Monthly Archives: March 2012

PHOTO OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY’S NEW FRENCH-BUILT OCEA 24m COASTAL PATROL CRAFT

OCEA-built 24 metre Coastal Patrol Craft of the Nigerian Navy in France Special thanks to DONSPONY for spotting this photograph. Priceless!

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NIGERIAN NAVY’S 24 METRE OCEA-BUILT COASTAL PATROL CRAFT START SEA TRIALS IN FRANCE

NNS Aradu F89, flagship of the Nigerian Navy There are indications that the Nigerian Navy’s plans for the acquisition of Coastal Patrol Craft and Littoral Interceptors is beginning to take shape. Under its stipulated plan for naval acquisitions in 2012, … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM ROB BANK, KILL 4 IN N.E. NIGERIA

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video MAIDUGURI, Nigeria March 30 (Reuters) Suspected members of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram killed four people on Friday when they robbed a bank and stormed a police station in northeast Borno state, … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES TWO NEW 95 METRE 1,800 TON OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS FOR THE NIGERIAN NAVY

Artist’s impression of the 95m OPVs to be built in China NIGERIAN NAVY PRESS RELEASE (Published in the Quarter Deck Notice Board) SOURCE President Goodluck Jonathan has given approval for the purchase of 2 new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for … Continue reading

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CAPACITY BUILDING: NAVY COMMITTED TO NIGERIAN CONTENT; NIGERIAN NAVAL DOCKYARD PARTIALLY PRIVATISED

Manta ASD Littoral Interceptors lined up beside a 58 metre missile craft at a Lagos naval base THIS DAY 27 Mar 2012 The Nigerian Navy has stated that with the partial privatisation of the Navy Dockyard in Lagos, the facility … Continue reading

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USA TO BOOST AID TO RESTIVE NIGERIAN NORTH

WASHINGTON (AFP) 30 March, 2012 The United States said Thursday it wanted to step up development assistance to Nigeria‚Äôs restive Muslim-majority north as it urged the Abuja government to address grievances underlying violence. Johnnie Carson, the assistant secretary of state … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM BOMB JAIL, FREE 12 INMATES; POLICE KILL 3 INSURGENTS IN GUNFIGHT

Agence France Presse 2012-03-29 Kano Suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram bombed a police station in northeastern Nigeria and freed more than a dozen prisoners, while three of the attackers were killed, police said on Thursday. Gunmen stormed the … Continue reading

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NIGERIA WILL OVERCOME BOKO HARAM – U.S UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE

President Barack Obama of the United States of America THE NATION 29 March, 2012 The United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman has expressed confidence that Nigeria will overcome the issue of Boko Haram and other … Continue reading

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SECURITY CHALLENGES: RANGE CLASSIFICATION EXERCISES COMMENCE NATIONWIDE, ARMY CHIEF SAYS “EVERY SOLDIER MUST BE A MARSKMAN”

PEOPLES DAILY 26 March, 2012 The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika has reaffirmed that the ongoing training amongst men and officers of the Nigerian army is to turn them into marksmen with the aim of reducing … Continue reading

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4 MECHANISED BRIGADE BEGIN ANNUAL RANGE CLASSIFICATION EXERCISE

Nigerian Army troops NIGERIAN OBSERVER BENIN CITY 29 March, 2012 The Headquarters,4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin City has commenced its Annual Range Classification exercise. This was contained in a statement signed by the Brigade Army Public Relations Officer, … Continue reading

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