59 Today - Happy Birthday, Nigeria!

Today is Nigeria's 59th Independence Anniversary and a national public holiday. In his speech to the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on the strides made by Nigeria, calling for a "rededication to attaining the goals which we have set for ourselves: a united, prosperous and purposeful nation in the face of 21st-century opportunities and challenges."

  • Nigeria:   Oct 1 - the Journey So Far

    This Day, 1 October 2019

    Today marks the 59th anniversary of Nigeria's independence from British colonial rule. On Saturday, October 1, 1960, Nigerians gathered at the Race Course (now Tafawa Balewa… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Nigeria At 59

    Daily Trust, 1 October 2019

    The Federal Capital City, Abuja and the 36 state capitals in Nigeria will radiate in resplendent Green-White-Green flags, ribbons and banners today to mark the country's fifty-nine… Read more »

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