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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday appointed Lt.-Col. Ojogbane Adegbe as his Aide-de-Camp.

The development was in conformity with government protocol, which stipulates that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should have a military officer as his ADC.

The Vice-President is entitled to a police officer as ADC. Until Adegbe's appointment was ratified on Thursday, Jonathan had been using his police ADC, nearly a week into his tenure as President.

The appointment was announced in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ima Niboro.

Born on May 12, 1972, Adegbe graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna in September 1995 as a member of the 42 Regular Course.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Intelligence and International Security from Kings College, London.