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BREAKING NEWS: ROYAL AIR FORCE SPY JET BREAKS DOWN ON ARRIVAL.

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ImageA ROYAL Air Force, RAF, spy plane sent to join the international hunt for schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants has broken down on the way. The Sentinel R1 was forced to divert to Senegal with a “technical issue” and will be grounded until repairs have been completed.
Sentinel aircraft from Royal Air Force, Waddington in Lonconshire being prepared for operation in Nigeria, yesterday

Sentinel aircraft from Royal Air Force, Waddington in Lonconshire being prepared for operation in Nigeria, yesterday

The unexpected delay is a repeat of last year’s embarrassment for the UK Ministry of Defence when a C-17 transporter sent to help French troops in Mali was also temporarily grounded by technical trouble. David Cameron offered the Sentinel to the Nigerian government to use its advanced ground scanning radar to hunt for more than 200 school girls abducted from a school hostel last month.

The modified executive business jet left RAF Waddington on Sunday bound for its new base in Accra in Ghana, where it will be stationed while flying across northern Nigeria. However, the crew reported technical problems midway through the flight. An RAF source said: “We had a choice of turning around and coming home, or landing en route.” It was unclear last night when the jet would be able to resume its flight and travel the remaining 1,300 miles to Accra.

Source: Vanguard.

A social media commentator said this about the development: “Now this is the kind of help ex-colonial masters love to give their ex-slaves. Who is fooling who? What sort of help is Britain offering Nigeria? Think Nigeria Think!”

Komla Dumor-last words, lost war.

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Ghana born BBC TV presenter, Komla Afeke Dumor, 41 may have been a victim of bully at work which may have had very serious effects on his health. A lady who identified herself simply as Nana said: “After I read his last words on the social media network, I had no doubt that his rising fame was a threat to some of his colleagues who might have problems with the colour of his skin. The result of that was a frightening high blood pressure.”

Dumor died suddenly on 18 January 2014 in his London home after a cardiac arrest.

Below is the full unedited message that KomlImagea Afeke Dumor wrote on social media barely a week before his passing:  

 

“God has been very good to me. Last year I experienced a lot of illness. My BP nearly gave me a stroke but I trod on. Waking up at 2am and heading to work. Exhausted sometimes..aching in my body and soul…mentally and emotionally drained, but I kept going.   I smiled for the camera..I volunteered for extra shifts..I showed respect to my colleagues from directors to security guards..I took a lot of jealousy driven vicious insults and backstabbing from petty people without reply..   I remain silent in my personal strife and misery..I kept smiling and pushing on to present better and to engage with my audience and increase my following..long days and frustrating times but I kept going..but I kept going..through the west gate mall coverage through the mandela funeral..even when illness had me collapsing, I delivered..today my boss, the head of Television called me for a one minute meeting..he said komla we have decided to make you the anchor presenter for our coverage of the world cup in Brazil..we shook hands and I left.   I looked to the sky and said thank you Lord for reminding that you are on my side.. The enemy will be scattered. Selah! Selah! Praise Him.. tomorrow is another day.”

Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme.

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