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The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by EsomahJD: 1:00am On Jul 30
Today in History. 45 years ago, on 29 July 1975: Gen. Yakubu Gowon, President of Nigeria, was in Kampala attending the OAU meeting when he heard--via one of his aides--that he had been ousted from office in a military coup.

Reuters captured the moment when Gowon was given the news.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGF3HwSMrc

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by ejighikemeuwa: 1:07am On Jul 30
The cannibalism (you call them cabals) in the rules. Oh the fulanisers

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by majamajic(m): 1:12am On Jul 30
Democracy
Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by kolaaderin: 1:33am On Jul 30
IDI AMIN DADA of UGANDA. Also captured in that news.

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by SpatialKing(m): 1:42am On Jul 30
kolaaderin:
IDI AMIN DADA of UGANDA. Also captured in that news.
Yeah

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by ajbf: 5:31am On Jul 30
He (Gowon )will be laughing seriously against Muritala should he watch this clip at this moment.

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by ursullalinda(f): 5:35am On Jul 30
And he was still calm and smiling.......I love his reaction.......his sympathisers must have been confused watching this then.

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Abouwaza(m): 5:45am On Jul 30
Well, how I wish we could have a president so young like Gowon then, but no, these youths prefer their oppressors

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Hollysaint: 6:23am On Jul 30
Good for him

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Zither: 7:30am On Jul 30
Amazing. History in video clips. God bless Johan Zahn and John Logie Baird, the inventors of the camera and video camera...

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by FirstSon01: 7:52am On Jul 30
Guy still kept on smiling. Last last na we masses suffer am the guy Dae flex e money. grin

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by femi4: 8:02am On Jul 30
ursullalinda:
And he was still calm and smiling.......I love his reaction.......his sympathisers must have been confused watching this then.
He was on hot seat yet saying everyone should "calm down". He was removed via the same means he got there

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Slawormir: 8:56am On Jul 30
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

My nigggar was still smiling and calm

Which means he was a real niggarrr

And at that very moment he go dey reason say mehhnnn this life nor just balance...I just go Kampala na im them do me this kind thing

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by PureGoldh(m): 8:56am On Jul 30
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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Anneka101(f): 8:56am On Jul 30
He wasn't shocked like someone I know.

He was feeling less concerned and still looking happy.


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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Truetalk3139: 8:56am On Jul 30
My grandpa took most of those pictures, he was his personal photographer but dead now, RIP Papa!


Modified: stop quoting me because am not showing any pictures, just say you want to know me

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Simplyleo: 8:56am On Jul 30
Gowon is truly a soldier.

A soldier always appears cool in any situation.

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by jojofola: 8:56am On Jul 30
Idi Amin.

The Man Eater.

E get people wey History don put for record sha.

Human beings don live for this earth wey we dey disorganize.

But really, History should be taught in every class. Be you a Science student or otherwise.

No knowledge is a waste. Enlighten people. Free their minds. Say no to mental slavery!!!

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by yeyeboi(m): 8:56am On Jul 30
Ok
Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by jamalnation(m): 8:57am On Jul 30
E 4 no go kampala
Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by CzarChris(m): 8:57am On Jul 30
Could only imagine his thoughts then.

Guys forget the smile and the calm look, he was unnerved by the news and he was just keep up appearances for the cameras. Dude's mind must have been a mine field at that point. grin

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Renerd(m): 8:57am On Jul 30
lol, the general, the man be lyk:"what!, I'm I dreaming?? "

Well, if you kill will the sword, you'll definitely die by it

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by QuickStandard: 8:57am On Jul 30
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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by IamWonderful: 8:57am On Jul 30
I like this Gowon, seems like the only enlightened military president in Nigeria

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Flexherbal(m): 8:57am On Jul 30
Abouwaza:
Well, how I wish we could have a president so young like Gowon then, but no, these youths prefer their oppressors


They now say that the youths are not experienced enough

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Balenciagaokey: 8:58am On Jul 30
angry

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Johnjanrt: 8:58am On Jul 30
Vain and forced smiles. The most irrelevant former head of state in living history and to his people.

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by millionboi2: 8:59am On Jul 30
Gowon regret not supporting igbos

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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by wizzy199: 8:59am On Jul 30
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Re: The Moment Gowon Received The News Of The Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU by Odunayomi247(m): 8:59am On Jul 30
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