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MILITARY

Why Major Gideon Orkar Attempted To Overthrow Babangida In 1990

Major Gideon Orkar was a Nigerian military officer who staged a violent coup against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida in 1990. Orkar and his conspirators seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks, Lagos, the military headquarters and presidential residence.

  3 months ago ago
Why Major Gideon Orkar Attempted To Overthrow Babangida In 1990

MILITARY

Ibrahim Babangida Vs Muhammadu Buhari, The 1985 Military Coup.

At the Dodan Barracks in 1985, four young majors were detailed to arrest the Head Of State (General Muhammadu Buhari), they were Usman Dangiwa, Lawan Gwadabe, Abdulmumuni Aminu and Sambo Dasuki. They achieved this without much ado. In fact, the Head of State (Muhammadu Buhari) was said to be waiting for them, and accompanied his captors initially to Bonny camp, from where he was later moved (under house arrest) to 1 Hawkesworth Road, Ikoyi.

  3 months ago ago
Ibrahim Babangida Vs Muhammadu Buhari, The 1985 Military Coup.

TRAVEL

10 Places In Kaduna That Are Dominated By 'Runs Girls'

10 Places In Kaduna That Are Dominated By 'Runs Girls' Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State located in the North-western Nigeria, situated on the Kaduna River and its is a major trade hub for people who come to the North to do business, as well as a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas, due to the presence of its rail and road junction. However , the city has its own fair share of some societal ills that affect most growing cities worldwide and its the problem of prostitution

  1 year ago ago
10 Places In Kaduna That Are Dominated By 'Runs Girls'

POLITICS

Nigerian Army Barracks & Their Locations in Nigeria

The Nigerian army is one of the three major branches of the Nigerian military. The other two being the Air Force and the Navy. Armed with weapons and ammunition to defend the territorial integrity of the nation on land, it has strategic bases established for ts officers to live in. This is known as a barracks. While there are ranks in the Nigerian army, you must be aware that its operations and tactics stem from the Nigerian Army Council, chaired by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at the headquarters. The

  1 year ago ago
Nigerian Army Barracks & Their Locations in Nigeria

POLITICS

What Gideon Orkar Said In His Failed Coup Against Babangida In 1990 That Is Happening Today.

Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar, born October 4, 1952, was a military officer who staged a coup against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida on April 22, 1990. Orkar and his conspirators Seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks, Lagos, the military headquarters and presidential residence. Babangida was present when the barracks were attacked but managed to escape by a back route. On Sunday, April 22, 1990, Gideon Orkar, welcomed Nigeria to the 7:am News bulle

  1 year ago ago
What Gideon Orkar Said In His Failed Coup Against Babangida In 1990 That Is Happening Today.

POLITICS

See Murtala Mohammed And His Aide de Camp In Lagos, 1975- (Pictures)

Murtala Muhammed was killed aged 37, along with his Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Lieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa in an abortive coup attempt led by Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka, when his car was ambushed en route to his office at Dodan Barracks, Lagos by a group of soldiers. 37 year old Nigerian Head of State, General Murtala Mohammed, his 31-year-old Aide-de-Camp, Lieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa (at the rear), and 33-year-old Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Bolaji Akinyemi

  1 year ago ago
See Murtala Mohammed And His Aide de Camp In Lagos, 1975- (Pictures)

POLITICS

1985 Coup: See Who Arrested Buhari, Not Dasuki

There have been report that it was dasuki that arrested Buhari in a coup in 1985, but that claim have been refuted by the colonel that actually made the arrest is name is Col. Aminu. He also denied that Buhari was handcuffed. He said that soldiers does not go about with handcuff. This was his words to daily trust reporter: “I must confess that I led that operation. I went to Dodan Barracks that time in company of two other officers – then Major John Madaki and Lawan Gwadabe. Three of us went, but specif

  1 year ago ago
1985 Coup: See Who Arrested Buhari, Not Dasuki

AUTO

History: 44 Years Ago, A Nigerian President Was Killed In This Mercedes Benz (PHOTOS)

