• Short Summary

    THE NEW MILITARY RULER OF NIGERIA, THIRTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, MET THE PRESS IN WHAT USED TO BE THE FEDERAL PARLIAMENT IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE WAS BROUGHT TO POWER BY AN ARMY MUTINY LAST WEEKEND.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. PARLIAMENT BUILDING
    0.04

    2.
    MS SOLDIERS PASSING IN JEEP
    0.08

    3.
    CU GOWON SALUTING
    0.10

    4.
    CU SOLDIER WITH WALKIE-TALKIE
    0.15

    5.
    GV INT. PARLIAMENT
    0.25

    6.
    CU PRESSMEN
    0.27

    7.
    CU GOWON SOFT STARTS:
    0.53

    8.
    MS PAN CHAMBER
    0.56

    9.
    CU JOURNALISTS (3 SHOTS)
    1.05

    10.
    MS GOWON SOF STARTS:
    1.38


    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 7: GOWON: ALL FOREIGNERS IN NIGERIA ARE ASSURED OF THEIR PERSONAL SAFETY AND SHOULD HAVE NO FEAR OF BEING MOLESTED. WE SHALL CONTINUE WITH VIGOUR THE POLICY OF PROVIDING A CLIMATE CONDUCIVE AND ATTRACTIVE TO FOREIGN INVESTORS. THEY ARE ASSURED OF THE PROTECTION AND GOODWILL OF MY GOVERNMENT.



    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 10: GOWON: I THINK I HAVE SAID IT ALREADY. I KNOW IT IS QUITE A GIGANTIC TASK BUT I THINK PERSONALLY THAT THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE FOR A YOUNG MAN TO DO. IF HE'S GOT GOOD LEVEL-HEADEDNESS, GOOD ADVISORS AROUND HIM, I THINK HE'LL BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT HIS JOB QUITE ALL RIGHT.




    Initials GEM/V/B/BHH/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE NEW MILITARY RULER OF NIGERIA, THIRTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, MET THE PRESS IN WHAT USED TO BE THE FEDERAL PARLIAMENT IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE WAS BROUGHT TO POWER BY AN ARMY MUTINY LAST WEEKEND.

    THE COLONEL ARRIVED FOR HIS PRESS CONFERENCE WITH A HEAVY ARMED GUARD. ONCE SAFELY INSIDE THE BUILDING. HE HAD THIS TO SAY...

    THEN COLONEL GOWON WAS ASKED WHETHER HE DIDN'T THINK THE TASK OF RULING THE MOST POPULOUS NATION IN AFRICA WAS A HEAVY ONE FOR A MAN AS YOUNG AS HIMSELF...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ECGRXCHELHWNVBIV6ZFQD6OB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ECGRXCHELHWNVBIV6ZFQD6OB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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