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General Yakubu Gowon

General Yakubu Jack Dan-Yumma Gowon (born 19 October 1934) was the head of state (Head of the Federal Military Government) of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He took power after one military coup d'état and was overthrown in another.

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WHEN the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme was introduced by the General Yakubu Gowon administration...
General Yakubu Gowon speaking now at the Africa Convention
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday declared that peace and unity in Nigeria was not...
Join General Yakubu Gowon as we light up Enugu this December . It's all about from 6th-10th https:/…
- make history, join General Yakubu Gowon to light up the symbolic torchlight for Unity in Nigeria .
General Yakubu "Jack" Gowon, youngest man to ever rule nigeria at 31, took over via a counter coup, deposed in a co…
Pleased to meet with Nigeria's General Yakubu Gowon to speak about peace and reconciliation and share the Eucharist. https…
Former of General Yakubu Gowon in the house at 2016 family conf…
May God Bless & Spare d life of our erstwhile General Yakubu Gowon in Jesus Name Amen
FLASH: President in a meeting with former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon in his office at the Presi…
President receives former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon today at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
Buhari urge Nigerians to promote national unity: A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon described the l...
3. He held office from May 1967 until July 1975 during the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon.He was also a member of the SMC
Felix was an original Ibru family member — Gowon: Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon has paid tribute...
General Yakubu Gowon calls for urgent actions
Gowon: Awolowo taught us to survive without borrowing. Yakubu Gowon, retired general and former military head of...
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The killing of Ironsi&Fajuyi 50 years ago was the climax of the Revenge Coup that brought General Yakubu Gowon to power.
"On this day in 1975, General Yakubu Gowon is ousted from power by a military Coup." -
By Chinelo Obogo Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has been told to speak up on all that he knows...
General yakubu gowon told president buhari to fix the economy after a close look on the country's situation
Nigeria: From too much money to no money: General Yakubu Gowon was reported to have said in his days as the n...
General Yakubu Gowon became Head of State, FRN at 32. Yet we are here crying how young Hadiza Bala Usman is. May God bless our youthful age.
Exactly 49 years ago, federal troops invaded the one month-old Biafra,to start what General Yakubu Gowon had described as “a police action”
General Yakubu Gowon was Nigeria's youngest Head of State ever. He came into power at 31 years,…
Not long after General Yakubu Gowon came to power in 1966 he despaired of ever overcoming the divisive forces...
We have fought a long bitter battle, and it has ended with a victory for common sense - General Yakubu Gowon
General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) visits Kebbi State Government House. . He was received by the Kebbi State Governor,...
Also at the event, highest medal of Honor in Niger Republic was awarded to General Yakubu Gowon, Late Sardauna of Sokoto Sir Ahmadu Bello.
Former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon who spoke at the event said that Hamani Diori was a great...
General Yakubu Gowon recalled the role Hamani Diori played particularly in the formation of African Union and ECOWAS.
May 27, 1967, The regions of Nigeria were dissolved and 12 states created, by General,Yakubu Gowon
. since 1975 by then Head of State General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has been summarily disbanded and scrapped by the President
General Yakubu "Jack" Dan-Yumma Gowon needs to transition to the great beyond!
I had the privilege of meeting General Yakubu Gowon, former president of Nigeria, in Abuja..
1975, 29 January- General Yakubu Gowon was overthrown in a bloodless coup. General Murtala Mohammed became Head of State.
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neither are our children responsible for it ". General Yakubu Gowon, . At the Arewa Conference on Peace and Unity in Kaduna . Monday (5/6)
Vintage photo of Portrait of General Yakubu Gowon. -
General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former military head of state, owned up to fathering a love child with the late...
"Musa who recently returned to Nigeria after spending 20 years in an American prison, is the love child born from...
The 48 year legal tussle over the paternity of Jack Musa Gowon, the love child of former Head of State, General...
An unsecured privacy!!! . General Yakubu Gowon while accepting the paternity of Musa Gowon, a 42year old man that...
Jack Musa is 48 and General Yakubu Gowon has now accepted to be his dad after DNA test confirms it.
Yakubu Gowon finally accepts fathering a love child, 48 years after
DNA test confirms Jack Musa is the son of Gen. Yakubu Gowon and late Mrs. Edith Ike-Okongwu.
The youngest head of state in history of Nigeria is General Yakubu Gowon
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Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon has described former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party...
outside the St.Paul's Cathedral with former head of state General Yakubu Gowon.. Her…
"There's no basis for Nigeria unity,"...General Yakubu Gowon. committed NO treason.
Dasuki is not to blame: On July 29, 1975, when the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon was overthrown, Ni...
with the former president of my country Major General Yakubu Gowon. Also her excellency...
ECOWAS in 40 years marriage of convenience. In April 1972, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd.) and the late General...
General Yakubu Gowon warned PMB that given a deadline 4 d military to end Insurgency was Intactical, but Our Baba did nt Change his position
In 1969 while the war was ongoing, General Yakubu Gowon got married to Ms Victoria .
The National Youth Service Corps was established by the decree No.24 of 22nd of May,1973, during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon
General Yakubu Gowon was more of a Dictator Than Hissène Habré The People Seeks for Justice as well.
Musa Jack Ngonadi, the son of former Nigerian president, General Yakubu Gowon, has been released from a...
New post: General Yakubu Gowon and Governor Johnson at the inspection tour of the water treatment scheme at
Former Nigerian President, General Yakabu Gowon and late Edith Ike Okongwu are the parents…
Gowon, Jega urge pharmacists to fight quackery, spread of fake drugs : . Former head of state, General Yakubu G...
Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon and the former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof...
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New post: General Yakubu Gowon commissions the 100,000-gallon-per-day water supply plant at Epe
Major Haruna: if General Yakubu Gowon apologised, he did it in his own capacity. As for me I have no apology.
General Yakubu Gowon at the weekend, said the consequences of not putting Nigerian youths on the path of...
Nigeria’s Future is in Grave Danger – Yakubu Gowon:    Former head of state, General Yaku... Via
The war is more terrifying to me now –Ogbe: Nigerian Head of State during the war, General Yakubu Gowon who wa...
FORMER Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, and the immediate past...
A former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari and...
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has dismissed any potential threat to Nigeria’s unity as a result of...
General yakubu Gowon,say that deadline to end Boko Haram is by December . how possible is it ?
Military can end insurgency soon – Gowon By Nabob Ogbonna. Former Head of State, retired General Yakubu Gowon has...
General Yakubu Gowon during the civil war said: To keep Nigeria one is a task that must be done.
This title, 'Mother of All Nations' was taken after the oration of General Yakubu Gowon when the late HID was...
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has demanded an apology from Amnesty International… via
''Money is not our problem in Nigeria, it's how to spend it'' -General Yakubu Gowon in 1970s
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Economic trouble came to Nigeria when General Yakubu Gowon rubbished regional/state ownership of petroleum...
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has asked of Nigerians not to stop praying for continued peace in the...
..so General Yakubu Gowon is minstering at my church today...dint knw he was a clergyman
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State Weekend received the former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon …
You can not beat a child and tell him not to cry, yakubu gowon masterminded the killing over 6million 1967-70
Gowon urges Nigerians to pray for Buhari, Ambode, others: Former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon,...
Nigeria is a better nation with Ndigbo - General Yakubu Gowon: FORMER Head of State and founder of Nigeria Prays,...
It was on this day July 25th ,1975 that General Yakubu Gowon was overthrown through a military coup. . This coup...
This was at DODAN BARRACKS, two days after the ouster of the General Yakubu Gowon-led Federal Military Government
1966/67 under the supervision of Yakubu Gowon. And before then was organised pogrom under the watch of the same General Gowon. Let me say
with General Yakubu Gowon. Bello Shagari is working on a documentary called one nation one destiny.
