Today in Nigerian History: 17th July

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On this day in 2013; The Imo State Police Command recovered and detonated varying sizes of bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and allied materials abandoned in the state during the 30-month civil war, which lasted between 1967 and 1970.

Also on this day in 2014;Prominent leaders and stakeholders in the South-South, called on delegates from the region at the national conference to walk out on the next sitting if the confab was not ready to adapt to true federalism by allowing the regions to control their resources.

Equally on this day in 2015;Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to take 50 percent salaries cut was not enough, saying the nation’s leaders should imbibe the doctrine of selfless services as a sign of the change.

And on this day in 2013;The Joint Task Force, JTF, killed three Boko Haram members in Jigawa State and recovered their weapons in a pre-dawn raid at Guri Local Government Area of the state.


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