Today In Nigerian History: 29th July


On this day in 1966: Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, Second Nigerian Head of State and Adekunle Fajuyi, First Military Governor of the former Western Region, were assassinated by a group of mutinous Northern army soldiers who revolted against Aguiyi-Ironsi government in what was popularly called the July Counter Coup.

Also 0n this day in 2014; The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, issued a fresh 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to appoint a substantive Director-General, DG for the Nigerian Civil Aviation, NCAA.

Equally on this day in 2014; The Federal Government disclosed that it is considering a bill to curb energy theft and also make it possible for staffers of electricity distribution companies to collect their bills from customers without harassment.

And on this day in 2013; NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, said it is planning a massive assault on Diamond Bank Plc, over alleged sack of workers including officials of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, NUBIFIE, without due process as well as without paying their entitlements.

The management of Diamond and leaders of NUBIFIE have been engaged in a running battle over the sack of about 100 workers including all the union officers in the bank since June that year.



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