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us: Gowon, Yakubu, 1934-

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        (naf) Plateau State (Nigeria)
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        (naf) Nigeria
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        (naf) England
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        • Organization: (naf) Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Army. Staff College, Camberley
        • Organization: (naf) Nigeria
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        (lcsh) Presidents
          (lcsh) Soldiers
      • Sources

        • found: Fagbemigun, L. Yakubu Gowon, 1970.
        • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 18, 2014 (Maj. Gen.)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 05, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gowon, Yakubu Jack; president, government official (foreign), soldier, army chief of staff; born 19 October 1934 in Lur, Plateau State, Nigeria; devout Christian from the Northern Region; attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst; was sent to Britain to attend the Staff College at Camberley (1962); completed a PhD in political science in the UK; reached the rank of lieutenant colonel and become a battalion commander (by the end of 1965); was appointed to the position of military chief of staff becoming the youngest man appointed to this position in Nigeria's history; made head of the Federal Military Government; unilaterally declared the creation of the new structure of twelve states (1967); sought to reintegrate the Igbo into Nigerian society and to restore economic stability to Nigeria; was sent to exile in the United Kingdom (1975))
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