MARCH


4th President Babangida arrives the country from Paris where he went for an operation and expresses appreciation to Nigerians for their prayers and sympathy during the operation.

7th Riot breaks out at College of Education, Kafanchan in Kaduna State.

9th Chief Obafemi Awolowo welcomes President Babangida back to the country.

– Justice Muhammed Bello becomes Chief Justice of the Federation.

10th Governor Umaru Dangiwa of Kaduna State imposes dust-to dawn cur­few in Kaduna state.

11th Governor Umar inaugurates a three man-tribunal to try those responsi­ble for the Kaduna riot of March 7 and 8 in Kafanchan.

13th Babangida speaks on the religious disturbances in Kaduna.

17th Government sets up committee whose responsibility it is to recommend ways to honour Nigeria’s past sports heroes and heroines.

COMPOSITION:

  • Bisi Lawrence – Chairman
  • Chuka Momoh
  • John Chukwu
  • T. O. Lanihun
  • Tunde Thomas
  • S. C. Mba
  • Ajibade Fashina-Thomas
  • Kofo Nwokedi
  • Tessy Uwaifo
  • Sebastine Ofurum
  • Peter Osugu
  • E. 0. Adedoyin
  • Kemi Aderemi

23rd Chairman of the Committee on Political Bureau submits the report of the committee to the President.

30th Federal Government constitutes nine-man committee to study the re­port of the Political Bureau Committee. The committee is expected to prepare a white paper on the report. The committee has five members from the AFRC.

MEMBERS

  • Gen. Paul Omu – Chairman
  • A. B. Mamman
  • Oladipo Diya
  • Air Vice Marshal Nura Imam
  • Commodore Ndubuisi Kanu
  • Yahaya Aliu
  • John Eleagwu
  • Ikenna Nzimiro
  • Latifat Okunnu – Secretary

– Two new decrees promulgated by the Federal Government:

  • Civil disturbances (Special Tribunal) Decree No. 2 of 1987. It empowers the President to constitute a special investigation committee into any civil disturbance in the country.

Religious Societies (Temporary Prohibition) Decree No. 3 of 1987. It stipulates that all religious societies and organisations in institutions of learning throughout Nigeria are dissolved. (Also bans formation of new ones).