June 12: President Buhari honours Abiola, Fawehinmi, Kingibe and Others

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President Muhammadu Buhari will today Tuesday 12 June 2018 confer Nigeria’s highest honour to the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 election, late Moshood Abiola and other recipients  at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

Mr Moshood Abiola will be given a posthumous award of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), while his then running mate, Babagana Kingibe, will be awarded the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

Also, late human rights activist and senior lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, will be awarded the GCON.

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Mr Buhari had last week announced that henceforth, Democracy Day in Nigeria will be celebrated on June 12 and not May 29 each year.

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Front Page of Abiola's Concord Newspaper on the day of the historic June 12, 1993 election. Photo: Mike AwoyinfaWole Soyinka Ariving the venue

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