NIGERIAN SOLDIER ON INTERNAL SECURITY DUTIES, YENAGOA, NIGER DELTA
LAGOS, NIGERIA: Nigerian soldiers climb into the trucks taking them to their base shortly after arriving in Lagos from Liberia, 27 March, 2004. The first batch of 776 gallant Nigerian soldiers who served in peace keeping operations in Sierra Leone and war torn Liberia under the auspices of the United Nations Military intervention Force in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and ECOWAS Military Intervention Force in Liberia (ECOMIL), have returned to the country. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/***** Images)
LAGOS, NIGERIA: Nigerian soldiers file out in rows at the Nigerian Airforce base in Lagos, shortly after arriving from Liberia waiting to be addresses by the General Officer Commanding 2 Mechanised Division, Major General Isaac Obiakor, 27 March 2004. The first batch of 776 gallant Nigerian soldiers who served in peace keeping operations in Sierra Leone and war torn Liberia under the United Nations Military intervention Force in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and ECOWAS Military Intervention Force in Liberia (ECOMIL), have returned to the country. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/***** Images)
NIGERIAN ARMY INTER-BRIGADE COMPETITION
AN ARMY OFFICER (ONE OF THE JUDGES) (R) TESTING A GUN CARRIED BY A SOLDIER AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF 2 DIV OF NIGERIAN ARMY, IBADAN INTER-BRIGADE WARRANT OFFICERS AND SENIOR NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS' COMPETITION HELD IN IBADAN ON
DEPUTY GOV. OF KADUNA STATE, MR PATRICK YAKOWA (M) CUTTING THE TAPE TO OPEN AN EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL DISCOURSE ON NIGERIAN GLOBAL PEACE SUPPORT OPERATION IN KADUNA ON MONDAY (20/7/09). WITH HIM ARE THE COMMANDANT, NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY, MAJ.-GEN. ABDULLAHI YERIMA (L) AND FLAG-OFFICER COMMANDING, NAVAL TRAINING COMMAND, REAR ADM. EKWERE EKWEREMADU.
COMMANDER, TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND (TRADOC),MAJ.-GEN. AUGUSTINE OGUMEDO(R) AND THE GOC 1 MECHANISED DIVISION NIGERIAN ARMY,MAJ.-GEN. KAMALDEEN ROLE, BRIEFING NEWSMEN ON PROMOTION EXAMINATION FOR CAPTAINS IN KADUNA ON SUNDAY (25/10/09).
Atabong, NIGERIA: Soldiers lower Nigerian flag to close down Isaac Boro Camp batallion at Atabong in Bakassi, 11 August, 2006. Nigeria has started withdrawal of its soldiers stationed at the oil rich Bakassi Peninsula in compliance with the ruling of the International Court of Justice that ceded the territory to Cameroon
EL FASHER, NORTH DARFUR STATE.
NYALA, SUDAN - DECEMBER 6: African Union troops from Nigeria stationed in Darfur plant themselves about fifteen kilometers from a displaced persons camp to ward off potential attackers December 6, 2005 in the Darfur region of Sudan. The firewood patrol offers protection for women in a nearby displaced person's camp who have been raped while searching for firewood in recent months. (Photo by Daniel Pepper/***** Images)
NYALA, SUDAN: Nigerian soldiers of the African Union Contingent assure security 28 May 2005 during UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's visit to Kalma Camp near the southern Darfur town of Nyala, where aprox 100,000 internally displaced persons are living.
AFP PHOTO/HO/UN Photo/Evan Schneider
CANA, BENIN: Nigerian soldiers relax at the Cana camp in Benin 06 December, 2004. Medical teams of the joint military exercise tagged 'RECAMP 2004' involving the European Union, American, and West African soldiers have began treatment of patients suffering from different ailments at designated centres, a programme designed to further enhance the knowledge of the participating West African soldiers in conflict management, especially in war situation. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/***** Images)
CANA, BENIN: Nigerian soldiers carry wares to the truck at the Cana camp in Benin 06 December, 2004. Medical teams of the joint military exercise tagged 'RECAMP 2004' involving the European Union, American, and West African soldiers have began treatment of patients suffering from different ailments at designated centres, a programme designed to further enhance the knowledge of the participating West African soldiers in conflict management, especially in war situation.(PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/***** Images)
A heavily-armed Nigerian soldier of the west African ECOMIL peacekeeping force stands at a checkpoint at the Iron gate in Monrovia, 21 August 2003. A top rebel commander 21 August 2003 told UN aid agencies he would ensure safe passage to Liberia 's main-controlled areas, where thousands were in desparate need of humanitarian assistance. AFP PHOTO ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/***** Images
ECOMIL soldiers keep alert to receive Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo 01 September, 2003 at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia. President Obasanjo is on a one-day working visit to Liberia on the invitation of President Blah. The two leaders discussed Nigerian roles at the peacekeeping operation, Liberian problems and other issues relevant to peace process in Liberia (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/***** Images)
US forces and Nigerian ECOMIL soldier at the Iron gate in Monrovia, 21 August 2003.
