• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF NIGERIA'S SOUTH EASTERN AND RIVER STATE COMMUNITY NOW LIVING IN GHANA DEMONSTRATED IN ACCRA LAST FRIDAY (10 MAY) AGAINST THE RECOGNITION ACCORDED TO BIAFRA, NIGERIA'S BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION, BY TANZANIA AND GABON.

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF NIGERIA'S SOUTH EASTERN AND RIVER STATE COMMUNITY NOW LIVING IN GHANA DEMONSTRATED IN ACCRA LAST FRIDAY (10 MAY) AGAINST THE RECOGNITION ACCORDED TO BIAFRA, NIGERIA'S BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION, BY TANZANIA AND GABON.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS ALSO EXPRESSED THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IN ITS EFFORTS TO KEEP NIGERIA ONE. THE SOUTH EASTERN AND RIVER STATES ARE TO OF THE THREE STATES WHICH MADE UP THE FORMER EASTERN REGION.

    THE DEMONSTRATION TOOK PLACE AT THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER'S RESIDENCE. CHANTING AND SINGING SLOGANS, THE CROWD HELD PLACARDS WHICH READ: "GABON AND TANZANIA BETRAY MOTHER AFRICA" AND "LONG LIVE ONE UNITED NIGERIA".

    MR. O.K.P. AKEMEIFA AND PRINCE D.M.E. ODONDIRI, RESPECTIVELY VICE-PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF THE COMMUNITY, WERE ALSO PRESENT AND PRINCE ODONDIRI HANDED IN A PETITION TO THE HIGH COMMISSIONER, MR. VICTOR ADEYEYE ADEGOROYE.

    MR. ADEGOROYE LATER SAID THAT THE CREATION OF 12 STATES IN NIGERIA HAD COME TO STAY AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD NO PLANS OF REVERTING TO THE FORMER STRUCTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FZC6CRFU75H6W4P7QPYO3P0M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FZC6CRFU75H6W4P7QPYO3P0M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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