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Politics / Re: Buhari Signs Proclamation Proscribing IPOB by BlackBaron: 12:26pm On Sep 19
Criticised IPOB in the past especially with the hate speeches at the beginning and some of their modus operandi. Kanu for starters started out extremely vile and distastefully to almost all major tribes bar none.
While I do not accept its proscription relative to much criminal groups like the 'militant arm' of fulani herders.

I believe IPOB should also study separate groups in the past such as 'ETA' which progressively moved from non violence to violence. Killing and burning a police officer and police station respectively is a tendency of a group probably trying to tip over to get more attention from the government. The government too typical of excesses of security agencies ignored their rules of engagement and wrongly killed quite a number of people.


Does Nigeria need restructuring? Fuccking yes. however, it needs to start from us we having gained enough wisdom and electing the right people who can push our agendas collectively than this batch of rogues who ignore promises as soon as in power.
Politics / Re: Why I Will Support Atiku Abubakar For President In 2019 by BlackBaron: 7:39pm On Sep 09
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
Please is this a sign of diminished IQ in Nigeria or some sort of curse to keep all their options to the same failed set of leaders?

Buhari, Jonathan, Atiku are just another collection of rhetorics, all mouth, no manifesto or blueprints. These leaders throw their hats in the ring only because they have the clouts or they have a useless godfather backing them.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 12:49pm On Sep 09
ocelot2006:
This thread is probably the longest d#$k measuring contest between Nigeria and South Africa. Can't we just get along?

Anyway, keep the pics coming folks.
Probably due to the dearth of plentiful pictures/video of African armed forces in general. The next best thing is the argument.

Best believe it, this is what oils the cog of this thread.

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Car Talk / Re: Innoson IVM 4×4 Carrier Is Not Manufactured In Nigeria. He Rebranded The Logos. by BlackBaron: 12:34pm On Sep 09
#Everything is sadly viewed from an ethnic prism. If you are going to be foolish with less than ideal dimished IQ, pointless quoting me cos I won't answer.

Besides rebadging is a global practice. Honda Accord and Acura TSX are basically same. Only made in different countries.
The most important bit is Innoson does have licence to produce like any other in the past.
Car Talk / Re: Innoson IVM 4×4 Carrier Is Not Manufactured In Nigeria. He Rebranded The Logos. by BlackBaron: 9:01am On Sep 09
This was known in most circles. Its called badge reengineering.

However still a mighty big risk for any business man to attempt car assembly in Nigeria on his own without government support, an area even Dangote has dared not.
That's where he should be commended...

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 8:51am On Sep 06
ActivateKruger:


Looking at that scratched Ratel, I wonder if other countries take armour maintainance very serious.
Forgot to add the context, Wear and tear of war I guess. Those are frontline soldiers fighting BH.


In other news, with deployment of soldiers and mechanised hardware to the SE, I hope rules of engagement are properly drilled down. Mishaps may scuttle any recently approved arms deal with the Americans.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 6:00pm On Sep 05
Cameroonian BIR...

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by BlackBaron: 8:17pm On Sep 03
giles14:
ZERO HOUR #DeirEzZor

can't wait to hear d good news
10km out as at last hour. Now for them to start securing their flanks. Happy days for those who have held out for 3 years.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 12:14pm On Sep 01
Please let some calm down about we suddenly becoming the 'bestest' in the whole region or Africa after we acquire hardware or a blonde dude visits you.

Read this thread everyday and apart from the few pics available, the last few pages are more or less filled with arguments and some absolutely illogical at that.

Enough with the exaggeration of phantom capabilities or pseudo awesomeness carried over from lala land.

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Politics / Re: It Is Not A Big Deal To Monitor Social Media Accounts Of Nigerians – Garba Shehu by BlackBaron: 2:53pm On Aug 29
I have no problem with crackdown on hate speeches but the weaknesses of institutions in Nigeria. Where is the guarantee that the Head or staff in this institution would not then operate outside of their jurisdiction by abusing their power for other reasons.

