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President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

Minister: May 29, June 12 will be public holidays

The federal government has said May 29 and June 12 will be declared as national public holidays. They will now be observed as the inauguration day and democracy day, respectively, from this year.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Federal government invites world leaders to maiden June 12 Demoracy Day

The Federal Government has invited world leaders for the maiden June 12 Democracy Day celebration instead of the inauguration ceremony to save cost.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Minister: Our plan for first June 12 celebrations

The Federal Government said on Monday that it has lined up several activities to mark June 12 as Nigeria’s first Democracy Day.
The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

National Assembly passes bill to make June 12 Democracy Day

The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

June 12 Democracy Day excites Asiwaju Tinubu

Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, National Leader of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is excited over plans to celebrate June 12 as democracy day.

Minister: Why President Buhari’s May 29 inauguration will be low key

The Federal Government said President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29 will be low-key and that a number of events slated for the inauguration will be held on June 12.

Presidency: Inauguration still holds on May 29, not June 12

The Presidency has declared that the Federal Government is not considering shifting the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term from May 29 to June 12.
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to pray for him while they try to understand his intentions for the country. He also admonished them to give him more time.-2

President Buhari’s second term inauguration holds June 12 Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office will be inaugurated on May 29, with low-key ceremony, the Federal government has said.
Jamiu Abiola

Ex-President Obasanjo benefitted from my father’s death – MKO Abiola’s son

Jamiu Abiola, a son to late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential elections, has slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for “benefitting on his father’s blood” but neglecting to recognise his contribution to Nigeria’ democracy.

House of Reps approves June 12 as Democracy Day

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and abrogated May 29.

Bola Tinubu: Frederick Fasehun left behind fine legacies

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, described the late Dr Fredrick Fasehun as a renowned pro-democracy and good governance activist who left behind fine legacies.

Bill to make June 12 Democracy Day passes second reading

A Bill for an Act amend the Public Holidays Act to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria has passed the second ready at the House of Representatives.
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka: You can’t crucify Governor Ortom for leaving APC

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has told those hounding the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, for returning to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress, to stop it.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: I’ll write President Buhari soon

Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has said the cosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is an afterthought.

Lola Abiola-Edewor: I prayed MKO wouldn’t rest because he was cheated

Mrs. Lola Abiola-Edewor, one of the children of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, on Saturday, appreciated those at the forefront of the struggle for her father’s recognition by the Federal Government.

MKO Abiola’s eldest daughter lauds declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day

Eldest daughter late Bashorun MKO Abiola, Mrs Lola Abiola-Edewor, on Saturday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day, saying it is justice to her father.
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US vows ‘strong defensive stance’ on North Korea

US Defense Secretary James Mattis pledged Friday to maintain and strengthen the US security alliance with Japan amid fears that talks with North Korea could water down Washington’s longstanding security commitments in the region.

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Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

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