News - Air Force

House Seeks Completion Of Second Niger Bridge

1 week ago /
Nation 

The contracts for construction of the second Niger Bridge and reconstruction features in the nation’s annual budget without any sign of completion or the amount needed to do so. This uncertainty has prompted the House of Representatives to investigate the nature of the contracts and the concession arrangements. The completion of the...

 

Nigerian Air Force Graduates Another Set Of Fighter Pilots In Kano

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) graduated four fighter pilots from its 403 flying training school (403 fts) Kano, in furtherance of the human capacity development efforts of the current NAF leadership. The young pilots commenced training at 403 fts in Kano in 2016, as part of jet training course 1, after...

NAF Denies Open Letter To Finance Minister

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disassociated itself, from the content of a letter in a recent publication titled “Boko Haram open letter to finance minister” which was reportedly written by one “wing commander AA Abubakar” of Minna, Niger State, said to be a retied NAF officer. NAF in a statement...

Operation Deep Punch: Troops Clear More Terrorist Hideouts

1 week ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more bokoharam hideouts, following information that the some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest. The operation was part of clearance efforts under Operation Deep Punch, currently been conducted by Army troops in collaboration with the...

Presidential Investigation Panel On Human Rights Concludes Sitting

2 weeks ago /

The presidential investigation panel reviewing compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement has concluded its sittings in all six geo- political zones in Nigeria including the FCT.  The nine-member panel chaired by justice Georgewill Biobele had in the last three months been reviewing over hundreds...

Borno Police Arrest Gang Of Car Thieves

3 weeks ago /
Security 

4 members of a 5-man gang, who specialise in the theft of motor vehicles in Maiduguri and other states of the country, have been arrested by the Borno state police command. The arrests were made by the special anti-robbery operatives, SARS in Maiduguri and Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.   The arrests were...

Shekau’s Wife Feared Dead After Airstrikes On Durwawa

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says available Intelligence indicates that the wife of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, Mallama Fitdasi, may have been killed in recent successful airstrikes on Durwawa settlement, near Konduga. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a...

Nigeria Airforce Strikes Boko Haram Camps

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says it has carried out two bomb attacks on boko haram camps in the Urga area close to Kondiga in Borno state. It said the attacks followed reports from its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission which indicated the presence of a large number of Boko Haram terrorists...

Defence Headquarters Assures On Medical Outreaches By The Armed Forces

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria's Defence headquarters says the campaign of calumny against the Nigerian army regarding the outbreak of monkey pox should be disregarded. The director of Defence information, major General John Enenche said in a statement that the armed forces often conduct quick impact medical outreaches during deliberate operations such as the war...

Nigeria AirForce Partners NASENI On Local Maintenance Training

1 month ago /
Nation 

In a bid to intensify its capacity building efforts, the Nigerian Air Force has completed the training of some of its personnel in various fields at the national agency for science and engineering infrastructure (NASENI). The training which took place at the seven centres in NASENI, was aimed at further raising...

Air Force Assures On Abia Security

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has solicited the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force in aerial surveillance of the region to prevent destruction of national assets. A statement from the Air Force signed by the director of public relations, air commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, indicated that the governor made the request...

Nigeria And Jordan Air Force Partnership

1 month ago /
Security 

The Jordanian government says it is committed to working with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism. The Commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, Majos General Yousef Al-Hnaity, said this in Abuja at the commencement of a week long visit to the Nigerian Air Force to deliberate on areas of support and...

Nigerian Air Force Deploys Air Assets In Support Of Exercise Egwu Eke II

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has deployed some of its air assets, including the Alpha Jet aircraft, to its 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, to support the ongoing Nigerian Army Exercise EGWU EKE II, also known as PYTHON DANCE. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore...

Nigerian Air Force Trains Special Forces

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has graduated one hundred and fifty personnel who have undergone a Special Forces training conducted by an Israeli firm. Director of Air Force Public Relations, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a statement that their Combined Graduation Ceremony held at the Regiment Training Centre in Kaduna...

Air Force Restrategises On Boko Haram

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says it is expanding its efforts in fighting Boko Haram through strategic human capacity development. The chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar  said this in Abuja at the third quarter conference  with principal staff officers conference and field commanders. Air Marshal Abubakar noted that the meeting...

Nigerian Air Force Pilot In Plane Crash Buried In Abuja

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force pilot who died in a plane crash has been laid to rest with full military honours. Group Captain Gabriel Adanu Ochai was buried in the presence of family and friends at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.Speakers at his interment ceremony described him as an exceptional officer...

Nigerian Air Force Aircraft Crashes In Kaduna

3 months ago /
Nation 

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft on Thursday crashed in Kaduna State while on a mission. The only person on board was a  NAF experienced instructor pilot who died during the incident. This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Air Force,...

Chief Of Air Staff Warns Against Use Of Social Media For Hate Speeches

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Air Staff has warned against the use of the social media for promoting hate speeches and spreading falsehood. Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar said at a workshop on information management for public relations officers in the Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday that using the social media that way would...

Nigerian Air Force Capacity Building On Social Media

3 months ago /
Security 

Nigerian security agencies have been urged to harness the potentials in the social media to combat the influence of terrorism and other security challenges. This was the thrust of a special workshop for public relations personnel of the Nigerian Air Force held in Abuja. Stakeholders at the workshop were of...

Court Martial Sentences Airman To Death For Killing Girlfriend

3 months ago /
Nation 

The General Court Martial of the Nigerian Air Force has sentenced Air Craftsman Kalu Bernard of the Nigerian Air Force Ammamem unit, to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend and colleague, Miss Oladipupo Sholape on March 12, 2017. The President of the General Court Martial, Group Captain Elisha Bindul, handed...


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