A MT-LB multipurpose tracked vehicle at MUBI


A BIGFOOT MRAP in Maiduguri

A Toyota Landcruiser gun truck on patrol outside Maiduguri

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  1. Eugene4eveR says:

    Sleeping on duty.
    I pray our T 72 tank crews don’t make this same mistake.

    • Eugene4eveR says:

      Sorry, wrong link.

      • rugged7 says:

        How is it possible that no soldiers egressed the burning tank???
        I doubt if their was anybody in that tank ab initio

    • Ola says:

      This must have been Syrian rebels using the kornet ATGM weapon system originally owned by the Syrian army. These guys were probably trained soldiers formerly in the Syrian army. The NA does not have such sophisticated systems, so hopefully, BH has not been able to steal such from the NA. Nevertheless, the T-72s currently being driven about by NA are naked, all the armour are gone. This is either because of our poor maintainance culture, lack of skills, equipment and supplies in the engineering corps or probably because the NA has too few of the tanks and they can not afford to withdraw them from combat for the engineering guys to work on them.
      I will continue to sing it that until the NA, among other platforms inducts T-90s in the right numbers (at least 200), the NA has not done the needful.

      • Ola says:

        When I say “all the armour are gone” on the T-72, I mean the Kontakt-1 ERA on them are gone, at least the ones we see the pictures. On the one hand it shows the NA has heavily engaged BH and it shows that BH has been formidable in their own way to actually engage these tanks. On the other hand, it shows BH does not have potent Anti tank missiles or modern RPGs, this is good news!
        The NA needs to look far beyond BH, NA needs to keep up the drive for rearmament that started last year. To the 77 T-72AVs listed for Nigeria, NA needs to add at least 200 T 90s to this inventory of tanks. The engineering corps needs to up their maintenance and engineering games significantly too. These days, tanks shouldn’t be going about naked like that!

      • Are James says:

        The Kornet ATGM is not sophisticated.

    • Roscoe says:

      Tanks have to fight with infantry in company. I think from the vids our tanks operate in pairs with a drone along side (I hardly ever see infantry alongside). small units can decimate tanks if there is no infantry to repel them.

  2. rugged7 says:

    Gen. Chris Olukolade retweeted
    DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA @DefenceInfoNG · 25m 25 minutes ago
    FLASH: Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls & 93 women from #Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the #ChibokGirls are in this group /1

    • Roscoe says:

      Great news. The fact that this girls were captured unknown to us, and they have now been recovered shows the enormity of the slave trafficking ongoing with BH. With young boys for labor, young men for conscripts and young women for sex slaves, massacres pillaging and rape, hoping for more good news of deliverance and victory. In time all is revealed.

      Unconditionally great news.

  3. rugged7 says:

    Gen. Chris Olukolade retweeted
    DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA @DefenceInfoNG · 24m 24 minutes ago
    Troops captured and destroyed 3 terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere camp in the #Sambisa Forest Operation /2

  4. rugged7 says:

    Gen. Chris Olukolade retweeted
    DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA @DefenceInfoNG · 23m 23 minutes ago
    #Sambisa Forest: The freed persons are now being screened and profiled. We will bring you details later. /3

  5. Dario says:

    Just a hypothetical question here.

    What happens when these 300 rescued females turn out to have nothing to do with Chibok town?

    Will everyone still be happy or will it change to “Mmtchewww abeg #BringBackOurGirls?” Are the lives of these 300 women worth less because they are likely not to be the subjects of a coordinated international media campaign?

    Asking for a friend.

    • rugged7 says:

      My brother, that is the million naira question…

    • Roscoe says:

      We must seek the recovery of all captured by BH, The Chibok incident was a milestone in that it publicized all the atrocities BH has been up to, it pulled back the curtain on them. The lives of all those killed, captured and enslaved by this BH are very precious.

      • igbi says:

        Try honesty, the “chibok girls” saga was political. What you are saying right now is a big hypocrysie.

      • Roscoe says:

        I have no idea what you are talking about.

      • igbi says:

        I wanted to respond by saying: ” You have no idea what you are talking about”, but instead let me just say this: some of us even on this blog have deliberately shut every critical and skeptical reasoning they had because bbc, cnn, and aljazeera told them to. In which world are you guys living that you thought closing your mental faculties and opening your emotional valves was the answer. The only hashtags which deserved support are the following: #supportour military, #bhtmustdie … So to the people who let themselves to be fooled by the BBOG campaign and who went on to insult any rational mind which questionned the whole thing, just be honest and admit you were played. Don’t start looking for some poetic way of saying that eventhough you were wrong, you were also right.

      • loll!!! you end every almost every criticism of a dissenting opinion with an allusion to BBC, CNN or Aljazeera. your reaction to dissenting opinion is exactly the same as what you just described.

      • igbi says:

        Adetayo’s blog, much respect to you.

      • @ Oga Igbi, In as much as we no dey gree, good to have you back. we gos till argue well well i imagine, but its all good

      • Roscoe says:

        @ Igbi… I still have no idea what you are talking about. And I am not sure what you are accusing me of trying to say in a poetic manner. So I must be a very bad poet.

        I guess I can let you call me names. That’s not a problem, accuse me of being emotional, that is not a problem. Your denial of the Chibok incident would not be a problem, except that it is an enabler of weakness, meanness and cowardice. Your response is standard fare and reactions to your writing has been rehashed over and over on this blog. Yet we give you responses , you typically come off as a troll, and for what you did in harassing Peccavi and calling him a Terrorist you have my contempt. But that is another story. I have little to no respect for you or your arguments but I started off fighting deniers of topic and I will continue on it.

        Your argument is not rational, like @Adetayo’s blog cited you display the very things you accuse me of. I checked out your hashtags and your social media chops need sharpening, none of the hashtags you mentioned have any reference to Nigeria, the Nigerian Army or to BH. You basically made it up, just like you made up or were fed the line that the Chibok abduction never occurred, you again offer no proof, yet ask me to provide proof outside of news sources, there are many threads where I have stated my opinion and it has not changed. The Nigerian Military is looking for the girls but you, its purported supporter. Are here saying the Nigerian Military is wasting its time, did you know that the 72nd MSF was initially created to go and find the girls? The same 72nd MSF that was trained by Eeben and turned into the Nemesis of BH? Did they create it to chase ghosts? Time exposes all truths and all lies, there is no secret knowledge on this blog, no one here has come clean with the grand conspiracy that is claimed. Nothing has been put forth to dispute the clear arguments of myself, @jimmy and several others. All that is said is hearsay and shrill attacks. Not well played. try harder next time, and please if you want to start a flame thread. Consider the spectators, they may not want to see you make a mess of yourself.

      • igbi says:

        @roscoe, for someone who has no respect for me, you surely made a long writeup. Let me tell you a few things: I have no respect for peccavi and I never have had any for him. His usual manner of claiming victory for a terrorist group is something I always found very suspicious and which had a propaganda significance for the terrorists. It is with propaganda that terrorists recruit. And also from day one you did look like a fan of peccavi and I never held that against you. It seems you litteraly worship the guy. Consider building a shrine for him. And for your info, I didn’t call you any name. What do I think about you ? Well you are clueless, that is all I can say about you. And thanks fr calling me a troll, these kinds of comments help me stay off the internet and focus on maths.

