How old is Nigeria and when did it gain independence? Learn now.
How old is NIgeria? Such question is asked by many people. its sons and daughters should the birth day of their motherland.
In the past the territory of present day Nigeria was shared by many tribes. The land was colonized and for many years it stayed under UK protectorate. However, during the decolonization process Nigeria has gained its independence. This took place back in 1960. The exact date is 1st October 1960. So, in 2016 the country will celebrate its 56th aniversary. This day is a public holiday in NIgeria. It is celebrated and loved much.
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Since the independence day NIgeria had several political and military coups. Not all of its rulers have been legally and rightfully selected by people. Presently it has elected the rightful president and strives to overcome corruption and other social problems.
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