• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL ENVOY TO THE LONDON TALKS ABOUT PEACE TALKS, CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO, RETURNED TO LAGOS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FROM TEN DAYS OF DELICATE BARGAINING WITH A BIAFRAN REPRESENTATIVE.

  • Description

    THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL ENVOY TO THE LONDON TALKS ABOUT PEACE TALKS, CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO, RETURNED TO LAGOS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FROM TEN DAYS OF DELICATE BARGAINING WITH A BIAFRAN REPRESENTATIVE. ON HIS RETURN, THE NIGERIAN COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION DROVE STRAIGHT TO THE DODAN BARRACKS TO REPORT TO THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON.

    CHIEF ENAHORO HANDED OVER A FULL REPORT ON HIS MEETINGS IN LONDON WITH THE BIAFRAN REPRESENTATIVE, SIR LOUIS MABENFO. THE TWO MEN AGREED ON KAMPALA, THE UGANDAN CAPITAL, AS A NEUTRAL SITE FAIRLY QUICKLY, BUT DIFFICULTIES AROSE OVER THE APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN. NOW THE CHAIRMAN ISSUE WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE KAMPALA TALKS NEXT WEEK AS ONE OF THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AIMED AT ENDING THE CONFLICT.

    CHIEF ENAHORO TOLD REPORTERS AT LAGOS AIRPORT YESTERDAY THAT HE DOUBTED VERY MUCH WHETHER IT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADMIT A FOREIGN CHAIRMAN AND OBSERVERS TO WHAT AFTER ALL WAS A MEETING ON NIGERIA'S INTERNAL PROBLEMS.

    CHIEF ENAHORO SAID THAT FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WERE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE PEACE WITH BIAFRA, BUT SECESSIONIST LEADERS MUST EQUALLY BE PREPARED TO GIVE UP THE INDEPENDENCE THEY HAD SEIZED LAST MAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVZ7RZLJ2LYOM6TKW1VGW2BRG
    Media URN:
    VLVACVZ7RZLJ2LYOM6TKW1VGW2BRG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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