History

On this day in 1952, a Nigerian Politician who was governor of Edo State and one-time President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Adams Aliyu Eric Oshiomhole, was born inIyamho, Etsako West local government area of Edo State, South-South Nigeria. After his secondary education, he obtained a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was […]

On this day in 1952, a Nigerian Politician who was governor of Edo State and one-time President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Adams Aliyu Eric Oshiomhole, was born inIyamho, Etsako West local government area of Edo State, South-South Nigeria. After his secondary education, he obtained a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was […]

On this day in 1952, a former Nigerian International Footballer, a one-time Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, a former Chief Coach of the Nigeria national Under-20 and Under-23 teams, and former President Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Bitrus Yilgor Bewarang, was born in Amper, Kanke local government area of Plateau State, North-Central Nigeria. He […]

On this day in 1992 in New York City, Mafia boss, John Gotti was convicted of murder and racketeering and later sentenced to life in prison. Gotti was an Italian-American gangster who became boss of the powerful Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of […]

On this day in the spring of 1902, the first full-time movie theatre in the United States of America, the “Electric Theatre”, was opened in Los Angeles by Thomas Lincoln Tally. The Electric Theatre is listed as the first permanent movie theater designed specifically for the exhibition of films. In later years, Tally had the idea […]

On this day in 1971, a retired Nigerian athlete, who competed mainly in the 400 metres during her career, Fatima Yusuf-Olukoju was born in Owo, Ondo State, South-West Nigeria. She won 400 metres race in the 1991 All-Africa Games in Egypt and was second in the 200 metres race at the same games. She is married to Adewale Olukoju. She later […]

On this day in 1982, Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García was overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt. Earlier on March 7, 1982, General Ángel Aníbal Guevara, the official party candidate, won the presidential election, universally denounced as fraudulent by opposition parties. With the support of fellow soldiers, […]

On this day in 1977, the first of the Nixon interviews was videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes. Twelve will be recorded over a period of two weeks. The Nixon Interviews were produced by John Birt. They were recorded and […]

On this day in 1943, a former Nigerian Politician and Security consultant who was the Chief Security Officer to the late statesman and presidential aspirant of the Unity Party of Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolowo between 1979 and 1983, Chief Richard Uzochukwa Okonye, was born in Delta State, South-South Nigeria. After his exit from the political […]

On this day in 2002, Zimbabwe wassuspended from theCommonwealth of nations on charges of human rights abuses and ofelectoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election. President of the nation at the time, Robert Mugabe, later announced the troubled nation had terminated the membership on December 7, 2003.

On this day in 1955, an American actor, singer, producer and businessman, Walter Bruce Willis, was born in Germany. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison inMoonlighting (1985–1989). He is known for his role ofJohn McClane in the film Die Hard film series […]

On this day in 1989, a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter, Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, was born in Abia State, South-East Nigeria. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny“. Her father James Alade is of Yoruba origin while […]


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