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FG puts Presidential jet for sale

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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The federal government has put one of the jets in the presidential fleet up for sale.

The Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066, was advertised for sale in a call for bid published in some national dailies on Wednesday.

The cost was not indicated but Aviation Week Network, a global aviation platform, quoted Hawker Beechcraft, the manufacturers of the aircraft, as valuing it for $22.9 million as of 2012.

The advert said the jet, which has been in use since December 2011, has capacity for nine passengers and three crew members, and a range of 3,190-nautical mile flown.

It said interested buyers should inspect the aircraft at the presidential air fleet’s hangar located at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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Interested buyers were also requested to submit their closed bid to the committee for sale of aircraft at the office of the national security adviser (NSA), alongside a bank draft of $50,000.

“Please note that all bids must be submitted within one week of this publication,” the advert read.

“Background check is required as a pre-qualification for the bid. Prospective bidders, who want to inspect the aircraft, will be granted access within one week from this advertisement.”

In 2016, the federal government also put up two presidential aircraft — Falcon 7X executive jet and Hawker 4000 — for sale.

The presidential fleet is known to gulp resources for a country with the highest rate of extreme poverty and where healthcare remains a luxury.

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Recall that the federal government budgeted N73.3 billion for the presidential air fleet from 2011 to 2020.

The allocations comprise a recurrent and capital expenditure of N35.9 billion and 37.4 billion respectively, with an average of N7 billion budget annually.

 

SOURCE: NIGERIAN EYE

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WHO DG tests positive for Corona Virus

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization(WHO) has tested positive for Corona Virus.

The Director general contacted this virus after coming in contact directly with a carrier of the virus.

Tedros Ghebreyesus announced this on Sunday night through his twitter handle.

According to him: “I’ve been identified as a contact person of someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days and self-quarantine from home.

He said “It is critically important that we all comply with health guidance. This is how we will break chains of #COVID-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.

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“My colleagues and I at WHO will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable.”

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RIVERS CRISIS: Nnamdi kanu sends a strong message to Wike ”expect vengeance soon”

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Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the ingenious people of Biafra IPOB, on Monday sent a strong message to the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike saying his state will not escape the wrath of God and the people over the killings in Obigbo.

Mazi Nnamdi kanu maintained that those that lost their families and lost ones are eager to wreck  vengeance of Wike. He said that wike gave the order to the Army to murder the citizens of Obigbo. he made this assertion in a statement that he signed.

“Everybody that has a hand in the ongoing Obigbo genocide must know that vengeance is coming, it’s not a matter of if but when. And when it does come, apologists of Wike and the army must remember what happened at Obigbo.

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“There were riots and disturbances all over Nigeria. Nigerian army and police have killed and continue to kill hundreds of young people and in retaliation young people attacked police stations. To single out the inhabitants of Obigbo for extermination is a vicious and evil undertaking and a calculated attempt by Wike to please his Fulani masters and Britain that tried but failed to exterminate the Igbo race between 1966-70. Obigbo will not die, it shall rise again because the blood of the innocent is crying out for revenge.

 “Vengeance is coming and with it the judgment of God. Those children in Obigbo murdered by Wike have nephews and cousins who are so embittered to the point that they can no longer be controlled. I feel sorry for Wike, his children and all collaborators in this brutal genocide.

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“As Nigeria have not mourned those being put to the sword by Wike and Nigerian army in Obigbo they must remember not to mourn Wike and his allies when the table inevitably turns.

“Twist the narrative all you like, nobody can stop the hand of time. When the rain begins to fall, remember I warned you. I will not write, neither will I comment on this issue again.”

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West African Examination Council To release results on monday

Benjamin Ukpabi

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West African Examination Council (WAEC) To release results on monday

The West African Examination Council WAEC has announced that they will be releasing their SSCE results on Monday the 2nd of November 2020

The examination board announced this on their Twitter account

Recall that the results were meant to be released last week but they announced that it was postponed to this week due to the security problems and riots in the country.

The West African Examination Council announced that the results will come out by 10:30 am

West African Examination Council (WAEC) To release results on Monday

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