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Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by politicoNG: 8:32pm On May 28
The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill seeking to return Nigeria to the old National Anthem.

This followed the adoption of the report of Senate Joint Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Legal Matters, Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs at plenary.

Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Mohammed Monguno(APC-Borno) said the bill was first read at plenary on May 23.

He said the bill, among others, sought to provide a legal framework for an Act to reinvent the old National Anthem titled “Nigeria We Hail Thee” which was adopted at Independence in 1960.

He said the anthem was the official anthem of Nigeria until 1978, when it was replaced with the current “Arise O Compatriot.”

Mr Monguno said the aim was to adopt the old national anthem through legislation because of its contextual connotations and relevance to the current state of the country.

“The bill is designed to promote national unity and cohesion through ideological and philosophical concepts of the rich historic and cultural heritage of Nigeria.

“It will engender and inculcate a deep sense of patriotism, togetherness and oneness amongst citizens.


“It is the first time the parliament is making a legal framework for a national anthem: all the steps of law making including public hearing have been undertaken,” he said.

Mr Monguno said the passage of the bill would provide the needed platform for sensitisation of the citizenry on the nation’s core value system by the National Orientation Agency (NOA).

“Adopting the old national anthem will preserve and promote the country’s cultural heritage for future generations.

“The bill is significance, as changing the national anthem will symbolise Nigeria’s transition towards greater unity, inclusiveness and progress as a nation.

“The adoption of the anthem certainly demonstrates Nigeria’s respect for its cultural traditions while also embracing positive changes within the society,”
he said.

The senator added that by the passage of the bill, an arbitrary change on national anthem would be avoided as it would be subjected to legislative process, thus setting a precedent.

The President of Senate, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, thanked the committee for its input on the bill.

He also commended the various stakeholders’ that made input on the bill at the public hearing, saying that the bill was awaiting President Bola Tinubu’s assent.

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by TemplarLandry: 8:35pm On May 28
cool

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by jkpbestseries: 8:55pm On May 28
what value as it

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Racoon(m): 9:10pm On May 28
Of what value is the deliberation on this issue of benefits to the suffering citizens of this nation?

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by EmeeNaka: 9:16pm On May 28
This old National Anthem was opposed by a Yoruba group, Egbe ọmọ Odùduwà, following it's adoption during the colonial rule.

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Topsay: 9:27pm On May 28
Fruitless journey

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by swagana: 9:30pm On May 28
If we begin to hail Nigeria in our national anthem our economy will bounce back stronger that is the idea-Tinubu.

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by richiemcgold: 9:33pm On May 28

Isn't this a misplaced priority?

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Flame333: 9:35pm On May 28
Jobless morons

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by MrBr1ght: 9:35pm On May 28
Good

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by crossfm: 9:36pm On May 28
Hehehe.

Clowns.

So this is the problem with Nigeria?.

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Franking: 9:36pm On May 28
Joblessness.

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Chibuzoripob: 9:36pm On May 28
sad sad senseless people Association

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by chaberry(m): 9:36pm On May 28
Who go dey hail Nigeria in an empty stomach

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by VirtualGem: 9:37pm On May 28
G

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Chibuzoripob: 9:37pm On May 28
🤣 Both LP,PDP,,APC etc there are USELESS,DUMB.😏😕😒.In this inflation,Naj National Anthem go quench hunger? Chai! OBI boys too there wey wan rescue Nig 😒😂😂😄😀.Clowns

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by SpecialAdviser(m): 9:38pm On May 28
What an achievement! APC is working. Transforming Nigeria. Let us clap for Tinubu. Chai

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by richidinho(m): 9:38pm On May 28
If dem born una well
Come force me make i sing am grin gringrin

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by UcheKingsley1: 9:38pm On May 28
Even my 3 year old boy passes better bills than our pusssy ass senators. grin

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by k777(m): 9:38pm On May 28
Whose idea is this for Christ sake? Are these people normal and sensitive to people's needs and priorities

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Ogonimilitant(m): 9:39pm On May 28
Ok
Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by papiwyte(m): 9:40pm On May 28
Congratulations Nigerians

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by canalily(m): 9:40pm On May 28
We hail there years of corruption and siphon 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by tunjijones(m): 9:40pm On May 28
Una dey craze...

Na national anthem we go chop??

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Urgent1Million: 9:40pm On May 28
Another government will repeal the legislation and return the current national anthem.
Like Kano, like Nigeria.

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Ttipsy(f): 9:40pm On May 28
Government headed by old cargos

Should we be surprised?
Brains r outdated

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by Kelklein(m): 9:40pm On May 28
This is the most useless Bill I have ever seen Legislatures passed anywhere in the world..

They are just looking for a cheap way to make up for their irrespónsibilities..

Is this the priority of the people right now.. can a hungry people sing..

I kukuma trust Nigerians you can hardly force anything down their throat.. I remember when the CBN at one time like that wanted to force coins on Nigerians.. as the people refused to use it because it was useless and valueless, where are the coins today..

This same charade would go down the same way..

If only they had invested this speed and energy into Bills that put foods on the tables of Nigerians..

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by BarrElChapo(m): 9:40pm On May 28
Nonsense and incompetence fellows

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Re: Senate Passes Bill On Old National Anthem by planetE(m): 9:41pm On May 28
Misplaced priority. Bunch of clowns.

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