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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…

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Sports, key to unity, national development — Buhari

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has described sports as crucial to fostering unity and national development of the country. The president said this on Friday in Abuja at the formal unveiling of the renamed Moshood Abiola Stadium and exhibition to mark the 2020 June 12, Democracy Day. The president, represented by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory Read More…