Nigeria's Military In Major Shake-Up


In a major shakeup of the high command, President Goodluck Jonathan has fired his entire military leadership and named their successors in order to bring new ideas and 'restore sanity' to his administration.
  • Nigeria:  As New Service Chiefs Take Over - Over 50 Generals to Go!

    Vanguard, 19 January 2014

    Following the retirement of Service Chiefs and the appointment of new ones by President Goodluck Jonathan, Generals in the Army and their equivalent in the Navy and Airforce may ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Analyst - New Nigeria Military Chief 'New Strategy' Against Boko Haram

    Voice of America, 17 January 2014

    After Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his top military chiefs this week, some analysts said it signified a failure of the old guard to beat Islamist militants in the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Shake Up That Shook the Military

    This Day, 18 January 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan surprised many when he announced sweeping changes in the military hierarchy on Thursday with the removal of the Chief of Defence Staff, Ola Sa'ad ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Defence Forces Reshuffle Confirmed

    CAJ News Agency, 17 January 2014

    THE Presidency officially announced President Goodluck Jonathan had reshuffled the defence forces. read more »

  • Nigeria:  "Appointment" of New Service Chiefs Is Illegal and Unconstitutional

    Premium Times, 18 January 2014

    On 16th of January, 2014, a day after the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations, President Goodluck Jonathan, announced, through a terse statement issued by Dr. Ruben Abati, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Why Jonathan Sacked Service Chiefs

    Premium Times, 17 January 2014

    President Jonathan seems to be making a clear statement of loyalty, authority and legality by this decision to replace the service chiefs. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Okorocha Condemns His Removal

    Daily Trust, 18 January 2014

    Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has condemned the removal of Lt Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika as Chief of Army (COAS) by President Goodluck Jonathan. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Skips 31 Generals to Minimah

    Leadership, 18 January 2014

    To appoint Maj-Gen. Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah as chief of army staff, President Goodluck Jonathan had to skip 31 generals who are his seniors in the Nigerian Army, LEADERSHIP ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Why Jonathan Sacked Ibrahim, Ihejirika, Ezeoba

    Leadership, 17 January 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday dropped all the service chiefs but one, Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, the immediate past chief of air staff who is now the new chief of ... read more »

Photo: Vanguard

President Goodluck Jonathan (right) being received by service chiefs.

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