Tag: MKO Abiola

June 12: MKO Abiola’s family ask Government to fulfill Its promises

The family of late MKO Abiola, has lamented that the Nigerian government is yet to fulfill its promises to the family since the declaration of June 12 as the nation’s democracy day. The Secretary of the family, Rahaman Abiola disclosed this in an interview with journalists when a delegation of[Read More…]

MKO Abiola’s Family Demands Presidential Entitlements, Want Him Declared June 12 Election Winner

The family of the late Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has called on the Federal Government to declare him the winner and pay presidential entitlements to his family. The request was made on Sunday by the head of the family, Alhaji Muritala[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Remembering MKO And June 12

This day, June 12 will always be remembered by those who have defied the culture of silence and conspiracy against a significant moment in Nigerian history, to remind us of how today, 23 years ago, the battle against the exit of the military from power was fought at the ballot[Read More…]

Dele Momodu: Like Abiola’s Hope ’93, We Must Keep Hope Alive

Fellow Nigerians, please permit me to refresh our memories a little. The story I’m about to tell started some 21 odd years ago. A few of us were seated at the home of Nduka Obaigbena, Publisher of ThisDay, somewhere in Ikoyi, Lagos, working and planning what would later explode on[Read More…]

Opinion: June 12; Sacrifices, Unity & Politics Of Division

by M.B.O Owolowo “Indeed, Abiola contributed to the development of this country. He sacrificed everything for the development of this country,”  – Olusegun Obasanjo, May 2014 Better late than never some would say, how honourable it would have been if Obasanjo had made this statement whilst he was President and honoured M.K.O Abiola accordingly.[Read More…]

Lagos State Government Declares June 12 Public Holiday

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has approved Thursday, 12 June, 2014 as public holiday in Lagos, to commemorate the June 12, 1993 annulled presidential election won by the late Moshood Abiola. The approval was contained in a circular issued Wednesday by the Head of Service, Mrs. Oluseyi Williams. According to[Read More…]