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2022 in Nigeria


2022 in Nigeria


Events in the year 2022 in Nigeria.

Incumbents

Federal government

  • President: Muhammadu Buhari (APC)
  • Vice President: Yemi Osinbajo (APC)
  • Senate President: Ahmed Lawan (APC)
  • House Speaker: Femi Gbajabiamila (APC)
  • Chief Justice: Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad (Until 27 June); Olukayode Ariwoola (Starting 27 June)

Governors

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Events

Ongoing – 2022 Nigeria floods, Boko Haram insurgency, COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, Herder-farmer conflicts in Nigeria, Insurgency in Southeastern Nigeria, Nigerian bandit conflict

January

  • 4–6 January – 2022 Zamfara massacres
  • 14–15 January – Dankade massacre

February

  • 5 February – 2022 Kebbi State local elections
  • 10 February
    • Bandits raid the village of Rogoji, Bakura, Zamfara State, killing five people and causing a mass exodus from the town. The bandits were requested to do so by a woman whose son was killed by vigilantes.
    • Armed robbers raid a bullion van in Ibadan, Oyo State, killing six people, including two policemen.
  • 12 February – 2022 Federal Capital Territory local elections
  • 23 February – 2022 Enugu State local elections

March

  • 8 March – March 2022 Kebbi massacres
  • 12 March – 2022 Imo State local elections
  • 28 March – Abuja–Kaduna train attack

April

  • 9 April – 2022 Adamawa State local elections
  • 10 April – 2022 Plateau State massacres
  • 11 April – 2022 Katsina State local elections
  • 19 April – 2022 Edo State local elections
  • 22 April – 2022 Imo-Rivers explosion

May

  • 7 May – 2022 Benue State local elections
  • 12 May – Lynching of Deborah Yakubu
  • 28 May – 2022 Port Harcourt stampede

June

  • 5 June – Owo church attack

July

  • 16 July
    • 2022 Ekiti State gubernatorial election
    • 2022 Osun State gubernatorial election

August

  • 7 August – The world-record holder in the women's 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan broke a 16-year record in that event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • 31 August – One person is killed and six others are injured after a building collapse in Kano, Kano State.

September

  • 5 September – Six people are killed after a building collapses in Lagos.
  • 12 September – Five people are killed during an attack on a senator's convoy in Anambra.
  • 21 September – Fulani herdsmen shoot and kill 14 civilians in Logo, Benue State.
  • 24 September – Fifteen people are killed and many others are injured after armed bandits attacked a mosque in Zamfara.

October

  • 5 October – Abuja–Kaduna train attack: The Nigerian military says it has secured the release of the last 23 passengers taken hostage in late March.
  • 8 October – At least 76 people are killed after a boat carrying people fleeing floodwater capsizes in Anambra State.
  • 17 October – The death toll from the ongoing floods across Nigeria, which started in early summer, increases to more than 600.
  • 18 October – Multiple people are killed and 10 others are abducted after gunmen storm a hospital in Niger State.

November

  • 8 November – Four people are killed and twelve others are injured by a bombing in Anambra State.
  • 11 November – Twelve people are killed when a tank truck explodes in Ofu, Kogi State.

December

  • 7 December – The Central Bank of Nigeria says it will limit individual cash withdrawals to 100,000 Nigerian naira (225 USD) per week to reduce counterfeiting and to discourage ransom payments to kidnappers.
  • 20 December – Nigerian bandit conflict: At least 38 people are killed and several houses are torched during two attacks at two villages in Kagoro, Kaduna State.
  • 29 December – Fourteen people are killed and 24 more injured after a drunk driver ploughed into crowds at the annual carnival parade in Calabar.

Culture

January

  • 1 January – Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke released on Netflix

May

  • 8 May – 8th Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards

Deaths

  • 1 January –
    • Paul Adegboyega Olawoore, Roman Catholic prelate, coadjutor bishop (2018–2019) and bishop (since 2019) of Ilorin.
    • Anthony Obi, 69, politician, military administrator of Osun State (1996–1998).
  • 2 January – Saliu Adetunji, 93, traditional ruler, Olubadan of Ibadan (since 2016).
  • 3 January – Bashir Tofa, 74, Nigerian politician, MP (1977–1979)
  • 11 January – Ernest Shonekan, 9th Head of State.
  • 29 January – Ibrahim Naʼiddah, 68, Nigerian politician, MLA from Zamfara State.
  • 8 February – Abdulkadir Abubakar Rano, a major figure of the Nigeria Police Force.
  • 8 April – Osinachi Nwachukwu, 42, gospel singer (cause undisclosed)
  • 14 April – Orlando Julius, 79, Afrobeat saxophonist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter
  • 22 April – Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III.
  • 11 June – Amb Osayomore Joseph, 69, highlife pioneer
  • 25 November – Sammie Okposo, 51, Nigerian gospel singer
  • 15 December – Ademola Rasaq Seriki, 63, Nigerian politician, MP (1998–1999).
  • 17 December – Sunday Tuoyo, 84, Nigerian military officer and politician, governor of Ondo State (1978–1979).

See also

References


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