Friday, September 20, 2019

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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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    PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named the Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.Although this has been widely commended, the state of the stadium has left sour taste in the mouth.The 60,000 capacity stadium is now turning to a shadow of itself, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually every spot.The stadium, [...]

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    I’ll carry you along, gov tells Kwara residents

I’ll carry you along, gov tells Kwara residents

Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Razaq, governor of Kwara state, says his administration will carry people of the state along and deliver on its campaign promises.He said this at an event commemorating Democracy Day celebration in Ilorin, the state capital, on Friday.The governor said his administration will enhance economic growth by creating conducive working environment for the people."Let me reiterate that my Government will [...]

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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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    Kingibe: Obasanjo knew about June 12 annulment

Kingibe: Obasanjo knew about June 12 annulment

Babagana Kingibe, running mate of MKO Abiola in the June 12, 1993 presidential election, says he has a video recording of the events surrounding the election. Kingibe said this on Wednesday when he featured on a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme.The former ambassador had been criticised as not been part of the struggle after the election was annulled by former military head [...]

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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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    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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    May 29 no longer public holiday as Buhari signs June 12 into law

May 29 no longer public holiday as Buhari signs June 12 into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the bill to make June 12 Democracy Day.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), disclosed this to state house correspondents on Monday.Enang said the new law, now allows public holiday to be declared on June 12 every year, while May 29 will no longer be a public [...]

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    ‘Yoruba Koya’ to hold rallies in eight states over insecurity

‘Yoruba Koya’ to hold rallies in eight states over insecurity

Yoruba Koya Movement, a socio-cultural group, has declared June 12 as national day of protest against killings and kidnappings across Yoruba speaking states, including Kogi and Kwara.In a statement, the organisers said protest tagged: "JUNE 12 O'TO 'GE Rally" is backed by Voice of Reason (VOR), a Yoruba intelligentsia group, and 26 other socio-cultural and self-determination groups.The protest will hold in all [...]

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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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    Senate passes bill to recognise June 12 as Democracy Day

Senate passes bill to recognise June 12 as Democracy Day

The senate has passed a bill seeking to make June 12 Democracy Day.The bill seeking to amend the holiday act was passed at the upper legislative chamber after Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, presented a report to his colleagues on Thursday .The bill, which has only three clauses, was passed after it was put to a voice vote by Ike [...]

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    Kingibe’s wife: MKO Abiola abandoned my husband

Kingibe’s wife: MKO Abiola abandoned my husband

Ireti Kingibe, ex-wife of Baba Gana Kingibe, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says her husband did not betray the late Moshood Abiola.Abiola is the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.In June, President Muhammadu Buhari confered Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on Abiola and [...]

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    Lamido: Military annulled June 12 because Abiola demanded N45bn owed him

Lamido: Military annulled June 12 because Abiola demanded N45bn owed him

Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, says the historical June 12 election was annulled because the military did not want to pay  MKO Abiola's N45bn debt.Speaking in an interview with Punch, Lamido said the military told him that the election was cancelled because if Abiola, presumed winner of the election, became president, he would have taken the money, causing the [...]

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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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    Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement, he personally signed, Nwabueze described the declaration as “unconstitutional, a masterstroke of mischief and insincerity and a deceitful contrivance”.On June 6, Buhari announced the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the highest honour in the [...]

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    Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the announcement of June 12 as Democracy Day,  is a mere declaration of intention until the holiday act is amended.Malami said this while responding to questions from state house correspondents on whether the presidential declaration did not contravene the public holiday act.President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that June 12 had replaced May 29 as [...]

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