A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa said 34 Brigadier Generals were promoted to the rank of a Major General, while 47 Colonels moved up to Brigadier Generals. OO Olatunde – Headquarters 35 Brigade, – (posthumously promoted). You may not find the people who did it. Details of the promotion is contained in a Nigerian Army memo signed by GAT Ochigbano, a major general, and exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES.The memo is referenced; AHQ MS/G1/300/252/2. ROO Cole – Nigerian Army Ordnance Tailoring Factory Yaba, Lagos. List of Newly promoted Brigadiers and Major Generals in Nigerian Army. He told me when such things happen to you don’t go about asking who did it. Brigadier General AL Dusu – Defence Headquarters, Abuja. …J. This would have been time for another one on one. Some of those promoted to the rank of Two-Star Generals (Major Generals) include H.O. OA Akinyemi – Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos. S Nuhu – Army Headquarters Department of Administration. 18 Nigerian Army generals according to military sources in the nations capital, Abuja, have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Musa further disclosed that Brigadier Generals G.O. The retired officers were one full General, five Major-Generals and eight Brigadier Generals. The announcement was highlighted with the posthumous promotion of Brigadier General OO Olatunde of the Headquarters 35 Brigade. SO Nwafor – 303 Artillery Regiment General Support. A Idris – Directorate of Army Reserve Recruitment and Resettlement Rear. I Otu – Headquarters 7 Division Maiduguri. Dr Chuba Okadigbo was one of the President’s men we were lucky to grant us audience. Tarka told me he was a Ph. WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the top military officers were all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference which held in […] Investigation underway following Christmas Day explosion in U.S. Kano State Govt. In the northern part of Nigeria, it is heresy to declare a demand backed by an Emir no matter how outlandish it may be as a “profound act of historical stupidity”. Balewa entered into the Nigerian government in 1952 as Minister of Works, and later served as Minister of Transport. Generals redeployed as Nigerian Army effects major shake-up [Full list] The Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some senior officers. Brigadier General HI Bature – Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna. Brigadier- General CK Nwosu, Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi, and Brigadier General HI Bature, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna. The Nigerian Army has either appointed or redeployed no fewer than 14 officers to different military units across the country. The Army Council has on Wednesday approved the GAT Ochigbano – Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I first met Dr Chuba Okadigbo one on one in 1982 while he was serving President Shehu Shagari as a political Adviser. Okadigbo left Nigeria on self-exile and soon after. Full List Of Top Generals Affected As Nigerian Army Announces Major Shake-up - Crime - Nairaland. NEWS DIGEST – The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of 421 of its top officers to new ranks. Zulum felicitates with Christians, urges citizens to remember troops, IDPs, others. A. Sani Abacha. On 31 st December 1983, the military struck and the Generals took over power. Okadigbo left Nigeria on self-exile and soon after. Eleven generals of the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps in Lagos State were on Friday pulled out of service. Ahmed Aboki Abdullahi. Nigerian Army: Buratai clocks 5 years in office, reposts Generals [Full list] Emmanuel Onwubiko: Industrialization, Nigerian Army and fight against insurgency Army 38: … Army Releases Promotion List Of Major-Generals, Brigadier Generals...See Full List Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 11th Nov, 2019 - tori.ng A large number of Nigerian army senior have been promoted to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals. That is when we met again after so many years for another one on one interview. Okadigbo was persona non grata. GC Nkenke – 8 Division Supply and Transport. The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its latest promotion exercise, according to a report by DailySun. A total of 39 Brigadier Generals were lucky to be meritoriously promoted to Major General, while 97 Colonels have also been elevated to Brigadier General accordingly. Let us talk about the Nigerian military ranking in the world, not Nigerian military ranks nor the Nigerian army ranks; I mean