Ex Head Of State, Yakubu Gowon Celebrates His 85th Birthday (Drop Your Well Wishes)

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General Yakubu “Jack” Dan-Yumma Gowon (born 19 October 1934) is the former head of state (Head of the Federal Military Government) of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975.

He ruled during the deadly Nigerian Civil War, which caused the death of almost 3 million people, most which were civilians.

He took power after one military coup d’état and was overthrown in another. During his rule, the Nigerian government was able to prevent the Biafran secession during the Civil War, (1967-70).

Happy Birthday To One Of Our Living Legend (Drop Your Wishes)

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