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2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Nigeria Public Holidays May 29 and June 12

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the Public Holiday Amendment bill into law, replacing the May 29, annual public holiday of Nigeria by June 12, as a new non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Nigerian 2019 Eid Public Holidays June 4-5

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, 2019, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria for the calendar year 2019.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Nigeria Public Holidays May 29 and June 12

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The government of Nigeria, via the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, has declared Wednesday, May 29, and Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Nigerian Easter 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 19, and Monday, April 22, 2019, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday February 22

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "in preparation for the Saturday, February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections".
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2018

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Nigerian 2018-2019 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations".
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Nigeria Public Holidays Act Amendments Pass Second Reading

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The "bill for an act to amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40 Laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act in tandem with the current realities and exigencies of the modern times and to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and for related matter" which would declare June 12 as Nigerian Democracy Day, instead of May 29, narrowly passed its second on the floor of the Nigerian House of Representatives, yesterday.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday November 20

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to mark the Eid-El Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) celebration.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday October 1

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, October 1, 2018, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 58th annual independence anniversary.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Nigeria Public Holidays Act Amendments Pass First Reading

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The bill for an Act to Amend the Public Holiday Act which would legislate the recent declaration by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, of June 12 as Nigerian Democracy Day, passed its first reading on the floor of the Nigerian House of Representatives, earlier today.
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  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Nigeria Begins Public Holidays Act Amendments Process

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had begun the process of amending the Public Holidays Act 1990 to implement the recent announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays June 15-18

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Friday and Monday, June 15 and 18, 2018, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Nigeria Rules-Out June 12 Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that Nigerian Democracy Day, to be marked every June 12, would not be a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, in 2018, as Democracy Day was already celebrated last month as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria ("The investiture will take place on Tuesday June 12th, 2018, a date which in future years will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day").
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Nigerian 2019 Democracy Day Public Holiday Amended

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12 in honor of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Nigerian 2018 Democracy Day Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, in an announcement issued by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. M.B Umar, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, on account of the 2018 Democracy Day non-working public holiday of Nigeria.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Nigeria Mulls PVC Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigerian Senator, Oluremi Tinubu, has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to declare official non-working public holidays to facilitate the collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), ahead of the December 2018 deadline.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Nigerian 2018 Labour Day Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr M. Umar, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Nigerian Easter 2018 Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2, 2018, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Nigerian 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, via his Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations".
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday December 1

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, via his Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Friday, December 1, 2017, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to mark the Eid-El Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) celebration.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday October 2

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, October 2, 2017, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 57th annual independence anniversary.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Nigerian 2017 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of the Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had decided to declare Friday and Monday, September 1 and 4, 2017, as the date of the 2017 annual non-working public holidays of Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir (aka. Eid al-Adha or Feast of sacrifice).
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays June 26-27

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, 2017, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Nigerian Southwestern States Declare June 12 Public Holiday

    Vanguard (Abeokuta) - The State Governments of the Nigerian States of Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, and Lagos have once again declared Monday, June 12, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in these 6 southwestern Nigerian states.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Nigerian 2017 Democracy Day Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Monday, May 29, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, on account of the 2017 Democracy Day non-working public holiday of Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Nigerian 2017 Labour Day Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement earlier today by the Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Muhammadu Maccido, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Monday, May 1st, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Nigerian Easter 2017 Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17, 2017, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Nigerian 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, via his Acting Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, December 26, 2016, Tuesday, December 27, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria.
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday December 12

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, via his Acting Permanent Secretary, Muhammadu Maccido, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, December 12, 2016, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to mark the Eid-El Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) celebration.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday October 3

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, via his Acting Permanent Secretary, Muhammadu Maccido, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, October 3, 2016, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 56th annual independence anniversary.
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  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Nigerian 2016 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Muhammadu Maccido, has announced that the Nigerian Government had decided to declare Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, 2016, as the date of the annual non-working public holidays of Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir (aka. Eid al-Adha or Feast of sacrifice).
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Nigerian 2016 Eid Public Holidays Extended

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Bassey Okon Akpanyung, Thursday, July 7, 2016, had been declared as an additional non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria, due to the Moon of Shawwal had not been sighted.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays July 5-6

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5-6, 2016, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Nigerian 2016 Democracy Day Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Sunday and Monday, May 29-30, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, on account of the 2016 Democracy Day non-working public holiday of Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday May 2

