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NAF: 11 female officers undergoing training as pilots

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the Nigerian Air Force is committed to empowering its female officers just as it empowers their male counterparts.

NAF trains 94 special forces, 35 personnel

Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said that 94 Special Forces (SF) and 35 personnel were trained at the Air Force Regimental Training Centre (RTC) Annex, Bauchi.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Maiduguri on Sunday while reacting to allegations that his men failed to respond to call to bomb the insurgents when the attack was going on.

CAF: NAF trains 94 special forces, 35 personnel in RTC Bauchi

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal (AM) Sadique Abubakar said that 94 Special Forces (SF) and 35 personnel had been trained at the Air Force Regimental Training Centre (RTC) Annex, Bauchi.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief lauds personnel over successful air operations in Northeast

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has commended officers and men of the service over successful execution of air operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
Gboyega Oyetola

No hiding place for criminals in Osun – governor

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has pledged his administration’s continued support to security agencies, declaring that there is no hiding place for criminals.
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has firmed up talks with the Nigerian Air Force to assist his administration with periodic air surveillance to check the activities of kidnappers in parts of the state.

Kidnappings: Governor Obaseki, NAF set to partner on periodic aerial surveillance

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has firmed up talks with the Nigerian Air Force to assist his administration with periodic air surveillance to check the activities of kidnappers in parts of the state.

Education critical to human capital development – NAF chief

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Baba Abubakar, has stressed the importance of education as the foundation of human capital development and a key factor in any form of societal advancement and innovation.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief harps on quality education

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Sunday in Lagos described qualitative education as the foundation of human capital development in any society.
Pakistan has continued a limited opening of its airspace for commercial flights, after closing it earlier this week at the height of tensions with neighbouring India that saw both countries carry out air raids inside each other's territories for the first time since the 1971 war.

Pakistan continues partial opening of airspace amid India crisis

Pakistan has continued a limited opening of its airspace for commercial flights, after closing it earlier this week at the height of tensions with neighbouring India that saw both countries carry out air raids inside each other's territories for the first time since the 1971 war.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. REUTERS-Aly Song-Pool

Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

More than 300,000 people have signed online petitions calling for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after he freed an Indian pilot in a bid to defuse tensions with his country’s arch-rival neighbour.
A handout photograph released by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations on February 27, 2019, shows captured Indian pilot Wg Cdr Abhinandan in the custody of Pakistani forces in an undisclosed location. (AFP)

Pakistan set to free Indian pilot to de-escalate tensions

Pakistan is set to release a captured Indian pilot in a "peace gesture" aimed at easing tensions with its nuclear archrival, after aerial clashes ignited fears of a dangerous conflict in South Asia.

NAF honours fallen heroes, others in Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has honoured five officers who died in the line of duty in 2018 with the posthumous gallantry award.
Gbenga Oyetola

Governor Oyetola seeks support for families of fallen heroes

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Tuesday called for proper care for families of Nigerian soldiers who died in the course of protecting the nation’s sovereignty.

NAF trains 701 on Force Protection course

The Nigerian Air Force says 701 students have been admitted in its Force Protection in Complex Air Ground Environment Course 7/2018.

Godwin Obaseki goes tough on thuggery, to amend laws to curb cultism

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has revealed that plans are in place to sponsor a bill for a law to strengthen measures aimed at curbing cultism in the state.
3 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF reactivates abandoned aircraft for military operations

The Nigerian Air Force has commenced the in-house reactivation of two more platforms to enhance its operational efficiency in the discharge of its constitutional roles..

NEMA partners Nigerian Army, Air Force on effective disaster control

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has partnered with the Nigerian Army and Air Force for better coordination and effectiveness during disaster management.

NAF pledges continuous training, retraining of personnel effective performance

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has pledged to continue to give top priority to the training and retraining of its personnel for effective performance.

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The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence

Centre demands appropriate policy for rehabilitation, recovery of gender-based violence victims

The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence
Ifeanyi Okowa

South South leaders engage Nigerian government delegation, demand restructuring

South South Governors and leaders on Tuesday insisted that Nigeria needed to be restructured along the lines of true federalism and devolution of powers to the federating units.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Tunde Fashola: I’m committed to APC campaign promises, not 2023 politics

The minister, a chieftain of the APC and former governor of Lagos State, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen on his plans and where he would want to belong in the 2023 general elections.
South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s rival to pull out of WTO DG race

South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.
Everton could be forced to offload Alex Iwobi in a bid to balance the books, the UK Mirror reports.

Alex Iwobi: I still have a lot to learn playing right wing-back

He operated almost exclusively on the front foot in the opening half at Craven Cottage and it was Iwobi’s marauding run which paved the way for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score his second goal and re-establish Everton’s lead after Bobby Decordova-Reid replied for Fulham.