That is when we met again after so many years for another one on one interview. Otiki, Acting Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison; O.O. SEE FULL LIST: Major Generals: Brigadier General S … The Chief of Army Staff is the highest ranking military officer of the Nigerian Army. EC Obi-Osang – Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, Buni Yadi. SO Adejimi –  Headquarters 6 Division Supply and Transport. D. holder, a graduate of the University of the Street. The posting was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai. So those of us who are not experts in military matters should really be circumspect in criticizing the Commander –in – Chief over such matters.”. On 31 st December 1983, the military struck and the Generals took over power Given the fact that Okadigbo once contested elections with Buhari as his Vice President, what would be his advice to Buhari today? Ten out of the 15 are Brigadier Generals … Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (January 16, 1966 – July 12, 1966) 177 days 2. In 1979 a similar betrayal (what he preferred to call a ‘turn around’ happened) just before Shehu Shagari’s government took off. ME Onoja – 1 Military Intelligence Brigade, Kaduna. S Nicodemus – Headquarters 6 Division Portharcourt. JR Lar – 31 Artillery Brigade Garrison, Minna. A man of great  memory, he remembered. Brigadier General CK Nwosu – Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi. This list is not complete –– please add to it if you know of any omissions. Dr Chuba Okadigbo was one of the President’s men we were lucky to grant us audience. FIFTEEN Generals have been retired from the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME) Auchi, Edo state. 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. Brigadier General HI Bature – Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna. This list may not reflect recent changes ().A Sani Abacha Godwin Abbe Ahmed Abdullahi Ahmed Aboki Abdullahi Suraj Abdurrahman He told me when such things happen to you don’t go about asking who did it. A military dictator of Nigeria in past years, Obasanjo had little patience for democratic nuances. THE Nigerian Army on Saturday elevated 40 senior officers from the rank of Brigadier General to Major General in a major promotion exercise in the force. The National Youth Service Corps consists of many hierarchies with the Director General … In the media, they expressed anger not so much of the fact that Okadigbo had written off their legitimate demands but the words he used to describe them. 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. ROO Cole – Nigerian Army Ordnance Tailoring Factory Yaba, Lagos. Some of those promoted to the rank of Two-Star Generals (Major Generals) include H.O. KO Ukandu – Army Headquarters Department of Administration. 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. List of Newly promoted Brigadiers and Major Generals in Nigerian Army. The following is a list of people who have attained the rank of General within the Namibian Army (NA). December 7, 2020 Editor COLUMNIST, YAWE ON MONDAY 0. The Army Council has on Wednesday approved the promotion of senior officers to the next ranks of Major General and Brigadier General. The top military officers are all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference which held in Abuja before it was shut down after an officer attending the meeting tested positive to the… Not less 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 A He had not yet seen the magazine. A List of Nigerian Past and Present Leaders from 1960 till date. Musa further disclosed that Brigadier Generals G.O. Godwin Abbe. 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? AO Arogbofa – Headquarters 102 Division Equipment Support. … Ibadan Polytechnic Examiner Bags 20-Year Jail Term For Malpractice. Major General O. O. Soleye. NJ Edet – Headquarters 81 Division, Lagos. ASM Wase – Department of Training and Operations ‘Army’. What is the relationship between this interview, published twenty years ago and contemporary Nigeria? When you are stabbed at the back, just keep going.”. 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). M Galadima – Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps Apapa, Lagos. S. told me more. 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. JA Ataguba – Land Forces Simulation Centre, Abuja. IO Olatunji – Headquarters 8 Division, Sokoto. ... signed by I.O. The exercise, approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on January 9, 2017, affected six major generals, five brigadier generals, two captains and one major, documents exclusively obtained by this newspaper showed. AA Adesope – Directorate of Audit and Financial Management Office of the Chief of Army Staff. 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. The posting was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai. General Yakubu Gowon (August 1, 1966 – July 29, 1975) 8 years, 362 days 3. Okadigbo left Nigeria on self-exile and soon after. The interview was soon on. Brigadier General DC Onyemulu – Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre Oshodi Lagos. 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. 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. I was then founding Editor of Crystal International newsmagazine, a glossy publication which was out only once in June of that year. 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. 