  6. Dario says:

    To be clear, if the rescued women in fact turn out to be the much publicised ‘Chibok Girls’, then I will gladly take back everything I have ever said on this issue and eat as much humble pie as there is.

    I’m not trying to use human lives to score points.

    Somehow, I don’t think this is going to happen though.

  7. jimmy says:

    My ogas
    Let us wait till we get CONFIRMATION, I do not know whether
    @ Don Klericuzo’s post which I tried to post this morning had anything to do with it , ( It is still awaiting moderation)
    A #BokoHaram HVT today taken into custody in a snatch & grab Op. by Joint Nigerian Special Forces teams in Bornu NE Nigeria.
    But I go back to the NSA ‘S words TWO WEEKS ago ” That Sambisa Forests will be liberated before Ma y29th ,2015 and if the girls are there they will be rescued.
    Confirmed News ” Heavy Fighting ( relentless) has been going on in Sambisa Forests since at least LAST WEEK Wednesday it Never STOPPED , and is ONGOING., Nobody retreated anywhere.

  8. NJOKU OUJ says:

    Let us hope that this will bring to a close the kidnapped Chibok girls saga.

    • Roy says:

      General Olukolade sounded so tired when he spoke to channels tv this night. And I wondered when last he had a good sleep.

      He has been a true Nigerian hero.

      Chibok or no Chibok, 200girls and 93 women has been given their freedom and that gladens my heart so much.

      • freeegulf says:

        and we here would congratulate him even more when this conflict is given better coverage with more war footage, in-depth newsreel, and marshal beegs at the frontline

  9. Kola Adekola says:

    Chibok “kidnapping” na scam. Something best suited to Twitter.
    It has hit its target, which was political. Now it will slowly evaporate as we realise how many of us fail to think critically and so fall easy victims to slight of hand and abracadabra.

    • Sir Kay says:

      So then perhaps you can explain where those girls in hijab came from?
      Or the many parents with tears on their eyes holding pics of their teenage daughters.
      I get it that what’s going on there might be distant to you, but don’t belittle the massive pain many people over there are going thru, saying something is a scam as if you know for sure, its insulting.

      • Kola Adekola says:

        “Insult?” Heheh! Oga, emotions are a poor weapon were critical thinking is needed.
        I challenge you to provide a picture that “you know for sure” are the Chibok parents, then we can take it from there.

      • Are James says:

        @Kola Adekola
        You have to stop saying these things. You may think you are being smart and worldly wise but it is collective humanity you are debasing and you will annoy people. People should stop idiotic intellectual pretensions that is taking nobody anywhere.
        The 300 women in captivity is pathetic enough. In western countries that is the raw material for major political inquisitions. No ‘wise’ person will open his mouth to deny Chibok girls. Even the soft, pampered personalities in govt you are trying to protect and are leaving office with billion naira pensions are not denying it and did not deny it.
        Why do you carry the moral responsibility for something you are not even sure of?. Please get your values right.

      • igbi says:

        You have been right from day one. The emotional people will still be pooring emotions all over the place rather than using their brains, and that is a sad thing. Some people here are quite confused and I would refer them to the book: “The prince” written by Niccolo Machiavelli. All this empty talk about morals and strong feelings and other emotional nonsense is absolutely not relevant.

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Oga Are James, it doesn’t make sense to counter an argument with insults. That approach doesn’t make anyone seem clever, sir.

        Tell us your proof that the Chibok girls saga is not a scam in simple, polite, LOGICAL arguments. Throwing emotions and insults around is weak. I demand LOGIC.

        I made this challenge to Oga Sir Kay for logical reasons, Let us extrapolate how many “parents” there are in those pictures to the number of “kidnapped girls.”

        I will now make the same challenge to you, since you think you know:

        “I challenge you to provide a picture that “you know for sure” are the Chibok parents, then we can take it from there.”

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Welcome back, Oga Igbi.
        We have been caught up in the new social media, dumb down world that demands that people should stop thinking and tweet instead, or publish some cathartic emotional diversion on Facebook so people can pretend to be rallying to a big cause. Just check that big cause and its bloody HOLLOW.

      • Are James says:

        We read ‘The Prince’ thirty years ago. Please, mention another one we have not heard of. There was also the more recommended Sun Tzu and Lao Tzu on military strategy and political power but also so many other borderline psychopathic manuals like The Prince in existence today on how to run your soul aground.
        All this is besides the point. Every informed person complaining about the handling of Chibok girls has factored in possible international conspiracies, northern nigerian conspiracy, Western Nigeria conspiracy, CIA conspiracy and all that stuff.
        The point is the NA and FG has not come out to deny that girls were kidnapped. That is the most resourced body in the world today in terms of finding out the truth. Parents of the girls have even had audience with the Head of State and were doled with money. The official Nigerian story remains that the girls are missing. So why would a normal person still type funny things with into cyberspace on such a sensitive issue. This is the girl child we are talking about and that was 300 women found already – so indeed many unreported Chibok’s did happen in Nigeria. In fact i am really sorry that I have to share ationalities with some people if that open fact alone is not shocking enough to them.

      • igbi says:

        @arejames, please I urge you to become the emotional and moral police.

      • igbi says:

        In a more serious note, people keep your emotional talk to when you are having a dinner party or when you are with your girlfriend. And as for “running your soul aground”, I just have to say this: only people who have never held a position of leadership talk like this. Almost every western president has read “the prince” and applies its teachine. I recommend everybody to read it rather than reading some emotional novel by some bloggers.

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Are James, thank you for mentioning the visit of the Chibok parents to GEJ. Can we have the picture of the Chibok parents visiting GEJ? We can start analysis from that, instead of these emotional calls.

        Let us COUNT how many parents are in those pictures, it will tell us a whole heap of LOGICAL things, since most children have two parents and 300 children should have about 600 parents.

        I am quite sure the FG initially denied that a kidnapping happened until there was a massive Twitter campaign coupled with the negative media blitz on Nigeria.
        Since we have a govt that is quite poor at communicating, they seem to have found it easier to string along, so your pulling in the position of a cornered FG has no weight.

        After counting the parents and wondering why they are so few, we can debate other aspects that of the saga that defy logic.

      • Sir Kay says:

        Oga Are James, Don’t bother wasting your time debating this with people, to each his own.
        I believe those girls were taken, and for the people asking for pictures, something wrong with your legs? Go and ask the parents for pics. People talking like mindless fools.
        Done with this.

    • freeegulf says:

      he has more than earned his stripes, DDI should be grateful that patriots such as marshal beeg are holding the flag high.

  10. lachit says:

    now this is what i call as badass innovation
    mounting a helicopter/aircraft rocket pod on a jeep lolzz.

    • emereuwa says:

      Oh mehn!
      Bad ass as bad ass can be.

