• Short Summary

    THE MILITIA RULE OF NIGERIA, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HAS MET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF TOGO, ETIENNE EYADEMA, IN THE CAPITAL OF LOME.

  • Description


    LOME AIRPORT; BANNERS WAVING; AIRCRAFT ARRIVES; PRESIDENT EYADEMA MEETS GENERAL GOWON; GUARD OF HONOUR.




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    Background: THE MILITIA RULE OF NIGERIA, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HAS MET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF TOGO, ETIENNE EYADEMA, IN THE CAPITAL OF LOME. THE VISIT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A COURTESY CALL ON THE PRESIDENT.

    OBSERVERS IN LOME SAID THAT ON MAY 1 PRESIDENT EYADEMA HAD VISITED LAGOS, AND HAD THEN OFFERED TO MEDIATE IN ANY PEACE NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT ENDING THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR. BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO INDICATION THAT GENERAL GOWON IS VISIT WAS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE NIGERIAN PEACE TALKS.

    THE VISIT WAS GENERAL GOWON'S FIRST TO LOME. HE WAS MET AT LOME AIRPORT, THE GOVERNMENT AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS. A BIG CROWD OF NIGERIANS, WHO ARE LIVING IN TOGO, WERE ALSO AT THE AIRPORT TO WELCOME THEIR COUNTRY'S LEADER.

    THE NIGERIANS CARRIED PLACARDS AND BANNERS, PROCLAIMING "LONG LIVE AFRICAN UNITY", AND "LONG LIVE TOGO AND NIGERIA".

    GENERAL GOWON WENT STRAIGHT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PARADE FOR PRIVATE TALKS WITH THE TOGO PRESIDENT AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEL9KQFCMMGVYWJRXZJ6BW7KZK
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL9KQFCMMGVYWJRXZJ6BW7KZK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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