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Tag: January 15 1966

1966 coup plotters planned to make Awolowo Head of State –...

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The Owa of Ido-Ani, Oba Olufemi Olutoye, is a retired Major-General in the Nigerian Army. In this interview with PETER DADA, he shares his...

My encounter with Ironsi on coup day – Rita-Lori

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Chief Mrs. Rita Lori-Ogbebor was one of the country’s leading broadcast journalists at the time of the January 15 coup and was the first...

January 15: Where we came from by Reuben Abati

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January 15 every year is Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day: wreaths are laid, statements are made, soldiers, government officials and the Nigerian Legion attend...

January 15 1966 coup: Why they called it an Igbo coup...

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Chief Mbazulike Amechi, popularly known as ‘The boy is good’ was a first republic parliamentarian and first post Independence Minister of Aviation. He was...

BBC: How first coup still haunts Nigeria 50 years on by...

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Although most of Nigeria's current population of about 170 million was not born when the country's first coup was staged 50 years ago, its...