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HANGING OUT WITH ECOMOG VETERANS PT.II – A FOOT SOLDIER’S STORY.

Photo: AFP Sometime last year, BEEG EAGLE’S BLOG published details of narratives given by commissioned officers of the Nigerian Army who participated in the West African ECOMOG military interventions in the Liberian and Sierra Leonean Civil Wars. The narratives were … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS, POLITICS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, VETERANS AFFAIRS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

CHINESE RESEARCH VESSEL ‘DAYANG YIHAO’ IN NIGERIA ON 9-DAY JOINT MARITIME OCEANOGRAPHIC MISSION

 

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, BORDER SECURITY, CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

THE NIGERIAN MILITARY’S UNKNOWN JUMBO HAUL OF RIVER GUNBOATS

RIVERLINE WARFARE COMBATANTS GALORE!!! A few years ago, Nigeria made a requisition for 200 river gunboats from the USA. This, according to information put out in the public domain at that time, was to enable the Nigerian military stay on … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MILITARY EXERCISES, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, POLITICS, RISK ANALYSIS, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, VETERANS AFFAIRS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

(RECAP) NIGERIAN NAVY SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE: NAVAL UNIT WHERE WOMEN ARE NOT WELCOME

NAVAL UNIT WHERE WOMEN ARE NOT WELCOME By PHILIP NWOSU DAILY SUN Newspapers Friday, December 25, 2009 The Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service (SBS) is gender insensitive and the commanders are not hiding it. Indeed, in this special naval service, … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, MILITARY PHOTOS, NEWS & REPORTS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY | Tagged , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

NIGCOMSAT-1R:NIGERIA’S 4TH SATELLITE SLATED FOR RELAUNCH DEC 19TH, WILL END US$500M CAPITAL FLIGHT

Another Nigerian satellite, NigeriaSat-2 which was launched in August 2011 LAGOS, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) The Nigerian Communications Satellite-1Replacement (NigComSat-1R) would be launched on Dec. 19, according to a top official with the Nigerian Communications Satellite. The company’s Managing Director Timasaniyu … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, INFRASTRUCTURE, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

ETHIOPIAN TROOPS SEEN TO HAVE PUSHED INTO SOMALIA

MOGADISHU, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) Several hundreds of Ethiopian troops and scores of armoured military vehicles were witnessed to have crossed into neighbouring Somalia on Saturday, local witnesses said. Ethiopian forces were reported to have pushed up to 50 km into … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, ETHIOPIA, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

NIGERIA MOVING TO CONFRONT BOKO HARAM TERRORISM

VOICE OF AMERICA (17 Nov) Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan says the military is moving to fight and defeat what he calls the evil of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram.  The sect is being blamed for more than 100 deaths … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, NIGERIA, NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, POLITICS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment