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Nigeria

Chief Moshood Kahimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO Abiola)

Date of Birth: 24/07/1937
Place of Birth: Abeokuta
Died: 07/07/1998


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Big men, big countries, big hopes

Nigeria's military regime robustly defends its sovereignty against interfering outsiders especially those Western powers applying sanctions after the gaoling of election winner Moshood Abiola and the execution of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others...


After Yar'Adua

Yar'Adua had positioned himself as a sort of northern Moshood Abiola (with whom he had an erratic political relationship) who sought to win national support for populist policies...


Enunciations from Edinburgh

More surprisingly Rawlings was sharply critical of the gaoled 1983 election winner Moshood Abiola telling CHOGM leaders that if Abiola had come to power he would very likely have been 'overthrown in 72 hours'...


Cross-border crimes

Following the June 1993 annulment of the elections in Nigeria the disaffection of the Yoruba and their slippage in the Abuja power equation and especially after the June 1994 detention of Chief Moshood Abiola Nigerian accusations that Soglo was supporting the opposition intensified...


Fela and his heirs

Fela was unique both in musical innovation and in the way he used his lengthy songs to a political end; songs such as Zombie (satirising the military mentality: 'Zombie no go walk unless you tell am to walk') and Authority Stealing International Thief Thief (mocking a US multinational and its local representative the now gaoled election winner Chief Moshood Abiola)...


The general's labyrinth

Its essence Post Express said would be to bring in gaoled Chief Moshood Abiola winner of the 1993 presidential election as head of a transitional government and so neutralise National Democratic Coalition (Nadeco) activists and head off pressure for more sanctions...


New fingers on Zaïre's trigger

Abuja's relations with Kampala are also poor dating back to detained election winner Moshood Abiola's financing of Museveni's guerrilla struggle in the early 1980s...


Second thoughts

Rather than allow a candidate from the politically volatile South-West (where support for 1993 election winner Moshood Abiola still runs high) to win the Presidency they want it to go to an Ibo or someone from the Eastern minorities...


Booming and bombing

In a New Year broadcast on the opposition Radio Kudirat (named after the assassinated wife of gaoled presidential election winner Moshood Abiola) Soyinka sounded almost conciliatory calling for dialogue to resolve the political crisis...


Abacha's agbada

We hear that there is growing pressure for Moshood Abiola's election rival in 1993 Bashir Tofa to appear before the Bank Tribunal to answer for his role as director of Century Merchant Bank...


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