June XII is the title and lead character in Ibrahim “Sirgai” Ganiyu’s comic. June XII marks the first elections after the 1983 military coup that resulted in the widely acknowledged victory of Moshood Abiola in 1993 and subsequently, its annulment by Ibrahim Babaginda and eventually, General Sonny Abacha’s coup.
The day is celebrated by some in pro-Abiola states. In a 2013 interview with Vanguard, Senator Roland Owie argued that, while the elections were free and fair, the events leading to Abiola’s candidature and presumed victory weren’t as rosy. That notwithstanding, the day stands as a herald of Nigerian democracy and some have even hailed it as Nigeria’s true democracy day. This is most likely Sirgai’s inspiration for the comic and we’re grateful for the birth of a living corruption eraser.
On the twenty-third anniversary of the day that spurred the comic, we share our thoughts.
I am deeply sorry and ask for forgiveness.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the National Commission for Civic Education’s Citizenship Week initiative. My intention for the post (which you can read here) was to inform and express my excitement about the initiative.
My post was however misconstrued. In retrospect, my wording was in bad taste.
TiDaa is a tech startup that intends to capture the nascent digital marketing space in Tamale.
Translated from Dagbanli, TiDaa means our market and true to this, TiDaa’s soul is in electronic commerce. It is also a branding, consulting and digital marketing brand, the first business within the metropolis wholly structured around this.
TiDaa officially launched on Wednesday, May 25 to a small crowd of enthusiasts and stakeholders at the MavMax restaurant.
The launch was also a pitch and Q&A session where the core team, explained TiDaa’s business model and demonstrated their business in action.
[This post was originally written on Thrusday, May 26th 2016]
I have been at my national service post in Tamale for the last nine months. While I haven’t done as much as I would have liked, I’ve done some administrative work and attempted bolstering civic clubs in schools. I have failed miserably at the latter.
Formerly the week marking Ghana’s adoption of the 1992 constitution from April 28 – May 4 as Constitution Week, Citizenship Week was implemented to be all encompassing by the current EC chair, Charlotte Osei. In honor, the National Commission for Civic Education is on a mission in schools to a) sensitize kids on the constitution especially considering it’s election year, and b) bolster civic clubs.