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#Nigeria To Double Size of Its Army


The Chief of Army Staff Lt-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has revealed that the Nigerian army will add two new divisions: which will be designated as the 6 and 8 divisions. 8 division will be based in the north east (in northern Borno), and 6 division will be in the south-south region (Niger Delta).

Buratai made the announcement during a lecture he delivered entitled “Nigerian Army: Challenges and Future Perspectives” at the National Defence College in Abuja.

This will increase the army’s manpower from its current 100,000 (6,000 officers and 94,000 NCOs) to 200,000 (190,000 NCOs and 18,966 officers). The army will recruit 12,000 new members in 2016 alone to ramp up its force strength.

https://t.co/U4oTUbId9p

#Nigeria’s January 15, 1966 Coup: 50 Years Later


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Today is the 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s first military coup. Rather than rehash it I have included video clips and audio interviews below with the key participants that will tell you all you need to know about it.

BBC interview with coup participant Captain Ben Gbulie:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01pgpz4

Interview with coup participant Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu:

Major-General Aguiyi-Ironsi’s first press conference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTK4t2HxEkU&list=PLTCNM3JtW0Ukwz47bhjpSRpN1tm_L7FLu&index=5

President Azikiwe speaks about the coup:

https://www.facebook.com/157457414278806/videos/1853976352865/

Prime Minister Balewa’s corpse found: https://www.facebook.com/157457414278806/videos/1853738186911/

20 years in Nigeria: 1960-1979:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YwzBzEWhSk&list=PLTCNM3JtW0Ukwz47bhjpSRpN1tm_L7FLu&index=17

Ironsi’s funeral: https://www.facebook.com/157457414278806/videos/1100564156634789/


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#BokoHaram: Wounded But Still Dangerous – #Nigeria


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This is an article I wrote for Foreign Policy magazine regarding Nigeria’s war with Boko Haram. The group has evolved and is starting to resemble the Lord’s Resistance Army – which has terrorised Uganda for decades.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/12/08/boko-haram-wounded-and-dangerous-terrorism-nigeria/

A Retired General is Sworn in as #Nigeria’s President


https://www.facebook.com/157457414278806/videos/vb.157457414278806/987892781235261/?type=1&theater

Amazing how history repeats. Sixteen years ago a retired general was sworn in as Nigeria’s president and vowed to fight corruption. He vowed:

“The beneficiaries of corruption…will fight back with all the foul means at their disposal…There will be no sacred cows. Nobody, no matter who and where, will be allowed to get away with the breach of the law or the perpetration of corruption…”

Is #Nigeria Wining the War on #BokoHaram? (from @guardian @guardianafrica)


My article in the Guardian newspaper about the Nigerian army’s ongoing battle with Boko Haram.

http://t.co/q7EWYlQ3Dd

An intermediary who entered Boko Haram’s camp last year to negotiate the Chibok girls’ release was shocked to find their presence dwarfed by other captives. The teenagers may represent less than 10% of the total number of hostages held by the militants, amid estimates that more than 3,000 other teenagers have been kidnapped.

Boko Haram kidnaps, rapes, and impregnates female abductees not just to sow terror but also to replenish its ranks. More than 200 of the women recently rescued are pregnant, and several of the rescued children were born and raised in Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest.

Brigadier Muhammadu #Buhari in 1980 – @thisisbuhari


https://www.facebook.com/157457414278806/photos/a.931870303504176.1073741825.157457414278806/967282313296308/?type=3&theater

The Role of Foreigners and Special Forces in #Nigeria’s War With #BokoHaram


Boko Haram has been the beneficiary of some training and equipment from ISIL,” Barlow continued. “Prisoners have told us that Boko Haram is and has been supplied and supported by ‘Europeans’ who have arrived in their safe areas by helicopter.”

Great five part series on the recent gains made by the Nigerian army against Boko Haram. Including the role of South African private military companies, Nigerian special forces, and new weaponry received by the army.

http://sofrep.com/40608/eeben-barlow-south-african-pmc-devestates-boko-haram-pt1/

http://sofrep.com/40623/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-2-development-nigerian-strike-force/

http://sofrep.com/40633/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-3-tactics-used-destroy-boko-haram/

http://sofrep.com/40675/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-4-rejecting-racial-narrative/

http://sofrep.com/40700/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-5-external-drivers-nigerias-war/#ixzz3XCPOpxYG

The “Game Changer” in #Nigeria’s War With #BokoHaram: Part 3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlcEqAUIUY0

The War on #BokoHaram (Part 2): “We Will Protect Wherever We Are Deployed With Our Lives”


every soldier is ready to die defending this ground…we are one family here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muz5dhnMG6E

The Muslims and the Christians; we are all good. We are friends, brothers. We pray together…everybody is fine, no problem.

Video: Former President Obasanjo Speaks About His Book: “My Watch”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llT7eOtod2I&feature=youtu.be&a

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