Mandela: Jonathan declares three-day mourning


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning for former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday.

Flags are to be flown at half-mast across Nigeria during the period and Jonathan urged all Nigerians to unite in solidarity with the brotherly people of South Africa as they mourn the great liberator, freedom fighter and hero of the black race.


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The President also called for special prayers in mosques and churches in Nigeria during the period of mourning for the peaceful repose of Mandela’s soul.

A special inter-denominational memorial service for Mandela will be held at the State House Chapel on Sunday.


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