SEPTEMBER


3rd President Babangida attends the Non-Aligned Nations Conference in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

5th FG spends N1.4b on tools, equipment required to teach courses in the Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) under the 6-3-3-4 system of educa­tion.

– Probe panel on Ajaokuta Steel Company submits report to the Federal Government.

6th A delegation of the Technical Committee on Privatisation and Com­mercialisation (TCPC) begins a one-week tour of five states. The states are Kwara, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Sokoto states.

7th Nigeria, Yugoslavia begins bilateral talks in Belgrade. President Babangida leads the Nigerian delegation while Yugoslav President, Dr. James Drnovsek leads his country’s delegation.

8th Babangida condoles the Head of state and entire people of Cuba fol­lowing the crash on September 3, at Havana Airport, of a Cuban air­liner, Silyushin- 62 that killed over 100 people, mostly Italian tourists.

12th Federal government inaugurates a four-man marine board to investi­gate the circumstances surrounding the sinking of M.V.Gurara, Nige­rian National Shipping Line Cargo Vessel (NNSL).

13th Nigeria enters into extradition treaty with the United States of America
(USA), and also a co-operation accord on drugs and criminals.

– Babangida sends a message of condolence to Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, over the death of his senior wife, Hajiya Binta.

18th Nigeria and Britain enter into extradition pact, including accord on drugs and criminals.

19th Elder Statesman, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe visits IBB at Dodan Barracks

– IBB attends book launch on Nigerian Studies in Religious Tolerance (vol. I, II, III and IV) in Lagos.

16th IBB attends the 10th Anniversary Congress and eighth-convocation ceremony of the National Post-graduate Medical College of Nigeria.

21st Former civilian governor of Bendel State in the Second Republic, Pro­fessor Ambrose Alli dies.

22nd  Namibian Solidarity Fund launched in Abuja, over 2 million Naira re­alised.

26th NEC submits report and recommends six out of thirteen political associations that applied for registration. Those registered are: –

  • People’s Solidarity Party (PSP) 90%
  • Nigerian National Congress (NNC) 62%
  • People’s Front of Nigeria (PFN)             20%
  • Liberal Convention (LC) 08%
  • Nigerian Labour Party (NLP) 90%
  • Republican Party of Nigeria (RPN) 00%

29th Detained anti-SAP riot students freed by the Federal Government in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

30th Federal government sets up two committees to manage and oversee the successful organisation of the 1991 Junior World Cup in Nigeria.

– Senegalese Minister of Armed Forces, Mr. Medoune Fall brings spe­cial message from President Abdul Diouf to President Babangida.