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On This Day: Birthday of Popular Nollywood Actor, Chika Okpala

Chika Okpala is a recipient of several honorary awards and recognitions. He was honoured with a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the Federal Government of Nigeria for his contribution to the Nigerian entertainment industry.

On this Day: The Founding of UEFA

Today in history (1954), UEFA was founded in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian, French, and Belgian associations.

On This Day: The Formation of the German Automobile Company, Volkswagen

Today in history (1937), the government of Germany, then under the control of Adolf Hitler formed a new state-owned automobile company, known as "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH."

On This Day: FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s Resignation

Today in history (2015), that Sepp Blatter, president of international soccer’s governing body FIFA, announced his resignation, just few days after he had been re-elected to a fifth four-year term.

On This Day: The Death of Former Nigerian Head of State, Sani Abacha

Today in history (1998), the former Nigerian Head of State, General Sani Abacha died while at the presidential villa Abuja.

On This Day: Abdulsalami Abubakar Became The Nigerian President.

On This Day: Abdulsalami Abubakar Became The Nigerian President.

On This Day: Civil Rights Activist James Meredith Shot for Protesting Against Racism

Today in history (1966), James H. Meredith was shot by a white sniper shortly after beginning a lone civil rights march through the South.

On This Day: The Promulgation of the Unification Decree No. 34

  On this day: in history (1966), the Head of State, Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi promulgated Decree number 34. It was called Unification...

On This Day: The Death of “King of Pop” Michael Jackson

In what would have been Jackson's 52nd birthday on August 29, 2010, he became the most downloaded artist of all time in Nokia Music Store.

On This Day: The Day Abiola Declared Himself President

Today in history (1994),  Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, also known as MKO Abiola GCF declared himself president and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria at Epetedo, Lagos.

The 2022 Sunday Times Literary Awards: 56 Books Make Longlist

The Longlist for the 2022 Sunday Times Literary Awards has been announced. We feature all the stunning books on the list in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

eSwatini Author Ntsika Kota Emerges Winner of the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 29-year old author was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize in an online event organised by the Commonwealth foundation.

On This Day: The Entebbe Rescue Operation

Today in history (1976), Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commando squad successfully rescued 102 hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda

On This Day: Remembering Professor Dora Akunyili

Today in history (2014), Prof Dora Nkem Akunyili died in an Indian hospital after a battle with uterine cancer.

On This Day: History of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Saddened after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who killed a Black teenager in 2012, California resident Alicia Garza posted a Facebook update on July 13, 2013.

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