1st A Decree which prohibits the Customs, Immigration and Prison services from trade union activities promulgated. It is known as Trade Union (Miscellaneous Provision Decree 25 of 1989).

2nd FG welcomes the statement by the South African Government unbanning the African National Congress (ANC)

5th Babangida declares open the first workshop on business opportunities in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

7th FG sets up 11-man Board for the Nigerian Security, Printing and Minting Company Limited. Director-General, Federal Ministry of Finance and Economic Development chairs the Board.

11th Black South African nationalist leader, Dr. Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment.

– FG sends message of congratulations to Dr. Nelson Mandela over his release from prison.

13th Babangida leaves Lagos for Douala, Cameroun for a one-day official visit.

14th The President orders Nigerian workers to observe half workday to mark the release of Dr. Nelson Mandela from prison.

16th IBB sends message of condolence to the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. V.P. Singh over the air crash in the Indian southern city of Bangalore, which claimed about 100 lives.

17th Babangida travels to Gambia to honour the country’s invitation as Chief Guest at the Gambian 25th independence anniversary.

26th President Babangida travels to France on a state visit.