Chief Moshood Abiola
Soyinka, others remember Abiola, urge action against insecurity, poverty
Some eminent Nigerians, including Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, have urged the Federal Government to go the extra mile in tackling the myriad...
Abiola and his three strange friends
It is a matter of irony that President Muhammadu Buhari, who was decidedly hostile to Chief Moshood Abiola when he was our military Head of State, is the one to honour my old boss by recognising June 12 as a national holiday. Yesterday, the first time the day was marked by the entire nation, Buhari…
Buhari’s second term inauguration will be low-key, says FG
The Federal Government says President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29 will be low-key and that a number of events slated for the inauguration will be held on June 12. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the announcement when he spoke to State House correspondents on the…
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...
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,…
‘Unitary governance structure constraining Nigeria’
Though Buhari got a lot of support across the South West states during the 2015 elections, the Yoruba leaders appear no longer comfortable with his leadership style barely a year after.
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.