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Things To Know As Dangote Completes The Renovation Of MKO Abiola National Stadium

(The aerial view of the stadium. Image credit: premiumtimesng.com) When the mainbowl of the Abuja national stadium, (re-named MKO Abiola national stadium) was commissioned for the 8th All Africa Games in 2003, it was a monument of national pride because of its state of the art facilities, but few years after that, the 60,000 capacity sporting arena dilapidated to a site of national embarrassment with grass and garbage littering every spot.

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Things To Know As Dangote Completes The Renovation Of MKO Abiola National Stadium

SPORTS

How Late Chief MKO Abiola Helped Super Eagles To Get The First Ever "Oyinbo" Player?

On April 13, 1991, Nigerians were stunned because for the first time in the history of Nigerian football an 'Oyinbo' player was spotted in the Super Eagles squad, in Nigeria's African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ghana at the National Stadium in Surulere. That "Oyinbo" player was no other than, Reuben Omojola Folasanje Agboola born on May 30th, 1962, in Camden, London, he was the first half-cast British-Nigerian to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

  3 months ago ago
How Late Chief MKO Abiola Helped Super Eagles To Get The First Ever

POLITICS

Picture of M.K.O. Abiola during his visit to the Office of Malam Garba Shehu in 1993

Alhaji Buhari Sallau, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Broadcast Media has recently shared a throwback picture of his friend and colleague, Malam Garba Shehu. The Presidential Aide used his verified Instagram handle (buharisallau) to communicate the development. The picture was taken in 1993 during the regime of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

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Picture of M.K.O. Abiola during his visit to the Office of Malam Garba Shehu in 1993

SOCIETY

God punish poverty, MKO Abiola gave me £4k in 1991- Dele Momodu (video)

When you’re good people will continue to talk about you even when you’re no more, such as the case of MKO Abiola who Dele Momodu described as a philanthropist in a video that was released online. In the video that was released online, Dele Momodu was seen talking about his experience with MKO Abiola to some people in which Dino Melaye and Senator Adeleke were in the video.

  6 months ago ago
God punish poverty, MKO Abiola gave me £4k in 1991- Dele Momodu (video)

CULTURE

Why Nigerians will not forget the year 1998 in a hurry

The year 1998 was a symbolic year in the history of Nigeria. Nigerians who are old enough would remember the schocking things that happened in the year. Events that happened in 1998 was tragic and cannot be easily forgotten. Below are the highlights of the shocking events that happened in 1998:

  5 months ago ago
Why Nigerians will not forget the year 1998 in a hurry

POLITICS

Tragic Story Of The Nigerian President From Southern Nigeria, Who Never Ruled After Election Win

Moshood Kashimawo Olawale, MKO Abiola was born on August 24, 1937 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Before he was formally named at 15 years old, he was known as "Kashimawo" which means "let's wait and see" in Yoruba language. At the age of nine years, he started his first business selling firewood.

  5 months ago ago
Tragic Story Of The Nigerian President From Southern Nigeria, Who Never Ruled After Election Win

SPORTS

Some Of The World-class Football Stadiums In Nigeria

Nigeria can now boast of a couple of world-class football stadiums in the country. Over the years, there were no world-class football stadiums in the whole of Africa. But things are changing for the better in Africa, especially Nigeria. In this article, we shall be taking a look at five world-class football stadiums in Nigeria.

  4 months ago ago
Some Of The World-class Football Stadiums In Nigeria

POLITICS

Cartoons Warn Southern Politician Ahead Of 2023 Elections

Popular cartoonist, Mustapha Bulama, has released another cartoon about trending political discourse in the country. The latest edition is about the Southern Governors resolution that the next president must come from the South after President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure in 2023. After a meeting in Lagos State on July 5, 2021, 17 Southern Governors agreed that the region must produce the next president in 2023.

  6 months ago ago
Cartoons Warn Southern Politician  Ahead Of 2023 Elections

POLITICS

Meet the Daughter of MKO Abiola Who Is A Former House of Reps Member

Just like every other profession, children of politicians learn from their parents and become politicians to reckon with. There are children of Nigerian politicians who have taken over from their fathers in politics and making their marks in Nigerian politics. Photo credit: Daily Post Lola Abiola-Edewor, the eldest daughter of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, MKO Abiola is one of them.

  6 months ago ago
Meet the Daughter of MKO Abiola Who Is A Former House of Reps Member

POLITICS

MKO Abiola: Why I canceled the June 12, 1993, presidential election– IBB gives reason

The hope-giving to the world of democracy, as it was asserted to be the fairest election ever conducted in Nigeria since the invention of democratic rule, June 12, 1993, election. The then military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Bandamasi Babangida, IBB, has said that the annulment of the election was for the interest of Nigerians and all for the preservation of Nigeria unity.

