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Rejoinder To Audu Zango on Orkar’s Coup Attempt

January 11, 2006 My attention has been drawn to an article titled “Corrections on the weekend musings with Dr Nowa Omoigui regarding Orkar’s coup attempt ” written by by Audu Zango – auduzango@yahoo.com on October 12, 2005 at http://www.amanaonline.com/Articles/art_1228.htm This is my response. Audu disagrees my “musings” in two areas: 1. The circumstances of Lt.Col …

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ON THE QUESTION OF
PREVENTING COUPS IN NIGERIA

INTRODUCTION Although there is a tendency to imagine that it is indigenous to Nigeria, the “coup syndrome” has afflicted many countries, large and small, developed and underdeveloped. These range from the ‘banana’ republics of Central and South America to the ‘pepper-soup’ states of Africa. But the list also includes countries as diverse as Russia, Greece, …

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PREVENTING COUPS IN NIGERIA
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Operation ‘Aure’ Postscript:

An Interview with the Colonel (3) D-day and the days after Much of what subsequently transpired has previously been written [http://www.dawodu.com/omoigui13.htm].  The Colonel did not contest the details.  Instead of a carefully choreographed coup carried out simultaneously in multiple locations with precision and coordination, what transpired was a rolling mutiny, which spread from Abeokuta to …

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Nicknames, Slogans, Local and Operational Names Associated with the Nigerian Civil War

Every war tends to be associated with its own peculiar and unique vocabulary.   For example, today in the English language we use the term “Hooker” to describe prostitutes, not knowing that it was derived from the name of American Major General Benjamin Hooker who liked the company of women of easy virtue during the American …

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