BREAKING NEWS: Gen. Azazi (rtd) Appointed National Security Adviser

Owoye Azazi
By Ima Niboro

Press statement from Ima Niboro:President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed General Andrew Owoye Azazi as National Security Adviser. Gen Azazi takes over from Col Kayode Are (rtd).

Azazi joins the Jonathan administration from rich and illustrious career in the military. Commissioned into the army as a military intelligence officer, he rose the position of Director Military Intelligence, DMI. He was thereafter appointed as General Officer Commanding 1 Infantry Division from where he was appointed as Chief of Army Staff.

Gen Azazi rose to become Chief of Defence Staff and retired meritoriously on 28th August, 2008

The President thanked the outgoing NSA for his services and wished him well in his future endeavours.

 

 

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IBB was responsible for 1st Oct killing of innocent souls

My follow Nigerians,enough is enough,why IBB and abortive Northerners were sent innocent citizen of our great country Nigeria to untimely death?.Nigeria is it Northerners Nigeria?,even unborn child knows that IBB was responsible for October 1st 2010 bomb blasts in Abuja.Let those in position stop swept truth under the carpet.Why all the former head of states,were present on Independence day except him?
IBB should be careful vultures will soon cycle on his corpse one day.If he thinks that he is above the law,he not above his creator God, his cup is already full.

they cant offer jack

GEJ,IBB,Aziza,OBJ,help me name them. they cant offer anythin, they are just struggling like an old JALOPY car. we need a new Nigeria that the youths of this country will take and hold up from these tired men who refused to retire. just wait, the time is near.

killing innocent, armless people instead of themselves=politics!

it is transfered aggression. they see the physical threat against the present government in the likes of ibb, obj, atiku who warns the president everyday, and many more AND have become toothless without wearing those seen threats with the hard white bangles they merit and without giving them the proper house, the prisons painted with smelly part of crude oil residue, they merit. NOBODY IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE INTERNAL THREATS THAN THOSE WHO IS HEATING THE POLITY IN MANY WAYS BECAUSE JONATHAN IS NOT AT ALL IN THEIR DOMINATION CUM CORRUPTION AGENDA.

TAKE NOTE AZAZI:GET YOUR PARROTS, GET YOUR DOGS, GET YOUR EAGLES, AND GET CRACKING! understand that the president was right that they heat the polity by their bombing and have taken over MEND and bearing another MEND and causing confusion on the real MEND with their beforehand information announced as bomb threats, with bombing innocent and armless people instead of themselves=politics!
they are good coup plotters trying to be politicians overnight!

Whatever you guys do, try and

Whatever you guys do, try and give some advance information before the first gun shot. I need to evacuate fast. I am reminded of what the US said about Nigeria, it is expected that massive violence will erupt in Nigeria and we are gradually but surely inching close to that holocaust. The little i have read about the civil war, i should hate to witness any in my life time.

I also need to dispose of my investments in the West before evacuating. I wish Nigeria Good Luck. I tend to think that if we survive the forthcoming election, we will remain indissoluble, ONLY IF we survive this.

WAR

IF YOU KNOW ABOUT NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, WE ARE ALREADY 68% THERE.
BE WARM.

u ar just a retard. Do u know

u ar just a retard. Do u know what the job of an NSA involves? u think u just appoint anyone into such a position.
please grow up and stop sectionalising and politicising issues

Congrats Gen Azazi

Gen Azazi is an exceptional soldier gentlemen and one of the finest soldiers that the Nigerian Army has produced.
He is well breed, heavily cerebral and top flight. You do not find his type around these days.

Congratulations!!!

Abdul

shut up alll

i wonder why all you idioits are congratulating him for ?????
Recycling the same set of people who were at the head of oppression during the dark days.What did they do to define themselves when they were in office ? yet you congratulate them now .?
Why dont you accept it that Jonathan has lost it...
A PRESIDENT GOES ALL OUT TO THE WORLD TO DISTANCE CULPABLE TERRORISTS,YET THEY (MEND)STILL CONTINUE TO CLAIM IT ..
Is this not a tacit way of him defending his own and bringing his own kinsman to be NSA ?
You should all wait for false security reporting from ASO Rock blaming other groups but rebels from delta...
Jonathan ,hide your head in sand like ostrich..we are watching your ass...

Well said Lloyd. Many

Well said Lloyd. Many commentators didnt and still havent felt the effects of that civil war. They stay in the comfort of their homes and offices and churn out inciting ideas with inciting language while remaining faceless .

@ Okwuchukwu Ezeanyika

My brother, ur vieled and highly scathing congratulatory message would pass for a mention in the NLG literary award! U seem to have details of how speeches are made at the presidency and how they bet and how correct as to advise an appointee, just few hours appointee, to vet his appointor's speeches before they are delivered! Who paid u for this piece? How much? As I ask these questions, my mind moves 360 to the Independence bomb blasts (IBB). We are used to this thing: JONATHAN GOVERNEMENT HAS BEEN DEFINED by the events of the jubilee celebration. All true lovers of Nigeria should be thankful ofr the litle guts in GEJ to be atop of the situation. We should be careful as we make comments that impugn one ones integrity and competence! You started ur commenet with 'i know General Azazi very well. He is a sound military intelligent guy like Col. Lawan Gwadabe...' It should be forgotten that Gwadabe, some few days ago, sent a memo to GEJ. We have read it through and through. There is daggar in men's smile. Goodluck!

