6 Days of Kidnapping Drama in Lagos: ‘How retired Air Force chief, Smith, tackled his abductors’

By Charles Kumolu, Deputy Editor In the last one month, no fewer than five people have been abducted in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The incidents, which sent shivers down the spine of residents, left many wondering if the nationwide scourge of kidnapping had spread to the city. That wasn’t the first time the city […]

Bandits Attack Joint Base, kill military personnel in Sokoto

By Onuminya Innocent Residents  yesterday  said gunmen suspected to be armed bandits attacked a joint military base codenamed “Burkusuma camp’ located  in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State and  killed unspecified number of military personnel. Villagers and security sources told THISDAY that the attack took place in the early hours of Friday. It was  gathered that the […]

Attack on NDA: No where is safe any more in Nigeria, bandits are in total control — Retd AVM Ararile

By Kingsley Omonobi, Dapo Akinrefon, Evelyn Usman & Ibrahim Hassan …Fury as bandits attack NDA, Kill 2 officers …Kidnap one officer, injure another ….NDA vows bandits’ll be apprehended ….I suspect insider collaboration — CDS …NDA invasion worrisome — Col Agbede …This should be turning point in fight against banditry — Brig Gen Usman Shock, dis […]

Insecurity: Change of Service Chiefs has not produced desired effect – President of Catholic Bishops

As the current insecurity challenge facing Nigeria continues unabated, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev. (Dr) Agustine Akubueze Sunday  declared  that the change of service chiefs by the Federal Government was yet to produce the desired effect. He spoke during the ongoing second plenary of their Conference taking place in […]

Military Plane Crash: How I escaped from bandits, Air Force pilot narrates

Military Plane Crash: How I escaped from bandits, Air Force pilot narrates By Ibrahim Wuyo, Kaduna Fl. Lt A. Dairo who ejected and escaped from bandits after his jet was shot while on a mission in the skies of Zamfara state, has given a graphic details of the incidence, concluding that it was all made […]

BREAKING: After multiple crashes, NAF sets up committee to conduct safety audit

After recording multiple air crashes, the Nigerian Air Force has set up a committee to conduct safety audit of its operational and engineering units, The PUNCH reports. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday signed by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore, Edward Gabkwet, The statement was titled, ‘NAF Sets Up Committee To […]

Opinion: Nigerian Air Force and Its Crashing Planes

TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI BY REUBEN ABATI The Nigerian Air Force is the youngest arm of the Nigerian military having been established only on April 18, 1964. In the course of its 57 years of operation, defending the air space of Nigeria and the country’s territorial integrity, the NAF has seen action in many theatres […]

Boko Haram did not down NAF Alpha Jet – Spokesman

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dismissed the claim by the Boko Haram insurgents that they downed the missing NAF Alpha-Jet. A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, described as fake the videos being circulated on the social media by the insurgents. In one of the […]

Missing Nigerian Air Force’s Alpha Jet found about 30km outside Maiduguri

The missing Alpha jet of the Nigerian Air Force has been found. It was discovered to have crashed at Abba-Jille in Konduga LGA of Borno State. In actual Geographical terms, the crash location is approximately 30Kms outside Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in the North East of Nigeria. Sources said that “The fighter jet was […]

NAF begins airlift of COVID-19 relief materials to 14 West African countries

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the airlift of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to 14 member-states in response to the spread of the second wave of the pandemic. The medical relief materials were donated with the support of donor partners […]

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