2nd Babangida meets Governors of States of the Federation on secu­rity matters.

3rd President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Alhaji Ali Ciroma and other leaders of the Congress arrested by the Police to prevent the planned nation – wide protest against the killing of students at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

4th FG names new members of the Federal Civil Service Commission. They are:

  • Alhaji S. Zakaure – Chairman
  • B. Ifiuse
  • Mrs Teju Alakija
  • Alhaji Zarma Govgoran
  • Chief R. S. G. Agiobu-Kermer
  • J. K. Kolawole
  • Alhaji Mamman Idu
  • Chief Ndem Okpi

–  Nigeria and the People’s Republic of Czechoslovakia sign an agree­ment for cultural and educational co-operation.

6th Federal Government increases Basic Traveling Allowance (BTA) of Muslim and Christian pilgrims from N800 to N850.

– 19 detained labour leaders set free

9th Minister of Finance, Dr. Chu S. P. Okongwu leads delegation to New York on talks with IMF officials on rescheduling of Nigeria’s debt.

13th Federal government hires Switzerland’s Societe General de Surveil­lance (SGS) to ascertain the validity of an estimated N5.5 billion (about US$5billion) trade payment claims against the Central Bank.

15th Awo advises Nigerians to exercise restraint with the Babangida ad­ministration.

16th Babangida leaves Lagos for Niamey, capital of Niger Republic on a two – day state visit.

– President Babangida approves the appointment of heads of the nation’s three security agencies and the co-ordinator of National Security. They are:

  • Brigadier Aliyu Mohammed- Coordinator on National Security (CONS).
  • Navy Comodore M.A.Elegbede – Director of Defence Intelligence Agency.
  • Alhaji Ismaila Gwarzo – Director of State Security Services (SSS).

22nd AFRC issues an order directing the Nigeria Police Force to use rubber bullets in dispersing rioting students.

23rd Maj. Gen. Abisoye submits report of the panel on ABU to the Presi­dent.

– President Babangida allocates land for the construction of ECOWAS headquarters in Abuja.

24th Minister of Health inaugurates Expert Advisory Committee on Aids with Prof. Etim Essien as Chairman.


  • The identification and definition of areas requiring research.
  • The collection, analysis and dissemination of data and informa­tion on AIDS.
  • The establishment of a national surveillance network capable of monitoring satisfactorily the activities of AIDS in the
  • The provision of guidelines for education and training in the diagnosis, prevention, management and control of AIDS.
  • The preparation of contingency plans and strategies to prevent the introduction and spread of AIDS in Nigeria.

25th OPEC elects its 78th President. He is the Nigerian Petroleum Resources Minister, Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman.

– FG scraps the Federal Tenders Board (FTB)

27th Federal Government bans student unionism in higher institutions.