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Collections Baileys African History Archive
Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Media Id 69_613
Creation_date 2008-07-16T12:12:12
Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
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Keywords vertical,black and white image,South Africa,Africa,Drum Magazine,historical value,socials,history,1967,1960s,Nigeria,politics,Head of State,army officers,black African man,Nigerian man,smiling,bodyguards,armed,army uniforms,
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Description NIGED:POLITICS:PERSONALITIES:DEC 1967 Ð Why The War Broke Out? Ð AfricaÕs youngest head of state, Major-General Yakubu Gowon, is fighting hard to keep total Nigerian unity. Many people thought that Major-General Gowon, in view of the strained relations between the North and the Ibos, would seek to consolidate a northern hold on the rest of the country. Others secretly feared that the young general was out to launch himself on a political career. But by the creation of twelve states in the federation (even when it was known that many northern leaders were opposed to it), Major-General Yakubu Gowon has disabused the minds of people. His appointment of a federal executive council embracing, undiscredited civilians as well as inclusion of civilians in his war cabinet is enough evidence that Yakubu Gowon did not set out ambitiously to establish a military dictatorship. (Photograph by Drum Photographer ©BAHA)
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