Chief Moshood Abiola
Religious leaders plan interfaith confab to deepen democracy
They foresaw the annulment of 1993 Presidential election, in which Chief Moshood Abiola, was on the verge of winning. Now they are worried that Nigeria’s democracy...
Expensive elections: the irony of more for less
I thought not many people bothered to notice. But The Guardian newspaper did. And it did not let it pass unchallenged. I am referring to President Muhammadu Buhari’s request last...
The rich and the fearless
One is still reeling from the euphoria of the June 12 celebration, the day proclaimed as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari. June 12, 1993, the presidential election day, was a great day for Nigeria. Though it was in the middle of the rainy season, no rain fell throughout the country. Chief Moshood Abiola, the…
Restructure now if you’re sincere, elders tell Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day is a mere political stunt. To prove it isn’t, the leader must return the country to true federalism.
Alake, Dickson, Ogun APC commend Buhari for honouring Abiola
The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring the late Chief Moshood Abiola as winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and also honoured him by declaring June 12 as Democracy Day. As an Egba man, Abiola was one of high chiefs. Speaking to journalists at his Ake,…
Let the real Atiku stand up
It is good for the republic that many other eminent Nigerians have been joining the chorus for the restructuring since former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar made the call some few weeks ago.
The hollow rituals of June 12
It has been 23 years since June 12, well, happened. Its flame still flickers. It does not burn that bright any more. Time has the uncanny habit of infecting bright light with the blight of darkness.