According to reports, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has extended its aerial patrol and surveillance of the Abuja-Kaduna highway to include the railway lines.
The surveillance is part of the ongoing efforts to protect lives and safeguard critical national assets within the affected areas.
In the patrol, both railway terminus in Abuja, Kaduna and environs were covered using NAF helicopters.
A statement by the spokesman for the Air Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, said that the security situation in the North West region of Nigeria […]
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered Friday that three men, including Air Vice Marshall Tony Omenyi (retired) be remanded in Kuje prison.
Also to be kept in Kuje prison are an employee of Diamond Bank Plc, Babatunde Faro and Sada Adamu.
The judge ordered their remand after they were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on two separate charges.
Omenyi and his company, Huzee Nigeria Limited, were arraigned on a 3-count charge of abuse of office […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives says it is determined to ensure that laws are put in place to empower the Nigerian Air Force to fight pipeline vandalism and other socio-economic vices in the Niger Delta.
The Chairman, House Committee on Nigerian Air Force, Mr. Samson Okwu, said this on Monday when he and members of the committee visited the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, at the Government House, Yenagoa.
Okwu and the other committee members were received by the Deputy […]
According to reports, the Nigerian Air Force has destroyed another set of illegal barges in the Niger Delta Region.
A statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, made this known to newsmen in Abuja Tuesday.
Famuyiwa said: “NAF has destroyed two additional illegal barges laden with stolen petroleum products in the Niger Delta. The barges were set ablaze by NAF helicopter around Opu-Bille, Yellow Island and Bille Area of Rivers.
“The latest operations like the previous ones […]
Mohammed Lawan Sini, the sixth prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the ongoing trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (rtd) on Wednesday, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja how Badeh, on a monthly basis, allegedly pilfered NAF funds meant for personnel emoluments to the tune of N558 million.
Sini, whose evidence started Tuesday, is currently a director at the Nigerian Air Force, NAF.
The PW6, […]
Barring any last-minute change in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday hand over some aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force, it has been gathered.
A top Presidency source said on condition of anonymity that the handover ceremony would hold at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Although the source was not forthcoming on the number of aircraft to be handed over to NAF, it was learnt that at least two of such […]
President Muhammadu Buhari says he plans to sell off more jets from the presidential fleet while some will be handed to over to the Nigerian Air Force.
The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed this after revealing President Buhari’s directive that two jets from the presidential fleet be sold off to cut down on overheads.
According to Mr. Shehu, the president has already approved that the sale of the two aircraft be advertised in national newspapers.
The sale […]
According to reports, the Nigerian Air Force in collaboration with the Benue State government has inaugurated the “Barrack Youths Agricultural Empowerment Programme”.
The programme is aimed at helping officers cope with home front demands from their dependents.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, launched the initiative for over 3,000 beneficiaries across Nigeria on Wednesday at the NAF Base Makurdi, Benue State’s capital.
On his arrival at the Officers Mess of the barracks, he was welcomed by one of the benefiting […]
Air Commodore Haruna Umar, the Commander, 37 Base Services Group of the Nigerian Air Force in Yola, on Thursday said an ex-service man in military uniform has been arrested in possession of two missing rifles belonging to the air force.
Umar, who presented the suspect, Dubi Elisha, along with five other accomplices in Yola, said the six were arrested by a joint patrol of air force and personnel of the Department of State Services.
Umar said: “One Dubi Elisha, a business man […]
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Air force Base in Yola, Adamawa State, Gboko Tsekaa, has said that a a prominent indigene of the State, Elisha Dubi, was not abducted but arrested.
Tsekaa disclosed this in his office in Yola.
He said Dubi was arrested over allegations of dealing in and illegal possession of arms.
He was specifically said to be in possession of a missing FN Rifle.
The rifle was found in his house in Numan, Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa […]
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday conducted a counter-terrorism simulation exercise involving the insertion and extraction of Special Forces operating in conjunction with other organic security agencies and organisations to retake the airport from terrorists and ensure normalcy of operations.
The exercise which was code-named “Steel Dome “ which means Fortified Arena was conducted by the men of the Air Force Regiment- a special force operations team made up of commandos and other specially trained officers deployed for counter terrorism […]