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A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.

Troops repel attacks on Muslims breaking Ramadan fast in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled multiple terrorist attacks targeted at soldiers and Muslim faithful while breaking the Ramadan fast at Gajiram and Damasak towns in Borno State.
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SDP: Insecurity, bad economy causing irreparable damages to Nigeria

The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Olu Agunloye, has lamented that insecurity, bad economy and other myriads of problems bedevilling the country was causing irreversible damages to the Nigerian Nation.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari commends NAF troops for fighting crimes

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) special troops operations for fighting banditry, kidnapping, cattle rusting and other criminalities.

NAF debunks reports of missing fighter jet wreckage in Bama

The Nigerian Air Force(NAF), has debunked reports making the rounds that the wreckage of its missing fighter jet and body of one of the missing pilots have been found at Bama, Borno State.
The Air Force had declared the Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, NAF 475, missing on March 31, saying a few days later that it might have crashed.

NAF: Search for missing fighter plane ongoing

The Nigerian Air Force has said that the search for its missing fighter jet is still ongoing. It assured that it will keep the Public informed while search and rescue efforts were being sustained until the wreckage of the aircraft was found.
The Air Force had declared the Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, NAF 475, missing on March 31, saying a few days later that it might have crashed.

Wreckage of missing NAF jet found in Bama

The Air Force had declared the Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, NAF 475, missing on March 31, saying a few days later that it might have crashed.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF: Efforts to rescue pilots, recover crashed jet ongoing

Efforts are ongoing to rescue two Nigerian Air Force pilots and recover the crashed Alpha-jet aircraft they flew in, says Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.
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 National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP expresses worry over ill-fated NAF fighter jet

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed worry over conflicting reports and claims surrounding the ill-fated Nigerian Air Force fighter jet and its courageous pilots, who put their lives on the line for the security of the nation.

NAF: Boko Haram did not down missing fighter jet

A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, described as fake the videos being circulated on the social media by the insurgents.
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.

NAF: Boko Haram’s video on Alpha Jet a ‘false propaganda’

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reacted to some videos being circulated on social media as well as reports alleging that the NAF Alpha Jet aircraft, which was reported missing in on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact, was shot down by terrorists.

Boko Haram claims responsibility for crashed NAF fighter jet, releases video footage

The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has released a video footage of how it shot down a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet Aircraft.
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.

Missing NAF fighter jet found outside Maiduguri

Anxiety over the missing Alpha jet of the Nigerian Air Force has ended. It was discovered to have crashed at Abba-Jille in Konduga LGA of Borno State.
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.

NAF releases names of pilots in missing Alpha Jet

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.

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.

Boko Haram: Missing fighter jet ‘might have crashed’ – NAF

“Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with 2 crew members on board on 31 March 2021 might have crashed,” the air force said.
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.
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 fighter jet goes missing during anti-Boko Haram mission in Borno

NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, announced in a statement early on Thursday, April 1, 2021 that the aircraft lost radar contact during a routine mission on Wednesday evening.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari unveils gender policy for armed forces

The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday, unveiled the Gender Policy for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to promote gender mainstreaming in the nation’s armed forces.
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.

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A man stands behind a barricade during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Local uprisings emerge to challenge Myanmar’s army

Sleeping by their makeshift barricades, knots of young men at Tahan in the western Myanmar town of Kale had not expected an attack in the pre-dawn darkness.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60

The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age, ending a temporary suspension over reports of rare blood clots in younger recipients overseas, health officials said on Monday.
Staging football matches without spectators must only be a short-term fix during the COVID-19 pandemic as the prolonged absence of fans could damage the game, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says.

Arsene Wenger calls European Super League ‘bad idea’

Arsene Wenger has labelled the European Super League a “bad idea” and says he has no idea what is going on at Arsenal.
Bejing will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to authorities on Monday.

China to announce name of its first Mars rover

China will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Nigerian man: How I impregnated my mother-in-law

The man, who disclosed that he was drunk at that time, said he was shocked after he learnt that his mother-in-law went ahead to have the baby, which she (mother-in-law) pinned on her husband.

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Minister: Stop ethnicising insecurity in Nigeria

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, (SAN), Friday warned critics to desist from enthnicising insecurity in the country.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho reacts to Paul Pogba’s criticism of his coaching at Manchester United

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Lesotho start-up MG Health has become the first African cannabis-grower to win European Union permission to export cannabis flower for medicinal use - which can range from relieving chronic pain to treating spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.

EU allows Lesotho’s MG Health to export cannabis flower for medicinal use

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is overwhelmed with Ahmed Musa’s decision to sign for Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars.

Ahmed Musa’s transfer to Kano Pillars excites Super Eagles coach

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is overwhelmed with Ahmed Musa’s decision to sign for Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 60 new coronavirus infections, no death

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the country’s active COVID-19 cases increased by 39, bringing the total number to 7,821.