Monthly Archives: July 2010

NIGERIAN JTF COMBINED AMPHIBIOUS & SPECIAL FORCES STRIKE AT NIGER DELTA MILITIA’S CAMP 5

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE LINK INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER TO VIEW SOURCE: Financial Times(London) http://video.ft.com/v/63002595001/Jun-25-Nigerian-army-strike-at-delta-militia

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NIGERIAN ARMY v ISLAMIST MILITANTS IN THE MANDARA MTS (SEPT. 2004)

MANDARA MOUNTAINS, SEPT 2004 Nigerian troops and Islamic militants trade gunfire in mountains Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP) Date: 25 Sep 2004 by Aminu Abubakar LIMANKARA, Nigeria, Sept 25 (AFP) – The sound of sporadic gun battles pitting Nigerian soldiers against … Continue reading

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OBAMA EXPANDS MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN AFRICA

Obama Expands Military Involvement in Africa Analysis by Daniel Volman* WASHINGTON, Apr 2 (IPS) – When Pres. Barack Obama took office in January 2009, it was widely expected that he would dramatically change, or even reverse, the militarised and unilateral … Continue reading

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EXERCISE “OLOGUN META”: 20-27 MARCH 2009

  The 8-day Joint Operations Exercise (JOPEX) ended Friday 27 March 2009 at Okitipupa, Ondo State. Hosted by Defence Headquarters, the closing ceremony ended in the exercise area before moving to the 19 Battalion Headquarters, Okitipupa for the final debriefing … Continue reading

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MILITARY MANEOUVRES IN THE SAHEL

Military Manoeuvres in the Sahel IPS NEWS By Brahima Ouédraogo A U.S. Marine debriefs a Malian counter-terrorism unit after mission rehearsals as part of Operation Flintlock 2010. Credit: Max Blumenfeld/U.S. AFRICOM OUAGADOUGOU, May 14, 2010 (IPS) – Military exercises are … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN BROTHERS MANUFACTURE PROWLER APC

Sometime in August 2009, two Nigerian returnee brothers, Johnson (an architect) and Victor (a mechanical engineer) Obasa who both served in the US military presented the prototype of the PROWLER Armoured Personnel Carrier(APC) manufactured at their privately-owned 3-hectare facility in … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR:FRANCE BACKED BIAFRA TO THE HILT

Keeping Biafra Alive TIME MAGAZINE Friday, Dec. 06, 1968 Perhaps the most important single reason for battered Biafra’s continuing survival against the attacks of the Nigerian Federal Army is a steady infusion of French military aid. Although the French will … Continue reading

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SOUTH-SOUTH ZONE ENDORSES JONATHAN FOR 2011 ELECTIONS

South-South Zone Endorses Jonathan for 2011 Presidency July 27, 2010 0:00 am CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS Governors and people of the South-South region of Nigeria have given their backing to President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2011 presidential election.The decision was … Continue reading

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CAN GHANA AVOID THE OIL CURSE: A FEW FRESH CONCERNS

Can Ghana can avoid the ‘oil curse’? A few fresh concerns. These are early days for Ghana and its off-shore oil, but recent wrangling over the ownership of exploitation rights raises fresh concern over whether the country can avoid the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN GOVERNORS ASK JONATHAN TO CONTEST?

Northern Governors Ask Jonathan to Contest CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS July 27, 2010 0:00 am President Goodluck Jonathan’s ambition to contest the presidential election next year has received a boost with the go ahead from the northern governors to contest. The … Continue reading

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