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Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN
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Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN

The Northern wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), otherwise known as Northern CAN has raised an alarm of increased insecurity and worsening economic situation in the country. The group in a statement released by its Spokesperson Rev. Jechonia Albert, alleged that Democracy day is not worth celebrating in the country as "larger majority of Nigerians cannot breathe because of certain undemocratic tendencies of our leaders." Northern CAN also said that it is concerned about the frequent attacks on schools and the abduction of students and pupils by bandits, especially, in states such as Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger. The statement titled “Democracy Day, Insecurity and the Looming Food Crisis", read “June 12, declared as Democracy Day by the current administ...
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey raises brows as he tweets the Nigerian flag again
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey raises brows as he tweets the Nigerian flag again

Jack Dorsey has raised brows after tweeting the Nigerian flag again, this time, for no known reason. The Twitter CEO, whose social media app was banned by the Nigerian government, first tweeted the Nigerian flag at exactly 12am West African Time (WAT) on the day Nigeria was marking Democracy day, June 12. Then, at 12am WAT on June 14, he tweeted the Nigerian flag again and this made Nigerians begin questioning his motive. Below are some comments after he tweeted the Nigerian flag again today.
Coming generations must not bear the brunt of the mess that we created – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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Coming generations must not bear the brunt of the mess that we created – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church has called on Nigerian leaders to ensure that coming generations don't bear the brunt of the mess they and those before them created. In his speech at a Democracy Day dialogue organised by the Canada chapter of PTB4Nigeria, Bakare said coming generations must not be burdened with tackling Boko Haram, insurgency in the south-east, banditry, kidnapping, or the farmer-herder crisis He added that they should not have to exclaim "Up Nepa" or march on the streets against police brutality or the inability of the government to prevent or resolve the abductions of hundreds of schoolboys and girls. The cleric said; “Let me reiterate that it is our responsibility as present-day nation builders to ensure nationa...
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos
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Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos

Men of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday morning fired tear gas canisters at the protesters gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos, venue of the June 12 Democracy Day protest. The protesters were demanding an end to bad governance when they were tear-gassed by the security operatives. Recall police had already warned against protests across the Federation.
Heavy security as youths storm Osogbo for June 12 rally
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Heavy security as youths storm Osogbo for June 12 rally

Youths under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society (CSOs), Osun State in their scores on Saturday morning converged at the popular Oke-Fai roundabout for democracy day, June 12 rally amid heavy security in the state capital. The youths started converging around 7:30am beside the patrol vehicle of Amotekun and NSCDC with banner and placards demanding for better Nigeria and for a country that works for all. One of the leaders of the Youths, Comrade Waheed Saka, said, “We cannot ruin the economic activities of our state all in the name that some secessionist agitators want to protest. We are here today to demand a better country that works for all, we want a secure environment.” There was a heavy security presence in Osogbo as patrol vehicles of security agencies were stationed at ...
June 12: Youths block roads in Benin
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June 12: Youths block roads in Benin

Ahead of the June 12 Democracy Day celebration, some youths in Benin, Edo State on Friday evening took to the streets to protest against alleged poor security situation in the country. The angry youths blocked the ever busy First East Circular Road, by Akpakpava Junction, with used tyres, thereby slowing down vehicular traffic. One of the protesters was heard saying that the road blockade is just the prelude to Saturday’s mass protest. He warned that no police or security organization would be able to stop them from walking round the city, adding that it is their fundamental human right. It was reliably gathered that thousands of youths, including students, have vowed to stage a peaceful protest around the city. Recall that many students, youths and secession agitators have ...
It is worrisome that we are celebrating Democracy Day this year amidst serious national challenges – Buhari says in Democracy Day speech
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It is worrisome that we are celebrating Democracy Day this year amidst serious national challenges – Buhari says in Democracy Day speech

It is worrisome that we are celebrating Democracy Day this year amidst serious national challenges - Buhari says in Democracy Day speech President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed Nigerians ahead of the Democracy day celebration today, June 12. The President in his speech, said it is worrisome that Nigeria is celebrating Democracy Day this year amidst serious national challenges on the socio-political and economic fronts. He also admitted that the "sad situation has given vent to violent verbal and physical expressions that constitute a serious threat not just to our democracy but to the unity of our nation." Expressing hope of the country overcoming its challenges, the President also called on Nigerians to respect their diversity and use it to produce the harmony that makes democ...
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweets Photo of Nigerian Flag at exactly 12am on June 12
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweets Photo of Nigerian Flag at exactly 12am on June 12

