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China defends intercepting US Navy plane

China’s Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast. Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun called the U.S. accusations “groundless” in a statement issued Saturday ...

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Military inaugurates DNA centre

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ)   has  inaugurated an Identification Centre (DNA) for the storage of personnel specimen to aid in the recognition of personnel when the need arises. The centre which is located in the Mogadishu Cantonment is the first of ...

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TIEMS to Jonathan: Close all borders now

The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to as a matter of urgency order the closure of Nigeria’s land and sea boarders, especially from West Coast of Africa to prevent further an influx of the deadly ...

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NOC solicits army’s support

Stories by Jibrin Baba Ndace The Nigeria Olympic Committee  (NOC) has solicited for the Nigerian Army’s support for the success of sports development in Nigeria. The President, Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr  Sani Ndanusa made the appeal recently in Abuja, when  ...

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Retirement: Prison CG, Zakari, bows out

By Bode Olagoke The Controller-General of Prisons, Ibrahim Zakari has  handed over to Deputy Controller-General of Prisons, Aminu Sule as he proceeded on retirement after attaining the mandatory 35 years in service. He handed over to Sule at a brief ...

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DEPOWA: Furthering humanitarian cause

On Friday, July 18, 2014, the President, Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA), Mrs. Mary Iyah Badeh, laid the foundation for the group’s Skill Acquisition Centre in Abuja. JIBRIN BABA NDACE was there For over four decades, DEPOWA which ...

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DOPRI: An end and a beginning

On Monday, July 7, outgoing Director of Public Relations and Information, (DOPRI), of the Nigerian Air Force, (NAF), Air Commodore Yusuf Anas handed over to the new DOPRI, Air Commodore Dele Alonge at the Air Marshal MD Umar Blue Room ...

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STF recovers arms in Shendam LG

Troops of the Special Task Force in the Plateau have also raided a camp maintained by an armed gang operating in a settlement in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, says Defence Headquarters. A statement by Director Defence Information ...

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‘No terrorist attack on Maiduguri’

The Defence Headquarters has said that there was no attack on Maiduguri as reported by some section of the media. A statement issued by the Director, Defence Information (DDI), Major General Chris Olukolade said  that contrary to the report, the ...

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STF: Building peace through football

The Special Task Force (STF), OPERATION SAFE HAVEN, has, in its bid towards peace-building and as reintegration, evolved  strategy aimed at realising its dream, one of which was the civil-military relations activities away from the use of force, which included ...

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NAF gives free medical services

The Nigerian Air Force  stormed some selected villages nation-wide with medical outreach as part of its 50th anniversary, where masses were given free medical care and consultations as part of their social responsibilities. It was Air Commodore Olufemi Olutoye, the ...

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NOWA holds second inter-house sport competition

Nigerian Naval Officers Wives Association (NOWA) Educational Centre has held its second Inter-House Sport Competition. Declaring the ceremony open, the national president of the centre, Mrs Lami Jibrin, said there was need to encourage children to participate in and develop ...

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Navy conducts quarterly route march

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday in Abuja conducted its quarterly 10-kilometre route march for officers and ratings aimed at ensuring they were physically fit to carry out their duties. They marched from the Mogadishu Cantonment at Asokoro to Niger Barracks ...

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Gusau: Facing a daunting challenge

On Friday, March 7, 2014, the new Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (rtd) and Minister of State, Defence, Senator Musliu Obanikoro, assumed office at the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Ship House, Abuja. Jibrin Baba Ndace examines the ...

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