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Nigeria Declares 3 Days National Mourning for Late Mandela

President Goodluck Jonathan today declared three days of national mourning for former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela who passed away Thursday night.
This was contained in a press statement issued by special adviser to the president on media, Dr Reuben Abati.
According to the statement flags are to be flown at half-mast across Nigeria during the period.
President Jonathan also 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.
The president also called for special prayers in mosques and churches in Nigeria during the period of mourning which begins today, for the peaceful repose of Dr. Mandela’s soul.
A special inter-denominational memorial service for Dr. Mandela will be held at the State House Chapel on Sunday.

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