• Gowon blames current recession on lifestyle of elites

    Gowon blames current recession on lifestyle of elites

    Nigeria’s former military Head of State,  Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has asked Nigerians to support the efforts of the Federal Government to address the economic problems confronting the country.

    Gowon made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the 2016 Annual Lecture/Gold Annual Award organised by the Centre for Democratic Governance in Africa (CDGA).

    The theme of the lecture was “Global recession as it affects good governance: Need for proactive Action –Nigeria as a case study.’’

    Mr. Gowon, who chaired the occasion and was […]

  • Nigeria’s peace and unity not negotiable insists Gowon

    Nigeria’s peace and unity not negotiable insists Gowon

    War time General and former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has asserted that peace and unity of the country was not negotiable.

    Speaking on Tuesday  in Abuja at an award ceremony organised by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, the former Head of State urged Nigerians to work towards achieving peace in the country.

    Represented by his brother, Dauda Gowon, the former Head of State said that his passion and commitment for Nigeria to remain as one entity was the […]

  • We have made mistakes – Gowon apologises to Niger Delta

    We have made mistakes – Gowon apologises to Niger Delta

    Yakubu Gowon, former military head of state of Nigeria, has apologised to Niger Delta communities for the neglect they have suffered in the hands of the successive governments.

    Gowon, who was the special guest of honour at the premiere of Oloibiri, a movie about the Niger Delta, urged the government; across all levels, to be humble enough to dialogue with aggrieved people.

    “Watching through the movie, I cannot help but feel with the plight of Oloibori and all other oil producing communities […]

  • We can restructure within one Nigeria context – Gowon

    We can restructure within one Nigeria context – Gowon

    Former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, says there is nothing wrong with restructuring the country provided it is done within one Nigeria context.

    Gowon stated this when Sen. Shehu Sani, the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Reacting to calls by some Nigerians to restructure the country, Gowon said there was nothing wrong with restructuring.

    He recalled that Nigeria was restructured under his leadership as the head of state with the creation […]

  • I became Head of State by accident – Gowon

    I became Head of State by accident – Gowon

    Former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon says he became Head of State 31 years ago by accident of history without nursing the ambition.

    Gowon stated this when Deputy Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Shehu Sani, paid him a courtesy call in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Gowon was reacting to calls by some Nigerians for the reduction of age limit to 30 years to contest for presidential position in the country.

    “What happened was the accident of history.

    “When you have […]

  • Anybody indicted for budget padding must be prosecuted – Gowon

    Anybody indicted for budget padding must be prosecuted – Gowon

    Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), on Wednesday called for the prosecution of anyone indicted for budget padding.

    He insisted that those connected to the matter should be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.

    Speaking with journalists at the Health Caravan and Award Ceremony for the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, who was conferred with the title of Royal Ambassador for Hepatitis Advocacy in Nigeria, by the Seham Health Care Foundation, Gowon wondered why budget padding has become […]

  • Igbo Mandate Congress Commends Gowon For Accepting Igbo Son After 48 Years Of Abandonment

    Igbo Mandate Congress Commends Gowon For Accepting Igbo Son After 48 Years Of Abandonment

    Igbo Mandate Congress, IMC, has commended Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, for accepting responsibility for the paternity of his Igbo Son, Jack Musa Ngonadi Gowon, after forty eight years of denial, abandonment, victimization and slander. Gowon had in a signed statement two weeks ago, accepted paternity over his Igbo son, after 40 years of civil war.

    This contained in a statement by its Director General, Rev Obinna Akukwe.

    The Congress recalls that Jack Ngonadi Musa Gowon was jailed by […]

  • Obama to deport General Gowon’s Son to Nigeria after released from California Prison in U.S

    Obama to deport General Gowon’s Son to Nigeria after released from California Prison in U.S

    Based on reports gathered, the Igbo son of Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Mr. Musa Gowon allegedly released three weeks ago from California Prisons in the United States, U.S, will soon be deported to Nigeria, the Igbo Mandate Congress, IMC, has revealed plans it has made to accord Musa Gowon a rousing welcome.

    The group noted that it has notified its members in the U.S to ensure that “this rejected son of Igbo woman, abandoned to a life […]

  • Photos:Yakubu Gowon Visits Governor Obiano In Anambra

    Photos:Yakubu Gowon Visits Governor Obiano In Anambra

    Former Head of State Yakubu Gowon paid a visit to Anambra state governor,Willie Obiano at the state government house,

  • Why Boko Haram may not end before December – Gowon, Former Nigerian President

    Why Boko Haram may not end before December – Gowon, Former Nigerian President

    Report gathered that General Yakubu Gowon, Former Head of State yesterday expressed fears that activities of dreaded Boko Haram insurgency may not end before December as proposed by President Mohammadu Buhari.

    General Gowon disclosed this in Abakaliki shortly after an advocacy visit to the Ebonyi State Governor Chief Dave Umahi on rolling back malaria and four other neglected tropical diseases.

    General Gowon said, however, that with the present strategies adopted by the military in the fight, the insurgency group may soon be […]

  • How i lobbied HID Awolowo to convince her husband to work under my Administration – Gowon

    How i lobbied HID Awolowo to convince her husband to work under my Administration – Gowon

    Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), yesterday, disclosed how he lobbied the matriarch of Awolowo family, late Mrs. HID Awolowo to convince her husband to serve as federal commissioner for finance and vice president of the Federal Executive Council under his administration during the civil war.

    Gowon, who ruled Nigeria between 1966 and 1975 ,however, urged Nigerians to be patient with their leaders, describing the country ”as most difficult to govern.”

    The former Head of State, who is the Chairman […]