    • Ingenuity ooooo,makes a lot of sense.
      just wondering by the way………..such rockets are essentially dumb munitions without guidance systems right? the NAF makes rocket PODS right?……….couldnt the NAF collaborate with the NA to make MLRS systems by simply adapting the rocket pod tech to a more ground vehicle friendly pod type. I beleive the tech is the same its just the shape and size of the rocket pods that would change. it should be do-able*. Just musing

      • lachit says:

        the rockets fired from soviet/russian aircraft/heli borne pods are generally 57mm calibre (S-5 ) and 80mm (S-8) caliber rockets.

        as u can see,the fins In flight provide stabilizing spin to the rocket, spinning it at approximately 750+ rpm and thus give it some decent form of accuracy.however these rockets when lauched from air have a range of max 4 km.
        and if they are fired from ground their range will be less and also their accuracy will be affected since these rockets are aerodynamically designed to be fired in air to ground mode.
        in short it will be better to design either 70mm or 107mm or 122mm or higher calibre rockets

        next generation advanced, highly accurate Hanwha (70mm) multiple rocket launchers, jointly developed between South Korea and Jordan

        chinese type 63 (107mm), easily mounted on jeeps etc and was suggested by beegeagle

        this picture (pinaka mk2) gives u a good idea of the various sub assemblies required for designing a rocket.
        and it will be easy if nigeria is already fabricating rockets for the existing mbrls in her ordinance factories.
        u will then just have to re-scale the dimensions of the higher caliber rockets to ur required dimensions and concentrate on developing the propellent grain.

        and to show how easy it is,u have to take a look at these Syrian military’s “Volcano” rocket.At its most basic, the Volcano rocket is a standard artillery rocket with the warhead removed and a much larger warhead added,It’s interesting that the rocket motor used is 122mm but the width of the entire munition is around 360mm as can be seen in the picture

        and all these is being done in the garage.

        also why not give a nice thrashing to a captured BH commander and force him to order one especially the chinese type 63 MBRL from his comrades in isis,and then the NA can study it thoroughly.

  11. lachit says:

    it gets very interesting indeed
    nigeria had bought israeli drones(aerostar uav) in 2006, but are unused due to lack of spares and maintenance.
    “The surveillance drones which Nigeria bought from Israel years ago that might have been used to hunt for the more than 200 girls held by Islamist rebels, have been left grounded due to poor maintenance, two official sources and the aircraft’s manufacturer said. “To the best of our knowledge, these systems are not operational,” Tsur Dvir, Marketing Officer for Aeronautics Defense Systems, a firm based south of Tel Aviv that supplied Nigeria with Aerostar unmanned aerial vehicles, said yesterday.”
    “Dvir, speaking on the sidelines of a conference organised by Israel Defense magazine, told newsmen that since the drones were purchased several years ago, Nigerian clients had not commissioned Aeronautics to carry out any routine maintenance.”

    Aerostar UAV
    The Aerostar Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle System (TUAV) provides reliable, high quality real time intelligence gathering capability.
    The Aerostar can perform various missions such as:
    Target acquisition
    Artillery fire adjustment
    Targets designation
    Battlefield and borders control

    and see my good luck since for the proposed upgrade package of nigerian artillary which i am researching/writing on presently, i had selected the orbiter uav for Digital Fire Control DFC made by this very same company.LOL

    Aerostar UAV

    Aerostar GMS

    Service Ceiling: 18,000 Feet
    Operational Endurance: > 12 Hours
    LOS Data Link Range (*Satcom Data Link Optional ): 250 Km
    Loiter Speed 55 Knots
    Dash Speed 110 Knots

    A CRIMINAL WASTE OF RESOURCES IF I MUST SO .but NA would be in better position to explain why these uav was not utilized and neglected.


    also compare ‘GULMA’ NIGERIA’S FIRST INDIGENOUS uav with Aerostar UAV ,atleast the physical similarities are too same to ignore.i think it must be the reversed engineered version of aerostar uav.

    • lachit says:

      because they did not have any operational aerostar uavs left after using up all the uavs for technical study (reverse engineering) via disassembly.
      the air frame and the components must have been surely separated and dissected for R & D purpose ie to build the GULMA uav.
      also these aerostar uav are the first uav to be operated by it is safe to assume that these very uav must have been used as a platform for study to build nigerias own indigenous uav.
      also since the deal for these uav was around 15-17 million dollars,so it is safe to assume that not more than 2-3 uavs along with the GMS ground monitoring station was bought.
      and for the purpose of reverse engineering u will need atleast 2 of these uavs.

      and hence no further attempts were made to buy spares and maintenace services for the aerostar uav,as there was none left ( working/not working condition)

      • tbite says:

        Well what will happen to the Amebo/Gulma UAVs, with the introduction of Chinese UAVs.

        hmmm. We haven’t heard much about them lately.

      • Henry says:

        The military should not be building anything. I’ve always advocated military designs be transferred to other Private Nigerian companies for further development and production.

        @tbite, the Gulma is still under-development, we would have seen the Gulma’s current level of development, had the Airforce Air expo 2014 not been cancelled.

        Aside the Gulma, there is also the ichuko UAV, which is a glider type UAV.

        @ All, Anyone has any idea what sort of vehicle the Proforce/Dicon collaboration has produced?

      • lachit says:

        2+2=4 always
        do the maths as to why Amebo/Gulma UAVs are not in active opertional use.

      • Are James says:

        who told you we spent just $17million on Israeli drones?. You gotta be joking brother. Please do your research properly and stop demeaning my country. We don’t do some things by halves and the info is everywhere. Many a dirty laundry has actually been washed publicly on the deal and some aspects of it are still under arbitration (or I might be wrong).
        Also we did not buy the drones primarily for reverse engineering. We actually set up mini bases, control centers and data link stations for them and they were going to be part of some security architecture for the Niger Delta.
        The idea to copy them must have come later. Nigeria has built up quite a modest but highly motivated manpower resource base in the area of military aviation engineering and avionics so if you say Gulma is a clone of one of the Aerostar products – you’re damn right it is a clone.

      • lachit says:

        @are james
        why do u have a narrow point of view ?
        why do u assume everything ?

        first read my comments carefully
        u insult the common sense of NA and mine too when u assumed that the uav was brought for reverse engineering at the beginning itself.
        any sensible person will see that only after evaluating and gaining operational expereince will any country proceed to replicate the qualities of the platform in order to shorten the learning curve and minimise the risks

        and i only said that the gulma uav looks like the aerostar uav and for proof i posted their pictures u can see for ur self.i did not say anything regarding gulmas capability because unlike u i dont assume is bad for bussiness etc etc.

        and rest of the info on my comments where based on a article published by vanguard nigerian news.and if u have any beef regarding it,try sorting it out with them including the 17 million dollar deal. also i had mentioned the deal was in 2006 so what will be its value now.i hope ur economics is good, try figuring it out.good luck

        source :

        “stop demeaning my country”
        of all the hundreds of blogs in the WWW, i just had the stupidity to come here to demean ur country.again good assumption.
        alteast with the limited interaction i had with ur nigerian army officers, i must say thank god that they are good level headed and down to earth fellows.
        and why do i keep suggesting new ideas for improving the defence capability of NA ,
        to show off or is it my stupidity
        if u dont want be to post just say so i will oblige you.

    • the resemblance between the UAVs is uncanny.

