Tag: Abiola

SponsorOctober 11, 2018

2Baba, Falz, Timi Dakolo, Kenny Blaq, Annie Idibia, others gather for Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless #Powerof1 Press Conference

Legendary music icon 2Baba, alongside popular rapper/actor Falz, Nollywood star Annie Idibia, comedian Kenny Blaq, singer Timi Dakolo and other ...

Fisayo SoyomboJune 12, 2018

The good and bad of Buhari’s June 12 declaration

It took 25 years to happen — long enough for the dream to have evaporated — but Moshood Kashimawo Olawale ...

Alexander OnukwueJune 12, 2018

Recognizing June 12: This could be Buhari’s final act of reparation

After contesting and failing three times to be an elected president, the retired General Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015, got the ...

tosin adesinaJune 7, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Buhari, June 12 and Democracy

Yesterday’s events were so unprecedented, so unexpected of this government that no one saw it coming, call it the best ...

Edwin OkoloJune 6, 2018

It’s nearly 25 years late, but M.K.O. Abiola finally finds his place in Nigeria’s history

As a child, one of the most important political events in my life was the June 1993 elections for several ...

EzinneDecember 24, 2017

Timi Dakolo and his yard people; the #MadeInNigeria pimped out ride | See our top 10 photos from last week

Last week, fuel scarcity showed Nigerians shege and the madness continues. Still, Vice President Osinabjo thought it was a great ...

EzinneJune 12, 2017

Today’s Noisemakers: Atiku, Nathaniel Bassey + Police NG reportedly ask 11 year old child to forgive her 63 year old rapist

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

EzinneJune 12, 2017

The Thread: The heroics of M.K.O Abiola

Today is June 12. In Nigeria, June 12 is significant for two reasons: first for the man, M.K.O Abiola whom ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 9, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Buhari’s battle with poetry and prose

by Simon Kolawole Mario Matthew Cuomo, former three-time governor of the American state of New York, was known for his ...

Mazi EmekaJune 12, 2016

Abiola’s family to FG: ‘Pay us presidential entitlements’

As the nation marks the 23rd anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the family of the presumed winner ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 12, 2016

How MKO Abiola was arrested, imprisoned and eventually killed

June 12 will forever be an iconic date for democracy in the history of the Nigerian nation. On June 12, ...

Janeth JJune 12, 2015

Today’s Daily Brief: Buhari after Amnesty International report, Camouflage uniform banned, and more

Illegal immigration, trafficking is something most countries have been battling to eradicate as it congest certain countries. In the wake ...

SolaJune 12, 2015

June 12: 7 quotes MKO Abiola will always be remembered for

Today is the 22nd annual commemoration of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election believed to have been won by late ...

June 21, 2014

Dele Momodu: So my own Alhaji is gone!

by Dele Momodu I discovered his staying power was the ability to accommodate everyone while minding his own business. Those ...

December 6, 2013

Nduka Obaigbena remembers: MKO Abiola & his last flight to South Africa (for Mandela)

by Nduka Obaigbena The publisher of ThisDay commemorated the June 12 anniversary last year by recalling late politician MKO Abiola’s ...

July 14, 2012

Dele Momodu: The day Abiola died

On Monday June 14, I got through to Nduka Obaigbena in Lagos who had some high-level information that Abiola was ...

June 29, 2012

MKO’s death was a blessing for his wives – Kola Abiola

by Femi Adesina He’s built like a boxer, a wrestler or a weightlifter.  And why wouldn’t he be?  He works ...

June 29, 2012

Afe Babalola: National Assembly should reject renaming of Unilag

by Afe Babalola (SAN) On May 29 2012, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan announced the decision of the Federal Government ...

June 15, 2012

Abimbola Adelakun: June 12 and MKO’s mishonour

by Abimbola Adelakun It was another June 12 on Tuesday. Like previous anniversaries, the Federal Government left the date to ...

June 9, 2012

Dele Momodu: The MKO Abiola name has elevated the Unilag brand

by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, please, let me say it the way it is said in African traditional societies, Chief ...

June 1, 2012

#MAUL: “Goodluck Jonathan’s gift horse” by Wole Soyinka

Let me end by stressing that my position remains the same as it was when the University of Ife was ...

May 30, 2012

PHOTOS: Chaos as Unilag students take over 3rd Mainland Bridge

by Hauwa Gambo These guys mean business. Photos by Unilag Campus Correspondent, Odia Akhibi    

OluwapelumiJune 22, 2011

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