Posts Tagged ‘Yakubu Gowon’
By Seun Adeuyi A former military head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has dismissed allegations that he looted half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), describing it as “rubbish”. Recall that a member of the United Kingdom parliament, Tom Tugendhat, had accused Gowon of looting Nigeria’s treasury when he left office. Tugendhat spoke at the […]
“I do not have any problem if power shifts to the Igbo come 2023,” a former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon, who led the Nigerian side during the Nigerian Civil War (1969-1970), has said. He premised his views on the condition that as long as doing so would enhance peace. Gowon spoke in a […]
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
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Gowon were yesterday awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Bingham university. See Photos Below.
Question: You have been very vocal lately in dismissing and trashing the then federal military government’s post-civil war efforts at the 3 Rs: Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation. What don’t you agree with? AKPABIO: As a young man, you definitely will not understand me. But I was a victim of the Civil War. I was one […]