Before we know it, it'll become another political tool or another self styled 'J. Hoover'-esque type of operation.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 1:47pm On Aug 29
bidex111:
Gucci kit is so yesterday. Chest rig by Louis Vuitton. Can hold Level IV ceramic plates. Yours for a cool £10,000. grin grin angry
Lol.

Looks too tacky for 10 grand. Plus after wear and tear of firefights, would be better placed in the back of your locker than wearing again.

On a more serious note, didn't know Chad had a rebel problem as well as having a satellite base for BH.
Agriculture / Re: My Egg Poultry Farming Experience As A New Farmer by BlackBaron: 5:05pm On Aug 28
Interesting...
How do you deal with egg glut in the current market.
Music/Radio / Re: D’banj – El Chapo Ft. Gucci Mane & Wande Coal (official Video) by BlackBaron: 4:15pm On Aug 25
playboy19:


Slow down on them a little, this music is particularly for the American market and singing about narco is what their street is about, hence it features Gucci (known for his many troubles with the law). The Nigerian part of the song is just to navigate the best of both worlds within the same song. The song is ultimately for the yanks.

All in all, the song is dope as fvck. Currently have it on autoreplay.
Extolling such is why some of his community is still a shite hole despite the opportunities available to them in America. Very soon, we shall have our own singers praising our own version of the drug trade - kidnapping because it would be implied it is the only for us to survive in a tough Nigeria.
Music/Radio / Re: D’banj – El Chapo Ft. Gucci Mane & Wande Coal (official Video) by BlackBaron: 2:48pm On Aug 25
It isn't everything worth singing about...

This is as worse as it gets, a Nigerian singing 'Narco songs', a very divisive man in Mexico where the guy sang about is from and left their country in a semi civil war with the state about selling drugs.

It is a profound lack of talent if you think you should sing about drugs, coke, money.

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Crime / Re: Police Catch Touts Collecting Fees At Newly Commissioned Layby In Lagos by BlackBaron: 10:15pm On Aug 23
wallarwallar:


Tinubu is just ur nightmare.. what has dis got to do wit Tinubu oponu of Millennium.
Like the so called mc oluomo openly extolling the Governor and APC in the state, has police escorts and flys business class. Pray tell where he's getting this funds from...
Politics / Re: "Enough Is Enough!": Igbere TV Boss Writes Buhari Over Order To Crush BSS (pics) by BlackBaron: 10:09pm On Aug 23
nnokwa042:
may amadioha infect u with memory lost ,Hisba that go to Igbo people shops in northern Nigeria seize thier alcohol drinks and distroy it u will not say anything on that
Thanks
Politics / Re: "Enough Is Enough!": Igbere TV Boss Writes Buhari Over Order To Crush BSS (pics) by BlackBaron: 6:20pm On Aug 23
AmadiAba:
It is the same argument why Buhari arrested Nnamdi Kanu and held in Kuje prison for almost 2 years.

As long as BSS has not broke any law, Buhari would be infringing on their right of freedom of association by 'crushing' them which would even further aggravate the problem.

The solution is not to crush them, the solution is dialogue.

Kanu's modus operandi is not the best with hate speeches at the onset which got him arrested. The government also exacerbated this by how they handled it.

However, you'll need to pick up a book and read on history. Things get worse when there are different parallel groups with opposing political aims of each security's constituency. Somalia, Libya, South Sudan etc are examples of where such types of groups exist...they're still burning today.

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Politics / Re: "Enough Is Enough!": Igbere TV Boss Writes Buhari Over Order To Crush BSS (pics) by BlackBaron: 5:59pm On Aug 23
AmadiAba:
We have to come to a point where we recognize that Nnamdi kanu, IPOB and every Nigerian has the right to self determination. At the moment BSS has not broke any law in Nigeria to deserve crushing.

