Monthly Archives: September 2011

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

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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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IMAGES: SPECIAL TASK FORCE – OPERATION SAFE HAVEN, DEPLOYED ON THE JOS PLATEAU

An Otokar Cobra APC of the Nigerian Army assigned to the Special Task Force – OP SAFE HAVEN Troops of the Special Task Force comb the scene of a bomb blast A Panhard VBL scout car of the Nigerian Army … Continue reading

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THE NIGERIAN NAVY IN PICTURES

NIGERIAN NAVY OPS ROOM Nigerian Navy officers and ratings in joint training with the crew of HMS OCEAN Cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy prepare to board the flagship NNS Aradu, a MEKO-360 frigate NDA cadets engage in live fire … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: FG REHABILITATES 20,192 EX-MILITANTS

Arms and ammunition surrendered by an amnestied militant faction in the Niger Delta – August 2009 SATURDAY SUN Saturday, Sept.24, 2011 The Federal Government under the amnesty programme has rehabilitated about 20,192 ex-militants of the Niger/Delta region. The ex-militia men … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: 241 RECCE BATTALION ENDS ‘EXERCISE THUNDERBOLT’

Troops of the Special Task Force in a Panhard VBL recce vehicle on the Jos Plateau SATURDAY SUN Saturday,Sept.24, 2011 ABUJA A five-day simulation exercise aimed at training officers and soldiers of 241 Recce Battalion on tactical planning, preparation and … Continue reading

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