TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - PANORAMA -

• 2017 - Nige­ria

Pres­i­dent of the World Bank , Jim Yong Kim, said the bank had con­cen­trated on the north­ern re­gion of Nige­ria in line with Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s re­quest.

• There was con­fu­sion in the pres­i­dency over the al­leged ap­proval of $25 bil­lion con­tract by the Nige­ria Na­tional Petroleum Cor­po­ra­tion, as the Vice Pres­i­dent, Prof. Yemi Os­in­bajo, dis­owned his aide and de­nied re­port that he ap­proved the con­tract.

• 2016 - USA

Bob Dy­lan won the No­bel Prize in Lit­er­a­ture.

• 2013 - Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, for­eign min­is­ters of the African Union agreed that sit­ting pres­i­dents should not be tried by In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court where Kenya's lead­ers are in the dock.

• 2012 - EU

Euro­pean Union was named win­ner of the No­bel Peace Prize for fos­ter­ing peace on a con­ti­nent rav­aged by war.

• 2001 - Nige­ria

Mu­ti­lated bodies of 19 sol­diers were found in Zaki Biam, Benue State lead­ing to mas­sacre of civil­ians some days later in re­venge at­tack.

• 2001 - UN

Kofi An­nan, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the United Na­tions, and the UN won the No­bel Peace Prize.

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