Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Jonathan to Decorate 45 Generals Today

A total of 45 two-star generals recently promoted will be decorated with their new insignias by President Goodluck Jonathan at a ceremony in Abuja today.

The newly promoted officers include 22 Major Generals (Army), 19 Rear Admirals (Navy) and 14 Air Vice Marshals (Air Force).

Director Defence Information, Colonel Mohammed Yerima said in a statement yesterday that, "President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will decorate newly promoted 2 star generals and equivalents of the Nigerian armed forces today."

The Air Force recently promoted 129 officers including 14 Air Vice Marshals. They are: Mike Iloenyosi, Frank Nyoyoko, Tee Danbaki, Salihu Bala-Ribah, Andy Tsakr, Tony Omenyi and Bashiru Saidu. Others include Peter Abel, Muktar Magaji, Olutayo Oguntoyinbo, Abiodun Idowu, Haruna Mohammed, Adebowale Odunlade and Unaji Oche.

The Navy promoted 112 officers of which 19 Commodores were prompted to Rear Admirals. They are: P.A. Agba, S.I. Alade, B.A. Egbedina, N.P. Agholor, O.P. Ozojiofor, G.A Ayankpele, L.O.N Iwuoha, H.O Ngonadi, H.H. Babalola, E.G. Ofik, S.E Ogoigbe, J.K.Z Ango, and A. A Osinowo. Others are R.O Osondu, A. Johnson, A.L Akintola, A.B Afolayan (medical), T.G.S Epelle and A. H Yusuf (medical).

Similarly, 150 senior officers in the Army were promoted of which 22 of them were elevated to the rank of Major General. They are: Mobolaji Koleoso (director, army public relations), N. O Ojiji, H. A Salihu, and Brig. Gen. ET Nienge, David Enetie, Mashudy O. Adekanye, John N. Nwaoga, and Patrick G. Ogah.

Others are: Donald M. N Oji, Tanko Y. Gaiya, Bamidele O. Ologundudu, Abbas O. Adekanye, Tamunomieibi I. Dibi Tukur Y. Buratai, Obi A. Umahi, Chuckwudi BB Odunukwe, Sulaiman D. Aliyu, Junaid S. Bindawa, Obidah T. Ethan, Obasina A. Ogunbiyi and Friday M. Airende.

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