1st Budget speech
– Political Bureau set up to collate and synthesize contributions of Nigerians on the search for a new political order.
– FG lifts bans on National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) proscribed by the ousted Buhari government.
6th President Babangida grants two Guardian journalists, Messrs Tunde Thompson and Nduka Irabor, jailed under decree 4 of 1984, presidential pardon.
7th FG allocates 100 million naira to state governments to rehabilitate and
Purchase materials for schools.
- Babangida launches 1986 Remembrance Appeal Week for Armed
Forces and Remembrance Day Celebration at Dodan Barracks, Lagos.
10th Some civilians quizzed for their involvement in the abortive coup of December 20, 1985.
13th Political Bureau inaugurated in Abuja.
- S. J. Cookey – Chairman
- S. E. Oyovbaire
- Oye Oyediran
- E.O. Awa
- A. D. Yahaya
- Rahila Abdullahi Dr. Abdullahi Augic
- Edwin Madunagu
- Ola Sani Zaharaddin Prof. E. Uya
- Pascal Bafyau Mr. Bala Takaya
- Hilda Adefarasin Alhaji Ibrahim Halilu Mallam Haroun Adamu
– IBB announces 1990 as tentative date for return to democratic governance.
11th President Babangida welcomes Sierra – Leonean Vice President and Minister of Justice, Mr. F. M. Minnah on a technical assistance mission to Nigeria.
15th N60 million recovered from the NTSC big rip-off allegedly involving Col. P.K. Obasa and others.
– IBB launches “Ahmadu Bello”, a book written by a renowned American historian, Professor J. N. Paden at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
– Babangida confers a post humous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) of Nigeria on the late premier of the defunct Northern Region and Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.
17th Tribunal exonerates Shagari and Ekwueme of criminal conspiracy
22nd Trial of the December 20 coup suspects begins.
COMPOSITION OF TRIBUNAL
- Gen. C.B.I. Ndiomu – Chairman
Brig. Y.Y. Kure
Lt. Col. M.N. Bukar
Col. R.M. Kupolati
Group. Capt. A.O. Ikhazobor
Commodore M.A. H. Nyako
Lt. Col. D. Mohammed
Col. E.B. Opaleye
Major A. Kejawa
23rd NLC President, Alh. Ali Chiroma okays the decision of the Babangida administration to relinquish power on October 1, 1990.
24th Duro Onabule, Chief Press Secretary to President Babangida announces Cabinet shake – up:
5 Ministers re-assigned. Those re-assigned:
OLD MINISTRY NEW MINISTRY
Air Cmdr H. Abdullahi – Works & Housing FCT
Dr. Kalu I. Kalu – Finance National Planning
S. P. Okongwu – National Planning Finance
Prof. Tam David West – Petroleum Resources Mines Power & Steel
Alh. Rilwanu Lukman – Mines, Power & Steel Petroleum Resources
Those who retained their Portfolios:
Rtd Lt. Col. Alani Akinrinade – Agriculture
Lt. Col. A. T. Ayuba – Communication
Maj. Gen. Domkat Bali – Defence
Prof. Jibril Aminu – Education
Lt. Col. John Shagaya – Internal Affairs
Rear Admiral Patrick Koshoni – Labour
Pro. Bolaji Akinyemi – External Affairs
Prince Bola Ajibola – Justice
Prof. Olikoye Ransome Kuti – Health
Alh. Musa Bunu Sheriff – Industry
Lt. Col. Anthony Ukpo – Information
Lt. Col. Ahmed Abdullahi S. – Development
Prof. Emmanuel Emovon – Science & Technology
Maj. Gen, Gado Nasko – Trade
Brigadier J. T. Useni – Transport and Aviation
Air Vice-Marshal A.Shekarau – Special Duties
Alhaji Abubakar Umar – Minister of Works & Housing
– President Babangida sets up committee to examine the implications of Nigeria’s membership of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).
– President Babangida swears in 31 federal Permanent Secretaries.