goalkeeper, Choirul Huda has lost his life, during an on-field collision with a team-mate. The 38-year-old, collided with defender Ramon Rodrigues towards the end of the first half against Semen Padang. Huda was declared dead at 5pm local time, surrounded by the Persela squad who were with him at the hospital. According to Persela head coach Aji Santoso he stated:”All of the players finished the game and went to the hospital, where it was announced that Choirul Huda had died. The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard. We did not have time to a see a doctor, only to see his body.” According to Reuters Dr Zaki Mubarok, of the Lamongan General Hospital, said: ‘He was just brought to the hospital still breathing, but he was lifeless at around 17:00. ‘Through our analysis, i...

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