Why June 12 carries weight of significance than May 29 – Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has appraised Nigeria’s democratic evolution, saying as important as it is, May 29 does not carry the weight of significance that June 12 carries in the country’s democratic sojourn. Tinubu stated this in a special statement he signed on the occasion of June 12 celebration titled, ‘June 12: The truth that sets democracy free in our land’. According to him, what the country had been commemorating on May 29th of every year since the democratic restoration of 1999…

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Why May 29 inauguration will be low key – Lai Mohammed

The Inauguration for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key event, said Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture. Addressing State House correspondents on Monday, Mohammed said a more elaborate event would be held on June 12 which is the new date for Nigeria’s Democracy Day as announced by Buhari in 2018. He explained that it was not financially advisable for the country to hold two major celebrations within a two-week interval. According to Mohammed, invitations have been sent out to world leaders…

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Unpatriotic Nigerians plotting with foreign groups to scuttle Buhari’s second inauguration – Army raises alarm

The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm over the “plot by some individuals to disrupt President Buhari’s second inauguration on May 29, 2019.” Army spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, said in a statement that the said unnamed persons are hobnobbing with foreigners to scuttle the country’s democratic process. He made the revelation on Saturday and said the foreign interests were working to cause disaffection and divide the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) which is fighting Boko Haram and Islamic State for West African Province (SWAP) terrorists. “The Army has noted with…

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Gov Umahi Debunks Rumour of Planned Defection to APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has described the recent rumours of his planned defection to the All Progressives Congress as  a means by the opposition candidate to seek escape from his bitting pains of defeat. Some media platforms were yesterday awashed by rumours allegedly emanating from Sonni Ogbuorji, the APC candidate in the just concluded governorship election that Governor Umahi had perfected plans to defect to the APC after May, 29. Reacting, Umahi who is also the governor – elect under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, said that…

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