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Happy 59th Independence Day Naija!

Nigeria got her independence from Britain on October 1, 1960.

As it is usually the case with getting independence everywhere, the day was well celebrated. It was a very memorable one that witnessed a lot of happy moments from fireworks to dance troupes, masquerades, even a state banquet where dignitaries mingled and danced.

The independence day was topped by a grand ceremony hosted by Nigeria’s first prime minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe was the governor-general, a role he shared with Sir James Wilson Robertson. Queen Elizabeth II, who was still Nigeria’s sovereign. She was represented by a member of the British royal family, Princess Alexandra.

Here are some images from the archives to relive the independence day event that took place some 59 years back.

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As we celebrate the country’s independence day tomorrow, October 1, 2019, we wish all Nigerians a Happy Independence Day!!

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