NIGERIA-US MILITARY COOPERATION: DEFENCE MINISTER RECEIVES US SECRETARY AIR FORCE/SPACE FORCE DELEGATION …SAYS SPACE DEFENCE A FORCE MULTIPLIER IN MILITARY OPERATIONS The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), has said that Nigeria Defence Space Administration will be equipped technologically through partnership with the US Space Force to enhance its capabilities to fight […]

Redeployed Perm Sec Defence, Istifanus promises continuity in Service Delivery

The newly redeployed Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Musa Mik Tukfur Istifanus has promised continuity in the execution of ongoing projects and programs of the Ministry. Mr. Istifanus gave the assurance while taking over from outgoing Permanent Secretary, Mr. Babangida Hussaini who was posted to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing […]

Merry Xmas

The Honourable Minister of Defence, Gen Magashi wishes the christian brethren Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year

Minister of Defence lauds 15 Years Partnership with WRAIR

Minister of Defence Major General Basir Salihi Magashi has lauded the U.S. Department of Defense’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) for 15 years successful partnership with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) Health Implementation Program (MODHIP). The minister made the commendation when he received the Institute’s delegation in his office in Abuja. He […]

2020 National Policy and Development Summit Held in Abuja

As part of efforts to actualize the next level agenda of the present administration, the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Policy Development and Analysis, has organized the 2020 National Policy and Development Summit in Abuja. It was geared towards identifying factors that  delay the actualization of the agenda and secure the nation for socio-economic […]

South Korea and Egypt seek to strengthen ties with the Nigerian Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence is set to partner with the Korean government in the production of military equipment for the Nigerian Armed Forces. Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) stated this when the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Major General Lee En Tae (Rtd) paid him a courtesy visit in his office at […]

Minister of Defence presents cheques to 184 families of deceased military personnel

Ministry of Defence has presented cheques worth millions of naira, to Next of Kins of officers and men who paid the ultimate price in the line of duty while protecting and defending their fatherland. Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi while presenting the cheques to 184 next-of-kins of the deceased officers and men […]


The Honorable Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) has expressed his profound gratitude to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for appointing him a Minister. The Minister disclosed this during the handing over ceremony by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Nuratu J. Batagarawa. He solicited for the […]