where Nigeria stands among other countries in the world. Brigadier General HI Bature – Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna. Abuja – The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its latest promotion exercise. O Nwachukwu – Defence Headquarters Defence Information. The Army Council has on Wednesday approved the promotion of senior officers to the next ranks of Major General and Brigadier General. Details of the promotion is contained in a Nigerian Army memo signed by GAT Ochigbano, a major general, and exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES . Brigadier General GS Abdullahi – Defence Headquarters Abuja. He rather turned to history and philosophy. The posting was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai. The List of Current Nigerian Army Generals. He did not feature in the list of Shagari’s men in October 1983. While in Abuja we interviewed some newsmakers we could reach. Full List Of Newly Promoted Senior Nigerian Army Officers NEWS DIGEST – The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of 421 of its top officers to new ranks. MS Ahmed – SI List Nigerian Embassy Riyad. Also, the Nigerian civil war was an excellent case for assessing Nigerian generals; that one general was not prepared is proof of his lack of strategic abilities. Bunza, Nigerian Military School Zaria, A.A. Adesope, Directorate of … SS Araoye – Command Engineering Depot Kaduna. He took his time to take decisions, even if it meant taking a blame that was not his own. FIFTEEN Generals have been retired from the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME) Auchi, Edo state. Newly promoted Brigadiers and Major Generals in Nigerian Army -- The Army Council has on Wednesday approved the promotion of senior officers Brigadier General LA Adegboye – Headquarters 82 Division Enugu. Nigerian Army, Airforce, Navy Release Names of Newly Promoted Top Military Officers. KO Ukandu – Army Headquarters Department of Administration. I asked myself that question several times until I discovered that with Okadigbo, the philosopher King long dead, I was wasting my time. FO Omoigui – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations. Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its … Abuja - The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its latest promotion Abuja – The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its latest promotion exercise. The Nigerian Army has promoted 468 lieutenants to captain, PREMIUM TIMES can report. On the 15th of January, 1966, Nigeria had her first coup d’état which ushered in her military era. This was inexplicable. Abdulsalami Abubakar. He moved against the ambition of Chuba Okadigbo to be President of Senate when the PDP Senate caucus of the Senate, a party to which he and Okadigbo belonged unanimously backed it. He had now developed a thick skin he said. Today the President Muhammadu Buhari, is facing strident calls from Nigerians and legislators to sack some of his generals. Sa'adu Abubakar. The other new Brigadiers- General are: A.L Dusu, Defence Headquarters, M.A Masanawa, Ammunition Central Depot Agunu, Kachia, J.A Ataguba, Land … Nigerian Army redeploys Generals in major shake-up [Full list] crimechadmin March 31, 2020 Military Leave a comment 1,328 Views The Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some senior officers. S. told me more. When you are stabbed at the back, just keep going.”. MM Bunza – Nigerian Military School Zaria. Brigadier General AB Ibrahim – Army Headquarters Training and Operations. It … Okadigbo was persona non grata. “There was no need at all. READ ALSO: Ibadan Polytechnic Examiner Bags 20-Year Jail Term For Malpractice. What we know is when the New Nigerian published the interview the indigenes of Abuja became very angry not only with Okadigbo but also with the man who gave him the chance to serve as Presidential adviser – Shehu Shagari. Brigadier General S Idris – Defence Headquarters Abuja. Nigerian Army Logo No fewer than 18 military generals of the Nigerian Army have tested positive for COVID-19 following the breakout of the virus during the aborted 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference. Brigadier General IM Obot – Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja. Brigadier General PB Fakroga – Headquarters Nigerian Army Women Corps. ME Onoja – 1 Military Intelligence Brigade, Kaduna. BEVERLY HILLS, November 11, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of 34 Brigadiers-General to the rank of Majors-General and 47 Colonels to the rank of Brigadiers- General respectively. I Ahmed – Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. The interview was soon on. