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Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Nobody: 5:15pm On Nov 16, 2013
According to a report by Encomium
magazine, former Borno State Governor,
Senator Ali Modu Sherriff has toppled
Bishop David Oyedepo as the owner of the
largest fleet of private jets in Nigeria with
the acquisition of a new jet valued at N11.5
billion.
Encomium reports
Former Borno State governor, Senator
Ali Modu Sheriff has topped the chart
of top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria
with the acquisition of a brand new
Gulfstream G650 model worth about
$72 million (N11.5 billion). Encomium
Weekly’s check revealed that it’s the
most expensive private jet among
wealthy Nigerians who are privileged
to have these expensive toys. The latest
acquisition brings to four planes in his
fleet.
We gathered that the aircraft, which
was registered in Dubai with special
specifications, is the fourth in his fleet,
as the former governor already has
three old Dornier aircraft which he
acquired from Aero Contractors at an
estimated $3 million (N480 million).
According to our source, a Dornier aircraft
is used for charter services as Sheriff
recently obtained an Air Operator Certificate
(AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation
Authority (NCAA) for his airline, Skybird. But
a source said the Gulfstream was acquired
for Sheriff’s personal use.
An operator who is aware of the purchase
described the aircraft as top of the range,
adding that it was unlikely that the former
governor would deploy it for commercial
service.
A Nigerian pilot and chief executive officer
of an airline that provides charter services,
said by registering the aircraft overseas,
Sheriff had denied Nigeria taxes and import
duty on the aircraft.
He added that no Nigerian pilot or engineer
would be employed to operate or work on
the aircraft because with the foreign
registration, only pilots and engineers
licensed in the United Arab Emirates would
be authorised to operate and service the
aircraft.
“By registering the aircraft overseas, he has
avoided tax and import duty, which he
should pay to a country where he is a
citizen and from which he made the money
which he now spends on a foreign crew,”
he said.
The source also explained that Sheriff
would also be paying overseas facility
managers for the maintenance of the
aircraft and would also pay charges to the
company under which the aircraft was
registered overseas.
The main price of the aircraft is $65 million
but other charges could have raised it to
$72 million, and according to US-based
Forbes magazine, the Gulfstream G650 has
an order book of 200 customers
throughout the world.
“A $65 million price tag doesn’t seem to
detract from the fascination with this
incredible airplane. While the rest of the
business aviation industry is battling the
depressed economy, there seems to be a
buoyant market in the US and abroad for
this ultra-high-priced, high-performance
jet.
“And why not? With a top speed of 92 per
cent of the speed of sound (arguably the
fastest civilian jet in the world), room for a
basketball team, 8,000-statute-mile range
and some of the most sophisticated
avionics rivalling nearly anything in the sky,
this airplane is perfect for doing business
on a global scale.
“Because of its superlatives, including price,
however, it also appeals greatly to the ‘if
you’ve got it, flaunt it’ crowd,” Forbes said
on its Brand Voice website.
Gulfstream described the aircraft as ultra-
high-speed, ultra-long-range business jet
and the gold standard in business aviation.
The model was introduced in 2008 with a
capacity for eight passengers and a crew of
four on nonstop legs of 7,000 nautical
miles (12,964 km) for standard
configuration.
“That means it will link Dubai with New
York and London with Buenos Aires. With
its powerful Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the
G650 will cover shorter distances at a
speed of Mach 0.925. No traditional
business jet will take you closer to the
speed of sound,” Gulfstream said on its
website.
The Gulfstream G650 was formally launched
as an internal company project in May
2005, and publicly unveiled on March 13,
2008. At the public announcement
occasion, company executives stated the
new model would become Gulfstream’s
largest, fastest and most expensive
business jet on entry to the market.