AFP PHOTO ISSOUF SANOGO
A heavily-armed Nigerian soldier of the west African ECOMIL peacekeeping force stands at a checkpoint at the Iron gate in Monrovia, 21 August 2003. A top rebel commander 21 August 2003 told UN aid agencies he would ensure safe passage to Liberia 's main-controlled areas, where thousands were in desparate need of humanitarian assistance.
(ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/***** Images
A Nigerian soldier of the West African peace-keeping force ECOMIL stands guard as displaced Liberians pass the checkpoint, 19 August 2003 at the southern entry of the River Po bridge (30 kilometers from Monrovia) where the force has been deployed. An interim government has signed 18 August a sweeping peace pact to end a four-year civil war.
(ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/***** Images)
Nigerian troops of the ECOMIL West African peace-keeping force with an MT-LB start to deploy 17 August 2003 in Monrovia's port area of Duala. (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/***** Images
Displaced Liberians pass a Nigerian soldier of the West African peace-keeping force ECOMIL, as he mans a checkpoint 18 August 2003 at the southern entry of the River Po bridge where the force is deployed. (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/***** Images)
:thumbs: GEARING UP TO GO FOR BROKE
Nigerian soldiers leaving on a peace-keeping mission to war-torn Liberia get ready to board a United Nations aircraft, 16 August 2003, at Sultan Abubakar International Airport in Sokoto, north of Nigeria. A second battalion of Nigerian troops began leaving Saturday for Monrovia to reinforce the west African ECOMIL peacekeeping force. AFP PHOTO AFP/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/PUE ej (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/***** Images)
A company of 110 infantrymen- the first element of the 776-strong 26th mechanised infantry battalion(a unit of 1 Mechanised Brigade, Sokoto) - boards a United Nations aircraft, 16 August 2003, at Sultan Abubakar International Airport in the northern city of Sokoto, Nigeria to take off for war-torn Monrovia. The Sokoto battallion will double the size of ECOMIL's Nigerian lead element, and is much needed to ensure the control of Monrovia as the city takes its first shaky steps towards peace. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/***** Images)
GROUND ZERO--THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED...IN A BLAZE OF GLORY!
Nigerian soldiers of the ECOMIL (West African peacekeeping force) take control of one of Monrovia's two bridges 14 August 2003. West African peacekeepers took control of Monrovia's port 14 August to allow food and desperately needed relief supplies into the Liberian capital as the new president traveled to Ghana for peace talks with rebel leaders. About 200 US Marines flew into Liberia including a 150-strong rapid reaction force to shore up the Nigerian-led peace force that began deploying in the west African country 10 days ago.
Troops of the NIBATT 2 arrive to reinforce the ECOMIL West African international peacekeeping force in Monrovia 16 August 2003. The unit deployed 110 men in a first wave(ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/***** Images)
BRAND-NEW MT-LB ARMOURED COMBAT SUPPORT VEHICLE/APC LEADS THE CHARGE
MOWAG APCs and LANDROVER SUVs WERE PART OF THE MIX
THE EXIT OF CHARLES TAYLOR
THE TOP DOG AND A SOLDIER'S SOLDIER - ECOMIL FORCE COMMANDER, BRIGADIER GENERAL(LATER MAJ-GEN) FESTUS OKONKWO. FROM LIBERIA, HE MOVED STRAIGHT TO DARFUR. Okonkwo began his military career in 1967 as a soldier of the Biafran Army. He was absorbed into the post-war Nigerian Army and commissioned into the Armoured Corps.
SPECIAL FORCES COLONEL(NOW BRIG.GEN) EMEKA ONWUAMAEGBU LIFTED SKYHIGH BY JUBILANT LIBERIANS.
