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New Service Chiefs Need 6 Months To Understand Nigeria’s Security System – Kalu
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New Service Chiefs Need 6 Months To Understand Nigeria’s Security System – Kalu

In January, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the new service chiefs — Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff; Awwal Gambo, chief of naval staff, and Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff. Their appointment came amid calls by Nigerians on the government to urgently address the security challenges. Speaking when he featured on Channels Television on Sunday, Kalu said the appointment of the new service chiefs will not immediately translate into improved security in the country. He made the comment while answering a question on what the national assembly was doing to address the setting up of security outfits by regions. Despite the change of service chiefs, the security situation in the country has become much worse. TheCable reported how in just ...
Buhari Decorates New Service Chiefs, Backs Them 100 Percent
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Buhari Decorates New Service Chiefs, Backs Them 100 Percent

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the newly-appointed service chiefs to secure the country. I have charged the new Service Chiefs to keep in mind that the nation is looking to them for rapid relief. They must identify competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualifications, and work with them to secure this country. As C-in-C I am backing them 100 percent. As I assured at our last security meeting, I have taken responsibility as C-in-C for them to go out into the fields and every part of the country, to ensure peace and security. I have accepted responsibility for all actions taken in fulfillment of the mandate to secure Nigeria. My charge to the new Service Chiefs. Congratulations again to them, and I wish them the very best. Muhammadu Buhari President @MBu...
Senate Confirms The Appointment Of New Service Chiefs
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Senate Confirms The Appointment Of New Service Chiefs

1. Report of the Committee on Defence Confirmation of the Nomination for Appointment as Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs for the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by Senator Aliyu Wamakko The nomination of Maj. General Lucky Eluonye Onyenucheya Irabor is CONFIRMED as Chief of Defence Staff The nomination of Maj. General Ibrahim Attahiru is CONFIRMED as Chief of Army Staff The nomination of Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo is CONFIRMED as Chief of Naval Staff The nomination of Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao is CONFIRMED as Chief of Air Staff. “Congratulations to them. There was so much calls for the replacement of the former service chiefs and the President did that." - @DrAhmadLawan "Let me take this opportunity to thank the former Service Chief...
New Service Chiefs Arrive Maiduguri To Tackle Insurgency
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New Service Chiefs Arrive Maiduguri To Tackle Insurgency

The new service chiefs have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to meet with critical stakeholders to brainstorm on how to tackle insurgency in the theatre of war. The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor led the delegation to arrive at the headquarters of Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri on Sunday afternoon at about 1330 hours. Daily Trust correspondent in Maiduguri witnessed the arrival of an aircraft carrying the service chiefs. They include the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. General Leo Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Maj. General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, AVM Awwal Gambo and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao. A top security source said the visit is expected to brainstorming on how to re-strategise appro...
I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs
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I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs

The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) , has assured the newly appointed service chiefs of his prayers as they lead the fight against terrorism , especially in Nigeria’ s North - Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. He also advised the service chiefs to give responsibilities to trusted hands , while charging them to be loyal and patriotic . The Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , stated this in a piece on Friday , titled , ‘ Inside PMB ’ s First Meeting With New Service Chiefs ’ . Adesina said the President assured the new service chiefs of his prayers and support , adding that “ victory comes from the divine powers” . But human rights lawyer, Femi Falana ( SAN) , has argued that no level of prayers can win the Boko Haram wa...
New Service Chiefs Can’t Do Better Than Their Predecessors – Shekau
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New Service Chiefs Can’t Do Better Than Their Predecessors – Shekau

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s factional leader, on Wednesday released new audio in which he spoke about Nigeria’s new Service Chiefs, saying they can’t do as their predecessors have done in the war against insurgency in the Northeast. In the nine minutes, 56 seconds-long video, Shekau said he heard about the retirement of the previous service chiefs and their replacement with new ones but he said his message was to call them to Islam. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the replacement of the military chiefs on Tuesday saying he accepted their immediate resignation and retirement although he gave no reason for that. Major-General Leo Irabor has taken over as the new Chief of Defence Staff and head of the military while Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru is the new Chief of Army S...
President Buhari Meets New Service Chiefs For The First Time
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President Buhari Meets New Service Chiefs For The First Time

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met the new service chiefs for the first time since he announced their appointment. The new service chiefs are Major-Gen. Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff. The service chiefs’ appointment comes at a time the nation is grappling with widespread insecurity.
New Service Chiefs Not Enough, Exercise Leadership, Northern Elders Tell Buhari
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New Service Chiefs Not Enough, Exercise Leadership, Northern Elders Tell Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum says the appointment of new service chiefs is not enough to bring the needed change Nigerians expect to see in the country’s war against insurgency and sundry security challenges, adding that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), must exercise leadership as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces. “The key is the president, he has to change his attitude to the defence and security of this country. You cannot run this country with all these security challenges and maintain the distance that he maintains with what is going on. You listen to the president and his spokespeople are telling you the situation is better than it was in 2015. It is a very disturbing thing when you hear this. “There are no suicide bombings now but the populati...
APC Welcomes Appointment Of New Service Chiefs
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APC Welcomes Appointment Of New Service Chiefs

We welcome the appointment of new service chiefs following the resignation and retirement of the outgoing service chiefs. We are confident that the new service chiefs will consolidate on the remarkable achievements of their predecessors in keeping the country safe and peaceful. The Party calls for public support for the new service chiefs as they perform their constitutional roles of protecting our country's territorial integrity and tackle emerging security threats. We also urge increased synergy among the armed forces in achieving these tasks. Recent incidents in the country has triggered quite divisive rhetoric in some quarters. It is counterproductive and dangerous to national security when we put ethnic spins to issues affecting us. In tackling security threats, we should...

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