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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 5:36pm On Apr 18
I hope you all know the super tucano deal is still subject to ratification by the US Congress despite Donald Trump's assent for the sale. The mind boggling price may also include price of support, missiles, etc.
However, if that's not the case, if enough furore is made and escalated here in Nigeria to the hierarchy, maybe they might reconsider the deal if found to be too dear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF_kQyy-bkQ

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Romance / Re: Say No To Broke Men, Ladies Be Smart! by BlackBaron: 2:26pm On Apr 15
That a lot of women feel entitled to having a rich man is also why other females are comfortable trying to snatch rich men married or not from other females.
Fixating on more than wealth in a man would surely see you picking out even the worst bunch of well to do men. There's no need to choose unambitious men but discarding other ambitious men based on your narrow perception of how much he has to have wil lead you to a world of probable ruination and wrong choices..

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Fashion / Re: Dark People Won't Go Far In Life Unless They Bleach -instagram User by BlackBaron: 11:59am On Apr 14
She's only trying to reaffirm her self hate which she hopes by changing her skin colour would make her better.

I am black, quite...but I'm still more successful than she and Bobrisky put together.

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Politics / Re: Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu Officially Releases Statement On Owning Ikoyi House(pics) by BlackBaron: 10:30am On Apr 14
9 years ago... 2008.

I know unrelated, but can Mr Muazu furnish us with the bank loan statements or can we also speculate it was built with money from Nigeria coffers.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 10:42pm On Apr 12
While you all huff and puff at yourselves,
I'm curious to know about the fitness tests needed to join the special forces for some of the African SF groups posted here.

Example, 1.5 mile runs in 8/9 mins.
Politics / Re: Most Technicians In Kano Are From South; While Untrained Indigenes Beg - Sanusi by BlackBaron: 10:12pm On Apr 12
This guy speaks like a friend of mine from the north (an elite) who also acknowledges and speaks out about backward attitudes that limits development in the North.
In all, all tribes have their own faults, we can learn from each other while burying values that are incompatible with development.

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Agriculture / Re: Big Puff Adder Killed Where I Was Clearing Land For Cultivation (Photos) by BlackBaron: 5:23pm On Apr 11
Igboboy59:
As we all know ,this is the season for planting and cultivating. I decided to cultivate this year,going there today to clear;this what I killed.

How tall are you?

That's surely one of the biggest ever. Must be up to 6 - 7 feet long!

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:02am On Apr 05
Wow... Though knowing Nigeria, you'll be hard pressed for more information about its specs and so.
They are primarily good for sandy, beaches or desert regions than road.

Seeing the military version, it looks like the top speced versions available.
Has the side compartments too for extra hardwares; ammo boxes, water, etc
The passenger side on the right, an extra armament of either grenade launchers or an HMG would do.

Other countries classify them as fast attack vehicles or desert patrol vehicles. Good for recce or attacking small outposts.

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Business / Re: Cashless Policy: Payporte Suspends Payment On Delivery by BlackBaron: 1:13pm On Apr 04
NubiLove:


I mean the transaction (pay on delivery) happens inside or in front of the post office. And post offices still exist well in Nigeria, I have a P.O Box and I go to the post office at least once a week.
You'll have a company and you'll entrust 'Nigerian post office' to safely keep and restitute customer proceeds back to you? Even delivery men abscond sometimes. Do you know even after successful deliveries, some are waiting to waylay the cash with the courier?

Implement robust policies on returns and or exchanges, then streamline the ecommerce terms which if retailera flout, can be found wanting or shamed.
Business / Re: Cashless Policy: Payporte Suspends Payment On Delivery by BlackBaron: 10:58am On Apr 04
Citizens of developed countries also have apprehension on buying items online viz a viz quality, description, etc. They however have statutory ts and cs to sort out problems.

This can be solved if statutory rights are taken seriously in Nigeria. This would cover refunds, returns and defects on items.
Unless you're a retailer you wouldn't understand how disadvantageous payment on delivery is.

