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Democracy Day: FG declares May 29 public holiday

May 26, 2017 Administrator 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

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Democracy Day: Youths unveil 7-year political agenda

May 26, 2017 Administrator 0

By Our Correspondent National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has announced plans to formally unveil its political agenda for 2017 to 2023. The plan was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Gambo Jagindi, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to NYCN President, Mr. Murtala Garba, in  Abuja. The statement said the NYCN would also launch its campaign in Read More

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2017 Democracy Day: Saraki endorses NUJ national colloquium

May 15, 2017 Administrator 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has pledged support for the forthcoming national colloquium on elections, corruption and roadmap to 2019, being organised by the Kaduna state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in collaboration with PAX. The colloquium, which scheduled to hold at Arewa House Kaduna on May 24th, will serve as a National Democracy Read More

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Democracy Day: Abuja writers to the rescue

June 1, 2016 Administrator 0

This year’s Democracy Day left a sour taste in the mouth of most Nigerians. It was a day people would want to forget in a hurry; it was uneventful. By now, there is almost unanimity of opinions that Nigeria is yet to make progress even with a new government in place. And those who run the government seem to be Read More

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Democracy Day: Buhari silent on looters

May 30, 2016 Administrator 0

 Says economic misfortune, opportunity for diversification Threatens Avengers      To negotiate with Boko Haram By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday fell short of his promise to disclose names and amounts recovered from alleged looters of the nation’s treasury, on Democracy Day (May 29)). Rather, Buhari, in the May 29 nationwide broadcast, said, the Ministry of Information and Culture Read More

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Celebrating Democracy Day in darkness, hunger

May 30, 2016 Administrator 0

By Tunde Akanbi Democracy Day is set aside in Nigeria to celebrate the age long democratic rule of the big African nation. It is held annually on May 29.It is an annual celebration in Nigeria and this time around, the nation will be celebrating 17 years of uninterrupted democracy since 1999 when former President Olusegun Obasanjo took over from military Read More

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Democracy Day: FG declares Monday public holiday

May 26, 2016 Administrator 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The federal government has declared Monday, May 30, 2016, as public holiday to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day. Making the declaration on behalf of the federal government, Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (retd), assured Nigerians that with the Signing into Law of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the country would witness a New Deal with Read More

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Democracy Day: Aliyu squandered N200m on Abuja jamboree – APC

June 4, 2014 Administrator 0

By Aideloje Ojo The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state has accused the state Governor, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of squandering over N200 million in celebrating the 7th anniversary of his administration in Abuja. The party in a statement issued yesterday in Minna by its state publicity secretary, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, insisted that wasting such huge amount of money in Read More

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Democracy Day: Jonathan receives Made-in-Nigeria vehicles

May 30, 2014 Administrator 0

Abdullahi M. Gulloma President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday received three made in Nigeria Nissan Patrol SUV, Nissan Almera (Sunny) saloon car and a Nissan NP 300 pick-up as part of activities to commemorate the nation’s Democracy Day. The vehicles were presented to the president at the International Conference Centre by the chairman of Stallion Group, Mr. Sunil Vaswani. Vaswani said the Read More

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No reason for Democracy Day celebrations – Tsav, APC

May 30, 2014 Administrator 0

Kula Tersoo The All Progressives Congress (APC), Benue state chapter, has urged the people of the state to ignore any call from any quarters for the celebration of this year’s Democracy Day. They insisted that there was virtually nothing to celebrate after 15 years of uninterrupted democracy, adding that a good government would have used the period to make the Read More

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Democracy Day: There is no democracy in FCT, natives say

May 30, 2014 Administrator 0

As the nation celebrated Democracy Day yesterday, the natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said they had nothing to celebrate in the day because democracy does not exist in the territory. In an interview with Blueprint yesterday, the President of Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA), Pastor Danladi Jeji, said if other Nigerians had something to celebrate about Read More

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Democracy Day: Ekweremadu assures on electoral reforms

May 29, 2014 Administrator 0

By Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Ike Ekweremadu, has assured Nigerians that the ongoing electoral reform by the National Assembly would yield an improved electoral system. He gave the assurance in a Democracy Day message to Nigerians. Ekweremadu, who described the country’s 15 years of unbroken democratic rule Read More

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Democracy Day: TAN urges Nigerians to re-commit themselves

May 29, 2014 Administrator 0

By Samuel Ogidan Nigerians were yesterday charged to re-commit themselves to the foundational values and norms that undergird the nation’s democratisation process, as the nation marks its 15 years of unbroken democracy. Nigerians were also charged to continue to pray for the well-being and safety of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and support for the efforts of the government, the defence Read More

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Children, Democracy Days: Niger bans celebrations

