Throwback: Moment Yakubu Gowon Received News Of Coup That Overthrew Him In OAU (Video, Photos)

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45 years ago, on 29 July 1975: Gen. Yakubu Gowon, President of Nigeria, was in Kampala attending the OAU meeting when he heard–via one of his aides–that he had been ousted from office in a military coup.

Reuters captured the moment when Gowon was given the news.

Watch video below:

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