Angry Jonathan Summons Israeli Firm Over Internet Spy Contract Disclosures

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The Nigerian government has summoned the management of Elbit Systems, an Israeli security firm contracted to spy on Nigerian Internet users, for a meeting to explain why the contract should not be revoked after it allegedly breached a confidential agreement in the contract.

photoThe management of the Israeli company are expected to first appear before two Nigerian security chiefs – the national security adviser and the director general of the National Intelligence Agency – in Abuja this week. They would then be taken before President Goodluck Jonathan, who is miffed that Elbit’s action had let this newspaper to probe into details of the secret contract.

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The security chiefs will relay government’s anger over Elbit System’s ‘breach’ of confidentiality in the $40million contract which will see the Israeli company spy on citizens’ computers and Internet communications under the guise of intelligence gathering and national security.

The Nigerian government is angry the Isreali company went public with the contract, in a global press release that tipped off PREMIUM TIMES which, after extensive investigation, revealed the details of the deal.

The disclosures sparked national outrage, with a lot of Nigerians now apprehensive that their country might be sliding back to dictatorship.

A source close to the deal has told this newspaper the government is angry for two reasons.

First, the administration is angry and embarrassed that the contract, considered by government as top national security secret, has now been blown open.

Elbit announced the contract award few weeks ago in a global press release in an opaque statement that did not disclose the Nigerian destination of the deal.

“Elbit Systems will supply its Wise Intelligence Technology (WiT) system to an unnamed country in Africa under a new $40 million contract announced on 24 April… for Intelligence Analysis and Cyber Defense,” the company’s general manager, Yehuda Vered, said.

But PREMIUM TIMES was able to tap its sources within the administration to determine that Nigeria is indeed the “unnamed African country.”

The contract will help the Jonathan administration access all computers and read all email correspondences of citizens in what is clearly, an infringement on constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression, multiple channels confirmed.

On the other hand, politicians in Aso Rock are angry over the disclosure of the contract sum, and what is left of the originally approved sum, our sources say.

The administration had indicated in the 2013 budget that it would procure a Wise Intelligence Network Harvest Analyzer System, Open Source Internet Monitoring System and Personal Internet Surveillance System at a cost of N9.496 Billion ($61.26 million).

With that the contract awarded to Elbit for about $40million, and the story made public, attention has been drawn to the leftover $21million earmarked for the project.

“That money was meant to be shares,” our source said. “It is a security contract and no one will ever ask questions. Now everybody is angry that sharing the money is now difficult.”

Investigations indicate that the Isreali company was awarded the contract without tenders or call for bids, just as there were no public announcements.

Source: Premium Times

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  • Nigerian Governments should be very careful & patriotic with issues of National security in the American or Israeli style. National security is what USA is using to kill persons in Libya, Syria, Gaza, Afghanistan, Yemen, West Bank, Sudan,Ukraine, Iraq etc This same language is today used by EU, NATO, Israel, Australia to trample upon the privacy & rights of their citizens…EDWARD SNOWDEN revelations. ELBIT, UAV ENGINES, RAYTHEON etc are companies used by the Israeli & Americans to cause havoc globally….see global protests. ELBIT should not be allowed into this nation for any IT, INTERNET, SATELLITE or SPACE technology contracts. They are tentacles or vassals of the CIA & MOSSAD. We should be very careful here in Nigeria. WHAT HEADACHE DO GOODLUCK JONATHAN HAVE WITH PRIVATE EMAILS OF NIGERIANS? WHAT NATIONAL SECURITY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT WHEN THE CIA & MOSSAD WILL USE THESE INFO THE MORE? There is a 2015 CIA/MOSSAD/EU agenda to split this large & formidable Nation. Any spying tool with the help of ELBIT will serve Israeli & American interest rather than Nigerian govt interest. Iraq & Libya have suffered such fate in the hands of the Americans. Lots of Nigerians in the diaspora know how evil these white nations are. Nigerians in Nigeria have a wrong idea of the Americans/Israelis/EU thinking that they are our savior. We must learn from South American countries & Iran. These nations(USA/ISRAEL/EU) are not comfortable with Nigeria’s position in Africa. Our political peace, natural & human resources, geographical position, population, level of enlightenment etc are all a pain in their neck. Boko Haram is a brain-child of some external enemy. Just like the ISIL in Iraq & Syria created by the Americans to split these nations. ISIL is beheading Syrians/Iraqis & selling their crude oil in international market. WE SHOULD NOT SELL THE WELL-BEING OF THIS NATION FOR HUGE BANK BALANCES IN FOREIGN ACCOUNTS.

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