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Independence Anniversary: Secessionists should have a rethink ―Ambode - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday urged individuals and groups calling for a break-up of the country to have a rethink, stressing that the country's unity was required to address its challenges. The governor, while urging Nigerians ...and more »

Atiku, Okowa, Wike salute Nigerians on independence, preach unity - Premium Times

Former Nigerian Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to use the Independence Day celebration scheduled for Saturday as a time of sober reflection and also to thank God for the strides made so far as a nation. Mr. Abubakar, who said this ...and more »

Independence: Bikers ride for Nigeria's unity, hoist flag - Daily Trust

A coalition of motorbike riders under the aegis of “The Rider's Assembly” on Sunday rode motorbikes to promote unity in Nigeria and mark the 57th Independence Day Anniversary. The procession, which started at Unity Fountain Square, ended at Jahi area ...and more »

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

If population was the determining factor, Nigeria would be the undisputed “Giant of Africa.” Easily the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world, Nigeria has an estimated 181,563,000 nationals, dwarfing the ...and more »

Independence day: NCWS sue for peace - Vanguard

The President of the National Council of Women Societies, (NCWS) Nigeria, Mrs Gloria Shoda, on Sunday called on Nigerians to have faith and remain steadfast in promoting peace and unity no matter the challenges. Shoda in a goodwill message to Nigerians ...and more »

None of us is as great as all of us, says Jonathan - TheCable

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigerians must accept the fact that none of us is as great as all of us. Jonathan said this in his felicitations to Nigerians on the nation's 57th independence anniversary. He expressed optimism that the country ...and more »

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

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 released by his spokesman, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze. He ...and more »

SOUNDS, COLOURS OF INDEPENDENCE - THISDAY Newspapers

Very early that fateful Saturday morning in October, 1960, a motley crowd had begun to find their way to the open grounds of Race Course, present day Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos. Dressed in their dignified and cultural attires, the crowd wore ...and more »

NLC Calls For Selfless Leadership, Unity - CHANNELS TELEVISION

Leadership that is selfless and committed to improved living conditions for workers may be what is needed for Nigerian to live in peace and harmony. The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Ayuba Waba, said this at a workshop in Abuja organised ...and more »

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

Nigerians in the U.S. on Monday converged on the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to join in the celebration of the 57th independence anniversary of the country. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that various Nigerian ...and more »