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May 20 25 tweets 9 min read
Months ago we predicted the chaos that will trail Mali's decision to kick out and severe defence ties with France. I urged you all to fasten your seatbelt and brace for impact, because France will not go without a fight. A desperate man is a dangerous man. We all know another coup 'd'etat in Mali was a matter of WHEN not IF.
On the 10th of May, Mali officially withdrew from the G-5 Sahel Military Alliance. Exactly 24 hours later on the 11th of May, there is an attempted coup 'd'etat in Mali. The THIRD coup 'd'etat in a year.
May 14 24 tweets 8 min read
There are times one hopes our elected representatives, those at the helm of affairs are just feigning ignorance. They know what they are doing. We hope there are strategists who take cognizance of factors like geopolitics before blindly commiting Nigeria into agreements. It all started in 2021 when, during a COVID Summit (Nobody asked for) in Paris, French President Emmanual Macron called President Buhari to the side and offered to help Nigeria fight insecurity in the Lake Chad region. For the sake of time I'll skip details.
May 12 9 tweets 4 min read
Now I know why Nigeria's request for aerial refuelling probes and precision guided munitions for its fleet of Sepecat Jaguars rang alarm bells in Paris. The request was denied, with Paris claiming Nigeria could use it to invade its neighbours. ImageImage If the 1983 incident had escalated into all out war, Nigeria and Libya would have to worry about the French air force. The French air force deployed to Chad’s capital N’Djamena consisted of a dozen Jaguar A fighter-bombers and up to six Mirage F.1C interceptors ImageImage
May 12 5 tweets 2 min read
In what is the largest attack in Sinai since 2020, 17 Egyptian soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack carried out by Sinai militants. The aim of the attack was to damage a water pumping facility east of the Suez Canal. Here we see the militants getting ready for the attack. Image One of the buildings being blown up. Image
May 7 18 tweets 3 min read
The greatest counter insurgency asset of terrorists is to have the media imprint in people's mind that terrorism can be defeated using the principles associated with conventional warfare..i.e complete end to hostilities or an official surrender. This means the war on terror will rage on for 50+ years, because one attack is all it will take for the media and Nigerians to cite as proof the military lied and terrorism has not been defeated.
May 6 10 tweets 3 min read
This footage is a clear indication of the professionalism of the Nigerian army. Again, to the untrained eye there is nothing remarkable to see. But what you are seeing here is the Nigerian army's standard dismount infantry maneuver forces. This doctrine entails Nigerian tanks and infantry travel and fight together in combined arms formations. Why would powerful tanks need infantry protection in a battlefield? you might ask. Afterall tanks are amoured and have big guns.

Well, this Can be a double edged sword.
May 6 7 tweets 5 min read
Palmaria 155mm howitzer and ROLAND Short Range Air Defence System lined up as a single unit. To the untrained eye theres nothing remarkably about this image. But this photo reassures me that the Nigerian army has not lost its professionalism despite a decade long insurgency. One rule of modern warfare is that you cannot isolate tactical air defence from tank and artillery tactical formations. The ROLAND and ZSU "Shilka" was aquired to provide air defence for forward maneuver elements of the Army's heavy divisions. i.e tanks and field artillery.
May 6 5 tweets 5 min read
Nigeria is a regional power with a military tasked with defending the country from attacks while retaining the ability to engage in more than one major contingency at a time.

Maritime Surveillance is the one area Nigeria does better than anyone else in Africa. Nigeria is a decade ahead the rest of the continent when it comes to maritime domain awareness. This is no hyperbole. It is one of six core capabilities of Nigeria's maritime power.
May 4 4 tweets 3 min read
High performance computers that will provide ultra fast computing to tackle computationally challenging problems once the second Astrodome is completed. The Defence Space Administration and well as Belarus's Bellinsat-1 will plug into this system. ImageImageImageImage Nigeria and Algeria are the only African members of the International Disaster Monitoring Constellation of Satellite Consortium. An international sattelite constellation bringing Earth observation capabilities internationally to the benefit of mankind.
May 4 5 tweets 2 min read
Nigeria has learnt a valuable lesson with the Commot For Road Missile project. Propulsion is easy. Creating a guidance computer to send commands to the control surfaces to adjust the missile's course and maximize effectiveness against maneuvering targets is another thing. ImageImage To this end the Nigerian army needs to create a department dedicated to reverse and engineering. We missed a perfect opportunity in 2004. Today we have another opportunity. Mastering of this technology will eventually lead to the existence of an indigenous missile system.
May 4 9 tweets 7 min read
Indonesia and Nigeria to jointly develop a guided surface to surface missile. The missile ×××× will have a range of over 250km. It represents Nigeria's first attempt at aquiring missile technology. More details as they filter in. In July 2019 Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osibanjo in a speech said in a few years time Nigeria will become by far the greatest military force in Africa.

