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.

STEPHANIE LINUS TAKES ‘DRY’ TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus And Other World leaders At The U.N General Assembly

Nollywood Actress, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur & UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus recently joined other world leaders, policy makers and key stakeholders for strategic meetings at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly currently taking place in New York, USA.

 

 

This high profile event which has been graced by world leaders such as United States of America President Donald Trump, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations comprising of 193 Member States. In her capacity as the UNFPA Ambassador for Maternal Health in West and Central Africa, Mrs Linus has reaffirmed her commitment to ending Fistula by mobilizing the support and commitment needed to rid the world of Fistula once and for all.
UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus with her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark,
The actress also recorded another milestone as her advocacy movie on fistula awareness, DRY, was screened at one of the events in an audience comprising of several African leaders, first ladies, health experts and policy makers.
UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus And Other World leaders At The U.N General Assembly

 

High profile meeting on Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities for Girls and Women together with the Government of Denmark. In attendance was the Crown Princess of Denmark, Mary Elizabeth; the President of Senegal, Macky Sall; the UNFPA Representative of Nigeria country office, Ms. Diene Keita; healthcare philanthropist and Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki among other dignitaries.
STEPHANIE LINUS TAKES ‘DRY’ TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

STEPHANIE LINUS TAKES ‘DRY’ TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

PHOTOS: The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole is now married to Miss Lara Fortes.  The couple has exchanged their vows in front of very close friends and family, including former president Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, General Muhammadu Buhari and his wife Aisha,  Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote and others…

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Oshiomhole’s first wife Clara passed away 5 years in ago on December 8, 2010.

Wishing the new couple a huge congratulations!

Nigeria’s President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, for the statesmanship showed in conceding even before his declaration as the winner….President Goodluck Jonathan  peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday  has … more here

Leaders from around the world have congratulated the new Nigerian president including President Barrack Obama...

 

Muhammadu Buhari has won the Nigerian presidential elections!

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Nigeria’s opposition candidate appears to be close to victory in an election followed closely in Africa and around the world.

With 32 of Nigeria’s 36 states, plus the capital, declaring results, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari was leading the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, by 2.9m votes, according to official results.

A spokesman for Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed victory for the 72-year-old.

Buhari has campaigned as a born-again democrat intent on cleaning up the corrupt politics of the continent’s biggest economy and most populous nation.

Tensions have mounted as voting and the collation of results each had to be extended by a day. If Buhari’s victory is confirmed, Jonathan faces the prospect of being Nigeria’s first incumbent president to lose an election.

The former military ruler won the key prize of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, but at one point his lead was cut to 500,000 votes after landslide victories for Jonathan in his southern Delta homeland.

The second day of vote-counting got off to a dramatic start when a member of Jonathan’s party accused the electoral chief of bias.

Godsday Orubebe, a former minister and a member of the ruling People’s Democratic party (PDP) seized the microphone at the count on Tuesday morning and launched into an attack on the electoral chief.

“Mr chairman, we have lost confidence in you and what you’re doing. You’re not impartial, you’re compromised,” he said as Attahiru Jega, the electoral chief, apologised for the delay in announcing results.

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