44 Years Ago, A Nigerian President Was Killed during this Mercedes Benz  Yesterday marked 44 years since Gen. Murtala Mohammed was assassinated in black Mercedes Benz saloon car. General Murtala Mohammed was Nigeria’s former military head of state. He became president on July 30, 1975. While he was President, he acquired a reputation as a pacesetter who travelled about without the fanfare typically related to leaders in Nigeria. He hardly travelled during a motorcade and was also not known to blare siren

  1 year ago ago
History: 44 Years Ago, A Nigerian President Was Killed In This Mercedes Benz (PHOTOS)

POLITICS

Get to Know About Gideon Orkar, Who Called for Excision of Five Northern States in Failed 1990 Coup

Gideon Orkar : His Failed 1990 Coup Called for the Excision of Five Northern States Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar (October 4, 1952 - July 27, 1990) was a Nigerian military officer who staged a violent coup against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida on April 22, 1990. Orkar and his conspirators seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks, Lagos, the military headquarters and presidential residence. Babangida was present when the barracks were attac

  1 year ago ago
Get to Know About Gideon Orkar, Who Called for Excision of Five Northern States in Failed 1990 Coup

POLITICS

Nigeria Former Capital Dodan Barracks Obalende Lagos and Aso Rock Villa Abuja[Photos]

Nigeria Capital Territory was in Obalende Ikoyi Lagos from 1906 to 1991. It was transferred from Dodan Barracks Obalende Ikoyi Lagos to Aso Rock Villa, Abuja in 1991 by then Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida. Aso Rock Villa in Abuja has been the Federal Capital Territory since 1991 till date. We believe that Lagos was changed because, it was in outskirt of the Country. Every Country's Capital Territory should be at the centre of the Country. Abuja is in the Centre of Nigeria, because it was Carved ou

  1 year ago ago
Nigeria Former Capital Dodan Barracks Obalende Lagos and Aso Rock Villa Abuja[Photos]

ENTERTAINMENT

The True Story Of Why Fela Kuti Married 27 Wives In A Day.

2nd August, 2020. Chinanu Ndumele. In 1977, Fela and the Afrika '70 released the album Zombie, a scathing attack on Nigerian soldiers using the zombie metaphor to describe the methods of the Nigerian military. The album was a smash hit and infuriated the government, setting off a vicious attack against the Kalakuta Republic, during which one thousand soldiers attacked the commune. Fela was severely beaten, and his elderly mother (whose house was located opposite the republic was thrown from a window, causing

  1 year ago ago
The True Story Of Why Fela Kuti Married 27 Wives In A Day.

POLITICS

How Abacha Saved My Life – Babangida.

Former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday hailed late military president, Sani Abacha, who ruled Nigeria between 1993 and 1998. Speaking in Minna, capital of Niger state, during a press conference to commemorate his 74th birthday, the retired general went down memory lane on how he survived Gideon Orkar’s coup attempt in 1990. He said but for the role played by Abacha, the story might have been different. “May God bless Sani Abacha. Sani Abacha was the chief of army staff (during the time

  1 year ago ago
How Abacha Saved My Life – Babangida.

POLITICS

Throw Back: J.P. Clark, Achebe And Woke Soyinka At Dodan Barracks to Plead IBB to Spare Vatsa.

Throw Back: J.P. Clark, Achebe And Woke Soyinka At Dodan Barracks to Plead IBB to Spare Vatsa. This is a throw back Picture of great Nigeria Novelist Chinua Achebe, the novel Laurette Winner, Wole Soyinka and the Poet, JP Clark at Dodan Barracks To Plead with the then military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) to spare the life of Major General Mamman Jiya Vatsa who was later executed by Ibrahim Babangida after everything.   Mamman Jiya OFR, A poet and A writer who was born on 3 of December 1

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Throw Back: J.P. Clark, Achebe And Woke Soyinka At Dodan Barracks to Plead IBB to Spare Vatsa.

