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Tinubu announces Egbetokun as new acting IGP after sacking Alkali Baba

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced Kayode Egbetokun as the new acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) after sacking Usman Alkali Baba.

The president also named Abiodun Lagbaja as the new chief of army staff.

The new appointments came after the president fired all service chiefs and announced immediate replacements across the country, in a move that also affected the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force.

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Lagbaja, a major-general, was, until his appointment, the general officer in charge of Nigerian Army 1 Division, Kaduna.

Egbetokun’s confirmation as inspector-general came days after he was promoted to deputy police inspector-general.


He served as an orderly to Tinubu, and both remained allies for several years.

The president also confirmed Nuhu Ribadu as the National Security Adviser. Mr Ribadu led the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from when it became operational in 2003 until late 2007 when he was fired by former President Umar Yar’Adua. 

Adeniyi Bashir Adewale was named acting-comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service.

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