Remembering June 12, 1993 Presidential Election
When the British Union Jack gave way for the hoisting of Nigeria’s national flag, which symbolized the end of colonial rule in Nigeria, millions of Nigerians poured into the streets and erupted into shouts of joy.
The legend called M.K.O
Today marks the beginning of the celebration of Democracy Day on June 12. After about 25 years of ceaseless clamouring for the federal government to declare June 12 a national public holiday in honour of M.K.O Abiola...
Politics, religion and theatrics of June 12
June 12, 1993 was the day eligible Nigerians trooped out in their numbers to choose between the late M.K.O. Abiola of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Alhaji Bashir Tofa...
M.K.O Abiola, June 12 and Buhari’s gesture
For the couple of weeks that I was away from this page, a lot happened which may have tremendous potential for the fortune of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition.
Abiola in full glory as Lagos unveils 37-feet statue
The hero of June 12, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (M.K.O.) Abiola ‘resurrected’ yesterday in Lagos State and was clothed with well-deserved accolades. Dressed in colourful attires portraying freedom and triumph, Lagosians from all works of life gathered at the MKO Abiola Garden..
Abiola deserves apology, not humour
When I first heard about President Muhammadu Buhari’s surprise posthumous honour to Chief M. K. O. Abiola, the widely acknowledged winner of the 1993 presidential election, my instinctive thought was, “My God! How could he nerve his conscience to do that – he was a principal confidant of the Maximum Ruler who denied MKO his well deserved mandate...
Let’s keep Nigeria together for Mandela!
This article seeks to appeal to the elders in the land that they should wake up from their deep slumber because Nigeria that Nelson Mandela identified as the only source of pride...
Controversy trails Lagos success story campaign
But it took a disappointed Lagosian, Deji Ayowole, who ‘photoshopped’ the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh’s photo into a Lagos at 50 banner, for the public opprobrium to be given a vent.
Is Giwa’s ghost now old?
Today is the 30th anniversary of Dele Giwa’s assassination. For us who were with him at Newswatch magazine, it was the day the world changed. Giwa was the pioneer Editor-in-Chief ...