Tag Archives: Service chiefs

Buhari Back To Abuja After 16 Days In London

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his expectations of the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, are high. He spoke on arrival after 16 days in London for a routine medical checkup in response to questions on his expectations of the Ag. IGP appointed while he was away. The president said among those presented by a committee set up by the ...

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Senate Confirms Buratai, Other Service Chiefs As Ambassadors

The Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate. Their confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Mohammed Bulkachuwa. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, directed the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) (Borno); Vice Admiral ...

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‘Ambassador’ Buratai And Ill-Wind Circling Nigeria

By Casmir Igbokwe The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, is a very lucky man. And so are the ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin; ex-Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar; and ex-Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ete-Ibas. Soon after they left their exalted positions in the military, these men grabbed another one in diplomatic circles. ...

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Northern Elders To Buhari: South-East Not Fairly Treated

Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CONEPD), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being unfair for excluding the South East region in the recent appointment of the service chiefs, describing the act as gross injustice. CONEPD national Coordinator, Mr. Zana Goni, an engineer, in a statement, yesterday, called on President Buhari to review the appointment to favour the ...

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As Buhari Services His Chief Instruments Of War

By Casmir Igbokwe Recently, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, finally decided to service his major instruments of war. He took the first step by changing his service chiefs after over five years in the saddle. Nigerians expect thorough overhauling of the other parts of the war instruments. But if for any reason the President slacks along the way, it will amount ...

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Buhari Writes National Assembly On Confirmation Of Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly, seeking confirmation of the recently appointed service chiefs. According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare, Mr Buhari’s letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan was dated January 27. The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, announced the appointment of the service chiefs on ...

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Give Service Chiefs Timeline, Senate Urges Buhari

The Senate  has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, give a timeline to the new service chiefs to nip in the bud the problem of insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and other security challenges in the country. Speaking with journalists yesterday in Abuja, Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South, said ...

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At Last, Buhari Fires Service Chiefs, Appoints New Ones

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday finally fired the service chiefs and appointed new ones for the country. There has been clamour for the President to replace the service chiefs who he appointed in 2015 following the spate of insecurity in the country. The new service chiefs are Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru as Chief ...

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Sack Service Chiefs, Senate Tells Buhari As Reps Summon Him

The Senate on Tuesday again asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sack the service chiefs over their failure to secure Nigerians. The upper chamber of the National Assembly, which said security situation had deteriorated to a level, where Boko Haram  mounted roadblocks in some parts of Borno State and collected levies from farmers, also asked the President ...

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Only Buhari Can Determine Fate Of Service Chiefs, Adesina Replies Senate

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday said the appointment and sacking of service chiefs remained the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari. Adesina said this in a statement titled “Service chiefs: Position of Presidency on resolution by the Senate.” He was responding to the Senate which on Tuesday asked the nation’s heads of ...

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