Over the years, Nigerian women have proven that they are capable of achieving incredible feats across all industries and this is the case of Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo, who becomes the First Nigerian Female Pilot at Qatar Airways likewise the First Nigerian Female Pilot on the Gigantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft.
The news of Adeola’s amazing feat was shared via Facebook and it didn’t take long . the Qatar Airways is the state-owned national carrier of Qatar and this feat by Ms. Sowemimo is indeed paving the way for Nigerian women in the aviation industry.
Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C.operating as Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 150 international destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. Qatar Airways Group employs more than 43,000 people. The carrier has been a member of the Oneworld alliance since October 2013, the first Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three airline alliances.
It has now been revealed that a Nigerian was among the victims.
We have been able to identify the Nigerian. He is Pius Adesanmi, a native of Ondo State.
A current Director at The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University. Late Pius was also a Professor of English at Carleton University. He is a Former Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University, he studied French Studies at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Davido’s tender heart could not bear the burden imposed on it after he watched the South African music star, Wodumo getting assaulted by her boyfriend, DJ Mampintsha on Instagram live. The singer said the video made him sad.
As seen in the said video which has now gone viral, Wodumo is being assaulted by her boyfriend, DJ Mampintsha in a very brutal manner. The South African DJ mercilessly beat his girlfriend and music star on her IG live, oblivious of the live video. The singer is seen being assaulted by the disc jockey repeatedly. However, the audio ceased at some point.
The video which has since gone viral has been criticized by everyone who has watched it, including the South African government and our superstar singer, Davido. In an emotional post made by Davido online, the singer made known that the video makes him sad. This implies that Davido may be everything bad but incapable of domestic violence.
On the airspace, Davido wrote: “That @babes_wodumo video makes me so sad.” There’s now reactions flowing in from Nigeria (Davido’s fans) courtesy of Davido, and Dj Mampintsha might get the lashing of his life. It seems like @babes_wodumo set up the live video to sell out her boyfriend as a brute. That action might just have saved her life.
THE US military has delivered a new type of missile to Israel for the first time as tensions with Iran dramatically escalate.
The THAAD missile defence system, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defence systems, comes as part of a joint exercise to show the US’s “continued commitment” to Israel’s “regional security.” The hi-tech missiles will be stationed in the small country’s south – which is not far from the turbulent Gaza Strip. Two hundred US soldiers will also be posted to the area alongside the missiles.
A video released by the Israeli Defence Force shows THAAD launchers and other vehicles being unloaded from an enormous military aircraft at the Nevatim Air Base.
The THAAD system is designed to shoot down short and intermediate range ballistic missiles during their terminal phase – re-entry or descent.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was delighted, exclaiming: “The American THAAD system is considered among the most advanced systems in the world, and together with our defence systems, we are stronger in dealing with threats, close or distant, emanating from all areas of the Middle East.”
US European Command said in a statement: “During the deployment, our service members will work in various locations throughout Israel and will practice operational procedures for augmenting Israel’s existing air and missile defence architecture.”
They added that it was a “demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to Israel’s regional security.”
As part of the deployment, U.S. forces will work at various locations in Europe, the United States and in Israel to operate the system in close cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces, it said. US officials declined to say how quickly the system was moved to Israel from its home base at Fort Bliss, Texas.
The move comes as tensions with Iran are at an all-time high, with both sides mutually threatening to annihilate one another.
Iran unveiled new missiles of its own last month, before holding major navy exercises in the Persian Gulf.
Saudi Arabia agreed in November to buy 44 THAAD launchers, missiles and related equipment from the United States in a separate deal valued at $15 billion.