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26 January 1966

Nigeria Government Gazette dated 1966-01-26 number 6

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            ___ Official Gazette.
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                                                          _ LAGOS 26th January, 1966
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-*     Full text of His Excellency the Aating President’s
                                                            Speech delivered on 16th January 1966
       Full Text af the Speech of Major-G             post                                                   103
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       Press Statement                                                                          -     ++. 103-4
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      Government Notice No.                               :?          °
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                FULL TEXT OF HIS EXCELLENC
                                                 Y THE ACTING, PRESIDENT’S
            T have tonight been. advised:                                  SPEECH
      voluntarily to hand over            by the  Countil of Ministers that they
                               the administ ration of the coun                    had come to the unanimous decision
      effect,                                                  try to the Armed Forces of the                           .
                                                                                .             Republic with immediate ‘:;
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           All Ministers aré assured
                                     of their Personal safety by
                                                                 the new administration.
          I will nowcall upon the
     to the nation ortthepolicy ofGeneral Officer Commanding, Major-General Aguivi-Ironsi, to mak
                                   the ne wadministration,                                        e a statement                                                              ~
         It is my" fervent! hope that
     Republic of Nigeria and           the new admijnistration
                              that all citi ens will give them will ensure the peace andstability: of the Federal .
                                                              their full co-opera                                     tion.       ~
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     fFovernment Notice Na,
                            148
                FULL TEXT OF THE SPE
                   ~ YTHE GENERAL OFFECH OF MAJOR-GENERALJ. T.
                                     ICER COMMANDING TH        U."AGUIYI-IRONSI,
                                                         E NIGERIAN ARMY
          The Governmen tof the Federation of Nigéria
     have beeninvited to form an                         having: ceas
     and of maintain
                                 Interim Milita ry. Governmentfor ed to function, the Nigerian Armed Forces
                            ing essential services.                 the Purposes                                          of maintaining ‘law and orde
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