Category Archives: AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION

NIGERIAN NAVY TO RECEIVE TWO EX-UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND UNITED STATES NAVY SHIPS IN 2014, ‘USNS JOHN MCDONNELL’ AND ‘USCGC GALLATIN’ NETTED – CNS; NIGERIAN NAVY ANNOUNCE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 57TH ANNIVERSARY (NAVY WEEK 2013)

The USCGC Gallatin is a 115 metre 3,250 ton Hamilton-class ship. She is a sister ship to the NNS Thunder F90 which was transferred to the Nigerian Navy on May 13, 2011 and entered Nigerian service on January 23, 2012. … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 96 Comments

FOCUS ON KEY AREAS AND SCOPE OF US-NIGERIA MILITARY COOPERATION; NIGERIAN NAVY SLATED TO INSPECT ANOTHER NAVAL VESSEL EARMARKED FOR TRANSFER

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos simulate board and search operations on the NNS Thunder F90 under the watchful eyes of a US trainer PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Navy THE GUARDIAN 13 May 2013 For long, Nigeria and United States have … Continue reading

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UNITED STATES, BUHARI BACK AMNESTY FOR BOKO HARAM

DAILY PUNCH Thursday 11 April, 2013 The United States of America on Wednesday said it backed the Federal Government’s plan to grant amnesty to members of the violent Islamic sect,Boko Haram. The Political Counsellor at the Embassy of the USA, … Continue reading

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA NAVY FLAGSHIP, THE BULGARIAN-BUILT 1,360 TON OPV-88, ‘BATA’

Well, it turns out that the said 2,500 ton frigate which was inducted last year, is actually a 1,360 ton OPV. Kudos to the neighbours regardless. Do note however, that a heavily armed 2,350 ton Barroso class light frigate and … Continue reading

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JTF- OP PULO SHIELD(NIGER DELTA) ARREST 3 OCEANGOING VESSELS AND 10 BARGES, DESTROY 144 ILLEGAL REFINERIES IN MULTIPLE RAIDS; 2 GHANAIANS, ONE TOGOLESE AND 30 NIGERIANS ARRESTED

JTF troops escort shipping in a Suncraft(Singapore) gunboat with three 12.7mm weapon stations..fore, aft and starboard BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG 20 March, 2013 The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield has arrested three oceangoing vessels with crew members of Nigerian and … Continue reading

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: NIGERIAN NAVY MYSTERY SHIP IDENTIFIED; NAVAL AFICIONADO, BRAMR, DIGS DEEP INTO GLOBAL NAVAL ARCHIVES AND NAILS IT

Mystery solved, a 65 ft US-BUILT SWIFTSHIPS patrol craft,refurbished to perfection, is it COMPARE (Dominica Coast Guard patrol vessel: SHIPSPOTTING photo) – NOTE the observation post, slant of the cabin and the four ‘windows’ Now, FINALLY, we have this one … Continue reading

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: P248…A 17 metre MANTA ASD MK.II LITTORAL INTERCEPTOR OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY

A twin 12.7mm CIS-50 HMG-armed Manta Mk.II ASD Littoral Interceptor

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: NNS LANA A498…1,050 TON BULLDOG CLASS HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY VESSEL OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY(PROPS: CHAIRMAN MAZ)

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U.S, NIGERIA HOLD JOINT COUNTERTERRORISM EXERCISE

USA-NIGERIA SOLIDARITY THISDAY 6 March, 2013 by Senator Iroegbu The United States and Nigeria Tuesday commenced a counter terrorism simulation exercise aimed at strengthening the country‚Äôs capacity to respond effectively to terrorist attacks and insurgency. The exercise, which was organised … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MALI, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SPECIAL TASK FORCE, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

JOINT TASK FORCE – OP PULO SHIELD(NIGER DELTA) RESPOND TO SHELL PETROLEUM’S THREAT TO SHUT DOWN OPERATIONS AT NEMBE TRUNKLINE

JTF personnel in Chinese-built, DShK 12.7mm twin machine gun-armed patrol boats: Sergeant(red stripes)is a MOPOL cop while the rest are militarymen BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG 5 March, 2013 The Joint Task Force – Operation Pulo Shield has issued a rebuttal to allegations … Continue reading

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