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Nigerian Govt Declares 3-Day Public Holiday To Celebrate Christmas, New Year

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday 26 and Tuesday, 27 December 2016, as public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.

In the same vein, the Nigerian government declared Monday, January 2, 2017, as a public holiday to usher in the New Year respectively.

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration in a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday.

In the statement signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, the minister called for peace and unity in the country.

He‎ enjoined all Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to remain committed and supportive of the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts toward building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.

‎Dambazau also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity and peaceful co-existence across the country.

The Minister wished all Nigerians at home and abroad, a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year 2017.

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Dj Syrax, aka Yellow Jesus, entered the world of electronic dance music at a peculiar moment in time. Since moving to lagos he has played many guest slots at parties all over the island including M&H Executive, Diamond bar, Val times, Fresher, Angels Bar at Badore. He is one of a very small number of house, club and street Djs who use turntablism & scratching in their DJ sets and he relishes multi genre mixing – he will play anything as long it’s round. And good of course.

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