Nigeria Today In History

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Saturday July 17, 1943

Major-General Joseph Nanven Garba, general, diplomat, and politician, born at Langtang, Plateau State. He served as president of the United Nations General Assembly from 1989 to 1990..  Read More

Thursday July 17, 2003

Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano, chairman of the African Union , flew to Nigeria to discuss with President Olusegun Obasanjo possible military action to restore the de Menezes' democratic (São Tomé) government. In response, revolting São Tomé military forces surrounded the Nigerian embassy.  Read More

Thursday July 17, 2003

Leon Sullivan economic summit commenced in Abuja.  Read More