2006 in Nigeria

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2006
in
Nigeria

Decades:
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This article is about the particular significance of the year 2006 to Nigeria and its people. See also Timeline of Nigerian history

Incumbents[edit]

Federal government[edit]

Governors[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 25 - Nigerian militants attack the industrial facility of a subsidiary of the Italian oil giant, Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Port Harcourt killing eight policemen and a civilian worker.

February[edit]

  • February 9 - A large-scale slaughter is planned at a Nigerian farm where thousands of chickens have died from bird flu.
  • February 18 - Sixteen people are killed in northern Nigeria as demonstrators protest the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons by storming and burning Christian churches and businesses.

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 9 - Nigerian President Obasanjo and the Republic of the Congo president Denis Sassou-Nguesso host talks in Abuja between the rival groups in Darfur hoping to accelerate the peace process. Sudanese attendees include Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, Minni Arcua Minnawi head of the most powerful faction of the divided Sudan Liberation Army, and Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the smaller Justice and Equality Movement.

May[edit]

  • May 12 - A pipeline explosion on the outskirts of Lagos kills about 100 people. Vandals were tapping into the pipeline to steal oil when the blast erupted.
  • May 16 - The National Assembly of Nigeria votes against a constitutional amendment to remove term limits; President Obasanjo is prevented from contesting a third term in office.

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 8 - The Nigerian government announces it will lay off one in five civil servants, amounting to over 33,000 jobs.

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 30 - The collapse of a dam wall kills forty people in Gusau, Zamfara state.