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. But Shehu Shagari was a man who was never rushed. He said Abuja was created because of the problems Lagos posed as a dual capital to Lagos state and the federal republic. FO Omoigui – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations. In the chain of command, the Chief of Army Staff reports to the Chief of Defence Staff, who in turn, reports to the Defence Minister, accountable to the President of Nigeria. O Nwachukwu – Defence Headquarters Defence Information. All rights reserved. SO Nwafor – 303 Artillery Regiment General Support. FO Omata – Special Task Force Operation SAFE HAVEN. Maj Gen PAT Akem. A List Of Senior Army Officers Compulsorily Retired In Nigeria SaharaReporters obtained a partial list of senior officers compulsorily retired by the Nigerian Army last Friday. 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. Maj Gen IN Ijoma. It … 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. Brigadier General BO Sawyer – Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans. 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. The position is often occupied by the most senior commissioned officer appointed by the President of Nigeria. On 31st December 1983, the military struck and the Generals took over power. 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. He had now developed a thick skin he said. 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. He rather turned to history and philosophy. 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. He did not feature in the list of Shagari’s men in October 1983. They in fact intensified their demand for Abuja to turn to a state which has not relented up till date. (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. 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”. I reminded him of our encounters during the Shagari days. 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. The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of 74 senior officers to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively. 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 … Born a commoner in the north of colonial Nigeria, he trained as a teacher. Represented by the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 81 Division of the Nigerian … 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. 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. Oh how I miss Okadigbo. 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. This would have been time for another one on one. Those […] Nigerian Army, Airforce, Navy Release Names of Newly Promoted Top Military Officers. In fact you may find the wrong people and make more enemies for yourself. AAW Hassan – Armed Forces Command and Staff College. EI Etuk – Multinational Joint Task Force N’Djamena. Investigation underway following Christmas Day explosion in U.S. Kano State Govt. MM Bunza – Nigerian Military School Zaria. These demands were voiced out by no less a person than Alhaji Ibrahim Dodo, then then Emir of Suleja to the same duo of New Nigerian reporters and published a few days earlier. The Nigerian Army has either appointed or redeployed no fewer than 14 officers to different military units across the country. CA Ataki – Department of Policy and Plans ‘Army’. TA Lagbaja – Headquarters 2 Brigade Abak Uyo. Ahmed Aboki Abdullahi. Brigadier General IM Obot – Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja. Okadigbo was persona non grata. NEWS DIGEST – The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of 421 of its top officers to new ranks. Surprisingly, he refused to blame Obasanjo when all accusing fingers were pointed at the General. The announcement was highlighted with the posthumous promotion of Brigadier General OO Olatunde of the Headquarters 35 Brigade. 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 event was shut […] The people who stabbed you may turn around to stab you in the face. It is Okadigbos comments on what the relationship the President / Commander in Chief should develop between the military, the Senate and the electorate that concerns me. Brigadier General HI Bature – Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna. Brigadier General AB Ibrahim – Army Headquarters Training and Operations. I and Mike Reis were detailed by the New Nigerian, a strong newspaper based in Kaduna, to cover the first ever independence celebration to be performed by a Nigerian President in Abuja. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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. Balewa entered into the Nigerian government in 1952 as Minister of Works, and later served as Minister of Transport. A. Sani Abacha. The other new Brigadiers- General are: A.L Dusu, Defence Headquarters, M.A Masanawa, Ammunition Central Depot Agunu, Kachia, J.A Ataguba, Land … “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? A statement released by the Brigadier General LA Adegboye – Headquarters 82 Division Enugu. BA Isandu – Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Lagos. A statement on Tuesday by Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army 18 Nigerian Army generals according to military sources in the nations capital, Abuja, have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This was inexplicable. reiterates commitment to security following a Dec. 23 attack, COVID-19: FCT taskforce clears Abuja recreational spots of fun-seekers, Diaspora Remittances: Mobile Payments Operators request CBN to reconsider position, President Akufo-Addo says Ghana’s economy rebounding at a much faster rate than projected, Nollywood veterans mourn “Mr Prolific”, Chico Ejiro, Zulum greets Christians, asks citizens to remember frontline soldiers, volunteers, IDPs on Christmas, Agba greets Christian faithful, Nigerians at Christmas, urges greater love, Yuletide: Kwara Speaker tasks Nigerians on COVID-19 safety measures, Christmas: Lagos council chairmen felicitate Christians, urge adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, Gov. The Nigerian Army Council on Saturday the 9th of November 2019 has approved the promotion of senior officers to the next ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively. A total of 82 senior officers have been promoted by the Nigerian Army Council to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively. Brigadier-Generals AL Dusu, Defence Headquarters, Abuja; MA Masanawa, Ammunition Central Depot, Agunu, Kachia, JA Ataguba, Land Forces Simulation Centre, Abuja; AE Attu, National Defence College, Abuja; BA Isandu, Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Lagos; SS Araoye, Command Engineering Depot Kaduna; MS Ahmed, SI List Nigerian Embasy, Riyad, EA Ndagi – Office of the National Security Adviser. 