Book on Brigadier Maimalari Killed in 1996 Coup for Public Presentation


A book titled “The First Regular Combatant, Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari” would be unveiled and presented to the general public on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at the International Conference Centre Abuja.

Former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon billed to chair the book launch.

The book authored by Haruna Yahaya Poloma would be launched by Alhaji Aminu Dantata who will be supported by co-launchers that include Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President Dangote Group and Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, President Oriental Energy Resources Ltd.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Nigeria Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule would be guest speakers at the occasion.

The book would be reviewed by a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Ike Nwachukwu, a retired major general.

Brigadier Maimalari was the first regular combatant Nigerian in the Officer Corps of the Nigerian Army. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom. He was murdered on the night of 15th January 1966 during the coup that brought General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi to power. Until his death he was the Commander Second Brigade Nigerian Army, Lagos.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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