In 2010 Equatorial Guinea announced a five-year, $250-million maritime security program essentially the creation of an integrated naval and air capability that will surpass that of the Nigerian Navy. Given … Continue reading Part II. Forgotten Fact: When Tensions Between Nigeria and Equitorial Guinea Almost Led to War
Nigeria’s military might was at its peak in the 80s and 90s. In 1991 the Nigerian armed forces had an active duty personnel of some 130,000 men, including 80,000 MEN … Continue reading Forgotten Fact: When Tensions Between Nigeria and Equitorial Guinea Almost Led to War (Two part series)
The second largest, and perhaps second most powerful ship in the French Navy, the Mistral Helicopter Carrier was in Lagos Nigeria in October 2018. Escorted by a French frigate, Commandant … Continue reading French Navy Mistral Class Helicopter Carrier in Lagos.
The challenges facing Nigeria today is daunting. Unemployment, crime, corruption, pollution, the fundamentals does not make it any easier also with too many tribes, Africa’s largest and world’s 7th largest … Continue reading It’s Time to Bring Back the Merchant Marine.
In the 1980s the Nigerian Navy was the largest and best equipped navy in Sub Sahara Africa, outclassing the South African Navy at the time in tonnage and firepower. Regionally … Continue reading EXOCET: The Worse Nightmare for the Nigerian Navy.
The Nigerian Navy is the largest Navy in Sub Sahara Africa in terms of personnel and second only to the South African Navy in terms of tonnage. The Nigerian Navy … Continue reading Say Hello to the Largest and Most Powerful Navy in Sub Sahara Africa
Compared to the Army and Airforce the Nigeria Navy has received little investment in the past decade compared to other branches of the Nigerian military. No surprise since the Nigerian … Continue reading Current State of the Nigerian Navy
February 22 1982. This was a day that will live in infamy for the Nigerian Navy. On this day the Nigerian Navy commissioned one of the most sophisticated Frigate in … Continue reading Naval Dominance :Running Out of TIME!
The Shaldag MK II Patrol Craft is a 32M high-speed class of patrol boats used by the Nigerian Navy for a variety of missions ranging from coastal patrol to high-speed, … Continue reading Say Hello to the Shaldag MK II Fast Patrol Craft.
Nigeria’s fascination with Special Forces began in 2015 when the Nigerian government secretly deployed mercenaries from South Africa to help the Nigerian army in the fight against Boko Haram. But after … Continue reading Nigeria : Addicted to Special Forces.
The Nigerian Navy is ranked 4th in Africa by GFP (Global Firepower). It is indisputable that the main criterion for assessing the Navy of any country is in tonnage. Nevertheless … Continue reading Concept : Deploying Army MLRS from Navy Ships for Coastal Fire Support Missions