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Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by NazoTimes(m): 7:59pm On Jul 17, 2020
On 29 July 1966 Aguiyi-Ironsi spent the night at the Government House in Ibadan, as part of a nationwide tour. His host, Lieutenant Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Nigeria, alerted him to a possible mutiny within the army. Aguiyi-Ironsi desperately tried to contact his Army Chief of Staff, Yakubu Gowon, but he was unreachable. In the early hours of the morning, the Government House, Ibadan, was surrounded by soldiers led by Theophilus Danjuma. Danjuma arrested Aguiyi-Ironsi and questioned him about his alleged complicity in the coup, which saw the demise of the Sardauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello. The circumstances leading to Aguiyi-Ironsi death still remain a subject of much controversy in Nigeria. His body and that of Fajuyi were later discovered in a nearby forest.

Here are some photos from the burial of Nigeria's first military Head of State, Major General Aguiyi Ironsi who was killed in the July 1966 Northern Nigeria counter coup.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by IamWonderful: 8:01pm On Jul 17, 2020
Baby factory people always say Yoruba are coward and backstabbers, fajuyi insisted they can't take away his visitor with him, despite igbos were the cause of the retaliation and retribution that was melted on them and which righteous fajuyi became part of it

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Vyzz: 8:02pm On Jul 17, 2020
Rip

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Stephenomozzy(m): 8:21pm On Jul 17, 2020
Hmmm. No body lives forever.

Such is an example of the bad side of military rule back then.


Respect to the dead.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Firstorderwizard(m): 8:28pm On Jul 17, 2020
But why did he abrogate Regional Govt.?

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by omoiyamayor(m): 8:29pm On Jul 17, 2020
The initiator of coup to Nigeria's Democracy, welldone Mr Ironsi,we are still facing the consequences of your action.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by kingzizzy: 8:30pm On Jul 17, 2020
The man who killed Ironsi, General Danjuma, is still out there being celebrated despite being a murderer

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by donstan18: 8:31pm On Jul 17, 2020
I just wish Military regime will be back, so that one particular man like that will be killed with his cows.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by flokii: 8:31pm On Jul 17, 2020
The killer of Niger Delta dream and architect of the bloody pogroms on his people with his refusal to prosecute his coup plotting brothers.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by kingzizzy: 8:34pm On Jul 17, 2020
flokii:
The killer of Niger Delta dream and architect of the bloddy pogroms on his people with his refusal to prosecute his coup plotting brothers.

His people were already being massacred in 1945 and 1953 so lets not pretend as if the pogrom wasnt already an ongoing periodic thing long before there was any coup.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by kestolove95(m): 8:34pm On Jul 17, 2020
Idiot

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by StephenBB(m): 8:42pm On Jul 17, 2020
This na real throwback

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by NazoTimes(m): 8:44pm On Jul 17, 2020
kingzizzy:
The man who killed Ironsi, General Danjuma, is still out there being celebrated despite being a murderer

Too bad

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by johnykgoal: 8:44pm On Jul 17, 2020
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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by blackboy(m): 8:53pm On Jul 17, 2020
Is nigeria a nation or a state? Political science students over to you. Is Isreal a nation or country.
Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by NazoTimes(m): 8:57pm On Jul 17, 2020
blackboy:
Is nigeria a nation or a state? Political science students over to you. Is Isreal a nation or country.

Nigeria is a State
While Isreal is a Nation-State

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Mraphel: 9:28pm On Jul 17, 2020
Northerners soldiers dealt with him.

Afonja should be blamed

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Nobody: 9:51pm On Jul 17, 2020
The guy got what he deserved by being nepotistic, killing Northerners and Westerners excluding his Eastern Brothers. He was the one that form Unitary Govt abolishing Regional Govt and Devolved Powers that his people are clamoring for today in the name of restructuring all because of greed and the grand plan to make his tribe to dominate other tribes in Nigeria.

His people started nepotism in Nigeria

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Christistruth00: 10:00pm On Jul 17, 2020
myboy2111:
The guy got what he deserved by being nepotistic, killing Northerners and Westerners excluding his Eastern Brothers. He was the one that form Unitary Govt abolishing Regional Govt and Devolved Powers that his people are clamoring for today in the name of restructuring all because of greed and the grand plan to make his tribe to dominate other tribes in Nigeria.

His people started nepotism in Nigeria

Sani Bello who was Ironsi's Northern ADC said that Ironsi had the potential to be a great leader but he was misled by bad advisers among his kinsmen.
He described Ironsi as a soft person who missed that opportunity to do great things . It is interesting that a Northerner saw that potential in him.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Christistruth00: 10:06pm On Jul 17, 2020
Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Christistruth00: 10:08pm On Jul 17, 2020
blackboy:
Is nigeria a nation or a state? Political science students over to you. Is Isreal a nation or country.

