About Nigerian Army

The history of the Nigerian Army dates to 1863, when Lt Glover of the Royal Navy selected 18 indigenes from the Northern part of the country and organized them into a local force, known as the "Glover Hausas". The small force was used by Glover as governor of Lagos to mount punitive expedition in the Lagos hinterland and to protect British trade routes around Lagos. In 1865, the "Glover Hausa" became a regular force with the name "Hausa Constabulary". It performed both police and military duties for the Lagos colonial government. It later became "Lagos Constabulary". On incorporation into the West Africa Frontier Force (WAFF) in 1901, it became "Lagos Battalion". In addition to this force, the British Government included the Royal Niger Company (RNC), Constabulary Force in Northern Nigeria in 1886 and the Oil Rivers irregular in 1891. 
 
In 1889, Lord Fredrick Lugard had formed the incipient body of what was to be known in 1890, as the West Africa Frontier Force, (WAFF), in Jebba, Northern Nigeria. The new unit expanded by absorbing the Northern Nigeria-based elements of the Royal Niger Company (RNC) Constabulary. By the end of 1901, it had incorporated all paramilitary units in the other British dependencies into its command, thus fully meriting its designation "WAFF". The establishment of West Africa Frontier Force (WAFF) led to the merger of all units into regiment in each of the dependencies. The merger in Nigeria produced the Northern Nigerian Regiment and Southern Nigerian Regiment. The First commanders of the Southern Regiments of WAFF were Lt CHP Carter (1899-1901) and Col J Wilcox (1900-1909) respectively. The two regiments were later used for expeditions during the annexation of Nigeria by Lord Lugard between 1901 and 1903.

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Nigerian Army List of Shortlisted Candidates for Direct Short Service Commission Course (DSSC) 25/2020

On 31/Oct/2019

Nigerian Army - This is to notify the general public that the list of admitted candidates has been released. The candidates shortlisted below are to report for the Direct Short Service Commission Course 25/2020 Selecti[...]

Medical and Dental Consultants Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

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General Duty Medical/Dental Officers Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

Nigerian Army - Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military pe[...]

Optometrists Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

Nigerian Army - Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military pe[...]

Clinical Psychologists Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

Nigerian Army - Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military pe[...]

Dental Therapists and Dental Technologists Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

Nigerian Army - Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military pe[...]

Nurses Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

Nigerian Army - Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military pe[...]

Pharmacists Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

Nigerian Army - Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military pe[...]

Professionals - Allied to Medicine Vacancy at the Nigerian Army (DSSC)

On 14/Aug/2019

Nigerian Army - Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military pe[...]

The Nigerian Army Advertisement for Short Service Combatant Commission Course 46/2020

On 14/Aug/2019

Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission officers. The SSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. How[...]

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