Friday, June 22, 2012
President Jonathan Sacks NSA Azazi, Defence Minister
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday relieved Gen Andrew Azazi (rtd) and Dr. Haliru Bello of their jobs as National Security Adviser and Defence Minister respectively. The President has been under pressure to remove Mr Azazi a former Chief of Army and Defence Staff who recently accused the ruling PDP of being behind the radical islamic group, Boko Haram. To replace Mr. Azazi, according to presidency sources, is Mr. Sambo Dasuki, a retired armoured colonel and one time ADC of General Ibrahim Babagida.