JANUARY


1st IBB Broadcasts 1988 budget to the nation.

6th IBB hands over the National Sports Festival torch of unity to the Sports Minister, Air Commodore Bayo Lawal

7th Nigerians demonstrate against the visit of Mrs Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister, because of the position of her country on South Africa.

8th President Babangida launches Army Insurance Scheme

12th General Babangida travels to the Republic of Togo on a 2-day state visit.

14th Babangida arrives Lagos after a three-clay official visit to Lome, the capital city of Togo.

15th Babangida honours Nigerian fallen heroes with the usual laying of wreaths at the Remembrance Arcade and Tafawa Balewa Square, La­gos.

21st Federal government lifts ban on international air services by private airlines operating in Nigeria.

25th President Babangida declares open the 1988 annual Chief of Army Staff Conference (COAS) at the Nigerian Institute of International Af­fairs, Lagos.

26th Babangida holds talks with the visiting President of Cape Verde Is­land, Mr. Aristedee Pereira.