Mixed Feelings, As Buhari Names Abandoned Stadium After Abiola

By Uche Mbah Palpable controversy arose over the decision of President Buhari to name the National Stadium Abuja after the late business mogul, Moshood Abiola, as part of the activities to mark the newly minted democracy day. Abiola was the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 elections, annulled by former maximum ruler, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari has, in a ceremony boycotted by former Nigerian leaders-Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Ernest Shonekan-announced the renaming the stadium after Abiola. The Stadium has not been used for years…

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Tinubu Asked Abacha To Make Him A Commissioner In Lagos – Kola Abiola

Kola Abiola

By Gideon Njoku Kola Abiola, first son of the presumed winner of the June 12 Presidential election,  Chief M.K.O. Abiola,  has dropped ‘De Bomb’ Kola’s father died in military detention while fighting for  The presidential mandate, which he won, free and square, but which was denied him by the military  government  under General Ibrahim Babangida. Abiola was, subsequently, thrown into detention by the Nigerian government under the late General Sani Abacha. In his first major interview since the sad events which followed the annulment of the election, Kola revealed a…

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Abiola: Government consults on how to placate Igbos

The New Statue of MKO Abiola in Ojota Lagos

By Uche Mbah The apparent success of the recognition of Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola, the late Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has sparked off search for the placation of the Igbos to corner their votes in 2019. It has been widely believed that the honor bestowed on MKO and Gani Fawehinmi were geared toward wooing the Yoruba race for the 2019 election that Buhari has declared himself a major contender. Though there has been euphoria in the south west over the award, the general consensus is that the South west are aware…

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2019: How Danjuma forced Buhari to Summon Security Meeting Three Times In One Week

By Uche Mbah For the first time in Nigerian history, a President of Nigeria summoned Security Council meeting three times in one week, underlying the tension that has engulfed the polity due to the faceoff between the National Assembly and the Executive arm of government. In recent times, there have been serious altercations between the executive and the legislature. The Source reported last week how the United states Ambassador to Nigeria was in a closed door meeting with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the impeachment threat that resulted in…

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