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|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 12:44pm On Jul 01, 2011|
3rd October 1980 - ITN News
President Shagari opens the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos
The third major road bridge from the Nigerian mainland to the Island of Lagos was opened by President Alhaji Shehu Shagari (on Tuesday 30 September), as part of the country's independence celebrations. It's designed to relieve the growing pressure on the two existing bridges which span the Lagos Lagoon.
SYNOPSIS: Since 1975 the growing number of vehicles driving in and out of Lagos have put the existing road system under considerable strain. So the completion of the Third Mainland Bridge is a welcome addition to tackle the problem. The first vehicles to travel along the bridge formed the official opening motorcade. It's the third in successive Government's efforts to link Lagos with the mainland.
Present Shehu Shagari was introduced to the officials who've co-ordinated construction since the bridge was merely a drawing on an architect's board. Then he was called on to officially declare the bridge open. He'd earlier paid glowing tributes to the contractors.
In contrast to the few vehicles in the official motorcade, the two original bridges were full, as usual, with heavy traffic. The problem's been evident since the early 1970s, and the first plans for the Third Mainland Bridge were discussed in 1975. Its design in comparable with the best in the world, according to Nigeria's Director of Federal Highways. It consists of two separate carriageways, each providing three traffic lanes and an emergency shoulder.
It's cost nearly one hundred and twenty two million pounds (Sterling).
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 1:01pm On Jul 01, 2011|
6th October 1980 - ITN News
PRESIDENT SHAGARI ATTACKS SOUTH AFRICAN'S RACIAL POLICIES DURING VISIT TO USA.
Nigeria's President, Shehu Shagari, delivered a stinging attack on South Africa during a speech at the Foreign Policy Association in New York on Friday (3 October). President Shagari called on the United States to change its policy towards South Africa. He said by helping to bring about majority rule US economic and strategic interests in the region would be guaranteed. president Shagari also pledged to use all means at his disposal, including in his country's oil, to bring pressure to bear on the Sough African administration.
8th October 1980 - ITN News
PRESIDENT SHAGARI REBUFFS U.S. CALL FOR MORE NIGERIAN OIL BUT URGES WASHINGTON TO TAKE LEAD IN RELIEVING POOR COUNTRIES.
Nigerian President Shehu Shagari, who ended a six-day visit to the United States on Wednesday (8 October), has rebuffed American efforts to persuade him to boost oil production. He urged Washington to take a lead in relieving the plight of poor countries.
7th Jan 1981 - ITN News
Nigeria gives Libyan Diplomats 48hrs to dismantle People's Bureau and leave Nigeria
INTRODUCTION: The Nigerian Government has taken a tough stand against Libyan diplomats in Lagos, giving them 48 hours to close their mission and leave the country. The Nigerian move followed the transformation of the embassy into what the Libyans called a "People's Bureau".
SYNOPSIS: In September 1979, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi announced that Libya's embassies abroad would be turned into People's Bureaux. He described their purpose as a link with other peoples but not with their governments. Most Governments have taken a sympathetic approach to the change. Britain, for instance granted diplomatic recognition to the People's Bureau in London.
On Tuesday (6 January), Lagos radio announced that the Libyan mission had been ordered out because the new bureau had been established without consultation. The radio report said Nigeria wanted to maintain normal diplomatic relations with all friendly countries, including Libya. But it described the new Libyan arrangement as totally unacceptable.
Within hours of radio announcement, embassy staff were removing furniture from the mission ready for shipment back to Tripoli well before the end of the 48 hour deadline.
12th January 1981 - The NY Times
APPROX 1,000 DIE AS PRESIDENT SHAGARI SENDS IN TROOPS TO CRUSH ISLAMIC SECT THAT HE BELIEVES WAS BACKED BY LIBYA
At least a thousand people, and possibly many more, were killed here over the last two weeks as members of an Islamic cult attacked the local authorities, and Government forces were sent to quell what Nigerian officials said they believed to be a Libyan-backed insurrection. There is no evidence in this northern town of a million people to suggest Libyan interference. But a high-ranking assistant to Nigeria's President, Shehu Shagari, said in an interview earlier this week that ''we have every reason to believe Libya was involved.'' Nigeria has expelled Libya's diplomats from the capital of Lagos, 800 miles to the south, and has called home the Nigerian envoy in Tripoli.
18TH January 1981 - THE NY TIMES
RICE SHORTAGE IN NIGERIA BRINGS CHARGES OF CORRUPTION
Despite the spectacular growth in Nigeria's oil income in recent years, the nation has been unable to keep up with the demand for rice, the price of which has tripled in the last six months. The shortage has led to charges that officials under President Shehu Shagari, who was elected in 1979 on an anticorruption platform, have benefited from the price increases by manipulating supplies through the use of import licenses. For millions of urban Nigerians, the biggest purchase of each month is the 110-pound bag of rice that feeds the family. Before Christmas a bag that could be imported for $40 was selling here for $150. A well-paid office worker earns $450 a month, and a laborer gets a minimum wage of $150.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 4:57pm On Jul 01, 2011|
Please can somebody inform me how I can embed the ITN video clips into this thread? instead of clicking on the links?
