• Short Summary

    NIGERIA BECAME THE SIXTH REPUBLIC MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH YESTERDAY, (MONDAY).

    THE PRINCIPAL CEREMONY TOOK PLACE?

  • Description

    NIGERIA BECAME THE SIXTH REPUBLIC MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH YESTERDAY, (MONDAY).

    THE PRINCIPAL CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE LAGOS RACECOURSE, WHERE THE PRESIDENT DR.AZIKIWE AND HIS WIFE, ALONG WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR ABUBAKA TAFAWA BALEWA, ATTENDED A GRAND MILITARY PARADE.THE CLIMAX OF THE CEREMONY CAME WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS SWORN IN BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

    IN A DAWN BROADCAST, DR.AZIKIWE HAD URGED ALL NIGERIANS TO REDEDICATE THEMSELVES ANEW TO THE IDEALS OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY AND RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM UNDER THE LAW.HE ALSO EMPHASIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF LOYALTY TO THE FATHERLAND.

    ON NIGERIA'S DESIRE TO REMAIN IN THE COMMONWEALTH, THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT IT WAS BASED ON "OUR DEEP APPRECIATION OF THE TRADITIONS, IDEALS, VALUES AND PRACTICES WHICH MAKE THE COMMONWEALTH A BASTION OF DEMOCRACY, IN A WORLD WHERE THE TENDENCY IS TO CONCENTRATE POWERS IN THE HANDS OF THE FEW, AND DENY THE MASSES FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27EL1ZJJGTFA5PE6YFNP9GZTD
    Media URN:
    VLVA27EL1ZJJGTFA5PE6YFNP9GZTD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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