OCTOBER


1st Independence Anniversary broadcast.

– Nigeria places second with nine Gold, seven Silver and five Bronzes in the 5th All African Games in Cairo, Egypt.

19th SDP and NRC Governorship party primaries begin.

21st Religious riot breaks out in Kano over the impending visit of Evange­list Bonnke of Germany on the invitation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to Kano.