AUGUST


1st  IBB attends Chief of Navy Staff annual conference.

2nd IBB meets Ghanaian Government delegation to review the grave situ­ation in Liberia.

3rd Nigeria joins the rest of the world to condemn the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.

– The National Transition Committee removes the National Secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Professor Ebere Osieke following the nullification of his election.

4th 3-day political training workshop organised by the Centre for Demo­cratic Studies (CDS) for officials of the two political parties SDP and NRC ends.

5th President Babangida attends a crucial summit of the five nation ECOWAS Mediation Committee on the Liberian crisis.

7th Six West African countries including Nigeria send troops to Liberia to end the civil war in that country.

9th Rebel leader, Charles Taylor of Liberia, attacks Nigerian Embassy in Monrovia.

12th The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Prince Bola Ajibola (SAN) inaugurates a 12-man committee to visit prisons and acquaint themselves with conditions there.

17th President Babangida celebrates his 49th birthday anniversary working in the office.

– IBB honours the first batch of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) mem­bers for creditable service abroad.

–  President Babangida gets a new ADC in person of Major Nuhu Bamali who succeeds Colonel U. K. Bello, killed during the abortive coup of April 22.

27th President Babangida appoints Vice Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd) as Vice President.

30th IBB retires military ministers from the military to further democratise the cabinet.