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Tinubu Signs National Anthem Bill into Law

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President Bola Tinubu has signed a bill into law to revert to the old national anthem.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio announced this during a joint session of the National Assembly.

On Wednesday morning, Tinubu approved the bill, fulfilling the constitutional requirements to make it a law.

The bill aims to replace the current anthem, ‘Arise, O Compatriots,’ with the old anthem, ‘Nigeria, We Hail Thee,’ which was adopted as the country’s first national anthem on October 1, 1960.

The old anthem was replaced in 1978 by Olusegun Obasanjo’s military regime.

The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday after a majority of senators supported it through voice votes.

In his speech at the joint session, the Senate President urged Nigerians to familiarize themselves with the new national anthem.

The new national anthem was recited when President Tinubu arrived in the House chamber for the joint session.

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