Yakuba Gowon was born in 1934 and became Head of State in Nigeria in 1966. After successfully commanding the armed forces of the Federal Government during the Civil War 1967-70, he guided the reconstruction of the country for a further five years. He was deposed in a coup in 1975.    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

chapter 1|20 pages

Early Days

chapter 2|35 pages

Military Career

chapter 3|14 pages

Military Coups

chapter 4|31 pages

Gowon v. Ojukwu

chapter 5|30 pages

Civil War

chapter 6|16 pages

Unity Assured