TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - PANORAMA -

• 2017 - Nige­ria

As the con­tro­versy sur­round­ing re­call of wanted ex-chair­man of the Pres­i­den­tial Task Team on Pen­sion Re­forms, Ab­dul­rashe ed Maina raged, the pres­i­dency di­rected Chair­man of the Pres­i­den­tial Spe­cial Panel on the Re­cov­ery of Pub­lic Prop­erty, Chief Okoi Obono-obla, to hands off ac­tiv­i­ties of the panel and de­sist from car­ry­ing out any op­er­a­tion as head of the panel.

• 2017 - USA

Devin Pa­trick Kel­ley killed 26 and in­jured 20 at First Bap­tist Church in Suther­land Springs, Texas.

• 2015 - Nige­ria

Agents of the De­part­ment of State Ser­vices (DSS), launched an­other raid on the home of for­mer Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser, Col. Sambo Da­suki (rtd).

• 2012 - Nige­ria

The Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA) said 363 peo­ple died af­ter months of se­vere flood­ing across Nige­ria and 2.1 mil­lion oth­ers were dis­placed. • Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and Edi­tor-in-chief of the Nige­rian Com­pass and Westerner Mag­a­zine, Sina Ka­wonise was shot dur­ing an at­tack in Osun State. He nar­rowly es­caped death.

• 2009 - Cam­bo­dia

Cam­bo­dia and Thai­land re­called their am­bas­sadors from each oth­ers' coun­tries, deep­en­ing a diplo­matic row af­ter Cam­bo­dia made fugi­tive for­mer Thai Prime Min­is­ter Thaksin Shi­nawa­tra an eco­nomic ad­viser.

• 2009 - USA

At Fort Hood, Texas, Army Ma­jor Ni­dal Ma­lik Hasan (39) shot 13 peo­ple dead and wounded 32. Hasan shouted "Al­lahu Ak­bar!", an Ara­bic phrase for "God is great!" be­fore open­ing fire. He was to be de­ployed but had ex­pressed anger about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

• 2008 - Kenya

Africans across the con­ti­nent sang, danced in the streets and wrapped them­selves in US flags to cheer for Amer­ica's first black pres­i­dent, Barack Obama. Kenya par­tied for two days, af­ter Pres. Kibaki de­clared a na­tional hol­i­day in honor of Obama.

• 2007 - USA

Google in­tro­duced An­droid, a new op­er­at­ing sys­tem for mo­bile phones.

• 2006 - Iraq

Sad­dam Hus­sein, for­mer pres­i­dent of Iraq, was con­victed and sen­tenced to death by hang­ing by the Iraqi High Tri­bunal for crimes against hu­man­ity in the 1982 killings of 148 peo­ple in the mainly Shi­ite town of Du­jail.

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