Today In History : July 8 – July 15

July 8, 1980:

The Federal Government White Paper on the report of the Black Maria death incident was released.

July 10, 1981:

A violent demonstration took place in Kano, important buildings including the former residence of Governor Rimi were reportedly burnt. The demonstrators were said to be protesting against a query sent to the Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero by the government


July 10 2000:

A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline exploded, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline

July 10, 2003:

Governor of Anambra State, Chris Ngige, abducted by a team of police officials and forced to sign his resignation letter, which was upheld by the State’s House of Assembly but over-turned by the Supreme Court.

July 11, 1991:

Canadian-chartered DC-8 carrying pilgrims returning to Nigeria from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia crashed after take-off, killing 261 people


July 12, 1993:

General Obasanjo met with General Buhari and ten former generals to discuss ways to force Babangida from power

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July 13, 1993:

European community suspended aids to Nigeria and banned visits from the Nigerian military.

July 13, 2005:

A Ugandan-registered cargo aircraft, belonging to Almiron Aviation, overshot the runway at Murtala Muhammed airport. There were no casualties.


July 15, 1968:

Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe met Liberian President William Tubman in Freetown over peace in Nigeria.

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William Tubman

July 15, 1980:

Dele Udo, a U.S.-based Nigerian athlete was shot dead at a Police check-point while preparing for a national assignment


July 15, 1993:

The 12-nation European Community announced fresh sanctions against Nigeria as a result of the country’s political crisis.

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