El-Rufai, Fayemi insincere, APC used restructuring to win votes for Buhari – Onabanjo, End SARS protest a lesson – Ooni to Buhari, governors, End SARS: Dino Melaye rebukes Buhari govt over N25bn donation to youths, Rivers killings: Uwazuruike gives reasons for Oyigbo massacre by soldiers, reveals those responsible, Mamman Daura: Nigerians react as Buhari's nephew is reportedly flown abroad for urgent treatment, I didn't plan to be President at age 31 - Gowon, Obasanjo missing as Buhari meets IBB, Gowon, Abdulsalami, Jonathan in Council of State's meeting, Details of Buhari's Council of State meeting with IBB, Gowon, Abubakar, Jonathan revealed. In 1983, he returned to Nigeria, and in the 1990s he formed a non-denominational religious group, Nigeria Prays. During the 30 month conflict more than one million of the country’s thirteen million people had died of starvation. In 1976, Gowon was implicated in the coup d’état led by Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka, which resulted in the death of the now General Murtala Mohammed, and later declared wanted by the Nigerian government. After the government victory in January 1970, a remarkable reconciliation took place between victors and vanquished, largely attributable to Gowon’s personal influence. You have entered an incorrect email address! He was stripped of his rank for allegedly participating in the assassination of his successor, Murtala Mohammed, in 1976. Gowon attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK (1955–56), Staff College, Camberley, UK (1962) and the Joint Staff College, Latimer, 1965. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. “As a good soldier, he suffered to avoid being captured.

Although he was eventually successful in ending attacks against Igbo in the north, he was unable to affect a more lasting peace. Yakubu Gowon Reveals How He Felt When He Became The Head Of State At 31, Wow! After the coup of January 1966, he was appointed chief of staff by Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, the new leader. …which Lieutenant Colonel (later General). “Among the participants were also select school children who are members of the ANISZA School Club, some of whom sat around Isioro during the conversation with the former Head of State. In a final attempt to resolve the conflict, on May 27, 1967, Gowon declared a state of emergency and divided Nigeria’s four regions into 12 states. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the death of Captain Paul Mamman Thahal who served as Yakubu Gowon's pilot for nine years.

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