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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by ZombieNation: 8:36am On Jun 13
This fool.

Buhari served dutifully under Abacha who stole Abiola's mandate and detained him. Abacha also murdered Abiola's wife.

Did Buhari raise any concerns on how Abacha treated Abiola?

Buhari up till this very moment believes Abacha never stole and he swears that
Abacha was second best President after himself.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Afam4eva(m): 9:21am On Jun 13
The kind of thins we read nowadays from politicians is shameful. How does renaming UNILA after Abiola make him a local champion. The only reason the renaming was rejected by the students was because they didn't want a change in name. The APC people on the other hand were political about it. If Jonathan had named this same Abuja stadium after him, APC would still have had something to say.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by ExoticPlanner(f): 9:23am On Jun 13
Bolustical:
The calibre of people around GEJ never advised him well. Even if he was a dunce, his hordes of advisers ought to have told him it was a bad idea to rename UNILAG.

National figures are honoured with symbolic things such as currencies, popular national monuments, stadia, airports and not higher institutions from the person backyard.

Apart from naming universities after Zik, Ahmadu Bello and Awolowo, they were further dignified by putting their names on different denominations and naming airports after them respectively.

We already had Moshood Abiola Poly, why naming him after an institution again?

PMB did the right thing.
Very true

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by dynicks(m): 9:24am On Jun 13
Afam4eva:
The kind of thins we read nowadays from politicians is shameful. How does renaming UNILA after Abiola make him a local champion. The only reason the renaming was rejected by the students was because they didn't want a change in name. The APC people on the other hand were political about it. If Jonathan had named this same Abuja stadium after him, APC would still have had something to say.
uv said it all bro...

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Shikini: 9:24am On Jun 13
Bolustical:
Majority of GEJ's advisers were from the SE and wouldn't want him to honour him right even if they know the right things to do.

They were the only region who refused to vote for Abiola because he is obviously a Yoruba man.


I thought you were sensible when I read your first post.
Rather, you're simply an empty-headed bitter ethnic phool

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Andy2274: 9:24am On Jun 13
Bolustical:
The calibre of people around GEJ never advised him well. Even if he was a dunce, his hordes of advisers ought to have told him it was a bad idea to rename UNILAG.

National figures are honoured with symbolic things such as currencies, popular national monuments, stadia, airports and not higher institutions from the person backyard.

Apart from naming universities after Zik, Ahmadu Bello and Awolowo, they were further dignified by putting their names on different denominations and naming airports after them respectively.

We already had Moshood Abiola Poly, why naming him after an institution again?

PMB did the right thing.
Stop all these sentiments. Be fair in your judgment because of the last day.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Enyimbamercedes: 9:24am On Jun 13
They should have renamed the only project that was conceived, implemented and completed by the Buhari Administration; The Broom at the city gate.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by safarigirl(f): 9:24am On Jun 13
Was he not a local champion? undecided

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Arysexy(m): 9:25am On Jun 13
Bolustical:
The calibre of people around GEJ never advised him well. Even if he was a dunce, his hordes of advisers ought to have told him it was a bad idea to rename UNILAG.

National figures are honoured with symbolic things such as currencies, popular national monuments, stadia, airports and not higher institutions from the person backyard.

Apart from naming universities after Zik, Ahmadu Bello and Awolowo, they were further dignified by putting their names on different denominations and naming airports after them respectively.

We already had Moshood Abiola Poly, why naming him after an institution again?

PMB did the right thing.


According to Momoh and your likes. Naming Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, after Zik the foremost Nationalist was to reduce Zik to ethnic champion right?

At times I wonder the kind of stupidity people churn out of their brain

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by vicfajeze(m): 9:25am On Jun 13
hisexcellency34:
Jonathan meant well by renaming UNILAG after Abiola but he is a coward by reversing it after the protest. Would Buhari or OBJ have reversed it?
NEVER NEVER SIR,OBJ AND BUHARI ARE BABA WERE grin
hisexcellency34:
Jonathan meant well by renaming UNILAG after Abiola but he is a coward by reversing it after the protest. Would Buhari or OBJ have reversed it?
NEVER NEVER SIR,OBJ AND BUHARI ARE BABA WERE
Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Livefreeordieha(m): 9:25am On Jun 13
nairavsdollars:
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.

Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the National Stadium, Abuja after Abiola said former President Olusegun Obasanjo was begged to name the stadium after Abiola when it was built in 2003 but he refused.

He said “I congratulate Nigerians and all of us who have always believed that Abiola was entitled to be remembered and renaming the National Stadium Abuja after him as Moshood Abiola National Stadium is a befitting monument to his memory. The stadium was built during the tenure of Obasanjo in 2003”.

“There was appeal by Nigerians to Obasanjo to name the stadium after MKO Abiola, but he refused to do it for reasons best known to him”.

“Jonathan on his part had an opportunity to name a monument after Abiola and he did by changing the name of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). By doing this, he was localising the status of Abiola and in a way, ethnicising it. UNILAG is located in the South-West which is populated by the Yoruba which is Abiola’s tribe”.

“So, it was inevitable that renaming UNILAG after Abiola will be interpreted as portraying Abiola as an ethnic champion, when as a matter of fact; Abiola won a national or presidential election in which all Nigerians voted. He even defeated Bashir Tofa his opponent in his polling booth” he said.
https://www.independent.ng/june-12-jonathan-reduced-mko-abiola-to-ethnic-champion-tony-momoh/
lol.. Gej again.. Dis man started causing problems for Nigeria I guess since he was conceived.
Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Grace001: 9:26am On Jun 13
I thought UNILAG was renamed after ABIOLA ... Nothing has changed about it. Still unilag. Who is fooling who.

Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Ugosample(m): 9:27am On Jun 13
These stupid old men should just stfu


They know that the youth are stupid
And they keep releasing stupid things like these to further make the youths bicker among themselves

Abiola issa dead man let him be

let us figure out how to save our dying country

These men (OBJ; et al ) should just kip chut

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Ubiudumo(m): 9:27am On Jun 13
hisexcellency34:
Jonathan meant well by renaming UNILAG after Abiola but he is a coward by reversing it after the protest. Would Buhari or OBJ have reversed it?

One of the shortcomings of President Jonathan was that he wasn't decisive.
He should not have rescinded on that because he was exercising his power as president.
Unilag is a federal university and it is immaterial that it is situated in the south east.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by bangging(m): 9:28am On Jun 13
nairavsdollars:
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.

Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the National Stadium, Abuja after Abiola said former President Olusegun Obasanjo was begged to name the stadium after Abiola when it was built in 2003 but he refused.

He said “I congratulate Nigerians and all of us who have always believed that Abiola was entitled to be remembered and renaming the National Stadium Abuja after him as Moshood Abiola National Stadium is a befitting monument to his memory. The stadium was built during the tenure of Obasanjo in 2003”.

“There was appeal by Nigerians to Obasanjo to name the stadium after MKO Abiola, but he refused to do it for reasons best known to him”.

“Jonathan on his part had an opportunity to name a monument after Abiola and he did by changing the name of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). By doing this, he was localising the status of Abiola and in a way, ethnicising it. UNILAG is located in the South-West which is populated by the Yoruba which is Abiola’s tribe”.

“So, it was inevitable that renaming UNILAG after Abiola will be interpreted as portraying Abiola as an ethnic champion, when as a matter of fact; Abiola won a national or presidential election in which all Nigerians voted. He even defeated Bashir Tofa his opponent in his polling booth” he said.
https://www.independent.ng/june-12-jonathan-reduced-mko-abiola-to-ethnic-champion-tony-momoh/
abeg how all this go take reduce the price of fuel or stop Nepa from giving us crazy bills?

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by tactius: 9:29am On Jun 13
The Politics page is getting petty.

Is this topic really necessary for front page?

