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Also known as: the Forces Council [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Air Force  Army  Military  Navy [+]

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Name Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [+] Armed Forces [+]
Nigerian Armed Forces [+]
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]
6 July 1994 [+] 2 June 2015 [+]

Personnel

Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Azubuike Onyeabo Ihejirika [+] Lieutenant General [+] None 8 September 2010 [+] January 2014 [+]
Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin [+] General [+] None Chief of Defence Staff [+] 13 July 2015 [+] 6 October 2020 [+]
Oluseyin Petinrin [+] Air Marshal [+] None Chief of Defence Staff [+] 4 October 2012 [+] 16 January 2014 [+]
Muhammadu Buhari [+] None Commander [+] Chairman [+] 29 May 2015 [+] 21 October 2020 [+]
Paul Dike [+] Air Marshal [+] None Chief of Defence Staff [+] 20 August 2008 [+] 8 September 2010 [+]
Abdulrahman Danbazzau [+] None None August 2008 [+] September 2010 [+]
Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim [+] Admiral [+] None Chief of Defence Staff [+] 4 October 2012 [+] 16 January 2014 [+]
Alex Sabunduh Badeh [+] Air Chief Marshal [+] None Chief of Defence Staff [+] 16 January 2014 [+] 12 July 2015 [+]
Olusegun Obasanjo [+] None Commander [+] Chairman [+] 29 May 1999 [+] 29 May 2007 [+]
Luka Yusuf [+] Lieutenant General [+] None Chief of Army Staff [+] June 2007 [+] August 2008 [+]
Sani Abacha [+] None Commander [+] Chairman [+] 6 July 1994 [+] 8 June 1998 [+]
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan [+] None Commander [+] Chairman [+] 6 May 2010 [+] 28 May 2015 [+]
Tukur Yusufu Buratai [+] None None 4 August 2015 [+] 22 July 2016 [+]
Kenneth Tobia Minimah [+] None None 16 January 2014 [+] 3 August 2015 [+]
Abdulsalami Abubakar [+] None Commander [+] Chairman [+] 8 June 1998 [+] 29 May 1999 [+]
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua [+] None Commander [+] Chairman [+] 29 May 2007 [+] 5 May 2010 [+]

