• Short Summary

    NIGERIA'S RULING MILITARY LEADERS - THE SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL - MET IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE RULING MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE ARMED FORCES.

  • Description

    NIGERIA'S RULING MILITARY LEADERS - THE SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL - MET IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE RULING MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE ARMED FORCES. THE CONFERENCE WHOSE AGENDA WAS SECRET, WAS CALLED TO DRAW UP A FRAMEWORK OF A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE COUNTRY.

    ABSENT FROM THE CONFERENCE WAS LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, EASTERN NIGERIA'S MILITARY GOVERNOR. COLONEL OJUKWU, SAID AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT ENUGU, EASTERN NIGERIA, LAST TUESDAY HE WOULD NOT BE AVERSE TO HAVING COMMONWEALTH TROOPS IN LAGOS WHILE THE COUNTRY'S LEADERS MET TO DISCUSS THEIR PROBLEMS. COLONEL OJUKWU SAID HE WOULD NOT ATTEND THE CONFERENCE WITHOUT GUARANTEES OF SAFETY FOR HIMSELF AND HIS TEAM.

    IT WAS THE SECOND MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE SINCE THE MILITARY COUP LAST 29 JULY THAT BROUGHT COLONEL GOWON TO POWER. THE CONFERENCE MEETS AGAIN IN 24 OCTOBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6D73218S25W3NN7IJB4QY8K31
    Media URN:
    VLVA6D73218S25W3NN7IJB4QY8K31
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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