The G650 has a cruise speed of Mach 0.85
to 0.90, with maximum speed of Mach
0.925 and a range of up to 7,000nmi
(13,000 km). It can be equipped with a full
kitchen and bar and may be equipped with
a variety of entertainment features
including satellite phones and wireless
Internet.
The jet use two Rolls Royce BR725 engines,
each producing a maximum thrust of
17,000 pounds-force (75.6 kN). Gulfstream
states that with a weight of less than
100,000 pounds (45,360 kg), it is able to
land at small airports avoiding the busy
airports around the world.
To provide better usage of the internal
volume, Gulfstream designers rejected the
usual circular fuselage cross-section in
favor of an oval which uses a flatter lower
portion. The cabin is 8 feet 6 inches (2.59
m) wide and 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) high.
The fuselage is of metal construction and
composite construction is used for
empennage, winglets, rear pressure
bulkhead, engine cowlings, cabin floor
structure and many fairings. The eight oval
cabin windows on each side of the
fuselage are 28 inches (71 cm) wide. The
wing uses greater sweep (36 degrees)
than previous Gulfstream aircraft (for
example, the G550 wing has 27 degrees of
sweep). It does not use leading-edge high-
lift devices, and tracks for rear-mounted
flaps are completely enclosed within the
airfoil contour. The wing’s leading edge is a
continuously-changing curve, and the
airfoil varies continuously from root to tip
(the tip incorporates winglets).
The aircraft controls are completely fly-by-
wire, with no mechanical control between
pilot and flight surfaces. The surfaces are
moved by dual hydraulic systems. More
airliners today are using fly-by-wire, but
only one other current business jet (the
Dassault Falcon 7X) is so equipped.
The G650 shares its yokes and column with
the G550 in an effort to receive a common
type rating. The wing design was
completed in 2006. A total of 1,400 hours
of wind tunnel testing was completed by
2008. A pressure-test fuselage was built
and tested, including an ultimate-pressure
test of 18.37 psi.
The G650 taxied under its own power for
the first time on September 26, 2009. A
public rollout ceremony was later held on
September 29, 2009. The G650 had its
maiden flight on November 25, 2009.
Flight testing for the maximum operating
speed of Mach 0.925 was announced as
completed on May 4, 2010.Gulfstream
reported on August 26, 2010 that the G650
hit a maximum speed of Mach 0.995 during
a dive as part of its 1,800-hour flight test
programme. In April 2011, a G650 crashed
during flight testing. The G650 test aircraft
were grounded until May 28, 2011, when
the remaining test aircraft were allowed to
return to flight testing. On September 7,
2012, the G650 received its type certificate
from the US Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA). Its first delivery was to an American
customer named Preston Henn on
December 27, 2012.
The former governor, who is also the
chairman of opposition All Progressives
Congress, APC. Board of Trustees hides in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, because Boko Haram
boys want his head. SAS is also wanted by
the Borno Civilian JTF who recently burned
his partner, Mala Othman’s house and got
him arrested.
Thus, findings by ENCOMIUM Weekly
revealed that the new top 10 private jet
owners in Nigeria are:
Name
No of Jets Types
1. Senator Ali Sherriff 4
Gulfstream G650, 3 Dornier
2. Bishop Oyedepo
4 Gulfstream G550, VG450,
Bombardier 604
3. Alhaji Dangote
2 Bombardier Express, Global
4. Dr. Mike Adenuga 2
Falcon 7X, Bombardier 604
5. Gov. Rotimi Ameachi 1
Bombardier Global
6. Gov. Godswill Akpabio 1
Gulfstream V
7. Pastor Adeboye
1 Gulfstream V
8. Gov. Aliyu
1 Gulfstream V
9. Folorunsho Alakija 1
Bombardier Express
10. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor 1
Bombardier 607
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by WHees(m): 5:25pm On Nov 16, 2013
Sas is a son of a tycoon, he entered politics to make a name, his dad run many conglomerates even before he was born and thus born with a silver spoon. He owned JETS not jet.
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by stardragon(m): 5:27pm On Nov 16, 2013
Enjoyment ful naija i swear!
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by WHees(m): 5:33pm On Nov 16, 2013
stardragon: Enjoyment ful naija i swear!

