• Short Summary

    AS RELIEF SUPPLIES CONTINUE TO ARRIVE IN NIGERIA TO HELP THE COUNTRY'S STARVING WAR-REFUGEES, THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HAS ATTACKED WHAT HE CALLED FOREIGNERS WHO THOUGHT THEY UNDERSTOOD NIGERIANS BETTER THAN THE NIGERIANS DID THEMSELVES.

  • Description

    AS RELIEF SUPPLIES CONTINUE TO ARRIVE IN NIGERIA TO HELP THE COUNTRY'S STARVING WAR-REFUGEES, THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HAS ATTACKED WHAT HE CALLED FOREIGNERS WHO THOUGHT THEY UNDERSTOOD NIGERIANS BETTER THAN THE NIGERIANS DID THEMSELVES. THE GENERAL WAS SPEAKING AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN LAGOS, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

    GENERAL GOWON HAD POSTPONED THE NEWS CONFERENCE FOR FIVE HOURS TO ENABLE ABOUT 80 INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS, WHO HAD VISITED THE FORMER REGION OF BIAFRA EARLIER IN THE WEEK, TO ATTEND AFTER RETURNING TO LAGOS FOLLOWING THEIR DETENTION IN PORT HARCOURT OVERNIGHT.

    ANNOUNCING THAT THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WOULD GIVE A FURTHER GBP 10-MILLION NIGERIAN (GBP 11-MILLION STERLING) TOWARDS RELIEF WORK, GENERAL GOWON REFERRED TO OTHER ASPECTS OF THE RELIEF EFFORT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA728M5SR74VNXPC3DJX4YIYZ2E
    Media URN:
    VLVA728M5SR74VNXPC3DJX4YIYZ2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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