April salaries of armed forces personnel paid – OAGF

By Jacinta Nwachukwu The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Sunday said it had completed paying April salaries of Armed Forces personnel. Mr Henshaw Ogubike, Director, Information, Press and Public Relation disclosed this in a statement to newsmen in Abuja. Ogubike said that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) Department […]

Military okays 17 hospitals as COVID-19 isolation centres

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian military on Friday said it had prepared 17 hospitals for the isolation and treatment of confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic. The Defence Headquarters in a press conference in Abuja added that the military had also concluded plans to recall its retired medical personnel to complement those in the active […]

President Buhari condoles with NAF on air accident

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force on the air accident which involved two fighter jets in the fleet in Abuja on Friday. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. The […]

NAF neutralises ISWAP leaders in Borno

By Doris Esa The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno, as they assembled for meetings. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made the disclosure in a […]

Insurgency: Nigeria takes delivery of fighter helicopters

By Ismaila Chafe The Federal Government has taken delivery of two fighter helicopters to boost the ongoing fight against insurgency and banditry in the country. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of Security Council at the Presidential Villa, […]

Buhari criticized heavily for keeping silent on the allegation that his defence minister diverted $550,000 in security funding

President Muhammadu Buhari came under heavy criticism yesterday for his failure to act in the alleged indictment of his Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, for a $550,000 security fund diversion. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu deflected response on the allegation to the office of the Minister of Defence when The Guardian sought the presidency’s reaction on […]

NAF wings first female fighter pilots

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday inducted 13 new fighter pilots including two women, Kafayat Sanni and Tolulope Arotile. They were trained in the United States and South Africa. The new pilots were inducted at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs […]

Atiku Demands Inquiry Into Secret Burial Of Soldiers As …DHQ Denies Report

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has demanded the setting up of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the reported burial of 1000 fallen Nigerian soldiers in a secret mass grave. He also wanted another panel of inquiry to determine the true state of the war against terror in the country. In a statement personally […]

Probe ‘Secret Burial’ Of 1,000 Soldiers By Insurgents, Atiku Dares Buhari …Military Denies Existence of Secret Grave Yard

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the reported secret burial of 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP. In a statement he signed yesterday, Atiku said that the Wall Street Journal’s report on the matter was saddening, adding that the attempt […]

Nigeria to now take delivery Tucano jets 2020 – Presidency

By Ismaila Chafe The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to continue to procure sophisticated weapons to keep the nation’s military in good fighting shape, saying the country will take delivery of Super Tucano fighter jets in 2020. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, […]

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