Last week conferment of the highest award, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, is seen by many as a political masterstroke capable of boosting the chances of President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest for another four-year tenancy of Aso Rock beyond 2019. Until last week investiture of the heroes of the historic June 12 struggle, Buhari’s hope of a harvest of votes in the South-West geo-political zone was literally hanging in the balance, given the depth of opposition to his style of leadership by many political heavyweights of Yoruba extraction.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State of Osun, Mr Adelani Baderinwa has refuted claims by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party that Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration spent a sum of N4.6bn on the construction of Trailer parks in the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner in Osogbo on Thursday.
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, has said that he is happy with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s investigations into allegations of corruption against him.
The people of Iwo in Osun have reiterated their position on zoning of Osun governor's seat to Osun West Senatorial District.
The coordinator of Iwoland Development Coalition Mr Adisa Kabiru while speaking on behalf of indigenes of Iwo said the zoning of the governorship election is imperative in the interest of fairness.
JUNE 12, 1993 evokes imagery of Nigeria’s barbed romance with democracy. Thus by acknowledging the date as the country’s epiphany in governance and nationalism, President Muhammadu Buhari dared to duel with discord and altered history. “In the view of Nigerians, as shared by this administration, June 12, 1993 was far more symbolic of democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29 or even October 1,” he said, thus declaring the date as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day. If politics is sculpturesque, Buhari’s latest move is inventive and intensely glyptic, that is, engraved in daring. It could be explained as his incised edge, what political strategists and pundits identify as the futurist element in crunch politics.
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari revealed yesterday that he shunned advice from concerned Nigerians who asked him not to observe this year’s Ramadan on the grounds of ill health.
He said that after skipping the 30-day fasting exercise last year because of his poor health, he felt that he was strong enough to observe it this year, and did so without skipping a day.