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President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by MyopicMods: 9:40pm On Oct 18
PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES GENERAL GOWON AT 86, DESCRIBES HIM AS A GALLANT PATRIOT

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as "a gallant patriot whose commitment to national unity is beyond comparison in the annals of our chequered history."

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday to mark the occasion of his 86th birthday anniversary, President Buhari remarked that "the role General Yakubu Gowon played in our political history and infrastructure development is etched in stone and cannot be rewritten."
Buhari said "as young military officers, many of us regarded General Gowon as our role model because of his patriotism, commitment to unity and his humility."

According to the President, "the Nigerian civil war brought out the most brilliant qualities of General Gowon as a visionary leader who put the interest of Nigeria before his own personal interest."
He noted that "the former Head of State led a very impressive national reconciliation effort at the end of the civil war in order to heal the bitter emotional and psychological wounds of the fratricidal conflict."

President Buhari added that "General Gowon is one of the fairest leaders I have ever known who has inspired so many future leaders."

"Even in the context of Africa, many leaders in the continent draw inspiration from his adroit handling of the outcome of the civil war through his policy of ‘No Victor, No Vanquished,’" he further stated.

"As he marks 86 years of age, Nigerians cannot forget General Gowon's immeasurable contributions to the unity and development of Nigeria. May God continue to bless him with more good health and the needed strength in understanding his ongoing spiritual engagements and service to humanity," the President prayed.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media &Publicity)
October 18, 2020

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Juliusmalema: 9:43pm On Oct 18
Please what is gallant about Gowon?

Notoorious war crime criminal ever known to man

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by GOFRONT(m): 9:49pm On Oct 18
Them both are the problem of this country

#ENDOLDMENINGOVERNMENT

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Homeboiy: 9:54pm On Oct 18
Ogun go kill gowon

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by flyingpig: 10:08pm On Oct 18
Foolish gowon
All our past leaders are cruel criminals. They worse pass yahoo boys for endangering the lives of hundreds of millions of people shocked they don't deserve to be celebrated

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by blazepascal(m): 10:26pm On Oct 18
this buhari just dey annoy me day by day

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by 360degreess(m): 10:48pm On Oct 18
.. That's good. He really deserves commendation for dealing with some group of people during the civil war.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by MosheDayan: 10:59pm On Oct 18
MyopicMods:
PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES GENERAL GOWON AT 86, DESCRIBES HIM AS A GALLANT PATRIOT

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as "a gallant patriot whose commitment to national unity is beyond comparison in the annals of our chequered history."
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday to mark the occasion of his 86th birthday anniversary, President Buhari remarked that "the role General Yakubu Gowon played in our political history and infrastructure development is etched in stone and cannot be rewritten."
Buhari said "as young military officers, many of us regarded General Gowon as our role model because of his patriotism, commitment to unity and his humility."
According to the President, "the Nigerian civil war brought out the most brilliant qualities of General Gowon as a visionary leader who put the interest of Nigeria before his own personal interest."
He noted that "the former Head of State led a very impressive national reconciliation effort at the end of the civil war in order to heal the bitter emotional and psychological wounds of the fratricidal conflict."
President Buhari added that "General Gowon is one of the fairest leaders I have ever known who has inspired so many future leaders."
"Even in the context of Africa, many leaders in the continent draw inspiration from his adroit handling of the outcome of the civil war through his policy of ‘No Victor, No Vanquished,’" he further stated.
"As he marks 86 years of age, Nigerians cannot forget General Gowon's immeasurable contributions to the unity and development of Nigeria. May God continue to bless him with more good health and the needed strength in understanding his ongoing spiritual engagements and service to humanity," the President prayed.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media &Publicity)
October 18, 2020



Lalasticlala
useless old men.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Christistruth00: 11:03pm On Oct 18
God bless General Gowon may he live to be 120 years with blessings and sound health. Great Leader. Nigeria's best President.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Yujin(m): 11:37pm On Oct 18
Lol. Fulanis are panicky now. They're looking for allies in the middlebelt to use as cannon fodder. Will Gowon be foolish for the second time? After slaughtering thousands of Plateau people, they're stylishly begging for support. Hahahahaha... your end is here.
Let Buhari send his son Yusuf to the battle front. Buratai too should do likewise... We want to see how brave they are. Nonsense...
Fulanis your time is up. Surrender for your own survival.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Yujin(m): 11:41pm On Oct 18
Christistruth00:
God bless General Gowon may he live to be 120 years with blessings and sound health. Great Leader. Nigeria's best President.
If Gowon was the best president, why did Murtala Mohammed kick him out? Do you support the action of Murtala?

