ON THIS DAY 29-07-1975

Whilst Nigeria’s Military Head of State,  General Yakubu Gowan (R) attended an Organisation of African Unity ( OAU) summit in Kampala, Uganda, a group of officers announced his overthrow and appointed Brigadier Murtala  Mohammed (L)as the head of the new government.


Nigeria’s Head of State Gen Thomas Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi (L) and Military Governor of the Western Region Lt-Col Francis Adekunle Fajuyi (R) were murdered in a  counter coup which was in response to first military coup in January of the same year. 

The Nigerian Railway 1950 – Canteen Cars

First of 2nd and 3rd Class canteen cars which was place in service in in 1950 for the Lagos – Kano route

View of the refreshmant bar which formed one half of the coach

View of the kitchen. When in use the shutters seen on the left are opened and form a serving hatch to the corridor that leads to the large refreshment compartment .