It is of record that General Yakubu Gowon is Nigeria's first and oldest living chief of army staff in the history of the country . He came from plateau state , northern part of Nigeria ; born on 19th october year 1934 to a Christian family background . He is a graduate of Royal Military Academy , sard Hurst , United Kingdom within the time space of year 1955 to 1956 , he rose to the rank of first chief of army staff of the Nigerian army in the month of January year 1966 .
Yakubu Gowon is a Nigerian political and military leader who served as the head of state of Nigeria and was born October 19, 1934.
Nigerian Defence Academy NDA is one of the most standard Military University in Africa and in the world at large. Most of its graduates are respected anywhere in the world today due to the stategic Training they undergo in the Academy. During every Passing Out Parade POP, the Best Graduating Cadet is usually awarded with a sword as an honourary award. In the last two years, two cadets stood out of their fellow Cadets and they won this prestigious Award. In 2018 Cadet Bature Buhari won this prestigious award
Timothy Onwuatuegwu was a Biafran Army Major and former Nigerian Army Major. He was a leading military figure in the Nigerian Civil War and a participant in the 1966 Nigerian coup d'etat. He died on the 15th if January 1970. Onwuategwu received his task into the Nigerian army after graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom in 1961. Ojukwu made Onwuatuegwu a Major in his Army on May 30, 1967 when Biafra was declared independent. On March 15, 1969 Onwuatuegwu led an attack on the
The Nigerian defence academy N.D.A was established in 1964 to replace the Nigeria Military Training College for the purpose of producing officers for the Nigeria Armed Forces.
When it comes to surprising news, this is one of them. There are so many things in this world that'll make you ask so 'many' questions out of disbelief. So many rich people fancy different things like houses, women, drugs, cars etc. The man who is the focus of today fancies cars more than most valuable things. His name is Hassanal Bolkiah and his net worth is estimated to be $20 billion. He is reported to have seven thousand cars cooling off in his garage. His cars are said to worth up to 5 'billion' dollar
Gowon was one of the most favoured Northern soldier that rose very fast to the highest rank of a General at the age of 30. Some reports had it that Gowon was being loved and supported by the British government in those days. That's the only way to explain how a young soldier like him will be made a military head of state after the counter coup in 1966 when there were senior military officers that are more qualified than him like Ojukwu. Gowon, for unknown reasons has always been very popular with the Britis
According to an article that was posted by Legit Ng Online yesterday after the serving Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru died in a crash that happened in Kaduna State, it was made known that Late Colonel Joseph Akahan, was the first Chief of Army Staff to die while still serving in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, the NDA was established in 1964 to replace the Nigeria Military Training College for the purpose of producing officers for the Nigeria Armed Forces. Before then ,all locally trained officers came through a 6-month training course at the then NMTC and the Nigerian Armed Forces Officer Cadets were trained overseas, notably in Royal Military Academy 1, Sandhurst, England; German Air Force Academy and Teshie Military Academy, Ghana. Eventually after the 1963 intakes,the Ni
In this article today I am going to be telling you about a famous African leader, who was loved by many of his followers but was removed out power during a revolution and was killed in the process.Up till date his country is still in turmoil.This African leader is Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, but is popularly known as colonel Gaddafi.
The Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, the NDA was established in 1964 to replace the Nigeria Military Training College for the purpose of producing officers for the Nigeria Armed Forces. Before then ,all locally trained officers came through a 6-month training course at the then NMTC and the Nigerian Armed Forces Officer Cadets were trained overseas, notably in Royal Military Academy 1, Sandhurst, England; German Air Force Academy and Teshie Military Academy, Ghana. Eventually after the 1963 intakes,the Nigerian
Many people believe that Nigeria’s Civil War, fought between 1967 and 1970, is not really a civil war, but a dispute between a set of tribes; Yoruba and Hausa as the attacking side and the Igbo's on the other. This belief in totality does not consider the likes of Lt. Col. Banjo, the Yoruba soldier who rose among the ranks fighting for the Biafran Army and did so until his death at the height of the war. Many other non natives found theirselves fighting for the opposing force but today we would only talk
Before Nigeria came to enjoy the democracy we have today, there had been lot of Military coups which happened that saw the rise of several military head of states in Nigeria. Before military coup however began, Nigeria had a government that was toppled in 1966 when all this happened. The first military coup in Nigeria was orchestrated by a young military officer named Lt Col Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, born on 26 February 1937, was a Nigerian military officer who played
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist that is all” – Oscar Wilde. For anyone who had the privileged of knowing him, Rtd Brigadier Benjamin Adekunle fondly called black scorpion did something rare. He lived his life to bring unity to Nigeria, he put everything to see that Nigeria remains one Nation. Benjamin Adesanya Maja Adekunle was born on June 25, 1936 in Kaduna state. His father was a native of Ogbomosho south in Oyo state while the mother was a member of the Bachama tribe in A
Anytime you hear the names of the trio of Generals Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, you know that issues of great importance to Nigeria are about to be discussed. All of them have had the opportunity to rule this country at one point or the other as military Heads of State. In the case of Obasanjo, he came back to govern Nigeria in our return to democracy in 1999. However, the point of concern of this piece is how these great men retired from the military after years of meritorious services
General Yakubu Gowon is a Ngas (Angas) from Our, a small Village in the present of Kanke Local government Area in Plateau state.he was born on 13 July 1934, His parents Yohanna nde and matwok kurnyang,left for wusasa. Gowon he was the fifth eleven children. He grew up in Zaria and had his early life and education there. General Yakubu Gowon,he joined the Nigerian Army in the year of 1954, and he received commissioned into the Rank of 2nd Leautenent on 19. October 1955. General Yakubu Gowon,he has trained in
Political warfare is the use of political means to compel an opponent to do one's will, based on hostile intent. The term political describes the calculated interaction between a government and a target audience, including another state's government, military, and/or general population and for this reason, we will be talking about the Brigadier chosen to arrest President Shehu Shagari. He tried his best but the mission wasn't successful. The 40 years old Brigadier played a role in two Nigerian military coups,
General Murtala Ramat Muhammed was born on November 8, 1938 in Kano, he studied at Barewa College, Zaria. In 1959 he enlisted in the army, where he studied at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. General Mutala was promoted to lieutenant in 1961. Prior to his return to Nigeria in 1962, he toured the Congo as a member of the United Nations peacekeeping force. In 1964 he was promoted to the rank of Major on a temporary basis, after which he was given charge of the communications department
The Cadets of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in UK has been caught on camera, singing the Nigeria National Anthem. The academy cadets allegedly did this on Oct 1st as solidarity to a Nigerian cadet who trains with them as at that time. The Academy cadets sang the national anthem so perfectly which shows the Nigerian cadet studying with them must have done a very good job by in teaching his colleagues the national anthem. This shows the Nigerian guy is proud of his country. Watch Video Here What do you fee
There is no doubt that the Nigerian community is blessed with several courageous and dedicated leaders. General Murtala Muhammad was obviously one of such persons. He was not just a dedicated and courageous leader but also a patriotic Nigerian citizen. During his life time, he contributed immensely to the unity and social economic development of Nigeria. He is believed to have joined the Nigerian army in 1958 when he was just 20 years of age, and he served his beloved country for 18 years, before his demise