April 24, 2024

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Full List As Military Promotes 235 Senior Officers

The Nigerian Armed Forces has announced the promotion of Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko to the rank of Major-General. 234 other personnel in the military were also promoted.

The promotion came barely one week after rife insinuations that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, asked not less than 50 Generals in the military to proceed on forceful retirement. The promotions were released last night after the sitting of the Army Council, Navy council and the Air Council respectively, held at the Ministry of Defence with the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd) as presiding chairman.

In the latest promotion, our correspondent gathered that the Nigerian Army promoted 36 officers to the ranks of Major-Generals from Brigadier-Generals, while 76 Colonels were promoted to Brigadier Generals.The Nigerian Navy promoted 21 Commodores to Rear Admirals and 36 Captains to Commodores, while the Nigerian Air Force promoted 30 new Air Vice Marshals from Air Commodores and 36 Group Captains to Air Commodores.

Below are the names of the newly promoted officers:

Newly promoted Major Generals: CU Onwunle, M Dan madam, OJ Akpor, HT Wesley UT Musa AA Eyitayo V Ebhaleme LT Omoniyi MNB Mamman NU Muktar, A Adamu DI Salihu SA Akesobe KA Isoni HT Dada AS Chinade AA Ariyibi W Shaibu AA Adeyinka BA Alabi OT Olatoye, JH Abdussalam ST Shafaru PP Malla BY Baffa TE Gagariga GM Mutkut MT Durowaiye JD Omali J Mohammed, ZL Abubakar ES Buba JAL Jimoh BE Onyeuko JG Mohammed and EC Ekwesi.

Those promoted from Colonels to Brigadier Generals are:

O Adegbe AA Babalola NN Orok K Abdulkarim VE Cletus OA Aminu GO Olorunyomi MS Adamu C Ogbuabo JO Are SA Adeyemo, AA Tawasimi AT Lawal BMG Martins MJ Gambo OO Olutunde ML Abubakar MU Ikobah OO Yakubu PK Zawaya DR Dantani BO Amakor, JH Bawa EU Effiong NA Mohammed JO Ememe DJ Abdulllahi JU Gombe J Ibrahim MO Agi CA Baushe, MY Lawal RS Omolori OO Obolo OA Obasanjo TJ Mackintosh UC Ezeh N Mbaka T Ahmed MO Ibrahim BO Omopariola UV Unachukwu OM Oyekola, OAO Ojo NN Rume M Isah AS Maikano MI Falana AD Abubakar SS Diwa D Umaru A Mohammed MK Sanda HI Dasuki S Ahmed,JA Ifeanyi UA Lawal YO Zubair EA Koleoso OJ Majebi OA Ochagwuba EC Emere SM Dagari AD Isa I Tanko A Jimoh SI Said, AO Solarin H Mohammed JB Ibrahim A Abdulkarim II Adamu A Iliyasu A Baningo S Umaru AA Ahmed.

The newly-promoted Rear Admirals in the Nigerian Navy include AA Olugbode, former director Naval information, CF Azike, I Zilani, AD Bingel, KC Ezete, LC Izu, EI Ogalla, HUF Kaoje, SA Akinwande, USAChugali, EO Ferreira, B. Mohammed, MG Oamen, AM Ibrahim, A Ahmed, JN MAMMAN, PK Zakaria, AAO Orederu, H Ibrahim, SJ Oyegbade, SA Lawal.

The newly promoted Captains to Commodores in the Nigerian Navy are:

SA BAWA, ME EJUMABONE, MM EPELLE, GPZ ADO, OO FADAHUNSI, M FAKROGHA, PE METEKE, PP NIMMYEL, NS LAKAN, SM AHMED, ST LENGAYA, RT OLADEJO, MS OLUKOYA, AO OJO, OA AKINBAMI, HJ ARUOMAREN, CA ISAH, AO OJEBODE, BO ONALO, A ORIDE, MB SALISU, BM SULE, AA UMAR, BH SABO, ZS SULEIMAN IG IKONNE, SI MOHAMMED, CA OBIKA, OA OSHATUNBERU, JK ADEDEJI, OD NNATU, I PEPPLE, JE ADEDEJI and UM BUGAJE, MA ADETUNJI.

Those promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal in the Nigerian Air Force include PN Amadi, NN Anababa, A Abdulkadir, AV Ndace, UK Abdulahi, EE Effiom, IM Etukudo, AY Abdulahi, SK Aneke, NI Ilo, AH Amensilola, EO Ebiowei, MM Onyebashi, EO Shobande, S Olatunde, FO Edosa, AH Shinkafi, BR Mamman, HA Adebowale, AH Bakari, EF Batnah, AK Ademuwagun, LI Oluwatoyin, TZ Dauda, OS Ogunsina, NV Aguiyi, AT Marquis and OO Ogunmola.