Today's Headlines:Why I Stood Behind MKO Abiola On This Day In 1993-Sowore; Victor Uwaifo The Legend

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Sowore recalled how he bravely encouraged Abiola exactly 28 years ago, telling him to ignore politicians urging him to abandon the June 12 mandate despite glaringly winning the election.

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has narrated his first personal encounter with Chief Moshood Abiola, popularly known as MKO Abiola, and why he chose on August 29, 1993 to stand by the politician following the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military junta. 

Sowore, who was a student leader during the political struggle that followed the annulment, on Sunday, recalled how he bravely encouraged Abiola exactly 28 years ago, telling him to ignore politicians urging him to abandon the June 12 mandate despite glaringly winning the election. 

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Legendary Nigerian musician, Victor Uwaifo, died on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the age of 80 in Benin, the Edo State capital.

The news of his death was shared on social media by his son Peter Uwaifo.

“Daddy. Why Did you leave us now? Prof sir Victor UWAIFO has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me now,” the young Uwaifo wrote with 34 sad emojis.

The announcement followed tributes from many prominent Nigerians including the President, Major General Muhammdu Buhari (retd.), who said the musician left a “legacy of successes in many areas of life, including academia and administration.”

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SUPER Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says he is not scared of getting fired from his current position by the Nigeria Football Federation if his team fails to perform to their satisfaction at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Franco-German who joined the Eagles in 2016 has qualified the team to two AFCON competitions and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Speaking to Elegbete TV, Rohr says he is confident the country will do well at the 2021 AFCON with the quality of players in the squad, he also stated that he is not scared of getting sacked if they fail to achieve the federation’s desired target in Cameroon.

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Suspected killers of a grassroots politician and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ifeanyi Godfrey has been arrested by the police.

The victim was killed on April 16 in his office at the Western Funeral Home Limited Cemetery in Ijede Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu at the heat of the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Ijede.

The suspects, 34-year old, Olarewaju Adesanya and three others including Owolabi Sodiq, 28; Michael Shittu, 28 and Olaide Opeifa were paraded on Friday at the FCID annex, Alagbon for the murder of Godfrey, 52, who was personal assistant to Hon Onamade Oluwatosin, a chairmanship aspirant under the platform of the APC in the Ijede Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

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