Nigeria turns to Russia after being deprived of its US helicopters
By stopping the sale of 12 urgently needed attack helicopters to the Nigerian Army, the US has inadvertently boosted Nigerian-Russian military cooperation. Arms broker Ahmed Vanderpuije plans to seize the opportunity to finalise the sale of Russian Mi-35 helicopters to Abuja. [...]
Sofema picks up where Arquus failed on APC delivery to MINUSCA
Sofema is hashing out the final details of a deal to deliver Libreville with 15 armoured vehicles to be deployed with the Gabonese contingents in MINUSCA, eclipsing in the process its shareholder Arquus, initially selected but unable to fulfil the contract. [...]
Who are Nigeria's new military top brass after Buhari purge?
President Buhari has put an entirely new team at the helm of the Nigerian military. Both public opinion and the military itself have welcomed the overhaul, while national security adviser Babagana Monguno has kept his job and could even consolidate his influence. [...]