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June 12

Boss Mustapha And Buhari’s Agenda For The Next Level

A week before the inaugural Democracy Day on June 12, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, had told journalists that President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver a speech that would not disappoint Nigerians. He expressed such optimism either because he had seen the speech (or got information about it) or because he knew the mind of the President and the issues dear to him. Whatever was the case, the President eventually delivered an unusually long and memorable speech. It was a speech that

‘You Lie,’ Presidency Slams Obasanjo Over Claim He Wasn’t Invited To June 12 Celebration

The Presidency has countered former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his alleged claim that he wasn't invited to the June 12 Democracy Day celebration by President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo and other former Nigerian presidents and Head of States had shunned the occasion which held at the Eagle Square in Abuja. The former president had been quoted to have said he wasn't invited to the June 12 event which was recently recognised as Nigeria's Democracy Day in honour of late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the

June 12: Group Lauds Fayose For Attacking Obasanjo

Nigerian Forum for Good Governance and Leadership has described “the diatribes” by a former governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo over recognition of June 12 as condemnable. President of the forum, Prof. Tejumade Akitoye-Rhodes, gave the reaction in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Recall that Fayose had in a tweet on Thursday said the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhamnadu Buhari was to Obasanjo’s shame. The former governor said that it was Obasanjo’s

How Govs Commended Buhari For Immortalizing Abiola

Following the legalization of June 12 as the country’s official democracy day and the maiden commemoration of the day yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari, commendations have continued to pour in over the president’s action. The legalization of the day was to honour the late Chief MKO Abiola. Buhari had on Monday, June 10th 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

Full Text Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

Following the Presidential assent to the bill officially recognizing June 12 of every year a public holiday and the new Democracy Day, the maiden commemoration of the day has been marked today. Before now, May 29 has been ceremoniously marked as democracy day. Recall that presidential aide on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang had told state house correspondents that with the assent to the amendment, May 29 is no more a public holiday. During the maiden event of June 12, 2019 which held at the Eagle

June 12: Why Buhari, APC Shouldn’t Partake In Democracy Day Celebration – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) shouldn’t have participated in today's June 12 Democracy Day celebration. This, the PDP said, was because President Buhari and the APC have “desecrated all our democratic values and despoiled our electoral processes just to have itself in office.” The opposition made the claim in a statement it issued in commemoration of June 12 which was recently declared as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day

June 12 Democracy Day: We’ll Take 100m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 10yrs – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years. Buhari disclosed this in his opening speech at the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday in Abuja. The President said that his administration would ensure rapid and positive growth in the economy to move Nigeria away from poverty. “Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.7 per cent this year. “Our external reserve have risen to 45 billion dollars enough to

BREAKING: Buhari Renames Abuja National Stadium After MKO Abiola

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has as a mark of honour named the Abuja National Stadium after the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Abiola. Buhari made the declaration today at the Eagle Square, Abuja while delivering his speech to mark the Democracy Day celebrations. He said, “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National stadium henceforth, it will be called Moshood Abiola National stadium”. He also made mention of what must be done to compensate for the wrongs done

Democracy Day: Security Cordons Roads Around Abuja

A combined team of security personnel has cordoned off all roads leading to the Eagle Square, Abuja, the venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebration. The security operatives comprising the Police, Army, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen manning every major junction around the Central Area. To ease the movement of invited guests to the venue of the event, buses were provided at the Old Parade Ground to the Eagle square. Around the Federal secretariat, no private or

June 12: Lots Of What Abiola Stood For Yet To Manifest In Polity — Yoruba Youths

The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) on Wednesday in Lagos described President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration and celebration of June 12 as “Democracy Day” as a new dawn of hope. The youth group, however, said that a lot of what Abiola stood for as a distinct democrat had yet to be manifested in the polity. in a statement issued by its Founder and President, Aremo Oladotun Hassan. Buhari on Monday signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill which accommodates June 12 as the new Nigeria’s Democracy
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