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Yakubu Gownon and wife, Victoria
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Former President Gowon And Wife Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary     

Ex-President Gowon and wife celebrate golden jubilee of marital bliss.

Funsho Akinwale

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, and his wife, Victoria, are still basking in the euphoria of their 50th wedding anniversary.

To mark the milestone, Gowon hosted his wife to a private dinner at Silk Road Restaurant in Abuja.

The dinner was also witnessed by family, friends, and well-wishers, including former Nigerian International football star, Daniel Amokachi.

Gowon, who got married to his wife on April 19, 1963, has on many occasions shown to the public how romantic he can be to his wife of many years.

On one of such occasions, which was the 80th birthday thanksgiving service of the former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gowon was spotted adjusting the necklace of his wife, Victoria, in public.

Gowon was the former Head of State of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975.

He took power after a military coup d’état and was later overthrown in another.

During his rule, the Nigerian government successfully prevented Biafran secession during the 1967–70 Nigerian Civil War.