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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.

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

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Gideon Orkar Coup And The C-130 Plane Crash Of 1992.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m., a Nigerian Air Force Military Transport plane with registration number NAF 911, piloted by wing commanders J.P Alabesunu and A.S Mamadi, received clearance from the control tower to take off en route to kaduna and Jos. It’s unique passengers planned to return to the command and staff college in Jaji by road from the kaduna airport.

  3 months ago ago
Gideon Orkar Coup And The C-130 Plane Crash Of 1992.

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As Nigerians mourn the COAS, Nigerian man digs up old paper where 163 soldiers died in a plane crash

One Nigerian man @DavidHundeyin has digged up old newspaper where 162 Nigerian Soldiers died in a plane crash.The newspaper dated September 28, 1992 contains where it was written in a bold print that 163 Nigerians died in Military plane crash. David shared this old newspaper after the news of the plane crash that claimed the lives of 11 military officers and pilots including the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.

  8 months ago ago
As Nigerians mourn the COAS, Nigerian man digs up old paper where 163 soldiers died in a plane crash

POLITICS

How Gideon Orkar Was Executed For Trying To Overthrow Babangida's Rule

April 22,1990 Marked The Day In Nigeria's History Where The Reign Of Babangida Was Almost Defeated.Unfortunately,Some Circumstances Are Beyond Our Control And Somehow The Bad Eggs Seem To Always Have The Upper Hand In Nigeria. The Story Of Gideon Orkar And How He Was Executed For Trying To Overthrow Babangida's Rule Is A Must Read. On The 22nd Of April,1990, Gideon Orkar Gave A Speech Addressing Nigerians Through The FNCN saying: "Fellow Nigerian Citizens On behalf of the patriotic citizens of the middle belt

  1 year ago ago
How Gideon Orkar Was Executed For Trying To Overthrow Babangida's Rule

POLITICS

Delta State 2023 - List Of Top Politicians That Might Emerge As The Next Governor Of Delta State

Many prominent delta state politicians , are currently making necessary moves to take over the mantle of leadership in delta state . Prominent among these politicians are . 1. Chief Great Ogboru A businessman turned politician , he was formerly the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress ( A P C ) in 2019 .

  7 months ago ago
Delta State 2023 - List Of Top Politicians That Might Emerge As The Next Governor Of Delta State

POLITICS

Photos Of The Man That Wanted To Overthrow Babangida's Government In 1990

Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar was a Nigerian soldier from Tiv ethnic nationality of Benue state, North Central part of Nigeria. He plotted a coup d'etat against the military government of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida in April, 1990. It was reported that Orkar and his co-coupists seized Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria in Lagos including military headquarters and presidential residence. Though, the coup was unsuccessful which led to the execution of Gideon Orkar and his men. He attended primary school at

  1 year ago ago
Photos Of The Man That Wanted To Overthrow Babangida's Government In 1990

POLITICS

How Buhari killed his best friend, Vatsa in alleged coup plot

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB as he was fondly called, survived one major attempt to overthrow his government, when his Defence Minister, Sani Abacha helped quell the already successful coup led by Major Gideon Orkar. Orkar and his co-conspirators were eventually caught, and were executed after facing a special military tribunal which found them guilty. Before the Orkar coup, there was the alleged coup led by then Major Gen. Mamman Vatsa, December 1985, just four months after Babangida took over power

  1 year ago ago
How Buhari killed his best friend, Vatsa in alleged coup plot

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Why the Orkar Coup Failed, and How Col UK Bello was Killed

The coup plotters at their trial in 1990: L to R - Capt Harley Empere, Major Gideon Orkar, Capt Perebo Dakolo, Lt Cyril Ozoalor, Lt Nicholas Odeh Major Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to erstwhile military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has given an insight into why the bloody Orkar coup of April 1990 failed. Major Mohammed in an exclusive interview with Daily Sun in Abuja on the coup, which almost terminated the Babangida regime cited confusion among the coup le

  1 year ago ago
Why the Orkar Coup Failed, and How Col UK Bello was Killed

SPORTS

Today marks 31 years since the bloody coup that nearly ousted the junta of General Babangida

April 22, 1990 will forever remain in the hearts of many Nigerians.It was the day when Major Gideon Orkar and his associates stormed Dodan Barrack, the official residence of Nigeria's Head of States.They where at the premises with all powers to remove General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida from power.

  9 months ago ago
Today marks 31 years since the bloody coup that nearly ousted the junta of General Babangida

POLITICS

FLASHBACK: Major Orkar's Speech In Failed Coup Against Babangida On April 22, 1990

On Sunday, April 22, 1990, the voice Gideon Orkar, a significant in the Nigerian armed force, invited Nigerians to the 7am news release of Radio Nigeria. His strategic: the topple of Ibrahim Babangida as the military president.  The feature of his discourse was the extraction of Sokoto (the present Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states), (Borno and Yobe), Katsina, (Kano and Jigawa) and (Bauchi and Gombe) from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  Babangida's ADC, UK Bello, a colonel, was killed in the plot that wa

  1 year ago ago
FLASHBACK: Major Orkar's Speech In Failed Coup Against Babangida On April 22, 1990

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2 Best Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria

