Posted on December 20, 2017

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On this day in 1860, South Carolina became the first state to attempt to secedefrom the United States of America

On this day in 1860, South Carolina became the first state to attempt to secedefrom the United States of America. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union and was one of the founding members of theConfederacy ahead of the American civil war. The bombardment of the beleaguered U.S. garrison atFort Sumter […]

Posted on December 20, 2017

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On this day in 2007, QueenElizabeth the II became the oldest monarch in the history of the United Kingdom

On this day in 2007, QueenElizabeth the II became the oldest monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. She is the longest-lived andlongest-reigning British monarch as well as […]

Posted on December 20, 2017

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On this day in 1993, Nigeria started the second round of her FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Congo Brazzaville

On this day in 1993, Nigeria started the second round of her FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Congo Brazzaville in a very hostile environment in the Congolese city of Pointe Noire. The Super Eagles of Nigeria tinkered by Dutchman, Clemence Westerhof, won the tie 1-0 courtesy of a strike off the boot of the […]

Posted on December 19, 2017

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On this day in 1962, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was born to the family of the late Senator Olusola Saraki

On this day in 1962, aNigerian politician who is the incumbent President of the Nigeria’s Senate and previously served asGovernor of Kwara Statefrom 2003 to 2011,Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was born to the family of the late Senator Olusola Saraki. He was first elected to the Senate in April 2011, representing the Kwara Central senatorial district, […]

Posted on December 18, 2017

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On this day in 2006, theUnited Arab Emirates held its first-ever elections

On this day in 2006, theUnited Arab Emirates held its first-ever elections. The preliminaries started on 16 December, through to 18 December and 20 December 2006. Half of the Federal National Council, which has forty members were elected. Abu Dhabi and Fujairahvoted on 16 December;Dubai and Ras al-Khaimahon 18 December; Sharjah,Ajmān and Umm al-Quwainon 20 […]

Posted on December 18, 2017

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On this day in 1973, theIslamic Development Bankwas founded

On this day in 1973, theIslamic Development Bankwas founded. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a multilateral development financing institution located inJeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was founded by the Finance Ministers at the first Organisation of the Islamic Conference now called theOrganisation of Islamic Cooperation with the support of the king of Saudi Arabia and […]

Posted on December 18, 2017

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On this day in 1963, Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the United States of America

On this day in 1963, an American actor, Producer and businessman, William Bradley Pitt, popularly known as Brad Pit was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the United States of America. He has received multiple awards and nominationsincluding an Academy Award as producer under his own company Plan B Entertainment. Pitt first gained recognitionas a cowboy hitchhiker […]

Posted on December 16, 2017

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On this day in 1949, Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, South-West Nigeria

On this day in 1949, a Nigerian politician who was governor of Oyo State in south-western Nigeria, Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, South-West Nigeria. He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria. He left the oil sector […]

Posted on December 15, 2017

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On this day in 1978, Jimmy Carter announced that the US will recognize the People’s Republic of China and severed already existing diplomatic relations with the Republic of China otherwise known as Taiwan.

On this day in 1978, President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter announced that the US will recognize the People’s Republic of China and severed already existing diplomatic relations with the Republic of China otherwise known as Taiwan. At the height of the Sino-Soviet Split, and at the start of the reform and […]

Posted on December 15, 2017

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On this day in 1939, Gone with the Wind the highest grossing film received its premiere at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America.

On this day in 1939, Gone with the Wind, the highest grossing film received its premiere at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America. Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name. The film was produced by […]

Posted on December 15, 2017

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On this day in 2012, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa & Rt. Gen. Andrew Azazi were killed in an ill-fated helicopter crash in Bayela State, South-South Nigeria

On this day in 2012, the Executive incumbent Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, and some notable personalities including a former National Security Adviser, ret. Gen. Andrew Azazi were killed in an ill-fated helicopter crash in Bayela State, South-South Nigeria. They were flying from Bayelsa state to Port Harcourt. The victims were returning from […]

Posted on December 14, 2017

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On this day in 1958, Andy Uba was born in Enugu, Enugu State, South-East Nigeria

On this day in 1958, aNigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Anambra South constituency of Anambra State, Nigeria, in April 2011 on the People’s Democratic Party platform but defected to the rulingAll Progressives Congressin February of 2017,Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba, commonly known asAndy Uba was born in Enugu, Enugu State, South-East Nigeria. His parents […]