Current Affairs

Timeline of Historical Event in Nigeria since 2009

Nigeria's coat of arms features a black shield with a white, wavy pall that represents the confluence of the Niger and Benue Rivers in the city of Lokoja.
  • August 2009 – Umaru Musa Yar’Adua granted amnesty to the Niger Delta Militants which lasted for 60 days.
  • February 6th, 2010 – Goodluck Jonathan became the acting president of Nigeria.
  • May 5th, 2010 – President Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died at 58 years in Aso Villa and was buried in Katsina State 6th of May 2010.
  • May 6th, 2010 – Acting Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in and was declared president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at about 8:30am by Chief Justice Aloysius Katsina Alu.
  • May 1st, 2011 – Osama Bin Laden was killed on in a firefight with U.S Forces in Pakistan. The Al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden before his death was born in 1957 in Saudi Arabia and became the world’s most terrific terrorist on 11th 2001 when he pioneered the invasion of the world trade centre of the United State of America.
  • April 17th, 2012 – Former Governor James Ibori was sentenced to thirteen (13 years) imprisonment by British Southwark Court for defrauding Delta State Government of $250million (₦5Billion) while holding swag as governor between 1999-2007
  • June 3rd, 2012 – A Dana Air Passenger Plane carrying 153 people crashed into residential building at Olaniyi Street Iju, a suburb of Lagos, killing 153 on board and more than 30 other residents on the ground.
  • July 16th, 2012 – Justice Aloma, Mariam Mukhtar became the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.
  • March 21st, 2013 – Prof. Chinua Achebe died in Boston, Massachusetts, United State at the Age of 82. Before his death he was a Nigeria Novelist, Poet, Professor and Critic. He was best known for his first Novel: Things Fall Apart in 1958, which is the most widely read book in Modern African Literature.
  • June 7th, 2014 – Dora Akunyili died of Cancer in an India Hospital at age 59. Before her death she was the Director of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria and Nigeria Minister of information and Communication from 2008-2010. She was a Pharmacist and Government Administrator who gain hundreds of awards for her work in pharmacology, Public Health and Human Rights.
  • October 20th, 2014 – World Health Organization officially declared Nigeria free of Ebola Virus after six weeks with no new cases.
  • November 12th, 2014 – President Goodluck Jonathan unveiled the New Hundred Naira ((₦100) Centenary Note at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
  • April 1st 2015 – Gen. Muhammadu Buhari became the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.
  • June 8th, 2016 – Former Nigeria Coach Stephen Keshi sadly passed away of cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday at the ae of 54.
  • August 19th, 2017 – President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Nigeria at about 4:45pm after 104days on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
  • February 26th, 2019 – President Muhammadu Buhari became the Second Military Head of State to win a two-term Presidential Election in Nigeria.