National Stadium Abuja now MKO Abiola Stadium


The Federal Government has renamed the National Stadium in Abuja, to MKO Abiola Stadium.

Abiola ran as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, on June 12th, 1993.

The election, which indicated that Abiola would be the winner, was adjudged the freest and fairest in Nigerian history.

But the results was annulled by the military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida.

In his honour, President Muhammadu Buhari declared the election day June 12th, as democracy day, and fulfilled his pledge to immortalize the sports philanthropist, by renaming the Abuja National Stadium after him.

Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

One thought on “National Stadium Abuja now MKO Abiola Stadium

  1. AvatarDr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The FG. of Nigeria, under president Muhammadu Buhari,has given late chief MKO Abiola,s his due honour and national respect, with the declaration of June 12, as democracy day, and naming Abuja airport,in memory of late chief MKO Abiola.


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