FORMER ECOMOG FIELD COMMANDER, MAJOR GENERAL RIMOTHY SHELPIDI IN FREETOWN,SIERRA LEONE TO TAKE OVERALL COMMAND OF THE DIRECT MILITARY ACTION WHICH LED TO THE DETHRONEMENT OF THE BRUTAL AFRC-RUF JUNTA IN FEB. 1998
NIGERIAN SOLDIERS - BRINGING HONOUR AND GLORY TO THEIR FATHERLAND IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE
FRISKING A SOMALI IN 1993
NIGERIAN SOLDIERS AT THE FUNERAL OF SLAIN COLLEAGUES, SOMALIA, 1993
BO, SIERRA LEONE: Residents from Sierra Leone, recently displaced by civil war, build their huts in the giant Gondama camp just outside Bo, some 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of the capital Freetown. Nigerian forces provide security for these displaced civilians scared off their land by the conflict between army soldiers and rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). (COLOR KEY: Green trees). (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/***** Images)
FROM LEFT ARE: FORMER ARMY CHIEFS, MAJ.-GEN. ALWALI KAZIR, INCUMBENT COAS LT.-GEN. ABDULRAHMAN BELLO DAMBAZAU AND INCUMBENT CNS, VICE ADMIRAL ISHAYA IBRAHIM AMONG OTHERS, AT THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR FORMER CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.-GEN.
LUKA YUSUF IN BARA-KANGOMA, KADUNA STATE ON FRIDAY (12/6/09).
AVM S. O. SMITH, COMMANDER, 401 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE DEPOT, IKEJA (M), AVM S. J. USORO, AIR OFFICER COMMANDING, LOGISTICS COMMAND, IKEJA (L), AND SEN. IDRIS UMAR, CHAIRMAN, SENATE COMMIITTEE ON AIR FORCE, DURING INSPECTION TOUR OF IKEJA AIR FORCE BASE IN LAGOS, MONDAY [11/5/09]
THE OUTGONE DIRECTOR OF DEFENCE INFORMATION, COL.
CHRIS JEMITOLA (L), AND HIS SUCCESSOR, COL. MOHAMMED
YERIMA, AT A NEWS BRIEFING TO INTRODUCE THE NEW HELMSMAN IN
ABUJA ON FRIDAY (19/6/09)
FROM LEFT ARE: GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 82 DIVISION, NIGERIAN ARMY, ENUGU, MAJ.-GEN. MOHAMMED ISAH, NIGERIAN ARMY EDUCATION CORPS COMMANDER, MAJ.-GEN. BEN AINDIGH AND NYSC DIRECTOR GENERAL, BRIG.-GEN. MAHARAZU. TSIGA, AT THE NIGERIAN ARMY EDUCATION CORPS CONFERENCE IN ENUGU ON TUESDAY
CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.-GEN. ABDULRAHAMAN
DAMBAZAU Ph.D (R) ASSISTED BY MRS TAIWO ADESOPE DECORATING
LT.-COL. ADEKUNLE ADESOPE (M) WITH HIS NEW RANK OF COLONEL
AT THE DECORATION CEREMONY OF NEWLY PROMOTED OFFICERS AND
SOLDIERS IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (23/10/09).
QUARTERLY ROUTE MATCH
SOLDIERS LEAD OUT REGULAR POLICE(in black) AND ANTI-RIOT MOPOL(in green and black) IN OYO STATE PERFORMING THE QUARTERLY ROUTE MATCH ORGNISED BY 2 MECHANISED DIV, NIGERIAN ARMY, TN IBADAN ON SATURDAY (24-10-09).
NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ALENIA G222 MEDIUM AIRLIFT PLANE
MAJOR GENERAL OL ABIDOYE(with mic), COMMANDER NIGERIAN ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS DURING A VISIT TO BRIG.GEN AB MAITAMA, COMMANDER NIGERIAN ARMY CORPS OF INFANTRY
TROOPS OF THE 11 FIELD ENGINEERS REGIMENT, NIGERIAN ARMY, ALIGHTING FROM A UN AIRCRAFT AT THE NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA, ON MONDAY (17/8/09) AFTER THEIR PEACE-KEEPING MISSION
DEFENCE MINISTER GODWIN ABBE (R) SHAKING HANDS WITH
BRIG.-GEN. CHRIS OLUKOLADE, DIRECTOR OF ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS, DURING A VISIT TO THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (10/8/09).
