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 […]

Meet us in the creeks; Avengers dares Army, Navy chiefs

THE Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, this morning, confronted the Commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie and Commanding Officer, NNS Delta, Commodore Joseph Dzunye, asking them to come to the creeks of the Niger Delta, rather than stay in the cities and arrest “sleeper” agents, who they brand as NDA members to curry […]

Military scheming to overthrow Buhari, says Niger Delta militants

A consolidated group of militants, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), yesterday, claimed that some senior military officers were scheming to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari through a coup d’état. The militant group, which was behind threats of missile launch that created panic in the Niger Delta region, said persons behind the coup […]

Ex-NAF chief wants out-of-court settlement for N7.3bn fraud case

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mohammed Umar (retd.), told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday that he had commenced talks with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to settle the money laundering charges preferred against him out of court. Umar said this through his lawyer, Mr. […]

Africa: From Military Coups to Constitutional Coups – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe / London, UK / February 16, 2016 -Africa: From Military Coups to Constitutional Coups Jideofor Adibe The outcome of Rwanda’s constitutional referendum held on December 18 2015 was one of the boldest affirmations that Africa has become afflicted with a new virus – constitutional coup making. Official results of the referendum […]

EFCC seizes N5bn houses of ex-NAF chief, Amosu, others

  -Punch The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized houses and other properties belonging to the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and other senior military officers worth N5bn. Our correspondent learnt on Wednesday that the properties, which were seized in the Ikoyi, Ikeja GRA and Badagry areas of […]

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