10th March 1981 -The NY times
U.S. Loan for Nigeria 737's
. .WASHINGTON, March 9— The Export-Import Bank said today that it would lend $56.9 million to Nigeria Airways to help it purchase four Boeing 737 aircraft and spare parts.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 5:30pm On Jul 03, 2011|
17th March 1981 - ITN News
PRESIDENT SHAGARI ARRIVES IN LONDON FOR 4-DAY STATE VISIT TO UNITED KINGDOM
His visit is largely ceremonial and he will stay at Buckingham Palace as a guest of the Queen. But tomorrow he will hold talks with the Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, and the Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington, who were both at Victoria station, with other ministers. The trip marks a big improvement in Anglo-Nigerian relations since the nationalisation of British Petroleum (BP) Nigerian assets in 1979. The successful end to the Rhodesian rebellion is thought to have been largely responsible for the new warmth. Nigeria is Britain's largest export market after the E.E.C. and the United States, accounting for 1.2 billion pounds sterling (2.6 $ U.S.).
SYNOPSIS: The summit was held in Lagos. Six southern African countries appealed to the Organisation of African Unity's chairman, Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, to mobilise military assistance as a matter of urgency. And the meeting also
12TH FEBRUARY 1982 - ITN NEWS (VIDEO CLIP)
THE POPE VISITS NIGERIA
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 8:13pm On Jul 03, 2011|
16TH JUNE 1982 - ITN NEWS
ABUJA IS NAMED THE NEW CAPITAL.
Nigeria is to have a new capital. It is Abuja, near Suleija, about 113 kilometres (70 miles) south of Kaduna. Since independence from Britain in 1960, Lagos has served the dual role of capital and commercial centre. As a result, living and office accommodation have become scarce and expensive. The population rose sharply, and overcrowding became a problem. The military authorities decided in 1975 to establish a capital elsewhere.
Abuja, a tiny village almost exactly in the centre of the country, and dominated by a massive stone called Zuna Rock, was chosen. Its location is intended to bring unity to this West African nation. The government plans to have the capital in operation by 1983. At present an airport is nearing completion, roads are being built and a housing project is underway. A Presidential Palace is being prepared, and construction companies are vying for contracts. Much remains to be done, and there are some doubts that it will be finished next year. But the government is pressing ahead, and has announced that by the year 2,000 1.6 million people will inhabit Abuja. For the moment, nearby Suleija is the centre of activity, although eventually, it will be eclipsed by its neighbour.
21st June 1982 - ITN News
NIGERIA: FORMER BIAFRAN LEADER OJUKWU RETURNS TO NIGERIA TO TUMULTUOUS WELCOME.
The former Biafran leader, Emeka Ojukwu, returned to Nigeria on June 18 after 12 years in exile. More than 5,000 people, mostly from Mr. Ojukwu's Ibo tribe, turned up at Lagos Airport to welcome him. The atmosphere was tumultuous, and police had to battle to keep the crowd under control. Mr. Ojukwu, 48, had lived in the Ivory Coast since his defeat in the 1967-70 Nigerian civil war. Then, he was one of the leaders of the Ibo during their attempted secession from the Nigerian federation. Their state of Biafra lasted just three years before it was crushed. An estimated half a million people died during the fighting. Since then, the Nigerian authorities have concentrated on rebuilding national unity. Mr. Ojukwu was the last of several Biafran leaders to be officially pardoned by President Shehu Shagari. Nigeria faces elections next year for the presidency and other political posts. Several parties have sought Mr. Ojukwu's endorsement in a bid to secure Ibo support.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 8:31pm On Jul 03, 2011|
31st July 1982 - ITN News
BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED OVER ABORTIVE ANTI-GOVERNMENT COUP PLOT.
A Nigerian businessman, Zanna Bukar Mandara, was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment on July 31, after being found guilty of charges involving an abortive plot to overthrow the Nigerian government. The prosecution and demanded that Mandara be imprisoned for planning the coup earlier this year. He was found guilty of attempting to recruit an army officer and several non-commissioned officers in the Nigerian Army and trying to find other soldiers to support the coup attempt. He was also charged with plotting to kill the Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari, and inciting soldiers to mutiny. The prosecution alleged that Mandara planned to invite Libyan troops to Nigeria to Nigeria to support the new government which he wanted to set up.
