Tag Archives: NAF

Senate Honours Late Gallant Pilot, Arotile As She’s Laid To Rest In Abuja

The funeral rites of Tolulope Arotile has commenced in Abuja after the Flying Officer remains arrived at the military cemetery on Airport Road, The Punch reports. Spotted paying final respects to Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot at the burial are members of her family; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Chief of Defence…

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Trial Of Late Pilot, Tolulope Arotile’s Case To Be Handled By The Police

The trial of classmates of celebrated late, Tolulope Arotile who reportedly knocked her down with a vehicle that eventually led her death has been handed over to the Police, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) affirms. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, announced the development while briefing the public on the…

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Sister Of Late Celebrated Pilot, Tolulope Arotile Demands Probe Into Her Death

Damilola Adegboye, immediate elder sister of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, has called for a thorough investigation into her death which resulted from a purported “accident”. The Nigeria Air Force had released a statement saying Tolulope died when she was inadvertently hit by the reversing vehicle of an excited former Air Force Secondary School…

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Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Receives 5 Super Mushsak Aircraft From Pakistan

In order to enhance its training and operational efficiency, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired five Super Mushsak aircraft from Pakistan. Chief of Logistics of the NAF headquarters, AVM Garba Bello, who represented the Chief of Air Staff, Air Mashal Sadiq Abubakar, while taking delivery of the aircraft in Kaduna disclosed that the Super…

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Nigerian Air Force Aircraft Crashes In Kaduna, Pilot Killed

A Nigerian Air Force Beetle aircraft crashed on Thursday, August 24, in Kaduna while on a mission, Air Commodore Olatukumbo Adesanya said. In a statement issued on Thursday, Adesanya said “the only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots was unfortunately killed in the mishap.” He said the cause of the crash has…

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Nigeria Air Force Strikes At Boko Haram Location In Northern Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole has carried out air strikes on a Boko Haram location in Northern Borno. A statement signed by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, said the strikes represented another…

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Nigerian Air Force Denies Story On Impending Retirement Of Officers

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied a newspaper publication on planned retirement of officers from the service. Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, Director of Public Relations and Information, denied the report said in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. The statement quoted Ayodele as saying that the story was unfounded and…

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Nigerian Air Force Is Updating Its Tactics In Tackling Boko Haram – Chief Of Air Staff

According to him, it will be through a review of operations and -re-training of its personnel. According to Punch, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adeshola Amosun, said in Kaduna on Wednesday that the Nigerian Air Force is changing and updating its tactics in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.…

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