Nigerians recently celebrated the country's 49th independence anniversary with a parade attended by many Nigerians and others in the tri-state area and beyond.
It was a day of celebration featuring several dignitaries, members of the Diplomatic Corp, New York City council members, leaders, and more. Nigeria gained its independence in 1960 from the then British colonial government. It became a republic in 1963 and has since seen its share of civilian governance, military coups and back again to civilian governance. There were similar celebrations by Nigerians around the world.