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Full Lyrics: Nigeria’s Old National Anthem Return As New, Current One Outlawed

The current anthem (now outlawed) was initially introduced in 1960 but was later outlawed during Olusegun Obasanjo’s military regime in 1978.

President Bola Tinubu

At a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, President Bola Tinubu announced the return of the Nigeria’s old national anthem after the current one was outlawed.

The president later arrived at the joint session and confirmed “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” as the latest national anthem before joining lawmakers in singing the new anthem.

The current anthem (now outlawed) was initially introduced in 1960 but was later outlawed during Olusegun Obasanjo’s military regime in 1978.

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Below is the lyrics of Nigeria’s new National Anthem

Nigeria we hail thee

Our own dear native land

Though tribes and tongue may differ

In brotherhood we stand

Nigerians all, are 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 shall be blessed.

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