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Recognising June 12: For National Healing and Reconciliation, By Muhammadu Buhari

...on behalf of the Federal Government, I tender the nation’s apology to the family of late MKO Abiola, who got the highest votes and to those that lost their loved ones in the cause of the June 12 struggle. Today, I am very happy to be present and to preside…
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Commemorating June 12’s Victims, 25 Years After, By Owei Lakemfa

The next day, Babangida sent Abacha to retake Lagos; his long military convoy shot at anything on sight. That day, the junta massacred 118 unarmed pro-democracy protesters on the streets of Lagos, particularly from the Oshodi axis to Ikorodu Road. As we went around picking the corpses, we found most…
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Twenty Five Years After June 12: Our Long Wait for Justice Is Ending, By Hafsat Abiola-Costello

...in one day, it got demonstrated to my bruised heart that integrity, fairness, honour were alive and well in a country for which both my parents had sacrificed their lives. I had expected that the handover from military rule to democracy would be held on the 12th of June. That…
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We Are Committed To Leading Nigeria Into A Era of Justice and Prosperity, By Muhammadu Buhari

The commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom, a salute to the resilience and determination of Nigerians and a recommitment by government to keep its promise to lead Nigeria into a new era of justice and prosperity. Today marks the 19th year of our nascent democracy…
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We Have Won a Referendum On Our Programmes, By Nasir El-Rufai

We accepted the challenge to put our record of service after almost three years in office to the test. In fact, the local government elections were construed as a referendum on the performance of our government. Tales were being told by an entitled, but frustrated, elite that our people would…
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