• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO GHANA, MR. VICTOR ADEGOROYE, ON WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 15) ADDRESSED STUDENTS,?

  • Description

    1.
    CU BOOKLET "THE STRUGGLE FOR ONE NIGERIA"
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    2.
    GV CROWD SEATED
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    3.
    SV ADEGOROYE AT MICROPHONE
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    4.
    SV PEOPLE SEATED
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    5.
    SCU STUDENT SPEAKS AND PEOPLE LISTEN (2 SHOTS) (MUTE)
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    6.
    CU ADEGOROYE SPEAKS
    1.50

    7.
    GV PUBLIC
    1.55


    "ON THE 30TH MAY, 1967 OJUKWU ILLEGALLY DECLARED THE SO CALLED REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF HAD MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT THIS ILLEGAL DECLARATION WAS TANTAMOUNT TO AN OPEN REBELLION AND IT WOULD BE HIS DUTY TO PUT IT DOWN. IN FACT, IT WAS OJUKWU WHO ORDERED HIS TROOPS TO CROSS INTO THE BENUE PLATEAU STATES AND ATTACK THE FEDERAL AREA. YOU ARE ALL AWARE OF THE TRUE MILITARY POSITION IN NIGERIA IN SPITE OF THE FALSE MOOD REGULARLY DISSEMINATED BY THE RADIO. MR. CHAIRMAN YOU MAY ASK WHAT NEXT?. ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THE REBELLION IS NOW ON ITS LAST LEG TO EXTINCTION. THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT HAS REPEATEDLY MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT IS NOT FIGHTING THE IBOS. THEY ARE NIGERIANS. THERE CANNOT BE THEREFORE WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL TOTAL VICTORY. THE WHOLE OBJECTIVE OF THE ARMED FORCES IS TO PUT DOWN A REBELLION. AFTER WHICH WE SHALL ALL START THE WORK OF RECONSTRUCTION, THE LAYING OF A SOLID FOUNDATION - OF A PERMANENT BASIS - FOR A UNITED AND STRONG NIGERIA."




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    Background: THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO GHANA, MR. VICTOR ADEGOROYE, ON WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 15) ADDRESSED STUDENTS, PROFESSORS AND LECTURERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ON THE NIGERIAN CRISIS. MR. ADEGOROYE SAID THAT IF NIGERIA BROKE UP IT WOULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE COLLAPSE OF MANY AFRICAN STATES.

    THE HIGH COMMISSIONER WAS SPEAKING AT A LECTURE ORGANISED BY THE STUDENTS' CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEP210C6UT0JN73I9I8IRJ5JNF
    Media URN:
    VLVAEP210C6UT0JN73I9I8IRJ5JNF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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