      • lachit says:

        @Adetayo’s Blog
        thanks for the uncanny observation and simplistic spin to it. yeah you captured my point

  12. lachit says:

    ************************************WELCOME TO THE FUTURE******************************************
    THE NEXT GENERATION MILITARY SMARTPHONE (actually it is the Samsung Galaxy Note 1 which many of us use LOL)

    DARPA’s TransApp program is about creating a whole new process of innovation for the entire military/security community, including law enforcement and rescue operations. These are extremely difficult jobs that require a fundamentally different set of tools.
    DARPA’s TransApp program is to “develop a diverse array of militarily-relevant software applications using an innovative new development and acquisition process.”
    the Android operating system on this futuristic smartphone is pretty much like any other Android operating system.The apps all have colorful icons.

    the maps app,is the most important of them all. It looks a little bit like Google Maps, but it does a lot more. Basically, the map serves as a platform on which the phone can run any number of plugins, everything from drawing up mission plans to tracking drones.
    A related app called TransHeat records where the soldiers go so that future missions will know which routes are well-traveled and which are uncharted and potentially dangerous.
    Another, called PLI, is used to avoid casualties from friendly fire, known in military-speak as “blue force tracking.”
    The list goes on and on. There’s a ballistics calculator app for snipers, as well as a general guide to weapons and ammunition called WAM.

    Debrief makes it easy to compile mission reports on the fly. Trip Ticket keeps track of personnel and inventory. GammaPix is for measuring radiation levels.

    SmartTRIAGE helps medical teams identify and catalog injuries or health problems on the battlefield. It’s as simple as tapping on a human figure, selecting the diagnosis, and recommending a treatment plan. And what’s especially important—and impressive—is that the vast majority of the apps work off the grid.
    One app is called WhoDat. it can be described as “a soldier-driven picture book,” but u can think of it as Facebook for war. It lets soldiers study up on who’s who both before they’re deployed and while they’re on the battlefield.You can flip the pictures over, put notes on them, share content as a way for them to keep track, and you can separate them into groups: good guys, bad guys, friends, targets for reconciliation etc.

    Just imagine how useful it would be for soldiers to have a basic directory at their fingertips, while they’re trying to keep track of who they’re fighting against and who’s on their side. This kind of information can amount to life or death for some soldiers and change the entire way future wars will be fought.
    and i am kind of proud that this program is under the supervision of an indian origin lady who is the director of DARPA.what the heck i wish we had all these research facilities back home to do this sort of cutting edge research.
    as always science will be the key to winning all future wars.

  13. Sir Kay says:

    Edward @DonKlericuzio · 3h 3 hours ago

    After 3 days of fighting on some Lake Chad Islands between Nigerien soldiers & #BokoHaram, 156 BH killed, 46 Soldiers, 28 Civilians died.

  14. I still consider Gulma/Amebo uav prototypes for the purpose of building an airframe and working engines. the harder part in building UAV is integrating the Elint facilities and weapons and trying to make them as hack proof as possible and extending range and signal distance and endurance. I wanna believe thatswwhat the NAF is working on. trust we prolly wont hear anything untill just before the official launch.

    • lachit says:

      elint??? or the flir observation pod.
      from the looks of the dimension gulma uav does not have the size nor payload capacity to carry additional elint equipment , the main payload will be optical/flir observation pod,as its primary mission will be observation and survaillence.
      the secure jam proof data link between the uav and the ground station plus the associated electronic is the hardest part.
      nobody will share the knowhow,and u will require top notch software engineers/scientist to design it, israeli help will be necessary or the chinese since they gave TOT for ch 3 uav to pakistan, then why not nigeria?
      u must have heard of link 16 data link it took lot of resources,time and money to design it

      • thanks for the technical spin to it. but yeah you captured my point

      • Are James says:

        You completely misread the hidden point of my post. We never operationalised Israeli UAVs and the sums involved were much higher. It was a procurement scam and i was actually exposing my frustration in the first paragraph. I was being satirical in choice of words and you need to read my post again to see that. We bought the drones at far above market price and i was sort of saying we dont do our cock-ups by halves in my country. Almost every country has had corruptIon in defence procurement even India recently. The only area i was a little offensive was the flaunting of a suspected reverse engineering of the aerostar uav – I used brash language just to make it sound interesting. You of all people are a valued contributor and the technical stuff you share alone is top notch. Why then would i be rude to you?.

  15. Has anyone noticed that western media have now begun to DE-emphasis the over hyped role of foreign forces in the war against BH? at OGA Beegs@ has the military delved into the 1Billion dollars fund now? if so any idea what it has been spent on and if not any idea what the plans are?

  16. Kola Adekola says:

    My Oga’s, una de hear dis woman? This is shocking and below the belt.

    Oby Ezekwesili says Nigerian Army has violated human rights.

    “Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, former Nigerian Minister of Education, and former World Bank vice president for Africa, tells Al Jazeera’s Head to Head that Nigerian armed forces have committed human rights abuses in their fight against the violent group Boko Haram in the north of the country. “It clearly does have instances where human rights violations have happened,” she says.”

  17. igbi says:

    This video really pushed me into reading the book, the prince:

  18. igbi says:

    Take care guys.

  19. Dario says:

    I’m not a prophet but isn’t this exactly what I predicted?

    The army has just rescued 293 REAL abductees from Boko Haram and Roscoe is frothing at the mouth over the imaginary hashtag event.

    Shouldn’t you be overjoyed that the army is Bringing Back Our Girls? Or these ones are not “our girls” because no one made a hashtag about them?

    “Tweet from @channelstv
    @channelstv: ‘Rescued 293 Girls, Women Are Indigenes Of Bumsiri Village’ ”

    The problem with a fake narrative is that reality has a very disrespectful way of grinding it into the mud. These are the real girls that Boko Haram took, not the phantoms from Chibok. They have been rescued so why would anyone be anything less than ecstatic about it?

    Except you have a pitiably obvious agenda.

  20. Oje says:

    My Oga’s,

    I have solid intel, foolproof that Chadian and Cameroonian forces plan to enter into the Sambisa from two fronts as a diversionary tactics while nearly a thousand young Chadians to reinforce Boko Haram with manpower and money quickly before the May 29 handover.

  21. Kola Adekola says:

    Someone called us “idiots” and another “mindless fools,” all because we are asking penetrating questions about the Chibok “kidnapping” for which they only have emotional responses. You cannot defeat logic with emotions.

    Can those people who have been insulting questioning minds count the number of parents at Aso Rock in the pic below?
    They are about 60, give it 70 max.
    Surely, the parents of 300 girls in one class should number about 600. No? Kids usually have two parents, so how come we see less than 70? One tenth of the expected number of about 600?

    Most likely, it is because between 20 and a maximum of 70 girls were kidnapped. Someone just felt that adding 200+ was a “good” thing. Why?
    If between 20 and a maximum of 70 girls were kidnapped and several have now escaped, then there might be no Chibok girl left in captivity, except “politically.”

    Count the number of parents to the left of GEJ, double the number and you have a very firm estimate of the number of parents.

  22. For those who doubt the kidnap of the chibok. Girls, why have u not questioned the rescue of 293 females.
    1) no pictures
    2) no parents
    3) no report of their kidnap in d 1st place
    4). The security forces neva actually acknowledged dey were kidnapped.
    There is less emperical evidence. To support that they were ever kidnapped dan d chibok girls. If u accept that they were rescued, then u accept that they were kidnapped. Therefore why is the Chibok saga so hard to acknowledge. This rescue could be just as political as a kidnap.