He was rich and arrogant and he doesn't give a damn about the poor, with all what he inherited he was unable to walk the streets of borno with hundred bodyguards because of fear of what he created(bh).
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Vanityupnvanity(m): 5:40pm On Nov 16, 2013
politicians, business tycoons and pastors. well................
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by psucc(m): 6:35pm On Nov 16, 2013
Na to fly past him supporters - Boko Haram. I pray they will be wise to support him even in the sky - using RPG

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Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Preceedo(m): 6:43pm On Nov 16, 2013
And Government can meet ASUU's demand. If one person can buy 11 billion worth Jet, then tell me what Nkonjo Iweala meant about ASUU's Demand being outrageous!

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Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Preceedo(m): 6:44pm On Nov 16, 2013
And Government can meet ASUU's demand. If one person can buy 11 billion worth Jet, then tell me what Nkonjo Iweala meant about ASUU's Demand being outrageous!

I need an answer
*sits down to listen*
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Orjioorji(m): 7:20pm On Nov 16, 2013
and thousands of almajiris walk the whole northan street with hungar..... waiting for federal govt with oil money to feed them.
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by WHees(m): 7:42pm On Nov 16, 2013
Orji o orji: and thousands of almajiris walk the whole northan street with hungar..... waiting for federal govt with oil money to feed them.

The last time I checked none of the governors deport any northerner from their states, it was your igbo destitutes who are declared as a nuisance and ordered to be hunted down and caged like bush animals and dismissed from lagos. Yes we live with the almajiris who seek the knowledge of tauhid and shun material/worldly pleasure and humble themselves to serve their creator alone, and you ignorantly use the word derogatorily without knowing that the madrasa do not forbid attending any other institution be it western or eastern to acquire knowledge. We have our shortcomings but I will be more pleased to live with the almajiris than living with selfish igbo vagabonds who are far worse than vile vermins.

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Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by haitto99(m): 8:38pm On Nov 16, 2013
al modu sherieff just like markafi of kaduna and kalu of abia were billionaires even b4 getting to thier respective govt houses
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by lincolnj88: 10:04pm On Nov 16, 2013
WHξξ∟s:


The last time I checked none of the governors deport any northerner from their states, it was your igbo destitutes who are declared as a nuisance and ordered to be hunted down and caged like bush animals and dismissed from lagos. Yes we live with the almajiris who seek the knowledge of tauhid and shun material/worldly pleasure and humble themselves to serve their creator alone, and you ignorantly use the word derogatorily without knowing that the madrasa do not forbid attending any other institution be it western or eastern to acquire knowledge. We have our shortcomings but I will be more pleased to live with the almajiris than living with selfish igbo vagabonds who are far worse than vile vermins.
grin u sound like an almajiri with internet connectivity......to sum it up...u are a big salah ram... grin

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Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Tolexander: 10:15pm On Nov 16, 2013
Will it get him to heaven?
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Nobody: 10:38pm On Nov 16, 2013
yells o! cool na for easy "take-off" with wife and kids in the event of any 'ram' shenanigans. grin
with bokos and civillian jtf (pun the oxymoron) after his head, can you 'blame' him?
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by annexes: 6:55am On Nov 17, 2013
mine's coming soon
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by Nobody: 7:18am On Nov 17, 2013
You mean he bought a gaddamn jet for a whooping sum of N11,5 BIllion?? I laugh in otuoke grin grin
Re: Former Borno State Governor Buys Most Expensive Private Jet For N11.5 Billion by WHees(m): 4:47pm On Nov 17, 2013
lincolnj88: grin u sound like an almajiri with internet connectivity......to sum it up...u are a big salah ram... grin

You are treated like an animal in those poverty raged igbo states, just recently one sachet of indomie was thrown off the bridge and tons of igbos follow it and drowned, your siblings can't afford a N50 indomie and cause a stampede in anambra but you still have the balls to miserably mock an Almajiri, what an imbe.cile.

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