News - Democracy Day

Buhari Welcomes Italian Support For Repatriation Of Illicit Assets

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has welcomed the support of the Italian Government to help recover and repatriate illegally deposited Nigerian assets in foreign countries.

FG Declares June 12 Public Holiday

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as public holiday to mark Democracy Day celebration.

Rights Activists Seek Good Governance Milestones To Immortalise June 12

1 week ago /
Nation 

Despite the official recognition of June 12 as Nigeria's Democracy Day, rights activists say there is still some unfinished business before the June 12 struggle can be laid to rest.

Buhari To Host Leaders of Lake Chad Commission

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, will host leaders of Lake Basin Commission in an informal summit on the sidelines of Democracy Day and second term inauguration celebrations on June 12, 2019, in Abuja.

Buhari’s Inauguration: Splendor Amid Tight Security

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The inauguration ceremony of President Mohammadu Buhari for a second term in office was a splendour amid tight security.

New Documentary Highlights June 12 Struggle

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

A new documentary titled “Sweats Of Freedom” to reignite memories of political intrigues and efforts played out during the famous 1993 June 12 election has just been unveiled.

Buhari Receives Israel, Sierra Leone Envoys

3 weeks ago /
International News 

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the letters of credence from the ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Shimon Ben-Shosan and the Sierra Leone high commissioner, Dr Solomon Gembeh.

National Leader of APC Appeals For Peaceful Relations In Nigeria

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration for a second term, National Leader of governing All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, appealed to elderly Nigerians to avoid inflammatory statements that could undermine peaceful co-existence among the nation’s diverse communities.

Nigeria Supports Take-off Of ECOWAS Regional Satellite

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian government says it will support the full take-off of a regional satellite that will serve the needs of the people and bridge the technology gap between Africa and other developed economies.

FG Outlines Events For Inauguration, Democracy Day Celebrations

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the decision of government to have a low key event for May 29 inauguration day is to give prominence to the June 12 Democracy Day and to cut cost.

Senate Declares June 12 Democracy Day

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill, which formally declares June 12, democracy day.

Senate Passes Bill Declaring June 12 As Democracy Day

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Senate has considered and passed a bill which elevates June 12 above May 29 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

May 29 Inauguration To Be Low Keyed - Lai Mohammed

1 month ago /
Nation 

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, as a number of the events slated for the inauguration will now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy Day.

House Of Reps Commences Process To Declare June 12 Democracy Day

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives has started the process of amending the public holiday act, to give legal backing to the declaration of June 12 as democracy day.

Zwingina Demands Release Of June 12 Results

12 months ago /
Nation 

The director general Abiola campaign organization in the June 12, 1993 election Jonathan Zwingina wants president Buhari to direct the independent national electoral commission, INEC to release the result of June 12 presidential election and declare MKO Abiola the winner.

June 12 Democracy Day: Legal Fireworks Continue

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari may have put his name in the record books when he declared June 12 as Nigeria’s democracy day.

Abiola Invested With GCFR By BuharI

1 year ago /
Nation 

Renowned pro-democracy activists and other Nigerians have described the investiture of late MKO Abiola with the national honor of the grand commander of the federal republic and the recognition of June 12 as democracy day in Nigeria as a bold and wise decision.

President Buhari Confers National Honours To Agunwa Anekwe, Others

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the conferment of National Honours on three distinguished Nigerians who contributed immensely to the enthronement of democratic governance in the country.

Nwosu Hails Recognition Of June 12 As Democracy Day

1 year ago /
Politics 

The chairman of the Defunct National Electoral Commission, NEC, Humphrey Nwosu says the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election marked the turning point in Nigeria’s journey towards a Democratic Polity.

UPP Lauds Buhari On June 12 Recognition

1 year ago /
Politics 

The United Progressive Party, UPP, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy day and also bestowing the posthumous award of grand commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, on late chief MKO Abiola, grand commander of Nigeria, GCON, on late chief Gani Fewehimi and grand Commander of Nigeria, GCON, On Babagana Kingibe.