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Senator Ali Modu Sheriff Buys N11 Billion Private Jet: Ex-Borno Governor Owns 4 Planes

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Senator Ali Modu Sheriff Buys N11 Billion Private Jet: Ex-Borno Governor Owns 4 Planes

Nov 14, 2013 – Nigerian Senator Ali Modu Sheriff Buys N11 Billion Private Jet – Former Borno State Governor Owns 4 Planes

A former governor Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has added another airplane to his fleet with his latest acquisition being a new Gulfstream jet G650 model that cost him an estimated $72 million (N11.5 billion).

Registered in Dubai with special specifications, the aircraft is the fourth in his fleet, as he already has three old Dornier aircraft which he acquired from Aero Contractors at an estimated $3 million (N480 million).

The Dornier aircraft were said to be used for charter services as the former governor recently obtained an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for his airline, Skybird.

But a source told Thisday that his new acquisition, the Gulfstream was acquired for Sheriff’s personal use, as the aircraft was top of the range, and no would want to deploy such for commercial service.

The actions of the former governor, who has been alleged to fund the terrorist Boko Haram sect in North-eastern Nigeria, on the new aircraft, has been described by a Nigerian pilot as unpatriotic.

According to him, by registering the aircraft overseas, Sheriff had denied Nigeria taxes and import duty on the aircraft.

No Nigerian pilot or engineer would also be employed to operate or work on the aircraft because with the foreign registration, only pilots and engineers licensed in the United Arab Emirates would be authorised to operate and service the aircraft.

“By registering the aircraft overseas, he has avoided tax and import duty, which he should pay to a country where he is a citizen and from which he made the money which he now spends on a foreign crew,” he said.

According to US-based Forbes magazine, the Gulfstream G650 has an order book of 200 customers throughout the world.

Gulfstream described the aircraft as ultra-high-speed, ultra-long-range business jet and the gold standard in business aviation.

The model was introduced in 2008 with a capacity for eight passengers and a crew of four on nonstop legs of 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) for standard configuration.

“That means it will link Dubai with New York and London with Buenos Aires. With its powerful Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the G650 will cover shorter distances at a speed of Mach 0.925.

No traditional business jet will take you closer to the speed of sound,” Gulfstream said on its website.

[Report By This Day Live]



  1. Haruna

    November 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    another boko haram grandfather who owns 5 planes
    Naija I hail thee o

    • kabir

      July 12, 2017 at 10:04 AM

      the problem of some people is ignorance,you don’t talk about what you don’t know,I believe strongly that Ali sheriff is not a boko Haram member.

  2. adeola

    November 14, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    No be small tin ooo,he go carry am go heaven,abi hell?more greeze 2 dr elbow.

  3. ranting mouth

    November 15, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    dis man is a threat 2 d nation, 9ja, terrorist money coming 4rm d Arab world, a godfada 2 boko haram, he is nt trying 2 avoid taxes,he is avoiding a 9ja pilot who will work him, becos dey will know wen eva he want 2 smuggle boko haram members out of d country period, am ashamed of some nigerians, all bcos money u will rather put fire in ur house, ole

  4. iron bar

    November 15, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    this is the animal fingered with the boko crisis with ndume..where is toothless efcc..shebi dem don go broke

  5. red

    November 15, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    This is getting out of hand my people,This sons of cursed fathers are going too far,if we can tell our self the truth we should know that Nigeria is gone and gone forever,some govt workers can’t really remember the last time they saw their pay check,some have even forgotten how much their salary is while this man have 5 PLANES,1,2,3,4,5.if he have this to spend on planes how much money is in account not to talk of other respected criminals in high places.why did God
    abandon Nigeria,why did God drop me in Nigeria,why did civilization lost his way in Nigeria,why did God dump more heartless human in nigeria,why did evil transportation broke down in Africa and spread the cursed fools there.why can’t this dirty souls start dropping Nigeria the hell that was promised in the bible.if you are interested in selling Nigeria like me pls contact me,I know there is crime all over the world,but naija case is among the worst

  6. ojukwu

    November 15, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    IT’s a pity,everybody na private jet b dia problem no b welfare of d masses.

