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June 12: Former Governor Fayose’s diatribes against ex-President Obasanjo condemnable – group

Nigerian Forum for Good Governance and Leadership has described ”the diatribes” by a former governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo over recognition of June 12 as condemnable.
[FILES] A picture taken on November 8 shows a general view of the refugee camp of Baga Sola in Southern Chad, where more than 10.000 refugees and internal displaced coming from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Camerun found a shelter from Boko Haram’s threat. (Photo by MICHELE CATTANI / AFP)

ISWAP overruns Nigerian army base, kills commander, others

Islamic State’s West Africa Province Thursday claimed to have overrun a Nigerian Army base in Borno State, killing the unit’s commander and nineteen other soldiers.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Former Reps member Kwande hails President Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola

A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. (Dr) Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as “Democracy Day”, while also naming the Abuja National Stadium after Chief MKO Abiola, 26 years after the 12 June 1993 presidential election was annulled.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We want to maintain peace with our neigbhours

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his belief that peaceful relations with Nigeria’s neighbours remained imperative in confronting terrorism and insurgency.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

June 12: CAN wants return to core national values

Chairman, Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Mr. Innocent Solomon, has called for the immediate return of the country to the path of core national values of discipline and patriotism.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We’ll continue to do our best to stabilise West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the West-African sub-region within available resources.

Ex-Governor Fayose: President Buhari honouring MKO Abiola is a shame to Obasanjo

Former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose Thursday said the renaming of Abuja Stadium after Moshood Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari was to put former president Olusegun Obasanjo to shame.

June 12: Former Governor Fayose commends President Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola, slams ex-President...

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday, said that the ego of the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo stopped him from honouring the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola, while he was in office.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari restates Nigeria’s support for Sahrawi Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja restated Nigeria’s support for the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and her quest for self-determination and independence.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

APC senators block motion on Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

Senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have blocked a motion that sought for the Senate to debate the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 12, Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu wants young Nigerians to be educated on significance of June 12

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, has advised that young Nigerians should be educated on the significance of the June 12 anniversary.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Presidents Buhari, Weah meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.
Prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has said that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.

June 12: No true democracy in Nigeria – Osun monarch

Prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has said that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to bring to reality in the state, the vision of the acclaimed winner of the June 12 , 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

June 12: Governor Abiodun urges politicians to make MKO Abiola’s sacrifice count

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on politicians and political office holders to make the supreme price paid by the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in entrenching democracy in Nigeria count.
Seyi Makinde Oyo state Governor

Democracy Day: Governor Makinde grants amnesty to 35 prisoners

As part of activities marking June 12 Democracy Day, Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has granted amnesty to 35 prisoners.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Governor Zulum: We’ve lost greater part of democratic gains to Boko Haram

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has said the activities of Boko Haram insurgents have eroded the dividends of democracy from the people of the state for over a decade.
The Democracy Day in Nigeria was indeed a fruitful day for Nigerian Football as the U15 National Team defeated their Mexican U16 counterparts 3-1 in their opening match of the 2019 International Dream Cup tournament in Miyagi, Japan.

Future Eagles thump Mexico, set for host nation Japan

The Democracy Day in Nigeria was indeed a fruitful day for Nigerian Football as the U15 National Team defeated their Mexican U16 counterparts 3-1 in their opening match of the 2019 International Dream Cup tournament in Miyagi, Japan.
Omolola Abiola Edewor

June 12: MKO Abiola’s daughter urges President Buhari to tackle insecurity

Daughter of the late Chief MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Lola Abiola-Edewor, on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do his best to address security challenges in the country.

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