Browsing: General Yakubu Gowon

Such impunity and callousness has rarely been seen in the annals of world history. Not even Hitler’s Nazis that gassed 6 million innocent Jews and Gypsies to death in concentration camps during the Second World War spoke with such pride and joy about their sheer barbarism and horrendous atrocities either at the Nuremberg Tribunals where they were put on trial or at any other time after the conclusion of the war

Gowon, who was represented by his brother, Dauda Gowon, as Chairman of the occasion, commended the organisers of the award and congratulated the awardees, as well as urged them to keep up the goodwill

“The objective when we founded ECOWAS (in May 1975) was for an organization that will work for the benefit of all people in the Community and pending when the dream of a United States of Africa is realized, West Africa can show the way,” Gowon said during an interview after a meeting on Tuesday with the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, at the Commission’s Abuja headquarters located on a Crescent named after the Nigerian Statesman

In their separate messages, Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Francois Hollande, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, Rwandan leader Paul Kagame and Prime Minister Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger congratulated Buhari on his victory and Nigerians for conducting a credible election that would ensure a peaceful transfer of power from one elected administration to another

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, in his goodwill message on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the reputable elder statesman, said Gowon’s place in the nation’s history is not in contest as it is replete with awesome records of achievements both in and outside power

Jonathan does not personally suffer Boko Haram neither does Diezani Allison-Maduekwe, both of whom are in the news for the perfidy in the oil industry. After six or 10 years that he apparently aspires to do, Dr. Jonathan will one day leave office. The one who takes over from him, a Northerner or whoever it is, would not like to spend his four or eight years fixing Jonathan’s de-development of the nation