THE DIRECTOR OF NIGERIAN ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS, BRIG.-GEN. CHRIS OLUKOLADE (L) BRIEFING NEWSMEN IN ABUJA ON SATURDAY (29/8/09) ON THE ARMY'S DECISION TO REDUCE LIFE SENTENCE OF CONVICTED SOLDIERS WHO PROTESTED IN AKURE JULY 2008 OVER THE ALLEGED NON-PAYMENT OF THEIR PEACE-KEEPING ALLOWANCES, TO SEVEN YEARS INPRISONMENT. WITH HIM IS THE DIRECTOR OF ARMY LEGAL SERVICES, BRIG.-GEN. ABDULKADIRI ABUBAKAR.
X-38 COMBAT CATAMARAN...20 UNITS delivered in 2009
:thumbs: WOW, GUYS...look at those hatches and the disembarking shock troops! Wonder how many troops it carries...maybe 10 aside.
This is just soooo beautifuuul!FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA !
MANTA MKII ASD---FOUR UNITS DELIVERED JANUARY 2009
17m Fast Patrol/Interceptor Craft (FPIC)
The MANTA MKII ASD belongs to a highly successful series of multipurpose high speed crafts designed according to the award winning ASD (Arrow System Design) hull shape. The main mission profiles for this craft are:
Patrol / Escort
Boarding of suspect craft
Search & rescue
The use of aluminium as building material means that this high speed craft can be easily adapted to special and varied requirements of customers. The baseline configuration accommodates a crew of 6 and consists of a fully air conditioned wheelhouse and a 6 bed cabin complete with sanitary amenities.
The propulsion system consists of twin 1200 hp MAN or MTU diesel engines coupled with surface piercing Arneson drives with Rolla propellers which allows it to achieve top speeds of 45 to over 50 knots depending on adopted configuration. Research is currently underway to design and develop a variant with waterjet propulsion.
Variants for the MANTA:
TYPE ‘A’ – BASELINE VERSION
The first and baseline version comes with a weapon plant for a pedestal-mounted 12.7 mm machine gun or 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher located in the gun pit at the fore part of the boat. The aft deck accommodates weapon plants for up to 3 x pedestal mounted 12.7 (or 7.62) mm machine guns (port, starboard and centre) which ensure maximum fire coverage against incoming threats from all fronts.
TYPE ‘B’ – ADD-ON BALLISTIC PROTECTION
TYPE B incorporates ballistic or blast resistant solutions capable of withstanding threat levels up to NIJ STD 0-108.01 Level III (multi-strike 7.62 x 51 M80 ammunition).
The 12.7 mm machine gun at the fore is replaced by either a 40/50 Remote Weapon Station developed in-house by Suncraft or other commercially available small calibre naval gun systems.
Material - Aluminium
Length (overall) - 16.5 meters
Breadth (central hull)- 3.6 meters
Breadth (transom) - 4.30 meters
Draft at full load - 0.95 meters(why it bursts at maximum speed in depths of a mere 1m!)
Total Power - 2400 hp
Maximum Speed +45 knots
Range @ 35 knots constant speed- approx 250 nautical miles
Border protection includes anti-smuggling, anti piracy, fisheries inspections & patrols, immigration law enforcement
SEVEN UNITS OF THESE LARGER VARIANTS WERE ALSO DELIVERED IN JANUARY 2009
IN APRIL 2009, TWO STEALTH CONFIG. OFFSHORE PATROL CRAFT "SEA EAGLE" WERE DELIVERED AND COMMISSIONED AS NNS ZARIA AND NNS BURUTU.
38m FAST PATROL CRAFT
The 38 Meter Fast Patrol Boat can operate as a single vessel or as part of a larger fleet. Designed for naval or coast guard patrol within Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), it features a single, flush deck with the deckhouse amidship. It is able to carry 25 crew and additional personnel.
The main mission profiles for this craft are:
Patrol / Escort
Search & rescue
The hull is made from marine quality steel grade ‘A’ and the superstructure is made from aluminium alloy (AA5086). Its propulsion system comprises of 2 x MTU Marine Diesel Engines coupled with ZF 7550 gearboxes and Fixed Pitch Type propellers.
