JULY


1st Nigeria threatens to quit the Commonwealth and impose economic sanctions on Britain, if the British Government does not take a harder line against South Africa

2nd The 9th Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State ends in Abuja

4th IBB lays the foundation stone of the Command and Staff College Air Fculty, Jaji.

5th FG reforms War Against Indiscipline (WAI):

  • Cancels weekly sanitation exercise.
  • Flying of National Flag mandatory in public places.
  • National Anthem and Pledge for public ceremonies and schools assemblies or gatherings.
  • Award of presidential W.A.I. badges.

9th Nigeria boycotts the 13th Commonwealth games in Edinburgh, Scotland.

10th Babangida visits Rivers State on a one-day official visit

25th Federal Government publishes names of eleven former civilian Governors under the second republic banned for life from taking part in partisan politics in Nigeria. They are:     

            NAME                                                            STATE                                                                                            

  • Professor Ambrose Alli                                       Bendel
  • Alhaji Adamu Atta                                               Kwara
  • Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo                                     Kano
  • Alhaji Abubakar Rimi                                         Kano
  • Garba Nadama                                                     Sokoto
  • Aper Aku                                                                Benue
  • Solomon Lar                                                         Plateau
  • Alhaji M. Awwal Ibrahim                                   Niger
  • Chief Jim Nwobodo                                            Anambra
  • Chief Bisi Onabanjo                                            Ogun
  • Wilberforce Juta                                                  Gongola 

26th FG Bans 49 politicians for life from taking part in political activities in the country.