Nigeria came out of the Civil War as a Nation after the War had been won. You may not agree but that was what happened after people fought and died for it because of the Faith they had that it was the Nation that the Almighty had given them.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Ezeama400: 10:30pm On Jul 17, 2020
myboy2111:
The guy got what he deserved by being nepotistic, killing Northerners and Westerners excluding his Eastern Brothers. He was the one that form Unitary Govt abolishing Regional Govt and Devolved Powers that his people are clamoring for today in the name of restructuring all because of greed and the grand plan to make his tribe to dominate other tribes in Nigeria.

His people started nepotism in Nigeria

The bolded is not true.. Gowon abolished regional government and created 12 states.. Your lies and propaganda can never be true despite repeating it million times..

[b]Before Gowon became head of state in August 1966, Nigeria was a federation of

1) 4 semi-autonomous Regions
2) Each Region had resource control
3)Each Region kept 50% of whatever accrued within it, paid the Federal Government 25% and the rest 25% went into a General account that all the Regions including the Federal Government could use for developmental purpose.
4)Because the 4 Regions were semi-autonomous, it made the centre week and prevented any Region from dominating another

Today, we have

1)36 states that have little or no resource control
2) A powerful Federal government that now pays the states
3)Fiscal federalism is dead

How did we get here? It was Gowons promulgation of Decree 14 on the 27th of May 1967 that caused it all. It was this same decree that forced Ojukwu to declare the Eastern Region a seperate country called Biafra 3 days later and this led to the war. It should also be added that decree 14 was a violation of the Aburi agreement that both Gowon and Ojukwu signed in Ghana.


Decree 14, abolished the 4 Regions, replaced them with 12 states, took away resource control, reversed fiscal responsibility and made the federal government all powerful

It was seen for what it was by Ojukwu and the Eastern Region, a calculated attempt by Gowon and his Northern cohorts to dominate everyone.

Suddenly, the North that was one Region, had 6 states while the South that was 3 Regions had to share 6 states between them. This effectively made the North the dominant partner[/b]


Subsequent military administration's led by Northerners subdivided the 12 states Gowon created, and gave the North more states and local governments than the south

Today, the North that was one Region has overwhelming advantage over the South that was 3 Regions

1) The North has 19 states while the south has 17

2)Of the 109 Senators in Nigeria, the North has 59 while the south has 50

3) Of the 360 house of rep members, the North has 191 while the South has 169

4) Of the 774 Local Governments in Nigeria, the North has 419 while the South has 355

This undue advantage given to the North, starting with Gowons decree 14 which changed the structure of Nigeria, is what led to war and created the mess Nigeria is in today

Know your history..

I am done with you.. Bye

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Bekool: 10:32pm On Jul 17, 2020
NazoTimes:
On 29 July 1966 Aguiyi-Ironsi spent the night at the Government House in Ibadan, as part of a nationwide tour. His host, Lieutenant Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Nigeria, alerted him to a possible mutiny within the army. Aguiyi-Ironsi desperately tried to contact his Army Chief of Staff, Yakubu Gowon, but he was unreachable. In the early hours of the morning, the Government House, Ibadan, was surrounded by soldiers led by Theophilus Danjuma. Danjuma arrested Aguiyi-Ironsi and questioned him about his alleged complicity in the coup, which saw the demise of the Sardauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello. The circumstances leading to Aguiyi-Ironsi death still remain a subject of much controversy in Nigeria. His body and that of Fajuyi were later discovered in a nearby forest.

Here are some photos from the burial of Nigeria's first military Head of State, Major General Aguiyi Ironsi who was killed in the July 1966 Northern Nigeria counter coup.


Where did they even buried him?

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Bekool: 10:35pm On Jul 17, 2020
NazoTimes:
On 29 July 1966 Aguiyi-Ironsi spent the night at the Government House in Ibadan, as part of a nationwide tour. His host, Lieutenant Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Nigeria, alerted him to a possible mutiny within the army. Aguiyi-Ironsi desperately tried to contact his Army Chief of Staff, Yakubu Gowon, but he was unreachable. In the early hours of the morning, the Government House, Ibadan, was surrounded by soldiers led by Theophilus Danjuma. Danjuma arrested Aguiyi-Ironsi and questioned him about his alleged complicity in the coup, which saw the demise of the Sardauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello. The circumstances leading to Aguiyi-Ironsi death still remain a subject of much controversy in Nigeria. His body and that of Fajuyi were later discovered in a nearby forest.

