Thursday, 16 January 2014

Jonathan Sacks Service Chief, Retains Badeh

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked all the military Service Chiefs except the immediate past Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh who  was appointed the New Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
According to the statement by the Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, which also appeared in his twitter handle, all the other Service Chiefs were dropped,  including the Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim, Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, and Vice Admiral Joseph Ezeoba as the CDS, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) respectively .
He said Jonathan exercises the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria approved the following changes in the nation’s Military High Command, adding that Air Marshal Alex Badeh takes over from Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim as Chief of Defence Staff while Major-General Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah takes over from Lt.-General Azubike O. Ihejirika as Chief of Army Staff.
He added that, 
“Rear Admiral Usman O. Jibrin takes over from Vice Admiral Dele Joseph Ezeoba as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu takes over from Air Marshal Badeh as Chief of Air Staff.

Tukur Lays Resignation Rumour to Rest, Finally Resigns as PDP Chairman


Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
After a protracted battle, the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur,  has finally resigned. He was said to have handed over his letter of resignation to President Goodluck Jonathan.