Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cover from Nigeria ...

Besides postcard, i also received a cover from Abbas. Thanks, again :-)))

This cover was also franked with 3 pieces of 50 Naira stamps on the same topic of 10th anniversary of return to democracy (1999-2009) but with different design (4-stamp in a set). These stamps showed the portrait of the then President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, with Nigeria flag in the background.

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was the President of Nigeria from 29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010 (he passed away on 5 May). He was the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007 and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria in 2010, where he died on May 5. He was succeeded by Goodluck Jonathan.

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