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.
Nigeria has had numerous prestigious personalities who have one way or the other added to the growth of this country. One of these great men of caliber is the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, who was a publisher, a business man and a politician. Late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola had many children when he was alive and was one of the driving force behind the later change in date for democracy from the 29th of may, to June 12th.
Every father wishes that his children will grow up to be successful people who would have a positive impact on society. They also wish their children a happy marriage and success in all of their endeavors. Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, a man blessed with over 30 children, was the driving force behind the changing of democracy date from May 29 to June 12.
Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was one of the richest Nigerian businessmen in Nigeria and Africa. He was an active philanthropist who used his money to help many people, if you ask the likes of Dele Momodu and Dino Melaye, they will tell you a lot of the good things they earned from the late business tycoon.
According to a tweet that was tweeted by the former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has narrated what president Muhammadu Buhari did that impressed him. According to what he said in the tweet, he made it known that Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was the person that funded the coup d'etat that removed President Muhammadu Buhari from power in 1985 when he was still a military ruler.
"They almost killed me because they thought I'm a Hausa man"Ghanaian man narrates June 12 experience
According to a news that was posted by The Sahara Reporters this morning, it has been alleged that a Ghanaian, whose name was given as Phillip Boateng, has explained how he was almost killed in Lagos State, after the death of Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, popularly known as MKO Abiola, following his election's victory.
Today's Headlines: Why IBB Cancelled Abiola’s 1993 Victory -OBJ, South-East Govs Forms Security Outfit
Why IBB Cancelled 1993 Victory: Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President, on Sunday said ‘bad belle’ prevented late Moshood Abiola from becoming the third president to have come from Ogun State.'Bad belle’, Nigerian slang, is synonymous with jealousy.
Obasanjo Speaks.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, lamented the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, presumably won by late philanthropist, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, blaming the annulment on ‘bad belle’, adding that ‘bad blood’ denied Abiola the top seat.
Some Nigerians are busy celebrating June 12, 1993, while some are remembering the date with protests across the country demanding good governance and solutions to the Insecurity problems going on in Nigeria. It is very important to refresh our memories on what happened politically in Nigeria during the year 1993 presidential election.
Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, although late, is an interesting character of discussion. The reason for this is because of his all round involvement in almost every area of the national development of Nigeria and other African countries. He was not just a business tycoon who made a name in Nigeria, he was a recognised figure in Africa and the whole world.
Former Aviation Minister and PDP chieftain Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing June 12 as Nigeria's Democracy Day, honoring the late winner of the 1993 presidential elections, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, MKO. Last year, Buhari declared June 12 as National Democracy Day in a statewide broadcast.
In an interview with Arise Television on Friday, the 6th of August, 2021, former President of Nigeria and Retired Nigerian Army general, Ibrahim Babaginda, revealed a coup would have happened in Nigeria if they announced the result of the presidential election which happened on June 12, 1993.
It is very hard not to remember Moshood Kashimawo Abiola when we start mentioning the past Influential people in Nigeria. This man was a hardworking businessman who had an interesting history that will never be erased forever. Photo credit: Moshood Kashimawo Abiola. One of the most interesting stories of his life was particularly about how he was the first surviving child of his family, after about 22 babies had been lost before he was born.
Former Nigerian president, Chief Olisegun Obasanjo has revealed the main reason why the late chief MKO Abiola didn't emerge as the president of Nigeria during the 1993 presidential election.Chief Obasanjo made this known yesterday in Abeokuta after his investiture as a trustee of the Abeokuta Club, a socio-cultural organisation of Egba people of Ogun State, where Tokunbo Odebunmi, an engineer, is the president.
June 12, 1998 Presidential elections involved two political parties, The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and National Republican Convention (NRC). At that time, Nigeria operated a two-party system. Moshood Kashimawo Abiola contested via Social Democratic Party, while Bashir Tofa contested via National Republican Convention.
Today's Headlines: Igbo Not At War With Nigeria, We Don't Want Biafra -Uzodinma June 12 Election Was Annulled Due To Bad Blood, Says Obasanjo
June 12 Election Was Annulled Due To Bad Blood, Says Obasanjo A Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says ‘bad blood’ is the reason for the annulment of the June 12, 1993, Presidential election thought to have been won by late business mogul, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.
During the investiture of Obasanjo as a Trustee of the Abeokuta Club which is a sociocultural organisation of Egba people of Ogun State, The former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo spoke in Abeokuta as he reportedly breaks silence concerning the reason why the controversial June 12, 1993 Presidential Election was annulled.
Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, a politician, philantrophist, aristocrat and the 14th Aare Ona Kankanfo of the Yoruba land from Ogun state.
Community Policing: 704 Constabularies complete training in Kano A total of 704 people from the 34 local government areas of Kano State selected to serve under the community policing initiative, have completed their trainingThe News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the squad, trained at the Police College Kaduna, consists of 15 people from each of the 44 local government areas.
Barely 28 years later, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday regretted the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election, supposedly won by the late philanthropist, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.He blamed the cancellation on “bad belle”.The poll, adjudged to be most peaceful, credible and fair, was annulled by the military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.