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(JUST IN)’Nigeria, We Hail Thee’: Senate passes bill to return old national anthem


The Senate has approved the National Anthem Bill 2024, a move aimed at reinstating Nigeria’s old anthem, “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.”

This bill, which platinumpost earlier reported, rapidly cleared both its first and second readings in the Senate and now awaits President Bola Tinubu’s signature to become law.

The House of Representatives had already passed the bill on Thursday, demonstrating strong legislative support for the change.

The passage of this bill marks a significant shift in Nigeria’s national identity, as “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” was the country’s anthem from independence in 1960 until it was replaced in 1978.

The reinstatement reflects a desire to reconnect with Nigeria’s early post-independence history and heritage.

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