28 November 2020. On the 15th of January, 1966, Nigeria had her first coup d’état which ushered in her military era. Adesina, Department of Policy and Plans, M.M. AE Owiriwa – 82 Division Ordnance Services. “The Constitution vests on the President the powers of the Commander – in – Chief of the Armed Forces. A total of 39 Brigadier Generals were lucky to be meritoriously promoted to Major General, while 97 Colonels … Sir A.Tafawa Balewa. Details of the promotion is contained in a Nigerian Army memo signed by GAT Ochigbano, a major general, and exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES . Zulum felicitates with Christians, urges citizens to remember troops, IDPs, others. SD Makolo – Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation. 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. Bunza, Nigerian Military School Zaria, A.A. Adesope, Directorate of … Soon after, I started stalking Okadigbo. …J. Anyone saying Biafra was taken apart by a more equipped and superior opponent should go and read about Ho chi minh, who defeated the French and the Americans from a position of weakness. OO Olatunde – Headquarters 35 Brigade, – (posthumously promoted). In this game of politics he said, if you are stabbed at the back, you don’t turn around to ask who stabbed you. WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the top military officers were all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference which held in […] Okadigbo left Nigeria on self-exile and soon after. 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. UT Opuene – Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji. Brigadier General CK Nwosu – Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi. MS Ahmed – SI List Nigerian Embassy Riyad. The infected military officers were said to have had contact with late Major General John Olubunmi Irefin who died from COVID-19 complications last week. In fact a Commander – in – Chief who will be coming to Senate to ask about how many army corporals he should sack should himself be sacked. You may not find the people who did it. 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. READ ALSO: Ibadan Polytechnic Examiner Bags 20-Year Jail Term For Malpractice. I Ahmed – Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. 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. Below are the heads of states of Nigeria from 1966 till 1999. The Nigerian Army has released the list of postings and appointments of some senior officers. A Idris – Directorate of Army Reserve Recruitment and Resettlement Rear. Okadigbo was persona non grata. Maj Gen Mobolaji Koleoso. TI Gusau – Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja. The top military officers are all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference held in Abuja. The Tribune, citing military sources reported that the order followed a directive from the chief of army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, to the military secretary of the army to serve notice of retirement to officers who went through the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria (a … OA Akinyemi – Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos. Even Senator Zwingina who was energetically leading the campaign in the Senate for Okadigbo backed out. MA Masanawa – Ammunition Central Depot Agunu, Kachia. 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. Buratai has vowed that the Nigerian Army … AY Bwala – 302 Artillery Regiment Onitsha. Many northern lawmakers were calling for his impeachment. As long as the people with such ideas were concerned, Okadigo ought to be fired from his office. S Nuhu – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations. Okadigbo left Nigeria on self-exile and soon after. The Nigerian Army, Friday, decorated the 39 newly promoted Major Generals with a charge to work assiduously to end insecurity. Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its … GAT Ochigbano – Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary. The ranks of General Officers changed in when the rank previously called Brigadier became known as Brigadier General. 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. He took his time to take decisions, even if it meant taking a blame that was not his own. Okadigbo was persona non grata. Brigadier General AL Lawal – Nigerian High Commission, Cairo Egypt. 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 … Rabiu, a major general and Military Secretary, said. AE Attu – National Defence College, Abuja. “My friend J.S. Maj. General TC Ude. He is certainly unfit for the job.”. 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. 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 AOD Okoro – Department Administration ‘Army’. “There was no need at all. KI Muktar – Army Headquarters Department of Administration ‘Army’. Brigadier General AL Dusu – … Newly promoted Brigadiers and Major Generals in Nigerian Army -- The Army Council has on Wednesday approved the promotion of senior officers 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. 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