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Buhari mourns Yakubu Gowon’s Presidential Air Fleet Pilot, Capt. Thahal

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Managing Director of Nigeria Airways, Captain Paul Mamman Thahal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Late Thahal served meritoriously as Captain of Gen. Yakubu Gowon’s Presidential Flight for nine years. He also supported the former Head of State in setting […]

Yakubu Gowon’s Sermon – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | NNP | August 25, 2019 –  Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon, 84, is Nigeria’s former Head of State. He served in the Nigerian Army between 1954 and 1975. Nine out of those years were dedicated to Nigeria as her ruler. Within that period, he also led war efforts to keep Nigeria as one […]

After 48 years, Gowon accepts son, Musa, who has just completed 23 years prison sentence in the U.S.

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, retd; yesterday owned up to fathering a love child with the late public relations expert, Princess Edith Ike Okongwu, bringing to an end the 48-year-old paternity dispute over Musa Gowon. Musa, who returned to Nigeria at the end of last year, after […]

Rivers State Government will immortalise Yakubu Gowon – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced that the state government will immortalise the name of former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon for creating the state and serving as a symbol of national unity. Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday when he received in audience Former Head of State, General […]

With Biafra it is finished, says Gowon

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has dismissed threat of Nigeria’s unity as he also said that with Biafra it is finished and General Yakubu Gowon made this statement recently in reaction to the resent protests by some youths.He said that Nigerians have put behind them the bad memories of the 1967 civil war, […]

Ojukwu never imagined I’d go to war – Gowon (Allow Ojukwu to rest in peace)

Former military head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon A former military head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, says the leader of the defunct Biafra, the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, underestimated him by thinking that he (Gowon) would never go to war. Gowon, who led Nigerian forces to defeat Ojukwu’s army during the Nigerian civil war from […]

Gowon, Babangida, Sambo, others shun peace summit in Kano

BY ABDULSALAM MUHAMMAD KANO—Northern leaders including Vice President, Namadi Sambo and three former Heads of State, Generals Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar were conspicuously absent at the peace summit organised by Northern Development Focus Initiative, NDFI, in Kano. Also absent were the Senate President, Senator David Mark, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and […]

Achebe may not make money from book -Gowon

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has doubted Prof. Chinua Achebe’s chances of making money from his new book, There was a country.   Achebe in the book containing his civil war memoir, accused the Federal Government under Gowon and the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, then Minister of Finance, of using hunger as a […]

Gowon recommends dialogue, force for Boko Haram

May 24, 2012 by Akinwale Aboluwade, Ibadan  Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has said dialogue and force are the only available options to tackle the Boko Haram menace in the land. After declaring open the Education Summit organised by the Oyo State Government in Ibadan on Wednesday, Gowon, who is the National Coordinator […]

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