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Operation Crocodile Smile II: Bayelsa Govt. applauds I6 Brigade for renovating Oloibiri Oil Well 1

Bayelsa Government on Sunday lauded 16 Brigade of Nigerian Army for renovating Oloibiri Oil Well I in Ogbia Local Government as part of ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile II. The state’s Deputy Governor, Retired Rear Admiral John Jonah, gave the commendation when he visited the historic site where the story of oil begun in the country. Commercial oil production commenced at the...

Nigerian Air Forces signs MoU with UNIMAID on research, production of Alpha Jet parts

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on research development and production of locally-made Alpha Jet aircraft anti-skid test bench.  Speaking at the event yesterday, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said with the signing of the MoU, UNIMAID has joined other Nigerian universities, polytechnics and...

Missing US sailors found dead

The bodies of seven sailors who were missing after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship were found in flooded compartments of the damaged ship, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement on Sunday. Japanese media said all seven of the sailors who had been reported missing were found dead. The Seventh Fleet statement said the...

NSE Apapa expressed readiness to assist Engineers within the Nigerian Armed Forces

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Apapa Branch has expressed its readiness to assist Engineers within the Nigerian Armed Forces become full-fledged members of the society and attain the highest level of professional competence in the profession.Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Apapa Branch, Ombugadu Garba stated this during a Courtesy Visit to the 15 Field Engineer Regiment, in Badagry, Lagos...

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters to partner NSE in setting up research and development agency

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has sought the assistance of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in its plan to set up a Research and Development Agency for the Military.The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) made this request Wednesday when the leadership of the NSE paid him a courtesy visit at the DHQ, Abuja.The CDS, an Engineer himself intimated his...

Russia: Turkish president benefits from IS oil trade

Sharply raising the stakes in Moscow's spat with Ankara, Russia's top military brass on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family of personally profiting from oil trade with Islamic State militants.The bluntly-worded accusations follow Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane at the Syrian border last week, the first time a NATO member shot down a Russian...

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria

Sukhoi Su-25Russia has also deployed a dozen Su-25 “Frogfoot” aircraft to Syria. The jet is used mainly for close air support missions, similar in function to the U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt II.Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva The Slava-class guided missile cruiser Moskva is reportedly in the Mediterranean Sea off the Syrian coast, not far from the airport at Latakia. The Moskva is...

The politics of nuclear weapons by ABDULBAQI JARI

International intrigues and diplomacy have always revolved around key important issues around the world. International and regional powers have been maintaining their powers using all means available. Power and force are the most important factors that determine dominance of world by superpowers. Economic and social dominance are mainly projected by force and power to maintain that force. The early...

Russia’s Secret Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Yu-71 Can Breach Existing Missile Defense Systems: Experts

Russia’s new Yu-71 hypersonic missile is said to have maximum speed of about 7,000 mph. Costas Metaxakis/AFP/Getty ImagesRussia is currently working on a new hypersonic missile, which can carry nuclear warheads and breach existing missile defense systems, according to military experts. The new weapon is part of Russia’s plans to modernize the country’s strategic missile force.Russia is said to...

China unveils ‘laser to shoot down low-flying drones’

China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.The machine has a two-kilometre range and can bring down "various small aircraft" within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a statement by the China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), one of...