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INSIDE JUNE 12: Many of those boasting as ‘heroes’ today took advantage of struggle — Zik, ex-UAD leader

INSIDE JUNE 12: Many of those boasting as ‘heroes’ today took advantage of struggle — Zik, ex-UAD leader

Executive Director, Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education, CHRICED, Dr. Ibrahim  Zikirullahi, fondly called Zik, is one of the key actors who fought for the revalidation of June 12, 1993 election. Using his position as the Secretary of over 2, 000 Security Printing and Minting Workers Forum, who were disengaged by then-Head of State, General Sani Abacha, and Deputy Secretary-General of United Action for Democracy (UAD), he, alongside others, led millions to resist Gen Sani Abacha’s self-succession bid and advocated for the validation of the June 12 mandate. His June 12 story, which he tells in this interview, explains how commoners, unlike what is happening today, took ownership of the struggle for a better Nigeria. Zikirullahi provides a nuanced understanding of the roles some who flaunt themselves as heroes of June 12 today played at the time. He also speaks on what the event should represent in the quest for good governance in Nigeria

POWER PLAY REVELATIONS! Why APC ex-Chair Adamu opposed Tinubu’s emergence as President – Senator Omisore

POWER PLAY REVELATIONS! Why APC ex-Chair Adamu opposed Tinubu’s emergence as President – Senator Omisore

Chief Iyiola Ajani Omisore, a former Deputy Governor of Osun State (1999-2003), served as senator between 2003 and 2011. Omisore is the immediate past National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC. He occupied the APC top office in 2022 when the party elected its candidate for the 2023 presidential election, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, and was, in fact, a witness to the intrigues that nearly saw some other aspirants, particularly former Senate President Ahmad Lawan, actively promoted by then APC National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu, emerging as candidate. In this interview, the top politician speaks on the 2022 APC presidential primary among other issues in the polity

How our agric revolution is delivering dividends, by Gov Makinde

How our agric revolution is delivering dividends, by Gov Makinde

. Says Fashola Farm is a wonder to behold. Speaks on mass mobilization for social justice and economic recovery Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State can be very intriguing. Yet, he presents a mien that is at once disarming and calming. This belies the depth of thinking and the content of his mind’s workings. In this unusual […]