Today In Nigerian History: 5th February


On this day in 1964, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was established…

The founding of the NDA came as a response to the defence needs of independent Nigeria to train officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

The NDA replaced the institution known as the Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC). After independence in 1960, it became known as the Nigerian Military Training College.

Also on this day in 2002, a 3 days of ethnic clash that left over 100 dead in Lagos, was crack down by troops.