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has tweeted a photo of the Nigerian flag on his official Twitter handle. The photo was shared at exactly 12am (Nigerian time) on June 12, which is now being celebrated in Nigeria as "Democracy Day". It is also coming ahead of planned nationwide protest which has been trending on the social media platform in different countries with the hashtag #June12Protest. See the tweet below.....
President Buhari to address Nigerians on Democracy day
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President Buhari to address Nigerians on Democracy day

To commemorate this year's Democracy Day, President Buhari will on Saturday morning, June 12, at 7am address the nation. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, states that Television, radio stations, and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast
Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12
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Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has vowed to deal with any person or group of persons who hold protests in Cross River state on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day. In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Christain Ita, Ayade warned that violators of the ban on procession will be made to face the full weight of the law. The statement read;   “The Cross River state government wishes to remind the general public that the ban on public procession and gathering in the state is still very much in force. “Due to the prevailing security situation in the country, government  will not permit any procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day “Government urges any one or group of persons wishin...
Democracy day: FG declares Monday June 14 public holiday
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Democracy day: FG declares Monday June 14 public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14, 2021 as a public holiday to mark this year's Democracy Day celebration.   The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on this occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a United and prosperous Nation.   Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatens the unity of the country should be shunned for the good of all, saying the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens love his or her neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.   "As we mark another Democracy Day in the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the e...
PDP, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Fault Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech
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PDP, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Fault Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

The Peoples Democratic Party, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday faulted some of the claims made by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in his nationwide Democracy Day broadcast to the nation. The spokesmen of the PDP and the two groups, faulted Buhari’s claim on the insecurity being witnessed in parts of the country. Buhari had in the broadcast attributed the renewed killings witnessed in Katsina and Borno states this week to the restrictions imposed to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Some protesters in the President’s state, Katsina, had on Tuesday burnt down a campaign billboard of the All Progressives Congress with pictures of Buhari and the state governor, Aminu Masari. They were protesting t...
President Buhari Approves ₦123 Bilion For Ibadan-Kano Rail
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President Buhari Approves ₦123 Bilion For Ibadan-Kano Rail

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of $318m (about 123bn) as counterpart funding to the Chinese Government for the Ibadan-Kano standard gauge project. The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi who disclosed this said work on the Ibadan-Kano segment of the Lagos-Kano line may commence by the end of August. It would be handled by the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC). Amaechi who spoke in a Democracy Day interview monitored on Channels Television on Friday night commended the Chinese Government which he said had been very helpful in funding the railway modernization projects of the Federal Government. He however added that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved the opening of an account where some of the profits bein...
Nigerians Blast Abiola’s Son, Jamiu Abiola Over Comment About Buhari & MKO
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Nigerians Blast Abiola’s Son, Jamiu Abiola Over Comment About Buhari & MKO

Jamiu Abiola, son of MKO Abiola, has come under heavy attack from Nigerians for saying that President Muhammadu Buhari has same agenda as his father. Speaking in a recent interview to mark the Democracy Day, Jamiu had angered Nigerians when he said “My father and this President primarily have the same objective.” Some of Nigerians who expressed their anger on Twitter said if Jamiu’s words were true, it was all thanks to God his father never ruled the country. For some others, Jamiu is a disappointment to his father for making such assertion. Here are some reactions: @Angelsgo2, “Thank God your father never became president.” @Nj99625368, “If the agenda your father had was to make Nigeria insecure for its citizens, then no wonder Babangida did not allow him to have a taste...
Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari
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Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari

President Buhari has said that criminals responsible for the killings and destruction of properties in Katsina state and Borno state are taking advantage of the restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the states. The President said in the nationwide speech he gave this morning to celebrate this year's Democracy Day. He, however, gave an assurance that the security agencies have swung into action with a view to bringing the assailants to justice. “I regret recent sporadic incidents with the tragic loss of lives in Katsina and Borno States as a result of criminals taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions. Security Agencies will pursue the perpetrators and bring them to swift justice. I must implore state and local governments to revamp their intelligence as...
Full Speech Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Address On June 12, 2020
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Full Speech Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Address On June 12, 2020

