• Short Summary

    NIGERIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MARKED THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE WITH CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY BUT IN LAGOS HEAVY RAIN FORCED THE CANCELLATION OF A SPECIAL ARMED FORCES PARADE.

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    NIGERIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MARKED THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE WITH CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY BUT IN LAGOS HEAVY RAIN FORCED THE CANCELLATION OF A SPECIAL ARMED FORCES PARADE.

    HOWEVER A HIGHLIGHT IN THE CAPITAL WAS A STATE RECEPTION GIVEN BY PRESIDENT NAMDI AZIKIWE AND ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA, MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    IN A BROADCAST, THE PRESIDENT SAID NIGERIA'S IMMEDIATE PROBLEM WAS TO FOSTER UNITY BY SAFEGUARDING INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM UNDER THE LAW. LEADERS OF NIGERIA'S FOUR REGIONS ALSO CALLED FOR UNITY AND A HALT TO TRIBALISM WHICH THEY SAID WAS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MAIN SOCIAL EVILS.

    THE FESTIVITIES WERE THOUGHT TO HAVE RELIEVED TENSION IN THE WESTERN REGION OF NIGERIA WHERE ABOUT SIX MILLION PEOPLE GO TO THE POLLS ON MONDAY WEEK (OCT 11).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0QU7K7YLJ8I40IH6S1WTP7Y0
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0QU7K7YLJ8I40IH6S1WTP7Y0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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