Losing upwards of 80 grand in a month on a single product line alone due to pod (theft, robbery,etc) is no child's play. It's worst when you have no insurance policy to cover you. That's not taking into account other issues with unserious customers who disappear after sending their items from Lagos to obudu cattle ranch. They'll refuse to pick up their phones or tell you they travelled!
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 9:22am On Apr 03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5rN4hbGzzo&app=desktop

Final push Video showing maneuvers, also footage of NA tanks, dune buggys and troops.
Not behind my desk, would have done more screenshots

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Politics / Re: Antonia Okafor Taking America's Political Scene By Storm by BlackBaron: 8:10am On Mar 31
This is not a very decent cause in my opinion.
America already has one of the biggest gun deaths in the developed world.
Massachusetts is probably the only outlier in the gun violence stakes in the US due to tough gun laws.

In general, American deaths per year are 3 times the death rates for countries already developed.

Note gun deaths also includes suicide, violence, mishandling, etc. It's no wonder, death can visit them faster than a bullet train takes to reach its destination.

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Properties / Re: Reasons Why An Electric Fence Is Better Than Barb Wires by BlackBaron: 12:33pm On Mar 28
Still sad that for us to feel safe, we got to lock ourselves in like its a maximum security prison.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:39am On Mar 28
Henry240:
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If anyone went to a military school in Nigeria, you'll know those flags.
From the flags on display
I see Tiger, Flying Horse, etc.
The other names were dragon, octopus and scorpion
Politics / Re: BREAKING: An Igbo Man Wins Again As The President Of Gabon by BlackBaron: 3:57pm On Mar 27
Moneyyy:

Yes his adoptive father is from Bateke which then makes him from Bateke but that doesn't change his Igbo heritage and Biafran birthplace
Hmmn... I didn't know that about his history but ok.
Politics / Re: BREAKING: An Igbo Man Wins Again As The President Of Gabon by BlackBaron: 3:37pm On Mar 27
Correction:

Mr Ondimba is from the Bateke ethnic group of Gabon.

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Politics / Re: Dino Melaye's ABU Statement Of Results (Photo) by BlackBaron: 9:05am On Mar 25
If true or not, I'm only disappointed we seem to have those languishing at the bottom of classes as our leaders.

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Politics / Re: London Attacker Is A Yoruba, Southwest Nigeria -police by BlackBaron: 8:38am On Mar 25
naijaking1:


Nonsense explanation. Which other muslim fanatical tribe has Ajao as last name?
I can surely not be blamed for your terribly limited education and low iq.

What part of he has no links or even origin with Nigeria can't be understood. His step father only had to adopt him after marrying his mum who had previously bore Mr Khalid for another man, a non Nigerian.
Politics / Re: London Attacker Is A Yoruba, Southwest Nigeria -police by BlackBaron: 11:28pm On Mar 24
His mum is non Nigerian and she had him before marrying his step father (a Nigerian) whose name he later adopted.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: BREAKING: London Terror Attacker Is Yoruba - New York Times by BlackBaron: 3:10pm On Mar 24
gypsey:
please don't blame the UK prison, I have been in the UK prison numerous times, but I did not become like this guy. these people have or had a choice .
Quite understandable, but you can not discount this fact that people get radicalised in prison. A significant number.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: BREAKING: London Terror Attacker Is Yoruba - New York Times by BlackBaron: 2:14pm On Mar 24
There's something seriously wrong about the UK prison system then...quite a few black British guys due to their disadvantages and peer pressure stupidly tow the path of road life. Eventually, a few advance to the level of criminality and get sent to jail where they become indoctrinated and converted.

However, he is as British as Dele Alli of Tottenham in that he was probably more British in all aspects than Nigerian.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 4:16pm On Mar 21
That boko flag should be turned upside-down though ^^

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Politics / Re: Aba Made Bullet Proof Vest (Photos) by BlackBaron: 1:12pm On Mar 07
2 types of bullet proof vests are available.

Soft body armour - like worn by some police. Features fabrics like kevlar.

Hard body armour - as worn by the army. Features ballistic plates and heavier.

The product as illustrated is more a tactical vest with pouches which still useful, can be used for holding cannisters or even mags if the wearer prefers no protection.
It'll be a good idea if they could make ammo pouches or webbings as that's an area sorely lacking in some of the dicon produced variants.

