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Ejoor, The Military Governor That Escaped From Ojukwu On Bicycle To Lagos, Dies

A former Chief of Army Staff and governor of the Midwest, David Ejoor, has died. Ejoor was appointed governor of the Midwest in 1966, before he was made Chief of Army Staff between 1971 and 1975 during the Yakubu Gowon military regime. As governor of the Midwest which served as a buffer between federal troops and the breakaway Biafra Republic, was a veritable target by “General” Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s army. As the heat rammed up, Ejoor flee from Benin the capital of the Midwest on his bicycle to Ebor-Orogun,…

One Injured As Drunk Driver Hits General Buratai’s Car

One person is said to have sustained injury after a drunk driver hit the official car of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai. It was however learnt that the General was not in the car when the accident occurred. The Nigerian army, on its Twitter handle, said that the accident occurred at Jere town, when the convoy was on the way to Kaduna at about 6.00 p.m on Sunday. A lone civilian vehicle had veered off its lane and rammed into the staff car, the Army explained. “The…

After Soldier’s Outcry, Buratai Promises Payment Of Troops’ Outstanding Allowances

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has announced the release of funds for the payment of outstanding allowances owed soldiers. He made the announcement yesterday in a letter sent to various formations and corps Commanders, as well as Commanders of the various training institutions of the Nigerian Army. The development is not unconnected to the letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by a distressed soldier who claimed that there was corruption and negligence in the army, adding…

Nigerian Shiites To Shun FG Rights Abuse Probe Panel

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN,) has given indication that it will not appear before a federal government panel to review rights abuses that allegedly saw over 348 of its members killed. The Nigerian Army allegedly killed hundreds of members of the Shiite sect in December of 2015 in Zaria, Kaduna State. Trouble started when some members of the IMN blocked a road and will not allow the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to pass through. Following local and international outcry over the incident,…
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