• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON SAID ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (DECEMBER 31) THAT THE WAR REPORTS FROM ALL FRONTS WERE "MOST ENCOURAGING", BUT HE ASKED THE NIGERIAN NATION TO PREPARE FOR FURTHER SACRIFICES.

  • Description

    1.
    SCU NIGERIAN FLAG
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    2.
    GV EXT. GOWON'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE
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    3.
    CU GOWON SPEAKING
    1.18


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: GOWON: "OUR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GROWTH HAVE BEEN BADLY DISTORTED, ESPECIALLY BY THE EVENTS OF THE PAST FIVE YEARS, WHICH HAVE CULMINATED IN THE PRESENT UNFORTUNATE CIVIL WAR. IN SPITE OF DIFFICULTIES, OUR NATION HAS ACHIEVED A LOT FOR WHICH WE CAN ALL BE JUSTLY PROUD. OUR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE COMING YEAR MUST, ABOVE ALL, CONTINUE TO EMPHASIS THE NEED FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF NIGERIA. IT IS THE DUTY OF ALL OF US, WHO ARE NOW FACING THE CHALLENGE OF ANOTHER YEAR AND ANOTHER DECADE TO MAKE NIGERIA A MORE PEACEFUL, STABLE AND HAPPIER COUNTRY FOR OUR OWN AND THE FUTURE GENERATIONS. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL HELP US TO FIND IN THE NEW YEAR THAT PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY WHICH IS UPPERMOST IN OUR THOUGHTS BUT WHICH SO CRUELLY ELUDED US IN THE PAST YEAR."




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    Background: THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON SAID ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (DECEMBER 31) THAT THE WAR REPORTS FROM ALL FRONTS WERE "MOST ENCOURAGING", BUT HE ASKED THE NIGERIAN NATION TO PREPARE FOR FURTHER SACRIFICES. IN A BROADCAST TO THE NATION, THE GENERAL SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT CONTINUED TO BE OPEN TO PEACE MOVES IF THEY COULD LEAD TO A SETTLEMENT.

    SPEAKING FROM HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE IN DODAN BARRACKS IN LAGOS, THE NIGERIAN LEADER SAID.......

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA892IKQYS0KZQ02VE2AD9SIGFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA892IKQYS0KZQ02VE2AD9SIGFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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