APRIL


4th Chief Hubert Ogunde, Chairman, National Troupe and an accomplished theatre practitioner dies in London.

6th FG alerts the nation over the disruptive machinations of the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS).

14th The first civilian governor of Ogun, Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo, dies in London.

– President Babangida commissions the N10 million naira “Rabiatu Ayinke house” built by Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony and honours him for his humanitarian services.

22nd President Babangida survives an abortive coup:

  • Loses his ADC, Col. U.K. Bello
  • IBB addresses world press on the coup.

23rd The ADC to Babangida who died in the abortive coup of April 22 bur­ied in Minna according to Muslim rites.

– Federal Government declares the following 11 Officers of the Nige­rian Army wanted:

  • Major S.D. Mukoro
  • Col. G.A. Nyiam
  • Major C.O. Obahor
  • Major .T.0 Edoja
  • P.O. Obasi
  • S.O.S. Echendu
  • M.B. Gobe
  • Okekumaemma Taylor
  • S.U. Tolofari
  • A. B. Umukoro
  • Odeh

24th The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki and Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, pays President Babangida a solidarity visit.

– FG announces more wanted officers in connection with April 22nd coup.

They are:

  • H. A. Ogboru
  • A. E. Akogun
  • Major C. Idele
  • B.I. Oziegbe
  • G. A. Wahab

– President Babangida receives solidarity message from Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister.

27th Federal government warns against harbouring wanted officers in con­nection with the April 22 abortive coup.

28th President Francois Mitterand of France sends his solidarity message to President Babangida.