Sharing a joke with former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon GCFR
General Yakubu Gowon is presented the Merit Award for all former Heads of State and Presidents
General Yakubu Gowon gets a standing ovation after his remarks!
SST Gowon To Jonathan: Landmark Achievements Of Nigerian Leaders Alive: “General Yakubu Gowon is the best mili...
You forget that before he became a General he had a boss named Yakubu Gowon who worked to keep Nigeria together.
Yeah! Nice time with General Yakubu Gowon on sunday at
Ahmed Joda, 1 of the surviving figures of Kaduna Mafia,was 1 of the super permanent secretaries during General Yakubu Gowon regime
General Yakubu Gowon was single (bachelor) when he became the President of the federal republic of Nigeria,he married his wife as a presido
President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan. A gentle man and another Best President Nigeria has ever had after General Yakubu Gowon.
cast her vote while election observer, General Yakubu Gowon looks on.
casting her vote for the presidential election as General Yakubu Gowon stands as an observer.
General Yakubu Gowon speaks on-air with Kingsley and at the Abacha Barracks.
Just got a pat from General Yakubu Gowon for a job well done
I would like to know how General Yakubu Gowon is a 'disaster' as proclaimed by you, Sir? Thanks!
General Yakubu Gowon "is" a disaster, juding the way he ran Nigeria but because he talks about Jesus today, we have all forgiven him.
| In 1967, with the creation of 12 federal states by General Yakubu Gowon, it became part of Rivers State.
A onetime Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has called on people of the North East Zone to embark on...
4) General Yakubu Gowon humbled himself, sat for aptitude test, entered university and read up to PhD Level.
5) Think of the whole nine years of General Yakubu Gowon, the seven months of General Murtala Muhammed, the four years of Shehu Shagari."
A detailed research work on Nigerian educational curriculum by prof. A. A. Adeyinka of the University of Ilorin shows that there was no hausa language in our school's curriculum as at 1961.PLEASE READ AND MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS Closely allied to the PDP position is a research report by A. A. Adeyinka, professor of Educational Foundations in the University of Ilorin, which punched holes in the claims by presidential candidate of the APC, in the result that he sat for and got credit pass in Hausa Language from the Provincial College (now Government College, Katsina), in 1961. According to Adeyinka, no school in Nigeria offered subjects in local languages at the time. Adeyinka’s research report, titled ‘Major Trends in Curriculum Development in Nigeria’, further chipped away the credibility of the statement of result released by the college to support General Buhari’s claims that he attended secondary school. According to the his research, available at www.unilorin.edu, prior to the emergence of a c ...
.from my last post THE REMOTE AND IMMEDIATE CAUSES OF THE Boko Haram SECURITY CHALLENGE As I just stated, for any conflict based on religious belief system to be resolved, strong attention must first be paid to the ideological spirituality of the conflict. When we fail to do this, we are only engaging on a fire-brigade therapy. Any secular approach must therefore rest on the fulcrum of the catalyzing religion. Thus looking at the immediate and remote causes of the present Boko Haram insurgency, we must not overlook the spiritual question, which though appears to be underplayed for obvious political reasons but must be confronted frontally if Nigeria will in the true sense of the words experience lasting peace and security. We Christians believe that the major moral yard-stick with which we regulate our attitudes and our relationships with one another is the Holy Bible. In any matter that demands our proof of sincerity, we Christians will always make reference to the Holy Bible. This Bible is the spiritual ...
General Yakubu Gowon "Who was the head of state at the time of your birth?
Is The Tide Turning Against Buhari The All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign team is seemingly losing the momentum they have built over the months by allowing the PDP campaign machinery to define their presidential candidates narrative by the raging certificate scandal | By Maureen Chigbo | Feb. 2, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT | THESE are not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (RTD). After seizing the momentum for months with soaring popularity, former head of State and his campaign team appears to have been pushed into the defensive mode. Since last year, the APC machinery has been on the offensive, lampooning the ruling the People’s Democratic Party and characterising President Goodluck Jonathan’s as clueless, weak and corrupt. But in the past three weeks, the Peoples Democratic Party machinery is clearly seizing the narrative. The tide seemed to have turned against Buhari when he tripped at a campaign rally thereby giving hi ...
With the exception of the post civil war policy of General Yakubu Gowon that reduced every post war bank deposit...
22nd may 1973 by the then Military Regime under General Yakubu Gowon
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the event, the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, expressed...
General Yakubu Gowon is a specific person. My very special person. The best leader Nigeria has ever had. I'm very serious.
That war should not have happened.. I blame General Yakubu Gowon and to aN extent Col Ojukwu
In 1967, General Yakubu Gowon made me a part of North-Eastern State
WHY THE SOUTH EAST MUST LINE UP BEHIND GEJ In this election season every eligible voter from the South East geo-political zone must ensure that his/her vote is counted in favour of the best candidate in the presidential election whose administration will attract infrastructural development, attract local and foreign investors and engage the youths in meaninful employment. The people of the zone have suffered a lot in the past from the Nigerian state, apart from being the least zone with federal presence, it is also the zone with the least number of states while other zones boast of 6 or 7 states the South East has only 5 states. This anormaly in the structure of the southeast was created by the Nigerian state starting from the Government of General Yakubu Gowon who created only East Central State from the Eastern Region while creating 2 states for the Eastern Minorities ( the minorities asked for the COR State - cross river, Ogoja and river state) Immediately after the civil war the Government declared t ...
IBB AS GEJ’s ‘fada,’ The Nigerian section of social media is horrified by President Goodluck Jonathan’s comment that Dec. 28 was the New Year. This gem dropped while Uncle Lucky was speaking with journalists following his visit to former President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna on Sunday. To me, this is not a big deal because in a round world (not flat, as Thomas Friedman claims), Dec. 28 could have been January 1 somewhere though it was just Tuesday morning in India – which is how far I mapped the time zone. There is always outer space to consider! The President also said IBB is his “fada.” My response? “No Sir, you are no son of IBB’s!” A man “fada-ed” by IBB would have known better than to claim him so publicly 45 days to a critical election in which he seeks a mandate for four more years. If he wins, President Jonathan will tie with General Yakubu Gowon as the longest serving head of state in Nigeria, longer than IBB! General Babangida wrote his version of Machiavelli’s The Princ ...
With the creation of twelve federal states by General Yakubu Gowon in 1967, Benue-Plateau State was established.
General Yakubu Gowon thought that the country will collapse without his personal leadership. He was wrong & was shown the way out!
 Safety of Nigerians, my priority — Jonathan By Kingsley Omonobi & Ndahi Marama MAIDUGURI—A female suicide bomber, who was arrested by the vigilante group also known as civilian JTF, revealed, yesterday, that 50 other female suicide bombers have been let loose in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with a mandate to kill 100,000 persons before the end of December 2014. The arrested female bomber disclosed this on a day the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah vowed that Boko Haram will be defeated. This came as former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon charged the army chief and his commanders to urgently correct the negative perception about Nigerian soldiers abandoning their weapons and running away in the midst of the fight against Boko Haram terrorists. The female suicide bomber was said to have been arrested by civilian JTF at the entrance gate of the University of Maiduguri, while another was apprehended at the busy Post Office area of the metropolis, yesterday.  The arrest ...
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En route to SA today, shared d flight with General Yakubu Gowon. chatted freely to us.
All is not well with Nigeria, Gowon warns: By Lawrence Olaoye Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd)...
OBJ: How not to be an ex-President (1) Not too long ago, lovers and admirers of General Yakubu Gowon, the former...