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has warned generals against staging any coup. Following the out break of COVID-19 during the recently aborted 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference, at least 18 top generals of the Nigerian Army have tested positive for the dreaded corona virus. Given the fact that Okadigbo once contested elections with Buhari as his Vice President, what would be his advice to Buhari today? The position is often occupied by the most senior commissioned officer appointed by the President of Nigeria. Represented by the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 81 Division of the Nigerian … A list of some of the officers compulsorily retired on Friday. Eventually when about a year after Okadigbo’s interview with us the 1983 elections were held and Zik of Africa reacted angrily to the results, Okadigo described his reactions as the “ranting of an ant”, the decision was made. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! So those of us who are not experts in military matters should really be circumspect in criticizing the Commander –in – Chief over such matters.”. The military handed over power and office of President of the Federal Republic in that year to one of their own, General Olusegun Obasanjo. AE Attu – National Defence College, Abuja. A total of 39 Brigadier Generals were lucky to be meritoriously promoted to Major General, while 97 Colonels … In the process, Lagos became not only over congested but Lagosians considered it  their land and therefore saw  other Nigerians as foreigners in a city that ought to consider every Nigerian as having equal rights as indigenes. A statement on Tuesday by Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Copyright © 2020 Channels Incorporated Limited. CA Ataki – Department of Policy and Plans ‘Army’. Born a commoner in the north of colonial Nigeria, he trained as a teacher. “In any case young men, did you not listen to or read the broadcast of General Murtala Mohammed when he created states and Abuja in 1976? GO Adesina – Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. SD Makolo – Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation. Okadigbo was persona non grata. Six immune boosting beverages to drink when you are sick, Matching Time with Progress, By LINDA ASIMOLE ELLAH, Man dies in Anambra Christmas Day accident, Air chief pledges support for troops on special operations, Insurgency: CAS organizes Christmas lunch for frontline troops in Borno. Global fire power ranks the Nigeria army as the 4 th strongest military in Africa where Nigerian infopedia says it is the 5 th on the list of African countries with the highest military strength. BA Isandu – Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Lagos. Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (January 16, 1966 – July 12, 1966) 177 days 2. Brigadier General AL Dusu – … IO Olatunji – Headquarters 8 Division, Sokoto. A List of Nigerian Past and Present Leaders from 1960 till date. In 1979 a similar betrayal (what he preferred to call a ‘turn around’ happened) just before Shehu Shagari’s government took off. What was Okadigbos opinion on this? Many northern lawmakers were calling for his impeachment. AO Arogbofa – Headquarters 102 Division Equipment Support. The Nigerian Army has released the list of postings and appointments of some senior officers. “Musa further disclosed that Brigadier Generals G.O Adesina, Department of Policy and Plans, M.M Bunza, Nigerian Military School Zaria, A.A Adesope, Directorate of Audit and Financial Management Office of the Chief of Army Staff and K.I Muktar, Department of … AA Adesope – Directorate of Audit and Financial Management Office of the Chief of Army Staff. SJA Ilori – Department of Army Transformation and Innovation. A man of great  memory, he remembered. But Shehu Shagari was a man who was never rushed. Maj. General TC Ude. He is certainly unfit for the job.”