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DHQ DEVELOPS NEW VETERAN ADMINISTRATION MODEL, FUSE ASSOCIATIONS

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The Nigerian Military Veterans have resolved to come together under a proposed umbrella body to be named Veterans Federation of Nigeria (VFN) to replace the existing Nigerian Legion. This unification was part of the communiqué reached at the end of a three-day workshop organized by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for military retirees held in Abuja from 21-23 May 2018. The

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MAJ  GEN  SA YARO TAKES OVER AS 30TH COMMANDANT OF NDA

Following the recent redeployment of senior military officers in the Nigerian Army, a new Commandant, Major General SA Yaro, has

OPERATION HAIL STORM: AIR TASK FORCE ELIMINATES KEY ISWAP LEADERS, SCORES OF FIGHTERS IN MASSIVE AIR STRIKES AT KIRTA WULGO AND SABON TUMBUN IN BORNO STATE

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has taken another major scalp off the Islamic State of West

  NAF LAUNCHES OPERATION THUNDER STRIKE 2 AGAINST BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS, RECORDS SUCCESSFUL STRIKES IN BORNO STATE

PRESS RELEASE    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), through its Air Task Force (ATF), has commenced OPERATION THUNDER STRIKE 2

TROOPS OF OPERATION SAHEL SANITY KILLED AND FOILS ARMED BANDITS ATTEMPT TO RUSTLE LIVESTOCK IN KATSINA AND ZAMFARA STATES

  In continuation of the operational mandate to stamp banditry and untoward activities out of North-West zone of the country,

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CDS VISITS PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, ASSURES TOTAL PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE STATE.

1. The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa today, 8 July, 2024 paid a courtesy call on the Plateau State Governor, His Excellency, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang in his office. The visit is part of the CDS leadership concept of ensuring collaboration with critical stake holders

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CDS RECEIVES GRAND RECEPTION FROM SOUTH AFRICAN COUNTERPSRT, HARPS ON SECURITY COOPERSTION.

1. The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa today, 1 July, 2024 has paid an official visit to the Chief of South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF), General Rudzani Maphwanya in Pretoria, South Africa. The CDS was received by his South African counterpart in his office.

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CDS MOURNS ADMIRAL OGOHI: SAYS HE WAS PATRIOTIC TO THE END

On behalf of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa OFR hereby announces the sad demise of a 8th Chief of Defence Staff, Armed Forces of Nigeria (1999-2003) Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi. Admiral Ogohi died in the early hours of today, Sunday, 30

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ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA HOST MAIDEN VETERANS STAKEHOLDERS FORUM…Focus on Enhancing Veteran Welfare and Future Prospects

The Defence Headquarters organized the inaugural Armed Forces of Nigeria Veterans Stakeholders Forum with the theme "The Nigerian Armed Forces Veterans in the Next Decade." Held at the Tukur Yusuf Buratai Auditorium in the Army War College Nigeria, Asokoro, Abuja, the two-day event commenced on June 25, 2024, and will

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CDS MEETS GENERAL CHARLES BROWN JR, CHAIRMAN US JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, DURING THE AFRICA CDS CONFERENCE AT GABORONE, BOTSWANA , FOR MUTUAL BENEFITS.

1. The Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS ) General Christopher Gwabin Musa today, 25 June, 2024 has attended the African Chiefs of Defence Conference with the theme; "Together on the Rampart: Expanding Cooperation and Sharing Values" which was Co-hosted by USAFRICOM and Botswana Defence Force, Gaborone, Botswana. The regular meeting

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Press Briefing by Directorate of Defence Media Operations

PRESS BRIEFING BY DIRECTORATE OF DEFENCE MEDIA OPERATIONS ON ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA’S MILITARY OPERATIONS HELD AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NEW CONFERENCE ROOM ON 28 JULY 2022 1. Defence Headquarters bi-weekly briefing on troops activities and operational successes being recorded in the various operational theaters of the 6 geo-political zones of

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TROOPS OF OPERATIONS SAFE HAVEN AND HADARIN DAJI ARREST VANDALS NEUTRALISE BANDITS RECOVER ARMS AND AMMUNITION

TROOPS OF OPERATIONS SAFE HAVEN AND HADARIN DAJI ARREST VANDALS NEUTRALISE BANDITS RECOVER ARMS AND AMMUNITION 1. Troops of Operations SAFE HAVEN and HADARIN DAJI have continued to deny terrorists and other criminal elements freedom of action in their area of operations. Notably on 25 July 2022, troops of Operation

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GENERAL UPDATE ON ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA OPERATIONS FROM 21 JANUARY TO 11 FEBRUARY 2021

Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the Press, welcome to today’s Press Briefing. You are

FINALLY LAID TO REST REMAINS OF OFFIICERS AT NATIONAL MILITARY CEMETERY ABUJA.

The body of the 7 Airforce personnel who died on 21 February 2021 in an

NATIONAL SECURITY: CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF HARPS ON ROBUST MILITARY – MEDIA RELATIONS… As DHQ Honours Veterans

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has called for a more robust

BOKO HARAM NOW GIVES LOANS TO YOUTH AS BAIT FOR MEMBERSHIP

It has come to the knowledge of the Defence Headquarters that Boko Haram terrorists have