The Federal House of Representatives has endorsed June 12 to be earmarked as Nigeria's official democracy day. . The lower chamber of the National Assembly made the approval following an adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. . Considering the report during plenary on Thursday, December 6, 2018, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses in the Act, as recommended in the report. . President Muhammadu Buhari had declared June 12 as Nigeria's new Democracy Day in honour of the late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election. . The President announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He also awarded Abiola the highest honour in the nation - Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR). May 29 had been celebrated as Nigeria's Democracy Day for the past two decades. . #PulseNigeria #PulseNews #DemocracyDay

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Pulse NG ( @pulsenigeria247 )

03:23 am 12/07/2018 Lagos State

The Federal House of Representatives has endorsed June 12 to be earmarked as Nigeria's official democracy day. . The lower chamber of the National Assembly made the approval following an adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. . Considering the report during plenary on Thursday, December 6, 2018, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses in the Act, as recommended in the report. . President Muhammadu Buhari had declared June 12 as Nigeria's new Democracy Day in honour of the late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election. . The President announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He also awarded Abiola the highest honour in the nation - Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR). May 29 had been celebrated as Nigeria's Democracy Day for the past two decades. . #PulseNigeria #PulseNews #DemocracyDay

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    sweetlovelyn2

    47days ago

    How dose that change the hardship we're facing in this zoo of a country 😔

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    obi_oma

    47days ago

    These people did not see pressing issues to deliberate on, mitcheww

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    urban_treend

    47days ago

    💯💯 kindly visit @urban_treend to order for nice male sneakers and outfits

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    mharteens

    47days ago

    Is that an important issue in the country right now🤦🏽‍♂️?

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    mrvolumes

    47days ago

    Tell them we don't have a democracy yet.

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    haryorhadey

    47days ago

    Na irrelevant things dem go dey debate on..with all the problems in Nigeria na democracy day dem dey sit down discuss.

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    habeeba8713

    47days ago

    Mad people everywhere

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    nuel_kay01

    47days ago

    Election manipulative skills... Nice one @theasovilla until the day her citizenry starts to enjoy the full dividends of #democracy ,we don't have a #democracyday

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    marvispicy

    47days ago

    June 12 baby💃💃

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    ada.aneke

    46days ago

    Mtcheww

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    shedrackazubu

    46days ago

    This set of legislature sef. Both the upper n lower are just not focused. Is this the most serious issue to legislate on?. University students are home, labour is threatening on continuing strike, oil marketers nko, slaughtering of soldiers and policemen armed with inferior equipments and other numerious issues. Frankly this is the worst set. Mchewww!

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    _ymc01

    46days ago

    Who says no to free holiday?

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