Nigeria -- and the beginning of a return to civilian rule. In Lagos on Friday?
Nigeria -- and the beginning of a return to civilian rule. In Lagos on Friday (27 August) the government launched the campaign for the first civilian elections in eleven years.
SYNOPSIS: Civilian will go to the polls in November and December this year to elect local government councils, newly created to administer the 19 states in the national federation. The government says local elections are a key element in its programme for a return to total civilian rule by 1979. The army has been in power for more than ten years. On Friday, the campaign for local elections in Lagos State was launched by the State Governor, Commodore Adekunle Lawal.