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    THE HEAD OF NIGERIA'S MILITARY REGIME, MAJOR-GENERAL J.T. AGUIYI-IRONSI, SAYS MILITARY COURTS ARE TO BE?

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    THE HEAD OF NIGERIA'S MILITARY REGIME, MAJOR-GENERAL J.T. AGUIYI-IRONSI, SAYS MILITARY COURTS ARE TO BE SET UP IN THE COUNTRY'S FOUR PROVINCIAL CAPITALS TO DEAL WITH NEPOTISM AND OTHER EXAMPLES OF CORRUPTION. HE WAS SPEAKING DURING AN INSPECTION TOUR ON FRIDAY OF THREE LAGOS UNITS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    GENERAL IRONSI TOLD THE SOLDIERS THAT THE AIM OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT WAS UNITY IN NIGERIA. HE REITERATED HIS REGIME'S POLICY OF RECONSTRUCTING A NEW NATION, ECONOMICALLY VIABLE AND FREE FROM HATRED AND CORRUPTION.

    AS PART OF IMPROVING UNITY, THE REGIME PLANNED TO ESTABLISH BOARDING PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHERE CHILDREN FROM DIFFERENT AREAS WOULD IMBIBE THE IDEA OF BELONGING TO ONE COUNTRY. GENERAL IRONSI SAID HE BELIEVED IN NIGERIAN PARTICIPATING FULLY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA.

    GENERAL IRONSI SAID: "A TRUE NIGERIAN OF TODAY OS INCORRUPTIBLE, KNOWS NO TRIBALISM, PROUD OF THINGS NIGERIAN, AND MAKES USE OF THINGS MADE IN NIGERIA. OUR PLANS ARE FREE FROM SENTIMENT AND EMOTION".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHU1ZOJOURPWK541N61L06TKA
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHU1ZOJOURPWK541N61L06TKA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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