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13 Jun 2021
Until June 6, 2018, Nigeria’s Democracy Day was held yearly on May 29, the exact date the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999. The new date– June 12– announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 16, 2018, was later backed up by an Act of the National Assembly last year in honor of Nigeria’s outstanding hero of democracy, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. GuardianTV brings you sights and sounds of Nigeria's democracy day 2021.
12 Jun 2021
Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 21 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as inauguration day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 21 years after returning to civil rule.
12 Jun 2020
Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 21 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as inauguration day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 21 years after returning to civil rule.
6 Jun 2020
15 Jun 2019
The June 12 Democracy Day commemoration in Nigeria has prompted calls for an effective legislation in plastic waste management in Nigeria.
15 Jun 2019
June 12 struggle: Northern governors in the second republic recount ordeal.
15 Jun 2019
Nigeria marked its maiden celebration of June 12 as the official Democracy Day. Concerns around the state of insecurity continue to mount, as Nigeria's President says he plans to host a regional security summit of heads of states in the Sahel to tackle insecurity.
14 Jun 2019
June 12 is not only about the annulment, but it was also about the history when Nigerians said no to military dictatorship.
18 May 2019
Nigerian Senate passes June 12 Bill, five others.
24 Nov 2018
Bill seeking the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day scales second reading in Reps.
10 Jun 2018
Buhari in a press release on Wednesday, June 6 declared June 12 as the new Nigeria’s Democracy Day even as he directed Abiola be conferred with highest national honour, GCFR.
9 Jun 2018
Senators divided over Buhari's MKO Abiola, June 12 declaration.

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