November 8 in History

November 8, 1967

On this day, the Western State Military Government announced changes in the allocation of portfolios to commissioners with Alhaji Dauda Adegbenro, formerly of Trade and Industry ministry taking over finance.

The changes were contained in a circular letter from the office of the Military Governor to all permanent secretaries, administrators in charge of corporations and heads of non-ministerial departments. The new postings, effective from this day, were as follows:


  • Alhaji D.S. Adegbenro – Ministry of Finance
  • F.O. Dosekun             – Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • C.I. Adeoye –  Ministry of Health
  • Prince Alade Lamuye – Ministry of Works and Transport
  • Omololu Olunloyo – Ministry of Education
  • Adeoye Adisa – Commissioner Chairman, Western State Development Corporation
  • S.A. Yerokun – Commissioner Chairman, Western State Finance Corporation/Agricultural Credit Corporation

The commissioners not affected by the new changes were:

  • Bola Ige – Ministry of Agricultural and Natural Resources
  • Chief Kola Balogun             – Ministry of Economic Planning and Social Development
  • Chief Bisi Onabanjo             – Ministry of Home Affairs and Information and Chairman of Western State Government Broadcasting Corporation
  • M.A. Omisade – Ministry of Lands and Housing
  • Chief B.A. Ajayi – Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs

Dauda Adegbenro, Bola Ige and Omisade


NOVEMBER 8, 2013

On this day, the Nigerian Golden Eaglets, for the fourth time, won FIFA U-17 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, by defeating Mexico 3-0.

The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup was the fifteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates between October 17 and November 8, 2013. Nigeria won the tournament after defeating Mexico 3–0 in the final, claiming the country’s fourth title. Golden Eaglets became the first country to win the FIFA Under-17 World Cup for the fourth time, having previously won in 1985, 1993 and 2007.

Nigeria put in remarkable performances from start to finish, remaining unbeaten throughout the event, which culminated in their 3-0 triumph over the Mexicans in front of a raucous crowd at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The final was a rematch of the earlier 6-1-win Nigeria inflicted on the Mexicans in their Group F play. The Golden Eaglets broke quickly to create a three-against-one situation, and as Musa Yahaya was about to pull the trigger, Eric Aguirre of Mexico scored the first goal for Nigeria in 9th minute time. He tapped the ball into his team’s net. Nigeria continued the attacking intent with Musa Muhammed playing a captain’s display and Kelechi Iheanacho looking a likely scorer. Mexico threatened the Nigerian goal a couple of times in the first half but found Keeper Alampasu in inspired form. Iheanacho scored the second goal in the 56th minute. Though the Mexicans had pressed early in the second half, it was Nigeria who doubled their lead when Gudino parried a long range shot into the path of Kelechi Iheanacho, who tapped in for his sixth goal of the tournament. He bounced on a shot that the Mexican Keeper Gudino simply parried in front of 6-yard box.

Then, Musa capped a wonderful match with the moment of the match and possibly of the tournament. He curled a free kick in top left corner.

Nigeria also picked up the tournament’s fair-play award and Dele Alampasu was awarded the Golden Glove for being the best goalkeeper.

The Golden Eaglets U-17 and Golden Eaglets after they have won the match

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