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Celebrities / Re: Kokozaria Thanks Wife For Accepting Awele Odita's Pregnancy by BlackBaron: 9:18pm On Mar 05
Local extortion racketeering boss...
Proudly sponsored by Mr T and the only ruling party in Lagos and so since...
Politics / Re: FG Approves N701bn To Boost Electricity Generation by BlackBaron: 11:03am On Mar 02
In the past 15 years, another country like Egypt managed to add 10000MW to their national grid.

Nigeria has unfortunately struggled to continue to offer meagre returns on generation of power despite expending billions of dollars and still continuing.
Business / Re: Has Osinbajo Tamed The Dollar? by BlackBaron: 10:48am On Mar 02
deflover:

My advice to you
Keep buying the dollar for keeps
Keep your bulk money in dollars
The trip to hell is about to get nasty
God save our soul cry

You have analysed correctly (without giving solutions) However, you're now exacerbating the whole issue by spreading panic buying and spelling doomsday before its arrived.

Some Solution may be ;

If the government can back it up by supporting or seeking trade deals for local exports (which is not done yet) then it's likely it could gradually replace to some extent our foreign exchange needs. At the same time, supporting or incentives to local business who can process raw materials for industries would be helpful.

Not supporting or having the essential infrastructures affects industries for raw materials who simply can not operate or run to meet demand.

The others that depends on these raw materials are then the ones who have to seek alternatives by importing raw materials from abroad keeping pressure on the naira.
Car Talk / Re: Why Nigerians Are Not Buying Innoson Cars by BlackBaron: 8:18pm On Mar 01
The truth is our middle class is not yet 'wealthy enough'. The market is still a long way matching few other countries who can purchase hundreds of thousands of cars quarterly.

However, Mr Innoson can choose to aggressively pitch to the others who do actually buy new. He does have competition though and so better sit up.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 9:19pm On Feb 28
lionel4power:
why you cant have joint R& D with your neighbors is because when the shooting war starts you both will be holding the same bucket of equipment and you wouldn't know what to do with it.

for example imagine two similar T-72 MBT engaging each other what do you think the outcome will be like.
It's time to grow up though. Petty bunch of Africans I see it as.
Britain isn't posturing to Germany nor France and trying to show themselves bigger militarily. Two of the countries above also have the biggest economies in Europe. A looser form of defence cooperation is done via ECOWAS.(Their collective efforts put paid to Gambia) However, it stops short of deeper ties that could make them stronger by way of development and extra bits.

Anyway, it's why I said if we had decent 'heads'

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Phones / Re: "Anytime You Buy Fairly Used Phone, You Could Be Buying Your Way To Prison".PICS by BlackBaron: 7:58pm On Feb 28
Easier to blacklist the phones across all networks. Surely that's common sense. Only Nigeria just defies belief with some non existent policies.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 7:53pm On Feb 28
Off topic.

Instead of the constant attempts to outbuy neighbours or the constant mud fights about whose **** is bigger and 'badder'in military terms.

Assuming we had enough decent heads in charge on the continent, why can't we just have joint arms research programmes to reduce costs of weapon development.

Many costly lessons (conflicts) on the continent have come, gone and still continuing, rather we remain stagnant to solving unique problems until the cycle kicks off again.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Predator Drones With Pinpoint Accuracy, Check Out This Drone Strike. by BlackBaron: 6:20pm On Feb 28
Funny I was going to bring it up in one of the military threads. Looks like an implosion as it's amazing the windscreen and surrounding areas got relatively unscathed.

It implies any window of opportunity to assassinate terrorists can now be taken without fear of possible collateral damage.
Many opportunities in the past to kill wanted terrorists like Osama, Zarqawi and co got suspended due to collateral damage.

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Politics / Re: Babangida, Danjuma Among 20 Nigerian Employees Richer Than Nigeria In 1999-SERAP by BlackBaron: 4:04pm On Feb 27
The most obvious thing to every Nigerian of course.

Others political office holders equally left office richer than the coffers of the constituents they governed.

What we should be looking is how to hold them to accountability other than a meaningless update on paper of how some looted the country's wealth.

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