Nigeria @ 63 Independence Day Broadcast: “I’m different” -Tinubu

…Vows to reform economy, fight hunger President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday, noted that he was different from other leaders, promising to fight poverty to ‘stop dead’. The President stated this on the occasion of Nigeria’s 63 Independence, during his live broadcast yesterday promised to rebuild a Nigeria where hunger, poverty and hardship are pushed into the shadows of an ever fading past. Tinubu stated this at a time when Nigerians are suffering the consequences of his decision on the removal of fuel subsidy. The President had many times pleaded with…

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Nigeria@63: “Our country still depends on colonial masters; not independent” — COSEYL 

The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL), the apex socio-political youth group in the South-East zone, has expressed disappointment, stating that the nation has failed after 63 years of independence. The youth body, in a statement issued by their President-General, Comrade Goodluck Ibem, said that it’s shameful that rather than improving for the better after taking charge of her destiny via independence, Nigeria still has nothing to show after this long period of independence.  The PG pointed out that some private manufacturing companies like Innoson Motors, located at Nnewi, Anambra…

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NDA Passing-out Parade: Tinubu vows to crush terrorism, poverty in Nigeria

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has restated his administration’s commitment to eliminating poverty, terrorism and all forms of criminality in Nigeria.  President Tinubu, who was represented by his deputy, Vice President Kashim Shettima, gave the hint on today during the passing-out parade of Cadets of the 70 Regular Course, Direct Short Service Course 27 (Army) and Direct Short Service Course 31 (Air Force) of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.  The Nigerian leader, who is also Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said the administration is…

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63rd Independence Anniversary: “APC will deliver on campaign promises” – Ganduje

As Nigerians celebrate the 63rd independence anniversary of the country, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has assured that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu would deliver on his campaign promises and ensure good governance.  In a goodwill message issued by his Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, yesterday, Ganduje called on the citizenry not to despair as measures already put in place by the APC-led administration would reposition the country to achieve growth and development. Ganduje, a former governor of Kano State called on Nigerians irrespective of…

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Independence Day: “Be prepared to pull Nigeria back from uncertainty” – Atiku urges citizens 

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to be prepared to pull the country back from uncertainty to a place of common safety. The former vice-president, in his message on Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day anniversary yesterday, stated that the anniversary was coming at a time when the country is at a crossroads in many aspects of national life. According to him, 63 years ago when Nigeria gained her political independence, it was upon the promise of abundant prosperity and…

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“Nigeria is a destiny destroyer” – IPOB 

…Bans Independence Day celebration in S’East The banned separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has declared that there would be no independence day celebration in South-East, as according to it, the Igbo have not benefited anything from Nigeria. The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, who said this in a statement on Friday, called on the governors of the region and other political leaders to shun the exercise, saying no “Nigerian flag will be hoisted in the zone” on October 1. The group argued that events…

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Independence Day: FG declares Monday as public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 2, as a public holiday, in commemoration of the 63rd independence celebration. The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration in Abuja on behalf of the government, in a statement released yesterday. In the statement, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Minister congratulated all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the occasion and assured Nigerians of government’s continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country. The Minister said, “It is today a known…

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Independence: EU, UK reiterates support for Nigeria’s democracy

The European Union (EU) and the British High Commission in Nigeria have reiterated their commitment to support Nigeria’s democracy as the nation turned 62 years after independence. The envoys made the commitment on Saturday, at Nigeria’s 62 independence anniversary celebration in Abuja. The Ambassador of the EU to Nigeria and the ECOWAS, Ms. Samuela Isopi, said Nigeria is a work-in-progress, just like any country in the world, saying, “No country is where they want to be, it is always a work in progress for every country and I think Nigeria…

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Independence: “No one celebrates life like Nigeria”, says New York City Mayor 

New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, has joined Nigerians from all walks of life in celebrating the 62nd anniversary of their country’s independence. In his remarks at the Independence Day Carnival on Saturday night, Adams praised Nigerians for their tenacity and distinctive social and cultural life. The mayor recalled with memories his visit to Africa, saying his experience in Lagos State stood out. Adams said, “I remember landing in Lagos. I remember landing on a Monday and not sleeping again until Sunday. No one throws a party like Lagos in…

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Independence Day broadcast: “I share your pains”, Buhari tells Nigerians

…Scores self high As the President counts down to the end of his eight-year administration, he has identified with the pains of millions of Nigerians occasioned by the spate of insecurity nationwide, assuring them that their resilience and patience would not be in vain. Buhari stated this yesterday, in what would be his last October, 1st Independence Day address to the country. In his speech, the President reeled out some of the successes and challenges faced by his administration since its inception. According to him, “As we continue to de-escalate…

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