  7. mulikat

    November 15, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Ali Modu Sheriff ex Borno state Gov, he create Boko Harm, pack all the poor people of Borno money on to himself with pen, no jail no questions walk free and become riches man in the state and all norther east nigeria. now buy the 5th planes 11 billion as private jet live big in dubai not happen to him,only in nigeria that happen.pls if nigeria will counting to be kindly bring back Amry, cos during their time corruptions was not to big with people in uniform,only when ever we have to call white clothe we have this biger corruption, so Amry come back the will take back all this nigeria money the Govs, all big poeple in govt take away from our face, our children jobless, boko,kidnapping, robers ,ritualist , triber fight and religion problem all this during amry never happen, so if we are going to be in 2015 then under Amry pls almight God help.cos all of them in political partys are same thief and this president the bigest fool, close is mouth cos is 1 of them packing nigeria money like no man businesse.

  8. Lydia

    November 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Who are those criticing Stella Oduah? Imagine this imbecile having four planes? Bokoharam master! You people will not die well.

  9. Olu Akanbi

    November 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Hausa Must GO . These children of lepers are dangerous blood sucking parasites !!!

  10. Gbadebo Rainbow

    November 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Hellfire awaits u

  11. augustus

    November 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    which kind life be this senator Ali modu,this one nah madness or crazyness.

  12. okunlade jamiu bimzy

    November 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Dis s out of stupidity,insane,threat……ole 4 dis naija……efcc wake up

  13. Olawale ojo

    November 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    A nation where a single man has 4 to 5 planes worth of 100billions to 200billions stil find it difcot 2 pay just 100billions 2 UNIVERSITIES, wot a shameful nation.

  14. yemi omo'ba

    November 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Hmmmmmmm!God have mercy

  15. G S Babatunde

    November 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Fools acquire wealth when he doesn’t know who is going to spend it at the end…………… People are dying useless leaders are cheering… God safe Nigeria

  16. Abibu Akeem

    November 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Dat man shld be probe aircraft to that number and asuu demand is nt up to that i wonder wat kind of judicia treament if this man is to be faced

  17. Musa

    November 15, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    We have a lot of foolish respondent in this web how on earth could be surprise simply because sheriff have accured air craft for commercial purpose ,acquiring Air craft is no longer a reason for one to be surprise even men of god who are suppose to be moderate have air craft , we have more that seventy air craft private in Nigeria why should you crack your brain because Sheriff is one them ,, what a clown you are , if you don’t know he made his money long time when your father is fast asleep. As for those trying to link sheriff with book haram the more you try to do that the more your effort turns into a mirage , people should be concern with those that were caught like a rat in the trap of security organization rather than chasing the shadows , sheriff has continue to progress ahead of his enemies , the good thing about him is the fact that upon all the noises and abuses directed on him he had maintain I dont care attitude to his detractors . There a hause saying to the effect , hassada ga Mai rabo take ne, meaning bickering , blackmail , hypocrisy to a man is just like adding manure to a plant ,it is not people who distribute wealth but Allah ,if you are envious because Allah has given oneof his good servant wealth , you might as fall down and die

  18. Bboy

    November 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Na wa o God Help Nigeria o

  19. Maina m.kura

    September 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Peace be open 2 all members thing about ALLAH is every whare but the boko haram in borno der is many because we dont get a good leader in borno this thing is just may god help all good muslim not be all like some body jogodo in borno

  20. Baba bukar kaumi

    January 31, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    The political MESSIAH of the north eastern region of Nigeria. You are a great mentor worthy of emulation. We understand your air crafts are for commercial and private use. Keep the good work.

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