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Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nobody: 6:41am On Jan 16, 2015
There was a mild drama and slight panic yesterday during the ’21-Gun Salute’ at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration and wreath-laying ceremony in Abuja, as the Presidential Guards were forced to form a protective shield around President Goodluck Jonathan.


The event, which took place at the National Arcade, involved the rifle of a soldier in the ‘firing party of the gun salute,’ which is one of the key rituals of the annual event.


The 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day with the theme, "Appreciating the Nigerian Armed Forces,” started at 10 a.m. with the arrival of the president, who is also the grand patron of the Nigerian Legion.


Upon the president's arrival, there was a general salute, rendition of the National Anthem and inspection of parade.
Prayers were also offered for the repose of the souls of departed heroes and for peace, security and unity of the nation by Christian and Muslim clerics.


Shortly after the prayers, the president laid a wreath, followed by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal, was absent.
Jonathan and other top government dignitaries took turn to lay wreaths at the foot of the monument of the 'Unknown Soldier'- a symbolic gesture in honour of the nation's fallen heroes from active military service.


However, the drama started when one of the soldiers in the ‘firing party,’ who unfortunately was on the president’s right side, mistakenly got the butt of his rifle entangled in his military uniform, preventing him from lifting the rifle to his shoulder.


As the scenario was playing out, unknown to the president, who as custom demands, stood in the middle of the ‘firing party,’ made up of soldiers from all the three services of the armed forces, and was looking straight at the monument of the ‘Unknown Soldier’ opposite Eagle Square.


Fortunately, the eagle-eyed security agents were quick to observe that the rifle had tilted the posture of the soldier, causing the barrel and muzzle of the gun to turn towards the president who was standing at the middle of the ‘firing party.’


Alarmed, a plain-clothed security agent standing behind the firing party immediately intervened from behind the soldier.
He, at first, tried to correct the soldier’s skewed posture and eventually helped to untangle what might have been the lower sling swivel (rope attached to the butt of the gun) from the soldier’s uniform.


Instantly, two presidential guards who were standing behind the president’s aide-de-camp (ADC) also moved in quickly to the right flank of the president, placing their body between the president and the soldier, while the 21-gun salute continued as if there was nothing amiss.
Calm and unruffled, President Jonathan completed the ceremony by freeing the symbolic white doves and signing the 2015 AFRDC register.
However, a senior military officer, who agreed to speak to some journalists on the incident, revealed that "the rifles used by the firing party during the ceremonial 21-gun salute usually have blank bullets".
Others who also laid wreaths at the event were the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmoud Mohammed, who is a new comer to the system following his recent appointment, Minister of Defence, Lt-Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd), and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/panic-as-presidential-guards-shield-jonathan-from-gun-salute-drama/199343/

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by NaijaOptimist: 6:44am On Jan 16, 2015
Hmmm

Modified*

Abeg make nairaland owner send my gift ooo.

As I wake up this morning, the first thing I did was to log on to NL, just to be FTC.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by temitemi1(m): 6:44am On Jan 16, 2015
All hail GEJ!!!

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by jingh(f): 6:45am On Jan 16, 2015
hahahahaha dat good work from his security
hope he protect Nigeria from such deadly mistake

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by omenka(m): 6:45am On Jan 16, 2015
The dude from Abuja must have shat in his pants!

Imagine someone just lit a "banger" in their midst. Right now, dude musta been on his way to Germany over cardiac arrest.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by spenca: 6:48am On Jan 16, 2015
The issues at stake are actually quite clear: an extension of mediocrity or an opportunity for a change, ultimately rescuing Nigeria from further deterioration.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Mynd44: 6:51am On Jan 16, 2015
However, a senior military officer, who agreed to speak to some journalists on the incident, revealed that "the rifles used by the firing party during the ceremonial 21-gun salute usually have blank bullets
Yeah. Until you discover that the soldier has changed the magazine tongue

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nobody: 6:54am On Jan 16, 2015
jingh:
hahahahaha dat good work from his security
hope he protect Nigeria from such deathly mistake
he sure will just believe in him

And of course vote for him

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Activity77(m): 6:56am On Jan 16, 2015
Thank God it dint hapen,that soldier must have sweated all over his pants.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nobody: 7:02am On Jan 16, 2015
Nothing will happen to #OurGEJ..