@ Ezeinyika

My brother, ur vieled and highly scathing congratulatory message would pass for a mention in the NLG literary award! U seem to have details of how speeches are made at the presidency and how they bet and how correct as to advise an appointee, just few hours appointee, to vet his appointor's speeches before they are delivered! Who paid u for this piece? How much? As I ask these questions, my mind moves 360 to the Independence bomb blasts (IBB). We are used to this thing: JONATHAN GOVERNEMENT HAS BEEN DEFINED by the events of the jubilee celebration. All true lovers of Nigeria should be thankful ofr the litle guts in GEJ to be atop of the situation. We should be careful as we make comments that impugn one ones integrity and competence! You started ur commenet with 'i know General Azazi very well. He is a sound military intelligent guy like Col. Lawan Gwadabe...' It should not be forgotten that Gwadabe, some few days ago, sent a memo to GEJ. We have read it through and through. There is daggar in men's smile. Goodluck!

Trouble is Sleeping

Fellow Nigerians (most of whom are afraid to state their true identity), As you comment, I feel you were not born before 1960. Please, endeavour to watch a video record of a scene or two of the Nigerian-Biafran War so that you note carefully that the few things you have either said or insinuated regarding the events of the past fews weeks were more than those that caused the first coup and the subsequent civil war that retrogressed this country. Your comments can derail the leaders and unfortunately, you will be the ones to be conscripted as foot soldiers when the situation gets out of hand. The children and wards of the leaders will definitely be out of Nigeria and you will be the ones to fight, die and be forgotten. Their children will return and rule over your remaining few relatives. Whatever you cannot say as a person, don't say or insinuate as faceless Nigerian unless you want to be a faceless terrorist.

General Azazi, congratulations!

I know General Azazi very well. He is a sound military intelligence guy like Col. Lawan Gwadebe. Let us hope he will immediately begin to work and let Mr. Jonathan see the folly in insisting that the SSS rope Mr. Dokpesi to the recent bombing at Abuja. First, he announced that persons overseas acted together with some Nigerians within the country. This was even before any bit of data was gathered and Mr. Dokpesi was invited for questioning.

Secondly, I hope you will begin to advice Mr. Jonathan on security issues before he talks publicly on them. After the independence anniversary bombing, he told the ECOWAS Parliament that the security outfit will now be proactive! I believe if you had any input in that speeech you would quickly expunge the word 'proactive'. By this, Mr. Jonathan exposed his ignorance of security matters. Apparently, Col. Are read his speech or he slighted him because I know he does not trust him sufficiently.

If security agencies are not proactive throughout in their work, then what work are they supposed to do? To quell riots and public demonstrations? The main work of state security agencies is to gather information and from their distill usable intelligence to ensure that there is no disturbance of peace in the land and that any planned untoward event is nipped in the bud before it is actualized.

My General, as I congratulate you, I hope you let Mr. Jonathan know that he cannot write any speech involving security matters without passing it to you to read and make your comments. If you do not do this, he may continue to not only embarrass himself but the entire country and in this Internet age such an embarrassment reaches far and wide! I wish you God's blessings in your new post.

Why do you people keep

Why do you people keep talking about zoning? Is Nigeria a one party state? If IBB doesn't take his time he will die like Abacha. IBB is selfish and he is a coward. You cannot rule this great country Nigeria again in your life and even if you re-incarnate you will still not be able. You legalized coruption in this country, You made Nigeria a hob for drug smuglling in the 80s with your Associate UZOR KALU. Look, this is a clear wanring for you not to ever come near the whole of Niger Delta to campagin because we will kill you. This is a straight warning from NIGER DELTA YOUTHS.

@olugarry

you made a valid point but the very precarious situation at hand makes zoning as basis for appointing security officials quite secondary! For the years Gausu served as NSA he worked more with Norhren Presidents! Note this fact: GEJ is a christian , he must have read the books of Samuel and Kings very well. Both Abner and Joab and renowned Army Commanders and Military Chiefs were blood relatives of their Kings, Saul and David! They served sincerely! The Independence bomb blasts (IBB) have reduced any talk of zoning to the cbackground.

Re: Be very Alert

“I do not see the North sitting down and folding their arms when you replace them from all the strategic positions. I smell something in the background” And so what? Northerners cannot do any damn thing; we are in 2010 and not in the 60s. If they want fight we will surely take fight to them. They have ruled Nigerian for 35 good years nothing to show for since its inception. Nigeria doesn’t belong to northerners alone, it is for all Nigerians. From this point, zoning is factually dead. Best men and women are welcome in political offices regardless where you come from in Nigeria.

