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Nigerian Airforce Retires 7 Air Vice Marshals

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The Nigerian Air Force witnessed a massive shake up as seven Air Vice Marshals (Two-star Generals) and some Air Commodores (One-star Generals) retired from its service after the mandatory 35 years in service, while others were retired on age limits.

This is coming just as the Air Force effected new postings to its operational commands and units across the country known as, Tri-Service Commands.

The officers proceeding on retirement after observing their “terminal leave” are the former Chief of Defence Communication, AVM Osmond Amu; former Chief of Policy and Plans, Defence Headquarters, AVM Dick Iruonagbere, and former Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AVM Ahmed Muazu.

Others are the former Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, AVM Odesola; former Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command, AVM Aprekuma; former Commandant of Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, AVM Clement Aroriode while it was gathered that the former Chief of Policy and Plans at HQ NAF, AVM Adekunle is to proceed on terminal leave prior to retirement.

New Air Officers Commanding

A statement on the NAF website reads: Following the recent promotion of its senior officers,  the Nigerian Air Force has released the postings and appointments of some senior officer. Among the new senior appointments are two Commandants, three Air Officers Commanding and five Branch Chiefs at the Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force

The new Air Officers Commanding are Air Vice Marshal Ishaya Umar, former Chief of Training and Operations HQ NAF, now AOC Training Command, Kaduna; Air Vice Marshal Olufemi Idowu, former Director of Policy, HQ NAF, now Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command, Yenegoa; Air Vice Marshal Oyemaobi, former Chief of Standards and Evaluation HQ NAF, is the new AOC Tactical Air Command, Markudi; Air Vice Marshal Wakili Ahmed, former DO PLANS is the new SASO at Mobility Command.

The Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command in Lagos, AVM Aminu Adamu retained his position; AVM Nicholas Spiff, former Director of Administration at DHQ is the new Chief of Administration at HQ NAF.

For the Commandants of Tri-Service Institutions and Principal Staff Officers at NAF HQ, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Kure, formerly DOPRI, Air Secretary, and Chief of Administration at HQ NAF, now Commandant, Armed Force Command and Staff College, Jaji; Air Vice Marshal Moses Akinsanmi, formerly Commander PAF, Director of Operations DHQ and Managing Director NAF Post Housing, now Commandant Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Lagos.

Air Vice Marshal Dilimono, formerly Deputy Commandant, NDA, is the new Chief of Training and Operations; Air Vice Marshal Ogunaike, formerly the Chief of Aircraft Engineering at NAF HQ is moved as the new Chief of Policy and Plans at HQ NAF; Air Vice Marshal Osim, formerly SASO at Training Command is the new Chief of Aircraft Engineering; Air Vice Marshal Zannah, formerly the Commander Special Operations Group, Port Harcourt, now Deputy Commandant, Nigeria Defence Academy.

Some Air Commodores posted are Air Commodore Emeka Ozoemena, one time DOPRI, now Commander, NAF Station, Jos; Air Commodore Gambo Ilyasu, formerly of AFCSC Jaji, now Director of Budget, Defence Headquarters; Air Commodore Musa Fari, formerly Commander NAF Camp now Director at HQ NAF,; Air Commodore Jeff-Zanni, formerly Deputy Director Plans, now Director Safety at HQ NAF and Air Commodore Chukwuma Mojekwu is the new MD NAF Post Housing.

“The postings and appointments which are with immediate effect are in line with the Chief of Air Staff; Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh’s efforts at transforming the Nigerian Air Force for greater operational efficiency” the statement concludes.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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