You won’t believe what caused this plane to divert


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A Singapore Airlines flight from Australia to
Kuala Lumpur was diverted when fire detection
devices were triggered by gas from the plane’s
cargo — 2,186 sheep. The Boeing 747-400
freighter, which departed Sydney with a crew of
four people and a cargo of 2,186 sheep, was
diverted to Indonesia’s Bali Denpasar airport
about 45 minutes after the crew noticed fire
detection devices in the cargo bay were
reporting signs of smoke.
The plane landed safely in Bali, where the smoke
indication was found to have been caused by
manure and exhaust gases — farts — from the
flock of sheep, the Aviation Herald reported.
The flight returned to the air about 2 1/2 hours
after the landing and continued on its way to
Kuala Lumpur. Experts said stressful situations
can cause sheep to become bloated with gas.

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Lucozade and Ribena Launches Save and Win Promo!


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Lucozade, your favourite everyday energy drink
and Ribena, your tasty vit-c rich blackcurrant
drink just launched a promo this season designed
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shoppers who buy their favourite Lucozade and
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their regular buying price.
In addition, there will be a mystery shopper going
around all participating stores looking to give
away some BIG prizes! If you are seen
purchasing Lucozade and Ribena in any of the
participating stores across Nigeria, you may just
get an amazing instant prize.
These prizes include: I-pads, Home theatre,
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more amongst others. Be a part of it; visit your
nearest participating store or outlet today to
purchase Lucozade and Ribena. See posters and
fliers for more details.
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Police confirm militants’ invasion of Ebonyi town


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The Ebonyi Police Command has confirmed
that Afikpo town was on Friday invaded by
suspected militants.
Mr George Okafor, the command’s Public
Relations Officer disclosed this on
Saturday in an interview with the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying that that
the militants came from Ikoro-uko area
of Cross River.
He said the militants were about 20 in
number and they came in two speed
boats fitted with several general Purpose
Machine guns and also possessed
grenades among other sophisticated
weapons.
“We feel they are militants reacting to
the Federal Government’s revocation of
the pipeline facilities protection
contract, hitherto handled by ex-
militants.
“They anchored at Okporikpo beach in
Afikpo before launching their onslaught
from the Ndibe and then Unwana
beaches in the town,” he said.
Okafor said that the indigenes residing
around the beaches, informed the police
about the militants’ movement, which
made the command deploy officers
around the beach areas for maximum
protection.
“The militants on noticing that the police
have cordoned the entire areas, started
shooting sporadically, which made us
‘return fire’ and eventually repelled
them.
“An inspector of police died during the
shootout, but we cannot confirm whether
they had any casualty because we did
not recover any corpse on their side.
“The militants, in frustration that the
indigenes informed us of their
movements, destroyed several shops
around the beaches while setting 10
motorcycles and a police van ablaze,” he
said.
He refuted the report that the hoodlums
robbed several banks and carted away
huge sums of money, saying that they
were repelled at the beach areas and
prevented from entering the town.
“The Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr
Peace Abdallah, personally coordinated
security efforts in the town, as more
officers have been deployed to the beach
areas and entire town, to provide
adequate security.
“We want to state that, no policeman
was abducted by the hoodlums and can
also not confirm the abduction of some
people from the affected areas.
“We urge the people to conduct their
normal businesses without fear, as the
police have provided measures to ensure
that the town is not invaded again by
criminals.
“The CP has informed the Assistant
Inspector General of Police (AIG) in
charge of Zone six and the Inspector
General of Police on the development, as
efforts are being made to arrest the
perpetrators of this heinous crime,” he
said.
Okafor also said that there was no
protest by members of the Biafran
movement in the state on Friday, as the
state remained peaceful.
“The only protest we recorded was from
women of Amagu in Ishiagu area of the
state, who were protesting the incessant
road carnages that have claimed several
lives in the area,” he said.
An indigene of Afikpo, who spoke on the
condition of anonymity, commended the
police for its gallantry but disputed its
claims that the hoodlums did not rob
banks.
“We saw them escaping with huge sums
of money robbed from a new generation
bank in the town, as the bank staff can
attest to this development,” he said.
Scours: TheGuardian

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U.S. general sees air strikes against Islamic State picking up


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U.S. and coalition forces are likely to
increase air strikes against Islamic State
targets in Iraq and Syria in coming
weeks after a lull in September and
October.
The head of U.S. Air Forces Central
Command, Lt-Gen. Charles Brown, said
this while speaking with reporters on
Saturday at the Dubai International Air
Chiefs Conference.
Brown said that the reduction in air
strikes was due to weather and to a
slowdown in activity on the ground and
not due to the start of Russian air strikes
in the region.
He said both government forces and
insurgents were increasing their ground
movements to create more opportunities
for the U.S. and its allies to carry out
more air strikes against Islamic State
targets.
“If they’re not out and about, it’s harder
to strike, particularly for an adversary
that may wrap themselves in the civilian
population,’’ he said.
Brown also rejected criticism that the
U.S. was not using air strikes as much or
effectively as possible.
He said that coalition forces were
striving to avoid civilian casualties that
could help recruitment for Islamic State.
He also noted that the sheer number of
air strikes was less of an indicator than
the targets hit and the number of
weapons used.
The U.S. and its allies targeted Islamic
State in Iraq with 14 air strikes on
Thursday, and also hit the militant group
with nine air strikes in Syria, the U.S.
military said.
Brown told reporters that an agreement
signed with Russia to avoid possible mid-
air collisions was working well, and no
incidents had been reported.
“They don’t want a mid-air and neither
do we,’’ he said.
He said that the agreement did not
hinder U.S. forces from carrying out
strikes where needed.
“We have said, we are going to fly where
we need to, to get the job done,’’ he said.
Scours: TheGuardian

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Baby, 2 brothers perish in building collapse in Lagos


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A baby boy and two brothers identified as Slva
Odiah, 24 and Sayo Odiah, 14 have perished in a
building that collapsed at Orisha Street, Isheri
Magodo, Imodium, Ojodu/Berger in Lagos this
morning. The building collapsed while family
members were still asleep. The mother of the
two boys who died has been rushed to the
Tabasco General Hospital while efforts is
ongoing to rescue her other children that are
trapped in the rubble. They are 11-year-old
Clinton Odiah and eight-year-old Endurance
Odiah.

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Taraba state governorship tribunal declares Aisha Alhassan winner of the April 11th election


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Taraba state governorship election petition
tribunal has declared APC’s Aisha Alhassan as
the elected governor in the April 11th
governorship election. The tribunal has sacked
PDP’s Darius Ishaka as governor of the state.
Aisha Alhassan becomes the first female elected
governor in Nigeria.

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