Gowon

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2013
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By Lawrence Nwobu For anyone who still harboured any doubt about the great lie Nigeria is; the disharmony, oppression, tribalism, injustice, marginalisation, domination, ethno-religious conflicts, “born to rule syndrome,” internal colonialism, corruption, misrule, vandalism and lack of patriotism tha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2013
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BY FESTUS AHON THIRTY-eight years after he left office as head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, last week described the Urhobo as one of the most patriotic ethnic nationalities in the country. Gowon was in Delta State, on August 9, to honour the invitation of the Sapele Diocese, Anglican Communion, to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 25th, 2012
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By Theophilus Abbah,Daily Trust Former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend took on former Head of State, retired General Yakubu Gowon for describing him as “highly irresponsible” for criticising President Goodluck Jonathan’s ‘weak’ approach to the insecurity in th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 1st, 2012
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by Dapo Falade. Nigeria Tribune As Nigeria and its people celebrate 52 years of independence anniversary, Assistant Editor, Dapo Falade, takes a retrospective look at some of the major landmarks that have helped to shape the cause and course of the nation. Crisis of the First Republic When the Union ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 20th, 2012
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By Dr. Emma Enekwechi When the death of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu was announced, I expected a torrent of reactions ranging from the sublime to the mundane down to the insane. So far I have not been disappointed. Reactions have come from rapacious, egomaniacal kleptocrats who have stolen brooms and urine so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 7th, 2011
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Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Yakubu Gowon are the two men who have ruled Nigeria the longest and are most responsible for the current conditions in Nigeria. When they speak Nigerians should listen. OBJ ruled as both a soldier and as a civilian. Mr. Gowon ruled as military ruler. Each had his opport...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 7th, 2011
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Every sociopolitical system personifies itself in one or two lead-human characters such that one can point at that person or those persons and say, “Yes, these are exemplars of the system” and, do so with reasonable accuracy. For the dysfunctional anti-social, anti-people system called Nigeria, Jack ...