Nigerian and United States History since 1950

Timeline created by ifiok_i
In History
  • March of Selma

    March of Selma
    The Selma to Montgomery Marches were three protest marches held in 1965, along a 54-mile highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery. It was part of the series of civil rights protests that took place in Alabama that year. The whole march was to allow black people to become registered voters in their state.
  • Sir Tafawa Balewa

    Sir Tafawa Balewa
    The first prime minister of Nigeria. Born in Bauchi, Nigeria as a commoner. He grew to become a teacher and was one of the first Northerners sent to the London University Institute of Education. When he returned he was elected into the House of Assemblies of the Northern Region. He later moved on to be part of the Central Legislative Council before becoming the Minister for Works and Transportation and in 1957 the Prime Minister of Nigeria.
  • World's First Earth Day

    World's First Earth Day
    Earth Day was created on April 22, 1970, by Senator Gaylord Nelson. He was disturbed by the fact that an issue as important as our earth was not being addressed politically and wasn’t being properly covered by the media. His actions led to the later creation of legislation such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.
  • President Bush Declares "War on Drugs"

    President Bush Declares "War on Drugs"
    This was the Presidents first televised national address since being inaugurated into power. While addressing the nation, he claimed that the nation’s greatest domestic threat was drugs and declared more funding be put into fighting against drugs. He went on to approve several drug related policies that funded the fight against drugs and punish traffickers severely.
  • F.C.T.becomes the capital of NIgeria

    F.C.T.becomes the capital of NIgeria
    In the 1980’s after a study of other famous countries and the centralization of their various capitals. The patterns of countries with centralized capitals led them to move the capital from Lagos to Abuja. By 12 December, 1991, it was officially announced by the government of the nation.
  • Presidential Elections Annulled

    Presidential Elections Annulled
    After the end of the Second Republic, another attempt at democratic government was to occur. The NEC were held in-charge of the whole electoral process with two major parties running for power. The elections held successfully but the military government currently in power chose to count it void.
  • 2008 President Election

    2008 President Election
    This was one of the most unique and historically important elections that to happen. It was the first election to have to currently seated Senators run against each other. It was also the first election where the presently seated President or Vice didn’t participate in. This election also saw the emergence of the first Black President of America.
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    Fela Anikulapo Ransome Kuti

    Born into a middle class home in 1938, son of a famous Nigerian feminist. Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. After moving to the UK for studies, he created his first band called Koola Lobitos. During a tour in America, he became familiar with the works of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers. That is when he changed his sound to become more political. His sounds got him into trouble with different governments and politicians. He has been an inspiring voice to many activist of the coming generations.
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    Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson was a multi-talented musician who was part of the Jackson 5 and later became a solo artist. He released one of the best selling albums in history, 'Thriller,' in 1982, and had other number-one hits on 'Bad' and 'Off the Wall.’ Acknowledged as the ‘King Of Pop’ and has sold over 500 million records during and after his life . He died in 2009 at the age of 50.
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    The Second Republic

    This came after the military government handed over power to the civilian government under the 1979 constitution. They held proper elections that had 5 major contesting parties. By October 1, 1979, Alhaji Shehu Shagari of the NPN (National Party of Nigeria) became the first President of the Second Republic.