Tag: Yakubu Gowon

YNaijaMay 5, 2023

Napoli clinch first Serie A title in 33 years with goal from Osimhen; UK court to deliver landmark judgement on Ekweremadu’s case today | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss Napoli clinch first Serie ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 24, 2021

NYSC: Clarion call or National Youth Stressful Corps? | The #YNaijaCover

For decades, the debate on the sustainability of the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has continued to fester ...

Ado AminuNovember 26, 2020

Tribalism must have no place in the new Nigeria of our dreams

Barely two months since the #EndSARS protests saw Nigerians from all walks of life galvanised in common purpose, it appears ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaNovember 24, 2020

#LekkiShootings: UK Parliament sanctions Nigeria but at what cost? | The #YNaijaCover

When injustice occurs, it is only right that people seek some form of compensation. Which is why it’s no surprise ...

Uroupa KiakubuNovember 24, 2020

“The Labour of our Heroes Past:” But who truly are these heroes?

The aftermath of the #EndSARS protest has revealed some shocking news Nigerians are finding difficult to wrap their heads around. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 13, 2018

Goodluck Jonathan to release autobiography on his final moments as president

Former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will release his autobiography, My Transition Hours, on November 20, 2018. The book which will focus on ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 22, 2018

The Big 5: Adeleke wins Osun PDP primary, ‘State Police is part of our manifesto’- APC and other stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Senator Ademola Adeleke, representing Osun West Senatorial District has been declared ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 28, 2017

Why Nigeria cannot restructure – Gowon

A former head of state, Yakubu Gowon has said the current composition of Nigeria makes it difficult for restructuring to take place ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 26, 2017

IPOB cautions Gowon over comments about Ojukwu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has cautioned former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon over his recent comments against the ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 2, 2017

At this point in our Nation, we should teach people the virtue of Jesus Christ – Osinbajo

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo Sunday, gave the assurance that Nigeria will overcome the challenges facing the country and be prosperous ...

AzeezOctober 1, 2017

Those calling for Nigeria’s disintegration should think twice – Gowon

Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has called on those agitating for Biafra to learn from history. Gowon said this ...

AzeezAugust 21, 2017

The ‘own-goal’ that was Ojukwu’s cameo in Buhari’s speech

by Alexander O. Onukwue President Muhammadu Buhari has only just returned from London but his first address to the nation ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 2, 2017

Prayer, not war will solve Nigeria’s problems – Yakubu Gowon

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has urged Nigerians to stop all acts that threaten the unity of Nigeria. ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 29, 2017

Stop spreading seeds of national destruction – Gowon advises

A former military head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has advised that those spreading seeds of national destruction must not be ...

EditorMay 31, 2017

YNaija Says: This is what Nigeria has to learn from Biafra

Fifty years ago, Colonel Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu declared the secession of the then Eastern Region as the Republic of Biafra, ...

AzeezApril 4, 2017

Continue to work at the best of your ability, Gowon tells Buhari

by Azeez Adeniyi Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to tackle the ...

EditorMarch 6, 2017

YNaija Editorial: It’s time for Obasanjo to become a true statesman

Yesterday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo celebrated his 80th birthday party with pomp and pageantry, including the opening of his presidential ...

EditorFebruary 22, 2017

Office Of The Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: Don’t be annoyed o, but please, who spoilt Nigeria?

  by Chude Jideonwo There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 2, 2017

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Gowon, other ex-leaders sing for Nigeria (WATCH)

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo led former Nigerian leaders, Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ernest Shonekan to sing a hymn for ...

AzeezOctober 25, 2016

People of Oloibiri have not been treated fairly – Gowon

Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has said the people of Oloibiri community in Bayelsa State have not been treated ...

AzeezOctober 16, 2016

Nigeria is walking in the wilderness – Gowon

Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon on Saturday said Nigeria is “walking in the wilderness.” Gowon said this at the thanksgiving ...

RoqeebahSeptember 26, 2016

Gen. Gowon’s memoirs are out next year – here are 5 things it must address in detail

General Yakubu Gowon was the military Head of State of Nigeria between August 1966 and 1975. It goes without saying ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 13, 2016

Forget about Biafra, Buhari tells MASSOB, IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari has told those agitating for Biafra Republic to forget about it, according to Daily Trust. Buhari made the declaration ...

AzeezAugust 4, 2016

Nigerian Civil War: I will tell my story in 2017 – Gowon

Former Nigeria’s Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has said he would publish a book telling his own side of the ...

AzeezAugust 3, 2016

I never planned to rule Nigeria – Gowon

Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon has said he never planned to rule the country, stating that his ...

Isime EseneJuly 24, 2016

Akin Osuntokun: Let’s talk about the unity of Nigeria

Beyond polemics, the fact is that the unity of Nigeria started being negotiated and renegotiated right from its amalgamation in ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 13, 2016

Opinion: Purging the hypocritical NYSC scheme of its remaining sharp practices

by Jotalo Samuel In the third quarter of 2015, August to be precise, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) announced ...

Isime EseneJune 6, 2016

Ochereome Nnanna: Atiku should please define ‘restructuring’

By Ochereome Nnanna After one year of silence, Vice President Atiku Abubakar seized the opportunity of a book launch in ...

Kolapo OlapojuMarch 10, 2016

DNA test proves Yakubu Gowon fathered love child, Musa Gowon

Former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Wednesday, admitted that he fathered a love-child with the late public ...

Janeth JJuly 26, 2015

Gowon: Nigeria is better off with Igbos

Former Nigerian dictator, Yakubu Gowon,  has said Nigeria is better off with Igbos. Gowon disclosed this on Saturday while delivering a speech at the burial ...

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