Monthly Archives: September 2011

JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE: GETTING A HANDLE ON THE ANARCHICAL NORTHEAST

    QUOTE (ASSOCIATED PRESS/WASHINGTON POST) “(……) in the time since, Boko Haram has launched a wave of attacks in and around Maiduguri, a dusty city in Nigeria’s far northeast that borders with Cameroon, Chad and Niger, as well as … Continue reading

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BEEG EAGLE’S BLOG : 100,000 HITS AND COUNTING

DEAR READERS, thank you for making Beeg Eagle’s Blog THRIVE. Early yesterday morning (28th September 2011), we recorded the 100,000th hit on this blog. The attainment of that landmark can be attributed to your continuing patronage and readership of our … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: BOKO HARAM TOP COMMANDER, FIVE OTHERS ARRESTED

An operative of the State Security Services, Nigeria’s secret police raids a bomb-making factory VANGUARD September 29, 2011 MAIDUGURI: EXCERPTS: Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima said yesterday, that a top commander of the deadly sect, Boko Haram has been arrested … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S PICOMSS, US AFRICOM COLLABORATE ON COASTAL RADAR AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff During the month of July 2011, the Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Safety and Security (PICOMSS) announced the acquisition and installation of hi-tech surveillance gadgets with a range of 99 … Continue reading

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UPSURGE IN BENIN PIRATE ATTACKS: NIGERIAN MILITARY MOVE IN FOR JOINT OFFENSIVE

Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces protect shipping in the Niger Delta Nigerian Navy anti-piracy MANTA ASD Littoral Interceptors.In the background,a 58-metre missile craft Benin, Nigeria launch joint patrols to stop piracy surge (AFP) COTONOU 28 September, 2011 Benin and Nigeria launched … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: ARMY TO COLLABORATE WITH SECURITY AGENCIES TO TACKLE TERRORISM – IHEJIRIKA

September 27, 2011 Abuja (NAN) The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika on Tuesday in Abuja restated Nigerian Army’s readiness to collaborate with other security agencies to tackle terrorism. The army chief disclosed this while declaring open the Third Quarter … Continue reading

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KENYA NAVY’S EMERGING SPECIAL BOAT UNIT (SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES)

MOMBASSA, Kenya March 22, 2010 Members of the Kenya Special Boat Unit evacuate a casualty during a mass casualty drill. The Kenya Special Boat Unit is a new unit of the Kenya Navy. Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman, U.S. Special Operations … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: ARMY PROMOTES 200 OFFICERS

VANGUARD September 27, 2011 BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI ABUJA The Nigerian Army weekend promoted officers from the ranks of Major to Colonels, with over 200 officers in Army formations across the country elevated to the next rank. Amongst the officers promoted … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY FRIGATES

The German-built 3,600 ton NNS Aradu, flagship of the Nigerian Navy The US-built 3,250 ton NNS Thunder

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN NAVY, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

FASHOLA TO DEFENCE ATTACHES: LEAD THE FRONTIERS

Governor Fashola of Lagos State with defence attaches CHANNELS TELEVISION September 26, 2011 LAGOS Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Monday charged visiting Foreign Defence Attaches and Advisers in the country to lead the frontiers of providing solutions … Continue reading

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