How to travel into the wrong future
Yesterday marked the 53rd anniversary when General Yakubu Gowon, (then a lanky lieutenant colonel), created the 12 states that replaced the original four regions of the Nigerian federation.
2023: Ohanaeze Ndigbo has no pact with Gowon
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said on Wednesday that it had no pact with the former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) on the campaign for the emergence of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023.
Southwest caught in the throes of bomb explosions as new insecurity dimension
While the crisis of COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the entire world appears to have overshadowed every other thing, people in Ekiti, Lagos and Ondo States are caught in the throes of recent bomb explosions that happened on February 8, March 15 and 28, 2020 respectively.
Gowon, Mohammed seek forgiveness for Nigeria’s sins
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) has called for forgiveness over ‘national sins’ and the multifaceted problems confronting Nigeria.
Sesan Dipeolu: Iconic librarian, socialist and Awoist - Part 2
Dipeoolu worked diligently with fellow travellers at the University Senate to ensure that equity and fairness prevailed. As a Principal Officer of the University he contributed to shielding the institution from the intolerance and excesses of military mandarins in Lagos.
Don’t destroy Nigeria, Gowon, Soyinka, others warn leaders
Fifty years after the end of the Nigerian Civil War, principal actors, historians and other players in the political space yesterday warned against acts capable of destroying the country.
Ufot Ekaette: A long public service
Till his demise in Abuja on September 25, Chief Ufot Joseph Ekaette, CFR (1939-2019) achieved many firsts in his life time. He was the longest-serving Principal Secretary to the Head of State...
I never apologised for hailing Gowon, says Moghalu
Former Presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has clarified that he never apologised to Ndigbo or any other Nigerian for hailing former head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd.) in a personal message he sent to him during his birthday recently.
Moghalu apologises for hailing Yakubu Gowon
Former Presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has apologised to Ndigbo and other Nigerians for his description of Yakubu Gowon as a humane personality.
General Yakubu ‘Jack’ Gowon at 85
In the tumultuous and chequered history of the Nigerian nation, the name of General Yakubu ‘Jack’ Gowon, head of state and commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, from August 1 1966 to July 29, 1975, serves as a reference point in our quest for national unity and reconciliation especially after the fratricidal civil war of 1967 to 1970.