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John Odey, Chairman of the panel that investigated arms procurement from 2007 to 2015 has been summoned by the House of Reps committee over the $459 million falcon eye project. ABUJA — President Buhari had established the committee  to audit procurement of arms  for the Nigerian military between 2007 and 2015. The House of Reps summoned the chairman alongside RTCOM to explain the circumstances surrounding the transfer of N6.1 billion to the NSA account. RTCOM...

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Two military aircraft have killed over 1,000 cows in multiple attacks on Fulani settlements in Keana and Doma Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State. Fulani leaders and some of the victims said the attacks were launched between Thursday, June 10 and Sunday, June 13. Some sources said hundreds of cows were killed in Giza Development Area of Keana Local Government on the grounds that the military operation was to dislodge bandits from the areas. The...

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KADUNA — The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Friday charged the 1,100 recruits of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) not to compromise in protecting and preserving the territorial integrity of the country. Amao gave the charge during the Passing Out Parade of the 1,100 Recruits of Basic Military Training Course 41 at the Military Training Center (MTC) NAF Base Kaduna. He said that they were graduating at a time when the...

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PORT HARCOURT —Seven IPOB members were killed by security operatives during a clash in Eleme and Oyigbo LGA, Rivers state. IPOB which stands for Indigenous People of Biafra is a separatist organisation that aims at acquiring independence for southeastern states. A statement endorsed by Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson confirmed the development adding that five other members were also arrested. Narrating the incident, he admitted that the clash occurred when the military invaded the suspected enclave...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian Air Force has said the capability of its pilots should not be questioned despite the recent NAF plane crashes, which included last Friday’s crash which claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military personnel. A NAF Beechcraft King Air 350i crashed at the Kaduna civil airport after the pilot diverted from the military airport because of bad weather. It was the second time that...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the spokesperson to the military, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu. In April 2020, he was named Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the military campaign in the North-East, which was recently renamed Operation Hadin Kai. “President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. “Prior to...

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima says the Nigerian Army has commenced investigation into a speculation over the gruesome murder and extortion of a woman by security operatives in Katsina State. According to the army in a press statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, it was alleged that the woman was arrested in a commercial vehicle with money estimated to be N420, 000 by members of a local vigilante group...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General, Danjuma Ali Keffi as the new chief of army staff following the death of General Attahiru and ten others in an air mishap on Friday. A military source confirmed the appointment. Danjuma Ali Keffi hails from Nasarawa State and GOC 1 Div Kaduna, is also a member of 38 Regular Course and trained in Mogadishu Battalion of the Academy. He is a member of 38...

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ABUJA — It was a black Friday for Nigerians when the news filtered that a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft 350 with registration NGR203 from Abuja to Kaduna carrying Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru and others had crashed and no survivor of the ill-fated plane. The incident occurred around 6pm and those on board include principal officers, personal aides of the COAS and the crew. They are: Lt Gen I Attahiru, Brig Gen MI Abdulkadir,...

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru has died in an air crash. General Attahiru died with his aides in a plane crash. According to military sources, the crash occurred today while on an official trip to Kaduna. Gen. Attahiru who was newly appointed chief of army staff on January 26, succeeding Tukur Buratai. He was 54. The presidency has already been briefed about the development. Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force has issued a...

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