Monthly Archives: April 2010

What stalled the Murtala-Obasanjo regime’s plan for a Military-Industrial Complex?

Way back in 1978, the first phase of Murtala-Obasanjo regime’s plan military modernisation and industrialisation plan got underway with the acquisition of Soviet T55 battle tanks, the phasing out of MiG 17 and MiG 19 jets and their replacement with … Continue reading

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SUDAN ARMY AND AIR FORCE INVENTORY

SUDAN ARMY Fahd (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier) 50 OT-62 (TOPAS) (Tracked armoured personnel carrier) 10 OT-64 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier) 40 M113A3 (Tracked armoured personnel carrier) 36 M3 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier) 25 BTR-152 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier) 80 BTR-80 … Continue reading

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Nigerian Army through the decades : 26 Lieutenant Generals and 10 Generals

Within the rank structure of the Nigerian Army there exists, for reasons which shall soon be made known, a very exclusive level of generalship where few have so far been privileged to rise to. These are the lofty ranks of … Continue reading

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Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire officials in talks over oil-rich border

28 April 2010 – 10:51am SOURCE: Radio Netherlands World (Africa Desk) Officials from Ghana and Ivory Coast on Tuesday opened talks over a dispute about the two neighbours’ offshore boundary, which falls in an oil-rich zone. Ghana’s recent discovery of … Continue reading

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Ghana:The Tabon(Yoruba descendants)of Accra

Sometime in May 2005 whilst listening to a British Broadcasting Corporation programme on radio, I whiffed a great similarity between the report on the Tabons of Accra(descendants of ex-Brazilian slaves of Yoruba extraction).The report which won my heart in its … Continue reading

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Nigerian General emerges as new UNMIS Force Commander in South Sudan

Daily Champion (Lagos) Nigeria: Obi Becomes UN Force Commander 28 April 2010 Nigerian Army officer, Major-General Moses Bisong Obi, has been appointed the new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). Obi succeeded Major-General Paban Jung Thapa, … Continue reading

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Nigerian Armed Forces: The post-1975 trend of Military Hardware Acquisitions

Following the initial high attained during the Nigerian Civil War, the Nigerian Armed Forces switched gear in its quest to acquire military hardware in the year 1975 which ended on a high note with the delivery in December 1975 of … Continue reading

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