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 […]

How Shagari, Gowon tried to save Bayelsa governor

Former President Shehu Shagari and former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, have reportedly advised President Goodluck Jonathan to be cautious over his role in the internal politics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his home state, Bayelsa. According to a source close to Shagari, the two national leaders in separate telephone calls advised […]

Gowon, Ekwueme lead war against religious violence in Nigeria

Former head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd) and former vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme are leading a fresh war against religious intolerance, which has led to violent crisis that has claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Nigerians in some parts of the country. Other prominent Nigerians involved in this fresh attempt to stamp […]

41 years enough to heal wounds of civil war- Gowon

General Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon (Jack), GCFR, Nigeria’s former Military Head of State (1966 – 1975) is seldom available. Not in the sense of foreign trips; he is enmeshed in innumerable engagements in the good interest of the nation. At 76, the former ruler is often oblivious of the natural call for the required rest an […]

Security forces barred Buhari from entering Niger State

Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) was yesterday prevented from entering Suleja by security agents. The motorcade of the former military leader was stopped at Madalla and he was told he could not proceed to Suleja. Buhari was on his way to Suleja to pay a condolence over […]

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