Check Out Historical Photos From Nigeria’s Independence Celebrations In 1960

On October 1st, 1960, Nigeria became an independent country after being a British protectorate since 1901.

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Efik dancers ready to dance.

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2. There’s Princess Alexandra of Kent opening the first parliament of the New Nigeria.

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3. Students having a march past.

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4. Happy Nigerians celebrating independence.

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5. Cross section of individuals at the celebration.

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6. Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa addressing the crowd

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7. The streets!

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8. There’s Princess Alexandra of Kent again.

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9. Views from the top: New prime minister, Tafawa Balewa and Princess Alexandra

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