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Photo Showing Major Gideon Orkar And Other 1990 Coup Plotters Awaiting Judgement

1990 coup plotters

Sitting from left to right are Captain Harley Empere, Major Gideon Orkar, Captain Perebo Dakolo, Lieutenant Cyril Ozoalor and Lieutenant Nicholas Odeh at their trial by a Special Military Tribunal for their Continue reading Photo Showing Major Gideon Orkar And Other 1990 Coup Plotters Awaiting Judgement

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The death of Major Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi and the lucky escape of his Aide-de-camp, Andrew Nwankwo on July 29, 1966

Aguiyi Ironsi

Here is a true narration of the incident by Andrew Nwankwo, Maj. Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi’s ADC in an interview with Sun News.
The coup
Recalling the events of that night, July 29, 1966, Nwankwo noted that they were in Ibadan, “we had a small detachment of 106 Artillery, Commanded by one Walbe from Plateau” Continue reading The death of Major Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi and the lucky escape of his Aide-de-camp, Andrew Nwankwo on July 29, 1966

The Assassination of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed on February 13, 1976

Murtala Muhammed's Car
This is the car in which Gen. Murtala Muhammed was killed

 

The nation was thrown into turmoil on the 13th of February 1976 after the Head of State and the Chief Commander of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, was assassinated in Lagos during an unsuccessful coup led by Lt. Col. Buka Suka Dimka. History has it that Gen. Muhammed loved a low-profile lifestyle, and it was this kind of lifestyle that led to his easy assassination. Continue reading The Assassination of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed on February 13, 1976