News - chief of Defence Staff

Wives Of Security Officers Seek Inclusion In Defence Policy Formulation

2 months ago /
Nation 

Keynote speakers at the two day national conference on the role of defence and police officers’ wives in national defence, peace and security, have called for the inclusion of wives of defence officers in the formulation of defence policy for the nation.

Buhari To Attend ECOWAS Summit In Togo On Sunday

2 months ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Lome, Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings.

Operation “Safe Haven” Gets New Commander

2 months ago /
Security 

The Chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin has approved the appointment of Maj- Gen Augustine Agundu as the commander, “Operation Safe Haven”.

Plateau Violence: Defence Headquarters Deploy Additional Special Forces

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has authorized the deployment of additional Special Forces to Plateau State to beef up the strength of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). 

Defence Headquarters To Unify Veterans Associations

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says it is unifying all the various military veterans associations into one group.  

Joint Military Training Holds In Abuja

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says the spate of insecurity around the country poses a threat to the corporate existence of Nigeria as a nation, hence it is doing everything possible to restore normalcy.

DEPOWA Empowers 200 Women, Youths

5 months ago /
Nation 

The defence and police officers’ wives association (DEPOWA), has empowered 200 women and youths from its just concluded skills acquisition programme at Ode-Ekiti, in Gbonyi local government area of Ekiti state.

President Buhari Arrives Bauchi

5 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Bauchi State on a two-day working visit

Security Chiefs Concerned Over Plot To Disrupt 2019 Elections – Presidency

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s security chiefs have expressed worry over plans by some groups in the country to disrupt the processes leading to the 2019 general elections, the presidency has said.

Security Services Assures Of Balance Between Security And Freedom Of Expression

6 months ago /
Nation 

In the midst of the debate over the right to freedom of expression and the government's efforts to ensure that the digital space and the mass media generally do not become a playground for terrorism and destabilization, security agencies in the country have given assurances that they would maintain a balance between openness and national security.

Senate Summons Buratai, IGP Over Dapchi Schoolgirls’ Abduction

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has summoned the Chief of Army Staff, LT General Tukur Buratai and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the abduction of 110 secondary schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.

Defence Chief Rues Poor Funding Of Armed Forces

8 months ago /
Security 

The chief of Defence Staff Abayomi Olonishakin has lamented the poor release of funds to the Defence Headquarters, saying that it has continued to hamper the operations of the agency for years.

Petinrin Advocates Improved Leadership

8 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s former chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi petinrin says Nigeria needs improved political and military leadership to overcome its security challenges.

New Airforce Pilots Winged

9 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says the delivery of ten new trainer aircraft will go a long way in boosting indigenous training of pilots and aircraft technicians among other things in the country. The chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Abuja during the winging ceremony of eleven...

Buhari Extends Tenure Of Service Chiefs

10 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, approved the extension of the tenure of all military service chiefs. They are chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of army staff, lieutenant general Tukur Buratai; the chief of naval staff, vice admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas and the chief of air staff, air Marshal Sadique...

CDS Assures Of Maritime Security

11 months ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s chief of Defence Staff, general Abayomi Olonisakin says the military remains committed to providing adequate security along the nation’s waterways with a view to boosting the country’s economy. General Olonisakin gave the assurance during the official inauguration of  locally constructed 20 gun boats for the Nigerian  navy for maritime crime patrol...

Saraki Says Nigeria Loses N127 Billion To Cyber Crime Annually

11 months ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki says Nigeria loses an estimated one hundred and twenty seven billion naira, to cybercrime annually. Saraki who was represented by deputy minority whip, senator Philip Aduda at the beginning of a three-day cybercrime act review conference said efforts to revive Nigeria’s economy must necessarily include counter-measures to minimize...

Buhari Pledges ‘Full Support’ For Military, Security Agencies

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the full support of the Federal Government for the military and other security agencies in tackling all forms of crime across the country. The President’s pledge followed a meeting with the service chiefs on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. “Briefing today from the...

Nigeria At 57: President Buhari Visits Nigerian Troops In Maiduguri  

1 year ago /
Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerian troops for their gallantry and service in defending the nation from Boko-Haram terrorism. The President, who paid a visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, to celebrate the 57th independence day anniversary with the troops, said theirs was the highest form of service that could be...

38 Senior Army Officers Petition Buhari Over Wrongful Dismissal

1 year ago /
Nation 

Thirty-eight senior army officers have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they described as wrongful dismissal from the Nigerian Army and accused the Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai of victimisation...


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