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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 9:26am On Sep 13
Tobiloba24072:
Who here has operated with airforce ground forces/sf, how effective is their training in terms of tactics and how sound are they? Are the training realistic in enough to make them understand how easy you can get killed if you loose your nerves under fire and is this drilled in them, and in what scenarios are live bullets used during their drills? I ask this, because during contacts/ operations they seem to loose high number of personnel compared to the navy SBS, infact the SBS has a reputation of getting job done with minimal casualties, and I have seen a bit of their training, in SBS training you can easily get killed if you flinch, because you are given a task to accomplish under live fire, we are talking bullets hitting 2 fleets from you during training.
Don't underestimate anyone tgat has been properly trained, the NAF training is standard and it is working for them. The sbs and naf Panthers training are different. There is a story of one of them NAF Panthers maintaining composure after taking a bullet to the head with Kevlar helmet,the thing Pierce the helmet. Man later killed is enemy

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 8:32pm On Sep 10
This current VAT issue how will it affect our procurement procedures and security architecture as a whole?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 7:34am On Sep 10
Whyem15:



Even if the president is crazy to the extent of borrowing to buy all these, especially for the navy, the recurrent cost will almost bankrupt the country. What's the current budget deficit? What percentage of the budget goes into debt servicing? For a government that has huge plans for infrastructure development (rail, new oil rigs, refineries, power sector etc) I doubt that will be possible.
With the infrastructure drive for 2022 I doubt if they would get more but it is possible, something on this list might be suspended
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 9:09pm On Sep 09
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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 8:41pm On Sep 09
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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 5:51pm On Sep 09
Whyem15:
This large quantity of urea in the northeast? How was it moved unnoticed?
Bit by bit or different people
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 5:49pm On Sep 09
Salatavor:
It is the government duty to counter false information within the ambits of democracy.
I was wondering why the government have not tried to sue a media outlet for putting out fake news but sometimes this media guys are creative when it comes to bending the law. You point them in the direction but don't go with them. Then let the people make the point for you and draw their conclusions
Imagine the damage to ethnic divide when I say something like : NAVY BASE IN THE NORTH, WHERE THERE IS NO WATER.
Make this a topic of discussion with no unbaised analyst in the house and see OAP's and biased citizens draw conclusions that the north are leeching on the south
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 4:43pm On Sep 09
Salatavor:
The media is not fanning any coal. They are raising your awareness to the fact that there is an issue to be addressed. They are telling you yesterday 2 kids were killed today 5 were killed, things are getting very bad and things need to be done about it.
I never said they should not raise awareness concerning this issues but I maintain my stand that they are fanning the flame of disunity and insecurity.
When you don't pay attention to a plant(bandit's) it automatically dies and when you spray insecticides around them the weed dies(aspirant), same again if you pay attention to the plant,you will nurture it and it will grow the way you want it to, you design it the way you want,you take charge of the narrative.
In a few you to come I believe we will all realise how much damage we have done to our country.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 4:41pm On Sep 09
Odunayaw:
True. The media don't see themselves in the light of the national pledge; "to defend her(Nigeria) unity and uphold her honor and glory"

P.S I'm not asking for a tame, chorus singing media of
Until they understand that they are part of the building process they will continue to miss the point for development and unity. That is why I like OAP Sadiq from Lagos talks,man will correct you once you start twisting facts and also probe your idea

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 3:45pm On Sep 09
Somethings are not going to stop by the bullet but they can be suppressed,the ARMED FORCES are being engaged in multiple front and they are trying to make themselves available at every point regardless of how strain they are. The little the media would have done concerning non state actors and bandits was become a force.
There are ways to write news and the bandit will become the coward that they are even if the armed forces are killing them in two.
Let say the armed forces killed four bandit today,the hype from the media could help discourage young people who want to buy into the idea.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 3:40pm On Sep 09
Salatavor:
You would prefer to live in a country where genocide and mass killings are not reported?