. MB Wabili – Nigerian Army Super Camp Benisheik. S Nuhu – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations. Soon after, I started stalking Okadigbo. Whether Shehu Shagari and Chuba Okadigbo were or how seriously the President took the advice of this his young, brash adviser seriously, me and Mike Reis did not know. You also know that the President is a full General and he knows the armed forces and we were fully conscious of that reality before we voted for him. The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its latest promotion exercise, according to a report by DailySun. EI Etuk – Multinational Joint Task Force N’Djamena. by FADAKA LOUIS. AM Alabi – Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri. He did not feature in the list of Shagari’s men in October 1983. Commissioner advises youths to demand use of politicians’ children as thugs, Imo North Senatorial by-election: PDP urges INEC to nullify APC’s participation, Copyright © 2020 | ...a common bond National Accord Newspaper. JR Lar – 31 Artillery Brigade Garrison, Minna. A military dictator of Nigeria in past years, Obasanjo had little patience for democratic nuances. Oh how I miss Okadigbo. The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was established on May 22, 1973 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon to foster peace, love and unity among the ethnic groups of Nigeria after the end of the Nigerian civil war/ Biafran war. Military ruler October 19, 1934 (age 86) Olusegun Obasanjo: 1976–1979 1999–2007 Military ruler President of Nigeria March 5, 1937 (age 83) Muhammadu Buhari: 1983–1985 2015–present Military ruler President of Nigeria December 17, 1942 (age 77) Ibrahim Babangida: 1985–1993 Military ruler Brigadier General CK Nwosu – Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the decorated generals comprising one major general and 22 brigadier generals are among the recently promoted officers by the army authorities. Generals redeployed as Nigerian Army effects major shake-up [Full list] Published on March 31, 2020 By Wale Odunsi The Nigerian Army has released the … I was then founding Editor of Crystal International newsmagazine, a glossy publication which was out only once in June of that year. Musa further disclosed that Brigadier Generals G.O Adesina, Department of Policy and Plans, M.M Bunza, Nigerian Military School Zaria, A.A Adesope, Directorate of … Even Senator Zwingina who was energetically leading the campaign in the Senate for Okadigbo backed out. The Nigerian Army has released the list of postings and appointments of some senior officers. Maj Gen IN Ijoma. Below are the heads of states of Nigeria from 1966 till 1999. “The Constitution vests on the President the powers of the Commander – in – Chief of the Armed Forces. I reminded him of our encounters during the Shagari days. In that broadcast, he made it clear that Abuja as a capital city, centrally located on a fresh land and not controlled by any of the major ethnic groups will become a tonic for National unity,” Chuba reminded us. JA Ataguba – Land Forces Simulation Centre, Abuja. Will it be same as he gave in 1999 when his inveterate political opponent, also a retired General and former tyrannical Head of State was in power? The people who stabbed you may turn around to stab you in the face. SO Adejimi –  Headquarters 6 Division Supply and Transport. As long as the people with such ideas were concerned, Okadigo ought to be fired from his office. This list may not reflect recent changes ().A Sani Abacha Godwin Abbe Ahmed Abdullahi Ahmed Aboki Abdullahi Suraj Abdurrahman The new promotion was announced in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, on Sunday in Abuja. The ranks of General Officers changed in when the rank previously called Brigadier became known as Brigadier General. He told me after Okadigbo lost that  he withdrew because the dirt smeared on Okadigbo, evidently sprayed from the Presidency headed by General Obasanjo, he knew Okadigbo’s ambition was doomed. NJ Edet – Headquarters 81 Division, Lagos. LA Fejokwu – Army Headquarters Department of Administration ‘Army’. EA Ndagi – Office of the National Security Adviser. December 7, 2020 Editor COLUMNIST, YAWE ON MONDAY 0. General Yakubu Gowon (August 1, 1966 – July 29, 1975) 8 years, 362 days 3. Full List Of Newly Promoted Senior Nigerian Army Officers. Suraj Abdurrahman. Here is a list of some of the current Nigerian army generals: Major General H. O. Otiki. Generals should be evaluated on the basis of bravery in battle and superior military strategic and tactical thinking in defense of the country against FOREIGN enemies.To evaluate Nigerian Generals on the basis of their performance in the civil war is disingenious to say the least. All rights reserved. The top military officers are all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference held in Abuja. On the 20 th of November, 2017, premium times reported the Nigerian army promoted some of its senior officers from their previous ranks to higher ranks in the Nigerian army ranks. “The President will not repeat such profound act of historical stupidity”, Chuba fired back. He returned much later to participate in General Babangida’s transition program in which he won a Senatorial seat and tried unsuccessfully to be Senate President. He said Abuja was created because of the problems