Yay! Welcome to a new month! It’s March 1 and today we bring you a glimpse into the past:
1945 – Alex Ibru, businessman, founder and publisher of The Guardian newspaper, was born in Agbhara-Otor, Delta State. He was Minister of Internal Affairs from 1993 to 1995 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. He died November 20, 2011, Nigeria
1994- Mar 1, At the 36th annual Grammy Awards, Whitney Houston won best female pop vocalist and record of the year for “I Will Always Love You”; “The Bodyguard” won album of the year.
1803 – Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.
No banking day –
In Nigeria, bank customers across the country have been instructed not to enter banking halls, make transfers, deposits or make use of their cards for any transaction throughout the day.
The banking boycott is to protest the charges introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Protest has also been leveled against the fact that depositors are said to be exposed to many hidden and arbitrary charges. This is history in the making.
1968 – Elton John’s first single, “I’ve Been Loving You,” was released in England
1978 – Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashed in Kano, killing 16 people;
1995 – Lawan Gwadabe was arrested, on a charge of plotting a coup against the Abacha government, and was jailed, tortured and later convicted of treason along with others.