• Short Summary

    DR AZIKIWE, "FATHER" OF INDEPENDENT NIGERIA, WAS SWORN IN AS THE NEW REPUBLIC'S FIRST PRESIDENT ON TUESDAY IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY AT LAGOS RACE COURSE.

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    DR AZIKIWE, "FATHER" OF INDEPENDENT NIGERIA, WAS SWORN IN AS THE NEW REPUBLIC'S FIRST PRESIDENT ON TUESDAY IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY AT LAGOS RACE COURSE.HE REVIEWED AN HOUR-LONG PARADE OF THE ARMED FORCES AND SCHOOL-CHILDREN.

    THE REPUBLIC WAS USHERED IN AT MIDNIGHT WITH A 21-GUN SALUTE, SOUNDING OF SHIPS' SIRENS AND A STATE DINNER AND BALL.THE PRESIDENTIAL OATHS WERE ADMINISTERED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR ADETO-KUBOH ADEMOLA, WHO HAS BEEN MADE A K.B.E.(KNIGHT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE) BY QUEEN ELIZABETH.

    IN A BROADCAST TO THE UNITED NATION, DR AZIKIWE SAID THEIR DECISION TO REMAIN IN THE COMMONWEALTH WAS BASED ON "OUR DEEP APPRECIATION OF THE TRADITIONS, IDEALS, VALUES AND PRACTICES WHICH MAKE THE COMMONWEALTH A BASTION OF DEMOCRACY." HE CALLED ON NIGERIAN YOUTH TO HAVE FAITH IN THEMSELVES AND IN THE FUTURE OF NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAROW3HM5J60I2GWR643UVU43
    Media URN:
    VLVADAROW3HM5J60I2GWR643UVU43
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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