Instead of May 29 every year, Democracy Day will now be celebrated in Nigerian on June 12, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday. "I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day," Buhari said in a statement. Nigeria had its,…
On Sunday, April 22, 1990, soldiers sought to arrest Chief Gani Fawehinmi, famous human right lawyer and activist. His offence? April 22 was his birthday and that was when Major Gideon Orkar and his gang struck in a bloody coup attempt to topple General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lawyers and human rights activists yesterday eulogised the late Gani Fawehinmi for championing the cause of the masses even at the risk of losing his life.They spoke at the unveiling of a 44-feet statue in honour of Fawehinmi (SAN) at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota by the Lagos State Government to mark his 8th posthumous birthday.