Superstructure – Marine aluminium alloy
Hull - steel
Length (overall) - 38.5 meters
Breath central hull - 7.0 meters
Draft at full load - 1.9 meters
Total Power - 2 x 3648 hp
Maximum Speed - 32 knots
Range @ 24 knots constant speed - approx 1000 nautical miles(Lagos to Freetown non-stop)
Crew - 25
1 X Small/ Medium Calibre Gun System
1 X GMDSS Radio Station
1 X Band Navigation Radar
Border protection includes anti-smuggling, anti piracy, fisheries inspections & patrols, immigration law enforcement
THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE HIGH COMMAND CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE
AIR MARSHAL OLUSEYI PETINRIN
DSS Psc (+) fwc (+) Msc CFR
BORN 19 JANUARY 1955....Ipetu-Ijesa, Ori-Ade Local Government Area of Osun State.
ENLISTED in 1974 as a (member of Regular Course 16)
COMMISSIONED Pilot Officer on 3 JANUARY 1977.
Undergraduate Pilot Training in Laughlin Air Force Base, USA 1977-78
Fighter Pilot Lead-in-Training at Maxwell Air Force Base, United States of America
QUALIFIED as a fighter pilot.
Flight Safety Course in Pakistan -1982.
Junior Division Course, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji 1980
Senior Command and Staff Course, Air Command Staff College (AFCSC), Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, United States 1982-1983 .
Course 10 National Defence College (NDC), Abuja, Nigeria.
Alpha Jet and
Officer Commanding ‘B’ Squadron in Air Defence Group Maiduguri,
Operations Officer of NAF Station Maiduguri, DS AFCSC,
Military Assistant to CAS HQ NAF,
S01 Operations HQ Training Command Kaduna,
Group Operations Officer 99 Air Weapons School (AWS) Kainji
Commander 99 AWS Kainji.
Director of Evaluation (DOEVAL) HQ NAF .
Director, National Military Strategy National Defence College.
Senior Air Staff Officer, Headquarters Tactical Air Command Makurdi ,
Director Electronic Warfare, Defence Headquarters.
Chief of Defence Communications
Air Offficer Commanding Training Command.
Chief of the Air Staff on Wednesday 20th August, 2008.
HONOURS AND AWARDS.... :thumbs: FIRST in Order of Merit on graduation from NDA. Best Officer Cadet Award, Primary Flying Training Wing Kaduna Best Overall Foreign Student Pilot,Undergraduate Pilot Training Course, Laughlin Air Force Base, USA. Chief of Defence Staff Award Chief of the Air Staff Award, National Defence College. TOPPED his Masters of Strategic Studies Class,University of Ibadan.
Forces Services Star,
Meritorious Services Star
Defence Services Star.
BRANCH CHIEFS AND AIR OFFICERS COMMANDING
AIR OFFICER, POLICY AND PLANS
AIR VICE MARSHAL GB ODESOLA
BORN 25 FEBRUARY 1958 at Igbara-Oke,Ifedore Local Government Area, Ondo State.
ENLISTED into the Nigerian Air Force 5 JULY 1976.
QUALIFIED Fighter Instructor Pilot.
Ab-Initio Flying Training at 301 Flying Training School, Kaduna;
Basic Flying Training, 303 Flying Training School, Kano;
Instructor Pilot Course USA
Junior Staff Course at AFCSC, Jaji.
Air Command and Staff College, USA
Royal College of Defence Studies, UK,
Squadron Pilot, 64 Air Defence Group Makurdi;
Directing Staff, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji; Chief Instructor Flying Training Wing, 303 Flying Training School, Kano;
:thumb: Commander NAF Detachment, Lungi, Sierra Leone
Group Operations Officer at 303 Flying Training School,Kano;
Commander 99 AWS, Kainji,
Commander 64 Air Defence Group, Makurdi;
Deputy Director Plans, HQ NAF, Abuja;
Col Sec, NWC, Abuja and
Director of Plans, HQ NAF, Abuja.
INCUMBENT Air Officer Policy and Plans, HQ NAF, Abuja.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
2-time winner of the Chief of Air Staff Commendation,
Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command Commendation.
MA degree in International Relations, Royal College of Defence Studies, UK.
FSS, MSS, DSS, psc(+), rcds, MA.
II. AIR OFFICER, OPERATIONS
AIR VICE MARSHAL ANENE EDWIN OKAFOR
BORN 28 DECEMBER 1954, Enugu, Enugu State.
ENLISTED 07 JANUARY 1974 .
Junior/Senior Staff Courses, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji Nigeria,
Air War College Pakistan a
Gulfstream/Boeing 727/Bae1000 Conversion in USA/UK.
