July 22 – July 31 In History

July 22, 1955 :

Nigeria Industrial and Domestic Gas (NIDOGAS) Company Limited, a premier downstream LPG brand,  was incorporated as a limited liability company on the to market and distribute Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)


July 22, 1966:

First batch of lawyers wholly trained in Nigeria called to the Bar at Supreme Court, Lagos


July 22, 1993:

The Federal Government accepted the idea of an Interim National Government (ING) as a way-out of the country’s political impasse. Former Vice-President Augustus Aikhomu to work out the modalities of the ING.


July 23, 1987:

In Decree 25, the government banned from office any official of the first and second republic who had been found guilty of abuse of office, as well as broad variety of appointed civilian, military, judicial and police officials who have held office since January 15, 1966.


July 23, 1962:

Three-man Commission of inquiry headed by Mr. Justice G.B.A. Coker appointed to investigate six Government-sponsored Corporations in Western Nigeria began sitting in Lagos.


Sir Kashim Ibrahim succeeded Sir Gawain Bell as Governor of Northern Nigeria.

sir kashim ibrahim

July 23, 2005:

A Lufthansa aircraft crash-landed at Lagos airport and was badly damaged, but no life was lost.


July 24 2009:

Ogbonna Onovo appointed Inspector General of Police becoming the first from the South East to hold that position


July 25, 1975:

Yakubu Gowon was overthrown in a coup led by Murtala Ramat Mohammed, while attending the OAU summit in Uganda

July 26, 2004:

Pan African Airlines’ helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in Eacraros, Delta State, 4 people on board died


July 27, 1990:

42 coup plotters executed by firing squad


July 28, 1990:

48 executed for involvement in April 22 coup attempt.

July 29, 1966:

A group of Northern officers and men stormed the Western Region’s governor’s residence in Ibadan where General Aguiyi Ironsi was staying with his host, Lt. Col Adekunle Fajuyi. Both the head of state and governor are killed.


July 29, 1975:

General Muritala Mohammed became the Head of State

July 31, 1993:

The military government’s National Defence and Security Council (NDSC) announced that an interim government comprising of representative of the NRC, the SDP, and leading military officers would be formed, putting to rest speculations that new presidential elections would soon be held.


July 1995:

Former head of state, Obasanjo was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a secret military tribunal for alleged participation in an attempt (widely believed to have been fictional) to overthrow the government

2003 July:

Nationwide general strike called off after nine days after government agrees to lower recently-increased fuel prices.


July 2005:

Paris Club of rich lenders agreed to write off two-thirds of Nigeria’s $30 billion debt.


July 2006:

Vice President Atiku Abubakar denied taking bribes from a U.S. congressman


July 2009:

Hundreds died in northeastern Nigeria after the Boko Haram Islamist movement launches a campaign of violence in a bid to have Sharia law imposed on the entire country. Security forces storm Boko Haram’s stronghold and kill the movement’s leader.


2009 July:

Government freed the leader of the Niger Delta militant group Mend, Henry Okah, after he accepts an amnesty offer.


July 2011:

President Jonathan says he will ask parliament to amend the constitution so that presidents will serve a single, longer term in office.

Government said it wants to start negotiating with the Boko Haram Islamist group blamed for a series of recent attacks across northern Nigeria.


July 2012:

Nigeria signed a preliminary $4.5bn deal with US-based Vulcan Petroleum to build six oil refineries. Nigeria lacks refinery capacity and has to import most of its fuel needs, despite being a major oil producer.


In July, a federal high court charged Abiola with treason for declaring himself president.

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