BREAKING NEWS: FORMER head of state General Yakubu Gowon has joined the chorus of those condemning the US as not being one of Nigeria's friends over its refusal to sell the government the necessary arms to combat Boko Haram. Last month, the Nigerian ambassador to the US, Ambassador Adebowale Adefuye criticised Washington for failing to come to the country's assistance in its fight against Boko Haram by refusing to sell the necessary arms and equipment to the Armed Forces. Washington has long used the excuse that Nigeria's Armed Forces commit atrocities but this has not stopped the US from selling arms to other countries like Israel, who commit worse crimes against the Palestinians. However, the US State Department has denied this, saying there has been a great deal of US military assistance to Nigeria. Jen Psaki, a US State Department official said that over the past seven months since the Boko Haram snatched 200 schoolgirls, Washington has shared intelligence with the Nigerian Army, has begun training a ...
Just photographed retired General Yakubu Gowon...Now to convince him to grant an interview.
Wait. Not one, but two websites list General Yakubu Gowon as one of the most murderous dictators in modern history.
Just reading a website listing 25 of the world's deadliest dictators. Guess who is at number 17? General Yakubu Gowon.
Abba Confirmed IGP The Council of State yesterday confirmed Mallam Suleiman Abba as the substantive Inspector-General of Police (IGP). President Goodluck Jonathan had appointed Abba the acting IGP following the retirement of his predecessor, Muhammed Abubakar. The Council of State presided over by the president is made up of former presidents, heads of state and state governors among others. Former presidents who were present at the council meeting were Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Shagari, while former heads of state in attendance were General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) and former head of the interim national government, Chief Ernest Shonekan. Briefing journalists alongside his Akwa Ibom and Kogi counterparts, Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole said after reviewing Abba’s resume, his level of competence by as attested to by those who have worked with him at one time or the order, council unanimously agreed that he be confirmed the substantive inspector-general of police. He said council, accordingly, adv ...
How BAREWA College, ZARIA Old Boys Run NIGERIA May 15, 2014 Posted By In News , Politics Tagged Abdukadir Ahmed , Air Marshal Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa (rtd) , Alhaji Shehu Shagari, BUNMI OKOTIE , General Muhammadu Buhari, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, General Yakubu Gowon , Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa , Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Comments 0 •Produced 6 Past Heads Of State +10 Ministers, 3 CBN Governors, 6 Governors * Barewa College is in Zaria, Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria. It was founded by the British Governor General Hugh Clifford, it was originally known as Kastina College but switched to Kaduna College in 1938 and then Government College in 1949, before settling as Barewa College. It is one of the most celebrated colleges up North in the 60s and known for the large number of elites from the North, that passed through the college. Barewa College has a very strong alumni system called BOBA, with a large number of elites from the North. City People’s BUNMI OKOTIE compiles a list of noble Northern men who ...
Gowon: The Man of All Moments Turns 80. yakOf all former presidents and Heads of State of Nigeria, General Yakubu...
Nigerians Wish You (General Yakubu Gowon) A Happy Birthday -- Jonathan. "We celebrate you as you turn 80 years today. Your selfless service to the growth of Nigeria will never be forgotten", he concluded. Gowon became the Head Of States at the age of 31, Buhari wants to be President at the age of 73.
HBDLLNP to General Yakubu Gowon,I wish him many more days an good health,
Former Military Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon you destroyed our nation, just let sleeping dogs lie. Please tell Nigerians the role you played in February 13, 1976 Dimka led coup which resulted in General Mohammed's assassination.-Augustine Chukwuma Obodo!
Clearly, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) seems to have a penchant for violence unlike our President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR. Buhari wants a revolution in a democracy he once fought so hard to kill and then killed in 1983. That was not his coup d’état. In 1975, a group of Colonels of the Nigerian Army namely, Col. Muhammadu Buhari, Col Abdullahi Mohammed (then Director DMI), Col Joseph Nanven Garba, Col Shehu Musa Yar’Adua & Col Ibrahim Taiwo conspired to overthrow General Yakubu Gowon after which they transfered power to General Murtala Muhammed as Head of State. 1983, barely months after President Shehu Shagari was re-elected as President of Nigeria for a second term, General Buhari, then GOC, 3rd Armoured Division, struck with his military boys again. Barely two years in his military government, the boys with whom he struck out President Shagari in 1983, struck him out. Since then, he kept quiet. He knew what the boys would do to him if he opened his mouth. On October 17, 1986, Dele Giw ...
Happy birthday to u our great icon General Yakubu Gowon as u celebrate ur 80th birthday..we are proud of u,for ur great effort in uniting dis great nation,God bless u sir
Happy 80th birthday to General Yakubu Gowon. We appreciate your efforts in guiding the nation through a civil war. We also commend your unflinching commitment to a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. Long may you live! Happy birthday, General!
Congratulations to General Yakubu Gowon as he turns 80. He was born on the 19th of October 1934 in Northern Nigeria. He Joined the Nigerian Army in 1954. In 1966 he became Nigeria's head of state during its civil war. And ever since and after his regime till date, he has shown exceptional leadership and has promoted Nigeria's democracy in various ways. We pray for more years ahead in strength and good health.
The only General who was President that should be President again is General Yakubu Gowon
Gowon: A man of peace General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s second military ruler (1966-1975) had the singular ...
I wasn’t ready to be Head of State — Gen. Gowon: A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon…
PHOTO: EARLY 70'S NIGERIAN POLICE WITH THE NOTORIOUS ISHOLA OYENUSI. One of the fall-outs from the Nigerian Civil War that took place from 1967 to 1970, was the exponential rise in criminal activities in the country, especially armed robberies. To check the menace, then Head of State, Maj. General Yakubu Gowon and the Supreme Military Council (SMC), promulgated a decree that was to set the stage for a long list of celebrated executions. The junta came up with Decree 47 of 1970, which prescribed public executions for anyone arrested, prosecuted and found guilty of armed robbery. Following this, the first casualty was in the person of the notorious ‘Dr’ Ishola Oyenusi , who was executed the a year after the decree came into being. Oyenusi’s arrogance was also legendary. In 1971, he was arrested and handcuffed by a police officer. As the policeman was ordering him around, Oyenusi blasted him and thundered: "People like you don’t talk to me like that when I am armed. I gun them down." Another dare-dev ...
"that the problem that Nigeria has is not that of lack of money, but how to spend money" - General Yakubu Gowon
General Yakubu Gowon was a soldier, yet he built most of the infrastructure we enjoy in Nigeria today!
Happy 80th Birthday to General Yakubu Gowon (rtd). I wish you long life, happiness & good health.
General Yakubu Gowon @ 80, a man of peace. I love him with passion and I wish him many more years ahead.
General Yakubu Gowon is now responding to all the goodwill messages. Returns all enconiums to God & Nigerians dead and alive.
“Young people should emulate General Yakubu Gowon; Chase excellence, don't chase money.” ~
At the lecture today celebrating General Yakubu Gowon's 80th Birthday @ with a…
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Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has reiterated that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable
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Rebuilding The Nation: Lessons From Other Lands. ~ Babatunde Fashola. They say lightning does not strike in the same place twice. For the sake of all of us, I sincerely hope that this saying holds true for Nigerians. Whilst thanking my hosts, the Leadership newspaper, for inviting me to speak at this event to celebrate General Yakubu Gowon, a patriot and public servant of no mean repute, I apologize that I must open with such words of what I may call frugally measured hope. This is because the circumstances which thrust a young General Gowon upon our Nation as a leader in the 1960s are not too different from what appears on Nigeria’s political and social landscape from what any honest Nigerian can see. Indeed the dark clouds that gather are this time prefaced by an ominous prediction about the continuity of our union from a place far away. If anybody has any doubt about what I say, I will recall history and go back to a speech delivered on Sunday 5th February 1970 in which it was partly said as follows: ...
