Yakubu Gowon

Yakubu "Jack" Gowon is a Nigerian political and military leader who served as the head of state of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He ruled during the deadly Nigerian... Wikipedia

  • Born:  October 19, 1934, Kanke, Northern Region, British Nigeria, (now Kanke, Nigeria)
  • Nationality:  Nigerian
  • Spouse(s):  Victoria Gowon
  • Alma mater:  Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Staff College, Camberley, Joint Staff College, Latimer, University of Warwick
  • Preceded by:  Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
  • Succeeded by:  Murtala Mohammed
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo