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    Dele Momodu: Nigeria died the day we killed June 12

Dele Momodu: Nigeria died the day we killed June 12

Dele Momodu, journalist and publisher of Ovation Magazine, says Nigeria is currently in a bad state because June 12 was “killed”.Momodu made the remark at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos during the public presentation and launch of his three books - Pendulum Volume I and II and Fighting Lions.The book launch according to him, was organised [...]

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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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    VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

The Lagos state government on Tuesday unveiled a new statue of the late MKO Abiola.Abiola was the presumed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.The statue was unveiled by Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, and some embers of the Abiola family.https://twitter.com/followlasg/status/1006498871047020544 [...]

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    What you don’t know about June 12

What you don’t know about June 12

Many years ago, I was taken to the “Hall of Fame” on the inside of the Aso Villa and even if you are not serious as a citizen, when you enter the place, without being told nothing, you would wake up into living a life of meaning and purpose. When I was taken home on same day, I became more [...]

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    Soyinka to Buhari: You can’t honour Abiola and admire Abacha

Soyinka to Buhari: You can’t honour Abiola and admire Abacha

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his recent show of “admiration” for Sani Abacha, ex-military head of state.He said Buhari cannot honour MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, while also “praising” Abacha, his (Abiola's) “tormentor”.Abacha jailed Abiola in 1994 after he declared himself president, following the annulment of the 1993 [...]

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    Hafsat Abiola: My father practised inauguration speech in front of a mirror

Hafsat Abiola: My father practised inauguration speech in front of a mirror

Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of late MKO Abiola, has revealed that her father practised his inauguration speech in front of a mirror in case if he was declared president.Abiola was the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election but the result was annulled by the military government of Ibrahim Babangida.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred on him the Grand [...]

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    Buhari apologises for the annulment of June 12

Buhari apologises for the annulment of June 12

President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.He also said the honour given to late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the election, is not meant to “open old wounds”.At an event on Tuesday, Buhari conferred Abiola with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), in honour of the late democrat.He also [...]

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    Fawehinmi’s wife: My husband will turn inside his grave for June 12 honour

Fawehinmi’s wife: My husband will turn inside his grave for June 12 honour

Ganiyat, wife of Gani Fawehinmi, late human rights activist and senior lawyer, says her husband would be happy to receive the Grand Commander Order of the Nigeria (GCON) honour if he was still alive.President Muhammadu Buhari conferred Fawehinmi with the honour — on Tuesday in Abuja — alongside Baba Gana Kingibe, MKO Abiola's running mate in the June 12 presidential [...]

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    Frank Kokori: Buhari the least expected president to honour Abiola

Frank Kokori: Buhari the least expected president to honour Abiola

Frank Kokori, leader of June 12  movement, says President Muhammadu Buhari is the “least” person expected to honour MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.He said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the investiture of Abiola with the honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).Buhari will also be confering Baba Gana Kingibe, Abiola's running mate; and [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Those who lost out under Buhari are trying to blackmail him

Garba Shehu: Those who lost out under Buhari are trying to blackmail him

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says those who lost out under President Muhammadu Buhari are trying to blackmail him.Shehu said this in a piece he wrote on Sunday.He said the conferment of GCFR on MKO Abiola, presumed winner of June 12 election, brought the anger of many upon Buhari.On Wednesday, Buhari announced his decision to confer on Abiola, the highest honour [...]

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    Dele Momodu to launch three books

Dele Momodu to launch three books

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, will on July 10 launch three separate books to commemorate the 20th anniversary of MKO Abiola’s death and to also mark the 25th  anniversary of the annulled June 12, 1993 election.The launch will place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos.The three books are titled "PENDULUM: The Writings of Dele Momodu Vol I, PENDULUM: [...]

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    Buhari invites Soyinka, Falana, SDP chieftains to Abiola’s GCFR investiture

Buhari invites Soyinka, Falana, SDP chieftains to Abiola’s GCFR investiture

The presidency has released the list of dignitaries expected at the post-humous investiture of MKO Abiola as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).Abiola was the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election but the military government of Ibrahim Babangida annulled the results of the election annulled before they were announced officially.Earlier in the week President Muhammadu Buhari announced [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: What Bakare said about Abiola and GCFR in 2016

TRENDING VIDEO: What Bakare said about Abiola and GCFR in 2016

During a service at the Latter Rain Assembly in September 2016, Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the church, urged the federal government to honour MKO Abiola.The fiery preacher said the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election used his life as a sacrifice for the country's democracy."To God, government is a continuum. What one government does will affect subsequent governments. [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is Abiola’s GCFR illegal?

FACT CHECK: Is Abiola’s GCFR illegal?

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday announced the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the highest honour in the land, on Moshood Kashimawo (MKO) Abiola.The president also declared June 12 as Democracy Day. Abiola was the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, reported as the freest and fairest in Nigeria's history.What are national honours?According to the October 1963 [...]

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