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May 28, 2024

Senate joins Reps, passes bill to reintroduce old national anthem

Senate joins Reps, passes bill to reintroduce old national anthem

The Senate has followed the House of Representatives in passing a bill seeking to make provision for Nigeria to revert to its old national anthem.

The upper legislative chamber passed the bill following deliberations on a report presented by Tahir Monguno, the chair of the judiciary committee.

The old anthem “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” was replaced with the current one “Arise, O Compatriots in 1978.