APPOINTMENT

I AM NOT A JONATHAN FAN OR SUPPORTER BY ANY MEANS. BUT, DESPERATE SITUATION CALLS FOR DESPERATE MEASURE. HE NOW KNOWS THAT THIS ELECTION IS AN AL ALL OUT WAR. HE HAS SOME MOLES WITHIN HIS INNER CIRCLE AND IT IS ABOUT THAT HE STARTS TO MAKE HEADS ROLL. HIS APPOINTMENT OF AZAZI IS APPROPRIATE AND SO WHAT HE IS FROM SOUTH SOUTH. HE NEEDS TO ENSURE THAT HIS INNER CIRCLE IS NOT INFILTRATED ANYMORE. THIS CRISIS WILL DEFINE HIS PRESIDENCY.

change of heart no change of face

Honestly, change of mind is actually the answer not the window surface dressing being demontrated by Mr Jonathan. I imploy my fellow Nigerian like Azazi to show patreiotism to his father's land.

Who is your enemy now?

Mr Yoruba, who will you fight in this your brewing civil, which Olusegun Obasanjo is cooking? Who are your enemies - the North, the South, the South West, the Middle Belt? Who?

Even Ekiti and Oyo have not known peace since the devil called Obasanjo took over your mind.

Carrygo, but be sure to send Yoruba boys to do the fighting. Be sure not to betray people when the first guns are fired.

Obasanjo spent 8 years as the president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, and the Yoruba people were AGF throughout. At no point did you deceivers saw the need to arrest and prosecute IBB. You were rather busy committing genocides in Odi and Zakibian and murdering people in Oyo and Anambara and Niger delta creeks. You want the rest of us to now believe that you mean well for us or for Nigeria.

Well, keep dreaming. You will smoke you out of Nigeria this time around.

Shut your Trap

Shut up if you have nothing meaningful to say.

Good Move Wrong Person

GEJ must understand that Nigerians opposition to zoning which puts him in the driving seat to contest for the presidency must be rewarded by casting a wider net beyond the Delta region for qualified appointees. Azazi is eminently qualified for this role but an appointee from another zone would put the proponents of zoning to shame.f

Are we not falling back to

Are we not falling back to ethnic or regional sentiments and alliances. Jonathan has now assigned most sensitive positions to his South South people. He feels they are the ones he can really trust. This to me reinforces why some will always support zoning in this country. If a president comes in and instinctively corners most prominent offices to his "people", other zones will inevitably feel left out. Even most of the people rejoicing in this forum are South/South with some Yoruba praising their Baba, who planned this whole scenario 4 years ago. Its a shame we are still not a nation, but a collection of nations.

WATCH OUT

Nigerians are not kids. we're grown enough to know how scripts are administered. i suspect the blast to be an attempt by the PTB to distact Nigerians from the crux of the matter. Seeking for sympathy thruogh the killings of innocent citizens 'll not take you anywhere mr president. WE NEED GOOD LEADERSHIP. GOODLUCK HAS FAILED.

What next, is IBB planning a

What next, is IBB planning a coup! The famed coup master can only resort to acts of terrorism through fools like Dopkesi and Okah from the Niger Delta, who allow themselves to be used and rewarded hansomely with Nigeria's stolen money. IBB, I can smell the end of the road for you. What a pity. Remember Maman Vatsa, how he mercilessly had such a bright and professional soldier and poet killed.

AZAZI'S APPOINTMENT

children,children why are you guys reacting to Mr AZAZI'S appointment in such a sectional manner?have we forgotten the bloodbath of the civil war[see archives]I know we don't love Nigeria that much,but we love our kids, don't we? NOBODY HAS MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE.I m sure you're more refined than the crude pieces you posted,remember nobody benefits from war,except of course,the ammunition merchant!

stupid! KA took over from

stupid! KA took over from Gusau. YOu didnt think the nation will be without a NSA - or you didnt hear that Gusau resigned to join the presidential race? Wetin do u..ol'boy

IT IS BETTER THE PRSIDENT USE

IT IS BETTER THE PRSIDENT USE THOSE HE THINK THEY ARE LOYAL TO HIM AS PERSONAL AND SECURITY ASSISTANCE.EBORA OWU IS DOING SOMETHING, ERIKIMO EGBA USE ALL YOU KNOW ABOUT THEM TO HIT THEM BELOW BELT.

GEJ will soon change his Vice

GEJ will soon change his Vice President.

General Azazi holds a MSc in

General Azazi holds a MSc in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan, and has completed the Staff Intelligence and Security Course, School of Service Intelligence, Ashford, Kent, UK and Combined Strategic Intelligence Training Programme, Defence Intelligence College, Washington DC, United States. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College Nigeria, and the National War College, Nigeria where he won the President and Commander-in-Chief's merit award for best all round performance.

@ Fineboy Bissau

it appears IBB is rocking the craddle, trying to undermine the authority of GEJ. I think IBB wants to make GEJ look out of control in order to gain the PDP mandate. Regardless he would not succeed.

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