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPURLIC OF NIGERIA DURING THE (2020 DEMOCRACY DAY) STATE HOUSE, ABUJA) 12TH JUNE, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 year of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles. 2. It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiled to establish our republic and every Nigerian who has worked tirelessly to sustain it. 3 We are celebrating this year's Democracy Day despite the COVID nineteen pandemic which afflicts our nation and the whole world. 4 It is indeed a very difficult time for everyone especially those who have lost loved ones to the virus and those who...
We Are Probing Ex-Governors, Serving Governors, Fronts – EFCC Chairman
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We Are Probing Ex-Governors, Serving Governors, Fronts – EFCC Chairman

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has said the anti-graft agency is investigating serving and former state governors for graft. According to him , suspects who connived with the governors were being invited for questioning. Magu, however, did not disclose the identities of those under probe , saying such would jeopardise investigations . Speaking at a press conference marking the 2020 Democracy Day in Abuja on Thursday, Magu said the agency had recovered assets in excess of N 980bn in the last five years. He also disclosed that the commission within the same period recovered a large array of non - monetary assets that include real estate, private jets, oil vessels , filling stations, schools, hotels , trucks, cars , jewellery , shoppi...
June 12: Tinubu Warns Against Dictatorship
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June 12: Tinubu Warns Against Dictatorship

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has warned against the return of Nigeria to dictatorial rule. He gave the warning in his Democracy Day message titled, ‘June 12: A milestone for democracy’ on Thursday. MCI reports that the Federal Government had declared a public holiday in commemoration of the democracy day and announced that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), would be addressing the nation on Friday (tomorrow). Tinubu, who said the election of June 12, 1993 changed Nigeria profoundly, noted that many people laboured, struggled, and sacrificed for democracy in Nigeria. He said, “They fought not that we would have democracy day but that Nigeria might exist as a democracy every day. “In our democratic system, nobody ca...
Cross River Assembly Passes 61 Resolutions, 7 Bills, 17 Reports
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Cross River Assembly Passes 61 Resolutions, 7 Bills, 17 Reports

The Cross River State House of Assembly has passed 61 resolutions, 7 bills and 17 reports in the 9th Legislative Assembly. The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon Jonas Eteng Williams, disclosed this on Thursday, at the plenary session of the House to mark the first anniversary of the 9th Assembly. He said the House Tabled 29 bills and 7 passed, 22 bills pending before committees, 17 motions taken, 8 matters of urgent public importance were considered and 61 resolutions taken as well as 17 reports presented. His words, “An analysis of the Bill Chart shows that only one Executive Bill was passed by the House while the rest were Private Bills. Moreover, Bills pending before committees are many. The Speaker regretted that the import of this is that most...
FG Declares June 12 Public Holiday, To Mark Democracy Day
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FG Declares June 12 Public Holiday, To Mark Democracy Day

The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12, 2020 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by his Permanent Secretary and congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country. Aregbesola commended the heroes of democracy for their dogged determination and sacrifice which gave birth to Democratic Governance in Nigeria. He then appealed to all Nigerians to cherish these selfless efforts and collaborate with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to ensure the realization of the democratic ideals which these Patriots fought for, with their lives. The Minister who reassure...
President Buhari To Broadcast Npower Volunteers Batch (A) Absorption On June 12
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President Buhari To Broadcast Npower Volunteers Batch (A) Absorption On June 12

President Muhammadu Buhari will on June 12 broadcast to the nation the absorption of NPower volunteers corps batch A into the federal civil service. The official source from the presidency says Mr. President himself Will make official in his official broadcast to the nation to mark the 2020 democracy day celebrations. . The linked information says volunteers Will proccede to federal secretariat in their receptive states to enroll in IPPIS as from 1st of July 2020 for capturing. The message urged all the volunteers to get the following original and photocopies of their documents ready for sighting: NYSC BSc, HND, SSCE Print out of npower form Letter of assumption of duty duly signed by volunteer's head of PPA. State and local government identification letters Names of thr...
PFN wants FG to heed calls for restructuring
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PFN wants FG to heed calls for restructuring

