Tag: Independence Day

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Bernard DayoOctober 1, 2018

‘Green White Green,’ ’76,’ ‘October 1’: Check out our list of Naija movies to celebrate Independence Day

If you are nonchalant about today’s Independence Day, you are not alone. I tell myself every October 1st that I ...

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SponsorSeptember 25, 2018

Glowreeyah Braimah, Nonso Bassey, others to perform at Freedom Rally 2018

The House of Freedom Nigeria hosts its Freedom rally in commemoration of the 58th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence in Lagos. The event ...

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SponsorSeptember 18, 2018

Tony Rapu, Tunde Bakare, others to speak at Freedom Rally 2018

October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as it marks the day we gained independence as a nation ...

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AzeezOctober 2, 2017

Buhari’s Independence Day speech is divisive – Ezekwesili

Former minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence day speech was divisive. Buhari in his speech ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria at 57— What’s there to celebrate?

by Adigun Temitope   As an intern student of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, I was under the tutelage of ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria at 57- When will we get it right?

by Balogun Oluwalonimi Mayowa Fellow Citizens, Once again, God has helped us to see another Independence in our beloved country, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2017

Opinion: Our Independence tears

By Gideon Arinze Today reminds us of our epic struggle for self-actualization. It reminds us of our long walk to ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2017

Opinion: The Independence day question — Why Unity?

by Busola Olaleye Our president Muhammadu  Buhari on Wednesday 6th July 2016 stated that the unity of Nigeria is not ...

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AzeezOctober 1, 2017

Despite rise in oil prices, we were left with no savings – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the increase of oil prices at the international market, previous administrations left Nigeria with ...

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AzeezOctober 1, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 57th Independence day speech (READ)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday addressed the nation in commemoration of the 57th Independence day celebration. Read his full speech ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2017

Opinion: Although 57, is Nigeria truly independent?

by Bode Ekerin Harking back to the historical times, one significance of this day is the fact it ushered in ...

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SponsorSeptember 30, 2017

“33” Export set to storm Uyo and Port-Harcourt this weekend with its Independence Day Edition of Friendship Parties.

The “33” Export Friendship Experience Parties are set to reach fever pitch this weekend in Uyo and Port Harcourt as ...

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AzeezAugust 21, 2017

Back but…Will President Buhari be here by Independence Day?

by Alexander O. Onukwue The Special Assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has set off a ...

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RoqeebahJuly 4, 2017

Happy 4th, hot dogs, fireworks | A dummies guide to America’s Independence Day (VIDEO)

Have you suddenly realised that beyond the trends – i.e hot dogs, Malia Obama turning 19, “4th of July” and ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 6, 2016

Lekan Olanrewaju: The youth will NOT save Nigeria [New Voices]

by Lekan Olanrewaju “The youths, who are supposed to ask their leaders questions are the ones carrying brief cases for ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 5, 2016

Opinion: Critical thoughts on Independence Day celebration

by Akachdike Kanu Over this weekend I have received a few “goodwill messages” from some of my close friends in ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 3, 2016

Opinion: The Nigeria of my dreams

by Adebayo Williams Nigeria the rich oil giant of Africa, rich in culture and tradition, the most populous country in ...

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Isime EseneOctober 3, 2016

YNaija Editorial: To a better 57th Independence Day anniversary

56 years is a lifetime in the life cycle of any nation. For one whose union has been severally tested ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2016

The Thread: The first line of Nigeria’s Constitution is a lie?

Anyone monitoring Nigerian Twitter today knows that Nigerians are waxing philosophical and eloquent on this Independence Day affair. Earlier on, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2016

Deji Adeyanju: This is the worst Independence Day since 1960

by Deji Adeyanju October 1st is typically a day of celebration for Nigeria and Nigerians. It signifies the day Nigeria ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode: Nigeria at 56 and the worship of Baal

Nigeria is 56 years old today. Consequently it is time to speak some home-truths and look at where we are ...

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ToluOctober 1, 2016

#Nigeriaat56: What Independence? These tweeps don’t see any reason to celebrate

Nigeria marks her 56th Independence anniversary today and there have been goodwill messages from all corners from Nigerians to other ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2016

The Thread: @elnathan_john’s polls explore the Nigerian state of mind this Independence

What would Independence Day be without a poll to give perspective as well as help us take stock on the ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 1, 2016

The Thread: Twitter Nigeria thinks today should be a national day of reflections, nothing more

As Nigeria marks her Independence anniversary today, Twitter is resounding with the hopes and dreams of the Nigerian citizenry. Some ...

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ToluOctober 1, 2016

#NigeriaAt56: Pres. Buhari celebrates with top govt officials in Abuja (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari is marking the nation’s 56th independence anniversary with other top officials of his government at the Presidential ...

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Isime EseneOctober 1, 2016

Dele Momodu: As APC sets fire on the roof

Fellow Nigerians, let me quickly congratulate all of us on this special anniversary of our Independence before returning to the ...

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ToluSeptember 30, 2016

[LiveBlog]: As Nigeria celebrates 56 years of Independence

This day in 1960, Nigeria declared her independence from the British colonial rule. On October 1, 1960, the Union Jack ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 30, 2016

What’s an Independence Day celebration without small chops? UberChops to the rescue!

Uber riders in Lagos and Abuja stand up! To make your Independence Day celebration perfect, Uber is sending delicious small ...

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AzeezSeptember 29, 2016

Independence: FG declares Monday, Oct. 3 public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 3rd as public holiday in celebration of Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary. In a statement by ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 24, 2016

We will bomb UI before Independence Day – Terrorists

A terrorist group al-wilayat al-Islamiyya Gharb Afriqiyyah, on Friday threatened to bomb the University of Ibadan before Independence Day on October 1, The ...

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