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LOCAL REFIT OF NIGERIAN NAVY SHIPS CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

Historically, technology has been a strong driving force, for the development of any nation. The 18th century industrial revolution in Europe , which led to a breakthrough in several areas was unarguably driven by necessity but was powered by technology. No wonder, the culture of technology development, which had been cultivated over the years in Europe and America , became a readily available tool for weapon development during the 1st and 2nd world wars. This inevitably led to huge military power and unimaginable attendant prosperity for these nations.Click for more...

 
 
Effective maintenance of ships is dependent on 3 fundamental variables; availability of skilled manpower, functional and reliable infrastructure and timely supply of spare parts. Of these 3, manpower is the most critical. No wonder, at inception in 1956, realising the need to localise ships’ maintenance, the NN ensured that her personnel were well-trained, to the extent that they were capable of maintaining the ships. However this was limited in scope as she depended entirely on foreign suppliers for spare-parts and there was no adequate infrastructure for ships’ refit.Click for more...
 
 
 
AN APPRAISAL OF THE NIGERIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRIAL BASE

Defence Industrial Base (DIB), has been defined by several experts as that section of a country’s industry, which supplies equipment for the state armed forces. According to the erstwhile British Secretary of State for Defence, George Younger, DIB consists of a wide range of firms, which supply the Ministry of Defence with the equipment and services it requires. Though, this definition is quite succinct, it cannot be adopted holistically for the developing nations with limited production capacity. In most of these nations, the suppliers of the equipment are not usually the producers and therefore cannot be an element of the nation’s DIB. Click for more...

 
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY-CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS BY COMMODORE WILLIAM KUNLE OGUNBIYI (RTD) PROJ COORDINATOR IDENTITY TECHNOLOGIES GROUP click here to read full document
 
 
 
TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MALAYSIA AND NIGERIA

The World is said to be a global village, linked together by all forms of technologies and infrastructures. At the touch of a button, it is virtually possible to access any part of the globe. That is the extent to which technology has gone. It has transformed humanity in several ways that could not have been imagined. Perhaps, no other phenomenon has had so much impact on humanity as technology, since the advent of the Industrial Revolution (Stearns, 1998:5). Click for more...

 
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE NIGERIAN NAVY TRANSFORMATION AGENDA- CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS click here to read full document
 
 
 
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