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria on account of the annual May 1st public holiday of Nigeria falling on a Sunday.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Nigerian Easter 2016 Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, March 25, and Monday, March 28, 2016, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Nigerian New Year 2016 Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of Nigeria, Bassey Akpanyung, announced that it had declared Friday, January 1, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria to mark the "New Year Celebration".
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Nigeria Extends 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared 2 year-end 2015 non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2015, in addition to those year-end 2015 non-working public holidays in Nigeria announced late last week.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Nigerian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that, as per custom, the Nigerian Government had declared 3, year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2015 and the beginning of the calendar year 2016.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday October 1

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Government, in a statement signed by the Ministry's Director of Press, Yusuf Isiaka, had declared Thursday, October 1st, 2015, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 55th annual independence anniversary.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Nigerian 2015 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Following tonight's surprise announcement of a change in the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha by Saudi Arabia, the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that the Nigerian Government had decided to move the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha in Nigeria to September 24, as well.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays July 17 and 20

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, in a statement by the Ministry of Interior, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Friday and Monday, July 17 and 20, 2015, as the non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan).
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Nigerian 2015 Democracy Day Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had once again declared Friday, May 29, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Nigerian 2015 Labour Day Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, in a statement released by the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Friday, May 1st, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Nigerian Easter 2015 Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 3, and Monday, April 6, 2015, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays, respectively.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Nigerian 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigeria's Federal Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that Friday, January 2, 2015, had been declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to commemorate the annual Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday).
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Nigerian 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that, as per custom, the Nigerian Government had declared 3, year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2014 and the beginning of 2015.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Nigerian 2014 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Monday and Tuesday, October 6 and 7, 2014, as paid non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming annual Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday October 1st

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Magaji A.G., has announced that the Nigerian Government, via its Minister of the Interior, Abba Moro, had declared Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 54th annual independence anniversary.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays July 28-29

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Fatima Bamidele, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29, 2014, as the non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan).
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Nigerian States Declare Public Holiday June 12

    Vanguard (Abeokuta) - The State Governments of the Nigerian States of Oyo, Osun, and Lagos have once again declared Thursday, June 12, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Nigerian states of Oyo, Osun, and Lagos.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday May 29

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Thursday, May 29, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Nigerian 2014 Labour Day Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had once again declared Thursday, May 1st, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Nigerian Easter 2014 Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 18, and Monday, April 21, 2014, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays, respectively.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Nigerian 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigeria's Federal Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that Tuesday, January 14, 2014, had been declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to commemorate the annual Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday).
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2013

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Nigerian 2013-2014 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that, as per custom, the Nigerian Government had declared 3, year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2013 and the beginning of 2014.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Nigerian 2013 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Clarification

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has issued a statement that Monday, October 14, 2013, had not been declared as a one-off additional public holiday in Nigeria to link the previously-announced Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays to the preceding weekend.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Nigerian 2013 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16, 2013, as paid non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming annual Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday October 1st

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of the Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, as a paid non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 53rd independence anniversary.
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  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Nigeria Considers New State Public Holiday

    The Ekiti State Government of Nigeria (Ado Ekiti) - The governor of Nigeria's Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has announced that his government would consider declaring an annual public holiday in honor of the first military governor of the old Western State, Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Nigerian State Public Holiday August 20

    The Osun Defender (Osun) - The State Governments of the Nigerian State of Osun has declared Tuesday, August 20, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in the Nigerian State of Osun, to celebrate Isese Day (the celebration of world traditional religions).
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays August 8-9

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Thursday and Friday, August 8-9, 2013, as the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) in Nigeria.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Nigerian State Public Holiday June 12

    Vanguard (Abeokuta) - The State Governments of the Nigerian States of Oyo, Osun, Ogun, and Lagos have declared once again Wednesday, June 12, 2013, a non-working public holiday.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday May 29

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Wednesday, May 29, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday May 1st

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Nigerian State Public Holiday April 26

    The Ekiti State Government of Nigeria (Ado Ekiti) - The government of Nigeria's Ekiti State has declared Friday, April 26, 2013, as a one-off state work-free public holiday on the date of the burial of the late deputy governor, Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Nigerian Easter 2013 Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, March 29, and Monday, April 1, 2013, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays, respectively.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Nigeria Votes March 8 Public Holiday Again

