The Guardian (Nigeria)
TODAY IN HISTORY
• 2018 - Nigeria
15 Senators and 37 House of Representatives members defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced defection of the aggrieved senators and adjourned plenary for two months
• 2017 - Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to continue his bloody drug war during his State of the Nation address. Security forces have killed 7,000 suspected drug users and dealers since he launched his war on drugs one year ago.
• 2016 - Nigeria
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino arrived Nigeria on his first official visit.
• The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, while briefing the Senate on the state of the economy, said the country’s economy is technically in recession.
• 2014 - Algeria
Air Algérie Flight 5017 lost contact with air traffic controllers 50 minutes after takeoff. It was travelling between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algiers with 116 people on board. The wreckage was found in Mali.
• 2013 - UN
The United Nations General Assembly designated November 19 as World Toilet Day to spotlight plight of 2.5 billion people who don't have basic toilets.
• 2012 - Ghana
Pres. Atta Mills, 68 died at a hospital in Accra. Vice Pres. John Mahama,53, was sworn in. John had just published: “My First Coup D'etat &Other Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa"
• 2011 - USA
Wedding fever hit New York, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples lined up to be married on the first day same-sex union was legal in the state.
• 2008 - UK
Max Mosley, motor racing chief and son of Britain's 1930s Fascist leader Oswald Mosley, won 60,000 pounds ($119,100) in damages at London's High Court from the News of the World newspaper for breaching his privacy by reporting details of a sex
session with five prostitutes
• 2007 - Nigeria
Pres. Umaru Yar'adua ordered the release of funds belonging to the local councils of Lagos seized in
2004 by his ex-pres. Obasanjo
• 2001 - Bulgaria
Saxe-coburg Gotha, last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, was sworn in as Prime Minister, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through election.