MAY 29 officially became Nigeria’s Democracy Day during the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Presidency.Now a public holiday to commemorate restoration of democracy in Nigeria after a protracted military regime, many activists still insist June 12 is the true Democracy Day.
For this school of thought, June 12, 1993, is the water shed of our democracy, considering the role played by late Chief M.K.O Abiola who contested and won Nigeria’s fairest and freest election on the platform of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).
TWO of the Chibok schoolgirls held in captivity by Boko Haram in Sambisa forest since April 2014 breathed the air of freedom last week. The first was Amina Nkeki, rescued on the fringes of the forest on Tuesday by members of the civilian Joint Task Force. During a quick reunion with her family, she confessed to have foreclosed such fate. She has since been received by President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised that government would ensure her return to school. The euphoria her rescue generated had hardly