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Nigeria’s SR Platforms getting new Damen Patrol vessels

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Nigeria’s SR Platforms will be getting more vessels from the Damen Shipyards Group, bringing its fleet up to four. Damen delivered the first FCS 3307...

Inmates freed from Nigerian Islamic rehab centre

Nigerian police freed 259 people held at an Islamic rehabilitation centre in Ibadan, police said, adding some complained of being beaten by their captors....

Government blamed for Nigerian school abuse

The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youth sitting on a courtyard...

Nigeria border closure

Nigeria will keep its land borders closed to trade until at least January 31, 2020, a customs spokesman told Reuters. Nigeria launched a partial...

Nigeria lifts aid groups’ suspension

Nigeria temporarily lifted a suspension of the operations of two aid groups, Mercy Corps and Action Against Hunger, in the country’s north-east. The army...

Nigeria confirms order for a dozen Mi-35 helicopters from Russia

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Russia and Nigeria have confirmed a contract for the delivery of 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters, with six having already been delivered. Nigeria ordered 12 Mi-35Ms...

Nigeria’s HIOSL receives Damen patrol vessels

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Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL) has taken delivery of two new Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels, which will be deployed in the...

ISS: Vigilance committees’ dilemma in the fight against Boko Haram

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Boko Haram is attacking Cameroon’s Far North Region almost daily – especially the country’s vigilance committees and defence and security forces. On 7 October...

Nigerian C-Falcon patrol boats on order from France

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Nigeria has a number of vessels on order from France’s Ocea, and this includes C-Falcon patrol boats. The country has received FPB 72 and...

Nigeria/Russia military deal on the cards

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical co-operation deal with Russia during talks with President Vladimir Putin this month to help...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...