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The Other Side Of June 12

The Other Side Of June 12

The celebrations are over. But the conversations on what the day truly represents continue. June 12 is now legally Nigeria’s Democracy Day. President Muhammadu Buhari, having cashed in on the “crass opportunism”, as Prince Kassim Afegbua, one of the PDP campaign spokesmen, noted, is lapping up the accolades for honouring M.K.O. Abiola, the symbol of

President Muhammadu Buhari Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech At The First June 12 National Democracy Day

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened. 2. Twenty years ago, a democratically elected government took over from the military in a historic transfer of political power for our country.

Mohammed Fawehinmi photo

Why We Accept Buhari’s Award – Mohammed Fawehinmi 

How do you react to the announcement of the posthumous award for Chief (Fawehinmi) by President Muhammadu Buhari? We are very very excited! We are very happy. ….. It was what my daddy wanted. Now he is being given an award, which is equivalent of award for Chief Justice of Nigeria and also the Senate

Abiola, June 12 And The Road Not Taken

By Dare Babarinsa Twenty-two years down the road, it is necessary to evaluate and understand the centrality of Chief Moshood Abiola’s sacrifice in bringing us the Fourth Republic. Chief Abiola was the winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election whose victory was voided by the military dictatorship of General Ibrahim Babangida. It was Abiola’s

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