“Maybe the dilapidated MKO Stadium can get a facelift” – Nigerians react to renaming of Abuja National Stadium

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Nigerians have taken to social media to react to President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of a change of name for the Abuja National Stadium.

Delivering his Democracy Day speech at the Eagle Square, Abuja today, the president announced that the stadium would now be known as the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

Many Nigerians took to social media to hail the announcement, calling for the name change to also bring a face-lift to the “dilapidated” stadium.

Read reactions monitored on social media:


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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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