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Yahaya Bello: My returning as Kogi governor is certain

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has said his prospects of returning back as governor of the state for a fresh four year-term was certain.
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday reassured the Nigerian youths of his commitment to continuous support for programmes and policies aimed at advancing the cause of youths when called upon.

Governor Bello: I’ll get second term easily

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday declared that he is losing no sleep over winning his reelection in November.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

BMO: Former President Obasanjo, Atiku Abubakar are villians of June 12

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said on Friday that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his former boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo deserve to be listed among the villains of June 12 and placed in a hall of shame for their act of perfidy against Moshood Abiola and other unsung heroes of the struggle for democratic rule.
Femi Fani--Kayode

June 12: Fani Fani-Kayode berates Babagana Kingibe for attacking former President Obasanjo

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has exonerated former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and berated a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, for alleging that Obasanjo knew about the annulment.
Omolola Abiola Edewor

June 12: President Buhari has signed democratic contract – Omolola Abiola

The eldest daughter of the winner of the June 12, 1993 election, late MKO Abiola, Omolola Abiola–Edewor, says President Muhammadu Buhari has signed new democratic contract with Nigerians by honouring his late father’s memory.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Senator Bode Ola wants release of June 12 election results

Sen. Bode Ola, a lawmaker in the 6th Assembly and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, has urged President Muhammad Buhari to order the immediate release of the June 12,1993 election results annulled by the military government.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Babagana Kingibe: Ex-President Obasanjo one of the architects of June 12 annulment

MKO Abiola’s running mate, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, has sensationally revealed that former president Olusegun Obasanjo, was a party to the annulment of June 12 election, Nigeria’s freest and fairest election.

June 12: Federal government renames Abuja Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential elections.

Olu Akerele: Naming national stadium after MKO Abiola shows President Buhari has good heart

A former aide of Chief MKO Abiola, Lisa Olu Akerele, has said that naming National stadium after the late winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari has good heart.

Don: Honouring MKO Abiola one of President Buhari’s boldest decisions

Prof. Akinyele Aluko of the Global Knowledge Group has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s renaming of Aura stadium after the late MKO Abiola as one of the President’s boldest moves thus far.

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Customs: Criminals smuggling rice into Nigeria with caskets, gas cylinders

The Nigeria Customs Service says ingenuity deployed by criminals or smugglers has made it possible for contraband items to come into the country.
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EU: Coronavirus spread concerning but no cause for alarm

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Europe is concerning but no reason for alarm, the European Union said on Wednesday.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer casts curious eye on Martin Odegaard

Manchester United fans may soon be spoilt for choice in terms of quality midfielders after reports emerged of potential interest in Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote hail Yobe’s progress in primary healthcare

The achievement made by Yobe State Government in Primary Healthcare delivery particularly in routine immunization and primary healthcare delivery has received commendations from their major partners; Bill Gate, Aliko Dangote and Unicef.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Supreme Court upholds Bayelsa verdict, insists Douye Diri remains governor

On Wednesday, 26 February, the Supreme Court upheld its decision on Bayelsa election which removed David Lyon as Governor-elect and reconfirmed Douye Diri as winner.