Yakubu Gowon

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Jun 1st, 2014
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By Eze Martins-hassan Esomchi For those of us who have strong ties with the North and Northerners, no point is potent enough to dismiss the fact that Nigeria is a hobbesian state of nature where life is short, nasty and brutish. My prayer for Nigeria did not start today. As a child, I knelt beside [&...
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Apr 20th, 2014
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by Kallys Albert Sr After reading the piece, “A dancing President and a mourning nation” Bayo Olupo hunda, Thursday April 17, 2014, I could but simply disagree with author Bayo to the extent article failed to X-ray the root causes and effects of the present insecurity in Nigeria, but merely to castig...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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by Lawrence Nwobu I am still at a loss at understanding what President Jonathan and his goons are celebrating in the so called centenary. Even the deaf and dumb know that Nigeria has been and remains increasingly a tragedy. Only a mad or deceitful person celebrates failure. What has become clear over...
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...
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Oct 2nd, 2013
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By Obinna Akukwe Clergymen from different denominations under the aegis of Nigeria Prayer Project gathered at the National Christian Centre, Abuja on the eve of Nigeria’s 53rd independence day celebrations and eve of 100 years of the nation’s forced amalgamation, to declare the counsel of God that Ni...
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Sep 23rd, 2013
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  Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku | credits: File copy The Minister of Information and Communications, Mr. Labaran Maku, said that the decision to seek re-election in 2015 remained the personal decision of President Goodluck Jonathan. Speaking on Sunday night in Abuja during the Pre-Ce...
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Sep 6th, 2013
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By Lawrence Nwobu Introduction: One of the greatest enduring myths in Nigeria is the lie that Yakubu Gowon fought the Nigeria-Biafra war to keep Nigeria united, whereas in reality not only did Yakubu Gowon whose Northern region had originally intended to secede (Araba) after the July 1966 counter-cou...
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...
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Aug 20th, 2013
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Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State, said God would uproot all the leaders, who haboured evil intentions, against the country. He also faulted the prediction that the country would break up by 2015, saying similar predictio...
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Aug 15th, 2013
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THOSE that call me a tribalist and an Igbo-hater are simply misguided and ignorant. Perhaps they do not know the meaning of those words or the true import of their meaning. Those that know me well like you can confirm the fact that I am not a racist or a bigot and that I consider […]...