Unsung heroes of Nigeria’s democratic spirit: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Gani Fawehinmi, Chinua Achebe, Kudirat Abiola

June 16, 2023 Osward Isiguzo 0

According to a recent online survey conducted by Blueprint Newspapers on the Whatsapp platform, via a survey conducted during this year’s Democracy Day (June 12), participants were asked to share their opinions on which individual among Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Gani Fawehinmi, Chinua Achebe, and Kudirat Abiola, best represents Nigeria’s Democratic Spirit. The survey results unequivocally declared Gani Fawehinmi as the embodiment Read More

[Breaking] June 12: I feel your pains, sacrifice a little more, Tinubu tells Nigerians on Democracy Day

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appealed to Nigerians to make a little more sacrifice for the survival of the country in the face of the current hardship being experienced as a result of fuel subsidy removal. In a nationwide broadcast Monday  to mark the 30th anniversary of the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential elections won by the late Chief Moshood Read More

June 12: Brief history of Nigeria’s Democracy Day

June 11, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The decision to declare June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and to shift the date from May 29 was made by former President Muhammadu Buhari on June 6, 2018. The shift was significant as it recognized the historical importance of June 12, 1993, in Nigeria’s democratic journey. On June 12, 1993, Nigeria held a presidential election widely regarded as the Read More

June 12: Edwin Clark speaks on how Nigeria should be

June 11, 2023 NAN 0

An elder stateman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has tasked Nigerians to ensure that the country remain peaceful and crisis-free in spite of its numerous challenges. Clark, also a former Federal Commissioner for Information, said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Abuja on the 30th anniversary of the annulment of June 12 presidential election. Read More

Democracy Day: Tinubu to address Nigerians June 12

June 10, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

In commemoration of democracy day, President Bola Tinubu is set to address the Nation on Mobday, June 12, 2023 This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, during a press conference held in Abuja on Friday. He confirmed that the address will be broadcast live on all major television and radio stations, Read More

Democracy Day: Stakeholders to evaluate how media has fared – WSCIJ

June 9, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) will, on Monday, host the June edition of its Journalism & Society Twitter Spaces with the theme, Media and Democracy: How has Nigeria fared? The centre in a press statement by the Executive Director/CEO, Motunrayo Alaka, on Friday, said the panellists would assess how the media has progressed or regressed under democracy Read More

Breaking [June 12 Democracy Day]: FG declares public holiday

June 8, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal Government has officially declared Monday June 12, as a public holiday to mark the commemoration of the 2023 Democracy Day. This was disclosed in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on Thursday June 8, 2023. The statement reads, “On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited Read More

Cash policy: Court injunction handiwork of June 12 elements, says Ganduje

February 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has lamented that elements of the annulled June 12, 1992 presidential election are regrouping and dangerously masquerading in the prevailing crisis generated by the cash policy to scuttle the nation’s hard earned democracy. He said the group’s latest attempt at that was camouflaging in unknown political parties through the use of legal instrument Read More