    • For the avoidance of doubt, I am not saying or alleging that the 293 females were not rescued, I just drawing attention to possibilities

    • Roscoe says:

      @Adetayo’s Blog, Thanks for the comment. It is cited very well and raises an important point about empirical evidence and about why lack of it does not mean the incident did not happen, the level of evidence here is not .. prove the crime occurred, we are not in a course of jurisprudence, Thank you for pointing that out. The Chibok incident probably is around 10% of the people kidnapped, its only the part of the ice berg that sticks above the water, It may even be as low as 5%, the scary part is we do not know how many people were kidnapped, Amnesty is the only source that seems to be publickly keeping count. Kidnappings are also happening in Cameroonian villages and no one is sure how many, there is anecdotal discussions of whole border villages empty of the young (the hope is that they are all refugees and not captives)

      The situation is quite dire in my opinion, and the effectiveness of the military operations not only delivers territory, enables people to go back to their homes and delivers those that have been captured.

      • @ oga roscoe, the fact that we dont seem to know how many pple were kidnapped is truly quite alarming. It shows that at the end of the BH saga, Some pple could still be missing and we wont be searching for them because we wont even know they are missing. The kidnap situation is much more dire that we we thought. GEJ said he would hand over a terror free Nigeria, God speed to him. These vermin should not be allowed to exist

  23. solorex says:

    There is alot of “end time” procurement finalization( cancellation) that is ongoing at the moment-We all know all unpaid deal shall be reviewed (mostly cancelled) except its inter-government deals without middle men( like the 120 Chinese MRAPS)by June, Service Chiefs will go,GOCs will be reshuffled and Defense HQ will be totally rearranged. Is there any news concerning our dear NAF-4th gen fighter?

    • Number one says:

      On the JF-17 II as from July/august before we start recieving the jets.

      • Are James says:

        How sure are you of this?. Block II will plug a lot of capability gaps for us and thank God and Jonathan/Okonjo for the $1bn loan.

      • Are James says:

        ….but how sure are you?.

      • solorex says:

        There is alot going on now and i am not sure we shall get the Jets-everything seems upside down-We are in the era of “Ass Covering”-one thing i am sure of-There is more corruption in Defsec procurement than NNPC and so many head will roll- I hope it will not affect delivery that are nearly done in the oven! If it s not concluded before hand over there is 100% probability that it would be cancelled!

  24. holtabt says:

    Gordon Brown, former British prime minister will hold talks with president elect GMB in the coming days. Talks will be focused on international military support to help free the chibok girls. Hmmm! I smell a rat. War almost over, but the west wants to sneak in and claim glory. Watching as the discussion unfold in 3D.

    • Sir Kay says:

      lol, i get your point, but we gotta stop being too paranoid about everything, the world as they say, “Is a global village” . Gordon Brown work with the UN now, especially concerning education, which is what he’s been talking about the most, how to educate those in the north , especially the girls and how to make schools safer, that’s all he’s been talking about.
      So looking to talk to an incoming president about same is not out of the ordinary.
      My own opinion of course. Nigeria can not stand alone, whether we like it or not, we have to deal with others.

      • holtabt says:

        Oga Sir Kay, I understand your point. But you seem to ignore the part where Mr. Brown Statement say’s talks will also be focused on International Military support. Are they saying know they want to sell us weapons? or they want to bring in boots on the ground? Make no mistake my brother, Nigeria stood alone in this fight against Boko Haram. Countries like Cameroun, chad and Niger only listen to our calls when they finally realize it was and would affect their economies. Be extremely careful with this two faced westerners.

    • igbi says:

      A rat indeed. The british joined their american cousins and insulted our military at the beginning. All these guys refused to sell us weapons when the fight was hot, but now that it is almost over, they want to come and “help”. Britain, you can put your “international military help” where the sun don’t shine.

      • chynedoo says:

        Brother, tone down this hawkish outlook on things, life is not that black and white, and things are not always what the look from the distance for the un-initiated. You are possibly studying in the West, or maybe living in an European or American country and yet you almost sound like Boko Haram. If the west is so evil, I guess it would have been more reasonable for you not to even use, touch or draw close to anything western. We are all patriotic yet we have to see things in a balanced way. At least there are people, especially women, children and the vulnerable in other places in Africa who desperately need help in a continent where conflict and wars appear second nature. Yet the fact that there are people around the world interested in the welfare of some of our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, who by no act of theirs have fallen into the hands of a band of selfish savages, ought not to be something that should be politicised. So it’s quite hypocritical that while you are in the safety of a western country benefitting from their system, you wish that some Nigerians not so fortunate should not benefit from a campaign to help secure vulnerable Nigerians from the north east simply because you assume that your brand of patriotism is the only thing that is out there. I am more than sure you have never been anywhere near the north east, have no relatives there and hardly know what it feels like to live in the NE.
        It’s always easy to become an internet warrior and champion because the keyboard simply sits on someone’s lap. Out there in the dust-blown, blood stained NE, people are just being killed by their fellow countrymen like chicken, and while our government is trying, without that international pressure, things would probably have been worse. Without all the negative western press, without all the embarrassing news that exposed the underbelly of NA and the terrible state it was in, maybe the politicians in Abuja would have carried on as usual, as if all was ok. That international searchlight on Nigeria no matter how negative helped spur our clay-footed, barren-minded politicians into action in terms of re-tooling the NA even if haphazardly.
        It is only people who are in love with darkness that despair at a glimmer of hope even if that offer of help bruises one’s ego. In this war, we need every help we could. And we should just swallow our ego and accept the reality!

      • @ Chnedoo, well said, that sounded almost like a schooling….loll

      • jimmy says:

        Thank you my brother for the very important points you raised.Igbi without sounding like I am ganging up you,you will have to agree there is a conflict not because you live in Frame but because of your unnecessary hawkish tone towards the West. If you have followed me on this Blog,I have stated priority number one for the Air force is the Su27 followed by priority number 2 the JF17 unfortunately despite the Oaks offering their unborn children it is now apparent the powers that be have pulled back.Let me restate this unequivocally it is in Nigeria’s selfish interests to buy a plane like the JF 17 that offers tech transfer and licensing agreement, it sometimes is very easy to criticize the Great Satan without taking a look at the lack of long term leadership problem that still persists in terms of military leadership.

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      • igbi says:

        Look, chynedoo. Thank you for your sentimental speech. It couldn’t have been more sentimental if you had brought pictures of dying children and school children singing. Look, perhaps your place is to be writing emotional books and telling poetry to prisoners in order to give them them empathy. The subject matter is geo-politics, not sentimental logics. You sound like the kind of person who would sacrifice the entire country to save one person. Look, here we use logics and we shed our emotions. @adetayo’s blog, it is starting to look like you have a grudge against me, almost each time anybody wants a fight with me, you seem to jump to congratulate that person. “loll”

      • Like I said I do hv issues with ur line of reasoning often and we still hv plenty to disagree on. Nothing personal

      • igbi says:

        Don’t worry adetayo’s blog, you don’t need to be hidng behind others to attack me. I encourage you to write your own attacks against me, you will feel better.

