Today in Nigerian History: 16th July

On this day in 2015;Abuja New Service Chiefs who were named by President Muhammadu Buhari  assume office.

The new service chiefs who were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, are, Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin; Chief of Army Staff, Maj.Gen. T.Y. Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar; and Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan.
Also on this day in 2015;Amidst a three-day straight slide in the exchange rate of Naira against US Dollar, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  said that it would not bow to pressures to further devalue the local currency.
Equally on this day in 2014;The Former Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Dr Tamuno Danagogo  called on the feuding factions in the Nigeria Football Federation to do the needful in order to avert further sanctions against Nigeria from the world football governing body, FIFA.
To begin with, the Minister  called on Mrs Rumson Baribote to withdraw the suit against the NFF from the Jos High Court to ensure that FIFA does not suspend Nigeria.

And on this day in 2013;Adeniyi Onigbanjo of an Ikeja High Court, refused the prayer asking him to quash the charge preferred against the former Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank, Dr. Erastus Akingbola and another person.



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