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Kudirat Abiola cenotaph undergoes restoration

Reading Time: 2 minutes Based on an approval given by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Kudirat Abiola Memorial Cenotaph, located along Mobolaji Johnson Way, besides 7-UP Plant in Oregun, Ikeja is to undergo restoration and preservation. To ensure work is properly done, officials of the Museum & Monuments Department of the State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Read More…

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CSOs march to MKO Abiola’s Lagos home on June 12

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NAN. A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Saturday marched to late Chief MKO Abiola’s Lagos home, in commemoration of the 2021 Democracy Day. Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military government. The walk, which involved about 10 CSOs, commenced from Read More…

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The Battles of Ibadan in the June 12 Uprising

Reading Time: 4 minutes The bloody five-year pro-democracy uprising that forced the military back to the barracks after a cumulative 29-year military dictatorship began on Monday July 5, 1993. Hundreds of lives were lost. Some of the bloodiest battles were fought in Ibadan on Tuesday April 14 and Friday May 1, 1998. Ibadan is the traditional capital of the Read More…