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Operation Damisa And The Late Sardauna Of Sokoto (Ahmadu Bello).

Operation Damisa, is the military term which is used to denote the assassination of the Sardauna of Sokoto and the premier of the Northern region by Major Gen. Kaduna Nzeogwu in January 1966. As Major General Kaduna Nzeogwu approached the adjoining rooms of the residence where the man was leading them to, he heard screams and cries of women and children.

  3 months ago ago
Operation Damisa And The Late Sardauna Of Sokoto (Ahmadu Bello).

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Meet One Of The First Coup Planners In Nigeria

Meet Colonel Emmanuel Nwobosi, he is the last of the original coup plotters of January 15, 1966 with Major Kaduna Nzeogwu.He knew Nzeogwu well, they school together and trained together at Sandhurst Military Academy, U.K. Nzeogwu, was the first head of military intelligence and he masterminded the first coup in Nigeria.

  8 months ago ago
Meet One Of The First Coup Planners In Nigeria

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Meet Nigeria's First Commonwealth Gold Medalist Who Was Executed.

A book on Nigeria's political history will be incomplete without mention of the country's first military coup in January,1996.The coup is remarkable in two ways.It marked the end of the 1st Republic and the incursion of the military in Nigeria's politics.A coup that brought in its wake the bloodiest and gruesome civil war in Nigeria's history.

  8 months ago ago
Meet Nigeria's First Commonwealth Gold Medalist Who Was Executed.

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Check Out 9 Major Coups That has taken Place In Nigeria Since Independence

1.Frist Coup in 1966, also called the Igbo coup: This coup was led by Kaduna Nzeogwu, this coup killed 22 people including Nigeria`s first prime minister and many others senior politicians,this coup was carried mainly by Igbo officers, to pave a way for Aguiyi Ironsi to Head of State of Nigeria.

  9 months ago ago
Check Out 9 Major Coups That has taken Place In Nigeria Since Independence

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Late Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, January 1966 Coup Leader, Was Betrayed By His Friend - Sister Recounts

The January 6, 1966 Nigerian military coup signaled the incursion of the military into Nigerian politics. The coup led by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, in collaboration with four other Majors, was bloody and truncated the first Republic. Notable political leaders like the Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Chief Ladoke Akintola, Chief Festus Okotie - Eboh, to mention a few, were brutally killed by the coup plotters.

  7 months ago ago
Late Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, January 1966 Coup Leader, Was Betrayed By His Friend - Sister Recounts

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See 5 Nigeria Presidents Who Died In Office

Here are the five Nigeria president that died at office after Nigeria had finally gained independence. Let's have a proper view of them in according order. Tarawa Balewa: Nigeria's first prime minister ruled between 1960-1966. He was the first Nigeria head of government to die in office. Balewa, born in 1912 was murdered in 1966 as a result of a military coup spearheaded by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu. He was assassinated on January 15, 1966. That was the first military coup to be recorded in the history of Nigeria.

  1 year ago ago
See 5 Nigeria Presidents Who Died In Office

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See The Soldier Who Killed Tafawa Balewa And Ahmade Bello In The First Nigeria Coup.

We can rightly say the early years of Nigeria self administration was littered with crisis, due to the manner of which the first republic was swept under the carpet so easily by young mutinous soldiers led by major Kaduna Nzeogwu. During the first republic in Nigeria that last for few years, Nigeria was under the leadership of Tafewa Balewa as the prime minister and Nnamdi Azikwe as the executive president, but unknowing to those as the helm of affairs of the country, there was already a underground plan of

  1 year ago ago
See The Soldier Who Killed Tafawa Balewa And Ahmade Bello In The First Nigeria Coup.

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5 Nigerian Presidents Who Died In Office (See Photos)

In the history of Nigeria, there are five Nigerian leaders who died in office. Three of those leaders were assassinated by unknown people, one died from health issues and the other one died mysteriously.  1. Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa  Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was born in 1912. He was the founder of the northern people's Congress, and he was also the deputy president of the same organization. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the first prime minister in Nigeria in 1957, before Nigeria got independence.

  1 year ago ago
5 Nigerian Presidents Who Died In Office (See Photos)

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With Edo and Lagos Under 24-Hour Curfew, Is Nigeria About to Witness Another Coup?

With Edo and Lagos Under 24-Hour Curfew, Is Nigeria About to Witness Another Coup? What Nigeria is witnessing at present could be compared to what led to the nation's first military Coup in 1966. Two states, Edo and Lagos have been shut down due to the increase in violence in both states. On Monday after Edo State witnessed two jail breaks and the burning down of police stations by hoodlums and criminals, the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki announced an imposition of a 24-hour Curfew in the state. Same 24

  1 year ago ago
With Edo and Lagos Under 24-Hour Curfew, Is Nigeria About to Witness Another Coup?

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A short history of Nigeria's past leaders.

The first Nigeria prime minister,Tafawa Belewa entered the government in 1952.in 1957 he was elected chief minister, forming a coalition government between NPC and NCNC led by the owelle of onitsha,Dr.Nnamdi Azikiwe. The first military coup in Nigeria by late major chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu,the coup was very bloody and led to the killing of Tafawa Belewa, Ahmed Bellow,S.L Akintola etc.The 1966 coup was later on hijacked by the army leader marjor General Aguiyi Ironsi who assumed leadership of the country. General

  1 year ago ago
A short history of Nigeria's past leaders.