Sources

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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
17 August 2007 Daily Champion New Dimension to Demolition in Abuja
09 October 2007 This Day 680 Soldiers Head for Darfur
23 May 2008 This Day How 46 Soldiers Were Burnt to Death
14 January 2009 This Day Mutiny - 'Court Action Negates Rule of Law'
12 March 2009 Vanguard FG Merges Military Forces in N-Delta
01 March 2010 Daily Trust How Guards Brigade Operates, By Senior Officer
03 March 2010 Daily Trust Guards Brigade Commander Only Answers to President - Ex-Security Chief
27 September 2010 Daily Trust Sacked GOCs Get New Posts
07 February 2011 This Day Army Will Tackle Security Lapses
22 June 2011 This Day Internal Security - Army Modifies Training to Tackle Terrorism
18 July 2011 Daily Trust Day Soldiers Dumped Guns for Brooms
05 December 2011 Daily Trust Soldiers Shut Fake 'NNPC' in Creeks
09 May 2012 Leadership 25 Ghanaians, Five Locals Arrested Over Bunkering
24 July 2012 This Day Abia, Nigerian Army Tackle Vandalism of Shell's Facilities
18 August 2012 Leadership Ihejirika Heads for Defence, as Jonathan Shops for New Coas
05 October 2012 This Day Jonathan Names New CDS, Service Chiefs
21 November 2012 Daily Trust Crime - Army to Deploy Soldiers to Ogun
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
09 April 2013 This Day Amnesty Committee Mulls Conditions for Boko Haram
19 October 2013 This Day Nigeria, UK, U
30 November 2013 This Day 2015 - Army Prepares Agaist Violence
06 September 2014 Leadership Insurgents Seize the Gulak Village
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
05 May 2016 The Guardian Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
Nigerian Army NIGERIAN ARMY CHRONICLE OF COMMAND
Nigerian Army LT GEN OA IHEJIRIKA
Defence Headquarters Profile of the Chief of Defence Staff
13 April 2016 The Guardian Troops Arrest Three Boko Haram Commanders, Kill 22 Others
1990 Armed Forces Ruling Council Police Act 1990 Part II S.9(4) 18 September 2018
05 June 1986 Armed Forces Ruling Council National Security Agencies Act Section 3 2(a)
06 July 1994 Armed Forces Ruling Council Armed Forces Act Part II S.4(2)(d)
19 September 2013 Leadership FG Deploys Soldiers in Nasarawa
06 November 2014 Leadership Cement Firm Attack - Anxiety As Boko Haram Carts Away Dynamite
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
19 August 2008 Sahara Reporters BREAKING NEWS: YAr'adua Sacks Military Chiefs; Departs to Saudi Arabia for Medical Treatment
State Security Service Statutory Roles
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
2010 Network on Police Reform in Nigeria et al Criminal Force – Torture, Abuse, and Extrajudicial Killings by the Nigeria Police Force
08 March 2011 P.M. News Defence HQ Launch Skills Acquisition In Barracks
21 October 2020 Premium Times #EndSARS: As Nigeria burns, Buhari refuses to address the nation 22 October 2020
03 October 2020 Radio Nigeria Army Chief advocates compliance to military tradition 22 October 2020
06 October 2020 This Day Preparing Military Personnel for Post-service Life 22 October 2020
26 December 2017 Vanguard Soldiers celebrate Christmas in Gwoza, Buni Yadi 26 August 2018
06 January 2018 Vanguard COAS commends Gov. Gaidam for presentation of vehicles to army 08 August 2018
05 March 2018 Vanguard Dickson receives Buratai, urges him to help make Bayelsa foremost tourist, economic hub 26 August 2018
20 July 2018 Vanguard Buratai renames 21 Brigade as Special Forces Brigade 25 August 2018
19 July 2018 Vanguard No going back, fight to finish, Buratai charges troops 09 August 2018
05 August 2017 The Nation Why insecurity is escalating – Buratai
28 January 2014 The Nation Boko Haram kills 74 in Borno, Adamawa attacks
Training and Doctrine Command BRIEF BIOGRAPHY of MAJ GEN AG Olonisakin
16 October 2015 CAJ News Nigeria Next Few Days Crucial for Op Lafiya Dole
19 January 2016 Channels Television Defence Minister Arrives Warri To Inspect Pipeline Explosion Site
09 September 2010 Nigeria Crime News Jonathan sacks Onovo, Dike, service chiefs
17 May 2013 Leadership Emergency Rule - Economic Activities Grounded in Three States
19 February 2016 The Guardian U.S. military trains Nigerian soldiers on counter-terrorism.
Federal Republic of Nigeria The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nigeria Police Force The Structure of the Nigeria Police Force
31 January 2013 Premium Times JTF laments shortage of accommodation for personnel in Rivers
30 July 2015 Premium Times How fifth columnists in Nigerian military leaked operational plans to Boko Haram – ex-Defence Chief
16 October 2016 Premium Times Aso Rock ‘demons’ behind Buhari’s ‘wife-belongs-in kitchen’ gaffe – Fani-Kayode
Office of the President Federal Republic of Nigeria Past Presidents & Heads of State
06 February 2014 This Day Jonathan Charges Service Chiefs to Crush Boko Haram Insurgents
31 May 2011 Vanguard Bombings: Part of failed plots to derail Jonathan’s inauguration – Security Agencies
14 September 2011 Vanguard Army, Airforce Move Into Jos
02 July 2012 Vanguard 3 killed, one arrested as JTF, terrorists clash in Damaturu
26 September 2012 Vanguard Oil Theft - Stakeholders Toe Divergent Paths Over JTF's Altered Mandate
30 July 2015 Vanguard 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-up
28 February 2016 Vanguard Boko Haram: Nigerian Army inducts Combat Motorbike battalion into Battle
30 March 2016 Vanguard Army captures Alagarno, Boko Haram `spiritual power base’
22 July 2016 Vanguard Troops welfare: Army to review fees in command schools
19 October 2016 Vanguard Buhari meets Chibok girls, parents in Aso Rock today