ACCIDENT

44 Years After Murtala Muhammad Was Assassinated, See The Current State Of His Car

On February 13 1976 Nigeria's Former Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed was assassinated inside his car while on his way to his office at Dodan Barracks, Lagos.  General Murtala Muhammed was the fourth Head of State of Nigeria. According to wikipedia.org, he assumed leadership in 1975 and was Nigeria's head of state till his assassination in 1976.  On that Friday morning around 8 a.m. General Muhammad left for the office inside his official black Mercedes Benz saloon car along his usual route on George

  1 year ago ago
44 Years After Murtala Muhammad Was Assassinated, See The Current State Of His Car

POLITICS

The Man, Late Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar

Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar was born to the family of Levi Orkar Chi, a teacher of Tiv heritage at Apir village,Ugondo, Masev of Makurdi Local Government in Benue State, Nigeria,on October 4th, 1952.  He was a Nigerian military officer who staged a coup against the then government of General Ibrahim Babangida on Sunday,April 22, 1990. Orkar and his conspirators seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks, Lagos, the military headquarters and presidential residen

  1 year ago ago
The Man, Late Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar

CRIME

Several Hours has passed, Nigeria Army And the FG are Yet to Debunk CNN's Lekki Shootings Video.

About 6 minutes video released by CNN on Lekki toll gate between the Protesters and Nigeria Army. CNN clearly indicate that on the video released that Protesters were shot at Lekki Toll Gate.  People were killed and People are missing. Which is Absolutely NO DOUBT.  Nigerian Press, are light years behind modern investigative journalism. CNN got videos of how soldiers left Dodan Barracks.  CNN got aerial (satellite perhaps) videos of how the soldiers arrived the protest ground.  CNN confirmed, without a

  1 year ago ago
Several Hours has passed, Nigeria Army And the FG are Yet to Debunk CNN's Lekki Shootings Video.

POLITICS

The Sad Story Of How General Murtala Muhammed, The Man On The 20 Naira Note Was Assassinated

General Murtala Muhammed was the fourth head if state of Nigeria from 1975, he was also a Nigerian army but he sadly died in 1976. In a meeting with The Authority Daily, a survivor known as, Staff Sergeant Micheal Otuwu who was a systematic to the head of state, he was in the front seat of the car while Murtala Muhammed was close to his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa and the driver was Sergeant Adamu Michika. Sergeant Micheal also revealed that their car which was a Mercedes Benz, was ambushed

  1 year ago ago
The Sad Story Of How General Murtala Muhammed, The Man On The 20 Naira Note Was Assassinated

POLITICS

Flash Back: The untold story about Biafra War

At a young hour in the morning of 1 July 1967, Nigeria's young head of state, Colonel Yakubu Gowon, was feeling uneasy in his office at the Supreme Headquarters, Dodan Barracks in Lagos. The unease was a consequence of his being perpetually influenced to approve a military attack of the breakaway Republic of Biafra. Thirty officers had been reviewed from courses abroad. Prepares and truck guards, bearing fuel, supplies and men, were all the while leaving Kano and Kaduna for the south of River Benue. Colonel

  1 year ago ago
Flash Back: The untold story about Biafra War

AUTO

Is Murtala Mohammed's Car The Most Well Maintained Car in Nigeria?

Murtala Mohammed was Nigeria’s former military head of state. He became president on July 30, 1975. During his brief stint as Nigeria’s leader, he acquired a reputation as a leader who traveled about without the fanfare typically associated with leaders in Nigeria. He hardly traveled in a convoy of attached vehicles. He was not known to blare sirens whenever he traveled in his car. He often travels incognito. On February 13, 1976, while on his way to his office at Dodan Barracks, Lagos, a group of soldiers

  1 year ago ago
Is Murtala Mohammed's Car The Most Well Maintained Car in Nigeria?

POLITICS

Meet Colonel Usman Kakanda Bello, who was Killed While Defending General Babangida in the 1990 coup

The attempt to coup d'état in Nigeria in 1990 was a military coup in Nigeria on 22 April 1990 when a group of officers of the army, led by Major Gideon Orkar, attempted to overthrow General Ibrahim Babangida 's government (who took over the government in the Coup in 1985). The FRC N radio station, including the military headquarters and President's Residence, was seized by Rebel troops and numerous military posts around Lagos, Dodan Barracks. When the Barracks was attacked and managed to escape on a back road,

  1 year ago ago
Meet Colonel Usman Kakanda Bello, who was Killed While Defending General Babangida in the 1990 coup