Posts Tagged ‘General Yakubu Gowon’

Obasanjo, Jonathan, Gowon shun June 12 celebrations in Abuja

Former Nigerian Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were absent at the Eagle Square, venue for the 2019 Democracy Day celebrations which climaxed a week-long of activities. General Yakubu Gowon was also absent from the celebration as General Abdulsalam Abubakar stood as the only former Head of State/President to grace the Democracy Day event. Although […]

FLASH BACK | Fela Anikulakpo Kuti with his pet donkey named after Yakubu Gowon (PHOTO)

A crowd gathered around to watch Fela Anikulakpo Kuti feed Yakubu, his pet donkey at Kalakuta Republic in Lagos in the 70’s. The donkey was named after Nigeria’s former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon

OP-ED| Ugep Massacre: An indictment on Human Rights 

There is a magnificent metropolis called Ugep. Ugep is located in Yakurr Local Government Area in the Northwest of Calabar, the capital of Cross River State with an unofficial population of about three hundred thousand people or more. Yakurr is the language of the people of Ugep. As an adventurous lad, my parents weren’t given […]