Nigeria Today In History

Select to Check for history of Nigeria; past heroes, current leaders and past events.

August Tuesday 16, 1932

Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo, a poet, was born in Ojoto, Eastern Nigeria. He died fighting for Biagra in the Nigerian civil war.

August Tuesday 16, 1983

Towns throughout Ondo State erupted into violence. The ostensible cause was popular reaction against the result of the gubernatorial elections which favored the National Party of Nigeria (NPN)

August Thursday 16, 1951

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (President and 13th Head of State 2007-2010) was born.