Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
Democracy Day as epic token short on precepts
Twenty-six years ago today, Nigerians from all walks of life, tribes and tongues were enthralled by the cadence and sense conjured in the song: On the march again! It was not a cliché; it was a call for action to a people prepared. It was a rallying call that built consensus around one man and…
Commendation for declaration on June 12 as Democracy Day…but
Last year President Muhammadu Buhari revisited the June 12, 1993 election and posthumously declared Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola as the winner of the election and went further to honour him with GCFR, also posthumously.
June 12: Still an albatross despite presidential appeasement
It seems like yesterday. The popular jingles still echo in the minds of those who were opportune to be around then. It was the year 1993 and the ecstasy was so thick in the air. Expectation was also high.
June 12: Honour for Abiola not illegal, says Akinyemi
Former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, says the issue of legality of the posthumous honour conferred on the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, is not tenable, hence a red herring.
Reps want MKO Abiola immortalised
The House of Representatives yesterday enjoined the authorities to immortalise the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola who was adjudged to have won the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Afenifere warns against war, Atiku insists on restructuring
As Nigerians today mark the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere has cautioned against actions that that can lead to another civil war in the country.