THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 0212


THIS DAY IN YESTERYEARS 0212

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This day in #history 0212
DECEMBER 2ND

1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris

1971 – United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

1971 – Abu Dhabi , Ajman, Dubai , Fujeira , Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates

1971 – Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes president of UAE

1975 – Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns ,
republic forms

1975 – Lao People’s Democratic Republic founded(National Day )

1999 – The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1944 – Ibrahim Rugova , first President of Kosovo ( d . 2006)

1981 – Britney Spears, Kentwood, Louisiana , singer and popstar (“Baby One More Time ,” “Oops ! .. .I did it again ” and “I ‘m A Slave 4 U”)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1859 – John Brown, US abolitionist…

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Education as a tool to empower citizens


Folakemi

On the train minding my business, sitting opposite me was a man in his late 70s. After starring at his tribal marks on his cheeks for a while, the silence was broken. I greeted Mr Ajala in Yoruba and so it all began.

Two Nigerians meeting for the first time bonding, talking with serious look on their faces, regardless of their age, tribe or religion, they were undoubtedly talking about the state of Nigeria. Usually, we tend to agree that the system has failed us and we yawn for change in all ways, however, after the talk, the shout, the anger, we’d retrieve back to our shells accepting that we could not effect any change and we will once again call on to God to help us as if God has not done enough by given us abundant natural resources, huge man power and brains to help us manage them well.

Of course…

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