You didn't make sense with this post. Why is Nigeria not always looking to be among countries that solved their problems but always looking to be among countries that have problem...
Seems what I wrote got across to you wrongly,well let me put it this way you don't fan a coal and expect the fire to go out. Instead of fanning the issue with constant attention and showing that this guys are gaining why not condemned and create a false fear about the country and it forces,this works more psychologically (person wey everybody dey hail fir street, you go get full mind go fight am).
You fanned the coal and got more flame
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 3:17pm On Sep 09
This bandit issue is not only in Nigeria, Kenya and some other African country also have the same problem. But the fact that the media gave ours so much attention made it a big issue

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 10:03pm On Sep 08
JackWolfskin:


Make God de help us. Nobody be Ironman.
Nobody be Ironman but the adventure nah real tales

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 10:02pm On Sep 08
ocelot2006:


Special Ops?
Probably
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 7:39pm On Sep 08
JackWolfskin:


Jack Bauer is boots on the ground.

Not my question but allow my answer please.

I like the NIA (Nigeria), CIA (USA), FSB (Russia), MSS, Mossad, SIS (M16), ASIS, ISI , DGSE, BND type of agencies. (Someone can answer the rest abbreviations). Let's have a quiz lol.

Operations though. Recoil gives adrenaline.
I will die quicker from paper pushing.
I am talking about operations,behind enemy line,the adrenaline give me Joy

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 7:37pm On Sep 08
JackWolfskin:


Jack Bauer is boots on the ground.

Not my question but allow my answer please.

I like the NIA (Nigeria), CIA (USA), FSB (Russia), MSS, Mossad, SIS (M16), ASIS, ISI , DGSE, BND type of agencies. (Someone can answer the rest abbreviations). Let's have a quiz lol.

Operations though. Recoil gives adrenaline.
I will die quicker from paper pushing.
Sherlock Holmes in place of jack Bauer

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 4:10pm On Sep 08
abiodunalasa:


Good old days boss grin
I didn't choose the infantry...never would have in a million lifetime at that point in time cheesy
I was snatched away on the very last day. Like 10 of us like that. We were scouted all through training. 8 of us now standing cool

On hindsight, I thank God they did that. I don't wanna be the intelligence guys just skulking around at night listening to what the enemies are saying.
I wanna be the boot on the ground who knocked down the enemies door and hang him with his own d!ck tongue
Which do you find more thrilling, because me I like boot on ground and at the same time want a piece of jack Bauer

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 1:14pm On Sep 08
abiodunalasa:


I wish I could chief...but I will like to still be on Nairaland undecided

On a not so classified info tho...any ISWAP vs Boko Haram clash you hear in the news is definitely a DSS FORCE FLAG grin a melodrama to pitch the two sides against the other. The real clash between the two factions you never get to hear in the news. Because we're there finishing off the survivors tongue

Word on marbel: never ever ever joke with the DSS.
They don't trust nobody. Heck, they don't even trust themselves grin the one in my unit always check and recheck the itinerary I gave out.
One morning I woke up and he was gone. I reported MIA. 5 days later I reported it as desertion...as protocol required. I got a signal that I should carry on. Sometimes later, I saw him back in FOB dressed up as a doctor grin going on some clandestine shite. He wanted to apologize for the way he left my unit but I just shush it...I already understand.
I love them DSS ops very smart and brave guys but I fear them cheesy
Omo those guys nah my padii oo, nah the kin work wey I dey find be this

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Programming / Re: Diary Of An Aspiring Software/web Developer by EricBraven: 12:41pm On Sep 06
Joesno:

wen I started learning JS, I got to a point when I av to dumb it, wit the feeling of I can't come and kill myself.. but I got back to it after 2 months and started all over wit enough focus and determination before I had it done
Seems you have been able to break through it,how did you do it and what measures did you take
Programming / Re: Diary Of An Aspiring Software/web Developer by EricBraven: 8:56pm On Sep 05
MirthOsas:


Great! I'll send ya an email when I'm ready.
Ya,will be expecting it
Programming / Re: Diary Of An Aspiring Software/web Developer by EricBraven: 9:35pm On Sep 04
MirthOsas:


grin grin
I know that feeling, I literally had headaches at some point. grin grin

I'll be done with CSS real soon though, we could be JavaScript study mates if you don't mind.
I don't mind having you as a study mate,when you are ready. Been sharpening my CSS skills and can work well to ensure responsiveness
Programming / Re: Diary Of An Aspiring Software/web Developer by EricBraven: 5:17pm On Sep 04
MirthOsas:
Hey D!

