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14 Jun 2021
Nigerian police force give reason for dispersing june 12 protesters with teargas.
24 Jun 2020
On this day, June 24, 1993, military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, nullified the freest, fairest, and most peaceful election in Nigeria's history - the June 12 presidential election won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.⁣⁣
13 Jun 2020
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, is asking a question of how safe the democracy in Nigeria is after 21 years. He further states that the most important dividend of democracy which is freedom is lacking.

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