Ops Officer- PFTW Kaduna,
OiC Manuals- Executive Airlift Group,
Group Admin Officer- Executive Airlift Group,
Wing Chief Operations- Presidential Air Fleet,
Wing Chief Operations Services Wing- Presidential Air Fleet,
Group Operations Officer- 301 Flying Wing Kaduna ,
:thumb: Chief Air Officer & Commander, ECOMOG Air Task Force Sierra Leone.
Commander, Headquarters NAF Camp Lagos,
Commander, 303 Flying Training School Kano,
Deputy Director of Operations, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force,
Director of Safety, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force,
Deputy Director of Training, Defence Headquarters,
Senior Air Staff Officer, Headquarters Training Command,
Director of Operations, Defence Headquarters,
Ag Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters,
Chief of Policy and Plans, Defence Headquarters
INCUMBENTAir Officer Operations, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.
Jet Provost MK III,
Gulfstream IV(ground school and simulator only)
TOTAL FLYING HOURS in excess of 7500.
III AIR OFFICER, LOGISTICS
AIR CDRE OJ OBAISA
BORN 29 MAY 1956 in Osi, Ekiti Local Government Area, Kwara State.
Military School, Zaria in 1969 - 1973 (been in uniform for FORTY YEARS!)
ENLISTED in 1974 (member of 16 RC...wow :idea:...a coursemate of the Chief of Air Staff's) COMMISSIONED into the Nigerian Air Force in the rank of Pilot Officer in 1977.
28th Electrical and Instruments Course, RAF Cranwell, UK May 1976-Apr 1977.
Type-rating Course on DO-128-D2 Feb-Aug 1978,
Ahamadu Bello University 1982-1986,
Junior Division Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji Feb-Aug 1988,
Senior Division AFCSC Jaji Jul 1990-Aug 1991 and
National Defence College Sep 2001-Aug 2002.
OIC Radar Flt (F27) NAF ATG,
OC Electrical Sqn NAF Eng Log, Kaduna,
HOD/CI OES NAF TTG,
DS AFCSC Jaji,
CO Electrical/Electronic Centre, 401ACMD
Commander 1 Eng GP Makurdi.
DOW HQ NAF,
DR&D HQ NAF,
INCUMBENT AOL HQ HAF.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
B Eng (Electrical)
Masters Degree in Strategic Studies.
psc(+), fwc DSS.
IV AIR OFFICER, ADMINISTRATION
AIR VICE MARSHAL TOMBOIYE ****-IRUENABERE
BORN 17 JANUARY 1958 and hails from Rivers State.
ENLISTED Nigerian Air Force on December 1975
COMMISSIONED in July 1978.
Air Traffic Control Course, UK March 1978,
Fighter Controller Course, UK June 1979.
Junior Staff Course, CSC Jaji 1986
Senior Command and Staff Course in 1994/95.
Air War College Course, Pakistan 2004
Primary Flying Training Wing (now 301 FTS) Kaduna 1978 to 1979,
Flying Training Group (now 303 FTS) Kano 1979 -1984
Air Weapons School NAF Kainji 1984.
Range Safety Officer and Planning Staff and Company Commander, NDA Kaduna 1984-1992.
Staff Officer Grade One - Air Traffic Services, HQ NAF 1992-1994
Military Airport Commandant, Kano 1995-1996.
Staff Officer Grade One, Air Traffic Services, HQ NAF 1996,
Directing Staff (Snr Div) Command and Staff College Jaji 1996-1997
Directing Staff Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College 1997-1999.
Deputy Director of Logistics, Defence Intelligence Agency 1999
Director, Search and Rescue and Disaster Prevention, NEMA 1999-2002.
Commander, 435 Base Services Group 2002-2004
Director of Regimen, HQ NAF 2005.
Commander, 325 Ground Training Group 2006
Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, DHQ in 2007.
INCUMBENT Air Officer Administration, HQ NAF in 2009.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Forces Service Star, Passed Staff College (+),
Meritorious Service Star,
Defence Services Star
Fellow Air War College.
V AIR OFFICER, INSPECTION
AIR VICE MARSHAL AHMED TIJANI MU'AZU
BORN at Gombe on 6 SEP 57
ENLISTED JUNE 76
COMMISSIONED plt offr JANUARY 79.
Air Traffic Controller (ATC) by speciality.
