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    THE HEAD OF NIGERIA'S NEW MILITARY GOVERNMENT, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, PRESIDED IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AT THE FIRST FORMAL MEETING OF THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL SINCE THE REVOLT WHICH OUSTED THE REGIME OF MAJOR-GENERAL IRONSI LAST MONT.

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    THE HEAD OF NIGERIA'S NEW MILITARY GOVERNMENT, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, PRESIDED IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AT THE FIRST FORMAL MEETING OF THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL SINCE THE REVOLT WHICH OUSTED THE REGIME OF MAJOR-GENERAL IRONSI LAST MONT. THE MEETING WAS HELD UNDER A GUARD OF ARMED SOLDIERS AND TWO ARMOURED VEHICLES.

    THE FOUR REGIONAL MILITARY GOVERNORS WHO WERE ON THE COUNCIL UNDER GENERAL IRONSI'S UNITARY SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT DID NOT ATTEND YESTERDAY'S MEETING. AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT IN LAGOS YESTERDAY SAID THE MEETING WAS SOLELY CONCERNED WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES BASED IN LAGOS. SUCH MEETINGS, PRIOR TO JULY 29, WERE NOT USUALLY ATTENDED BY THE MILITARY GOVERNORS.

    THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT WENT ON TO SAY THAT YESTERDAY'S MEETING WAS ONLY THE FIRST FORMAL ONE OF ITS KIND AND WAS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PREVIOUS MEETINGS OVER WHICH LT. COL. GOWON HAD PRESIDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACI5L8ILQYWY6KYVJCSSZODJZT
    Media URN:
    VLVACI5L8ILQYWY6KYVJCSSZODJZT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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