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June 12 more important than May 29– Tunubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says May 29 does not carry the weight of significance that June 12 carries in the country’s democratic sojourn. Tinubu said this in a statement entitled ‘June 12: The Truth that Sets Democracy Free in Our Land’, released by...

May 29 no longer public holiday

President Muhammadu Buhari today Monday has assented to the bill declaring June 12 Public Holiday, Democracy Day, instead of May 29. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, made the disclosure to newsmen after the signing ceremony. The new law allows public holiday...

Nigerian govt declares June 12 public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12, as public holiday to commemorate the maiden National Democracy Day. This was contained in a statement released by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah. The Federal government congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in...

President Buhari’s Democracy Day speech [FULL TEXT]

My compatriots, it is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the...