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The Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U General Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stopover in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership.

U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria on security cooperation

The Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U General Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stopover in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two countries.
The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.

Nigerian government seeks support from US for army aviation

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has solicited the support of the U.S. for the Nigerian Army Aviation to become fully operational.

Nigerian Air Force to partner private companies to combat Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it will continue to encourage partnership with the private sector to provide facilities where aircraft can be maintained to enhance the fight against insurgency.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, commissioned a new Air Force helicopter. This was in furtherance of the onslaught against the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

President Buhari unveils new Airforce helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, commissioned a new Air Force helicopter. This was in furtherance of the onslaught against the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

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 Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has unveiled an EC-35 Helicopter (NAF 549), reactivated at the 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. 2

Nigeria to receive two helicopter gunships before December – NAF chief

The Nigerian Air Force will before December 2019 take delivery of two helicopter gunships from Italy which will be deployed to complement the air power in various operations across the country.

US pledges more support for Nigerian Air Force

The United States of America (USA) Government has again assured the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) of its continued support in combating emerging security threats in the Country.

Federal government tells US not to ‘cross the line’ into election interference

With less tha a week to the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly polls, the Federal Government has told the United States (US) not to cross the line as far as the elections are concerned.

Federal government releases funds to purchase 12 Tucano aircraft

The Federal Government has released funds for the purchase of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America in its bid to fight terrorism in the North-East.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

#HAPPYBDPMB: A dozen reasons for Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection

On Monday December 17, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking re-election for a second term of office will be marking his 76th birthday and, in his own words, “still going strong.”
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AFRICMIL sues Muhammadu Buhari over withdrawal of $496 million for purchase of Tucano aircraft

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, a civil society organisation, has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of 12 Tucano aircraft worth $496 million without the approval of the National Assembly.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

Sadique Abubakar: NAF acquires 31 aircraft, reactivates 13 others in 3 years

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) acquired 31 brand new aircraft and reactivated 13 others in the last three years, according to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar.

NAF wants quick delivery of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft, to expedite action on its delivery to Nigeria.

Cattle ranching: Nigeria should learn from Ghana – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised Nigeria to borrow a leaf from Ghana by establishing cattle ranches to resolve the deadly conflict between farmers and herders.

Official: Nigeria Air Force to stop repair of aircraft abroad soon

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is taking drastic steps to stop the maintenance of military aircraft and other assets abroad, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Sadique Abubakar, said.

House of Representatives divided over impeachment of President Buhari

Members of the House of Representatives are sharply divided over the calls for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for the alleged extra-budgetary expenditure of US$496 million in the purchase of fighter jets from the US

President Buhari explains why he ordered withdrawal of $462 million without approval

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he gave approval for withdrawal of $462 million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) because he believed the National Assembly would have no objection to his action.

President Buhari: Why we paid $469m for Tucano aircrafts ahead of National Assembly approval

The president’s letter, which was obtained by newsmen from sources in the House of Representatives, indicated that Buhari only wrote to the National Assembly leadership on April 13, 2018, and it was received in the Office of the Speaker of the House on April 17, 2018.

United States to sell A29 Super Tucano aircraft to Nigeria

The United States (U.S.) has accepted to sell one of its A29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Federal Government to boost the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.

[email protected]: Presidency releases Buhari’s 57 achievements

The Presidency on Saturday released what it called the 57 achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration as the nation marks 57 years of Independence.

Buhari is working – Presidency

The Presidency has said contrary to claims by some section of Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is working.

Nigeria’s Super Tucano jets include guided bombs, rockets

Paveway 11 guided bombs, laser-guided rockets and infrared sensors are being sold to Nigeria by the United States government, along with the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets, expected to aid the military in ending the eight year-old Boko Haram insurgency in the north east.

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Recall the Kogi State Governor alongside the National Chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe State had yesterday received the former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the ruling’s All Progressives Congress, APC.

CNG: Northerners should be wary of Yayaha Bello, Femi Fani-Kayode

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has said that Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, and Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, fooled the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, to suspend its strike action and resume supply of food items to the South.
Mr Dachung Bagos, the member representing Jos South South-Jos East Federal Constituency, has said that the military needs modern and sophisticated equipment to combat kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other forms of insecurity in the country.

House of Reps member: Military needs modern equipment to curb banditry, kidnapping, others

Mr Dachung Bagos, the member representing Jos South South/Jos East Federal Constituency, has said that the military needs modern and sophisticated equipment to combat kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other forms of insecurity in the country.

Nigerian Air Force announces major shake-up, redeploys senior officers

The Chief of Air Staff, Isiaka Amao, has approved the redeployment of some senior officers of the Force.
Shipping magnate Kola Karim has been tipped as a possible replacement of late businessman, Harry Akande who held the prestigious title Agbaoye of Ibadanland while he was alive.

Shoreline boss tipped to succeed late Harry Akande as Agbaoye of Ibadanland

Shipping magnate Kola Karim has been tipped as a possible replacement of late businessman, Harry Akande who held the prestigious title Agbaoye of Ibadanland while he was alive.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor orders re-procurement of materials for 2,500 mass housing contract

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has directed that the contract for the construction of 2,500 houses across the state be re-procured.