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6. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NGO: Synergy among service chiefs‘ll end banditry

Nigerians Advocates for Peace (NAP), a Non-govenmental Organisation, has advised the service chiefs to work together as the surest way in tackling banditry in the country.

FRSC redeploys senior officers, others in massive shakeup

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has approved the redeployment of senior officers and others nationwide for enhanced performance.

NAF receives 3 JF-17 aircraft, wings four pilots

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of three JF-17 Thunder Multi-Role attack aircraft acquired from Pakistan which are currently being assembled in Makurdi.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate decries rising insecurity, to meet President Buhari, service chiefs

The Senate at Tuesday plenary expressed anger over the deteriorating security situation of the country, mandating its leadership to book an appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs to discuss the issue and proffer lasting solutions.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

CAS: 233 NAF pilots undergoing training in US,UK, South Africa

No fewer than 233 Nigerian Air Force pilots are presently undergoing specialized training at different aviation colleges in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa and the Czech Republic.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief meets with top commanders in Abuja

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Oladayo Amao, is scheduled to hold a retreat with top commanders of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to deliberate on the security challenges bedeviling the country.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.

Former FIFA supremo vows not to appeal ban

Former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has said he will not appeal against the ban imposed on him last month, claiming the members of the world governing body’s ethics committee are “biased”.

NAF chief charges troops to remain resolute, undeterred

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has urged NAF pilots, technicians, and ground troops to remain resolute in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and other parts of the country.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

Boko Haram: This is the time NAF must show strength – CAS

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has urged NAF pilots, technicians and ground troops to remain resolute in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and other parts of the country.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF jet: Cause of crash to be made public soon – CAS

Four days after the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet was declared missing in the North-East region while on an operation, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, has said that the aircraft was not shot down by the Boko Haram terrorists but other factors that would be made public soon.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that Flight Lieutenants John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele were the two pilots on its Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went missing during operation against Boko Haram in Borno State on Wednesday.

Group calls for prayers for missing NAF pilots

The Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN) have called on Nigerians to pray for the rescue of the two pilots of the Airforce Alpha Jet (NAF475) that went off the radar on March 31.

Boko Haram: Two pilots killed as NAF fighter jet ‘crashes’ in Borno

Two pilots of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), have been killed in the NAF fighter aircraft that crashed while on a mission against the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF chief urges calm as search continues for missing aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has called on Nigerians to remain calm as the search for the missing aircraft continued.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to supervise the search for the missing fighter plane that disappeared from radar last night.

NAF chief arrives Maiduguri as search for missing fighter jet continues

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to supervise the search for the missing fighter plane that disappeared from radar last night.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF chief assures of infrastructure uplift in all formations

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, has assured of infrastructure uplift in all Nigerian Air Force (NAF) formations across the country.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will collaborate with other security services to flush out bandits and all forms of criminality in the country.

NAF airlifts coronavirus relief materials to 14 West African countries

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has commenced the airlift of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, with the support of donor partners like Team Europe, the German government, United Nations Development Programme & Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ.
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

Group commends CDS for having confidence of other service chiefs

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General LEO Irabor, has received commendation for having the confidence of the service chiefs in leading the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF to uphold seniority, hierarchy in appointments – CAS

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is to revert to the military tradition of adherence to seniority and hierarchy, in the appointment of officers to head command posts, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, Thursday said the insinuation that disparity exits among the security agencies in Nigeria is unfounded.

Service chiefs agree, submit to authority of Defence Headquarters

The military high command has decided to restore established command structure and yesterday agreed to subordinate themselves to the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor.
Former FIFA president, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, was in an induced coma for a week after he had a successful heart surgery in December. The news was made public by the Blatter family who have come together to help as he recovers.

FIFA extends Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke ban by six-years

FIFA has banned ex-president Sepp Blatter from football until 2028 after giving him a new suspension of six years and eight months.
President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), Oleg Matytsin, is to step aside from his role at the organisation for the period that sanctions imposed on Russia by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) apply.

Oleg Matytsin steps aside as FISU President

President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), Oleg Matytsin, is to step aside from his role at the organisation for the period that sanctions imposed on Russia by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) apply.

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Nigerian Army: How troops, police foiled bandits’ attack on mosque in Kastina

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops and men of the Nigeria Police Force repelled an attack by bandits on Magama Central Mosque in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
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