Today In Nigerian History: 12th March

Wole Soyinka

On this day in 1997: Government charged Chief Anthony Enahoro, Chief Olu Falae, Prof. Wole Soyinka, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade and others with treason.

Also on this day in 2013: Federal Government pardoned former Bayelsa Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the former political benefactor of President Goodluck Jonathan. He was convicted of stealing millions of dollars while serving as Bayelsa state governor (1999-2005).

Equally on this day in 2014: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan ordered a forensic audit by international firms into some $20 billion allegedly missing from petroleum sales.

 

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