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Tony Momoh: Renaming national stadium after MKO Abiola befitting

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the National Stadium, Abuja, after the late MKO Abiola saying it is a befitting monument given Abiola’s achievement as the pillar of sports in Nigeria.
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President Buhari: I declared June 12 democracy day to correct injustice meted-out on Nigeria

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.

June 12: Ex-President Jonathan reduced MKO Abiola to ethnic champion – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.

June 12: Femi Falana urged federal government to remember other ‘heroes’

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, has asked the federal government to recognise other Nigerians who played a part in the struggle for the annulled June 12, 1993, election.

Bolaji Akinyemi: Poverty shows June 12 hasn’t been achieved

A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, has said the June 12 mandate is not dead because the poverty eradication vision of the late Chief Moshood Abiola has not been actualised.

Kano Emirate: Group urges government to respect court orders

Kano Concerned Citizens Initiative (KCCI), an umbrella of some eminent elders in the state has urged the parties in the Kano Emirate crisis to respect the orders of the court.

Supplementary elections: We must not allow Kano to burn – KCCI

Kano concerned citizens initiative (KCCI), on Monday in Kano declared that the group of elders will not fold its arms and allow anyone’s vaulting ambitions to plunged the state into chaos.
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Elections: Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim chides VP Osinbajo over 2023 comment

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust (PT), has chided politicians, who are making spurious promises for the 2023 elections.

Kano government plans to construct centre for Maitama Sule

Kano State Government, yesterday in Kano, unfolded plans for the construction of Yusuf Maitama Sule Center for the Advancement of Democratic Politics and Good Governance.

June 12 as Democracy Day needs to be reconsidered

Following the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to honour my late friend, Alhaji Moshood K. Abiola (may Allah grant him peace) and officially recognise him as the winner of the inconclusive June 12, 1993 presidential election in which I was a candidate, I have been inundated by calls from friends, well-wishers, former political associates and journalists.

Abacha versus strange democrats

Many who lost out in the politics of the 1990s would want Nigerians to believe that Gen. Sani Abacha was the greatest evil to have befallen the country. They are wrong. It took an Abacha to expose the average Nigerian politician as a fraud, a gangster, a selfish moron, and worse.

The meaning of June 12

For the record, I did not vote on June 12, 1993. Not that I did not want to vote, but the situation conspired with the circumstances to disenfranchise me: I was out of Lagos. If I was in town, though, I would have voted for Chief MKO Abiola, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Bashir Tofa queries declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day

The candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the 1993 presidential election, Bashir Tofa, has broken his silence on the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and the recognition of his rival by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tanko Yakasai urges President Buhari to issue executive order to validates June 12 election...

Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to issue executive order to validates the results of June 12, 1993 elections.

June 12: CACOL applauds President Buhari, prefers ‘Abiola Day’

Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to finally recognise the significance of June 12 and post-humously honouring Moshood Abiola with the title of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).

Ex-INEC chair Attahiru Jega named head of Maitama Sule Centre

The Kano State Government has appointed a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, to head the committee mandated to nurture the Maitama Sule Centre for Politics and Democratic Governance.

General Babangida: I deserve “some accolade” for conducting the freest, fairest election in Nigeria’s...

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida says Nigerians have failed to give him credit for conducting the June 12, 1993 presidential election which is widely considered as the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s history.

Bashir Tofa: Honesty key to President Buhari’s change agenda

Elder statesman and presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention, NRC, in the Third Republic, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has stated that the success of the ongoing anti corruption crusade is dependent on honesty and patriotism on the part of political office holders and clerics.

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