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TELL Magazine, stakeholders task Nigerians on sustenance of democracy

October 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The chairman board of directors of TELL Communications Limited, publishers of Tell Magazine, Chief Adeniyi Lasaki, has said that sustaining democracy in Nigeria would require the collective effort of not only the political class, but Nigerians in general. He stated this Wednesday in Abuja during a conference organised by the publishing company for stakeholders in the political terrain, with the Read More

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Governor Inuwa urges leaders to be committed to democracy

June 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Gombe state Governor Alhaji Inuwa Muhammadu Yahaya has urged Nigerian leaders as well as every Nigerian citizen to show commitment in nurturing democracy, to fast track development and improve the well-being of the nation. Governor Inuwa who made the call while speaking during the June 12 Democracy Day Celebration in Gombe, said “there was need for everyone to work hard Read More

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Gov Emmanuel hails Nigerians on Democracy Day

June 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom Emmanuel has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of Democracy Day to rededicate themselves to pursuing issues that cement the nation’s national cohesion and peaceful co-existence.  In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Ekerete Udoh, Governor Emmanuel also celebrated the deepening of the country’s democratic culture since the return to civil rule in Read More

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June 12: PDP salutes Nigerians, chides Buhari, APC

June 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s June 12 Democracy Day and berated President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly disrespecting the values democracy. PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Wednesday, urged all compatriots to use the occasion to reflect and redouble their Read More

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KIFA congratulates FG on democracy day

June 13, 2019 Editor 0

Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA), has congratulated the Federal Government on the declaration and celebration of June 12 as the official democracy day. In a statement signed and released by its National Coordinator, Prince Dapo Ajibade, KIFA said the celebration of the day, evoked fond memories of the country’s struggles and strides towards a lasting democracy. “Today’s celebration is indeed, Read More

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June 12 as Democracy Day not enough when FG disrespects rule of law – Atiku

June 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23rd election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has berated the federal government for declaring June 12 Democracy Day when it always ‘disrespect the rule of law.’  He said twenty-six years ago, Nigerians voted for democracy against the jackboot notion of oppressive totalitarianism, adding that “The collective decision by Read More

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Updated: Buhari renames Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola …read full speech

June 12, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed Abuja National Stadium after late Moshood K. Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. The president made the announcement in an address during the maiden celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday. The president, who frowned at the injustice melted against winners of Read More

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#Live – Democracy day: Again, Obasanjo, Jonathan, other ex-Presidents stay away from ‘vital’ National event… Buhari arrives Eagles square

June 12, 2019 Editor 0

Former Presidents including Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Yakubu Gown are absent at the Eagles Square venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebration when the event started. Former presidents and Heads of state were scheduled to arrive the venue by 9.35am. Most of them were also absent during the second term inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari at the same venue. Already, Read More

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FG declares Wednesday as public holiday, 4th of its kind in 14 days

June 10, 2019 Editor 0

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 statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry, on Monday in Abuja. The Federal Read More

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June 12 Democracy Day: What’s the fate of May 29?

June 8, 2019 Editor 0

This year makes it exactly 26 years that the June 12 presidential election, which was adjudged the most credible poll in Nigeria, was annulled by former military president Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd.). In this report, TOPE SUNDAY and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU take a look at the honour bestowed on the acclaimed winner of the election, the late Chief MKO Abiola, Read More

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20 years of our democratic struggles

June 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

As Nigeria celebrates 20 years of un-interrupted democracy, the country is still going through difficult and hard situations, especially in the areas of security, economy and national unity.  In 1999, Nigeria returned to democracy which drew attention of international and national spectators, particularly on the issue of unity of the country, looking at the multi-cultural and religious nature of the Read More

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Breaking: FG clears air, announces May 29, June 12 public holidays

May 20, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has declared May 29 and June 12, 2019 as public holidays The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who addressed the issue during a press conference that was broadcast live by the NTA, Radio Nigeria and Voice of Nigeria disclosed that President Buhari will be sworn in on May 29th. The Minister also revealed that the Presidential Read More

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June 12: Honour Justice Akanbi By Afe Babalola

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

When I read the cheering news that President Buhari had revisited the June 12, 1993 presidential election, declared Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola as the winner of the election, June 12 as Democracy Day and honoured him with the national honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, my immediate reaction was that I wished Hon. Justice M. A. kanbi, Read More

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19 years of democracy: Any need to celebrate?

June 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

  On May 29, 1999, Nigeria returned to democratic rule after long years of military rule. It is worth congratulating Nigerians from all walks of life for the longest experiment with democratic rule in the country’s political history. However, 19 years down the line, can Nigerians comfortably say that there is any reason to celebrate democracy? Interestingly, this current journey Read More

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Democracy Day: Lawmakers notorious bribe-seekers, says Jega

May 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

Immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has described National Assembly members as notorious bribe-seekers. Jega also expressed concerns over the anti-graft war of the present administration, saying government was focusing more on embezzlement and theft, rather than tackling bribe-giving and beaming a searchlight on state and federal governments’ institutions. He made the accusations yesterday Read More

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Democracy Day: Don’t address Nigerians, PDP warns Buhari, APC

May 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) not to address Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Democracy Day tomorrow. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, stated that “in the last three years, such addresses had contained deceits, falsifications and unfulfilled promises.” Read More

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Democracy day: Let’s work together, APC urges Nigerians

May 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to work with the present administration in building a stronger democracy in the country, even as the nation celebrates 19 years of unbroken democratic rule. In a statement signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, Monday in Abuja, the party said regardless of its imperfections, democracy remains the Read More

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Democracy day: ADP, LP describes APC govt as a tragedy

May 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria marks the democracy day, political parties and politicians have given their assessment of the state of affairs in the country, especially as it affects economy, saying the administration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) hasn’t done well The national chairman of the African Democratic Party (ADP), Sani Yagbagi, said in an interview Monday in Abuja that aside Read More

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Democracy day: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

May 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday, 29th May as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration Friday in Abuja on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion, and pledged government’s continued dedication to entrenching democracy in the polity. According to a statement Read More

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Democracy Day: Buhari’s dynamic leadership

May 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

Muhammad Ajah On May 29, 2017, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari clocked two years. The two years witnessed great events. The period has actually been a critically attention-grabbing experience for the country basically because of the change which the nation has resisted for long. Facing reality is often a hard decision to take, especially in a society led by Read More

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Group marks Democracy Day with special prayers for Buhari, Osinbajo

May 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola A political group, Buhari/Osinbanjo Again (BOA), has organised special prayers for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari to mark this year’s Democracy Day. The group also prayed for God guidance for Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in steering the affairs of the country. The prayer session presided over by Malam Sani Jada and Rev. Musa Read More

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Acting President Osinbanjo’s Speech To Mark Democracy Day

May 29, 2017 Blueprint 1

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has delivered a hope- raising speech to Nigerians to commemorate Democracy Day and the second year in office of the All Progressives Congress. Below is the full speech: Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.  Today marks the second Read More

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Democracy Day: FG declares May 29 public holiday

May 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The federal government has declared Monday as public holiday to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day. Making the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed by the Director overseeing the office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (retd), congratulated Read More