News - chief of Defence Staff

Security Chiefs Concerned Over Plot To Disrupt 2019 Elections – Presidency

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

6 months 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  

6 months 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

8 months 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...

Terrorism War: Buhari Directs Service Chiefs To Beef Up Security

8 months ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari,  has directed all the Service Chiefs to enhance their security operations in tackling insecurity across the country. The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin who briefed journalists after the meeting, stated that security matters and threats were discussed, including the IPOB issues. He added that the...

U.S. Lauds Nigeria’s Efforts In Tackling Boko Haram Insurgency

1 year ago /
Nation 

The United States has advised countries facing challenges of terrorism to take a cue from Nigeria in winning the war against global terrorism. The U.S. Secretary of States, Mr Rex Tillerson, gave the recommendation on Thursday at the ‘Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS’...

Government’s Delegation Visits Borno Over Rann Bombing

1 year ago /
Nation 

A Nigerian government’s delegation is in Borno State for an assessment of the situation in Rann community following Tuesday’s air strike on local settlement. Among the team are the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel, the Chief...

Retirees Drag Nigerian Military To Court

1 year ago /
Nation 

Retired military officers on Tuesday dragged the Army, Navy and Air Force to court over non-payment of debarment allowance instituted in 2012. The retirees instituted a class action against the forces at the National Industrial Court Abuja, claiming they were yet to access the funds since 2012. The debarment allowance is a...

FG Approves Harmonisation Of Military Pensions

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) has confirmed the harmonisation of military pension by the Federal Government. A statement issued by the spokesman of the board, Flt.-Lt Ikenna Ezendu on Monday said the harmonization takes effect from August 2016. Ezendu said the decision was part of efforts to bridge the gap in pensions...

Vice President Osinbajo Says Previous Regime Stole $15bn Of Public Money

1 year ago /
Security 

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the previous administration of stealing about $15bn of public money through fraudulent arms deals. Mr Osinbajo said the huge sum was "lost... to fraudulent and corrupt practices in... security equipment spending during the last administration", according to a statement released by his office on Tuesday. The figure...

Badeh Diverted N558m Monthly From Air Force – Witness

2 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday opened its case against a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, before a Federal High Court in Abuja accusing him of diverting the sum of N558, 200,000 from the account of the Nigerian Air Force monthly throughout the period...

EFCC’s Fresh Proof-Of-Evidence Stalls Badeh's Trial

2 years ago /
Security 

The trial of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, was on Monday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, after the inclusion of additional proof-of-evidence by the prosecution. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the prosecutor, had filed additional proof to beef up...


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