Yakubu Gowon Nigeria's Head of State from August 1966 to July 1975, succeeding Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi and preceding Murtala Mohammed. However, in 1974 he declared that a civilian government could not take power within two years as promised. When Yakubu Gowon became Head of State, he hoped that three months, six months the most, he would be done and hand over power.
During the Nigerian Civil War of 1967, the Igbos created a deadly mass destruction missile called "Ogbunigwe". The Ogbunigwe was allegedly the first technology to be wholly designed and mass produced in Africa. About 500 units were produced everyday in Igboland. The Ogbunigwe was based on the physics of "Munroe or Neumann effect".
Discover The Caves In Anambra State Where People Hid During The Slave Trade Era And Nigerian Civil War
The Ogbunike cave is located in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State in South-Eastern Nigeria. It is made up of a collection of caves linked together by small tunnels and passageways. There are about 317 steps that lead into the tunnel. The caves were discovered by a man named Ukwa from the Umucheke family of Ifite-Ogbunike about 4000 years ago.
1. Samuel Daramola Samuel Olufemi Daramola is a retired Nigerian Army officer. He rose through the ranks to become a Brigadier General before he retired in 1978. He served during the Nigerian Civil War and was head of several units and battalions in the Army. Daramola was born on June 12, 1928, in Ilupeju, Ekiti State.
Popular Endsars Activist and Co-corner of Bring Back Our Girls Campaign, Aisha Yesufu has taken to her verified Twitter handle to react to an old video, showing some uniformed men torturing an unarmed Igbo man in front of his wife and kids. An old clip from the Nigerian Civil War || Twitter.
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Till today, The Nigerian Civil War is the great conflicts that has defined the history of Nigeria in its early stages. Although the war lasted for only 30 months, it was one of the bloodiest conflicts that has ever occurred in Africa. The two sides (Nigerian and Biafran Forces) involved in the war clashed violently against each other until eventually one of them couldn't continue anymore and surrendered.
The Biafran War occurred in 1967 to 1970. It lasted for about three years, and saw the dead of about three (3) million people. It was fought between the people of former Eastern Nigeria, and the Federal Government of Nigeria. The war is popularly known as Nigerian Civil War or Nigerian- Biafra war.
Biafrans are, undoubtedly, Nigeria's most technologically advanced and fortunate people. If given the opportunity, these individuals have the potential to propel Nigeria into a technologically advanced country. Throughout Nigeria's 30-month civil war, Biafrans constructed their equipment to fight the highly armored Nigerian Army.
War according to Google is a state of fighting between countries or groups. It is usually a battle between two conflicting sides which causes destabilization, a loss of lives, destruction to both sides. War is ugly, especially for those who participate in it, as they usually have no choice by to fight and all they can do in defense of their own lives is to ensure that their enemies die on the battlefield.
The Nigerian Civil War is regarded as one of the bloodiest wars in Nigeria's history after independence. The war was generally between the Government of Nigeria led by the then Military Head of State General Yakubu Gowon and the state of Biafra led by Lt. Colonel Ojukwu Odumegwu.
Ever since the Nigerian Civil War in the early 60's, this is one of the toughest time of the country. Things seem to get worse day by day especially following the rising insecurity challenge that has ravaged the country. Almost every part of the country is feeling the heat of these terrible bandits.Source: Punch Newspapers
War is not what everyone with clear eyes will dream to witnessed as history has shown that war goes with lot of lost of destruction of lives and properties. War brings setback the society. Nigeria has witnessed civil war some years ago. According to Wikipedia, the Nigerian Civil War was a civil war fought between the government of Nigeria and the Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state which had declared its independence from Nigeria in 1967.
A quick look back at the Biafra war that lasted 3 years from 1967 to 1970 in Nigeria. I think if I had been on earth at the time, I’d have been someone like Victor Banjo but a civilian. Nowadays it’s portrayed as an ethnic war, and I being Yoruba, I would think or say; imagine it must have been the fault of those troublesome Igbos; that's the narrative.
It has been noted that some private hospitals in Nigeria have continued to turn back victims of accidents and gunshot without police report. This has resulted in the loss of many lives. Although the police and Nigerian Medical Association in the past have urged hospitals to stop this practice, some hospitals still don't care.
On July 27, Nnamdi Kanu will be brought before a Federal High Court in Abuja to answer to charges labelled against him by the Nigerian government. It is no longer news that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was "intercepted" in a foreign country and extradited back to Nigeria after four years at large.
For quite some time now, one of the biggest causes of unrest in the country today is the issue of separatist and secessionists groups seeking to divide the country. Image credit: Premium Times Nigeria The occurrence of various separatist and secessionists groups raising campaigns and making demands from the Government as well as international bodies and other nations, is not something birthed in this decade.
According to the BBC, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the nationwide ban on Twitter could be lifted on the premises that the social media firm meets certain conditions. Despite the proclamation, the ban is still taking effects as at the time of report on Friday. President Buhari had said the people could continue using the platform for "business and positive engagements".
The structural imbalance in Nigeria at the independence created tension and problems for the nation's stability. During the period, the country was made up of three unequal regions. For example, the Northern Region was by population, size and territorial expanse larger than the two regions combined.
The Nigerian Civil War lasted from 1967 to 1970, and it began in 1967 and finished in 1970. Interestingly, there are a number of renowned Nigerian governors who were born during the Civil War. A. Abubakar Sani Bello is a Nigerian politician (Niger State) He is the son of Colonel Sani Bello (Rtd), a former Military Administrator of Kano State, and is known as Lolo.
Nigeria's Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon says that with collective and concerted prayers from all Nigerians irrespective of religion or ethnicity, the country will win the war against armed banditry, kidnapping and other social ills bedevilling the corporate existence of the country. Yakubu Gowon was one of the leaders who fought against Nigeria"s separation back in the 90's.