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian House of Representatives in Abuja has once again adopted a motion calling on the Federal Government to declare March 8 of every year as public holiday "to celebrate the virtues of the Nigerian woman".
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Nigerian Prophet Public Holiday January 24

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigeria's Federal Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that Thursday, January 24, 2013, had been declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to commemorate the Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday).
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2012

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Nigerian 2012-2013 Year-End Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Anasthesia Nwaobia, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared 3, year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Nigerian State Public Holiday December 17

    The Official Portal of Bayelsa State Government (Yenagoa) - The government of Nigeria's Kaduna State has declared tomorrow, Monday, December 17, 2012, as a one-off state public holiday following the death of the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa, in a helicopter crash.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Nigerian Public Holidays Devolution

    Official Website of Osun State Government (Osogbo) - The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has made a call for the devolution of the power to declare public holidays in Nigeria to the individual Nigerian states rather than the Federal Government.
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  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Nigerian Hijri 1434 State Public Holiday

    Official Website of Osun State Government (Osogbo) - The Government of Nigeria's State of Osun has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, would be a one-off non-working state public holiday in Osun state to commemorate the upcoming Hijri 1434 Islamic New Year.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Nigerian State Public Holiday November 12

    Official Website of Edo State Government (Benin City) - The Government of Nigeria's State of Edo has announced that Monday, November 12, 2012, would be a one-off non-working state public holiday in Edo state "to enable the public to attend the Swearing-In Ceremony of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole into his second tenure".
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  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Nigerian 2012 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26, 2012, as paid non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday October 1st

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Monday, October 1st, 2012, as a paid non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 52nd Independence anniversary.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays August 20-21

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Nwaobia Daniel, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21, 2012, as the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) in Nigeria.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Nigerian State Public Holidays July 9-10

    Vanguard (Jos) - The Governor of Nigeria's Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has declared 2 non-working public holidays, Monday and Tuesday, July 9 and 10, 2012, to mourn the dead in Plateau State's recent wave of violence.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Nigerian State Public Holiday June 12

    Vanguard (Abeokuta) - The State Governments of many Southwestern States of Nigeria have declared Tuesday, June 12, 2012, a non-working public holiday in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, elections.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Nigerian Public Holidays May 2-3-4

    The Government of Imo State (Owerri) - The Governor of Nigeria's Imo State has announced that the Imo State government had declared Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 2-3-4, 2012, as non-working state public holidays.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Nigerian Public Holidays May 1 and 29

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Tuesday, May 1st, and Tuesday, May 29, 2012, as non-working public holidays.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Nigerian Regional Public Holidays April 26-27

    The Nigerian Observer (Asaba) - The Ministry of Information of Nigeria's Delta State has announced that the Delta State government had declared Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, 2012, as non-working state public holidays on account of the upcoming second South-South Economic Summit being held in Asaba.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Nigerian Ebonyi Public Holiday April 11

    Vanguard (Abakaliki) - The Commissioner for Information and Orientation of Nigeria's State of Ebonyi, Chike Onwe, has announced that Wednesday, April 11, 2012, would be a one-off state public holiday in Nigeria's State of Ebonyi.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Nigerian Easter 2012 Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 6, and Monday, April 9, 2012, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Easter celebrations.
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Nigeria Votes March 8 Public Holiday

    Vanguard (Abuja) - The House of Representatives of Nigeria has passed a resolution urging that the Federal Government of Nigeria should also declare an annual non-working public holiday on March 8 to commemorate Women's Day.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Nigerian Extra Public Holiday February 6

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that an additional one-off day in lieu public holiday had been declared throughout Nigeria, on Monday, February 6, 2012, to compensate the fact that the upcoming public holiday for the Id-el-Maoulud (Prophet's Birthday) falls on a weekend in 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Nigeria 2011-2012 Year-End Public Holidays Declared

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Patrick Abba Moro, has issued a press statement declaring 2 additional, one-off public holidays to compensate the fact that both the upcoming Christmas Day public holiday and the upcoming New Year's Day public holiday fall on a Sunday in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Nigerian Public Holidays For 2011 Eid-el-Kabir November 7-8

    Vanguard (Abuja) - The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday and Tuesday, November 7-8, 2011, as the dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Nigeria Public Holiday On October 3

    Vanguard (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has declared Monday, October 3, 2011, as a non-working public holiday to mark this year's National Day which falls on a Saturday in 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Nigerian Eid Public Holidays August 30-31

