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Mixed reactions as Nigeria celebrates 63rd Independence anniversary

Mixed reactions as Nigeria celebrates 63rd Independence anniversary

By Damilola Ogunsakin Nigeria celebrates the 63rd anniversary of its independence today, October 1. Since 1960, Nigeria has experienced a mixture of military and civilian rule, each of which brought its own set of issues — the good, the bad, and the worst—that burdened the country. People talk took to the street to ask Nigerians […]
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NORTH: A broken vision

NORTH: A broken vision

AS the country clocks 60 today, it will be very difficult to determine if Nigeria is a success story or a failed state against the backdrop of where we are coming from, where we are, and where we ought to be. However, we can measure the growth of Nigeria with an X- ray of the North, the largest of the three political regions at independence in 1960.

Independence: After 60 years, has education hit diamond in Nigeria?

Independence: After 60 years, has education hit diamond in Nigeria?

By Adesina Wahab Today, Nigeria marks 60 years of independence from Great Britain, a country that left us with many of her legacies,   including her system of education. Though the nation has tinkered with what the British left us, has that improved the quality and standard of education in the country? The number of schools […]

Nigeria in 1960 and Nigeria in 2020 at a glance

Nigeria in 1960 and Nigeria in 2020 at a glance

Over 50 percent of Nigerians live in extreme poverty;  while over seven million Nigerians are in urgent need of life-saving assistance (European Union Parliament Resolution, January 2020)

Nigeria at 60: There is hope – Afenifere

Nigeria at 60: There is hope – Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, says there is still hope for Nigeria as it attains 60 years of nationhood. The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. Odumakin said that Nigeria would move forward to fulfil the […]