Today In Nigerian History;20th August


On this day in 2015;FORMER Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Demcoratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George,  berated former governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola for allegedly spending N78 million to build a website, describing the move as a “reckless misappropriation.”

Also On this day in 2015;President Muhammadu Buhari, directed the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to work more closely with the indigenous oil producers to boost domestic refining capacities.

The president gave the directive while meeting with members of the Independent Petroleum Producers Association, IPPA, at the Presidential Villa.

And  On this day in 2015;The Joint Task Force, Operation Restore Order,  quoted intelligence reports saying that the Most wanted Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau might have died of gunshot wounds sustained in confrontation with the soldiers.

A statement released by the spokesman of the JTF, Lt Col. Sagir Musa, said the terrorist leader sustained serious gunshot wounds in an encounter with the JTF troops in one of their camps at SambisaForest on June 30, 2013.