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    MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES PRESENTED THE NIGERIAN NAVY WITH THEIR FIRST COLOURS AT APAPA NAVAL BASE THIS WEEKEND.

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    GENERAL GOWON ARRIVING; SALUTING; NAVAL MARCH PAST; PRESENTATION OF COLOURS; GOWON SPEAKS.




    Initials GEP/VS/JF/ES



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    Background: MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES PRESENTED THE NIGERIAN NAVY WITH THEIR FIRST COLOURS AT APAPA NAVAL BASE THIS WEEKEND.

    THE COLOURS WERE RECEIVED FOR THE NAVY BY SUB-LIEUTENANT ???LUBUNMI REIS.

    THE NAVAL PARADE AND THE PRESENTATION OF THE COLOURS WERE PART OF THE GENERAL CELEBRATIONS IN HONOUR OF MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON'S 34TH BIRTHDAY. IN HIS SPEECH THE GENERAL SAID, THAT THE HONOUR TO THE NAVY WAS IN RECOGNITION OF THE PART THEY HAD TAKEN IN FEDERAL NIGERIA'S WAR AGAINST THE BREAK-AWAY STATE OF BIAFRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66I9SJAY5A33XXYYN5ICNFQHW
    Media URN:
    VLVA66I9SJAY5A33XXYYN5ICNFQHW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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