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Abuja crash: Tears, emotions as NAF buries seven slain personnel

Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama, Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo, Flying Officer Michael Okpara, Warrant Officer Bassey Etim, Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka, and Aircraftman Adewale Johnson died on Sunday, 21 February 21 in Abuja while on active duty in service to their Fatherland.
The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja..

NAF plane crash victims for burial Thursday

On Thursday, seven Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officers killed in Sunday’s air crash at Abuja will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery, Airport Road, in the Lugbe area of the Federal Capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a directive that they should rise up to the nation’s current security challenges.

Service chiefs: We are ready to end insecurity in Nigeria

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)-designate and the Service Chiefs-designate forwarded to the Senate for screening and subsequent confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday assured the Lawmakers and Nigerians of their readiness to end insecurity in the country.
The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja..

CAS: Crashed plane stopped in Abuja to refuel

The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja , as a great loss, not only to the NAF but the entire Nation.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic news of the crash of a Nigerian military aircraft in Abuja on Sunday.

NAF to probe Abuja jet crash claiming seven lives

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that all seven people on board a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft lost their lives when the jet crashed in Abuja.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic news of the crash of a Nigerian military aircraft in Abuja on Sunday.

Abuja crash: NAF releases names of personnel in ill-fated plane

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students/staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.
In a statement signed by Hon. Shehu Koko, Chairman House Committee on Airforce, while sending out his condolence message on behalf of his committee said he witnessed the incident along with the Chief of Air staff.

House of Reps commiserate with Nigerian Air Force, family of victims

The House of Representatives Committee on Air force has commiserated with the Nigerian Airforce, families of the ill-fated NAF Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft
Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao

CAS orders investigation as NAF aircraft crashes in Abuja

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has ordered an investigation into the crash of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft killing all seven persons onboard.

NAF: Seven personnel killed in KingAir aircraft crash

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has confirmed that seven of its personnel died in the KingAir B350i aircraft that crashed on Sunday, in Abuja.

Nigerian Army seizes Shekau’s farm in Sambisa

Nigerian soldiers have overrun a farm allegedly owned by Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, in the Sambisa forest, just as the military troops successfully repelled ISWAP terrorists who attacked Dikwa town on Friday evening.

Election: CAF executive committee blocks Ahmad Ahmad’s return

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has moved against the return of its embattled President Ahmad Ahmad for next month’s presidential polls in Morocco.

CAF elections: FIFA to decide CAF decision on Ahmad’s eligibility

Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has chosen to set aside the recommendation by its own Governance Committee to restore Ahmad as a presidential candidate, saying Fifa should have the final say.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands.

CAF clears Ahmad Ahmad for presidential elections

The Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad has been cleared to contest the body’s elections, scheduled for March 12.
Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.

Ajax’s Andre Onana to appeal one year suspension for doping

Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana given one-year doping ban

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a 12-month suspension for failing an out of competition doping test, with the club claiming their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife.
Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao

Ex-CAS: Isiaka Amao will do well as Chief of Air Staff

Former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Jonah Wuyep (rtd), has expressed confident that the new military service chiefs appointed recently by President Muhammadu Buhari will succeed in their assignments and work assiduously to tackle insecurity in the country.
On arrival in Borno, Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Major General Leo Irabor, led the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo and Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, to a courtesy call on Governor Babagana Zulum at the government house .

Boko Haram: New service chiefs meet Borno governor

The newly appointed Service Chiefs yesterday stormed Borno State, as they made their first official trip to the centre of the war against Boko Haram terrorist group, promising to step up the war against insurgency, and other violent criminal activities in the area.
7. The new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) AVM Oladayo Amao, has taken over the mantle of leadership of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a colourful handing – over ceremony by his predecessor, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday in Abuja.

New NAF chief Oladayo Amao assumes office

The new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) AVM Oladayo Amao, has taken over the mantle of leadership of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a colourful handing – over ceremony by his predecessor, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday in Abuja.

Timi Frank: Sack, appointment of service chiefs late

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Tuesday, attributed the rising spate of insecurity in the country to the retention, for far too long, of Service Chiefs who were no longer delivering as expected by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says ensuring an indivisible Nigeria and safeguarding its sovereignty were the cardinal objectives and mandate of the force, Air Marshall, Sadeeq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), said in Yola.

NAF wings 7 fighter pilots to fight terrorists, bandits

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday winged seven fighter pilots with a charge on them to be strong, bold and disciplined to tackle the myriads of security challenges bedeviling the nation.
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NAF acquires three aircraft for maritime operations in Niger Delta

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this at the inauguration of a block of 30 one-bedroom living quarters and Computerized Tomography Scan facility for officers at the 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says ensuring an indivisible Nigeria and safeguarding its sovereignty were the cardinal objectives and mandate of the force, Air Marshall, Sadeeq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), said in Yola.

NAF loses personnel as troops neutralise 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost one of its Special Forces (SF) personnel in a gun battle as troops of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ neutralised 30 bandits at Maje Riverline near Yar-Katsina, Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ebonyi: Gunmen attack police station in Izzi

Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Imo hunter kills lover for ‘cheating on him’

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FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.

FIFA favours Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Manchester City in bizarre spat with Opta

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A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”

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