Flood death toll rises in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides in the area killed up to 21 people, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said. The flooding, among the deadliest in years, caused chaos in parts of Southeast Asia’s biggest city with train lines blocked and power…
Bukar Usman and salient issues in Nigeria’s public policy administration
A voluminous book of 458 pages, Dr. Bukar Usman’s My Public Service Journey: Issues in Public Policy and Administration in Nigeria (Klamidas Communications Ltd, Abuja; 2019) is an expository memoir on the Nigerian public service.
GEF council approves Nigeria’s mini-grid, land restoration projects
Nigeria is one of the beneficiaries of the two new work programmes endorsed by the GEF council in a meeting at the weekend. The Council also took a number of decisions concerned with updating GEF policies and operations
Indonesian volcano debris litters seabed after tsunami
Huge chunks of an Indonesian volcano litter the seabed after its eruption and subsequent collapse last year sparked a deadly tsunami, according to new research.
Two injured after smoke grenade explodes in Jakarta
Two Indonesian soldiers were injured Tuesday after a smoke grenade detonated near Jakarta's national monument, but authorities ruled out an attack.
Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers
Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called "normal" applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as "arbitrary and hateful restrictions" by a rights group.
Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings
An Indonesian palm oil executive has been arrested for allegedly ordering the killing two activist journalists who were mediating a land dispute between his company and local residents, police said Saturday.
Indonesia suspends nickel exports as it eyes domestic processing
Indonesia will suspend nickel ore exports immediately rather than stopping overseas shipments early next year, officials said on Tuesday, as the world's top producer of the mineral looks to ramp up processing at home to boost its income.