July 16 – July 20 In History

July 16, 1983:

Abimbola Davies, the ABN member who filed the ABN suits of June 10, declared in a press conference that government secretly organized the Abuja law suits in order to derail the transition. He apologized for his involvement


July 17, 1955:

The original site of Zaria, at the foot of Kufena Hill was declared Ancient Monument with the area of farmland within 300 feet of the roof of the hills.

July 17, 1967:

Federal Government announced the killing of Major Chukwuemeka Nzeogwu by the Federal troops while he was fighting for the secessionists

Major Chukwuemeka Nzeogwu Killed

July 17, 1992:

Citing the 1989 constitution, Vice President Aikhomu announced that the National Assembly would not be sworn in or convened until after the inauguration of a civilian president. Opponents countered that the constitution makes the Assembly the supreme legislative body of the nation, higher in authority than the AFRC


July 19,1990:

Alhaji Sidi Ali Sirajo removed from the office of Managing Director of New Nigerian Newspapers


July 19, 1993:

Government issued a decree banning all courts from hearing cases related to the June 12, 1993 election. Other decree gave retroactive backing to the annulment of the election and called for new voting but gave no date for transferring power


July 20, 1998:

In a major television address, Maj. Gen. Abubakar promised that free elections will be held in early 1999 and a civilian sworn in as president of Nigeria on May 29.

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