I started a new module today and it contains a brief intro to JavaScript and man! JavaScript isn't childsplay I must confess, but I'll be fine though. cool cool

I learned the following:
1. How to add a backdrop.
2. How to add a modal.
3. How to link a JavaScript file to the HTML file.
4. How to access any property, element or attribute in our html file and override its value using JavaScript.
5. How to add an event listener to our JavaScript file.

The whole JavaScript concept got me lost at some point, I've had to watch the videos several times, grin grin I guess I'll need to dwell on them for a while.

Later D.
I also ran away from this JavaScript but waiting for the best time to attack it either with a mentor or alone
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by EricBraven: 1:32pm On Sep 02
Covert1:


Actually you know a kid when you hear one, such passion what a beauty. Sry to bust your bubble though, I know it hurts but better when you direct that pain towards your BEE political and military leaders that have managed to take the SADF back a 100 years from what it used to be to a now moribund SANDF with a handful of shiny gear bought almost 20 years ago whilst technology has since moved on.

But yes we agree with you Kabe1 does delight us with your fanciful pics the only problem is they haven't made any tangible difference to suggest otherwise to observers that your military today is not what it used to be.

You might want to start with replacing your almost sole outdated maritime patrol plane and Olifant tanks and perhaps upgrade your few Gripen jets to EF standard, bring out whatever is left of your serviceble Frigate or Submarine from dry dock with qualified personnel in tow before you come here to attempt the Salsa with existing and anticipated Nigerian 3rd generation VT-4 tanks, stand off ST-1 tank destroyers, modern Maritime Patrol planes, new state of the art persistent at sea Ocean Patrol Vessels, Fast Attack Crafts & SDBs, 4th generation dedicated high endurance ISR CT/COIN & border patrol A-29 Super Tucano planes, brand new 4++ Cadre BVR JF-17 Thunder Air Superiority Fighter Jets, Advanced M346 air & ground precision attack fighter jets, Advanced Wing Long 11 & CH-3/CH-4 UCAVs and that's just some of the items on the list of our modern inventory of which nothing of such capability exists in the present SANDF but beyond that highly trained and qualified Nigerian servicemen and women. As we have seen with Afghanistan the man is more important than the machine something you haven't lived up to in recent times with the bare bones you acquired in a corrupt deal under Presidents Nelson Mandela & Thabo Mbeki with President Jacob Zuma getting the kick-backs.

Take a chill pill. I could go further but let's just save your face from public ridicule especially from those who know better these matters. By the way don't even try to go to foreign deployments because you will be thoroughly embarrassed to find out Nigeria actually wrote the original script on which you now brag.

Nigeria does not use South Africa as a benchmark rather the United States and advanced European countries has always been our benchmark of military advancements and developmental indicators. We don't need to use South Africa that has a smaller GDP economy and weaker Army, actually the average Nigerian just sees South Africa as another African country we will need to bail out if its security and economy collapses. We saved you once from slavery and apartheid only I don't know if we will ever do so again after all the ingratitude just like you daring to question who is boss.
Patriot holster your gun

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 1:03pm On Sep 02
Whyem15:




In the interview of the former group captain of the Nigerian airforce, he mentioned something about having eyes in the sky at all times, something like observation balloons that will enhance the effectiveness of other ISR platforms. The airforce first needs to know where they are right now and then continue to monitor their movement until it a suitable time to destroy them. The few ISR platforms we have can't stay in the air for so long.
True but how many observation balloon will be enough,where will they be fixed and will there be manpower allocated to protect this balloon. I once suggested that we get each state an isr drone but then again it won't be enough because they would need to be recharged and serviced but can the number of ISR platforms be increased and also the intelligence gathering agencies need to increase their capacity and response

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 12:08pm On Sep 02
gentleibraheem:




this is unfortunate walai.
I keep wondering if it is some sort of deficiency from the part of AFNs Intelligence or is it the Absence of Political will power to deal with these guys.
I won't say It is not about intelligence or political will,it is about timing and the ability to be easily mobile and uncertainty. You may have ISR craft above them but are you sure they don't have kidnapped victims in their midst that is being used as shield
Business / Re: CBN Partners With Bitt Inc For eNaira, Shuns Nigerian Fintech Companies by EricBraven: 1:59pm On Sep 01
Beedude:

Ok. This is something none of our firm has handled before. Considering the population & complexity of Nigeria terrain, will u prefer to give it out to our fintech for trail and error ?
If anything goes wrong u still will come out to blame CBN .
I am not for and against the fintech but what your said about Nigeria companies are not entirely true
Business / Re: CBN Partners With Bitt Inc For eNaira, Shuns Nigerian Fintech Companies by EricBraven: 4:53pm On Aug 31
Beedude:
Okay.
I dont see anything wrong in what CBN has done if truly the tech given has run such program in another country and was a success.
This is a major project that any wrong decision can hamper.
If this foreign company cant live up to expectation, then CBN will have a lot explanation to give.

