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Buhari nominates Olonisakin, Buratai, Ibas, Abubakar, Usman as non-career ambassadors

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs and the Chief of Defence Intelligence to the Senate as non-career ambassadors-designate. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement he issued in Abuja on Thursday. In a letter
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Olonishakin: Strategist and the reinvigorated Nigerian Armed Forces

When I learnt few days ago that In recognition of his successes towards ending terrorism in Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin, the Coalition for Governance and Leadership in Nigeria will present the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Olonisakin, with the 2018 African Man of the Year award, ‘at last” I thought to myself. The great strategist and a fine military chief deserves even more, perhaps a medal for his salient role in bringing the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group to their knees.

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National security and Olonisakin’s shadows

When in December 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to extend the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin  and other Service Chiefs,  some Nigerians never discern the wisdom in the President’s decision.  But it was a decision timely and strategic for reasons not far-fetched.

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