Monthly Archives: September 2012

STREIT SPARTAN Mk.III APCs OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

An array of Pitbull VX MRAPs

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FRANCE URGES MORE NIGERIAN NAVY PRESENCE IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

NNS Thunder F90 SATURDAY MIRROR 29/09/2012 Commander Guyot who encouraged the Nigerian Navy to do more, at a press conference, said the doggedness of the Nigerian Navy in its fight against sea miscreants was commendable. He said his nation was … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM: SECURITY BEEFED UP ON THE JOS PLATEAU

Troops and Panhard VBL M11 scout car of the STF on urban CTCOIN operations on the Jos Plateau DAILY INDEPENDENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH,2012 Jos Security in and around Jos,Plateau State, has been beefed up following the increase in the wave … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES ATTAINS A 29-MONTH HIGH, HITS US$41.12 BILLION

LAGOS Sept 28 (Reuters) Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves rose to more than 29-month high of $41.12 billion by Sept. 26, and were up 7.16 percent month-on-month, the central bank’s latest figure showed on Friday. Africa’s top crude oil exporter’s forex … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES: AIRBORNE AND SPECIAL FORCES MANEOUVRES AT THE NIGERIAN ARMY DAY CELEBRATION (NADCEL 2012)

Nigerian Army paratroopers jump off an Alenia G222 plane during ‘NADCEL 2012′ at Jaji Nigerian Army Special Forces commandos rappelling off a NAF Mi-24V during ‘NADCEL 2012′ at Jaji

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NIGERIAN MILITARY P’RADES

Nigerian military chiefs and Inspector General of Police(dressed in black) Mrs Olusola Obada, Minister of State(DEFENCE) reviews a p’rade mounted by the Nigerian Army AIRBORNE..First boots in. Nigerian Army officers and men on p’rade

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POLICE SPEND US$3.2m IN 3 MONTHS ON PEACEKEEPING

Men of the MOPOL 10 Squadron, Police Mobile Force on the move in a Saxon APC NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA September 28, 2012 Abuja The Nigeria Police have spent $3.2 million on their personnel in peacekeeping operations in the last … Continue reading

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SOLDIERS’ RETIREMENT AGE MAY BE REVIEWED UPWARD TO 70 YEARS – ARMY CHIEF; ARMY LAUNCH TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION CENTRE

LEADERSHIP Sat, 29/09/2012 The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), said yesterday that the Nigerian Army is reviewing the retirement age of soldiers from 60 years to 70 years. He stated this during the commissioning of the Nigerian Army Transformation and … Continue reading

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FG NOT IN TALKS WITH TERRORISTS YET

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser SATURDAY MIRROR 29/09/2012 Although the federal government is not opposed to talks with the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, there were indications yesterday that the government is not currently engaged in any dialogue with members of … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM SUSPECT NAMES SECURITY PERSONNEL IN TERROR ATTACKS ON YOBE

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video SATURDAY GUARDIAN 29 September, 2012 SOME security personnel have been named among those carrying out terrorist attacks in the country. The disclosure came from the confessions of a high-profile Boko Haram member … Continue reading

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