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Today In History: Tafawa Balewa, Ahmadu Bello, Okotie-Eboh assassinated in Nigeria’s first military coup

A military coup deposed the government of the First Republic. Tafawa Balewa, Premier of Northern Nigeria Ahmadu Bello, Finance Minister Festus Okotie-Eboh and Samuel Ladoke Akintola were assassinated in what was deemed a conspiracy by the coup plotters, who were mainly Igbo officers, to pave the way for General Aguiyi-Ironsi to be Head of State
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Jummai’s Death: Buhari condoles Balewa’s family

…approves presidential jet to evacuate her remains President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the late Prime Minister, on the loss of Hajiya Jummai Abubakar, Balewa’s last surviving wife, who died on Sunday. The President’s condolence message is communicated through a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media
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