Nigerian Navy Updates

Update 01/08/16

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
Akwa Ibom

read: Nigerian Army 76RRI Recruitment Exercise

Group B : 25 August – 2 September 2016

Group C: 4 – 12 September 2016
Cross River
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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:

  1. Guarantor’s Form.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. First School Leaving Certificate.
  2. Primary School Testimonial.
  3. School Certificate Results of NECO/WAEC or higher qualifications where applicable.
  4. Junior/Senior Secondary School Testimonial.
  5. Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age.

Candidates are to also come along with the underlisted items to facilitate their participation in the Exercise:

  1. Two pairs of white shorts.
  2. Two pairs of white vest.
  3. One pair of canvas shoes.
  4. Toiletries and cutleries.
  5. Writing materials.
  6. Bed sheets and mosquito net.
  7. Driving license for candidates in Category H.
  8. Mufti.
nigerian navy updates 

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

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
Official Nigeria Navy website
Nigeran Navy Twitter handle
Nigerian Navy Press Releases
Navy E recruitment Websitee –

Basic Qualification for Navy Applicants

Applicants must:
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

4. Delta

5. Edo
4 Infantry Brigade, Benin

6. Abia & Imo
Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics School OWERRINTA

7. Bayelsa & Rivers
Nigerian Navy Hydro Sch Borokiri PORT HARCOURT

8. Anambra
302 Field Arty Regt, Nigerian Army Onitsha

9. Enugu & Ebonyi
HQ, 82 Division Nigerian Army ENUGU

10. Benue
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

14. Kaduna
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

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”

Application Website

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.
News: The Aptitude Test and Screening of Certificates of candidates will hold from Saturday 14 May 2016 from 8:00 am nationwide at designated centres in various states. You must come along with your printed Application form.

Just received a ping that Application for the 2015/2016 Nigeria Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 23 is to begin on the 18th of may, 2015.  Below are relevant info every aspirant should note.


Also Read: Nigeria Airforce Recruitment | Nigeria Police Academy

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.


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