    The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of the Interior, Abba Moro, has issued a declaration of Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30-31, 2011, as the Nigerian non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan).
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Nigeria Announces Start of Ramadan

    The Tribune (Abuja) - The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has announced that today, Monday, August 1, 2011, would be the first day of the month of Ramadan in Nigeria.
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Nigeria Declares July 11 Lagos Public Holiday

    Vanguard (Lagos) - The Governor of Nigeria's State of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola, has declared Monday, July 11, 2011, as a public holiday for all public and private schools in the state.
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Nigerian States Declare June 12-13 Public Holidays

    The Punch (Abuja) - The State Governments of many Southwest States of Nigeria have declared Monday, June 13, 2011, a work free, day in lieu, public holiday in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, election.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Nigeria Declares May 30 Public Holidays

    The Punch (Abuja) - The Nigerian Minister of Labour and Supervising Minister of Interior, Chief Emeka Wogu, has announced that the federal government of Nigeria had declared Monday, May 30, 2011, as a double work-free public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Nigeria Declares April 26 Public Holiday

    Vanguard (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has announced that the date of the upcoming Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, would be a work-free non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Nigeria Announces Easter Public Holidays

    Business Day Online (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Friday, April 22, and Monday, April 25, 2011, as non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Nigeria Cancels April 4 State Public Holidays

    Vanguard (Abuja) - Nigeria's National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the National Assembly elections have been postponed until Saturday, April 9, 2011, instead of today as had been announced earlier.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Nigeria May Declare April 4 Public Holiday

    The Nation Online (Abuja) - The chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has stated that he expected Monday, April 4, 2011, to be declared a public holiday or at least a non-working day.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Nigeria Declares April 1st Public Holiday

    The Daily Independent (Lagos) - The government of Nigeria's Oyo State has declared tomorrow Friday, April 1, 2011, as a one-off public holiday to enable prospective voters that may need to travel for the purpose of casting their votes to do so.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Nigeria Declares Kebbi State Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The Daily Times (Birnin Kebbi) - The Head of Service of Nigeria's State Government of Kebbi, Mohammed Bello, has declared tomorrow, Monday, March 14, 2011, as a one-off state public holiday to honour President Jonathan, who is visiting the state that day.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Nigeria Declares Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Vanguard (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho, through his Assistant Director in charge of Press, Ogaziechi Theodore, has announced that the federal government of Nigeria had declared Tuesday, February 15, 2011, as a public holiday to commemorate the Eid el-Maulud (birthday of the Holy Prophet Mohammed).
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Nigeria Declares More State Public Holidays

    The Nation Online (Abuja) - Thursday and/or Friday, January 27/28, 2011, have been declared as one-off public holidays by more of Nigeria's States for voter registration.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Nigeria Declares Rivers State Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Vanguard (Abuja) - The Permanent Secretary, special Services Bureau, to the State Government of Nigeria's Rivers State, Sovens Okari, has announced that Wednesday, January 27, 2011, would be a state public holiday to facilitate voter registration.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Nigeria Declares Abia Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The Nation Online (Aba) - The Commissioner for Information of Nigeria's State of Abia, Anthony Agbazuere, has announced that the State government has declared tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2011, as a one-off state public holiday, to enable workers to register as voters.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Nigeria Declares 3-Day State Public Holidays

    Vanguard (Abuja) - The government of Nigeria's State of Enugu has declared a 3-day statewide public holidays, from Monday to Wednesday, January 17-19, 2011, inclusively.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Nigeria 2010-2011 Year-End Public Holidays Declared

    Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has issued a press statement declaring 3 exceptional, one-off public holidays to compensate year-end public holidays that fall on a weekend in 2010.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Nigeria Announces Id-el-Kabir Public Holidays Dates

    Vanguard (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has announced that the Federal Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, November 16 and 17, 2010, as non-working public holidays to mark the upcoming Id-el-Kabir Muslim festival.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Nigeria Declares Bayelsa Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The Nigerian Tribune (Yenagoa) - The Secretary to Nigeria's State Government of Bayelsa, Chief Gideon Ekeuwei, has declared tomorrow, Friday, October 22, 2010, as a one-off state public holiday to honour President Jonathan, who is visiting the state that day.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Nigeria Declares Public Holiday Today In Plateau State

