Friday, August 2, 2019

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    Buhari: Religious tension would have been minimal if Abiola had been president

Buhari: Religious tension would have been minimal if Abiola had been president

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late MKO Abiola as a "bridge builder" who could have prevented the religious and tribal issues besetting the country from happening.When he received elders from Ogun state at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari said had the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election been allowed to rule, Nigeria would [...]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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