      • Hahahhaha hiding behind others sha!! When I wanna say somethign I do, when I dont I dont. I really dont see or understand why u consider a different opinion an attack. Well it explains why u attack pple with Different opinions. U always on edge, u always wanna come out guns blazing. Why does the idea of an opinion other than urs infuriate u soo much? And when the opinions got too many u hiked out

      • igbi says:

        so @adetayo’s blog, comparing me to boko haram is just a different opinion. I guess the difference of opinion is that I consider boko haram my ennemy and he you and the guy you are congratulating think I am just like boko haram. There are a few people here who are very good with seeing white and calling it red. I can’t waste my time anylonger with futile exchanges like this.

      • igbi says:

        @adetayo’s blog, be a man and attack me with your own words, you will feel better.

      • holtabt says:

        @chynedoo. Although you did not mention me by name, I have this feeling you were responding to my post and as such, I must respond. Lets assume for one second that you are right and I am somewhere in the west studying, does that mean I have no right to criticize the west for their lackluster behavior when Nigeria called for their help during the heat of the Boko war? If for any reason for example, my mother is sick, does that mean I should lick the doctors Ass because I seek cure for her predicament? What my post was suggesting which you seem not to get is, why the change of heart all of a sudden? Were in my post did I say westerners are evil? I also sense that you are angry because I somehow question why president elect should give ear to the idea of international force to help quench the fire. If this is the case, then roll up your sleeve because (same treatment was giving to out going government) fire, thunder and brimstone is what will be used to criticize the incoming government if they fall on the wrong side of the Nigerian people. If for any reason you think this boko war has not been politicized, then you are living in a dream world. Wake up. I don’t know why you think because you leave in Nigeria, you are somehow more patriotic or concerned for the life of the innocent people in the NE. Is it wrong or evil for Nigerians to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures? Why do you seem to be bitter about this? For your information, I leaved and studied in the NE. Government Science Secondary school Toro Bauchi state is where I graduated secondary education and I also leaved in Kaduna for several years. I believe this gives me the right to understand the plight of our brothers going through the war in that location. Reality my brother, is that you should learn to respect someone else’s opinion or criticism before you take a step forward.

  25. igbi says:

    Gordon brown, address your “international military help” where it is needed: Libya and Yemen.

    • chynedoo says:

      If anyone is sentimental on this blog, it’s certainly you. I mean, while you are entitled to your opinion, I think it smacks of hypocrisy to cry blue murder on every topic about the west without even being able to consider the issues involved from a broader spectrum and trying to balance out the competing arguments. You claim to know maths a lot, and it’s even shocking to think that someone knowledgeable in maths as you claim, should just apply so much poppycock logic on even the most basic discourse. When you solve a math problem, do you say 2 is greater than 10? By being so ideological, it’s almost impossible to think, don’t you see? That’s exactly the same mind set BH employs because everything must be seen from a narrow prism that must conform to a sparse ideological perspective, anything else doesn’t exist and isn’t right.
      That’s not a way to look at things. I think you ought to apply some of that logic you use when unlocking complex mathematical formulas in real life. Life, like maths, is flexible not static and that’s why Plato once said : I know one thing: that I know nothing. Politics is a game, ideology should not a cross. Since you have read the prince, maybe you should heed what Machiavelli said: A man who is used to acting in one way never changes; he must come to ruin when the times, in changing, no longer are in harmony with his ways.

      • igbi says:

        chynedoo, it is hard to respond to you because you talk without facts. Your aim is not be accurate, rather it is just to be annoying. Howon earth do you accept help from people who come to help only when the fight is almost over ? The same peopple who openly did propaganda against your troops and refused to sell weapons to you when the fight was hot. Keep your baseless lecture about life and how I should I should think. You keep saying that I am like this or like that, but you don’t actually know me. Actually I don’t know much about you and if you have ever written anything on this blog on a previous page I certainly didn’t read it or didn’t consider it relevent.

      • chynedoo says:

        By help, I mean, help that has got us this far and help that we have been receiving by way of our response to international pressure. Without all the negative and embarrassing reports including discussions on this blog and elsewhere, it would have been business as usual in Abuja and NA. Again, before you jump at help, you should do a little search of help we have received from other countries including the ones you loath like a sore thumb

      • chynedoo says:

        Facts are sacred. They are precious. Why waste them on someone who is an ideological one-way street?

      • igbi says:

        I don’t know if you thought I were a lawyer or someone who had to prove his worth to you. And what kind of mental disability produced a thinking like yours which ignores your attempt at emotionalism where there is need for logics and turn around to call me emotional ! That is clear sign facts are just an obstacle on your way. Your personal attack must go one way, no matter what facts suggest.

      • chynedoo says:

        To be honest with you, if I thought you are that smart, I’m sure a few words would have done justice to the issue I raised. But alas brother, like those Boko Haram guys, a few words are never enough to explain any issue for a lot of people, or to even converse with such individuals. But then, they are only smart in their own little world. They never see the big picture

      • igbi says:

        I am still trying to guess if you drank too much coffee or if you naturally have the habbit of using so many words to express so few things. Your “international condemnation” helped boko haram recruit in a much greater scale than ever before. That was one of the points exposed by Jacob Zenn. Look, I didn’t start getting information on all this yesterday. I started doing research on this in 2009. I think you should try and mature a little bit rather than making a fool of yourself.

      • chynedoo says:

        Well it would have been better to drink coffee than having to require so many words to make sense to an ideologically swamped individual who is so fanatical in their limited logic on anything a few words would seem like water off a duck’s back

  26. NaijaSeal says:

    Please can someone tell what has changed in the Nigerian military between when GEJ was in power and now that Buhari is coming in? Have the claimed human rights abuses suddenly disappeared?

    People, this is simply Geo politics at play. Spin it as you may, the West did not like GEJ, not because of security or corruption, but basically because it seemed China’s influence in Nigeria under his watch grew.

    Anyway, let us watch and see how the sudden rapprochement pans out

    • chynedoo says:

      Is GEJ the most pro-China leader that Nigeria ever had? Obj was also pro-China. It was under Obj that the Chinese gained firm foothold in the Nigerian market. Under OBJ ZTE, and Huawei became household firms in Nigeria offering a range of tech services. The resuscitation of the Nigerian railways which started under OBJ was spearheaded by Chinese companies. Under Obj Chinese companies delved fully into road construction, and Chinese state oil firms won lucrative OPL slots in Nigeria. Under Obj, the Nigerian government bought Chinese F7 jets even though Obj could easily have ordered better advanced jets from Russia and Eastern Europe so there was an interest to deepen relations with the Chinese yet Obj was able to manage and maintain reasonable relationship with the most important western countries. Even under IBB, in spite of economic sanctions, Nigeria did not witness the sort of needless confrontations between Gej and the west. So the argument that the west was anti-Gej because of China has no leg to stand on.
      Elsewhere in Africa, such as Angola, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Cameroon, and Senegal these countries leaders have closer and even more close-knit business relationships with China than Nigeria. The Chinese are currently undertaking the bulk of reconstruction works in Angola. The Angolan government commissioned the Chinese to build whole new cities in Angola. The Chinese built the AU headquarters in Ethiopia funded of course by China. Again, based on your argument, the west should be all over these African countries because they are doing business with China. Even Mugabe, with all his terrible human rights record did not draw so much ire from western countries. Point is, if we have to accept the truth, this outgoing government did not have the right technocrats within its inner circles with the expertise in international diplomacy. Again, the government lacked a clear chain of command in terms of observing diplomatic etiquettes. After China built and donated a warship to Nigeria, the federal government sent the first lady to commission the warship. That was embarrassing. While the Chinese would not have made a big issue out of it yet it goes a long way to show the lack absence of knowledge of diplomatic conventions. It was the place of the president to have sent at least his vice, or the defence minister, or chief of naval staff and a delegation of officials from some of the services to commission the new war ship.
      The problem of the outgoing government is not just with the west but almost every other country including African countries. Under Gej, we have had needless spats with Cameroon, Chad, Benin, Niger, Morocco, South Africa and the US that is within the last 6 years. Obj had 8 years and there was none of such even at a time we could easily have gone to war with Cameroon. Leadership is not just about winning elections, it is about managing a complex array of competing interests. And alas, I fear the incoming government might not be any better in managing a balance of competing interests. If you couldn’t manage a handful of aides with informal roles in a post-inauguration capacity, only God knows the level of chaos that would become common place when these aides taste real, raw absolute power once the new government assumes the mantle of authority.

