TODAY IN HISTORY
• 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.