24th November 1982 - ITN News video clip
Nigeria only foriegn customer buying at Defence firm's trade fair in UK (video clip - 00:35s - footage of Nigerian Military chiefs at the fair)
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by tpia@: 8:39pm On Jul 03, 2011|
dont know if this helps:
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by tpia@: 8:41pm On Jul 03, 2011|
so, third mainland bridge was built by shagari and babangida.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by ekt_bear: 8:41pm On Jul 03, 2011|
For new articles, just use google news. Has stuff from 1900 or so.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 9:36pm On Jul 03, 2011|
28TH JANUARY 1983 ITN NEWS (VIDEO CLIP)
Ghana Must Go ! :Pres. Shagari gives African immigrants 2 weeks to leave Nigeria
Thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly Ghanaians queue at dockside to leave Nigeria. They have been ordered out of Nigeria by Monday or be arrested. Their overland way home is Blocked because Ghana has closed its barrier with Togo
13 March 1983 - ITN News (video clip)
OJUKWU GIVES INTERVIEW 9MONTHS AFTER HIS RETURN TO NIGERIA
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by tpia@: 9:38pm On Jul 03, 2011|
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 10:11pm On Jul 03, 2011|
22ND JUNE 1983 - ITN NEWS (VIDEO CLIP)
NIGERIAN NDUKA ODIZOR, REACHES 4TH ROUND OF WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nduka Odizor (Nigeria) defeats Peter Fleming (US) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by alj_harem: 10:18pm On Jul 03, 2011|
nice one brother, keep it up
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 10:58pm On Jul 03, 2011|
^ Thanks , Iam not able to stop even if I wanted to - it is so facinating
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by alj_harem: 11:02pm On Jul 03, 2011|
i know, its very interesting
i have learnt quite alot more from this thread
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 11:10pm On Jul 03, 2011|
4th August 1983 - ITN News (Video clip)
Nigerians go to the polls (Video clip)
NIGERIA goes to the polls this weekend to vote in a new President and new ruling party. Fears of ballot rigging and corruption are high and have led to precautions at thousands of polling booths across the country.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 11:20pm On Jul 03, 2011|
thanks for the links, but I am looking to find out about how to embed itnnewssource streaming video clips (I have already learnt to embed youtube clips)
Can anyone show me how I could embed the videos sauch as is on this link:
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 1:17pm On Jul 04, 2011|
Any webmasters in the house?
Is it possible to have streaming videos such as above embedded on this thread?
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 6:02pm On Jul 04, 2011|
Is there anybody who can please tell me whether or not it is possible to embed streaming videos on this forum (other than youtube clips , which iI already know is possible.
Your assistance would be much appreciated.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 2:20pm On Jul 06, 2011|
3rd October 1983 ITN News
PRESIDENT SHAGARI SWORN IN FOR SECOND AND FINAL FOUR-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE.
President Shehu Shagari was inaugurated on October 1 in Lagos for a second and final four-year term of office after winning the recent presidential election. He had a majority of four million in the poll, and the swearing-in ceremony marked the climax of seven months of intense campaigning by all candidates. The five weeks of balloting were marred by violence in the West of the country, where more than 100 people were killed after allegations of election-rigging. Several courts were giving judgments on election disputes right up to the eve of the inauguration, reported Reuters. In his acceptance speech, President Shagari said he would continue to work for African unity and appealed to Nigerians to settle their internal religious and political differences and work together. He added that the election -- the first supervised by civilians for nearly 20 years -- showed that Africans were capable of forming governments through the ballot box. Outlining his new economic strategy, Shagari promised to tackle corruption, seen by many as a major failure of his first term. He said economic prospects were now brighter and that his administration planned to lessen the country's dependence on oil crash. He estimated that this year's oil income would be about 9.6 billion US dollars, less than half the 1980 peak of 22.4 billions.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 3:00pm On Jul 06, 2011|
6th December 1983 - ITN News
FORMER NIGERIAN MILITARY RULER YAKUBU GOWON RETURNS FROM EXILE.
Former Nigerian military ruler General Yakubu Gowon was given a warm welcome when he returned to Nigeria after eight years of exile in Britain on December 5. Gowon ruled Nigeria for nine years marked by the 30-month civil war in which the then eastern region tried to break away as Biafra. He contained the rebellion and engineered a reconciliation after the war ended in 1970.
Gowon's popularity is running high, but the General told reporters on his arrival at Lagos airport he had no intention of going into politics but would be returning to Britain to continue his studies.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by russellino: 3:20pm On Jul 06, 2011|
More please. I'm starting to feel nigerian again
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by russellino: 3:21pm On Jul 06, 2011|
Hang on. Where did the gist about IBB building third mainland bridge come from
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 4:33pm On Jul 06, 2011|
I think tpia@ made a typo
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by tpia@: 8:11pm On Jul 06, 2011|
I think he commissioned the bridge -ie finished it- or something.
