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Nigeria’s Drones Abandoned In Israel

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Tsur Dvir, a marketing officer for Aeronautics Defense Systems, a firm based south of Tel Aviv, Israel that supplied Nigeria with Aerostar unmanned aerial vehicles on Tuesday, revealed that the country’s drones which were bought years ago cannot be deployed to hunt Boko Haram, because they are grounded due to poor maintenance.  

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The marketer, who made the shocking revelation to an international media, said that the Nigeria surveillance drones could have been used to track insurgents hide out in efforts to rescue the kidnapped girls, but they aren’t factional.

“To the best of our knowledge, these systems aren’t operational” Dvir said.

Dvir, who was speaking on the sidelines of a conference organised by Israel Defense magazine further revealed that since the purchase of the drones, Nigerian clients had not commissioned Aeronautics to carry out any routine maintenance on it.

“We did receive an inquiry from them about spare parts, but it never turned into a deal. I wish it had” he said, arguing that with their extensive flying range and thermal cameras capable of picking up body heat at night, the Aerostars could have helped screen northern Nigeria for the missing girls.

Dvir, who declined to state how many the Aerostars are said: “They (drones) are probably parked in a yard somewhere”.

It was reported that Nigeria’s defence spokesperson could not be reached for comments.

It would be recalled that in December 2013, Nigeria unveiled a locally made drone at an Air Force base in Kaduna, which has not yet flown since its display.

The international media said a federal government source and a former Israeli military attaché to Nigeria both confirmed the information, although they said details were sketchy owing to the secretive nature of Israeli-Nigerian military cooperation.

According to the Nigerian government official, the Israeli drones were among many procurements that quickly went obsolete because of lack of maintenance while the former attaché confirmed that the purchase was done in 2006, with the aim of deploying the drones in the Niger Delta, where militants were attacking crude pipelines as well as kidnapping oil workers before amnesty offered three years after.

The company nor the source couldn’t ascertain how many were bought, but an aerospace industry source said that each drone worth between $15 million and $17 million.

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  1. Joe

    August 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    More head should roll in FAAN ,The top management are the main problem of Nigeria and more anti graft fight must continued in the sector ,sea port, NNPC . Yes Buhari administration was a blessing in disguise to Nigeria take it or leave it No miracle expect with in one year to change Nigeria from the peril it was before Duhari took over from weak Jonathan presidency.. Nigerians are sophiscated corrupt . People like Dagora and cohort should be remove from office immediately

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Dr Anu Adepoju Of Med Contour Reportedly Suspended From Medical Practice

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Dr. Anu Adepoju of Med Contour has reportedly been suspended from practising by the Nigerian Medical and Dental board.

Twitter influencer and doctor, Dr. olufunmilayo shared the new via his Twitter page, noting that the board reached its decision after an investigation into the death of one of her patients as well as another who had complications from surgery.

Recall that an Instagram Influencer, Omohtee called out Dr Anu Adepoju earlier in the year for ruining her buttocks after suffering complications from a surgical procedure despite paying the sum of 1.5 million naira for a Brazilian butt lift.

Anu Adepoju was also alleged to have killed a beauty queen in 2018, the result of a failed procedure.

According to Dr. Olufunmilayo, Anu graduated from College of Medicine, Unilag in 2017 and performed plastic surgery on a patient in December 2018 when she was a House Officer.

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Davido celebrates his mum on her posthumous birthday

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David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known as David’s mum, Veronica Adeleke, would have turned a year older today November 23.

He posted this throwback photo of he and his mum on his Instagram this afternoon with the caption;

”Happy Birthday Mama … love and miss you always”

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Death threats issued on WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable – Kemi Olunloyo

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Kemi Olunloyo known for holding controversial opinions has disclosed that Wizkid and Davido have taken their feud to another level.

According to a post sighted on her social media page, she has alleged that the 30 Billion Geng crew of Nigerian artist Davido are threatening the associates of Wizkid outside Nigeria.

Kemi Olunloyo has however urged Davido to control his crew members or anyone behind it because they can be arrested.

Her tweet reads:

The COLD WAR going on between Davido and WizKid could destroy the Nigerian music business. The DEATH ☠️threats metted upon WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable. Fans have no idea! Davido should control his crew ASAP. Most of this is happening abroad
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This one is WORSE than Toyin Abraham vs Liz Anjorin. The fan threats was why I called
@Opetodolapo in and settled it fast. One fan sent a message to Lizzy to pay him 500K to kill Toyin and her baby. Wizkid & Davido’s crew are fighting in foreign territory. Anyone can be arrested

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