As Nigerians celebrate Democracy Day, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on Federal Government not to ignore calls by well-meaning Nigerians to restructure the country and its internal security. The body also called on Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to fight corruption, strengthen the judiciary and maintain stable democracy. In a telephone interview with The Guardian, PFN’s President, Rev. (Dr.) Felix Omobude said anti-corruption institutions in the country should be keen in fighting corruption and ensure that Nigeria becomes a decent society. He also wants the Nigeria police to be well equipped to fight modern day crimes. Omobude, who is also the General Superintendent of New Covenant Gospel Church in Benin City, Edo State, said until elec...
Fani-Kayode Reacts As Presidency Queries Obasanjo’s Absence At Democracy Day
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Fani-Kayode Reacts As Presidency Queries Obasanjo’s Absence At Democracy Day

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, seeking an explanation for his absence at democracy day celebration on June 12. He said, “The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, owes an answer to Nigerians on his absence from the 2019 Presidential inauguration and Democracy Day celebration because the claim that he was not invited or he did not receive an invitation cannot be sustained. “Since the claim was first made, elements in the polity that have deliberately and consistently been trying to lead the country toward polarization have cashed in on it, throwing all manner of rubbish at the Buhari Presidency.” But reacting Fani- Kayode said, “The Presidency should stop its whi...
Tinubu Asked Abacha To Make Him A Commissioner In Lagos – Kola Abiola
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Tinubu Asked Abacha To Make Him A Commissioner In Lagos – Kola Abiola

Twenty-six years after the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, which was won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, his first son and present head of the extended Abiola family, Kola Abiola, has opened up on his father’s struggle to win the election and reclaim his mandate after the results were cancelled. In this exclusive interview with The Sun team in his Lagos residence, he revealed what transpired behind the scenes before, during and after the annulled election and the role played by different persons and interest groups. He said, contrary to widely held beliefs, Abiola never nominated anybody into the regime of the late General Sani Abacha, and explained that some of his father’s former allies who chose to serve the late dictator had already decid...
June 12: It’s National Tragedy Celebrating Democracy Day Under Buhari – PDP
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June 12: It’s National Tragedy Celebrating Democracy Day Under Buhari – PDP

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said that it is a national tragedy that the national Democracy Day is being celebrated under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration that has allegedly desecrated all the democratic values and despoiled the electoral processes just to have itself in office. Greeting Nigerians on democracy day, the party said that President Buhari’s speech clearly shows a disregard for the tenets of democracy as he had no clear commitments or assurances on fundamental issues of constitutionality, rule of law, separation of power, justice, fairness, free speech and rights of citizens, which are the hallmarks of democracy. PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan urged Nigerians to use the occasion ...
Nigeria worse off than in 1993 — MKO Abiola’s son
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Nigeria worse off than in 1993 — MKO Abiola’s son

Abdulmumuni, son of the late Chief MKO Abiola, has bemoaned the lack of progress in the country since 1993. Speaking on the June 12 (Democracy Day) the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola’s son lamented that the education and health sectors had collapsed. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, making June 12 a public holiday in the country. It also becomes the country’s official Democracy Day, replacing May 29, which hitherto was a public holiday. The President took the decision to honour the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola. But Abdulmumuni said June 12 should be a day of national sober reflection for Nigerians as the “people are getting poorer and the poverty rate is increasing”.
Why We Are Celebrating Democracy Day On June 12 – Osinbajo
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Why We Are Celebrating Democracy Day On June 12 – Osinbajo

The Federal Government’s decision to celebrate Democracy Day on June 12 henceforth attest to the Buhari administration’s commitment to progressive ideals, especially as it relates to the political history of the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, gave the hint Tuesday when he received at the Presidential Villa, Mr Aristobulo Isturiz, the Vice President of Venezuela, who is leading the country’s delegation to Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration. Vice President Isturiz is among world leaders at the head of their countries’ delegation attending Nigeria’s 2019 Democracy Day activities in Abuja. Explaining that the Buhari administration believes in resolving some of the issues around the annulled June 12 1993 presidential election, the Vice President added that “One of the...
Goodluck Jonathan’s Democracy Message To Nigerians
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Goodluck Jonathan’s Democracy Message To Nigerians

