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History: See How Babangida Killed His Childhood Friend General Mamman Vasta For An Alleged Coup

Civilian rule in Nigeria has not been consistent. Time and again, the military have risen to seize power. The military give corruption as the reasons for their forceful intervention, yet most of them when they assume power are more corrupt than the civilian governments they overthrew. One such regimes was the Babangida regime.  For some time now democracy has been stable in Nigeria, since the fall of the last military government, Abacha's. And we hope it will continue so. Read more about Nigeria's transition

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History: See How Babangida Killed His Childhood Friend General Mamman Vasta For An Alleged Coup

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

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

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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

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

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 trea

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

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Check Out Pictures Of The Man That Wanted To Overthrow Babangida's Government In 1990

Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar was a Nigerian soldier of Tiv extraction, in Benue State, Nortth Central part of Nigeria.It was on record that, he led an unseccessful coup d'etat in April, 1990, against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida's military government.

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Check Out Pictures Of The Man That Wanted To Overthrow Babangida's Government In 1990

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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

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

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

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

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.

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

SOCIETY

A Famous Lawyer And His Spouse Were Killed By Fulani Bandits While Sleeping In Their Home

A Famous Lawyer And His Spouse Were Killed By Fulani Bandits While Sleeping In Their Home. Popular Benue lawyer and human rights activist Moses Udam has been killed. Journalists reported that Udam, who is the managing partner of Orkar, Udam and Associates (Lawyers and Legal Advisors), was killed by Fulani bandits on his birthday including his wife, Nkechi, in the Agboughul area of Makurdi. It was reported that the attackers broke into his house in the middle of the night while they were sleeping and killed him.

  1 year ago ago
A Famous Lawyer And His Spouse Were Killed By Fulani Bandits While Sleeping In Their Home

POLITICS

30 Years After, Remembering Gideon Orkar, the Man Who Demystified IBB

Nigerians woke up to a broadcast on April 22, 1990 that will shake the nation to its very core. It was a coup broadcast delivered by one Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar, announcing the toppling via a military coup of the military government of the then head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. The reaction from the length and breadth of Nigeria was mixed, while some section of the country reacted with joy to the announcement, some reacted with condemnation to the announcement, for Nigerians were tired of

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30 Years After, Remembering Gideon Orkar, the Man Who Demystified IBB

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Popular Lawyer, Pregnant Wife And 88-Year-Old Man, Brutally Murdered In Makurdi

A well known Benue lawyer, Moses Udam who is also a human rights activist, has been brutally murdered in the state. In a post that was made on twitter, as well as reports from "IDOMA VOICE", a local news media gathered that Moses Udam, a Managing Partner at Orkar, Udam and Associates (Attorneys and Legal Consultants), was brutally killed by suspected herdsmen alongside his pregnant wife, known as Nkechi, in Makurdi, around Agboughul area during his birthday. According to sources online, it was reliably gathered

  1 year ago ago
Popular Lawyer, Pregnant Wife And 88-Year-Old Man, Brutally Murdered In Makurdi

POLITICS

Meet Major Gideon Orkar, The Man Who Lead The Most Violent Coup In Nigeria

Major Gideon Orkar origin is from Tiv in Benue State. He was the 9th Child of the Levi Orkar family. Gideon Orkar had his primary school education at Apir and Wadata in Benue State while his secondary school education was at Boys secondary school, Gindiri, Plateu State. Orkar joined the military as a cadet in 1972 and started his officer cadet training in the Nigeria defense academy, Kaduna state. Two years later, Gideon Orkar was commissioned with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant shortly before he was posted to

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Meet Major Gideon Orkar, The Man Who Lead The Most Violent Coup In Nigeria

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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

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

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Remembering Major Gideon Orkar and other Great Revolutionist of 1990

Over the course of two years, Lt. Col Nyiam and Major Gideon Orkar were planning the coup. Nyiam saw Orkar as a hot head and a very passionate officer that was ready to die for what he believed in. But knowing the craftiness of the Babangida regime, he pleaded with Orkar and the group of mostly midriff officers to allow him take care of the planning. Nyiam and Orkar devised a very strong encrypted way of recruiting officers. The coup was compartmentalized in such a way that two people might be neighbors and

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Remembering Major Gideon Orkar and other Great Revolutionist of 1990

SOCIETY

This Couple Were Found Dead In Their Home, Here Is What Happened To Them

Dead is so painful, but the death of this young couple who were murdered in their home is more painful, especially when one reflects on how they died. A popular lawyer and human rights activist identified as Barrister Moses Udam, and his beautiful wife who is said to be pregnant, were murdered in their home by unidentified gunmen. The couple were murdered in their home at Agboughul Area of Makurdi yesterday, being 15th of December, 2020.  According to reports, the young Barrister was a Managing Partner at

  1 year ago ago
This Couple Were Found Dead In Their Home, Here Is What Happened To Them

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

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Major Gideon Orkar, Villain or Hero.

POLITICS

30 Years After A Failed Coup, Major Gideon Orkar Is Fondly Remembered

Today, 30 years after the PATRIOTIC AND HISTORIC acts of Major Gideon Gwaza ORKAR and his chosen group of PATRIOTS, I refrained from putting up his picture here and recounting their HEROICS - like I have done in the past. I refrained because I doubt if their patriotic act took 30years of planning; I refrained because - like Tuco Benedicto - if you wanna shot, shot don't talk. If 30 years after Major GG ORKAR, we have - arguably - a WORSE situation than it was when they struck and we still have in power elem

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30 Years After A Failed Coup, Major Gideon Orkar Is Fondly Remembered

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The Gideon Orkar Failed Coup in 1990

Thirty years ago today, on April 22, 1990, Nigerians woke up to a very disturbing speech on the Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria, FRCN Lagos, by a man who introduced himself as Major Gideon Orkar, who announced that he and his loyalists, had overthrown the government of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. The most radical point in his rambling speech was his decision to “temporarily” excise some states from the country, as if they were a bunch of badly behaved children being told by an angry parent to stay out

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The Gideon Orkar Failed Coup in 1990

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Today in History: Gideon Orkar Staged the Bloodiest Coup in Nigerian History Against Babangida

Today the 22nd of April 1990, Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar a Nigerian military officer staged the bloodiest coup in the history of the country against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida. 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.  In his coup address, Orkar gave three reasons for the coup. "For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state the three primary reasons why we h

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Today in History: Gideon Orkar Staged the Bloodiest Coup in Nigerian History Against Babangida

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Gideon Orkar's Fight Against ill Government and Injustice Remains Fresh After 30 Years (4)

CONSEQUENCES OF THE APRIL REVOLT Like all failed coups before it, the April 1990 coup led to certain reactive (i.e. witch hunting) measures by the military against the services, units or corps that were thought to have been deeply involved in it. Military Police Battalions were downsized. A similar phenomenon occurred after the Vatsa conspiracy. However, this angle is outside the scope of this article. In his seminal work "The Federal Republic of Nigerian Army", Major General Mohammed Alli, former Chief of

  2 years ago ago
Gideon Orkar's Fight Against ill Government and Injustice Remains Fresh After 30 Years (4)