Tag Archives: Yakubu Gowon

Nigeria’s Education System Going Down The Drain – Gowon

Former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has said stated that the education system in the country is going down the drain, despite the number of graduates making Nigeria proud globally, the country’s education system is still plagued by inadequate infrastructure and human resources. Speaking during the 35th Convocation lecture of Bayero University, Kano, Gowon stated…

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Obasanjo, Gowon, Jonathan, and Other Former Leaders Absent From Maiden June 12 Celebration

Former Nigerian heads of state and presidents were absent at the venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebrations on Wednesday. The former leaders including Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, among others, were absent at the event which held at the Eagles’ Square in Abuja. Former military leaders Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar were also…

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“During Our Time, We Did Not Know Anything Like Corruption” – Yakubu Gowon

Former Head of State Yakubu Gowon has said there was no corruption when he was in power, The Cable reports. Gowon said this while speaking at the 8th Commonwealth regional conference for heads of anti-corruption agencies in Africa on Monday. Some of his ministers were accused of corruption, he said, but it was not allowed to “go into the…

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Governors, Obasanjo, Jonathan To Meet With Buhari Over Insecurity

Former presidents and all 36 state governors are expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of insecurity in the country, Punch reports. The president is expected to preside over the meeting of the Council of State, which includes all former living presidents and Heads of Governments, and governors of all the states in the country. This…

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El-Rufai Says Nigeria Is Still Paying For Gowon’s Refusal To Heed Awolowo’s Advice

  The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that shortly after the civil war, the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo advised the Gen. Yakubu Gowon regime to deploy new wealth from oil to building human capital through the implementation of a nationwide free education programme. While pointing out that the government failed to…

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Read Jonathan’s Speech At 54th Independence Church Service, Plus Patience Makes A Fashion Statement

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that terrorism and kidnapping were still major national challenges because Nigerians had not united against them as they did against the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. Mr. Jonathan made the statement at an inter-denominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, to mark the country’s 54th Independence Anniversary coming…

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