    234 Next (Jos) - The Commissioner of Police in Nigeria's Plateau State, Ikechukwu Aduba, has announced that today, Friday, October 8, 2010, had been declared a one-off regional public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Nigeria Planning November Public Holidays

    The Punch (Lagos) - The Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted that the Federal Government would declare public holidays to enable Nigerians register during the forthcoming registration of voters exercise.
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Nigeria Declares Independence Day Public Holidays

    The Nigerian Tribune (Lagos) - The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, October 1, 2010, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria's 50th Independence Day Anniversary.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Nigeria Declares End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Nigerian Compass (Isheri) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Thursday and Friday, September 9-10, 2010, as public holidays on account of the upcoming Id-el-Fitr festival.
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Nigeria Declares Tomorrow Jigawa Public Holiday

    The Punch (Lagos) - The Jigawa State Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports, Alhaji Aminu Mohammed, has announced that the government of the Nigerian State of Jigawa had declared Friday, August 27, 2010, as a regional public holiday to mark the 19th anniversary of the Jigawa state's creation.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Nigeria Declares July 7 Regional Public Holiday

    Ogun State Government (Abeokuta) - The governor of Nigeria's State of Ogun, Gbenga Daniel, has announced that the Ogun State government had declared Wednesday, July 7, 2010, a non-working public holiday to commemorate the death of Moshood Abiola, 12 years ago.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Nigeria Declares June 12 Regional Public Holidays

    Vanguard (Ogun State) - The Ogun State Government, Southwest of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 14, 2010, a work free public holiday in commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, election.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Nigeria Declares May 31 Public Holiday

    The Daily Trust (Lagos) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has issued an announcement, signed by his Assistant Director, Timothy Oyedeji, declaring Monday, May 31, 2010, as a day in lieu public holiday on account of this year's Democracy Day.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Nigeria Declares May 6 Public Holiday

    The Nigerian Tribune (Lagos) - A few hours ago, a spokesman for Nigeria's acting President, Goodluck Jonathan, has announced that following the overnight death of Nigeria's President, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, today, May 6, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday throughout Nigeria.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Nigeria Declares May 3 Public Holiday

    The Nigerian Tribune (Lagos) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has announced that the federal government of Nigeria had declared Monday, May 3, 2010, as a non-working public holiday to compensate the fact that this year's May 1st public holiday falls on a Saturday.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Nigeria Declares Gombe State Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Gombe State Government of Nigeria (Gombe) - The Head of Service of Nigeria's Gombe State government, Ibrahim Biri, has announced that the state had declared Tuesday, April 6, 2010, as a one-off non-working state public holiday in honour of two state senators who died last week.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Nigeria Declares April 2 and 5 Public Holidays

    Nigerian Federal Ministry of Information and Communications (Abuja) - The Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, April 2nd, and Monday, April 5th, 2010, as nationwide official non-working public holidays in Nigeria.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Nigeria Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Punch (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of State for Interior, Chief Ademola Seriki, has announced that the date of the upcoming Id-el Maulud (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday would be Friday, February 26, 2010.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Nigeria Declares 3-Day Mourning In Niger State

    The Independent (Lagos) - Nigeria's Niger State Government has declared three days of mourning following the death of Maryam Babangida who is expected to be buried in Minna on Wednesday.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Nigeria Declares Year-End Public Holidays

    Punch (Lagos) - Nigeria's Minister of the Interior, Dr. Shettima Mustapha, acting on behalf of President Umaru Yar'Adua, has declared Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, 2009, as well as Friday, January 1, 2010 as nationwide public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Nigeria Confirms Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Dates

    The Vanguard (Lagos) - The Press Assistant Director of Nigeria's Ministry of the Interior, Stephen Nelson, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, as public holidays to mark the upcoming Muslim festival of Id-El-Kabir.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Nigeria Announces End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Daily Triumph (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Dr. Shettima Mustafa, has announced that the federal government had declared Monday and Tuesday, September 21 and 22, 2009, as public holidays to mark the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan, and the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Nigeria Declares Regional Public Holiday For Today

    The Guardian (Lagos) - Overnight, the government of Nigeria's Ondo State has declared today, Monday September 14, as a public holiday to allow all segments of the society to pay their last respects to the late lawyer, human rights activist and politician, Chief Ganiyu Fawehinmi.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Nigeria Adds August 22 Regional Public Holiday

