1st Presidential primaries of the two political parties kick off in Zone A, which comprises (Bomo, Kwara, Abia, Katsina and Delta States).

– President Babangida lays the foundation stone of the 20 million Joseph Sarwa Tarka Foundation at Makurdi.

2nd Federal government bans deputy speakers’ forum

2nd External auditors uncover N8.4million fraud in Adamawa area office of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

– ASUU, FG face-off deepens, FG restrained by court order not to ter­minate the appointments of ASUU members.

– Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe calls on the Federal government and striking uni­versity lecturers to resolve the impasse over conditions of service in the interest of the students and the nation.

– IBB plans debate for flag bearers.

– Presidential primaries Round One Results;

Dr. Sola Saraki 271,807
Chief Olu Falae 40,525
Maj. Gen. Musa Yar’adua 40,477
Alh. Lateef Jakande 16,596
Maj. Gen. Musa Yar’adua 657,488
Olu Falae 11,439
Sola Saraki 6,943
Mahmoud Waziri 6,150




Katsina NRC
Alh. Bamanga Tukur 87,317
Umaru Shinkafi 82,249
Lema Jibrilu 54,746
Adamu Ciroma 50,824
Chief E. Iwuanyanwu 210,932
Bamanga Tukur 79,530
Umaru Shinkafi 47,867
Adamu Ciroma 20,748

–  ASUU strikes.

– Committee of V.C.s demands re-opening of negotiations Committee to expedite action on LNG established.

5th National Republican Convention (NRC) cancels primary elections in Delta and Abia States.


Aspirants Katsina Abia Kwara Borno Total
B/Tukur 87,317 79,530 34,855 61,1312 62,833
U/Shinkafi 82,249 47,867 37,061 66,381 233,558
E/Iwuanyanwu 7,106 210,922 3,723 7,037 228,798
Adamu Ciroma 50,824 20,748 28,68 115,761 216,022
Lema Jibril 54,317 5,826 19,558 24,224 103,925
Shehu Musa 12,579 16,076 10,006 21,449 60,110
Melford Okilo 5,489 17,210 422 3,08 26,207
Saleh Jambo 1,679 1,008 481 4,904 8,072
Musa Yar’adua 57,488 18,462 40.477 258,168 974,595
Arthur Nzeribe 43 396,511 27 4,370 400,951
Sola Saraki 6,943 13,511 271,807 46,534 338,795
Olu Falae


11,439 11,398 40,525 18,809 82,171


Jerry Gana 707 25,502 15 14,514 40,738


Mahmud Waziri 6,160 4,081 8,059 16,814 35,104
Lateef Jakande 3,578 403 16,576 2,510 23,067


Lai Balogun 1,709 3,247 4,028 8,753 17,737
Dati Ahmed 2,394 273 3,310 5,435 11,412
Abel Ubeku 982 3,496 476 1,466     6,420


Biyi Durojaiye


92 2,592 173 417 3,274
Dele Cole 614 432 120 396 1,562

6th NEC cancels election primaries in Zone A and announces new dates
for fresh primaries on September 5, 12 and 19 in three Zones.

Zone A:

Ondo, Jigawa, Edo, Cross River, Plateau, Kebbi, Ogun, Taraba, Kogi and Imo States.

Zone B:

Anambra, Katsina, Lagos, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Benue, Oyo, Rivers and Yobe States.

Zone C:

Kano, Niger, Enugu, Osun, Abia, Sokoto States. Run-offs, if any to hold on September 6.

7th IBB to implement industrial master plan.

8th Alhaji Alhaji assumes duty in UK as Nigeria’s ambassador to U.K.

10th 28 State Governors meet in Lagos over Presidential primaries and re­solve to be non-partisan.

13th Minister of Information announces the clearance of Fidelix Oyakhilome, former NDLEA boss of “all wrong doings arising from the Jennifer Madike Saga”.

14th SDP decides on consensus presidential candidate.

16th Arrested SDP Chiefs released

They are:

  • Iassac Mfto Benue state SDP acting  Chairman
  • Jerusalem, Ozuoamo, Organising Secretary.

17th General Babangida marks low key 51st birthday

– Top Presidential aspirants of NRC and SDP say No to consensus can­didacy.

– National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) threatens strike action in Akwa Ibom State.

18th 14 Nigerians deported from Hungary in chains.

19th FG drops case against Lekwot and 5 others standing trial before the Justice Okadigbo Civil Disturbances Tribunal in Kaduna.

20th Negotiation between Federal government and University lecturers be­gins.

21st SDP and NRC aspirants free to contest for fresh primaries.

– Legislators in Benue House of Assembly exchange blows.

24th Presidential primaries rescheduled for September 12, 19 and 26: Run­off, if any, to hold in October.

– NEC, SDP and NRC leaders hold meeting with Vice President Augustus Aikhomu and resolve to use accreditation slips for presidential prima­ries instead of revised membership list.

25th Chief Press Secretary to the President, Chief Duro Onabule says the Federal Government will not create new states before handing over.

27th IBB marks his seventh year in office.

28th Tribunal on Zongo-Kataf disturbances adjourns.

–  President Babangida receives elders from Akwa Ibom State

30th FG threatens to disqualify aspirants of both parties, if the re-scheduled primaries fail again.

31st Enwerem advises Nigeria Labour Congress to steer clear of politics.