THE PRSIDENT’S DIARY
Compiled by Baba Yunus Muhammad
27th Major General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida becomes new Nigerian Leader following the overthrow of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s Government.
28th A 28 member Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) replaces the Supreme Military Council as the highest ruling and policymaking body.
- Major Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, President and Commander -In – Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces and Chairman of the Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC).
- Major Gen. Domkat Bali – Defence Minister and Chairman of Joint -Chiefs of Staff.
- Major Gen. Sani Abacha – Chief of Army Staff.
- Major Gen. Muhammad Gado Nasko Commander, Corps of
- Air Vice- Marshall Ibrahim Alfa – Chief of Air Staff.
- Rear Admiral A. Aikhomu – Chief of Naval Staff.
- Gen. Mamman Vatsa.
- Air Vice-Marshal Mohammed Yahaya – AOC TC.
- Gen. Paul Omu – Commandant, Command and Staff College, Jaji.
- Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe – Chief of General Staff.
- Brigadier Peter Adomokhai – General Officer Commanding 1 Mechanised Division, Kaduna.
- Col. J. N. Shagaya Commander 9th Mechanised Brigade.
- Col. H. Akilu – DMI Defence & Military Intelligence
- Col. Tanko Ayuba- Commander Corps of Signal.
- Etim Inyang,-Inspector client’ of Police.
29th Re-opens Airports and Seaports earlier closed on the announcement of the coup.
– Releases more detainees.
30th Swearing in members of Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC).
31st AFRC spokesman Lt. Col. Anthony Ukpo announces names of 19 Governors. They are:-
Group Capt. S. Omeruah Anambra
Lt. Col. Chris Garuba Bauchi
Lt. Col. John Inienger Bendel
Group Capt. David king Benue
Major Abdul M. Aminu Borno
Col. Dan Archibong Cross River
Lt. Col. Yohana Madaki Gongola
Navy Capt. A. Madueke Imo
Major Abubakr D. Umar Kaduna
Col. Ahmed Daku Kano
Wing Commander N. Umaru Kwara
Group Capt. G. Mudashiru Lagos
Lt. Col. David Mark Niger
Commander Mike Akhigbe Ondo
Lt. Col. Dayo Popoola Ogun
Lt. Col Tunji Olurin Oyo
Lt. Col. Mohammed C. Ali Plateau
Lt. Col. Garba Mohammed Sokoto
Police Comm. F. Oyakhilome Rivers