• Short Summary

    THE HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN MILITARY GOVERNMENT, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HANDED CREDENTIALS IN LAGOS ON TUESDAY TO TWO NEW AMBASSADORS.

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    THE HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN MILITARY GOVERNMENT, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HANDED CREDENTIALS IN LAGOS ON TUESDAY TO TWO NEW AMBASSADORS. THEY ARE LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GEORGE KURUBO, HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE DURING GENERAL IRONSI'S GOVERNMENT AND NOW AMBASSADOR TO THE SOVIET UNION, AND MR VICTOR ADEGOROYE, THE PERMANENT SECRETARY IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, WHO IS BECOMING NIGERIA'S HIGH COMMISSIONER IN GHANA.

    COLONEL KURUBO COMES FROM BONNY, IN THE RIVERS AREA OF EASTERN NIGERIA, WHICH HAS BROKEN AWAY FROM NIGERIA AND NOW CALLS ITSELF THE REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA. COLONEL KURUBO WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE ALONE OVER TO THE BIAFRAN SIDE BUT LATER RETURNED TO LAGOS. AT TUESDAY'S CEREMONY, HE ASSURED GENERAL GOWON OF HIS LOYALTY AND MANAGED HIMSELF TO PROMOTING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE SOVIET UNION.

    GENERAL GOWON TOLD COLONEL KURUBU THAT IT WAS NOT A SMALL THING TO ENTRUST A MAN WITH SUCH A BIG JOB AS BEING AMBASSADOR TO MOSCOW AND ADDED THAT HE EXPECTED HIM TO DO HIS BEST IN HIS NEW ASSIGNMENT. THE OTHER NEW REPRESENTATIVE, MR ADEGOROYE, WILL BE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY IN GHANA'S NEIGHBOURING REPUBLIC OF TOGO, AS WELL AS HIGH COMMISSIONER IN ACCRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFXZWX8JFSGA6QWI9N2KZ1SLC
    Media URN:
    VLVAFXZWX8JFSGA6QWI9N2KZ1SLC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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