Nigeria declares Monday as public holiday to mark Democracy Day celebrations

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14, 2021 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. In a statement signed by the…

Insecurity of lives & properties in Nigeria may be worse than the damage done by COVID-19 pandemic: What to do about it – Magnus Onyibe

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech, which was presented in 101 paragraphs in which he highlighted six particular sectors that he believes his administration has excelled-Economy, Security, Agriculture, Electricity Power, Transportation and Peace in the Niger Delta, makes an interesting…

Oluwa hails Tinubu, congratulates Nigerians on Democracy Day

As the nation marks the celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day, the Baale Oluwa Kingdom, Ibeju-Lekki Area of Lagos State, Alh. Chief Baale Adewale Rosullulahi Oluwa, has said that the contribution of APC National leader in the struggle to…

Democracy Day: Bauchi governor pardons 73 inmates

Not less than 73 inmates have been granted pardon by Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed as part of the celebration of the 2020 Democracy Day in the state. The governor announced this at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly…

June 12: Obi calls for concerted efforts to sustain democracy

As the country celebrates her Democracy Day today, June 12, Vice Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has reminded Nigerians that democracy remains the bedrock on which the country is built. He…

Full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday addressed Nigerians on the occasion of the Democracy Day. Read full text of the speech by the President below: Fellow Nigerians, 1. The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in…

*Sergeant kills inspector over gate closure in Lagos (Punch) *Alleged Fraud: Court orders interim forfeiture of businessman’s N827m to FG (Vanguard)

Sergeant kills inspector over gate closure in Lagos (Punch) An inspector of police, Adekunle Ilesanmi, has been killed by a sergeant, Okema Azuquo, in the Oke-Odo area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Azuquo was quarrelling with some tenants…

A Democracy Day Primer – Wole Soyinka

Long Read This year’s recall of an uplifting day in the year 1993 comes up against a background of its most shameful disavowal: the 2019 elections – still under judicial contestation – an event that would be more accurately described…

FG declares Wednesday as public holiday to mark Democracy Day (Punch)

The Federal Government on Monday declared Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday, to commemorate the nation’s National Democracy Day. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a…

There was a man called MKO Abiola-Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It’s cool by most Nigerians that June 12 has been given its due as Democracy Day. The current politicians in Nigeria should copy the common touch of Bashorun MKO Abiola, the dogged man who won the June 12, 1993 presidential…

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