Lagos posed as a dual capital to Lagos state and the federal republic. The Chief of Army Staff is the highest ranking military officer of the Nigerian Army. AAW Hassan – Armed Forces Command and Staff College. LG Lepdung – Headquarters Infantry Corps, Jaji, Kaduna. Ten out of the 15 are Brigadier Generals … Brigadier General BO Sawyer – Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans. Ibadan Polytechnic Examiner Bags 20-Year Jail Term For Malpractice. The following is a list of people who have attained the rank of General within the Namibian Army (NA). Major General O. O. Soleye. It does not include the numerous generals appointed during the Greek War of Independence, unless they also received a general rank in the post-war regular army. 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Full List Of Top Generals Affected As Nigerian Army Announces Major Shake-up - Crime - Nairaland Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Crime / Full List Of Top Generals Affected As Nigerian Army Announces Major Shake-up The coup started by Aguiyi-Ironsi and his army killing the highest rank politicians in the North and West of the country (including Balewa, the first Prime Minister). In fact you may find the wrong people and make more enemies for yourself. Pages in category "Nigerian generals" The following 113 pages are in this category, out of 113 total. This list is not complete –– please add to it if you know of any omissions. UA Yusuf – African Standby Force ECOWAS Headquarters, Abuja. Robert Adeyinka Adebayo. EC Obi-Osang – Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, Buni Yadi. MA Masanawa – Ammunition Central Depot Agunu, Kachia. What is the relationship between this interview, published twenty years ago and contemporary Nigeria? BREAKING: Not Less Than 18 Top Military Generals Of The Nigerian Army Test Positive For The Deadly Coronavirus December 14, 2020 #EndSARS is a failed Biafra movement supported by foolish ones – Adamu Garba ASM Wase – Department of Training and Operations ‘Army’. Brigadier General DC Onyemulu – Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre Oshodi Lagos. MD Abumawashi – Headquarters Op LAFIA DOLE, Maiduguri. A statement released by the KI Muktar – Army Headquarters Department of Administration ‘Army’. Okadigbo left Nigeria on self-exile and soon after. In those days, Obasanjo had embarked on a massive purge of the military, sacking mostly northern officers who had held political offices during the long stay of the military in power. Maj Gen Mobolaji Koleoso. Surprisingly, he refused to blame Obasanjo when all accusing fingers were pointed at the General. The posting was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai. These are Yakubu Gowon, Murtala Muhammed, Olusegun Obasanjo,Ibrahim Babangida,Domkat Yah Bali, Mohammed Sani Abacha, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Alexander Ogomudia, Martin Luther Agwai and Andrew Owoye Azazi. Ahmed Abdullahi. S Nicodemus – Headquarters 6 Division Portharcourt. KE Chigbu – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations. But his political ally Senator Aluko had seen it urged him to talk to me saying it was a beautiful, excellently produced magazine. ... signed by I.O. TI Gusau – Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja. A talkative grammarian who was deep in political philosophy, we asked him about the Presidents reaction to the demands of Abuja indigenes that he should turn the Federal Capital Territory into a state so that they did not end up ‘stateless Nigerians’ because their land had been seized by military might and donated to the federal government. The National Youth Service Corps consists of many hierarchies with the Director General … FO Omata – Special Task Force Operation SAFE HAVEN. In all, the Nigerian army has produced a total of ten four-star generals throughout its long history. Since the same Constitution grants the legislature supervisory role over all departments of government, I asked him if the legislature was consulted before Obasanjos mass purge of the military. Otiki, Acting Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison; O.O. … They in fact intensified their demand for Abuja to turn to a state which has not relented up till date. Nigerian Army Promotes Officers to the Rank of General. The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of 74 senior officers to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively. AE Owiriwa – 82 Division Ordnance Services. In this game of politics he said, if you are stabbed at the back, you don’t turn around to ask who stabbed you. 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