Today In Nigerian/ African History ; June 14th

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On this day in 1994At a meeting between former president Nelson Mandela and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation Yasser Arafat, the two leaders agreed to the opening of a Palestinian embassy in South Africa with Arafat’s advisor on African affairs, Salman al-Hirfi, as ambassador.

Also on this day in 1979; Botswana authorities announced the arrest in Gaborone of nine Black dissidents in connection with the assassination of Mr. Sibeko.
Equally on this day in 2014 in Nigeria; Ministry of Finance  announced that it had traced N58 billion unremitted revenue of the Federal Government to various bank accounts. It said the funds were ‘hidden’ by unscrupulous bank managers and collaborators in ministries, departments and agencies.
Also on this day in 2012 in Nigeria;former Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for  the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,  warned of a difficult time ahead as she told the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, that “government should buckle up and  prepare for a possible recession” in the economy.
And on this day in 2014;The Federal Government of Nigeria  began dialogue with the 104 Boko Haram suspects being detained in Lagos prisons.

 

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