Posts Tagged ‘Drones’

At age 17, he built Nigeria’s first locally-made drone and on a mission to build an aircraft

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 8, 2019
David Opateyibo was 17 years old when he built Nigeria’s first locally-made drone in Lagos. Opateyibo led a team of Lagos State Polytechnic students to produce the country’s first prototype of a drone, which authorities in Lagos hope to deploy for security surveillance. The drone project is part of the training curriculum in the University […]

Lebanese man with hunting rifle downs Israeli drone

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 23, 2019
Israeli military claims drone was on ‘routine’ activity inside Lebanon, weeks after drone violations sparked clashes between the neighbours. An Israeli drone was shot down in southern Lebanon by a man with a hunting rifle on Wednesday, local media reported. The Israeli military confirmed a drone was downed within Lebanese territory, claiming it was on […]

The Oil Market’s Reaction to Saudi Arabian Attack

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 16, 2019
The record surge in Brent crude futures on Monday only tells part of the story of how the oil market is reacting to a strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility that’s removed about 5% of global supplies. Here are five charts that shed more light on the granular impact. Historical Perspective Brent futures soared […]

Boko Haram Is Back. And They Now Have Better Drones

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 13, 2019
After a decade of devastating war with Boko Haram extremists, they are now better armed than ever and have more sophisticated drones than the demoralized Nigerian military. Ten-year-old Abdul stood on a dirt road in a village tucked between millet fields and pulled up his shirt. A fresh scar stretched lengthwise down his stomach — […]

Iran denies US cyber attack ahead of new sanctions

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 24, 2019
Iran denied Monday it was hit by a US cyber attack as Washington was due to tighten sanctions on Tehran in a standoff sparked by the US withdrawal from a nuclear deal. Both nations say they want to avoid going to war, but tensions have spiralled as a series of incidents, including tanker attacks and […]

INSECURITY: Nigerian Army deploys drone in Ondo, Ekiti forests [PHOTO]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 23, 2019
The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army (NA) Owena Barracks, Akure, has deployed the use of technology to fight the scourges of kidnapping and banditry within the Ondo and Ekiti States axis. The Brigade Commander, Brig-Gen Zakari Logun Abubakar, disclosed this on saturday during the launching of a high tech drone device in the […]