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 […]

FG to spend N3.1bn on Obasanjo, others in 2012 (What a waste of public resources)

February 6, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi and Oluwole Josiah   The Federal Government plans to spend N3.19bn on the pensions and allowances of former Presidents, Heads of State, their deputies, former leaders of the National Assembly and their families in the year 2012. The proposed N3.19bn represents an increase of about N2bn from what was […]

Let’s return to Aburi Accord – Adeniyi

BY DAPO AKINREFON CHIEF Tola Adeniyi, is a foremost journalist and former Managing Director of Daily Times. In this interview with Vanguard,  stressed the need for restructuring of the polity into a confederal system as agreed at the Aburi, Ghana meeting of 1966 to address the myriad of problems facing the country. While he canvassed […]

Gowon endorses Jonathan’s handling of subsidy, security crises

Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has endorsed the way and manner the Federal Government has handled subsidy removal crisis as well as the insecurity in the country so far. Gowon who was cornered by State House correspondents after his visit to President Goodluck Jonathan alongside former President Sheu Shagari yesterday said, the […]

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