Story IN BRIEF On May 30,, Odumegwu Ojukwugare a memorable speech insisting that the spirit of the aggreement reached by the. (i) A military committee comprising representatives of the regions should meet to take statistics of arms and ammunition in the country. That takes one back to the Aburi Accord in which Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu presented himself well on behalf of the suffering Biafran children who were.

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When, however, he saw that the delegations were veering towards the second or third alternative, he adjourned the conference indefinitely. That the book is out of print so soon is a sad commentary on our current literary and historical situation. They could not, and would not fight for what they believed in: Duruebube is an Intelligentsia who reports on events and stories that escape attention or underlie the major stories View all posts by Admin.

Aburi Agreements

Snoop Dogg reportedly offered to adopt a dog called Snoop who was abandoned on the side of a road a few days before Christmas Published Today at 4: How Nnamdi Kanu used propaganda to become the new face of Biafra. We will pillage them, their property, rape their womenfolk, kill off their menfolk and leave them uselessly weeping.

According to the Daily Timesdated Tuesday, August 2,Ojukwu had, in a speech broadcast across the Eastern region, suggested that negotiations be held to allow the people of Nigeria determine the nature of their future association. God grant peace in our time. The East will never be intimidated, nor will she acquiesce to any form of dictation. If the Oputa panel could not come up with evidence that Babangida was the brain behind the destruction of an accorx generation and should be held responsible, locked up behind bars indefinitely until justice is done in so many of his cruelties, how then could SNC reach a consensus on a right constitutional order based on accumulated precedents?



Enahoro and his cohorts cannot be trusted. If at all these actors in the Nigerian political game came out of the meeting unscathed, their interpretation accore it was what broke down the accord. On these questions the Military Governor, West, has again vindicated the stand of the East when he commented as follows: This is borne out by the draft Decree which he produced after Aburi.

For most part ofthe northern part of Nigeria, particularly, had been turned to killing fields. He picked the gauntlet and championed the cause of his people. Recruitment into the army was skewed largely in favour of the North and decrees were also enacted which set the tone for chaos. We should stay together amid chaos.

Gowon also assured the Military Aburo of the East in August, that he would stop the killings in the country, but these killings subsequently abri in organization and ferocity until they reached the proportions of a pogrom. Gowon as Aburo Commander, pointed out that the fate of Major-General Aguiyi-Ironsi, the legitimate Supreme Commander, was yet unknown and so no one could succeed him; that in the absence of Major-General Aguiyi-Ironsi whoever was the next senior officer in rank should manage the affairs of the country; and that the East was never party to any decision to appoint Lt.

Gowon did not trust the Eastern Region to hold the meeting too; hence the choice of Aburi in Accra, Ghana. It was agreed that top posts such as Permanent Secretaries and Ambassadors will have to be approved by the I ship Supreme Military Council. It seems that one sure way to avoid such conflict or friction would be by making new provisions whereby the Supreme Military Council will have power to make laws on matters on the Concurrent Legislative List in respect of Lagos only whilst the Military Governors will have power to make laws by Edict on those matters in respect of their Regions.


The reason of this impromptu meeting was no other than to negotiate a binding agreement to resolve hostilities between the Nigerian government led by Lt. The council then adopted a declaration proposed by Lt. Government agency says letter advising furloughed employees to perform chores for landlords in lieu of paying rent was posted by accident Published Today at 5: The Making of a Nation is an insightful book.

They meant well to a collective national state regardless of the varied ethnicities. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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Throw Back Thursday: The Accord in Aburi That Didn’t Stand • Connect Nigeria

There is also much difference between the present book and the earlier book. In his opening address to the Ad Hoc Constitutional Conference, he had himself instructed the delegates to choose one of the following alternatives in formulating a new Constitution for Nigeria:. Xccord with even the most superficial acquaintance with the Nigerian civil service knows what those expressions mean and connote. Had his motive been altruistic, he would have been honourable enough to publicly announce, upon his return to Lagos, what he agreed with Ojukwu in Aburi, Ghana.