Nigerian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 2013-05-04 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria
  • 2013-05-05 10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria
  • 2013-05-07 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
  • 2013-06-19 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria
  • 2013-07-06 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria
  • 2013-07-30 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria
  • 2013-08-12 30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013-08-17 18 people are killed in conflict between Boko Harem and Nigerian military
  • 2013-09-06 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013-09-09 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria
  • 2013-09-28 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013-09-29 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria
  • 2013-10-03 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2013-10-22 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
  • 2013-10-25 74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria
  • 2013-11-05 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2014-02-25 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria
  • 2014-05-01 Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education
  • 2014-05-06 Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria
  • 2014-06-04 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers are court-martialed for providing arms and information to jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram
  • 2014-07-20 Patrick Sawyer arrives in city of Lagos in Nigeria and collapses; he dies of Ebola five days later
  • 2014-08-22 2nd Ebola death in Nigeria, Africa‚Äôs most populated country
  • 2014-09-05 World Health Organization estimates 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone
  • 2014-09-13 40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria
  • 2015-01-03 Over 2,000 people are killed in north-east Nigeria after Boko Haram militants raze the town of Baga
  • 2015-03-07 54 people are killed & 143 are wounded by 5 Boko Haram suicide bombings in Maiduguri city, Nigeria
  • 2015-03-29 Nigerian General Election - voting is extended to a 2nd day. death toll from Boko Haram attacks at 43

Historic Event

2015-05-29 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria

  • 2015-06-18 18 vigilantes are killed & 53 are injured after an accidental detonation of an explosive device in Monguno, Nigeria
  • 2015-11-17 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed
  • 2015-11-18 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100
  • 2016-01-30 Boko Haram militants on motorcycles attack Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 65 and injuring 136
  • 2016-05-24 Kaduna state in Nigeria declares a state of emergency due to 'Tomato Ebola', as moth destroys 80% of tomato crops
  • 2017-01-17 Nigerian military mistakenly bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state
  • 2017-05-06 84 abducted schoolgirls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria
  • 2017-08-16 Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected
  • 2018-01-25 Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi asked "are there any bookshops in Nigeria?" in controversial French interview

Historic Event

2018-02-07 Missing Nigerian painting masterpiece of Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi by Ben Enwonwu announced rediscovered in London

  • 2018-02-17 3 suicide bombers kill 18 in Konduga, north-east Nigeria
  • 2018-02-19 Nigeria says 110 girls missing, presumed kidnapped by Boko Haram after attack on school in Dapchi, Yobe state
  • 2018-03-21 Nigerian government confirms 101 out of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped from Dapchi returned
  • 2018-06-16 Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people
  • 2018-06-23 Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86

Historic Event

2018-07-03 French President Emmanuel Macron visits the New Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos during his two-day tour of Nigeria

  • 2018-10-21 Sectarian fighting between Muslim and Christian youths kill 55 at Kasuwan Magani, Nigeria
  • 2018-12-02 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari denies he has died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor after ill health

Music History

2019-02-06 Davido's 'Fall' becomes longest-charting Nigerian pop song in US Billboard history

  • 2019-02-23 Nigerian presidential election: President Muhammadu Buhari wins re-election defeating Atiku Abubakar, amid violence and a delay, on turnout of 35.6%
  • 2019-06-16 Three suicide bomb attacks kill 30 people in Konduga, north east Nigeria
  • 2019-07-07 Nigeria, Africa' biggest economy, joins the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in attempt to create world's largest free trade area
  • 2019-07-27 At least 65 mourners killed in a gun attack at a funeral near Maiduguri, by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria
  • 2019-09-09 Nigerian government says it will repatriate 600 people from South Africa after two people killed in wave of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg

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