      • Naijaseal says:

        So, by your analysis, the outgoing government went ahead and made enemies of so many nations right? How does that sound to you?
        Do you the geo politics at play in our neighbourhood?

        Anyway, everyman has his disciples…

      • jimmy says:

        I want to be fair to you with regard to your question. I would characterize it as miss steps not just on Nigeria part but also on the part of America and S’ Africa .With Russia ,it was baffling Nigeria needlessly supported Ukraine @the UN despite Russia being extremely sensitive about this issue, it is hoped going forward Nigeria will understand to be more pragmatic and feed the Bear with honey to get what she wants rather than wrestle the Bear in order to force the Bear to do her bidding.

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      • Its not like China and Russia are saints either, one day they may and proly will start making demands. We just gotta look inwards and build our own capacity to do stuff, otherwise we would always be tied to sum1’s apron strings and will always be dependent.

    • Are James says:

      Are we defending our country interests here or just one man?. Let us be clear about things. The man was not perceived well in western, eastern, northern and southern circles. All points of the compass were involved and that was not meant to be a joke.
      It was not geo politics at play but simply humano-politics and we have to get that into our heads. The departing sovereign was not Hugo Chavez or Gadhaffi and was not a major threat to any global interests that we knew of, please forget this gay rights thing, it is amateurish to think that counted for anything.
      Just those nagging doubts about steadiness of leadership, integrity, stability of social infrastructure in a country that is a partner to powerful global businesses, super powers and middle powers. It is possible now that $50B-) of FDI flows in and out of our country every year, NOI herself spent days in France just after the elections. If you think all these will be happening, FDI flowing (possibly made up of people’s pensions in many advanced countries, many a nest egg to keep generations of loved ones secure) and some one in a boardroom across the seas should not worry about who is heading the FG then we are not being realistic.

  27. Martin Luther says:

    Hmm, Chibok girls!!! I do not doubt their Kidnap, but I am surprised that so many other women and girls were kidnapped and all we can say is #bring back our girls? From the White House to the streets of Abuja. What about all these other women and girls? Please #bring back our girls, # bring back our Chibok Girls, #Bring back the Buniyadi Girls, #bring back the Bumsiri Girls, # bring back all the girls. It is a pity some people can play politics with others.

    The elections are both won and lost; so please bring back our daughters. Thank you

  28. chynedoo says:

    The outgoing government was paranoid half the time, lacked discipline, the delegation by the guy in charge portrayed him as weak, and also gave some of his overzealous officials the confidence to mess a lot of things up especially within the domestic and international spheres, and that sort of behaviour can only attract one response: confrontation. For instance, the spat with Morocco was needless because presido was trying to position Nigeria internationally with ADB but then some of his aides (it’s the use label politicians use for a fall-guy who takes the brickbat in the face when oga does something silly and the backlash becomes too much) to the decision to ‘defend’ oga by releasing a press statement to say that Oga happily had a conversation with the Moroccan king even though he didn’t. You ask, is Morocco suddenly a strategic country in Africa that Nigerian president needs a phone conversation from him? How about shuttle diplomacy, dispatching a top official could have delivered the message, and perhaps cleared the air. Again, look at the South African spat, the TB Joshua church deaths in which 86 SA citizens died. SA in spite of all their ‘aloofness’ did not recall their ambassadors, high commissioner or consulate officials yet after about 5 Nigerians died, we recalled two of our officials for consultation. These are all textbook diplomatic issues Nigeria ought to have handled without making a mountain out of a mole hill.
    Diplomacy is like that proverbial old woman who went to the forest and fetched ant infested firewood, one shouldn’t be surprised when lizards turn up at the doorsteps. Because the people in our government are used to accept mediocrity at the new normal, alas other countries don’t think that way too at least not when it concerns sensitive jobs like those of officials of the foreign ministry or internal affairs. In Nigeria, we simply put every cockroach in a sensitive position in immigration, foreign ministry, internal affairs etc.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      What is your point? That Nigeria should worship other countries like second class citizens. You even mentioned Chad and Cameroon in your other post. Its long past time for us to drop this plague of low-self-esteem.

      Nobody gives a toss about Chad and Cameroon, one has been ruled for 33 years by the same fellow, the other for 24 years. Both countries are as poor and horrid as Beelzebub’s hind parts. Chad particularly is one of the worlds poorest, most corrupt countries with some of the worst human rights abuses on the planet, yet its capital, Ndjamena is the worlds 2nd most expensive city. Basket case.

      The Moroccan king is gay and paedophilia is rampant in his country, so we can understand why he might hate a country that has signed anti-gay laws. In any event, who gives a toss about Morocco? Do they feed us?

      As for South Africa, they are burning people like you in the streets (if you are black, that is). So, the less said, the better.

      Nigeria’s biggest problem is people hawking us to then lowest bidder and then voluntarily lowering the price without being asked.
      We here are very proudly NIGERIAN, sir. You cannot sell us cheap. Thank you.

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Nigeria’s biggest problem is people hawking us to “the” lowest bidder and then voluntarily lowering the price without being asked.

      • chynedoo says:

        You are going off tangent. My points are clear, and if you prefer your own interpretation of the points I raised, suit yourself. It’s pointless trying discuss issues with anyone who only prefers to limit their understanding in order to suit a pre-packaged narrative

      • chynedoo says:

        You are being sentimental as expected. Generalisations, mere conjecture, and usual outburst will never contribute to a meaningful conversation. All the things you just said are based on your own imagination, and plentiful assumptions.
        Wake me up when you want to discuss facts

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Oga chynedoo!
        You know why I love LOGIC? Its because with it, you actually get to list pro and counter arguments.

        Sir, would you be so kind as to tell me what exactly you think is “based on my own imagination” as well as what exactly you think I am “generalising?”

        Maybe I am missing a point and Nigeria should be doing all it can to learn from the founts of wisdom and knowledge that flow from Chad, Cameroon, South Africa and Morocco.
        Could it be that you think Chad and Cameroon are exemplary bastions of progress and civilisation that Nigeria should be looking up to? Or do you claim that the King of Morocco is not gay and that paedophilia is not common place in Morocco? Could it be that you think there are no issues with xenophobia in South Africa?
        Perhaps, you have LOGICAL proof of your assertions and are just holding back from educating me. That would be most unfair, sir.

