DEFENCE MINISTER CONDOLES FAMILY OF LATE BRIG. GEN. ZIRKUSHU

The Minister of Defence Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) has described Late Brig. Gen. Dzarma K. Zirkushu as a gallant officer who paid the supreme price to keep Nigeria safe and secure.The Minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Musa Istifanus made the remark when he paid a condolence visit […]

DEFENCE DIPLOMACY: EVOLVE STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE NIGERIA’S COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS -MAGASHI TASKS DEFENCE ATTACHES.

  ……HAILS DIA’S STRATEGIC ROLES IN NATIONAL SECURITY. The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has directed Defence Advisers / Attaches to continue to deploy appropriate diplomatic initiatives in support of National security imperatives. General Magashi gave the charge as special guest at the 2021 Annual  Defence Advisers/ Attaches Conference held at […]

Defence Minister visits Op Hadin Kai, pledges more equipment, logistics

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd), has assured troops of the Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), of government’s commitment to supply them with more equipment and logistics for operational efficiency. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Saturday, disclosed that Magashi gave the assurance […]

Insecurity: Minister of Defence, others visit HQ Theatre Command

The Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Magashi rtd has led Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs on an operational visit to headquarters Theatre Command Operation Hadin Kai Maimalari cantonment Maiduguri. On the Minister’s entourage included Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Iraboh, Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Farouq Yahaya, Chief of Naval […]

AFRDC 2022 – MINISTER OF DEFENCE SETS UP COMMITTEE TO WORK OUT MODALITIES FOR VETERANS FOUNDATION…URGES NASS TO SPEED UP PASSAGE ON NIGERIAN LEGION ACT.

The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) says the pending Debarment Allowance and other related welfare benefits for the serving and retired members of the Nigerian Armed Forces are receiving actionable attentions at the appropriate quarters. General Magashi made this known at a Media briefing for the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day […]

SAFE SCHOOLS DECLARATION- NO GOING BACK ON SECURING SCHOOLS AGAINST ATTACKS- MINISTER OF DEFENCE….HAILS NIGERIA’S HOSTING RIGHT FOR 4TH SSD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) says the Armed Forces of Nigeria will not renege on National  commitment to securing schools against infractions by Anti – educational Forces. General Magashi stated this as special guest of honour at the Pre – event BriefingTowards The 4th International Conference on Safe Schools Declaration, […]

ARMS TRADE TREATY – MINISTER OF DEFENCE ASSURES ON TREATY IMPLEMENTATION, REPORTING PARADIGM SHIFTS….SAYS HARD TIMES AWAIT SMALL AND LIGHT WEAPONS TRAFFICKERS FUELING INSECURITY.

The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has assured the Arms Trade Treaty, ATT of government’s resolve to re- invigorating the nation’s mechanisms to address reporting deficit. General Magashi gave this assurance in a message to the opening ceremony of A – 4 Day National Training Workshop with the theme; “Strenghtening Inter […]

NATIONAL DEFENCE: RESTORING PEACE TO TROUBLED SPOTS NOT NEGOTIABLE, MINISTER OF DEFENCE……….ASSURES ON ADEQUATE EQUIPMENT TO PROSECUTE MILITARY CAMPAIGNS.

The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has restated government’s commitment to restoration of peace in the troubled spots in parts of the Country. General Magashi stated this in a remark as special guest of honour at the Defence Headquarters 61st  Independence Anniversary dinner held at the Army Headquarters Command Officers Mess, […]