Three years later Nigeria seems to be on the right trajectory towards this goal.
May 3 8 tweets 3 min read
Between 2012 and 2022 Nigeria has spent $22 billion in security allotment trying to contain the insurgency and stop it from spreading down south.

The terrorists have also expended a lot of resources trying to break out of this containment and proliferate down South. A move that will make it virtually impossible for the military to contain the insurgency. Each time they fail to achieve this objective. It's not luck. They do try. They just cannot get pass the military.
May 3 4 tweets 2 min read
Russia threatens to :

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plunge Britain into the depths of the sea using Russian underwater robotic drone-POSEIDON. The explosion of the nuclear armed torpedo close to British shores will raise a giant tsunami wave up to 500m. This tidal wave is also a carrier of high dose Image ..of radioaction. Surging over Britain it will turn what is left of it into radioactive desert.

END QUOTE.

When you hear bellicose rhetorics like this you begin to wonder if Russia understands its not the only nuclear armed state in the world,
May 2 9 tweets 3 min read
So i got a DM from someone who cannot understand the hype behind the LST. " Its not even a real warship" he said.

Well, not only is NNS Kada a real warship, it is arguably the most important naval vessel of the Nigerian Navy at the moment. LSTs are a vital component in amphibious landings. They could steam up onto a beach, open their bow doors, deploy a short ramp, and deposit wheeled or tracked vehicles directly onto the sand.

These U.S and Russian LSTs gives you an idea.

U.S Navy LST ImageImageImage
May 2 10 tweets 4 min read
The Malian air force on Friday neutralized 12 terrorists in an airstrike, including a French-Tunisian jihadist Samir Burharn.

The Malian military is on the rise. It is already the largest airforce in francophone WA with a rapidly expanding intelligence gathering capability. ImageImageImageImage Acting on the basis of precise information gathering, Mali carried out two strikes to neutralise a dozen terrorists in the forest of Ganguel, about 10 kilometres from the village of Moura. Now this should be good news right?

Not to Paris. ImageImageImageImage
May 2 4 tweets 4 min read
May 2014. The first Chinese warship to ever set foot on Nigerian waters. ImageImageImageImage The Chinese ship crew were treated to an exciting welcome, ahead of the 4 day joint training exercises that was to begin on Tuesday, May 27. 2014. ImageImageImageImage
May 2 6 tweets 2 min read
Perspective, Resilience, Pragmatism and Mental strength. These national trait that birthed the greatest nation in human history is on the verge of collapse. No surprise U.S hegemony is also on the decline. Victimhood is now America's national trait. In America today the whole debate is about celebrating weaknesses. Turning everyone into victims, social infighting just for the sake of it. As the culturally most influential nation in human history this " I am a victim" mania " is spreading all over the world like wild fire.
May 1 4 tweets 2 min read
Nigeria is facing a gun pandemic, with 80% of the illegal firearms in West Africa finding their way into Nigeria, mostly via our northern borders. The porosity of our borders aggravate inflow of arms that get into the hands of terrorists. Image It's not just from the north. Here we see cashes of pump action rifles impounded by customs officials. Insecurity in West Africa skyrocketed after the arms Bazaar in Libya, where NATO watched as terrorists helped themselves to the 4th largest stockpile of weapons in the world. Image
May 1 4 tweets 4 min read
Norinco LG3 Automatic Grenade Launcher on tripods. AGL's are grenades capable of fully automatic fire. Able to take out approaching enemy vehicles 2km away. Nigeria and Thailand are the known operators of the LG-3 AGL outside of China. The LG3 40mm automatic grenade launcher is one of the most accurate in the world with a maximum rate of fire of 400 rounds per minute and features a fire control sights.
May 1 4 tweets 1 min read
The Great Paradox called Nigeria 😃 Foreigners see a great nation. They see the fundamental challenges bedeviling this nation. They also see achievements in technology, infrastructure, military strength and economic wealth despite these challenges and consider Nigeria the most resilient African nation.
Apr 30 5 tweets 5 min read
The world class Maritime Academy of Nigeria in Oron, Akwa Ibom State. Training in the Multifunctional Classroom