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by AOB1: 12:35am On Oct 19
So because Buhari salute Yakubu Gowon I should now go on exile abi?
Garba Shehu is a fool

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Christistruth00: 12:40am On Oct 19
Yujin:

If Gowon was the best president, why did Murtala Mohammed kick him out? Do you support the action of Murtala?


Thank God that it was Gowon who fought the Civil War and not Muritala.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by adaora17901: 5:36am On Oct 19
Please what is gallant about Gowon?
Notoorious war crime criminal even known to man

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Exmilitant(m): 6:06am On Oct 19
adaora17901:
Please what is gallant about Gowon?
Notoorious war crime criminal even known to man
Get your facts right, Gowon isn't a war criminal. Blame, col. Adekunle. Muritala. Shuwa. Obasanjo. Buhari. Ibb. Yar'adua and Ojukwu and Achuzia and others for the massacre of your people.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Dede1(m): 6:33am On Oct 19
MyopicMods:
PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES GENERAL GOWON AT 86, DESCRIBES HIM AS A GALLANT PATRIOT

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as "a gallant patriot whose commitment to national unity is beyond comparison in the annals of our chequered history."
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday to mark the occasion of his 86th birthday anniversary, President Buhari remarked that "the role General Yakubu Gowon played in our political history and infrastructure development is etched in stone and cannot be rewritten."
Buhari said "as young military officers, many of us regarded General Gowon as our role model because of his patriotism, commitment to unity and his humility."
According to the President, "the Nigerian civil war brought out the most brilliant qualities of General Gowon as a visionary leader who put the interest of Nigeria before his own personal interest."
He noted that "the former Head of State led a very impressive national reconciliation effort at the end of the civil war in order to heal the bitter emotional and psychological wounds of the fratricidal conflict."
President Buhari added that "General Gowon is one of the fairest leaders I have ever known who has inspired so many future leaders."
"Even in the context of Africa, many leaders in the continent draw inspiration from his adroit handling of the outcome of the civil war through his policy of ‘No Victor, No Vanquished,’" he further stated.
"As he marks 86 years of age, Nigerians cannot forget General Gowon's immeasurable contributions to the unity and development of Nigeria. May God continue to bless him with more good health and the needed strength in understanding his ongoing spiritual engagements and service to humanity," the President prayed.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media &Publicity)
October 18, 2020



Lalasticlala

A usual idiotic rhetoric which establishes no logical character. The dunce, as in the case of most Nigerians, cannot strike a difference between unity and union.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Yujin(m): 6:34am On Oct 19
Christistruth00:



Thank God that it was Gowon who fought the Civil War and not Muritala.
Of course you have a cause to rejoice because you had a fool who used his people to fight for your cause. Remind me how he was rewarded? Lol. He was kicked out unceremoniously and when his kinsmen (Dimka & co) noticed the huge trick, they wasted no time in wasting Murtala.
Today, you've got another fool in Simon Lalong who has failed to learn from history. However his people are educated this time around and won't let him drag them into your fight. You should be bold enough to fight for yourselves now.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Yujin(m): 6:37am On Oct 19
Yujin:

If Gowon was the best president, why did Murtala Mohammed kick him out? Do you support the action of Murtala?
Christistruth00, you didn't answer my questions? Are you scared or you don't know that part of history?
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by F117nighthawk: 6:47am On Oct 19
Useless old men, what as the country benefited from them apart from, stealing, corruption, greed and bad governance,

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by AsiwajuNdigbo: 7:26am On Oct 19
how old was Gowon when he became head of state?
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Juliusmalema: 7:29am On Oct 19
360degreess:
.. That's good. He really deserves commendation for dealing with some group of people during the civil war.


Are you now better than them?
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Juliusmalema: 7:31am On Oct 19
Dede1:


A usual idiotic rhetoric which establishes no logical character. The dunce, as in the case of most Nigerians, cannot strike a difference between unity and union.

calm down.


Every time you are angry.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by IjebuWarrior: 7:54am On Oct 19
So many poor and average Nigerians can't reach that age due to poverty, poor Healthcare etc... angry

E no go better for Nigerian Politicians and leaders from 1960 till present. angry

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by AgathaMoses: 7:54am On Oct 19
Two of our problems

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Robert1da(m): 7:54am On Oct 19
All this old men. Life never tire una
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by solsticey2k3(m): 7:54am On Oct 19
Happy birthday to him. But him and Buhari are birds of a feather undecided
Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by oluwasegun007(m): 7:54am On Oct 19
They never planned for our future.

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Re: President Buhari Salutes General Gowon At 86, Calls Him A Gallant Soldier by Thiwalade: 7:54am On Oct 19
shocked

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