Today In Nigerian History: 29th February

Sharia Court

On this day in year 2000, the Federal Government made an agreement with northern leaders to stop enforcing Sharia where it was in effect and to not adopt it in other regions…

In Nigeria, Sharia was instituted as a main body of civil and criminal law in 9 Muslim-majority and in some parts of 3 Muslim-plurality states since 1999, when then-Zamfara State governor Ahmad Sani Yerima began the push for the institution of Sharia at the state level of government.

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– Also on this day in 2008, nine Nigerians were sentenced to 5 years  in prison each in Ghana for faking e-mails and letters, including one from the Ghanaian President, to dupe a Frenchman out of $185,000.


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