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Nigeria at 60

Nigeria at 60

On 1 October 1960, Nigeria erupted into celebration to mark its independence from the clutches of Britain. In 60 years, the country has lived a lifetime and then some – surviving civil war, coups and dictatorships to become a thriving democratic country with one of Africa's largest economies. In this special series, we look back at Nigeria's first 60 years and look forward to another 60.