2020 through major headlines is a glance at the year 2020.
Despite 2020’s twists and turns, the peculiar year is finally coming to an end in a matter of hours.
Because the events and non- events are one for the books, we have rounded up major headlines for you below.
January: Biafra at 50, WHO Announces COVID
Nigeria marked 50 years since the Nigeria Civil War.
Moreover, the COVID- 19 pandemic takes centre stage in world news as first known death is recorded in China.
February: Ban on Bikes, COVID in Nigeria
The Lagos State Government banned motorcycles from using major roads in the state.
Moreover, an Italian man becomes Nigeria’s index case of COVID- 19.
March: SLS Dethroned, Abule Ado Explosion, First COVID Death
The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Muhammad Sanusi II) was dethroned by The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Moreover, a major explosion rocked Abule Ado area of Lagos as Nigeria recorded first COVID death.
April: National Shutdown
The Federal Government imposed a nationwide lockdown.
May: #JusticeFor Uwa
Uwavera Omozuwa’s brutal rape and murder ignited national outrage.
June: State of Emergency, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Eyes WTO
All 36 governors of Nigeria resolved to declare a state of emergency.
This was due to the spate of rape and gender-based violence in the country.
In addition, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala entered race for DG of WTO.
July: Airports Reopen
Nnamdi Azikiwe and Murtala Muhammed airports reopen for domestic flights after a 3 month hiatus.
August: UNILAG VC Sacked, Helicopter Crash
Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was sacked by a Wale Babalakin- led council. Moreover, a helicopter crashed in Opebi, Lagos, killing two pilots on board.
September: International Flight Resumption
International flights resume in Nigeria.
October: Nigeria at 60, #EndSARS
Nigeria celebrated 60 years of independence as youth protested police brutality.
November: Koshebe Massacre, Ogundipe Reinstated
Over 100 rice farmers were killed by suspected members of the Boko Haram group.
Moreover, UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was reinstated by President Buhari.
December: Kankara boys’ Kidnap & Release, Reopening of Borders
Over 300 boys of a government secondary school were abducted in Kankara and released after about a week.
In conclusion, the Federal Government directs reopening of land borders.
That was 2020 through major headlines, here’s wishing for a better year ahead.