Sani seeks national honour for Yar’Adua, Saro Wiwa, Ubani, others
The Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has said that the declaration June 12 as new Democracy Day and posthumous honour for the late Chief Moshood Abiola can only be acceptable if other pro-democracy activists who died for the struggle are regarded as national heroes.
Weekly political notes
June 12 Annulment: Buhari Apologises To Abiola Family President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, in Abuja tendered unreserved apology on behalf of the Federal Government to the family of the late Moshood Abiola, over the annulment of June 12, 1993 poll, presumably won by Abiola.The president apologised at the Special National Honours Investiture and award presentation…
Buhari apologises to Abiola’s family over June 12
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday apologised to the family of the late Chief Moshood Abiola over the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.He offered the apology while investing Abiola with the nation’s highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) in Abuja, yesterday.
Agoro warns government against declaring Abiola ex-president
The Chairman, National Action Council (NAC), Dr. Olapade Agoro, yesterday, warned the Federal Government against declaring the late Chief Moshood Abiola, a former president because the “June 12, 1993 election was inconclusive, with the winner not announced”.
Benin chief Lluds Buhari on June 12 declaration
The Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Servitor, yesterday, described President Muhammadu Buhari’s honour for the late Moshood Abiola as the best gift to Nigerians.Speaking in Benin City, Edebiri said it was a good decision that could not have come at a better time, irrespective of whatever meanings some politicians were reading to the action.
Retreating from change: Atiku in suspended animation
Would 2019 be Atiku Abubakar’s own moment to crown a cycle of Presidential trials? That should remain in the realms of conjecture; it was the dominant impression...
Too much of everything
Today almost everybody agrees that there is a need for restructuring. So why are we not having it? Despite the apparent consensus, it is clear that most politicians are only paying lip service to it. If they want it, it would be done.
Activists, Lagos government disagree over Abiola’s, Fawehinmi’s statues
Civil society groups have condemned alleged plans by the Lagos State Government to replace the statues of the late Moshood Abiola and civil rights campaigner, the late Gani Fawehinmi at Ojota.