• Short Summary

    TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, A PARADE WAS HELD OCT 2 - DAY FOLLOWING THE OFFICIAL INDEPENDENCE DATE - ON THE FORMER LAGOS RACECOURSE, NOW RE-NAMED TAFAWA BALEWA SQUARE AFTER THE FEDERAL PRIME MINISTER.

  • Description

    TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, A PARADE WAS HELD OCT 2 - DAY FOLLOWING THE OFFICIAL INDEPENDENCE DATE - ON THE FORMER LAGOS RACECOURSE, NOW RE-NAMED TAFAWA BALEWA SQUARE AFTER THE FEDERAL PRIME MINISTER.

    ALTHOUGH RAINING, CROWDS GATHERED TO WATCH PRIME MINISTER BALEWA, GOVERNOR-GENERAL AZIKIWE, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARRIVE FOR THE PARADE. GOVERNOR-GENERAL AZIKIWE, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, WAS DRESSED IN THE WHITE UNIFORM OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE FEDERATION'S ARMED FORCES.

    AFTER INSPECTING THE PARADE FROM A OPEN VEHICLE, GOVERNOR-GENERAL AZIKEWE STOOD ON A COVERED DAIS TO TAKE THE SALUTE AS UNITS OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY, NAVY, POLICE, AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS MARCHED PAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UCBO94B5OQ8MR3IPLWLHJXXK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UCBO94B5OQ8MR3IPLWLHJXXK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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