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Yakubu Gowon

General Yakubu "Jack" Dan-Yumma Gowon was the head of state (Head of the Federal Military Government) of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He took power after one military coup d'etat and was overthrown in another. During his rule, the Nigerian government successfully prevented Biafran secession during the 1966–1970 Nigerian Civil War. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Boko Haram Insists on Prisoners-for-Girls Swap
2014-07-09
Past heads of state in attendance included General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), Alhaji Shehu Shagari, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and Chief Ernest Shonekan. Former military Head of State ...
(THISDAY Live)
  1. Hope rises for Chibok girls as military assures

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Vehicle prices to go down soon in Nigeria, say automakers
2014-07-06
Yakubu Gowon in 1972 but it collapsed due to lack of policy consistency. “In order to ensure that there is no policy somersault, the Federal Government has already taken steps to ensure that it is backed by legislation. Already, the new automobile ...
(The Guardian Nigeria)
  1. Nigerian car: Availing Nigeria, Nigerians of full benefits

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Gowon, CAN, Urge Muslim Leaders To Dialogue
2014-07-06
FORMER Nigerian Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) and the National President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor have charged Muslim leaders in the country to engage in superior dialogue with the dreaded Islamic ...
(Nigerian Observer)
  1. Islamic professionals task Sultan on Boko Haram, seek dialogue
  2. Muslim Leadership Bashed Over Failed Responsibilities
  3. Engage Boko Haram, Gowon, Oritsejafor Urge Muslim Leaders

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Engage Boko Haram, Gowon, Oritsejafor Charge Muslim Leaders
2014-07-03
FORMER military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd.) and the National President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday, charged Muslim religious, political and traditional leaders to take advantage of the ...
(AllAfrica.com)

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    Jonathan, Gowon, Mark, others mourn
    2014-07-02
    Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), described the late Dikko as an effective minister of transport during the Second Republic. Fielding questions yesterday from newsmen on the death of Dikko, Gowon said that despite the perception people ...
    (Daily Sun)
    1. President, Gowon, Mark, others mourn Umaru Dikko
    2. LATE UMAR DIKKO: The Media Gave A Wrong Impression Of Him, Says Gowon

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    Read What Yakubu Gowon Thinks About Boko Haram Terrorists
    2014-07-01
    With the current spate of terrorism in the country, the Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, retd, on Tuesday said any Nigerian who was not worried about the insecurity in the country is irresponsible. Gowon made this statement while speaking to ...
    (Osun Defender)
    1. Boko Haram Might Be Imported To Distract Nigeria- Gowon
    2. Boko Haram, an imported religious group, says Gowon

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    Boko Haram gives bad name to Islam —Gowon
    2014-06-30
    FORMER head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has called on members of the Boko Haram insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue, lamenting that “the spate of insurgency in some parts of the country has given a bad name to Islam, which ...
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      Boko Haram gives bad name to Islam —Gowon
      2014-06-30
      FORMER head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has called on members of the Boko Haram insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue, lamenting that “the spate of insurgency in some parts of the country has given a bad name to Islam, which ...
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        Gowon Condemns Abuja Bomb Blast, Says Security Challenges Will End Soon
        2014-06-28
        A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, on Thursday, condemned the recent bomb at Emeb Plaza, Abuja. While reassuring that the security challenges in Nigeria would soon be over, Gowon said, the last time Nigeria had witnessed such insecurity ...
        (Osun Defender)

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