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    THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR GENERAL GOWON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CONFERRED WITH MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN DELEGATION TO THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY WHICH HAS JUST ENDED ITS MEETING IN ALGIERS.

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    THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR GENERAL GOWON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CONFERRED WITH MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN DELEGATION TO THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY WHICH HAS JUST ENDED ITS MEETING IN ALGIERS. THE NIGERIAN DELEGATION WAS HEADED BY CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO, FEDERAL COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE.

    CHIEF AWOLOWO OUTLINED TO GENERAL GOWON THE OAU'S REAFFIRMATION OF ITS SUPPORT FOR NIGERIA'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, AND THE OAU'S CALL TO NIGERIA TO PROVIDE A GENERAL AMNESTY FOR SECESSIONISTS IN THE BREAKAWAY PROVINCE NOW CALLING ITSELF BIAFRA.

    EARLIER, CHIEF AWOLOWO WAS ASKED BY REPORTERS IF THE AMNESTY WOULD EXTEND TO COLONEL OJUKWU, SECESSIONIST LEADER. HE SAID IT WAS INCUMBENT ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO HONOUR THE RESOLUTION OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY.

    SOON AFTER HIS MEETING WITH CHIEF AWOLOWO, GENERAL GOWON RECEIVED A GOODWILL MISSION FROM GUINEA, LED BY THE GUINEA MINISTER OF INFORMATION, MR. DIALLO ALPHA. THE GUINEAN DELEGATION. TRAVELLING UNDER THE AUSPICES OF PRESIDENT SEKOU-TOURE, WERE REPORTED TO HAVE DELIVERED TWO BOXES OF SECESSIONIST CURRENCY TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES. THE MONEY WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND IN GUINEA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABRVH24UECC03TQPAND1ERLPBI
    Media URN:
    VLVABRVH24UECC03TQPAND1ERLPBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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