YAKUBU GOWON, Nigeria’s Wartime Leader

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LOVE, ROMANCE AND MARRIAGE

Gowon weds Victoria, 1969.
Gowon weds Victoria, Lagos, April 19th, 1969.

When Gowon became the Head of State, he was the youngest leader in Africa. But there was something more seductive than his youth and fresh smiles: he was a bachelor. #winks! He was romantically linked to Edith Ike, reportedly his Igbo girlfriend. On the 31st of January, 2003, a case appeared before the Supreme Court of Nigeria (Suit No: SC.64/97) and the appellant was General Gowon (Gowon v. Ike-Okongwu (2003) 6 NWLR (Pt.815)38 with Mrs. Edith Ike-Okongwu, Kayode Ajala and True Tales Publications Limited joined as respondents.

In 1969, he got married to his heartthrob and a nurse, Miss Victoria Zakari. It was during the civil war and some condemned the event as flamboyant and extravagant.

Gowon and his wife, Victoria at a wedding of the Shonekans. Ernest Shonekan is Nigeria's former Head of State.
Gowon and his wife, Victoria at a wedding of the Shonekans. Ernest Shonekan is Nigeria’s former Head of State.

PLEASE CLICK SECTIONS BELOW TO NAVIGATE

INTRODUCTION

BIRTH

EARLY DAYS AND GROWING UP

EDUCATION AND MILITARY TRAINING

LOVE, ROMANCE AND MARRIAGE

FAMILY AND CHILDREN

BECOMING NIGERIA’S YOUNGEST LEADER

AS HEAD OF STATE

GOWON’S CABINET: THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT (FMG)

THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LATE GENERAL MURTALA MUHAMMED, HIS SUCCESSOR

CAREER IN THE MILITARY

ACHIEVEMENTS & EVENTS UNDER GOWON

HIS OVERTHROW

CONTROVERSIES AND CRITICISM

HIS EXILE

PERSONAL STYLE AND FUN THINGS ABOUT GENERAL GOWON

HONOURS, AWARDS & LEGACY

GOWON TODAY

REFERENCES

 

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