Self determination is a fundamental human right not treason. BSS is not an armed group and Nigerian constitution guarantees freedom of association. Call for referendum is not a call for war. Nigeria is not the first country to break up and it will not be the last, calling for Nigeria's break up is not a crime.

There is no country that can survive for long by holding people together by force. It didnt work in US, not in Britain, not in South Africa, it wont work in Nigeria. Dialogue is the only way forward.




You are failing to understand that is one step from anarchy. A group outside the control of any level of government. Secession or referendum, hopefully if we get a mature government can be negotiated, however it is worrisome if you think creating your own 'self styled' security service does not amount to treason. There is bound to be conflicts because you would probably try to say you follow your own constitution which would lead to run ins with another constitution.
Crime / Re: Police Catch Touts Collecting Fees At Newly Commissioned Layby In Lagos by BlackBaron: 5:33pm On Aug 23
Tinubu foot soldiers.

They'll only move up the road and continue their state supported trade.

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Politics / Re: "Enough Is Enough!": Igbere TV Boss Writes Buhari Over Order To Crush BSS (pics) by BlackBaron: 5:31pm On Aug 23
Not my kind of topic but here goes...

We've had in the past various reiterations of somewhat ethnic militias, OPC, Hisbah, Bakassi boys, etc. While they're semi tolerated, they're more or less answerable to the government or could be disbanded by the government in that state or where they exist.
Issue is BSS is operating parallel to the government and with their increasing popularity, may soon become untameable. Once they have weapons, they effectively become a state security service within a state but outside the control of the state.

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Politics / Re: Shell Official Says Niger Delta Is No Longer Attractive To Investors by BlackBaron: 9:26am On Aug 21
Cut the shiit Nigeria...

We had opportunities to give ND what it deserved, instead the air heads and the incorrigible corrupt thieves in government decided to do the worst possible by bribing those who were brave enough to pick up a gun for their share of the loot. Well, bad news as the population continues to increase, so also do we have a conveyor belt of ND youths who will also rise up to also demand, pillage and disrupt so they too can get their own daily meal.

Sick of this country and the people. Seems like you have more bad people than good who then continue to make it worse than it has been before.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 12:35pm On Aug 20
Henry240:


MRAPs provide good quality protection, but they are not invincible.

We have all seen that video of a Turkish army Kipri MRAP which was shredded to pieces by a PKK road side bomb. The video was released earlier this year i believe.

I did not foster the illusion anywhere of MRAPs as a silver bullet for IED problems Henry.


Sorry for derailing, maybe should move to discussion thread
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:14am On Aug 20
Henry240:


The Hilux will not be taken out of service. That's frankly impossible. Richer countries such as Mexico and Brazil deploy them in their own COIN/CTCOIN ops. Even Russia deploy Pick-ups in Syria.

However, with the new additions of MRAPs to the AOR, we expect to see a more acceptable ratio of MRAPs to Pick-ups.
Square pegs for round holes. Mexico and Brazil are not dealing with ied threats rather they got cartels and gangs. I'm implying that vehicles for carrying troops in the North East are adapted for their environment than Toyota. Anywhere else in Nigeria, Hilux are good and solid workhorses for the armed forces and security services. It'll be foolhardy to waste limited resources on replacing them when we don't need MRAPs for non mine related conflicts.

tdayof:


Even US. i saw a video of trucks transporting US equipments to Fareja few days ago. Pickup were among.
Well, as said by you, the Americans used it for equipment not ferrying troops.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 7:55am On Aug 20
My thoughts on the vehicle. I kinda understand about ground clearance especially if you encounter or manoeuvre boulder like terrain or any inclined ramp.

From the pictures,the creation of the step ladders and possibly a storage port on the lower end of the chassis is what contributes to the low profile of the vehicle. It may be however be possible to install independent suspension upgrades, to improve their off-road performance.

