On this day in 2012, Federal Government deported about 11,000 foreigners mainly from Niger and Chad over Boko Haram fears, to curb a growing Islamist insurgency…
Gunmen in the north killed three policemen when they hurled explosives and opened fire on a police station in Jama’are, Bauchi State.
– Also on this day in 1999, voters elected a civilian president (Olusegun Obasanjo) which ended 15 years of military rule.
Presidential elections were held in Nigeria on 27 February 1999. These were the first elections since the 1993 military coup, and the first elections of the Fourth Nigerian Republic. The result was a victory for Olusegun Obasanjo of the People’s Democratic Party, who defeated Olu Falae, who was running on a joint Alliance for Democracy-All People’s Party ticket