The celebration of Independence Day, is highly regarded as one of the greatest events among countries around the world.

Today marks 60 years’ independence anniversary celebration of the most populated country on the African continent, Nigeria with a population of about 195.9 million.

The country is famously known for its rich culture, natural resources, industries, productive film industry and a lot more.

Midnight of October 01, 1960, Nigeria gained independence from the British colonial rule where for the first time, the nation’s flag was officially holstered in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria.

This year’s independence celebration had a bit of transformation due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Usually, the country hold a national parade with a lot of power packed cultural and ceremonial functions in honour of the nation’s sovereignty and unity.

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Today’s Independence Day celebration has been special on series of incredible programs put up by the officials of the state and the supports from its citizens across the world.

The festivities included presidential address to the nation, the national cake cutting, showcasing the country’s rich culture with different types of local delicacies among other mouthwatering exhibitions.

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day address touched on key developmental topics under the theme; “Together at 60”. He touched on issues pertaining to the country’s economy, health, security, elections process etc.

He emphasized that the issues of the country must be come first than the individual interest in other to build a collective nation with equal opportunities in terms of development.

Also, president Buhari confirmed that his administration would deal with realities and make solid decisions to better the state of the country.

He told Nigerians he’s optimistic that in the next three years, his government would work to eliminate the problems faced by the country.

The president’s speech has received a lot of negative reactions from many Nigerians. People poured on twitter their disappointments in the speech declaring it as unhealthiest Independence Day speech ever.

happy independence day KenyaKenya gained its independence from Britain on Dec. 12, 1963. Britain’s Union Jack was replaced by the black, red and green flag of the new states. Kenya was Britain’s last East African colonial holding.

The road to independence began in the 1950s with the Mau Mau Rebellion. The Mau Mau movement was a militant African nationalist group that opposed British colonial rule and its exploitation of the native population.

Mau Mau members, made up primarily of Kikuyu (the largest ethnic group in Kenya), carried out violent attacks against colonial leaders and white settlers. In 1952, the colonial government declared a state of emergency and arrested many Kenyan independence leaders, including moderates who had little or no connection to the Mau Mau, like Jomo Kenyatta, president of the Kenya African Union.

Between 1952 and 1956, the British defeated the Mau Mau through a brutal campaign of military action and widespread detention of the Kikuyu. However, the Mau Mau Rebellion also persuaded the British that social, political and agrarian reforms were necessary. In 1957, the British allowed for the first direct elections of native leaders to the Legislative Council and by 1960, Africans were a majority in the council…fast_forward

Today… Kenya is one of the best holiday destinations in Africa!  So special Prince Williams flew Kate all the way to Kenya to propose to Kate Middleton…

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Botswana is in the Southern Africa and is best known for their amazing wildlife spectacles and also as one of the best safari destinations in Africa.

 

 

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The United States recognized Botswana on September 30, 1966, when the American Embassy at Gaberones (Gaborone) was established upon Botswana’s attainment of independence on that same date. Botswana previously had been under British sovereignty as Bechuanaland…

 

 

On October 2, 1958, Guinea attained independence under the leadership of Ahmed Sékou Touré.  Sékou Touré, who was then head of the PDG (Democratic Party of Guinea) became the first President of Guinea (Republic of Guinea).

Sékou Touré remained in power f0r 26 years ( 1958-1984). He passed away in 1984….

Guinea-Conakry was previously known as French Guinea because it was colonised by the French.

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Happy Independence Day To All Friends From Guinea!

 

 

On  1st October 1, 1960, Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom.  Do you know that the name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River?

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Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s speech delivered at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria at to express how happy he was about Nigeria becoming independent sovereign nation….Nnamdi Azikiwe became Nigeria’s maiden Governor-General in 1960.

Happy Independence Day To All Nigerians!

Formerly  Basutoland, the Kingdom of Lesotho was formally granted its independence 

from Great Britain on October 4 1966. Lesotho was inhabited by hunter-gatherers, called the San Bushmen 
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and 
had been a British colony since the 1860s.

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In the 1820s, Moshoeshoe I, unified various Sotho groups who had fled the marauding Zulus into a single territory named Basutoland. In the 1830s, white settlers called Afrikaners, or Boers, began to encroach on Moshoeshoe’s territory. Numerous border skirmishes ensued as the Basotho fought the settlers. Having lost a great portion of his territory, Moshoeshoe asked Queen Victoria for help. She agreed to establish British protectorate over Basutoland in 1858….

Did you know that Diamonds and water are Lesotho’s main export earners?…. Lesotho Promise is the world’s 15th largest diamond.

Source! Lesotho History

FlagOn October 1, 1960, Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom. The new republic incorporated a number of people with aspirations of their own sovereign nations. Newly independent Nigeria’s government was a coalition of conservative parties: the Nigerian People’s Congress (NPC), a party dominated by Northerners and those of the Islamic faith, and the Igbo and Christian dominated National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) led by Nnamdi Azikiwe, who became Nigeria’s maiden Governor-General in 1960. Forming the opposition was the comparatively liberal Action Group (AG), which was largely dominated by Yoruba people and led by Obafemi Awolowo…..