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NAF elevates 107 senior officers, gets 16 AVMs

The Air Force Council (AFC) has approved the promotion of 107 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Air Force (NAF), a statement by Wing Cdr. Bassey Okon, Acting Deputy Director for Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF headquarters, said on Friday in Abuja.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Nigerian military promotes senior officers

The Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force have released the promotion lists of new Colonels, Brigadier-Generals, Major-Generals and other senior officers.

Caf president challenges ‘shocking’ five-year football ban

President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has appealed his five-year ban from football-related activities at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
South African athlete Caster Semenya is set to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against World Athletics’ rule that restricts testosterone levels in female runners

Caster Semenya takes appeal against testosterone-reduction rule to European court

South African athlete Caster Semenya is set to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against World Athletics’ rule that restricts testosterone levels in female runners

NAF reaffirms commitment to improve welfare of personnel

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reaffirmed its commitment to improve the welfare of its personnel.
Newly appointed U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper has pressured Japan to participate in a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Strait of Hormuz.

India, United States set to sign key defence pact on satellite data

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence secretary Mark Esper are holding a dialogue on Tuesday with their Indian counterparts Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh aimed at enhancing defence and strategic ties.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has extolled the virtues of the late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile who died in a car accident on Tuesday.

NAF names building after deceased female combat officer

In fulfilment of its promise to honour the memory of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot for her invaluable contributions to the fight against banditry and other criminal activities in the country, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday immortalised late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.
Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years.

Eddie Murphy wins first Emmy award for guest actor in a comedy series

Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years. People.com reports that on...

NAF vows to deal with bandits

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, has vowed that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will thoroughly deal with bandits.

NAF pledges to strengthen ties with NIMASA to protect nation’s maritime domain

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue strengthening its relationship with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in protecting nation’s maritime domain.

NAF reaffirms commitment to safeguarding nation’s territorial integrity

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

Virus-hit club loses CAS appeal against UCL ouster

Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.
Making the announcement during the daily briefing on Thursday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi also revealed that another 378 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,135.

Kenya’s coronavirus cases rise to 31,441 as 10 more succumb to virus

Kenya has recorded another 426 Covid-19 cases from 5,158 samples tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the total national caseload to 31,441, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has announced.

NAF to deploy fighter jets, special forces in Gombe

The Nigerian Air Force is set to deploy air assets as well as Regiment and Special Forces personnel to Gombe State to beef up existing security arrangements in the fight against insurgency and other related crimes in the zone.

Rivers United to drag LMC to FIFA, CAS over NPFL table

Rivers United are ready to drag the League Management Company (LMC) to both FIFA and CAS over the final NPFL table released by the body.
Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn is demanding a revamp of UEFA's Financial Fair Play laws after Manchester City's successful appeal against their two season ban.

Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn calls for FFP revamp after Manchester City appeal success

Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn is demanding a revamp of UEFA's Financial Fair Play laws after Manchester City's successful appeal against their two season ban.

CAS: NAF to eliminate remnant of terrorists in northeast

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday says the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will be focus in its determination to rout out remnants of Boko Haram insurgents hibernating the northeast region.
The first flight, to Ethiopia, left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 4.05am while the first to arrive in the country from Kigali, touched down at 11.30am.

Kenya resumes international flights

Kenya handled her first international flight Saturday since foreign flights were suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that it is bringing back the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol.

MultiChoice back with music reality show Nigerian Idol

After a three-year hiatus, Nigerian Idol will return with season six to unearth some of the best musical talents the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singer such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to make a name for themselves in the global music scene.
Napoli will unveil a new fourth kit that pays tribute to Diego Maradona, four days on from the club legend's death.

Napoli unveil Diego Maradona-inspired tribute kit vs Roma

Although coach of Argentinian side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata at the time of his death, Maradona was more renowned for his remarkable playing career, during which he inspired his country to 1986 World Cup success and also played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla.
Defender Ifeanyi Anaemena said Rivers United are ready for the match against Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in Saturday’s CAF Confederation’s cup preliminary round 1st leg match.

Ifeanyi Anaemena: Rivers United will bounce back from Futuro Kings defeat

Rivers United defender Ifeanyi Anaemena said his team is not down following their 1-2 loss to Futuro Kings on Saturday.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo decries fate of Nigeria’s 14 million out-of-school children

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.