Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia formally apologises to Nigeria over assault of diplomat

Indonesia has formally apologised over the manhandling of a Nigerian diplomat in the South-East Asia country. A viral of video of Mr. Mohammed Buba, an accredited Nigerian diplomat, being rough-handled by Indonesian immigration officials, had surfaced online earlier, prompting Nigeria to threaten to review its relationship with the country. “The[Read More…]

Breaking: Boeing 737 passenger plane vanishes over sea after takeoff

A Boeing 737 passenger plane has reportedly vanished while flying over the sea after “falling 10,000ft” minutes after taking off. Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 lost contact with Indonesia’s aviation authorities shortly after taking off from capital Jakarta, according to Indonesia’s search and rescue agency. FlightRadar24 data show the plane was[Read More…]

Drug Convicts: Indonesia Executes Three Nigerians By Firing Squad

Indonesia has executed three Nigerian drug convicts by firing squad, an official said. The Nigerians were put to death along with one Indonesian on Thursday (after midnight Indonesian time), Noor Rachmad, deputy attorney general for general crimes, told reporters. He did not say why 10 other drug convicts, who had[Read More…]

Just In: Missing Indonesian Plane Crashes Into Mountain, All 54 On Board Feared Dead

The Trigana Air Service plane that went missing on Sunday has been found, Indonesia’s director general of air transportation, Suprasetyo, said during a news conference. The wreckage was found in the Oktabe district of Papua province, he said. Details are still being verified, Suprasetyo said, but villagers reported seeing the plane, which[Read More…]

FG Demands Corpses Of Executed Nigerians

by Abang Veronica The Federal Government has condemned the execution of four Nigerians by the Indonesian authorities over drug-related offences, despite pleas for clemency by President Goodluck Jonathan. The government, while commiserating with the families of the deceased, demanded the repatriation of the corpses of the executed Nigerians. It explained[Read More…]

Indonesia Executes Three Nigerians Over Drug Smuggling

by Agency Reports Three Nigerians and five other members of the Bali Nine prisoners being held in Indonesia for drug offences have just been executed. Indonesian media say the execution took place at 00:25 local time, which translates to 6:25pm Nigerian time. Okwudili Oyatanze, 41, Jamiu Owolabi Abashin, 50, Silvester[Read More…]

Indonesia Set Execute Four More Nigerians Over Drug Peddling Offences

By Chris Nomjov Indonesian authorities are billed to execute four Nigerians along with 6 other nationals for drug related offenses, tomorrow April 25th. According to an Indonesian foreign Affairs official, the convicted foreigners will be taken to Nusakambangan, the prison island off Java where they are to be executed. Those[Read More…]

Nigeria Summons Indonesian Ambassador Again Over Planned Execution Of More Nigerians

by Deji Abiodun The Federal Government on Monday, again summoned the Indonesian Ambassador, Mr Harry Purwato, over the country’s planned execution of more Nigerians by firing squad for drug-related offences. Amb. Danjuma Sheni, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a meeting with the envoy in[Read More…]

Worried President Jonathan Negotiating To Stop Execution Of 3 Nigerians In Indonesia

by Declan Anosike When he hosted the new Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto, two days ago at the presidential villa, Pres. Goodluck Jonathan began negotiations with him for a moratorium on three Nigerians who are facing imminent execution in that country. The three?Nigerians are Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise (39), Okwudili[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: Nigeria’s New “MINTed” Hope

By Okey Ndibe During a brief trip to London last week, I was intrigued to realize that part of the news buzz pertained to Nigeria’s inclusion in a list of countries with prospects of becoming four of the world’s biggest emergent economies. The so-called MINT countries are Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and[Read More…]