Wednesday, 5 February 2014
|The CDS, COAS, CNS AND CAS|
The new service chiefs were today decorated with their new ranks by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa. The service chiefs and their new ranks are Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant- General Kenneth Tobia Minimah; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu
With the recent revelations of the planned renewed attacks by Boko Haram sect in different parts of the country, checks has revealed that security has been tightened in all formations in Lagos.
The recent security measures put on ground was informed by the signal released by the intelligence personnel of the Defence Headquarters, informing all military formations of the plans by terrorists to unleash fresh mayhem.
According to the signal, the terrorists had formalised plans to acquire vehicles in military colours to beat the numerous security checkpoints, thereby gaining full access
into military formations without stress.
Almost 200 civil society
groups from 77 countries are calling on the United Nations (UN) to put
government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new
framework for global development.
The UN is currently working
to devise a global development agenda for after 2015, the target date for the
Millennium Development Goals, which will set worldwide priorities for
development in the coming decades. This week the Open Working Group for
Sustainable Development Goals will be meeting in New York to further
discussions on governance.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Obi Umahi, today commissioned the 65 Battalion Alfa and Bravo Company Offices, sponsored by Lieutenant General TY Danjuma, under the leadership of the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Haruna Dasuki. While commending Gen Danjuma, he said the transformation agenda in the army is not talk-chop rather action backed by action.
The Force Spokesperson, CSP Frank Mba said the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, has expressed the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure a hitch-free guber elections taking place in Ekiti and Osun States this year and the 2015 general elections.
The IGP, who gave this assurance when the US Ambassador, Mr. James Entwistle paid him a courtesy visit at the FHQ, Abuja, Tuesday, 4th February, 2014 noted that already not less than one hundred and sixty thousand (160,000) Police personnel are receiving relevant training on election duties in different Police training institutions across the country in preparation for these elections.
With the challenge of dearth of adequate platforms to patrol the nation's vast maritime domain, the Nigerian Navy (NN), has called for more concessions in the purchase of Excess Defence Articles and other maritime security hardware from United States.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin, made this call at the opening ceremony of Exercise OBANGAME Express 2014 final planning conference held in Navy Town, Lagos.