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    A GROUP OF 70 NIGERIAN STUDENTS ARRIVED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT PARIS AIRPORT. THE STUDENTS, ON?

  • Description

    A GROUP OF 70 NIGERIAN STUDENTS ARRIVED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT PARIS AIRPORT. THE STUDENTS, ON FRENCH GOVERNMENT GRANTS, CAME FROM LAGOS. AN OFFICIAL NIGERIAN STATEMENT SAID THAT THE SCHOLARSHIPS, FOR ONE-YEAR STUDIES AT FRENCH UNIVERSITIES, WERE ACCEPTED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IN THE HOPE THAT RELATIONS BETWEEN NIGERIA AND FRANCE - WHICH HAD DECLARED ITS SUPPORT FOR THE BREAKAWAY BIAFRA - MIGHT IMPROVE.

    THE NIGERIAN STATEMENT SAID THAT THE SCHOLARSHIPS WERE AWARDED UNDER A CULTURAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN FRANCE AND NIGERIA. RECENTLY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN UNDER STRONG ATTACK IN NIGERIA FOLLOWING PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S DECLARATION OF SUPPORT FOR THE PRINCIPLE OF SELF-DETERMINATION FOR THE BIAFRANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6U7NTH84DV9HTIIAMXF8BPZL
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6U7NTH84DV9HTIIAMXF8BPZL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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