Basic Military Training at the NDA (Jun – Dec 76)
Primary Flying Training at PFN (now 301 FTS Kaduna (Jan – Sep 77).
RAF Cranwell for Basic Flying Training
Advanced ATC/Approach Radar course at the Swedish ATS Academy 1981
Jnr Comd and Staff Course at AFCSC Jaji (1988),
Snr Comd and Staff Course Ghana AFSC Teshie (1991 – 92)
National Defence College, Abuja (2003 – 04).
University of Ibadan MSc Strategic Studies (2004 – 2005).
National Security and Transformational Leadership Course - Israel
National Institute, Kuru
ATC duties at NAF ATG and 303 FTS Kano 1979-1991
Aerodrome, Approach and Radar Control MM Airport Ikeja and MAKIA Kano.
DS AFCSC (1992 – 95),
CO ADGE Wg 301 FTS (1995 – 96),
Mil Airport Comdt, Kano (1996 – 98),
MA – CDS (1998 – 99)
SOI PI HQ NAF (1999 – 2000),
CI GSD AFCSC (2000 – 2001)
CI JC AFCSC (2001 – 03).
Commander 35 BSG (2004 – 06)
Commander 335 BSG (2006 – 07);
DRRR HQ NAF (Jul – Dec 07)
DPROD at DHQ (Dec – 24 Oct 08).
INCUMBENT Air Officer Inspections, HQ NAF.
Flying Officer Jul 80,
Flt Lt Jul 84,
Sqn Ldr Jul 89,
Wg Cdr Jul 94,
Gp Capt Jul 99,
Air Cdre Jul 04
AVM Jul 07.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Diploma in ATC from the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria (Apr 78 Oct 79)
Military and Civil ATC Licences with ratings in Aerodrome and Approach Control
VI AIR SECRETARY
AIR CDRE IA KURE
BORN 20 FEB 1959 in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
ENLISTED into the Nigerian Air Force on 28 DEC 1977(member of NDA 23rd Regular Course).
COMMISSIONED as a Pilot Officer 28 Jun 1980.
Young Officers Course 1980.
Junior Course 1991,
Senior Course 1996/97,
National Defence Course 2006.
AO NAF Base Ikeja 1983,
Instructor SNCO Academy 1986 – 88,
SOII Personnel HQ NAF 1990 – 91,
SOII Admin Instructor NDA 1991 – 96, Assistant Director of Personnel DHQ 1997
DS Senior Div AFCSC Jaji 1997 – 2000. Deputy Director of Personnel HQ NAF 2000 – 2002,
DOPRI HQ NAF 2002 – 2006,
Command Admin Officer HQ TC 2007,
Director of Personnel Management Dec 07 – Oct 08
INCUMBENT Air Sec HQ NAF.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
BSc 1980 – 83,
PGDPA – ASCON, Badagry 1989 – 90,
MBA 1996 and
MSc – Strategic Studies (Islamabad) 2007
FIELD COMMANDERS- AIR OFFICERS COMMANDING
I. AIR OFFICER COMMANDING, TACTICAL AIR COMMAND
AIR VICE MARSHAL JO BABALOLA
BORN 22nd FEBRUARY,1956, Odo-Ere in Yagba West LGA of Kogi State.
ENLISTED into the Nigerian Air Force DEC 1975 (member of SSC 11)
AB INITIO Training, Air Force Base Kaduna 1976 (50 hrs on the Bulldog aircraft)
Undergraduate Pilot training - United States Sep 1977
T-41 training, Hondo near San Antonio, Texas, USA.
T-37 and T-38 aircraft training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, USA.
QUALIFIED Instructor Pilot on the T-38 - Aug 1979.
Junior Staff Course NAF Base Kaduna 1986,
Senior Staff Course AFCSC Jaji 1993
National War College 2003.
University of Ibadan
Aermacchi MB 339,
Participated in many aerial displays
Solo aerobatics at many NAF Day celebrations.
OVER 3500 total flying hours on jets.
Flying Training Group (now 303 FTS) Kano- L29 Instructor Pilot(OVER 2,000 hrs flying L29s)
Chief Ground Instructor and SO1 Trg at 303 FTS.
He was also
Chief Instructor, 303 FTS
Commander 303 FTS Kano.
Assist D Trg DHQ
SO1 P1 Admin Branch HQ NAF .
Deputy Director Operations at HQ NAF.
