Monday, August 25, 2008

Nigeria: Nigerian President Appoints New Military Chiefs

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar' Adua has replaced the chief of defense staff and heads of the army, navy and air force. Gilbert da Costa has more for VOA in this report from Abuja.

Presidential spokesman Segun Adeniyi, who made the announcement, gave no reasons for the changes. "President Umaru YarAdua has approved the appointment of Air Marshall Paul Dike as the new chief of defense staff. Air Marshall Dike is to take over from General Andrew Azazi who is retiring from service. President Yar' Adua has also approved the appointment of Major General Major-General A.B. Dambazau as the chief of army staff," said Adeniyi. Continue

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