More pictures from the Leadership Awards... Sam Nda-Isaiah with General Yakubu Gowon, Gov. Adams Oshiomole, Gov.
Sam Nda-Isaiah, APC Presidential Aspirant, in a chat with General Yakubu Gowon rtd, at the Leadership Awards.
(8) General Yakubu Gowon ruled this country for 11 years part of which was the oil boom...
Former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, Group Managing Director and CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA…
Ahead of the 2015 general election, former military ruler, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), on Tuesday, cautioned…
SHEHU SANI’S FAUX PAS ON General Muhammadu Buhari The Buhari Support Group strongly condemns the statement attributed to the President, Civil Rights Congress, Malam Shehu Sani, where he alleged that General Muhammadu Buhari is among the former Presidents and Leaders of Northern Nigeria extraction to be blamed for 70 percent of the problems bedevilling the region. It is disheartening, uncharitable and false for Malam Shehu Sani to mention General Buhari alongside General Yakubu Gowon; Alhaji Shehu Shagari; General Ibrahim Babangida; General Sani Abacha and General Abdulsalami Abubukar. It is important to put the records straight for the benefit of Nigerians who were not born at the period in the history of Nigeria when General Buhari was the Head of State, in order to debunk the assertion of Malam Shehu Sani. General Buhari was appointed the Military Governor of the defunct North Eastern State (now Adamawa, Bauchi, Bornu, Gombe and Taraba States) August, 1975, to March, 1976, and he performed creditably ...
General Yakubu Gowon created how many states as Head σƒ state?
1966 – The military government of General Yakubu Gowon rescinded Decree 34, which had been established by his predecessor, General Aguiyi...
My Daily Trust Column today Tactical Manoeuvres in the "war on terror" Nigerian figures in the tragic insurgency facing the country are baffling. Over 200 school girls abducted. How do you work out the logistics? 480 Nigerian troops cross into Cameroon and the Nigerian Defence Headquarters say - they are on a tactical manoeuvre! Also, how do you work the logistics of such a manoeuvre? This last one ruined my day. Federal troops lost a battle to Boko Haram which reports say took the offensive, and according to the BBC, forcing the Government Special forces to retreat to Cameroon. I was Master of Ceremony at the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria celebrations in Numan in December last year. General Yakubu Gowon our former Head of State was the occasion Chairman. The Makwada Square in Numan where the event held was full to capacity, and I hardly noticed that there were so many aged and tired looking male folk in the audience until in the break, I drew attention to what the letters in Gowon's name meant - G ...
| In 1967, General Yakubu Gowon merged Sokoto and Niger provinces to form the North Western state.
"How are you, my friend?" - General Yakubu Gowon cc If only remember this line...
General Yakubu Gowon, one of the former leaders of this country that I believe has not yet been given his (cont)
How many state did General Yakubu Gowon create during his reign?
Gowon to Fed Govt, North’s leaders: unite against insurgency Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has urg...
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General Yakubu Gowon became head yrs. Many of his age like today are in oblivion not knowing what to do.
QUESTIONS UPON QUESTIONS: A SCEPTIC PERSPECTIVE OF 'Boko Haram' BY ISHAQ A FARUUQ 1. Why is it that Jonathan’s government is not presenting the more than 500 suspects arrested for trial even in a special tribunal if the law permits it? 2. Why is it that each time suspects are arrested over bombings nothing is ever heard about them again? 3. Now with the wide use of the DNA technology here in Nigeria, why is it that the bodies or pieces of the bodies of alleged suicide bombers picked at attack scenes have not been subjected to DNA and other bio-cultural analysis to unveil the proper identities of the dead suspects? 4. What are the identities and citizenship origins of all the arrested terror suspects? Are they Nigerians? From where? Are they foreigners? From where? What is their profile? What is the tracking ability of our security intelligence services on each foreigner that comes in? image 5. Who are the owners of cars used in all the bomb attacks as traceable through their vehicle registration particu ...
General Yakubu Gowon urged the Federal Government to stop looking for external solution to local problems.
Tony O. Prince wrote "yorubas and especially AWOLOWO are cowards and backstabbers" Tunji Ogunleye replied " Tony O. Prince, i think you should consider a different phraseology for this stuff here: "...threw your hero to jail and buried the keys". Some of your style of addressing Chief Obafemi Awolowo besmirches the memory of the only Nigerian i hold in high esteem. As an advocate of detente between Igbos and Yorubas i will be disappointed if you don't do that. I have fought these Yoruba - Igbo battles so much in my earlier years and i can take up the argument from either side and be convincing. Nobody can win these arguments because they are based on issues that are the essence of our being. First of all, i don't know where you got your information that S L Akintola and Justice Sowemimo were friends. That is definitely new to me. Secondly, the Chief received a sentence of ten years on trumped up charges that were never proven in court. He only served around three years in jail and was restored to a positi ...
Late Head of State, General Aguiyi Ironsi and General Yakubu Gowon, have been accused of being responsible for...
Today in 1966, counter coup killing General Ironsi and bring Yakubu Gowon to power
| General Yakubu Gowon: came into power following the military coup which overthrew the civilian administration in Jan 1966.
| General Yakubu Gowon: became Nigeria's youngest military chief of staff at the age of 32.
| In 1967, the military government of General Yakubu Gowon established Kano State as its own entity.
There would have been a repeat of Jan 15, 1966 tragedy yesterday. General Yakubu Gowon is still alive, tell the President what was it like.
This is the full text of the Lecture delivered by General Yakubu Gowon,Rtd at the 17th Professor Wole Soyinka...
Happy Birthday to a literary ICON, Professor Wole Soyinka. What you need to know about him. Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka (Yoruba: Oluwo̩lé S̩óyinká, pronounced "Shoyinka"; born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be so honored. Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta. After study in Nigeria and the UK, he worked with the Royal Court Theatre in London. He went on to write plays that were produced in both countries, in theatres and on radio. He took an active role in Nigeria's political history and its struggle for independence from Great Britain. In 1965, he seized the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service studio and broadcast a demand for the cancellation of the Western Nigeria Regional Elections. In 1967 during the Nigerian Civil War, he was arrested by the Federal Government of General Yakubu Gowon and put in solitary confinement for two years. Soyinka has strongly criticised many Nigerian military dic ...
US ENVOY BREAKS FAST WITH KWANKWASO, CALLS FOR UNITY AMONG NIGERIANS As part of moves to strengthen inter-religious relations and fast track moves to ensure peaceful coexistence in Nigeria, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James F. Entwhistle joined Muslims at the Government House in Kano to break the Ramadan fast on Tuesday evening. The envoy attended the occasion at the instance of the state governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, who had on the 28th of June, 2014, organized a Muslim-Christian Inter faith gathering, chaired by al leading Christian personality and former president of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon, and attended by eminent Islamic and Christian leaders from across the country. In a brief speech during the occasion, Ambassador Entwhistle expressed delight that he was received and included in an event of such significance. “As I travel this country and meet Nigerians of all faiths, Muslims and Christians, I am struck by how many Nigerians are committed to the idea of peace between the two great fai ...
Q6. Ministers of local government and chieftancy affairs were abolished in Nigeria by:. A. General Yakubu Gowon...
1968: General Yakubu Gowon shaking Hands with the late Emir of Borgu. In the middle is the late Sultan of Sokoto.