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Unlimitk(m): 9:29am On Jun 13
stephleena:
Yeah. A leader has to inspire a Little bit of fear. Jonathan was too soft for Nigeria
Then the devil sent his twin to take over.
hmm
Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by ultramedia001: 9:30am On Jun 13
Abiola is a hero. Democracy for all
Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Nobody: 9:31am On Jun 13
What's so special about this abiola? I don't even know why people from south west keep hyping him.

Many people here don't even know who abiola or care to know seff

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by chernest2002: 9:32am On Jun 13
If I am the president I will print naira note with MKO on it because I am not part of his killers, but Buhari have no moral justification to honour MKO because he is among his killers. And people are easily deceived by Buhari antics. Buhari have share of MKO's blood in his hands.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by sweetrace(f): 9:32am On Jun 13
hisexcellency34:
Jonathan meant well by renaming UNILAG after Abiola but he is a coward by reversing it after the protest. Would Buhari or OBJ have reversed it?

Not a coward, peace loving.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Mrblaze06: 9:34am On Jun 13
Ugosample:
These stupid old men should just stfu


They know that the youth are stupid
And they keep releasing stupid things like these to further make the youths bicker among themselves

Abiola issa dead man let him be

let us figure out how to save our dying country

These men (OBJ; et al ) should just kip chut
man one of the best comment I have seen from you in recent time...they know the jobless youth will keep on arguing among themselves,see how those one up there turn it into a tribal issue.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by mmsen: 9:34am On Jun 13
Is this what people are complaining about.

All the nonsense that Buhari has done and these idiots keep talking about Jonathan.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by edibobo: 9:35am On Jun 13
Jonathan named a lively structure which is a Federal Government owned institution after MKO and Yorubas and other shameless idiots protested now Buhari named a dilapilated, abandoned and grass grown structure and they are happy...why did Yorubas love to abandoned MKO ?

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Shikini: 9:35am On Jun 13
Bolustical:
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This is a very daft response.

Out of four SE states, Abiola managed to win just one.

Was that the same way you gave GEJ and Atiku 1 out of 5 states?

You preferred northerners over your co-southerner. Years later, you people started talking about southern unity when in fact you have always been the region stoking hatred.

Same way with NCNC/NPC and bringing Zik out of retirement to divide the southern votes.

Na you people dey cry pass now.

Majority tribe now minority.


Oga, stop displaying your phoolishness.
SE were mostly NRC then and produced the Vice Presidential candidate.
Tofa/Ugo ticket.

You expected them not to vote their own son?
Even at that, Anambra still voted Abiola

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by stag: 9:35am On Jun 13
hisexcellency34:
Jonathan meant well by renaming UNILAG after Abiola but he is a coward by reversing it after the protest. Would Buhari or OBJ have reversed it?

In my opinion, reversing that decision was where the South-West first sensed the weakness in Jonathan.

If they successfully forced him to reverse his own decision, the momentum only grew with that victory and emboldened them against him all the more.

Suffice to say that South-West championed the fall of Jonathan.

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by labibro(m): 9:37am On Jun 13
Is UniLag a federal university or state university?
Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Arysexy(m): 9:37am On Jun 13
chernest2002:
If I am the president I will print naira note with MKO on it because I am not part of his killers, but Buhari have no moral justification to honour MKO because he is among his killers. And people are easily deceived by Buhari antics. Buhari have share of MKO's blood in his hands.

The Yorubas are easily swayed by sentimental favour. If today IBB becomes President and declare Awolowo the best President Nigeria never had, you will see all these Yorubas attacking IBB, withdraw like snail and start hailing IBB

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Re: June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh by Roman83: 9:37am On Jun 13
Some of these old men speaking from the four cardinal point of their old smelling mouth should shut the Bleep off,Unilag is a functioning Federal school...the last time I checked,nobody even remembered national stadium, a stadium that has been successfully turned into a grazing reserve.Jonathan name a very popular and a busy institution after Abiola and some people from the west protested against it but they re rejoicing today just because an abandoned structure was named after Abiola... The level of hypocrisy in this country can move a mountain!

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