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Gowon lashes at his successors over Mambila Project

Gowon lashes at his successors over Mambila Project

says -“they toppled my Govt, stalled the project” By Ibrahim Hassan Nigerian former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon has said that those who toppled his government did nothing on the Mambila electricity project. According to him, late Tafawa Balewa who was Nigeria’s Prime. Minister started the Kainji project which became functional during the […]

NCEF tasks Gowon, Obasanjo, Danjuma to save Nigeria from Islamism

NCEF tasks Gowon, Obasanjo, Danjuma to save Nigeria from Islamism

THE National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has again made a passionate appeal to the three most outstanding retired military generals, Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo and Theophilus Danjumu and  traditional rulers in the country to save the country from the grip of Islamism and Boko Haram.

Insecurity: Gowon leads ‘Nigeria Prays’ in prayer rally in Bauchi

Insecurity: Gowon leads ‘Nigeria Prays’ in prayer rally in Bauchi

Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), former Nigeria Head of States and National Chairman of ‘Nigeria Prays’ on Sunday, led the group in a prayer rally for peace to reign in the North East zone and Nigeria at large. Speaking during the one-day prayer rally organised by Nigeria Prays, North-East zone held in Bauchi, with the theme: […]

The Biafran War: My Memoires 

The Biafran War: My Memoires 

I was too young, too timid and ill-informed to know the time, date, month or year. Like many other kids in our village, I was just a timid African child growing up in a remote Boki village, Arangha, in Isobendeghe, far flung from the theatre of war.

Nigerian Civil War: 50 years after My Biafran war story

Nigerian Civil War: 50 years after My Biafran war story

Professor Pat Utomi describes the genocide as only second to the holocaust. And this happened on our shores. As JP Clark aptly put it in his poem, The Casualties , the casualties were not only those who died. Many of us were. Millions were killed. Pregnant women were decapitated. Innocent civilians mowed down. I am one of those John Pepper Clark wrote about in his poem.

Gowon meets  Ikemba in  Asaba

Gowon meets Ikemba in Asaba

For Gen. Yakubu Gowon, there is no running away from his friend, Chief Emeka Ojukwu. They wined and dined together as young military officers at the Samaritan Club, Kaduna. They fought but are never apart.