Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blast From The Past - Gowon and Wife

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In this June 1973 picture, we can see the Head of the Federal Military Government and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the First Lady, Mrs. Victoria Gowon, rocking oleku. The Queen of England, Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are the hosts at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of Yakubu Gowon.

See more pictures of the couple from Gowon and Victoria's traditional engagement in 1968 to the present day. Gowon will be 80 years old by October later this year.


At their traditional engagement

At their wedding
With one of their children


OTTAWA: H.E. General Yakuba Gowon, Head of Federal Military Government of Nigeria and his wife (L) are shown with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at a reception at Government Huose late Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

A more recent picture of Gowon and Wife









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