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Nigerian Army gets 27 new Majors-General, 75 Brigadiers-General

The Nigerian Army Council hassoldiers approved the promotion of 27 Brigadiers-General to the rank of Majors-General and 75 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier- General.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) also decorated 33 of the 39 Group Captains (equivalent to Colonels in the army) who were promoted to the flag rank of Air Commodores (Brigadiers- General equivalent).

Among those promoted to the substantive rank of Major General are the Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Defence Adviser Nigerian Mission at the United Nations, New York, Brig.-Gen. Lincoln Ogunewe, Acting Director, Military Intelligence, Brig.-Gen. Letam Wiwa, and Commander, elite Presidential Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe

The newly promoted Majors-General, along with their counterparts in the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force, will be decorated at a later date by President Goodluck Jonathan.

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