After the shocking death of President Idris Deby of Lake Chad, there has been several questions left unanswered.The President was announced dead yesterday by a military official and his son, Mahamat Kaka, was named interim president by a transitional council of military officers.President Idris reportedly died from gunshots wounds during clash with rebels, just hours after winning his sixth term re-election.
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.
Stella Obasanjo was the First Lady of Nigeria from 1999 until her death.She was the wife of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, although she was not the First Lady in 1976 when Obasanjo was military head of state.She died while undergoing elective liposuction abroad.Stella Obasanjo me her husband, Cheif Olusegun Obasanjo when he was a military officer in the Nigerian Army.
Muhammadu Buhari GCFR was born on 17 December 1942.He is a Nigerian politician who has been president of Nigeria since 2015.Buhari is a retired Major General of the Nigerian Army and served as military head of state from 1983 to 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'etat.
1.Sir Abubakar Tafawa Belewa in Nigeria: Nigeria`s first prime minister, became the top target of soldiers, who were involved in the first coup in Nigeria.He was kidnapped from his home and his body was found days later.2.
A military , also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare .It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state , with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform .
From July 6, 1967, to January 15, 1970, the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War, lasted.It was contested between the Nigerian government and Biafra's secessionist regime.The Igbo people's nationalist aspirations were reflected in Biafra, which their leaders believed they couldn't coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government any longer.
Since Nigeria got it's Independence since 1960, we have seen how many individuals Rose to the occasion of becoming leaders of the country after a long tussle for Independence. We have also seen men of different tribes and influence rule this country too, but today we'll be talking of two Nigerian personalities who were the only Igbo born Nigerians to rule this country. Nnamdi Azikiwe became the first Nigerian President right after Nigeria got Independence in 1960, he was a very interesting personality as he
Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, he was the first Nigerian to be come an officer in Military intelligence.He was born on 26 February 1937 to Igbo parents, he attended Saint Joseph Catholic Primary School in Kaduna.In 1957, he joined the Nigeria military as a officer-cadet.
Teachers, students, researchers and indeed all followers of Nigerian Government and Politics will agree with me that the Igbo nation had made and is still making enormous contributions and sacrifices towards nation-building in Nigeria.During the era of British colonialism and imperialism, the Igbo nation was at the forefront of the nationalist struggle to wrest power from the British colonial overlords.
Going by the History, several military coups have been staged in Nigeria.Some military coups were carried out successfully while some were not successful.Bloody coup d'etats are violent taking over of power from the present administration and lives were lost.However on the other hand, in a bloodless coup detat, no one was killed during the taking over of power.
The first military coup in Nigeria took place in the year 1966 when a military officer who goes by the name Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu leader some soldiers to overthrow the government accusing them if incompetence.This took place on the 15th of January 1966.However, this led to the death of many great men at that time including the prime minister of Nigeria and the premier of the western region.
Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi (3rd March 1924-29th July 1966) was the first Nigerian Military Head of state. Following the 15th January 1966 military coup, he seized power and served as Nigeria's Head of State from the 16th of January 1966 until his assassination on the 29th of July 1966 by a group of mutinous Northern Nigerian soldiers led by Captain Theophilus Danjuma, Lieutenant Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, and Major Murtala Mohammed, who were Army soldiers who revolted against him. As part of a nationwide
The former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has described what he called 'Bad Belle' to have deprived Abeokuta from Producing President of the Nigeria for 3 consecutive times.Stressing on the issue he raised, he made references to June 12, 1993 election that was allegedly won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, which he said it was 'Bad Bell' that lead to the annulment of the election.
Muhammadu Buhari GCFR is a Nigerian politician who has been president of Nigeria since 2015.Buhari is a retired Major General of the Nigerian Army and served as military head of state from 1983 to 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état.The Nigerian president returns to his people after 15 days in London.
The president of Chad whose name is Idris Déby, had been killed in the battled field while fighting against the Intruders.Idiris Déby who has been in power for 30 years, died on 20th of April, 2021, from injuries sustained while leading his army in fighting against rebels in the north over weekend.
Remembering 2 Nigerian Major Generals who Were Killed For Their Involvement In Alleged Failed Coup Attempts
It is important sometimes to remember past events .They help us to teach ourselves on the best way to live out lives.They also help us to teach younger people the important lessons on life.This is necessary because we remain pilgrims and travellers in life until we die.
Many people around the world had fled into exile for different reasons.Some for political reason, some for legal and so on and so forth This article will list four famous Nigerians that fled the country for different reasons.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, was the former vice president of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama Tenure, He is a A member of the democratic party.
Following the seizure of Power by the Myanmar Military, many have been reported dead while protesting against the Coup over the last 2 months since the attack started.In a latest attack carried out by the Myanmar Military on Friday, over 80 people were reported killed while demonstrating peacefully.