Tension in Calabar as Air Force officer kills man

January 14, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

An officer of the Nigerian Air Force in Calabar has killed a man, identified as Asuquo Etim Umo, who was a staff of the Cross River state Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA), popularly known as 100 Marian, over-traffic related issues. Our reporter gathered that the incident happened Thursday evening. Blueprint gathered that a CTRA enforcement team had impounded a vehicle Read More

Sit-at-home: IPOB sends residents off streets, markets, banks, other places on Nigeria’s Independence Day

October 2, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The usual glitz and glamour associated with Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations completely deserted the entire South eastern part of Nigeria on Friday following sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). In Imo state, the situation was not different. A glimpse of what to expect in a state that has been plagued with enormous crisis in recent times witnessed the Read More

Buni mourns victims of NAF airstrike, calls for investigation

September 16, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state. In a statement signed by his director general press and media affairs Alhaji Mamman Mohammed said, although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, the government will join Read More

Bauchi 2023: Why not Sidique Abubakar?

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

From all indications, Bauchi state will be the state to watch for “revolution” in the politics of transition climaxing in 2023 with the emergence of a new governor. The incumbent, Kauran Bauchi, Bala Mohammed has his head in the clouds of presidential ambition, repeatedly claiming to have the “nod”   of the PDP national caucus and throwing ill-advised controversial brick bats across Read More

NAF alerts public on fake admission into its college of Nursing

July 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has warned members of the public against falling victim to fake and fraudulent admission notification for ND/HND programmes into the NAF College of Nursing (NAFCON). NAF’s Director of Public Relations & Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement Wednesday, said NAFCON has not commenced or advertised for any admission into ND or HND Nursing at the Read More

Air crashes: Calls for removal of Air Chief premature-Group

May 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A Civil Society Organization, National Solidarity Group (NSG), has decrribed  a call for the removal of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, over recent air crashes involving Nigerian Airforce  aircrafts as premature, urging Nigerians to wait for for reports of investigation into causes of the air mishaps before reaching conclusions. The president of National Youth Council Read More

NAF: Mourning but resolute in defence of country

May 24, 2021 Matthew Okeleke 0

Despite mourning crew of its aircraft that crashed on Friday in Kaduna, the Nigerian Airforce is not losing sight of its mandate to restore peace in the country. On Sunday, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, issued a statement where he quoted Governor Nasir El-Rufai as commending NAF fighter jet crew for their Read More

Army Chief, others died as heroes – Ndume

May 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), declared Saturday that he  received the news of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.  General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others with shock. General Attahiru and some other military officers with Cabin crew of a Nigeria Airforce Aircraft, died Friday evening at the Kaduna Aiport when the plane Read More

Lt. Gen Attahiru’s death shocking, painful – Ortom

May 22, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom Saturday described the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru in an air crash Friday as shocking and quite painful. The Governor said the loss of Lt General Attahiru and the other military officers who were also on board the aircraft is a major setback to the fight against insecurity in the Read More

Revealed! How Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru, others crashed

May 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has died in an air crash while on an official trip to Kaduna. Attahiru died in a military Beachcraft 350 aircraft that crashed at Kaduna International Airport on Friday, claiming all eight souls onboard. Blueprint learnt learnt that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6pm. Confirming the incident in a Read More

We’re investigating alleged killing of soldiers by airstrikes – NAF

April 27, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force has commenced an investigation into reports that airstrikes from its planes killed soldiers in the North-east, mistaken them for Boko Haram fighters. A video making the rounds on social media, shows a soldier in the North-east alleging that army personnel were killed by an Air Force coordinated airstrike in Mainok, Maiduguri after they were mistaken for Read More

2023: Group wants ex-CAS Sadique to contest Bauchi governorship

April 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group known as Bauchi Youth Control Center (BYCC) has called on the immediate past Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar to contest the governorship seat of Bauchi state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Chairman of the group, Alhaji Babangida Ajiya, made the call at a press conference Monday in Bauchi where Read More

Akwa Ibom: Customs sieze 391, 631 contraband goods, arrest 66 suspects in 6 months

March 26, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) under the Joint Boarder Patrol Team (JBPT) said it has intercepted no fewer than 391,631 contraband goods smuggled into the country through south-south and south-east states’ boarders between September, 2020 and February 2021. The Sector Coordinator 1 in charge of South-South and South-East zone, Comptroller Shehu Abubakar, made the disclosure in a statement signed and Read More

Insecurity: North won’t be blackmailed by unscrupulous Nigerians nursing 2023 ambitions, Northern elders fume

March 22, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that, ahead of the 2023 general elections, “many unscrupulous politicians are capitalising on insecurity and agitations from different parts of Nigeria to hurt and weaken the North by making it the culprit behind all manner of grievances, real or contrived.” In a statement made available to Blueprint Monday, signed by NEF’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Read More

Banditry: El-Rufai on all-out war against criminality, needs our support – Uba Sani

March 15, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central) has urged the people of the state to lend their full weight behind Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s war against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and allied crimes. The lawmaker observed that the El-Rufai administration has since moved from agonising over the incessant attacks on communities to an “all-out assault on criminal elements”, with a determination to Read More

Gabkwet assumes office as NAF spokesperson

March 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet has assumed office as the new Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). He was appointed following recent appointments and deployments by the NAF. He took over from Air vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola who has been appointed director plans of the NAF. A statement by Wing Commander Bassey Okon on Read More