How Old is Nigeria? But before the answer to this questions lets first see the brief history of Nigeria.
Who Named Nigeria?
The country of named after the River Niger, it was coined in the late 19th Century by a British journalist, by name Flora Shaw wife to Lord Lugard a British colonial administrator.
In 1914, the southern and northern protectorate was amalgamated to form a single colony of Nigeria. Sir Frederick Lugard became the governor of the two protectorate overseeing the affairs and giving rules and obligations to how the the nation should be established.
How it became possible?
On 27 October 1958 Britain agreed that Nigeria would become an independent state on 1 October 1960
Later in 1960 Nigeria gained independence led by Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Herbert Macaulay and Tafawa Balewa.
How Old is Nigeria?
Nigeria is 59 years old counted from the day it gained independence till date and 105 years old when counted from the time Nigeria was a colonial slave under England.
Comment from Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo
Prof Yemi took to his Instagram handle to write the below statement:
God had promised, through the mouths of His trusted prophets, that He is giving us a New Nigeria!
The noise we hear are last gasps of our nation’s defeated foe.
It will be Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day in two days.
And what a journey it has been.
Happy Independence Day Nigeria, God bless Nigerians! God Bless Nigeria!!
Be like Edo people, say no Tinubu, APC – PDP tells Lagosians
Akin Doherty, Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has congratulated Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his reelection.
He commended him for fighting hard and standing firm against godfatherism.
In a statement on Monday, Doherty urged Lagosians to take part in the forthcoming legislative polls “to say no to godfatherism and the continuous stranglehold of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
The Lagos East Senatorial District and the Kosofe Constituency II (House of Assembly) by-elections will hold on October 31.
Doherty said the PDP victory in Edo proved that excesses of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leaders were “a fluke and a mirage”.
“These excesses can be suppressed by the collective decisions and cooperation of the good people of Lagos State”, the PDP chairman noted.
“We remind all and sundry that our freedom from the clutches of the APC can only be realized if we come out to vote in our candidates Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi and Hon. Ademola Alebiosu on the platform of the PDP.
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“Once again we congratulate the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and the entire people of Edo State on this historical national victory against the oppressors of good governance,” he added.
JOHESU calls off nationwide warning strike
A seven-day warning strike embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Professionals, JOHESU, has been suspended.
The union said it would soon convene an expanded National Executive Council meeting to take a position against the indifference exhibited against them.
This is contained in a statement issued by its National chairman, Comrade Biobekentoye Toy Josiah.
He said that “it is to bring to the notice of members that the seven-day nationwide warning strike embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions comes to an end on Sunday, 20th September, 2020.”
The statement added that all health workers under the five Unions that make up JOHESU and Assembly of Health Care Professionals Association shall return to work on Monday, 21st September, 2020 across all federal health institutions in the country.
It noted that since the federal government, through the federal ministry of Health, has continued to exhibit a high level of bias/discrimination by refusing to address the demands of its members as presented by JOHESU within the seven days of the warning strike as was done to other bodies6 in the health sector, “the next line of action would be decided in due course by the expanded National Executive Council of JOHESU.”
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The statement assured that JOHESU would continue to use all legitimate means to defend the rights and demands for the welfare of its members in the health sector.
“Nigerians should bear us witness that JOHESU has shown high patriotism by demanding that the public health sector in Nigeria is sustained and adequately financed for effective, efficient, and affordable healthcare service delivery,” the statement observed.
Northern governors express shock on Emir of Zazzau’s demise
The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, has said that it is saddened by the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris.
Late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris passed on at the age of 84.
In a condolence message, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, described the death of the royal father as a big loss to the people of Zazzau Emirate, Kaduna state and the nation at large.
He said the late Emir lived a very productive life and represented the virtues of truth, service and honesty in his 45 years on the throne.
He added, “His leadership and goodwill attracted enormous development to the Emirate and also improved the living standards of his people.”
The statement observed that he (late Alhaji Shehu Idris) connected easily with people from all parts of the country and offered wise counsel to governments at all levels, stressing that he will surely be missed.
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Lalong explained that the Northern Governors Forum benefited from the deep reservoir of knowledge of the late royal father who consistently promoted the unity, peace and security of the region and the nation as whole.
The Northern Governors commiserated with his family, Zazzau Emirate Council, as well as the Government and people of Kaduna State and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.
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