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UI GOVERNMENT 2005 POST UME TEST 1. The military coup of July 25, 1975 which toppled General Yakubu Gowon from power took place when he was attending which important event? a. OAU Summitin Kampala b. UN General Assembly in New York c. Assembly of Heads of States of ECOWAS d. in Monrovia The Olympic Games 2. Which of the following Political parties did not participate in the 1979 General Elections in Nigeria? a. Unity Partyof Nigeria b. National Party of Nigeria c. Social Democratic Party d. Great Nigeria Peoples Party 3. Alhaji Shehu Shagari was sworn in as President of the Federal republic of Nigeria in 1979 by: a. Justice Fatai Williams b. Justice Adetokunbo Ademola c. Justice Salihu ModibboALfa Belgore d. Justice isa Mohammed 4. The British took over Nigeria through a. Negotiation b. Bargaining c. War d. The Sea 5. Which of the following courts served as the highest judicial organ for Nigeria up till 1963? a. Supreme Court b. Federal Court of Appeal c. Appellate Court d. The Privy council 6. What was t ...
Jonathan Meets With Former Heads Of State Over Chibok Former Heads of State have committed themselves to doing everything they can to support President Goodluck Jonathan and the Borno State Government to find a solution to the issue of the missing Chibok girls. In a meeting with the President on Thursday, they also offered help in finding an end to the general challenge of insurgency in the country. Details of the meeting were made known to State House Correspondents by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati. The former Heads of State present were Ernest Shonekan, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, General Mohammadu Buhari, General Yakubu Gowon and Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Also present was the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. General Ibrahim Babangida was absent following the death of the Senator representing his constituency, Senator Kuta, who passed away on Thursday. He sent his apologies. The meeting which lasted for about an hour was over dinner.
President) You are monitor, head boy and Governor of your state by opportune, you still be the President of Republic of Nigeria by opportune. Mr President to say the fact, you are the woeful president we ever have in Nigeria. You are the leader of some group and your state and you didn't learn enough to be a good leader. Even if some northerner hired some people to make your tenure ungovernable, You are the President. You have power, by the power giving to you, you are number one, you have enough power to end the insurgency and let the secret out. Let us know whom sponsor them if you are not among. General Yakubu Gowon end the civil war in 3years (1967 - 1970), you can't end the insurgency in 5years. Why can't you resign if you are not capable enough to be the President. Every day we are losing many life's, properties. Please when the killing of innocent Nigerian would be stopped. You didn't have human fellings. They Bomb Nyanyan and many claim dead and in second day you went to Kano for your party rally. ...
SALUTE TO OTUNBA FATAI OLUKOGA IN EYES OF THE STORM I knew Otunba (Dr.) Fatai Olukoga right from his days in the civil service of Lagos State. As one of the prominent citizens on my list of personalities where I have the likes of General Yakubu Gowon, a former Nigerian Head of State; Chief Lou False; Chief Bode George;General Tajudeen Olanrewaju; former and serving governors as well as serving and former Senators, Otunba Olukoga once told me how Governor Lateef Kayode Jakande at that time saved him from ITT's politics infested sack and reabsurbed him into the Lagos service, where he rose to the peak of his career and retired meritoriously as Permanent Secretary. The Ikorodu Oga's proud son, political leader and development element became Special Adviser to Governor Fashola on Tertiary Education at a time I had expected him to go for something higher. He told me quite clear that as a Muslim with consciousness of Allah all the time, that he took things as they came and that he would never run beyond the lin ...
At my age, General Yakubu Gowon, rtd., was hustling to become President. What age is ideal for the highest office in the country?
KANO EMIRATE: BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY The event that unfolded yesterday in the ancient city of Kano on the choice of new Emir to succeed the late Ado Bayero make me refresh my memory back to my social studies text book. While flipping on the pages, I stumbled on a page that attracted my attention which was Northern Nigeria. One name that repeated itself on that particular page was Sir Lord Lugard, the man behind the idea of Northern and Southern Protectorates. Though, a greater percentage of Nigerians has questioned the rationale why Nigerian should remain one entity considering the happenings in the country but as patriots we must always rise to the occasion to defend the unity of our country to avoid external attack by the enemies. This was the reason why patriots like General Yakubu Gowon fought to keep Nigeria as one united entity. Though the enemies of our country are working assiduously to destabilize the peace we have been enjoying earlier by sponsoring terrorism in the country, but in no dista ...
TICKET FOR KANO EMIRATE SEAT. Possible Contenders For Kano Emir. With the demise of the Emir of Kano Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero in the early hours of yesterday, the state has been pushed to unprecedented mourning. Most of the government offices were seen virtually empty or less busy. Market activities practically shut down with thousands of people trooping to the direction of the Emir’s palace. One fundamental thing that goes with the passing away of a traditional ruler of the Emir of Kano status, is the issue of a successor. While the Emirate Council was mourning the sudden death of Bayero the Kingmakers were also busy un-dusting the royal records of the potential successors. Traditionally speaking, there are four king makers in Kano Emirate Council These are Sarkin Bai, Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, Madaki, and Makama. They are the senior councillors that have the right to sit and nominate a succeeding Emir. They can even nominate two or three potential nominees as the situation warrants. After nominating the l ...
On March 31, 1968: Biafran army won their biggest battle. by ambushing and destroying a 96-vehicle column of Nigerian soldiers with locally hand made bomb called [Ogbunigwe or bucket bomb]. The humiliating Abagana defeat to Nigerian soldiers prompted General Yakubu Gowon to remove Col. Murtala Mohammed as the General Commanding Officer of the Onitsha sector.
If Nigeria government can learn from exemplary leadership style,integrity n selfless service of Doc.,General Yakubu Gowon dis country wil b better-off.If u read his biography n antecedent u wil understand me.
April 21 –Former Head of State, General. Yakubu Gowon said Nigeria is in the middle of. another civil war with the activities of Boko. Haram
APART from a few who escaped on their own, none of the over 200 school girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, has been rescued by our security agencies, exactly 54 days after. And this is in spite of assistance from a coalition of UK, US and other forces. The little or no dividend arising from the rescue efforts is giving way to a groundswell of apprehension over whether or not the innocent girls would ever be re-united with their families. It is also generating a battery of questions regarding the government and military’s approach to combatting the insurgency and rescuing the girls.  Since the school girls were abducted on April 14, efforts to rescue them have been uncoordinated. Comments from government officials are not only discordant but also contradictory. While a section of the government initially believed that the abduction was a ruse, another section believed it was real. To get the insurgents to lay down their arms, a minister wo ...
News Media Kaye Whiteman obituary Journalist who witnessed and documented key moments in modern African history Kayode Soyinka and Anthony Adeloye The Guardian, Tuesday 3 June 2014 17.13 BST Jump to comments (…) For many years, Kaye Whiteman edited West Africa magazine. Photograph: Gerald Mclean The journalist and editor Kaye Whiteman, who has died aged 78, possessed a remarkable knowledge of Africa, its peoples and those who governed them. He met most of the key African leaders from the period of decolonisation and independence, both English- and French-speaking, and was in touch with many of those involved in public service throughout the continent. His area of particular expertise was west Africa, and above all Nigeria. He first went there and to nearby Ghana in 1964 as the deputy editor of the weekly West Africa magazine. He returned to Ghana the following year to cover the summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which he described in his article Ghana at 50 in Africa Today (March 2007) a ...
