Who is MKO Abiola?

He was the Aare Ona Kankafo XIV of Yorubaland and an aristocrat of the Egba clan. MKO Abiola ran for the presidency in 1993, for which the election results were annulled by the preceding military president Ibrahim Babangida because of allegations that they were corrupt and unfair.

What does Mabola mean?

/  7.00000°N 79.90000°E  / 7.00000; 79.90000 Mabola or Mabole is a town and Urban Council in Gampaha District in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. With Wattala it forms Wattala–Mabola urban council. It is located in Negombo road and it is the route for travel to Bandaranaike International Airport.

Who is Chief Moshood Abiola?

Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, GCFR (24 August 1937 – 7 July 1998) was a Nigerian Yoruba businessman, publisher, politician and aristocrat of the Egba clan. He was the Aare Ona Kankafo XIV of Yorubaland.

What is the ISBN number for Abiola?

ISBN 9780786730612. OCLC 813166032. ^ Holman, Michael, and Michela Wrong. Chief Moshood Abiola Presumed Poll Winner Managed to Straddle the Regional and Religious Split in a Way Few Nigerian Politicians Can Do Today. Financial Times, 8 July 1998, p. 3. Financial Times Historical Archive.

Who is Moshood Abiola?

Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, also known as M. K. O. Abiola GCFR (24 August 1937 – 7 July 1998) was a Nigerian businessman, publisher, and politician. He was the Aare Ona Kankafo XIV of Yorubaland and an aristocrat of the Egba clan.

What is Abiola known for?

See Article History. Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, (born August 24, 1937, Abeokuta, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria—died July 7, 1998, Abuja, Nigeria), Nigerian business executive, philanthropist, and politician who is hailed as a figure of democratic change in Nigeria.

How is Chief MKO Abiola remembered in Nigeria?

Chief MKO Abiolas memory is celebrated in Nigeria and internationally. Since his death, the Lagos State Government declares June 12 as a public holiday. In 2018, other states including Ogun, Oyo and Osun, announced June 12 as a public holiday to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of the annulled 1993 presidential election.

Where did Moshood Abiola go to school?

Moshood Kashimawa Olawale Abiola was born into a poor family in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria on August 24, 1937. Abiola received his primary education at Baptist Boys High School and earned a scholarship to attend the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he received a degree in economics.

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