DATED: The moments that stood out last week

by Ifreke Inyang

What happened last week?


13, June 2011.

Jenson Button won a chaotic and rain-affected Canadian GP on the last lap from Sebastian Vettel as Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso failed to finish.

14, June 2011.

GTBank Managing Director Tayo Aderinokun died from a brain tumour. Mr Aderinokun (fondly called ‘Uncle T’), who had been on medical leave for some months, died in a United Kingdom hospital.

14, June 2011.

Sudan’s president and his southern counterpart reportedly agreed to withdraw troops from the disputed town of Abyei, as aid workers said southerners were being targeted for ethnic cleansing.

15, June 2011.

Christine Bleakley and footballer boyfriend, Frank Lampard became engaged after the Chelsea star surprised the Daybreak presenter with a proposal in Los Angeles.

16, June 2011

Ayman al-Zawahiri was appointed al-Qaeda’s new leader following Osama Bin Laden’s death, a statement issued by the organisation’s general command said.

16, June 2011

The Enugu State government signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with an Indian Power Company, ESSAR Group for the construction of a Coal Power Plant capable of producing 600 Megawatts (MW) of power.

16, June 2011

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA),  announced the expulsion of the Chairman of the party in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Pawa, for alleged gross misconduct and anti-party activities.

17, June 2011

Two Iranian doctors imprisoned for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government won a global health prize for their role in treating and preventing HIV.

17, June 2011

Victims of post-election violence in Ivory Coast were given 30 days to submit testimony to the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

18, June 2011

Spain’s National Court set a record bail figure following the detention of a close associate of the former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak. Hussein Salem appeared in court twice on Friday – once in connection with a warrant issued from Egypt, and then on suspicion of money laundering in Spain. The bail set in the separate hearings reached 27m euros ($39m; £24m).

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