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President Buhari renames Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR).

June 12: Lots of what MKO Abiola stood for yet to manifest in polity...

The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) on Wednesday in Lagos described President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration and celebration of June 12 as “Democracy Day” as a new dawn of hope.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

June 12 Democracy Day excites Asiwaju Tinubu

Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, National Leader of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is excited over plans to celebrate June 12 as democracy day.

Lola Abiola-Edewor: I prayed MKO wouldn’t rest because he was cheated

Mrs. Lola Abiola-Edewor, one of the children of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, on Saturday, appreciated those at the forefront of the struggle for her father’s recognition by the Federal Government.

ERM: Ex-President Obasanjo, others betrayed Nigerians by refusing to honour MKO Abiola

A group under the auspices of Ekiti Recovery Movement (ERM), has described the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Kashimaawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), as the pillar of Nigeria democracy.

June 12: President Buhari only selected Muslims for honours – Christian elders

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) yesterday accused the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari of selecting only Muslims for the National Merit Awards as June 12 heros.

MKO Abiola’s daughter denies attacking Obasanjo, others

Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of late Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12 1993 presidential election, has dissociated herself from an article being circulated online in which disparaging remarks were made against certain individuals.

June 12 recognition: Abiola’s canonization as Buhari’s tsunami

President Muhammadu Buhari is not a run-of-the mill politician steeped and mired in the wired acrobatics of political gerrymandering. He is certainly not a politician of the Nigerian pigmentation. His exceptional politics is rooted in the military discipline that he has brought to bear in the articulation of his peculiar dispositions.

Olisa Agbakoba: Babagana Kingibe unfit for national honour

Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, the running mate of late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola for the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, has been described as unfit for the national honour accorded him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kola Abiola: All they do at National Assembly is talk

Kola Abiola, the eldest son of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola, has called out lawmakers at the National Assembly.

Ben Nwabueze faults President Buhari’s June 12 declaration

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ben Nwabueze, has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The real way to honour MKO Abiola

And Abiola, an unlikely sacrificial lamb for the cause of the people, deserved much more than Nigeria can ever offer him. After all, he lost his life in yet unexplained circumstances and what honour, repatriation or words of men can replace such an exemplary and rare gift to humanity?

June 12: President Buhari did the unthinkable – Gani Adams

President Muhammadu Buhari did the unthinkable by honouring the martyr of democracy, the late MKO Abiola, with the most prestigious national honour (GCFR), the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land, Gani Adams, has said.

June 12: Umar Ardo approaches court, seeks nullification of awards

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Adamawa State, Dr. Umar Ardo, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for conferring national honours on Late Chief MKO Abiola, Amb. Babagana Kingibe and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

2019: President Buhari will win South-South – APC chief

The National Vice Chairman, South-South, All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Hilliard Eta, has expressed optimism that the region will massively vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 presidential election.

June 12: President Buhari has brought healing, reconciliation to Nigeria – Hafsat Abiola

Mrs Hafsat Abiola-Costello, the daughter Late Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12 1993 presidential election, said President Muhammadu Buhari has brought reconciliation and healing to Nigeria by recognising her father.

June 12: Nasarawa SDP commends President Buhari

The Nasarawa State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as the new Democracy Day in the country.

President Buhari confers national honours on Iyorchia Ayu, others

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja approved the conferment of National Honours on three distinguished Nigerians who contributed immensely to the enthronement of democratic governance in the country.

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Ogun may establish two additional universities

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Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.