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Satellite Images Show Discovery of Possible debris from Missing Malaysia Airline Jet MH370… Helps Zero in Search Location on Vietnamese Island




Boats and aircraft searching for traces of a Malaysian jet that vanished with 239 people on board homed in Monday on a remote Vietnamese island after possible debris was spotted floating nearby.

Two objects were seen from the air late Sunday some 50 miles (80 kilometres) off Tho Chu island, in what Vietnamese authorities said could be a breakthrough sighting of debris from the disappeared jet.

The discovery has helped Vietnamese sea and air teams refine their hunt for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 to a zone near the small island off Vietnam’s southwestern tip.

“All night we mobilised our most modern equipment for the search… but we found no sign of the objects,” Vice Admiral Ngo Van Phat told AFP.

“Two boats left this morning to patrol all maritime zones around Tho Chu Island where we discovered the two objects.”

Three aircraft will run sorties over the area to scour for the possible wreckage, while a command centre for search operations has been established at the larger Phuc Quoc island closer to the Vietnamese mainland.

Two large oil slicks — suspected to be caused by aircraft fuel — were seen on Saturday off Tho Chu.

Malaysian authorities, who have launched a terror probe after at least two of the passengers on board were found to have travelled on stolen passports, said they were continuing to comb waters closer to their shores, further south of Tho Chu. “We are concentrating on our area,” said Amdan Kurish, head of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

The Boeing 777 departed early Saturday bound for Beijing but the flight dropped off the radar soon after take off.

It has baffled international authorities who have launched a massive hunt for the aircraft and left anguished relatives with no answers as to their loved ones’ fate.

As they scramble to discover what happened, Malaysian officials have speculated that the MH370 may have inexplicably turned back towards Kuala Lumpur.

The plane, captained by a veteran MAS pilot, had relayed no indications of distress, and weather at the time was said to be stable.

Questions mount
Questions have also swirled over how at least two passengers boarded the jet on stolen passports, sparking a investigation into possible links with terrorism and a probe into the sale of passports in Thailand — where the documents were stolen over the last two years.

Two European names — Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi of Italy — were listed on the passenger list. But neither man boarded the plane, officials said.

The tickets booked in Maraldi and Kozel’s names were made on March 6, 2014, costing around $625 and were issued in the Thai city of Pattaya, a beach resort south of Bangkok.

Malaysia’s interior minister said the two passengers in question had “Asian facial features”, according to a report on Monday. “I am still puzzled how come (immigration officers) cannot think: an Italian and Austrian but with Asian facial features,” Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted as saying late Sunday by Malaysia’s national news agency Bernama.

Interpol confirmed that “at least two passports” recorded in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database were used by passengers on the Malaysian flight.

Malaysia’s transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he was looking at four suspect passengers in all.

The United States has sent an FBI team to help investigate the passengers, but US officials stressed there was as yet no evidence of terrorism.

MAS shares lower
Malaysia Airlines shares lost 10% in early trading Monday as the market reacted to the jet’s disappearance.

The incident is a massive blow for the carrier which has haemorrhaged cash for several years amid mounting competition from low-cost rivals such as AirAsia.

As the search entered a third full day anguished relatives of the 227 passengers and 12 crew onboard remained in the dark, after the airline admitted it feared the worst.

At a hotel in Malaysia’s administrative capital, Putrajaya, several families of those onboard shared breakfast, glued to the morning news on television as little new information on the missing plane emerged.

Chinese state media on Monday lashed out at Malaysia and MAS over their handling of the crisis, with more than 150 Chinese among the missing passengers. “The Malaysian side cannot shirk its responsibilities,” the Global Times newspaper, which is close to the ruling Communist Party, wrote in a scathing editorial. “The initial response from Malaysia was not swift enough.”

Xinhua news agency said the Chinese government would send a working group Monday to Malaysia tasked with investigating the incident and helping family members already there.

A total of 40 ships and 34 aircraft from an array of Southeast Asian countries, China and the US have been involved in the search, with two Australian surveillance aircraft due to join.

Source: CNN

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Pasuma Says He Was Not Chased Out Of #EndSARS Protest In Lagos (Video)



Pasuma Says He Was Not Chased Out Of #EndSARS Protest In Lagos (Video)

Nigerian musician, Wasiu Pasuma Wonder has debunked rumour of being chased out of protest ground in the Alausa area of Lagos state.


A video that surfaced online yesterday showed the moment the Fuji veteran was booed out of the protest ground as protesters yelled at the top of their voices, Go! Go!!

In a new video posted on his Instagram page, the singer stated that he was never chased away by the protesters. According to him, he was well received by the youths after which he lent his voice in the fight for a better Nigeria.

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Pasuma wonder added that, as a father, he understands the grievances of the #endsars protesters and that he is in total support of the movement.

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Carol Afegbai Admits To Shooting Student in 2013, Daughter reacts by deactivating her Instagram account (Video)



Carol Afegbai, mother of Nollywood actress, Lilian Afegbai has admitted to shooting a UNIBEN in 2013 as accused amidst the #EndSARS protest.

Following the protest against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the country, Lilian Afegbai’s mother was dragged across social media platforms for having hands in the death of one Ibrahim Momoh in 2013.

In defense of her mother’s name, the actress took to social media to debunk the claim with proofs stating otherwise of how an officer who committed atrocity is currently serving jail time.

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In a video that surfaced online, the retired CSP Afegbai, however, admitted to shooting the student in the leg late at night after he tried to attack the police team at the checkpoint. According to her, Momoh bled to death after he was taken back to the police station after being shot.

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Watch the video below …

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Nigerian Dad knocks daughter for not joining #EndSARS protest



Nigerian Dad knocks daughter for not joining #EndSARS protest

A Nigerian lady with Twitter handle @Eniola__F has shared screenshot of the chat between she and her father who lambasted her for not joining the ongoing protest against police brutality across the country.

The lady known as Eniola had taken a photo of herself at home and sent it to her dad via WhatsApp but instead of getting the usual appraisal, he criticized her over misplaced priorities.

She sent the photo which was taken by their car garage and told him to take a look at how beautiful she looks in the picture.

She wrote; “See your beautiful daughter.”

But her father who was unimpressed replied; “When others are doing #endsars.”

See their chat below:

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