Check Out The Full Stanza Of The New National Anthem "Nigeria We Hail Thee"

Date: 29-05-2024 4:15 pm (2 weeks ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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The old anthem, ‘Nigeria, We Hail Thee’ composed when Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960, was replaced with the ‘Arise O’ Compatriots’ version in 1978. The bill sponsored by the Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, (Ekiti Central), enjoyed overwhelming support from the lawmakers. In supporting the bill, the lawmakers argued that it would promote a better symbol for unity, peace, and prosperity, compared to the current one.

The lawmakers noted that the current national anthem was a product of the military junta, decreed by the military, and should, therefore, give way to the independence anthem, which captures national values, ethics, and norms. Lillian Jean Williams, a British citizen living in Nigeria before independence, wrote the lyrics for “Nigeria, We Hail Thee,” while Frances Berda composed the music. The anthem significantly shaped Nigeria’s national identity and unity during the 1960s and late 1970s.

Here is the anthem below:
Nigeria we hail thee,

Our own dear native land,

Though tribe and tongue may differ,

In brotherhood, we stand,

Nigerians all, and proud to serve

Our sovereign Motherland.

Our flag shall be a symbol

That truth and justice reign,

In peace or battle honour’d,

And this we count as gain,

To hand on to our children

A banner without stain.

O God of all creation,

Grant this our one request,

Help us to build a nation

Where no man is oppressed,

And so with peace and plenty

Nigeria may be blessed.


Posted: at 29-05-2024 04:15 PM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 29-05-2024 05:07 PM (2 weeks ago)
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Fck you!!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-05-2024 05:07 PM (2 weeks ago) | Grande Master
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- Jiiitk4 at 29-05-2024 05:42 PM (2 weeks ago)
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From Ah RICE  to Nigeria We HATE you.
Posted: at 29-05-2024 05:42 PM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kaposky at 29-05-2024 06:49 PM (2 weeks ago)
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MAKE BROTHERHOOD KILL ALL OF YOU THERE. THIEVES. ABANDONED OLD ANTHEM WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID, NA IM UNA WAN CARRY LOOT MONEY AGAIN
Posted: at 29-05-2024 06:49 PM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- taypetdun at 29-05-2024 10:02 PM (2 weeks ago)
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What has change of national anthem got to do with welfare of Nigerians? This shows that members of national assembly have nothing to do. No one thinks about sponsoring a bill for standard living wage, technology development, mechanized farming, grass root medical enhancement, local government autonomy and more to improve Nigerian economy. National assembly must be scrapped as they have nothing to offer, the money for NASS should be used for something better
Posted: at 29-05-2024 10:02 PM (2 weeks ago) | Upcoming
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- kp45 at 30-05-2024 06:37 AM (2 weeks ago)
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Screw those that did this because am not interested in this rubbish. Leave the old alone
Posted: at 30-05-2024 06:37 AM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
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