TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

• World He­mo­philia Day

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - PANORAMA -

• 2017 - Nige­ria

Emir of Kano Muham­mad Sanusi II ex­pressed worry over back­ward­ness of the North­west and the North­east in health­care and ed­u­ca­tion. He said the two zones have re­mained the most back­ward for a decade. As con­tro­versy con­tin­ues to trail the stance of the Emir on so­ci­etal is­sues, in­clud­ing mar­riage and ed­u­ca­tion in the north, pres­i­dent of the Nige­ria Bar As­so­ci­a­tion, Abubakar Mah­mud, cau­tioned against moves to stop the Emir from mak­ing pub­lic state­ments.

• 2016 - Ecuador

238 peo­ple died, with over 1,500 in­jured af­ter a 7.8mag­ni­tude earth­quake rocked Ecuador coast.

• 2014 - Al­ge­ria

Pres. Boute­flika with 15 yrs in power won a 4th term.

• 2012 - UK

James Ibori, for­mer gover­nor of Delta State (19972007), was in Lon­don sen­tenced to 13 years in prison over a fraud in­volv­ing $250m of state funds.

• 2011 - Nige­ria

Pres. Good­luck Jonathan took an unas­sail­able lead as votes were tal­lied from across the coun­try de­spite a strong show­ing by ri­val Muham­madu Buhari in his mainly Mus­lim strongholds. Ri­ot­ing be­gan in the north as early re­sults showed Jonathan lead­ing leav­ing 70 peo­ple dead.

• 2007 - Nige­ria

The In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion said it would com­ply with a Supreme Court rul­ing that Vice Pres. Atiku be placed on the bal­lot for the week­end's pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. Op­po­si­tion par­ties threat­ened to boy­cott the elec­tions if the polls were not can­celled.

• 2002 - Nige­ria

Swiss gov­ern­ment said the fam­ily of Sani Abacha will re­turn $1 bil­lion to Nige­ria in an out-of-court set­tle­ment that al­lowed them keep $100 mil­lion.

• 2000 - Rwanda

Paul Kagame was elected the first Tutsi pres­i­dent.

• 1998 - Cam­bo­dia

A Thai mil­i­tary team col­lected ev­i­dence from the body of Pol Pot, for­mer chief of Cam­bo­dia's Kh­mer Rouge guer­ril­las, to con­firm that one of the cen­tury's worst tyrants was truly dead.

• 1975 - Cam­bo­dia

Cam­bo­dian five year Civil War ended. Kh­mer Rouge cap­tured the cap­i­tal Ph­nom Penh as gov­ern­ment forces sur­ren­dered. Pol Pot, leader of Kh­mer Rouge oc­cu­pied the cap­i­tal, be­gin­ning the bru­tal regime that led to death of three mil­lion peo­ple.

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