Monthly Archives: October 2011

SOLDIERS INTERCEPT TRUCKLOADS OF ILLEGAL LUMBER IN NORTHERN GHANA

Soldiers of the Ghana Army Solders intercept 24,000 illegal lumber in northern Ghana TAMALE, Ghana Oct. 31, 2011 (Xinhua) Military troops from the 6th Infantry Battalion in northern Ghana had seized six trucks loaded with 24,000 illegal sawn lumber en-route … Continue reading

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UGANDA HAIL KENYA ON MILITARY OPERATION IN SOMALIA

Kenya Army officer flanked by soldiers KAMPALA, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) Uganda has hailed Kenya’s military operations in neighboring Somalia as a move to supplement the African Union peacekeepers to flush out Al-Shabaab militants from the Horn of African country. Crispus … Continue reading

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HOW AIRFORCE PILOTS SURVIVED PLANE CRASH IN AKWA IBOM

Nigerian Air Force L39 Albatros jets VANGUARD 30 October 2011 The authorities, yesterday, shed more light on the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane that crash landed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, saying the aircraft landed 1,100 meters from … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY NAB TWO OVER OIL BUNKERING

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos in a RBS Defender response boat VANGUARD 31 October 2011 Calabar The Nigerian Navy has arrested two persons suspected to be involved in illegal bunkering in Calabar creeks. Meanwhile, Flag Officer Commanding, FOC, Eastern … Continue reading

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NIGERIA URGED TO USE POPULATION SIZE (167 MLN) AS WORLD’S TOTAL HITS 7 BILLION

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria • Nigeria’s population hits 167 million today ABUJA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) The Nigerian government has been urged to take advantage of the West African country’s large population to achieve greatness as the world’s population reaches … Continue reading

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NIGERIA CANVASSES COOPERATION BETWEEN AFRICAN NAVIES TO CURB SEA PIRACY

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA 30th October, 2011 Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim, has said that African navies need to cooperate to curb the activities of sea pirates in the continent’s coastal waters. The naval chief told … Continue reading

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KENYAN JETS POUND AL-SHABAAB POSITIONS IN SOUTH SOMALIA

Kenya Air Force F5 Tiger jet REUTERS 30 October, 2011 At least 12 people were killed on Sunday when two Kenyan jets bombed the southern Somali town of Jilib, residents and officials said, as the east African nation fights to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: NIGERIA BOMB ATTACK TARGETS MILITARY PATROL

Joint Security Task Force troops man a machine gun nest Nigeria bomb attack targets military patrol (AFP)  MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A bomb blast rocked the troubled northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday in an attack on a military patrol vehicle, … Continue reading

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LOUD EXPLOSION HITS NIGERIAN CITY

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Petinrin addresses JSTF troops in Maiduguri, NE Nigeria (AFP)  MAIDUGURI, Nigeria 30 October, 2011 A loud explosion hit the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, residents said, with the area targeted by … Continue reading

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USA OPERATING ARMED DRONES IN ETHIOPIA

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) The Unite States is using armed drones to carry out counterterrorism missions in Ethiopia, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The secret operations involving Reaper drones have been confirmed by … Continue reading

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