        I am a man of peace. I believe in a LOGICAL, blow by blow approach to every issue.

  29. igbi says:

    I had to write a part of my thesis this evening and I didn’t expect to read this blog and see someone comparing me to boko haram or making an emotional speech calling me a hypocrit for living in the west and not wanting the west to invade my country. I do not have any intention to read writeups which I consider too long, unless there is actually something to learn from them, yours is just a clever combination of sentiments and fake logics and of bad interpretations. I like how you compared me to aterrorist, after that tell me that you don’t hold a personal grudge against me. People feel free to attack, I am laughing. For the avoidance of any doubt, All I contribute is for the sake of Nigeria. So peccavi fans, I don’t care about your personal attacks. Carry on.

    • igbi says:

      and by yours I meant chynedoo.

    • chynedoo says:

      I am making a comment, if I chose to call you a name, I would come out and do it in plain, straightforward language. But I have not called you any name oh! I only drew comparisons from what you said that’s all.

      • Kola Adekola says:

        You said he sounded like boko haram.
        You guys really need to temper your emotional outbursts, because they lead nowhere and answer nothing.

      • chynedoo says:

        I made a comparison. Boko haram says there is only one way to live and that is by their warped interpretations of religion. Igbi also labels people as unpatriotic, and ‘stupid’ because they do not agree to his ideological brand of patriotism. In fact he question some bloggers here as not being Nigerian because they hold different views. So I only pointed out by analogy. At least, you are able to draw the parallels from the analogy unless of course you are willing to argue otherwise.

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Oga, I would rather be called stupid or a foreigner than be compared to boko haram.

        It really isn’t good for us to label each other as boko haram, no matter the difference of opinion.

        Please bro, lets drop this near extreme emotional stuff. If your grouse is that Igbi is fiery, then that is something you should raise with him. We can reach out in different ways.

      • chynedoo says:

        Well, if you want to be called Boko Haram ahead. That’s your choice. I made an analogy and that’s that. It’s up to you to explore the merits of lack of same of that analogy. Your imputation to that analogy is your opinion not mine.

  30. igbi says:

    As I said earlier, to those who are willing to learn, the way to understand geo-politics is not by sentiments or by believing in some moral superiority or by putting your self in the place of other people. The best way to understand and to move forward is by using your brain. If you want to understand the dilema a president or any type of leader has to go through and to understand why they take the decisions they do then I recomment “The Prince” written by machiavelli. I posted a video documentary on it earlier.

    • Are James says:

      My friend spare us your weird lectures and go and finish your thesis.
      “The best way to understand and move forward in geo politics is to use your brain…”. What kind of crap statement is that?. And what is with this new weird obsession with a 300 year old dead book that people a few unfortunate people read , were committed to asylums for and died there. Please don’t cheapen the level of discussion on this forum with infantile intellectual wanderings. You need to have respect bloggers.

      • igbi says:

        Ah, this I respect, @adetayo’s blog, take note, you see this guy here attacks me with his own words. He doesn’t hide behind others nor behind any pretext to attack. He does so because that is what he wants to do. And I can guarantee you he feels better already. It doesn’t matter that he completely lacks understanding of what I am saying and doesn’t understand why I am recommending the book written by machiavelli. he doesn’t need to be smart, he only needs to show some teeth.

      • You like quarrel pass fight. I wont fall for your goading. Respect what u will, like what u will, me I will do what I want and talk when I want to. I dint come here to compare sizes. Ur sentiment and orientation is well documented. I wont be reduced to focusing on u, many issues to discuss. When there is an issue to discuss with u I will till then I refrain from discussing u.

  31. chynedoo says:

    Igbi, I recommend Machiavelli too. It’s a classic. I think you should read it more often. It’s well damn nice like a shiver looking for a spine to run up…

  32. holtabt says:

    Why all the hate when oga igbi makes a post? Doesn’t he have the right to have an opinion even though we sometimes don’t agree with what he has to say? Seems their is a consented effort to push him out of this blog.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Some people are desperately trying to shut others down with a combination of emotional claptrap and outright bullying.

      • chynedoo says:

        Look, we all try to have a conversation, but when someone starts insulting other people, that’s not nice…when people cant argue an issue without resorting to insulting others, when you raise the same issue they have done, they play the bullying card…that’s just childish

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Oga chynedoo, it isn’t just Igbi that is being bullied, it is every body else with a contrary opinion to the one in the mainstream and “twitterverse.”
        Yesterday, I was accused of being both idiotic and mindlessly foolish, because I have a contrary opinion to the mainstream story of the Chibok and continue to proffer logical reasons as to why the cacophony of stories do not add up.

        My response was not to fall to insults, but to provide visual LOGIC, to which of cause, there was no direct response and all insults dried up.
        So, I’ll advice that if you feel insulted by a person, provide a logical response to further your position. Emotional counters make those who use them look weak and the obvious sore losers of the argument.
        Bystanders would likely conclude that those who play the bullying game, do so because they might be desperate (for some strange reason), or maybe they might lack a logical counter and would rather rain blows.

        Whatever side of the fence we sit on, Nigeria is our country and boko haram is the enemy (not other posters).

    • Roscoe says:

      @Igbi is a troll and an abusive fellow, just like every village needs an idiot, every blog needs someone like Igbi for folks to cringe at when he writes. Igbi has little to contribute and nothing but a sense of his own self importance to display.

      • igbi says:

        @roscoe, how is the shrine dedicated to peccavi advancing. Hopefully you will be worshipping him there and not here. This quote is from the troll.

      • kulture1 says:

        Oga Roscoe, No, I don´t see Oga Igbi as a troll.Just as I would never accept you as one either. Igbi is a highly patriotic Nigerian ( Just as you are) And he actually brings a fresh breath of opinions to the Blog. There have been some people here who feel that their negativity amounts to constructive criticism. They must find fault with any progress made, quick to raise alarm and quote every false news from discredited foreign media, as long as it makes them appear knowledgeable.Honestly, it is exasperating. I can understand Oga Igbi and more often than not, he has been proven to be eventually right.
        However. Oga Igbi should temper his enthusiasm with a bit of patience, we can´t all see things the same way and I believe everybody here has the love of Nigeria at heart. Insulting one another for having different views does not show maturity.
        Kudos to all the bloggers and Beeg.
        God bless Nigeria.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Oga mcshegz! I de hail ooooooooooo!!!
      Thanks for these lovely efforts.

    • lachit says:

      u could also try to design arm badges for these commandos
      just like SOG group in vietnam.

      one for recon commando
      one for para commando
      one for marine commando
      etc etc
      just a suggestion.

    • igbi says:

      MCSHEGZ, how are you ? This job of yours is awsome. Please continue. Esprit de corps !

      • mcshegz says:

        All for love of country, abi, that’s why we do what we do.
        Your contributions are held in equal high esteem.
        Oga Igbi. I respect your hustle sir.

  33. Oje says:

    you guys dont sleep?

  34. Manny Aydel says:

    Gen Beegs, can we please have a dedicated thread for combat aircraft deployed by NAF too? There’s been a lot of informative threads on combat vehicles. More grease…

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