    The Vanguard (Yenagoa) - The government of Nigeria's State of Bayelsa has declared that August 22 of every year would be a state public holiday in commemoration of today's return of peace to the state.
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  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Nigeria LASG Wants June 12 To Be A National Public Holiday

    NEXT (Lagos) - The Lagos State government has called on the Nigerian federal government to declare June 12 an annual national public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Nigeria's LASG Declares June 12 Public Holiday

    Daily Triumph (Lagos) - As expected, Nigeria's Lagos State government declared Friday, June 12, 2009, a work-free public holiday.
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  • May
  • 27
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  • Nigeria May 29 Public Holiday Cancelled In Edo State

    This Day Online (Abuja) - he Governor of Nigeria's State of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole, has announced that Edo State would not be observing the upcoming May 29, Democracy Day public holiday.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Nigeria Enugu State Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Vanguard Online (Enugu) - The governor of Nigeria's State of Enugu, Sullivan Chime, has declared a state public holiday, tomorrow, Friday, May 15, 2009, in honour of the former governor, Chief Christian Chukwuma Onoh, who died on May 5th.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Nigeria Declares March 9 Public Holiday

    Nigerian Federal Ministry of Information and Communications (Abuja) - Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Major-Gen. Godwin O. Abbe (retired), has announced that the government of Nigeria had declared Monday, March 9, 2009, as a public holiday to mark the Id-el-Maulud Muslim festival.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Nigeria Public Holiday Today In Kaduna State

    Daily Trust (Abjua) - Late last night, the government of Nigeria's State of Kaduna declared that Wednesday, February 25, 2009, would be a one-off public holiday throughout the State on the occasion of the closing ceremonies of the 10-day National Sports Festival (KADA Games 2009) taking place in Kaduna State this year.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Nigeria Declares 2-Day Funeral Public Holiday In Borno State

    The Guardian (Maiduguri) - The governor of Nigeria's State of Borno, Ali Sheriff, declared a two-day public holiday for Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24, 2009, to enable public servants and other workers condole the family of the late Shehu of Borno.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Nigeria's Yobe State Declares January 29-30 Public Holiday

    The Guardian (Lagos) - The Director of Press Affairs for Nigeria's State of Yobe, Abdullahi Bego, announced that a two-day public holiday had been declared by the Yobe State government in honour of the immediate past governor, Alhaji Mamman Ali, who died on Tuesday.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Nigeria Under Pressure To Declare Muharram Public Holiday

    The Tide (Abuja) - The government of Nigeria has been petitioned by a series of Muslim organizations to make the 1st day of Muharram, Islamic New Year, an official federal public holiday in Nigeria.
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  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Nigeria Announces 2-Day Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    Vanguard (Lagos) - A statement from Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Major General Godwin Abbe (retired), declared that Monday and Tuesday, December 8 and 9, 2008, would be public holidays on the occasion of the 2008 Eid el-Kabir Muslim festival.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Nigeria Declares 3-Day Public Holiday Next Week

    The Nigerian Tribune (Abuja) - The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved President Yar'Adua's request to move the second day of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday from October 1st to Monday, September 29, 2008, as October 1st is already a public holiday for the National Day.
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  • Aug
  • 25
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  • Nigeria's Jigawa State Establishes New Annual State Holiday

    Triumph (Dutse) - Nigeria's Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has announced that, starting in 2008, August 27th would become an annual public holiday in Jigawa State.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Nigeria: Renewed Calls For Traditional Public Holidays

    The Nigerian Tribune - Chief Ifalere Adedosu, of the Adimula Improvement Movement, has added his voice to those asking the federal government of Nigeria to declare at least one public holiday for traditional African religions.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Nigeria Declares Today A Public Holiday In Yobe State

    This Day Onlline (Damaturu) - In accordance with article 2b) of the Public Holidays Act of 1979, chapter 378, Yobe State Governor, Senator Mamman Ali, has declared today a work-free public holiday for the people of the state to address the numerous socio-economic challenges facing the state.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Nigeria's Lagos State Considering Adding Traditional Religion Public Holiday

    The Leadership (Abuja) - Lagos State Legislative Assembly Speaker, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has announced that August 20th of every year was recommended to be declared a new public holiday to celebrate Isese Day.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Nigeria's Lagos State Declares June 12 Public Holiday