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by ichidodo(m): 7:03am On Jan 16, 2015
Excellent work from the bodyguards involved...if only they knew Krav Marga martial arts from me then they will be confident catching bullets with their teeth...

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by seunlayi(m): 7:07am On Jan 16, 2015
those Presidential aides are well trained soldiers

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by jingh(f): 7:08am On Jan 16, 2015
samflexxy:
he sure will just believe in him

And of course vote for him
vote for who, I would Ve if he had protect us d way his security protected him yesterday

buhari for president

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by DaJulee(f): 7:08am On Jan 16, 2015
SenseiX:
There was a mild drama and slight panic yesterday during the ’21-Gun Salute’ at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration and wreath-laying ceremony in Abuja, as the Presidential Guards were forced to form a protective shield around President Goodluck Jonathan.


The event, which took place at the National Arcade, involved the rifle of a soldier in the ‘firing party of the gun salute,’ which is one of the key rituals of the annual event.


The 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day with the theme, "Appreciating the Nigerian Armed Forces,” started at 10 a.m. with the arrival of the president, who is also the grand patron of the Nigerian Legion.


Upon the president's arrival, there was a general salute, rendition of the National Anthem and inspection of parade.
Prayers were also offered for the repose of the souls of departed heroes and for peace, security and unity of the nation by Christian and Muslim clerics.


Shortly after the prayers, the president laid a wreath, followed by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal, was absent.
Jonathan and other top government dignitaries took turn to lay wreaths at the foot of the monument of the 'Unknown Soldier'- a symbolic gesture in honour of the nation's fallen heroes from active military service.


However, the drama started when one of the soldiers in the ‘firing party,’ who unfortunately was on the president’s right side, mistakenly got the butt of his rifle entangled in his military uniform, preventing him from lifting the rifle to his shoulder.


As the scenario was playing out, unknown to the president, who as custom demands, stood in the middle of the ‘firing party,’ made up of soldiers from all the three services of the armed forces, and was looking straight at the monument of the ‘Unknown Soldier’ opposite Eagle Square.


Fortunately, the eagle-eyed security agents were quick to observe that the rifle had tilted the posture of the soldier, causing the barrel and muzzle of the gun to turn towards the president who was standing at the middle of the ‘firing party.’


Alarmed, a plain-clothed security agent standing behind the firing party immediately intervened from behind the soldier.
He, at first, tried to correct the soldier’s skewed posture and eventually helped to untangle what might have been the lower sling swivel (rope attached to the butt of the gun) from the soldier’s uniform.


Instantly, two presidential guards who were standing behind the president’s aide-de-camp (ADC) also moved in quickly to the right flank of the president, placing their body between the president and the soldier, while the 21-gun salute continued as if there was nothing amiss.
Calm and unruffled, President Jonathan completed the ceremony by freeing the symbolic white doves and signing the 2015 AFRDC register.
However, a senior military officer, who agreed to speak to some journalists on the incident, revealed that "the rifles used by the firing party during the ceremonial 21-gun salute usually have blank bullets".
Others who also laid wreaths at the event were the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmoud Mohammed, who is a new comer to the system following his recent appointment, Minister of Defence, Lt-Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd), and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed.
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/panic-as-presidential-guards-shield-jonathan-from-gun-salute-drama/199343/


all these plenty talk....no photo.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by egift(m): 7:08am On Jan 16, 2015
21-Gun Salute in Abuja - is that why Jonathan and his thugs were shivering like they were in the middle of warfare?

Buhari all the way, jooor!

