News - Chief of Defence Staff

Oil Theft, Illegal Refining Piracy Drop In Niger Delta – Operation Delta Safe

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe says since the launch of Operation 777 on October 8, 2015, to curb crude oil theft, illegal refining of petroleum products, militancy and other forms of criminality, significant successes have been recorded.

Osinbajo Replies Reps, Refutes Violations In Approval Of N5.8b NEMA Funds

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has refuted any wrongdoing in the approval of N5.8 billion for “emergency intervention of food security to the northeast” in June 2017, when he was acting president.

House Of Reps Seek Repartriation Of 22 Nigerians Stranded In Niger

7 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's House of Representatives has asked its committees on foreign affairs and interior to liaise with the relevant ministry of government to ensure the repatriation of 22 Nigerians who escaped slavery from Libya and are now stranded in Niger republic.

Wives Of Security Officers Seek Inclusion In Defence Policy Formulation

10 months ago /
Nation 

Keynote speakers at the two day national conference on the role of defence and police officers’ wives in national defence, peace and security, have called for the inclusion of wives of defence officers in the formulation of defence policy for the nation.

Buhari To Attend ECOWAS Summit In Togo On Sunday

10 months ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Lome, Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings.

Operation “Safe Haven” Gets New Commander

10 months ago /
Security 

The Chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin has approved the appointment of Maj- Gen Augustine Agundu as the commander, “Operation Safe Haven”.

Plateau Violence: Defence Headquarters Deploy Additional Special Forces

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has authorized the deployment of additional Special Forces to Plateau State to beef up the strength of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). 

Defence Headquarters To Unify Veterans Associations

1 year ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says it is unifying all the various military veterans associations into one group.  

Joint Military Training Holds In Abuja

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says the spate of insecurity around the country poses a threat to the corporate existence of Nigeria as a nation, hence it is doing everything possible to restore normalcy.

DEPOWA Empowers 200 Women, Youths

1 year ago /
Nation 

The defence and police officers’ wives association (DEPOWA), has empowered 200 women and youths from its just concluded skills acquisition programme at Ode-Ekiti, in Gbonyi local government area of Ekiti state.

President Buhari Arrives Bauchi

1 year ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Bauchi State on a two-day working visit

Security Chiefs Concerned Over Plot To Disrupt 2019 Elections – Presidency

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s security chiefs have expressed worry over plans by some groups in the country to disrupt the processes leading to the 2019 general elections, the presidency has said.

Security Services Assures Of Balance Between Security And Freedom Of Expression

1 year ago /
Nation 

In the midst of the debate over the right to freedom of expression and the government's efforts to ensure that the digital space and the mass media generally do not become a playground for terrorism and destabilization, security agencies in the country have given assurances that they would maintain a balance between openness and national security.

Senate Summons Buratai, IGP Over Dapchi Schoolgirls’ Abduction

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has summoned the Chief of Army Staff, LT General Tukur Buratai and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the abduction of 110 secondary schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.

Defence Chief Rues Poor Funding Of Armed Forces

1 year ago /
Security 

The chief of Defence Staff Abayomi Olonishakin has lamented the poor release of funds to the Defence Headquarters, saying that it has continued to hamper the operations of the agency for years.

Petinrin Advocates Improved Leadership

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s former chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi petinrin says Nigeria needs improved political and military leadership to overcome its security challenges.

New Airforce Pilots Winged

1 year ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says the delivery of ten new trainer aircraft will go a long way in boosting indigenous training of pilots and aircraft technicians among other things in the country. The chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Abuja during the winging ceremony of eleven...

Buhari Extends Tenure Of Service Chiefs

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, approved the extension of the tenure of all military service chiefs. They are chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of army staff, lieutenant general Tukur Buratai; the chief of naval staff, vice admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas and the chief of air staff, air Marshal Sadique...

CDS Assures Of Maritime Security

1 year ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s chief of Defence Staff, general Abayomi Olonisakin says the military remains committed to providing adequate security along the nation’s waterways with a view to boosting the country’s economy. General Olonisakin gave the assurance during the official inauguration of  locally constructed 20 gun boats for the Nigerian  navy for maritime crime patrol...

Saraki Says Nigeria Loses N127 Billion To Cyber Crime Annually

1 year ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki says Nigeria loses an estimated one hundred and twenty seven billion naira, to cybercrime annually. Saraki who was represented by deputy minority whip, senator Philip Aduda at the beginning of a three-day cybercrime act review conference said efforts to revive Nigeria’s economy must necessarily include counter-measures to minimize...