On the morning of June 19, 2016, seven Toyota Hilux trucks manned by Boko Haram fighters lay in wait near Daira Noro, Borno State in northeastern Nigeria… Members of a fundamentalist insurgency infamous for its terrorist attacks and kidnappings of young girls, the fighters had recently been chased out of their camps in Sambisa forest … More Nigeria”s Alpha Jets have Flown in Brutal Wars Across Africa.
In early December 2016, Nigerian helicopter gunships and attack planes swooped down and blew up fuel dumps belonging to Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest — a rugged refuge for the insurgent group in the country’s northeast. In August, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau narrowly escaped with his life after Nigerian jets bombed his hideout. The month … More Air Power Rescued Nigeria’s War on Boko Haram.
Between 2005-2006, border skirmishes between Nigerian and Cameroon troops nearly spiralled into full blown war, yet the Nigerian populace knew nothing about it. Two years into his presidency, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo granted an Exclusive interview with the BBC where he was asked to respond French accusations of Nigeria using her economic and military … More Forgotten Facts: The Day Nigeria and Cameroon Nearly Went to War.
WAR IS TERRIBLE To a fortunate many Nigerians not living in the North East , Nigeria’s decade long war against Boko Haram is an abstraction and the suffering it brings, though easy to understand, is hard to truly imagine.In the last decade the Nigerian government failed to appreciate history., they quickly forgot that Nigeria came … More Analysis. Current State of the Nigeria Air Force.
Two combative articles published in China’s state-run Global Times newspaper have raised fears of military clashes in the disputed Doklam region that lies at the junction between China, Bhutan and India. Since June 16, when Indian forces sought to prevent China from building a road in a part of the plateau claimed by Bhutan, the … More China Considering Military Action Against India: Report
POLITICS is the survival of the fittest, and Nigeria is no exception. “The Hyenas and the Jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom,” the first lady, Aisha Buhari, wrote on Facebook on July 10th, in response to a senator who had described her husband as “the absent Lion King”. Muhammadu Buhari has been … More Would-be successors to the ailing Nigerian president are circling.
Nigerian lobby groups asks government to reject application Africa is ‘centerpiece’ of Nigeria’s foreign policy : Onyeama The Economic Community of West African States is studying the implications of admitting Morocco following its request last month to join the organization, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said. Morocco’s request was accepted “in principle” by leaders … More Nigeria says ECOWAS Studying Ramifications of Morocco Membership.