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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 9:19am On Jan 15, 2013
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by Maxymilliano(m): 9:20am On Jan 15, 2013
Today we remember our fallen heroes... Nigeria remembers you.

You laid your life for a truly just cause... Nigeria remembers you.

We salute you for courage we adore that Nigeria may be one, strong united sovereign State...

Nigeria remembers you.

«« An old theme song for the armed forces remembrance day during the military regime, hope I got the lyrics correctly»».

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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 9:21am On Jan 15, 2013

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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 9:23am On Jan 15, 2013
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by taharqa: 10:43am On Jan 15, 2013
We thank those brave soldiers who hv choosen to put their Lives in line for the rest of us... We remember those who hv bleed and paid the surpreme prize in fulfilling this pledge. We shall NEVER FORGET..

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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by ocelot2006(m): 12:50pm On Jan 15, 2013
May God bless our heroes in uniform who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving and protecting this great nation. And my the good Lord also protect our service men and women, especially those currently in the Malian battlefield, and those who will join them. Please bring them home safely to their loved ones when the mission's over.


As for the d.I.c.k heads posting trash on this thread, what the hell's wrong with you bastards? S.T.F.U and show some bloody respect to these extraordinary men and women.
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by ocelot2006(m): 12:53pm On Jan 15, 2013
@ naptu2, thank you for the initial posts. It's about time Nigerians read up about our military's feats in the past.

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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by ismhab(m): 1:19pm On Jan 15, 2013
Jah Man: Are Biafran soldiers included in the list of the celebrated veterans?
Capital NO, Biafrans never have soldiers, called them Biafran rebels.
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by nuelobi(m): 1:27pm On Jan 15, 2013
naptu2: As officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces prepare to deploy in Mali we remember those that have gone before them.

Officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces have fought in various wars and taken part in many peace keeping operations, defensive duties and internal security duties. These include

Wars including:

* The First World War
* The Second World War
* The Nigerian Civil War

Peace keeping/enforcement operations in

* The Congo
* Tanzania
* Liberia
* Sierra Leone
* Lebanon
* Darfur
* The former Yugoslavia

Defensive duties including

* The Bamileke Rebellion
* Chadian Rebels (1982/83)
* The Bakassi Peninsula

Internal Security duties including

* The Tiv Rebellion
* The Western Region Crisis
* The Niger-Delta Crisis (1966)
* The Agbekoya Rebellion
* The Niger Delta Crisis (1992-2009)
* The Boko Haram Insurgency.

Anti-Robbery operations, including:

* Operation Sweep
* Rapid Response Squad
* Operation Yaki
* Operation Messa

Etc.
MAY God continue to bless them even when we forget what they have done to make this country still stand as one...we hail thee!

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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 1:55pm On Jan 15, 2013
ocelot2006: May God bless our heroes in uniform who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving and protecting this great nation. And my the good Lord also protect our service men and women, especially those currently in the Malian battlefield, and those who will join them. Please bring them home safely to their loved ones when the mission's over.








Amen.
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 4:02pm On Jan 15, 2013
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 4:23am On Jan 16, 2013
Interesting. It seems that the person that wrote the article below visited this page. The last few paragraphs are almost a word for word reproduction of what I wrote.

[size=14pt]Remembrance Day: Jonathan, others honour fallen heroes.[/size]

Article | January 15, 2013 - 6:26pm | By Our Reporter



President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Abuja led leaders of the legislative and Judiciary arms of government, the military and para-military to perform the 2013 Armed Forces Remembrance Day wreath laying ceremony.

The ceremony started at about 10 a.m. with the arrival of the President, who is the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Legion, at the National Arcade Three Arms Zone.

Jonathan took the salute shortly on arrival, after which he inspected a parade in four colours - the National and the three regimental colours of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

Prayers were offered for the repose of the souls of the fallen heroes and for peace, security and unity of the nation in both the Christians and Islamic way.

Shortly after the prayers, Jonathan laid a wreath at the Cenotaph; he was followed by Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.

Others who also laid wreaths were, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar; Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada, and the FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed. The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Ibrahim; the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh also took their turns in laying the wreath.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar; the Acting Dean of the Diplomatic Corp and Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mrs Olumba Kombe as well as the Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Col. Micah Gayya (rtd) also laid wreaths.

After the wreaths laying ceremony and 21 gun salute, the President released some pigeons to signify ``unfettered freedom, unity, peace and harmony for the country’’.

In attendance at the ceremony were the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, Ministers, Presidential aides and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Also in attendance were some members of the armed forces, and their wives, members of the Nigerian Legion and some of the widows of the departed heroes.

NAN recalls that in Nigeria, the Armed Forces Day, also known as Remembrance Day, is celebrated on January 15.

It was formally marked on Nov. 11 of every year to coincide with the Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) for the World War II veterans in the British Commonwealth of Nations.

