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Nigeria - Historical Events
Date Event
1861-08-06

The British annex Lagos, Nigeria.

1885-02-26

Congress of Berlin; gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain

1900-01-01

British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established

1900-01-01

British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established.

1903-03-15

After years of fighting between the British and the rebellious Africans, the British claim supremacy over 500,000 square miles, thus controlling all northern Nigeria

1914-01-01

Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria

1948-01-18

1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria

1954-10-01

British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation

1960-05-09

Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth

1960-10-01

Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1963-10-01

Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth

1966-07-16

Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community

1967-05-30

Biafra declares independence from Nigeria

1967-09-19

Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra

1967-09-20

Benin separates from Nigeria

1970-01-12

Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria

1970-01-15

Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria

1973-01-23

Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims

1973-06-11

Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession

1974-05-18

Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions

1979-02-09

Nigeria amends constitution

1979-10-01

Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president

1983-01-17

Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians

1983-12-31

Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup

1984-01-02

Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.

1991-03-25

Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices

1992-09-27

Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163

1992-10-20

Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria

1993-06-23

Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy

1993-10-25

Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead

1994-06-11

Moshood Abiola becomes pres of Nigeria

1995-11-10

In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.

1998-10-17

At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.

1999-02-27

Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983.

1999-05-29

Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.

2002-11-22

In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

2004-05-02

Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.

2012-01-28

Death toll from coordinated bombing attacks in Kano, Nigeria, reaches 185

2012-06-03

Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria

2012-06-03

Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground

2012-06-11

23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria

2012-07-12

90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria

2012-08-07

21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria

2012-09-28

Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort

2012-10-02

20 students are gunned down in Mubi, Nigeria

2012-10-14

20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria

2012-10-16

Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze

2012-11-05

Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million

2012-11-25

11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria

2013-01-01

13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria's military in Maiduguri

2013-01-23

18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria

2013-02-10

Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

2013-03-18

Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria

2013-03-24

25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria

2013-04-05

60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker

2013-04-06

11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria

2013-05-04

39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria

2013-05-05

10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria

2013-05-07

55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2013-06-19

48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria

2013-07-06

42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria

2013-07-30

28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria

2013-08-12

30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria

2013-09-06

20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria

2013-09-09

18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria

2013-09-28

27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria

2013-09-29

42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria

2013-10-03

13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria

2013-10-22

37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria

2013-10-25

74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria

2013-11-05

4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria

2014-02-25

50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria

2014-09-13

40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria

2015-11-23

Suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 8

2015-11-28

21 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

2015-12-28

Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria leave 22 dead

2016-01-31

Boko Haram kills dozens in raid near Nigeria refugee camp

2016-04-14

Video appears to show some of Nigeria's kidnapped girls alive

2016-12-11

At Least 60 Killed as Crowded Church Collapses in Nigeria

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Nigeria - Notable Birthdays

Hakeem OlajuwonJan 23, 1963

Nigeria - Birthdays
Date Event
1909-03-06

Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, pres of Nigeria (1979-83)

1921-9-26

Cyprian Ekwensi, Independent Nigeria

1934-07-13

Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)

1934-10-19

Jakubu Gowon, army staff chief/president of Nigeria (1966-75)

1935-04-06

John Pepper Clark, Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat)

1937-03-05

Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria

1941-08-17

Ibrahim Babangida, president of Nigeria (1985- )

1961-11-30

Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

1963-01-21

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Nigeria, NBA center (Rockets, Oly-gold-96)

1963-01-23

Hakeem Olajuwon, Lagos, Nigeria, NBA center (Houston Rockets)

1967-08-22

Wale', Lagos Nigeria, model

1971-12-06

David Defiagbon, Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer (Olympics-silver-96)

1981-10-12

Shola Ameobi, Iran - Nigeria

1984-02-27

Lotta Schelin, Sweden vs. Nigeria

1987-06-10

Amobi Okoye, Nigeria-born American football player

Nigeria - Weddings
Date Event
2006-04-15

Miss Nigeria 2002 Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos

Nigeria - Deaths
Date Event
1922-01-08

Charles R Young, colonel, dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria

1971-02-11

Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria

1976-02-13

General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

1987-05-09

Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, pres of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 78

1996-05-11

Nnamdi Azikiwe, Pres of Nigeria (1963-66), dies

1998-06-08

Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria (b. 1943)

2007-11-04

Cyprian Ekwensi, Independent Nigeria

2016-06-12

Former Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu dies aged 58


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