Opinion

The Past and Present Wahala of Decree 34 of 1966 (2), By Eric Teniola

On 8 and 9 August 1966, representatives of all the military governors met in Lagos and recommended, among other measures, that - (a) troops should be sent back to barracks in their region of origin; (b) all decrees which centralised affairs in Lagos should be abrogated; (c) Lagos should be…
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Opinion

The Old Bureaucracy Is Coming Back, By Eric Teniola

From January 15, 1966 till June 3, 1967, Nigeria had no Minister. That was a period of over fifteen months. The two military rulers of the time, Major General Johnson Thomas Umanakwe Aguiyi Ironsi (1924-1966) and General Yakubu Dan-Yuma Gowon (now 80) constituted permanent secretaries as members of their Federal…
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