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Sierra Nevada Corporation opens Nigeria office

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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), having delivered a dozen A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force, has opened an office in Abuja. The company...

Who’s at risk of being kidnapped in Nigeria?

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Nigeria ranks among the kidnapping hotspots of the world. Over 3 000 people were kidnapped in Nigeria in the first half of 2021 alone. The...

Training local leaders in mediation can reduce violence: positive results in...

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Violence and insecurity are plaguing the northern parts of Nigeria. Banditry, kidnapping and other forms of indiscriminate violence have risen sharply during the pandemic. Conflicts...

Nigerian Navy to acquire a second tank landing ship

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Having just taken delivery of a first new tank landing ship, the NNS Kada, the Nigerian Navy has revealed that it will be acquiring...

Feature: Nigerian Navy makes giant strides in Gulf of Guinea operations

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The Nigerian Navy has made great strides over the past few years in its efforts to address maritime insecurity in West Africa and the...

NA Speaker wants a stop to unconstitutional changes of government

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National Assembly (NA) Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula added her voice to that of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa calling for a stop to unconstitutional changes...

Desertions weaken ISWAP, Boko Haram

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As the bloody rivalry between two large terror groups continues to destroy countless lives in northeast Nigeria, both sides are experiencing another kind of...

Nigerian Navy tank landing ship visiting Cape Town

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The Nigerian Nayv’s new tank landing ship (LST) NNS Kada has arrived in Cape Town while on its delivery voyage in what is a...

ISS: Violence in Nigeria’s south-east demands a holistic response

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Insecurity in Nigeria is growing in scale, spread and sophistication. A total of 1 486 people in the country were victims of insecurity in...

Proforce signs UAV agreement with France’s Aeraccess

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Nigeria’s Proforce has signed an agreement with France’s Aeraccess for the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as Proforce expands its portfolio into the...

US approves possible AH-1Z Viper sale to Nigeria

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The United States has approved a possible sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Nigeria in a deal that could be worth...

Military expenditure reduces the negative effect of terrorism on economic growth

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In a number of African countries, terrorism has become a major challenge to socioeconomic development. This has spurred research on the extent to which...

Toxic mix of bandits, arms, drugs and terrorism is alarming Nigerians:...

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Banditry in Nigeria emerged as an isolated rural phenomenon in the late 2000s. It’s now evolved into sophisticated violent criminality, characterised by syndicates with...

HAL signs deal with Nigerian Army for further helicopter training

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with the Nigerian Army for further helicopter pilot training. This marks the continuation of a contract...

Nigerian Navy, EU to strengthen cooperation on maritime security

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The first ever Joint Event on Strengthening Nigeria - EU Cooperation on Maritime Security was held at the Nigerian Navy’s Western Naval Command in...

ISS: Kaduna’s train attacks add to Nigeria’s deep security problems

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On 28 March, bandits attacked a Kaduna-bound train in central Nigeria carrying 970 passengers. At least eight people were killed, and 168 were kidnapped...

Nigerian Navy’s new LST heading home

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The Nigerian Navy’s new Landing Ship Tank (LST), NNS Kada, is headed home after being completed by Damen Shipyards in the United Arab Emirates...

Nigerian Air Force interested in Airbus aircraft

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The Nigerian Air Force has expressed interest in acquiring new aircraft from Airbus and has held discussions with the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria on...

ISS: Rebuilding local economies can help defeat Boko Haram

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The devastation caused by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin is not limited to deaths and displacements. It includes severe disruptions to economic...

Nigeria’s police work under terrible conditions: what needs to be fixed

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Junior officers of the Nigeria Police Force are planning to embark on a strike  in protest against poor welfare. The leadership of the force...

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