DECEMBER


4th President Babangida receives a three-man delegation from Libya, who briefed him on their country’s position on Chad.

– IBB, party leaders and NEC chairman meet over the December 8 gov­ernment election.

5th Federal government directs National Electoral Commission to with­draw all SDP and NRC cases pending in courts as regards the last local government primary elections.

6th Federal Government promulgates Local Government (Basic Constitu­tional and Transitional Provisions) amendment decree No.38 of 1990 which states that no judgement or order by any court or tribunal in respect of intra-party or inter-party feuds shall affect the holding of any election or the timing of such election during the transition period.

8th NEC conducts local government elections throughout the country.

– President Babangida endorses the commencement of the establishment of Community Banks throughout the country.

11th IBB leaves for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on a three-day official visit.

13th  IBB delivers a keynote address at the opening of a two-day interna­tional conference on “Reparations to Africa and Africans in the Diaspora” organised by the Concord Press limited.

15th Members of the United States black congressional caucus honour Babangida for his economic and political programmes.

16th IBB and Interim President of Liberia, Professor Amos Sawyer meet behind closed doors at Aguda House in Abuja.

17th President Babangida and PLO Leader, Yasser Arafat, discusses the Gulf Crisis.

27th President Babangida travels to Kano to receive the Sudanese Presi­dent, Lt. General Omar El-Bashir, who is on a two-day visit to Nigeria.

31st President Babangida declares open the first Community Bank in Ni­geria situated at the outskirts of Kaduna.