Mr. Government apart from the trauma we face waiting for jobs and job opportunities, we are also losing our dignity in the eyes of the society. We have become 'failures' in the sight of those who cannot write the letter O with the base of a cylindrical bottle. Those who envied us when we were still schooling, have started to ridicule us. We have condemned pipeline vandals; we have condemned internet fraudsters; we have condemned snatchers of ballot boxes; we have condemned thugs and prostitutes. But today, Mr. Government, these people are now buildings houses and riding cars; yet many of us, who claim to be graduates and good citizens, are still sucking our mothers' sagging breasts at 32, the age at which General Yakubu Gowon became the head of state. Mr. Government criminals are prospering, should we not join them? *JustAtoT*
Augustus Taiwo "Tai" Solarin August 20, 1922 – June 27, 1994 Tai Solarin has contributed in no small measure to some of the social reforms in Nigeria in the last fifty years. This he achieved through his personal demonstration of his perceived ideals; regular publications in newspapers and magazines and public condemnation of acts considered inimical to good governance. He spoke publicly about the waste that General Yakubu Gowon plundered the nation with his lavish wedding ceremony when Nigeria was at War. He was vehemently opposed to military rule in Nigeria that he challenged then Head of State to be ready to face the consequence of trying to extend his stay in power. As an activist, he adopted the civil disobedience approach of Ghandi by taking the locally made gin (Ogogoro) in public when it was considered an illicit gin. He made this a public show to draw attention to the economic ignorance and colonial indoctrination that locally made gin was bad. He got arrested but the case was later dismissed i ...
All the northern leaders are Boko-haram. Can General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) say anything again. All his faith for one nigerian is fail, because Yakubu Gowon was failing to implementatio of Aburi Agreement. Shame on to him , Nigeria have collapsed. Biafra is the next May God be with us .
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Glory be to God that we still have alive various Army Generals, political scholars, wealthy and phillantropists who do claim that Nigeria is always in their mind, persons like General Olusegun Obasanjo , General Ibrahim Babangida , General Yakubu Gowon, Abubaka , Shehu Sagari, and General Mohammed Buari(all are the formal President of Nigeria, who had engaged in series of wars) and some political leaders who had gone round and convinced people to vote for their party, persons like Tinubu, all Parties National Chairmen and Secretaries, political godfathers and so on, who has benefited tremendously in Nigeria political history should join the Mr. President GOJ to meet Boko Haram leaders over the abducted School girls to discuss on the way out. If their negotiation is base on money, then they should tell Mr. President and other Phillantropists to prepare it but if it's relating to war, all the aforementioned Generals can reply Boko Haram insurgents, atlease, they should practice what Nigerians had spent ou . ...
They declared the Niger Delta Republic on February 23, 1966 and gallantly battled the Federal forces for twelve days but were finally routed by the far superior Federal firepower. Boro and his compatriots were jailed for treason. However, the federal regime of General Yakubu Gowon granted him amnesty on the eve of the Nigerian Civil War in May 1967. He then enlisted and was commissioned as a major in the Nigerian Army. He fought on the side of the Federal Government but was killed under mysterious circumstances in active service in 1968 at Ogu (near Okrika) in Rivers State. Later Niger Delta activists like the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, who substituted Boro's gun for a pen, and Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, who heads an Ijaw armed insurgency, often referred to him as a major inspiration.
how old was General Yakubu Gowon when he was the head of state?
Nigeria is not my fault. . . Today is May 29 and we are celebrating 15 year of Fourth Nigerian Republic. I have 16 guests. I welcome you all. I have just one question for you all and you'll all answer in succession. Is this the Nigeria of your dream? Sir James Robertson: Nigeria ceased to be our dream since their independence. They thought they could manage their differences. But they can't. It's no longer the business of the Queen. Their destinies are in their hands. Sir Tafawa Balewa: We have more lands in Nigeria, so we should always rule. But you see the others believe they are more educated and can use that to stop us. No! Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe: You know I was only a ceremonial president. I couldn't make the desired change I hoped for. I was a puppet. Major General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi: I wasn't the one that that led the coup. They called me to be the head of state. If na you, you no go collect am? General Yakubu Gowon: Going to the civil war wasn't my wish. Ojukwu forced me. And that was what wrecked N ...
CELEBRATING THE 3 YEARS OF GOVERNOR ABDULFATAH AHMED MAGIDA, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF KWARA STATE: A BRIEF OF KWARA Kwara State was created on 27 May 1967, when the Federal Military Government of General Yakubu Gowon broke the four regions that then constituted the Federation of Nigeria into 12 states. At its creation, the state was made up of the former Ilorin and Kabba provinces of the then Northern Region and was initially named the West Central State but later changed to "Kwara", a local name for the River Niger. Kwara State has since 1976 reduced considerably in size as a result of further state creation exercises in Nigeria. On 13 February 1976, the Idah/Dekina part of the state was carved out and merged with a part of the then Benue/Plateau State to form Benue State. On 27 August 1991, five local government areas, namely Oyi, Yagba, Okene, Okehi and Kogi were also excised to form part of the new Kogi State, while a sixth, Borgu Local Government Area, was merged with Niger State.
LATE OJUKWU, THE WISE MAN WHO SAW TOMORROW! Yusuf Adeyanju Yisau LETTER FROM LT. COL. OJUKWU TO LT. COL. BANJO ON 22nd AUGUST 1967 From: The Military Governor, Republic of Biafra, Enugu, My dear Victor, 1. For some time now, you and I have been discussing the circumstances that have led to the current and inevitable disintegration of what was the Federation of Nigeria. We have been fully convinced that the aim of the Hausa / Fulani complex has ever been, and will ever remain, the total domination of every other part of what was known as the Federation of Nigeria. It is impossible to forget that the crisis which led to the army take over in January 1966, the coup of the Northern soldiers led by General Yakubu Gowon in July 1966, the wholesale and indiscriminate massacre of the people of what is now Biafra- and, to a less degree, the people of the Mid-West and West, including the Yorubas, were all the direct result of Hausa / Fulani attempt to subjugate and use as tools, the gallant people of Western Nigeri ...
Historical fact; The "Naira" was introduced on January 1, 1973, replacing the pound at a rate of 2 naira = 1 pound under General Yakubu Gowon's rule.
The (NYSC) scheme, was established in Nigeria on 22ND May, 1973 by then Nigeria's former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon
General Yakubu Gowon's plan was to wipe out the entire Igbo race from the face of the earth, we will never forget
General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State,
Emmanuel Nnadozie Onwubiko wrote: In Nigeria, military officers at the highest levels retire into stupendous wealth and join the business community either as directors or chairmen...Some use crooked means to award crude oil blocks to their cronies so much so that one of these retired Generals who benefited from the late General Abacha's oil license largess stated publicly that he has too much cash that he knows not what to do with it-thus repeating what General Yakubu Gowon said while in office in the early seventies that Nigeria's oil money is too much to an extent that his administration lacks what to do with such humongous oil money. Why are Nigerians not asking the right questions- Why should a retired military General immediately step into the corporate World as a lead share holder in blue chip companies and why are so many of them in a mad rush to become influential traditional rulers- two avenues for hiding stolen wealth. These same military officers held important positions to procure better weapo ...
On behalf of BARRISTER UBANI NIGERIA SOLIDARITY YOUTH MOVEMENT, I want to commend our able live national chairman, Barrister Monday Ubani Onyekachi for having a successive lecture as chm, NBA, Ikeja Branch with General Yakubu Gowon, ex head of state as its chairman. And we align with the call by the ex head of state that Lawyers should rise up to the challenge to defend poor Nigerians irrespective of background. The point here our dear head of state is that our current leaders should evolve a programme that will engender egalitarian society. There must be shelter, food and clothing for the poor and that is what our constitution says. But our current crops of leaders failed to implement them while they earn jumbo pay and allowance with massive corruption that they no longer ride in bullet proof cars but private jets and the effect is Boko Haram God day oh. He is watching and the masses anger are fuelling for bloody revolution.
