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June 19, 2018

June 12: Buhari apologizes to Abiola family

  President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, openly apologized to the late Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the June12, 1993 presidential election, for the injustice done to him by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida led military junta. This is even as he assured that “Nigerians will no longer tolerate such perversion of Justice again. The election of June12, 1993 poll said to be the freest and fairest election in the nation’s history was annulled by the military president, Gen. Babangida. President Buhari tendered the apology at the investiture of Chief Abiola as Grand Commandeer of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR)…

June 12 Blame Game

Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy Day

  June 12 has become a mantra to Nigerians. In fact, beside our October 1st Independence Day, no other date has gained greater fame and popularity or even notoriety among Nigerians as June 12. Twenty-three years after the event leading to the date occurred, Nigerians still talk about June 12 with such emotion and that goes to show how important and significant the date is to our people, despite the demise of the principal figure of that day, Chief M.K.O Abiola. Nigerians make so much fuss about June 12 because it is the day the unimaginable and unforgettable happened –…

Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy Day

Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy Day

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed that the nation’s Democracy Day will, henceforth, hold on June 12 of every year as against the current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29. Buhari also resolved to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, with the highest national honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic. The President disclosed these in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists. He said he reached the decisions after due consultations. Apart from Abiola, Buhari said he would also honour his running mate, Alhaji…

June 12: How Al-Mustapha blocked Pope from convincing Abacha to free Abiola – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Monday June 12, revealed how chief security officer to Sani Abacha, Hamza Mustapha, blocked late Pope John Paul II, from convincing the late military head of state from releasing MKO Abiola.   He also called Al-Mustapha a “pathological liar” for claiming that he had tapes of how the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, was murdered.   Falana, who was at the June 12 anniversary organised by the Ondo State Government in Akure, said the former CSO was trying to act as if he was nice to Abiola even when he…