AUGUST


2nd IBB begins a five-day official visit to Oyo State.

8th Justice Dahunsi Coker, Chairman of the Special Appeal Tribunal quashes the judgement of the tribunal headed by Justice Gusau, which sentenced Prof. David West, former Petroleum Minister to 10 years imprisonment and sets him free.

11th Babangida and Paul Biya of Cameroon agree to solve border problems
diplomatically after a one-day meeting between the two leaders.

13th IBB launches National Tree Planting Campaign in Bauchi.

14th Former Chief Justice of Nigeria and President of the World Court at The Hague, Mr. Justice Talsim Elias dies.

16th FG increases the tenure of local government chairmen from 18 months to three years.

22nd NEC begins final phase of the screening of gubernatorial aspirants throughout the country.

17th President Babangida celebrates his 50th birthday anniversary.
IBB’s commission’s third mainland bridge in Lagos

– Governor Raji Rasaki of Lagos State names Third Mainland bridge after President Babangida.

27th President Babangida announces the creation of nine more states to make Nigeria a 30 state federation.

                  State                                    Capital

                  Abia                                     Umuahia

                  Delta                                    Asaba

Enugu                                     Enugu

Jigawa                        Dutse

Kebbi                                   Birni-Kebbi

Kogi                                     Lokoja

Osun                                    Oshogbo

Taraba                        Jalingo

Yobe                                    Damaturu

– IBB swears in new administrators of the new states. The administrators At A Glance.

STATE                                                ADMINISTRATOR

Abia                                       Group Capt. Frank Ajobena

Anambra                     Navy Capt. Joseph Abulu

Delta                           Group Capt. Luke Ochulor

Jigawa                         Col. Olayinka Sule

Kebbi                          Col. Patrick Aziza

Kogi                            Col. Danladi Zakari

Osun                            Col. L. Ajiborisha

Taraba                         Navy Capt. Adeyinka Afolahan

Yobe                           C.P. Sani Daura Ahmed

28th Non creation of expected states or capitals heralds protests in Delta, Hadejia and Sokoto.