But it was changed to January 15 of every year in Nigeria in commemoration of the surrender of Biafran troops to the Federal troops on Jan. 15, 1970 thus signalling the end of the Nigerian Civil War.

The day is marked by with a Remembrance Day parade at the Cenotaph in Abuja and in the 36 state capitals.
The ceremony includes 21 gun salute, playing of the Last Post, a minute's silence, laying of wreaths and release of pigeons to symbolise peace.

http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/armed-forces-remembrance-day-jonathan-others-honour-fallen-heroes
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 4:39am On Jan 16, 2013
[size=14pt]Boko Haram: Yobe Cancels Armed Forces Remembrance Day[/size]

The insecurity bedevilling Yobe State forced the ex-service men in the state and the state government to cancel the final activities lined up for the 2013 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in the state.

The annual event which was held across the country as a mark of respect for the fallen heroes with a special parade by serving and ex-servicemen as well as the 21 gun salute in honour of the departed heroes was not observed in Yobe state.

Journalists and other guests who had gathered at the usual playground for the annual event went home disappointed as no serving, ex-serving soldiers or government officials were present at the venue.

Members of the Boko Haram sect had relentlessly staged series of attacks in the north east state with the last being an attack on a patrol van of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the state on Monday in Ngelzarma town of Fune Local Government area of the state.

The chairman of the Nigerian legion in Yobe State; Zachary Garba told Channels Television in Damaturu that the usual parade and other activities for the grand finale could not hold because of the insecurity situation in the state.

He however revealed that the state chapter of the legion has planned big for the widows in the state as well as some welfare scheme for its members from the money realized at the emblem week launching.

The Yobe State Governor; Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has earlier donated N5Million to the legions as well as houses and Hajj seats to the ex-servicemen during the launching of the emblem appeal fund held late last week.

Both serving and ex-servicemen are targets for the sect since the commencement of the Boko Haram insurgency that has affected the state in the recent times.

http://www.channelstv.com/home/2013/01/15/boko-haram-yobe-cancels-armed-forces-remembrance-day/
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 5:05am On Jan 16, 2013
Obasanjo's action (or inaction) might seem strange at first, but he's just following regular protocol. Former heads of state attend remembrance day ceremonies, but they do not lay wreaths. As a former soldier and having been in government for such a long time, he would know.


[size=14pt]Drama as Obasanjo declines to lay wreath[/size]

January 16, 2013 by Segun Olatunji and Sunday Aborisade ⁠31 Comments

A mild drama played out during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Abeokuta on Tuesday as a former President Olusegun Obasanjo declined Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s request to lay a wreath at the Arcade in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo vehemently resisted the governor’s persuasion to be part of the dignitaries to perform the ceremony.

This put a temporary stop to the programme as other dignitaries, including the Deputy Governor Segun Adesegun and the Iyalode of Egbaland, Chief Alaba Lawson, unsuccessfully begged him to do so.

Our correspondent learnt that the former Head of State refused the request to lay a wreath because he was not initially listed as one of those to perform the function on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Ondo State Government said on Tuesday that 241 widows of Nigerian soldiers, who died during war situations, had benefitted from its N20m interest free revolving loan instituted for them since last year.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko stated this at the military parade and laying of wreaths during the 2013 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration held at the Government Cenotaph, Alagbaka, Akure.

Mimiko, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, said the state government initiated the scheme in order to cushion the effects of the hardship occasioned by the sudden loss of their husbands.

He said, “As part of the state government’s caring heart programmes, we gave out cheques of various sums to the widows last year.”

http://www.punchng.com/news/drama-as-obasanjo-declines-to-lay-wreath/
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by EkoIle1: 5:14am On Jan 16, 2013
Remembrance Arcade, Lagos Nigeria.............




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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by EkoIle1: 5:19am On Jan 16, 2013
^^^^^^^^ Another federal Neglect...
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by naptu2: 5:27am On Jan 16, 2013
Eko Ile: ^^^^^^^^ Another federal Neglect...

That makes me really sad.

The remembrance arcade was moved from Idumota (soja idumota) to TBS. I watched many wreath laying ceremonies at the TBS arcade before Babangida moved the coffin of the unknown soldier to Abuja in 1991 (I still remember the ceremony). That place should be a national monument, but it's now used as a car park!
Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by dom(m): 9:39am On Jan 16, 2013
at the national christian centre, abuja, yours truly conducted the choral group that sang the opening and closing national anthem and one special number (we shall overcome). It was a beautiful and colourful day, indeed.

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Re: Today Is Nigerian Armed Forces And Remembrance Day! by Awibadie(m): 8:32am On Oct 13, 2013
nigerian legion title old soldiers never die is the head of nigeria forces to join this osciliary soldier call 08053378592 in accordance to act 34 of 1964 constitution so hurry to join legionia

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