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Army speaks on mass retirement following Yahaya’s appointment as COAS

The Defence Headquarters has debunked rumours of planned mass retirement of senior officers in the Nigerian Army, following the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Yahaya is of Course 37 and this has led to speculations that there could be retirement of senior officers.

However, addressing journalists at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Benard Onyeuko, dispelled such insinuation.

Onyeuko said, “At this point, you are all aware of the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya.

“This has stirred up lot of rumours in the media about mass retirement in the military.

“I wish to use this medium to dispel such unfounded rumours.

“Retirement is only on voluntary basis for senior officers who desire to do so.

“At this point, no retirement has been authorised by the Military High Command.”

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Ighalo wins Al Shabab award

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Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has been named Al Shabab Player of the Month for May.

Ighalo put up excellent displays for the White Lion during the month under review.

The 31-year-old netted six goals in five outings with Carlos Inarejos’ men winning just three games.

Ighalo also bagged a brace as the Riyadh-based team ended their 2020-21 Saudi Professional League season with a 3-0 victory over Al Wehda on Sunday.

That result saw Al Shabab finish second on the Pro League table, four points behind winners Al Hilal.

Also, that earned them an automatic spot for next season's AFC Champions League.

Although he joined Inarejos's side in the...

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