Today in Nigerian History: 12th July

Bush and Olusegun Obasanjo

On this day in 2003: Former President Bush met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Nigeria.

They discussed the circumstances under which former Liberian President, Charles Taylor would live in exile in Nigeria.  Wrapping up a five-day tour of Africa, Bush said it would not be permitted for terrorists to use the continent as a base “to threaten the world.”

Also on this day in 2006: In Bayelsa State, two explosions hit oil installations belonging to an Italian oil company, along two Agip pipelines.

Equally on this day in 2014;Six young men were arrested by a team of anti- robbery policemen team attached to Area A Police Command, Lion Building around 8: 30 am, while they were looting properties from Savannah bank, at Broad Street, in Lagos Island.

The arrested armed robbers were all  said to be teenagers and age between 18 to 20.

And on this day in 2013; Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State asked a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, to restrain the Felix Obuah-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state from probing his six years in office.

Former Governor Amaechi made the request on a day Felix Obuah,factional chairman of the state PDP, led a delegation to former President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise over Amaechi’s conduct. The move was seen as rekindling of the fading feud between former President Jonathan and the former governor.

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