January 15, 1966: 50 years after

   Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa BY fixing the date of handover of instruments of surrender from the humbled Republic of Biafra to Nigeria after a 30-month civil war that took thousands of lives on both sides on January 15, 1970, perhaps the stakeholders wanted to make a statement that whatever damage was done to the […]

BIAFRA: The Untold Story of Nigeria’s civil war

Published on February 19, 2013 by pmnews. Secret American diplomatic dispatches, spread over 21,000 pages, provide previously unknown information about the Nigerian Civil War Early in the morning of 1 July 1967, Nigeria’s young head of state, Colonel Yakubu Gowon, was feeling uneasy in his office at the Supreme Headquarters, Dodan Barracks in Lagos. The […]

Radio broadcast by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu – announcing Nigeria’s first military coup on Radio Nigeria, Kaduna on January 15, 1966

Culled from Vanguard Newspaper on September 30, 2010 · IN the name of the Supreme Council of the Revolution of the Nigerian Armed Forces, I declare martial law over the Northern Provinces of Nigeria. The Constitution is suspended and the regional government and elected assemblies are hereby dissolved. All political, cultural, tribal and trade union […]