The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan took to his Twitter to celebrate with Nigerians on their democracy day. See tweet below... 1. Exactly twenty years ago, our nation turned the corner with a general election that signalled the end of a long spell of military dictatorship. With that came promises of good governance, equity and justice under the ambience of leadership driven by the will of the people. 2. Our celebration of democracy is therefore, a mark of our commitment to the virtues of liberty, justice and the people’s freedom to daily engage government on how best to achieve our national goals. 3. We may not have realised these promises and all that are possible in the new dispensation but democracy to me remains an incubator for great ideas, visions, ...
Nigerian Senate Passes Bill Recognizing June 12 As ‘Democracy Day’
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Nigerian Senate Passes Bill Recognizing June 12 As ‘Democracy Day’

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Public Holiday Act Amendment Bill to recognise June 12 as the new Democracy Day. The bill was passed almost one year after President Buhari announced that the date would replace May 29 for Nigerians to commemorate the return to the civilian government. While some members of the National Assembly had criticised the President that Democracy Day cannot be changed by just a declaration, others commended his decision. President Buhari’s declaration was later approved in the Senate by an act of parliament after the lawmakers considered the bill seeking to amend the Public Holiday Act on Thursday. The bill, which is in concurrence with that of the House of Representatives, will now be forwarded to the President for assent. President Buhari had on June...
House of Reps Approve June 12 as Democracy Day
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House of Reps Approve June 12 as Democracy Day

The House of Representatives has approved June 12 to be marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria. The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. Considering the report at the plenary on Thursday, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses ‎in the Act, as recommended in the report. One of the clauses deleted May 29 as Democracy Day and replaced the date with June 12. Recall that in June this year, President Buhari declared June 12th as the new date for the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day in honor of late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Dele Momodu Shares Throwback Picture Of Himself And Late MKO Abiola On His Wedding Day
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Dele Momodu Shares Throwback Picture Of Himself And Late MKO Abiola On His Wedding Day

Media mogul, Dele Momodu is celebrating June 12 with a throwback picture of his wedding day in 1992. He shared the picture with caption; ‘CHIEF M.K.O ABIOLA in a chat with me & CHIEF CHRIS OKUNOWO after my wedding to MOBOLAJI ADARAMAJA, December 19, 1992, in Ijebu Ode. My father-in-law CHIEF AKIN ADARAMAJA (S.A.N) had handed my wife to CHIEF ABIOLA in Ijebu Igbo. We were joined by KOLA ABIOLA, my friend & brother.’
I’m Surprised President Buhari Changed Democracy Day – FFK
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I’m Surprised President Buhari Changed Democracy Day – FFK

One of President Buhari’s critics, Femi Fani Kayode is out on Twitter praising the President for changing Nigeria’s democracy day fro May 29th to June 12. FFK who on a daily basis criticize the President wrote; ‘’ I commend @MBuhari for announcing June 12th as our new Democracy Day. This is long overdue and I am pleasantly surprised.I also commend him for honoring Chief MKO Abiola, the winner of the June 12th 1993 presidential election, with the posthumus award of GCON.This is great news!’’
President Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy Day, Confers Posthumous GCFR On Abiola
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President Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy Day, Confers Posthumous GCFR On Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced June 12 as the new date which Democracy Day will be celebrated in Nigeria. The President also announced that he has conferred a posthumous GCFR title on the late Chief Moshood Abiola. The President in a tweet on his official handle explained why June 12 will replace May 29. He noted that June 12 is a more symbolic day. His Tweet read; “Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day. “We have also decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola. “In the view of Nigerians, as shared by this Administration, June 12, 1993, was and is far more symbolic of Democracy in th...
Political Thugs Go Into Hiding In Adamawa To Evade Arrest
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Political Thugs Go Into Hiding In Adamawa To Evade Arrest

Political thugs in Adamawa have disappeared from the streets after the police began clampdown on them since the end of May. The thugs, who were a permanent feature in government offices and political gatherings have melted away after a few of them were arrested for defacing Gov. Muhammadu Bindow billboards. The thugs had reportedly destroyed the billboards erected to showcase the governor’s achievements, when they barred from entering the Government House for events organised to mark Democracy Day. The incident prompted the police to arrest the ringleaders while other thugs went underground. “We are being arrested by the police and one has to stay away for things to cool down; some of us who have no godfather have left town for now,” said one of the thugs who spoke under condit...
Yahaya Bello Distributes Bags Of Rice & N1000 To Kogi Residents
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Yahaya Bello Distributes Bags Of Rice & N1000 To Kogi Residents