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Realdeals(m): 7:10am On Jan 16, 2015
Picture will suffice!

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nobody: 7:11am On Jan 16, 2015
jingh:
vote for who, I would Ve if he has protect us d way his security protected him yesterday

buhari for president
tongue
Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nutase: 7:13am On Jan 16, 2015
WAFPI on duty angry

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Quaritch(m): 7:14am On Jan 16, 2015
grin grin grin

Fear fear  grin

On a serious note:
No be blank dem they fire for that program?
Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Redoil: 7:15am On Jan 16, 2015
Mynd44:

Yeah. Until you discover that the soldier has changed the magazine tongue
you don wake

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Collynzo9: 7:16am On Jan 16, 2015
Calm and unruffled, President Jonathan completed the ceremony by freeing the symbolic white doves and signing the 2015 AFRDC register.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by LagosBoi2(m): 7:17am On Jan 16, 2015
This is a president that his citizens are dying on a daily basis, Before he used to release a statement telling them sorry, no more statement not to talk of 1 minute silence, those body guards will be better off on the battle field.

Clueless Jonathan

Buhari for president

Sai Buhari!!!

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nobody: 7:19am On Jan 16, 2015
egift:
21-Gun Salute in Abuja - is that why Jonathan and his thugs were shivering like they were in the middle of warfare?

Buhari all the way, jooor!

You call Israeli trained agents of the DSS thugs, these are the same men who protect your dundee head Buhari and would do so if he wins, there should be a limit to what partisanship has done to you brain...idiat

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by egift(m): 7:23am On Jan 16, 2015
TheImp:


You call Israeli trained agents of the DSS thugs, these are the same men who protect your dundee head Buhari and would do so if he wins, there should be a limit to what partisanship has done to you brain...idiat

Have you seen Buhari shivering like a toad? Even when Boko Haram tried to kill him with a car bomb, it did not stop him from coming our and leader the campaign.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by geedeex2(m): 7:24am On Jan 16, 2015
temitemi1:
All hail GEJ!!!
Haaaa won ti finally geetie.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by BokoHaramm: 7:27am On Jan 16, 2015
APC should know that if anything happens to this president it will lead to Nigeria disintegration.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nobody: 7:27am On Jan 16, 2015
All these written episodes..
Y not upload the YouTube please and save us this untoward scripts..
It's like listening over the radio,to know how many GOALS super eagles have scored.. meanwhile Football match hasn't begun..
The worst place to hook up for Nigerian matches is the RADIO, because they score 1000goals with their LIPS.

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by owobokiri(m): 7:29am On Jan 16, 2015
TheImp:


You call Israeli trained agents of the DSS thugs, these are the same men who protect your dundee head Buhari and would do so if he wins, there should be a limit to what partisanship has done to you brain...idiat

Don't waste your time on these louqacious bunch. . They will all come back to their senses on the morning of February 15

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by DWJOBScom(m): 7:29am On Jan 16, 2015
Thank God nothing happened to my President

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by fr3do(m): 7:36am On Jan 16, 2015
spenca:
The issues at stake are actually quite clear: an extension of mediocrity or an opportunity for a change, ultimately rescuing Nigeria from further deterioration.

This your change is even in support of assassination, what a change it is!

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Nobody: 7:43am On Jan 16, 2015
ichidodo:
Excellent work from the bodyguards involved...if only they knew krav marga martial arts from me then they will be confident catching bullets with their teeth...
we undergo krav maga

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Re: Panic As Presidential Guards Shield Jonathan From Gun Salute Drama by Day169: 7:47am On Jan 16, 2015
omenka:
The dude from Abuja must have shat in his pants!

Imagine someone just lit a "banger" in their midst. Right now, dude musta been on his way to Germany over cardiac arrest.
Omenka!!!
You r hereby being awarded a Honorary "Doctorate of English" degree for ur dissertation on the conjugation of the verb "To sh*t"!
More grease to ur elbows Dr Omenka! Laughs!

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