As a liberal thinker, I had seldom believe that our great nation Nigeria has come of age with the degree of participation in foreign peace keeping mission and the acolades earlier showerd on our security myth by the UN. With the current emergence and campaign against the insurgents, am affaraid. if Egypt stood firm against the isreal despite their technological know how what would have been the result if Nigeria is to go into war with Republic of Cameroon over bakasi penusular. The FG has called for security assistance and approval has been granted to US security intervention to rescue our innocent abducted girls and to fight the terrorist at the surbub of the boarder of the 3 states of Northeast. For a critical thinker, this has call for a search of an unbias but a competent Leadership in 2015 general Election as this senerio has gallantly vindicated General Yakubu Gowon of his true leadership skills during Nigeria Civil war, if it were to be now, most revered, an intellectual icon Dim Emeka Odimegu Oju ...
Why not speak wt General Yakubu Gowon former military ruler.Reason being he is northern wt both political& religious clout in Nig
children starved to death by General Yakubu Gowon from 1967-1970.
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General Yakubu Gowon under the sponsorship of U S, Britain, and the Soviet Union used starvation as the legitim…
General Yakubu Gowon, is the prosecutor of civil war which claimed the lives of 3.5 million innocent children i…
General Yakubu Gowon (retd.) has urged Nigerians to support the Federal Government in its bid to tackle security chall…
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS IN NIGERIA FROM 1959 TO DATE The Nigerian Election Management Bodies have undergone several structural and administrative changes over the years. Today we take a glance at the history of election management bodies in Nigeria from 1959 to date. Election Management Bodies in Nigeria started from the colonial era with the establishment of the Election Commission of Nigeria (ECN) which conducted the 1959 pre-Independence general elections that ushered in the first Republic that had Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa as PM. The Tafawa Balewa administration later established the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC); headed by the late Mr Ey0 Esau and it was FEC that conducted the 1964-65 regional elections. The Major General Aguiyi Ironsi-led Military government came in to dissolve the Tafawa Balewa government and FEC after the January 1966 Coup D'etat, Ironsi government was also overthrown six months later by the General Yakubu Gowon led government,ie, in July 1966. From 1966-197 ...
There are names of notable Nigerian leaders who contributed in bringing the nation down to its knees in one way or the other. And my question is; who among them did the worst damage to Nigeria? Nnamdi Azikiwe. Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi. General Yakubu Gowon. General Murtala Mohammed. Shehu Shagari. Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. General Ibrahim Babangida. Ernest Shonekan. General Sani Abacha. General Abdulsalami Abubakar. Olusegun Obasanjo. Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. Goodluck Jonathan.
THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Which was introduced by the military regime oga General Yakubu Gowon in 1973. The program was born out of the need to promote unity and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, especially the youths through shared experiences and suitable training. May God grant those who have serve and those who are serving even those who will serve in future what to use to earn their living.
The naira has undergone a lot of abuses in diverse places at diverse times. The naira replace the pound sterling introduced by the colonial master. The naira was introduced by the military regime under GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON on april 2, 1972. Almost all those who handle and spend naira abuse it. Those who should know better handle it carelessly. The banker writes on d naira. The school child deface it. The market women squeeze naira nd put it in d brassiere. D bus conductors squeeze d naira nd force dem inside their pockets. The abuse of naira must stop everywhere: bank, sck, offices, homes, shop, motor parks, market, churc, mosque,. Indeed all of us must realise that: THE NAIRA IS A SYMBOL OF OUR PRIDE. IT IS A SYMBOL OF OUR DIGNITY. LET's HONOUR ND SAVA IT. THIS IS A MARCH 4 OUR PRIDE
I wholeheartedly agree with General Yakubu Gowon when, as an experienced retired General, opined that we are in the midst of a civil war. Then I say, a civil war similar or even worst than what my beautiful and blessed country witnessed in 1960s. As a student of history, I know as a fact that there are certain differences between the two episodes. In the case of the first civil war, the parties were clearly defined so also the missions. But in d case of the present experience one may be begin to wonder. A reasonable man may ask certain questions for determination to wit; who are the members of Boko Haram? Are they Muslims? If yes, then why are they killing Muslims and destroying mosques and other infrastructures that are necessarily incidental to Islam and its teaching? Why are they killing and abducting women and children, inter alia? Are they Christians? If the answer is in the positive, then why are they killing Christians and destroying churches and other things with direct affiliation with the religi ...
CONFAB: NORTH/SOUTH IN SHOUTING MATCH AT THE DEVOLUTION COMMITTEE Devolution Committee Delegates Engage in Shouting Match Ozekhome advocates Supreme Courts for states As expected, the National Conference Committee on Devolution ended its inaugural sitting with delegates shouting at each other over resource control. Though the affairs of the committee like other committees were conducted behind closed doors, staff of the National Judicial Institute (NJI) and reporters gathered by the windows and main door to listen to the delegates as they vented their anger at each other. One of the delegates from the north was overheard shouting: "We fought to keep this country united and we will not hesitate to do it again." However, a delegate from the South-south replied: " You fought to get our oil from Biafra and not the unity of Nigeria. What happened then is different from what will happen now." A delegate from the South-south, Ankio Briggs confirmed to THISDAY that the committee had a tension-soaked inaugural ses ...
LEADERSHIP Person of the Year 2013: Gen. Yakubu Gowon: Gen. Yakubu Gowon: Above the Fray The plot of Nigeria’s nation-building drama has been no less chequered in 2013 than in the other 52 years of our existence as an independent nation. Replete with many twists and turns beyond the best construct of the most imaginative novelist, screenplay writer, poet or playwright, our country took another full stride, albeit a constrained one, along the path of nationhood, with the forces for good and those of contrary inclinations battling it out all year long. In Nigeria, 2013 was a year largely defined by the politics of 2015, into which orbit many influential Nigerians were drawn, creating a frenzied milieu and pulling the country’s unity cords taut. However, the LEADERSHIP Person of the Year 2013, General Yakubu Gowon, rose above the fray to break new grounds in his humanitarian and developmental work in the country and beyond. Through the Yakubu Gowon Centre for National Unity and International Cooperation ...
Nov 1975 29 January Yakubu Gowon was overthrown in a coup.
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has. declared that the insurgency being executed by. Islamist group,...
If Queen Elizabeth 1 became the Queen of England at 25years, while william putt became Prime Minister at 24years, and General Yakubu Gowon was head of state at 29 years, also Godwill Obioma became a prof. of Mathematics at 26year, O Allah don't forget me .
Resolve your problems yourselves, Jonathan advises daughter, husband • Obasanjo, Gowon, Shonekan, Amaechi in attendance President Goodluck Jonathan has advised his newly wedded daughter, Faith and son-in-law, Godswill Edward, to always resolve their problems themselves without calling on outsiders. He stated this at the wedding reception held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, adding that it was a glorious sadness to give one’s daughter out in marriage. Earlier at the church service held at the Christian Centre, three former leaders including ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, General Yakubu Gowon and Chief Ernest Shonekan were present. Also in attendance was Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who had been at loggerheads with President Jonathan. The ceremony started at exactly 10.56 am when Jonathan and his wife, Patience, wearing blue traditional attire led Faith into the National Christian Centre, venue of the wedding, accompanied by family members. The marriage ceremony was officiated ...
Prof. Pat Utomi became d Special Adviser to President Shehu Shagari at the age of 26, General Yakubu Gowon became d head of state at d age of 29 yrs. General Mohammed Buhari, Olusegun Obasanjo, Bamanga Tukur, Ojukwu, Aguiyi Ironsi, Gen. Adebayo, Fajuyi etc have reached their goal and aspirations between d age of 25 and 40, still many of them are still controlling us or want to, why? When are we going to achieve our goals?