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Was It Wrong For Kaduna Nzeogwu To Plot The First Coup In Nigeria, See 6 Facts To Know

Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu ,is most times remembered by most people, especially when the topic coup is being brought up or mentioned in the country by some people. And for some people who also like history of the country, the military and at times, but also not familiar with the word coup. Coup means trying to takeover or taking over a government through the use of force, and this was mostly carried out at times during the military regime. And for Kaduna Nzeogwu, most people might at times be asking if he was wrong

  11 months ago ago
Was It Wrong For Kaduna Nzeogwu To Plot The First Coup In Nigeria, See 6 Facts To Know

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Exit of a hero: Former Captain Emmanuel Nwobosi of the January 15th 1966 military coup is dead.

Emmanuel Nwobosi Former Captain Emmanuel Nwobosi hails from Ogene Obosi in Idemili north local government of Anambra state. Emmanuel Nwobosi was born in 1939 and he died on the 24th of November 2020. He was one of the three Nigerian Soldiers that executed the January 15th 1966 coup with Late Kaduna Nzeogwu which claimed the life of some prominent Nigerian leaders and politicians like Tafawa Balewa, Sultan of Sokoto, in the person of Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and a host of others. Late Emmanuel Nwobosi during his military

  1 year ago ago
Exit of a hero: Former Captain Emmanuel Nwobosi of the January 15th 1966 military coup is dead.

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Reason why the 1966 coup was never an Igbo coup

So many historians has labelled the 1966 coup as an Igbo coup, which later resulted to the Nigerian civil war that lasted for 3 years and that event has been the darkest in our country's history.

  11 months ago ago
Reason why the 1966 coup was never an Igbo coup

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First Nigerian military coup- Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, Hero or Villan?

Major Chukwuman Kaduna Nzeogwu's early life Major General Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was born in Kaduna state,Nigeria, on the 26th of February 1937 to the Nzeogwu family from Okpanam town in Delta State. Major Nzeogwu went to Saint Joseph's Catholic primary school and proceeded to Saint John's college. Major Kaduna enrolled as an officer cadet in March 1957, he was about 20 years at that time. Following his enrollment, he went for training which lasted for 6 months in Ghana which he completed in October 1957.

  1 year ago ago
First Nigerian military coup- Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, Hero or Villan?

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Nigeria Heads Of State/President That Died In Office

Follow the writer for more updates Before Nigeria started using Presidents those ruling the Country were called Head of States because they were military people. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the first Nigeria Civilian President, he became the first Civilian President in 1999 although he had already served in the military. When Nigeria was still using head of States there were a lot of Coup because everybody wanted to be in power and once you want to become Head of State, you can State a coup irrespective

  1 year ago ago
Nigeria Heads Of State/President That Died In Office

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Opinion: Biafran War Was A Game That Didn't Worth The Candle

The war game that didn't worth the candle melting away with a cascade of innocent blood. The advent of the bloody Nigerian Civil War can be traced back to the January 15, 1966 coup headed by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu whose plan, in fact, wasn't sufficiently thought out. This failed coup d'état prompted ripple effects like the countercoup and 1966 pogroms. It is critical to note that the war itself was untenable. The Northerners were enraged at the extent at which the Igbos occupy almost 70% of public offices –

  1 year ago ago
Opinion: Biafran War Was A Game That Didn't Worth The Candle

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Meet 5 Military Officers That Cannot Be Forgotten In The History Of Nigeria

Nigeria adopted a military system of Government in 1966 after the first military coup which was led by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu. During the military administration, Nigeria experienced rapid development most especially from 1966 to 1979. Military rule in Nigeria became popular due to Incessant coups that rocked Nigeria and other neighboring countries in Africa at that time. Though the military era has passed away in Nigeria, the memories continue to linger. Nigeria now under a democratic dispensation will not forget

  1 year ago ago
Meet 5 Military Officers That Cannot Be Forgotten In The History Of Nigeria

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Major Events In Nigerian History That led To Armed Forces Remembrance day celebrations

The existence of Nigeria in the post Independent era was greatly challenged by series of National events that occurred as part of what the major players in the event believed to be the imbalance in fusing the Northern and Southern protectorate together to form the Nation Nigeria. However, the outcome of these historical events has culminated to the annual National Rituals of "Armed Forces Remembrance day celebrations" The 1966 Coup D'etat. The first military coup D'etat which Nigeria as a Nation experienced

  1 year ago ago
Major Events In Nigerian History That led To Armed Forces Remembrance day celebrations

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Five Army Majors Planned The First Military Takeover In Nigeria, Get To Know All Of Them

The 15th of January,1966 is a very popular date in Nigerian history as it was the day that the first military takeover in Nigeria happened.But what do we know about it?Most people only know that it was led by an Igbo man who was also a soldier who grew up

  10 months ago ago
Five Army Majors Planned The First Military Takeover In Nigeria, Get To Know All Of Them

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Gumi Needs To See 3 Major Reasons Why Bandits Cannot Be Spared Like Coup Plotters

A few hours ago, the renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi once again suggested the need for the Federal Government of Nigeria to forgive and forget all the havoc recently committed by Bandits in Nigeria stating the fact that if coup plotters are forgiven during the military era, then Bandits

  10 months ago ago
Gumi Needs To See 3 Major Reasons Why Bandits Cannot Be Spared Like Coup Plotters