Here are some photos from the burial of Nigeria's first military Head of State, Major General Aguiyi Ironsi who was killed in the July 1966 Northern Nigeria counter coup.



Where did they buried him?

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Bekool: 10:40pm On Jul 17, 2020
NazoTimes:
On 29 July 1966 Aguiyi-Ironsi spent the night at the Government House in Ibadan, as part of a nationwide tour. His host, Lieutenant Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Nigeria, alerted him to a possible mutiny within the army. Aguiyi-Ironsi desperately tried to contact his Army Chief of Staff, Yakubu Gowon, but he was unreachable. In the early hours of the morning, the Government House, Ibadan, was surrounded by soldiers led by Theophilus Danjuma. Danjuma arrested Aguiyi-Ironsi and questioned him about his alleged complicity in the coup, which saw the demise of the Sardauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello. The circumstances leading to Aguiyi-Ironsi death still remain a subject of much controversy in Nigeria. His body and that of Fajuyi were later discovered in a nearby forest.

Here are some photos from the burial of Nigeria's first military Head of State, Major General Aguiyi Ironsi who was killed in the July 1966 Northern Nigeria counter coup.


Where did they even bury him?
Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by Nobody: 10:45pm On Jul 17, 2020
Ezeama400:


The bolded is not true.. Gowon abolished regional government and created 12 states.. Your lies and propaganda can never be true despite repeating it million times..

[b]Before Gowon became head of state in August 1966, Nigeria was a federation of

1) 4 semi-autonomous Regions
2) Each Region had resource control
3)Each Region kept 50% of whatever accrued within it, paid the Federal Government 25% and the rest 25% went into a General account that all the Regions including the Federal Government could use for developmental purpose.
4)Because the 4 Regions were semi-autonomous, it made the centre week and prevented any Region from dominating another

Today, we have

1)36 states that have little or no resource control
2) A powerful Federal government that now pays the states
3)Fiscal federalism is dead

How did we get here? It was Gowons promulgation of Decree 14 on the 27th of May 1967 that caused it all. It was this same decree that forced Ojukwu to declare the Eastern Region a seperate country called Biafra 3 days later and this led to the war. It should also be added that decree 14 was a violation of the Aburi agreement that both Gowon and Ojukwu signed in Ghana.


Decree 14, abolished the 4 Regions, replaced them with 12 states, took away resource control, reversed fiscal responsibility and made the federal government all powerful

It was seen for what it was by Ojukwu and the Eastern Region, a calculated attempt by Gowon and his Northern cohorts to dominate everyone.

Suddenly, the North that was one Region, had 6 states while the South that was 3 Regions had to share 6 states between them. This effectively made the North the dominant partner[/b]



The history of federalism in Nigeria suffered a setback in May 1966, when the military government under Major-General J.T.U.Aguiyi-Ironsi abolished the federal system of government and formed a unitary system of government. Thus, the national military government legislated for the whole of the country. After the counter coup-d’etat of July 1966, General Gowon promulgated a decree abolishing the unification decree of Ironsi and restored Nigeria to federal system of government. Nigeria did not go back to the old four regions but dramatic changes took place. According to D.A. Ijalaye; “by breaking the old Northern and Eastern Regions into six and three states respectively, each with extensive semi-autonomous powers, and by the distribution of assets and liabilities of the former regional governments, major changes had been effected in the potential balance of powers within the federation as well as the position and powers of Native Authorities and of many ethnic groups especially the minorities.”


It was Gowon that restored the Federal System

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by ogbuefi677(m): 3:03am On Jul 18, 2020
kingzizzy:
The man who killed Ironsi, General Danjuma, is still out there being celebrated despite being a murderer
His ppl are now being used as peppersoup by d ppl he was trying to please when he killed Ironsi.
They're practically begging for their right to live.

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by OfoIgbo: 7:10am On Jul 18, 2020
Firstorderwizard:
But why did he abrogate Regional Govt.?

He did not abrogate regional government. The region's were in full force throughout his tenure. Ojukwu was the governor of Eastern region. Ejoor was the governor of MidWestern region e.t.c

It was Gowon and Awolowo that got rid of the region's, eliminated resource control, and created weak states so they can carry out the plundering of state resources.

So basically the southern minorities gained states but lost resource control. That's majorly why we are where we are

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Re: Throwback Photos From The Burial Of Aguiyi Ironsi In 1966 by phemmyfour: 7:15am On Jul 18, 2020
Ironsi, the pace setter of coup in Nigeria, the famous Igbo coup

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