News - Chief of Defence Staff

How we rigged Ekiti poll for Fayose – Ex-PDP secretary

3 years ago /
Politics 

Dr. Temitope Aluko, has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan gave Governor Ayo Fayose N4.7bn cash to prosecute the June 21, 2014 governorship election in the state. He said the money was used to defeat the then Governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who was the governorship candidate of the...

Chibok Girls: President Buhari orders new investigation

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, January 14, has ordered a fresh investigation into the abduction of the Chibok girls, according to reports by Leadership news. Reports have it that the panel that will investigate the incident is to be named by the national security adviser (NSA) General Babagana Munguno. The presidential senior...

Boko Haram Insurgency: Minister assures Army of Govt’s support

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Muhammad Dan-Ali (rtd), has assured soldiers fighting insurgency in the North East of government’s commitment to provide the needed logistics to expeditiously end insurgency in the country. Dan-Ali gave the assurance in Damaturu on Friday at a Christmas lunch organised for troops fighting insurgency in...

Security Chiefs Meet Buhari

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigerian security forces to stay focused in the war on insurgency in the country. Chief of defence staff, general Gabriel Olonisakin conveyed the president’s submission after a close door meeting with security chiefs on Monday, in Abuja. The chief of defence staff said there was no going back...

Kaduna Helicopter Crash: President Buhari Commiserates With Victims' Families

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commiserated with the families of the seven people who died in a Dornier 228 aircraft crash on Saturday in Kaduna. The President, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Ismail Aliyu, said the crash was a sad event, not only to the Armed...

Commission To Deploy 8,700 Troops To Combat Boko Haram

4 years ago /
Security 

Member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission are to deploy 8,700 troops to stem the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the region. Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, said in statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday that the decision arose from a Meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff...

Navy Reduce Oil Theft From 2.4m To 300,000 Barrels Per Month – Jibrin

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said it had reduced incidence of oil theft from 2.4 million barrels per month in 2014 to 300,000 barrels per month as at June 2015. The outgoing Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, disclosed this in Abuja at the handing over ceremony to...

President Buhari Appoints New Service Chiefs

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new service chiefs and national security adviser for the nation. Head of the Nigerian army training and doctrine command in Minna, Niger state, Abayomi Olonisakin is the new Chief of Defence Staff while the commander of the multinational Joint Task Force which has its headquarters in...

Human Right Abuses: I'll Investigate Amnesty International's Report - Buhari

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Amnesty International report alleging human rights abuses as very disturbing. He has therefore assumed that his administration will study the documents and act appropriately. The Amnesty International reports had asked President Buhari among other things to investigate the Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh, incumbent Chief...

Amnesty International Indicts Nigerian Military

4 years ago /
Security 

Nine top Nigerian military officials including the country’s Chief Of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh have been indicted by the international human rights group, Amnesty International for alleged war crime. In its 2015 report titled "Stars on their shoulders, blood on their hands", the group claims that horrific war crimes...

DHQ On Insurgency

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh says the feeling of hopelessness is one of the reasons for the Boko haram terror attacks in country’s North East. The Air Chief said this at the Defence headquarters in Abuja when the support our troops foundation presented three thousand books...

Abuja: CDS Urges Support For Military

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Abuja: CDS Urges Support For Military The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh says continuous support for and appreciation of efforts of the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents will further spur it to do more. Air Marshal Bade said this in a message he sent...

CDS Urges Support For The Military

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh says continuous support for and appreciation of the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents will further spur it to do more. Air Chief Marshal Badeh said this in a message he sent to a rally in Abuja in...

DHQ PRESS RELEASE: Military Is Not Working For Any Political Party

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) views with strong exception the political campaign advert by a political party which is currently airing on several television channels targeting the person and office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh for denigration. In the said advert, vile references were made about...

Ten Killed In Greek Military Plane Crash In Spain

4 years ago /
International News 

A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed while taking part in a training mission in southern Spain on Monday night, killing at least 10 people – most of them French. An official at Spain’s defence ministry said at least 13 other people were injured when the plane hit others parked on the...

 

INEC Holds Meeting On IDPs Today

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, will on Tuesday (today) hold a crucial meeting with stakeholders on the modalities for the conduct of the 2015 general elections at camps for Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East. The parley, which will be attended by representatives of the state governments of Adamawa, Borno and...

Maiduguri Visit: President Jonathan Salutes The Courage And Patriotism Of Soldiers

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan undertook a surprise visit to Maiduguri Thursday on the occasion of Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day to meet with officers and men of the Armed Forces currently in the frontline of the war against terrorism and insurgency in the country. Accompanied by the Chief of Defence...

 

Nigeria Will Overcome Insurgency Soon - President Jonathan

4 years ago /
Security 

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Nigeria will soon overcome the Boko Haram insurgency, going by recent developments. The President gave the assurance at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri on Thursday. He said "it is a sad thing talking about the problem of IDPs. "Nobody will be happy seeing IDPs...

President Jonathan And Others Honour Fallen Heros

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday led leaders of the legislature and judiciary, military and para-military organisations to honour Nigeria’s fallen heroes. They performed the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day wreath laying ceremony at the National Arcade, Abuja. The 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day with the theme: "Appreciating the The Nigerian Armed Forces”,...

Withdrawal Of Troops By Niger Threatens Multinational Joint Task force

4 years ago /
Nation 

With the announcement of the Niger Republic government that its troops may not return to Baga, a town in Borno State which is presently under the control of the dreaded Boko Haram, the collapse of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has become imminent. Established in 1998, the MNJTF was to...