As for our hilux in the NE, we can go on to build on a smaller 4 X 4 SUV chassis similar to the M ATV Oshkosh. However, Just remember after all the addition of this mraps, the fuel bill for running this minimal 7 litre engines alone... Then you'll understand why the hierarchy still favours the nimble but dangerous Toyotas.
Business / Re: Diamond Bank Replies Nigerian Guy Who Cried Out Over N7.3m Mistakenly Credited by BlackBaron: 8:51am On Aug 16
Reward are not mandatory. It's probably because the country has gone to dogs hence why people think it is required to give him something.

Shocker... In decent climes, it is actually clear that it is the right and only thing to do.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 7:24am On Aug 07
bidexiii:


There is nothing expensive about equipping/gearing every NA soldier , its the mentality if for every infantry men especially that has to be changed.

They keep the good/clean uniform and gear and wear the ragtag gear one to fromtline duties.
Because ours was sourced from outside, it's a bit more expensive. The soldier rifle on its own is the most expensive. We can cut down in half if we locally produced our own rifles.

In other areas, local industries can be serious if they were needed to locally produce some of the items he's wearing. Tactical vests (without plates inserted yet) can be sewn up. However knowing the bureaucracy of payment and what not, Nigeria and the government can be an INCREDIBLY frustrating experience after you would have expended tens/hundreds of millions to set up.

The Chinese soldiers spend about $1500 against $10000~ for American soldiers per load out respectively. In between those numbers is an ideal figure that strikes the right balance in quality and cost effectiveness for our soldiers.

Away from that, consider the Chinese don't also use knee pads, elbow pads, etc and focus less on equipping than The American whose camouflage is standard fire retardant.

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Crime / Re: Alaka Abayomi Of Alaka Petroleum Apprehended Over Badoo Cult Killings (Video) by BlackBaron: 8:42am On Aug 02
Lol. Using butt of a gun to break locks.
Please Nigerian police should have a battering ram for raids like this. Quicker and easier entry lest you lose element of surprise. If raiding for actual persons, you give others opportunities to escape in the multiple seconds lost.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 8:27am On Aug 02
The terrorists video @ bidexiii. They may be claiming it's Sambisa for exaggerated propaganda purposes, but I doubt it is. Rather, it may be another far flung location.

The bread making and farming may indicate restricted access to food items with a short shelf life which means either they're far from communities or don't want to arouse suspicion buying bulk. Every other thing can be smuggled in or horse back, motorcycle or bought through intermediaries.

Every time the criminals release media, the government should be discrediting them heavily. An ideology hating education, yet uses laptop and 'modems'.
Politics / Re: Will Saraki Publish His Panama,UK and USA Accounts To Silence Sowore? by BlackBaron: 7:27am On Aug 01
Why's he still in charge of any electoral post should be the question.

Pakistan Prime Minister just got removed by its own parliament for getting involved in Panama and corruption. That country is more or less considered to be as badly run if not worse off than Nigeria.

Just put it like this, our development goals are getting further from reality.

Sigh.
Politics / Re: Nnamdi Kanu To Visit Lagos And Kaduna, Confirms Via Video by BlackBaron: 9:12am On Jul 31
Indifferent to the Biafra struggle especially in regards to the continued poor state of governance through the decades.

However I feel this is stoking tensions if he ventures outside the east. The same Lagos whose ethnic group he'd called names, threatened their churches and mud slinged.

He has more than enough people in his control for example to recall an elected member to show the government how serious he is.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 8:05am On Jul 31
This insane 'expedition' for oil in the Chad basin very close to the ever changing frontlines was always ill advised. The fatalities in this are quite painful.

Our armed forces chiefs also seem to be giving us untruths about the status of the terrorist groups. The army's approach is at best haphazard and thus giving mixed results. (Go on and read Peccavi's blog and if only persons such as Eeben could write up about doctrines and approaches)

Truth is while bh is an ideology which takes more time to defeat than a conventional war. Our doctrines and training is still drawing us back. Little tidbits as 'forensics', dna especially when so called bh leader's family were captured can be used to confirm in cases where claims of their deaths are pronunced without confirmation just adds to the confusion.

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