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Nigeria: Five Nigerian Classics Worth Listening to On Independence Day -

In commemoration of Nigeria's 57th independence anniversary, it is worth highlighting some classic Nigerian songs that preach unity and patriotism. Here are PREMIUM TIMES' top 5 picks in no particular order. 1. Nigeria my Beloved Country by Funmi Adams.and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »

Nigerians in US celebrate 57th independence anniversary - News Agency of Nigeria (press release)

By Prudence Arobani. Nigerians cutting across tribes resident in the U.S. on Monday converged on the nation's Embassy in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary of the country. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria ...and more »

How Nigerian celebs dressed for the Independence day 2017 celebration - YNaija

Sunday fashion took a new dimension yesterday as celebrities in Nigeria celebrate with Nigeria our great country at 57! In commemoration of the day, the national colours were the theme of the day. Most of the entertainers who took time to wish Nigeria ...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 »