*June 12: FG yet to fulfil promises, says MKO Abiola family (Punch)*Democracy Day: LCCI seeks more holistic approach to power sector’s challenges (Guardian)

June 12: FG yet to fulfil promises, says MKO Abiola family (Punch) Family of the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential election, late Chief MKO Abiola, on Saturday decried that the Federal Government has not fulfilled promises made to…

Oluwa hails Tinubu, congratulates Nigerians on Democracy Day

As the nation marks the celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day, the Baale Oluwa Kingdom, Ibeju-Lekki Area of Lagos State, Alh. Chief Baale Adewale Rosullulahi Oluwa, has said that the contribution of APC National leader in the struggle to…

A Democracy Day Primer – Wole Soyinka

Long Read This year’s recall of an uplifting day in the year 1993 comes up against a background of its most shameful disavowal: the 2019 elections – still under judicial contestation – an event that would be more accurately described…

There was a man called MKO Abiola-Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It’s cool by most Nigerians that June 12 has been given its due as Democracy Day. The current politicians in Nigeria should copy the common touch of Bashorun MKO Abiola, the dogged man who won the June 12, 1993 presidential…

Election 2019: How Far Can Buhari Ride On The Ghost Of MKO Abiola ? – Magnus Onyibe.

Like him or loathe him, any poll conducted now, in the South west in particular and Nigeria as a whole, to determine the popularity of President Muhamadu Buhari in  would reveal an uptick from the level it was before the announcement of…

June 12: 25 years of Darkness & Military retaliation: Nigerians open your eyes – Dupe Onitiri-Abiola ( Chief Mrs)

First, I will like to give all Glory to THE MOST HIGH GOD ALMIGHTY. In all things, at all times, HE is forever to be Praised. Twenty-five years of JUNE 12, is like staying in deep darkness with continuous severe…

June 12 not Democracy Day yet, clarifies AGF (Guardian)

The declaration of June 12 as a public holiday was a mere statement of desire by President Muhammadu Buhari, said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami. He made the clarification, yesterday, after the Federal…

* Celebrating ‘restless’ Lagos (Tribune) * June 12 Crisis: Some weren’t happy i didn’t allow Lagos to Burn – Ojikutu (Independent)

THISISLAGOS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE JUNE 14, 2018   Celebrating ‘restless’ Lagos (Tribune) Prescient Nigerian observers who are watching what’s going on in Lagos State would rightly agree that hard work in the right direction delivers enduring fruits. Hard work doesn’t…

June 12: The letter MKO Abiola would have written to Buhari (Vanguard)

Following announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari that the Democracy Day holiday that usually holds every May 29, in commemoration of the Day that effectively marked the end of military rule in Nigeria leading to successful handover to civilian authorities, has…

June 12, the mandate – Wole Soyinka

(As prepared for the formal recognition of June 12, 1993, and conferment of national honours on stalwarts of that struggle.)   The annulment of the presidential elections of June 12, 1993 was a negative watershed in Nigerian history. It opened…

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