Chris Alli Mohammed Chris Alli (born December 1944) is a retired Nigerian Army Major General who served as Chief of Army Staff from 1993 to 1994 under General Sani Abacha's regime and was military governor of Plateau State Nigeria from August 1985 to 1986 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. Many years later, he was appointed interim administrator of the state during a 2004 crisis in the state following ethno-religious killings in Shendam, Yelwa Local Government. On February 13, 1976, ar

  1 year ago ago
2 Best Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria

CRIME

History: See why Orkar wanted General Ibrahim Babangida dead (1990)

Turner Ochuko Ogboru, younger brother of Great Ogboru, the alleged financier of the April 22, 1990 Major Gideon Orkar coup, was released from jail in 1998 after being held for eight years. In an interview, he revisits the coup, states why it failed and explains why Orkar and his fellow coupists wanted General Ibrahim Babangida, the then head of state dead. With the research I did, below are summary on the question and answer of the interview. 1. You were convicted and jailed for life for concealment of treason

  1 year ago ago
History: See why Orkar wanted General Ibrahim Babangida dead (1990)

SOCIETY

World Igbo Congress Wants Southerners To Avoid Cow Meat On 3 Key Days To Honour Biafra Heroes, MKO

Reports from Sahara Reporters, confirmed that a group known as World Igbo Congress has asked Nigerian citizens in the Middle Belt and Southern region to participate in sit-at-home exercise, in memory to honour Biafra fallen heroes, the late Major Gideon Orkar and late Chief MKO Abiola. On Tuesday, Barrister Austin Okeke also disclosed in a statement to Sahara Reporters, that the world Igbo Congress group also appealed to Nigerians from these areas to avoid eating of cow meat on May 30, June 12 and July 27 as part of sacrificial rites given to the fallen heroes.

  7 months ago ago
World Igbo Congress Wants Southerners To Avoid Cow Meat On 3 Key Days To Honour Biafra Heroes, MKO

MILITARY

Republic of Biafra: A digging of unending hole, as Nigeria can't be divided

(Trials of Odumegu Ojukwu and Major Gideon Orkar as Express Examples) Since the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914 by Lord Lugard and her independence in 1960, the country's great disaster is that of the Civil War of 1967-1970. The war brought a lot of downfall in the country's economy, many destinies were shattered, many leaders killed and hunger experience led to the abyss of many today. This was as a result of nothing but fight for firm, power and the fact that "I can't take intimidation". Even though the l

  1 year ago ago
Republic of Biafra: A digging of unending hole, as Nigeria can't be divided

POLITICS

Remembering Major Gideon Orkar and his Failed Coup Attempt Against the Government of IBB

One of the most memorable days in the life of the former military President of Nigeria, Ibrahim Babangida is 22, April, 1990. This was the day, 41 military officers led by Major Gideon Orkar led an abortive coup against his administration. The coup plotters led by Major Gideon Orkar seized the FRCN radio station and various military posts around Lagos, including the military headquarters and presidential residence, the Dodan Barracks. Babangida was present when the barracks were attacked but he managed to escape

  1 year ago ago
Remembering Major Gideon Orkar and his Failed Coup Attempt Against the Government of IBB

POLITICS

Major Gideon Orkar, Villain or Hero.

He was the 9th Child born to the family of Levi Orkar Chi, a teacher of Tiv heritage in Apir Village of Gwer Local government in Benue State. He attended primary School at the village of Apir and Wadata. He also attended Boys Secondary school, Gindiri, Plateau State, And while taking higher Sch Certificate classes, he enrolled for the Nigerian Army in 1972, as a cadet no 682. He started his officer cadet training at Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, with the 12th regular combatant course. He was commissioned

  1 year ago ago
Major Gideon Orkar, Villain or Hero.

POLITICS

Hotel Demolition:"You cannot be the Accuser, the Prosecutor and the Judge", Activists Warns Wike

Earlier this morning, there were reports that, Rivers State Government headed by Nyesom Wike is set to demolish Prudent Hotel and Etemeteh Hotel. However, Veteran Journalist and Pro-democracy activist, Richard Akinnola, has reacted to the alleged demolition of this hotels by the Rivers State governement. Check full Statement below as posted on his Official Facebook account. I have long held this notion, that even an armed robber caught in the act, deserves fair hearing. Major Gideon Orkar announced the abor

  1 year ago ago
Hotel Demolition:

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The Nigerian head of state who survived a coup

The Only Nigerian head of state to have survived a coup.His name is Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and according to history, he is said to be the only head of state to have survived a military coup in Nigeria.

  10 months ago ago
The Nigerian head of state who survived a coup

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General Ibrahim Badmosi Babangida clocks 79.

Hello readers, The former head of state of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badmosi Babangida born on the 17 of August 1941, clocks 79 today being 17 of August 2020. Babangida's regime brings about memories of SAP(Structural Adjustment program),SFEM(Second_Tier Foreign Exchange Market), MAMSER (Mass Mobilization for self Reliance ,Social justice, and Economic Recovery), June 12 better life program by his late wife Gideon Orkar/Ogboru coup and so much that happened in his 8 years rule. Some of his great achievements include

  1 year ago ago
General Ibrahim Badmosi Babangida clocks 79.

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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