NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES (FEATURED BBC) – PART 4

  The British Broadcasting Corporation   According to the evidence, the January Army takeover was hailed throughout the whole Federation. The disturbances in the Western Region and in the Tiv areas of the North which marked the last days of first Republic came to an immediate halt. There was a marked sense of relief throughout…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 2

  Chapter 2   Terms of Reference   The tribunal was charged with the following terms or reference:-   “To inquire into the atrocities and other inhuman acts committed against persons of Eastern Nigeria origin in Northern Nigeria and other parts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the month of May, 1966 and thereafter;…

CONSEQUENCES OF THE POGROM

  POGROM – 29TH SEPTEMBER, 1966   On 29th September, as the Constitutional Conference was still sitting in Lagos, events occurred which will always rank as of the utmost significance in the social and political history of Nigeria, events which made fundamental changes in the structure and pattern of Nigerian society and government. On that…