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    NIGERIAN ENVOY DR. OKOI ARIKPO CONFERRED IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD?

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    NIGERIAN ENVOY DR. OKOI ARIKPO CONFERRED IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON ON PROPOSALS AIMED AT ENDING THE TEN-MONTH CIVIL WAR IN NIGERIA. DR. ARIKPO, THE FEDERAL EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER, DELIVERED A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON. THE MESSAGE WAS A REPLY TO MR. WILSON'S EARLIER LETTER URGING A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN FEDERAL FORCES AND BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION.

    COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GEORGE THOMSON ATTENDED TODAY'S MEETING AT NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET BETWEEN DR. ARIKPO AND MR. WILSON. BRITISH AND NIGERIAN SPOKESMEN LATER REFUSED TO COMMENT ON ANY DETAILS OF THEIR HOUR-LONG MEETING.

    IT WAS HOPED THAT SOME FORMULA WOULD EMERGE FROM THE TALKS WHICH WOULD PAVE THE WAY FOR PEACE NEGOTIATIONS.

    BUT TERMS SO FAR HAVE CONFLICTED WIDELY. FEDERAL NIGERIA HAS INSISTED THAT BIAFRA'S LEADER, GENERAL ODEMEGWU OJUKWU, MUST REPUDIATE HIS SUCCESSION AND ACCEPT THE UNITED 12-STATE STRUCTURE OF THE FEDERATION BEFORE THERE CAN BE ANY CEASEFIRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DX5MESHNZEIF1C48FWQH2U50
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DX5MESHNZEIF1C48FWQH2U50
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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