What happened on June 12th in Nigeria?

What happened on June 12th in Nigeria?

Democracy Day is 12 June, a national public (bank) holiday in Nigeria. Democracy Day marks the day the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999, marking the beginning of the longest continuous civilian rule since Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule in 1960.

Which electoral body conducted the June 12 1993 election?

Nwosu conducted the 12 June 1993 election, which was seen as the freest and fairest election to date, in which Chief Moshood Abiola was presumed to have won.

What happened Abiola MKO?

MKO Abiola died on 7 July 1998, the day he was due to be released from prison. His death was trailed by suspicious circumstances, while an official autopsy stated that Abiola died of heart attack, General Sani Abacha’s Chief Security Officer said Abiola was beaten to death.

When did Nigeria return to democratic rule?

Following the death of military dictator and de facto ruler of Nigeria, General Sani Abacha in 1998, his successor General Abdulsalami Abubakar initiated the transition which heralded Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999.

What happened in Nigeria in June 12th 1993?

Presidential elections were held in Nigeria on 12 June 1993, the first since the 1983 military coup ended the country’s Second Republic. The elections were the outcome of a transitional process to civilian rule spearheaded by the military ruler, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB).

How many wives did MKO Abiola have?

Moshood Abiola

Chief Moshood Abiola GCFR
Born 24 August 1937 Abeokuta, Ogun State
Died 7 July 1998 (aged 60) Abuja
Nationality Nigerian
Spouse(s) Simbiat Atinuke Abiola Kudirat Olayinka Adeyemi Adebisi Olawunmi Oshin Doyinsola Abiola Aboaba Modupe Onitiri-Abiola Remi Abiola (+other women)

Which republic are we in now?

Fourth Republic (1993–present) Under the current Constitution the president is head of both state and government.

Why is June 12th so important?

1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain. 1899 – New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.