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UNILAG, too small for MKO – Shinkafi, APGA scribe

The national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi opines that Nigerians would resist any attempt to annul future elections in the country on account of the sacrifice of Moshood Abiola adding that President Goodluck Jonathan as a beneficiary of Abiola’s sacrifice should immortalise him with a great national monument. Excerpts:

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19 years after June 12: Omoruyi, Ihonvbere, Obadan proffer solution

FORMER Director General of the Center for Democratic Studies (CDS), Prof. Omo Omoruyi, second Republic Senator, Senator Francis Okpozo, former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rev Peter Obadan and former Presidential Adviser on Project Monitoring, Prof, Julius Ihonvbere, weekend, said the best way to immortalize the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola is to declare June 12 a public holiday or to rename the International Airport in Lagos after him.

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19 years after June 12: Pro-democracy activists speak

Without June 12, there won’t be May 29 — Ayo Adebanjo, former NADECO chieftain
I agree with what the public opinion says, it is to get a Federal Government institution named after him and the consensus of opinion seems to be the National Stadium at Abuja or in Lagos. We would not want him to be remembered by a monument that is controversial.

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7TH ASSEMBLY: Senate is living up to expectation – Sen Okowa

When you enter his office, you will have no doubt of his close affiliation to the doctrines of Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of Christ because the pictures of this man of God are very conspicuous in all the corners of his office. And Pastor Peter Israel Obaseki, the founder of one of the fastest growing churches inBenin City , the Divine Grace of Glory Church is also at logger heads today with many of his colleagues in the state.

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Nigeria’s problem is poverty – Sule Lamido

… Avoid 2015 debate now, he says
JIGAWA State Governor, Sule Lamido, in this interview, argues that the current debate over who becomes Nigeria’s president in 2015 is a misplaced priority. He adds that no part of Nigeria can singularly lay claim to the 2015 presidency. Lamido also defends his anger over the comments made by the National Security Adviser on the alleged role of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the current insecurity plaguing Nigeria, among other issues of national significance.

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June 12 is beyond Abiola – Shettima

The national president of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Mallam Yerima Shettima told Charles Adingupu that the battle for the realization of June 12 only stoke the fire of Nigeria’s ambiguous adventure to democracy. He declared in clear terms that until the convocation of a sovereign national conference, Nigeria is still far from reaching her democratic destination.

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