Didnt know know shagari started it.
But the third mainland bridge is usually associated with babangida.
He was also going to start a monorail system in lagos as well, i believe.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 8:53am On Jul 07, 2011|
03 January 1984 ITN News
GENERAL MOHAMMADU BUHARI ASSUMES POWER AFTER A BLOODLESS MILITARY COUP .
President Shehu Shagari of Nigeria was toppled from power on December 31 in a bloodless coup led by Major-General Mohammadu Buhari. The following day, Buhari made a television broadcast to the nation.
Buhari, 41, a Moslem from the conservative northern area, did not appear to signal any drastic change of policy from that of Shagari. The former petroleum minister in the military government that handed over power to the civilians after a 1979 general election, said his new administration would not tolerate corruption and inefficiency.
He said prudent management and an end to waste could solve the economic crisis that prompted the coup. He promised no fast solutions to the crisis which followed a drastic slump in the country's crucial oil exports due to a world glut of supplies. Reports from the capital spoke of the calm that surrounded the takeover.
There was no immediate information on the fate of 58-year-old Shagari, detained on December 31 in Abuja. Vice-president Alex Ekwueme and House of Representatives speaker Benjamin Chaha were detained in a military camp near Lagos.
By January 2, Reuters reported life in the capital returning to normal. Shops and offices were open for the first working day of the new year. The coup, the fourth successful military intervention in Nigeria's 23-year post-independence history, was welcomed by four major newspapers in front-page editorials.
A radio broadcast from Lagos said General Buhari was to be chairman of the Supreme Council (which replaced the civilian administration), head of the federal military government, adn commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Major-General Buhari was selected to lead the country by middle and high-ranking military officers after a successful military coup d'etat that overthrew civilian President Shehu Shagari on December 31, 1983.
At the time, Buhari was head of the Third Armored Division of Jos. Buhari was appointed Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and Tunde Idiagbon was appointed Chief of General Staff (the de facto No. 2 in the administration). Buhari justified the military's seizure of power by castigating the civilian government as hopelessly corrupt.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 9:24am On Jul 07, 2011|
3rd January 1984 ITN News (video clips)
Buhari moves fast to rescue economy with prompt debt repayment few days after his military take over
Look at Nigerian economy after takeover by military rulers who have just paid off $50m loan;
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by dustydee(m): 12:18pm On Jul 07, 2011|
These are the kind of threads we should be promoting on Nairaland. I must admit i know next to nothing about Nigerian history. Thank you Gen buhari.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 12:49pm On Jul 07, 2011|
Please help me ask Seun to put this thread on the front page
BtW are there no computer specialist who could tell me whether or not it is possible to embed streaming videos on this thread ?
(other than youtube -which I know is possible).
Or can anybody please convert them to youtube so that I can embed them
Thanks in advance.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by GenBuhari(m): 6:18pm On Jul 07, 2011|
5th January 1984 ITN News
Nigeria Calm in aftermath of Military Coup
The situation in and around Lagos on December 31 appeared relatively calm.Troops in full combat gear took up positions around the capital and carried out searches of civilians and vehicles.
The new military rulers had imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew, closed airports, harbours and border posts.They also cut links with the outside world and suspended the constitution.
The coup field commander, Brigadier Saleh Abacha, 40, said all federal ministers had been dismissed while the national assembly and 19 state governments were dissolved.
All elected and appointed senior officials were told to report to police within a week.
Political parties, including Shagari's National Party of Nigeria, the Unity Party of Nigeria and the People's Redemption Party, were banned.
A military announcement said anyone caught disturbing public order would be swiftly dealt with.Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports spoke of the general calm throughout the country, and mentioned trouble only in Minna, Central Nigeria.There, an unknown group had burned pictures of local politicians.
General Buhari said on January 5 that the deposed president was under military guard in Lagos.He was detained on the night of the coup in Abuja.
On January 3, the Supreme Military Council - the country's new ruling body - was announced with General Buhari at its head.The same day, the curfew was lifted.Airports and international telex and telephone links were re-opened.On January 4, in his first meeting with foreign diplomats, General Buhari said reasons for the coup were the economic crisis and a corrupt political administration.
President Shagari was returned to power on October 1, 1983, for a second and final four-year-term of office amid widespread allegations of vote-rigging.Over 100 people died in western areas during the election campaign.
British-trained General Buhari said in his first news conference on January 5 that Nigeria would continue as a member of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries), and would continue talks with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) for a large loan to pull the country out of its economic crisis.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by tpia@: 6:57pm On Jul 07, 2011|
misled in what way?
it's common knowledge babangida completed and opened third mainland bridge.
|Re: Igbo leader formally declares the end of the Republic of Biafra by tpia@: 6:58pm On Jul 07, 2011|
i think there's either a charge or it's not possible to do so.
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