The newly appointed service chiefs will formally assume office after the official handover by their immediate predecessors today at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
This was confirmed yesterday in a text message by the Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, stating that the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) would all commence their official duties today.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday had announced the replacement of all the security chiefs with the exception of the Inspector General of Police (IG) who was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan a few weeks before the end of his tenure.
The new security chiefs are Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin who replaced Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh as the CDS; Major-General T.Y. Buratai who took over from Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah as the COAS; and Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas who replaced Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin as the CNS.
Others are Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar who took over from Air Marshal Adesola Amosu as the new CAS, Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan, who replaced Rear Admiral Gabriel Okoi as the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) while Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) replaced Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) as the National Security Adviser (NSA).
“You know legally and by the presidential pronouncement, the appointment of the new service chiefs was with immediate effect. However, one must consider the military tradition here. You cannot expect those military officers at that level who have put in such number of years to just disappear without proper handover notes.
“Since Monday, there have been discussions between the outgoing and incoming service chiefs and handover notes are being prepared and by tomorrow (Thursday), everything would be formalised,” another military source said.
He said there would still be a formal pulling out ceremony in accordance with military tradition for the ex-service chiefs.
“And you have to also take into consideration that the new service chiefs would have to be confirmed by the Senate, possibly next week,” he said.
In addition, the military source clarified that the appointment of the new CDS who graduated from Course 25 of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and Buratai from Course 29 has provided some leeway that could prevent the mass retirement of other serving army generals as reported by some newspapers.
The source said since the CDS was appointed from the Nigerian Army, some generals from Course 26 to 28 could be retained and posted to the Defence Headquarters.
“A lot of brilliant officers have been compulsorily retired and forced out of service as a result of this military tradition. This has in a way depleted the knowledge pool needed to prosecute the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations.
“However, I see a leeway with the present arrangement that not all those affected generals will be retired,” the source said.
How to check 2022 WAEC results
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the results of school candidates, who sat the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
Speaking at a briefing on Monday, WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, said the results were released 45 days after the last paper.
The examination held from May 16 to June 23, 2022.
If you are one of the candidates that participated in the examination, checking the result is very simple.
Remember the smart identity card used during the exams? Well, the result checker pin and serial number contained on it are all that is needed.
How to Check WAEC results with SMS
1. Using your mobile device, Type WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear
2. Send to 32327
3. You will receive a message instantly containing your WAEC statement of result.
Please note, only MTN, Glo & Airtel Subscribers can actually check their WAEC Result using this SMS method.
Note: If you did not receive your WAEC result via SMS, kindly repeat this step again.
SMS Charges will be applied when checking your WASSCE result using text message.
You will need to have purchased the WAEC Direct Scratch card in order to check your result via text message. The scratch card pin is what is needed in the PIN section of the SMS you will send to 32327.
How to Check via the Website
To check your WAEC Result, visit www.waecdirect.org and login. Please note: you may need WAEC scratch card to check. Follow the procedures below to check your WAEC result 2022.
1. Login WAEC Result Checker Website www.waecdirect.org.
2. Enter your Examination Number
3. Select Examination Type e.g May/June
4. Select Exams Year e.g 2022
5. Click on Check Result.
How to Check Via Serial Number
1. Firstly, ensure your mobile phone is internet enabled.
2. Then you visit www.waecdirect.org
3. Enter your 10-digit Examination number,
4. Enter Serial Number
5. Enter Examination year and
6. Click on Check my WAEC Result.
WAEC releases 2022 WASSCE results
The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has released the results of the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, (WASSCE).
WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at a media briefing.
According to him, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.t
The examination held for six weeks from May 16 to June 23, 2022.
Tension in Abuja as Police, hoodlums clash
There was pandemonium in the Jikwoyi axis of the Nyanya-Karshi road in Abuja, on Monday morning as security agents allegedly clashed with hoodlums who were said to have killed a policeman overnight in the area.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that the operation led to a riot by the hoodlums while workers and commuters were on their way to the city centre.
The crisis was said to involve police officers and scavengers popularly known as “Mai bolas.” who set at least one car on fire.
The security operatives were said to have chased them to their hideouts around the area, which were later brought down.
While the crisis lasted, vehicular movement was blocked on both sides of the Nyanya-Karshi dual-carriage road as drivers turned around to avoid getting caught in the crossfire.
A combined team of security forces was said to have successfully dislodged the hoodlums and arrested a number of them before order was restored in the area.
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