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IT DID NOT BREAK YET, WE MUST FIX IT; WE THINK? On July 29, 1975 General Yakubu Gowon was overthrown. A new Head of State, Brigadier Murtala Ramat Muhammed, delivered his Inaugural Speech (below) to the nation on July 30, 1975. - Fellow Nigerians, Events of the past few years have indicated that despite our great human and material resources, the Government has not been able to fulfill the legitimate expectations of our people. Nigeria has been left to drift. This situation, if not arrested, would inevitably have resulted in chaos and even bloodshed. In the endeavour to build a strong, united and virile nation, Nigerians have shed much blood. The thought of further bloodshed, for whatever reasons must, I am sure, be revolting to our people. The Armed Forces, having examined the situation, came to the conclusion that certain changes were inevitable. After the civil war, the affairs of state, hitherto a collective responsibility, became characterized by lack of consultation, indecision, indiscipline and eve ...
People in Nigeria’s History Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (4 November 1933 – 26 November 2011) was a Nigerian military officer and politician. Ojukwu served as the military governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1966, the leader of the breakaway Republic of Biafra from 1967 to 1970 and a Nigerian politician from 1983 to 2011, when he died, aged 78. Ojukwu came into national prominence upon his appointment as military governor in 1966 and his actions thereafter. A military coup against the civilian Nigerian Federal Government in January 1966 and a counter coup in July 1966 by different military factions, perceived to be ethnic coups, resulted in pogroms in Northern Nigeria in which Igbos were predominantly killed. Ojukwu who was not an active participant in either coup was appointed the military governor of Nigeria's Eastern region in January 1966 by General Aguyi Ironsi. In 1967, great challenges confronted the Igbos of Nigeria with the coup d’etat of 15 January 1966 led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeog ...
Former Nigerian President - General Yakubu Gowon and other GLEEHD Foundation's guest speaking at the Islington...
Director of with Funsho Philips and General Yakubu Gowon at the Centenary Celebration UK. http…
General Yakubu Gowon was 27 or 29 yrs old when he became d head of state...
Army can crush Boko Haram –Gowon assures. Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has said that the Army has...
Insecurity: FG to host national youth peace concert t The first lady, Mrs Patience D. Jonathan, will be hosting Nigerian youths at the weekend to a national peace youth concert as part of efforts to engage the younger generation to contribute to peace building in the country. Youth across the country and youth organisations are expected to participate in the concert to enable them to lend their voice to channel a solution towards ending the insecurity in the country. Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri, while speaking during a press briefing in his office, said the programme will afford Nigerian youth to learn from experiences of older generation and other youth who have made impact in one way or the other. “General Yakubu Gowon, Chief Imam of Ansarud Deen, Chief Imam of Abuja, Pastor Adeboye, vice presidents from the ECOWAS region, first ladies of South Africa, Sudan, Cameroon among others will be there to share their experiences with the younger generation,” Omeri sai ...
President Jonathan and Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Participating at the Inter-denominational Centenary Service On Sunday. "If God did not will it, we will not be Nigerians" - President Goodluck Jonathan
FULL TEXT OF President Jonathan'S CENTENARY ADDRESS TO THE NATION 913 490 417 1 0 National Broadcast by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebrations Wednesday, 26th February, 2014 Dear Compatriots, 1. I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all Nigerians as we celebrate our nation’s centenary; a significant milestone in our journey to Nationhood. 2. One hundred years ago, on the 1st of January 1914, the British Colonial authorities amalgamated the Southern and Northern Protectorates, giving birth to the single geo-political entity called Nigeria which has become our home, our hope, and our heritage. 3. I have often expressed the conviction that our amalgamation was not a mistake. While our union may have been inspired by considerations external to our people; I have no doubt that we are destined by God Almighty to live together as one big nation, united in diversity. 4. I consider myself specially privileged to lead our country in ...
History: Do you know that on 8 August 1966, General Yakubu Gowon announced plans to disengage the military from governance though no time-table was stated?
Honour so foul The Nation Editorial on Monday. •What were names of the queen, Lugard, Abacha, etc. doing in the centenary award list? Professor Wole Soyinka reacted with irony. Hear him: “I would have preferred that the entire day of infamy be ignored altogether. I’m even thinking favourably of just ignoring the obscenity, then turning up at the counter-event.” The bard and Nobel Laureate crooned about his zeal for the counter-event holding in London on June 27 in which Nigerians in Diaspora will honour 100 outstanding Nigerians in the United Kingdom. He was not alone at turning his back on the honour that the centenary committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan conferred on 100 persons they regarded as outstanding in the past 10 decades of Nigeria’s existence. The families of human rights virtuoso Gani Fawehinmi and music impresario Fela Anikulapo-Kuti also rejected the honour. For the Fawehinmi family, the honour contradicted the moral ardour and humanist agenda of their paterfamilias. ...
General Yakubu Gowon is the Formal Head of State and ( Gowon )= means, Go On With One Nigeria... ( G.O.W.O.N.). is that True Or... Please Answer.
General Yakubu Gowon.doing great in this country, but reminds me of that man in Saw the movies.
General Yakubu gowon became head of states at the age of 27years,maybe in time i would become a rebellion in Nigeria government and politics.
Jeremiah useni, General yakubu Gowon and Dr. Paul Unongo are bunch of FAILURES as far as I am concerned because the have sold us the people of the middle belt cheap. and God will Punish them if they do not repent.
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The history of Nigeria since independence is the story of a struggle to fulfil our great promise. The discovery of oil in our country in the late 1950s offered new hope of prosperity but we have not always been able to reap the benefits in a fair and equitable way. 14. The situation was not helped by political instability and the frequent suspension of democracy by military coups. During the civil war, the very existence of our country was cast into doubt but through it all, the promise of a Nigeria that is united, free and strong remained in our people's hearts. 15. Thanks to the efforts of our statesmen and women, and millions of ordinary Nigerians, the union endured and flourished. I would like to specifically commend members of the Armed Forces for their contributions and sacrifices to keep Nigeria one. 16. General Yakubu Gowon had the wisdom and grace to declare that the civil war had seen "no victor, no vanquished" and welcomed, "the dawn of national reconciliation". 17. It was in this spirit that G ...
New firm takes over Peugeot in Nigeria Nigeria has formally handed over a 54.87 stake it held with France in Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN) to the firm's new core investor, under a privatisation programme, an official said. . Nigeria divested 24.87 percent of its equity in the ailing PAN while the French government also conceded to shed 30 percent interest in the company, which was turned over to ASD Motors Nigeria. . Officials of the state-run Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), the nation's privatisation agency, carried out the handover Thursday in the northern city of Kaduna, BPE spokesman Joe Anichebe, who witnessed the ceremony, told AFP. . The BPE concluded the privatisation of PAN last October when ASD Motors Nigeria emerged as the core investor after a financial bid with an offer of 31.2 million dollars (24.1 million euros). . PAN, established in Nigeria in October 1969, was incorporated in December 1972 as a limited liability company. . PAN's assembly plant, located in Kaduna, was officially ...
“chicken wen dem select comot from cage, nor mean say he don get liberty..” - General Yakubu Gowon.
"THE BEST WAY TO CATCH A BIGRAT LIVE AND DIRECT IS TO LOOK FOR IS ESCAPE ROUTES AROUND AND BLOCK IT BEFORE YOU STARTS DIGGING" if you are given your enemies food on the battle field it means that you are still given him more weapon and more power to fight you back but if you starve them mercilessly they will have no option than to forcefully become your friend by surrendered all their arms or face operation sweep completely. By Obafemi Awolowo to general Yakubu Gowon in late 60s. noni o
After the 28 July, 1966 coup, General Yakubu Gowon became Head of state
General Yakubu Gowon declared that the civil war had seen "No Victor, Nor vanquished"
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