News - Air Force

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

5 days 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

Air Force Promotes Transparency On Procurement Process

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian air force says it is committed to promoting transparency and fighting corruption in its defense equipment procurement process. The chief of air staff marshal Sadique Abubakar said this at a joint workshop for the air force, transparency international and the civil society advocacy centre in Abuja. The workshop aims at...

Terrorism War: Osinbajo Commissions Five New Super Mushak Aircraft

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned five new Super Mushak trainer aircraft recently acquired from Pakistan by the Nigerian Air Force for the training of personnel and counter insurgency operations. At the inauguration ceremony of the aircraft and graduation of 16 pilots held at the Airforce base in Kaduna...

Nigerian Air Force Sanctions Airman In Uni-Osun Fracas

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force Board of Inquiry set up to investigate the fracas between its personnel and students of the University of Osun, which occurred on May 24, 2017, has submitted its report.  The board’s report indicted an Airman, who was allegedly fraternizing with cultists within the university, and was part...

Rann Bombing Report: Airstrike Caused By Error

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigeria defence headquarters has released reports of the investigation board set up to examine the accidental air strike on the IDP camp in Rann, Borno state. The accidental bombing by Nigerian air force fighter jet led to the death of several IDPS and some humanitarian aid workers. Presenting the report in...

Nigerian Air Force Acquires 5 New Super Mushshak Trainer Air Craft

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has taken delivery of the first batch of five out of ten Super Mushshak aircraft being expected from Pakistan. The first batch of the trainer aircraft, which is for the primary flying training of Air Force pilots at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna, was received on...

Nigerian Air Force Gets Patent Right For Unmanned Vehicles

2 months ago /
Security 

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has granted the Nigerian Air Force the patent right for the local production of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). The production of the UGVs was a Research and Development effort of the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Kaduna. Director of Air Force...

NAF Frustrates Another Insurgent’s Attempt To Regroup

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday said it had frustrated efforts of the Boko Haram insurgents to regroup. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Adesanya said a component of Operation “LAFIYA DOLE” conducted...

Why Presidential Aircraft Has Been Parked In London – Presidency

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Presidency has reacted to criticism of the decision to keep the Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001, in Britain since May 7 when President Muhammadu Buhari flew to London for a medical follow-up. The move had attracted criticism with some reports claiming it was costing the nation millions. But the Presidency said in...

10 New Air Force Pilots Received At The Air Force Headquarters

3 months ago /
Security 

Ten pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have concluded their flying training programme at an aviation school in South Africa. The new flying officers were received by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at the Air Force Headquarters in Abuja. The Air Chief told the ten officers that their new responsibility and...

Air Force Denies Involvement In Alleged Coup Plans

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has described as mischievous, the report of its involvement in the planning of a purported coup d’état to take over the reins of government. The Air Force said it considers it most ridiculous that anyone could still be fixated on the possibility of effecting a change...

FG To Distribute Food To 1.8 Million People In North-East

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it is embarking on a multi-billion naira provision and distribution of food grains, especially for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North-East Nigeria. A statement from the spokesman for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, reveals that about 1.8m people would be reached regularly starting from Thursday,...

Air Force Bombs Boko Haram Insurgents

3 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday said its newly acquired all-weather helicopter gunship, Mi-35M Super Hind, recorded its first hit in battle against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya  said on  21 May, NAF Component of Operation “LAFIYA DOLE” conducted...


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