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.”
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...
‘Madam, you too dey expose this your marriage’ Fan tackles Lizzy Anjorin as she hints at being pregnant again
Nollywood actress Lizzy Anjorin whose husband hails from Ibadan, has cautioned ladies to beware of Ibadan men.
Taking to social media to share a pregnancy throwback photo of herself and her husband, the actress revealed she's currently experiencing some pregnancy symptoms like throwing up.
Lizzy Anjorin, in what may seem like a joke, questioned her fans if it's possible to be pregnant considering she had just put to birth a month ago.
She wrote: I DON DEY VOMIT AGAIN O O
SE O POSSIBLE SHAAA
SHORA FUN OKUNRIN IBADAN OLORUN AWA PELU E O
Reacting to the post, an Instagram user identified as tinamiracle3 tackled Lizzy Anjorin for exposing so much about her marriage which is barely two years. Although at the...
The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has claimed Prof. Godswill Obioma, the late registrar of the National Examinations Council (NEC) was murdered.
There is still controversy over the cause of Obioma's death due to conflicting accounts of his final moments.
On Wednesday, Ortom lamented that Obioma, an ex-Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Commissioner in Ebonyi, was murdered.
He was reacting to the assasination of retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Christopher Dega, his Senior Special Assistant on Security.
"Retired AIG Dega served with me here. This is someone who has retired but is not tired and is still active.
"For him to have been murdered in the manner that they did…a retired AIG gunned!"...