New Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, attends a handing over ceremony in Abuja January 20, 2014. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan replaced his entire military leadership last ... more 
New Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, attends a handing over ceremony in Abuja January 20, 2014. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan replaced his entire military leadership last Thursday after serious setbacks in the struggle against an Islamist insurgency, and he lost a close political ally who quit as crisis grips the ruling party. The presidency announced the removal of the chiefs of defence, army, navy and air force and named their successors without explanation. Badeh - who is from Adamawa state, one of three in the northeast under emergency rule - takes over from Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim as the new chief of defence staff. Picture taken January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS) less 
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Tue, Jan 21, 2014 7:10 AM EST