1. The under listed candidates were successful in the aptitude test for Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) 24 Selection Exercise held on 17 December 2016. The candidates are hereby invited to appear before the DSSC 24 Selection Board for further screening at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School Ojo, Lagos from 10 – 24 April 2017. Candidates are to report on 10 April 2017, those who fail to report on stipulated date automatically stand disqualified.
2. The Exercise will involve the screening of academic certificates/credentials, medical test, physical fitness test, written and oral examinations. Candidates are to come along with the following:
a. Originals and photocopies of academic certificates/credentials including:
(1) Statement of Results.
(2) Testimonial for Primary and Secondary Schools attended (with Scratch Cards for Verification of O’Level Results).
(3) Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age.
(4) NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate.
(5) Four (4) recent coloured Passport Photographs.
b. Writing materials.
c. Three pairs of white (unmarked) vests and navy blue shorts.
d. A pair of white canvas/trainers.
e. Two bed sheets and pillow cases.
f. A set of Cutleries.
3. Please note that the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) 24 Selection Board will only attend to candidates whose names appear on www.joinnigeriannavy.com or www.navy.mil.ng based on the DSSC guidelines.
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The candidates including those on the reserve list, whose names appear in the list, were successful at the Aptitude Test for Nigerian Navy 2016 Recruitment Exercise held nationwide on 14 May 2016.
download list of successful candidates
Accordingly, they are to report at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School Navy Town Ojo, Lagos for interview in 3 groups as follows:
Group A : 15 – 23 August 2016
Group B : 25 August – 2 September 2016
Group C: 4 – 12 September 2016
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Instructions to 2016 Candidates
Candidates who fail to report on the first day of the indicated dates will not be attended to. In addition, all candidates will be accommodated and fed throughout the duration of the interview.
All candidates will undergo a screening exercise which will involve certificates/credentials screening, medical screening and fitness test, amongst others. Only candidates who pass the screening exercise will qualify to continue with the interview. Thus, any candidate that fails at any stage of the screening (documents verification, medical screening and physical fitness) will be asked to leave the exercise premises.
Candidates must come along with the following documents which were completed during registration:
- Guarantor’s Form.
- Certification by Chairman/Secretary of candidate’s LGA or senior military officer not below the rank of Commander or equivalent or Chief Superintendent of Police from candidate’s state of origin.
- Certification by the Divisional Police Officer of candidate’s LGA.
Candidates will also be required to present the original and 2 photocopies each of the following documents during the screening exercise:
- First School Leaving Certificate.
- Primary School Testimonial.
- School Certificate Results of NECO/WAEC or higher qualifications where applicable.
- Junior/Senior Secondary School Testimonial.
- Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age.
Candidates are to also come along with the underlisted items to facilitate their participation in the Exercise:
- Two pairs of white shorts.
- Two pairs of white vest.
- One pair of canvas shoes.
- Toiletries and cutleries.
- Writing materials.
- Bed sheets and mosquito net.
- Driving license for candidates in Category H.
This page provides general information regarding Nigeria’s navy. Direct links to verified websites owned by the Navy is posted here. The idea is to give you credible information regarding the Navy and minimize the effect of some wrong information being posted all over the internet regarding the Navy. Feel free to confirm every major news on the navy.mil.ng
Nigerian Navy Ships
The Nigerian Navy has 24 ships. The biggest being the NNS Thunder. Some of the other Nigerian Navy ships include NNS Andoni, NNS Obula, NNS Lama, NNS Ayam. The complete list of the ships(plus images) belonging to the Nigerian Navy can be gotten from their website – click here to view
Nigerian Navy Websites
The Nigerian Navy maintains about three websites officially. The official one hosted on Nigeria’s military domain .mil.ng
Official Nigeria Navy website – http://www.navy.mil.ng/
Nigeran Navy Twitter handle – https://twitter.com/NigerianNavy
Nigerian Navy Press Releases – http://www.navy.mil.ng/Press/
Navy E recruitment Websitee – http://www.joinnigeriannavy.com/
Basic Qualification for Navy Applicants
i. Possess a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB (English and Mathematics inclusive)
ii. Be between the ages of 18-22 years while 24years is the acceptable limit for those with OND, NCE, Nurses etc. Candidates with higher qualification than the once specified in the guidelines should not apply
iii. Applicants must be single and of Nigerian Origin by birth
iv. Required height of 1.7m for male and 1.67m for female
Nigerian Navy ranks
We recently wrote a post on rankings of Nigerian Military. The Navy is one of them. Others include the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air force. View the Nigerian Navy Rankings here.
Nigerian Navy Recruitment Centres
21 centres were used for the previous Nigerian Navy recruitment, not much will change in future recruitments. Here are the centres.
State of Origin Zonal Recruitment Centre
1. Lagos & Ogun
NNS QUORRA, Naval Base Apapa LAGOS
2. Osun & Oyo
HQ 2 Mech Div, Nigerian Army IBADAN
3. Ekiti & Ondo
323 Artilery Regiment AKURE
NNS DELTA, Naval Base WARRI
4 Infantry Brigade, Benin
6. Abia & Imo
Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics School OWERRINTA
7. Bayelsa & Rivers
Nigerian Navy Hydro Sch Borokiri PORT HARCOURT
302 Field Arty Regt, Nigerian Army Onitsha
9. Enugu & Ebonyi
HQ, 82 Division Nigerian Army ENUGU
72 Paratrooper BN Nigerian Army MAKURDI
11. Bauchi & Gombe
Nigerian Army Armour Centre, BAUCHI
12. Plateau & Nassarawa
177 BN Nigerian Army, Keffi
13.Niger & FCT
Naval Unit Mogadishu Barracks, Abuja
Nigerian Air Force Base, KADUNA
15. Borno & Yobe
21 Armoured Brigade, MAIDUGURI
16.Adamawa & Taraba
23 Armoured Brigade YOLA
17. Katsina & Zamfara
35 Infantry BN, Katsina
18. Kano & Jigawa
Nigerian Air Force Base, KANO
19. Akwa-Ibom & Cross River
NNS VICTORY, Naval Base CALABAR
20. Kogi and Kwara
Nigerian Navy School of Health Sciences (NNSHS) – OFFA
21. Sokoto & Kebbi
26 Motorized BN, SOKOTO
Nigerian Navy school Abeokuta
The Nigerian Navy Secondary school in abeokuta is quite popular. There are other secondary schools spread all over the country managed by Nigerian Navy. Information regarding Nigerian Navy Education should be gotten from their official Education Website here
“Note that: he current chief of Naval staff is Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas”
Here is the portal where previous Applications into the Nigerian Nabvy was managed. You can also visit there regularly for information regarding future recruitment exercises.
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Nigerian Navy Ranks
The Nigerian Navy ranking ranges from Mid shipman to Acting Sub-Lieutenant all the way to the chief of naval staff… Here is a good a resource to check all the ranks in the Nigerian Navy.