As part of activities to mark Democracy Day in Kogi State, the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello demonstrated his usual act of generosity to the good people of the state, by commissioning and distributing his face-branded bags of rice, alongside N1,000, to Kogi residents. The excited beneficiaries trooped out in large numbers to appreciate the kind gesture of Governor Bello for making them feel the impact of Democracy Day celebration for the very first time.
Mercy Johnson Calls Out Arik Air
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Mercy Johnson Calls Out Arik Air

Nollywood A-list actress and mother of three Mercy Johnson-Okojie has called out Arik Air. The SSA on Entertainment to Kogi state Governor revealed she was supposed to travel home yesterday been Democracy day to see her family but her flight was rescheduled without prior notice She wrote: So Arik Air @flyarikair kills my excitement of rushing home to celebrate Democracy Day with my family.After sending me a text confirming my flight,they move it to 4.40pm without sending any msg...So I rush to the airport and get a No Flight Now  
Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day Message To Nigerians
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Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day Message To Nigerians

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Sunday urged Nigerians to “keep and nurture democracy, not for the sake of democracy but for the sake of the country”. Mr. Tinubu said Nigerians should not fall asleep. In a statement by the former Lagos State Governor’s Media Office issued by his Media Adviser, Mr. Tunde Rahman, Tinubu said: “Democracy Day and our commemoration of it must be more than an empty ritual. It must add up to more than another reason to have another holiday. “We, as a people, choose democracy as our preferred form of governance not because it would be easy to achieve or to hold even once we have it. We choose democracy because history has taught us that the welfare of the people is best and perhaps only secured by government respons...
Yemi Osinbajo Visits Abuja Market
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Yemi Osinbajo Visits Abuja Market

As May 29th Democracy Day approaches, the acting President Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise stop at Garki Market, Abuja earlier today to feel the pulse of Nigerians Engagement. See photos below;
FG Declares Monday Public Holiday
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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 29,2017 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Democracy Day. Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) in a statement on Thursday in Abuja congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another Democracy Day which marked the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Dambazau in the statement by the Director Overseeing the Permanent Secretary’s Office, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido assured Nigerians of the government’s continued efforts towards guaranteeing security, revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption. He noted that a lot had been achieved in the area of security, particularly in the northeast, and in tackling corruption, adding that recent statistics by the National Bureau of Statistics...
Youths Attack Journalists In Akwa Ibom
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Youths Attack Journalists In Akwa Ibom

Some irate youths in ONNA local government area, Wednesday, attacked members of the Federated Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom State Council, destroying the windscreen of the chapel bus in the process. It was observed that the angry youths were rushing to share some money believed to have been taken from government officials at the site of the flag off ceremony for the construction of Flour Mills company in Okat, ONNA, when they came in contact with the journalists who were on official assignment on activities marking 2017 Democracy Day and second anniversary in office of the governor. A young man, who shouted at the top of his voice for journalists to give them money or clear from the way as they ran, pushed down a journalist, Mfon Hanson, while other journalist...
Ben Bruce Barred From Seeing PMB at The Presidential Villa
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Ben Bruce Barred From Seeing PMB at The Presidential Villa

The senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray Bruce has revealed how he was barred from exchanging pleasantries with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Monday by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Bruce said he had joined his colleagues to a dinner to mark the 2016 democracy day, but was not allowed access to the president, unlike other senators who were allowed to meet with Buhari. “I was at the Presidential villa today. Went to the President’s table. DSS wouldn’t allow me greet him but let another Senator greet him,” he tweeted. “My critics say I shouldn’t criticize the president openly, so I go and meet him one on one and I’m blocked. Am I not a Nigerian citizen? “If PMB’s handlers selectively block access to him, he r...
Kano Government to Register 100,000 Youths For Rice Production
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Kano Government to Register 100,000 Youths For Rice Production

Kano State Government on Sunday, promised to register no fewer than 100,000 youths to participate in rice production in this year’s farming season. The Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, made the promise while addressing a Town Hall Meeting in Kano. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the meeting was organised by the state government to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day. He said that the state government had commenced registration of interested youths with a view to giving them the necessary support before the commencement of farming activities in full swing. According to him, the state government has concluded arrangements to support the youths with fertilizer, improved seeds and other necessary agricultural input. He said the initiative was in line with the Federal Gover...

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