May 23, 2014 Administrator 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Niger state government has stopped the usual march past and other activities associated with celebrations marking Children’s Day and Democracy Day, this year. Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu gave the directive yesterday in Minna, saying that it was a mark of respect for the abducted Chibok school girls “and because of the security situation in the country.” Read More

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We’ll celebrate Democracy Day despite bombings – FG

May 22, 2014 Administrator 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma The federal government yesterday said the May 29 Democracy Day celebration would go on despite the bombings and distractions by insurgents in some parts of the country. Briefing State House correspondents after the weekly  Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku said the council held that the aim of terrorists Read More

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Kaduna assembly adopts c’ttee report on 2014 appropriation Kaduna state House of Assembly yesterday adopted the report presented by the Committee on Appropriation and Implementation for 2014 budget. Presenting the report, the chairman, Committee on Appropriation and Implementation, Mr. Joshua Barde, said the assembly had mandated them to conduct an in-depth secreting of the 2014 budget proposal “according to the provision of section 121 sub-section of the 1999 constitution.” He said the sum of over N131.3billon would be spent as the capital expenditure as against the N124.4 billion as earlier submitted, while over N69.6 billion would be for the recurrent expenditure as against N74.2billion as earlier presented. He added that the budget tagged, Budget of Peace and Continuity, was based on the determination to ensure that the administration was able to present the dividends of democracy. The members commended the efforts of the committee for a good presentation. Mr Bityong Nkon, the member representing Kaura constituency, proposed for amendment in some parts of the recommendations, saying that as soon as the budget was passed, the committee should embark on routine check on all MDAs as outlined by the committee.Kaduna state House of Assembly yesterday adopted the report presented by the Committee on Appropriation and Implementation for 2014 budget. Presenting the report, the chairman, Committee on Appropriation and Implementation, Mr. Joshua Barde, said the assembly had mandated them to conduct an in-depth secreting of the 2014 budget proposal “according to the provision of section 121 sub-section of the 1999 constitution.” He said the sum of over N131.3billon would be spent as the capital expenditure as against the N124.4 billion as earlier submitted, while over N69.6 billion would be for the recurrent expenditure as against N74.2billion as earlier presented. He added that the budget tagged, Budget of Peace and Continuity, was based on the determination to ensure that the administration was able to present the dividends of democracy. The members commended the efforts of the committee for a good presentation. Mr Bityong Nkon, the member representing Kaura constituency, proposed for amendment in some parts of the recommendations, saying that as soon as the budget was passed, the committee should embark on routine check on all MDAs as outlined by the committee.Kaduna state House of Assembly yesterday adopted the report presented by the Committee on Appropriation and Implementation for 2014 budget. Presenting the report, the chairman, Committee on Appropriation and Implementation, Mr. Joshua Barde, said the assembly had mandated them to conduct an in-depth secreting of the 2014 budget proposal “according to the provision of section 121 sub-section of the 1999 constitution.” He said the sum of over N131.3billon would be spent as the capital expenditure as against the N124.4 billion as earlier submitted, while over N69.6 billion would be for the recurrent expenditure as against N74.2billion as earlier presented. He added that the budget tagged, Budget of Peace and Continuity, was based on the determination to ensure that the administration was able to present the dividends of democracy. The members commended the efforts of the committee for a good presentation. Mr Bityong Nkon, the member representing Kaura constituency, proposed for amendment in some parts of the recommendations, saying that as soon as the budget was passed, the committee should embark on routine check on all MDAs as outlined by the committee.Kaduna state House of Assembly yesterday adopted the report presented by the Committee on Appropriation and Implementation for 2014 budget. Presenting the report, the chairman, Committee on Appropriation and Implementation, Mr. Joshua Barde, said the assembly had mandated them to conduct an in-depth secreting of the 2014 budget proposal “according to the provision of section 121 sub-section of the 1999 constitution.” He said the sum of over N131.3billon would be spent as the capital expenditure as against the N124.4 billion as earlier submitted, while over N69.6 billion would be for the recurrent expenditure as against N74.2billion as earlier presented. He added that the budget tagged, Budget of Peace and Continuity, was based on the determination to ensure that the administration was able to present the dividends of democracy. The members commended the efforts of the committee for a good presentation. Mr Bityong Nkon, the member representing Kaura constituency, proposed for amendment in some parts of the recommendations, saying that as soon as the budget was passed, the committee should embark on routine check on all MDAs as outlined by the committee.

March 6, 2014 Administrator 0

Kaduna state House of Assembly yesterday adopted the report presented by the Committee on Appropriation and Implementation for 2014 budget. Presenting the report, the chairman, Committee on Appropriation and Implementation, Mr. Joshua Barde, said the assembly had mandated them to conduct an in-depth secreting of the 2014 budget proposal “according to the provision of section 121 sub-section of the 1999 Read More