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June 18, 2018 8:37 AM MKO Abiola: How prison break plan failed

Personal Assistant to the late Bashorun MKO Abiola, Olu Akerele, has revealed how a plan to forcefully bring the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections out of jail failed. According to him, they came up with the plan after it became clear that the late General Sani Abacha, had no plans to free Abiola. But Abiola was reluctant about 16

June 17, 2018 1:58 AM Abiola’s June 12 honour: We won’t thank Buhari –AfenifereThe Sun News

Leaders of the pan-Yoruba social-cultural group, Afenifere, have said that the Yoruba nation would not support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition despite the recent honour bestowed on the late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election. Two prominent leaders of the group, Senator Femi Okunrounmu and Chief 16

June 16, 2018 5:57 PM Oyo LG election: Adhoc staff decry non-payment of entitlement

Ad hoc staffers, who participated in the local government election conducted by Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, last month, have raised an alarm over alleged non-payment of their stipend by the commission. The ad hoc staff, in a Save Our Soul letter to OYSEIC, Oyo state government and the Commissioner of Finance and Budget on Friday 21

June 14, 2018 2:27 PM MKO Abiola: Shehu Sani lists other names Buhari should apologize to

Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central, on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize to the family of late President, Musa Yar’Adua. The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain also urged Buhari to also apologize to the families of late activists, Ken Saro Wiwa, Beko Kuti and Chima Ubani. In a tweet, the lawmaker further admonished 26

June 13, 2018 9:45 AM Fani-Kayode meets Obasanjo, reveals who ex-president is to him

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday had a meeting with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. The former minister revealed this on his Twitter page even as he described the ex-president as a father and leader to him. Fani Kayode tweeted, “It was an honor and a privilege to spend some quality time with President Olusegun Obasanjo 20

June 12, 2018 7:19 PM June 12: Labour Party chieftain reacts to Buhari’s exclusion of Kudirat Abiola from honour’s list

The National Publicity Secretary, Labour Party, Ms Ebere Ifendu has expressed sadness over the exclusion of late Kudirat Abiola from award conferred on late Moshood Abiola, and other June 12 key figures by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ifendu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Ifendu said the declaration 25

June 12, 2018 5:49 PM PHOTONEWS: Osun Govt Commemorates June 12, Holds Public Lecture

The State Government of Osun on Tuesday held a public lecture to mark the 25th Anniversary of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election in Nigeria. The election presumed to have been won by a business mogul, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO) was annuled by the then Military Dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida. The anniversary comes on a day President 21

June 12, 2018 3:09 PM June 12: Agbakoba reveals why Buhari honoured Abiola, carpets Obasanjo, IBB

Co-Chairman of Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM), Olisa Agbakoba has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has won some hearts by declaring June 12 as Democracy Day. The former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), however, said the move was a political strategy ahead of the 2019 election. He said this on Tuesday at the silver jubilee of June 12 organized 26

June 12, 2018 2:29 PM MKO Abiola: Iyorchia Ayu tells Buhari who his real enemies are

Iyorchia Ayu, former Presidents of the Senate, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari should be more tolerant of the opposition. Speaking during the Special National Honours Investiture at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ayu said the President should note that “opposition is not an enemy.” Ayu, a chieftain of the defunct Social Democratic Party, SDP, the platform 23

June 12, 2018 12:57 PM June 12: Why my husband will turn in his grave – Fawehinmi’s wife

Ganiyat, wife of Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights activist and senior lawyer, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the conferment of Grand Commander Order of Nigeria (GCON) honour on her departed husband. Buhari, on Tuesday, formally honoured Fawehinmi with the second highest national title at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, alongside 19