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General Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon (Jack)

Date of Birth: 19/10/1934
Place of Birth: Lur, Plateau State


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Troubles mount for Buhari

Military ruler General Yakubu Gowon under whom Buhari served during the civil war attended the swearing-in but Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan two former presidents who back the opposition People's Democratic Party were absent (AC Vol 52 No 8 A trap for the juggernaut)...


A trap for the juggernaut

Yakubu Gowon the former military head of state who presided over the enlightened ‘no victor no vanquished’ policy after the civil war in 1967-70 and appointed a cabinet of the most able possibly future presidential politicians alongside technocrats...


The nearly man

His aides say he plans a unity government like that formed by General Yakubu Gowon when the civil war ended in 1970...


Tafidan's ghost

Buhari was Shehu Yar'Adua's oldest friend and Shehu named his second son after him (his first son Murtala was named after Murtala Mohammed with whom Yar'Adua served in the 1967-70 civil war and on whose behalf he helped organise the 1975 coup against Yakubu Gowon)...


Ambitions in the north

Yakubu Gowon and Chief Sunday Awoniyi Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum...


Monster party

Abdulsalami Abubakar and Yakubu Gowon have quietly warned that a third term for Obasanjo could threaten national stability...


Opening the gates

The family of disgraced former Senate President Adolphus Wabara forced to resign in April over allegations of corruption is linked to Overt while the families of former military rulers Yakubu Gowon (1966-75) and the late Murtala Muhammed (1975-76) have also been included...


Outgunning the opposition

Republic under threat A compromise worked out by two former heads of state Alhaji Shehu Shagari and Yakubu Gowon was drafted out of concern that the impeachment threatened the republic...


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