major events in nigeria 2018

July 24: Residence of Saraki, Ekweremadu under police siege: April 18: Hoodlums steal Mace from the senate chamber The Senate plenary was on this day disrupted after suspected thugs invaded the chamber and made away with the mace. In April, 53 men were arrested for celebrating a gay wedding, and charged with “belonging to a gang of unlawful society.”. According to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, 83 children were used as suicide bombers since January: 55 girls and 27 boys, one was a baby strapped to a girl.

In May, after negotiations brokered by Switzerland and the International Committee for the Red Cross, 82 Chibok schoolgirls were released. November 24: Killing of hundreds of Soldiers by Boko Haram Boko Haram mostly used women and girls as suicide bombers, forcing them to detonate bombs in urban centers. Nigeria still has one more hurdle to cross before securing a berth to participate in the U-20 Women’s World Cup that would take place in France. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. When reviewing Nigeria in July, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women expressed concerns regarding access to justice; female genital mutilation; sexual exploitation in IDP camps; gender based violence, including domestic violence; trafficking for the purpose of sexual and labor exploitation; and continued abduction, rape, and sexual slavery under Boko Haram. A similar attack in Jos, Plateau State left 19 dead and five injured in September. In response to calls for Igbo independence by IPOB, in June a northern-interest pressure group, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), issued a notice demanding that Igbos leave northern Nigeria before October 1, or face “visible actions.” Following condemnation by various interlocutors, including UN independent experts, the AYCF withdrew the quit notice in late August. The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev on May 26.

July 24: 14 Senators, 37 Lawmakers dump APC for PDP The Sharia penal code adopted by several northern Nigerian states prohibits and punishes sexual relations between persons of the same sex, with the maximum penalty for men being death by stoning, and whipping and/or imprisonment for women. Boko Haram retained control over a small portion of Nigerian territory after numerous offensives to dislodge the group by security forces from Nigeria and Cameroon. Some of the senators that defected from the ruling party were allies of Saraki. On April 24: Senator Dino Melaye jumped out of police van While the Nigerian army made considerable gains against Boko Haram, the toll of the conflict on civilians continued as the extremist group increasingly resorted to the use of women and children as suicide bombers. In April, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was released from detention on the orders of a court. The passage of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act (SSMPA) in January 2014 effectively authorized abuses against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in 2017. Date: 27th, January 2018; Time: 8AM – 5PM (no African time). Major Historical Events with Dates from 1980-1989 in Nigeria 1980: The National Party of Nigeria(NPN) forms an accord with the Nigeria People’s Party(NPP)to get a majority in parliament. The sporting year will be starting on a historic note as Nigeria will be hosting the rest of the continent in the Africa Wrestling Championship. Based on their various expertise — moving your business online, making sales, digital marketing, team building, business communication and a lot more — they will teach you tips and tricks for sustainable business development in Nigeria. Africa has been the focus of Nigeria’s foreign policy for many years, but at the African Union 28th Summit in January, the country failed to secure any leadership position in the body. Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. In August, a court ordered forfeiture to the government of $44 million worth of property and $21 million from bank accounts linked to Alison-Madeke. The court threw out charges against 34, discharged 468, and referred 25 defendants for trial in other courts. This is arguably the world’s biggest sporting event on the calendar for the year. The EFCC accused Diezani Alison-Madeke, the former oil minister, of bribery, fraud, money laundering and misuse of public funds. While members of Congress expressed concern about this sale, there was no attempt to block it. The trio of Kanu Nwankwo, Finidi George and John Obi Mikel are proud Nigerian winners of Europe’s biggest club football silverware. Approximately 2.1 million people have been displaced by the conflict while 7 million need humanitarian assistance; in February the United Nations secretary-general, together with key UN agencies, warned Nigeria was facing famine-like conditions due to insecurity triggered by the war. The Lagos race ranks high in terms of the winning prizes it offers as well as the number of enthusiastic participants. April 18: Hoodlums steal Mace from the senate chamber This is uniquely popping up on the Nigeria sports calendar chiefly because of the followership it commands.

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There is also the possibility of having a Nigerian feature in that final in the person of Victor Moses. Goodluck Ebele … November 23: Port Harcourt Building Collapse The governor of Kaduna state called for the intervention of the regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to end the perennial violence between the two groups. Thankfully, Nigeria will be actively involved. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo acted as interim president on both occasions. A post shared by Silverbird Television (@silverbirdtv) on Jul 3, 2019 at 3:54am PDT, © 2019 Silverbird Television. More than 100 of the girls and hundreds other captives, including over 500 children from Damasak, Borno, remained in Boko Haram captivity at time of writing. Boko Haram retained control over a small portion of Nigerian territory after numerous offensives to dislodge the group by security forces from Nigeria and Cameroon. In June, a military board of inquiry made up of seven army officers and two lawyers from the National Human Rights Commission concluded that there was no basis to investigate allegations of war crimes committed by senior army officials in the northeast conflict and elsewhere. A video of the IPOB leader was seen on social media where he was observing a prayer session.

This is the first time Nigeria is hosting this flagship event since 1989 when it was staged in Lagos. The committee expressed concerns, including about harassment and exploitation of domestic migrant workers and lack of information on measures taken by Nigeria to ensure non-discrimination for all migrant workers in law and in practice. While there are many events in and around sports for 2018, PREMIUM TIMES makes a selection of eight top sporting events Nigeria will be keen to excel in, in 2018. Bomb attacks in September killed at least 25 IDPs in two camps at Banki and Ngala. In October, President Buhari sacked Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal, on corruption allegations, and National Intelligence Agency head, Ayodele Oke, after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found US$43 million in cash in his apartment. The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) continued its preliminary examination into allegations of atrocities committed by all sides in the Boko Haram conflict. On October 9, authorities began closed-door trials in a Kainji Niger state military base of more than 2,300 Boko Haram suspects, some detained since the insurgency’s inception in 2009. Historical events from year 2018. Learn about 1,353 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 2018 or search by date or keyword.

May 31: Buhari signs the “NotTooYoungTooRun” Bill Into Law At the time, the settlement was run by the military. In July, two days of clashes between herdsmen and farmers killed over 30 people in Kajuru village, 31 miles outside the city of Kaduna, Kaduna state.

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