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A story of survival : My battle with Cancer, Prof Omo Omoruyi (2)

In this concluding part of the interview with Professor Omo Omoruyi of the then Centre for Democratic Studies, CDS, you would read about what General Ibrahim Babangida told Olu Falae and Papa Adekunle Ajasin when they met. You would also read about how Prof. Omo Omoruyi escaped assassination. But who were those behind the attempt on his life? Why is Omoruyi still carrying eight pellets of bullets in his body since 1994? How did Omoruyi survive cancer? He is a survivor and you only need to read his story and then understand and, perhaps, convince yourself about values and virtues of being a public office holder in a country where anything can happen.

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JUNE 12 ANNULMENT: Why I told Abiola there was vacancy in Aso Rock, by Prof. Omo Omoruyi

Simply put, Professor Omo Omoruyi, is Mr. June 12. He was the Director General, Centre for Democratic Studies, CDS, Abuja at the height of the Ibrahim Babangida transition programme. Omoruyi and some egg heads ploughed everything they had into the last leg of that programme but were as he put it “fooled in the end”. He attempts to properly situate the crisis the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential elections threw up and concludes that the British design of a permanent rulership in the north and a permanent followership in the south was not going to be reversed by a mere electoral process or an election.

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AYO ADEBANJO ON JUNE 12: 14 million Nigerians Cannot Be Wrong

Chief Ayo Adebanjo is an Afenifere leader and remains one of the most consistent leaders in Yoruba land. You may not agree with his views but he is consistent. As Nigeria marks the 17th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections, Adebanjo makes some revelations. He told Sunday Vanguard that on the day of the annulment, he, Adebanjo, “could not believe that such an election had been annulled”. “When I met Duro Onabule the following day or was it on that day of the annulment, I asked him if it is true that the election had been annulled and he also said it can not be true that the election had been annulled”, he told Sunday Vanguard..
Adebanjo insists that Nigerians have not learnt anything from the experiences of the June 12 presidential elections.

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Dapo Sarumi spits fire: We have created an emperor in Tinubu

Chief Dapo Sarumi is a typical Lagos politician. But beyond that he shook this nation between 1991 and 1992 when he sought the governorship ticket in Lagos. The contest arguably remains the fiercest yet in the history of gubernatorial primaries in Nigeria.
At the end of the day, both Sarumi and his competitor, Professor Femi Agbalajobi, were disqualified from further contesting, not because they did anything bad but because it was a No-Retreat, No-Surrender scenario.

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“Jonathan’s Presidency ‘ll guarantee S’South’s stake in Nigeria”

Before Jonathan Presidency, I am already a relevant person. so, I don’t need this book to be relevant. The point is that I have been in this struggle, the struggle is me, and I am also the struggle. Of course, we did a lot of things before Jonathan became the President, even though God concluded it for us. So, the moment you get to one step, you are looking beyond that step; the moment Jonathan became the President, of course ordinarily, people will look at the next step.

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101 Months After: The bungling of Ige murder case, by Bisi Akande

Last Sunday, we served you the first part of what Chief Bisi Akande, former Osun State governor and National Chairman of the Action Congress, AC, said on some burning national issues.Today, we bring the concluding part, the highlights of which are the perceived offence of the late Chief Bola Ige, SAN, and his assassination; the way the case was allegedly bungled and who to hold responsible.

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How Obasanjo Conned Afenifere, AD Governors – Bisi Akande, AC Chairman

When you conduct an interview with an angry former state governor who was “conned” by a former President of Nigeria, a fellow Yoruba, what do you expect?
Bisi Akande, the former Osun State governor between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of an atrophying Alliance for Democracy, AD, but who today is National Chairman of the Action Congress, AC, can talk. But how do you stop a man who continues to provide invaluable never-before-heard information?

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Death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua : Why Obasanjo Forced Him On Nigeria, by Usman Bugaje (2)

This is the second part of the Dr. Usman Bugaje interview. The first was published last Sunday. Dr. Bugaje is the national secretary of the Action Congress, AC. In this concluding part, Bugaje speaks on Obasanjo’s style of governance and the cabal which the late President Umaru Yar’Adua “imported” to the Presidential Villa, Abuja from Katsina. He also offers “the real reasons” why former Chief Obasanjo, foisted Yar’Adua on the nation, insinuating, perhaps, that it was a sinister agenda which only Obasanjo knew about. Sample: “We also heard that when he was presented with two state governors, another governor and Yar’Adua, he asked for their medical records. He then was said to have asked his own medical doctors who between the two had a worse medical record. “And it turned out from their findings that it was Yar’Adua who had a worse medical report and then he said ‘Ah! That is the man I want’, And I think he was more like let the man die. “In fact, there are those who say because of the constitutional provision which says that when a presidential candidate dies before election the election should be postponed, you remember; that he was hoping the man would….”

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