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Left behind: How Singapore, others overtook Nigeria in development - The Punch

Fifty-seven years after colonial rule, Nigeria is still struggling to find its footing as other nations that attained independence in the 1960s make great strides globally, writes TOBI AWORINDE. If population was the determining factor, Nigeria would ...and more »

ICYMI: Buhari contesting election in 2019 will be a big joke — Akinjide - The Punch

In this interview with FEMI MAKINDE, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in the Second Republic, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN), suggests that the structures bequeathed to Nigeria by the British colonialists must be altered before the nation can ...and more »

Leaders Preach Peace at Independence - THISDAY Newspapers

By Our Correspondents. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, yesterday declared that these are extraordinary times for Nigeria, which is made worse by the failure to successfully redefine and restructure the country towards a progressive path ...and more »

Nigeria @57: FG, states, Nigerians in low-key celebration - The Punch

Our correspondents. As the country marks its 57th Independence Anniversary on Sunday, the Federal Government, state governments and a cross-section of Nigerians have chosen to go for low-key celebration. Their choice of low-key celebration instead of ...and more »

Tough times won't last, say Jonathan, Carrington - The Punch

OLUSOLA FABIYI and BAYO AKINLOYE. Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday called for oneness and openness, stressing that the country would surmount its present challenges, and emerge stronger. Jonathan stated this in a message ...and more »

Nigerians in US unite for 57th independence anniversary - P.M. News

A cross section of Nigerians in the U.S. during the 57th independence anniversary at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C.. Nigerians in the U.S. on Monday converged on the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to join in the celebration of the 57th ...and more »

Bikers Hold Unity Ride, Hoist Giant Nigerian flag in Abuja - THISDAY Newspapers

Nigerian bikers under the auspices of The Riders' Embassy (TRE) yesterday stormed the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where they held the “One Nigeria Ride” through the major streets of the capital city to mark this year's 57th independence anniversary.and more »


Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Vanessa Obioha report that Independence Day 2017 is rolled-up in an extended four-day period; allowing more time for leisure and recreation which has fired the imagination of event planners. Very early that fateful Saturday ...and more »

Who will save Nigerians abroad? - Vanguard

By Adewale Kupoluyi. THE latest onslaught on Nigerians took place a few days ago with the killing of one Mr. Clement Ofoma in South Africa. The 35-year-old Ofoma was a native of Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to ...and more »

The danger Nigeria faces: Pervasive culture of political opportunism, nepotism… – Makarfi - Vanguard

THE DANGER NIGERIA FACES, BY MAKARFI (PDP). Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), points the way forward for Nigeria. Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party ...and more »