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Air Force Redeploys Officers



Air Force Redeploys Officers

In a major shakeup at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), new Branch Chiefs, Air Officers Commanding (AOCs), and Commandants of Tri-Service and Institutions have been announced.

In a statement by Group Captain Joel Abioye on behalf of the Director of Public Relations & Information (DOPRI) on Wednesday, he said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao also approved a NAF spokesperson.

Air Commodore Wapkerem Maigida takes over from ex-DOPRI, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, now Commander 551 NAF Station, Jos.

Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Jackson Yusuf, formerly Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP), HQ NAF, becomes Chief of Defence Policy and Plans (CDPP), Defence Headquarters.

AVM Idi Lubo, erstwhile Commandant Armed Forces Resettlement Centre is now COPP, HQ NAF.

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AVM Mohammed Yakubu, immediate past Commandant Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) was appointed Chief of Aircraft Engineering, HQ NAF.

AVM Ayoola Jolasinmi, ex-CDPP, DHQ, becomes Chief of Defence Space Administration; ex-Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji; AVM Anthony Tuwase is the new Chief of Defence Transformation and Innovation (CDTI), DHQ.

AVM Paul Masiyer is now Chief of Logistics, HQ NAF; AVM Ibikunle Daramola, ex-Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Ground Training Command (GTC) appointed Chief of Communications Information Systems (CCIS), HQ NAF.

AVM Samuel Chinda takes over as Chief of Air Intelligence, HQ NAF, AVM Anthony Ndace appointed Air Secretary, HQ NAF.

AVM Emmanuel Wonah, former Chief of Aircraft Engineering becomes the Commandant of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.

AVM Charles Ohwo, former CDTI assumes office as Commandant Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Lagos.

AVM Paul Jemitola, ex-Air Secretary now Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna; AVM Abraham Adole is the new Commandant, Air Force War College, Makurdi.
AVM Sayo Olatunde, former Commandant Air Force War College now the AOC, Ground Training Command, Enugu; AVM Ebimobo Ebiowe becomes the AOC Mobility Command, Yenagoa.

Air Commodore Olayinka Oyesola takes over as the Air Component Commander (Joint Task Force North East) Operation Hadin Kai.

The senior officers are expected to assume their offices on or before Friday, 6 January 2023.


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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK



Ekweremadu and his wife

A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50,  guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK

They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.

Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.

She was cleared of the same charge.

The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.

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