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Military promotes DHQ spokesman, 234 others
Military promotes DHQ spokesman, 234 others

The Nigerian Armed Forces on Tuesday announced the promotion of Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, to the rank of Major-General, and 234 others to different ranks

Rumours were rife last week that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, asked not less than 40 Generals in the military to proceed on forceful retirement.

However, the promotion which came as a surprise to many mid-night Tuesday 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.

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According to a source who spoke to DAILYPOST, the Nigerian Army promoted 36 officers to the ranks of Major-Generals from Brigadier-Generals, while 76 Colonels were promoted to Brigadier Generals.

He said 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.

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