HON AENEAS GOWONO

Hon M. G. Aeneas Gowono was born in Numan, Gongola State on January 5th, 1918. His father, Mr Gowono Nzobargie, a farmer, has eleven children. His mother, Mrs Myarnoro is a full time housewife. A devoted Christian, Hon Gowono attended the Boys Boarding School, Numan in 1927. He trained as a teacher in 1935, attended…

Moshe Dayan.

Different Israeli officers of the parachutist 890E Battalion in 1955 with Moshe Dayan – Chief of Staff. Lieutenant Meir Har-Zion – Major Ariel Sharon – Lieutenant General Moshe Dayan (Chief of Staff) Captain Dani Matt – Lieutenant Moshe Efron – Major General Asaf Simchoni – Captain Aharon Davidi Lieutenant Ya’akov Ya’akov – Captain Raful Eitan…

Prof Eni Njoku.

Born on November 6, 1917 in Ebem, Ohafia, Abia State, Professor Eni Njoku was educated at Ebem Primary School and attended Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar between 1933 and 1936. He went to Yaba Higher School (now Yaba College of Technology) Lagos in 1937. Eni Njoku studied botany at the University of Manchester in England.…

Umaru Dikko, the man who was nearly spirited away in a diplomatic bag ,1984.

The Dikko affair was a joint Nigerian-Israeli attempt to kidnap Umaru Dikko, a former Nigerian civilian government minister living in the United Kingdom, in 1984, and secretly transport him back to Nigeria in a diplomatic bag. The kidnapping took place, but the transportation was unsuccessful. After it was foiled, the political fallout seriously damaged relations…

OGUTA BOY: Biafra war acquizition.

Biafran nickname for a Nigerian Panhard armored vehicle captured at Oguta in September 1968. The vehicle was later destroyed using “Alalaba” by elements of the Federal Army 21 Battalion under Major Vatsa during the battle for Uzuakoli in April 1969. Meanwhile: Alalaba tactics: Alalaba means “sneaking” in Hausa. Designed by then Major M.J Vatsa, it…

Operation Tail-Wind (January 7 – 12, 1970) was the final military conflict between Nigeria and Biafra.

Operation Tail-Wind (January 7 – 12, 1970) was the final military conflict between Nigeria and Biafra. The operation took place in the towns of Owerri and Uli, both of which were captured by Nigerian forces. The operation ended with General Odumegwu Ojukwu fleeing to the Ivory Coast and then president of Biafra Philip Effiong surrendering…

How Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola (Chief Justice of Nigeria 1958-72) and British High Commisioner saved Nigeria from Disintegration 1966.

IN THE first military coup d’etat in Nigeria in 1966, it was Adetokunbo Ademola who, with the British High Commissioner in Lagos, saved Nigeria from disintegration. When Major-General Thomas Aguyi Ironsi, an Ibo, who had become head of state after the coup which ended the first Nigerian republic, was himself overthrown in a counter-coup led…

Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF) Headdress

This type of headdress was worn by troops serving with Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). This formation included The Nigeria Regiment, The Gold Coast Regiment, The Sierra Leone Battalion and The Gambia Company. These units were subsequently absorbed into the newly independent armed forces of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia respectively when…