Monthly Archives: August 2011

MAIDEN EDITION OF THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE’S “AIR EXPO 2010″ REVISITED

NAF FT-7NI, two-seater trainer variant of the AirGuard Mi-35P(front,30mm cannons on right side) and Mi-24V(behind,23mm cannons in the nose) at the AIR EXPO NAF Mi-35P at the Air Expo 2010 NAF Mi-24 Hind at the Air Expo 2010 NIGERIAN NAVY … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY SPECIAL FORCES: SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE COMMANDOS IN PICTURES

NIGERIAN NAVY SBS COMMANDOS PREPARE FOR A SEA EXERCISE NIGERIAN NAVY SBS participate in a joint sea training exercise with US Navy personnel, Feb. 2010 NIGERIAN NAVY SBS COMMANDO Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos at a sea training exercise … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: AL-QAIDA-LINKED MAN INVOLVED IN UN BOMBING

A damaged U.N. vehicle after a bomb blast at the UN offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, 26 Aug VOICE OF AMERICA (31 Aug) Nigerian authorities say a man with links to al-Qaida helped orchestrate last week’s attack on … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM: AL-QAEDA’S NEW FRIEND IN AFRICA?

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video (AFP~Getty Images) TIME By Karen Leigh ⁠ Wedn., Aug. 31, 2011   When a suicide bomber drove into the U.N. building in Abuja’s leafy diplomatic quarter on Friday, detonating his Honda Accord … Continue reading

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ON NIGERIAN NAVY AND NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AGUSTA HELICOPTERS

Agusta A109 E Power of the Nigerian Navy Air Arm(part of 2009 delivery):dedicated maritime variant Nigerian Air Force Agusta A109 LUH – a dedicated military variant. Entered service 2010. The Agusta A109-series of helicopters first entered Nigerian military service in … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE Mi-171Sh COMBAT – TRANSPORT HELICOPTER

Mi-171Sh combat transports of the Bangladesh Air Force – enough weaponry to arm a Mi-24 Hind gunship Mi171Sh of the Pakistan Air Force Beeg Eagle’s Blog presents for your reading pleasure, a truly impressive and multi-sided helicopter. The Mi-171Sh COMBAT … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN PRESIDENT PLEDGES IMPROVED SECURITY NATIONWIDE

Dr G.E. Jonathan – President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria ABUJA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria that his administration is taking necessary actions to enhance national … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM: INSURGENTS KILL LG COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, TWO OTHERS IN BORNO

Suspected Boko Haram militant VANGUARD 30 August, 2011 By Taye Obateru & Ndahi Marama EXCERPTS culled from main body of the report 24 hours to the end of the Ramadan, Islamic sect, Boko Haram struck in Maiduguri killing the caretaker … Continue reading

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JOS BOILS AGAIN

BURNT: Some of the vehicles burnt during the Jos crisis yesterday VANGUARD By Taye Obateru & Ndahi Marama August 30, 2011 Jos: Jos, the Plateau State capital which had enjoyed relative peace for several weeks erupted in another orgy of … Continue reading

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GUN BATTLE: SOLDIERS (23 ARMOURED BRIGADE) KILL 3 BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS IN ADAMAWA

A suspected Boko Haram guerrilla in custody of Nigerian miitary personnel

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