Appreciating the Nigerian Military

At its height, the Boko Haram insurgency not only threatens to decimate Nigeria as we know it; it also seeks to bring large swathes of land under the absolute control of a bloodthirsty sect. Photo:Afolabi Sotunde / Reuters Boko Haram declared a caliphate that spanned 11 local councils in states such as Borno, Yobe and […]

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A Tale Of The Nigerian Armed Forces

“To serve our fatherland, with love and strength and faith.” Not many hold dear and actively carry out the words of the Nigerian anthem like the military, people who surrender their lives willingly for the protection and glorification of the state. At its height, the Boko Haram insurgency not only threatens to decimate Nigeria as […]

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British troops testing for high-tech camouflage

Material so advanced it hides soldiers from infra-red and heat-seeking devices. “Dynamic camouflage would allow soldiers and their vehicles to adapt to their surroundings instantly.” Photo / AP British troops have been testing a Harry Potter-style “invisibility cloak” that makes them disappear on the battlefield. During field trials in the US, soldiers from 3rd Battalion […]

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Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates sexualised military culture that is hostile to women and gay members

  Canadian soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. Photo / Getty Images The Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates a sexualised military culture that is hostile to women and gay members, and harassment and assault are often tolerated by senior officers, according to a report released Thursday (local time). The external review, led by former […]

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