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FOR THE RECORDS – SPECIAL COMPILATION NIGERIA’S 58th INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – REMINISCENCES

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As part of activities marking the 58th anniversary of independent NIGERIA, TERRIFIC HEADLINES joins fellow Nigerians to mark this milestone. First in this package is the speech delivered on 1st October, 1960. Next, the video-clip of Nigeria’s first memorable first outing at the United Nations, as represented by Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa (attached below) who led the Nigerian delegation to the 15th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 7th October 1960, the day Nigeria was admitted as the 99th member of the Organisation. This compilation of reflections reveal the potential of Nigeria and the hopes of the founding fathers. We also share with our teeming loyal readers some memorable quotes that are worth reading and keeping for posterity. Some of these reflections could contribute  to efforts at re-engineering policies and plans of government in public interest, and bring the citizenry closer to government. Specifically, they are relevant to are audience in tertiary institutions, including students and scholars of Political Science, International Relations, Governance, Security Studies, History, Social Studies and other related disciplines. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy this compilation this work-free day. (The video is on our sister FACEBOOK channel – BUILDING A GREATER NIGERIA  INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH OF 1st OCTOBER, 1960 DELIVERED BY SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA – PRIME MINISTER OF NIGERIA Today is Independence Day. The first of October 1960, is a date to which for two years every Nigerian has been eagerly looking forward. At last, our great day has arrived, and Nigeria is now indeed an independent sovereign nation. Words cannot adequately express my joy and pride at being the Nigerian citizen privileged to accept from Her Royal Highness these Constitutional Instruments which are the symbols of Nigeria’s Independence. It is a unique privilege which I shall remember forever, and it gives me strength and courage as I dedicate my life to the service of our country. This is a wonderful day, and it is all the more wonderful because we have awaited it with increasing impatience, compelled to watch one country after another overtaking us on the road when we had so nearly reached our goal. But now we have acquired our rightful status, and I feel sure that history will show that the building of our nation proceeded at the wisest pace: it has been thorough, and Nigeria now stands well-built upon firm foundations. Today’s ceremony marks the culmination of a process…

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