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Nigeria At 55: Photos Of Historical Monuments In Nigeria

Nigeria At 55: Photos Of Historical Monuments In Nigeria

As Nigeria marked her 55th anniversary as a nation yesterday, October 1, there are some historical monuments in the country that reflect the struggles of the nation's independence from Britain.

Naij.com photojournalist went around town to get photos of the monuments that are part and parcel of Nigeria's history in the nation's former capital and now commercial capital, Lagos.

Unfortunately, some of them have been somewhat abandoned by successive governments, instead of been preserved for the upcoming generations.

READ ALSO: 5 Politicians That Should Be Celebrated Like Nigeria’s Independence Heroes

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See the photos below:

Nigeria At 55: Photos Of Historical Monuments In Nigeria

Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) where Nigeria’s independence celebration ceremony took place on October 1, 1960. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Nigeria At 55: Photos Of Historical Monuments In Nigeria

National Theater, Iganmu Lagos

Nigeria At 55: Photos Of Historical Monuments In Nigeria

National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos

Nigeria At 55: Photos Of Historical Monuments In Nigeria

First story building in Nigeria, Badagry

Meanwhile, residents of the nation’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, used the opportunity of the holiday yesterday to have some fun. Many people came out to celebrate with their families and loved ones.

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