And they turned threescore
In the month of July, the first month in the second half of the year 2020, which would mark the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, some emergent leaders came of age.
1960: Africa's year of independence
The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa: 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.
‘Inconsistency in government policies is undermining developmental efforts in Nigeria’
Dr. Cosmas Maduka, the Chief Executive of Coscharis Group, in this interview with LEO SOBECHI says that after 59 years of independence, Nigeria should separate politics from development, stressing that inconsistency in government policies has been at the root of the slow rate of growth of the country’s economy.
The trial of Nigeria’s judiciary
The judiciary has come a long way in trying to use the law to guide society and make the people be law-abiding as well as foster peace among citizens in the country.
What does ‘independence’ mean?
The years between 1957 and 1963 were very crucial to African countries within the context of gaining independence from colonial powers.
Nigeria at 59: Clerics deplore slow national growth
As Nigerians celebrate the country’s 59th independence anniversary on Tuesday, clerics have expressed disappointment that the country is still grappling with basic necessities like steady electricity, potable water, good road networks, and quality healthcare, among others.
6 Fun Facts About Liberia
Liberia will be 172 years old on July 26. It is officially known as the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Here are some interesting facts about the country: Founded by Slaves The country was founded by citizens of the United States and ex-Caribbean slaves as a colony for former African American slaves and their free…
At 58, our democracy must be sustained
As we celebrate our 58th independent anniversary this year, I am of the opinion that, it will be very crucial for us as citizens to look at where we are coming from; where we are; where we ought to be; and where we are heading. As a matter of frankness, we will only be deceiving…
When will Nigeria attain food independence?
FEMI IBIROGBA writes that 58 years after Nigeria became politically independent, the country is still shackled in food insecurity, as evident in annual food import bills. Nigerians from all walks of life have bemoaned perpetual inability of the country to sustainably feed itself, leading to mass importation of foods apart from the smuggled ones through…
‘Nigeria of our dream will come if we eliminate greed, selfish interest’
Independence means a lot, and one of the basic criteria for assessing it is your nation’s building ability. It’s important, because when we say a nation is independent, the first thing we should ask ourselves is have we been able to build a nation? And I think that we have not really succeeded in building…
Buhari launches Independence photo exhibition on unity
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday declare open a photo exhibition to showcase the untold stories of the country’s unity since pre-Independence. The photo exhibition scheduled to coincide with the Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary, the organisers said, is a bold response to the ethnic and religious agitations bedevilling the country since the First Republic. It…
Finland to celebrate 100th Independence anniversary with coffee, blue and white lightings
OFFICIAL celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Finland will commence in Helsinki, its capital on December 6, 2017, in Nigeria and around the world with monuments in the country draped and illuminated with blue and white lightings. The entire country will also take a moment together to enjoy a cup of coffee to mark the occasion, amidst…