Nigerian Navy impounds vessel with 406 illegal migrants

Nigerian Navy impounds vessel with 406 illegal migrants Philip Nwosu, Lagos The Nigerian Navy said it has impounded a passenger vessel with 406 illegal migrants allegedly travelling from Libreville, Gabon, to Lagos. The Navy said there were indications that the vessel which brought the illegal migrants into the Lagos waterways might be on mission to […]

Nigeria loses $70m annually to illegal fishing –Navy

Nigeria loses $70m annually to illegal fishing –Navy — 14th April 2018 Philip Nwosu About $70 million is lost annually to illegal unreported and unregulated fishing in Nigeria, so the Nigerian Navy has said. Addressing student of the United States War College on a study tour to Nigeria, at the naval base in Lagos, the Navy […]

Nigeria: U.S. Attack Aircraft – We’ll Pay $494M Before February Deadline – Govt

Photo: Embraer A-29 Super Tucano. Federal Government has concluded arrangements to meet the Feb. 20 deadline for payment of 494 million dollars meant for procurement of 12 A-29 Super Tucano Light-attack aircraft from U.S., Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said. The minister made this known while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of National […]

NAF takes delivery of 5 new aircraft from Pakistan (Why Pakistan?)

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has taken delivery of five new trainer aircraft which also marks the final batch of the 10 aircraft ordered by the Federal Government from Pakistan. The aircraft, a Super Mushshak brand, and fitted with digital glass cockpit, are said to be capable of being used […]

Anxiety in Armed Force as Buhari set to name new CDS, Service Chiefs

265 officers from Army, Navy, Air Force penciled down for retirement By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THERE is high anxiety in the Nigerian Armed Forces as indications are ripe that President Muhammadu Buhari may effect changes in the nation’s military leadership any moment soon. The development, according to Vanguard source, will see the exit of the Chief […]

Nigeria unveils five super Mushshak aircraft acquired from Pakistan

he Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft out of the 10 acquired by the Federal Government from the Pakistani government. This unveiling was done in Kaduna on Tuesday. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said the aircraft were acquired to boost the capacity of […]

Kaduna, Taraba, herders/farmers crisis: NAF, deploys fighter jets

From Molly Kilete, Abuja, Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, said it had deployed two of its fighter jets to Taraba and Kaduna states to restore peace and and order. This is coming just as it announced the establishment of a new Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Kafanchan, Kaduna State to stop […]

Navy redeploys 21 senior officers

Navy redeploys 21 senior officers In line with the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ette Ibas, effort to reposition the Nigerian Navy, 21 senior officers were redeployed on Thursday to head different formations and commands. The Director, Naval Information, Capt. Suleiman Dahun, Spain in a statement in Lagos, said that the posting was to […]

Normalcy returns to Calabar after Navy, police clash

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Normalcy has returned to Calabar, the Cross Rivers State capital  after a clash between Navy and the Nigerian police in a part of the city on Tuesday. Addressing journalists after an Emergency State Security Council Meeting in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade, urged the citizenry to go about their legitimate businesses. Ayade said, […]

Naval commander shoots self dead in Lagos

Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli Afeez Hanafi The Fleet Commander, Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos State, Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli, has allegedly shot himself dead in his residence in the Apapa area. It was learnt that a service pistol, expended and live ammunition, were recovered at the scene by police detectives who visited the residence. READ […]

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