• Short Summary

    NIGERIA'S MILITARY RULER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, SAID ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 17) IN IBADAN THAT NIGERIA WAS APPROACHING THE END OF THE ROAD IN ITS STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL SURVIVAL.

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    NIGERIA'S MILITARY RULER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, SAID ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 17) IN IBADAN THAT NIGERIA WAS APPROACHING THE END OF THE ROAD IN ITS STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL SURVIVAL. MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON WAS SPEAKING AT A CONVOCATION CEREMONY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN WHEN SIR KASHIM IBRAHIM WAS INSTALLED AS THE UNIVERSITY'S NEW CHANCELLOR.

    IN HIS SPEECH, GENERAL GOWON LIKENED NIGERIA'S STRUGGLE WITH SECESSIONIST BIAFRA TO THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AND THE WARS OF UNIFICATION IN GERMANY AND ITALY. HIS TRIP TO IBADAN WAS HIS FIRST OUT OF LAGOS SINCE THE EASTERN REGION SECEDED ON MAY 30.

    AIR FORCE JETS HOWLED LOW OVER THE CITY AS GENERAL GOWON DROVE THROUGH THE STREETS TO THE UNIVERSITY UNDER HEAVY SECURITY GUARD.

    AFTER THE CEREMONIAL INSTALLATION OF SIR KASHIM IBRAHIM, OTHER DISTINGUISHED NIGERIANS RECEIVED HONORARY DEGREES. FIRST WAS MR. ROBERT GARDINER, AT PRESENT SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA. HE WAS PREVIOUSLY HEAD OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE KEEPING OPERATION IN THE CONGO AND WAS FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EXTRA-MURAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN. HE RECEIVED AN HONORARY LAW DEGREE.

    SIMILAR HONORARY DEGREES WERE CONFERRED ON MR. JUSTICE UDO UDOMA, A NIGERIAN WHO IS CURRENTLY CHIEF JUSTICE OF UGANDA, AND CHIEF AKIN-DEKO, CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION IN AFRICA. CHIEF AKIN-DEKO IS A FORMER MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION IN AFRICA. CHIEF AKIN-DEKO IS A FORMER MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN WESTERN NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74GKKKXWFYDZXY2FXRS4QVWO2
    Media URN:
    VLVA74GKKKXWFYDZXY2FXRS4QVWO2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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