Nigeria @ 60: Still quest for nationhood

 

Though Nigeria has remained an entity 60 years after she gained independence from Britain on October 1, 1960, there is no doubt that the country is still searching for nationhood given cracks that have continued to threaten its unity. FELIX NWANERI reports At independence from colonial rule, Nigeria, which is undoubtedly Africa’s most populous nation, …

 

It’s still mixed grill 60 years after independence, Nigerians give verdict

 

Felix Nwaneri and Wale Elegbede report on the verdict of some eminent personalities on Nigeria’s 60 years of self-rule Nigeria has made progress despite challenges – Sani Anthony Sani is the immediate past Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) I see the 60th independence anniversary as an opportunity for the nation to take stock …

 

 

 

 

 

Queen of England: UK Nigeria bonds’ll flourish

 

Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has sent a message of felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, today. The monarch stated that the bonds between the United Kingdom and Nigeria will flourish long into the future. The message, according to a release made available to newsmen yesterday by the …

 

Nigeria @ 60: In search of strong, united country

 

Our founding fathers had difficulties negotiating the terms of our independence. The result was that 60 years ago, we projected the image of a divided nation and not that of a united country. In London where I served, and where we celebrated independence, we had four legations. The Western Agent General’s office with Chief Akitoye …

 

Things will be better – Lawan, Gbajabiamila

 

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has hailed Nigerians for their efforts in ensuring that the country remained together in 60 years after independence in spite of multifarious challenges in the polity. Lawan made the statement in his Independence Anniversary message to mark the nation’s 60 years of attaining political independence from the Great Britain. He noted …

 

Nigeria in 1960 and 2020 at a glance

 

As Nigeria marks her 60th anniversary today, Founder and Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, contrasts the indices of development and growth in the country between 1960 and 2020 Poverty 1960: Nil – Per Lord Macaulay, 2nd February, 1835 “I have travelled across the length and breadth of Africa and I have …

 

Catholic Bishops: Nothing to celebrate

 

…say Nigeria at verge of total collapse Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has said it was “unimaginable and inconceivable to celebrate” Nigeria’s 60 years of independence, due to the various crises and worrisome state of the nation. Outlining the issues gradually drowning the country, the Bishops, in an Independence message signed by the President …

 

 

 

 

 

Fayemi hails Nigeria at 60, Ekiti 24

 

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 60th independence anniversary with a call to all and sundry to continue to make all necessary sacrifice that would ensure that the country attains the level of greatness envisaged by the founding fathers. Fayemi, in his goodwill message signed by his Chief Press …

 

Omo-Agege, Wase salute Nigerians

 

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, in his message to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, said that the country had demonstrated unusual resilience in the face of many odds. Consequently, Omo- Agege, called on those agitating for the breakup of the country to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to make Nigeria a …

 

Kalu calls for participatory, inclusive governance

 

Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has called on Nigerian leaders to adopt an inclusive and participatory governance. Kalu in a message to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, advised Nigerians should shun violence and other social vices, so as to engender development in the nation. The former Abia State governor said Nigeria’s strength …

 

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