    Lagos State Government (Lagos) - Tomorrow, Thursday, June 12, 2008, has been declared a public holiday, as usual since 1999, by Mr.Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Governor of Lagos State.
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2007

  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Nigeria Likely To Declare Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday Earlier Than Other Muslim Countries

    The Guardian - This year's early start of Ramadan in Nigeria makes it likely that Nigeria will declare the Eid al Fitr public holiday on October 12, rather then October 13 or 14 as will be the case for most other Muslim countries.
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  • May
  • 26
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  • Nigeria Declares Additional Inauguration Public Holiday for May 28

    Panapress - The federal government of Nigeria declared an additional, one-off, public holiday, for Monday, May 28, 2007, on the occasion of the inauguration of the President-elect, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Nigeria's May 29 Public Holiday To Be Marred By National Strike

    Business Day (Nigeria) - The 2 main Nigerian trade unions have called for a two-day strike on Monday and Tuesday, May 28-29, 2007, that strike will coincide with the May 29 "Democracy Day" public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Nigeria Declares April 20 Public Holiday

    Vanguard - The Nigerian Federal Government declared today, Friday April 20, 2007, a public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Nigeria Declares April 12-13 Public Holidays

    Reuters Africa - Earlier today, the Nigerian President declared a 2-day public holiday for Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2007, "to enable people to travel in order to participate in gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections".
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Nigeria Declares April 2 Public Holiday

    allafrica.com - The Federal Government has declared Monday, April 2, 2007 an additional public holiday in commemoration of Moulud Nabiyu, The Prophet's Birthday.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Nigeria Declares January 29 Public Sector Holiday

    Panapress - The government, yesterday, decreed a public holiday for all civil servants on January 29, to allow them to register to vote in the upcoming elections.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Nigeria's Enugu State Declares January 18-19 Public Holidays

    Vanguard - Nigeria's Enugu State Government has announced that Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of January 2007 will be observed as public holidays to enable civil and public servants in the state revalidate their voters cards.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Nigeria Declares January 1-3 Public Holidays

    The Tide (Lagos) - The Federal Government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday January 2-3, 2007 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) celebrations.
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  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Nigeria Declares Public Holiday In Rivers State

    The Tide (Lagos) - To mark the commissioning of the long-awaited Omoku Gas Turbine Station and to allow the people of Rivers State celebrate the birth of steady power supply in the state, today has been declared a public holiday by the state government.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Nigeria Parliamentary Elections Update

    IFES - Next presidential and parliamentary elections - April 21, 2007.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Nigeria Declares 5-Day National Mourning Period

    VOA News - Nigeria begins a three-day national mourning period today (Monday) for victims of the passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital, Abuja on Sunday.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Nigeria Announces Id-El-Kabir Public Holidays Dates

    AllAfrica.com - The Federal Government, yesterday, declared Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2006, as Public Holidays to mark this year's Id-El-Kabir celebration, also known as Ramadan Festival (sic).
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Nigeria Declares October 2 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Vanguard - The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 2, 2006, a public holiday to mark this year's independence anniversary.
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Nigeria Declares June 12 Regional Public Holiday

    Ogun State Government (Abeokuta) - The governments of Nigeria's states of Ogun and Lagos have declared Monday, June 12, 2006, as a work-free public holiday.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Nigeria Declared January 2 Bridge Public Holiday

    Radio Nigeria (Abuja) - The federal government of Nigeria has declared a one-off bridge public holiday for Friday, January 2, 2004.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Nigeria Announces Id al-Kebir Public Holidays Dates

    Radio Nigeria (Abuja) - The Federal Government of Nigerai has announced that the 2-day public holidays for the upcoming Id al-Kebir Muslim festival would be observed on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11-12, 2003.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Nigeria's Nasawara State Declares Public Holidays For November 7-8

    Nasawara State Government - Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs, Labaran Maku, has announced that State Governor, Abdullahi Adamu, had declared Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, 2002, as public holidays throughout the State of Nasawara, on the occasion of the upcoming working visit of Nasarawa State by Nigeria's President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Nigeria Declares May 6 Public Holiday

    Pan-African News Agency (PANA) - The government of Kano State in northern Nigeria has declared Monday, May 6, 2002, as work-free (ie. public holidays) in honour of the at least 160 people who died from Saturday's EAS plane crash.
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See also: Nigeria bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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