• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, WHO IS ON A TOUR OF AFRICAN STATES, MADE A SHORT VISIT TO BRAZZAVILLE ON WEDNESDAY (29 OCTOBER) AND MET THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT MARIAN NGOUABY.

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    THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, WHO IS ON A TOUR OF AFRICAN STATES, MADE A SHORT VISIT TO BRAZZAVILLE ON WEDNESDAY (29 OCTOBER) AND MET THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT MARIAN NGOUABY.

    MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON ARRIVED IN THE CAPITAL ON A FERRY BOAT THAT HAD CROSSED THE CONGO RIVER FROM KINSHASA, WHERE THE NIGERIAN LEADER HAD TALKS WITH GENERAL MOBUTU.

    IT WAS THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER'S FIRST VISIT TO THE COUNTRY.

    AFTER A SHORT WELCOMING CEREMONY ON THE QUAYSIDE, AND AFTER BEING INTRODUCED TO VARIOUS MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT, AND MEMBERS OF AN ANTI-PORTUGUESE ANGOLAN MOVEMENT, MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON WAS DRIVEN IN A MOTORCADE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. HE WAS GIVEN AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME EN ROUTE.

    THE NIGERIAN LEADER DID NOT DISCLOSE WHAT HE HAD DISCUSSED WITH PRESIDENT NGOUABY, BUT AFTERWARDS HE TOLD JOURNALISTS THAT HIS OPINION WAS THAT EVERYTHING THAT THE FEDERAL SIDE COULD DO IN THE NIGERIAN DISPUTE HAD BEEN DONE, AND THAT IT WAS NOW UP TO THE BIAFRAN SECESSIONIST LEADER, GENERAL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP.

    MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON LATER LEFT BRAZZAVILLE ABOARD HIS PERSONAL AIRCRAFT FOR YAOUNDE, CAPITAL OF CAMEROUN, TO CONTINUE HIS TOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJMPR30B20R8MZDK7UAQN22O3
    Media URN:
    VLVACJMPR30B20R8MZDK7UAQN22O3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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