News - Air Force

Nigerian Air Force Sanctions Airman In Uni-Osun Fracas

1 day 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

4 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

Air Force Restates Commitment To Protect Nigeria’s Territorial Integrity

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has pledged its support and commitment in defending the nation’s territorial integrity from both internal and external aggression. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made the pledge in Kaduna State during the Nigerian Air Force’ second quarterly meeting for commanding officers and senior personnel of...

Air Force Fighter Jets Destroy Boko Haram Logistics Base

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed emerging Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa Forest. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the operation commenced when the Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa...

US Missile Defence System Ready For Use In South Korea

2 months ago /
International News 

The US military says its missile defence system -known as THAAD – has reached initial operational capacity in South Korea. It won’t be fully functioning for some months but a South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed the system has early capability to respond to the nuclear and missile threat from the North. Not everyone...

Air Force Jets Strike Boko Haram Artillery In Sambisa

2 months ago /
Security 

Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have successfully destroyed an artillery weapon which the Boko haram terrorists were attempting to sneak into Sambisa forest.  The Air Force surveillance aircraft while on daytime patrol in the Sambisa general area sighted the artillery piece, which was concealed under a tree. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information,...

Aviation Minister Names Airport Concession As Next Big Thing

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has identified the concession of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and three others, as the next big project, after the successful rehabilitation work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Senator Sirika disclosed this to reporters during the induction...

NAF Offers Free Medical Services To Communities In Makurdi

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has offered free medical services to host communities in Benue State, ahead of its planned exhibition of new fighter jets on Friday in Makurdi, the state’s capital. Chairman of the Nigerian Air Force 53rd Anniversary Celebration Committee, Air Vice-Marshal Isiaka Amao, said the medical services covered all...

Air Force Establishes Cancer Center In Maiduguri

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has established a cancer screening center at the 105 Composite Group in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The centre, which is the first of its kind in the state,  was commissioned by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), who urged residents to take advantage...

Air Force Takes Delivery Of Two Russian Helicopters

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force says it has taken delivery of two MI-35m attack helicopters acquired from Russia. The Director of Operations in the Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Adebayo Amao, made the disclosure at an event in Abuja. He expressed optimism that the development would aid the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko...

Syria War: Russian Officers 'Could Face Sanctions'

3 months ago /
International News 

G7 foreign ministers will attempt to agree a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. Rex Tillerson will also meet officials from allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow. The UK has suggested...

Gov. Ayade Relocates Anti-Crime Security Outfit To Calabar South

3 months ago /
Security 

In a proactive effort at checkmating cult-related activities in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, at the weekend relocated the state’s anti-crime security outfit, popularly called ‘Operation Skolombo’ to Calabar South Local Government Area. Addressing the outfit which comprising the army, navy, air force, police and civil defence...


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