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MKO Abiola: Why I canceled the June 12, 1993, presidential election– IBB gives reason

POLITICS

Igboho Should Learn From MKO Abiola And Ken Saro-Wiwa: Oba Akanbi Begs Buhari To Forgive Igboho

The need for the President of Nigeria, Muhamadu Buhari to forgive the self-acclaimed activist for the Yoruba Nation, Sunday Igboho has been advocated by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi. The monarch made this known in a lengthy statement titled as ‘Igboho Saga: Oluwo Intervenes, Writes Buhari’ which was made available to newsmen, the Vanguard reports.

  6 months ago ago
Igboho Should Learn From MKO Abiola And Ken Saro-Wiwa: Oba Akanbi Begs Buhari To Forgive Igboho

POLITICS

Apologise To Nigerians For Annulling June 12 Elections – Southern Group Knocks IBB

Southern Nigeria Frontier, a socio-political organisation, has called on former Head of State Gen Ibrahim Babangida (retd.) to apologize to Nigerians for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections rather than try to rewrite history. Babangida's "iniquities are well kept," according to the SNF, and the former Head of State should not believe Nigerians have short memories.

  5 months ago ago
Apologise To Nigerians For Annulling June 12 Elections – Southern Group Knocks IBB

POLITICS

June 12: Nigeria Should Adopt The System IBB Introduced For These Reasons.

During the recent Interview General Ibrahim Babangida granted the Arise TV,among other issues,the annulment of the June 12 election was revisited and it evoked the spirit of nostalgia on the one hand and the foreboding catastrophe the aftermath of the annulment caused. This is one election many have described as the most free and fair in the history of the nation.

  5 months ago ago
June 12: Nigeria Should Adopt The System IBB Introduced For These Reasons.

POLITICS

Buhari's Aide reveals what MKO Abiola did during a visit to his office in Kano State in 1993

The spokesperson to President Buhari, Garba Shehu, has revealed what late M. K. O. Abiola did in his office in 1993. Garba Shehu who took to his Facebook timeline some minutes ago, said that late Chief MKO Abiola, stopped by his office shortly after arriving Kano State for his campaign in 1993.

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Buhari's Aide reveals what MKO Abiola did during a visit to his office in Kano State in 1993

POLITICS

2 Important institutions created by the last Nigerian military head of state in less than one year

Military rule in Nigeria lasted for decades before the return to democracy in 1999. Various events like the death of MKO Abiola, death of Sani Abacha, protests and other which almost disintegrate Nigeria; before the last military head of state took over the leadership of Nigeria in 1998.

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2 Important institutions created by the last Nigerian military head of state in less than one year

POLITICS

June 12: Afenifere Protests As Babangida Explains Why He Annulled MKO Abiola's Victory

The explanation stated by the former military head of state Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) for annulling the presidential election result on June 12, 1993, has been branded as an insult to Nigerians' intelligence by Afenifere, a significant Yoruba socio-cultural organization. According to Afenifere, Babangida's behaviour cost him the chance to be the father of a Democratic Nigeria.

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June 12: Afenifere Protests As Babangida Explains Why He Annulled MKO Abiola's Victory

CULTURE

Sad Moments In The History Of Nigeria

1. Sunday October 19th , 1986 - Dele Giwa , Editor - In - Chief of news watch was assassinated through a parcel bomb . 2. September 26th ,1992 : Nigeria air force plane crashed at Ejigbo killing all officers on board . 3.10th February , 1995 - FIFA cancelled Nigeria's hosting right of 1995 world youth championship .

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Sad Moments In The History Of Nigeria

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Southern Groups Lampoon IBB For Defending June 12 Annulment, Enough Of Talking.

Southern groups lampoon IBB for defending June 12 annulment Pro-democracy groups have criticised a former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babaginda, over his claim that his regime annulled the June 12, 1993 general election to avoid a violent coup. The election, which was keenly contested by the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, the late MKO Abiola; and the Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention, and said to have been won by Abiola, was adjudged as the most transparent election in Nigeria’s political history.

  5 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Southern Groups Lampoon IBB For Defending June 12 Annulment, Enough Of Talking.

POLITICS

Today's Headlines:Why I Stood Behind MKO Abiola On This Day In 1993-Sowore; Victor Uwaifo The Legend

Sowore recalled how he bravely encouraged Abiola exactly 28 years ago, telling him to ignore politicians urging him to abandon the June 12 mandate despite glaringly winning the election. Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has narrated his first personal encounter with Chief Moshood Abiola, popularly known as MKO Abiola, and why he chose on August 29, 1993 to stand by the politician following the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military junta.

  5 months ago ago
Today's Headlines:Why I Stood Behind MKO Abiola On This Day In 1993-Sowore;  Victor Uwaifo The Legend

POLITICS

"Apologise To Nigerians For Annulling June 12 Elections" – Southern Groups Tells IBB.

A sociopolitical group, Southern Nigeria Frontier, has asked former Head of State, Gen Ibrahim Babangida (retd.) to apologise to Nigerians over the annulment of the June 12, 193 presidential elections rather than trying to distort history. The southern group stated these in a release signed by its spokesman, Olufemi Lawson.

  5 months ago ago