So many people forgot how pos, atm and other transaction errors takes more than a month to get rectified for our fintechs but want CBN to trust them.
Ordinary electricity, our companies cant distribute. Now we run to Seimens, a German company to help.
Julius Berger, Arab contractors and CCECC are still the ones doing most of our major roads. Give a Nigeria company the project and regret later.
You are wrong,don't go about generalizing
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 8:39pm On Aug 29
Litmus:


Believe it or not, Salatavor, there aren’t many polices forces internationally whose officers would tolerate the pulling and pushing these Nigerian women subjected the Nigerian police office to in the Video in spite of the police Officer’s prior inhumane assault. Do you know that I was watching CNN or Aljazeera’s coverage of some of the disturbances that followed George Floyd’s death, and on one late evening capture, a black woman could be seen remonstrating with a white police officer that had manhandled her off camera. She flayed at the officer, as women do when they become irate, and the white officer’s police partner, an African American, stepped between them and gave the black woman a vicious left hook that knocked her down and flat out.

I was shocked that the news readers did not remark on the event when viewing cut back to them in the studio. Before this I had thought that the clip was to highlight this brutal incident but it seems the clip was in order to highlight something else. Her attack was merely incidental.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbZRr9q_qo

This may be the incident; however, i can see that the black woman punched the white officer, which wasn’t in my recollections


Bonus:


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

I’m not condoning police brutality, all these officers deserve suspension and the publics anger, I’m just concerned that we Nigerians are working ourselves up to such a state of righteous indignation , we are willing to tear ourselves apart in the belief that we are uniquely terrible people enduring uniquely terrible circumstances.
That is a one sided story,up there.
Most times when Nigerians are stopped by the police they are already on the offensive not even bothering to know the reason for their stop.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 8:38pm On Aug 29
Litmus:


Believe it or not, Salatavor, there aren’t many polices forces internationally whose officers would tolerate the pulling and pushing these Nigerian women subjected the Nigerian police office to in the Video in spite of the police Officer’s prior inhumane assault. Do you know that I was watching CNN or Aljazeera’s coverage of some of the disturbances that followed George Floyd’s death, and on one late evening capture, a black woman could be seen remonstrating with a white police officer that had manhandled her off camera. She flayed at the officer, as women do when they become irate, and the white officer’s police partner, an African American, stepped between them and gave the black woman a vicious left hook that knocked her down and flat out.

I was shocked that the news readers did not remark on the event when viewing cut back to them in the studio. Before this I had thought that the clip was to highlight this brutal incident but it seems the clip was in order to highlight something else. Her attack was merely incidental.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbZRr9q_qo

This may be the incident; however, i can see that the black woman punched the white officer, which wasn’t in my recollections


Bonus:


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

I’m not condoning police brutality, all these officers deserve suspension and the publics anger, I’m just concerned that we Nigerians are working ourselves up to such a state of righteous indignation , we are willing to tear ourselves apart in the belief that we are uniquely terrible people enduring uniquely terrible circumstances.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 9:37am On Aug 26
The political scene are run by intelligence officers, they know when to throw bone at the population. Former CBN governor made some claim with no evidence several others have done the same,we need something concrete not your thoughts

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 7:44am On Aug 25
NafeesaAA:


Just read the venom of ethnic bigotry oozing out from some people.
Same thing you did some pages back
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by EricBraven: 7:34am On Aug 25
Xbee007:
NDA is a very large place, if you don't know where you are going you'll get lost. They had inside help, obviously.

And this was no kidnapping, it was a targeted assassination. Argue with your keyboard!
I just hope it isn't what I think it is, cos it will spark alot in the military. Counter assassination and more assassination

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