Command Training Offr HQ TC,
Commander 301FTS, 99 AWS Kainji
Senior Air Staff Officer HQ TC.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
II AIR OFFICER COMMANDING, TRAINING COMMAND
AIR VICE MARSHAL MOHAMMED DIKKO UMAR
BORN in Kano Municipal Local Government Area of Kano State, 20 JUNE 1955.
Victory College Cairo, Egypt 1963
Sardauna Memorial College Kaduna 1969-1973.
ENLISTED into the Nigerian Air Force JULY 1976 (member of Short Service Course 12)
Primary Flying Training Wing (now 301 Flying Training School), Kaduna 1977
Basic Flying Courses on Jet Provosts (MK.III/MK.V) RAF Linton-On-Ouse, UK
Advanced Flying Course Royal Air Force, Valley, UK
DO-228 Conversion Course at 301 Flying Training School, Kaduna.
Attended HS125, Hawker 1000, Falcon 900 and B727 Conversion Courses.
Junior Command and Staff Course at Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Accra Ghana in 1989
Senior Course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji Kaduna from 1994 - 1995.
National Defence College, Abuja(member of Course 12) 2003 – 2004.
Fleet Captain on HS 125, Commanding Officer Operational Services Wing
CO Operations Wing of the Presidential Air Fleet, Abuja.
Group Training Officer/CO Primary Flying Training Wing 301 Flying Training School Kaduna,
Deputy Director of Operations, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force Abuja,
Command Evaluation Officer at Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Makurdi,
Deputy Director of Plans, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force Abuja,
Commander 301 Flying Training School Kaduna
Coordinator Project Implementation Monitoring Team.
Director of Operations, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force Abuja
INCUMBENT Air Officer Commanding Training Command, Kaduna.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
DSS psc fwc Msc
Qualified Flying Instructor with a total of 8175 flying hours
III.(same brasshat who was seen in this thread observing border security operations in the USA) AIR OFFICER COMMANDING, LOGISTICS COMMAND
AIR VICE MARSHAL ADEKUNLE CLAYTON NYANANYO DSS psc(+) mni
BORN 17 JULY 1955,hails from Nembe in Nembe West Local Government Area, Balyesa State.
ENLISTED into the Nigerian Defence Academy on 7 JULY 1975
COMMISSIONED Pilot Officer 7 JANUARY 1978.
Ab-Initio Flying Training - 301 Flying Training School Kaduna
Basic Helicopter Pilot training, Oxford Air Training School, UK
QUALIFIED helicopter pilot.
Conversion Course - BO 105 attack helicopter,Ottobrun, Western Germany 1978.
Conversion Course - Super Puma 1982 Aeroport de TOL, France 1982
Conversion Course- Chinook Helicopter, Kidlington Delaware, USA 1983.
Junior Division Course, Armed Forces Staff College, Jaji 1986
Senior Division Course, Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Teshi 1991-92,
Senior Executive Course 27, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies,Kuru, Nigeria.
Executive Airport Management Course, National Institute for Transport Management
Squadron Pilot, Admin Officer, Safety Officer 227 Helicopter Squadron, Ikeja
Squadron Pilot, Admin Officer, Safety Officer Helicopter Wing 97 (SOG), PHC 1978 – 1989.
Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Kaduna.
Group Operations Officer 97 SOG Port Harcourt
Commander 305 Helicopter Flying Training School, Enugu
Command Operations Officer, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Makurdi.
Deputy Director Training Defence Headquarters 2001
Director of Training at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force
INCUMBENT Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command on 24 July 2009.
Forces Service Star (FSS),
Meritorious Service Star (MSS)
Distinguished Service Star (DSS).
Passed Staff College psc (+)
Member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.
Transport Pilot Licence
Diploma in Aeronautics from Oxford, United Kingdom.
Yeah, I ought to post Nigerian ones really. These are just graphic representations of what we have. The Nigerian military are not very interested in photo sessions. Have had to go the EXTRA MILE to assemble these.
Whenever I can, you can be sure that I shall be posting whatever I can get my hands on.
JEDI GUNBOATS (SINGAPOREAN-BUILT) AND A TWIN GUN-ARMED(FORE AND AFT) FAST LAUNCH ANCHORED QUAYSIDE AT A STRATEGIC NATIONAL ASSET IN THE NIGER DELTA
Jedi gunboats normally carry two powerful MGs in front (see gunboat to the right-front row) and one other MG behind the cabin. Some reportedly carry automatic grenade launchers+small mortars in addition to these MGs.