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Chief Moshood Kahimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO Abiola)

Date of Birth: 24 July 1937
Place of Birth: Abeokuta
Died: 7 July 1998

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In search of flagbearers

The last person to try that was Moshood Abiola who won the 1993 elections with Babagana Kingibe from Borno State in the north-east...

Troubles mount for Buhari

That gesture by the Buhari government intended to win favour in the south-west of the country whose candidate Chief Moshood Abiola won the 1993 elections is something of a paradox...

JH Mensah, 1928-2018

JH's life will celebrated across Africa particularly in West Africa where his work with the late Moshood Abiola on developing the case for reparations for the transatlantic slave trade pushed the issue onto the international agenda despite the opposition of the companies and countries that benefited from the protracted exploitation...


A date with destiny

Perhaps he is haunted by the fate of Moshood Abiola who stepped from business into politics only to see his 1993 election victory cancelled and die in detention five years later...


Democracy delayed

That resulted in the eventual gaoling of election winner Moshood Abiola and ushered in a harsh and corrupt military regime led by General Sani Abacha...


There will be blood... and oil

He even went to prison in 1999 on suspicion of murdering the late Chief MKO Abiola's wife Kudirat Abiola (AC Vol 53 No 6 Abacha's ghost and Boko Haram)...

Chip off the old block

The families of three late Nigerians who had opposed Abacha also turned down the awards: Chief Moshood Kahimawo Olawale Abiola the publisher and businessman whom Abacha had imprisoned for four years before he died of poisoning in 1998 and whose wife Kudirat Abiola was shot dead; Fela Anikulapo Kuti the dissident singer composer and band leader; and leading human rights lawyer Gani Fawehinmi (AC Vol 53 No 2 How the fuel row caught fire)...

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