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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...

Nigeria’s Rivers State gets new patrol boats

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The government of Nigeria’s Rivers State has donated 14 boats to local security forces to combat maritime crime in the state. The boats were handed...

Construction underway of Nigerian Super Tucano support facilities

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Ground has been broken on the final phase of a $38 million construction project for Nigerian Air Force Super Tucano aircraft at Kainji Air...

UK and Nigeria strengthen security and defence partnership

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The UK and Nigeria have held the first UK-Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership dialogue, with the aim tackling terrorism and building regional security. New commitments...

Delta State gives Proforce armoured vehicles to the Nigerian Army, Police

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Nigeria’s Delta State government has delivered five Proforce armoured vehicles to the Nigerian Army’s 63 Brigade and Delta State Police as part of efforts...

Nigeria and Indonesia cement defence ties

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Following a meeting between the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria Usra Harahap and the executive vice-chairman of Nigeria’s National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure...

Coups, COVID-19 and a cease-fire: Africa’s top stories of 2021

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The year 2021 in Africa will be remembered like 2020 was — the year of COVID-19. But there were other big stories in 2021...

Maritime momentum in West Africa

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On 15 May 2020, 10 pirates boarded the Chinese-flagged Hailufeng 11, subdued the 18 crew members and turned off its automatic identification system (AIS)....

Nigerian Navy commissions large number of new vessels

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The Nigerian Navy on Thursday commissioned dozens of new vessels and aircraft during a ceremony attended by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Naval Dockyard...

Proforce launches new Viper APC

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Proforce Defence has unveiled its new Viper armoured personnel carrier (APC), a lighter, faster and more manoeuvrable version of its Ara vehicle. The company said...

Islamist militants kill seven soldiers in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state –...

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Islamist militants killed seven Nigerian soldiers, including a commanding officer and a lieutenant, in northern Nigeria's Borno state, a military source and two residents...

Nigeria’s Lagos State rejects findings of ‘massacre’ of protesters last year

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Nigeria's Lagos State rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a "massacre" of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only...

SA, Nigeria elevate bilateral and trade relations

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Two of Africa’s largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, are today expected to strengthen their longstanding bilateral ties and trade relations during President Cyril...

Gunmen free more than 260 inmates in Nigerian jail attack

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Gunmen freed more than 260 inmates during an attack on a prison in Nigeria's central city of Jos, officials said, in the country's fourth...

NIMASA, Korean Coast Guard sign MoU on maritime security and safety

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Nigeria, through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Republic of Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation...

Gunmen kill four at pipeline works in Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta

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Gunmen have killed four men who were involved in the maintenance on a pipeline owned by the Nigerian subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni,...

Nigerian government rejects ‘massacre’ report as error-strewn

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Nigeria's government on Tuesday rejected a judicial report that described the killing of peaceful protesters in Lagos in October 2020 as a massacre, saying...

Democracy, security on US/Nigeria talks agenda

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss domestic and regional security and West Africa's democratic backsliding, including Abuja's...

More than 40 killed in Sokoto state shootings

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At least 43 people died following raids by gunmen in Nigeria's Sokoto state this week, three times more than the initial death toll given...

Security, climate dominate as US Secretary of State kicks off Africa...

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US Secretary of State Antony reiterated calls for an unconditional ceasefire in the Ethiopian conflict on Wednesday on the first leg of an African...

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