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    Garba Shehu: Obasanjo owes Nigerians explanation over his absence at Buhari’s inauguration

Garba Shehu: Obasanjo owes Nigerians explanation over his absence at Buhari’s inauguration

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo owes Nigerians an explanation over his absence at the inauguration ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman.Obasanjo neither attended the May 29 event where Buhari took oath of office nor the June 12 event when the president hosted African leaders.Both programmes held at Eagle Square, Abuja.While Yakubu Gowon attended the May 29 event, all [...]

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    Kingibe: I chose Abacha over Abiola because of national interest

Kingibe: I chose Abacha over Abiola because of national interest

Babagana Kingibe, running mate of MKO Abiola in the 1993 presidential election, says he decided to work under the military government of Sani Abacha because of "national interest".Kingibe, who served then as minister of foreign affairs, had been described as a traitor.He was accused of abandoning the struggle after the election was annulled by Ibrahim Babangida, former military head [...]

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    Buhari goofs on reelection date, GDP growth projection

Buhari goofs on reelection date, GDP growth projection

President Muhammadu Buhari gave a wrong date on when he was reelected into office while speaking to millions of Nigerians in Abuja on Wednesday.In his Democracy Day speech, Buhari also gave wrong figures on Nigeria’s GDP growth projection for 2019.In the speech, a copy of which was obtained from Femi Adesina, his spokesman, the president said he was reelected [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night hosted African leaders and diplomats to Democracy Day dinner.The dinner, which was held a the state house, Abuja, had in attendance President Hage Geingob of Namibia; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Macky Sall  of Senegal; and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic.Below are pictures from the dinner:[...]

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    Buhari: We’ll crack down on instigators of violence

Buhari: We’ll crack down on instigators of violence

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not tolerate those who incite violence and social unrest in the country.Buhari spoke during the June 12 Democracy Day celebration at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Wednesday.The president alleged that most instances of inter-communal and inter-religious strife are being sponsored or incited by ethnic, political or religious leaders for their selfish interest."Most of the [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians are hungry… it’s not enough to declare June 12 Democracy Day

Atiku: Nigerians are hungry… it’s not enough to declare June 12 Democracy Day

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is not enough to declare June 12 as Democracy Day as many Nigerians are hungry.President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, the bill to make June 12 Democracy Day, in honour of MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.But Atiku said June 12 demands something bigger than [...]

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    Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he will not participate in this year’s June 12 celebrations. In honour of MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, a bill to make June 12 replace May 29 as Democracy Day. In an essay made available to TheCable on Tuesday, Soyinka condemned the conduct of the [...]

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    CDD organises symposium on Nigeria’s democracy at 20

CDD organises symposium on Nigeria’s democracy at 20

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has put together a symposium to mark 20 years of democratic rule in Nigeria.The symposium, which will be chaired by Adebayo Olukoshi, director for Africa and West Asia, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) will hold at Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja, on June 11.According to a statement, Mahmud Jega, [...]

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    Agbakoba: It’s illegal to declare June 12 as Democracy Day

Agbakoba: It’s illegal to declare June 12 as Democracy Day

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to declare June 12 as Democracy Day.In an interview with NAN on Monday, the former president of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) said the declaration is illegal.Buhari took the decision in honour of late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.The federal  [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is May 29 holiday backed by law — as claimed by Nwabueze?

FACT CHECK: Is May 29 holiday backed by law — as claimed by Nwabueze?

Since President Muhammadu Buhari announced June 12 as a public holiday  and new date for celebration of Nigeria's Democracy Day, arguments on the legality of the action have continued to arise.Buhari had said the date will, in future years, replace May 29 — the usual date for the celebration — in remembrance of the annulled June 12th, 1993 presidential election.One [...]

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    Buhari has shown that fairness, integrity still alive, says Hafsat Abiola-Costello

Buhari has shown that fairness, integrity still alive, says Hafsat Abiola-Costello

Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of MKO Abiola, says the declaration of June 12 as Nigeria's Democracy Day proves that integrity, fairness and honour are still alive.The federal government made the declaration on Wednesday and also awarded Abiola with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) honour.Reacting, Abiola-Costello said there are "no words that can capture the depth of my gratitude [...]

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    ‘The best thing Buhari has done’, ‘scam for south-west votes’  — reactions to June 12 Democracy Day declaration

‘The best thing Buhari has done’, ‘scam for south-west votes’ — reactions to June 12 Democracy Day declaration

The declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day was received with mixed-feelings.The government announced the new date on Wednesday evening, saying it is to honour late MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.While some commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the development, others believe there is an underlying motive.Here are what people are saying on Twitter and [...]

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    Buhari celebrating his last Democracy Day as president, says Secondus

Buhari celebrating his last Democracy Day as president, says Secondus

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is celebrating his last Democracy Day as the country's leader. In his Democracy Day message to Nigerians on Tuesday, Secondus said the country "cannot afford him (Buhari) further if our democracy and nation are to survive".The message signed by Ike Abonyi, his spokesman, described Buhari as a "non-democrat" [...]

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    JOHESU strike, Leah Sharibu, Amnesty report — issues Buhari didn’t address in Democracy Day speech

JOHESU strike, Leah Sharibu, Amnesty report — issues Buhari didn’t address in Democracy Day speech

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians in commemoration of the 2018 Democracy Day.The president talked about his administration’s achievements regarding the economy, fight against corruption and the war to end Boko Haram insurgency.But he made no mention of pertinent issues such as Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram custody, and the ongoing strike of health workers in [...]

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    IN FULL: President Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

IN FULL: President Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

My Dear Nigerians Today marks the 19th year of our nascent democracy and the 3rd anniversary of this administration. I am thankful to Almighty God for bringing us thus far.  This administration came at a time that Nigerians needed Change, the Change we promised and the Change we continue to deliver. We have faced a lot of challenges on this journey and [...]

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    We must strive to make democracy a way of life, Saraki tells Nigerians

We must strive to make democracy a way of life, Saraki tells Nigerians

Bukola Saraki, senate president, has said that Nigerians must embrace democracy as a way of life.In a statement to commemorate the 2017 Democracy Day, Saraki called for concerted effort by all Nigerians to build a strong economy as a means of sustaining the nation’s democracy.Speaking through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his special adviser on media and publicity, Saraki said it was only [...]

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