It will interest you to know that some of the leaders in the history of Nigeria actually attended the same school.The name of the school is Barewa College, Zaria in kaduna State, Nigeria.According to reports, the school is known for producing a lot of great men who ended up becoming leaders of Nigeria.
Lieutenant colonel Shittu Alao was the Chief of Air staff who died in Air crash.At the time of his death, he was the 4th commander of the Nigerian Airforce and the second native person to attain the post.Late Shittu Alao held the post between 1967 to 1969.
There are so many great leader in Nigeria and they have always support this country in different ways Yakubu Gowon is very influential man in Nigeria and his commonly called Jack Gowon, he was born on 19th October in the years 1934.According to a reports, Yakubu Gowon was a retired General in the Nigeria Army and he has assist this country in different ways such as he was a nominated as the former Head of State in Nigeria that control Political and Military regime during his tenure.
Time and history have taught us that a problem solved with violence results in tragedy.Nigeria as a nation has once gone through that painful experience of war and it was indeed tragic, many lives were lost and many were left homeless.Only the elderly citizens of Nigeria could recall the painful experience Nigerians went through during the time of the civil war.
When we start talking about the history of Nigeria and some of its major Military exploits or history, one of the popular names that will surely be mentioned is the name of the man widely known around the country as Yakubu Gowon.General Yakubu Gowon stands out as one of the highly respected personality in almost every aspect of the country Nigeria.
T.Y Danjuma, who was the former defense Minister of Nigeria.Masterminded the killing of Aguiyi-Ironsi, in 1966, which led to Nigeria`s Civil war.He is a Christian from middle-belt, together with General Yakubu Gowon.To fully understand the root cause of this problem, we need to go back to the very beginning.
Some of us did not witness the Biafra war of 1967 to 1970, but we have read about it.And we heard there was an accord reach in Ghana, that it was not obey and this was one of the things that led to the Nigeria`s civil war.
The Nigeria Civil War also known as the Nigeria–Biafra War was a civil war fought between the Nigerian government, which was led by General Yakubu Gowon and the secessionist government of Biafra led by Lt. Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu. The War began on 6 July, 1967 and lasted until 15 January, 1970. Those years were an important period in Nigerian history and influenced the state of the nation for many, many years after the war had ended. And in so many ways, the events within those years shaped Nigeria into
There is currently an unprecedented political interest in the selection of a new Vice Chancellor for the University of Jos.Tenure of the current Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sebastian Maikatako elapses this June.But why the interest in the University that never came into being until a Southwestern University located over 800kms away came to its rescue?
1.General Yakubu Gowon (31 years Old) He was born on October 19th, 1934.Following the assassination of foremost fashionable Aguiyi-Ironsi, the second Nigerian president and the primary army head of the country on July 29, 1966, Gowon took over.He became the 3rd President of Nigeria and the youngest head of state ever on August 1, 1966, before his 32nd birthday on October 19th.
Nigeria is a beautiful country in West African subregion with Abuja as the Federal Capital Territory, the country gained her Independence on 1st of October, 1960 from British Government, while she attained her Republican status in 1963, when queen Elizabeth II ceased to be the Governor-General of Nigeria while highest court of the land became Supreme Court and no more privy council.
Kwara State was founded on 27 May 1967, when the Federal Military Government of General Yakubu Gowon broke the four regions that then constituted the Federation of Nigeria into 12 states.At its creation, the state was made up of the former Ilorin and Kabba provinces of the then Northern Region and was at first named the West Central State but later changed to "Kwara", a local name for the River Niger, in the Nupe language.
1.Dr Nnamdi Azikwe (1904-1996): Dr Nnamdi Azikwe took office in 16th November 1960 and left office in the year 1963,in October 1st.He used 2 years, 319 days in office.2.Major General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi (1924-1966): He took office on 16th January 1966 and was assassinated on 26th July 1966, he used 194 days on office.
Minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed has come out to let the world know that the reasons why we have high rate of insecurity in Nigeria is due to the 1975 coup.According to Lai Mohammed, He said Yakubu Gowon, who was the head of state then had the plan of giving free primary education to nigerians but it is a pity he was not allowed to fulfill his ambition before a coup was planned for him.
Nigeria has been under the colonial leaders for several years not until 1960 when her independent was announced by the British It is a country with multinational state inhabited by more than 250 ethnic groups speaking 500 distinct languages.More so, it is the most populous country in Africa with over 200 millions people living together as one If you trace the history of Nigeria President and leaders from Nnamdi Azikiwe, Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Yakubu Gowon, Muritala Mohammed, Major General Olusegun Obasanjo up till today, you will noticed that Nigeria is declined in over all development.
Four students of Capro Secondary Mission School located at Gana Ropp in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State were abducted in the early hours of Thursday.However, three of the students have escaped, while one is still in captivity.The school is an arm of Calvary ministries.
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has once again decided to speak.This time around he spoke and made it known that all these insecuriy issues are consequences of the 1975 coup d'etat.It should be recalled that the coup which took place on July 29, 1975, Late Murtala Muhammed overthrow Yakubu Gowon and became the head of state.
The issue of succession in Nigeria dated back to the period of colonialism in Nigeria as the problem of minorities' fear started in the years of the Macpherson Constitution where there were reactions against the 3 major tribal groups dominating the political life of the 3 regions in Nigeria.
The Buhari administration has blamed increasing insecurity in the country on the inability of late General Murtala Muhammed’s regime to carry on with its policy on compulsory free education for citizens born after 1970.Since Mr Buhari assumed office in 2015, insecurity has worsened through the corners of the country, eliciting widespread apathy and confusion.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has blamed the country's current state of insecurity on the 1975 coup d’état, which lead to the removal General Yakubu Gowon which later brought in General Murtala Muhammed to power.The Minister of Information and Culture, said this in a Town Hall meeting which held and organizing by the Federal government of Nigeria on the state of security in the nation.