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“Nigeria we hail thee” the verses of the new national anthem for every nigerian now

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.”


In a historic moment, the Nigerian Senate has officially approved the national anthem, cementing its place as a symbol of unity, hope, and aspiration for the nation. The anthem, with its poignant lyrics and stirring melody, encapsulates the essence of Nigeria’s journey as a diverse yet unified nation.

The anthem, titled “Nigeria, We Hail Thee,” speaks to the core values of the Nigerian people – unity, brotherhood, justice, and progress. Its verses echo the sentiments of a nation proud of its rich cultural heritage and determined to forge a prosperous future for all its citizens.

The history of Nigeria’s national anthem dates back to the country’s independence in 1960. Initially, the anthem was “Nigeria, We Serve Thee,” composed by a British expatriate, Frances Berda. However, in 1978, the government of Nigeria decided to adopt a new anthem that better reflected the aspirations of the Nigerian people.

After a meticulous selection process, the current anthem, penned by the Nigerian poet John A. Ilechukwu, was chosen for its powerful message of unity and progress. Its lyrics celebrate Nigeria’s diversity, acknowledging the differences in tribe and tongue while emphasizing the common bond that unites all Nigerians.

The approval of the national anthem by the Senate marks a significant milestone in Nigeria’s history, underscoring the importance of national symbols in fostering unity and patriotism. It serves as a reminder that despite the challenges the nation may face, Nigerians stand together in their commitment to building a better future for generations to come.

As the anthem’s lyrics proclaim, Nigerians are proud to serve their sovereign Motherland and are determined to uphold the values of truth, justice, and peace. With the approval of this anthem, Nigeria takes another step forward in its journey towards becoming a beacon of hope and prosperity on the African continent.

With the Senate’s endorsement, “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” will continue to inspire and unite Nigerians from all walks of life, guiding them as they work towards fulfilling the promise of a nation where no man is oppressed, and peace and plenty abound.


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