Banditry: Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashes in Katsina

A Nigerian Air Force, NAF helicopter has crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI. Details of the cause of the incident, which occurred at the Katsina Airport at about 3.30pm today, 12 June 2019,  are still scanty. However, there was […]

DSS arrests social media users for ‘inciting violence’

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested yet to be identified social media users who who posted “inciting materials and misleading statements”. Peter Afunanya, DSS public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Afunanya accused the individuals of instilling fear in the minds of Nigerians. “The Department of State Services (DSS) has […]

June 12: Let’s re-imbibe the unity we shared – NYCN

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of June 12 as its new democracy day, urging all citizens to work toward achieving the greater unity we once shared. This is even as the council has commended President Muhammmadu Buhari for naming the National Stadium in Abuja after the late […]

Buhari hails INEC, security agencies for free, fair elections

By Taiye Edeni President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Nigerian security agencies for conducting free and fair general polls in 2019 that brought him to power for second term. Buhari made the commendation during the June 12 Democracy Day celebration at the Eagle Square in Abuja. He said that […]

No celebration of Democracy Day in Nasarawa State

By Sunday John There was no celebration of Democracy Day in Nasarawa State, inspite of the declaration of the day as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria to honour Moshood Abiola, the winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, did not […]

We’ll take 100m Nigerians out of poverty – says Buhari

By Abiemwense Moru President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years. Buhari disclosed this in his opening speech at the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday in Abuja. The President said that his administration would ensure rapid and positive growth in the […]

Nigeria’s ex-presidents, heads of state shun June 12 Democracy Day celebration

All Nigeria’s former Presidents including Olusegun Obasanjo, failed to attend the June 12 Democracy Day celebration which held on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The former presidents and Heads of state were scheduled to be seated at the venue of the event at 9:35 a.m., but they were conspicuously absent at about 10:06 when […]

Democracy Day: APC UK applauds commitment of Nigerians

By Emmanuel Mogbede The United Kingdom Chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC), says the resilient and commitment of Nigerians over the last two decades should be commended as the country mark its democracy day. Mr Jacob Ogunseye, Publicity Secretary of the chapter said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, adding that the contributions […]

Buhari recognises MKO as past president, says Osoba

By Joan Nwagwu Former Ogun State governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, says the recognition of June 12 as National Democracy Day by President Muhammad Buhari indirectly recognised MKO Abiola as a past president of Nigeria. Osoba said this during the celebration of the first National Democracy Day on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that the Day […]

Full speech of Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

ADDRESS BY H.E PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE 2019 NATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY AT THE EAGLE SQUARE, ABUJA  12TH JUNE 2019  Protocols All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened. 2.      Twenty years […]