On this day: the 28 September 2012, Nigeria, through the National Hajj Commission, suspended all Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia after the authorities there...
Today in history (1992), a Nigerian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane carrying top military officers crashed in Ejigbo near Lagos.
Today in history (1792), the National Convention of France announced the abolition of French monarchy, giving birth to the First French Republic.
Today in history (1894), Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist and social activist born into slavery escaped to Philadelphia. She subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends
Today in history (2015), Police in Texas announced they will not file charges against Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim high school student who was arrested after he brought in a homemade clock that a teacher said looked like a bomb.
Today in history (1966), the South African Prime Minister and architect of apartheid Hendrik Verwoerd was stabbed to death by parliamentary messenger named Dimitri Tsafendas.
Today, September 5, in 1995 Zulu Sofola, the first Nigerian published female playwright and dramatist, died. She was aged 60. Sofola was also a university teacher and became the first female Professor of Theater Arts in Africa.
Today in history (2009), Gani Fawehinmi died after a prolonged battle with lung cancer, and was buried on 15 September 2009. He was 71 years old.
Today in history (2002), Barnabas Igwe, chairman of Nigeria Bar Association Onitsha Branch, Anambra State, and his pregnant wife were brutally murdered by a group of armed men as they returned from an evening outing.
Warren Buffet is an American investor, business tycoon and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
In 1988, Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first writer from an Arabic-speaking country to win the prestigious award.
Today in history (2001), Aaliyah Dana Haughton and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat".
Today in 2011, Steve Jobs announced his resignation as Apple's CEO. Jobs continued to work for Apple until the day before his death six weeks later.
Today in history (1982), Heloise Ruth First was brutally killed by a letter bomb in Mozambique, sent by South African government agents.
Today in history (1977) the popular music icon Elvis Presley died of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee. He was aged 42.