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House of Reps approves June 12 as Democracy Day

House of Reps approves June 12 as Democracy Day

News December 6, 2018 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and abrogated May 29.
Previously, May 29 is always observed as Democracy Day since 1999.
But President Muhammadu Buhari, last year declared that June 12 would now be

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June 12 : Abiola’s family, civil societies, urge Buhari to end poverty

June 12 : Abiola’s family, civil societies, urge Buhari to end poverty

News June 12, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

The family of late MKO Abiola and some Civil Society Organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end poverty in the nation, as that was what Abiola stood for.
They made the call at the MKO Abiola’s family house at Oke-Ido, Gbagura in Abeokuta on Tuesday after a democracy

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Lagos declares June 12 public holiday

Lagos declares June 12 public holiday

News June 9, 2018 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

The Lagos State Government on Saturday declared June 12, 2018 as public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 Presidential elections adjudged to be have been won by the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.
The State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in a statement signed by the

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Abiola’s family writes Buhari over GCFR award, June 12

Abiola’s family writes Buhari over GCFR award, June 12

News June 8, 2018 at 3:29 am 0 comments

The Abiola family has written to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for awarding the nation’s highest honour to their patriarch, MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 June 12 presidential election.
Mr Buhari announced the award on Wednesday and also declared June 12 as democracy day starting from 2019, shifting

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Falana: With ‘June 12 Declaration’, Buhari Has Put An End To Obasanjo’s Hypocrisy

Falana: With ‘June 12 Declaration’, Buhari Has Put An End To Obasanjo’s Hypocrisy

Politics June 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Humans rights lawyer Femi Falana says President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day — in place of the May 29 celebrated since 1999 — has put an end to the hypocrisy of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Buhari announced on Wednesday that the annual celebration will now hold

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Reps in rowdy session over yesterday’s June 12 declaration by President Buhari

Reps in rowdy session over yesterday’s June 12 declaration by President Buhari

BREAKING NEWS June 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

The session of the House of Representatives on Thursday became rowdy as members disagreed over the declaration of June 12 as new Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari.
While some feel the President was right and has the power to so declare the June 12 as Democracy Day, others are

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